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February 2015

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Additional Lengths up for Regional Award for Growth

 

Additional Lengths has been shortlisted for a North East Business Award for the Let’s Grow Award.    Having won a NE Business Services Award back in 2010, Additional Lengths applied for the Let’s Grow category following the success of their Remi Cachet brand.    Having completed various entry application form; a judging team had a site visit and interview with Managing Director Victoria Lynch to find out more before announcing their finalists.
Looking for an organisation demonstrating exceptional levels of growth for its size and sector with a solid business plan for the year ahead; the Let’s Grow criteria not only considered the key financials but also the ethical business practices, support for clients and Additional Lengths within the local community.  
Down to the last three, the Additional Lengths team will be heading to the Awards Ceremony on 26th March at Teeside University to find out if they have won.   

 

With a film crew in to create the story for the night; Victoria spoke about what the Awards mean to her “Being a local girl it is hugely important for our business to be recognised within the community and for our business practises as Remi Cachet’s growth is down to the stylists who support us and work with us to continually make the hair extensions better and create new products to support the brand and their work.”

News Trends

TRESS TREND UPDATE #LFW

As we wake up to no more #LFW here’s our take on the week of amazing hair fashion.   Well unsurprisingly we are seeing more of the natural, tousled hair following on from #NYFW blog  again at this weeks London Fashion Week. The big move forward was for more knotted buns.   We saw a great array but have picked out a couple of our fav.

We are fast becoming fans of the work of Guido Palau with this neat bun on the forehead.   We also see a lot of contrast between the sleek, even wet looks at times, across the head and then the texture of the ends within the bun.    The plated wide bun was seen at Altuzarra Hair, by Odile Gilbert, was soaked with product for a damp texture and pinned into flat, messy up-dos.

Also check out this VT for a speedy tied-up bun by Leigh Keates for the Emilio DeLaMorena show.  This might take practise & an extra set of hands!

Continuing the fresh, healthy vibe – Topshop & Ralph Lauren created windswept looks with lots of texture spray. Check out this How To  to create Rodarte’s rain waves.

We also spotted more leather accessories with gorgeous headbands worn on the top of the hair at Proenza Schouler show by stylist Anthony Turner and then these cute half up -do’s with bows at Holly Fulton’s show.

If you get chance at lunchtime – flick through more gorgeous inspiration at Vogue’s Backstage AW15 gallery.

Love, Remi Cachet team xx

 

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Trends

TRESS TREND UPDATE #NYFW

We blogged at the end of Jan a Tress Trend and it’s fair to say after New York Fashion Week this last weekend, our predications were right.  But here we have some extra updates to keep styling your tresses on trend and ready for our London Fashion week starting this Friday!

The main theme is soft natural looks & so simple we can all give them a go back home.

First up has to come from our hair icon herself Victoria Beckham’s show.   Smooth hair into a low ponytail and with a lot of restraint, hold back on putting the final loop through.  All based on a ‘city girl’ theme from VB; hairstylist Guido Palau shares his top trick is to “spray it [hairspray] into your hands and just rake it through the hair” to add texture.   This has to be a staple in the office.

Dam Lam’s show had hair stylist Orlando Pita taking his inspiration from high school girls accessories – the leather barrette!   Remember those?
Sorry we can’t give you a link to get these but we have it on good authority (the Fashion Bible known as The Stylist Mag Beauty Blog that Orlando hand made these to match the collection leather & shaped chopsticks for the pin.   So DIY hair accessories it is then, Following on from this there were a couple of leather straps wrapped around ponytails with Orlando’s other fashion house – Herrera.

Check out more looks including knots & slicked back sporty trend here

Come back next week as we look at the hair trends coming out of LFW #fashionseekers

 

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Hair Tips Trends

Love is in the hair

Not long until  THE most romantic day of the year and love is definitely in the hair.   Tips for styling to make sure your true love falls head over heels in love with you.

Newlywed Cherly Fernandez-Visini latest hit has to be her #longhairdontcare hitting a romantic note with mermaid beach waves and plait to keep the strands from her face.   This looks has plenty of texture so try some Sexy Hair’s Big Volume Powder Play.

Although Cheryl has opted for a strand-free face, teasing a few strands to not only soften the face, but to give a more natural on trend look.

Accessories are a really simple way of adding some glam and we have found you two of the best:  We couldn’t resist these cute & fun ‘Love’ pins; or try adding a rose (or any flower you like) to your ponytail or bun for an elegant touch.

Don’t forget to show your tresses some TLC with the Remi Cachet aftercare range too and to treat yourself to some fabulous Remi Cachet extensions Find A Stylist here to get a free consultation.

Much love from the AL & RC team xx

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Hair Tips

Hairaising – here’s our guide to help with static & fly away hair

Static hair isn’t just reserved for those with fine hair.  Winter time can dry out hair as well as our skin and with another freezing spell around the corner help is at hand so you can still wear your bobble hats & have glam hair.
  1. Keep hair hydrated. This means using the right products – try Remi Cachet’s new aftercare range , not only is it Suphate & Paraben free but it has been specifically designed for all bond types and most importantly, to keep hair extensions well cared for to stay.  Also use iconic hairdryer & straighteners to style your hair as these use less heat and prevent the hair from drying out.
  2. Some say use a comb, but maybe try spraying a little hairspray on to your brush first.    Top Tip from our founder Vicky – remember to clean your brush out thoroughly first.
  3. Finally eliminate any fly away hair and prevent static with an oil on the lengths & ends of your hair to lock in the moisture & act as a barrier to any friction preventing static.  Now watch this space as we heard there is something exciting being developed by you know who at Remi Cachet to keep your tresses in check.
We’ve read some other tips of passing metal coat hangers over your hair & even using a tumble dryer sheet to smooth over your hair; but we think we will stick to our Top three.   If you know any more tricks we can try, please let us know.
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