Monthly Archives: July 2015

  • Flat Iron Wave with Cloud Nine Ambassador Renya Xydis

    Renya Xydis is always asked "How do I create more interesting styles with my straightener?"

    To answer this, Cloud Nine have teamed up with Renya and Eleanor Pendleton to bring you one of the most loved looks of 2015 - The Flat Iron Wave!

    Stay tuned for the rest of this series over the coming weeks - Cloud Nine is recapping the best looks of the year.

  • Olaplex Repairs Kim Kardashian's Blonde Hair Damage

    Kim Kardashian's sudden swap to blonde for Paris Fashion Week earlier in the year had the world talking. Five months on, it's the integrity of Kim's locks  on everyone's lips. In what has to be the hair transformation of 2015, Kim went for a dark brown to platinum blonde and surprised us all!  However, the news that really shocked us was that her colourists performed this transformation WITHOUT  using the one and only proven form of blonde insurance, Olaplex.  Thankfully, Kim has now discovered Olaplex and  is loving the results.

     

    Kim's Platinum Hair Transformation

    Kim Kardashian Hair Transformation

    Kim's dramatic transformation was the result of a six hour in-salon session.  To perform a one-sitting colour transformation like Kim's is risky business. To maintain the colour for her month-long blonde stint, Kim underwent three colouring services which only added to the damage.

    After the third process, photo's emerged of Kim with dishevelled, dry-looking locks. Not long after this, Kim went back to her dark roots and although they act as a good disguise,  Kim has confirmed that her hair is in the worst condition is has been.

    In a recent interview Kim announced that she has now been introduced to Olaplex and uses it to help rebuild the damage caused by her harsh bleaching. She maintains that she has seen dramatic results with Olaplex and it's working to  improve her hair and get it back to it's once healthy condition. Kim suggests sleeping with Olaplex No.3 in her hair* and is seeing stronger, healthier hair as a result.

    Kim Kardashian Olaplex Hair Transformation*Please note, using Olaplex No. 3 overnight is Kim's personal tip.  Although our recommendation is to use for 10 minutes or longer, we have received great feedback from clients who slept with the product in overnight.

     

    Kim Karadashian's Damaged Blonde Hair Pre-Olaplex

    Olaplex Reverses Kim Kardashians Blonde Hair Damage

    Going from any colour to platinum blonde involves serious work and we recommend that changes like this be be performed over a period of time with regular Olaplex treatments during and in-between services.

    Celebrity colourist, Tracey Cunningham has a host of long-standing celebrity clientèle on her books, including Kim's sister Khloe Kardashian (and now Kim), has sworn to never colour a client's hair without Olaplex. Her Facebook page speaks for itself with the results she's achieving. As thousands of colourists around the globe stand by Olaplex, it's stories like that of Kim Karadashians blonde hair damage  that demonstrate just how important it is to use, not only during lightening but also as a stand-alone treatment for already compromised hair.

     

    Kim Reveals how Olaplex is saving her damaged hair.

    It's not just Kim Kardashian embracing the power of Olaplex, people around the world can't get enough of Olaplex and it's ability to colour and lighten hair without damage and breakage. Our friends at The Glow, Pop Sugar and Oz Beauty Expert have all jumped on board and are loving the results.

    If you would like to learn more about Olaplex visit olaplex.com.au or click here to become an Olaplex stockist.

  • Salon Feature: Neon Beauty

    Southport / Queensland

    From cutting to tanning and everything in between, Neon Beauty from Southport in Queensland is at the helm of one-stop hair and beauty stops.

    Housed in a large, light, bright, industrial space that oozes minimalist modern chic, is boutique hair and beauty salon Neon Beauty. Paying homage to the luscious tropical surrounds of the Gold Coast, leafy plants adorn the walls providing the ultimate escape, a place to indulge the senses. Built from the ground up, Neon Beauty is the product of passionate owner, Kristin. Starting out life as a single-owner operator business focusing on lashes and hair extensions, Neon Beauty has not only grown in size, but also in offering.

    Neon Beauty / Southport, Queensland

    What do you love most about being a hairdresser?

    Every day is a new challenge and every day we get to create something new. I will never get tired of that, plus there is something so satisfying in making guests feel confident about themselves.

    What is the one piece of advice you always give your clients?

    Quality over quantity... full stop.

    Neon beauty / Southport, Queensland

    What pieces of clothing could you not live without for spring/summer?

    I love my Ford + Harris ‘Spike Jonze’ succulent silver necklace pendant, it dresses up every outfit I own. Also my Valley ‘Sabbath’ sunglasses that I had transformed into specs, they will definitely get some wear and tear this spring/summer.

    What is your favourite evo product and why?

    The product we use the most in the salon would have to be love touch shine spray – it is literally the icing on the cake for finishing any client’s hair.

    Why would you recommend the Haircare Australia Prestige Partners program?

    Since becoming a Prestige Partner our salon staff feel a part of a nationwide family who cares about the success of each salon they work with. Haircare Australia has provided us with confidence in the products they offer with an exceptional education program and has allowed us to network with other like-minded hair stylists and business owners, keeping us connected and up to date with the industry.

    What are your goals for the New Year?

    We hope to expand the salon team and to keep creating and pushing the boundaries. We are also aiming at debuting a collection at Hair Expo in 2016.

    Find out more: Neon Beauty's Website | Neon Beauty's Facebook | Neon Beauty's Instagram

    Neon Beauty / Southport, Queensland

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