Peter Marcus Hairdressing
As well as their performance, some athletes have seen their personal appearance scrutinised. Our own Jessica Ennis has been the poster girl of London 2012 but not all competitors have received such positive attention.
Many websites are displaying pictures of “Olympic best hairstyles” with the chance for people to vote on their favourite styles. However, in some cases this has become malicious. 16 year old U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas won Gold for her country, however her hair came under scrutiny by social media users branding it as “unkempt” and this has caused uproar.
In light of this we have chosen to look at hair care and exercise.
Exercise is good for your health but can be damaging for your hair. Cardio exercise may cause excessive sweating. Sweat can cause a salt build-up in the hair which leads to dryness and breaking, this is made worse when a hat or scarf is worn over the hair as it locks in the moisture. Headbands can also cause damage as they can cause friction on the hairline.
If you do want to keep your hair tied up off your face opt for satin or silk material.
Effects of Swimming
Swimming is a popular sport in the Olympics and is also an excellent way to stay healthy; however the chlorine in the water can make hair dry.
To care for your hair after swimming make sure your wash your hair immediately after swimming, if you can’t wash it straight away at least rinse it to get the chemicals out. After shampooing the hair work conditioner into it, concentrating on the roots. Leave on for 3-5 minutes so the conditioner works deep into your hair. There are hair products available for frequent swimmers however, normal moisturising conditioner will work fine.
After conditioning rinse thoroughly and squeeze out excess water, gently rub the hair dry with a towel. If your hair is very dry there are spray-on conditioners available which will help with dryness.
After spraying on the conditioner separate hair gently with a wide tooth comb. Never use a hair brush on wet hair as this can cause breakage. If your styling routine involves a hair dryer, use it on the lowest possible heat setting as heated stylers can cause additional damage to the hair.
Another option is to use a swimming cap or coat hair in conditioner before swimming.
If your hair is being ruined by your exercise regime, a deep conditioning treatment or hot oil treatment can be used once a week.
If your looking for a hairdresser in Manchester to discuss any conditioning or other hair care treatments and we will be happy to help: 0161 834 1422 or 0161 834 1122.
We all know how great we feel after having our hair cut but what if you could feel even better? With the launch of our new treatment room at the back of the salon, you can now step out feeling fabulous AND refreshed.
We’ve teamed up with Carole Bradford, an experienced massuse, who will be offering her professional massage treatments at Peter Marcus, meaning you can indulge in some serious R&R by combining a massage with your next visit to the salon. Treatments currently on offer include:
Swedish full body massage – approx. 1 hour £40
Back/Neck/Shoulder – approx. 30 mins £20
Hopi ear candle – approx. 45 mins £30
Natural lift facial massage – approx. 45 mins £30 (recommended course of 6 to achieve maximum results.)
Consultations required prior to all treatments.
For more information call our reception on 0161 834 1422 or pop into the salon to meet Carole.
We are very pleased to welcome back Jenny, our lovely receptionist who’s been off on maternity leave.
We’re sure you’ll agree that it’s been time well spent; Jenny gave birth to beautiful baby Lucas on 23rd April, who weighed in at 8lb 9oz.
We’ve certainly missed Jenny’s bubbly and infectious personality around the salon and we know many of you have too. We’re thrilled to have her back!
An innovative new hair treatment is being offered at Peter Marcus!
The salon is one of a select few in the UK to try out the Keratin Revolution formula from Brazil. The treatment replenishes, repairs and conditions unruly hair into luscious straight locks. It uses natural compounds found in the hair and body to make sure the style lasts for longer and doesn’t damage your hair in the process.
Read more about this product and a full review of the treatment offered at Peter Marcus in July’s edition of Live Cheshire below.
In the next few weeks, both Peter and Marcus will be heading another Matrix seminar in Newcastle to showcase some of the top tricks of the trade and their world-renowned skills within the hair industry.
Peter Marcus Hairdressing prides itself on its partnership with Matrix and their passionate team of international representatives who push the boundaries of innovative hair care and treatments.
A range of Matrix products are available at our Manchester salon to compliment the latest fashion and beauty trends.