Summer Hair Saviours


With only a month until our official summer time begins, this can be a difficult time for hair, so let us help you with all the inside tips and secrets to make sure your summer style is the best it can be.

The combination of sun, sea and sand can be really drying and lead to frazzled locks so Gatsby & Miller’s hair care team, gives us their expert advice on how to make sure your hair stays in peak condition all summer long.


“The key to glorious summer hair is all in the prep” advises Careologist and Stylist Sian Doncaster, “Treat your hair at each appointment with a trim to remove split ends and a deep conditioning treatment. The salon has the luxurious Gatsby & Miller Treatment Menu. Whether you’re looking for sleek frizz-free hair or an instant injection of nourishment and moisture, we can now use the treatment menu to discuss your personal hair requirements and because we offer all ranges, we can find the most suitable conditioning treatment for you” advises Sian.

Protection …

Gatsby & Miller have a varied range of sun protection for all hair types and needs.

Protect your hair when you are swimming with Philip Kingsley SwimCap. “This clever product was originally developed by Philip Kingsley at the request of the first US synchronised swimming team” Stylist Jo Siberini-Wilkins tells us.

“Swimcap guards against discolouration and damage caused by weathering from sun, chlorine, salt water and wind. It’s also amazing sun protection for your scalp and the delicate area around your hairline, whilst Simultaneously providing a super conditioning treatment for your hair.”

Jo also recommends the Solar range by System Professional, “This is your go to summer range”. The range consists of a shampoo, conditioner, solar cream and sun oil.

“Sun oil is my favourite, it instantly adds softness during and after sun exposure. The UV filters, combined with a luxurious blend of oils, deeply condition and protect the keratin for lasting smoothness”.

System Professional Sun Oil is the easiest to apply as well… During sun exposure: Apply 4 – 5 pumps of oil through the hair before and during sun bathing. After sun: Use on wet hair before blow-drying for softness and protection. Apply on dry hair to reduce flyaways and frizz.

With the conditioner: Mix up to 5 pumps of the oil with the sun conditioner for a softer hair feeling.


Style Director, Lily Turner, recommends “wearing your hair in loose styles like soft braids, chignons and twists that will keep your hair under control and prevent over exposure to the sun” “Be careful not to wear your hair too tightly though, as when hair is drier from the effects of chlorine, wind and sunshine it is weaker so tight hairstyles will pull and sometimes cause breakage.”

It is also important to remember when styling that aggressive straightening and blow drying will be harsher on the hair when you have been in the sun, so play around with your hairs natural texture by enhancing with a texture product. lily loves R+Co Badlands – Dry shampoo paste, “its perfect to help your natural texture last all weekend as well as helping to control the fly away hairs when braiding. Leaving a matte finish that has a rework-able hold which means no build up just great style!”

If you would like anymore information or advice for summer hair then contact us or chat with your stylist