I had an exciting ‘curly hair adventure’ with Michelle Scott Lynch, the co-founder of Bouclème, on set for her photo shoot in London recently. Michelle asked me if I could help and I jumped at the chance to work with her and her products; it was also the first time I have done a proper photo shoot apart from amateur productions with salons in the past. The thing I most loved about doing the shoot was that Michelle used her customers in the photos  – they are curly (obviously!) and beautiful, but they are also ordinary women ; two of…

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By Margo Steeden UK curl brand Bouclème launched their fantastic new Curl Cream last week at Planet Organic‘s Flagship store and I was delighted when Michele Scott-Lynch, the founder of Bouclème, asked me along to the event. It was a joyful moment when I discovered that Bouclème’s latest product was a curl cream. I love a curl cream and it is one of the staple products in my curl-styling arsenal because it’s so versatile. It can be used on wet hair for awesome, curl-boosting moisture; for hydration, smoothness and definition when doing twist-outs and braids; added over a leave-in, it…

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After years in a close relationship with straighteners, and straightening treatments, it can be a struggle to make that transition to natural curls. That’s why I think it can be encouraging to learn how others have managed it, and what they have learnt in their personal journey to natural curls. I met Pauline recently when she came in to have her hair cut, and we had a chat about her curly journey, which Pauline has agreed to share with you. Lindsey: You have beautiful curls. Can you tell me a bit about your relationship with your hair? Pauline: Thank you. I had spent 30…

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This week I went behind the scenes of the product range Boucleme. Why did you start a range of products?  After researching the ingredients of curly hair care ranges I found that the majority of products available were sulphate and silicone based – 2 ingredients that perpetuate the problem of dry frizzy curls. One strips the hair of all protective oils and the other, a non-water soluble film former, gives the illusion of smooth and sleek hair but prevents much needed moisture from entering the shaft. The only thing that can remove silicone is sulphates so it becomes a vicious circle of…

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Hairdressing is still a popular career path for many people in the UK. With thousands of centres for learning all over the country, the qualification you get at the end of the course is an NVQ levels 2 and 3 in hairdressing. Habia are responsible for setting the standards that form the basis of all qualifications in hairdressing and are licensed in the UK. These standards are looked at every three years, so the next time things will be looked at and if any changes are made it wont be until 2017. Research has shown when looking into the subjects…

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