What is a NioBomb?

A NioBomb is something we mention a lot on social media, so we wanted to talk about this fabulous treatment and answer the question of ‘What is a NioBomb?’.

First off let’s get into what a NioBomb is. A NioBomb is a colour pigmented treatment for your clients to take home. These are the perfect way to keep your clients colour strong, healthy and full of shine between appointments.

A NioBomb is created using a combination of two IdHAIR products, Colour Bomb and Niophlex No.3:

Colour Bomb

IdHAIR Colour Bomb is a new generation of colour conditioners for long lasting, creative freedom. A one step process that nourishes and intensifies the colour of the client’s hair at the same time. The range includes 22 shades of direct dye, from more natural shades like Caffe Latte to the more vivid shades like Crazy Violet and Power Pink.

Colour Bomb can be used both as a colour refresher or a semi-colour.


  • Strengthens the hair
  • Improves flexibility
  • Improves shine
  • Heat protection against thermal damage
  • Prolongs the life of hair treatments
  • Dramatically reduces colour bleeding
  • Prevents colour distortion

Niophlex No.3

Niophlex is a phlex step system designed for protecting the hair against damage, making it strong and more resistant, even as you are doing your colour or chemical treatment in the salon.

IdHAIR Niophlex Maintainer No.03 is the final step in the Niophlex treatment. This is a home treatment that is used twice a week to maintain the salon treatment. It softens, strengthens, makes the hair smooth and gives plenty of shine.


  • Easy to use
  • Long lasting results
  • Deposits fabulous tone
  • Conditions and adds shine
  • Maintains colour
  • Rehydrates the hair
  • Adds amazing gloss and vibrancy

Making A NioBomb

Niophlex plus Colourbomb

Mix your own NioBomb using 150g of Niophlex No.3 with 100g of your chosen Colour Bomb.

NioBomb pots can maintain clients hair at home, from the softest blonde to the most vibrant red and everything in between, each one being bespoke to your client’s needs.

IdHAIR UK products are exclusive to Trade Hairs Supplies and can be purchased through your sales representative, local branch or through our online shop.

Top 6 Tips For Reopening Your Salon

2020 has been a year of endless uncertainty and we know you must be counting the days until you can reopen your doors. Having to close your business, even if only temporarily, is a very difficult experience for freelancers, salon owners and staff. We know that keeping your business alive has been hard for you and many others, and we want to help you fight in any way we can.

To help you comeback kicking next week we have created a guide for reopening.

Communicate with your Clients and Stylists early:

Make sure your clients are updated on when you will be reopening as well as getting in touch with those clients that have had to have their appointments rescheduled. Getting in touch early means that you can get your schedules ready so there is no confusion when you open your doors. Make sure your stylists are in the loop too. It gives you a chance to check in on their wellbeing and gives them reassurance going into what will be a busy few weeks.

Use this connection time to share the specific changes that will be present in the salon when you all return, these won’t likely be as drastic as after the first lockdown but it is good practice to reiterate to both staff and clients the procedures in place. Whether you choose email, phone call, text, social media, signage or all of the above to communicate with your clients and stylists, you want to let them know what to expect well BEFORE they arrive.

We have some great assets you can use on our Facebook page, feel free to download them to use on you own social media page.

Review and update your team list and their schedules:

Lockdown has been a major challenge for all businesses, especially within our industry due to the close contact. Like many other sectors, salons have had to adapt to a new way of working – whether it be having to furlough staff or the new PPE requirements, it has been a steep learning curve.

Before reopening you will want to review your team member list and make sure everyone is updated regularly with reopening details. Your team may also have different work schedules now, so make sure those are updated.

Social Media is one of your strongest allies:

With people hunkered down at home during COVID-19 there are more eyeballs than ever online so make sure it is your business that gets found. Social Media marketing has increased by businesses all over the world.

Social Media marketing is something every business should be doing – if you need some quick tips check out this handy guide from CoSchedule once you have finished on our blog!

One of the key selling points for Social Media marketing is the ability to engage with your clients when they are not in your salon. You can also integrate many online booking systems directly into Facebook for free meaning you can also take bookings while you are away from the salon.

Check that your service list is accurate:

Have a look at your service list, including prices and service duration. Are there any changes you need to make? Perhaps you have chosen to no longer offer particular services while you focus on others. Or maybe you have been considering offering extra services but had no time to add them to your menu. Now is the time to do that. Make sure your service list is correct so clients know exactly what treatments they can book with you.

Consider what your approach to offers and discounting will be:

Following on from updating your service lists – It is likely that many salons will be offering discounts to drive more bookings when they reopen.

However, some may decide to freeze all discounts whatsoever. Before you reopen, you need to be thinking about what is best for your business and what approach you would like to take when it comes to discounts and offers.

Getting orders in early:

Next week is looking to be another busy week of appointments so it is important to be ready in advance. Try and get your orders in early so to avoid rushing last minute, make sure to check your schedules for clients that use specific products and order them sooner rather than later. That way next week you can focus on your clients and not have to worry about stock levels and last-minute orders.

If you do find you are running low, remember that all our stores are open as normal, and we also offer next weekday delivery on all orders before 2pm (Mon-Thurs) via our website.

We hope that you will find these tips helpful and can help add some clarity in these uncertain times. We are all in this together and we are here to help you in any way we can by phone or email. Just visit our contact page for all details.

New Matrix Light Master 6 Lift And Tone

Matrix have been killing I with their launches this year, even with all the lows 2020 have brought us. With brand new products such as; the SoColor Cult Eraser, stunning new SoColor Beauty shades and the rebranding of the ever popular ColorGraphic Range – Matrix really have been treating us.

Light Master 6 Lift & Tone is the new look for the popular Matrix ColorGraphics. With its fresh and clean look, the new Lift & Tone range slots nicely into the Light Master range – incorporating a unique highlighting system which lifts up to 6 levels.

With a rich conditioning effect, you can create multi-tonal bespoke highlights. It also features an anti-swell formula, perfect for colour control.

You can Lift & Tone in one simple step, using the Lightening Powder as a system with Lift + Tone promoters.

In a hurry? No problem! Use Light Master Lift & Tone with heat, for a 10-minute lightening service. Or use without heat and lift up to 6 levels in 50 minutes.

Love the look of Matrix Light Master? Well make sure you check out the full range on our website – including one of our favourites, Light Master 8 With Bonder.