The question “ will this suit me? ” does not just revolve around the colour suiting your skin, but it can also revolve around suiting your lifestyle, and even finances. When deciding on a hair colour you want a great way to decide whether or not it will suit you is by looking at your veins.  Your veins or skin are usually either blue which means that you suit cooler toned colours, or you have green veins which means you suit warmer tones. Whether or not a colour will suit you also revolves around your lifestyle, do you have time to maintain bright pink hair, allowing time for regular salon appointments if you don’t want it to grow out, and spend the money on quality products that will look after your hair and keep it from becoming damaged.  



Toner is the icing on the cake, leaving your hair looking delicious. Essentially a toner is the colour applied to your hair, the second chapter of the colouring process, it alters the undertone and removes any brassy or unwanted colours in your hair, leaving it to look fabulous.     




It is very hard to find the same quality products at the supermarket. Hair Salons hold brands and products they trust and believe in, working with these products they see positive results and know they are high quality. It is often that the brands and products which are used and sold at hair salons are only sold at salons. This is due to those brands being dedicated to helping and showing support to hair salons, it gives salons constant customers coming in for products,  and may also come in for a service while they are in, and therefore helping salons make money.



The use of purple shampoo is up to the individual, it is used for blondes to remove any yellow undertones, here at Esstudio we recommend using it once a week if you notice that you have tones that you want to avoid seeing in your hair. If you find that you don’t notice or have these brassy tones you can use purple shampoo every second week or once a month… ideally it’s up to the individual on how they feel with the colour and look of their hair. 





gly c

Okay, so those of you who have read my post on the different types of Alpha Hydroxy Acids already know that I think that Glycolic Acid is pretty much the best thing since sliced bread. If you haven’t already read that then I’ll do a quick re-cap for you: It’s a great exfoliant – it works by breaking down the bonds between dead skin cells on the outer-most layer of the skin which contribute to clogged pores and a dull complexion. Long term use can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and smooth out an uneven skin tone. And I know that Glycolic Acid makes it sound kind of scary, but it’s derived from sugar cane so it’s completely harm free as long as you use it correctly.

Okay, so now that you understand my reasoning behind why Glycolic Acid is the cat’s pyjamas, let’s talk about the products that you can find it in. Here at Esstudio we obsess over La Clinica’s Gly C Refine range which is a great source of not only Glycolic Acid, but Vitamin C. Vitamin C works wonders for collagen production as well as being an anti-oxidant – what more could you ask for? The range uses certified organic ingredients so you just know that you’re not rubbing any nasties into your skin. The products range from 3% Glycolic Acid to 12% Glycolic Acid, obviously depending on where/how the product should be applied and for how long. The cleanser and moisturisers come in both 5% and 10% options – you start out on the 5% to get your skin accustomed to the Glycolic Acid and then POW! You step it up to the 10% for  extra smoothing, refinement and hydration.

At Esstudio we offer a Gly C Refine Facial which provides the ultimate Glycolic experience. I’m talking about a Double Cleanse, a Micro-Dermabrasion Scrub, another Cleanse, the Gly C Refine Mask, a Glycolic Peel and to top it all off we finish with a Soothing Mask. We also apply some moisturiser and eye cream before you leave. We recommend coming in for one of these treatments when you purchase your Glycolic products to jump start your new skin care routine with a total overhaul and so that you can experience these products being used properly so that you don’t make any silly mistakes like scrubbing to hard.

The whole La Clinica Gly C Refine Retail Range includes:
-Gly C Gentle Facial Cream Cleanser 5%
-Gly C Active Wash Gel 10%
-Gly C Toning Mist 8%
-Gly C Gentle Day Cream 5%
-Gly C Gentle Night Cream 5%
-Gly C Active Day Cream 10%
-Gly C Active Night Cream 10%
-Gly C Anti Wrinkle Eye Cream 3%
-Gly C Micro Dermabrasion Facial Scrub 12%
-Vitamin C Ultra Serum