Unlock Your Pride: Celebrating Diversity with ARKIVE'S Create and Finish Ranges

Jun 13, 2024

Unlock Your Pride: Celebrating Diversity with ARKIVE'S Create and Finish Ranges

Welcome back to The ARKIVEs by ARKIVE Headcare, your go-to source for all things hair, hacks and Headcare for you, yours & theirs! 

As we dive into the vibrant festivities of Pride Month, we're thrilled to join together with you in celebrating the beautiful tapestry of love, diversity, and inclusion. 

At ARKIVE, we believe that every hairstyle tells a story—a story of self-expression, identity, and empowerment. That's why we're excited to introduce you to our dynamic duo: the Create and Finish ranges. These powerhouse collections aren't just about styling hair; they're about embracing individuality, spreading love, and amplifying the voices of the LGBTQ+ community. 

Understanding Pride Month

What you may not know is that Pride Month, celebrated every June, commemorates the Stonewall riots of June 1969, a pivotal moment igniting the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement. It serves as a vibrant tapestry of love, acceptance, and diversity, where the LGBTQ+ community and allies come together to honour progress and advocate for equality.

At its essence, Pride Month is a jubilant celebration of individuality and inclusivity. It's a spirited nod to the kaleidoscope of identities and experiences within the LGBTQ+ community, underscored by a resolute call for acceptance and respect for all, irrespective of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Within the rainbow-hued mosaic of Pride, self-expression reigns supreme. From flamboyant flags to dazzling attire and, of course, bold hairstyles, Pride serves as a grand stage for authentic self-expression. Hairstyles, in particular, stand as towering symbols of personal identity and pride.

For countless LGBTQ+ individuals, hairstyles are more than just aesthetics —they're affirmations of identity, declarations of individuality, and celebrations of pride. Whether it's a bold colour palette, a daring cut, or an intricate style, hairstyles become the brushstrokes painting the canvas of self-expression and at ARKIVE we couldn't agree more.  

Meet the Create and Finish ranges

At ARKIVE, we believe your hair is a canvas, and our Create and Finish ranges are the ultimate tools to help you paint your masterpiece. These collections are designed to give you the freedom to express your unique style, especially as you celebrate Pride Month with bold, vibrant looks.

Our Create range is all about helping you achieve any style with texture, lift, and lasting hold. Whether you want to craft structured styles, enhance your natural waves, or add volume and definition, this range has got you covered. Let’s take a closer look:

THE SCENE SETTER HYBRID POMADE: A multi-tasking pomade that adds texture, volume, and definition. Ideal for structured styles with a matte finish, it's enriched with Baobab Oil for scalp moisture and hair shine, and Kaolin for a mattifying effect.

THE NEW FORM BLOW DRY SPRAY: This lightweight spray provides long-lasting hold without weighing your hair down. It’s perfect for adding volume and enhancing blowouts.

THE BODY HYBRID MOUSSE: A feather-light mousse that gives flexible hold and enhances natural waves and blow-dries with multi-dimensional gloss and shine.

THE GOOD CALMER CUSHIONING MOISTURE CREAM: This moisture cream smooths and calms each strand for a frizz-free finish. It can define curls or smooth hair for a sleek blow-dry.

THE MOVEMENT DRY TEXTURIZING SPRAY: Adds effortless, sultry dimension to your locks with texture and volume that lasts.

THE HEADLINER MODERN DEFINITION GEL: Perfect for all hair textures, it defines styles or enhances curls while nourishing your locks.

The Finish range is your go-to for the final touches that perfect your hairstyle. These products ensure your look stays in place all day and night with a polished finish. These Headcare essentials include:

THE MASTERY LIQUID HAIRSPRAY: A weightless, non-aerosol spray that provides hold, definition, and texture without stickiness. It’s great for taming flyaways and adding shine.

THE VEIL HAIRSPRAY: Offers incredible, long-lasting hold with a flexible finish, suitable for use with heated tools or as a final flourish to lock in your style.

With ARKIVE’s Create and Finish ranges, you have everything you need to craft any look you desire, from bold and daring to sleek and sophisticated. Let's dive into how you can use these products to create your perfect Pride look.

Creating Your Pride Look with the Create Range

Pride Month is all about celebrating who you are, and what better way to do that than with a bold, colourfulcolorful hairstyle? Here’s how you can use ARKIVE’s Create range to craft your Pride-inspired look:

Rainbow Braids:

THE NEW FORM BLOW DRY SPRAY: Start by spraying this on damp hair for volume and hold. Blow-dry your hair to add texture.

THE SCENE SETTER HYBRID POMADE: Use this to add definition and control to your sections before braiding. Warm a pea-sized amount in your hands and work it through the hair for a smooth finish.

THE BODY HYBRID MOUSSE: Apply a plum-sized amount to each section before braiding to enhance waves and add a glossy finish.

Braid each section with different colouredcolored extensions, or try your hand at temporary colour, for a vibrant, rainbow effect.

Sleek Pixie Cut:

THE GOOD CALMER CUSHIONING MOISTURE CREAM: Apply a grape-sized amount to damp hair to smooth and calm strands.

THE HEADLINER MODERN DEFINITION GEL: Use this to slick back your pixie cut for a sharp modern finish. Apply to dry hair, smooth with a brush, and allow to dry naturally or with gentle heat.

Voluminous Pompadour:

THE MOVEMENT DRY TEXTURIZING SPRAY: Spray onto dry hair, focusing on the roots and mid-lengths. Use your fingers to lift and add volume.

THE SCENE SETTER HYBRID POMADE: Apply to the ends for added texture and definition. This will help hold your pompadour in place and give it that extra edge.

These Headcare heroes from the Create range are designed to give you the versatility and control needed to experiment with different looks. Whether you're aiming for bold braids or sleek sophistication, ARKIVE’s Create range ensures your hair reflects your vibrant personality and celebrates your unique style.

Adding the Finishing Touches with the Finish Range

The final touches can make all the difference in your Pride-inspired look, ensuring it stays flawless throughout the festivities. ARKIVE’s Finish range provides the perfect ending to your Headcare journey, locking in your style with shine and hold.

Polished Finish:

THE MASTERY LIQUID HAIRSPRAY: Use this weightless spray for a final layer of hold and shine. Spray evenly over your hairstyle for a strong hold or onto a brush for a lighter finish. This non-aerosol fix spray can also be used with heated tools for heat protection, giving your style a lasting and polished look without any stickiness.

Flexible Hold:

If a traditional mist is more your thing reach for THE VEIL HAIRSPRAY. For a flexible, long-lasting hold, mist this over your hair from 30cm away. Use it before or after heat styling to lock in your look without a crispy finish. This multi-functional finishing spray delivers a beautifully shiny veil, perfect for all hairstyles, from sleek and straight to big and voluminous.


Whatever formula you choose, keep THE MASTERY LIQUID HAIRSPRAY and THE VEIL HAIRSPRAY on hand for touch-ups throughout the day. They’re perfect for taming flyaways and maintaining your style’s integrity, ensuring your hair remains as vibrant and expressive as your Pride celebrations.

Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion

Pride Month is so much more than just a celebration; it's a powerful movement promoting acceptance, equality, and love. It’s a time to reflect on the progress made within the LGBTQ+ community and to acknowledge the journey still ahead. 

Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of Pride Month. It’s a reminder that every person, regardless of their identity, deserves to be seen, heard, and valued. Embracing individuality means recognizing and celebrating the unique qualities that make each of us who we are. It’s about breaking free from societal norms and expressing our true selves with confidence.

At ARKIVE, we believe in the power of embracing diversity and celebrating individuality. Every person’s unique style is a testament to their personal story, and we are here to help you express that story through your hair.

We encourage you to show your support for LGBTQ+ rights and to continue spreading love and acceptance, not just during Pride Month, but every day. Whether it’s through wearing vibrant colors, styling your hair in bold and creative ways, or simply being an ally, your actions can make a difference. Let’s celebrate love, equality, and the beauty of being ourselves.

The bottom line…

By embracing self-expression, creativity, and inclusivity in our hairstyles, we not only celebrate Pride Month but also contribute to a world where everyone feels free to be themselves. Whatever look you’re rocking this month, remember that your hair is a powerful form of self-expression.

We stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community, supporting the fight for equality and acceptance. Let’s continue to spread love, celebrate individuality, and create a world where everyone is proud to be who they are. Happy Pride from all of us at ARKIVE! 🌈

Send love to you, yours & theirs - always,