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I am pleased to announce that we are now stocking and using the amazing milk-shake range of professional hair products.

The milk-shake philosophy is simple: ‘use the power and beauty of nature to achieve gorgeous hair for all occasions.’ To this end milk-shake hair products are now immensely popular and used by hairdressers, session stylists and beauty editors across the world.

milk-shake is part of the Italian z-one concept group, originally founded in 1999. Within a few short years z-one concept achieved significant results among hair care product manufacturers and today is recognised by industry experts as one of the most innovative emerging brands of the recent years.

The milk-shake products are made with a mix of ingredients including fruit and milk protein that provides wellbeing and food for your hair. Their range includes shampoo, conditioner, intensive hair treatments and hair styling products.

I am proud to be offering the milk-shake range, perfect additions for your hair care routines. Do ask about these products when you next visit us and we’ll be pleased to tell you more.
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As the end of the year approaches I thought I would take a look back at what have been the top 5 hairstyles of the last twelve months.

1. Going Platinum – very popular with the stars this year as many like Katy Perry and Cara Delevingne abandoned their natural hair colour for silvery blonde. Both had their hair cut quite dramatically as short hair is easier to bleach.

2. The High Pony – Slicking your hair high into a ponytail also proved popular. With either a rumpled or stick straight look, a high pony gives a look of elegance. It also lifts your face as a bonus side effect.

3. Super Sleek – a big trend this year was for straight, long, shiny hair with a simple centre parting. Be careful with those straighteners, though!

4. Growing-Out Shag – the shag was the surprise hit haircut of 2016 but you can’t keep those layers and bangs forever. 2017 saw what it looked like as it was grown out with hair just below the shoulders and bangs long enough to be split down the middle.

5. Blunt Bob – the bob continued to be popular but only of cut blunt and sharp. The angular style was worn by Bella Hadid, Selena Gomez and Rihanna amongst others.

If you feel like changing to one of these popular fashions, pop into our salon or call us on 01452 886262 to book an appointment.
Top 5 Hairstyles of 2017!
Top 5 Hairstyles of 2017!
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I am very pleased to announce that we are now using Keune UK hair products in the salon.

Keune products are renowned throughout the hair care industry and they proudly proclaim that their mission is to help professionals create beautiful hair.

The Keune Company was first established in Amsterdam in the Netherlands by chemist Jan Keune in January 1922. Initially he focussed on the development of perm formulas and became the first perm manufacturer in Europe. By the end of the 1920s the Dutch product was well-known and used in hairdressing salons around the world.

Following on from its successful perm manufacturing, the company became the first to introduce hairspray to the Dutch market in 1950. Subsequently it launched the first European aerosol hairspray.

The company went from strength to strength and by 1995 it was operating from a brand new 20,000 sq m high-tech factory which integrates modern architectural, security and environmental technologies.

To fully appreciate the quality of these fantastic products why not call into our salon or call us on 01452 886262 to book an appointment.
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If I had to choose the most important piece of equipment in the salon I’d have no hesitation in naming a pair of hairdressing scissors.

Aka haircutting scissors, hair shears or barber shears, the history of this most simple but crucial tool is a fascinating one.

It is generally accepted that the first authenticated pair of scissors dates back to Egypt, around 1500 BC. They may not have been used to cut hair, however, as knives were pretty ubiquitous and probably did the job back then.

Over the years scissors have adapted to various uses and today you can find pairs specifically made to cut paper, wire, cardboard, fabrics and even bandages.

Our hairdressing scissors come in differing sizes, with blades usually ranging between 5 and 7 inches long. Commonly they have an appendage known as a finger brace or tang which is attached to the ring finger. This allows the user greater control and gives extra power to the cut.

In addition there are specialised pairs of hairdressing scissors, such as thinning and texturizing scissors, as well as razor shears which can be used to help sculpt hair.

Humble a pair of scissors may be but for the hairstylist they are a vital piece of haircutting equipment.
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I’m often asked this question as washing your hair it is one of the basic ways of caring and protecting your hair.

Up until the start of the twentieth century it wasn’t a question many people asked. Then came the rise of consumerism and the widespread use of shampoo grew as advertisements began appearing. I was amused to read that the New York Times advised its female readers that they should really be washing their hair every two weeks, instead of monthly as had been the normal practice up until then.

The basic fact is that your hair becomes greasy because of a build-up of an oil called sebum. This oil allows dirt to cling to your hair and shampoo is used to wash that dirt away.

How often you need to use shampoo, however, will depend on your hair style and type.

Fine, straight hair allows the oil to spread quickly and easily. Because of this, most hairdressers suggest washing hair like this every other day.

Thicker, curlier hair is more resistant to the spread of sebum. This means a wash every three days or so will be sufficient.

Very thick and curly hair which needs a considerable length of time to blow-dry can even make do with a good wash just once a week.
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I am pleased to announce that our fully qualified Beauty Therapist, Sarah, from Butterflies Beauty Therapy, has released a brand new range of products, treatments and related pricing. And there really is something for everyone!

Firstly, there is a range of anti-aging facials powered by the technology of the Elemis professional treatments. Also on offer, are treatments using the Elemis Biotec machine for facials and skin. Elemis products are available for skin solution and skin specific facials.

For hair removal Sarah offers a variety of waxing techniques plus electrolysis for long term results. Treat yourself to a deluxe manicure or pedicure or indulge yourself with a Gelcolor manicure or pedicure lasting up to two weeks.

Why not try one of our fantastic massages? Sarah offers some great packages, including Mother to Be, Ultimate Indulgence and a Wedding Package. There are a variety of holistic treats and reflexology courses too.

Sarah hasn’t forgotten the younger generation and has a selection of sessions with teens in mind.

Other services include ear piercing, eye lash extensions, tanning and tinting.

So why not relax, pamper and indulge yourself. Give Sarah a call on 07845 536001 and arrange an appointment.
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More hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons opened in 2016 than any other type of business.

This news was confirmed by the recent Local Data Company’s (LDC) Leisure and Retail report. This business sector has overtaken the previous leader, coffee shops, tea-rooms and take-aways.

The hair and beauty industry saw the highest number of new businesses opening with hairdressers, beauty salons, barbers, and nail salons also occupying four of the individual top ten slots.

The greatest number of closures was suffered by banks, convenience stores, fashion shops, newsagents, pubs and women’s clothing.

Of course all these new businesses mean more competition for existing salons. We here at Pazazz welcome the challenge!

I have total confidence in our ability to keep on providing an excellent service to the people of Gloucester.
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You probably know it affects your skin but did you know that what you eat also help your hair look good?

Each individual hair is made of cells which require a regular supply of vital nutrients. These are the key vitamins and minerals that will ensure your hair remains shiny and strong:

• Protein. Ensuring your diet features enough protein is a key element for healthy hair. Chicken, turkey, fish and dairy products are excellent sources of protein with nuts and legumes as vegetarian alternatives.

• Iron. Too little iron in your diet can lead to hair loss. Red meat, fish and chicken are good sources. Vegetarians can go for leafy green veg such as broccoli, kale or spinach, lentils or salad greens.

• Vitamin C. Vitamin C aids the absorption of iron so is a vital food alongside the iron elements of your diet. Blackcurrants, blueberries, broccoli, kiwi fruit, oranges, strawberries and sweet potatoes are all good choices.

• Omega 3. Omega 3s are found in the cells lining the scalp and also provide oils to keep your hair and scalp hydrated. They are sourced in oily fish, such as salmon, herring, mackerel and sardines, pumpkin seeds, walnuts and avocados.

• Vitamin A. Vitamin A helps provide a natural conditioner for a healthy scalp. Sources are orange and yellow coloured vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes and pumpkins.

• Zinc. Lack of zinc in your diet can lead to hair loss and a flaky scalp. It can be found in wholegrains and some cereals as well as beef and eggs.

• Vitamin E. Foodstuffs rich in Vitamin E can protect your hair from the adverse effects of the sun. Nuts are a useful source of Vitamin E.

Eat well and keep your hair healthy.
Eating for Healthy Hair!
Eating for Healthy Hair!
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I know that sometimes you just want to give your hair a boost. Wouldn’t it be great if your hair was longer, had more body or texture? In an instant?

Hair extensions can be the answer. The team at Pazazz and I are specialists in hair extensions and recommend Great Lengths.

Established over 25 years ago, Great Lengths use 100% ethically sourced human hair. Their full bond extensions can last up to five months if well maintained. They also create half bonds and micro bonds which don’t last as long and GL Apps tapes which are re-usable.

Great Lengths premium quality hair extensions are available in over 60 countries worldwide. The finished product is available in a huge variety of colours, tones and lengths, suitable for all types of hair.

Chaps – you’re included too!

Great Lengths believe in giving something back to the community too and are great champions for the Little Princesses charity. All Great Length extensions users are encouraged to donate their used hair extensions to the charity which provides free real hair wigs to boys and girls throughout the UK and Ireland who have lost their own hair due to Alopecia or Cancer.

Dare to be different with hair extensions. Call into Pazazz Hair Studio, have a chat with our certified Great Length stylist and let’s get started. Contact us on 01452 886262 or visit our website,
Do You Long for Longer Hair?
Do You Long for Longer Hair?
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“Going anywhere nice for your holidays?”

I know some hairdressers who find chatting to clients the most stressful part of the job. This is especially true of new, young stylists who may not have the social confidence of some of their colleagues.

Even the most experienced of staff can find the having the same conversation with maybe ten clients a day, five days a week, can get them down! And of course it is not every client that wants to talk anyway.

I spotted an article the other day that gave a few trade secrets on how to chat – or not.

• Don’t be afraid to ask if the client would rather have their hair cut in silence. It is a two way thing, of course, and some people prefer to talk.
• Tell the client that you don’t mind if they want to want to use their phone. This can save embarrassing silences or tedious non-stop banter.
• Be prepared to talk about current issues. It doesn’t talk long to pick out the main news stories of the day, what’s on at the cinema or who’s who in the soaps.
• Have the radio on. This can be a handy distraction for the client and a conversation prompt too.
• Share your expertise and talk about your job. Let the client know that you understand what you are talking about and give them confidence in your skill and ability.

If you want a chat or a haircut in blissful silence, we are happy to oblige at one of Gloucester’s best salons, Pazazz Hair Studio. Contact us on 01452 886262 or visit our website,

It’s good to talk.
Talking Point!
Talking Point!
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