Hair Travels

Braid It

Our top tip for the perfect travel hair, is to braid it - this keeps your hair out of the way, whilst still looking bang on trend.... plus, your hair will be perfectly crimped, wavy and beach ready for your arrival in your destination!

  • wash your hair the night before you travel, we recommend using Windle & Moodie Healthy Head Treatment  Shampoo
  • use a moisturising conditioner such as Windle & Moodie Nourishing Conditioner (both are paraben, silicone and sulphate free)
  • prep hair using L'Oreal Pli, or Windle & Moodie Oceanic Spray
  • braid or twist hair whilst still damp

UV Protection

Your hair is as susceptible to the harmful rays of the sun as the delicate skin on your face, so products which contain a UV filter are a must for your holidays. Here at |Linton & Mac we stock a couple of brands which include high performance UV protect products - pop by the shop and ask for more advice...


System Professional

Wella SP has a whole range, dedicated to UV protection. Solar includes everything from a hair and body shampoo to a handy travel size sun oil - all are highly moisturising, whilst also having the capabilities to gently cleanse sunscreens, salt and chlorine out of your hair and skin.


Windle & Moodie

For styling, we think that Windle & Moodie is hard to beat - so how made up were we to learn that as well as smelling absolutely dreamy and being packed with goodness, these favourites also contain HPF for sun protection: Shine & Smooth Oil, Cream Sheen, Invisible Day & Night Cream, Thickening Cream and Curl Enhancer.

There is something for everyone in there - but if we had to take only one to our desert island, it would have to be the Invisible Day & Night Cream... its like a facial moisturiser for your hair! This all-rounder brings hair to life and revitalises faded locks with a healthy shine - using monoi oil from the South Pacific to give far-reaching lustre and vitality, sugar beet extract to moisturise and strengthen and aloe vera to sooth, making this an absolute holiday hair essential.

@ Linton & Mac

So before you get on that flight, get into Linton and Mac to stock up on your holiday essentials... or, save yourself the hassle and get booked in for a style bar or a pre-holiday shampoo and blow-dry, which should see you through to your sunny destination. Our assistants are now running their own columns so you can book an appointment for as little as £15.00.

Our tip-top stylists are on hand to advise!

Family Focus: Chelsea

Name:   Chelsea Louise McIntyre

Job Description:   Head Assistant

Age:   19

Star Sign:   Libra

When did you start at Linton and Mac:   opening day in September 2015

What was your very first job:   Saturday girl at Jodazzle salon on King Street until I left school

What was your path to Linton and Mac:   I trained as a medical secretary when I left school, but that wasn't for me... then went onto be a nursery nurse for a bit, but that wasn't really for me either... so, I was keen to get back into hairdressing and my sister Natasha was friends with Jaye after working with her and was going to go and work in her new salon she was opening, so I asked her to put a good word in for me! I had an interview with Jen and Jaye at the Illiticit Still - I remember Levi was leaving as I cam in and I thought oh my god! And then the question... like what were my favourite magazines and stuff like that...!!!

What are your highlights of working at Linton ad Mac so far:   meeting my bestie Kayleigh! // all the training and running my own column on a Saturday now // working as a tight team // the trips I've been on to London to visit Windle & Moodie and to go to L'Oreal Colour Trophy, twice! // the first Barber Bash // the couple of times Sergio has come from Windle & Moodie for training days with the team // so many good times!

What are your dreams, goals and ambitions:   to be rich // to not have to work // to have my own family // to travel the world doing editorial shoots // to maybe live in London for a while whilst I'm young // to tour about, but always come home - home is wherever my mum is

Who are your industry idols:   Neil Moodie // Adam Reid // Jen Atken 

Style icons:   Bella Hadid // Emma Louise Connolly // Jessica Anne Woodley // Kim Kardashian // Rosie Huntington Whiteley

Describe your own personal style in three words:   I'm defs not a girly girl! I like to mix it up... RANDOM!

If you could have any one else in the salons style for one day, who's would you steal and why:   a bit of Levi and a bit of Autumn - both are quite quirky and like the same stuff that I like... I love the personal twists Autumn puts into her looks and I would have Levi's whole wardrobe, if I had her figure! 

Worst hair day and why:   my sister bleached my hair when I was about 13 as part of her training and I got it cropped on one side trying to go for the Frankie from the Saturday's look - but really I looked like I was questioning my sexuality!

Where do you see yourself in five years time:   maybe senior stylist at Linton and Mac, saving for a flat (but probably gonna be 40 and still living with mum!) and hopefully being the proud mummy of a micro pig

Who are your favourite follows on Instagram:   Kendall Jenner // Emma Louise Connolly // Shania Twain (obsessed!) // Bella Hadid // Ryan Gosling // Scott Disick // Proudlock // Chrissy Teigan // Neil Moodie // Bleach London // Mane Addicts // Milk

Top holiday destinations:   BEEN - not really cultural, more for a piss-up, Prague // DREAM - the Maldives and Nashville with Kyle 

Favourite hang-outs in Aberdeen:   Soul // Rev // Inny // Nandos // daytrips to Ballater

Top tunes on your playlist just now:   Shania // Florence // Beyonce // Paolo Nutini // a bit of old school // Linton and Mac playlists are pretty good too

Favourite movie:   Harry Potter, all of them // Cross Roads // The Road

Favourite book:   I read a page and then forget what I've read!

Words to live by:   "everything happens for a reason"

Worst habit:   going bright red when I am nervous, or stuttering or speaking utter shite!

What colour in a box of paints best describes you and why:   avocado green - because I'm a pretty calm person and not in your face

What single individual has taught you most in life and what have you learned from them:   Samantha, my mama - she's taught me how to appreciate everything... she loves me and my sister so much and would do anything for us - she still packs us lunches!! I totally love my mum and couldn't live without her

Follow Chelsea's new hair page on Instagram @chelseamachair

Family Focus: J Mac

Name:   Joanna "J" MacDonald

Job Description:   Creative Director

Age:   31

Star Sign:   Aquarius

When did you start at Linton and Mac:   "conception" - May 2015

What was your very first job:   I was a Saturday girl at the local Spar in Montrose

What was your path to Linton and Mac:   I took a gap year after sixth year, but it only lasted a month! Than I went onto uni to study Urban Development - but really I was always drawn to fashion - so thought hairdressing was an avenue where |I could realistically make a career... by this time I was 19, which is quite old to be getting into the industry! I started at Ishoka as an assistant and did all of my training and met Jen - I was there for 8 years before moving onto Saks.

What are your highlights of working at Linton ad Mac so far:   working with such an amazing team of people every day // listening to client feedback // watching assistants grow into fabulous stylists

What are your dreams, goals and ambitions:   GOALS - to be a successful hairstylist // to become a session stylist // to be published in iD and Dazed // to travel the world with work..... DREAMS - to live and work in New York // have a place in London, New York and Aberdeen..... AMBITIONS - to travel the world with work // to own other businesses, maybe a cafe and a bar // to be a trends forecaster // to live a happy life...:)

Who are your industry idols:   Neil Moodie // Sam McKnight // Gary Gill // Zoe Irwin // Adam Reid // Guido Palau

Style icons:   Alexa Chung // Kate Moss // Bianca Jagger

Describe your own personal style in three words:   black to stripe // indie // Alexa & Kate

If you could have any one else in the salons style for one day, who's would you steal and why:   Jen - because she always has fun with her style... especially her shoe choices

Worst hair day and why:   I'm blaming my mum for this one... from the start of primary school until I was old enough to know better - I had a short bob with a home-cut fringe and a round face. Not cute.

Where do you see yourself in five years time:   36 - and opening L&M Ibiza, with salons in London and New York on the cards too maybe...

Who are your favourite follows on Instagram:   GoodHood // Dazed // iD // WGSN // StreetersLDN // Zoe Irwin // Alexa Chung // Heather - for her Insta-stories of Dylan

Top holiday destinations:   BEEN - too many! New York for city break, Ibiza to party and Sardinia for chill // DREAM - South America, especially Brazil

Favourite hang-outs in Aberdeen:   L&M, obvs... // Cask // Cafe 52 // Nick's Pizza // BrewDog Castlegate

Top tunes on your playlist just now:   always Noel Gallagher and The Rolling Stones // BBC Radio 6 in the mornings and salon playlists through the day // Rhys Lewis // FKJ

Favourite movie:   "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is my all time favourite movie... more recently, my favourite has been "Nocturnal Animals"

Favourite book:   "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho

Words to live by:   "YOLO" // "...a reason... a season... a lifetime..." // "if you keep thinking about it - just buy it!"

Worst habit:   not listening and not texting people back

What colour in a box of paints best describes you and why:   silver - it's magical, just like me! And I'm attracted to it, like a magpie

What single individual has taught you most in life and what have you learned from them:   Heather Dick - she has taught me everything... she's my sista from another mister!! Most importantly, she showed me how to cool it with the fake tan, the hair extensions and the make-up and taught me how less is more

Any other comments:   Always be yourself - everyone else is taken..... x

Follow J on Instagram @jmac86_

Family Focus: Alex