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The Golden Rules Of Colouring Hair In Sleaford

When it comes to colouring hair in Sleaford, there are some golden rules that need to be followed. This is especially the case if you haven’t coloured your hair before. In this blog post we share some of the golden rules of colouring hair in Sleaford. These rules help you understand the importance of hair colouring safety and how to get the most out of your hair colour.


The first thing we will do is book you in for a hair colour consultation. This gives us chance to look at your hair and your skin tone. Our hair colourists in Sleaford will talk to you about your hair routine and your dream hair colour goals. If you have photos of hair colours you like, bring these along. It’s important to remember that hair colouring is a chemical process. If you have coloured your hair before, professionally or at home, we will need to know.

Test Time

Don’t worry, there will be no tricky questions for you. This is when our professional hair colour experts will test your hair. They will look at the elasticity of your hair and how porous your hair is. This will help them understand how well a new colour will work on your hair. You will have a skin allergy test so we can make sure you won’t react to the hair colour. This needs to be done 48 hours before your hair colour appointment. We may also do a colour test on a strand of your hair too. This will help you see what the new colour will look like.

Get Planning

What happens to the condition and integrity of your hair will always be at the front of your hair stylists mind. They want you to have fabulous looking hair that screams with health and shine. If there is any doubt over the condition of your hair, your hair colourist may recommend a leave in treatment or an in-salon treatment to boost the health of your hair.

Going Blonde?

It’s important to note that if you are choosing to go blonde, this will take time. Dependent on your hair colour, it is unlikely your blonde hair colour dreams will be achieved in one session. Darker hair needs to be lifted slowly and gently over time. Patience is a virtue, but it will be worth it in the end. Each visit will bring you a step closer to your dream hair colour.

Book your free hair colour consultation now and let’s see what fabulous hair colour we can create for you.



Balayage Versus Highlights

Balayage Versus Highlights

One of the most common questions we are asked at Zeebra hair salon in Sleaford is what the difference between balayage and highlights is. Our clients want to know if they should have highlights or balayage, which is better for their hair, and why. In this blog post we compare balayage to highlights. But first, let’s look at what balayage and highlights are.

What Is Balayage In Sleaford?

Balayage is a French word. It means ‘to sweep’ or ‘to paint’. Balayage isn’t a look, instead it is a technique. The colour is painted on to selected strands of your hair without the use of foils. Balayage commonly creates a warmer colour finish than highlights. It creates a natural sun kissed look for our client’s luscious locks.

What Are Highlights in Sleaford?

Traditionally highlights are select strands of hair that are weaved out of as thin subsection of hair. Foil is typically laid over these hair strands and a lighter colour is used to lighten the colour of the hair. The highlighted hair will be lighter than the rest of the hair. These highlights will lift the level or brightness of the chosen hair strands.

Balayage Versus Highlights

Now let’s compare the two hair colouring techniques to see which could work best for you and your hair.

  • Application

With traditional highlighting, the application is very structured. The highlighting technique covers the whole head. Meanwhile, with balayage, it’s more a free hand painting technique. The hairstylist is Sleaford has more control over where and how the colour is placed on your hair.

  • Finished Result

Classic highlights will compliment your natural colour. This is because they are applied all the way from the roots. The finished result from highlights is a lighter look, from roots to ends. However, with balayage you do not have to have the roots colours. But you can have the roots coloured if you choose. The hair in balayage is natural at the root. It is then blended from the mid to end of the hair, so the style gets progressively lighter towards the ends.

  • Regrowth

For highlights in Sleaford we would recommend that you could back roughly every 8-12 weeks to have your colour done. However, because balayage is a more blended look that blends into your natural hair colour, you have more flexibility as to when you want your next balayage appointment in Sleaford again.

Why not book a hair consultation with one of our stylists so we can discuss the best hair colouring technique for you?



The Fringe Is Back

Are you looking for a quick and creative way to freshen up your hairstyle as we come out of our 3rd lockdown? How about adding a fringe? It’s a great way to update your look, freshen your style and modernise your hair too. The fringe is back; are you ready?

There are some gorgeous fringe ideas out there. We have certainly come a long way since the Lego-style fringes of our school days. Fringes are fresh, modern and very in trend. Whether you’re looking to make a statement or go for a more casual look; we can create the fringe you’re looking for.

These are our three favourite fringes to celebrate the return of the fringe;

  1. Casual Side Sweeping Fringe

If you hate the look of a freshly cut fringe, then a casual side-sweeping fringe is for you. The length of a casual side sweeping fringe should skim just above the top of your eyebrows. This creates a more versatile look to your hairstyle. The finish is a longer, overgrown looking fringe that beautifully frames the face.

  1. Micro Fringe

The micro fringe is for the bold and adventurous among us. It is a blunt cut. The micro fringe should sit around a centimetre above the eyebrows, creating a funky and edgy look. The super short fringe trend is very popular among celebrities too. Just look at Bella Hadid who ricks this super cool fringe in true style.

  1. Coloured Fringe

A really popular fringe trend at present is to add a flash of colour into the fringe. This could be a hidden hair colour that is only seen as you sweep your fringe or pop it up. Alternatively, you could add a vibrant flash of red, purple or blonde to your fringe to really make a statement. Have a chat with your hair stylist about suitable hair colours and colouring techniques to best suit your fringe, hair and face.

Welcoming the fringe back after lockdown is the perfect way to freshen up your look and try something new. Whether you want something bog and bold, or a more gentle and natural style – we can help. Enquire about a hair consultation now and we can get you booked in for when we can return again.

The fringe is back; but will you be trying it?

How To Prepare And Repair Your Hair At Winter

The cold weather and that means the central heating is going on. However, cold weather and central heating are both things that can take their toll on your hair. They will dry your hair out and leave it dehydrated. But don’t worry; help is at hand!

In this blog post we share the 5 ‘H’s of how you can prepare and repair your hair at winter;


A thick hat is a great investment for the winter months. It will stop the elements getting close to your hair. Covering your head and hair with a hat or scarf is a great way to protect your hair from the cold or wet weather.


The cold weather and warm central heating will dry your hair out, so you need to keep it hydrated. Drink plenty of water. If you’re staying hydrated on the inside, this will show on the outside too. Keeping your water levels topped off will result in healthier hair and scalp.

Heat Prevention

Try to avoid the heated tools for styling your hair. The heat will dry out your hair and can risk serious damage to your hair and scalp. We would recommend that you reduce the heat of heated tools on your hair and reduce how much you use them too. If you do have to use them, make sure you use your heat protectant products too.

Hair Care

While you may be tempted to turn up the heat of your shower, this will do your hair more harm that good. Avoid using very hot water as a way to warm you up, as it will harm your hair and scalp. We would recommend that you blow-dry your hair in the winter (carefully as above), to dry your hair. The cold weather can freeze your hair which can result in breakage.

Hair Cuts

The cold weather will result in dry and brittle ends for your hair. Regular trims will help reduce the number of split ends. These trims every few weeks will also encourage healthy hair growth which is always a good thing.


We know that these top tips to prepare and repair your winter will help your hair get the best start in the new year. However, if you are looking for a new hair colour or hair style; give us a call to book a hair appointment in Sleaford.