Here at Salons Direct, we are all about admiring the amazingly creative work we see in the hair and beauty industry. And, thanks to the power of Instagram, it is now easier than ever to find inspiration from those at the top of their game.

With the trend for bright and bold hair colours only growing in popularity, we love taking to the ‘gram to seek out stunning new looks! As one of the most important ways to market your salon, social media is now a hub for showing-off ideas and work for all to see.

In this week’s blog, we bring you our favourite accounts to follow for taking a peek at the leading colour looks in the world of hair…

@samyuwel

Who is behind the Insta handle?

The account is that of Samuel Burley, who runs his own salon in Doncaster. He and his team specialise in creating vibrantly coloured hair tones with seamless blends and tumbling extensions.

Follow for…

A look at his flawless colour techniques and to get serious long-hair envy. Samuel also offers training courses, giving you the chance to learn his expertise.

Related: Pulp Riot Hair Colour Launches in the UK at Salons Direct!


@iloveluciehair

Who is behind the Insta handle?

I Love Lucie Hair Salon was the first Modern & Vintage Salon in Stockport. Now also offering a service from Hula Beauty Hackney, the salon has really made a name for itself among vintage lovers.

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Bright and bouncy vintage-inspired locks. The salon itself offers a fabulous backdrop, with retro interiors making for a great setting to show-off clients’ new looks.


@glam.by.heather

Who is behind the Insta handle?

The self-proclaimed ‘hair witch’ works from The Style Bar in Sheffield – a super-salon that offers out-of-the-ordinary hair services, along with both a nail and beauty bar. Heather specialises in stunning multi-toned hair.

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Amazing handiwork with colour, including prism hair and other highly-skilled painting techniques. We also love the colour inspiration swatches that translate into hair design.

Related: Brand Spotlight: Introducing Trillion Tones by Rebecca Taylor!


@hivehairmcr

Who is behind the Insta handle?

Hive Hair, in Manchester, is the talent behind this Instagram account. Co-founders Patrick Marrow and Ray O’Carroll have created a truly unique salon inspired by – you guessed it – a beehive! Along with unique salon interiors, they offer gorgeous creative colour services.

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A look behind the scenes of one of Manchester’s top salons and their silky-smooth colour jobs that keep clients coming back for more.


@lauramaystevenshair

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💛💚🌈N E O N L I G H T S 🌈💛💚 I am the artist @pulpriot.uk @pulpriothair Is the paint 🌈🎨🖌 Lil transformation for you guys! (See the video for the full process on the other post)🎥 Using Area 51 and clear on the root into lilac and clear on the ends 🤟🏽also chucked a few rainbows in there using @hairbykaseyoh rainbowbabylight technique ! 🌈🤟🏽 The gloss you get from @pulpriot.uk Colour is insane !- the key ingredients quinoa help protect, strengthen, repair and moisturize the hair. Does not contain ammonia, PPD, MEA or parabens.🙌🏽 they are also vegan and cruelty free 🐰💚 Styled using @randcouk and @cloudninec9 🙌🏽🖤 What do you guys think? Do you know anyone who’d love this colour?! … – – – – – – – @pulpriot.uk @pulpriothair @salonsdirect @capitalhair @alanhowardltd @alexisbutterflyloft @theunicorntribe @vividhairarmyuk @framar @alastairjgourley @picklepr @citiesbesthairartists @maneinterest @wickeddopehair @imallaboutdahair @olaplex @maneaddicts @saloncentric @hairpainters @hairsquad @prohairmag @hairdressersconnectonline @undiscoveredhairstylists @saloncentric @hairbrained_official @gingerlemonhair @longhair.foreveryone @akitoscissors @hairdressinglive @hairdressersjournal @hairhour @manepainters @taylorhairholmes

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Who is behind the Insta handle?

Laura May Stevens is a talented hairstylist working in Nottingham. She specialises in vivid balayage hair colouring and other bold and bright hair designs. Personally trained by Pulp Riot themselves, Laura is really making waves as a colourist.

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Gorgeous colouring and valuable Pulp Riot insights. We also love her video hair transformations for before and afters!

Related: Ask the Expert With David & Alexis of Pulp Riot


@jaymz.marsters

Who is behind the Insta handle?

Jaymz Marsters, from Norfolk, is behind the amazing work you will find on this Instagram account. He also operates a Patreon which gives you additional access to private educational Instagram posts and advice on how to achieve his results.

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Incredibly vibrant twists to natural colour for a totally unique-looking style. From rainbow roots to prism hair, see some of the leading techniques in the creative colour world.


How can you offer your own creative colour service?

Do you want to shake-up the colour offering at your salon? Or do you need to restock your existing supplies? Here at Salons Direct, we offer some of the industry’s leading permanent hair colours that are perfect for clients seeking a bold look.

Alternatively, we also have a colourful array of semi-permanent colours and bleach foil and accessories – everything you need to create your own insta-worthy colour styles for your clients.

Take a look at our recommended creative hair colour brands available online at Salons Direct now…

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