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What's your hair's New Year's resolution?

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New year, new hair, new you!

The holidays are over. You’ve over indulged and the January blues are starting to manifest. You’ve already started pleading with friends to join you on the quest of making it through dry January, promising yourself you’ll make use of that gym membership you signed up to months ago. But have you thought about your hair’s New Years resolution? New year, new hair, new you! Despite another year closing, the desire of keeping up with the latest colour trends and techniques shows no sign of remaining in 2017. Therefore, why not kick start your year and switch to professional haircare and colouration services today! #iswitchedtopro  

With 62% of salon users in the UKI being blonde*, the booming balayage trend and obsession with ombré has continued to become increasingly popular. Therefore, if you’re looking to refresh your current colour for 2018, Matrix have the perfect lightening tool kit for you! Versatile and adjustable for every lightening technique, our Light Master Lightening Powder provides up to 8 levels of lift. Hairdressers can also transform their lightening powder with our first ever Kaolin clay based Freehand Additive. Providing a creamy texture, this Kaolin clay is perfect for open-air techniques such as ombré and balayage, offering greater precision with reduced transfer. Concerned about sensitivity of the scalp? Matrix have that covered too! When mixed with the Light Master Lightening Powder, our lightening Oil Additive is specifically designed for on the scalp lightening, providing greater comfort for sensitivity and preventing irritation. 

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Not only are those who are lighter based wanting to keep up with the latest hair trends, brunettes are increasingly looking for coffee inspired tonalities, such as cappuccino ombres, caramel highlights and hazelnut hues. From mocha golds, to neutral warms, our permanent colour range offers the perfect palette to give your hair the morning wake-up call it needs! In addition, with 80% of women wanting to look natural through their make-up and hair colour**, the Extra Coverage Nude collection offers natural reflects with up to 100% grey coverage. 

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Alternatively, with purple hair and red hair becoming an increasingly growing trend, you may be the bold and the brave, looking for an entire new look this year. From Midnight Violet, to Crimson Red shades, our Color Sync Vinyl’s range containing vivid dye technology, a shiny and vibrant dye that reflects on darker bases provides a bold, rich and vibrant result. On the other hand, if you’re looking for something more subtle, our Watercolours Collection offers wearable and sophisticated fashion shades ranging from Berry Violets, Coral Pinks, to Sapphire Blues. The perfect pop of colour to start the New Year! 

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With exclusive in-salon colouration techniques such as Color Melting becoming a growing trend, you can confidently colour this year without the concern for hair damage. Despite hair damage being a high concern amongst women throughout the UKI, our Bond Ultim8 Bond Protecting System and in-salon treatment service can be used to protect the bonds within your hair during the entire colour and lightening process. You can also provide additional nourishment in the comfort of your own home with the Bond Ultim8 step 3 weekly sealing treatment that helps continue to protect the hair fibres. 


Finally, treat yourself this year! 59% of people will visit a salon for the overall experience***, with 87% stating the backwash as their favourite part of their in-salon journey****. Whether you’re looking for increased volume, strength or reduced frizz, discover what all the fuss is about with our Miracle Morphers bespoke back bar treatments. After all, who says indulging is just for Christmas? 

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