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CUTS & STYLES

The experienced team at our Canterbury hairdressers have all the skills and creativity to create your perfect hairstyle.

BALAYAGE

If you're looking for the best balayage in Kent, visit our Canterbury hair salon.  We can create the bespoke hair colours, including ombre and colour melt.

FACIALS

We are Dermalogica skin care experts and the facials at our Canterbury salon deliver outstanding results for a more radiant complexion.

BROWS & LASHES

Perfect brows and lashes will transform the way you look.  Book an appointment now with the expert team at our Canterbury beauty salon.

HAIR EXTENSIONS

Hair Extensions Canterbury

Want to add length and volume to your hair?  Transform your hair at our Canterbury hair salon with Racoon hair extensions.

OFFERS

For the best salon deals and offers in Canterbury, look no further than Blakes Hair & Beauty Salon, including Student Discounts & beauty offers.

 

Wedding Hair & Beauty

The wedding specialists at Blakes Hair & Beauty Salon in Canterbury know how important it is to create a wedding look that you absolutely love for your special day.

We have the expertise to create beautiful wedding hairstyles to compliment your wedding dress and fit in with any bridal theme.  We have all your wedding beauty preparations covered too.  From manicures & pedicures to brows and lashes - and blissful massages, Blakes has everything you need to be a beautiful bride.

On the big day, you can relax and look radiant, in the knowledge that your hair is in expert hands and your beauty prep is done.  Call us now to book a consultation.

Read some of our best 5 star salon reviews

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Susan Beech
I've been going to Blakes to have my hair done for many years and I highly recommend it! Lovely staff always feel well looked after, Thank you to Chelsea who colours and cuts my hair regularly we have a lovely chat on every visit.
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Harvey Muzzelle
Professional stylists.​ Experienced staff.​ Competitive rates. Central location​. Excellent parking nearby.
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Margaret Mockett
This is a very friendly salon in a very convenient part of the city. My hairdresser has done my hair for more than ten years which is a recommendation in itself.

BLAKES FAQs

Is Blakes Hair & Beauty Salon a Covid-Secure salon?

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At Blakes we have always had a firm focus on keeping our clients and team safe. As well as maintaining a spotless salon, we also adhere to all of the Government guidelines regarding Covid, including social distancing and personal hygiene.  We also carry out regular anti-viral fogging for your added protection.

You can read about our Covid safety measures here and should you have any concerns, please call us on 01227 768418.

Is your hairdressers & beauty salon located in the centre of Canterbury?

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Yes, our salon is conveniently located in Dover Street with ample parking available.

We love welcoming clients old and new to our salon.  You can see our opening times here.

How can I book a hair or beauty appointment at Blakes?

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It's very easy to book a hair or beauty appointment at our salon in Canterbury.  You can call us on 01227 768418, or book online using the tab at the side of the page.

Do you have late night opening at your Canterbury salon?

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We open late on a Wednesday and Thursday.  You can check out our opening times here.

How much do you charge for a cut & blow dry?

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All our stylists are highly trained but some have more experience than others which is reflected in our pricing structure. If you are looking for a complex hair colour such as balayage, ombre or even a colour correction, we recommend you book in with one of our more experienced colourists.

You can check all of our hair prices here

Do you offer a Student Discount at your Canterbury hairdressers and beauty salon?

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If you are you a student looking for a great deal on hairdressing and beauty services in Canterbury you'll be pleased to hear that we offer all students 15% off our hair and beauty services.

All you need to do to qualify for a discount is show us a valid student ID.

Do you offer balayage, ombre and colour melt hair colours at Blakes?

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Yes. Our Wella hair colour specialists are highly trained in all the latest techniques, including balayage, ombre and colour melting.  We can bring your hair to life a beautiful new colour to add dimension & texture to your hairstyle, adding face framing balayage highlights & delivering the latest ombre shades.  Find out more here.

Do you offer hair consultations?

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Yes, we offer free hair consultations to help you find the perfect haircut, style or colour for you. During a detailed hair consultation we will analyse your hair, discuss your daily hair routines and come up with some ideas of hairstyles and colours that will suit you.

Do you offer barber haircuts for men at your Canterbury salon?

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We are a unisex salon offering haircutting and styling for both men and women.We offer a full men’s hair care service from our specialist barbers, delivering classic and modern men’s haircuts, beard trims and hair colour services for men.

Find out more about our men's hair services here.

Which stylist is right for me?

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All our stylists are highly trained but some have more experience than others which is reflected in our pricing structure.

If you are looking for a complex hair colour such as balayage, ombre or even a colour correction, we recommend you book in with one of our more experienced colourists. If you are unsure, please call the salon on 01227 20768418 and we can help match the right stylist to your hair needs.

Are you the best hairdressers in Canterbury?

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Our clients tell us we are the best hair salon in Canterbury because we offer such a great range of hair services as well as five star customer service.

The highly-skilled team of talented hair stylists at our Canterbury salon are trained in the latest cutting trends and innovative Wella colouring techniques. Whether you want to re-style your hair with the latest cutting techniques, transform your hair colour with a bold new look or simply require a fringe trim, our team of expert Canterbury hairdressers can help.

Whatever your hair and beauty needs, visit our Dover Street salon to experience the Blakes Difference. Our friendly team are ready to help and advise you.

Do you have lots of five star customer reviews?

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We think we are the best hairdressers and beauty salon in Canterbury - but don't just take our word for it!  We have dozens of five star salon reviews from delighted clients, many of whom have been coming to us for years. You can read some of our reviews here to find out why we are the number one salon in Canterbury for cutting, styling and hair colour as well as beauty services.

What hairdressing services do you offer at Blakes Hair Salon?

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We offer a wide range of hair services at our Canterbury salon,  including Wella hair colour, hair colour correction, haircuts and styling, hair treatments, hair smoothing, perms, wedding hair and more. We also offer men’s hair services with our barbers.

What beauty services do you offer at your Canterbury beauty salon?

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Our highly trained beauticians are Dermalogica skin care specialists and offer a full range of facials, chemical peels and body treatments including massage.  We also offer HD Brows, lash treatments, manicures, pedicures, spray tanning, waxing hair removal and ear piercing.

Do you have lots of five star customer reviews?

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We think we are the best hairdressers and beauty salon in Canterbury - but don't just take our word for it!  We have dozens of five star salon reviews from delighted clients, many of whom have been coming to us for years. You can read some of our reviews here to find out why we are the number one salon in Canterbury for cutting, styling and hair colour as well as beauty services.

What type of facials do you offer at your Canterbury salon?

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We are Dermalogica skin care experts at Blakes Canterbury beauty salon and we offer an excellent range of high-performing Dermalogica facial treatments and skin peels.

Our skin analysis service will help identify your skin type, the condition of your skin and allow our expert beauty therapists to prescribe you a personalised skincare regime. No appointment is necessary and there is no charge for this service.   Find out more here.

Do you offer brow lamination at your Canterbury salon?

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Yes, we are fully trained in all the very latest brow techniques including brow lamination.  We offer an HD brows service and can transform your look.  Find out more about our full range of brow and lash treatments here.

Is dermaplaning suitable for everyone?

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Dermaplaning is safe for most skin types, especially those with sun damage, fine lines or very dry skin and dull skin. It is not recommended however if you have highly reactive, sensitive or inflamed skin conditions, such as active acne (although dermaplaning can be used to reduce the appearance of acne scars once your skin has healed). It's also best avoided if you have rosacea or keratosis pilaris, as it may irritate your skin.

Will dermaplaning cause breakouts?

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No, one of the key benefits of dermaplaning is to remove the buildup of dead skin cells that can block pores and cause spots and pimples.

Will dermaplaning make my facial hair grow back thicker?

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No, there's no need to worry, dermaplaning will not make your hair grow back any thicker or darker. Although when your hair starts to grow back it may feel a bit different and may initially seem to be a bit thicker, this is simply because the end of each hair has been cut by the scalpel, rather than tapering off. In fact it will be the same texture and thickness as before and will grow at the same speed.

Are there any side-effects of dermaplaning?

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There's no downtime after needed after dermaplaning. Some slight redness can occur, but this doesn't happen in all cases. You could pop in for the treatment during your lunch break if you wish and go straight back to work.

Does dermaplaning hurt?

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We know that the thought of a scalpel being used on your face sounds pretty frightening, but the procedure does not actually hurt at all! You will be able to feel it, but it's similar to shaving any other part of you body. It's really important that it is carried out by fully trained skin care experts like those at Blakes to avoid any unwanted nicks or scratches.

What after-care will be required following a dermaplaning treatment?

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Your skin barrier will be slightly more vulnerable initially, so as with many skin care treatments, you will need to wear a high SPF to protect your skin as it will be especially sensitive to UV damage. At your appointment we will also recommend the best moisturising products to help to sooth and repair your skin. We stock Dermalogica skin care products which will be ideal for keeping your skin moisturised and comfortable after dermaplaning. Although it may be tempting to apply makeup to your newly smooth skin, we'd recommend letting it breathe and settle for a day or so before you apply any foundation.

How frequently will I need dermaplaning treatments?

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Dermaplaning results can last up to four weeks, keeping you glowing all month long. We recommend waiting at least a month between treatments, but if you have sensitive skin it may be advisable to leave it slightly longer. We'll advise you at your initial consultation, once we have assessed your skin.

What is microdermabrasion?

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Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical procedure which gently removes dead skin cells on the outer surface of the skin.

Using gentle abrasion from hundreds of microcrystals in a small stainless steel head, the treatment removes layers of dead skin cells from all areas of your face and body. At the same time, elastin and collagen fibres are stimulated by light suction, which also removes the old skin cells. The result is visibly smoother, softer, firmer and more radiantly youthful skin.

Our trained therapists work with several different sizes and specifications of microdermabrasion head and will specially select the correct combination to suit your skin, either on your face or elsewhere on your body.

What can microdermabrasion treat?

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Microdermabrasion can help in the treatment of a wide range of skin concerns, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles including the delicate area around the eyes
  • Sun damaged skin
  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Acne scarring
  • Enlarged pores and dull Skin
  • Inflamed and congested skin
  • Stretch marks

How soon will I see results from a microdermabrasion treatment?

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We recommend a course of treatments for best results, but you will see an immediate improvement after just one treatment.

Many people book a ‘one off’ treatment to brighten their skin and make sure it looks its best before a special event like a wedding or other important occasion.

Is microdermabrasion suitable for all skin types?

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Microdermabrasion can be used for nearly all skin types and on all areas of the body and face.

At an initial consultation we will discuss your skin concerns and advise you further.

Are there any side effects to microdermabrasion?

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Microdermabrasion is a safe and gentle treatment, but immediately afterwards your skin may feel slightly tight with mild redness. It's important that you use a good moisturiser with SPF after your treatment - we will provide you with full after care advice when you come in for your consultation.

How often should I have a microdermabrasion facial treatment?

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For best results we recommend a series of treatments at 4 weekly intervals. After this, treatments are usually carried out every 8 to 10 weeks.

How often will I need an HD Brows treatment?

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On average you will need to have your eyebrows done every four weeks. However, the length of time varies between clients as it depends on how quickly your hair grows and how well your hair holds colour.

Will I get the results I want straight away?

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Most people get the HD Brows look immediately. However, sometimes it takes a few visits for your brows to be perfected.

I have over-plucked my eyebrows. Can I still have HD Brows?

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Yes. We can put you on a regrowth programme that will train your brows into shape over a course of visits. To speed up your regrowth and make your brows look better between visits, HD Brows products are available that will stimulate growth and make your eyebrows appear full and more defined.

Can I choose the shape of my eyebrows?

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Absolutely. Brow shapes are tailored to the individual, as they have to suit your look and personality. Your brows can be made dark or light, thick or thin, sharp or soft. Your input is important in deciding the best shape and look for you. Your HD Brows specialist will consider your hair growth, look, colouring and face shape when guiding you on the right eyebrow design for you.

How do I prepare for my spray tanning service at Blakes Beauty Salon, Canterbury?

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  • Wax or shave at least 24 hours prior to application to ensure that your pores are closed to give you a flawless golden tan.
  • Exfoliate before treatment to scrub away dead skin cells and get your body in its best condition for your Crazy Angel Spray Tan.
  • Apply an oil-free moisturiser the night before your spray tan treatment to ensure your skin is hydrated, especially after hair removal or exfoliation. Remember to pay attention to stubborn areas such as elbows, knees, hands and ankles.
  • When you come for your tan please ensure you do not wear any make-up, deodorant, perfumes or body oils/lotions as this may react to the tanning agents and may discolor.
  • Wear loose dark clothing, flip flops or sandals.

What should I do on the day of my spray tan?

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  • Avoid bath or shower gels that contain oils and try to leave at least 30 minutes between showering and having your spray tan.
  • Ensure that you have removed any deodorant, moisturisers, perfume, make-up and jewellery.
  • Avoid wearing white clothing (or your best underwear) as this will become marked. Your beauty therapist can provide disposable pants if you prefer.

What should I do after my Crazy Angel Spray Tan?

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  • Wear loose dark clothing and remember your flip flops or sandals. Avoid wearing a bra as the straps will cause rubbing and mark the tan.
  • Avoid scratching or rubbing your tan to stop smudges or streaking.
  • Avoid excessive exercise as this will cause perspiring and will affect the result of the tan.
  • Do not apply any moisturisers; make up, perfume or deodorants until you have showered (your beauty therapist will explain how long you need to wait for your colour to develop).
  • Depending on which spray tan service you choose, you may need to wait between 6-8 hours before you bathe or shower to allow the spray tan colour to develop properly. Remember to pat dry – avoiding rubbing.
  • Never exfoliate straight after a spray tan… wait for a few days to ensure even fading of your tan.
  • Always remember to use an oil-free moisturiser to keep your skin hydrated. The softer and more hydrated your skin, the longer your tan will last and the better it will look.
  • Avoid sleeping on white or pale coloured sheets as your tan may leave marks.
  • Do not use hair removal creams as they promote exfoliation and shorten the life of your spray tan.
  • Avoid sitting in the bath for long periods, as this will shorten the length of your tan.

How does spray tanning work?

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Your beauty therapist will use a low-pressure spraying machine to spray your body with an even colour, which develops over time. Spray tanning uses an active ingredient called dihydroxyacetone or DHA to enhance the colour of your skin. DHA is a colourless sugar-based product which interacts with the proteins and amino acids in the outer layer of your skin to turn it a golden-brown colour. The solution that is sprayed onto your skin is a guide for the technician. The colour will develop over a period of 6-8 hours. You will then need to shower and this guide colour will wash off and you will be left with your golden tan.

How long will my spray tan last?

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The time varies from person to person but generally a tan will last between 5 – 10 days, dependant on your lifestyle. Prepare your skin properly before you have your spray tan, using oil free products, and moisturise well after the treatment. A sunless tan will fade gradually just like a real tan as the top layer of your skin naturally sheds its dead skin cells.

What will happen during my tanning treatment?

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Your tan technician will offer you a patch test to check your skin for allergies or sensitivities, followed by a consultation. You will be asked to undress and be offered disposable underwear and asked to remove any jewellery. Your spray tanning technician will apply a barrier cream to areas that do not need a tan, such as finger nails and toenails. You will then be asked to stand in a tanning cubicle while a gentle stream of tanning lotion is carefully sprayed onto your face and body.

You can dress immediately after the treatment.

Do I have to remove all my clothes for a spray tan?

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No, it is entirely up to you. We can provide disposable underwear or you can go topless or, alternatively, you can wear dark shorts or swimwear.

What shade will my tan be?

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Your tanning expert can talk to you about the shades available. These range from lightly bronzed to darker shades.

Will my spray tan be streaky or orange?

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Gone are the days when fake tanning turned you an awful orange colour. We offer amazing Spray Tanning services in Canterbury to ensure that you get an even golden glow!

Will Blonde Hair Suit Me?

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There are so many blonde shades to choose from, and of course you can pick any blonde hue you'd like to try. The hair experts at our salon in Canterbury can also advise you on the perfect blonde colour for you, bearing in mind your skin tone and hair colour. Here is a quick guide: Light Skin Tones – Try out golden, strawberry or light blonde colours. Medium Skin Tones – Choose honey or golden shades, beige blonde, and light blondes with warm tones. Dark Skin Tones – Warmer, darker blondes such as caramels and golden blondes will suit you best. If you’ve found a blonde look you love, we’d recommend that you bring in an image of it to show to your stylist so that we can turn your idea into reality.

What Are The Most Popular Blonde Hair Colours?

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Some of the most popular blonde styles here at Blakes Salon are balayage and highlights. In terms of colours, silver-grey tones, platinum ice-white blondes and golden blondes are very popular right now. Alternatively, why not try a fashionable rose-gold look or a retro buttery blonde?

What Blonde Hair Techniques Do You Offer?

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Highlights, balayage and colour toners are some of our most requested blonde hair techniques, or you could decide, like many of our clients, to go for all over permanent or semi-permanent hair colour. We’ll use high-quality hair colouring products from Wella to help you to achieve the blonde look you’ve been dreaming of whilst maintaining the condition of your hair. We offer a vast range of blonde hair techniques. Talk to your stylist about the look you want and we can then recommend the right techniques to create it. Below are some examples of the hair colour techniques you could ask about…

  • Foiling/ Babylights/ Microlights/ Scatterings
  • Flashlights or Colour Panels
  • All-Over Hair Colour
  • Glossing to Enhance Colour & Shine
  • Ombré, Balayage & Root Stretching
  • Colour Melting
  • Multi-Toning

How Much Will It Cost To Go Blonde?

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Prices can differ a lot because going blonde is a process that varies depending on your hair’s current condition, length and the blonde colour you wish to achieve. Book in for your free colour consultation where we can give you a no-obligation quote. You can also check out our price list for all our hair colour pricing options for an idea of how much it will cost.

Can Brunettes Go Blonde?

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Yes, they can! It’s worth bearing in mind though that this will take more time and effort to create and maintain. At your hair colour consultation and you can find out about the process, time, colour that will be achieved as well as the price.

Will Going Blonde Ruin The Condition Of My Hair?

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At Blakes we will always strive to maintain the health and condition of your hair as you go blonde. We’re able to do this because advances in hair care products mean we can protect and even strengthen your hair during the colouring process. We’d recommend that you try Olaplex as part of your colour treatment. This is a revolutionary treatment designed to give your hair strength, shine and more vibrant colour. Click here to find out more about Olaplex and the other hair conditioning treatments we offer here at Blakes. To maintain the condition of your hair at home, you may like to consider purchasing one of our MoroccanOil products. These products strengthen your hair with natural proteins and omega-3. MoroccanOil is easy to use because it can be added to other treatments or, if used on its own, simply add a few drops to towel-dried hair and then blow dry or dry naturally.

What Are The Benefits Of Having Blonde Hair?

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Of course, we appreciate all hair colours here at our salon in Canterbury, but as this article is about blondes, here are just a few reasons you might want to join the blonde brigade! Each shade of blonde has its own unique character. Blondes are a brilliant way to add elements of your personality to your hair, creating looks that range from innocent to sun-kissed beach styles. The transition to blonde from darker hues is exciting because it opens up a whole range of interesting colours to play around with. Temporary tints such as quirky pastel shades or hair chalks show up really well on blonde hair, so you can almost try out a different shade for every mood and outfit. Blonde shades have always been iconic – for decades, film stars from Marilyn Monroe to Cameron Diaz have been showcasing the look. In choosing to go blonde, you too can wield the power to turn heads!

Are There Any Disadvantages To Having Blonde Hair?

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If you choose an all-over new hair colour, you’ll need to pay a visit to our salon to have your root regrowth touched up every eight weeks or so. Regrowth with highlights is far less obvious, but to keep your colour looking fabulous, you may want have a T-section to cover-up your roots every eight weeks or so. Balayage is an even lower maintenance look and you may not need to pop into the salon for 2-3 months. If you want to give your colour a boost a bit sooner, we can apply toners and glossing treatments to your hair, although we’d call this a benefit more than a disadvantage - at Blakes, we make it our job to pamper you!

Why Should I Use A Purple Shampoo?

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You can prolong the life of your blonde hair colour by using the right hair care products at home. Professional colour-enhancing or colour-safe shampoos and conditioners are a must if you want to stop your blonde shade from looking washed out or brassy. In particular, these shampoos bring out the paler, cooler shades of blonde and eliminate unwanted yellow or brassy tones. We recommend Paul Mitchell violet tinted Platinum Blonde shampoo.

Do You Offer Colour Correction Services?

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If you've had a disaster with a home hair dye, there’s no need to panic! We can correct your hair colour and change it back to something you’ll love. Book in as soon as possible for a consultation so we can assess your hair and work on a plan to get it back to it’s healthy self in no time… when we’ve finished, it may even look better than before it was damaged! Find out more about our hair colour correction services here.

How Do I Book In For My New Blonde Hair Colour?

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Call our salon on 01277 768 418 or you can use our easy online booking system. Don’t forget that we offer free hair colour consultations and it is also important that you come in for a simple allergy patch test 48 hours prior to any colour appointment.