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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!

Book your appointments online!

Ladies, our booking system is now LIVE! You can choose what type of appointment you’re booking, on a day that suits you with your preferred stylist – how exciting!

If you struggle to find the option to book an appointment that you’d usually have with us then please do phone us still. Appointments that are a little more complex than most (e.g balyage) still need to be arranged on the phone.

Book online now

You can find the link to our online booking system all over our website, look out for our big button! There is also a direct link at the top of our website if for some reason you can’t find the button on our website. We’d love to hear your feedback on it, so go ahead and book your next appointment with us!

Treat your Mum this Mother’s Day

Happy Mothers DayPop into the salon and buy a £10 voucher redeemable against 2 or more make-up products on our Make-Up afternoon for Over 50’s on Thurs 10th March with our New CID Cosmetics range between 3-6pm.

We’ll pamper your Mum with a free make-over (and cream teas!) then with your voucher gift she can pick and choose the make-up she loves.

Make-up your mind

Are you bored of doing the same make-up routine that you’ve been doing for years? We’ve got a New CID Cosmetics expert joining us for an afternoon of make-up and cream teas on Thurs 10th March between 3-6pm.

New CID Cosmetics

Demonstrations and a hands-on play with the New CID Cosmetics range (including a FREE make over) will help you let your inner youth shine on the outside, everyday! Phone us now to book your (free) space for the afternoon and join us for cream teas.

Read my Lips

Read my LipsTo make the afternoon even more tempting for you ladies, we’ve got a special offer on our New CID Lip Set, saving you 24%.

The lip set includes a light-up lip gloss with mirror, retractable lip liner and lip brush in nude as well as a light-up lipstick with mirror.

Usual price for this gorgeous lip set is £50 but you can buy it all for just £40!

Come and see us on a Sunday!

Croissants and coffeeLast month we mentioned that we’re going to be open on Sundays between 10:30am until 2pm. Well the first Sunday we’re going to be open on is 13th March and we’d love to see you!

Town will be quieter, the car park opposite the Post Office will be FREE to park in and you can leave your partner to watch the kids (or the football!) for a few hours to steal some very important time away for yourself. We’ll have fresh coffee and croissants on the go for you with newspapers and magazines ready and waiting.

Want to know which stylist is going to be in on what Sunday? Have a look at our schedule below:

March 13th – Ellen + Emily
March 20th – Sally
April 3rd – Ellen
April 10th – Janet
April 17th – Emily
April 24th – Sally

To make an appointment you can book yourself in online or call us. We’ll put the kettle on!

Last chance for 50% OFF Highlights with a Cut & Blow dry

50 off highlightsUp until 12th March you can get 50% OFF highlights when you get a Cut & Blow dry, from ½ head highlights, to a full head, to balyage – the choice is yours!

Request an appointment with Natalie or Emily to get in on this offer.

Phone us now to book an appointment.

Our Easter Opening Hours

The holidays are approaching fast (faster than we’d all like to admit!) and we would like to wish all of our clients a very Happy Easter at the end of March. Naturally, our opening hours are going to change due to the bank holidays so below are the dates we’re open:

Fri 25th Mar – Closed
Sat 26th Mar – 9-4pm
Sun 27th Mar – Closed
Mon 28th Mar – Closed

Everything YOU need to know about Olaplex

Damaged hair is most definitely not fun to live or deal with. It’s the reason why most women postpone (or stop completely!) colouring their hair. When the urge to go lighter, darker, red, pink, turquoise or any other colour, it’s sad to remember how dry, brittle and lifeless excessive use of dye can turn your hair – that thought alone stops most of us from taking the colour plunge!

Well ladies, we’re telling you right here and now that you can have your dream style and colour without the damaging repercussions!

Damaged hair

Kim KLast year Olaplex took the hair industry by storm back when Kim K went from dark brunette to platinum blonde in a day (and back!).

Olaplex allows you to colour your hair without damaging it, as often as you like. It’s the brainchild of scientists which transforms brittle and broken hair back into strong, flowing locks and we’re proud to be the only salon in Shaftesbury that offers this popular sought-after treatment.

With that in mind, we figured it’s only best to let you in on the magical product!

What IS Olaplex?

Olaplex treatmentOlaplex makes your hair stronger, healthier and colour will last much longer. Olaplex is a salon-applied hair treatment that repairs damaged strands of hair by linking the bonds back together. The magic works from inside out to strengthen, condition and literally reconnect the hair strand structure where it’s broken.

It’s especially beneficial for you ladies who have chemically coloured hair as it has the potential to restore the health of all damaged hair types, given that hair bonds are broken during thermal, mechanical and chemical services. It also allows your colourist to push the envelope further without compromising the integrity of the hair. Hello mermaid hair!

With and without Olaplex

How does it work?

Many big brands have claimed to do what Olaplex does, but have fallen (very) short on their promise. What makes Olaplex different is it was made by scientists, not by brands from within the beauty industry. To explain clearly how it works, we’re going to have to get into a little bit of science here, but we promise to keep it as simple as possible!

Hair contains lots of keratin proteins, which has the amino acid cysteine. Cysteine is special because it contains a sulphur atom, normally two sulfurs will join together to form a disulphide bond, creating a link between two proteins.

All of these proteins holding hands are partially responsible for your hair’s overall shape and strength. When hair is permed or straightened, these bonds are deliberately broken into two groups, and then reformed when the hair is pulled into its new shape (this process typically takes a few days). Repeated heat, sunlight, hair styling and chemical treatments (e.g. colouring) will also break disulphide bonds and lead to weakened, damaged hair.

Bisaminopropyl diglycol dimaleateImage from

The active ingredient in Olaplex is a compound called bis-aminopropyl diglycol dimaleate and two ends of this compound form bonds with the sulfurs, making an artificial, extended disulphide bridge. A new disulphide link is formed between the two sulfurs, making the hair stronger. This process happens quickly (unlike straightening and perming) meaning hair damage during colouring is drastically reduced.

How is it applied?

Olaplex and colouringOlaplex can be mixed in with colouring products to minimise damage, or it can be used as a separate treatment with the sole purpose of repairing the bonds within the hair strands.

Once the treatment process in the salon has finished, you have the option to purchase a bottle of Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector for £35 which you take home to apply to your hair once a week. This bottle contains the same active ingredient that was used in the salon to treat your hair, and this enables you to maintain strong, healthy hair in between services as it will continue to link bonds within your hair.

Overall, Olaplex is just fantastic. We’re the only salon in Shaftesbury that can provide this brilliant new service – we’re just as excited about it as you are! If you’d like to have Olaplex used in your next colour appointment with us then ask for a “Colour Service Upgrade” and we’ll add the treatment whilst we treat your hair, all for £15! Call us now to make your next appointment.

Did you hear we’re open Sundays? And online bookings are coming soon!

We’ve hit the ground running this year as we’ve got brand new backwash chairs especially for you, our lovely customers! These fantastic new chairs have a shiatsu massage system built into the back of the legs and the lower part of the back of the chair; giving you that relaxing “aah!” feeling while we shampoo your hair, total R&R all round!

Ring up and book yourself in on a Sunday!

Are you a busy woman? The weekdays fly by and Saturday only just gives you the chance to catch up on everything else that demands your attention, except you? We’re now open on Sundays to give YOU the chance for some true “me-time”.

Croissants and coffee on SundaysTown will be quieter, the car park opposite the Post Office will be FREE to park in and you can leave your partner to watch the kids (or the football!) for a few hours to steal some very important time away for yourself. We’ll have fresh coffee and croissants on the go for you with newspapers and magazines (not to mention our new massage chairs!) ready and waiting.

Call us now to book yourself in, appointments are going fast so don’t hang about too long! The salon will be open between 10:30am until 2pm on Sundays.

Hold onto your hats ladies, online bookings are coming soon!

Keep a close eye on our website over the next month as we’ll be introducing our NEW online booking system. You’ll be able to view our schedule and book your appointments with us without having to phone us every time you need a visit. Oooer!

50% OFF highlights with a Cut & Blow dry

50% off highlights with cut and blow dryBetween 22nd February and 12th March we have a 50% OFF sale on highlights when you get a Cut & Blow dry, from ½ head highlights, to a full head, to balyage – the choice is yours!

Book early to avoid disappointment. Request an appointment with Natalie or Emily to get in on this offer. This offer is in conjunction with a full price Cut & Blow dry, appointments must be booked between 22nd Feb to 12th March with Natalie or Emily to receive this offer.

Free Shopping bag with 125ml Moroccanoil TreatmentNeed MORE Moroccanoil in your life?

We’ve got two special offers on at the moment with Moroccanoil.

Receive an extra 25% for FREE when you buy the limited edition 125ml Moroccanoil Treatment and get a FREE shopper bag with it.

Save over 40% when you buy the limited edition twin packsThere’s now NEW 500ml Duo’s, with a new SMOOTHING duo option. Save over 40% when you buy the limited edition 500ml shampoo and conditioner twin packs. Packs available are Smoothing, Extra Volume and/or Moisture Repair.

Had the same make-up (and routine) for years?

We won’t lie; we women can be creatures of habit, especially when it comes to make up. We’ve got a special afternoon planned on 10th March 3-6pm for all you lovely ladies over 50 to come and have a FREE make over with our New CID Cosmetics range.

We’ll show you how to create simple, effortless, everyday looks and styles for you to wear day-to-day.

Mother’s Day (6th March) is the Sunday before our make-up day so if you’re wondering what to surprise your Mum with, book her into our make-up afternoon, pop into our salon and buy vouchers for her to spend on make-up when she spends the afternoon with us. Everyone that’s come for a makeover with us has always walked away with something from our New CID Cosmetics range, the products really do speak for themselves, they’re just incredible!

Is a “New Style” one of your New Years’ Resolutions? We’ve got what you need this year

Kalypsos VIP Membership

So 2016 has arrived and oh my, we’ve got big plans! We’re planning on introducing a membership scheme this year, helping you spread the cost of your salon visits as well as helping you budget your costs.

We’re going to have different levels of monthly cost, so your membership will be tailored to your hair’s needs; making sure your hair gets what it needs, without such a big impact on the poor bank account every 6 weeks!

ALL of our VIP Members will get special offers that won’t always be available to just everyone. You’ll always be the first to know what’s going on in the salon and have to option to be the first to trial new products that we bring in – and have your say!

We’ll tell you more juicy details over the next month or two. We’d love to hear your views on it, so if you’re popping into the salon soon then have a chat to us about it.

£20 OFF all GHD Electricals

GHD Sale

Until 31st January 2016 we’ve got £20 off ALL our GHD electricals – that means you can get any GHD electricals (straighteners, tongs, curlers) for £100 OR LESS.

It’s a fab bargain and we’d hate for you to miss out! Pop on down to the salon before the 31st of January and bag yourself a bargain.

Training Models needed – 29th January at 9:45am

Want to get in early on THE colour trend of 2016? Your hair needs to be shoulder length or longer, blonde or bleached/highlighted.

If you’d love to have this mermaid-style look but aren’t blonde then have a chat with us and we can make sure your hair is blonde and ready for colour on the 29th.

We can’t wait to get started on this session; these colours are going to be THE LOOK for 2016.

Slimming worldNew Year, New Slimmer You?

We’ve teamed up with Charlene from Shaftesbury’s Slimming World to offer all new Slimming World members a 50% off on a Cut & Blow Dry at Kalypsos. We could help you lose a pound just with a haircut!

To sign up to Slimming World in Shaftesbury with Charlene contact her on her mobile 07857 392 682.

The meetings happen every Tuesday at 5:30pm & 7:30pm and every Friday at 9:30am at The Heritage Suite, 43 Bell Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8AE.

Plan your perfect Valentine’s Day treats in advance

We know you’re still trying to wrap your head around that fact that 2016 is here, but let us help you hit the ground running by making sure your Valentine’s Day is perfect.

If you register your partners email then we will nudge them away from flowers and chocolates and make sure they give you something you really want for Valentine’s Day. Fill in your wish list when you pop into the salon. We’ll have some ideas as to what you can put on your wishlist coming your way next month!

Get yourself made-up for Christmas with our new CID Cosmetic range

December has most definitely arrived – the tinsel is out, trees are up and the Christmas hits are playing! The team here at Kalypsos would like to wish every single one of our clients a very Merry Christmas. We look forward to seeing most of you popping in for your pre-Christmas hair-do’s!

Our Christmas opening times:

Wed 23rd – 9:00am – 6:00pm
Thurs 24th – 9:00am – 1:00pm
Fri 25th – CLOSED
Sat 26th – CLOSED
Sun 27th – CLOSED
Mon 28th – CLOSED
Tues 29th – CLOSED
Wed 30th – 9:00am – 3:00pm
Thurs 31st – 9:00am – 4:00pm
Fri 1st – CLOSED

Can’t get your roots touched up in time for Christmas?

We are now selling ColorWOW’s fabulous new product Root Cover-up. It’s absolutely fantastic, especially if you don’t have time to pop to the salon before an evening out! It’s a powder compact which comes with a precision brush for you to apply the powder to your roots; camouflaging those pesky greys and your regrowth instantly.

The powder is completely waterproof so there’s no need to panic if you’re caught out in the rain this winter! It simply washes out with your shampoo when you next wash your hair. Magic! Each compact is £28.50 and there’s a shade for everyone. Pop in and buy yours on your next visit.

Book yourself in for a FREE makeover!

Our launch party for CID Cosmetics make-up on the 14th November was a HUGE success with some fabulous demos and tips – the make-up went flying off the shelves!

New CID Cosmetics

If you’d like a FREE makeover then contact us and get yourself booked in to try out our CID Cosmetics range.

Our Christmas Party – A good time had by all!

The Kalypsos girls

We had our staff party last weekend and it was such fun! With hilarious Christmas outfits ranging from a Henry Hoover to a Christmas cracker, we all giggled the night away playing Splat!

Sad day for Kalypsos

Unfortunately we were the victims of a smash & grab a few weeks ago. If you get offered any cheap GHD’s please contact us.

Until next year…

This is our last Newsletter for 2015, so whilst you’re here we want to wish you a Happy New Year too! We’ll catch up with you all again in January.

A brand new make-up range, a crazy-fun trip to Marrakech and BIG success with BIGGER Boobs!

New CID Cosmetics make-up launch

New CID Cosmetics

We’re launching a brand new make-up range New CID Cosmetics and to celebrate we’re having a little launch party! This week on the 12th November, we’ll be providing expert make-up advice and tips including how to create flawless skin, the ever-growing popular face contouring trend and eye make-up techniques. You’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions you have about recreating your new look at home.

Leave your partners at home with the telly for an evening and come and bring a friend! Give us a ring on 01747 855400 to let us know you want to join us.

Kalypsos Chicas holiday in Marrakech

Clients and friends of Kalypsos enjoyed a girly 4-day trip to Marrakech late October and got to see first-hand the source of Moroccanoil’s most important ingredient.

The video and pictures above show the women in Marrakech crushing the kernals from the argan trees to get the oil out of the nut. It was absolutely fantastic to see the source of the brilliant product that we work with.

Below are a few other fun snaps we took whilst holidaying!

In light of this trip, we’ve got another offer (we’re far too good to you!) lined up. We’re offering any argan oil treatment experience for £5!

BIGGER Boobs was a HUGE Success!!

We shouted and you all heard! The BIGGER Boobs event on 30th October was a ginormous success with over £3,015.18 raised and still counting! All the money raised is to be divided between the 4 charities involved – Inflammatory Breast Cancer Network, Breast Cancer Care, Stars Appeal & Weldmar Hospice Care Trust.

We had two head shaves on the night. Heather Sanger braved the razors first, leaving the event with a lovely bright pink buzz cut!

Chelsea Mayall was next in line after Heather and donated her lovely long hair to The Little Princess Charity to make wigs for children suffering with cancer. She was then sponsored to shave her head for the four charities for BIGGER Boobs.

Tiggy Walker (Johnnie Walker’s wife) was also at BIGGER Boobs to tell her story of her battle with cancer and to sell her fantastic book The Unplanned Journey. At Kalypsos we’re selling this book in our salon for £20, with all profits of the book going to The Carers UK.

Tiggy Walker signed her books

Christmas is looming and the wishlist is growing!

Late Night Christmas Shopping

We know it’s far too early (as it always is) to talk about Christmas but that doesn’t stop the kids starting their long list of wishes for Christmas! Well, it doesn’t have to be too early to start your wishlist either. We think you deserve a treat, or two!!

It’s late night shopping in Shaftesbury on Friday 4th December and we’ll be open to spread some glamorous holiday spirit. We’ll have little wishlists for you to come in and fill out with whatever you’d like for Christmas from our salon (possibly our Limited Edition Pink Vintage GHDs, or a handful of invisibobbles – the perfect stocking filler!) to give to your partner at home. Gone are the days of hoping their psychic abilities will give you what you want at Christmas. Give them your Kalypsos wishlist and they’ll know exactly what to get you, from where!

BIGGER BOOBS for Breast Cancer this October

Last years pop up salon at Big BoobsThis month is Pink Month at Kalypsos as we will be raising money for Breast Cancer! We’ve got lots of little bits going on but the BIG event that you need to know about is BIGGER BOOBS on Friday 30th October at the Shaftesbury Youth Club, Coppice Street in Shaftesbury at 7pm. Make an evening of it and let yourself feel special in the name of charity!

It’s £2 per entry for the night and everyone gets a free glass of pink fizz as well as live music, massages, Zumba demonstrations, make-overs and demonstrations, bra measuring & sales, a food stop, cocktail bar and MOST importantly, we’ll have our pop-up salon there ready and waiting for YOU.

Get inspired with our up-do demo’s using invisibobbles

InvisibobbleAt our pop-up salon we’ll be doing up-do demo’s using ONLY invisibobbles, showing you how to create beautiful hairstyles with the new hairbands that have taken the hair industry by storm! We’ll be selling these magical invisibobbles at our pop-up salon so once (not “if”!) you’ve been inspired by the beautiful hairstyles we show you how to create, you can buy these amazing bands for yourself and recreate the look at home.

Put some colour on your nails

Nail bar at our pop up salon

Part of our pop-up salon will also include our nail bar so once you’ve discovered fabulous new ways to use invisibobbles with your hair, come and pamper your hands and nails with beautiful manicures. Who can deny a pampering session when it’s all for raising money?!

Don’t miss out on a VERY limited offer for GHD’s!

EXCLUSIVE OFFER on Limited Edition Pink Vintage GHD Platinum RangeEXCLUSIVE for the evening, we’ll be selling our brand new Limited Edition Pink Vintage GHD’s from the Platinum Range for ONE NIGHT ONLY at a reduced price of £135 (normal price is £165) with the £30 difference of every sale donated straight to charity.

GHD’s are our hairs’ best friend, doubling as (the best) straighteners as well as a curling tool to create beautiful casual, loose curls. So, if GHD’s are on this year’s Christmas list then treat yourself early (or drop a hint to your partner!), buy them at our pop-up salon for a steal of a discount and raise some money for Breast Cancer at the same time.

Fancy a Paul Mitchell product bundle?

Paul Mitchell bundle raffle prizeWe’ve got a Paul Mitchell bundle ready and waiting for the winner of our raffle! The bundle has shampoo, conditioner and an all-sorts selection of styling products. You can buy raffle tickets from our salon for the whole of October right up until the 30th for your chance to win.

The winner will be announced on Friday 30th October at the BIGGER BOOBS event in the Youth Club, Coppice Street in Shaftesbury. If you buy a raffle ticket, make sure to come along and see if you won!

Sponsor Heather’s shave?

Heather (on the right)

Brave Heather is raising money this month by shaving her hair off! The razors will be out at the BIGGER BOOBS event on Friday 30th October for the big shave. If you’d like to sponsor Heather then pop in and we can give you all the details you need to help raise money for a cause so close to all our hearts.

Ellens weddingOur Ellen got married!

On September 19th our senior stylist Ellen (who’s been with us since she was a Saturday girl!) tied the knot with her new husband Chris.

She looked absolutely stunning and we all had a blast at her reception! Once again, we would like to congratulate Ellen and Chris Drewett on their wedding and we wish them all the best with their wedded bliss!

Kalypsos bunch at the reception

Next month…

Some of the girls at Kalypsos are running away for 4 days to Marrakech at the end of October! We suspect they’re trying to hunt down the argan oil that’s used in Morrocanoil’s products but we’ll have to wait until they’re back to hear about all the antics and escapades. One for next month’s newsletter, we reckon!

Celebrating 15 Years of Kalypsos

Kalypsos has just turned 15!

Gillams and Mother and Baby storeWe’re celebrating a big birthday here at Kalypsos this week as we turn 15 years old! It’s a big milestone and we’ve come such a long way in those 15 years.

Going way-back-when to over 15 years ago, the old Gillams Hardware & Garden Supplies store was sat where Kalypsos and Boschen is now. The hardware store was then split into two and The Christian Book Centre took the larger left side of the building and a Mother & Baby shop took the smaller right side.

Anna, Amey, Jenny, Daff & SalAnna, Amey, Jenny, Daff & Sal

In the year 2000 business partners Sally and David (Daff) decided to set up their first salon Kalypsos and moved into where the Mother & Baby shop was. With a very small team of 4, the salon was born! The business boomed and within a year the salon quickly outgrew the building and moved next door in 2001 (where we are today!), with the team growing to 10!

In 2010 Sally became the sole owner of Kalypsos and has carried on building and growing the business to what it is now. It couldn’t have been done without the fantastic staff who have supported us in our 15 year journey, with special thanks to the loyalty and dedication of long serving (or suffering!) staff, Ellen, Emily, Dawn, Sophie, Janet, Katharine and Val who have been with Kalypsos forever!!

We have one more person we have to thank and that’s YOU. We’re so grateful for all of our lovely, loyal customers and without you, we wouldn’t be here. So thank you for being with us and part of our journey at Kalypsos, here’s to many more years to come!

Kalypsos in 2015Kalypsos as we are today

Wedding Bells are ringing…

Our lovely Ellen is getting married on the 19th September. Ellen’s been with us since she was a Saturday girl and now plays such an important role in the salon; we’re excited to see a new chapter of married life begin! The salon will be closed between 12:30 – 2:00pm on the 19th September for us all to be a part of Ellen’s Special Day. Good luck Ellen and Dewitt!

Bigger Boobs with Breast Cancer Stars Appeal

Raising money for breast cancer in 2005Raising money for breast cancer in 2005

The charity close to our hearts at Kalypsos is Breast Cancer Stars Appeal.

Last year we had a pop-up salon at the Youth Club on Coppice Street in town to raise money for Stars Appeal, and after the phenomenal success of last year’s BOOBS evening, Kalypsos will be a part of BIGGER BOOBS this year with our pop up salon and beauty corner.

We will be pampering you all to raise money for Breast Cancer Stars Appeal on October 30th at 7pm. Make sure you’ve liked us on Facebook to get all the updates about this!

NEW, Vintage Pink GHD’s

We now have on sale the brand new vintage pink limited edition platinum GHD’s. Not only that, but with every set sold, £10 gets donated to Breaththrough Breast Cancer. Pop in and pick up your hairs’ new best friend.

Don’t let the F word upset you

It’s summer and we love almost everything about it! But the downside is that none of us seem to be able to escape from the awful F word that happens to our hair from Summer to Autumn: FRIZZ.

The good news is that you can win the battle against it!

4 Tips to keep the FRIZZ at bay

  1. Paul Mitchell ShampooStart in the Shower
    Don’t hesitate to buy special anti-frizz products. Use it frequently and your hair will gain all the nutrients it needs to look more like a princess on duty and less like a lion in the jungle.
    Use sulphate free shampoo and conditioner. Sulphates remove the natural oils that coats cuticles. Everything that contains Keratin and is sulphate free makes our hair healthier and therefore our life happier. You will see the difference from day one.
  2. Anti frizz products for styling
    Frizz happens when your hairs cuticles (the tiny scales that cover each strand) don’t lie flat. Two things can cause it:  humidity that swells the hair shaft or over styling which fries. The best thing about styling products is that they do the miracles that before we thought would be impossible. Here are the top anti frizz products that we love and so will you:
    Paul Mitchell's leave in treatment and his whole range for normal to thick hair
    When it starts raining you don’t have to worry anymore…
    Moroccan Oil for wet weather
    Less is more, and this is not the exception to the rule.  Morrocan Oil keeps the waves and use straighteners less often.
  3. Awapuhi rangeDefend yourself
    To defend yourself do a deep treatment. Sometimes a big dose of TLC is just what is needed. Hydrate, repair and smooth the cuticle.  Our ultimate Paul Mitchell Awapuhi repairs years of damage in minutes.
    Why not start off with our summer offer £5 for a Paul Mitchell treatment with your next appointment. See and feel the difference!
    Instantly repairs dry hair
  4. Dry but don’t fry
    A boar bristle round brush flattens cuticles and adds volume.  Or go super straight with a paddle shape brush.  Keep to a medium heat when drying and direct the air towards the ends of your hair, roots to end and finish by sealing with serum on the ends.

Our current deals

Moroccanoil deal – Shampoo & Conditioner
500ml duos – limited stock available, offer limited. £39.90 saving 40%
Moroccan Oil shampoo and conditioner deal

GHD Deal – Bring any old hair electrical styler no need to be working and receive £20 discount on your new GHDs purchase
Expiry date of 31st August
GHD upgrade deal

Look out for offers next month, as we’ll be celebrating 15 years of Kalypsos…

Latest news from the Salon

We have a new Apprentice joining us!

BethanyWe’d like to welcome Bethany Martin to the Kalypsos family. After completing her NVQ Level 1 at school, Beth’s passion has been to enter the hair and beauty industry. We’re delighted to have her on board.


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Get yourself holiday ready

It’s never too late to get a few beauty errands done!

Travel light kits – available now

All your favourite shampoo and conditioners and styling products in 100ml convenient hand luggage size for travelling, perfect for your holiday!

You can forget about last-minute nail painting on your way to the airport too, with our fantastic nail services including minx, shellac acrylic and gel nails extensions, you’ll never need to worry about smudges or chips whilst you’re away!

And don’t forget about your eyes; an eyebrow and eyelash tint and eyebrow shape can  really make your eyes look wide awake, so no need for make-up when lying round the pool!

Tangle TeezersA must for your holiday hair

Tangle Teezers‘ brightly coloured brushes can be used on wet or dry hair, and glide effortlessly through any tangles – great for the kids when they’ve come back from the beach or pool!

InvisibobblesInvisibobbles also come in amazing summer colours. Tie your hair back all day and when you take your hair down for the evening, the Invisibobbles are MAGIC with no tell-tale crease mark. No need to wash or straighten your hair after taking it down. Fantastic!

Thinking about having your children’s ears pierced?

The best time to get your children’s ears pierced is NOW. With 6 weeks available for complete healing before they go back to school and have to take them out for sport, this time in the holiday is the last, most ideal opportunity to have the piercing done.

We are registered with the local authorities and have over 10 years experience of piercing in a safe, hygienic place.

Protecting healthy hair in the sunSummer special

Hair treatments £5 with any appointment to strengthen and rebuild weak, damaged hair. Restore elasticity and protect against future damage – a must before and after sunshine holidays.



Emily has now achieved promotion to  senior stylist, very well deserved!

Lucy has completed her NVQ2 level of training and is very much looking forward to furthering her career path. Well done!

Natalie is rapidly growing her clientèle since achieving Stylist status and her new clients are enjoying their free welcome pack on their first visit.