How To Care for Your Heat Stylers

ghd+original.jpg

It’s taken several years of dusty makeup bags, a dozen cracked palettes and one too many breakouts, but these days, most of us are wise to the need to wash our beauty tools on a regular basis.

And while you may have your six-step skincare routine and best brush practice sorted, there’s one everyday tool that’s flown under the weekly wash radar, and it’s sitting on your heat pad right now.

Yep, it turns out that hair straighteners actually need as much care and attention as our other makeup tools to keep bacteria at bay – and our hair in tip-top condition.

Neglecting to clean your straighteners could lead to a buildup of dirt and grime, which not only affects the quality of your straighteners, but could also damage your hair too.

Think about how many styling products are standing proudly on your bathroom shelf right now. Those same creams, serums, sprays and oils that you use on our hair every day are coating your trusty GHDs too – not to mention the natural oils from your own scalp.

The good news is that there’s a super easy cleansing regime to ensure your ceramic plates stay in perfect nick:

Once you’ve finished styling, place the heat resistant plate guard on your styler and allow to cool on a heat resistance surface such as a heat mat. When the styler has cooled down, it should be stored without wrapping the cable around the styler as this will shorten the life of the product and damage the cable over time. To clean your styler, use a lightly damp soft cloth or a baby wipe on the plates – NEVER submerse your styler in water.

 

Splurge and Save: Last minute gift ideas from Reds

Still stuck for Christmas gift ideas? From stocking fillers to luxury gifts, our friendly Reds team can help you track down the perfect present. Here are our top picks for affordable and luxury holiday gift ideas available now at Reds.

Save

KEVIN.MURPHY Mini Shampoos & Conditioners

a5392555f05440b4db314ecc35728a90--kevin-murphy-blush-hair-salon.jpg

These little luxuries make the perfect stocking stuffer from $12 – $15.

Invisibobble

invisibobble_reg__The_Traceless_Hair_Ring_3_Pack_ORIGINAL_Make_Up_Your_Mind_1506067793.png

The Invisibobble is a ponytail holder that won’t crease or damage your hair, holds your style in place without pulling and doesn’t tangle with dry or wet hair and is just $15.00.

Eleven Travel Packs

24312536_1988347174516414_878776280159790516_n.jpg

Perfect for anyone going away this holiday season, these fabulous packs include a Hydrate my Hair Shampoo & Conditioner, Body Wash and Moisturiser (all 50ml). And cheap as chips at just $30.

Travel Sized KEVIN.MURPHY Styling Sprays

16a158a58a10e9fe1319ea325dbff6d7--kevin-murphy-cos.jpg

These handy little products would be a welcome addition to any woman’s handbag. The Fresh Hair Dry Cleaning Spray gives body and texture while removing excess oil, while the Session Styling Finishing Spray provides a firm, weightless and lasting hold. Body Builder gives weightless volume, while Doo Over gives a moisturising, light hold while also removing excess oil and product residue.

Each spray comes in 50ml size for $25 and $35 for 100ml.

Splurge

Wahl Travel Dryer

wahltraveldryer-700x700.jpg

At just $49 this compact hair dryer will give you the look you want, while being small enough to easily pack into your suitcase for your summer holiday.

KEVIN.MURPHY Hair Care and Styling Products

kevinmurphy.jpg

All KEVIN.MURPHY products, are proudly sulphate and paraben free, made from sustainable resources, using pure essential oils, plant extracts and natural antioxidants. They are also certified by PETA as cruelty free. We can vouch that Kevin’s quest to be green hasn’t come at the expense of quality. From just $48, this range of salon only hair care products caters for every hair type.

GHD Gold & Platinum Gift Sets

408_image_1_hero.jpg

A good quality hair straight styler is at the top of any girls’ Christmas wish list. We have a limited number of the premium GHD Platinum gift sets available for $380, or $320 for the GHD Gold gift set. Both sets come with a chic, and heat resistant, storage bag and a complimentary OPI nail polish.

Reds Voucher

Still can’t decide? Give the gift of great hair with a Reds voucher. Available in $20, $50 and $100 dominations, there’s a voucher for every budget.

 

All of these fabulous products are available at Reds now. And to make it easier for you during the silly season, if you can’t get up to see us, give us a call with your Credit Card number and we can courier your new products straight to you!

Merry Christmas from the team at Reds!

Splurge & Steal: Perfect Gift Ideas from Reds

From stocking fillers to luxury gifts, our friendly Reds team can help you track down the perfect present. Here are our top picks for affordable and luxury holiday gift ideas available at Reds.

Steal

Kevin Murphy Minis

beauty_2.jpg

We have a limited selection of the popular Kevin Murphy mini styling lotions available including Motion Lotion. Motion Lotion is a curl enhancer and frizz controller, all in one weightless lotion. This gorgeous product is just $9 and makes a fantastic gift for those with curly locks.

Kevin Murphy travel size Fresh Hair Dry Cleaning Spray & Session Styling Finishing Spray 

imgres-8.jpg

These handy little products would be a welcome addition to any woman’s handbag. The Fresh Hair Dry Cleaning Spray gives body and texture while removing excess oil, while the Session Styling Finishing Spray provides a firm, weightless and lasting hold, both for only $20 each.

Sugar Hair Bun Maker 

bun.jpg

Perfect for an easy summer up-do. With excellent online tutorials available, these make these a great pick for anyone with long hair at just $12.99.

L’Oreal Professionel Hair Chalk

hair-chalk-2-600x300.jpg

Great for that New Years Eve party, these wipe on – wipe off colours are fun and fantastic for just one night. Available in a range of colours for only $25, they make the perfect stocking stuffer for any party girl.

Eleven Miracle Hair & Three Minute Repair Treatment Pack

Miracle Hair Treatment High Res.jpg3 Minute Repair Treatment Tube High Res copy.jpg

These amazing products do it all, including protecting your hair from the rigours of heat styling, chlorine and salt water. They detangle and soften and also contain a sunscreen….the list goes on! And for a limited time we have both these cult treatments available together for just $40.

 

Splurge

Kevin Murphy Styling Products

kevin-murphy-hair-treatment.jpg

All KEVIN.MURPHY products, are proudly sulphate and paraben free, made from sustainable resources, using pure essential oils, plant extracts and natural antioxidants. They are also certified by PETA as cruelty free. We can vouch that Kevin’s quest to be green hasn’t come at the expense of quality. From just $48, this range of salon only hair care products caters for every hair type.

Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector 

31OFZeYMiZL._SY355_.jpg

Olaplex will make your hair stronger, healthier, and your colour will last longer. Using Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector for $49 at home once a week will maintain strength, structure, integrity, softness and shine between salon visits.

L’Oreal Professionnel Styling Trio

shampoo-hair-cat.jpg

The L’Oreal Professionnel Styling Trio is a complete home haircare system that features innovative molecular precision technology. Packs are available for all hair types and at just $58 a real bargain this Christmas.

Kerastase Masque

BO9czapCMAAJBmP.jpg

Keratase has developed professional hair masques for all hair types. From $65 these luxury masques have been designed to condition, nourish, add volume, strengthen, & boost hair colour.

Professional Heat Styling Tools

0F55D5BE306211A0D29DF6669B465CB4.jpeg

323_image_1_PDP_920x440.jpg

A good quality hair straight styler or hairdryer is at the top of any girls’ Christmas wish list. We have a limited number of the coveted GHD Platinum stylers available for $279.  We also have fabulous Wahl SupaDryer hairdryers available for just $129.

 

All of these fab products are available at Reds now. And to make it easier for you during the silly season, if you can’t get up to see us, give us a call with your Credit Card number and we can courier your new products straight to you!

Merry Christmas from the team at Reds!

 

How To: Beachy Waves

Beachy-Waves-5

Spring has arrived and while it may not be summer yet, it’s never too early for beachy waves, whatever the weather.

This look is easily achieved whether you rock long layers, a midi, a lob or even a bob (plus  it looks great for everyday or after dark paired with a smoky eye).

Here’s how to do it…

What you need:

Salt Spray

We love L’Oreal Professionnel Techni.art Play Ball Beach Fizz.

img-thing

Curling Tongs

Before purchasing your pair, make sure you check out the size of the barrels on your chosen set. For thinner hair, small to medium is best and for thick hair, medium to large. Depending on how tight you’d like the waves, a temperature gauge is a welcome addition. The hotter you set the tong, the more statement the tousles.

We love the GHD’s curve series of wands and tongs. The oval shaped set offers more of a vintaged finished look whereas the rounder barrel creates softer, tumbling waves.

302_image_2_hero

Hairspray

The key with tousled hair is to find the hairspray that will provide the hold without the weight. You want your tousles to be able to bounce so avoid anything too sticky. We love Kérastase Spray a Porter.

kerastase-styling-spray-a-porter

How to do it:

  • Wash your hair, making sure you don’t use too much conditioner. To create the best waves, you want your hair to be as light as possible so it’s not weighed down.
  • Once you’ve towel dried the hair, flip your head over and generously spritz your chosen salt spray all over the ends. This will mean it’s coated with texture but the roots have been avoided.
  • If you want a super natural, loose look – just let your hair dry naturally. However if you want more of a statement, voluminous look, roughly blow dry your hair, using your finger tips to create volume in the direction of the air.
  • Turn on your tong until it’s heated and section the hair.
  • For ultimate beach babe, take sections of your hair, varying in size and wrap around the tong holding for around 3-5 seconds.
  • Once the entire hair has been done, you can keep them tight or for boho glamour run your fingers through them, so they blend with each other.
  • Finish with a spritz of hairspray.