Natural World Haircare

My hair is high maintenance - always has been, whatever colour it has been. I dye it, I bleach it and I use heated appliances. I tend to favour salon shampoos and conditioners, but I am not averse to trying new, more budget ranges. I like Natural World products, because they contain 95% natural derived ingredients, and are free from parabens, phosphates, phthalates, dyes, and gluten. Recently I have been trying the shampoo from the Coconut … [Read more...]

Charles Worthington Everyday Gentle

I have never washed my hair every day. Probably because I have dyed or bleached it since I was 14 - that's 30+ years - and I want to avoid fade as much as possible. There's a big debate on the haircare world just now about whether it is good for your hair or not. Hasn't there always been a debate? Who knows if it is, and who knows if leaving it for a week is better. It's personal preference. If you do wash everyday, because you are exercising, … [Read more...]

Tangle Teezer

It's 10 years since Shaun Pulfrey - or Shaun P - left the Dragon's Den with nothing. Now, his hairbrush company, Tangle Teezer, turns over around £30 million a year (2015 figures) and he sells all over the world. Until last year, I had never used a Tangle Teezer. I don't really brush my hair, so Ithought I didn't need one. My husband, who has much longer and thicker hair than me, does. And after a hairdresser used one on his locks last year, he … [Read more...]

Paul Mitchell goes POP for Christmas

I love this year's Christmas Gift Sets from Paul Mitchell, so I am sharing them all. And they do good as well, with every gift set supporting BABY2BABY charity, providing low-income children ages 0-12 with nappies, clothing and other necessities. The pop-art inspired packaging is fantastic - and you can pop out the little slogan bubble on each set and selfie with it! Use the hashtags #PEACELOVEPOP and #BABY2BABY on social media. For me, it … [Read more...]

Your Hair Assistant from Davines

There are so many haircare brands out there, that I am discovering new ones every month it seems. Maybe because I have recently revamped my hair, I seem to have had loads and loads of haircare land on my desk. The latest one is from Davines, a brand I had never heard of until now, and the collection is called Your Hair Assistant. Davines are an Italian company, founded in Parma, in 1983 by the Bollati Family. The Davines Group started as a … [Read more...]

Smart Beauty Express Hair Colour

Having dyed hair really is a heck of an upkeep, right? I don't know about you, but between salon visits, I love to give my locks a bit of a pick-up. Sometimes I use a semi-permanent hair dye, other times I use something like this  - a sort of hair colour/conditioner hybrid. There are a few on the market already, but this one - Smart Beauty Express Hair Colour  -  is brand new, and available exclusively in Superdrug, so you know it's not going to … [Read more...]

Rush to M&S for haircare launch

Marks and Spencer has recently announced a collaboration with southern English based salon chain, Rush, producing Rush The Salon Range, which is available exclusively in M&S Beauty stores from February 15. The range includes nine products, including  Silk & Gloss Multi-Use Oil, Body & Bounce Light Hold Mousse, Lift & Defy Root Lift Gel, Command & Control Ultimate Blow Dry Lotion, Big & Bold Volumising Spray, Shine and … [Read more...]

5pm Staff New Year New Look: Allison

To bring in 2015, we've given three of our 5pm staff members a new year new look. Our first staff makeover is Allison Kerr, our Customer Care Team Leader. Our Allison has spent the last few years growing her hair. It's now long and flowing way past her shoulders. But having reached her hair goal, she's been feeling a bit restless. So she decided 2015 was the perfect time for a change.   Fringe Anyone who has ever seen the photos of … [Read more...]

New Year, New 5pm Looks

January is the month of transformation. It's the month of new beginnings, looking ahead and shaking off the past year. Becoming the person you want to be. And what's a better (not to mention more fun) way to do that than with a brand new look? 5pm staff Three of our staff members in the 5pm office have been stuck in a hair rut. Our Customer Care Team Leader Allison Kerr has had long straight blonde hair for years. She's a bit bored of it now … [Read more...]

Our Gillian meets Olly Murs

Our Health & Beauty Manager attended the Donna Mortimer Ballantyne Charitable Trust Ball on Saturday. She got all glammed up for the star studded event in aid of Kilbryde Hospice. First she got her lashes and make up done at Kiki's Powder Room. Then she got her hair done at Amy's Hair Corner. She got all glammed up in her dress And ran into surprise guest, Olly Murs! And Nicholas McDonald from the X Factor. Here's a selfie with … [Read more...]