LOCKDOWN LOCKS WITH HOOKER & YOUNG

British Colourist Of The Year and stylist at Hooker & Young, Sophie Gibson, shares her top tips to look after your locks in lockdown...
LOCKDOWN LOCKS WITH HOOKER & YOUNG

Before people grab the kitchen scissors and supermarket dye, Sophie Gibson, a stylist at the multi award-winning Hooker & Young salon in Newcastle, says there’s a number of safe ways people can look after their hair until they can see their hairdresser again. 

Sophie says: “We’ve just about hit the point of lockdown where our hair is becoming unmanageable, and I understand the temptation to take haircare into your own hands. But I want to encourage people to wait until they can see their stylist.”

As part of Hooker & Young’s winning duo to be crowned British Colourist Of The Year at the 2019 British Hairdressing Awards, Sophie adds: “If you’re not a professional, dyeing your hair can be really tricky and it may prove costly to correct it when lockdown is over. There’s lots of great hair products and styling tricks that can keep you going in the meantime.”

Sophie’s Dos and Don’ts for lockdown locks:

Do try to limit how often you use heated tools on your hair. You’re not going out or seeing anyone, so give you hair a break and enjoy how the condition of your hair changes.

Do experiment with different up dos, such as simple braids or buns. Roots can be hidden or disguised simply by changing up your hair style.

Do treat your hair to some TLC. Applying a moisture rich hair masque a couple of times a week will help to repair any damage from heat and colouring. I love Schwarzkopf Professional Oil Ultime Argan & Barbary Fig Oil cream masque and Shu Uemura Ultimate Reset Masque. Your hair will thank you for it!

Do use alternatives to hide root growth. Touch up sprays are the way forward as a reliable, temporary fix until salons reopen. I recommend Schwarzkopf Professional Boho Rebel Dry Shampoo or Oribe Airbrush Root Touch Up Spray.

DON’T use a box dye on your hair, even if you’re bored and want to experiment with a different colour. Instead, plan your new look ready for when you see your stylist. Think positive, post-quarantine hair!

Sophie adds: “I want to reassure people that hairdressers are still here to help and there’ll be no judgement if you return to your hairdresser with a bit of a wonky fringe. For people craving the normality of a chat with their stylist, now is the time to reach out for advice and support.”


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