Our Summer Holiday Essentials For 2017

Now is the time to get planning for your holiday and there a a lot of things to consider when keeping your hair looking gorgeous in the summer heat. A lot of factors can cause our hair to become unruly and in worse shape than before; the suns UV rays, humidity, heat, sea water, chlorine from pool water etc. these can all cause disastrous effects to our hair making it frizzy and wild, causing our newly coloured hair to fade or discolour, making our soft, healthy looking locks become dry and brittle and prone to tangles. Sadly we have all been there and by day 3 of our holiday we just decide to give up all hope that our hair can ever look the way it did when boarding the plane. 

But don't give up hope just yet, as we have picked out some amazing holiday essentials for you to ensure that your hair will stay looking shiny, strong and healthy, as well as tamed throughout your travels this 2017! 

  • Keep hair protected 24/7 from harmful UV rays with Alterna Bamboo Beach Sunshine Spray

Harmful UV rays can damage hair just like our skin causing it to become dry and brittle as well as freshly coloured hair to fade, so your locks need to be protected 24/7 to keep colour looking vibrant and your hair soft and shiny. Alterna Bamboo Beach Sunshine Spray
does just this! As well as protecting your locks from the sun it adds shine and softness to your beachy tresses keeping them looking healthy and glossy all day long. In this range they also have a recovery hair masque, breeze dry balm and ocean waves styling spray, everything your locks will need this summer! You can view the full range here; New Alterna Bamboo Beach Range 

  • No more nasty knots with the IKOO Detangling Brush 

Long hair or extensions left down can become easily tangled after a quick swim in the sea or pool. The salt water and chlorine can strip hair of its moisture and cause even more tangles that can be hard to brush out. With the IKOO Detangling Brush you can be sure to tackle those tangles with ease! This nifty little brush is small and compact and comes in a range of pretty metallic colours so you can take it everywhere with you. Brushing is pain free with this tangle teaser! Not only that, the unique shape ensures that it is gentle on your scalp so you can massage your head in the process.

  • Tame that frizz in the hottest of weather with the Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Frizz Travel Set

If you suffer from wild frizzy hair in hot sticky humid weather then this set will be all you need to tame that frizz. Not only are they travel size but you get four Alterna Bamboo products that will surely smooth those fly aways for the duration of your holiday. The
Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Frizz Set comes with a shampoo, conditioner, treatment oil and hairspray, all you need to cleanse, condition, tame and style your locks for daily shine and sleekness. Don't let frizz get the better of you!

  • Protect colour from fade and discolouring with Paul Mitchell Ultimate Colour Repair Shampoo 

Whatever your hair colour whether it be natural or chemical, it can be prone to fade when in contact with the suns harmful UV rays losing its brightness and shine. In some cases hair can discolour from sea or pool water and can even turn green!! With Paul Mitchell Ultimate Colour Repair Shampoo, your coloured tresses will stay looking vibrant and protected as well as manageable. The unique ingredients of sugar cane and lemon peel ensure that your locks remain shiny and healthy looking after oil, dirt and impurities are removed with every wash. It also provides UV protection so hair remains stronger and healthier to keep your colour looking brighter for longer. Use with Paul Mitchell Ultimate Colour Repair Conditioner for optimal results. (also available in travel size)

  • Create sexy beach tousled tresses with Alterna Bamboo Beach Summer Ocean Waves 

If there is one thing a holiday is good for, its to give our hair a break from heat tools. Styling can be troublesome without curling irons or straighteners, especially in humid weather, but hair doesn't have to be perfectly styled to look good whilst on the beach. Natural looking waves and curls can be created with the right products and keep your hair looking and feeling healthy without causing any damage. The Alterna Bamboo Beach Summer Ocean Waves Spray is lightweight and adds texture to your tresses creating that 'just back from the beach' look. With UV filters, this salt spray will keep hair from drying out and smelling sweet with the exotic mango coconut summer scent.

Can't live without Alterna?

We also have a variety of Alterna Caviar and Bamboo travel sets available so you won't have to stop using your favourite shampoo and conditioner whilst on your travels. Small and compact, these travel sets won't take up too much space in your luggage and will keep your hair feeling strong and looking healthy whilst locking in moisture for soft, shiny and nourished hair. They also come with little extras for styling and treating hair. To find your Alterna travel pack click here!



Not only do we offer the best in luxury hair care we look after your skin too and on holiday the sun can cause just as much harm. Everyone suffers differently from dryness, to oiliness and even blemishes.....the last thing you want is to be wearing a face full of make up in the summer sun. You can be a bare faced beauty and keep unsightly skin concerns at bay to allow skin to breath and look fresh and healthy. 

Our Decleor skin range is 100% natural and organic which makes their products gentle even on the most sensitive of skin. From anti wrinkle, to dryness and tired looking skin....our Decleor range targets a variety of your skin concerns with gorgeous smelling scents and silky soft textures that melt into skin, these products are pure luxury in a bottle. 

Here are some of our favourite Decleor products that are ideal for taking with you on your hols and keeping your skin just as healthy as your hair: 

  • Get that natural sun kissed glow with Decleor Aroma Confort Gradual Glow Hydrating Body Milk

Whether you want to prolong a natural or fake tan, or just start off your summer hols with a natural looking glow ready to top it up on the beach the Decleor Aroma Confort Gradual Glow Hydrating Body Milk will create a natural looking golden glow as well as keeping your skin soft and fully moisturised all day long. The light, melting texture is easily absorbed so your skin won't feel greasy in the summer heat and you can keep re-applying to achieve an even darker tan. TIP: Just don't forget to exfoliate beforehand with the Decleor 1000 Grain Body Exfoliator for an even smooth golden glow. 

  • Keep skin refreshed and smelling sweet in the heat with Decleor Arome Tonic Tonifying Body Treatment Fragrance

This Decleor Arome Tonic Tonifying Body Treatment Fragrance is like no other and is perfect for keeping skin hydrated and feeling refreshed in humid sticky weather. When sprayed onto the body it instantly melts into skin leaving it feeling soft, looking toned and smooth as well as giving off a sweet smelling subtle scent that leaves skin revitalized and fresh. Perfect for spritzing throughout the hot days to keep skin feeling energized!

  • Keep your face and body hydrated in the sun with the Decleor Hydrating Discovery Kit

All that heat can cause skin to become dry and flaky, especially if we get a little sun burnt. Sea water and UV rays can strip our face and body of its moisture leaving it looking dull and dehydrated, this is where the Decleor Hydrating Discovery Kit comes in very handy. Not only do you get five travel sized Decleor products, they also tackle dry, dehydrated skin on both face and body so you can look healthy, glowing and moisturised all over for the duration of your holiday! This handy little kit comes with a face cleansing mousse, hydrating oil serum and hydrating light cream and a body exfoliator and moisturiser. Everything your skin needs for a radiant, hydrated and smoother complexion! There is also an anti-wrinkle and anti-aging kit too for younger and smoother looking skin. 

So now you have everything you need to keep hair and skin looking healthy, gorgeous and glowing as well as protected throughout your summer hols! For more ideas on what to take on your travels you can view all of our summer essentials here.