Modern Hairstyles for Women with Fine Hair Over 50

A shaggy hairstyle for fine hair over 50 is a layered haircut with textured ends. Nothing says “youthful” better than this hairstyle’s trendy and modern vibe! Plus, its volumizing powers bring life to the hair and its wearer, making it the best option.

Aside from the convenience it offers, this cut cancels out wrinkles on your face with its soft finish.

A Shaggy style will help your haircut last longer because of the shorter layers. They work either styled or air-dried. Tousled hair is in, so the shag is a pretty fail-safe choice! It is great to wash and wear or style out, so it’s versatile for many lifestyles

A chic haircut that adds extra volume exactly where you want it? See these trendiest shaggy hairstyles for fine hair over 50!

Chin length, effortless with bangs! Lots of movement and texture to add volume to fine locks.

This stunning grey layered shaggy style, with a fringe that works well on fine hair. The ashy tone will take years off you. Its long enough that you can pull off an updo!

This sassy shorter shag style features choppy layers and a side fringe . Suits a square shaped face. One of the best hairstyles for a women in their 50s!

A few inches past the shoulders, wavy texture with lots of movement.

A shaggy hairstyle that’s easy to maintain. Styling with a textured spray and adding a few fine babylights and lowlights to add dimension.

Jane Fonda… bouncy volume, lots of short choppy layers and caramel, sandy tones to create depth and dimension.

Autumn Hair Cut Trends 2020

As the seasons change, we start to think about different skin care routines, autumn nail colours, winter wardrobes and we do the same with our hair! We look for a fresh new look… These are the biggest autumn haircuts that will dominate autumn 2020..

From side-fringes to heavier blunt bangs – autumn is fringe season and a quick way to bring a haircut bang-on-trend. The most popular fringe trend will look to 1960s stars like Brigitte Bardot, with a lightly cut, wispy fringe that won’t overwhelm any face shape

Summer will have seen a rise in grown-out bobs or lobs, but autumn will be all about the sharp, blunt bob which will hit the jawline. Shorter styles, in general, will take centre stage with precision cutting. As well as one-length blunt bobs, we will see angular and asymmetrical bobs, which gives face-framing length for rounder face shapes.”

Bold and voluminous pixie cuts will be the ultimate low maintenance cut that everyone will be asking for in the Autumn. Keep it modern with choppy layers to add volume.

Classic and face-framing for everyone, the collarbone cut is the ultimate style for those not wanting to go too short this season. The key to this cut is the simplicity. Stick with blunt ends and a few layers if you require more volume.

A face-framing fringe is the perfect transitional haircut to get you through the seasons. This cut draws attention to the eyes, opens up the cheekbones, and is perfect for growing out any DIY bangs you cut during quarantine.

How to do a Scalp Massage for Hair Growth

When your locks start looking less lustrous, you could spend a fortune on special shampoos, masks, supplements, and high-tech treatments, or you could try this simple, free, do-it-yourself solution backed by science.

How to Do Scalp Massage for Hair Growth

Hair loss is not just a guy’s problem. If you’re starting to see your strands thinning, consider trying this simple at-home strategy: scalp massage, which may promote hair growth.

A scalp massage can increase blood flow to the scalp and to the hair follicles. A study in the January 2016 issue of ePlasty shows that just four minutes of scalp massage a day increases activity among genes known to promote hair growth, and dials down the activity of genes linked to hair loss and inflammation. What’s more, study participants also noted an improvement in hair thickness. Gentle massaging of the scalp can increase blood flow to the hair follicle, the root of the hair, which is the only living part of the hair. Massaging works by dilating the very small arteries within the scalp, increasing blood flow to the hair follicle and therefore prolonging the growth cycle of hair.

Scalp massage for hair loss also reduces stress, which can worsen hair loss. Not only does the boost in blood circulation to the surface of the skin aid in delivering more nutrients, it’s also relaxing.

When to do a scalp massage?

Scalp massage for hair growth can be done while you’re shampooing in the shower or when your hair is dry pre-shampoo. You should aim for at least three minutes if you are working with both hands because that encompasses a large surface area. There’s no need to use any oil or serum, but some people like to include aromatherapy. Relaxing scents such as lavender, and invigorating scents such as eucalyptus or mint, will augment the circulatory boost.

How to do a scalp massage?

A gentle fingertip massage is a good jumping off point. That’s enough to stimulate the blood flow. If you tend to hold a lot of tension in your neck and scalp, you can increase the pressure gradually. Start from the edges of the hairline and work your way in toward the crown. You want to stimulate the lymphatic drainage as well, and that starts at the periphery. Kneading, in particular, aids with warming up the skin, which helps increase blood flow to the scalp.

10 habits for highly successful hair!

It’s usually quite easy to spot a successful woman. Her attire is perfectly pressed, nails masterfully manicured, and makeup expertly applied. She oozes self-confidence, walking with her head held high. And, upon that head, rests a mane of healthy, shiny hair. Yes, this is a woman who takes the time to care for herself from the tips of her toes to her luscious locks…

Is your hair not quite living up to your expectations? It may need a health boost. Unfortunately, when it comes to a self-care regime, we lovingly slather our bodies and faces with soothing creams and ointments, we are far less kind to our hair. Blasting it with heat, ripping apart tangles, and subjecting it to a huge array of impossible-to-pronounce chemicals. If we truly want to a mane of success, we need to learn how to get healthy hair. And this means treating our tresses.

Here are 10 habits for highly successful hair.

1. Regular Trims

Snipping your strands will help conquer your follicles’ number one enemy: split ends. After all, split ends not only make your hair look brittle and uncared for, but they also lead to breakage. Regular trims will keep your ends healthy, while giving the illusion that it is growing faster.

2. Slumber on silk

Your current cotton pillowcase is not as innocent as it appears. In fact, it wreaks havoc on your tresses every single night. New York physician, Jesleen Ahluwalia, explains that silk helps prevent tangles and breakage, enabling your hair to retain its healthy appearance and long length. Plus, nothing will make you feel more successful than a night ensconced in the luxuriousness of silk.

3. Brush brush away

If you have ever wondered how to get thick healthy hair, you must look to the Disney princess for advice. How do they achieve their thick, lustrous locks? It’s all the brushing they do. Brushing regularly will ensure that your hair’s natural oils will be more evenly distributed throughout your scalp, preventing possible damage. Lucy Flora, stylist at Frederic Fekkai in New York City, warns against using plastic brushes as they can break your hair strands. Plastic is also non-conductive, which means your hair will have much more static. A ceramic brush or boar-bristle option is preferred.

4. Show your scalp some love

It is impossible to achieve healthy hair without a healthy scalp, so it is important to use products that keep your scalp moisturized, especially if you are a fan of hats. Scalp massages are perfect for stimulating blood flow and boosting follicle health. Another option is investing in a scalp massager.

5. Take a deep breath and de-stress

Stress takes a toll on your whole body, including your hair. In fact, too much stress over a long period of time can actually make your beloved follicles start to fall out, leading to rapidly thinning hair.

6. Loosen up those tresses

When it comes to wearing your hair up, never ever use a rubber band. And clips with metal fasteners are a big no-no too. Instead, opt for a scrunchie or a material-covered band that won’t pull at your strands. Redken also recommends eschewing tight ponytails, braids, or buns as these can weaken hair. A looser updo is much more follicle-friendly.

7. Oil is your new best friend

Introducing your mane to a hair-healthy oil is great for both moisturising your follicles and your scalp. Whether you opt for an oil of the olive, coconut, argon, or almond variety, your hair will absolutely thank you. Make sure you spread it evenly throughout your locks, ensuring that the tips get their fare share. Just remember, don’t use too much or you’ll end up using a gallon of shampoo to get it out, which defeats the whole purpose.

8. You are what you eat

If you want your hair to exude good health, you need to eat the right nutrients. Protein, omega-3, and biotin are all necessary to achieve long, thick, healthy hair. Consuming lots of fruits and vegetables, lean meats, whole grains, and drinking water are all important in promoting strong hair. It is also important to ensure that you are getting enough vitamins and minerals, paying special attention to vitamins B, C, and D, zinc, and iron.

9. Hair Masks au natural

If you have ever wondered how to get hair healthy naturally without relying chemicals, you need only look to your pantry. Applying mashed bananas to your hair for about 15 minutes helps repair damaged follicles, mayonnaise can provide deep-conditioning within an hour, butter will add much needed moisture, mashed avocado can add shine, and washing your hair in beer will make locks more lustrous.

10. Keep your cool

Have you ever felt the top of your head mid blow dry session? it feels hot and frazzled. Cosmetic Chemist, Ni’Kita Wilson, recommends hitting the cold-shot button on your hair dryer to cool your hair down instantly after a blow dry session. This will not only make your head feel better, but it will prevent ongoing follicle damage.

Now that you know how to get healthy hair, it’s time to spring into action. Follow our top 10 tips and give a big hello to glorious locks that let everyone know who you really are: a highly successful woman with highly successful hair!

What to expect at your salon visit

We are so delighted to be welcoming you back to the salon! Your health and comfort is our priority, so we wanted to take a little time to explain what the salon experience will be like at your appointment and what to expect at your salon visit.

We want you to still be able to relax and enjoy your salon visit, safe in the knowledge that we have put in place the strictest health and safety measures to ensure everyone’s safety and wellbeing.

Before Arriving at the Salon

Please adhere to appointment times to reduce unsafe congestion in the salon.

We respectfully ask that you do not bring anyone else with you to your appointment, so that we are able to maintain safe numbers within the salon.

Where possible, please bring only your payment card into the salon and leave excess personal belongings at home or in your car, e.g. coat, handbag, shopping etc.

Please wear a face mask at the salon, All our staff will be wearing appropriate PPE equipment.

At the Salon

Please sanitise your hands on arrival

Clients will be welcomed straight to the salon section.

Social Distancing Rules will be upheld, as much as possible, throughout your entire salon visit.

To help limit the potential spread, communal items like magazines will no longer be available.

We are unable to offer refreshment at this stage, unless you bring your own cup.

All sections and hairdressing tools will be sterilised between every client visit.

Work stations, door handles and all surfaces in the salon are consistently wiped down and disinfected regularly throughout the day.

We hope the above makes you feel safe and secure, please do come in confidence.

Post Lockdown Transformations

We have been thrilled so see so many of you in the salon since we re-opened on the 4th July. Thankyou all for your support and understanding. We are embracing our new normal. Here are some post lockdown transformations.

How to grow healthy long hair

Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s a lengthy haircare routine with oils, masks and vitamins. For some women, having enviably long hair just happens, but for the rest of us, growing our hair to our shoulders is easy and then it tails off into wispy ends…

Tweaking certain aspects of our day-to-day beauty routine must be made. Whether that’s using a different hair brush, adjusting how often you use your hair dryer or straighteners. Adding a vitamin to the mix, or sleeping on a silk pillowcase. There are several easy steps that can be done to achieve long, lustrous locks.

Feed your Hair

Good hair grows out of a healthy body, so make sure you’re eating a well-balanced diet with lots of protein. This will help you grow long healthy hair. Oils in avocados, eggs, nuts and seeds are great to add to your diet.

Be consistent

Keep a regular hair routine. You should be doing weekly hair masks and regularly shampooing and conditioning your hair. I don’t mean washing every day – that won’t help you grow longer hair but may dry it out. washing a couple of times a week is fine.

Lazy styling?

When it comes to styling you really want to do as little as possible. A weird fact is that sometimes air drying can be more damaging to your hair than blow drying because water also damages your hair.

So don’t leave your hair wet all day, but put down the hot tools. You don’t want to be using any straightening irons or curling wands if you want your hair to be as long as possible. If you are going to, make sure you always use a heat protection product.

Keep it natural

If you really want to grow long and healthy hair, stop lightening and colouring your hair too often. The colour process damages the cuticle which causes split ends and breakage.

Treat your scalp

We recommend regular head massages to treat your scalp and promote hair growth.

There isn’t exact science around this but it has shown that massage to the scalp will improve blood flow and this is only going to create healthier hair follicles. Your head is probably the easiest part of your body to massage yourself so it’s something you can do in the evenings or before you wash your hair.

Get frequent trims

It may seem counterintuitive, but if you want long hair that’s actually healthy, you need to get regular trims. While haircuts don’t make your hair grow any faster, they get rid of split ends that break your hair. Eliminating the breakage gives the appearance that your hair is growing faster. After all, a split end that breaks can lead to your hair losing length — not to mention shine, volume, and smoothness.

Vitamin power

If your diet isn’t supplying you with enough nutrition, a supplement could make a world of difference. Look for a multivitamin that’s formulated and labeled ‘For Hair, Skin and Nails’. “Those contain important vitamins like biotin and C and B vitamins that support hair health.” Bonus: You may also get better skin in the process!

Looking after your locks in lockdown!

Is your hair looking a bit dull and lack lustre… ready for your next colour appointment? Need a trim and keep reverting to the messy bun! We have you covered on how to keep your locks looking fresh and funky until you can get back to see us in the salon.

Colour Refresh

 Re-ignite the glow of your Wella Professional colour. This colour recharge collection is fantastic for giving hair the gentle refreshment it needs. See vibrant dimensions refreshed. Brighter blonde, depth and tone, colour correct, restores shine.

Roots and greys

Your new BFF whilst your waiting to get back to the salon is the Colour WoW root cover up. It instantly covers greys and dark roots with no mess and lasts one shampoo.  Will see you looking salon fresh for that all important zoom party!

Transform your style

You might have a bit more time on your hands so why not experiment with new styles. Adding an accessory can help you cover roots and greys. Adding a wide headband looks great on any length hair.

Spring showers… brings frizz

Sunshine and rain can play havoc with curly hair. We love the Sebastian Professsional Twisted range. Perfect for taming those curls.

Sebastian Twisted Elastic Curl shampoo and conditioner will keep curls bouncy by infusing hair with elasticity! Curls will last longer and be stronger. Team with the Twisted Elastic Treatment to nourish and hydrate. Fights frizz, adds moisture and transforms untameable kinks into bouncing curls.  

You can get your products from our online shop.

https://store327248.ecwid.com/Sebastian-Professional-Haircare-c913676

Our video guides to colouring and cutting your tresses at home.

You may now be overdue your salon visit.. roots and greys visible wondering what to do! Before you reach for the sun in or the secateurs please watch these two videos.

Here is Jimie.. showing you how to colour at home safely. Our advice is to please wait until you can get to the salon but if you really need to please follow our expert guidance and if you have any questions, we are here for you.
https://www.facebook.com/230630256951808/posts/3491457840869017/

Trim your bangs!

Here is Tristan, one of our creative team, bringing you the skills and guidance to trim your fringe at home. Remember little and often.
Here is the link to our video on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/230630256951808/posts/3472714982743303/

Our online shop is Open!

Treat yourself to soft, silky luscious locks and have salon perfect hair using our Sebastian Professional products. Browse our online shop here. Why not send a gift to a loved one or keyworker…


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We’ve transformed our salon window… featuring the work of our very talented creative team. We hope it’s not too long until we can see you all again and transform those lock-in locks!

Happy Hair at Home when you can’t get to the salon!

You may be wondering what you are going to do about your colour when you can’t get to the salon!

Don’t despair… or do anything too hasty! Let us advise and answer your colour questions. Email us Info@garbos-hair.co.uk We are here to help.

Before you throw on a box colour contact us and we can look back through your record to advise the perfect match. Always do a patch test first… or you could end up with a disastrous mess… then what will you do!

How to tame your mane at home!

  1. Dry Shampoo.
    One of the quickest and easiest fixes for dark roots is to apply dry shampoo close to the scalp as this will help lighten the top of your hair.
  2. Change your parting.
    always thought about parting your hair in the centre or zig zagged? When you wear your hair in the same way every day, your hair actually becomes flatter and your roots look darker. Switch the parting and it’s like a fresh colour injection.

3. Embrace styles that add dimension.
the best styles that are made to show highlights are braids and twists.
4. Try a root concealer.
There are products out there designed to help with hiding your roots, it might now be the time to try them out. Contact us and we can help with the right colour choice for you.
5. Apply Argan Oil. Argan oil is one of those heal all products that has huge benefits for your hair. It has omega 6 and 9 which will help strengthen and moisturise the hair. This should help both the colour and the texture of your locks.

We hope you are all safe and well. We are here to help.

Charlotte returns from her maternity leave

Charlotte returns from her Maternity Leave

Charlotte is returning to the salon following her maternity leave on Thursday 27 February 2020 after the birth of her daughter.

Charlotte will be working Thursday’s 11.30 to 7.30, Friday’s 9.45 to 6.00 and two Saturday`s a month the first & last 8.15 to 4.30.

We are all looking forward to Charlotte’s return to the salon as much as she is.

If you would like to make a booking please call Julie on 02392755520 or email to request an appointment using the link