Starting out as a hairdressing student under his father’s tutelage in 1974, Andrew Collinge has certainly moved on to do great things. First gaining notoriety in the late 1980s, when he worked with his wife Liz to provide makeovers on ITV’s This Morning programme, Collinge went on to offer a similar luxury service at Harrods. The Andrew Collinge name appears on six prestigious salons, two graduate salons, a training salon and a hair dressing academy in the North West – and the Collinge operation has received a Beacon award from the government for setting the standard in training for hair dressers across the UK.
Andrew Collinge gained wider appeal in 1993, when the Andrew Collinge Salon Solutions haircare products were first launched. Since then, the collection has expanded to include products that help tame frizz, calm splitends, add body and enhance colour. In 2001, a line of electrical hair styling tools was launched under the Andrew Collinge banner – designed with business in mind, the tools have their roots in the reality of hair styling, and produce solid results with ease.
Popular Andrew Collinge hair styling products include unique items, like the Perfect Endings Heat Defence Spray, Salon Shine Texturising Gum and Weightless Volume Mousse. But also, Andrew Collinge produces a complete range of shampoos and conditioners – ranging from the bespoke Brunette Cappuccino/Hazel Conditioner and Shampoo, designed to enhance natural tones and highlights to the more mundane Complete Moisture shampoo and conditioner.
Hair styling electricals in the Andrew Collinge collection include the Professional 2000w High Shine Hairdryer, the Smooth Out Hair Styler and the innovative Perfect Curls Roller Styler.Andrew Collinge products are available online from a variety of beauty supply shops and boutiques. The entire Andrew Collinge range is quite reasonably priced – but discounts can still be found if you look. Keep an eye out for bulk order discounts, and free shipping options to maximise the money you save.
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