Monthly Archives: August 2015

  • Abbey Lee Russh Magazine hair how-to with Cloud Nine ambassador Renya Xydis

    One of the most iconic looks this year was the hair from RUSSH Magazine shoot with Abby-Lee created by Cloud Nine ambassador Renya Xydis.

    Watch below as Renya recreates this look on Brooke Testoni.

    Stay tuned over the next few weeks as Cloud Nine will be recapping 2015's hottest hair moments.

  • Neuma Brings Us The Best In Sustainable Hair Care

    There’s a new kid on the block and it’s paving the way for sustainable hair care. Boasting high performance professional hair care that promotes hair health and environmental sustainability, Neuma is the brand that has it all. It’s uncompromising promise and extensive range brings a whole new concept to the way we see professional sustainable hair care. Neuma recognises the need for products that are free from harmful chemicals but don’t compromise performance. With Neuma you can rest assured knowing that you are living within nature’s limits and getting the results you need from your hair care regime.

    Neuma’s simple pledge makes it the most genuine, transparent, healthy and sustainable hair care brand available and is a welcome addition to the Haircare Australia family.

    The Neuma Range

    Neuma helps to enrich and protect hair, sustaining vibrant colour – leaving it soft, silky smooth and full of shine. Free from synthetic fragrance, Neuma uses essential oils that soothe and infuse hair with life, bounce and healthy radiance. Offering a full range of products that deliver results, Neuma leaves your hair looking and feeling more beautiful than ever. The expansive Neuma range is 100% vegan friendly, containing non-harmful ingredients, with zero synthetic fragrance, sulfates, parabens, phthalates, glutens, neurotoxins, aluminium compounds, glycols, formaldehyde donors, ureas, carcinogens and environmental pollutants.

    The products:

    • reNeu – Ideal for all hair types, a mild clarifier which can be used daily
    • neuMoisture – Infuses life back into dry, damaged hair - improving  elasticity & condition
    • neuRepair - Restores and strengthens overworked, over-processed hair
    • neuSmooth – tames dry, damaged and frizzy hair
    • neuVolume – Enhances volume, fullness with long-lasting body
    • neuStyling and inControl – A variety of styling and finishing products to complete your look

    Neuma sustainable hair care

    The Neuma range is now available to order. To find out more about Neuma, contact 1300 437 436 and join the sustainable hair care revolution, today.

  • Salon Feature: Mr Burrows

    Newtown / Sydney

    Escape to Mr Burrows’ rainforestesque basin room.

    A place to escape the hustle and bustle of Sydney's daily grind. Nestled away in Newtown, Mr Burrows takes the salon experience to the next level. From the luscious rainforest-inspired garden wall and Spanish moss hanging from the ceiling in their basin room to their signature Mr Burrows espresso martini offered on Saturdays, Mr Burrows is about more than just the haircut, it’s luxury.

    The focus at Mr Burrows is on the experience and the quality of their service. The team are committed to transforming people’s lives through amazing hair. Owner James knows the importance of investing in his staff through training and development. People go to Mr Burrows not only to enjoy their experience but with the knowledge that their hair is in good hands.

    Mr Burrows Hairdresser, Newtown / Sydney

    Mr Burrows Top 3 Tips

    1. Home hair care is insurance for your hair. Use the right products for your hair type and use them correctly.

    2. Shampoo your hair correctly. Shampoo the roots only, then towel dry the ends as hair is like a sponge. If you don’t squeeze the water out you won’t get the most out of your product.

    3. Always ask the client how open they are to trying something new. You never know how far you can push their next haircut, but we work with them to get the most out of it.

    What makes Mr Burrows unique?

    Our aim, from the moment you step through the front door, is to provide an escape to your everyday life. Our philosophy 'accessible luxury' means being able to deliver the highest level of service at an affordable price from a stylist that has been properly and continually trained. Our clients also love the little extras, like the individual cheese platters or cheeky vino that we offer.

    What are your tips for running a successful salon?

    Number one is consistency. Never forget who pays the bill. Clients need to walk through the door and be treated the same every time. Number two is your team. Without a happy, cohesive and supported team your salon will not be successful.

    You recently worked in the evo fashion week team, how was that?

    What a pleasure to be asked to work on this amazing show, overlooking Bondi beach. Reyna Xydis is great to work with, having her direction on a show is always inspirational and learning new techniques is what makes me love this job so much! The look we worked on was really cool, giving a just stepped out of the beach finish. We pre-styled the hair to create movement, then using serums and oils we drenched the hair down and it worked a treat.

    How has being a Haircare Australia Prestige Partner benefited your salon?

    The Haircare Australia Prestige Partner program has boosted my salon immensely. Being part of this program saves you time managing multiple accounts/stockists and of course money. Not to mention that it offers you a massive range of high performing products for really competitive prices. The access we get to training and support from a huge team of professionals is a big positive too. I am also booked on to the New York Study tour, which, without Prestige Partners, would not have been on my radar this year. This is no doubt going to be unbelievably inspiring and I can’t wait to bring this knowledge and enthusiasm back to my salon, team and clients.

  • Haircare Australia's Prestige Partner Business Summit

    As the doors closed on Haircare Australia’s inaugural Business Summit in August, Prestige Partner members had the chance to reflect on the highlights of the weekend that included sifting through seminar notes, contemplating new strategies and taking a well earned break from the jam-packed weekend that was.

    The brainchild of Prestige Partner creator, Ward Gauvin, the Business Summit is a conference offered to members of HCA's Prestige Partners program designed to provide practical strategies to help businesses grow. The two-day event was held in the unique, creative setting of the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), 12km out of Hobart – a venue that showcases the largest private art collection in Australia. A perfect blend of wine, food, art and business, the weekend signified the ultimate sensory experience. The industry-leading line-up included social media specialist, Troy Townsend of Tiger Pistol, Marketing Consultant Amanda Stevens, plane-crash survivor Allana Corbin and Leesa Smith of Beehive Creative. Supporting these inspiring speakers was an expert panel consisting of Haircare Australia’s Creative Director Lauren McCowan, Lorna Evans, Paul Dare of Dare Hair and Belinda and Carl Keeley from Chumba Hair Concepts & Salon.

    hca-blog-2Amanda Steven’s presentation on strategies for doubling salon retail results proved to be one of the most talked about aspects of the Summit, alongside Troy Townsend, co-founder of Tiger Pistol’s session on equipping small businesses with the tools to make big noise in the social media space. Not to mention the inspiring Allana Corbin delivering a message of pure strength whilst the expert panel ignited thought and passion for the industry as a whole. No conference is complete however, without the chance to mix with like-minded individuals that share a common interest. Our Prestige Partners were treated to a private guided tour of MONA, an intimate wine tasting at underground winery, Moorilla, followed by a cocktail dinner party at Franklin restaurant; complete with a private showing of ‘The Shadows Calling’ exhibition by Patricia Piccinini and Peter Hennessey.


    Some of the biggest news from the Summit this year was the announcement that Haircare Australia founders Jan and Geoff Gauvin were celebrating 40 years in business. At a formal dinner held at the Henry Jones Hotel, Jan and Geoff were presented with a certificate to mark the momentous occasion by the Premier of Tasmania. A chance for all to reflect on how far the hairdressing industry has come and the Gauvin family's contribution. "The boys are taking HCA to another dimension. The accolades belong to them, they are Haircare. It's Brad, Garth and Ward. We're just on the side now - it's not us, it's them" says Jan upon recieving their award. The perfect end to what had been an insightful couple of days, our Prestige Partners left the weekend feeling inspired and reminded that they belong to a truly rewarding industry full of like-minded and passionate people, and what's more, part of the Haircare Australia family.

    See the Business Summit through the eyes of our Prestige Partners at #HCASummit15

    Haircare Australia’s Prestige Partner’s program is one driven by partnership and a commitment to growing salon business. With some new and improved business tools on the horizon, the Prestige Partners program in 2016 is sure to be the biggest yet. For further information about joining this exclusive program please contact 1300 437 436.

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