Spring Style Refresh from HOB’s Akin Konizi and Jake Unger:

by Hair Magazine

The Kate, part of HOB’s spring ICON hairdressing collection


Lighter days ahead mean there’s no better time for a style refresh. Akin Konizi and Jake Unger, Hair Award Winners from HOB Salons are here to give you some top tips.


Akin Konizi, International Creative Director and Jake Unger, Head of Education of HOB salons

Change the detail if you’re not looking for a drastic new spring haircut. A trim will get it into shape, or try a new product, new styling technique or fringe detail to bring it up to date and make it feel fresh.

Split ends can’t physically be repaired, they can only be cut off – a regular trim will keep ends healthy and smooth. To avoid future split ends, use a leave-in product on the last couple of inches of your hair at least once a week. Run it through with a wide-toothed comb before blow-drying to protect tips and hold the hairdryer at least 12 inches away.

Try a product shake-up to give hair a new lease of life for spring. Shampoo and condition daily with products to suit your hair type. Use a protective styling aid and apply before blow-drying to mid lengths and ends to detangle, condition and protect against heat damage and breakage from combing. Stop blow-drying when your hair is dry – it’s the hair dryer on already dried hair that does the damage!

For instant luminosity, end your wash with a cold rinse, which can help to promote shine by closing down the cuticle of the hair. Choose colour-protecting products in the shower, along with a leave-in conditioner as a styling product to give unbelievable reflection.

For hair that feels like straw, focus on replenishing and conditioning treatments. Night-time is a perfect opportunity to give your hair some TLC. Apply a hair mask once every two weeks to lock in moisture and maintain lustre. Wrap hair in a towel overnight. Rinse and style in the morning for smoothness and shine.

For hair that’s lost its oomph, it may have become lank due to product build-up. Rather than add more product (which can make it worse), try a clarifying shampoo to remove all trace of build-up. However, if your hair is naturally lank, encourage fullness by prepping damp hair with a mousse to add volume before blow-drying with a round brush.

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About HOB Salons

HOB Salons is a multi-award-winning salon group founded in 1983 and with 17 branches across Greater London and surrounding counties. Focusing on delivering excellence in hairdressing and service, every HOB salon features stylish, contemporary surroundings and a team that has been trained in-house at HOB Academy in Camden to attain the highest standards of styling and colour expertise. The salon group has received numerous accolades and awards, including four British Hairdresser of the Year titles, and produce several photographic collections every year to wide critical acclaim.

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