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Top marks all round for Salon Ten!

Salon Ten are celebrating top marks in all areas from the nation’s top independent salon assessors. We have received recognition from the expert Good Salon Guide assessment team for Beauty, Salon, Extensions Artist and Colour Expert. Every Good Salon Guide-recognised salon is assessed by a team of highly-trained professionals against a set of criteria that has been developed with the general public, industry and trade bodies. Salon Ten received the top five star rating for hair and beauty based on our...

Female Pattern Baldness: new hair technology can now add volume.

Most women who take a seat in the hairdresser’s chair are desperate for thick, luscious hair. For many, the common complaint of lank, lacklustre locks can be dealt with a blow dry and some styling products, but for some the issue is more serious. Hair loss and thinning hair can become a problem for women who struggle to disguise an exposed scalp or patchy bald areas. In fact, it can be quite a traumatic experience, yet many suffer in silence, losing self-esteem,...

New Dermalogica eye treatment now available at Salon Ten!

With so much to achieve in life, you want to look as alert and healthy as possible. New Stress Positive Eye Lift by Dermalogica keeps you looking awake and energised so you can focus on the task in hand – not your under-eye bags! What is it? Stress Positive Eye Lift is a high performance eye treatment and masque that energises skin to reduce visible signs of stress. How does it work? This active, cooling cream-gel works with the skin’s natural microbiome,...

Case Study: Boost self-esteem with Great Lengths hair extensions

Karen was feeling pretty desperate when she first visited Salon Ten back in September 2015. She had always had fine hair, but years of bleached blonde highlights and some unsuitable tape-in hair extensions had left her natural hair looking thin. Senior Stylist Jack Trafene was on hand to offer his reassurance and expertise. Between them they embarked on a long-term plan to make-over Karen’s lacklustre locks. Over time, the pair have transformed Karen’s crowning glory into a luscious wavy brunette...

Spray Tan: Go beyond the pale!

Spring has finally sprung and the sun has been spotted peeking out from behind the clouds. Time to cast off the layers and embrace the spring/summer trends; off-the-shoulder top or fuchsia pink frock anyone? After months of covering up, baring your body - even if it’s just your shoulders or ankles - can be a bit of a shock. If your limbs are a looking a little pasty, you’ll feel more confident with a bit of added colour! With limited...
  • By: zoe
  • Published: Mar 06, 2017
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Make time for a massage!

‘I’m just too busy; I can’t spare the time for a massage.’ It’s something we hear a lot, both in and outside of the salon. Many people are under the misapprehension that an hour of pampering is an hour that’s somehow ‘wasted’, an extra 60 minutes that could be spent staring at a computer screen or checking emails. Yet it’s often the busiest people who could benefit most from a massage. Taking one hour – or even just half an...

Salon Ten awarded Gold salon status by Great Lengths!

Here at Salon Ten, we are delighted to have been awarded Gold salon status for our expertise in creating natural looking hair extensions Great Lengths hair extensions, which has been established for more than 25 years, supplies only selected salons across the globe. Of those, only the very best are awarded Gold status - so, naturally, we feel very honoured. Whether you want tresses of gold, brunette or auburn, Great Lengths hair is traceable and ethically sourced so you can...

Your health and beauty is written all over your face!

The British weather spells doom and gloom for your skin. One minute you’re being lashed by gale force winds, the next it’s raining, hailing or sunny. Who knows what nature will be throwing at you next? The only thing we can be certain of is that the UK temperatures play havoc with our complexion. With little more than a SPF moisturiser for protection, your face deals with inclement conditions on the outside, followed by the drying effects of central heating...

Salon Ten shortlisted for West Midlands Beauty Salon of the Year!

Salon Ten is celebrating reaching the finals of a prominent hair and beauty competition. We have been shortlisted in the Beauty Salon of the Year category, for the West Midlands region, in the English Hair & Beauty Awards. The award, which acknowledges the best in the business, goes to a salon that provides impeccable service, innovative and inspiring beauty treatments and results that really work. The salon was shortlisted based on online polling from the public who had been voting online...

Polish up your act with beautiful gel nails!

With the party season just around corner, we’re all looking for sparking sophistication from top to tips; gorgeous glossy fingernails are the finishing touch that add that extra bit of glamour to brighten up winter. Gel polish has revolutionised the manicured talon, meaning that you no longer have to suffer the frustration of leaving the nail salon only to dent your party perfect nails the minute you dig into your handbag to find your phone! Gel nails mean shiny, glossy...

Have fun with fabulous wigs!

Want to be a blonde bombshell one day and a sultry brunette the next? Your hair doesn’t have to go through the harsh effects of dyeing it blonde, black or auburn on a whim, if you opt for a wig! Wigs are often seen as a necessity, a cover-up for thin hair. But we’re hoping to bring the fun and fashion into wigs, whatever your circumstances! A great fitting, good quality wig can look as natural as your real hair...

Coping with hair loss from cancer treatment

A diagnosis of cancer brings with it a whole host of difficult emotions for a patient and their family. Losing your hair can be one of the distressing challenges faced by many on their already arduous journey through treatment. Kate Corney was 29 years old when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma in 2014, and remembers the trauma well. Kate says: “When I started losing my hair, it was coming out in chunks. I remember taking a shower one day...

Six steps to being party perfect!

As we gear up for Christmas and New Year parties, your face will thank you for the TLC it receives in the weeks and months beforehand. There’s little to be gained from last minute fixes the day before a festive bash, and trying out a harsh new mask or peel could do more harm than good; who wants a bright red allergic reaction to contrast with the glamorous little black dress? A good basic skincare regime, teamed with healthy diet,...
  • By: Rik
  • Published: Sep 29, 2016
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Love me, love my wig!

A stylish looking wig is not just a confidence booster but an investment as well, so it’s important that it stays looking gorgeous! If you have made the decision to purchase a wig for a variety of reasons, whether it be due to cancer treatment, hair loss or alopecia, you may feel a little apprehensive. Naturally, you’ll have a lot of questions about what to expect from your wig and how to look after it. Choosing your wig – deciding...
  • By: Rik
  • Published: Sep 29, 2016
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Nourish your neglected hair like Audrey Hepburn!

Spring has finally sprung. The buds are appearing and it’s finally time for you to cast off your woolly hat and reveal your, once, luscious locks! However, if the winter months have wreaked havoc on your hair and your mane has lost its sheen and become a dull, frizzy and lifeless mop, now is the time for a style SOS! Christmas and New Year celebrations involved primping and preening into party styles that took straightening, curling and blow-drying to a whole new...
  • By: Rik
  • Published: Sep 22, 2016
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Colours to dye for!

Just like your wardrobe or make-up, your hair colour can often benefit from a seasonal transformation to complement changing skin tone and complexion. Also, a new look cannot fail to lift your mood for winter. You only need to shift your colour by a couple of shades to give it that warmer feel. Sun-kissed bleach blonde streaks don’t have the same natural look against washed out skin in November as they do in August. So, it’s time for a hair...

Facing up to winter

The sun kissed glow of summer is fading, replaced instead by the rosy cheeks of winter. Facing the elements unprotected, our skin has to deal with both the drying affects of central heating and of the biting frosty winds. Cold weather and low humidity takes moisture from the skin, leaving it dry and vulnerable to cracking and bleeding. Add to that, the fact that we’re less likely to be exercising as much, may be eating less nutrient-rich salads, and are...