Summer Hair Trends 2021

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we all love a trip to the local hairdresser in Sleaford. We know that a professional hairdresser can transform our hair, look and style. Within just a few hours we can leave the salon looking and feeling fabulous and full of confidence.

So, let’s check out the summer hair trends of 2021 that will leave you looking fabulous and feeling full of confidence when you leave out hair salon in Sleaford.

  1. The Brit Bob

The British Bob is longer and grittier than the super short French Bob. Our Brit Bob is frayed around the edges to create drama and add volume as well as texture. It can work or without a fringe but works really well with a touch of movement.

  1. The Pixie Cut

The Pixie Cut isn’t a new trend and has been popular for a few years now. However, you will see it EVERYWHERE this summer. It is very much back in Vogue. If you’re looking for a vintage Winona Ryder look then you want the Pixie Cut with softer edges and longer hair around the nape of the neck.

  1. Fringes

Heavy curtain bangs are back as a summer hair trend for 2021. Think back to the 1970’s and you’ll have this summers hair trend right. The fringe needs to be just above the eyebrows. This makes it short enough to be noticed, but soft enough to push to one side.

  1. Dirty Blonde

The dirty blonde look is a really versatile and flattering blonde colour. It can be tweaked with ease by a professional hair colourist to suit any hair type or skin tone too. Picture Jennifer Anniston in her Friends / Rachel days and you’ve got the colour. It’s a multi-hued honey that is created with balayage techniques to blur light and shade together beautifully.

  1. The Glam Shag

The glam shag is the big energy hair trend of summer 2021. It’s a choppy haircut with a top-heavy shape. This is created by your hairdresser layering your hair from the crown. It’s a haircut that does great things on its own, weeks after your salon visit. This is because the structure is already there.


If you’d like to try out one of these summer hair trends yourself, give us a call. We can book you in for a hair consultation and talk through which styles will work best for you, how they can be achieved and the aftercare too. Call us now to book your hair appointment in Sleaford.

Things You Need To Know Before Going Blonde

There is no denying that blonde hair is fabulous. Every summer we meet lots of clients that are desperate to brighten up their hair colour and go blonde. However, there are some things that you need to know before going blonde and we have listed these things below for you.

  1. Going Blonde Takes Time

If your hair is very dark, it is impossible for our hairdressers in Sleaford to give you platinum blonde hair in one appointment.  While the world of hair colouring has come a long way over the years, it’s not possible to change your hair colour by multiple shades without damaging it.

Everyone’s hair is different, and this means there is no set length of time it will take to go blonde. Our professional hair colourists will never push processed hair past it’s limits and will only lighten your hair as light as it will go. Magic can happen and hair will sometimes go lighter than expected, but it’s important to keep your expectation in check so you’re not disappointed.

  1. Going Blonde Needs Proper Care

If you don’t give your new blonde hair the proper care and attention that it needs, it will become dry and gain a yellowy tone. Again, hair treatments and colouring services have come a long way over the years, but bleach will still do some damage to your hair.

That said, there are some amazing hair colour products designed for those that go blonde. When you have your hair colouring appointment in Sleaford ask your hair colourist what hair care products, they would recommend for your hair to help keep those brassy yellow tones at bay. Salon professional hair care products will be the best for caring for your hair at home. But remember, everyone’s hair is different so ask your stylist for their recommendations.

  1. Going Blonde Will Cost

It’s important to understand that it will cost money to go blonde. Think about the blonde shade you want to achieve and share this with your hair colourist. They will let you know how long the hair colour transformation could take and how much this will cost. The lighter you are going, the longer the hair colour transformation will take. This will include more trips to the hair salon, which means more money on hair appointments.

The more patient and realistic you are, the more you’ll be able to spread the cost of going blonde. However, if you’re looking to go blonde as quickly as possible, you will need to be prepared for the cost associated with that. It’s likely you’ll spend a few hours in the salon each visit, and then repeating appointments to lighten your hair in safe steps.


These are just three of the things you need to know before starting your journey to becoming blonde. However, there is lots more to consider too. This is why we recommend a hair colour consultation. This gives us a chance to understand your hair goals and let you know what you can expect from the journey and hair colour transformation.

Want to know more? Book your hair colour consultation in Sleaford now.

How To Banish Split Ends For Good

Split ends aren’t just the result of using heated tools too much or the mistreating of your hair. Split ends can be inevitable for so many people. Unless you have a hairstylist on hand at all times that can constantly trim your hair, then you are almost guaranteed to spot a few split ends from time to time.

However, there are ways that you can prevent them. We have shared some ways to banish split ends below for you.

  • Tools

Using a hairbrush with lots of hard bristles will damage your hair. Choose a softer brush as this will avoid the pulling and tugging of harder bristles that can rip sections of your hair and result in split ends.

  • Heat

Try to reduce the amount of times that you reach for the heated tools. If you do need to use them then turn down the heat. Any heat on your hair will cause damage to your hair that could result in split ends. But if you can reduce the amount of heat on your hair then your locks will look better in the long run for it.

  • Night-time

Noticed tangled hair in the morning after a night’s sleep? To avoid this knotting, that can lead to split ends, put your hair in a lose bun or ponytail. However, make sure you don’t tie your hair back too tight or this can have the opposite affect on your hair and cause more damage.

  • Treatment

Washing and drying your hair too frequently can cause damage due to heat exposure. Make sure you use a good-quality conditioner every time you wash your hair. Using regular masks and treatments on your hair will also help boost your hairs health and reduce the likelihood of split ends. If you’re not sure of the best hair products for your hair type or routine, ask our friendly hairdressers in Sleaford.

  • Disguise

There are some hair oils and sleek hair products that do a great job of minimising the look of spilt ends. These products seal the split ends, so they look better, but they are not a cure. The products are great for disguising split ends until you can next get a trim or hair cut at the hairdressers in Sleaford. It’s only a short-term solution.

  • Eliminate

The only way to get rid of straggly hair and split ends is with regular hair trims in Sleaford. A regular haircut every 6 to 8 weeks will help maintain healthy looking hair and reduce the risk of split ends too. If you’re trying to grow your hair, then just ask for a trim so the split ends can be chopped off but you can still grow luscious long locks.

Why Balayage Is Great For Short Hair Too

Very often people think that balayage is only for long hair, but that’s really not the case. Here at Zebra Hair salon in Sleaford, we have created some amazing balayage looks on short hair, as well as long hair.

If you have long hair, short hair, curly hair or even thinning hair – balayage in Sleaford can work for you and your hair. It’s a hair colour technique that sweeps different colours and shades into hair of all lengths and textures. Balayage adds volume, vibrancy and life to your hair.

However, balayage needs experience and skills to achieve the stunning results that you can get when balayage is done right. We do a lot of balayage appointments in Sleaford for our clients. We have lots of experience with this technique. You can rest assured that we can create the new look you want for your hair.

The great thing about balayage is that there really is something for everyone. If you are looking for the ‘just back from holiday’ sun-kissed naturally looking hair colour, this can be achieved with balayage easily. You can also create that statement look with the help of bright and bold colours for your balayage.

If you are looking to add warmth, volume and fullness to your hair then we would recommend the richer and deeper colour tones for your balayage. Balayage also offer eye catching colours and transformations that really turn heads. But if you want something more natural why not opt for subtle hues and blends? These will gently accentuate your look and style.

The best results from a balayage colour appointment is with a good, fresh cut. If you have shorter hair, this is even more important. The sweeps of colour from balayage will bring different elements to your hairstyle and really put you in the spotlight. Make sure your cut is as clean as your fresh colour to give that ‘wow’ look to your hair.

If you thought your hair was to thin, short or curly for balayage hair colour in Sleaford, we hope you can now see you were wrong. Call us now to book your hair colour appointment and let’s see what amazing results we can create for you.


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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.