Monthly Archives: June 2016

  • Guy Tang Olaplex World Tour 2016 | The Details

    Guy Tang, the social media phenomenon and talented ‘Hair Artist’ joined Haircare Australia over the June long weekend, flying in from Los Angeles to be at Hair Expo Australia in Melbourne as part of his Olaplex World Tour. The Hollywood self-proclaimed ‘hair activist’ and passionate Olaplex advocate has built an incredible following across social media with his unique and colourful hair artistry.

    Guy Tang models 1

    His whirlwind tour started with model preparation and a mammoth pre-lightening session by the expert team of Haircare Australia colourists and technicians.  This was followed by a day in Prestige Partner salon Telleish Hair Studio in Port Melbourne, here Guy was supported by a team of stylists to colour and style models for his highly anticipated Hair Expo show. Giving each model the famous “Guy Tang” makeover, their looks were completely transformed into psychedelic rainbow colours, silver pastel tones and rich reds.

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    As the weekend kicked off, the name on everyone’s lips at Hair Expo was Guy Tang. Making multiple appearances on the Olaplex stand across the weekend, Guy well and truly overwhelmed the many fans and #hairbesties that queued up to catch a glimpse of the hair guru himself. Those lucky enough were able to grab an up-close and personal selfie with Guy in the Olaplex stand photo booth.

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    The anticipation for Guy Tang’s sold out Olaplex World tour show created a true buzz around Hair Expo. Getting in line early meant securing a place at the front of the audience to get the best view of Guy Tang and partner in crime, Rebecca Taylor on stage. Sharing their tips, tricks and techniques for protecting the hair with Olaplex, and using it as a tool to really push the boundaries of colour.  The high energy creative session saw Guy joined by Rebecca as they led the audience into a whole new world of colour.

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    Having transformed six models into vibrant and unique colours, the audience got a true taste of Guy’s creativity and talent and some unique techniques that can be brought back into the salon. Utilising Olaplex multiple times throughout the lightening and colouring process, both Guy and Rebecca expressed the revolutionary product has completely changed the way they can colour hair and has enabled them to take their colour work to new heights. Wrapping up the show, Guy stopped for a group selfie with the audience much to their amusement.

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    Taking to the stage for a final time on the last day of Hair Expo, Guy participated in a StyleLab Q&A session hosted by fellow Australian celebrity hairstylist Natalie Anne where he showcased some of his models from the previous show, answered questions about Olaplex and discussed his successful career so far. Ensuring that his fans were able to get one last snap, Guy made a final appearance on the stand to bid farewell to his adoring Hair Besties.

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    Thrilled that Guy made the stop in Melbourne this year on his World Tour we hope it will be the first of many.

    See more of the Guy Tang at Hair Expo action: @guy_tang @rebeccataylorhair @haircareaust @olaplexau #olaplexhairbesties

    Did you get a photo in our photobooth over the weekend? View the online gallery here and share your photo!

  • Get the Prestige Partners VIP Cocktail Party low down

    The highly anticipated Haircare Australia VIP Cocktail Party celebrated our valued Prestige Partners and VIPs.  Held on Sunday 12th June at the elegant 28 Skybar Lounge of the Crown Metropol, the venue’s stunning appearance did not go unnoticed. With floor to ceiling windows overlooking a twinkling city skyline, complemented by candle light and a roaring fire, the venue acted as the perfect backdrop for guests to relax and let their hair down.

    The night marked an occasion – an occasion for us to celebrate our industry and reward our valued Prestige Partners and special guests. The night started out with a few jazz sets from band ‘Savannah Club’. The talented singer backed by a saxophone player belted out a few tunes to get the party started; plenty of canapes and drinks flowing added to the celebration. Special guests included Guy Tang, Rebecca Taylor, Peter Gray, Tabatha Coffey and Renya Xydis.  Networking and catching up with industry peers preceded lively dancing and no doubt, a few sore heads come Monday.

    Here we share some snaps from the night:

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  • Hair Expo 2016 wrap up

    Hair Expo, an event firmly marked on the annual Australian hairdressing industry calendar, is now into its 31st year. In Melbourne for the first time, Hair Expo 2016 offered 3 days of inspiring education, the newest innovations and unforgettable celebrations.

    With Olaplex out in full force once again, we welcomed Olaplex ambassador and Hollywood Hairstylist Guy Tang for the first time in Australia whilst Haircare Australia’s reinvigorated education line-up included creative sessions from favourites, Olaplex, Moroccanoil, evo, Cloud Nine and Lakmé.

    In this post we take a look at our exciting 72 hours at Hair Expo 2016:

    0-24 - Saturday

    Bringing life to the Olaplex stand and kicking things off for the Hair Expo weekend, Guy overwhelmed his admiring followers when he stopped by the stand photo booth for an up-close and personal selfie session.

    Olaplex photoboothSource: @thephotoboothguys

    evo ambassador Pete Koziell took to the ManStyle stage for a quick demonstration on men’s long hair grooming, inspired by Australian beach culture.

    Pete Koziell evo

    24-48 - Sunday

    The talk of Hair Expo was Guy Tang’s sold out Olaplex World Tour. Showcasing his renowned rainbow and metallic colouring skills and the benefits of using Olaplex, Guy Tang, with the assistance of the ever talented Rebecca Taylor, offered a true glimpse into Guy's world.

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    Hundreds flocked back to the Olaplex stand to catch a snap with the social media sensation, check out the #olaplexhairbesties hashtag to see some of the shots uploaded to instagram.

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    Wrapping up the second day, Haircare Australia hosted its illustrious Prestige Partner VIP Cocktail party at 28 Skybar Lounge, the rooftop venue of the Crown Metropol. Stunning views of the Melbourne city skyline truly complemented the evening’s celebration of our Prestige Partners and special guests.

    Prestige Partner Party 1Source: @helenshairconcepts & @nikkioconnr_Prestige Partner Party 2Source: @circlesofsubiacohair & @colourwithbrookePrestige Partner Party 3Source: @audreyhair_tasmania

    48-72 - Monday

    Continuing in the revelries of the weekend, the final day saw Moroccanoil creative director Peter Gray take to the stage revealing the Moroccanoil collection for 2016 and some trends influenced by New York. A lucky handful also had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to assist Peter on an editorial shoot for INSTYLE magazine.

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    Guy Tang’s final appearance on the stand was preceded by a quick Q&A session on the StyleLab stage where Guy gave his views on Olaplex and discussed his career so far with Natalie Anne.

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    Renegades, evo ambassador Jules Tognini and HCA Creative Director Lauren McCowan joined forces for a creative session showcasing their combined eclectic styles with a cutting, colouring and styling demonstration that resulted in some very colourful looks.

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    Closing Hair Expo on a high note, the annual 2016 Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards held at the Plenary in Melbourne’s Convention and Exhibition Centre, bought together the hotshots of the Australian hairdressing industry in celebration of their achievements. Amongst a fantastic line-up of awards finalists, evo ambassador Jules Tognini came away with a win for a second running, taking out the title of 2016 Educator of the Year.

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    Back to Sydney in 2017, Hair Expo is upping the ante and we’re looking forward to seeing it unfold.

    Relive all of the Hair Expo action @haircareaust @olaplexau #olaplexhairbesties

  • Get The Look | Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Hair

    Celebrity Hair Stylist Christian Wood for Moroccanoil created the perfect complement to Rosie Hungton-Whiteley's Micheal Kors gown at the 2016 Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards on June 7. Find out how to recreate the look here and get Rosie Huntington-Whiteley hair yourself.

    “As soon as I saw Rosie’s beautiful  gown I knew the hair needed to be simple, clean and effortless. To complement her gown, I straightened her hair and created a sharp side part. To finish, I slicked the hair back behind her ears for a sleek, chic look" - Christian Wood.

    Recreate the look yourself.

    1. Apply Moroccanoil Treatment Light onto freshly washed hair to provide the perfect foundation for styling. For thick hair, use Moroccanoil Treatment.

    2. Add a 50 cent-sized amount of the Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse to hair and blow-dry smooth using a Moroccanoil Boar Bristle Round Brush.

    3. Start at the nape of the neck and separate hair into 2 inch sections. Gently run a curling wand, like the Cloud Nine Waving Wand down the hair as you would a straightening iron. This will add smoothness and shine without making hair flat.

    4. Next, using a pin tail comb, create a deep side part. Finish off the look by tucking both sides behind the ears and placing hair behind your shoulders. Mist Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray to set hair and smooth fly-aways.

    5. To finish, spray Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray onto palms and gently glide down hair for extra shine and softness.

    Find out more about the current face of Moroccanoil, Rosie Huntington-Whitely here.


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  • Recreate Julia Roberts' Loose Bun with Neuma

    Love Julia Roberts' hair from the Oscars? We do! Neuma designer, Kirstan Sayers, walks you through getting Julia's look with a little help from Neuma.

    "Touchable, moveable, natural looking hair is a MUST for all my clients. Neuma allows me to give them exactly what they want without the heaviness, build up or weight of other styling products. It just works with the hair." -Kirstan Sayers
    Neuma - Julia Roberts
    1. Wash hair with neuVolume shampoo and condition.
    2. Comb in 1 pump neuStyling smoothing creme cocktailed with a dime size of neuStyling gelee.
    3. Blow dry hair with part using a round brush for added volume.
    4. Mist hair with neuStyling extender and curl midshaft-ends with a large iron.
    5. Section hair from ear to occipital bone to ear and pony the lower section.
    6. Pull hair down and then up through the backside of the pony.
    7. Tease the underside of the hair, and then roll hair into a soft bun and softly spread bun open left to right.
    8. Use all remainder of hair and lightly pin and place on top of your bun.
    9. Finish hair with neuControl medium.

    Stock Neuma in Your Salon

    Neuma is distributed in Australia exclusively by Haircare Australia. To find out more about stocking Neuma in your salon, call us on 1300 437 436 or fill out our contact form.

  • 2016 Reuzel Live! Australian Tour

    After the massive success that was the Cute and Cuddly Creatures Tour, the Reuzel's Schorem Barbers returned to Australia for their 2016 Reuzel Live! Tour to launch the newly released Reuzel Shampoos, Conditioners and Tonics.

    Known worldwide for their charisma and unique brand of barbering, Leen and Bertus spent their time touring Australia's leading barbershops sharing their skills with their new Schorem Volume 2.0 workshop series. Each class was hand-crafted to teach, motivate and inspire attendees - exploring the intricacies that make barbering the art form that it is.

    Reuzel Schorem Live - Australian TourLeen and Bertus taking the Schorem Live! Tour around the country.

    The tour culminated in an intimate live stage show performance at Babooshka in Perth's vibrant Leaderville district. The boys played host to the industry's top barbers, travelling from far and wide to experience the famous barbershop duo from Rotterdam for themselves.

    Reuzel Schorem Live - Australian TourThe Reuzel boys on stage for their live stage show at Babooshka in Perth.

    Haircare Australia is the exclusive distributor of Reuzel's range of pomades, shampoos, conditions and tonics in Australia. To discuss stocking Reuzel in your barbershop or salon, contact us or call 1300 437 436.

  • Olaplex: The secret to Permanent, Healthy Beach Waves with Guy Tang

    Permanent beach waves are the new anthem for anyone who has curling wands, salt water sprays, and/or texture creating flat irons within their regular hair regimen. Let’s face it, it takes a lot of work to look that effortless and to wake up in the morning in true “I Woke Up Like This” fashion, sounds only but a dream... except with perming, it isn’t.

    The thought of 24/7 beachy waves sounds appealing... but what about the damage caused to the hair through the process? Or even yet, color treated hair that faces the fact of extreme breakage in order to alter it’s texture?

    Any hairdresser will tell you it’s nearly impossible to perm previously lightened or colored hair because the risk of damage is far too high. This has been the case, until Olaplex. With this new chemistry not only comes the ability to push the hair further than ever before, but the ability to make history in successfully perming pre-lightened, colored hair. The end result? Healthy, shiny, gorgeously textured hair– without compromising.

    Back to the ‘do– we’ve come a long way since the sky high, tight curled 1980s perm. Grease: Live! actress and #901Girl, Julianne Hough, nearly broke the internet proving just that after revealing her stunningly beachy Olaplex Perm. The new trend shows no signs of stopping and who better than the ultimate hair bestie, Guy Tang, to show the way!

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    Guy’s performed this service on a client who is currently going through hoops in beauty school. You know what that means– her hair also doubles as an experimental canvas. In fact, just hours prior to the perm, she had a color correction done! Not only does her hair look gorgeously ombréd, but she has bouncy, effortless beach waves sure to provoke hair envy wherever she goes.

    Order Olaplex Online

    Olaplex is exclusively distributed in Australia by Haircare Australia. To stock Olaplex in your salon, call us on 1300 437 436, fill out our contact form or order online at the Olaplex website.

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