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They say don’t ever judge a book by its cover, well we would say ‘go ahead and judge Orbie on its packaging!’ Orbies packaging is regal and so is the products contents. Gooseberry are a select few in the UK which are authorised to sell Orbie in salon and online. If you are looking to buy a gift which delivers superior quality, we have a few Orbie gift boxes on sale!

Orbie Gold Lust Repaie and Restore Holiday Collection
– £88 plus £1 48 tracked delivery. Same price in salon


Reawaken your hair to its glossiest, healthiest prime with this Gold Lust Repair and Restore trio – everything you need to discover the fountain of youth for soft, shiny, ageless hair.

Whats is the box?
1 x Gold Lust Repair and Restore Shampoo – 250ml
1 x Gold Lust Repair and Restore Conditioner – 200ml
1 x Balm d’Or Heat Styling Shield – 50ml


Orbie Beautiful Color Holiday Collection
– £88 plus £1 48 tracked delivery. Same price in salon

An ultra-gentle cleansing trio for ultra-beautiful colour.  Extend the life of your colour with this shampoo, conditioner and treatment.

Whats in the box?
1 x Shampoo for Beautiful Color – 50ml
1 x Conditioner for Beautiful Color – 50ml
1 x Split End Seal Beautiful Colour Treatment – 50ml

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If you have had your head in the sand for the last few weeks, you probably haven’t heard the buzz about the latest additions from Kerastase. The Therapiste range is a regime to cure the most extreme cases of over processed, dry and damaged hair. Give it a whirl and get 15% off when you buy online.


UPS Access Point Collection location

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We have all been there, ordered online and then waiting around for the courier to deliver. In some circumstances it means taking time off work, or simply sitting around at home instead of doing the stuff we love to do on our days off. Even though couriers can now give one hour delivery windows it still means being around to receive the delivery. Also if you have to go out when the driver turns up, he leaves a card and then you have to go through the hassle of re-delivery.

At Gooseberry we want our customers to purchase their hair-care products with the minimum of hassle, this is why we have teamed up with UPS to offer customer a service called ‘Access Point’.

So what is UPS Access Point?

When ordering your hair products online, via the checkout you can select the service UPS Access Point as a delivery option. This service allows you to choose from a selection of drop off points which are convenient for you to pick up your order from. Drop off locations include  retail outlets such as newsagents, flower shops, grocery stores and more. Simply enter your post code and find the nearest collection point. You can also see the time opening and closing times of the selected drop off points. No more waiting around for packages to arrive, simply order and collect at your convenience.

UPS Access Point Checkout



So how much will UPS Access Point cost?

You maybe thinking such convenience will come at a premium? Well, in-fact we are currently charging £1.95 within the UK for this service. This means you receive your order on next day delivery and dropped off at a collection point of your choosing! We are also offering the service to our customers in Germany, France and Spain for only £10. Delivery to these destinations will take 48 hours. More EU destinations will be added by UPS soon.

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If you haven’t heard of Instyle Magazine you must have been under a door mat for the last hundred years. Instyle is a fashion, hair, beauty and celebrity publication which keeps its masses of subscribers up to date with what is going the world of style. Every year, they poll a wide range of products from such categories as hair, make-up and skin. Top experts from within these industries vote for the best product within each category.

We are proud to announce that some of the brands we sell and use in our salon are some of the winners of this year’s polling!  Some of the brands that have won this year’s Instyle Best Buys are Kerastase, Shu Uemura and Moroccanoil.



Kérastase Nutritive Bain | Oléo-Curl | Oléo Relax Masque

kerastase nutritive hair care range

Instead of leaving tight ringlets shellacked, crispy, or greasy, these crystal-clear liquids lay down frizz with shorea and palm oils, says N.Y.C. stylist Gabrielle Corney. “If you’re going to straighten your hair, you’ll get an easier blow-dry.” If not, curls are left light and springy and parched ends are quenched.

Buy the full Kerastase Nutritive range here 


Shu Uemura Art of Hair Moisture Velvet Shampoo and Conditioner

Shu Uemura Art of Hair Moisture Velvet

Camellia oil—an extract the company says geishas used to smooth and soften their hair—fortify brittle strands. We just know it works. Hairstylist Racquel Martuscelli, who has “very damaged, thick hair” lets it “air dry with minimal product” when she lathers with this. “It gives you those really polished, glassy strands.” Konnichiwa, good hair days.

Buy the Moisture Velvet Range here


Moroccanoil Hydrating

moroccanoil hydrating range

Both the paraben-free shampoo and the conditioner are as flexible as a lifelong yogi: They amp up elasticity for hair that is relaxed, curly, kinky, or wavy. The conditioner can be rinsed out or left in. And it offers serious shine, “whether you’re wearing your hair curly or styling it straight,” says N.Y.C. hair colorist Melissa Bridgers.

Buy the Hydrating Range here


To see the full list visit the Instyle website

A hair brush which is also a hip flask

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We certainly wont be endorsing this product for our staff to use in the salon for obvious reasons. However, you have got to laugh at this gadget; we think its genius. No longer do ladies have to carry round a hip flask and hair brush. Not too sure what kind of women would carry round a hip flask? For all you hip flask, hair brush sporting ladies, this hair brush-hip flask is the way to go!

Women With new hair colour

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When you come to the salon and have your hair coloured inevitably after time your colour will fade. To keep your hair colour lasting for longer we have a few ideas which will help keep that colour looking great for longer.

Hair Needs Moisture

Colouring hair demands using chemicals which can strip the hair of all its moisture, this can lead to frizzy hair without the right treatment. Even though today’s hair colours have become less destructive to hair cuticles, using additional hair products like sprays can strip the hair of moisture. When hair is stripped of its natural moisture this will increase the rate that your colour fades and looks dull.

What can I do to moisturise my hair?

Using a good shampoo, conditioner and deep conditioner like a mask will really help the longevity of your hair colour. Such products will give your hair all the moisture and protection it needs. Ideally use products which are specific to treating dry hair.

Here are a few products which suit a moisture regime.

1. label.m Organic Moisturising Lemongrass Shampoo 200ml
2. label.m Organic Moisturising Lemongrass Conditioner 200ml
3. Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask 250ml

Besides using hair care products to extend your hairs colour you can also try these handy tips.

1. After you have had your colour done, don’t wash your hair for 48 hours. Not washing your hair will allow time for the colour treatment to really penetrate the hair. This will give your hair a more vivid colour whilst boosting longevity of the colour.

2. Don’t shampoo every day. The more you wash your hair the more natural oils will be lost as well as your colour.

3. Don’t use harsh hair care products which contain sulphates. Most colour boosting shampoos, conditioner wont contain sulphates.

4. Using a colour boosting shampoo and conditioner is a great way to prolong the life of your colour. How these product work is that they deposit colour into the hair. You can find our range of colour booster here

5. Always keep the water warm when washing your hair. Hot water will strip the colour out.

6. Make sure you have the right intake of vitamins from a health balanced diet read this article for more information 

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Who would like to win a £100 gift voucher to use online? The lucky winner will be able to purchase up to £100 of hair care products via our online shop. Whats involved to enter this competition? All we ask is that our clients leave us a review on Google. We will pick a winner at random and the competition winner will be announced on Facebook on 31/07/2015

Please follow this link to leave a review of our service.

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Were Recruiting Apprenticeship Hairdressers

Are you preparing to leave school or have already left and have dreams to work in a leading salon with world class training?

Well a career at Gooseberry my be right up your street! As an apprentice at Gooseberry you will gain valuable on the job working experience. You will gain your NVQ qualification and receive our class leading training from our in house creative team who’s work has been showcased in leading world magazines and been involved in the industries leading awards.

What would an Apprentice at Gooseberry be responsible for?

At Gooseberry we like our apprentice to be able to undertake the following skills:

Assist with the daily running of the salon including client care, aiding the stylists and all other salon duties, which are key to ensuring the salons run effectively and professionally.

Offer professional advice on after care products to ensure clients keep salon perfect hair maintained between visits.

Provide the ultimate backwash experience while ensuring every client is relaxed and comfortable using the correct massage techniques and products.

Where will my career take me if I am an Assistant with Gooseberry?

During your apprentice at Gooseberry, you will have the opportunity to experience a variety of different paths. Whether your passion lies in being creative, management, education or working within our Ecommerce department , all areas of our business are open to you.

If you’ve got what it takes to be the best, and work within an exciting growing company, then get in touch. 01159988553

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Food and Nutrients

Eating healthy and doing regular exercise is very important to maintain a healthy body and mind. Today, many people don’t receive enough of the right nutrients and minerals that the body needs. Too often people eat the wrong food which is mostly convenient, heavily processes and lacking nutrients. We all know eating fresh fruit and vegetables is good for us. However, what most of us don’t know is when fruit and veg are cooked they lose a lot of their nutritional content, especially when they are over cooked! I eat at a lot of raw vegetables and fruit as well as a meal which is cooked. This makes sure that I’m getting my daily intake of all the nutrients my body needs. It amazes me that labeling for food clearly shows the consumer how much salt, sugar and carbohydrates are within our food, but neglects to inform us of how much nutrients are present. People tend to be more concerned with how many calories a food has rather than what kind nutrients it contains. 

How to cook vegetables?

Obviously, if you don’t overcook fruit and vegetables they will retain most of their nutritional value. If I cook vegetable they certainly have to be cooked al dente, which means to be firm and have crunch in the middle. The best way to cook vegetables is to steam them; this process makes sure the vegetables retain most of the nutritional content. Boiling vegetables releases a lot of the nutrients from the vegetable within the boiling water. Steaming vegetables is a more delicate way of cooking and retains the nutrients within vegetable.

Be inspired by nutrients.

Personally, in the past I didn’t eat a lot of fruit and vegetables, this was until I saw a documentary called ‘Fat Sick and Nearly Dead’. The documentary follows a man called Joe Cross who was seriously over weight, taking pills for blood pressure, skin problems and insulin for his diabetes. He embarked on a journey across America armed with a juicer and did a detox for 90 days consuming nothing but fruit and vegetable juice. By the end of the 90 days he was off all his medication, including insulin and he returned to a normal body weight. After watching this documentary I was very skeptical, ‘what is this guy selling’? I thought all this was too good to be true, so I decided to buy a juicer and do the detox for 7 days! The first two days of the detox I didn’t feel too good, but this is normal while your body adjusts to not having solids. After the 7 days of consuming nothing but juice I felt the best I have ever felt in my life. This led me to eating more fresh vegetable and fruit. If I go a couple of days without fruit and vegetable, I feel awful. This is how I must have felt prior to my daily intake of the good stuff; it’s just that I didn’t know anything else!

What does my diet have to do with my hair?

In the salon we see clients with all different hair types and hair conditions. Believe it or not, eating the right amount of protein and consuming the right amount of nutrients can have massive benefits to your hairs health. For example, not eating enough protein can lead to hair loss. If one of our clients has trouble with brittle hair we will first ask about their diet. However, some of us are born with certain hair types such as thin hair and may need an extra boost from shampoos, conditioners and other products we use. 

Which food for my hair?

Here’s some great foods you can consume to improve the condition of your hair. Once you know which vitamins benefit the condition of your hair, you can easily find different foods with the same nutrients. So effectively there’s a world of nutrients out there in all kinds of unprocessed foods.

  1. Spinach = Brittle Hair Picture of Spinach Greens are a firm favourite of mine and spinach i eat every day. I really don’t see the point of cooking spinach; it has such a delicate flavour. I normally put it in salads and in my home made Thai fish cake wraps as a filler. Spinach is crammed full vitamin A, iron, folate, beta carotene, and vitamin C. All this nutrition helps keep the scalp in great condition and keeps the hair moisturised, which prevents breakage.
  2. Scallops = Full Bodied Hair Scallops I love scallops, especially when they are super fresh and put on the BBQ with nothing but a bit of seasoning! They not only taste great, but they are high in a mineral called Zinc. This mineral helps your body’s cells to produce hair and prevent or reduce hair loss. Oysters are also another food which is extremely high in Zinc.
  3. Eggs = Promote Growth eggs I love duck eggs especially, but chicken eggs are also are a great way to indulge your body and hair in vitamin B which helps hair growth. Biotin is also present within Eggs, this helps strengthen hair 4. Salmon = Shine for Hair Omega 3 is a fatty acid which helps protect your body against disease as well as giving hair a growth boost and extra shine.


Hair Loss and Thinning

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We all lose hair on a daily basis, this is totally normal. In fact we lose around 50 to 100 strands of hair every single day. Hair loss is not normal if you find that you are losing a lot of your hair. Symptoms of hair loss range from gradual thinning to total loss of hair. There is a misconception that hair loss only effects men, when I fact it can effect women and in some cases children. If you experience bald patches, or thinning the likelyhood is you have a condition called Alopecia.

What are the symptoms of hair loss?

Loosing hair can happen suddenly or gradually over time, the speed and severity of hair loss depends on what is causing it. Also, losing hair is not just isolated to the cranium, hair loss can occur all over the body. Some types of Alopecia is temporary whilst in other cases the effects can be permanent.

Symptoms of hair loss

This type of hair loss is by far the most common in both men and certainly women as they reach a mature age of around 50 and upwards. Men can suffer from receding hair from the forehead. Unlike men, ladies generally retain their hair line but suffer from a broad thinning of the hair. Thinning generally happens over time and stops at a certain point, or continue to further visible thinning.

Bald Patches
In both men and women hair loss is in small targeted areas and is clearly visible by bald spots on the head. The skin within and around the bald patches can become irritated and itchy. This condition can sometimes affects other parts of the body which hair is found such as eyebrows and facial hair.

If you lose hair suddenly it maybe down to a dietary problem, physiological or mental problem such as stress. Chunks of hair will come out when washing or coming, even a slight pull will remove hair easily from the scalp.

What can I do if I start to loose hair?

If you start to loose hair you should always first consult a doctor and a dermatologist. They will recommend professional diagnostics and recommend treatments. Luckily, nearly all hair loss can be treated to prevent further loss.

Are there products which reduce the effects of hair loss?

Yes, there are a number of products on the market which will fight against the visible signs of hair loss for both men and women. Our favourite brand is called Nixon, they actually specialise in hair loss and thinning treatments. However, while we recommend Nioxin products you should always consult your doctor if you discover hair loss.

You can find all our nioxin products here