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Join us at Waterloo Gardens Fete 2016

Join us again this year at Waterloo Gardens Fete at 2.00 on Sunday 17th July for the annual event in support of Marie Curie Holme Towers, CLIMB and the Children’s Heart Unit for Wales.

As well as our fundraising stall on the day itself, Sands will have a raffle prize worth £200, with the winner to be selected on the day of the fete. Get in touch to find out more and buy raffle tickets!

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You can find out more about the Fete on Facebook or email

Sands raises £1175 for Earth Month

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During the month of April, the Aveda network of haircare and skin professionals works together to raise funds for the WaterAid appeal.

In the developing world dirty water, and poor sanitation and hygiene spread water related diseases that can be fatal.

Since 1999 Aveda has raised over $44 million to help support organisations directly affect environmental change, more than $38 million has supported projects that protect clean water at home and around the world since 2007.


This year Sands Hairdressing have raised £1175 for Aveda Earth Month.

Sheila and Phil would like to thank the rest of the Sands team for all their hard work to make this possible.

New: Aveda Invati™ for men!

Women have been marvelling at the results when using Aveda’s Invati™ range for some time, but newly launching is a new range of products specifically designed for men. When used together, Aveda’s trials showed 4 out of 5 men saw thicker and stronger hair after 12 weeks!


Aveda Invati™ Men Shampoo
This is a 2-in-1 shampoo and contioner, with 98% naturally derived ingredients, that exfoliates the scalp and conditions to help strengthen thinning hair, without the need for two separate products. The shampoo contains salicylic acid derived from wintergreen to remove build-up and excess sebum that can clog pores. IT contains a potent blend of plant actives to
help invigorate your scalp when massaged in, priming it for Invati Men™ scalp revitalizer.


Aveda Invati™ Men Scalp Revitalizer
The Invati Men™ Scalp Revitalizer is formulated with amla extract, and works at the roots of your hair to instantly thicken it. With a potent blend of plant actives, it helps invigorate the scalp when massaged in and is 98% naturally derived.

If you’d like to know more about these new products and how to use them, please ask one of our stylists.

Feel beautiful on your big day!

Tying the knot? Sands Hairdressing have mastered the art of wedding day hair and beauty!

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We know how important getting your hair and make up right on your wedding day is. Our team of experts and bridal specialist Cari Dakin are here to provide a premium service at our 5 star Aveda concept salon or your chosen location.

Cari, our senior stylist (who is also Welsh speaking), has extensive experience in bridal hair and will aim to create your picture perfect look for your big day. Together Cari and the team will strive to exceed your expectations and deliver a professional bridal service to ensure a calm and stress free day.

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A complimentary consultation with Cari 3 months prior to your wedding day is advised.Together we will plan all of your hair and beauty essentials and schedule forthcoming appointments to accommodate you, family and friends and create a bespoke package for your special day.

Our dedicated team are here to deliver a first class professional fun packed service and most importantly to get you to the church on time!

Let it blossom!

Blossom this spring with the new Aveda Petal Essence™ make up range! Now in stock at Sands, the collection includes single eye colours in Lilac glow, Amethyst dawn, Peach nectar and Desert Clay, that are non-fading, talc and mineral oil free, and tested by ophthalmologists.

Add further definition to your eyes with the new Petal Essence™ Eye Definer,  in Sea Fern and Violet blossom. Drawn from jasmine petals and geranium leaves, aromatic flower waxes make the formula creamy, blendable and smooth. Use the eye definer to line, define, accent or shade and the colour will stay-trye on eyes or brow, while still resoecting the delicate skin around the eye.


If you’re skins suffering from the cold weather and central heating, you may also like to try Daily light guard defence fluid, with SPF30. Made with kukai seed oil to strengthen a plant-based anti-oxidant blend, including ginger extracts, this helps fight free radical damage.

Ask our stylists for advice on how to use these gorgeous new products and put a spring in your step!


Nourish your lips this spring

New Nourish-mint lip colours are now available at Sands Hairdressing in a range of finishes to suit your preference. All the Nourish-mint range have a refreshing organic spearmint and vanilla flavour to help give you some zing this spring! In addition they’ll reduce the appearance of any fine lines and add moisture. And they’re better for the environment too – new packaging has reduced waste by 33%.


Nourish-mint Smoothing lip colour in Pink Peppertree
75% of women noticed fuller lips after 2 weeks of continuous use of this lip colour,

Nourish-mintSheer mineral lip colour in Sheer Clove
This sheer mineral lip colour plumps lips naturally over time without irritation.

Nourish-mint re-hydrating lip glaze in Cherry nectar and Rose Dusk
These gloss shades are infused with plant emollients and are clinically proven to moisturise, plump and smooth the look of fine lines. The colours glide on smoothly for even colour release and a satin  shine, plumping lips by an average of 13%, for lips that appear naturally fuller. These gorgeous glazes also nourish lips with pomegranate, a known anti-oxidant, and naturally derived conditioners that help protect and soften.

Nourish-mintlip liner in Spring Rose
If you prefer your lips to have some definition, then feed your lips with this luscious, creamy colour that shapes and defines. The liner is made richer with plant waxes and fruit butters, and contains certified organic jojoba plus plant lipids to lkend moisture. It’s also infused with Aveda’s US-patented Berry/Lipid Moisture Complex to help protect and replenish lips. This liner provides generous coverage, that lasts all day and helps to reduce feathering of other lip colours. It also adds a refreshing zing, with certified organic peppermint flavour, and is made of responsibly-sourced cedar and housed in a 100% recycled newsprint shell.


New Aveda Ambassador at Sands

Sands Hairdressing are pleased to announce that our team member John Bolton has recently qualified as a fully-fledged Aveda Ambassador.

As an Aveda Ambassador, John has gained extensive knowledge of the Aveda Full Spectrum Colour range and signature colouring techniques. He can now provide our clients with unique consultations on colours which are irresistible, full of shine and fade resistant. Contact the salon to book an appointment with John.

John has also now become the regional trainer for educating Senior Stylists from other well-known and reputable salons, in the use and application of these unique colouring techniques. Congratulations John – we’re proud to have you on our team!

Fundraising success!

We’ve finally done it! Along with other local businesses, including Waterloo Tea and Roath Court funeral home, we’ve successfully raised the funds for Welsh Hearts to provide a defibrillator for the local community. Thank you to everyone who has supported us to do this! We truly believe this will help to save lives.

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Wendy Griffiths (pictured) won our Aveda hamper in our fundraising raffle – we hope you enjoy using the products Wendy!

Welsh Hearts raffle winner

Christmas has arrived at Sands!

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The decorations are up in the salon and we’re feeling ready for Christmas! Whether you’re in need of a peaceful retreat from all the festivities, or in search of that perfect Christmas gift, pop into the salon. We’ve a range of gorgeous Aveda gifts available, with a complimentary gift box to take the stress out of wrapping.

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Got someone difficult to buy for? Our staff would be happy to offer help with finding an ideal present.

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Sands Hairdressing is open 7 days a week and from 7am on Thursday. We still have appointments available for December but they’re going fast.

Book your hair appointment online today to avoid disappointment.

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Style with a Heart – Welsh Hearts Fashion Show

Sands Hairdressing were delighted to support a charity fashion show in aid of Welsh Hearts, at the Hilton hotel Cardiff, on 16th November.

The Sands team were busy backstage, styling models’ hair and makeup for catwalk glamour. We think they looked fabulous!

Here’s a few photos of the team busy at work:

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Sands Hairdressing are raising money for Welsh Hearts. We want to raise £1000 to buy a defibrillator with public access for use in the local community.  Welsh Hearts estimate that there are 8000 sudden cardiac arrests outside hospital in Wales every year. Survival rates are extremely poor – only 3%. But with timely intervention and the added benefit of a defibrillator (AED), we can save the lives of up to 50% or more.

Please help us to raise money and save lives by supporting our fundraising activities! Contact the salon to find out more.