Peter Marcus Hairdressing
A new season means a new you. As the leaves turn brown and everyone returns to school, university or work after the summer, autumn marks a chance for a fresh start. And why not start with your hair? Here are our favourite hair colour trends for 2013…
Honey Blonde – Out with the pastel, peroxide tones of summer blondes. Embrace a more natural look and try a rich honey blonde. Seen on the likes of Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and now Kim Kardashian, a golden honey blonde warms the face and is the perfect transitional colour from summer to winter.
Strawberry blonde – A strawberry blonde is a beautiful compromise for anyone a bit worried to take the plunge into blonde or ginger territory, perfectly complimenting paler skin tones. Perfect for the festive months, strawberry blonde is a much-envied and very rare colour naturally – so why not fake it?
Orange – Taking a natural ginger and turning it up to eleven, orange stands out against dark winter clothing whilst still being seasonal. Whether it’s a dark reddish shade à la Florence Welch or as bright as possible as worn by Paloma Faith during LFW, now’s the time to bite the bullet. Go bright or go home!
Chestnut brown – For those wanting to go dark without washing out your complexion, chestnut brown may be just the solution. With warming tones, chestnut brown suits all skin types and beautifully accentuates brown eyes. We suggest styling this colour with soft curls for a natural yet eye-catching look.
Midnight black – Edgy punk style is taking over the high street, so there’s never been a better time to try black. To avoid a flat one-dimensional colour, try a midnight black. The blue undertones catch the light and add shine with a funky twist. This shade also brings out the colour in blue eyes and maintains a hint of colour during the dark months.
As Matrix ambassadors, Peter Marcus are masters when it comes to colouring hair and use only the best professional hair dye, including colours from the extensive luxurious Matrix range – locking in colour and ensuring a soft and shiny finish. To learn more about colours available or to book a consultation, call us on 0161 834 1422, use our contact form online or pop into the salon on Peter Street, Manchester.
The wonderful Marcus Shamim will once again be gracing our screens next week on QVC, this time demonstrating the Topstyler.
The product consists of heated ceramic shells, which infuse heat gently and evenly along the hair, minimising damage and creating a longer lasting curl. By keeping the hair in place until completely cool, the ‘C-Shells’ allow the curl to set completely without frying the hair, unlike traditional curlers or tongs. They also stay below way below the temperature at which hair naturally burns, keeping your curls natural and glossy, rather than broken and brittle.
Through using the finger curl method, as opposed to wrapping the hair around a wand, the Topstyler allows you to create multiple kinds of curls with just one tool – loose waves, natural curls or just to give your hair a bit of extra volume. Marcus will be demonstrating the many possibilities of the Topstyler, plus his own favourite tips for creating a gorgeous curl set.
Not a stranger to the limelight, Marcus has appeared on QVC several times before as the UK’s Official Instyler and Topstyler Brand Ambassador. “I like to push myself and take myself out of my comfort zone,” he said, “Whether that be walking out in front of 2000 hairdressers to do a show in Ukraine or to go on national TV. It’s something that I like doing and I feel very privileged to be in that position and have this opportunity.”
We’re right behind you Marcus! You can catch Marcus on QVC on Monday 23rd September, demonstrating this season’s must-have styling tool. For an appointment with Marcus or any of our other talented stylists, give us a call on 0161 834 1422 or pop into the salon on Peter Street, Manchester.
With the arrival of the autumnal months, shorter feminine styles are booming in popularity. And no wonder. Short hair is low-maintenance in bad weather and quick and easy to style on dark mornings, whilst still being dramatic enough to make a statement. Here are our top 5 celebrity short hair inspirations for Autumn and Winter 2013…
5) Beyonce’s bob
For those too nervous to go all the way, a short angled bob can be a great way to ease you into having shorter locks. Beyonce has proved the versatility of the style, wearing it straight for a sophisticated red carpet look, and wavy for a relaxed daytime feel.
4) Elisabeth Moss’ asymmetrical style
Elisabeth pulls off a longer pixie cut by framing her face on one side. The asymmetrical style is flattering for those with round or square faces and gives the hair more structure. This cut allows you to style the front with minimal effort required in the back.
3) Anne Hathaway’s pixie
Pixie cuts are great for accentuating feminine facial features. Anne Hathaway’s short cut draws attention to her perfect smile and the deep brown colour accentuates her eyes. Sleek and elegant, it proves that short doesn’t have to mean masculine.
2) Miley’s shaved sides
If a pixie still isn’t short enough, why not draw inspiration from Miley Cyrus and take to the clippers? Miley’s daring undercut is fresh and fun and allows her personality to shine through. It’s also a great – if not bold – move for those with damaged hair who want to start from scratch.
1) Shailene Woodley’s chop
In at number one is Shailene Woodley, who recently cut off her hair for a good cause. She donated the hair to a charity which creates wigs for sick children, and what greater inspiration is there to try a new style than that? Shailene encourged her fans to do the same, telling them “there are so many human beings out there who would love the opportunity to possess long hair, but simply can not because of their current situation…. let’s share!”
If you’re interested in a trying an adventurous new style, we offer free consultations at any time, so why not drop by next time you’re in town? Call 0161 834 1422, contact us online or drop into our Manchester city centre salon on Peter Street. After all, it grows back!
It didn’t stay long, but it would seem that summer is officially over and Britain is swiftly transcending into autumn. But, as depressing as that may seem, never fear. A new season means new hair. So here’s our list of on-trend hair ideas for autumn…
- Big curls – Forget the soft, tousled waves of spring and summer, this season is about wild hair. A 40′s meets 70′s look with a side parting is bang on trend and easy to style at home using rollers and a back-combing brush. This style perfectly compliments the classic Film Noir styles on the runway this season, giving a classic look a contemporary twist.
- Face-framing fringe – Fringes are perfect for the colder months. A choppy, Zooey Deschanel style fringe can make even the most wind or rain swept hair appear put together, framing the face and accentuating the eyes. Couple with a chunky scarf for a laid-back yet polished style.
- Punk-inspired bob – Rather than a sleek, sharp bob, this autumn it’s all about spiky layers. A shorter hair style can emphasise your feminine features and is easier to style than a traditional bob – just run some wax or gel through it and you’re good to go. Layer bright and dark fabrics to emphasise the edgy look.
- Neutral tones – Autumn is all about understated hair colours. Chocolate browns, dark blondes and muted reds give a more natural look and warm the face, complimenting all skin tones. Autumnal fashion is all about layering colours and fabrics – with a toned down hair colour, you’ll be sure not to clash, giving you more creative freedom with your outfits.
We offer free consultations at any time, so why not drop by next time you’re in town? Call 0161 834 1422, contact us online or drop into our Manchester city centre salon on Peter Street.
National Carers Week 2013 got off to a flying start on Monday as Peter Marcus opened their doors to local carers, providing them with a well deserved treat. As a part of the nationwide celebration of hard working carers, the Manchester hair salon offered the services of five of its top stylists for a day of free pampering. Stylists Peter, Marcus, Claire, Stacie and Joe spent the day treating carers to a free cut and blow-dry, plus styling, to allow them to sit back, put their feet up and enjoy a bit of time for themselves.
The event was organised through Manchester Carers Centre, and after the success of Peter Marcus’ involvement in Carers Week 2010, the salon was keen to help out again and donate their skills for a worthy cause. The event gave all guests the chance to put themselves first for a change, and indulge in some much needed me-time, in recognition of the selfless support they give all year round.
Carers Week 2013 continues until the 16th June, raising awareness of the role of carers within the UK. This year’s theme is Prepared to Care? which Carers Week describes as ‘encouraging the public to think whether they could manage a caring role’ whilst also ‘helping those already caring to make sure they are accessing all the practical and emotional support they need.’ Peter Marcus’ complimentary pampering was a big hit, with carers leaving the salon feeling fresh and fabulous. The event was also an opportunity for the guests to meet other like-minded carers and kick back in a relaxed and friendly environment.