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  • Cut & Finish

    Stay in shape with a Cut & Finish at Dawson Hair and Imaging. This is the perfect service for those with short hair, as it requires little to no blowdry time post-service. We offer shampoo as an optional extra, as well as a quick fix booking option for those that like to stay sharp between appointments and Beard trims to boot. Define those edges, freshen up a fade and look and feel your best with this service today.

  • ReGrowth/ Global Colour + Cut & Blow Dry

    Get ready to transform your hair with Dawson Hair and Imaging’s ReGrowth/Global Colour + Cut & Blow Dry service. Our expert stylists will work with you to create a vibrant, salon-fresh look using any on scalp colour application method. Whether you’re looking for a subtle change or a bold new look, our team has the expertise to bring your vision to life. After your colouring service, we’ll give you a precision cut and blow dry to complete your transformation. Book now and get ready to love your new look

  • Balayage | High-light & Blow dry Only

    It’s multi-dimensional, light-reflecting contrast and a seamlessly blended depth from root to tip compliments its contouring effects that will frame your face, boost your complexion and enhance your natural beauty. Immerse yourself in the world of hair colouring and discover the transformative power of balayage. This highly sought-after hair colouring technique has taken the beauty industry by storm, offering a myriad of benefits that go beyond mere aesthetics. Balayage, a French term meaning 'to sweep', delivers a natural, sun-kissed effect that's uniquely tailored to each client. Unlike traditional colouring methods, balayage offers a more personalised, low-maintenance solution that keeps your hair healthy and vibrant. With the ability to accentuate your features and add depth to your hair, balayage transcends the standard hair colouring experience, turning it into an art form. Explore the advantages of this game-changing service and redefine your style with balayage.

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  • How to Stop Your Hair Colour Fading: A Comprehensive Guide

    Keeping the Colour Alive: Easy Maintainance for Hair Colour Vibrancy, Condition and Shine The power of hair colouring allows you to reinvent your look and express your style in beauty with many different techniques and options available for dyed hair. You can quickly enhance your existing hues of coloured hair with a shine-enhancing 10-minute gloss, contour your face to complement your facial features or add an illusion of volume and texture with strokes of light and multi-tonal contrast. It even has the power to elevate your confidence and give you an instant boost to your self-esteem. However, preserving that vibrant, shiny, salon-fresh look and soft, manageable feel of dyed hair is equally important. Drawing on the expertise of Dawson Hair & Imaging and Wella Professionals, this comprehensive guide will lead you through the process with expert advice, helpful tips on hair care, and the best salon-exclusive hair care products you can use at home for your coloured hair. This will ensure your hair remains strong and healthy and your colour stays vibrant and shiny. So, buckle up, and let's ride this rainbow together! Understanding the Colouring Process The first step in colour maintenance for dyed hair is understanding the colouring process. When your hair is coloured, peroxide causes the cuticle layer to open, allowing the colour molecules to penetrate the hair shaft. This change in the hair's chemical state means that once coloured, your hair requires a different care routine than virgin hair. Prepare you hair Before you have a colour appointment for your dyed hair, it's essential to prep your hair a few days before the appointment. Use a clarifying shampoo like the INVIGO Aqua Pure Purifying Shampoo to remove any residue and product build-up, then use a pre-colour treatment to fill in your hair's porous, dryer areas. Colour Service by Wella Professionals is a brilliant all-rounder when it comes to colour care; used professionally as a post-colour treatment to lock in colour, it acts by filling the pores in your hair shaft, which will help prep it for the new colour to lift toor deposit the desired level of lift or tone with even results throughout and have an optimal effect. In-Salon Colour Care Dawson Hair & Imaging offers an exceptional hair care service for coloured hair, Colour Motion+. This highly-regarded salon service enhances your hair colour and extends its longevity. It improves your hair's vibrancy and resilience while strengthening it internally and protecting it from damage. After lightening the hair, it's common for the dyed hair to drop colour faster due to the cuticles of the hair strand being left more open than a tint would. Therefore, an express glossing service or a 10-minute top-up toner and blowdry is an excellent option around two weeks after a lightning service once the cuticles of the hair shaft have settled and can better hold onto a toner or colour. Post-Colour Care The advantages of Colour Motion+ persist beyond your salon visit with our home care products for dyed hair. These comprise Colour Motion+ shampoo, conditioner, and mask, enabling you to prolong your salon benefits at home. Another game changer is to use Post-Colour Service from the pro range of Wella Professionals care line. This a game changer for coloured hair and can be used to help prep the hair leading up to your appointment and after it when you keep it in the hair for 3 to 5 minutes. It works by treating the dry and porous parts of your hair by filling in those pores, emanating an even colour result, better colour retention and faster blow dry time as a bonus as the hair holds less water! Top tip: Wait 48-72 hours before washing your hair, afters colour service. This waiting period allows the colour to set, thus enhancing its longevity (Washing your hair too soon can cause the colour to rinse off prematurely, making it look dull and lifeless.) About Water and Hair Colour Water alone, ironically, can affect dyed hair colour vibrancy. This is particularly applicable to those with vibrant colours like vivid reds. Each time we shampoo, the water swells the hair shaft, allowing the colour to escape, thus leading to colour fading. Additionally, water contains impurities and minerals that can build up on the hair, creating a film that dulls the colour and makes it look less vibrant. The trick is to shampoo as infrequently as possible, utilise a quality dry shampoo for the days between, and set a quality dry shampoo. Top Tip: Keep the water temperature low. While a hot shower might be tempting, it can further cause your colour to fade. Hot water opens the hair cuticle, causing the colour to wash off. Using lukewarm water for shampooing your hair and cool or cold water for rinsing after conditioning can help maintain your vibrant hair colour. Use a Dry Shampoo An excellent way to counteract the anti-styling effects of grease and dirt is a good quality dry shampoo on non-wash days to maintain dyed hair colour vibrancy. EIMI's Dry Me is an excellent dry shampoo which creates volume and a manageable matte texture. It contains tapioca starch, which refreshes your hair and absorbs oil, cleansing the hair without drying it out, making it an effective way to maintain pigment without frequently exposing it to water. Use the Recommended Aftercare Products Shampoos The Color Brilliance family protects hair from harmful metals in water and helps maintain vibrancy. Histidine & V vitamin E (Antioxidant Shield Technology) help to control the oxidation process after colouration and to protect colour. It also contains Lime Caviar, rich in potent antioxidants and vitamins. ColorMotion+ Color Protection Shampoo. Enriched with antioxidants, this shampoo gently cleanses your hair without stripping away the colour. The formulas are enriched with a WellaPlex+ bonding agent that strengthens the hair by reconstructing the bonds after dyeing. ColorMotion+ gives hair the colour protection, strength and vibrant shine it craves, offering up to 8 weeks of colour protection. Conditioners Conditioner use, especially for coloured hair, is paramount in maintaining hair colour. Conditioners help keep your hair hydrated and nourished, locking in the colour pigments for extended periods. Adding a bit of your dye to your conditioner can be a game-changer for those who love experimenting with bold and bright colours. This method allows a small amount of colour pigment to deposit into the hair cuticle every time you wash, keeping your colour vibrant and fabulous. Opt for a conditioner designed for coloured hair, like the Wella Professionals INVIGO Color Recharge conditioner. If you have sensitised, over-processed dyed hair, you may want to consider using a two-in-one cleanser such as Oil Reflections Cleansing Conditioner. This two-in-one conditioner will gently cleanse and condition your hair simultaneously, reducing the time it takes to experience too much friction that may cause it to break; it's also great on fine hair and hair that needs detangling. Masks Use a hair mask once weekly for your dyed hair. They're crucial to colour longevity and work wonders in maintaining your coloured hair. They provide deep conditioning, which helps keep the vibrancy of your dyed hair while nourishing and strengthening your hair strands. Consider using the Wella Professionals Color Motion+ Structure Mask for a more intensive treatment. It has a WellaPlex agent that helps repair broken hair bonds from within and promises up to eight weeks of colour vibrancy and shine with regular use. For a colour boost, try the Color Fresh Mask. These are the perfect combination of temporary colour and complete care treatment that revives and refreshes your hair colour while keeping strands silky-smooth and moisturised. Use Heat Defense Extreme heat can damage your dyed hair and make your colour look dull. This is an absolute must for all hair, especially for coloured hair, when applying any heat. Always use a heat protectant spray; I highly recommend Thermal Image by EIMI Heat Protection and Styling Spray. Use this on wet hair to make your blow-dry faster, thanks to its second solution that helps smooth your hair as you go, working as a styler to achieve optimal results more quickly whilst preventing any frizz that may be caused by humidity for the rest of the day. Shake and use another spray on dry hair, focusing towards the ends of the hair, and comb through once more if using any styling tools using concentrated heat like curling wands or straighteners. Protect from UV Just because we don't feel it doesn't mean our dyed hair isn't burnt from the sun. Just like our skin, coloured hair also needs protection from the sun. Sun exposure will quickly cause hair to drop pigment by lightening it, resulting in dry, brittle ends with dramatically faded hair colour that's sometimes impossible to resurrect. Consider applying a leave-in conditioner with UV protection like the Wella Professionals INVIGO UV Hair UV Protect Spray and comb through your dyed hair before stepping out in the sun. During Winter Months Your dyed hair, like skin, can become chapped if exposed to cold temperatures while still damp. You may not feel its effect on the coloured hair at the time, or as you do with chapping of the skin, but you'll undoubtedly notice the effects in time. Whether you use styling tools or let it air dry, ensure it's fully dry before leaving the house. Get Regular Trims Regular trims are essential to maintaining vibrant dyed hair colour. Dead ends won't hold colour well, making your coloured hair look dull and lifeless. At around six weeks after your haircut, your hair will naturally split at the ends; if that split isn't trimmed when it first forms, then it will travel up the hair shaft, causing breakage further up the hair toward the root, making it frizzy, dry and unmanageable. Regular trims every 6-8 weeks will help retain its good condition and, as a result, will reflect in its ability to hold colour longer, stay shinier and be easier to manage daily. Top tip: Before leaving the salon, rebook your next appointment before you leave so you stay on top of those splits and you get the time and day that suits you best. Avoid Chlorine and Salt Water Chlorine and salt water can strip your dyed hair of its colour and have unwanted effects on ash blondes when chlorine reacts with the ash tones, leaving a khaki hue on the hair. Consider wearing a swimmer's cap or applying conditioner to your coloured hair before taking a dip to protect your hair from these harmful elements. Specific Hair Colours Blondes Maintaining blonde-dyed hair requires extra care. Use colour-depositing conditioners and shampoos, like the INVIGO Recharge Cool Blonde Shampoo & Conditioner or Color Fresh Mask Pearl Blonde, to deposit neutralising colour pigments that keep your blonde hair care clean, fresh and vibrant whilst intensively nourishing the hair. Brunettes Brunette-dyed hair colour requires regular shampoo and conditioner formulated for brown hair. Also, consider a deep conditioner once weekly to hydrate the brown hair care. For the best results, schedule an in-between colour visit for an express glossing treatment or for a quick fix at home; use Chocolate Touch Colour Fresh Mask for a colour refreshment and treatment in one. Reds Red-dyed hair tends to be more delicate and prone to fading than other hair colours due to its pigment structure. Whether you're a coppery red, fiery orange or even deep auburn, Maintaining red hair care requires some intensive extra care, but the results are worth it. Opting for regular at-home use of colour-depositing conditioners like Color Recharge Conditioner and professional in-salon top-up services like an Express Glossing Service is best for true colour vibrancy and optimal results. Maintaining the excellent condition of your dyed hair is crucial to preventing colour fading. Healthy, nourished hair holds colour better and longer, making it look more vibrant and shiny. Regularly using the right conditioners, hair masks, heat protectants, and some intensive sprays can help maintain your dyed hair's good condition, thus preserving your colour. One Last Word of Advice... Listen to your stylist! They are the experts and should be able to give you a rundown of all the aftercare you need in your toolbox to maintain head-turning hair, as well as products best suited to your hair type that works with your colour and style and fit in with your daily routine. By following these tips and using the right products, you can keep your hair colour vibrant and lush for longer and say hello to beautiful hair!

  • Balayage: The Definitive Guide to the Hair Trend That's Here to Stay

    Balayage is the answer for those seeking to transform their hair with a natural, sun-kissed look that demands minimal maintenance but offers maximum style. This revolutionary hair colouring technique has captivated the hair colouring world and is a buzzword in every Brighton hair salon. In this comprehensive guide, we delve deep into the world of balayage, offering you the ultimate balayage inspiration and answering your burning questions. Table of Contents 1. Understanding Balayage 2. Balayage: A Historical Perspective 3. The Balayage Process 4. Balayage vs. Highlights 5. Balayage vs. Ombre 6. Is Balayage Suitable for All Hair Types? 7. Why is Balayage So Popular? 8. Preparing for Balayage 9. Maintaining Your Balayage 10. Balayage Trends Understanding Balayage Balayage, derived from the French word "bilayer", meaning "sweep" or "paint", is a hair colouring technique that involves hand-painting highlights onto the hair to create a sun-kissed sun-kissed look. Unlike the uniform finish of traditional highlights, balayage offers a multidimensional effect, resulting in a soft, seamless colour transition that complements your haircut and skin tone. Balayage: A Historical Perspective The history of Balayage, a hair colouring technique, dates back to the glamorous 1970s in Paris. Known for its subtlety and natural-looking results, Balayage debuted at the Carita salon, an exclusive Parisian hotspot renowned for its innovative approach to beauty. During this time, it was called 'Balayage à Coton' because cotton strips separated the coloured hair from the undyed. However, it wasn't until the '90s that balayage came into the spotlight, with A-list celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez popularising it. This ingenious method radically departed from the traditional foil highlights, favouring a sun-kissed look with gradations of light and shade that mimicked natural hair highlights over the uniform colour a foiled technique offers. This revolutionary technique quickly became a beacon for those seeking a more natural and individualized look. Fast forward to today, and Balayage has grown in popularity worldwide. It has become a staple in many salons, including Dawson Hair & Imaging in Brighton, where it is, to this day, the most popular and in-demand colouring service the salon offers. The Balayage Process The balayage process involves the freehand application of colour, using a brush and paddle board, onto selected sections of your hair. This delicate sweeping of light and shade throughout the hair allows stylists to create a beautifully blended hair colour that mimics the effect of natural sunlight on your locks. The resulting look is subtly lightened hair that avoids harsh lines and enhances your natural base colour. Balayage vs. Traditional Highlights While both balayage and traditional foil highlights aim to lighten hair, they yield different results. Standard foils offer a uniform and even finish, creating a single-dimensional highlight. On the contrary, balayage delivers a multidimensional and natural-looking highlight. The hand-painted, freehand technique of balayage ensures there are no tell-tale colour lines where the highlights begin, resulting in a softer, more natural result. Balayage vs. Ombre Balayage and ombre are popular choices for lightening hair but yield different results. While balayage aims to achieve an all-over colour from roots to ends, ombre seeks to create a perfectly blended colour that looks darker at the roots and progressively lightens towards the ends. Balayage is typically more subtle and blended, while ombre can be dramatic and stark in its colour contrast. Is Balayage Suitable for All Hair Types? The versatility of balayage makes it a viable option for most hair types. Whether your hair is naturally curly, straight, long, short, dark, or light, this colouring technique can be adapted to enhance your natural beauty. The key to a successful balayage lies in your Stylist's skills and the careful selection of colour to create a gentle contrast in harmony with your natural hair and skin tones. Why is Balayage So Popular? The popularity of balayage can be attributed to its low maintenance, timeless appeal, and natural, sun-kissed look. Unlike other hair colouring techniques, balayage allows for softer regrowth lines and less noticeable root growth. You can go longer between salon visits. This is a significant plus for busy people who prefer a more natural, effortless hairstyle. Preparing for Balayage To ensure the best results from your balayage treatment, there are a few steps you can take to prepare: Consultation: Before booking your balayage appointment, it's recommended to have a consultation with your Stylist. This allows you to discuss your desired look, assess your hair's condition, and determine the best approach to achieve your hair goals. If it's your first visit to the salon, it allows an opportunity for your Stylist to perform a skin sensitivity test. (This should be booked 48 hours ahead of your appointment). 2. Hair care: Consider using a protein treatment a few days before your appointment. This will help strengthen your hair and ensure minimal damage when lightening. We recommend using INVIGO Pure Scalp. Maintaining Your Balayage Maintaining your balayage requires careful aftercare. While it's a low-maintenance hair colouring technique, there are steps you can take to ensure your balayage stays fresh and vibrant for longer: Use a sulfate-free shampoo: This prevents minimizing and is designed explicitly for cussed hair to maintain the vibrancy of your colour and keep your hair healthy. Use Professional Salon Quality Conditioning Treatments regularly. Regular Trims: Regular hair trims help keep your hair in optimal condition, reducing split ends and maintaining the shape of your hairstyle. Deep Conditioning Treatments: Regular deep conditioning treatments can help keep your hair hydrated and healthy, preserving the integrity of your balayage. Heat Protection: If you regularly use heat styling tools, use a heat protection spray to prevent damage to your coloured hair. Popular Balayage Trends Reverse Balayage Reverse balayage is a modern twist on the traditional balayage technique. Instead of lightening the ends of your hair, reverse balayage involves darkening them. This creates a stunning contrast with the rest of the hair, resulting in a deep and rich colour. Unlike traditional balayage, which creates a sun-kissed effect, reverse balayage adds depth and dimension to the hair. It is an excellent option for those whose blonde has built up over time to break it up to create striking and eye-catching tonal contrast. Reverse balayage can be customized to suit different hair colours and lengths, making it a unique choice for anyone looking to update their hairstyle. Money Piece Balayage Money-piece balayage is a hair colouring technique that emphasizes the front sections of the hair, often referred to as the 'money pieces.' This style brightens the hair around the face, creating a flattering and eye-catching look. By strategically placing lighter tones in these sections, the hair is given dimension and depth, enhancing the facial features and adding a touch of elegance. Monpeice balayage is versatile and can be tailored to suit different hair colours and lengths, making it a popular choice for those seeking a low-maintenance yet stylish hair transformation. Subtle/ Brown Balayage Perfect for those who prefer a more understated, sunk-kissed, subtle balayage, it involves lighter shades very close to your natural hair colour, providing a gentle and soft enhancement. Copper Balayage Perfect for autumn or those with warm undertones, this balayage technique involves copper or caramel highlights that add a warm, rich depth to your hair. One of the most famous renditions of this trend is copper balayage, a fiery and vibrant take on the classic technique. Copper balayage blends warm, rich tones of red and orange into your hair, creating an incredibly dynamic and captivating look. This colour choice is perfect for those who want to add a bold touch to their appearance while maintaining an air of sophistication. Honey Balayage This balayage style uses honey tones to give your hair a warm, sun-kissed glow. It's a perfect option for those with darker hair who want to lighten it without going blonde. Ash/Silver Balayage This technique uses ashy or silver tones to create a calm, modern look. It's a popular choice for those who want to embrace the grey hair trend while still maintaining some of their natural colour. Classic Balayage Classic balayage is characterized by soft, natural-looking highlights seamlessly blending with the base colour. This technique focuses on creating dimension and depth in the hair, resulting in a sun-kissed effect. Here's an example: In this image, you can see a brunette base colour with caramel and honey-toned highlights. The highlights are strategically placed throughout the hair, starting subtly at the roots and becoming more prominent towards the ends. The result is a beautiful, low-maintenance look that adds warmth and brightness to the overall style. Babylights Balayage Babylight balayage is all about creating fine, delicate highlights that mimic the natural hair colour of children. This technique is perfect for those wanting a subtle, youthful glow. In this image, you can see a blonde base colour with soft, baby-blonde highlights. The highlights are skillfully painted onto thin sections of hair, resulting in a smooth and natural-looking blend. The baby lights add brightness and dimension, giving the hair a fresh and sunlit appearance. Ombre Balayage Ombre balayage is a stunning blend of ombre's graduated effect and balayage's smooth blending. It usually starts with a darker root that subtly shifts to a lighter shade towards the ends. Picture it: a dark brown base transitioning into caramel-blonde, creating an eye-catching contrast and depth. It's dramatic, sophisticated, and downright gorgeous. Pastel Balayage Pastel balayage is a creative and playful take on the traditional balayage technique. It incorporates soft, pastel hues into the hair for a whimsical and dreamy look. Here's an example: The beauty of balayage is its versatility. It can be tailored to suit your style, whether you prefer subtle, sun-kissed locks or a dramatic transformation. No matter the colour or intensity you choose, balayage delivers a multidimensional effect that traditional hair colouring methods can't match. So, if you're looking for a trend that's not only fashionable but also long-lasting, balayage might be your perfect match. Whether you're seeking a subtle colour change or a complete hair transformation, balayage offers endless possibilities to create a look that's uniquely you. However, remember that achieving the perfect balayage requires the skill and expertise of a professional stylist. Choose wisely and leave your local Brighton hair salon with a stunning balayage that enhances your hair and style.

  • Client Resource Hub - Salon COVID Response.

    The following is a log of just a few of the measures we've taken in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus and what you can expect upon arrival for your long-awaited hair appointment. Upon arrival at the rear of the property, on Redcross St, press the buzzer or you can WhatsApp Chris if you need assistance. Due to the cleaning rota between appointments you may experience a short wait so that Chris can prepare the area and be ready to start work as soon as possible. Please use the antibacterial hand gel provided before anything else. There are two sanitation areas; one at the front door and a second, if needed, on the landing at the top of the stairs. If you forgot a face cover, don't worry, you have a choice of coverings to colour code with your outfit for the duration of your visit. Help yourself to one. Bring two if it's a colour appointment, however these will be supplied for you at your station. At your seat, you’ll find a sealed, personal sanitisation pack. This is yours and contains everything you need for your appointment; a disposable mask, antibacterial hand wipes, a dry wipe and a mini eye visor; this helps protect your eyes whilst maintaining your vision and creating a seal for ultimate protection. (not obligatory). Don’t let the extra measures worry you! They're just for additional protection. With its one-on-one service plus all the extras taken care of, I can safely say that Dawson Hair & Imaging is likely the most sanitised, safest salon open. If you've got any concerns or would like to know more, you can easily get in touch with Chris by messaging him in the Hair & Imaging's members area on the Wix mobile app, sending a message via the business WhatsApp or emailing for more information. Despite providing the existing bespoke service and inclusive, regulated and safe environment Dawson Hair & Imaging gives, our ethics behind providing this service continues, and our challenges have only reinforced this mission. The protective measures. We believe a sanitised salon environment should be standard practice regardless of COVID. But in these times, an extra layer of protection is necessary to maintain that attraction of a non-public climate for you to relax worry-free. A Visual Guide to Summarise the Changes to Our Services #covidhaircare #selfcare #wereinthistogether #brightonhardresser #wellgetthroughthis #supportlocalbussines #wellaprofessionals #sanitisedsalon 01273 687 670 Dawson Hair & Imaging 90A Trafalgar St Brighton BN1 4ER

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