5th January 2022
Let's talk toners!

What is a toner? Admittedly, the term can be confusing. That’s because many hairdressers use the word interchangeably with other terms like hair glossing and fading. Essentially, a toner is a hair colour product that contains low or no ammonia, that gently alters the undertone of the hair but let me break it down for you […]

9th November 2021
What hard water does to your hair!

Does your hair constantly feel stiff, dry? Does it look dull and dingy? Does your colour lose a little more clarity with every shampoo… even turn weird shades of green, yellow, orange or brown? If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, it’s a sure thing you’ve got hard water. Hard water […]

19th October 2021
CAN YOU GO BLONDE WITHOUT DAMAGING YOUR HAIR?

CAN YOU GO BLONDE WITHOUT DAMAGING YOUR HAIR? Ok, so the first question you need to ask yourself is, "Is my hair healthy enough to go blonde?" Well, you need to ask yourself the following questions before you can answer this:- Does your hair have split ends? Is it rough to touch? Does your hair break […]

22nd September 2021
HOW DO I GET RID OF SPLIT ENDS?

SPLIT ENDS So let’s start with what split ends actually are. Basically it is wear and tear. From shampooing to styling, it's dehydrated hair. In technical terms it’s where large areas of the cuticle have split away from the shaft, revealing the inner cortex. What causes our hair to split? Well there are a number of […]

17th August 2021
SCALP PROBLEMS?

Scalp issues are one of the most common causes for unhealthy hair. Here we will address some of the most common problems like itching, dryness, flaking and oiliness. So here's the thing, we only ever want to fix something once it becomes a problem instead of looking at the root of the problem. It's the […]

30th July 2021
LET'S TALK TONERS!

So let's talk toners. We have so many clients come in to our Crouch End Salon not really understanding what a toner is so I’m going to break it down for you so you understand why they are so important. When we lighten hair it lifts to it what we call RAW lift. This will […]

21st July 2021
IS IT REALLY BAD TO BLEACH YOUR HAIR?

Is bleaching your hair really bad? Well it doesn't have to be if you find the right colourist. Our colourist at Avalon hairsalon Crouch End are experts in bleaching. We take time to analyse the hair to make sure your hair would withstand the ligtening process. There are certain techniques that you can use to […]

9th July 2021
DOES EVERYONE SUIT A FRINGE?

Does everyone suit a fringe?   Our Fringe experts at our hair salon, Avalon, Crouch End have spent years recognising what fringe works with which face shape so we've decided to share our knowledge and give you an insight in to the world of fringes.  Everyone can have a fringe, but you have to adapt […]

10th June 2021
QUESTIONS ABOUT GREY HAIR.

WHAT ACTUALLY CAUSES OUR HAIR TO GO GREY? At Avalon we pride ourselves on the knowledge we hold on all aspects of colour. Working with various techniques and holding a huge amount of shade choices from various colour specialists such as Wella, L'oreal, Elgon, etc.  We’ve been told many times that we have the best […]

5th April 2021
ANSWERS TO SOME OF YOUR HAIR QUESTIONS.

WHY SHOULDN'T YOU COLOUR YOUR HAIR AT HOME? Hmmmmm, you’re thinking of colouring your hair at home? Well unless you are reading this and we are on yet another lockdown and there are no hairdressers open, then back away from that box!  I understand that it is a lot cheaper to do your own hair […]




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