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Our Ten Greatest Movie Hairstyles

Our Ten Greatest Movie Hairstyles

In no particular order, here are our 10 favourite movie hairstyles on the hair blog. I'm sure we've missed some so comment below if you have a favourite that isn't on our list, otherwise enjoy: Chris Tucker—The Fifth Element: We could've chosen 10 hairstyles for the...

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Hair Braids

Hair Braids

We’ve been practicing braiding hair in the salon today, it’s a tricky skill to master, whilst taking inspiration from the paintings of artist So Yoon Lym. The Dreamtime is a collection of large scale acrylic paintings of hair braids in exquisite detail, that emphasise...

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Big Head Poetry

Big Head Poetry

Maia Flore's work fits somewhere between reality and her own imagination. Her medium of choice—photography, allows her to build imagined realities and distort the world around her. For 'Big Head Poetry' she uses hair and a classic portrait picture style to create...

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The Low-Down

The Low-Down

We have the low-down for you this weekend on a grown-up, low-maintenance and minimal style that's currently all the rage: the low ponytail. The low ponytail is a versatile hairstyle that won't take you long to master and is a great addition to you styling arsenal. No...

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The Pixie Cut

The Pixie Cut

We've started the day with a pixie haircut, also know as a short texturised crop. I love this cut on women and it's been popularised recently by celebrities such as Katie Perry, Cara Delevigne and Scarlett Johansson. It can seem like an intimidating cut at first,...

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Nina Beier – Human Hair Wig

Nina Beier – Human Hair Wig

"The slowly grown hair has been flattened and processed for eternity, and marks the definitive end of a hairstyle, a period and a mood. There is something callous about human-hair harvesting, reminiscent of the cruel social asymmetries, when impoverished peasant women...

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Hair Type

Hair Type

We recently came across an artist called Monique Goossens, she takes some great photographs. However it was something a little different that caught our eye, she has created a typographic font using offcuts of hair. To our eyes it's rather beautiful and amazing. To...

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COLOR.ME by Kevin Murphy

COLOR.ME by Kevin Murphy

We’ve recently changed our hair colour line to COLOR.ME by Kevin Murphy. We love Kevin Murphy hair products and were overwhelmed by COLOR.ME when we were first introduced to it. COLOR.ME delivers high performance, natural looking results whilst moisturising and...

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It’s Going to be a White Christmas!

It’s Going to be a White Christmas!

This week on the hair blog, it might not seem like it's going to be a white Christmas this year with the unseasonably mild weather we're currently experiencing in Harrogate, but the latest hair trend is set to make it a white one whether it snows or not....

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Point Cutting

Point cutting is a technique we often use at The French Reception, it removes bulk from the hair’s ends and creates texture. It also creates an uninterrupted flow of layers and graduation as well as movement in a haircut. As a fundamental hairdressing technique it can...

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Hair Artist — Bob Recine.

Hair Artist — Bob Recine.

Bob Recine was first introduced to hair when he met legendary French hairdresser Jean Louis David through his friendship with Andy Warhol as a young musician and artist in 1970's New York. Recognising Recine's talent, David invited Recine back to Paris with him,...

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Blow Back Hair Trend

Blow Back Hair Trend

The blow-back hairstyle (think Elvis or James Dean) may be synonymous with men's hair but it's also a great hairstyle on women and is currently as popular on the catwalks as it is with A-list celebrities.This slick, high volume hairstyle needs heat and a great hair...

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The Art of Balayage

The Art of Balayage

French for sweep—Balayage is a technique for colouring hair that’s perfect for the summer. It gives a sun-kissed, natural look to hair by painting colour onto its surface rather than saturating it. This soft, subtle technique is completely bespoke to every client, but...

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Gin Anyone?

Gin Anyone?

As our regular customers will already know we love a good Gin and Tonic at The French Reception, especially when we're handing them to our clients. Our staple Gin over the last 12 months has been Portobello Road (still one of our favourites) but more recently we've...

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Hair Trend — Autumn/Winter 2017-18

Hair Trend — Autumn/Winter 2017-18

We’ve been looking into autumn/winter 2017/18 trends recently at The French Reception and short bobs have to be one of our favourites.As a Vogue France “star style” for the coming months, this cut has recently been seen on the catwalks of Balenciaga, Céline and...

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Colour Trend — Autumn/Winter 2017-18

Colour Trend — Autumn/Winter 2017-18

This week at The French Reception we’ve been looking at colour trends for the coming autumn/winter season, so as the weather gets colder and the landscape starts to shift from green to red and orange hues, we’re taking a leaf out of mother natures book and choosing...

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Medina Duggar and Nigerian Hairstyles

Medina Duggar and Nigerian Hairstyles

This week on the hair blog, Californian Photographer Medina Duggar, who lives and works in Lagos Nigeria, celebrates Nigerian women's hair styles 'through a fanciful, contemporary lens' in her ongoing series of photographs called Chroma: An Ode to J.D. Okhai Ojeikere....

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