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Tired of waiting for an alternative to waxing?

Would you like to earn £100+ per week?

Calling all self-employed beauty therapists and technicians!! Have you heard us preach about our Scandinavian Skin Candy hair removal? It’s a sugar paste which is absolutely fantastic at removing unwanted hair and conditioning the skin at the same time – all with natural ingredients.

We introduced Scandinavian Skin Candy to Kalypsos early last year and it’s been such a hit! A pain-free way to remove even the shortest of hairs without damaging the skin – it almost sounds too good to be true! Well, we’re now able to train YOU how to use our Scandinavian Skin Candy sugar paste.

Our pain-free sugar paste hair removal is now available!

We are the official UK distributor so you won’t find this product anywhere else in the UK, and you can now book a training day with us for £150 and learn how to do sugaring yourself so you can go out and create and build your own clientele. If you’re interested in learning a little more about the product then see our Skin Candy page here.

After your training day, you’ll be able to buy all the Scandinavian Skin Candy products direct from us, so you won’t need to deal with the hassle of international shipping.

If you’re interested in a training day with us (or know someone who would be) then email Jen at skincandy@kalypsos.co.uk to arrange a suitable date.

Get the Guy Tang effect at Kalypsos

Tired of waiting for an alternative to waxing?Guy Tang is one of the biggest leaders of the hair colouring industry and we’ve just brought in his gorgeous line metallic hair dye with Kenra Professional to Kalypsos! He’s a self-proclaimed “Hair Activist” and is a Hollywood Hairstylist and Balayage Ombre Expert.

The Guy Tang Metallic Collection can be used to add dimensional highlights, an overall cool steel finish, or added into other shades for a smokey look.

Whatever shade or style you pick, it’ll be drop-dead gorgeous!! Have a look below at some of the gorgeous colours and styles Guy Tang has achieved with his range.

Book your metallic colour appointment online now!

Don’t forget to redeem your vouchers!

We’d just like to remind all of our customers who bought our Black Friday Kalypsos vouchers last year to book your appointments soon! Our vouchers can be redeemed against our appointments but they expire by end of February. These vouchers can’t be carried over so we don’t want you to miss out!

Pick up your loyalty card on your next visit 🙂

Last month we announced that our loyalty scheme is now LIVE! Don’t forget to pick up your loyalty card with us when you next pop in for your appointment. We will swipe the card onto our system and 8% of what you’ve spent on your appointment will be accumulated (providing you’ve spent £20+) onto your loyalty card.

We will scan your loyalty card after every appointment you have with us (minimum spend of £20) and 8% of each appointments’ spend will accumulate on your card. Once you’ve accumulated enough spend on your loyalty card you’ll be able to redeem your savings on any of our products!

Get fit and raise money for breast cancer at the same time!!

When did you last love your hair?

Our Kalypsos team play a big part in the local breast cancer charity BooBs and we’ve got to tell you about this fabulous new fitness boot camp!!

BooBs boot camp is running in association with Reflex Personal Training and is a 6-week course starting Weds 22nd February. Each week the boot camp will take place between 8-9pm at Shaftesbury Youth Club. It’s just £30 for the entire 6-week course and you’ll have exclusive access to nutritional advice via Facebook. Contact Roxanne Gale to sign up or just turn up on Weds 22nd at 7:45pm. All money raised goes towards the BooBs charity, helping women and men in the local area with breast cancer.

New CND Shellac colours have landed at Kalypsos

We are bringing back 80’s neon with a modern twist with these brand new colours from CND!

Book your appointment to add a splash of colour to your life for these last few winter days!

Spoil your Mum with some Kalypsos R&R for Mother’s Day

We know it is a little way off yet, but the weeks and months have a way of escaping us and before you know it, it’s Mothering Sunday in a few days! Treat your mum to some pampering R&R at Kalypsos with our gift vouchers or one of our beautiful Davines gift boxes – or both!

With our vouchers she can choose to have a manicure, pedicure, cut & blow dry or anything else her heart desires to allow her to take some time out from being Busy Mum. Pop into our salon to pick up our vouchers ready for her special day.

Is your hair crying out for a winter service?

We’d like to wish you all a Happy New Year – didn’t the holiday just fly by?! We hope you’re keeping well and away from all the nasty lurgies that are going around at the moment, winter is when we need to look after ourselves the most – our hair included!

The cold outside air and the central heating systems indoors strips your hair of all its moisture, leaving it dry and causing breakage.

To help you combat this, we’ve got a few tips and tricks for you!

Winter Hair Care Tips

Is your hair crying out for a winter service?

  1. Treat your hair once a week to deep conditioning treatments. Check out our Olaplex No.3 home use deep nourishing treatment.
  2. Leave on your hair for an hour or overnight depending on how dry and thirsty your hair is.
  3. Rinse out thoroughly. Hair feeling lank after treatment? Shampoo lightly to remove residue. Be careful not to over-wash!
  4. Use Davines MELU Shield Heat Protection spray before styling.

Is your hair crying out for a winter service?Aim for 2-3 times weekly washing to prevent drying out.

Avoid clarifying shampoo (such as Head & Shoulders) over winter as they strip hair and scalp of their natural oils which are needed more during winter.

Use Davines Nounou nourishing shampoo to replenish the oomph and luminosity of your hair.

Is your hair due a winter service?

Is your hair crying out for a winter service?

When winter arrives we always give our cars a winter service to make sure our beloved motors remain reliable during this frosty season. Your car isn’t the only thing that needs some TLC during winter, as we explained above; your hair is in desperate need of some attention too!

This is why we’ve created our Winter Service for Hair. For just £60 you can get a Cut & Blow Dry with a deep nourishing treatment in the salon PLUS one of our amazing Davines take-home kits.

These Davines boxes include shampoo, conditioner and a unique styling product, so you can maintain your winter care for your hair at home after your appointment, giving you luscious hair ready for Spring!

Is your hair crying out for a winter service?

The Minu (Blue Box) contains a replenishing illuminating mask, nourishing colour treated hair. The Nounou (Peach Box) also contains a nourishing mask with a special formula for bleached or permed hair. Lastly, our OI (Black Box) contains a nourishing milk all-in-one spray which is a leave-in treatment for your hair providing frizz control, shine, smoothness, heat protection and much more!

Our OI boxes have been incredibly popular so we’ve got very limited stock. If the OI box sounds perfect for you, book your Winter Service with us now before they all go!

Pick up your Loyalty card now!

We are SO chuffed to finally let you all in on our big Kalypsos secret – we’ve launched our loyalty scheme!

Here’s how it all works

At the end of your next appointment pick up your Kalypsos Loyalty card from our front desk. We will swipe the card onto our system and 8% of what you’ve spent on your appointment will be accumulated (providing you’ve spent £20+) onto your loyalty card.

We will scan your loyalty card after every appointment you have with us (minimum spend of £20) and 8% of each appointments’ spend will accumulate on your card. Once you’ve accumulated enough spend on your loyalty card you’ll be able to redeem your savings on any of our products!

Is your hair crying out for a winter service?

So one day you’ll be in for your usual appointment and will have a lovely surprise of being able to treat yourself and take a product of your choice home for FREE*!

We’re so excited to be launching this loyalty scheme for you. Be sure to pop in and pick up your loyalty card!

*The points will be deducted from your loyalty card ready for you to start saving again!

Don’t forget to redeem your vouchers!

We’d just like to remind all of our customers who bought our Black Friday Kalypsos vouchers last year to book your appointments soon! Our vouchers can be redeemed against our appointments but they expire by end of February. Book your appointment online now.

These vouchers can’t be carried over so we don’t want you to miss out!

Congrats to our GHD Winner!

We picked and announced a winner for our FREE GHD Draw over Facebook Live on Christmas Eve and we’d like to say big congratulations to Carla, who got GHD Straighteners from the Kalypsos team for Christmas!

Ready for Christmas? Still lots happening at Kalypsos before the 25th…

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Kalypsos team

Did someone say Christmas? This year has just flown by! Our brand new vouchers were flying last week too! We want to say a big thank you to all of you who bought our brand-spanking-new Kalypsos vouchers – we can’t wait to see you back in the salon in January and February for your appointments.

Want to WIN GHD Straighteners before Xmas?

Fancy a Christmas present from Kalypsos this year? We’re doing a FREE DRAW, giving YOU the chance to WIN a pair of GHD Straighteners before Christmas!

We’ll contact the winner on Christmas Eve via email & text to let them know they’ve won! To secure your chance of winning enter our free draw here.

Will we see you for Late Night Shopping?

It’s Late Night Shopping in Shaftesbury this Friday (2nd Dec) and we’re going to be open late so you can wander in and bag yourself lots of Christmas goodies, including our brand new Kalypsos vouchers!

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We’ve got some beautifully packaged Davines Xmas boxes which contain shampoo, conditioner and a styling product from the range all for a bargain price – essentially get the shampoo FREE!

ghd-straighteners-copperThe NEW limited edition GHD Copper hair straighteners will be available to purchase and these copper beauties come with complimentary GHD leather style storage bag and TWO copper nail varnishes. The ultimate deluxe gift set!

 

Pop into our Boobs Christmas Fair

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Can’t make it out to Late Night Shopping on Friday? Our charity BOOBS is running a Christmas Fair at the Shaftesbury Youth Club on Sunday 4th Dec between 11am – 3pm. Come along and support local traders this Christmas – as well as a variety of craft stalls. We’ll have mince pies, mulled wine and hot chocolate ready and waiting for you when you arrive – yummy!

Come and see us at Clayesmore’s Christmas Fair

We’re busy bees this winter! We’ve got a stall at Clayesmore’s Christmas Fair on Wednesday 7th Dec between 3pm – 5:30pm. We’ll have all of our usual goodies including our Kalypsos vouchers, Davines Xmas gift boxes and our new Copper edition of GHDs. We’d love to see you there!

HUGE SALE on our New CID Cosmetics Range

New CID Cosmetics at KalypsosOur whole range of New CID Cosmetics makeup is on one of the biggest sales we’ve ever done – you can now grab anything between £8 and £15!

We’ve even got a super-special offer where you can buy 5 items for £50. Perfect timing for Christmas!

Chrome Nails available for Christmas

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Have you seen the latest chrome nail trend with the powder pots? Well, Kalypsos have them – and just in time for the party season!

We have a large range of chrome Sinful Mirror Pigment including their futuristic Holographic colour. Book yourself an appointment with Lucy online now to have chrome-tastic nails before Christmas.

Congratulations to Emily and Natalie

Emily and Natalie have worked tirelessly this year and they’ve both now achieved their Level 3 qualifications! Emily has now been promoted to Director and Natalie has been promoted to Senior Stylist. We’re so proud and chuffed for them!

Kalypsos Christmas Hours

Below is a quick table of the hours we’re open around Christmas and New Year. If you’d like to have your appointment before we shut for Christmas then book your appointment online now.

Date Hours
Sun 18th 10am – 2pm
Mon 19th 9am – 4pm
Tues 20th 9am – 6pm
Weds 21st 9am – 4pm
Thurs 22nd 9am – 6pm
Fri 23rd 9am – 7pm
Sat 24th 9am – 1pm
Sun 25th – Mon 2nd Jan CLOSED
Tue 3rd Jan 9am – 6pm

happy-new-year-from-kalypsosWe’d also like to say Thank You to all of you, our beautiful clients, for your continued support this year. Keep your eyes peeled for some exciting new things in 2017, we’ve got a few tricks up our sleeves we think you’ll LOVE!

Merry Christmas and a glamorous, Happy New Year from us at Kalypsos 🙂

Have you met our new stylist Kelly yet? PLUS don’t miss out on a chance to WIN a prize worth over £1,000 before Xmas!

new-stylist-kellyWe’ve been busy this last month, so much to catch you up with! We’d like to introduce and welcome our new stylist Kelly – she’s been with us for a few weeks now and has added a wonderful dynamic to the Kalypsos team!

Kelly trained in London and she specialises in colouring. For NOVEMBER ONLY she’s offering HALF PRICE colouring when you have a Cut & Style with her.  This offer is only available for appointments with Kelly during November, so book yourself in fast!

Want to make your colour last longer whilst maintaining healthy hair? Ask Kelly to use our amazing Olaplex during your appointment and buy the Olaplex No.3 bottle to take home with you to continue the treatment. Not entirely sure what Olaplex is? Read all about it here.

Want to be in with a chance to WIN a prize worth over £1,000 before Xmas?

Between Tuesday 1st November and Monday 28th November your Independent Retailers of Shaftesbury are offering YOU the chance to win a prize worth over £1,000.

Want to know how? Pop into the salon and pick up your stamp leaflet, visit at least 5 of the shops involved (there is no minimum spend in each) to collect your stamp. All shops involved are listed on the leaflet.

When you have your 5 stamps, fill in your details on the back of the leaflet and hand it to any of the retailers listed. Your form will then be entered into the draw on Friday 2nd December at the Late Night Shopping!  Get busy stamping!

Join us for Late Night Shopping on Fri 2nd December

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It’s Late Night Shopping in Shaftesbury on Friday 2nd December and we’ve got some fantastic little goodies for you to pick up, including our brand new Kalypsos Vouchers!!

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We’ve got some beautifully packaged Davines Xmas boxes which contain shampoo, conditioner and a styling product from the range all for a bargain price – essentially get the shampoo FREE!

ghd-straighteners-copperThe NEW limited edition GHD Copper hair straighteners will be available to purchase and these copper beauties come with complimentary GHD leather style storage bag and TWO copper nail varnishes. The ultimate deluxe gift set!

If you think any of the above sounds more up your street than anyone you’re shopping for then don’t worry, we’ve got you covered too! Pop by and fill out one of our wishlists with anything and everything you’d like from Kalypsos, take it home and subtly pass your wishlist onto your significant other for them to fulfil. Who knew Christmas could be this easy?!

Xmas appointments going fast!

‘Tis the season for fresh and fabulous up-dos, cuts and styles – ready for all our family gatherings and parties! Our Xmas appointments are at a premium and they’re going fast, so be sure to not miss out and get yourself booked in before we fill up!

Online booking available again

Our online booking system is back up! Book all the appointments you need with us online – whether it’s a manicure or a Cut & Style!

Book online now

HUGE SUCCESS for Boobs Charity night last week!

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We want to thank you all for your continued support of our local charity BOOBS. We held our annual event last Friday and absolutely smashed last years’ goal by raising OVER £4,000!! This year we had a marquee donated to us for the evening which allowed us to expand the event, and we had a blast!

sal-sugaring-grin2The Kalypsos team were there for the evening painting the town pink, we had a great time! We had pink nails, pink hair and even glitter hair going on.

We also had the opportunity to introduce our new sugaring hair removal to a few of you – Jenny did 18 sets of eyebrows in a row!

If you’d like to learn a little more about our sugaring hair removal then you can find out everything you need to know here.

Congratulations to Ellen on her baby girl!

Our Director Ellen welcomed her beautiful baby girl Millie Lottie to the world a couple of weeks ago. Mother and baby are doing really well, congratulations Ellen!

Feeling a little Flamboyage this month?

We had a big success with our MacMillan Coffee Morning last Friday. We raised over £100 which is fantastic!

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Thank you to everyone who popped in and contributed to the morning, it was lovely to see so many of you.

The little refresh we had in the salon last week went smoothly – minus a little mishap with a diagram of some Swedish furniture! Have a look at the pics below to see how we’ve smartened the place up a little, we’re very chuffed!

New patch tests needed for our new Davines colour range

A quick notice to our fabulous colour clients: when you book your next colour appointment you will need to have a new patch test. We’ve brought in our beautiful range of Davines colours so be sure to have a patch test at least 24hrs before your appointment.

Bring a little Flamboyage to your colour!

Ooh-la-la! Flamboyage is a colour technique that is unique to Davines, and now that we’re an official Davines salon we’re able to use it!

Flamboyage is a new alternative to traditional highlights. The process incorporates elements of both balayage and ombré techniques to give the hair more depth and a natural-yet-polished result.

(Images courtesy of Arsova Salon)

Developed in conjunction with Angelo Seminara, twice British Hairdresser of the Year, “Flamboyage” makes use of adhesive transparent “meches” rather than foils. The hair sticks to the meche in random patterns before the colour is applied, producing a wonderfully natural colour effect, with no regrowth. Want to give it a try? Book your appointment with us now.

The colours of the season

Autumn is definitely upon us and the colours of this season are Rose Gold, Metallics, Midnight Ink, Silver Steel and Luminous Lilac. Rising with the popularity of rose gold jewellery, the beautiful colour Rose Gold has become an immensely popular trend with hair on the high street.

It’s such a versatile colour which can be worn by itself or with brunette or blonde hair with highlights or lowlights. We absolutely love it and have been wearing it ourselves! With so many ways to wear and style it, we believe it’s a trend that’s going to stick around.

Other popular colours this season are Metallics, Midnight Ink, Silver Steel and Luminous Lilac. Metallics have been a big trend lately and we can only see them getting more popular as they add a beautiful shine to coloured hair.

Want to discuss changing your hair colour for the new season? Pop on by and discuss it with us – or just go straight ahead and book yourself an appointment.

BIGGER BOOBS is back – and it’s definitely bigger!

On 28th October we’re back in action with our biggest BooBs event yet!

Working closely with our favourite local Charity BooB’s, we’re hosting another fundraising night on 28th October from 7pm til late at Shaftesbury Youth Club. This year is already looking much bigger as we have been donated a marquee! The Kalypsos team are doing 50’s styled hair and make-up for you to then have a mini photo-shoot at our stand.

Last year we raised over £3,015 and all money went to local charities including Stars Breast Cancer Unit, Weldmar Hospice, Inflammatory Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Awareness. This year we plan to beat that amount! We hope we’ll see you there – let us know you’re coming by RSVPing to the Facebook event here.

A little bit about BooBs

BooBs is about raising awareness and educating ladies (and men) how to check their breasts. Their ethos is that if symptoms can be caught early enough it could save a life.

BooBs help local people who have had a diagnosis with the cost of treatment, support, mastectomy bras and wigs. Also if the worst possible news is received BooBs are here to help families in some way to create an everlasting memory.

Boobs can put ladies with a diagnosis in touch with others locally who have fought or are fighting the battle to provide emotional support.

Although Boobs is primarily aimed at Breast cancer awareness it is not exclusive to this cancer and every opportunity will be taken to enhance the general public’s knowledge of early signs of other cancers.

Introducing a new range of products at Kalypsos

September has come round rather quickly, hasn’t it?! For most of us, it’s back to school week with a fresh, new academic year – but we thought it was time for a little refresh in the salon too!

As many of you will know by now, Ellen is leaving for maternity leave on the 18th September. We’re wishing her the best of luck in this new, exciting chapter of her life!

Also, after 15 years of loyal service, Val has decided to hang up her scissors and retire gracefully, travelling the world! Val will be leaving us on the 28th September and we wish her all the best in her travels – bon voyage!

If you usually had your appointments with Ellen or Val and haven’t yet discussed with them who will have your next appointment, please pop in and see us when you’re next passing by to help us pick the right stylist for you.

A brand new line!

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We’re bringing in a new brand to the salon this month and we’re very excited!!

“The authentic result of Davines’ loving scientific commitment is a precious line of intelligent products, rich in ingredients of natural origin, and dedicated to what every woman holds most dear, beauty and its profound essence.”

We love everything about the Davines (pronounced dav-ee-nes) brand – from the farms in Italy which sources the ingredients, right down to the beautiful packaging that makes the opening of each product feel like Christmas! You can read more about Davines and their products here.

Having a refresh

Kalypsos will be closed from Sunday 18th – Tuesday 20th September for some minor re-vamping. With the small changes in staff and the new line of Davines products we’re bringing in this month, now seemed like a good a time as any to bring a little freshness about the place!

We’d love to see you – especially after we’ve spruced the place up. Book your appointment online now with either Sal, Emily, Janet, Katharine, Natalie or Sophie and have a nosey at our refreshed salon.

Sugar hair removal appointments available

Skin CandyOn the 5th September this week the Kalypsos team gained new member Jenny Richardson. You will find our lovely Jenny in our new beauty room, as she’ll be providing our pain-free sugar hair removal treatments for you, as well as Bowen therapy.

Jenny RichardsonOur sugar paste is an excellent way of removing unwanted hair whilst conditioning skin at the same time. The sugar paste removes hair from its roots with its unique combination of entirely natural ingredients.

Even the shortest of hair can be removed with the paste, so there’s no need to wait through that awkward regrowth phase you’d normally have to when waxing. To learn more about our sugar paste hair removal treatments, hop over to our page.

Contact us to book your appointment with Jenny.

Our pain-free sugar paste hair removal is now available!

Your beauty needs don’t need to wait a minute longer! Ladies, our Beauty Room is officially ready. It’s now where all of our beauty magic happens – more specifically all eyelash tinting, eyebrow shaping and tinting, mani’s and pedi’s, our NEW sugar hair removal and Bowen massage therapy. Phew, I think we’ve covered all bases there!

Book your appointments with Jenny

Jenny RichardsonOn 5th September we’ve got the wonderful Jenny Richardson joining our team who will be providing Bowen therapy and our new sugar hair removal service (more on that below!) so you’ll find her in our new beauty room.

Jenny set up Dorset Bowen in 2013 after she had suffered from severe lower back pain for eight years. After unsuccessfully trying endless different therapies, she stumbled across Bowen when she relocated with her family to Dorset. After just three sessions she was pain free, and committed to becoming a Bowen therapist. If you’d like to see Jenny for an appointment contact us.

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Skin Candy

Our sugar paste Skin Candy hair removal treatment is now available!! Our lovely Jenny will be providing this pain-free hair removal service in our all-new beauty room.

Sugar pasteThe sugar paste is an excellent way of removing unwanted hair and conditioning the skin at the same time. The sugar paste removes unwanted hair all the way from its roots with its unique combination of (entirely) natural ingredients. Even the shortest of hairs can be removed with the paste, so there’s no need to wait through that awkward regrowth phase you normally would when waxing. The sugar paste also doesn’t attach to living skin cells, but instead removes dead cells from the skin which results in softer and smoother skin – without the uncomfortable redness!

Contact us to book your appointment now.

Bigger BOOBS are back!

The girls at our pop-up salon

Our favourite local charity BooB’s big event is back! Ladies Night is on 28th October from 7pm til late at Shaftesbury Youth Club. We had so much fun last year and we’ve lots planned!

Last year we raised over £3,015 and all money went to local charities including Stars Breast Cancer Unit, Weldmar Hospice, Inflammatory Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Awareness.

This year BooBs have been donated a marquee for the event so it’s going to be bigger and better! The Kalypsos team are planning on doing 50’s styled hair and make-up for you to then have a mini photo-shoot at our stand. More details will be available on this next month, just know exciting things are coming!

BooBs have also been running a BOOBS BOOTCAMP fitness class at 8pm every Monday at the Youth Club for £5 per night which has been a huge success! It was originally only going to run for 6 weeks, but the bootcamp has been so successful, raising over £450 towards BooBs’ charities, that we’re going to continue running the classes!

All classes are one hour full body workout with cardio vascular exercises including strength and toning work. All exercises can be tailored to different ages and abilities so anyone from absolute beginners to regular exercisers can benefit. There will be different sessions every week so it doesn’t get boring. Participants will need to wear trainers and bring water and a towel. All sessions take place at Shaftesbury Youth Club at 8pm.

Sunday’s are a day of rest – and salon trips!

Sunday appointmentsOur Sunday’s have been such a hit (and a hoot!) with our clients that we want to shout about it. If you hadn’t heard already, we’re open between 10am – 2pm every Sunday with limited appointments which book up very fast!

When you book an appointment with us on a Sunday you really do have our undivided, one-to-one attention which feels more like a catch-up with an old friend than your average trip to the salon. Book yourself in online now and grab your appointment now, we’ll have the kettle ready and waiting!

When did you last love your hair?

When did you last love your hair?A great haircut is a distribution of weight within three dimensions which compliments face shape, body shape and clothing personality. Colour can enhance or detract from any areas you might want to draw less attention to and bring the eye to the best features.

However, after many years of experience, we can tell you that the most skilled stylists need to play detective. The questions we ask include: When did you last love your hair? If I could do one thing, what would it be? How much time do you have? What is your budget? If I give you the scissors, what would you cut?

Only then can we begin to look at images, not with a “Can I have that one” view, but more conversation around “What do you like about that? Show me what you’re drawn to. Tell me about how you look after your hair at home?” After this, we begin to explain face and body shape etc., and build together a plan just for you.

This process needs to take place to some extent on every visit. After all, no change equals no change! Let your hair bring out your best features when you next come to visit – book your appointment now.

Welcome back Katherine!

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This weekend we’re welcoming back Katherine who has been on maternity leave for the last year! We can’t wait to have her back! Katherine will be working on Fridays and Saturdays 9:30 – 4pm. Book your appointment with her online now.

We’d also like to welcome Sam from Gillingham school on his work experience. He’ll be our excellent salon assistant for the next two weeks so if you’re popping in, be sure to say hello!

Hair today, gone tomorrow

The argument between shaving and waxing is an age old, but waxing isn’t coming up trump now.

The struggles, tears and agony over waxing

To be able to wax, there first must be some regrowth for it to be at all effective, so the period of time before your next session can make you feel a little unsightly! The process of waxing also involves removing not just dead skin cells, but new ones too. This is what causes the red-raw rashes immediately after, and for those with sensitive skin the rash can last up to a couple of days. This is also what leads to in-grown hairs, as your skin heals that extra bit over the follicles, making it impossible for the hair to break through the skin. And, let’s be honest ladies, the whole experience is just utterly painful.

We’ve got a new product coming very soon called Scandinavian Skin Candy and we’ve got to tell you that it’s an absolute dream. The sugar paste is an excellent way of removing unwanted hair and conditioning the skin at the same time.

Scandinavian Skin Candy sugar paste

The sugar paste removes unwanted hair all the way from its roots with its unique combination of ingredients. Even the shortest of hairs can be removed with the paste, so there’s no need to wait through that awkward regrowth phase you normally would when waxing. The sugar paste also doesn’t attach to living skin cells, but instead removes dead cells from the skin which results in softer and smoother skin – without the uncomfortable redness!

The sugar paste consists of natural ingredients which don’t irritate the skin or lay open to allergies whilst providing long lasting results. It’ll be coming to our salon very soon (within the next couple of weeks) and we’ll give you more details as to when it’s arriving so you’ll have plenty of notice to get yourself booked in!

New Beauty Room coming to Kalypsos

We’re currently in the process of transforming a room at the back of the salon into a beauty therapy room. When it’s finished we’ll provide our eyebrow and eyelash shape and tint services as well as your mani and pedi’s and our makeovers with our New CID Cosmetics range! We can’t wait until it’s ready!

Enrol to BOOBS BOOTCAMP!

Boobs charity

At Kalypsos we’re big supporters of breast cancer charities and in the past have taken part in events to help raise money to fight breast cancer. This year is no different – in fact “BIGGER Boobs” has got a big plan.

There is going to be a Boobs Bootcamp!! The boot camp will run for 6 weeks starting on 25th July with a one week break on 15th August. Each week will cost £5 and all proceeds will go to the BIGGER Boobs charity.

It will be a one hour full body workout with cardio vascular exercises and also strength and toning work, all the exercises can be tailored to different ages and abilities so anyone from absolute beginners to regular exercisers can benefit. It will be a different session every week so that it doesn’t get boring and as Lara is a qualified nutritional advisor she is also happy to do a quick Q&A session regarding nutrition and weight loss if you wish. Participants will need to wear trainers and bring water and a towel. All sessions will take place at Shaftesbury Youth Club at 8pm.

Are you ready to get fit, raise money and support Bigger Boobs?! We’ll see you there!

Could you be our next future professional?

Would you like to follow your dream with a hands-on career that will change your life? Make that move and join us as an apprentice/ future professional.
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to become one of our team at Kalypsos. No age restrictions. Call us on 01747 855400 or email us on info@kaylpsos.co.uk

Put the glam in glamping this festival season

Well I don’t know about you, but May flew by! We celebrated not one, but FOUR birthdays during May for Ellen, Val, Sophie and Natalie – talk about a lot of cake! We’ve had a great time in the salon celebrating the girls’ birthdays.

Kalypsos comin’ in live!

You’ll soon be able to get behind-the-scenes of our salon with the new Facebook Live feature. We’ll be live on camera showing you all the masterpieces-in-progress, styling tips with our stylists, live Q&A sessions and lots more!

If you don’t want to miss any of our Live sessions then head over to our Facebook page, hit Like if you haven’t already and then turn on notifications so you won’t miss a thing!

To turn on notifications, go to our page and on the “Liked” button drop down you’ll see the option at the bottom to turn notifications on.

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Treat the mane man in your life

Father’s Day is approaching fast and we’ve got the perfect solution for the well-groomed Dad!

P Mitch

Our Paul Mitchell Groom & Go Trio set includes Heavy Hitter Shampoo, Reformer wax and a MITCH Trimmer, all for £25.90! Come and see us in the salon to pick yours up ready for Father’s Day on Sunday 19th June.

Get Glasto-Glam ready!

Festival season is now upon us as Glasto approaches and it’s no secret that camping isn’t all that glamorous! We’ve got a few tricks up our sleeves that will help you beat the 3-day hair grease and keep your make-up fresh all day.

Smooth Operator

Moroccanoil dry shampooNot being able to wash your hair for 3+ days is, let’s be honest, an absolute nightmare for most of us women! It doesn’t have to be though, and we’ll tell you how. Your hair colour is personal, so your dry shampoo should be too.

Moroccanoil have produced dry shampoo that is designed for your hair, with the two formulas of Light Tones or Dark Tones. Its UV-protecting, argan oil-infused formula breaks down instantly, leaving no dull residue and maintaining the natural richness of your hair.

Don’t forget to pack our Tangle Teezer (a real hairbrush hero!) and a pack of Invisibobbles which are available together from our salon for just £12.45 and maintaining your festival glam will be effortless!

Kiss and make up

Lipstick at a festival is a whole different ballgame. Between digging out your lipstick and then your mirror, which is probably amidst your make-up bag which is somewhere in the tent – not to mention doing all of this and applying your lippy in the dark!

Our New CID Cosmetics lipstick and lip gloss have a built-in light and mirror to save you time (and valuable packing space!) making your festival look ready for whatever – whenever. Pop into our salon and get yours now!

NexGenNails swatchBe pedi-ready

Our NexGen Nails are water resistant non-toxic and odour free, all the while letting your natural nails breathe to allow them to grow long and strong.

They look, work and feel natural and are light weight & flexible which helps them to be strong and durable – perfect for your weekend away in a field! Book yourself in online now for your mani and pedi.

Skin Candy goodies coming your way soon!

Scandinavian Skin Candy

What is a beautiful skin like? In our opinion it is not only hairless but also soft and smooth. This is what we’ll soon be achieving with our Scandinavian Skin Candy products. Sounds dreamy, right?

Hair removal with Scandinavian Skin Candy is an excellent way to remove unwanted hair and condition skin at the same time. The paste is not attached to living skin cells but the dead cells are removed from the skin, resulting soft and smooth skin.

Kalypsos are soon going to be offering this as a service. We’ll have more news on this next month (and on Facebook) so stick with us, we’ll have you covered for whatever you need this summer!

Kalypsos girls unlocked murderous secrets!

Prosecco on minibusDid you hear about our fantastic day out? On Thurs 21st April we spent the day in Weston-super-mare doing some great team-building exercises.

We bundled ourselves onto the mini-bus at 9am sharp and started our day right with Prosecco and croissants! We spent our morning learning about keratin and the 19 amino acids that make keratin protein.

Your hair is made up of 19 amino acids and sulphur bonds and damaged hair is a result of these bonds being damaged.

We then worked on each other’s hair, using products that contained repairing amino acids. If we didn’t know any better, we’d say it was magic!

We then went for lunch at one of the best fish and chip restaurants in the area; it was so good we’d eaten it all before we had a chance to get any photographic evidence! After lunch we spent the afternoon solving a big murder mystery…

We did The Locked Room experience where we were given a story; a murderer was at large in the area and had killed several members of our friends and family and us Kalypsos girls had just discovered the murderer’s lair.

We were locked in the room and had 60 minutes to search the room for clues and solve the mystery before the murderer came back! We had to use magnets to get a key out of a picture frame to unlock the cabinet, use special UV light to discover messages on walls and piece together mini-puzzles to solve the mystery. We did it with 4 seconds to spare, after we totally ransacked the place!

Kalypsos team with their certificate

It was great day full of laughs and we all had a blast – would recommend it to anyone!

Need some Sunday R&R?

Our Sunday appointments are such a hit with you ladies! Perfect for the busy woman who just doesn’t have time to treat herself (and her hair) during the week, our salon is open on Sundays to give you and your hair some R&R.

Book yourself in online now to nab the handful of appointments we have left for this month. Hairstylists in the salon on Sundays this month are:

15th May: Sally
22nd May: Emily
29th May: Close for bank holiday

No more compromising a little glam for the health of your nails!

NexGenNails

Last month we announced our NexGen Nails and the response we’ve had for them has been overwhelming! We really can’t preach about them enough, they’re just so fantastic (not to mention they’re actually HEALTHY for your nails) so we’re shouting about them from the rooftops.

NexGen Nails are water resistant non-toxic and odour free, all the while letting your natural nails breathe to allow them to grow long and strong. What makes them different from your normal acrylic and gel nails that cause weak, brittle nails and even promote the growth of fungus? NexGen Nails are designed to ensure no damage to your nail is made, giving them a healthy boost with their added calcium & vitamin E. They look, work and feel natural and are light weight & flexible which helps them to be strong and durable.

Book yourself in online now to get beautiful, healthy nails.

Have you sussed Father’s Day yet?

Mitch trimmerIf not, we might have just the trick.

Treat the mane man (pun definitely intended) in your life with our Paul Mitchell Goom & Go Trio set.

The Groom & Go Trio set includes Heavy Hitter Shampoo, Reformer wax and a MITCH Trimmer, all for £25.90! The perfect gift solution for the well groomed Dad, pop into our salon and pick yours up now, ready for Sunday 19th June.

Holiday hair just got fabulous

Exclusively available for Spring/Summer 2016, the ghd azores collection stylers are the perfect travel companion to help you keep your hair looking gorgeous whilst jet-setting this summer… or to transport yourself to paradise while styling your hair at home.

New GHDs

ghd’s no-compromise platinum styler is now available in a gorgeous limited edition serene pearl finish with matching heat-resistant bag. Using ghd’s patented tri-zone® technology, the ghd serene pearl platinum styler works quickly and effectively to straighten, curl and style in just one stroke, without compromising the health of your hair.

The classic ghd V styler is now available in two glimmering limited edition finishes – choose from atlantic jade or marine allure, each with a matching heat-resistant bag. Smooth black plates glide effortlessly through hair to make straightening on all hair types and lengths quick and easy, while the contoured edges help to create perfect curls and waves, all with a high shine, salon-style finish.

Pop into the salon to get yours now, ready for summer!

Have all the gorgeous nail extensions without the damage

NexGenNailsYes, you read that right. We’ve got a new product in this month that we just have to tell you about. NexGen Nails are water resistant non-toxic and odour free, all the while letting your natural nails breathe to allow them to grow long and strong.

Acrylics and gels can cause weak, brittle nails and even promote the growth of fungus. NexGen Nails are designed to ensure no damage to your nail is made, giving them a healthy boost with their added calcium & vitamin E. They look, work and feel natural and are light weight & flexible which helps them to be strong and durable.

NexGenNails swatchNexGen Nails’ benefits:

  • Non-Porous
  • Forever Shine
  • Non-Yellowing
  • No Primer
  • Maintenance-Free
  • Crack & Chip Resistant
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Calcium and Vitamin E Fortified

They truly are unique, revolutionising the standards for nails within the industry and we really can’t sing their praises enough, so you’ll have to come and try them for yourself to see just how fantastic they are!

Our Lucy has started her beauty therapy training so we’re now able to offer eyebrow shaping, eyelash and eyebrow tinting. Tie those in with your hair and nail appointments and we’re your one-stop-shop for all things fabulous!

Book your appointments now by clicking on the button below.

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Getting married this year?

Wedding makeupFollowing on from our successful Fabulous over 50’s make-up session last month with our New CID Cosmetics range we’re going to do a Wedding make-up session for all of you lovely brides-to-be!

On Thurs 5th May we’ll be having evening tea between 6-9pm for you to come and have a bridal make-over with us, and we’ll be on hand for any make-up advice and tips you need.

To book yourself in for this give us a call on 01747 855400. More details to come soon!

Get the trends right this summer with New GHD’s

New GHDs

Free brush and heat protectorWe’ve got some fabulous BRAND NEW limited edition GHD’s in a range of exclusive pearlescent shades with a FREE brush and heat protector.

Inspired by the stunning landscapes of The Azores islands choose from serene pearl, atlantic jade or marine allure, all of which can be used to create gorgeous summer hair trends including beach waves, bouncy curls or the signature ghd straight look.

Sunday appointments are a hit – and going fast!

Croissants and coffeeThe response we’ve had for our Sunday appointments has been fantastic, and you ladies seem to really appreciate being able to grab an hour (or two!) of R&R on a Sunday. If you haven’t had a Sunday appointment yet then give us a call or book yourself in online and join us for tea, coffee and croissants! See below to see which stylist is in on which Sunday for April:

April 10th – Janet
April 17th – Emily
April 24th – Sally

It’s not just our Sunday appointments you can book online for either. With our new booking system you can book nearly any appointment you need with us for whenever suits you. Give it a try with our button below:

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We’ll see you soon!

You and me, cup of tea – 3!

Boobs Bingo night

This Thursday (April 7th) we’re supporting (and attending!) a Boobs Bingo to raise money for a marquee for the BIGGER Boobs event in October later this year!

Last October’s BIGGER Boobs event (supporting charities Inflammatory Breast Cancer Network, Breast Cancer Care, Stars Appeal & Weldmar Hospice Care Trust) was such a mahoosive success that we’re raising money to fund a new marquee so that this years’ BIGGER Boobs event can be bigger and better than ever!

Boobs Bingo night is this Thursday 7th April at Shaftesbury Youth Club on Coppice Street. Doors open at 6:30pm with eyes down at 7:30pm.

At last years’ BIGGER Boobs event we raised over £3,000 which was incredible – think of what we can achieve with the extra space a marquee provides! We’ll see you there with our bingo dabbers at the ready!