With Christmas just around the corner, the party season will soon be here which means lots of work do's and parties are approaching. To help you prepare for the festivities that are in waiting, we’ve come up with some great ideas on fabulous ways to style your hair.
Deep side parting
This type of parting is ideal for all hair lengths because it gives you the flexibility to style your hair however you like. Whether you opt for a messy scrunch, big loose curls teamed with a sparkly clip to pin above the ear, or get the straightening irons out and sleek that fringe over your forehead, a deep side parting will look gorgeous.
Ponytails look great during party season and they can be as fun or as sophisticated as you want then. Sleek or curly, high or low, make sure you wrap and pin a thick strand of hair around the base of the ponytail to give it a little something extra.
We LOVE sexy sophisticated hair. Whether your stepping out in a tailored suit or your favourite LBD, sleek, poker straight hair is always a winner.
Top knots and low knots look great, and can be as messy or as sleek as you want them to be. If you’re going straight out from work to party, this style will work wonders as it will last all day and night. A fun way to style a knot is to curl your hair once it’s in a ponytail then section and pin it into the base of your pony. Team it with some bold earrings and you’ll be making a great statement!
We’re talking big, thick curls, winged eyeliner and bold red lips...need we say more?
Oh we love a braid. They’re sexy, fun and sophisticated all rolled into one. What’s even better is they work on all hair lengths....yes even on all you short haired beauties out there. Whether you opt for one around your crown, a small side French braid or a braided up do, your hair will look beautiful whatever type you go for.
Of course, we have to give curls their own mention! They’re such a popular option especially when there’s a party to go to, and with so many different types to go for, you are spoilt for choice with this look. Wavy, kinky, spiral, rollers, straighteners, tongs...this look is so versatile and popular, you really can’t go wrong!
When it comes to adding the all important final details to a wedding dress, choosing a veil is definitely one not to be overlooked because it can completely transform your look. However, with so many to choose from, it can become a tough decision to make.
Below is a selection of styles we have put together to get you started.
This is the shortest of veils that covers part of the face, with a length of 30-45cm from comb to face. Netting is a popular material choice for this type of veil.
A blusher veil is on that drapes down the back but also covers part, or all, of your face. It is usually pulled back over the head at the start, or during, the ceremony. Blushers can be applied to most veil styles.
As expected, this veil stops at shoulder length. This is ideal for a bride who wants something simple that she wont be fazed by.
Elbow veils are ideal if you want to emphasise the intricate detailing of your dress. If you have a backless dress, a bodice or sweetheart neckline, an elbow veil will team up beautifully.
Usually between 36-45" in length, the fingertip veil looks wonderful on all dresses and body shapes. It’s a win-win because everyone can look gorgeous in this style.
Not quite a train, but enough to make an impact. The floor veil, often also described as a waltz, is walking length and gently grazes the floor behind you.
The chapel usually measures between 70-90" and lies just a bit longer than the wedding dress itself. It is perfect if you want to elaborate your look and still create an impact. Lace chapels are a popular choice and look stunning, especially if you have a more formal style dress.
Named Cathedral because they were traditionally worn for Church/Cathedral weddings, these veils will give your guests train envy! They make a real statement, filling the width of the Church isle behind the beautiful bride. There’s no doubt about it, this veil will turn heads!
A final note...
Once you have decided on the style you want, consider next, how it will work with your hair. You may want to take your veil with you on the days you’re booked in for your consultation and hair trial, but it isn’t essential. It is, however, important to let your hairdresser know what kind of veil you are going for as this could impact the style you are looking for. Either way, a good hairdresser will work with you to ensure you are looking and feeling your very best on the day.
As stylists, there’s nothing more we love than creating beautiful hair for our clients, and one of the things we pride ourselves on, is delivering the style and colour you want. That’s why, from the moment you walk into the salon and we say hello, our focus will be on you.
It’s so important to listen and understand what our clients want and that’s why we ensure a hair consultation is included in every appointment. Our stylists are trained to ask the right questions and we’re also the best listeners so will be able to answer yours and offer advice and suggestions if you need it. That way, when it’s time for you to leave, you will be walking out with not only the look you were hoping for when you walked in, but also with a big, happy Octopus smile on your face too!
The time spent sitting with you and talking through ideas, looks and colours is invaluable, not just for you, but for us, which is why we don’t take it for granted. It’s an essential part of your appointment that we love. After all, there’s nothing better than getting excited with our clients about hair, especially when you want to try something new!
So the next time you come and visit us, make the most of your consultation. Don’t be worried about asking the wrong questions, there will be no judgement, only professional, constructive advice. Feel free to bring in pictures or photos if it helps, or take some time to browse through our magazines if you need a little in-salon inspiration. This will then give you the opportunity to sit back and relax with a cuppa while and indulge in some much deserved time out while get to work our magic on you!
INTRODUCING SILENT HAIRCUTS!!!So last week I read an article ( you may have read it too as we shared it on social media asking what you thought) about a salon in London who had introduced silent haircuts.
It was so interesting reading your responses!
In a nutshell the idea was to give people the chance to come into the salon and not have to worry about making "chit chat".
So...as of today you too can now book a silent service at Octopus Hair.
Of course there will be some talking, we'll need to go through your consultation with you, check you are comfortable or need anything, but apart from that you can just sit and relax without the worry of small talk!
You wont have to feel guilty, or awkward...you can simple sit and do nothing, or work, read..whatever you want, we promise it wont involve the weather or holidays!
If this sounds like something up your street then all you have to do is ask for a silent haircut, blow-dry,colour...basically whatever service you'd like just put the word silent infront.
If you're already booked in simple call us and let us know you'd like a new silent service or e-mail us and let us know on email@example.com