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Curly Hair Trends 2022

Curly Hair-Styles Are Back

Just in case you hadn’t heard perms are back!  No, don’t be scared, the modern perm is different, with no frizz and if it can be created with a tong or a roller it can be done by perming.  With a gentler process and fresh technique the results are totally on trend.  In the 80’s perms were created by using perming rods and solution, now hairdressers can use a variety of methods without the harsh chemicals to give the client the desired effect whether that may be tousled beach wave or an ‘S’ curl (which is the type of curl you get after plaiting the hair).  It’s all about placement and working with the natural hair.  As long as the hair is healthy, perms will not cause any damage if done by an experienced hairdresser.

What if my hair is coloured?

There are perms to suit all hair types.  However, if the hair is over processed, dry or damaged your stylist should help you to bring it back to optimum condition before undergoing any further treatment.  Whatever you do don’t try and perm your hair at home, if you are too young to remember the 80’s go and find someone that does!

How long will it last?

This depends on the length of the hair and how quickly your hair grows.  It will definitely have more longevity on longer hair, once the roots grow out the curl will grow with it becoming more wavy at the ends of the hair.  Shorter hair can expect the perm to last approx. 4 months.  As always begin by going to your hairdresser for a consultation, take pictures along to explain what kind of look you would like to achieve.  Be honest with the hairdresser about your lifestyle, if you are very low maintenance and don’t have the time or inclination to devote to daily hair styling tell them, they can then suggest perms that will suit your hair and your life.

After care

It is always a good idea to use a heat protector when styling hair, in addition to this adding a more deep conditioning treatment to your regime will pay dividends in helping to keep the hair in tip top condition.  Use a diffusing attachment with your hairdryer for a gentler blow-dry that keeps curls curly, without the dreaded frizz.

The Man Perm

Hear us out on this. Japanese and Korean guys have been using perms for years to add texture and manageability to their straight thick hair.  The curly hair trend has also been gracing the catwalk for a couple of years now and is now filtering onto the streets of London.  Think more Jon Snow from Game of Thrones rather than Justin Timberlake from the NSYNC era

In conclusion the perm looks like it is here to stay.  It is a great way to give the hair a sexy, carefree look.  If you long for some va va voom in your hair it may just be the answer to your prayers.  So, now your interest has been sparked. Shall we book you in?

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Hairstyles And Face Shapes

Hairstyles Suitability

When it comes to hairdressing, the one-size fits all model doesn’t apply. We truly understand the importance of factors like face shape and hair thickness when it comes to potential style changes, and that’s why we’ve put together this quick guide.


Square Face Shape

The central feature of the square face is a strong, defined jawline, giving the face a chiselled and angular appearance. Much like the oval counterparts, those with a rectangular face shape tend to suit a wide range of styles.

That said, a squarer face can benefit from softer treatment of the hair around the crown and jaw. It may seem counter-intuitive, but the key is to go with a style that’s in opposition to your face shape: rounder faces are better suited to blunt cuts while a square face is complemented by delicate layers and soft fringing, adding texture to the hair and softening the jawline. The no-nos for those with square faces? We would advise against a strong centre parting or blocky fringe.


Oval Face Shape

Many people consider an oval face the ideal face shape for women. Oval faces proportionally well balances and as such, suit pretty much any hairstyle, shape or length. These lucky people have the freedom to experiment with their haircut without risking a dud-do!

The only thing we wouldn’t recommend here is a full-length fringe. For those with an oval face, a full fringe can truncate the face, giving it a rounder appearance.


Round Face Shape

Those with round faces tend to have a softer jawline and equal proportions. In the absence of sharp angles or lines, it’s essential to go with a style that lengthens the face and gives the illusion of structure.

Creating soft layering just below the jawline and a square shape throughout can elongate a round face and add definition. If you want to opt for a mid to long length, a fuller blunt cut without layering will suit best, with the ideal part line down the middle or deep on one side.

We would recommend avoiding sharp fringes as they only accentuate the natural roundedness of the face shape. Likewise, too much length coming on to the face itself can produce a similar effect, softer edges to the hair will help counter this.


Oblong Face Shape


Slightly longer than the oval, those with oblong shaped faces tend to have elongated foreheads and chins. When considering a change of style, they will want to opt for a cut that adds width to the face and minimises vertical length. Layered styles in mid to long hair work well while using styling tools and volumising product to add body and texture is a great way to soften the straight, long lines of oblong face shapes.

What not to have? Hairstyles that add height at the crown or top of the head will have a lengthening effect on the face. Similarly, you’ll find that wispy, chin-length styles without valium at the sides should be avoided.

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Balayage Trend A Timeless Hair Colour Technique

Apart from being around for quite some time, Balayage is tremendously and steadfastly creeping its way back as one of the most popular modern hair colour requests in salons today. Balayage is arguably one of the most prominent colour trends to have graced modern salons since Holly Golightly’s highlights. With virtually all the models and A-listers wearing it, the red carpets and catwalks all over the world are full of amazing and beautiful women flaunting their incredibly made Balayage highlights. It’s because it is a positive and beautiful way of achieving that ethereal and sun-kissed look that every girl is craving for.


What is Balayage?

Having been developed way back in the 1970s, the Balayage is a French hair colouring technique that involves artistic freehand skills where the colour is applied by hand and free of traditional foiling or cap highlighting methods. It is a French word meaning sweep and allows for a sun-kissed natural looking hair colour with softer and less visible regrowth lines.


Balayage’s Versatility

Even though many hair experts are quick to note that the popularity of the Balayage popularity continues into 2019 is immensely supported by its beauty on various celebrities and A-listers, its versatility is also key to its rising popularity. With a right Balayage expert, clients will look extraordinarily amazing and strangely mesmerising with this exquisite hair colouring trend that can be placed to suit any skin colour and ultimately light up the client’s features. It is a technique that comes with dramatic contrast, as well as a delicate transition that will instantly change up and enhance your beautiful looks.

Even though the Balayage technique is a skill that had not widely taught in Britain until recently, it is a phenomenon that brings the ultimate experience to the wearer. And in getting the best of this popular and trending technique, it is highly advisable to visit hair geniuses at Award-winning Hairdressers in Ealing, for the best professional and customer-friendly service.


Application of the Balayage

As a freehand technique with no foils used, the Balayage is best when applied on the surface to avoid saturation through the sections, which would otherwise damage the softness that is the main highlight of this exciting and viral trend. Balayage is a technique that brings out the beauty in a natural way that is devoid of visible regrowth lines. It is, therefore, a technique that requires very little maintenance and it lats for more extended periods between salon appointments. All that is needed is a colour protecting shampoo and conditioner, regular treatment and protection from heat when styling.

As a timeless hair colouring technique, Balayage is a modern, trendy and gorgeous technique that is flattering, healthy and glossy. It works incredibly well on both light and dark hair and is pretty suitable for all hair lengths apart from very short cropped hair. Balayage is an attractive hair colour technique that continues to trend and scale new heights in 2016 and will never go out of fashion. Just as it looks fabulous on various celebrities such as supermodel Gisele Bundchen, Sarah Jessica Parker, Chrissy Teigen, Erin Wasson or Julia Roberts, you too can be a part of this hair trend when done on you by hair geniuses at M&M Hair Academy.

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Secret Recipes For Healthy Hair

Lifeless hair emanates from the inside out! This simply means that diet is to blame for limp, stiff and fragile hair. We often turn to conditioners and shampoos when our hair looks dull and overcast. The reality, however, is that there is more to hair than tonic products and posh ingredients. And it’s as easy as stepping into your kitchen and spicing up your daily regimen with nutritious meals that will guarantee you a stronger, glossier and thicker mane.



Lets Narrow It Down

With hair, a generous serving of protein is the game plan. Ever wondered why some people have excellent glistening hair? They eat foods packed with omega-3 fatty acids. Yes, your hair needs more than just a one-time recipe of salmon to keep it fuller and healthier. Omega 3 fatty acids have magical properties that enhance hair growth by opening up follicles to avert fallout. Protein intake from dairy sources such as eggs along with vegetarian sources such as legumes and nuts are also an excellent nutritional package for your hair.


The desire to add bulk to iron intake is one shared by every sleek model and faithful hair enthusiasts alike. Iron is especially important for adding that extra strength to hair follicles. The hair follicle gets its support from a rich intake of iron foods such as red meat, chicken, spinach, broccoli and even kale. Beef is a perfect diet for healthy shiny hair. It is packed with protein and iron.

Most people do not know that the sun causes damage to hair the same way it does to the skin. Foods rich in Vitamin E are an asset since they provide protection to your hair, so you do not have to get apprehensive when you are out in the sun. Nuts are nutritional dynamos, providing zinc, selenium and Vitamin E to the body.


What Should You Avoid?

While eating healthy is important, it does not mean you should gobble down everything just to satisfy the amounts. Vitamin A, for instance, is used by the body to make sebum which conditions the scalp, too much of it leads to hair loss. People who constantly ingest foods such as carrots could actually be doing more than heightening their immunity. Sugar and juices, on the other hand, are known to promote inflammation which is a culprit of hair loss.


Secret Recipes for Healthy Hair

Achieving shiny, healthy hair does not include a miracle based on cheats and shortcuts. An overall balanced diet is essential for healthy hair as well as a healthy scalp. If you are not consuming enough of everything, your hair will become dry, brittle, weak and eventually fall out.


Golden Rules for Good Hair Maintenance

Now that you have grown a shiny, thick, luscious mane you should be able to uphold the integrity of your hair by following a holistic maintenance routine.

              1. Stay away from sugars and refined carbohydrates.

              2. Avoid radical weight loss patterns.

              3. Don’t withhold on healthy fats.

              4. A balanced diet is a key to maintaining healthy hair.

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Bleaching Your Hair

Hair & Photography By: Mo Nabbach for
M&M Hair Academy

To Bleach or Not to Bleach? sported by a number of picture-perfect A-listers,

Currently sported by some picture perfect A-listers, It’s fair to say, that the white blonde trend that has taken by storm, is here to innocent scroll through your Insta feed provides temptation enough take the plunge. Bleaching your hair is a bold change though, with long term effects on the quality of your locks, so we’ve pulled together some key info to help you make an informed decision.

Hair Bleach Application

There are a couple of important factors to consider before booking your bleach job. First and foremost you need to make sure your hair type can handle the treatment, finer hair will be the most affected by the bleaching, but not all of these effects are necessarily bad. While bleach undoubtedly damages all hair types, in the long run, the appearance of fine hair after lightening treatments may seem thicker because the bleach has altered the elasticity and porosity of your hair, changing the way it absorbs moisture.

Hair Bleaching Damage & HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HAIR

It’s also important to remember that after treatment your hair will be more vulnerable to environmental damage and the effects of heat styling. The bleach affects the structure of your hair cuticle resulting in more breakage, and the notorious split ends coming out to play. The key to minimising such damage is to use targeted hair products specific for bleached hair, these work on a cellular level to repair broken bonds and to keep your hair moisturised. We’d also recommend booking regular trims with your hairdresser to keep your ends looking fresh and healthy and prevent breakage.

Male model with square hairstyle
Hair By: Karim Nabbach Photography By: Mo Nabbach for
M&M Hair Academy


Enough of the serious stuff though, despite all of the above we mustn’t forget that your hair is just that: hair, it’s in its nature to grow back, and this is what makes it such a fantastic canvas for experimentation and playing with trends.

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How To make your hair grow faster?

The question on every girl’s lips: How do I make my hair grow faster?

Typically your hair grows at the rate of a quarter to half an inch per month and that is if your hair is in good nick with minimal split ends. If you yearn for longer locks and just aren’t satisfied with the rate of your hair growth there is every possibility that your lifestyle and current haircare routine could be to blame. Read on for our pro tips on to help maximise your natural hair growth.

Regular Trims

  • Firstly, although it may seem counter-intuitive, regular trims are your friend, not your enemy. Rather than physically making your hair grow faster, trimming a small amount off your ends at regular intervals prevents splits causing breakage further up your hair. Most stylists recommend having as little as an eighth of an inch lopped off as often as once every two months!

Keep your hair moisturised

  • Styling and colouring can take its toll on your hair over time and ensuring your hair is hydrated can help to limit this damage and encourage hair growth. Something as simple as ensuring that you condition your hair after every wash can really help to help strengthen the hair shaft, seal the cuticle to lock in all of the nutrients.
woman with long hairstyle
How to make your hair grow faster Hair & Photography By Mo Nabbach for
M&M Hair Academy


Hair & Photography By Mo Nabbach for
M&M Hair Academy

Incorporate a weekly mask into your haircare routine

  • Incorporate a weekly mask into your haircare routine. It may sound overindulgent for those of you who are used to a more pared back hair regime, but applying an oil-based treatment can work wonders for longer hair. It’s important to remember that hair that has grown beyond your shoulders is many years old and therefore needs a little more TLC to prevent breakage.

Don’t neglect your scalp!

  • Healthy hair starts, quite literally, with a well-maintained scalp. In the same way that you exfoliate your face to remove dead skin cells, your scalp can also benefit from a good scrub. An easy DIY hack for scalp exfoliation is simply adding a couple of spoons full of granulated sugar into your shampoo and gently massaging into your scalp.

The bottom line? Healthier hair grows faster! While our hair growth hacks will undoubtedly help you in your quest for luscious long locks, there is no miracle shortcut- patience is a virtue!


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The Bob Hairstyle And Its History

While it is undoubtedly one of the most timeless and straightforward haircuts of all time, there is more than meets the eye when it comes to the humble bob. It is safe to say that no other style loaded with such social and political connotations so you ought to read on before you decide to lop off your locks!

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Hair Tips For Winter

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