Beautiful Blondes and Braids and Waves

Brian tells all about Blondes for SS15!

“Fusing apricot misty lilacs and minty hues, blonde’s really are having more fun this season. Mid lengths and ends are blending seamlessly with blonde and pastelised hair to give a three dimensional kick”

And meanwhile…

We are seeing plenty of braids and waves. To achieve that Boho chic look it’s all about less is more. Tuck your tresses behind the ear, pull to side and loosely plait for that effortless effect. For a look slightly edgier style, plait whilst wet and leave overnight, you’ll wake up with cool easy waves ready for a day in the sun.

It’s a curl thing

We really can’t live without the fabulous new ghd Curve curling wands that have recently arrived in the salon. Due to brand new technology they heat up in seconds allowing us to achieve beautiful curls finishes within minutes! Easy to use – ask your stylist how to best take advantage of your ghd Curve Curling Wand for looks that last 24/7. Available in salon now £110.

Gallagher’s Greats

Brian tells us exactly what’s hot for haircuts this season…

“Short cuts are so hot this spring. From undercuts through to undone ‘lobs’ aka Jourdan Dunn, these looks are storming down the catwalks and favorites with celebs such as Rita Ora and Scarlet Johansson. Effortlessly undone with masses of movement and disheveled glamour, this haircut is all about creating a statement of wearability”

Let’s hear it for the curls…

“With summer festival season just around the corner, waves and movement for longer hair are going to be big news for the coming season. Hippy glam mixed with an urban tribal feel it where it’s at with braids, matte texture and powdery volume all cocktailed to give a new twist to longer tresses.”

It’s that time again…

It’s coming up to that time again where we prepare for numerous award entries and competitions and we couldn’t be more excited! Keen to retain the title won in 2013 when Brian was named Scottish Hairdresser of the Year at the British Hairdressing awards we’ve got our dates penned in our diary to work with the amazing photographer Andrew O’Toole on a two day shoot to create our collection for 2015 in London later this Spring.

Go Brian!

There is a business brain behind all of Brian’s creativity hence The Salon Magazine have asked Brian to be a regular contributor to their Business Blog – the most recent being on ‘The Importance of Awards.’

In the feature Brian explains what elements it takes to grow an award winning team; such as creativity, trend awareness and client focus. “This awareness comes from our art team regularly taking part in shows such as London Fashion Week where seasonal trends are constantly pushing boundaries and challenging conceptions”, says Brian.

Brian also discusses the significance of entering competitions and industry awards, taking into consideration which ones best reflect the work of the salon. With another blog post from Brian due to be featured this month and Gallagher & Horner nominated for a whole host of awards this season, there’s plenty to shout about!

Hair Magazine Feature

We’re excited to announce that we have taken part in Hair Magazine’s 5 days 5 ways editorial which will feature in their April edition. The feature includes a shoot where our multi award-winning Brian Gallagher recreated 5 of his favourite hair looks fresh from the catwalk. The looks included a totally wearable colourful fishtail plait, a more adventurous Bardot beehive and some seriously commercial loose waves and a faux bob. Each style was picked to ensure that readers could easily recreate the look at home and be ready for any occasion this spring! We can’t wait to see Brian’s work in print and look forward to future collaborations with Hair Magazine!

Colour Me Beautiful

This season at Gallagher & Horner we’ve had fun mixing up some stunning new tones to add to our extensive colour palette. New favourites of ours include Blush, Sage, Graphite, Ash, Burnt Orange and Indigo Blue. All very brave shades, each of which bring an element of ethereal vibrancy and nowness to your hair. If it’s something more subtle you are after, brunettes should opt for a mahogany mix, whilst blondes should go for either icy blonde or honey shades to keep bang on trend.

NYC Fashion Week

Fashion Week is the holy grail of hair inspiration! Whether this be on or off the catwalks, there’s amazing hair to be seen everywhere. New York Fashion week never fails to disappoint, this year featured genie braids, hat hair, bold blondes and bob cuts. A classic look to be seen on a lot of the runways was the simple low ponytail with subtle updates such as leather accessories or back brushed at the ends to create lively texture – an elusive nod to the 70s. Be fashion forward and try some of the amazing looks for yourself!


We <3 BAFTAs hair!

Another year of BAFTAs means another year of impressively beautiful hair. Hollywood’s hottest pulled out all of the stops for one of the most prestigious award ceremonies in the film industry calendar.

With a lot of 70s inspired looks to be seen, there were plenty of sleek and straight styles, loose and side swept waves and effortlessly tousled locks. Contrastingly paired with smokey eyes and dark lashes – the Royal Opera House couldn’t have looked more glamorous.

Be inspired by our Hollywood honeys and try out their looks at Gallagher & Horner!

SS15 Looks!

Here at Gallagher & Horner, we love experimenting with this season’s hottest hairstyles and colours. The SS15 shows brought plenty of stunning looks that can be created straight at home…

It’s official, crimping is cool again! Match with a low pony or center parting to create a more textured look – perfect for festival season. As well as this, the slick back wet look is still going strong. Embrace the spring showers and match with natural make-up.

As for cuts and colours, the bob-cut is back with Hollywood babes and fashionistas, Kate Bosworth and Emma Stone going for the chop. Pair with loose waves to complete an effortlesslychic look. Whereas the colour trends consisted of deep mahogany tones, icy blondes and honey hues.

Which styles will you try this season?

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