Our excellent team of stylists are qualified and experienced to re-style, colour, treat and maintain your hair. We offer suggestions and advice...and we listen to you.
Some of our stylists excel in cutting techniques and some in colouring. We work as a team and we treat you as an individual.
SKILLED STYLISTS Creating A Total Look
Let us create your new beautiful Total Look with the best possible cut and shape for your own personal style.
SHORT TO LONG
We understand what an important decision this is.From the minute you meet your stylist you'll know you're in caring and very creative hands.
Styles come and go and some classic cuts stand the test of time. However, a new 'celebrity' style can become an overnight sensation. We're on it.
Re-styling needn't involve a drastic change. Sometimes a different cutting technique, a new interpretation of your current style or a re-shaping can make a refreshing change. Trust your stylist. She has your best look at heart.
A LIGHT TRIM
Maintain your precision style with regular trims or let your stylist adapt your hair length ready for a new style whilst keeping your hair looking gorgeous.
SASOON PROFESSIONAL COLOUR AND CARE
Total Look uses Sassoon's iridescent Chromatology colour and care products for glossy shining hair colour.
Enhancement of your natural hair colour. Semi-permanent colours give a natural look with up to 80% white coverage
Toning any unwanted tones in your natural or coloured hair to create a perfect personalised colour.
Permanent coverage of white and natural hair. We also offer a refresh service with our regrowth application to revive existing colour when required.
Enhance your hair with more than one colour for a natural multi-toned look. Single foils can personalise your hair style with natural or exciting vibrant colour.
For clients who haven't had their hair coloured before we will arrange an allergy test prior to your appointment.
NOT JUST ABOUT A HEAD FULL OF CURLS
Modern perms are no-longer all about the retro curled styles beloved of 80's soap stars and 1930's movie icons.
A full hair perm creates soft curls, full of volume and movement, which look natural and leave the hair in excellent condition.
A volumising perm gives your roots a lift and a kick rather than actual waves and curls. Perms don't need to begin at the hair roots to achieve a full, bouncy wavy style.
We will always advise you how to maintain the style we create using permanent curling and waving techniques. Similarly, your stylist will recommend the best products to use at home to maintain healthy, shiny hair.
For clients who haven't had their hair permed before we will arrange an allergy test prior to your appointment.
stylish, on-trend styles for men
Poster-boy, man-about-town, sports man or country gent... we can give you the look that cuts the mustard.
CUTTING & STYLING
We have the skills, you have the hair. Our stylists will take your hair from school boy to undergraduate; student to working man. We can give you 'the look', share our secrets and show you how to make the best of your new style.
Our stylists are skilled and experienced at gentleman's hair cutting and styling for all ages.
perfect hair on your wedding day
Bride, mother of the bride, bridesmaids and page boys. Sorry - but the groom will have to come in another day!
We will invite you for a special consultation so that your stylist can listen to your ideas and make some suggestions of her own. Together you will plan your hair preparation to achieve your most beautiful bridal hair.
Your stylist may suggest a cut, some colour work or a treatment range to ensure your hair is wedding-day perfect.
We'll need your date so that we can plan 'backwards' and book your appointments to fit around your busy schedule.
ON THE DAY
On the day of your wedding we recommend you come in to the salon, but if you wish to have your stylist attend to your hair at your home we may be able to make arrangements to suit you.
THE FUSION REPAIR PROGRAMME
A new deep hair repair treatment provides instant and long-lasting fabulous results. Home products also available
The Fusion Repair Programme begins in the salon with a professional application which penetrates deep into the cortex of the hair filling worn hair fiber to restore optimum condition, leaving hair noticably softer and smoother but significantly more resilient to breakage. The hair cuticles are protected and sealed against chemical and mechanical damage leaving it primed for hairbrushes and tools to glide through.
Allergy testing for permanant hair colouring
At Total Look we require all NEW clients to have an allergy test before hair colouring treatment takes place in the salon. We do this for your protection and safety.
What is an allergy test?
24 hours before your hair colour appointment we will apply a tiny amount of the hair dye product we will be using on your hair – usually behind your ear where it can’t be seen. Most adverse reactions are fairly instant, but in some cases a reaction can be delayed for a few hours. We provide you with a special cotton pad to remove the dye test should you react shortly after leaving the salon. We recommend you visit your local phramacist who may suggest anti-histamine ointment if a reaction occurs.
If you do react - even mildly - we will not proceeed with hair colouring.
What causes an allergic reaction to hair dye?
Many permanent and some semi-permanent hair dyes contain a chemical called paraphenylenediamine (PPD), which is a known irritant and allergen. Although normally safe to use PPD is the culprit of most reactions to hair dye.
There can sometimes be contributing factors which can make an individual unusually sensitive to hair dye Pregnancy, the menopause, prescribed medication and even stress can tip the balance and make an individual react adversely to hair dye – even if you have used hair dye in the past.
You are particularly at risk if you have (or have previously had) a black henna tattoo.
How bad can it be?
In its mildest form an allergic reaction to hair dye will result in a hot, irritated and very itchy scalp, possibly with redness and swelling around the hairline. This reaction is usually immediate and can last for days – even months.
More serious reactions can cause hot and very painful swelling of the eyes, face, mouth and throat which will require IMMEDIATE medical attention - most likely at the A&E department of your local hospital. Treatment includes emergency administration of steroids and anti-histamine medication. The effects can take a considerable amount of time to subside and may cause and increased sensitivity to other topical allergens.
Rarely, a hair dye allergy can cause anaphylaxis to occur. This reaction is a medical emergency and can be fatal.
To make an appointment for a consultation, allergy test, or to book a visit to Total Look please call 01600 715544