Monthly Archives: May 2018

  • Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2018 Wrap Up

    Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2018 (MBFWA 2018) once again provided a showstopping celebration of Australian fashion.

    Making their runway debut, Client Liaison Deluxe Line (CLDL), is the next step in cosmopolitan style and international flavour. Becoming iconic for enhancing their music with their inherent sense of style through custom designed costumes for their dynamic live shows and an ongoing commitment to their eclectic daywear wardrobe.

    For this range, Co-CEO’s Harvey Miller AO and Monte Morgan have turned up the treble to envisage and design a full service fashion collection including Menswear, Womenswear and Accessories. Inspired by archive resort footage of Christopher and Pixie Skase by Rennie Ellis, long late lunches and classic Australian flora and fauna, CLDL is executive relaxation for leisure enthusiasts, where life is a party and you’re always invited.

    Held in the Overseas Passenger Terminal at the Rocks gave views of the Sydney Opera House and an epic location for a runway, depicting the Australian landscape.

    Renya Xydis, Hair Director and Cloud Nine Ambassador, with Aiden Xydis Head Barber at The Men's Grooming Room, created six, funky key looks for the Client Liaison Deluxe Line, ‘Champagne Affection’, – with hair styles featuring big, bouncy blow-outs, high-school girl, curly off centre high ponies with Client Liaison scrunchies, the ultimate Brooke Shields ‘it-girl’ hair, ringlet curls and slick-back hair, capturing the 80’s.

    “I wanted to embody and draw inspiration from one of America’s highly renowned models and actresses, Brooke Shields to create the ultimate 80’s hair. Working at building the hair by creating volume, texture and oomph by using the Cloud Nine O Pod for blow-out styles and the Cloud Nine Curling Wand to form the hairstyle structure for the curly high ponie sealing with styling products to hold the look” – Renya says.

    “Working with the natural state of each of the guys’ hair, I used length to create volume and curls while slicking back shorter styles for a ‘wet look’ vibe” – Aiden commented.

    C/MEO Collective collection on the other hand was all about playing with volume, scale and colour to accentuate the female form and encourage the exploration of individual style. Summer essentials abound, with check dresses, lightweight linen, cinched waist shirting, logo tees and a dose of denim in chalk or classic blue.

    Held at the iconic Carriageworks location, the C/MEO Collective runway saw models weaving between freestanding custom made concertina installations.

    Lauren McCowan, Haircare Group Creative Director and Cloud Nine Hair Director for C/MEO Collective created a multitude of unique looks for the showcase at MBFWA 2018 –with a real focus on enhancing each model’s natural hair type. Undone knotted buns, loose, relaxed waves and ringlet curls graced the runway, dusted with chic hair beads from KELA Hair Jewellery. Embracing individuality was the centre of each of these key looks developed for the colour-filled C/MEO range.

    “I wanted to explore the two biggest trends globally right now which is the 'Art of the Individual' and 'Self Acceptance' - exploring and celebrating each models individual hair type and texture. Working and building a beautiful base, quality to the hair and then using Cloud Nine to seal that in and create beautiful finishes without compromising the quality of each girls hair" - McCowan says.

    Click here for MBFWA 2018 Hair How-Tos.

  • Get the Look with Cloud Nine: Twisted Bun for C/MEO Collective

    HCA Creative Director, Lauren McCowan celebrates individual hair type and texture and shows us how she created a twisted bun for C/MEO Collective at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2018.

    With a focus on enhancing natural hair type - the C/MEO Collective runway show at MBFWA18 saw undone knotted buns, loose, relaxed waves and ringlet curls, dusted with chic hair beads from Kela Hair Jewellery.

    “I wanted to explore the two biggest trends globally right now which is the 'Art of the Individual' and 'Self Acceptance' - exploring and celebrating each models individual hair type and texture. Working and building a beautiful base, quality to the hair and then using Cloud Nine to seal that in and create beautiful finishes without compromising the quality of each girls hair" - Lauren McCowan says.

    Create the twisted bun in just 7 simple steps using essential tools, Cloud Nine Airshot and Cloud Nine Micro Iron.

    Recreate this runway look using Cloud Nine tools and Kela Hair Jewels:

    Get the Look: Twisted Bun

                  1.  Dampen hair with Evo Day of Grace and brush through to hydrate and prepare hair for styling.
      2.  Whilst the hair is still damp, apply Evo Salty Dog to the hairline, then layer with Evo Water Killer. Use the Cloud Nine Airshot to blow-dry product into hair to create lift and an airy texture.
      3. Use a wide tooth comb to scrape hair back into a ponytail and secure just below the crown with an elastic bungee.
      4. Split the ponytail into two and tie both sections of hair into knots to create a twisted bun. Secure with a clear elastic and hair pins to keep the hair tight and to lock into shape.
       5. Pull out the ends of the hair from the bun to create a tail.
       6. Use a bristle brush to brush the front hairline forward to loosen fly-a-aways. Polish in some texture with the Cloud Nine Micro Iron and Evo Builders Paradise for a considered finish through the front.
       7. Apply a dusting of Kela hair beads for a chic, effortless elegance finish.

    Click here to become a Cloud Nine stockist.

  • New Olaplex Shampoo and Conditioner

    Olaplex, known for revolutionising the hair industry as the very first bond repair and maintenance system,  is set to launch its first product since its 2014 inception - Olaplex  shampoo and conditioner, more specifically known as the Olaplex No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo and No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner.

    To celebrate the highly anticipated new arrivals, world renowned celebrity colourist and Olaplex Ambassador Tracey Cunningham will launch the Olaplex shampoo and conditioner, No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo and No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner on stage at Melbourne’s premier salon industry event, Hair Expo Australia.

    Exclusively being released for the first time at Hair Expo, visit the Haircare Australia stand 2120 to find out more. The Olaplex Shampoo and Conditioner will  be available to purchase from Haircare Australia soon after.

    A perfect synergy, complementing the existing collection, the duo is devised as part of a “3-4-5 system”, a three step Olaplex take home haircare regimen used in collaboration with No.3 Hair Perfector to repair, strengthen and protect the hair, for tangible salon-fresh results.

    3-4-5 Olaplex Take Home System

     

    No. 3 Hair Perfector

    Continues the reparative benefits of your Olaplex in-salon service with this weekly treatment that will repair new damage and keep your colour lasting longer.

     

    No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo

    Restores internal strength and moisture levels to add incredible shine and manageability.

     

    No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner

    Restores, repairs and hydrates without adding excess weight. Eliminates damage and frizz for strong, healthy, shiny hair.

    Designed to transform all hair types, and formulated using Olaplex's trademark bond building chemistry, No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo restores internal strength and moisture levels for incredible shine and manageability whilst No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner restores, repairs and hydrates for lightweight strong, vibrant hair.

    Free of silicone sulfates and parabens, No. 4 and No. 5 formulations are colour safe, gluten free, nut free and vegan heroing the highest quality ingredients including essential vitamins, natural oils and fruit extracts.

    The innovative Olaplex haircare line now comprises; No. 1 Bond Multiplier, No. 2 Bond Perfector, No. 3 Hair Perfector and now No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo and No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner.

    Contact us for more information and become an Olaplex stockist today.

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