Male Hair Trends 2015



Just like current hair trends for women, textured hair is all the rage for men's styles. A flashback to the London Collection:Mens Shows which revealed AW15 is focused on textured and messy styles, something we can imagine will suit those not so keen on early starts, however jumping straight out of bed and running your hands through your hair doesn't necessarily mean you've nailed the dishevelled look!     

Ideally suited to hair with a longer length on top, wear your hair straight forward, this can be uncomfortable if it's not your usual style so try a loose centre parting to start with, use a sea salt spray lightly through damp hair and allow to dry naturally, finish with a hair paste on the ends to hold!

The Wet Look

As usual the runway looks are not always suitable for everyday wear, and this is certainly true of the wet look, but you can take inspiration from them and make them your own. The complete opposite from the messy and textured look, this slick back, wet style is surprisingly simple to do.  

The key is using a brush to meticulously comb each strand of hair into the style you desire after towel drying. For an even wetter barnet, comb through a gel and allow to set naturally.

The Quiff

The quiff has been revamped and re-worn over and over, and is a particular favourite with celebrities, especially David Beckham, so it's no surprise to see its appearance once again this year. The classic look can be worn by men of all ages and in varying ways. 

After applying a product that will add volume, blow-dry backwards with a vented brush. Comb through with a light styling lotion for a natural look or use a matt clay for more control. Hairspray is a must for securing your look! 

S/S '15 Hair Trends


Messy Braids

As we near the end of January, the winter has well and truly settled in. This is the time of year we all need a boost, so we decided to look ahead to the warmth of summer and what we will be doing with our hair this coming spring/summer. 

The S/S 2015 runways focused on natural, undone and textured hairstyles. Boho waves, all variations of ponytails, braids and twists were the looks of choice for some of the top designers. 

To achieve these styles at home, all you need is volume, volume and some more volume! Some time backcombing before arranging into your preferred look will ensure a messy, just-got-out-of-bed vibe that is key next season. The Extra-Body range by Paul Mitchell available in our shop is perfect for quickly giving your hair volume and creating these on-trend styles. 

Loose Waves - For natural loose waves, spray some Extra-Body Daily Boost into your roots before blowdrying your hair upside down until nearly dry. Part in the centre and tie in two twisted buns, continue blow drying and then release for textured effortless waves.

Playful Ponytail - For a bouncy fun ponytail that works best on unwashed hair, generously spray dry shampoo through the roots and roughly curl large sections of hair. Backcomb from the roots and tie into a high ponytail, pulling the sides to tighten the elastic and add height, gently tease the under layers of hair to give the illusion of thicker hair!

Messy Braid - Messy braids, couldn't be easier, lightly backcomb the lengths of your hair, pull to one side, braid your hair and pull random pieces away for a dishevelled style. 

Colour trends have also changed for Spring/Summer 2015, forget harsh colours and replace ombre/dip-dye with baby-lights. An emerging trend perfect for the Spring months, highlights are strategically placed around the crown and ends for sun-kissed, multi-tonal hair. As we're only a month into 2015, our hair certainly deserves a little revamping to keep up to date with the new trends! 


A Pride Makeover



Before and after Lauren's transformation

Lauren Wilson from Velvet Magazine experienced a Pride makeover for their January issue. Read on to find out how much she loved her new look…

It was safe to say I was certainly no stranger to dying my hair! Having tried every colour of the rainbow over the last few years, there was only one colour I was scared of; my natural one! But it was high time I gave my hair a detox from harsh bleaching and colour stripping. Getting my hair back to a natural colour was the biggest transformation I had had in a long time, but the girls at Pride made it pleasurable and left me with a whole head of what feels like brand new hair! 

I opted for Black hair in the end. If I was going to back dark I decided to go the whole way! Starting with a pre-pigment treatment, I later found out the whole team at Pride jumped on board to choose the best way to get top results for my hair colour, and my stylist Kayla said this was her favourite part of Pride, they were such a close team! This was something that was evident from the moment I stepped into the reception and was greeted by a smiley Sue and the other friendly salon girls bringing me tea, coffee and magazines throughout my near four hour makeover.

My time in the salon was personal and Kayla stuck to the consultation we'd had previously, remembering all the little details about how I wanted my hair cutting and how I liked to wear it. It was the little touches like this that have made me excited to book my next appointment, and of course my new glossy black locks haven't faded a shade! 

Read her full article in the January issue of Velvet Magazine!

By Lauren Wilson  


Desk to Dark



Desk to Dark

Let's be honest, we all love going out after work on a Friday night. Whether we're heading out to dinner, going for drinks with colleagues or putting on our dancing shoes for a big night out, we want to be out of that office and in the pub as soon as we can. The big question on every girl's lips is, "how do we go from desk to dark without having to take the time consuming decision to go home first?"

Well, here at Pride we've got some tricks up our sleeves for you. With our New CID Cosmetics range on hand, pop in for a one-off make-up lesson, purchase you're favourites and then keep them in a chic bag under your desk so you're ready whenever the party mood arises. 

Open till 8pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, you can always make a dash for the salon and let our stylists and beauticians do the hard work for you, making getting ready the most stress free it's ever been!

An Express Manicure is the quickest way to transform your nails, after a cut and a shape choose from our extensive choice of OPI nail colours, opting for a shade to match your outfit. And with just £5.00 extra to add OPI gel colour, which can last up to 3 weeks, you'll be ready for the next few nights out too!

And finally, the most important step…creating a hairstyle that lasts! With a blow-dry and finish, our stylists are on hand to dry, brush, curl and straighten your locks into a style that looks perfect right up until you fall into bed! 


Pride's Christmas Gift Guide


Christmas GiftsThere's just over 2 weeks until Christmas and whether you're at the last hurdle with your Christmas shopping or you've not even started yet don't panic, here's our guide to help you out with those last few tricky people!

She Deserves A Pamper…

We all know someone that never gets a minute to themselves, so what better gift than the pampering they deserve. Our body treatments range from hot stone therapy, full body massage and indian head massages all taking place in our relaxing salon.

The Wrinkle Obsessed

Dermalogica products are a No.1 worldwide unisex brand, free from preservatives and probiotics, and are designed to suit all skin types too. A prescriptive facial using Dermalogica products includes a power exfoliation and a shoulder massage, or there's always the option to buy the products separately in the salon too. 

The Glamorous One

Make-up lovers will know the hottest new brand is New CID Cosmetics. We offer make-up lessons using these gorgeous products so customers can achieve a whole new look, and then pick their favourite items.

The Colourful One

We've got a whole spectrum of OPI products in store for the most colourful fingertips over the festive period. Nail varnishes are also a great stocking filler! Don't forget your toes either, MINX foils host prints, patterns and colours galore and a full set is just £27.50!

The Jet Setter

For the busy friend thats always away for business or jetting off to the next exotic location, help to top up their skin colour in the winter months with a St.Tropez spray tan for just £21.50, available in 3 different shades. We also stock a number of St.Tropez products in store to maintain sun kissed skin all year round! 

Hair Fanatic

If your hair has been dried out over the summer in the sea and swimming pools, Moroccan Oil is your ultimate rescue remedy. We stock the most nourishing and replenishing brand to get your hair back on track. We've got hair masks, shampoos, conditioners and hairbrushes, all in store now!

And if you're still completely stuck, remember we sell gift cards too, so there's no need to worry about getting it wrong this christmas!


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