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Posts Tagged ‘Manchester hairdressers’

This month we welcomed a new member to the Peter Marcus family.  Andrea joins us from her home-town of Kildare, Ireland – however hairdressing isn’t her only passion..

While it may look like butter wouldn’t melt, Andrea actually has a long and successful history in the boxing ring!  At just eleven years old, she became the first Irish national champion to come out of her local boxing club, making history and earning herself a lifelong title.  In 2010, Andrea travelled to the National Stadium in Dublin to compete in the Girls 1 44kg Final, beating her opponent 6-1 and securing victory for St. Brigid’s boxing club.  Her performance was so impressive, that her coach has used the match footage to teach other youngsters at the club ever since!

andrea moorhouse boxing champion

It was a momentous occasion for the club, which had only been newly formed.  The coaches were unsure about whether any of the students would be ready to compete so early on, however Andrea proved them wrong, working her way up to the final and taking home the gold for Kildare.

However, Andrea has now put down her boxing gloves and decided that her future lies in styling.  She’s starting her journey with us at the Peter Street salon, and we’re sure that her spark and determination will get her a long way in the industry.  We’re delighted that she’s with us, and are proud to have a sporting champion on the team!

To make an appointment at our salon in Manchester city centre, use our booking form or call us on 0161 834 1422.

This winter was all about edgy hair. Sharp bobs and choppy pixie cuts were bang on trend, with the added benefits of being super low maintenance in spite of wind, rain and snow. But now that the sun is out, and we’re all in the mood for summer, are you starting to feel hair cut regret? Are you wishing you could create those lushious beachy waves we all crave during the sunny seasons? Well, why not give extensions a try? They’ve come on a long way since the poorly disguised artificial hair of the early naughties – check out these celebs for some inspiration…

Kourtney Kardashian

While we’ve never seen the any of the Kardashians with anything but flawless hair, we’re especially loving Kourtney’s not-so-natural locks. Rather than lengthening, Kourtney’s extensions thicken, leaving her hair looking thick, shiny and full of life.

Selena Gomez

Selena fully embraces ‘hippy chic’, coupling extra long extensions with a floral headband and bare midriff. We think this would be the perfect look for a festival, particularly for those with a centre parting.

Rita Ora

Rita shocked us all at the Oscars, swapping her trademark bob for some platinum waves in a more relaxed version of her classic retro look. Rita is living proof that blonde looks amazing with any skin tone – especially in summer!


We couldn’t just pick one look for Beyonce – her hair changes far too often for us to keep track! Bey is a great example of the flexibility of extensions and weaves – they’re changeable, they’re dyeable and you’re never stuck with one style for long.

Daniel Radcliffe

Sorry – we couldn’t resist! But hey, who says hair extensions are only for women? We actually think that Daniel has been something of a trailblazer in the male extension department – was Jared Leto copying his ‘do at the Oscars last week?!

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We love the versatility of hair extensions, hair pieces and weaves. Can’t wait for your short hair to grow out – you don’t have to! Which is why this year, we were thrilled to welcome the wonderful Tinu, the creator of Dilusso Hair Extensions, to join us! Tinu offers some of the best hair extensions in Manchester and is now on hand for customers of all hair types looking for great quality, all natural extensions and weaves.

If you’re looking for summer makeover, and want to find out more about the hair that Tinu has to offer, contact us today on 0161 834 1422 or use our contact form to book an appointment. You can also pop into the salon on Peter Street – we’re always available for a chat!

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.

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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.

Autumn hair ideas

  • 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.

Autumn Hair Ideas - Fringe

  • 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.

Autumn Hair Ideas - Choppy Bob

  • 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.

Autumn Hair Ideas - Neutral Tones

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.

Vidal Sassoon inspired look

On May 9th probably the most famous hairdresser in the world Vidal Sassoon CBE died at the age of 84. Described as a “creative genius“, his influence on the industry and fashion as a whole cannot be over stated.

Peter and Marcus are both fans of his work and Marcus has said that “This is a great loss to the industry. He was a big inspiration of mine and put British hairdressing on the map. He was the best at beautifully executed work that left the public and industry gasping in awe.”

“Many of my looks are inspired by his work. We’ve lost a legend and it’s very sad news’.

This is just one of Marcus’s styles inspired by Vidal Sassoon.