penrith hairdresser

New year, New you

Happy New Year to all our clients. I usually begin the year with an overview of what the many fashionistas in the hair world are predicting for hair trends in 2018. However I have decided to concentrate on what the demand of our clients has been so far this year!
Now this may differ greatly from the world of Vogue and Tatler but is probably, for most of us, a far more realistic notion of what we will see on the high streets in northern Britain and not what is on the catwalks of Paris and Milan. I don’t know about anyone else but quite often I look at these images and shows and think “who really wears their hair like that?!”
I do anticipate a move towards shorter ladies styles this year. This is compounded by the many clients already climbing into the stylists chairs at Greg Malloy Hairdressing and proclaiming to want “it all off, very short and out of my way!!!” This is quite unusual during the colder months. Quite expectedly the fades/ ombre looks are still popular and although the pastel colours are still prevalent customers are tending to be a little bolder so baby pink is becoming dusky or dirty pink!! This is a positive move as the more intense pastels are much easier to achieve and often to maintain.
In complete contrast to the ladies, the men are opting for leaving it a little longer. Dishevelled curtains topped with facial hair seem to be popular and almost a greasy look is the order of the day. Of course only for those who have the patience and perseverance to bother growing it!
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2015 weddings!

There are so many luxury and romantic destinations in the Lake District to get married that couples are spoilt for choice. Once you have picked the perfect location it is imperative to get all the details just right. The key to finding a hairstylist is finding another who shares you vision. We all have different taste so its finding someone who either has similar taste to you or who just simply understands your taste. Ask lots of questions you will gauge their experience based on their answers. Think about what questions they ask you. An experienced hairdresser will want to know details such as dress necklines, bridesmaids styles and hair types and other details such as your personal issues with your face/body/hair so they can style your hair in a way that makes you feel confident and not self-conscious. Try to book a practice and remember it is perfectly fine to book practices at different places!! Shop around many salons charge for travel some charge per hour, it can be misleading so carefully look at price structures and work it out! Look at pictures of hair they have completed but be careful many places download images from websites of hair that they haven’t done. This means glossy pictures don’t always mean the best salon!

Good luck and if in doubt pop in and visit any salon you are considering it is the best way to find the stylist right for you!

Ashley x


Wedding season is never ending here in the lake district and I would like to congratulate our brides this week with a special mention going to Joan Kitchen and her husband to be. Good luck for your big day Joan.

Please contact us early for any 2015 wedding bookings to avoid disappointment as dates are fast filling up (particularly at easter!)



Enjoy the wedding planning.