Monthly Archives: April 2016

  • Join Peter Gray and Moroccanoil at Hair Expo 2016

    Peter Gray – if you’re sure you’ve heard that name, you’re not wrong. You may have seen it on the cover credits of your favourite glossy mag, or heard it through the grapevine in the decades Peter has been successful in the industry.

    Haircare Australia and Moroccanoil will be bringing Peter Gray to Hair Expo 2016 to provide stylists with two education sessions dedicated to providing insight into editorial styling according to a living legend of the editorial world. The New York, New York session is the first on Peter’s agenda and is set to provide attendees with an editorial insight into Peter’s career and the 2016 Moroccanoil Collection. In addition to this session, there is also a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work alongside Peter on a real life editorial shoot, which has guaranteed coverage in Australian industry favourite INSTYLE. If you’re serious about your session styling future, this is an opportunity you can’t afford to miss.

    Peter’s credits can be found on a myriad of international titles. Think the Italian, American and British editions of Vogue, Harper’s BAZAAR, V Magazine and so many more. He’s also a go-to session stylist for advertising campaigns, and has styled the hair for Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Shu Uemura, Lancome and Moschino in this capacity.

    Peter Gray Moroccanoil Hair Expo 2016

    His resume extends to the runway, where he’s the ruled the backstage areas for Armani Prive, Gabriele Colangelo, Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith and Max Mara, among others. Peter’s vast celebrity clientele includes fashion icons such as Kate Bosworth, Amber Heard, Cara Delevingne, Naomi Watts, Robin Wright and Rhianna.

    "There are a small number of hairstylists that I have worked with in my career that are so worldly talented and creative. Peter Gray is one of those people. A rapper, whose name I won't mention, once said to 'bow in the presence of greatness' - this is exactly how you feel when you’re in the presence of Peter, who would absolutely murder me for saying this, but when you are with him, you’ll truly understand".  – Violet Sainsbury Moroccanoil International Education Manager.

    Peter rose to prominence in the late 90s, known for his experimental photographic collections with people such as Sølve Sundsbø, Miles Aldridge and Richard Burbridge. He became renowned for his creative talent, ability to push the boundaries and progressive attitude, as well as becoming an advocate for eco-conscious hair.

    Peter Gray Moroccanoil Hair Expo 2016 1

    Noted for his manically creative cutting technique, Gray formed these skills at Vidal Sasoon in London. Relocating from South Africa in the 80s, Peter became a central figure at Vidal Sasoon, progressing through the company’s training processes to become International Editorial Director. Here he spread his skills through the Vidal Sasoon academies and developed his penchant for education.

    Peter has also been heavily involved with brands on the product-side of the industry, including forays with Proctor and Gamble and Aveda, where he took the role of International Editorial Consultant and developed the company’s environmentally conscious take on products and editorial content. Peter has since collaborated with a myriad of brands, and heads to Hair Expo 2016 as an ambassador for Moroccanoil.

    Peter has worked artistically across many roles, also becoming a director and filmmaker with a particular niche in music videos. With this unique lens, Peter is able to view the editorial landscape from any direction.

    With this innate skill, incomparable experience and rare vision, Peter enters Hair Expo 2016 with an education agenda necessary for all stylists serious about editorial work.


    New York, New York

    13th June 2016 | 10.00 – 11.00AM | $129

    Click here to book.

    Made in Manhattan

    13th June 2016 | 10.00AM – 1.00PM | $499

    Click here to book.

    See more of Peter's work here. 

  • Improve the condition of your hair with evo's temptress

    evo's unique temptress shine treatment helps seal the cuticle in your hair in order to maintain and preserve hair colour. This leaves the most damaged and porous hair perfectly smooth and incredibly shiny. It's your time to shine.

    But don't just take our word for it. We caught up with Grant Norton from Chester's Wife Rose, acclaimed international educator and award winning stylist, to get his thoughts on evo temptress shine treatment.

    grant-sjpGrant Norton & Sarah Jessica Parker

    Why would you recommend a shine temptress treatment to your clients?
    This is absolute luxury for the hair boosting the hair with protein, moisture and all sealed in with glossy shine, why wouldn’t you recommend this service to your clients?

    What is your favourite thing about shine temptress?
    I love the reaction that i get from my clients when they feel their hair. it works really well on dark natural hair as well!

    How do you incorporate the treatment into your typical service?
    We love it so much we built it it’s very own shrine. We get great results by adding extra time of up to 15 minutes, clients love to sit under the hood dryer and read a magazine and sip coffee and give themselves 15 minutes of indulgence.

    What are your top tips for salon professionals using shine temptress?
    Make sure you use a hood dryer, apply evenly and thoroughly, let the hair cool down before rinsing and always finish with an evo conditioner.

    To find your nearest evo temptress stockist, contact us today.

  • Olaplex No. 2 2000ml Backbar Available Now!

    Since the introduction of Olaplex in 2015, hair colourists have rejoiced at their newfound ability to push colour further without the risk of breakage. The result is stronger and healthier hair, plus longer lasting colour with more vibrancy.

    Building on this innovation, Olaplex No. 2 Hair Perfector is now available as a 2000ml Backbar Dispenser from Haircare Australia, allowing you more flexibility in the way that you utilise Olaplex in salon services.

    Olaplex No. 2 Backbar - Available now and tutorial

    In addition to the full three-step Olaplex reparative system, you can use Olaplex No. 2 Hair Perfector as a quick stand-alone service.

    Ways you can use the Olaplex No. 2 Backbar include:

    • To tame children’s ratty, unmanageable hair
    • For softening wiry, resistant grey hair
    • On curls – use it as a leave-in or apply a small amount and blow dry into the hair
    • With frequent applications during a drastic colour correction or change

    And to save time, you can even use Olaplex No. 2 as a cutting lotion – repairing and restoring the integrity of your client’s hair during a cut.

    Olaplex No. 2 2000ml Backbar is available now from Haircare Australia by calling 1300 437 436 or order online.

    How to perform an Olaplex Express Backbar Treatment

    The Olaplex Express Backbar Treatment is a quick and easy service to perform in between chemical services or while undertaking a drastic colour change.

    The service builds and repairs bonds in damaged hair to restore integrity, and reduces porosity of your client’s hair to make their colour last longer and prevent fading.

    1. Apply a generous amount to the hair. You want to use more Olaplex No. 2 Bond Perfector than you would a normal application of conditioner – the hair should feel extremely saturated.
    2. Comb through the hair. This additionally serves as a great detangler.
    3. Allow a minimum of 10 minutes processing time. The longer that Olaplex No. 2 Bond Perfector is left in the hair, the more effective it will be.
    4. Rinse, shampoo and condition as normal. Add moisture and/or protein as required by the hair.

    Remember, these treatments should take at least 10 minutes in order for the repair process to take place.

    To order Olaplex, call Haircare Australia on 1300 437 436 or visit

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  • Win a Spot on Renya’s Cloud Nine Fashion Week Team

    In collaboration with Cloud Nine and Renya Xydis, Haircare Australia is giving you the opportunity to join Renya Xydis’ Cloud Nine Fashion Week Team at the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week!

    This competition presents a once in a lifetime opportunity to go behind the scenes and work with the one of industry’s best, offering the opportunity to take your learning and career to the next level.

    For your chance to win this exclusive experience, simply:

    - Recreate your favourite fashion runway look of all time
    - Post an image or video of your recreation with the hashtag #cloudninerenya

    Renya will judge the entries, with her chosen look being awarded the exclusive opportunity to work with Renya Xydis on her team for the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, as well as one night of accommodation.

    Be quick as entries close Sunday, 1st May 2016. For full terms and conditions, click here.


    About Renya Xydis

    Renya Xydis / Cloud Nine Fashion Week Team

    Cloud Nine Ambassador, Creative Director and owner of Australia’s premier hairdressing salons; Valonz, Salon X, Renya Xydis City and Miss Frou Frou, Renya is one of the most highly regarded salon owners and editorial stylists in Australia.

    Dividing her time between her beloved salons, Renya is regularly requested to accompany high profile clients on international press junkets and film premieres having travelled with the likes of Hugh Jackman, Toni Colette and Cate Blanchett.

    Every year, Reyna puts her Hair Director hat on, taking part in Australia, New York and London Fashion Weeks. Working with leading publications such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, Renya is constantly sought after for her editorial work all over the world.

  • evo shebang-a-bang Wins Best New Styling Product Award | 2016 AHFAs

    On Sunday 10th April 2016, the Australian hair industry came together to celebrate the Australian Hair Fashion Awards (AHFA's). It's in 24th year, the award ceremony has cemented it's place as one of the most reconsigned and respected events of the year, honouring every facet of the industry including the products that make everything possible.

    This year, evo's shebang-a-bang was awarded the well deserved AHFA Best New  Professional Styling Product of the Year. Since it's launch, shebang-a-bang has become a staple amongst Haircare Australia staff and clients, offering an effortlessness that before trying you could only ever dream of.

    With a light fragrance holding top notes of basil, green tea and clean aromatic green base, this long lasting dry wax spray increases the texture and definition of hair with a satin-matte finish, light hold and general feeling of absolute hair success. With the aerosol delivery of the finest mist, even coverage and application means that with shebang-a-bang anyone can become the master of their hair. To top it off,  shebang-a-bang is also sulphate, paraben, dea, tea and propylene glycol free and

    So, who is shebang-a-bang for?

    evo shebang-a-bang dry spray wax is suitable for all types of hair to create that hint of effortlessness everyone is looking for. From short, fine hair looking for volume and separation, through to thick curls that need definition but want a clean, flexible, touchable texture, shebang-a-bang can do it all.

    "Flexible, non-greasy and way too easy to apply. Hard to use too much and even harder to put down. How do evo keep coming up with all this greatness?" -  evo Ambassador, Jules Tognini on his love of shebang-a-bang.

    How do you use it?

    This genius creation can be used on all hair types in both wet and dry hair. It is the perfect choice for everything from building volume and texture, to bringing out layers and bed hair, or even to define curls without leaving them feeling heavy or greasy.

    To Achieve Definition. 

    Spray evo shebang-a-bang on the ends of your hair when heat styling or blow-drying if you have dry, split ends; or if you just want polished definition through your style.

    To Achieve Texture.

    To achieve soft, textured waves, spray shebang-a-bang into damp hair, braid your hair and let dry before shaking out into soft, textured waves with a satin-matte finish.

    To Achieve Separation. 

    Spray shebang-a-bang through hair after blow drying and comb for separation without weighing the hair down.

    To all of the nominees, finalists and winners, we would love to take this opportunity to congratulate your efforts. Well done to all.

  • Salon Feature: The Nest Hair Boutique

    A place where all things grow, the Nest Hair Boutique is the perfect blend of creativity, consistency and care.

    Dreamer and “ideas girl”, Charlie, had a vision… to create a salon where customers can unwind and actually enjoy getting their hair done. An experience that’s not awkward, rushed or intimidating. But full of warmth, energy and new friendships. The Nest, is as charming as the name suggests, with a striped baby blue wall, rustic hanging lights, vintage furniture, and flower pots. Essentially, The Nest is as individual as the women that walk through their doors.

    So, who inspires you, Charlie?

    My stylists, of course… and I’m not just saying that. The passion these girls have… the way their eyes light up when they’ve created something beautiful… it’s more inspiring for me than watching a big league hairdresser, any day. When I know my team is happy and passionate in their work, it really drives me to develop the best environment for all of us to be creative in...

    What does your salon do, that’s different?

    Lots of things! From yoga, in-salon pop-up shops, creative outings or, my favourite at the moment, ‘The History of Hairdressing’ classes… we’re pretty much always doing something out of the norm.

    Okay, what is the one piece of advice you always give your clients?

    Take advantage of free consultations, before your appointment day. Free consultations are available from most salons to put you at ease, choose colours, styles and set your budget. You’ll also get a feel for the salon to make sure it matches the style you’re going for – and the experience you’re after.

    What’s your favourite Lakmé product? And, why?

    Gloss! It's ammonia free, toning is quick, the shine is incredible… and we love how intense the colours are for toning. It’s made toning more creative… and the possibilities are endless. One of my favourite toners for softening roots after foiling is 15g 8/00 + 10g Silver +2g 8/22.

    What do you think you’ll be seeing more of in 2016?

    My bet is… we’re going to continue with these beautiful natural looks, using a lot of freehand techniques. But, we’ll be introducing more rich browns with warm reflects, bronde, soft coppers and golden goddess tones. This will be interesting to see… because Australians are terrified of red heads, but nobody knows why! We’ll start to see people dipping toes in something a little different, which gives us colourists the chance to have a lot more fun!

    Charlie, what advice would you give to someone wanting to open their own salon?

    Start with ‘why’. Why do you want to open your own business? If it’s, ‘I want to make my own hours and make a lot of money’… think again. Running a salon is - at least - twice the work you’re expecting… and it’s definitely not a get-rich-quick plan. You need entrepreneurial qualities to run a business. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, that’s for sure. But, if you love it, that can make it work. And, then it’s totally worth it.

  • Dry Shampoo for Dark Hair | What You Need to Know

    Moroccanoil's Creative Director, Antonio Corral Calero ventured from Barcelona to Bondi during March to launch the new Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo. Set in the idyllic Bondi Icebergs  dinning room, Antonio gave beauty media the low-down on everything they needed know about this new beauty-cabinet-staple, paying particular attention to why it's such a perfect dry shampoo for dark hair.

    Starting out with the brand when it came to fruition as the first argan oil on the market, Antonio is  well versed in all things Moroccanoil and is globally recognised for his work with the brand and the international runway circuit. We were lucky enough to spend a few minutes with him to get his top tips for using the new Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo.

    Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo for Dark Hair

    How do you recommend people with dark hair use dry shampoo?

    The Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo is available in both dark and light tones so those with dark hair no longer have to worry about that white chalky residue that traditional dry shampoos leave behind. The ultra-fine rice starches in the Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo break down and dissipate immediately leaving hair shiny and clean. To get the best results, simply shake the bottle well, section the hair and apply to the root area. Use a paddle brush and brush the hair from root to tip to help create lift in the hair.

    After a trip to the gym or beach, my hair is in a less than desirable state. Can dry shampoo reverse sweaty and salty locks?

    Yes! The Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo is excellent at absorbing salt, humidity and sweat. A quick spritz and brush from root to tip will help bring the hair back to it's natural state. Dry shampoo won't replace washing your hair, but it will allow you to get some extra days out of a wash.

    Static is a common issue for most people,  can dry shampoo be used to control it as we head into the cooler months?

    Dry shampoo is great at controlling static, simply spray it on to a paddle brush or directly on the hair and brush from root to tip so the product is evenly distributed and there you have it, static-free-hair.

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    I often overload my hair with product before an event, is it possible to reserve this without having to re-wash? 

    Using too much product is an issue that is easily reversed with Moroccanoil's Dry Shampoo. If you think about when you drop your phone in water, you use rice to extract the moisture, the same principle applies with your hair. The Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo contains rice starch which helps to absorb excess moisture bought about by too much product. Simply spray on the affected areas and brush from root to tip to restore the moisture balance.

    Can Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo be used on all hair types?

    This dry shampoo will not  weigh hair down and is suited to each and every hair type. For those with fine hair, I recommend spraying the Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo through freshly washed hair to help create the illusion of fullness. It's amazing for dark haired people too, as it instils shine and lustre into the hair. It's the perfect product for creating effortless hair with just the right amount of volume.

    Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo for Dark Hair 2

    Keep up-to-date with all things Moroccanoil.

    @moroccanoil | #ArganEveryDay |  Facebook/Moroccanoil

  • Julianne Hough got an Olaplex Perm!

    Leave it to Julianne Hough to break the internet with yet another hair trend… but this time, it’s not her choppy lob or sun-kissed balayage... it’s her new wavy permed hair texture.

    You might be thinking, “A perm? The ‘80s are over!”, but let me tell you– this isn’t your glam rock meets a scene in Heathers perm. It’s the perm that saves you the 30 minutes it takes to add texture to your hair with a flat iron for that effortless loose beach wave look like Kim Kardashian or wrapping your hair around a wand to get the sought after Victoria’s Secret model hair. Perms have come a long way and are now customizable to current hair trends, without the extra baggage.

    Julianne has been asking her stylist, Riawna Capri of Nine Zero One salon in Los Angeles, to give her a perm for upwards of six years now. However, Jules is a highlight client and any beauty school grad knows– you do NOT perm highlighted hair without expecting serious breakage and damage. We’re talking hair melting off here. Forget what you thought you knew about perms, this is where Olaplex comes in.

    For the first time in hairstory you can perm previously highlighted hair without compromising it’s integrity… and that’s unheard of. Perm master, Joe Santy put Olaplex to the test on the GREASE: Live! starlett Monday afternoon and the end result was fabulous, healthy, California beach waves.

    Jules posted a video the next morning in true “I Woke Up Like This” fashion loving her healthy style ready waves! We love them too and see the beach wave perm here to stay. Who’s next?



  • Salon Feature: Organika Hair

    Exceptional hair. No compromises. These aren’t just words for Sarah and Lisa, the co-owners at Organika Hair.

    Swapping sulphate, paraben, gluten, chloride and phthalate for only natural and organic products, Organika Hair is like the Birkenstock wearing, gluten-free hipster – stylish, with an environmental conscience. Sit back with a drink, relax... guilt-free!

    Ladies, why do you have such a strong environmental focus in salon?

    It’s a lifestyle choice. A healthy body, a healthy mind, a healthy planet. It’s all linked. We believe you don’t have to compromise your health for great hair, in fact, we know you don’t have to.

    Lisa, who inspired you to open a salon like Organika?

    I worked in a salon for 10 years before Organika. That’s when, I discovered my beliefs and lifestyle were a contradiction to my work. I was living a green life at home, but the moment I walked into work everyday, I was exposed to all of the toxins. It just didn’t feel right using them on clients either.

    What do you love about the Neuma range?

    This range embodies everything we stand for. It always delivers results, without the compromise. It's leading the way in healthy
    products that actually work. It’s a win-win!

    How has being a Prestige Partner impacted you, Lisa? Would you recommend it?

    Being a Prestige Partner has given me the opportunity to be involved in all the amazing events. The trip to Hobart in August 2015 at MONA
    was a standout. I’d certainly recommend this initiative.

    Who inspires Organika the most?

    Our clients... and I’m not just saying that. They really are the ones who keep us motivated to do better, everyday. We love hearing about their lives, getting to know each and every one, and hopefully making a difference in the way they feel.

    So, what gets Sarah out of bed each morning?

    Making clients feel amazing about themselves. And the look in their eyes as they walk out of the salon, knowing they look fabulous. Best of all, doing this without putting any harmful chemicals on their body. Oh, and I can’t forget my beautiful, nine month old son, Roman. He has a special knack for getting me up very early in the morning. He’s my personal alarm clock!

    What are Organika’s goals for 2016?

    Maybe another Organika salon – interstate this time! Exciting times ahead for the Organika team.

    Okay, knowing what you know now, if you could go back in time, what‘s the one piece of advice you’d give yourself?

    Always, always, always... trust your instincts. I think there’s a part of you that truly knows what’s best for you. Often, we just don’t listen to it. Follow that inner voice.

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