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October 2019

Davines definitely have the best smelling products. But beyond how they smell & how amazing they make your hair feel they are pretty good at trying to help look after our planet as well as our hair ? 
In 2006 Davines undertook a path to mitigate and compensate its CO2 emissions.The production site in Parma was provided with energy by renewable sources. The  CO2 emissions deriving from the packaging of the best selling products, starting from Essential Haircare line,  were compensated. 
In 2016 Davines set its targets  to raise the number of company vehicles with hybrid, hybrid plug-in and electric powering.

In 2017 the company's production site and  Parma offices become "carbon neutral" thanks to the compensation of all the  non-mitigated CO2 emissions.
In 2018 Davines Group can proudly declare that all the packaging of its own products, of every line, are 100% compensated.
With the opening of Davines Village,  the use of fossil gas is abandoned, replaced by bio-methan and geothermic energy. All the offices of the Group are now "carbon neutral". .

October 2019

Introducing our range of Davines treatments available. There’s one for everyone. Throughout October we are giving away a free treatment with every colour service. ?‍♀️


September 2019

MASCED - Melanoma And Skin Cancer Early Detection
As hairdressers we are seeing your scalp and other hard to check areas on a regular basis, these areas you cannot see yourself and therefore rely on others to check. We have the opportunity to observe changes you may not see or are not even aware of. So it made complete sense for us to do this. The Hair Lab have now been awarded with MASCED Certificate of Accreditation - this means we may be able to help detect a suspicious lesion & advise you to see your GP or Dermatologist. 
Although the vast majority of all skin cancers are preventable, the disease remains the UK’s most common & fastest rising cancer & ignorance regarding the early signs & symptoms is widespread. Awareness is key!!

September 2019

Group photo‼️

Thanks to everyone who helped us raise funds for TCCL. 
TCCL have been serving the Tayside and NE fife community since 1994. They specialise in supporting families in our local area who have a child under the age of 18 and who has been diagnosed with either cancer or leukaemia.

They work with the local health services to provide additional supportive care during treatment and up to 3 years after treatment is completed (up to a max age of 21) for those who need it. 
It is a very special charity ❤️

July 2019


Check out what Angie did to raise money for #tamba we shaved all her hair off ? she will be donating her hair to #littleprincesstrustcharity if you would like to donate towards this cause the link is below 
Tamba - Twins And Multiple Births Association - is the UK's leading twins and triplets charity working to improve the lives of twins, triplets or more, and their families.


June 2019




LOVE Curl Range from Davines is pretty awesome for curls ? 
The Shampoo is very gentle, there’s no sulphates or parabens. It’s moisturising and nourishing for your curls. 
The Conditioner is left on for between 2-5 minutes and makes hair soft and light. 
The secret weapon is most definitely the LOVE Curl Cream, this helps you achieve a better definition. It’s a leave in product but doesn’t weigh the hair down. It leaves no residue... just soft shiny curls. If you want any more info on this range just get in touch. ?


June 2019



We are donating the price of all kids cuts over the summer holidays again this year. This year we are donating to TCCL - Tayside Children with Cancer & Leukaemia. This is an amazing charity that supports families with children who suffer from Cancer or Leukaemia. ❤️
Give us a phone or message to get your little ones booked in. ✂️
If you would like any more info on TCCL here is their website ??????

April 2019




Healthy hair is beautiful hair! ?‍♀️
Olaplex helps keep your hair strong and prevents further damage. 
When you visit the salon we can use No.1 as a full treatment or if we are colouring your hair we can add it into your colour. 
No.2 treatment is applied after No.1 at the basin. We will then shampoo your hair with No.4 and condition your hair with No.5. 
No.3 is an at home treatment to use between salon visits which you can purchase in the salon, along with No.4 Shampoo & No.5 Conditioner. 5 simple steps


Feb 2019

An itchy scalp can vary from being a bit of a pain to feeling like its taking over and even feel a little embarrassing.  There is a wide spectrum of conditions that can cause a troublesome scalp, from cradle cap to psoriasis to dandruff.  These conditions can be treated with lots of different shampoos or lotions.  It is very important to find out what is causing the problem so you can treat your scalp accordingly.  Alot of these conditions can be caused by a reaction to Malassezia yeasts, this reaction causes the sebaceous gland (your oil gland) to produce too much sebum as a sort of defense mechanism and it is the dry sebum that is the scales and flakes "dandruff".  These yeasts can cause reactions on the scalp, face, chest and back causing erythema patches which can be incredibly itchy.  

Everyones trigger is different; stress is a major trigger, diet - eating too much sugar & bread, weather conditions - damp autumn time, and products!! I hear it a lot, "I have a really itchy scalp so ive been treating it with ....... " also a lot of homemade treatments like olive oil or coconut oil.  These treatments may actually trigger outbreaks, the yeasts thrive on these fatty acids and see the oils as food.  Infact in lab conditions this is what they would feed the Malassezia species to help them thrive for experiments.  

So selecting the correct products is essential in controlling your condition and being consistent. 

Jan 2019

This is our new advert in the Dundee Courier in the Health Matters Supplement.  If you have any questions regarding Hair replacements, our lace integration systems or wigs please call the salon or send us a message.

DEC 2018

We have been fundraising all year for this amazing charity! We donated all our kids cuts throughout the summer holidays, donated all funds raised from spooky saturday - what a hit that was with the hair sparkles and the feathers, we donated over £100 of tips and lots of our generous clients were kind enough to donate as well.  

Including gift aid our grand total is over £500.00.. We're pretty happy with that! Thank you very much everyone for your support.

November 2018

Now available!!! Olaplex No.4 Shampoo & Olaplex No.5 Conditioner.


No.4 - Repairs bonds whilst gently cleanses, for all hair types.  Adds moisture and strength. 

No.5 - Restores, repairs and hydrates without adding weight.  Eliminates damaged frizz, giving you strong, healthy, shiny hair.

October 2018

Wow, what a day! The Hair Lab was buzzing! We had a great time adding spooky sparkles and feathers to your little ones.  All the monies raised will be added to our funds already raised for cash for kids.  We will have a grand total at the end of the year.

September 2018

We had a fab time at the Shaba Awards. Faye didnt win her category but did really well getting as far as she did.  Thank you to everyone for your support and your votes.

Aug 18

Meet the team

Left to right ;

Susan who has studied Trichology for two years and specialises in hair loss.  Kirsty, the Lab's Trainee and also a qualified MUA.  Faye, who is nominated and shortlisted for this years SHABA awards, Faye loves to take on a challenge and smash it!! And last but not least, Paula, she is a very experienced stylist who has now been with The Hair Lab for around 3 months and is very popular already with clients.  



31st March 2018 

We are a fully accredited Trichology Clinic.  Which means we are members of a professional association.  This is very important when you choose to seek advice.  We are the only qualified and accredited Trichology Clinic in our area, we are members of The Association of Registered Trichologists, this is protection for the client, as a practising Trichologist there is a Code of Professional Practice and Ethics we have to follow. The industry is not regulated enough and too many people are caught out with this, wasting time and money.  





27th January 2018 


As a Trichologist, I understand how crucial nutrition is to having healthy hair, a healthy scalp and also recovery from many hair loss conditions.  I have studied clinical nutrition with some of the UK's top most respected experts.  Enabling us to deliver to you, accurate nutritional advice.  

We have put together and designed an information packed leaflet for everyone to grow the best hair they can and get the best out of their diets.  Pop into the salon to pick one up.  


4th January 2018

HELLO 2018!!!!

Happy New Year to everyone!  It was crazy busy in the salon on the run up to Christmas and New Year, we absolutely love the buzz in the salon but we are glad its all over :) 

We are now looking forward to lauching our very own custom made hair integration systems and hair replacement services.  These services are for clients that are unfortunately experiencing hair loss, we custom make a unit that fits perfectly and uniquely to your own head and can be worn like your own hair meaning you do not have to take it off at the end of the day.  

If anyone has any questions just get in touch - we are more than happy to help. 



1st November 2017
We now have our very own vitamins available at The Hair Lab.  

All about B vitamins & hair loss


The B Complex vitamins are a group of eight water-soluble vitamins essential for metabolism in the body.  If your body is deficient in these vitamins it is going to impact your hair one way or another.  Whether it be the structure of your hair causing breakage or it lacking shine or actual hair loss itself. 


Here’s a few good to know facts…………

Riboflavin also known as vitamin B2, keeps skin and hair strong.  Deficiencies cause hair loss and may be caused by many factors such as alcoholism, over active thyroid and being elderly.  You can get B2 through eggs, leafy greens, lentils, chickpeas, milk and grains.

Pantothenic Acid also known as vitamin B5, supports the adrenal glands which help stimulate hair growth.  B5 can be found in eggs, beef, chicken, avocado, nuts and potatoes.

Pyridoxine also known as vitamin B6.  If your body is deficient in B6 you may experience skin problems, like dermatitis.  Kidney disease, auto-immune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, malabsorption issues or alcoholism can cause deficiencies.  You can find B6 in whole grains, leafy greens and meats.   

Biotin known as B7, helps improve the keratin infrastructure, which is the main protein within the hair.  Deficiencies can be caused by smoking, impaired liver function, eating too much egg whites – egg whites contain a protein that binds to the Biotin and prevents it from being absorbed by the body. Pregnancy can also cause deficiencies because of the rapidly dividing cells of developing foetus requires Biotin

Cobalamin also known as vitamin B12, is responsible for cellular metabolism and red blood cell formation.  When a cell reproduces, one of the first things it has to do it copy the cellular DNA - hair growth is dependant on this process.  Therefore, deficiencies can cause hair loss and prematurely whitening of the hair, which is reversible upon correcting the deficiency




Sunday, 29 th October 2017
Scotlands Business Awards 

The Hair Lab was absolutely honoured to be finalists in Scotlands Business Awards 2017.  Unfortunately we did not come home with any awards but we had an amazing night.  Any excuse to get dressed up ;)


 19th October 2017

The Hair Lab Kirriemuir 1 year old today!!!

We can hardly believe that The Lab 1 year old already! It has been such a quick year. We had lots of birthday cupcakes in the salon today as a  big thank you to all our clients xxx 



28th June 2017

I am so super excited! I have been studying really hard for the last two years, the hard work paid off. I was awarded with a merit pass. I am now a fully qualified Trichologist and fully accredited and registered with the Association of Registered Trichologists.  I have enjoyed every single step of the course with the expert guidance from one of UK's top Trichologists, Mr Brian Plunkett and of course is team.  

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