How to Dye Your Black Hair (Without Ruining It!)

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While rich raven locks are enviably lovely, black-haired beauties sometimes feel the need to shake things up. Unfortunately, black hair is notoriously difficult to lift. Luckily, there are proven methods for lightening black hair to any shade on the colour spectrum.

Poor colouring attempts often lead to brittle, damaged hair. In some cases, the hair doesn’t even change colour. In other instances, the dye results in temporary lightening that fades quickly. Often, colouring leads to a completely unexpected final result, such as a muddy cherry tinge instead of auburn, dull, greyish highlights, or the dreaded orange of bleaching gone awry. Things get even trickier when you want to remove black hair dye rather than lighten naturally black hair. 

Either way, colouring black hair can be disastrous. Fortunately, there are reliable ways to dye black hair any colour you wish, and as such, you can have a wonderful experience. As long as you have a great colourist and a solid understanding of your hair, you can successfully achieve any colour from deep chocolate brown to platinum blonde. Here’s what you need to know to ensure your hair colouring goes off smoothly.

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Hair Extensions: Everything You Need to Know 

Beauty Fashion Model Girl with Colorful Dyed Hair Extensions

When it comes to long, thick, or voluminous hair, hair extensions are a modern miracle. They effectively provide years of growth in a matter of hours, instantly giving you perfect length, texture, and volume. You can match hair extensions to your existing colour or choose a new colour entirely. When done correctly, extensions are a fast, simple route to ideal hair. 

Unfortunately, hair extensions sometimes carry a negative reputation. It isn’t entirely unwarranted. Horror stories include artificial-looking extensions, visible clips, uneven lengths, laughable results and irreparable hair damage.

Luckily, it’s easy to get a positive experience. With the right product, a good stylist, and a little bit of knowledge, hair extensions will exceed your expectations.

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10 Simple At-Home Tips for Red Carpet Hair

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Nothing boosts confidence and self-assurance like a head of beautiful hair. Whether you’re dressing for professional success or heading out for a casual beach day, soft, healthy, radiant hair makes you feel ready to conquer the world.

While salons and professional hairstylists are the traditional route for perfect hair, many of us don’t have the time or resources to dedicate to frequent salon sessions.

Fortunately, there are plenty of at-home tips to maintain and repair your hair. From home-made conditioning masks to heat protectant sprays, from frizz-reducing styling tools to single-ingredient moisturizers, it’s easy to achieve red carpet-caliber hair on a daily basis.
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Paraffin Treatments

Spring is fast approaching and summer is on the horizon, and so are warm weather activities like swimming, hiking, and gardening – and with them, dry skin. Outdoor activities take severe tolls on your hands and feet. Before you know it you’re stuck with weathered, cracked skin and scuffed nails. 

Fortunately, there’s a simple and highly effective solution: paraffin treatments. 

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Toronto Briday Make-up - Portrait of pretty bride posing before camera

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life – maybe even the most important. That’s why you need to do whatever you can to ensure everything goes off without a hitch, and that includes your bridal make-up. Discover ten vital things you need to know about Toronto bridal makeup.

As a bride, you’re the center of attention, with all eyes (and cameras) on you for hours. Your wedding photos will likely be on display for the rest of your life, which puts a great deal of pressure on you to look beautiful.

Fortunately, knowledge is power. Ultimately, there are just a few things you need to know to ensure you look as flawless and beautiful as you deserve.

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6 Body Treatments to Make You Feel Pampered

Body Treatments Toronto

From tightening loose skin to sculpting your body to providing the ultimate hydration experience, body treatments offer amazing benefits. Body treatments can help you feel and look better for days, weeks, even months, making them wonderful for your health, appearance, and general wellbeing.

Whether you’re looking for detoxification, rejuvenation, hydration, renewal, or simply the ultimate self-pampering experience, you’ll find it in the right body treatment. Take a look at six of the best body treatments available today.

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Why We Love the Hair Products We Use

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When it comes to shampoo, conditioner, treatments and styling products, no one is more knowledgeable than a professional stylist.

At P&H Salon and Spa, we use products that work – and we only use what we love. Naturally, we tend to love shampoos, conditioners, sprays and treatments that provide long-lasting style, a stunning appearance and healthy hair!

After years of experience, we’ve discovered a handful of amazing products that work magnificently every time on every type of hair. These are the products we love, and why.

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Are Shellac Nails Right For You?

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At P&H Salon, our customers love our shellac services. In this article, we go over some of the pros and drawbacks of using shellac on your nails.

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7 Natural Ways to Get Healthy, Radiant Skin


A healthy, glowing complexion is very important for looking attractive and youthful. By maintaining a great skincare regimen and receiving specialty treatments that serve your skin’s unique needs, you can achieve the amazing skin you deserve to have.

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6 Things You Need to Know to Get Perfect Hair Colouring

Hair Colouring

Imagine coming out of a salon with flawless hair. Soft locks. A stunning shade that looks perfect on you. No visible damage. In short, everything you wanted.

For many, this is a wonderful but laughable dream. After all, so many things can go wrong with hair colouring. Whether due to an unflattering shade, unnaturally flat colour, damage, or the wrong colour entirely, so many hair colouring jobs end up awful. Often, highlights don’t fare any better. One way or another, many women end up dissatisfied, unhappy, and self conscious with their hair colour – the very thing that was meant to boost their confidence.

Fortunately, hair colouring doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Soft, healthy hair and on-point colouring is possible. It comes down to knowledge, a little bit of savvy, and a good, experienced stylist. Here are six things you can do to ensure your hair colouring comes out right every time.

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