Run Norwich 10km this Sunday – hair tips from the Norwich salons

Run Norwich this Sunday – the Norwich team is thinking about running hair!

It’s the second Run Norwich 10km this Sunday. In fact, the race goes right past the door of our Norwich hairdressing salon in Red Lion Street. The forecast is for warm weather, but we’re not sure the sunshine will break through the clouds. If the sun does shine, we stock plenty of products in our Norwich salons that contain sunscreen to protect the hair, including the Redken Colour Extend range and the Kerastase Soleil range.

Anyway, as Norwich hairdressers, we got to thinking about what runners with long hair do when they’re actually running. The swishy ponytail’s all very well but we’ve seen it before. While two French plaits look fabulous, it seems like every runner who speeds past us is sporting this two-braid style. Runners need a hairstyle that’s easy to do and will stay put for the whole race… and doesn’t add to the general run sweat.

A fishtail plait is straightforward to do and doesn’t put the same pressure on your scalp as the French braid. We also love the wraparound plait, which keeps your fringe off your face during the run. And how about going upside down? If you’ve got shorter hair around your neck, turn your head upside-down and make a French braid the other way up. Actually, it might be easier to get someone to do this for you!

On a hot day, a headband can make a runner feel a lot more comfortable… but we’re not sure we’re quite ready to rock the whole “Mr Motivator” look just yet. Instead of gym wear, why not check out a patterned band or bandana?

If you’ve got shorter hair, take inspiration from Khloe Kardashian and create a secure line bobbypins (or hairgrips) to keep a ponytail in place.

Best of luck to all the Norwich 10km runners this Sunday — especially those with “personal best” hairstyles…Run Norwich logo

Goldwell Color Zoom 2016

Many congratulations to our Ipswich stylist Linzi (Amy Wardley) who was announced as a Top 10 runner up in the Goldwell Color Zoom Challenge 2016.

Amy came in the Top 10 of the ‘New Talent’ category with her ‘DISRUPT’ entry.

 Linzi Colorzoom 2016

Careers Events

Some of our John Olivers’ team attending a recent careers day at the Hethersett Academy.

If you are interested in John Olivers attending a careers day/event, please call the Academy on 01603 612816 or email

website - academy careers event

Red Lion Street Selfie Wall

Introducing our new Selfie Wall at the Red Lion Street salon in Norwich.

Instead of trying to find a suitable un-windy backdrop to snap your new hair photo on your walk home from the salon, you can now take your picture on our selfie wall, capturing that actual exact moment when your hair looks totally salon-fresh perfect.

The handsome young man is Louis (one of our trainee hairdressers), who recently received his NVQ2, modelling his new hair cut.

New Norwich Trainees

Welcome to our new Norwich trainees: Ellie, Callum, Jade, Chloe, Faith and Bethany.  Good luck to them all as they start their training with the JO Academy and Norwich salons.

website - Norwich Trainees - 27 July 2016

Cheryl and Lucy complete Assessors Training

Congratulations Lucy and Cheryl on finishing their Assessors award!!

lucy cheryl assessor award

Ipswich Stylists attend Evening with Mark Leeson

Stylists from John Olivers Ipswich recently attended an evening with Mark Leeson (at the Courthouse Hotel, London) who is Goldwell’s Global Creative Ambassador and Hairdressers Journal’s British Hairdresser of the Year.

Mark presented 8 models from his latest collections, focusing on inspiring colour and strong cutting.

Mark Leeson night 2

John Olivers (Ipswich) in EACH Colour Dash 7 June 2015

A team from John Olivers (Ipswich) will be taking part in this Sunday’s Colour Dash to help raise money for EACH (East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices).   Looks set to be a colourful  day!!!!

As competitors run the 5km course, coloured powder is thrown at them.

Good luck to everyone who is taking part and lets hope you all raise lots of money for this good cause.