Bronde, Sombre and the Marylebone Gloss: Pierre Doumit shares his colour trends for autumn winter 14

This Season it is all about the Sombre, the Bronde and the Marylebone Gloss.

The Sombre is an evolution of the dip dye and the ombre. It is a “subtle ombre” (S(ubtle) Ombre) where the contrast between the darker and lighter shade of the colour is more subtle and blended altogether. As ever the new trend started on the Holloywood Red Carpet as recently sported by Jennifer Garner, our co-founder Laetitia and our lovely client Eleni who is posing with Pierre Doumit our co-founder and Creative Director.

Instead of using highlights or a traditional colour technique we at Leticia Haute Coiffure are using a balayage technique to apply the lighter shade of colour for a more natural result.

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The Second Trend for this Autumn Winter is the Bronde aka Blonde + Brunette. In the similar fashion that the ombre the Bronde uses contrasting darker and lighter shade of a same colour but as opposed to the Ombre the contrast is throughout the length of the hair from the roots to the end of the hair strand.  The Bronde is part of the signature colour of Sarah Jessica Parker and has recently by spotted on Beyoncé in her shoot for Carine Roitfeld Fashion Book. More (SJP) or less (Beyoncé) contrast can be achieved depending on the desired look.

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Last but not least, my ultimate trend for Autumn Winter is the Marylebone Gloss. Using the Cellophane range from Sebastien we apply a super shiny gloss to the hair with our without pigments for a mirror shine result. Ideal on virgin hair to embellish natural colour or between colours appointments to intensify the pigments of the colour without any retouch.

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The Sombre and Bronde are available from £90 (Junior) to £180 (Creative Director). If you want to add a treatment and cut and blow dry opt for our Cache Couleur package from £150 with instead of £200.

The Marylebone Gloss is available from £45 (Junior) to £80 (Creative Director).  If you want to add a treatment and cut and blow dry opt for our Lustrage Package from £95 instead of £125.

Book your complimentary consultation with our hair team today and pick your favourite trend of the season! booking@leticiahautecoiffure.com

Leticia Haute Coiffure Pop Up Nail and Blow Dry Bar at Havas Media Summer Party!

Havas Media, one of the leading global communication and marketing group, held a Summer Party for its employees. On this occasion Havas Media decided to (further) treat its employes to some pre-party pampering treats and asked Leticia Haute Coiffure to come on site with a selection of Pop Up Nail Bar and Blow Dry Bar.

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The pop up nail and blow dry bars were set up in the board room where employees who had booked an appointment were welcomed with a selection of Prosecco and canapes.

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The clients who had booked a hair appointment were offered a choice of Leticia Haute Coiffure Signature Hair Styles based on Creative Director Pierre Doumit’s hair trends for Spring Summer 2014. The styles chosen by our creative team were: wavy hair, straight blow dry, crown braid and messy ponytails. Moira and Suzi, who are Leticia Haute Coiffure senior and junior stylists, executed each selected style to the perfection.

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The most popular hairstyles were the wavy hair – which is a perfect hairstyle for a party, followed very closely by the messy ponytail. 

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In addition to the hair stations, Leticia Haute Coiffure hosted a Pop Up Nail Bar where guests were treated to a file and polish. For the event Majia, who is Leticia Haute Coiffure nail technician extraordinaire, curated a selection of various nail varnishes. Majia chose 18 Essie colors starting from classic Red and Nude, followed by summery colors: bright pink (Bottle Service), tiffany (Nice is Nice) and electric blue (Bouncer, it’s Me).

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The most popular colour was a classic Red (Essie First Dance) to complete a classic, elegant and sexy look. 

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Leticia Haute Coiffure Pop Up Blow Dry and Nail Bars and Make Up services are available for press and corporate events and pampering parties. Please contact our marketing and press team for any enquiries at press@leticiahautecoiffure.com.

Festival Beauty: Like Lady of London Noelle Reno try our “Festival Hair Colour”

Gorgeous star of US reality TV show “Ladies of London” and multi-tasking  FashionTV presenter, fashion enterpreneur and model Noelle Reno is a loyal client of Leticia Haute Coiffure.

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Noelle always pops by Leticia Haute Coiffure to have her blow dry and manicure done before attending an A-List event in London. Always classic, stylish and trendy Noelle enjoys high quality treatments done in a record time. Noelle loves her blow dry with a soft wave finish and enjoys nude manicures. 

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BUT – this time it was different. Noelle was planning to attend the Wilderness Festival and needed to break her classic and polish look for the occasion. Unsure of what she wanted and what would suit her Noelle discussed her thoughts with Pierre, Leticia Haute Coiffure’s Creative Director.

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Thinking outside the box Pierre Doumit suggested colouring Noelle’s hair in a PINK AND ORANGE OMBRE. Sounds scary, right? The result was actually amazing. Pierre called it the “One Day Party Hair”, as it washes off easily. Pierre used Kevin Murphy Color Bug (pink and orange) for this unusual and super cool hair style. This is a paste texture round “bug”, which applies easily on any part of hair.

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As per a permanent colour the secret for this temporary colour is to work around the theme of the event that the client is attending and to match the client’s skin complexion and the palette of colour that suits her.

In case you got excited by Noelle’s hairstyle, or you are palnning to attend a fancy dress party or a festival during the Summer please pop by Leticia Haute Coiffure and let Pierre and the team at Leticia Haute Coiffure explore various ideas for your hair. Many colors are available: pink, orange, purple, white, neon and shimmer. Everything is possible from a full head of colour, an ombre, a balayage, a free hand highlights etc… sky is the limit for colour creation!

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National Blow Dry Day at Leticia Haute Coiffure

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The hairdressing industry has several celebrations and the National Blow Dry Day is one of them. Pierre Doumit, Leticia Haute Coiffure’s Creative Director is internationally revowned for his blow dry and wanted to celebrate the occasion with a special event that would showcase his talents. Pierre gave carte blanche to the press team of the salon who came up with the idea of the blow out challenge

Pierre’s promise is to be able to cope with any hair type and create a glamorous blow dry in a short amount of time! Leticia Haute Coiffure press team created the blow out challenge where members of the press were invited to challenge Pierre to complete a luxury bespoke blow out in only 15 minutes!

The event was incredible with so many friendly journalists and bloggers visiting Leticia Haute Coiffure to challenge Pierre on his 15 minute blow out! The result was amazing. Every guests were impressed with the time and the quality of the blow dry. 

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The whole day was booked with appointments, which followed one after the other. Members of the press were friendly greeted by Daria, Leticia Haute Coiffure’s Marketing and PR Executive and were offered a selection of refreshments, fresh fruits and sweets, while they were having a consulation with Pierre to decide on the blow dry that would be executed. It was then time for our junior stylist Susanna to do a quick wash followed with a relaxing head massage.

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And here the challenge began with Pierre, taking his hair brush and hairdrier, setting timer on and starting his marvelous Blow Dry. Jack, Leticia Haute Coiffure’s resident King Charles Spaniel was following the whole process and provided cuddles in approbation of the duly completed challenge.

Leticia Haute Coiffure wants to thank everyone who came and experienced Pierre’s signature Blow Dry. Please see below the before/after pictures of the press members who challenged Pierre during the National Blow Dry Day. The word was spread further to the event and more celebrities and members of the press have now requested to take part to Pierre’s Blow Out Challenge. Follow the event and the new challenges on Leticia Haute Coiffure social media pages: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Lucy Goodman – Lulabell Loves

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Beatrice Aiden – Financial Times How To Spend It

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Cristina Polizzi – Fashion Notes By Cris

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Belinda Wanis – Belle About Town

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Olivia Cox – TV Presenter, Model and Journalist at Shop Chelsea

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Ambarina Hasan – Hello! Pakistan and Beauty Passionista

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Louise Kettle and Eileen McGinley – Shout Magazine

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Sophie Jenner – Freelance writer

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If you are interested to experience and challenge Pierre, don’t hesitate to make a booking and visit Leticia Haute Coiffure anytime soon. 

It is also important to note that in support to Macmillan Cancer Charity Leticia Haute Coiffure will donate 20% of the price of all blow dries booked with Pierre during August!

Leticia Haute Coiffure gets you ready for the Festival Season

It’s Lovebox time! Chiltern Street’s Leticia Haute Coiffure expert team gets you ready for the Festival Season with a step by step hair and beauty checklist that promises to help you keep fabulous and glamorous while you go glamping!

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A trip to V Festival, Lovebox, T In The Park or Latitude definitely takes you out of your beauty element when it comes to the modern conveniences of blow-dryers and lighted makeup mirrors. With careful planning and a few simple tricks, you can still look radiantly lovely and refreshed until your return to civilisation. Here are Leticia Haute Coiffure’s tips on
how to do Glamping the right way

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First step: the wax
Most of us feel extra self‐conscious about every visible hair on our limbs. Leticia Haute Coiffure offers painless hot wax treatments, which will remove the even teeniest hair. And starting from £15 it is affordable, too. Specially for the occasion Leticia Haute Coiffure has launched a Waxing Package including a half leg, Brazilian and underarm wax for £50, perfect for those who wear micro shorts! For the once with limited tolerance to pain Leticia Haute Coiffure has launched the Vodka shot Brazilian wax which includes a complimentary shot of vodka with any Bazilian wax (for the ones over 18 years old).

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Step 2: Le tan
But without looking orange. The salon uses Vita Liberata self tan products, which are odourless and dry within minutes; a self-tan that is as close to a natural tan as you can get.
Free from nasty chemicals, parabens and alcohol but packed with botanical extracts that make it kind and nourishing to the skin (20 Minutes, £40, exclusive in Marylebone).

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Step 3: The Brazilian Blow Dry
There is no need to be fighting frizz and send curls into a spin whilst being on a festival. Leticia Haute Coiffure’s Brazilian Blow-dry treatment will leave hair suitably kink-free and soft, giving it a blow dry finish for up to four months every time you wash your tresses. (from £100)

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Last and not least: the nails!
Get Leticia Haute Coiffure’s ArtisticNails – from only £35, the manicure will stay perfect for up to 3 weeks – so you can ensure that your beauty babe and festival fan can be one and the same.

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So if you have got a festival in the diary this summer, make sure you consult Leticia HauteCoiffure’s hair and beauty experts before you go! From blow-dries to waxing, we’ve got it covered.

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Leticia Haute Coiffure attended the launch of the TIGI Bed Hair space at Boxpark

Leticia Haute Coiffure lead by Creative Director Pierre Doumit, were invited to the launch of the Bed Hair pop up salon at Boxpark in Shoreditch. TIGI hosted the event on 17th of July to celebrate the launch of its pop up space during the Summer.

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The location for the pop up salon fits the Bed Head brand to a T in hip and trendy Shoreditch, a few steps away from Pizza East, the iconic Shoreditch House, Beach Blanket Babylone and the renowed restaurant les 3 Garcons. Boxpark itself is a very recognisable place due to unusual setting made from garage boxes lined up one after the other and topped up by an open air bar, always packed on sunnydays. Boxpark is extremely popular in the fashion and beauty industry as it is used as a scenery for various pop up shops.

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On arrival Pierre and the team were invited to discover the Bed Hair space: a very modern pop up salon with a twist of rustic.

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Pierre and the team were then invited to come upstairs, where all the action took place. Especially for the event, the upper floor of the pop up salon was transformed into a dance floor packed with the event’s guests dancing along the house music played by a live DJ. A screen showing the action taking place downstairs in the Bed Hair space was set in the middle of the dancefloor which was pretty cool and fascinating.

 

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Aside from partying with other members of the industry Pierre had a chance to catch up with TIGI founder Anthony Mascolo. Anthony has always been a source of inspiration for Pierre who has always admired his many successes and achievements and inspired Pierre to move to London and create his own brand. A pretty inspiring and fun event for the team!

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How to adjust your Hair and Beauty Routines during Ramadan

During Ramadan eating and sleeping habits are haltered especially in Europe where everyday life is not adjusted during Ramadan. Your skin and your body are pushed to their limits. It is important to adjust your hair and beauty routines to avoid paying the price past Eid al-Fitr. The ace team of hair and beauty experts at Leticia Haute Coiffure lead by celebrity session stylist and Creative Director Pierre Doumit share their tips on how to spend the holy month in beauty:

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Tip #1 How to keep a hydrated and glowing skin while fasting?
The combination of sleep deprivation and lack of water intake during day time especially in Summer is likely to take its toll on your skin, leaving it dehydrated and tired. To reduce the impact of fasting on your skin, religiously stick to your basic skin care routine by following these 4 basic steps: cleansing, toning, serum application and moisturising.
To add a glow to your skin and compensate the lack of make up slip the application of Flash Balm from Elemis which will give you an instant glow. Stay fresh and hydrated during the day by spraying Caudalie Beauty Elixir on your face, your décolletage and your neck. Twice a week, comes Iftar, after your first meal make time for a skin bootcamp session including a gentle exfoliation of your skin using Caudalie Gentle Buffing Cream followed by Caudalie Moisturising Cream Mask and the heavy weight Caudalie Vinosource Overnight Recovery Oil.

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Tip #2 How to maintain your well being and watch your waist line during Ramadan
The lack of sleep, the very late and numerous meals in a short period of time followed by long hours of fasting unsettles your metabolism. It is recommended to eat small quantities of healthy and filling nutrients – such as quinoa – and eat a lot of salads to keep a healthy diet. In order to help your body remove the excess of toxin and boost your metabolism the beauty team at Leticia Haute Coiffure recommends drinking the Caudalie Draining Organic Herbal tea. The tea can be drunk hot or cold and is a perfect booster to drain excess of fat and toxins. The tea can be drunk during and between meals.
Leticia Haute Coiffure also trying to compensate the lack of sleep with weekly massage sessions towards the end of the day. The salon is open every Wednesdays and Thursdays until 9.00pm. We recommend booking a massage a close to Iftar as possible so it can followed by fluids intake in order to flush the toxins and help your body rejuvenate.

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Tip#3 Hair
Thankfully Ramadan has a limited impact on hair. At worst it could be slightly dryer due to the lack of vitamins and hydration which could be addressed by professional hair treatments at the salon – the Elixir range from Kerastase is fantastic to keep your hair shiny and in perfect condition! However there’s nothing better than booking a consultation to pick the right range for your hair so they remain at its best during the fasting period.

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You now have all the tools to spend the holy months in beauty!