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Fringe Benefits


If you’ve been thinking about having a fringe incorporated into your hairstyle, there really is no better time to take the plunge. There are so many different ways to wear a fringe. Let’s explore the possibilities, see why the fringe is such a great element of a haircut, and some important things to think about before having the chop….

A Fringe Is As Good As A Holiday

Everyone loves a change, and many people change their hair cut or colour at the change of the season. If you are not prepared to try a new colour, or don’t want to chop length off your long hair or have a complete style change.

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Grey Hair Can Be Pure Gold


Grey hair can look stunning. Just because you have grey hair doesn’t automatically mean that you are unfashionable or your hair will look ugly. But you do need a killer cut. At Applebom Beauty Hair & Wellbeing we’ll create colour and style that will look great for you, taking into consideration your hair type, lifestyle and sense of personal style. Thats why we understand that for those experiencing greying – there needs to be an individually tailored approach. Read on to find out the many options on how to wear grey hair fabulously…

How Does Grey Hair Start Grey hair becomes visible when our hair follicles begin to produce less pigment cells which contain melanin. Pigment cells continuously produce melanin, colouring the hair strand.

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How does Menopause affect the skin?


Menopause is an incredibly complicated process all women endure as they reach middle age. For some, symptoms appear to be a mere end to the monthly cycle, for others it is a difficult process that can last for a few years. Menopause not only affects the internal body but has dramatic affects on the skin as well. The hormonal changes that occur during and after menopause tend to change the skins physiology in new and different ways.

Oestrogen stimulates fat deposits over the female body and as estrogen levels drop during menopause the result can be a loss of supportive fat below the face neck hands and arms which allows wrinkles to appear. It can also result in brown age spots appearing on the hands face arms and neck.

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It seems every week the internet is fusing two existing looks into an entirely new trend. This week ‘Colombré’ – that’s colour plus ombré, if that wasn’t already obvious – is the talk of the online town, jumping off the pages of Instagram and into your salon, stat.

This new take on rainbow hair is courtesy of Hollywood colourist Danny Moon, styling for Pravana, the colour brand who previously brought you the alluring Sand Art hair look. The Colombré trend is centred on the ombré effect utilising rainbow tones, meaning instead of lightening the bottom of your clients’ strands to blonde or a softer brunette – think teal or lilac instead.

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March 11th, 2014


Our shellac nails should remain shiny and chip-free for 14-to-21 days, if you take care of them responsibly. Don’t worry about your day to day activities: taking out keys, working on the computer and (light) cooking are no match for the combination of traditional nail polish and gel polish that is shellac. When your days fill up with chores and outdoor fun, remember these three rules of shellac-maintenance.

If you’re going to be washing dishes, scrubbing floors or gardening, you should reach for a pair of gloves to protect your nails and your delicate skin. Wearing gloves is especially important if you’ll be using any harsh detergents or chemicals such as bleach, which can cause the shellac to lift or chip at the edge of your nails.

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May 07th, 2014


We love Styling irons! They are an excellent way to achieve a shiny straight look, especially if you don’t want to go with a chemical straightener. Great for nearly all hair types, Styling irons are the best value on your time, energy and money to achieve a super straight hairstyle. A versatile tool, Styling irons can also create beautiful waves and smooth curls. But, like anything, they can be abused or over used! Sadly, we see this all too often.

That’s why we put together our 6 top Styling iron mistakes and how you can avoid them. And yes, please post this list wherever you style your hair!

And we mean, all the way! You don’t need 220-230 degrees, ladies.

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milk_shake hair colour smoothies


milk_shake hair colour smoothies are new for 2015: milk_shake Smoothies Semi-Permanent Hair Colour are part of the luxury, professional milk_shake hair products range available now at Applebom

Ammonia-free tone on tone colouring – divine fragrances of fruit and chocolate Italian professional hair care brand, milk_shake use only the freshest ingredients for their products. Each active ingredient is carefully selected for its long-lasting effect on the hair’s health and appearance, leaving it manageable, vibrant and radiant.

The delicious-smelling NEW Smoothies range offers 41 mixable tone on tone colours.

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Sensitive Or Sensitized?


“You don’t have sensitive skin,” the aesthetician said, “but your skin has become sensitized.”

And there’s a big difference between the two. Just like dry, oily, or combination skin, sensitive skin is something you’re born with. It doesn’t just happen.

And there’s a big difference between the two. Just like dry, oily, or combination skin, sensitive skin is something you’re born with. It doesn’t just happen.

That’s why skincare and make-up choices must be treated very carefully.

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THIS SPACE IS THE BOM! by local blogger "christiemoments"


From truck depot to pet store to paint shop to trendy, hip, sleek salon …. to what?

Little was I to know that history would be made when I changed my hair appointment at Applebom Hair Salon from the early hours of 8:15am Saturday 21 June to 12 midday. Half way through the counselling & artistic expression session known to most as a hair appointment, I was told, you are the last client ever to be chopped at this Salon.

As boxes of hair products, trendy pics & positive signs of transformation & beauty were being packaged away I was forced to reflect on the time we have shared.

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Tips for the Perfect Wedding Hair and Makeup Trial


We recommend having your Wedding Hair and Makeup trial in the three months leading up to your wedding. By this time you have chosen your dress, your colour theme and styling for the day and will have a clear idea of the look you are wanting to achieve. This also allows plenty of time before the big day should you wish to schedule a second trial or you change your mind. It’s also important to bear in mind that Wedding Hair and Makeup stylists are booked well in advance, particularly in the peak seasons of Spring and Autumn, so it’s important to get in early and secure your trial with a booking.

Here’s our best tip: it’s a great idea to co-ordinate your trial with a special event. Perhaps you plan to have an engagement shoot with your photographer, or your final dress fitting is coming up.

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Waxing Aftercare


Yes, ingrown hairs are common, and no, that doesn’t make it any easier to accept when it happens to you. Otherwise known as those unsightly red bumps marring the perfection of your otherwise smooth skin, ingrown hairs are an unfortunate side effect of body hair – both its growth and removal.

In a perfect world ingrown hairs wouldn’t exist and waxing would be painless. In reality, it is possible to prevent these annoying blemishes – and make waxing less painful – by sticking to a strict regimen of exfoliation, hydration and regular waxing treatments. Don’t even think of shaving.

The below tips will hopefully help you prevent ingrown hairs in the future.

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What Eva Longoria Won’t Tell You About Box Color


Doesn’t she look beautiful advertising L’Oreal’s Excellence To Go box color? Reportedly, Eva signed a deal for $1.5 million to hawk the brand.

And she’s in good company. Both Gwen Stefani and Beyonce have both signed on with L’Oreal to promote the line. But the big question is this: Do you really believe it?

Please remember that before you’re tempted to pay $8 to the L’Oreal Empire. These smart celebrity women made a business deal. That’s all. Sadly, they sold out the rest of us.

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When To Skip Foiling And Go For Balayage!


If you love that sun-kissed look with your hair, you’re not alone. A ton of celebrities love it, too. Jennifer Aniston is the most famous poster child for beachy, sun-kissed hair.

There’s a big reason this look has so many of our clients, not just celebrities, hooked. It’s so natural looking! The technique used to achieve this look is called balayage, and it means to sweep.

With foiling, we take a 4-5 inch section of your hair and highlight it. This technique is great when you want to lighten larger areas of your hair.

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WATCH: How-to master winged eyeliner at home


How to apply Winged Liner with precision for fabulous feline flicks!

It’s tutorial time! You ask and we deliver – winged eyeliner is the #1 most requested how-to topic on all our social media channels! We’ve demystified the tricky technique in this new video, so that you can master the look at home!

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