Friday, 5 May 2017

Running Late Hairstyles

Fed up off the same look? 
Wanna try something different?
Here is 4 easy look to do in the morning that take no time at all. 

Wednesday, 19 April 2017


Balayage is a technique for highlighting in which colours are applied to the hair is such a way that the finished result has a graduated, natural-looking effect.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017



Bond Multiplier®


This concentrated first salon step rebuilds broken disulfide bonds and begins the process of preventing damage and repairing hair.

Bond Perfector®


Our second salon step continues to rebuild and restore any remaining broken bonds ensuring the strongest, shiniest, and healthiest hair possible.

Hair Perfector


This final retail step provides our client's continuous protection from ongoing damage at home.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

5 ways to style BANGS!

5 Ways to Style Bangs

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Super Sleek & Long Bangs

For that polished, every day look - try out this technique to achieve long and sleek bangs and hair. 
how to style bangs
What you'll need to re-create this look:
  • Clip-in hair extensions (optional)
  • Small flat brush
  • Blow dryer
  • Straightener
1. Clip in your hair extensions for additional length and volume. Jenny is wearing her 160g Chestnut Brown Luxy Hair extensions in this video. Not quite sure how to clip in your extensions? Watch our helpful tutorial here - we'll walk you through it. 
2. Once you have your extensions clipped in, we'll start focusing on creating those straight bangs. Use a small flat brush and blow dryer and gently blow dry your bangs while brushing through them to ensure they maintain their form. We recommend to blow dry them to the right first, and then to the left, as this will help ensure there isn't too much body or bend in the bangs. 
3. To achieve that long and sleek look, we recommend to grab your straightener and run it through your hair to finalize the look.

Side Swept Bangs

Make note, ladies: side swept bangs are the perfect go-to look when your bangs are a little less cooperative.
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What you'll need to re-create this look:
  • Small flat brush
  • Blow dryer
  • Curler
  • Texturizing spray
1. Part your bangs to the side and brush through them while running a blow dryer about an arms length away - this will help ensure the hair stays in place and will eliminate any tendencies for it to sloop over in the wrong direction.
2. Run a curler loosely through your hair to help create that effortless yet texturized look, and finish off with a texturizing spray.
3. Run your hands through your hair to loosen up any tight curls and scrunch up chunks of hair to really create that loose and effortless hair style. 

Long Bangs

Don't have time for a trim, or in the midst of growing out your bangs? Surprisingly enough, long bangs make for a great centre part look. 
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What you'll need to re-create this look:
  • Hair elastic/bobby pins
  • Blow dryer
  • Curler
1. Throw your hair up in a low bun or updo.
2. Use your blow-dryer to create a natural wind-blown effect and to give your hair a little bit more texture.
3. Part your bangs down the middle and take a few framing hair pieces around your face and curl them with your curling wand to create a more polished look. 

Two Strand Twist

Going on day 3 of not washing your hair? We've got you covered with this easy two strand twist for your bangs.
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What you'll need to recreate this look:
  • Hairspray
  • Bobby pin
1. Prep your hair by hair-spraying your bangs back and away from your face. This will help ensure the hair sticks more easily together and eliminates any fly-aways.
2. Begin your twist a little farther to the right of your head to get longer sections. This will help smaller pieces stay secure. Continue to twist away from your face to your desired endpoint.
3. Secure the end of your twist with a bobby pin.

Top Knot

Wanted to hop on the top knot bandwagon, but wasn't sure how to incorporate your bangs into the look? Check out our easy technique on how to get a top knot with bangs.
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What you'll need to recreate this look:
  • Blow dryer
  • Hair elastic
  • Bobby pins
  • Curler
  • Texturizing spray
1. Wet your bangs and blow dry them back and away from your face and section the top of your hair and add a little texturizing spray to give the hair a boost.
2. Grab the top section of your hair and create a little messy bun using your bangs. Use bobby pins to style the bun to your liking and to ensure it remains secured in place. 
3. Curl your hair to give it a more effortless and textured look, and finish the overall look with a texturizing spray. 
    Have any go-to bang secrets, tips, or tricks? Share them with us in on our facebook page or tag us on instagram below - we'd love to hear them! xo

    Monday, 27 February 2017

    A- Z hair trends


    Hair Ideas A-Z for 2017. Yep - we've found a hair trend for every letter of the alphabet.

    Here are 26 hot hair trends for you to try out and perfect. 
    From dyeing it the colours of the rainbow, 
    to working a ombre/sombre 
    to trying out some plaits and up-dos -
     these are the trends that will take you all the way through 2017 with (hair) style.

    A is for Accessorise

    Hairbands, clips, jewellery, ribbons and flowers - treat your hair like a blank canvas and get creative. Perfect for a bad hair day too.

    H is for Hun

    Wednesday, 25 January 2017

    Men's Hair Trends 2017

    Don't worry guys we haven't forgotten you, it is Manuary after all. The time for men to take control of their health, mental wellbeing and of course their hair. 

    So this post is entirely dedicated to your hair, trends and the products that will see you through the year.

    Lets start with what is going to be out on the streets this year. Longer, more textured styles on top and longer hair in general are tipped to be the hair of 2017. 

    The old school deep side partings and the 40s, 50s style hair are phasing out and the more grungy 90s look is on it's way back around. 

    The skin fade is still going to be everywhere but this year but going into a more textured top and fringes worn forwards. The longer top means a more versatile haircut but the sharp structure of the sides keep the look smart.

    Beards are becoming slightly more tailored and controlled, the big bushy beard is shrinking.

    What's the story morning glory? Think 90s, drinking in your mates basement, listening to Oasis and wanting to be Liam Gallagher.

    A modern twist on this classic haircut. The longer sides are still there but keeping the back slightly more controlled and tailored than its 90's counterpart. Again the fringe is down and the general hair texture is kept very natural and messy.

    So what products can we use to create your style?

    Our top products here at Lau for mens styling is Mitch by Paul Mitchell. Their range covers all different textures, holds and shine. From strong hold ultra-matte Matterial to Barbers Classic moderate hold high shine to Hardwired maximum hold spiking glue. 

    For the shorter more controlled styles Matterial is perfect, its gives you the hold while staying very matte finish. If you want a slightly more natural finish but still strong hold the Reformer is still a matte product but keeps the hair with some natural shine. 

    For the longer, grungy styles Steady Grip is a firm favourite. This can be put into wet hair and blowdried  into the hair or used in dry, to give natural looking shine and long lasting firm hold. 

    If you want your hair to look more lived in then Construction Paste is the way to go, it is a mesh styler and this weird texture in your hands gives great texture to an undone look. They even do special shampoos to cleanse out all the product fully to stop any nasty build up.

    Check out our 2017 Mens Trends for ideas

    If you need any advice, we can always help and advise on styles and products that are best for you. 

    Love from us all at Lau Hairdressing 


    Saturday, 14 January 2017

    Face shapes and best suited haircuts

    What face shape do you have? 

    What haircut suits you best?

    It is time for the boring technical stuff, but this is what could save you from a disastrous haircut and give you the best hair style you have ever had.

    First we need to determine what face shape you actually have, this is dependent on the width of your jawline, forehead and cheekbones.

    Then we tailor a cut to balance prominent facial features.

    Check out our Pinterest boards of ideas for each face shape, just click the title of each shape.


    Face gracefully tapers towards chin
    Elongated features from forehead to chin
    Some have prominent chins
    Fringes of  all types
    Volume at the sides, creating more width
    Volume at the crown


    Face width and length almost the same      
    Widest at the cheeks    
    Height at the crown
    Face lengthening layers
    Chin length bobs or layers
    Blunt cuts                        


    Face gradually tapers towards chin
    Wider forehead
    Prominent cheek bones
    An ideal face shape

    Considered the perfect face shape, everything is flattering on you! Sorry no Pinterest board for you, search for whatever your heart desires.


    Forehead, jawline and cheekbones almost the same
    Square jawline is a prominent feature
    Long hairstyles 
    Soft edges 
    Short hairstyles


    Face strongly tapers towards chin
    Chin tends to be pointy
    Forehead may be a prominent feature
    Choppy layers    
    Short hair
    Long hair styles with little shape

    Face highly angular and somewhat bony
    Widest at temples                               Not as common as the others                  
    Many styles suit a diamond, from blunt shoulder length styles to long wispy bangs.
    Excessive volume at crown
    Very Short hairstyles

    For more advice and ideas pop in and have a chat with us, so that we can make sure you get your perfectly suited hair style. 

    Don't forget our updated Pinterest with boards dedicated to each face shape to help you discover the new you.

    Love from us all at Lau Hairdressing