In The News

milk_shake hair products regularly hit the headlines and are favourites of hairdressers, end-users and the press. When new milk_shake hair products launch or when bloggers and editors get their hands on milk_shake Whipped Cream, milk_shake Colour Maintainer range and many more of our products we love their response!   This ‘news’ section will keep you up to date with public opinion and the hottest hair product range!

DIRECT COLOUR AT FASHION WEEK

milk_shake® Session Stylists Teresa Weller and Kelly Summerfield headed the backstage team for Innu London during February.

Upcoming designer Kim Melville-Smith launched her latest collection Power at Meursault Bar, Kensington. Hair was big, strong and powerful with a soft, dramatic and feminine twist. Mohawks were dressed with hair extensions that had been coloured with soft pinks, pastel greens and baby blues. Kelly Summerfield quotes, ‘this years colours are crazy and strong and reflect power. Not only does Direct Colour offer so much colour choice, it’s also so quick to develop and easy to use. It works brilliantly on hair extensions which is important for session work’. Once again milk_shake’s new Lifestyling Strong Hairspray was a godsend according to Teresa Weller ‘session work is fast paced and exciting, but I need good, strong products that I can rely on to hold the hair. The new hairspray was exceptional to work with on the Mohawks’

March 3, 2017 / Comment

milk_shake PRODUCTS A HIT ON TV!

Top Irish Beauty Blogger, Edel Cox from @thebeautydial chose milk_shake’s Home Cocktail Kits as her must-have hair hero on Irish TV during February.

Edel was a guest on Ireland’s RTE One TV channel and offered beauty tips that focussed on milk_shake® Direct Colour Cocktails.  Watch the programme below:

 

March 3, 2017 / Comment

milk_shake Sponsor Designer Of The Year At London Fashion Week

milk_shake® goody bags were opened by excited VIP’s sitting front row at the Chanel Joan Elkayam Show whilst backstage, milk_shake® Session Stylist Andrew Smith, headed up a team of hair artists including education team member Kristina Ainge.

Chanel’s collection La Sola Rosa has been highly acclaimed by worldwide press. Chanel herself is receiving an astonishing amount of global media attention as the youngest ever designer to win New York’s Fashion Designer Of The Year. Chanel is British, incredibly talented, full of inspiration for young females and she takes the view that even the smallest detail is critical to the end result. milk_shake® are delighted to be associated with her! Andrew and the team took inspiration from the La Sola Rosa collection to create beautiful, delicate and intricate S Wave Updos that wowed the audience. The hair perfectly complemented the designer’s collection and Andrew himself admits that once again, milk_shake® Lifestyling products were a godsend.

March 3, 2017 / Comment

Allure Collection Autumn Winter 16

October marked the launch of our latest global collection, Allure : a stunning array of inspiration for stylists, colourists and of course all those milk_shake customers who love to stay on-trend with the latest colours and hairstyles.

allure collection by milk_shake hair care

The Allure Collection has been described as simply sublime!  Allure is inspired by a woman whose style is a combination of refined elegance and sophisticated charm.  This style evokes an impeccable look and an original attitude.  Hairstyles are integrated into the complete look of this woman who knows what she wants, the colour represents her desire for originality.

The main artistic principles are intertwined in a unique system with tailor-like precision.  It creates stability in the haircuts and shapes to enhance the colour, becoming a fundamental part of this collection in order to create a new evolution of lines, direction and movements.  This charm can be described in one word : Allure.

Take a look at the incredible array of inspiration below.

If you are a milk_shake stylist or colourist and would like to find out more about milk_shake education, please email us info@milkshakehaircare.co.uk or speak with your milk_shake representative.

October 31, 2016 / Comment

milk_shake Join Salon Du Chocolat

milk_shake and Salon Du Chocolat joined together to unveil a stunning chocolate fashion show at The Chocolate Show London.

milk_shake Salon Du Chocolat show 2016

We were delighted to sponsor milk_shake session stylist, Teresa Weller and her team that included milk_shakee educator Kelly Summerfield at The Chocolate Show 2016.

Hair included the most exquisite crown using delicate white chocolate butterflies. This beautiful updo was created by Teresa Weller. img_6145This model wore a dress designed by Anita Thakker, make-up by Seventa Images and all imagery courtesy of Salon Du Chocolat. Teresa was keen to comment ” It was awesome to head such a talented team of stylists at such a fabulous event with a wonderful aroma of chocolate surrounding us.

The designers had done the most amazing job and working with the models, having the chance 14725537_1277307638968882_7362023895612796960_nto get incredibly creative was fantastic. milk_shake products are perfect for session work – it is so important to know that when I am creating structured work, I am not damaging the hair with harsh products. I love milk_shake because I trust it to perform exactly as required with a knowledge that the product can be easily rinsed out the following day leaving no damage. We’ll be backstage at Salon Du Chocolat next year! The constant supply of delicious chocolate, cakes and desserts was just an additional bonus!”

The opening night was covered by high profile media to include Evening Standard, Telegraph and ITV News. The Salon du Chocolat are renown for bringing together the talents of chocolatiers and fashion designers from around the world and in joining forces with the milk_shake team made the most deliciously mouth-watering looks to be marvelled at worldwide.

A special mention to Seventa Image who organised the Fashion Show with Salon Du Chocolat.

October 25, 2016 / Comment

Silver Shine – the delicious treat for blonde hair!

Silver Shine combines the restructuring benefits of milk proteins, vitamin rich blueberries and violet pigment to brighten and neutralise unwanted yellow tones in blonde or grey hair. Silver Shine Shampoo and Whipped Cream leave the hair looking brighter, shinier, softer and healthier.

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Silver Whipped Cream Just Heaven!

This product takes Whipped Cream to another level.silver-shine Not only is the smell incredible, the product is completely client friendly, it contains a perfect level of tone to clean up a dirty blonde in between salon visits.
Silver Shine Whipped Cream Leave In Conditioner 200ml RSP £15.79

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Has a softer, violet based tone which is slightly kinder on the hair than the average silver shampoo. It leaves a really even finish and is perfect for those blondes who have really porous hair! Expect the wow factor for shine. 300ml RSP £13.29

Silver Shine Shampoo 300ml RSP £13.29

September 10, 2016 / Comment

milk_shake Pop Up Festival Hair Salon

As the muddiest Glastonbury Festival in history unfolded, celebrities, singers, bloggers and the exclusive guests of the Pop-Up hotel flocked to the beautifully designed milk_shake Pop Up Festival Salons. Braids, waves, pastel hues and seriously sparkling festival make-up were huge! The milk_shake team was headed by our go-to festival stylist and milk_shake ambassador Shelley Pengilly and British Education Manager, Becky Wardrop. The girls were joined by the national education team to ensure we could deliver an outstanding milk_shake experience!

milk_shake Pop UP Festival Hair Salon

Primrose Hill socialite Daisy Lowe became a salon regular and has featured in Vogue’s Glastonbury roundup posing with lush braids by Becky, whilst singer Gabrielle Aplin visited for a trim and a power-shot of direct colour a couple of hours before her set. Models, beauty bloggers and Huffington Post journalists

Daisy Lowe visits milk_shake glastonbury salon

Charlotte Carle and Ashley James visited our team daily for curls, waves and beautiful festival make-up before they braved the mud to get down to the Pyramid Stage.

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Keeping everything eco-friendly was paramount under Glasto rules and the white, reclaimed wooden salon interior designed by the talented team at Lane Redesigns was perfectly on brand and beautiful. The pre-book and payment service (a godsend due to the dreadful weather conditions) was courtesy of Salon IQ Software whilst Easy Dry provided us with their range of eco-friendly towels which perfectly suited the situation we were working in.

milk_shake is recognised as the festival go-to hair brand by celebrities, stylists and consumers alike – the festival crowd is a perfect match for the boutique milk_shake branding! We now boast an incredible selection of the most coveted festival hairstyles of the season and with the Secret Garden, Cornbury, V Festival, Wilderness and Tea In The Park yet to come we are able to offer you imagery of pure festival hair inspiration!

 

 

July 13, 2016 / Comment

Why You’ll Love milk_shake Leave In Conditioner

If you invest in any beauty product this month, let it be hairdressers’ favourite miracle conditioner : milk_shake Leave In Conditioner

We know, we hear you : there’s a miracle hair product thrust infront of you every time you browse a magazine, scroll through your Facebook feed and visit your hair stylist.  But truthfully, this one is more special that your average conditioning spritzer.

Ready to add a must-have product to your hair routine?

Here’s why the entire hairdressing world gets addicted to milk_shake Leave In Conditioner after one single dose! and for July participating salons nationwide are offering this to you at a special price of £9.99 (normal price is £15.79).   Click here to locate your local milk_shake premier salon.

milk_shake leave in conditioner

milk_shake leave in conditioner

    1. It comes in 2 sizes at a realistic £7.99 for 100ml or  £15.49 for 300ml –  it isn’t going to break the bank and you have to understand just how long this bottle will last you!  It goes on and on and on.  Purchase at special price of £9.99
    2. Head sore?  Feel immense tension when you are trying to pull out those knots?  Have a little girl who crys and yelps each morning as you tug at her hair before school?  Be prepared for the miracle – no more tugs, crys, screams!  Easy hair brushing with this extremely effective Leave In Conditioner.
    3. Have we mentioned the smell?  The smell.  Oh the smell!  Prepare to become an instant addict when you spritz this smell around your hair.  Expect a wonderful aroma of cookie dough vanilla essence.
milk_shake leave in conditioner

milk_shake leave in conditioner

What it does?

  1. Revitalise Honey Extract soothes and protects hair whilst Vitamin Rich Fruit Extracts of Strawberry and Blueberry revitalise dull, limp hair
  2. Hydrated hair?  This is for you!
  3. Preserves colour by sealing the cuticles specially formulated complex Integrity® 41 (milk_shake’s exclusive patented complex of anti-oxidants) ensures colour integrity is protected against free radicals and hair is shielded from the oxidising effects of environmental agents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 1, 2016 / Comment

WIN VIP FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE WORTH OVER £1,500

milk_shake festival hair competition

milk_shake festival hair competition

Win a VIP Festival Experience worth over £1,500 including luxury accommodation

 

Your chance to win a luxury festival experience at Cornbury Festival with the ultimate festival pamper hamper to accompany you!
milk_shake hair care UK have teamed up with The Pop-Up Hotel, Cornbury Festival, Wild About Beauty Make-Up, Rae Feather & Tempest Jewellery to offer one lucky winner tickets for 2 to #CornburyFestival .
How to Enter :
* Post an image of your festival style  on Instagram and include #festivalstyle #festivalfabulous hashtags.
* You can enter multiple images with a 20 image limit.  By entering this competition you agree that all companies involved have the right to use your image in promotional activities and share your image.
* You must follow @milkshakehair & tag @cornburymusicfestival @thepopuphotel @wild_about_beauty @tempestjewellerydesign and @raefeather
The Prize : 
The prize includes luxury VIP accommodation
, a hamper of #milk_shake hair goodies (valued at £200), #makeup (valued at £150), beautiful #festivaljewellery (valued at £100) from Tempest Design Jewellery and a stunning #handbag from the Rae Feather Collection (valued at £180)
Dates :
Start Date : – 09:00am Wednesday 22nd June 2016
Closing Date : – 23:00 Tuesday 28th June 2016
Winner Announced on Instagram  : – Sunday 3rd July 2016
Terms & Conditions :
Competition is open to UK residents over 18.   The winner will be chosen by Wild About Jewellery’s founder Louise Redknapp.  The winner will be posted on @milkshakehairuk Instagram page and contacted directly.  T&C’s apply (www.milkshakehaircare.co.uk/termsandconditions).  This competition is in no way endorsed by Instagram. No cash alternative.
Cornbury Festival Information

The tickets are 2x adult weekend tickets, with accomodation at The Pop-Up Hotel in a Classic Room – 15′ bell tent (based on two people sharing) with a value of £895. The full description of the Classic Room is here: http://www.thepopuphotel.com/classic Access to the site from 2pm on Thursday, 7th July to Midday on Monday, 11th July. The arena is open from 9am – Midnight each day, with music on the main stages beginning at approx. 11am. There is also late-night entertainment in the ‘Campsite Bar’until approx. 2am.  Further info on our website: http://www.cornburyfestival.com/ * please note that you will be required to bring your own tent and camping equipment.  This is NOT provided.

 

June 22, 2016 / Comment

WE WILL POP UP AT GLASTONBURY

We Join Pop-Up Hotel & The Pop Up Salon at Glastonbury Festival

milk_shake will be back at The Pop-Up Hotel for the third year at Glastonbury Festival ( June, 2016), so festival goers can get that salon feeling without even leaving the fields…rest assured that this year we are bigger and better than ever before!

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We all know that third-day festival hair feeling: you’ve exhausted your ability to braid in a tiny compact mirror and a shampoo and blow dry seem like the ultimate luxury. Say hello to The The-Pop-Up-Hotel---Bell-TentsPop-Up Salon – fabulous blow dries and braids using award-winning Italian professional haircare brand milk_shake’s natural products, which feature milk and yoghurt proteins alongside organic oils and fruit extracts.

milk_shake pop up at Glastonbury

milk_shake pop up at Glastonbury

 

Glastonbury Pop Up Hotel & Motel attendees can book their treatment by clicking here or calling 07437 015377

 

 Hair Treatment Menu

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June 1, 2016 / Comment

CREATIVE VISION FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

milk_shake is hosting Afterlife, its biggest ever UK show, on Sunday April 24th 2016 and the event will include the final of the brand’s inaugural Creative Vision Live Competition.

Afterlife will see vibrant shows from milk_shake’s artistic team, including BHA Southern Hairdresser of the Year finalist Dave Baker, Welsh Women’s hairdresser of the Year Shelley Pengilly, legendary celeb stylist Neville Ramsay and Education Manager Becky Wardrop.

 

milk_shake creative vision live

milk_shake creative vision live

Entrants submitted a photographic image and the eight finalists will be whisked to London and treated to overnight accommodation for their appearance in the live final at The Grand in Clapham, where they will recreate their look on stage in a 10 minute slot, and explain the inspiration behind it. The legendary Desmond Murray will judge the competition.  The winner will receive two tickets for a fabulous all-expenses paid trip to the z.one concept international event in Spain on the 24th – 26th September 2016.

We had an amazing response to Creative Vision and some incredible work submitted.  The eight finalists have now been selected and contacted individually.  The finalists are : Charlie Symes, Mermaids and Dolls; Svitlana Mutsa, Svitlana Hair; Jess Kelly, The Strand Hair and Beauty; Rebekah Etoe, Base Kingsbridge; Stacey Gadke, Salonista Ltd; Gemma Evers-Buckland, Rock in Rollers; Maresce Roussart, Heir of London; Georgie Fensom, Bows Hair and Beauty.

 

General Manager Xavier Berrell says, “Our family of salons is passionate about milk_shake and we’re keen to support and nurture them with business and creative opportunities. We support them in business in many ways, including not retailing our products on third party sites to keep them genuinely salon exclusive. Creative Vision Live is our way of thanking the salons for their loyalty and passion for the products with the opportunity to appear on stage AND to win an all expenses paid trip to Spain.”

 

If you would like to attend milk_shake Afterlife Show on the evening of Pro Hair London, tickets are available to purchase here

April 12, 2016 / Comment