Monthly Archives: April 2015

  • The Latest Hair Trends from MBFWA15

    evo and Cloud Nine were once again at the forefront of Sydney Fashion Week as they took charge behind the scenes creating some of the most iconic hair looks of the week. Here is our recap of the week, a sneak peak of the latest latest hair trends for Spring Summer 2015.

    Ten Pieces

    For the first time in Sydney Fashion Week history, Ten Pieces designers Maurice Terzini and Lucy Hinckfuss took the runway to the beach. In a unique display of modern-day punk with that 'just stepped off the beach' look, mother and son duo, Renya and Aiden Xydis brought the location to life through their hair look.

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    ”We wanted to create a look that flattered the sophisticated modern-day punk and sportswear of the Ten Pieces collection. The models were styled to look as though they had just stepped off the beach, with wet and textured hair. To create shape, we used the Cloud Nine Wand in the women’s hair,” Renya Xydis says.

    A true family affair,  Renya directed the women’s look for Cloud Nine and Aiden directed the men’s look for evo. The hero products used by the duo were the Cloud Nine Wand and evo's salty dog and love perpetua.

    "Just like the collection, we incorporated texture and layers into the men’s hair, achieving a wet look using evo salty dog sea salt spray and evo love perpetua shine drops. Prior to the show, we also

    prepped the guys by giving them fresh cuts at Valonz to help emphasise the effortless, natural style.” Aiden Xydis said.

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    DYSPNEA

    In one of the hottest collaborations of Sydney Fashion Week, evo and one of Sydney's most renowned salons, Edwards & Co came together for the outrageously enchanting and ultramodern Spring Summer 15 Dyslexicola collection.

    "Just like the collection, we wanted to really push the boundaries and be equally as daring with the hair. We decided to put our own unique twist on the wet look and sectioned off strands of hair from the front to create uniquely shaped designs on all 20 models. This striking and bold look perfectly embodied the playful nature of the clothes". Byron Turnball, Hair Director

    Inspired by FKA TWIGS, Byron used the hero's of the show, evo gangsta grip and happy campers to perfectly craft the wet look that acted as the perfect compliment to the magical collection.

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    Lee Matthews

    Cloud Nine ambassador, editorial stylist and hair directing extraordinaire, Renya Xydis  created the perfect ponytail for Lee Matthews stunning Japanese Katazome inspired collection.

    Designed for the individual who can cleverly mix proportions and textures. Pieces have an elongated and linear appeal,
    referencing an oriental style of dressing and aesthetic. Looks swing from masculine to feminine with a relaxed sense of
    ‘menswear for women’ expressing a confident yet understated tone.

    Renya wanted to create a look to complement Lee’s creativity and use of texture. “I love how Lee uses so many different fabrics, which really inspired me to create the lived in, slept in ponytail with a lot of texture. The look is relaxed and sophisticated to compliment the collection” she says.

    The “slept in ponytail” was created using a sea salt spray (try evo salty dog) to prep the hair, the Cloud Nine Waving Wand to add depth, and a texture powder to create a lived in look (evo haze is great for this).

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  • How to Get the Messy Hair Look | Cloud Nine

    The ever problematic issue of 'how to get the messy hair look' without having hair that's not been washed in months is finally over. Long  gone are the days of not washing your hair to achieve that carefree, messy look, it can now be mastered in just a few quick and painless steps. Renya Xydis for Cloud Nine perfected the look for Lee Matthews at Sydney Fashion Week in April and we can't get enough.

    Effortless meets polished, this look encompasses everything you could possibly need in a ponytail. With the use of the Cloud Nine Waving Wand and a product like evo's haze, this look can be achieved anywhere, perfect for day and night.

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    How to Get the Messy Hair Look - The Steps

    1. Dry in evo salty dog salty spray at the roots of the hair and dust the crown lightly with evo haze styling powder, and gently rub in.

    2. Take vertical sections and curl with the Cloud Nine Waving Wand.

    3. Add more evo haze to the roots and mid-lengths to add extra texture and shake through to break up the curl and distribute product.

    4. Curl the hair a second time in large sections, curling the front sections away from the face.

    5.  Add more evo haze styling powder and rub through the roots and mid lengths to break up the curl for a second time for an extra 'slept-in' look.

    6. Take the two front sections and tie tightly at the base of the head, underneath the main section.

    7.  Pull the rest of the hair back into a loose ponytail and tie with a second elastic. Add more evo haze and rub through to add texture.

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  • Olaplex Education | Your Guide to Using Olaplex

    If you've just received your first shipment of Olaplex, or perhaps you have only just heard about this revolutionary new product but you're too sure how it all works, then look no further. This post will provide you with all of the Olaplex resources you need to successfully implement the Olaplex service in your salon.

    The Website

    With Olaplex recently touching down in Australia, we have launched a brand new Olaplex Australia website. This website is a great resource for more information on the product itself, outlining the basics of what Olaplex can do for your business, and answering most frequently asked Olaplex questions. Updated on a regular basis, the FAQ's on the website are a great place to start your Olaplex education. Click here to answer your Olaplex questions.

    The Webinar

    In addition, there's nothing better than seeing a product in action and Co-VP's of Olaplex education, Slim and Jordan do just that in this comprehensive Olaplex Webinar. This video takes you through every step of the Olaplex process from mixing, formulations, bleach, perms, relaxers, treatments, frequently asked questions much more. An essential tool, this video is a 'must watch' for everyone starting out with Olaplex in their salon.

    The App

    The Olaplex App acts your own personal Olaplex education guide that takes you through the process every step of the way. Available from the App Store for both Android and Apple, you can have Olaplex education on demand, at the tip of your fingers.

    Starting out with a new service that is unlike anything we've ever seen comes with a huge learning curve and resources are becoming increasingly available to assist in making this learning experience as seamless as possible. Keep yourself up-to-date with the FAQ's and also ensure that you look out for any additional education videos we upload.

  • Get Katie Holmes' Hollywood Waves in Six Steps

    Style-icon and Alterna Haircare Ambassador, Katie Holmes stars in Alterna's 2015 campaign with effortless Hollywood waves that most of us have only ever dreamt of, until now.  You too, can now re-create these timeless Hollywood waves in just six simple steps using the Alterna Haircare range. With the help of the luxurious Caviar products, you can create glamorous, polished waves that can be taken from day-to-night and are perfect for every occasion.

    “For this look, we wanted glamour that goes anywhere. I love this look because you can wear it at the Oscars or just for drinks after work with the girls! It's fun with a tease of glamour, polished and classic in a new and romantic way.” – Alterna Haircare's Global Creative Director, Michael Shaun Corby

    Alterna Haircare for Katie Holmes Step-by-Step

    1. Prepare the hair with the Caviar Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner

    2. Apply a small amount of the Caviar CC Cream through mid-lengths to ends to nourish the hair before styling

    3. Apply two palms full of Caviar Volume Amplifying Mousse from the scalp to the ends then blow dry in 5-7cm sections using a medium round brush, try evo's hank ceramic radial brush

    4. Use the blow dryer's cool setting on each section as you wrap it around your finger to form a curl, then pin into place for later

    5. Shape the hair into a glamorous wave using a large bristle brush like evo's bradford pin bristle, by brushing the hair away from the face and allowing it to cascade to one side

    6. Finish with a generous amount of the Caviar Working Hair Spray, making sure to hold the spray at least an arm’s length from the hair

    Click here for more Katie Holmes hair how-to's. 

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