‘There is something fabulous about going blonde. It’s fun and youthful and it’s what we do best,’ says image consultant, hairstylist and business owner, Sarah Smith.
A wife and mom of three, Sarah has always had a love for hair and fashion and says it’s what makes her tick. ‘Making women feel beautiful is my passion and I’m so blessed to do what I love everyday.’ As a master stylist, and gifted colour expert, Sarah shares some blonde tips and hair care trade secrets with Get It.
‘I bought Salon Highwaves three and a half years ago and never looked back. We have made many changes along the way and grown from strength to strength. All my staff are super talented and we just work so well as a team. We’re are all blonde specialists, offer colour correction and have a passion for hair and people.’
Sarah says there are many variations of blonde platinum like icy, golden and beige and the blonde money piece, where highlights are placed on the hairline in order to frame the face, is popular at the moment.
‘Blonde hair is an investment and it is very important to use the correct aftercare products. A purple shampoo and a moisture rich conditioner are a must have. Purple shampoo keeps the brassy tones away and the conditioner repairs and nourishes your hair.’
She says it’s also vital to choose the right colour for your skintone to avoid a total washed out look.’This is where image consulting goes hand in hand with hairdressing. Before any hair colour, I conduct a colour and face shape analysis, to determine the best colour and hair style according to skin tone and face shape.’
Explaining further she says colour coding is related to the four seasons. For example if you are a Summer skin tone, Sarah would advise a cool tone like icy or platinum blonde, and face analysis will determine the hair style, fringe, layers and length that best suits you..
With the popular 70s curtain bangs back, Sarah says these soft long bangs shape the face giving a laid back look. ‘ A lob is currently one of my personal favourite styles and is a variation of the bob – in between bob and long hair – cut on the shoulders.’
For hot Summer days and cooling off in the pool, we are reminded that chlorine can do some serious damage to highlighted and colour treated hair.
‘Before swimming rinse your hair with cold water as wet hair absorbs less pool chemicals. You can also coat it with coconut oil and tie it in a bun to prevent damage. After swimming, rinse off and wash with a clarifying shampoo to remove chemicals. Then lastly hydrate, hydrate, hydrate with a deep treatment mask. I highly recommend Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask.’
Her recommended retail brands for home care are Morrocanoil, Goldwell and Matrix and if you buy two or more of these products during December you will receive 10 percent discount. Sarah is also offering a complimentary colour analysis with all colour services up until January, and reminds us that gift vouchers are also available to spoil your loved one with the perfect Christmas gift.’
Come meet the team, receive the best head massage and enjoy free coffee and Wi-Fi while being pampered and made beautiful.
Details: Shop 10, Richdens Centre, Cnr of Old Main and Hospital Roads, Hillcrest. Phone 031 765 7635.