A Personal Message from John & Jill Forrester

A personal message from John & Jill Forrester

A personal message from John & Jill Forrester

We were hoping that another lockdown wasn’t going to happen for many reasons, but it seems that Covid 19 has the upper hand in the UK as we all head into the cooler months.

Forresters has been trading for very nearly 50 years, and in all of that time we have never experienced anything like this pandemic.  In recent times, it’s not always been easy for our salon teams to rise above it and remain positive, but, we’re so proud to tell you that they have.

We’ve been filled with admiration for the way that everyone in the salons has knuckled down and provided great quality hairdressing services to you, our clients, since the June release from the previous lockdown. We’ve had some wonderful feedback and this has given our hard working teams such a boost.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your custom, loyalty and support especially over this last few difficult months. We hope you have been able to visit your favourite Forresters salon and have enjoyed the experience of having your hair cut and/or coloured and making your 2020 feel a little bit more ‘normal’.

As you’re aware, the Government has decided that our industry is one that needs to lockdown for an anticpated 4 week ‘circuit breaker’ in the hope that the spread of the virus will be reduced to below R1.

As it’s in all of our hands to make a difference, and we hope you will join us in doing everything possible to help make this happen, so that you, us and our families can all look forward to a relaxed and happy Christmas in each others’ company!

Please stay safe and well and we look forward to being able to see you again in December.

With very best wishes,

John & Jill Forrester


The Winter is on its way and so take a peek at some of the latest trends and plan to have some fun with your hair!

Who’d have thought that scrunchies would be back? …

TIGI Fuse: Go Pink!  https://www.tigifuse.com/global/inspiration/trends/

Cosmopolitan: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/g33523650/winter-2020-hair-trends/]

Glamour: https://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/gallery/autumn-haircuts-2020

Men’s trends:  https://www.thetrendspotter.net/popular-mens-haircuts/


Top Hair Tips

These top tips for keeping your hair looking great in between appointments will still be useful for a while to come.

We all know that hair can get a little bit out of shape when you can’t visit your hairdresser regularly.

And then there’s the roots issue…

We’ve come up with some useful tips and suggestions to help you get through the next few weeks without resorting to anything drastic!

With a little bit of product, some flair and a willingness to try something new, we hope you’ll find a style you’re happy with until we meet again in the salons.

Give your hair a break

There are 2 things that we hope you definitely won’t be tempted to do and we’ll give you the reasons why.

  • Don’t resort to home dyes!

We use the TIGI Copyright©olour system in all eight of our salons. It’s been formulated over a number of years to give maximum natural looking colour with the least amount of damage to your hair.

If your hair (and scalp) is used to TIGI Copyright©olour it could be risky to use another formula that you haven’t had a skin test for and that could change your specifically individual colour. Not only that, the application process is tricky when you’re trying to do yourself what your stylist normally does from above your head and at the basins.

  • Try not to use, or at least cut down on hot tools

Now that we’re all on lockdown, it doesn’t matter so much if we give our hair a rest from heated tools for straightening, curling or lifting. This enforced sabbatical from the salons will give your hair a chance to just ‘be’ for a few weeks and this will give you the chance to treat it kindly and boost its condition.


  • Condition your hair and give it a nourishing treatment

You can even use your conditioner as a treatment by leaving it on for an hour wrapped in a warm towel. You could add to the benefit by wrapping your conditioned hair in tin foil, a plastic bag or cling film before you wrap the towel around it. Basically you just want the warmth of your scalp to help activate the nourishing qualities of the conditioner.

  • Go steady with the washing and hot water
  • Use a dry shampoo in dry hair – it’s fabulous for accentuating lived-in volume

You don’t need to over wash your hair and to make it feel smoother, try rinsing with cool water. This helps the hair cuticle to flatten down and therefore creates more shine when the hair is dry.

Is this your hair?

Roots growing through:

  • Change your parting line to a zig-zag – this is a great way to disguise root growth

Fringe too long:

  • Please try to resist the temptation to cut it!
    Instead, have a go at twisting the fringe and use a clip to pin it back off your face.
  • Experiment with clip and comb accessories.

Wavy bob or long:

  • Wash hair only once focusing on the roots and scalp
  • Use 1 pump more conditioner after 1 single wash and work through the ends and lengths, not on your scalp
  • Leave hair to dry naturally


  • Use some TIGI® After Party serum or a wee bit of conditioner on the damp hair to help the curls to stay as smooth as possible.
  • Grab different sized sections and twist around your finger.
  • Leave to dry naturally and then give your head a shake to loosen the look.

Short but losing its style:

  • Wash hair only once
  • Use 1 pump more conditioner after 1 single wash
  • Dry hair
  • Use 2 pumps of gel/mousse and shape the sides back behind your ears
  • Or, use a bandeau head band or a narrow alice band to control a fringe that’s getting a wee bit too long

We hope these tried and tested tips will help you feel the love for your hair when you’re in lockdown or just not able to get to the salon.

Once the salons are open again, please have a look at the individual salon pages or the Contact Us pages for telephone numbers.