Stuck at home but not stuck with bad hair!

Ladies and gentlemen, fear not for Anne Veck’s hot hair tips are here! It is not because we are stuck at home, unable to get to the salon, that our hair must suffer. Read on to find out how you can keep your frizzy bits under control, healthy and looking beautiful, ready for the moment we re-open our doors, to come and get a cut and colour ūüėČ

1.Over recent years, oils of all kind have become super duper popular to hydrate one’s hair. But not all oils are made equal! Davines has an amazing Almond oil, part of their Love Curls Range, full of fatty acids that penetrate inside the hair shaft and reduce protein loss from hair. You can use it either before or after you wash your hair depending on your hair type. If your hair tends to be oily, use it as a leave-in treatment overnight or for a few hours before you wash your hair. If your hair is dry, use it as a leave-in treatment after! This will improve the health and luster of your hair and have you feeling like a sexy goddess or god in no time!

2. Whilst you can’t make it to our salon for us to take care of your luscious locks for you, we do have some amazing products that will allow you to keep your hair growing gorgeous in the mean time. One of Anne’s favourite products is Davines’ MELU conditioner. Especially designed to prevent breakage, the light formula makes the hair smooth and soft without weighing it down. It reinforces your hair’s natural elasticity to allow it to grow softer, thicker and more glorious than ever.

3. Last but not least, Massaging! Totally free, although usually a tad more enjoyable if you use some sort of oil to make the hair easier to massage through, massaging is a fabulous way to stimulate hair growth, and has been shown to increase thickness of hair. It is also a fantastic way to help masseuse and massagees relax, which is something we could all use at the moment ūüėČ

Hope you found these helpful! You can buy the products on our online shop. or, if they don’t yet feature ( wider choice coming very soon), email us at anne@veckhaircom and we’ll sort you out!

Please remember during the outbreak, as scary as it may be, you are not alone! Anne Veck Oxford will still be posting on instagram, facebook and youtube to keep you all entertained! Stay safe, much love…

Art by Edouard Groult

Dirty French Girl aka Chloe Mellen

ANNE VECK OXFORD IS CLOSED – HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN SOON!

CORONA VIRUS UPDATE ANNE VECK OXFORD IS CLOSING TONIGHT!

Hi everyone, we have decided it will be for the best if we close down temporarily as of 6.00 pm this evening. This means the salon will not open on Monday 23rd March and will remain closed until it is safe to reopen. We shall be communicating this to clients individually via texts, Anne’s Secrets and telephone calls so we aim to minimise the inconvenience.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and company in the salon. I think everyone in the team is going to miss being with their lovely clients very badly.

If you need some shampoo, conditioner or other hair care products, do visit our shop and for anything not appearing there, just send an email to anne@anneveckhair.com with details of what you need and we’ll sort it out! Also, you can buy your next appointment in advance by buying a gift voucher from the online shop. The use by date will be extended indefinitely……

Keep well everyone and we hope to see you again soon.
Best wishes Anne Veck and the Anne Veck Oxford team.

Anne Veck’s Manifesto for Hairdressing!

Anne Veck sustainable salon

WE WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE YOUR VIEW OF HAIRDRESSING , AN INDUSTRY THAT DOES SO MUCH GOOD BY MAKING PEOPLE LOOK AND FEEL FABULOUS.

Anne and Keith have been active for a while now in a small way trying to improve the profile and standing of hairdressing in the pubic’s perception. When we redesigned our website last year we included our Manifesto for Hairdressing, featuring our opinions on sustainability, ethical business behaviour, the concept that hairdressing can be art and so on…

“WE BELIEVE THERE IS A NEED FOR PROFOUND CHANGE IN HAIRDRESSING.

Your Hair should be Beautiful
Hairdressing should be Professional
Hairdressing should be Ethical
Hairdressing should be Sustainable
Hairdressing should be Art

WE WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE YOUR VIEW OF HAIRDRESSING , AN INDUSTRY THAT DOES SO MUCH GOOD BY MAKING PEOPLE LOOK AND FEEL FABULOUS.

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We believe that all hairdressers should be professionally qualified and officially registered (licensed). All salons should pay their employees at least the Real Living Wage. All employers in our wonderful industry should invest in its future by training and developing the next generation. All salons (and all businesses come to that) should do everything they can to save the planet by reducing their carbon emissions, cutting down on waste, pollution and single-use plastic and by supporting organisations fighting to save natural habitats and biodiversity.

Hairdressers are creative, talented, energetic, knowledgeable, sociable, sympathetic and highly skilled. They are experts and professionals. Their best work is art.”

To read the entire manifesto wizz over to here.

Your spring eco wedding!

Spring is on the way and 2020 is in vogue for wedding extravaganzas!
Here at Anne Veck we love everything sustainable and eco friendly, and we wanted to share with you some tips to make your wedding better for our planet!

Number one (obviously), come get your hair done at Anne Veck!!! We are carbon neutral, and the whole salon is designed with “its good to be kind” in mind! We have recently changed our product line to work with Davines: an eco friendly and also carbon neutral all natural hair care range! Their packaging is made from recycled material and is recyclable again, and they have undertaken a tree planting initiative to help offset carbon emissions worldwide.

Number two, if you are still looking for some wedding rings, head on over to www.dirtyfrenchgirl.com, our resident jewelry designer and maker. An independent craftswoman, she makes everything herself locally to reduce her carbon footprint, and can design you the most beautifully bespoke wedding rings!

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Number three, confetti! looks pretty, but a bit of a culprit when it comes to littering! We recommend buying a heart shapes hole puncher, and collecting leaves. Then when you’re chilling in the evening at home, binging some Netflix, get your hole puncher, get your leaves, and start punching away to your hearts content! You then have some beautiful heart shaped confetti that is totally environmentally friendly!

Number four, location location location! It is no secret that cars, planes, boats… vehicles of all kind are not great for our mother earth, so if you can choose a local venue that is easy to get to for yourself and your guests and keep that travel distance and time down!

Number five, if you haven’t decided on a decor yet, maybe go for the shabby chic, reusable, DIY look. Use potted plants instead of cut flowers, and try to plan what happens to said plants after your wedding day. Use things such as crates, jam jars etc.. for decoration. It might be a bit more work atn your end, but the end result is gorgeous and our planet will thank you.

I could carry on all day about tips and ideas to make a wedding more sustainable, but I’ll stop here. We hope to see you for your special day, so we can make it extra magical.

To book your trial session, including consultation, with Anne, call us on 01865 727077.

by Chloe Mellen

Hair is Art

ANNE VECK’S NEW CAMPAIGN! HAIR IS ART! Hairdressing should be ethical / hairdressing should be sustainable / hairdressing should be art / your hair should be beautiful!

Hairdressing is a very often underrated art medium, seen by many as a purely functional (and fashionable ) service. But this is not so. One needs only look at some of Vidal Sassoon’s iconic images of precision cutting to see, hairdressing is an art form all unto itself. The practice of cutting hair and styling, doing so perfectly is an art, but there also the entire Avant-garde side of the industry, that allows hairdressers to truly use hair as a canvas. They manipulate it as if it were material, change its properties, paint it… And the results can be magical.

Anne is one such hairdresser. Every year she produces a new Avant-garde collection, each more incredible than the last. So much so that the Errata Museum of Modern Art in St.Petersburg requested some of Anne’s images for an exhibition.
Anne is also taking part in Oxford Art Weeks this year, in collaboration with Dirty French Girl Jewellery, and hosted by the Oxford Jam Factory. The Jam Factory often has beautiful art exhibitions by very talented artists, both AV and DFG are excited to work with them, and vice versa.

If you guys wanted a chance to meet Anne, ask her more about her creative and artistic endeavors, she has a few opportunities popping up:

-Pro Hair Live in Manchester on 24th February you can find her on the Fellowship Stage.
-On the 27th April Anne will be hosting a Creative Day at Salon Concepts in Weston Super Mare.
-Anne will be presenting her Avant-garde creations at Hair UK at NEC Birmingham for the Hair & Beauty Charity on 4th May.

Read the Anne Veck manifesto!

by Chloe Mellen aka Dirty French Girl

Welcome Davines

Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome to Anne Veck Oxford centre stage: Davines.

Anne Veck Oxford has started a new partnership with Davines, saving the world one hair style at a time.
We wanted to find a product brand with the same values as ourselves: we believe all salons should do everything they can to save the planet by reducing their carbon emissions, cutting down on waste and pollution and by supporting organisations fighting to reverse the 6th mass extinction. We are certified carbon neutral, so finding products that would enhance this message, rather than hinder it, was nothing short of essential.
Davines’ head office in Parma, Italy (The Davines Village)is also carbon neutral, and their manifesto runs parallel to ours “At Davines we believe that living a balance of beauty and sustainability, what we call “sustainable beauty”, can improve our lives and the world around us.”

If you have any questions about the brand, the products and their application, don’t hesitate to call us or pop in, we’re very excited to be working with such great sustainable and ethical products and the whole team can not wait to share everything they know!
https://www.davines.com/

by Chloe Mellen, aka Dirty French Girl

Gold Class Hair Extensions Exclusive!

Gold Class Hair Extensions are exclusive to Anne Veck Oxford!

We want to share with you the secrets of Gold Class hair extensions.  These amazing 100% human hair extensions are handpicked and gently processed for expert application to give the ultimate designer label hair.

Anne Veck Oxford is one of only ten salons in the UK to offer Gold Class hair extensions.  They have a huge celebrity following including Michelle Heaton, Sam & Billie Faiers, Mischa Barton  and Michelle Keegan and here’s why: they are a little different from other extensions on the market.

Following a ‘Healthy Hair Days Philosophy,‚Äô your consultation includes a scalp and hair analysis to asses the true condition and suitability of your¬†hair and scalp. ¬†We can then prescribe any treatments to get your own hair and scalp in the best condition so you can make the most out of your¬†extensions. ¬†We will also talk in depth about the process and maintenance and most importantly the look you want to create and your perfect¬†colour.

The hair is the best quality hand-selected Indian Temple Hair available in a range of colours and lengths.  With a pre-bonded application method, Gold Class bonds are kind to the hair and scalp creating tiny discreet bonds.  Our trained extensionists will expertly apply the bonds to give the most natural results.

Our team will give you an accredited aftercare programme to help you care for your extensions at home and away so they look as good as the day we put them in.  Gold Class hair extensions are recommended for 3-4months wear when our extensionists can safely remove your extensions and see the improvements in your own hair & scalp by following the prescribed aftercare.

Each of our hair extensions experts – Kelly and Anne herself, have been individually trained by Inanch Emir of Inanch London, the creators of Gold Class.

Anne is one of the most experienced extensionists in the U.K., having offered this service in her salons since 1991 and having been a brand ambassador for two of the leading U.K. brands.

See Midas Touch the beautiful collaboration created by Anne, Inanch of Gold Class and our great friend and uber talented hairdresser and photographer Desmond Murray. Simple stunning!

Book your Gold Class hair extensions consultation by calling us on
01865 727077 (Oxford)

< "Gold Class hair: ethically sourced and the best quality you can get" The Telegraph "Famous, flawless and paparazzi ready - this is the A-list way to do hair extensions" Layered Online

Wonderful Winter Hair Trends

Wondering what to do with your hair this winter? Well look no further, we have the down low on the best trends to follow.
This festive season be ready to say hello to the Ghost of Christmas Past! What the Dickens! The 90s are back in full swing, and they’re looking better than ever!

So this year, why not try something new? With all the festive parties it is the perfect time to try something new. Like a new dress or accessory, your hair can perfect that winter look, making you into a sexy ice queen (or king!), or give you that sexy stay at home and snuggle vibe!

Here is the list of our fave winter trends at Anne Veck Oxford:

1. Them roots!
Thanks to Kirsten Stewart, the grown out, visible roots trends has never been more vogue!

2. A Deep Side Parting!!!
Mandy Moore does it well, but you can do it best ūüėČ great way to get more volume without more product, a deep side parting give you that extra Va Va Voom for your Christmas shenanigans.

3. Romantic Headscarves!
Get that Boohoo 90s vibes with headscarf wrapped around like a headband! You can even style it around a ponytail or woven into a braid, and be this season’s trend setter! (you cen even use the Dirty French Girl snood as a head scarf, practical and cool!)

4. Barettes are BACK!
Think of this trend as the older sister of the barrettes you had as a kid! Just as fun, colourful and whimsical, and great for short hair, this trend is deffo one to have fun with!
(Dirty French Girl and Anne Veck have just launched some new barrettes, check them out here)

5.The Blunt-ish Bang!
Not too harsh, not too soft, the blunt-ish bang (or fringe as we do say in the UK), popularized by Rocky Barnes, will frame your face, but in a soft sexy kind of way!

By Chloe Mellen aka Dirty French Girl

Anne Veck Anticipating Trends

Recently I have seen a lot in hairdressing mags about the 50/50 style. AKA split colour/half&half hair/split dye.
Britain is going Crazy for Cruella Deville style hair, and I am super chuffed to say that Anne Veck totally anticipated this and did my hair like the months ago! Half dark purple and half cherry red, I look like an alternative Velma Dinkly and I love it.

So if you want to be a trend setter, not a trend follower, make sure you get down to Anne Veck in Oxford to get your hair done! It is going to be THE look for the Christmas and New Year party season!

Tell me more I hear you cry…half and half hair is a revolutionary concept for adventurous women who love making heads turn.
You (I mean your professional colourist!) divide the hair right down the middle and dye each half a different color. This can range from subtle, natural colors to bold, contrasting colors. It is the perfect way to achieve a unique look that will have everyone asking how you did it.

And you don’t need to go the full Cruella! You can take a more subtle approach and stick with the natural tones. Moreover, day-to-day styling is so much fun! Parted down the middle for the most contrast but you can part on one side or the other for a totally different look.

Although this hair color is mostly fun you might face some minor challenges. It can be hard to choose the right make-up when you have two different tones to deal with. It can also be difficult to find the right hair products to accommodate both sides if they are different levels of lightness. So make sure your salon colourist gives you the benefit of their expert advice and, in our case, recommends the best Revlon Professional products for you!

See you at my favourite salon soon!

Chloe aka Dirty French Girl

TOXIC FASHION

AS WE GET CLOSER AND CLOSER TO CHRISTMAS, AND THE CONSUMERIST SPENDING MADNESS THAT COMES ALONG WITH IT, ANNE WANTED TO TALK SOME MORE ABOUT HER LATEST PROJECT: TOXIC FASHION.

“TOXIC FASHION” IS A COLLECTION OF IMAGES WHERE ANNE HAS USED HAIR TO EXPRESS HER GROWING DISCOMFORT AT THE FASHION INDUSTRY’S LACK OF ETHICAL VALUES: ITS EXPLOITATION OF WORKERS AND HOW IT RUINS THEIR LIVES. HER HORROR AND OUTRAGE AT THE DAMAGE THIS SAME INDUSTRY DOES TO THE ENVIRONMENT WITHOUT A CARE IN THE WORLD. IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS ANNE HAS PRESENTED THE COLLECTION AT THE ALTERNATIVE HAIR SHOW AT LONDON’S EXCEL CENTRE, AT SALON LIVE NORTH IN MANCHESTER, AT A LIFE DRAWING CLASS IN NORTHAMPTON, AND AS THE BASIS OF AN AVANT-GARDE HAIRDRESSING WORKSHOP IN SWANSEA.

ANNE BELIEVES ALL SALONS, IN FACT ALL BUSINESSES, HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO SAVE THE PLANET BY REDUCING THEIR CARBON EMISSIONS, CUTTING DOWN ON WASTE AND SUPPORTING ORGANISATIONS THAT STAND FOR THESE SAME THINGS. IT IS WHY THE SALON HAS BEEN DESIGNED WITH SUSTAINABILITY IN MIND.
CHECK OUT THE FULL COLLECTION HERE
AND THE TOXIC FASHION VIDEO HERE

By Chloe Mellen aka Dirty French Girl

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