Education

  • Haircare Australia Barcelona Study Tour 2019

    Boasting a rich cultural heritage, Barcelona’s jaw-dropping architecture, thriving creative culture, and famous artworks make up this unique education offering from Haircare Australia - the Barcelona Study Tour 2019.

    With eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites to visit, breathe in inspiration at every turn, including the distinctive creative visions of Antoni Gaudí, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali. Experience the artistic sights and sounds of this amazing city in a once in a life-time creative, cultural and exclusive experience.

    “Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” —Goethe

    Details

    Designed for Salon Owners, Salon Managers and Senior Colourists, this week long Barcelona Study Tour includes 7 nights of accommodation at a 4.5 star hotel right in the heart of Barcelona, tours  and activities, workshops, mouthwatering local meals plus transfers during Barcelona Study tour days. The investment? $7,700 inc gst*.

    What to Expect

    Editorial Workshop presented by Moroccanoil

    Learn with the Masters over a one-of-a-kind two-day workshop. Get hands on and perfect your technique in the Art of Balayage with Emmanuel Buenrostro, and then get up close and personal with Moroccanoil Global Ambassador Antonio Corral Calero with an editorial styling Masterclass.

    Colour Workshop presented by Lakmé

    Hone your colouring prowess with reknown colourist and Lakmé International Training Manager, Raunel Novaes. In an intimate hands-on session, see the Master at work with special guests, Chantelle from Telleish, and Amy and Justine from Hair&Harlow. You’ll even brush up on presenting your colour in the best light so that your creations are Insta-ready to go.

    Lakmé Headquarters Site Visit

    A unique behind the scenes tour of Lakmé’s Worldwide Headquarters, where you will get a look at the company’s elite R&D team, see how colour is made in their state-of-the-art facility and meet the Carreras family who started it all.

    Barcelona’s Sights & Sounds

    An action-packed agenda will see you explore some of the city’s most creative minds and inspirational sites with tours, gastronomical experiences and culture galore. You’ll also kick your weary feet up in style each night at the premium H10 Art Gallery Hotel, right in the heart of Barcelona.

    *Price does not include: Airfares, airport transfers.
    Booking can only be secured once a 50% deposit is received.

    Limited places available. Contact the Haircare Education Team to find out more or click HERE to book.

  • Coming soon: New Evo Happy Campers Wearable Treatment

    Treat your hair to its happy place with the new Evo Happy Campers wearable treatment.

    The now even happier, Happy Campers has morphed into a lightweight, daily styling treatment that moisturises, strengthens and protects hair with an added style boost, it will take you on a trip down memory lane… to the days when your hair looked as carefree and youthful as you felt.

    Get the Look

    Create lived-in texture and easy waves using Evo Happy Campers with these simple steps:

    Lived-in Texture

    For separation and texture, spray Evo Happy Campers through mid-lengths to ends of dry hair and comb through. Section hair into two and create two tight plaits behind each ear. Diffuse product into hair and iron over the plaits and leave to cool. release hair from plaits and finish by applying happy campers as a cream.

    Easy Waves

    Achieve lightweight separation and definition by applying Evo Happy Campers as a cream. Use through the mid-lengths to ends of damp hair and comb through. Take large horizontal sections and blow-dry the hair smooth, away from the front of the face to create a slight wave. Use a curling wand to accentuate the wave through the mid-lengths and ends. Finish by applying Evo Happy Campers as a cream.

    Evo Happy Campers is available from Haircare Australia from November 2018.

    Find out more and become and Evo Stockist. 

  • Haircare Australia at Hair Expo 2018

    The hairdressing community was in full force this weekend, celebrating the biggest event on the hairdressing calendar – Hair Expo 2018. Back in Melbourne for 2018, hairdressers from every corner of the country – and even the globe! – showed up to learn, teach and discover.

    We were proud to showcase our stable of exclusive salon-first brands at our dedicated Haircare stand – you couldn’t miss us with our Haircare logo hanging proudly above the expo hall, visible from almost anywhere in the room, and the thousands of Haircare showbags that we distributed to all attendees across the weekend.

    Amongst our stable of brands, we were excited to showcase exciting offers from Olaplex, Moroccanoil, Evo, #Mydentity, BaByliss Pro, Denman, Fusion, Mop, Reuzel. We also brought back with us the ever-popular Evo Fab Pro Cart and Pick & Mix stands!

    We had a great time having our brands showcase their talents on the mainstage with Evo, Denman, Olaplex, #Mydentity and Moroccanoil presenting throughout the weekend.

    Let’s face it, an Expo stage would feel incomplete without social media sensation, Guy Tang! Here he is in action, launch his new collections, Naked and Super Hero for #Mydentity.

    Celebrity colourist, Tracey Cunningham, took to the main stage to present the world-first launch of  Olaplex 4 & 5 – before any other country in the world!

    Evo represented in full force with The Young Guns, featuring Nicole Kae and Pete Koziel and with support from with the ever-entertaining Evo ambassador and Hair Expo 2018’s Educator of the Year, Jules Tognini and Evo Creative Director, Lauren McCowan.

    Caterina Di Biase and her Heading Out team presented the wild Salvaggio collection for Denman

    Moroccanoil presented beautiful editorial hair with Peter Beckett and the Moroccanoil Education Team.

    After a jam-packed and fun-filled weekend, we're looking ahead to Hair Expo 2019. We hope to see you there!

  • 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.

  • Step by Step Classic Curl with the Cloud Nine Curling Wand

    _ Step One

    Start with clean and dry hair, mist hair with a light hold hairspray
    and section into 6 large vertical sections as shown

    _ Step Two

    Start at the front and use the Cloud Nine Curling Wand to
    create curls by wrapping the section around the barrel,
    hold for 3 seconds and release.

    _ Step Three

    Spritz the curled section with hairspray while still warm and
    pin the curl up to cool. Continue around the head.

    _ Step Four

    Spritz the curled section with hairspray while still warm
    and pin the curl up to cool. Continue around the head.

     

    _ Step Five

    Use a wide tooth comb to break up the curls for a bouncy curl.

     

  • Moroccanoil Behind The Lens with Michele McQuillan

    Over a 2-day Moroccanoil Look and Learn in early October 2017,  Michele McQuillan, Moroccanoil Ambassador, led a handful of keen stylists Behind the Lens on a journey into a realm of editorial styling.

    Michele's inspiration for the shoot came from a character in the film adaptation of a novel by Peter Carey, called Oscar and Lucinda; a strong, independent and compulsive woman. Her hair reflecting the story of her life.

    Michele McQuillan led the stylists through the professional editorial photoshoot process, enabling them to create their very own piece of editorial content, all contributing to Michele's wider vision for the shoot. The resulting collection embodying a true rawness and wind blown texture both natural and striking.

    The collection of images from Behind the Lens featured in A Golden Prime in the November/December 2017 edition of INSTYLE magazine; showcasing a selection of the best Moroccanoil moments. The full spread can be read on page 42.

    Moroccanoil Behind the Lens with Michele McQuillan:

    Eva Theochari @ Coco De Luma

    LEFT: Xin Wang @ Instyle Hair Artistry

    RIGHT: Brianna Scarano @ Cordony Hair

    LEFT: Sarah Mindzas @ Hair and Harlow

    RIGHT: Elias Chalhoub @ Elias George Hair

    LEFT: Ashley Agostino @ Hair and Harlow

    RIGHT: Nicholas Chu @ Dj's Hair Artistry

    Creative Team:

    Creative Direction: Michele McQuillan for Moroccanoil

    Photographer: Michelle Tran

    Make-up: Chereine Waddell

    Stylist: Sascha Virgil

  • Meet the Evo Educators

    Meet the creative in-salon Evo Education crew.

    Haircare Australia's Education portfolio covers every facet of our remarkable, dynamic industry. Not only does Haircare Australia offer studio courses, but also an unprecedented number of in-salon trainings designed to support the needs of hairdressers in making education both accessible and personalised.

    Haircare Australia's education portfolio is a carefully curated collection of some of the best and brightest creatives in the industry, hand-picked to deliver some of the most inspiring and dynamic Education.

    Here we share a look at the creatives that make up our Evo Education crew. Get to know more about this collective of impressive individuals:

       

    Josh Congreve

    Josh is the head colourist and training co-ordinator at Togninis based in Queensland. He has experience working in hair teams with Evo Ambassadors Jules Tognini and Grant Norton at industry events such as Salon International in London and Hair Expo. He is an experienced session stylist having worked in hair teams at industry fashion events such as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Sydney for Hayley Elsaesser and Carla Spectic as well as Myer special Event fashion shows.

    Chelsea DeMain

    Chelsea is a mover and shaker in the hairdressing industry. She’s the pioneer and founder of Eye Am Hair, a pop up hair salon that runs from a copper clad retrofitted caravan.  With 15 years in the industry, Chelsea has held the prestigious title of Head Stylist at both London and Melbourne Fashion Week, Educator at BIBA Academy, Senior Stylist at esteemed salons, in both London and Melbourne and most recently Founder of Eye Am Hair.

    Read Chelsea DeMain's Full Bio Here.

    Stevie Hay

    Throughout his 16 years experience within the industry, Stevie has worked globally: in salons, educating in academies and behind the scenes on major theatrical productions and fashion events. Starting his career with the internationally acclaimed TONI&GUY team, Stevie was trained by some of the best industry leaders and soon found that he shared the same passion for quality education and professionalism.

    Read Stevie Hay's Full Bio Here.

    Nicole Kae

    A Sydney based hairstylist with 16 years of industry experience, Nicole can be found plying her trade at District salon in Surry Hills. With unparalleled experience in session styling, Nicole has been involved in numerous editorial shoots, fashion shows and short films leading to her appointment in the Australian F.A.M.E team.

    Read Nicole Kae's Full Bio Here.

    Ryan King

    What you can expect from this geeza? Well Ryan’s strong points are the fundamentals of cutting, working with short hair and rocking the sh*t out of men’s hair. Ryan has teamed up with Lil’ Off The Top to express his beliefs and share how he thinks the craft should be taught – with structure, great technical ability, big fun and a good laugh. Now Ryan brings both his charm and his super skills to educate for Evo Hair.

    Read Ryan's Full Bio Here.

    Kylie T

    English born Kylie T has been in the industry for a mere 23 years, never letting education leave her side, Kylie T had a fun 8 years back in the UK working within the team at Toni & Guy just out of Manchester, her home town, working as both a Head stylist and Head Colour Technician. Kylie T loves to educate and share her and knowledge within the industry.

    Read Kylie T's Full Bio Here.

    Nicole Thomas

    Born and raised in country New Zealand; Nicole Thomas began her passion and big dreams for hairdressing. Twelve years on Nicole Jumped “The Ditch"  and moved to the sunny Queensland Coast to work for some of Australia's leading hair salons, mastering her skill set she has carved out a niche for her innovative style.

    Read Nicole Thomas's Full Bio Here.

    Liam Thompson

    Entering the industry full-throttle in 2010, Liam has worked countless editorial and runway shows since and hasn’t looked back. Determined only to be the best, he has built on his knowledge and experience over nearly 10 years to become a well-rounded stylist dedicated to the craft.

    Read Liam Thompson's Full Bio Here.

    Tom White

    Tom is part of the new breed of educators, teaching the WHY as well as the HOW. Over the last few years Tom has been making a name for himself educating Australia wide. With his role at Lil Off The Top, under the leadership of Jules Tognini, Tom has really excelled and is fast becoming a force within the educating world. With an open approach designed for people to get the most out of his seminars, Tom is truly an educator that with get every mind ticking from Apprentices to Directors.

    Read Tom White's Full Bio Here.

     

    Click here to view Haircare Australia's In-Salon Education Offering. 

  • Meet the Cloud Nine Educators

    Meet the vibrant in-salon Cloud Nine Educator Team.

    Haircare Australia's Education portfolio covers every facet of our remarkable, dynamic industry. Not only does Haircare Australia offer studio courses, but also an unprecedented number of in-salon trainings designed to support the needs of hairdressers and make education both personalised and convenient.

    Haircare Australia's education portfolio is a carefully curated collection of some of the best and brightest creatives in the Industry hand-picked to deliver some of the most inspiring and dynamic Education.

    Here we share a look at the creatives that make up our Cloud Nine Education team. Get to know more about this collective of impressive individuals:

       

    Lauren Anderson

    Lauren Anderson has been in the industry for 8 years as a valuable Principal stylist at The Basin Haircutters in South Australia, working across all skills sets in colour, cutting and styling. Lauren has started off her editorial career locally working with SA Life magazine and The Advertiser. Lauren has worked closely with Lauren McCowan and Jules Tognini behind the scenes at Hair Expo. Lauren is vibrant and passionate, dedicated to hard work and collaborating with others in the industry.

    Read Lauren Anderson's Full Bio Here.

    Nicole Arcorace

    Nicole Arcorace owner and Director of Arcorace Hair and Beauty Luxe Studio is one of Perth's renowned hair session stylist extraordinaire's, specialising in Bridal styling with a recognisable luxury finish to her brides locks. These beautiful Bridal creations have made their way to be featured in magazines and online forums such as Cosmo Bride, Harpers Bazaar, The Lane and Hello May. Nicoles unique style of natural elegance with a touch of modern opulence has been in high demand with her brides ranging from Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Bali and Positano.

    Read Nicole Arcorace's Full Bio Here. 

    Beck Carroll

    Beck Carroll is a freelance hairstylist and makeup artist currently living and working in Sydney. With a keen eye for detail Beck’s portfolio conveys her raw creativity, signature style and aesthetics, which has seen her hair and makeup work being published in national, international and trade publications. She has an undivided passion for all things creative and has a fresh, natural and honest approach to her work.

    Read Beck Carroll's Full Bio Here.

    Josh Congreve

    Josh is the head colourist and Training co-ordinator at Togninis based in Queensland. He has experience working in hair teams with Evo Ambassadors Jules Tognini and Grant Norton at industry events such as Salon International in London and Hair Expo. He is an experienced session stylist having worked in hair teams at industry fashion events such as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Sydney for Hayley Elsaesser and Carla Spectic as well as Myer special Event fashion shows.

    Chelsea DeMain

    Chelsea is a mover and shaker in the hairdressing industry. She’s the pioneer and founder of Eye Am Hair, a pop up hair salon that runs from a copper clad retrofitted caravan.  With 15 years in the industry, Chelsea has held the prestigious title of Head Stylist at both London and Melbourne Fashion Week, Educator at BIBA Academy, Senior Stylist at esteemed salons, in both London and Melbourne and most recently Founder of Eye Am Hair.

    Read Chelsea's Full Bio Here.

    Ben Gully

    Ben has a hair dressing career that has spanned across 19 years. He and his husband own MABEhair and the freshly minted MB Groomed in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs. Prior to embarking on his career in hair Ben studied fashion design, this led him to have a great love of aesthetic and an eye for total looks in fashion and hair. Ben has worked extensively on editorial shoots and was recently the hair director of two shows at New York fashion week.

    Read Ben Gully's Full Bio Here.

    Stevie Hay

    Throughout his 16 years experience within the industry, Stevie has worked globally: in salons, educating in academies and behind the scenes on major theatrical productions and fashion events. Starting his career with the internationally acclaimed TONI&GUY team, Stevie was trained by some of the best industry leaders and soon found that he shared the same passion for quality education and professionalism.

    Read Stevie Hay's Full Bio Here.

    Nicole Kae

    A Sydney based hairstylist with 16 years of industry experience, Nicole can be found plying her trade at District salon in Surry Hills. With unparalleled experience in session styling, Nicole has been involved in numerous editorial shoots, fashion shows and short films leading to her appointment in the Australian F.A.M.E team. Education is a huge passion of Nicole’s as she shares her talent and passion for the craft!

     Read Nicole Kae's Full Bio Here.

    Casey McKenna

    Perth girl born and bred with a love of hair and fashion that began at the early age of five. Casey has had twenty years experience in this amazing industry as hairdresser and most recently, the last five years working as the WA educator for the Haircare Australia family. Casey is really excited to form part of the Cloud Nine education team where she will share her passion for education in styling, cutting and the brand.

    Read Casey McKenna's Full Bio Here.

     

    Click here to view Haircare Australia's In-Salon Education Offering. 

  • Meet the Moroccanoil Educators

    Meet the inspiring in-salon Moroccanoil Elevated Educator Team.

    Haircare Australia's Education portfolio covers every facet of our remarkable, dynamic industry. Not only does Haircare Australia offer studio courses, but also an unprecedented number of in-salon trainings designed to support the needs of hairdressers and make education as personalised and as convenient as possible.

    Haircare Australia's education portfolio is a carefully curated collection of some of the best and brightest creatives in the industry hand-picked to deliver some of the most inspiring and dynamic Education.

    Here we share a look at the creatives that make up our Moroccanoil Elevated Education team. Get to know more about this collective of impressive individuals:

       

    Lauren Anderson

    Lauren Anderson has been in the industry for 8 years as a valuable Principal stylist at The Basin Haircutters in South Australia, working across all skills sets in colour, cutting and styling. Lauren has started off her editorial career locally working with SA Life magazine and The Advertiser. Lauren has worked closely with Lauren McCowan and Jules Tognini behind the scenes at Hair Expo. Lauren is vibrant and passionate, dedicated to hard work and collaborating with others in the industry.

    Read Lauren Anderson's Full Bio Here.

    Beck Carroll

    Beck Carroll is a freelance hairstylist and makeup artist currently living and working in Sydney. With a keen eye for detail Beck’s portfolio conveys her raw creativity, signature style and aesthetics, which has seen her hair and makeup work being published in national, international and trade publications. She has an undivided passion for all things creative and has a fresh, natural and honest approach to her work.

    Read Beck Carroll's Full Bio Here.

    Mia Doak

    Mia Doak, Creative Director and owner of The Mia Collective has enjoyed more than 10 years in the hairdressing industry. Mia’s experience ranges from overseeing the creative design and direction of photographic shoots, fashion look books, music videos, television productions, live concerts to tending to celebrity clientele. In 2012 Mia also took great privilege in becoming a member of the Australian AVEDA team where she discovered her passion for hairdressing education.

    Read Mia Doak's Full Bio Here.

    Casey McKenna

    Perth girl born and bred with a love of hair and fashion that began at the early age of five. Casey has had twenty years experience in this amazing industry as hairdresser and most recently, the last five years working as the WA educator for the Haircare Australia family. Casey is really excited to form part of the Cloud Nine education team where she will share her passion for education in styling, cutting and the brand.

    Read Casey McKenna's Full Bio Here.

    Ashlee Shearman

    With over 13 years of experience Ashlee has built up a wealth of knowledge and has educated and worked alongside some of the best in the industry. She now wants to share what she has learned with individuals who are looking to grow their knowledge and take their art to the next level. An all-round hair magician who is truly passionate about educating herself and others.

    Read Ashlee Shearman's Full Bio Here.

     

    Click here to view Haircare Australia's In-Salon Education Offering. 

  • Get the Look with Caterina Di Biase: Luxe Blow Wave

    Denman Ambassador, Caterina Di Biase shows us how to create a Luxe Blow Wave using Denman Brushes.

    Create a Luxe Blow Wave in just 6 simple steps using essential tools, Denman Small Cushion Grooming Brush, Denman Squargonomics 20mm and Denman Squargonomics 43mm.

    Learn how to recreate the Luxe Blow Wave look here:

    Get the Look

      1.  Start with clean, damp hair and section into two parts.
      2.  Starting at the nape of the neck, take small to medium vertical sections and blowdry hair with the Denman Squargonomics 43mm. Keep a tight tension and ensure the hair is nice and hot.
      3. Continue this technique around the head, swapping to the Denman Squargonomics 20mm for hair close to the roots and near hairline.
      4. Be sure to twist each strand of hair as the brush is unravelled, blasting with a shot of cold air before releasing.
       5. Rake hands through hair for separation.
       6. Use the Denman Small Cushion 100% Natural Boar Bristle Grooming Brush to brush out the curl and smooth for a luxe blow wave.


    Click here to become a Denman stockist.

  • Business Insider: Salon Branding Tips

    Authenticity and consistency are a salon’s greatest friends. Make no mistake, salon branding still need to evolve to keep up with fashion and industry trends, but flip-flopping can be a turn-off. And if you change or diversify too quickly you can leave your customers behind.

    Think of it this way… do you like tattoos? The biggest reason people don’t get them is the commitment. Even if you love it, over time you can start to question it, want to change it, cover it up, or learn to downright hate it. By then, you’ll know it’s all too late and that mum was right. Your brand is a kind of tattoo as well, the only difference is you need to have one. But here’s the good news… your brand can evolve and change.

    First Big Tip

    Your logo is not a brand.

    So, learn how to separate them. Treat your logo like a permanent tattoo and switch your focus to more flexible brand values. A logo’s combination of shapes, colours, fonts and even words can be meaningless without a brand. Brands are more like people – to know them, you need to know what they stand for. And we all want to be beautiful, inside and out.

    Now, whether you’re starting up or re-booting a salon, close your eyes and picture the brands you admire most. Like an old LP collection, your brain will flick through a mental catalogue of logos. That’s how our over-stimulated Instagrammable brains like to organise things. It’s also the power of a logo, but it’s not the brand. So, think about the values that you enjoy behind the logo.

    Second Big Tip

    Give serious thought as to your ideal client.

    Then give some very serious thought to the sort of person you are. A salon’s culture should come from the heart, so that when your values are reflected in your brand it’s a truly beautiful thing; especially to clients who share your vibe. On the other hand, holding on to the façade of a brand that isn’t really you can be exhausting - particularly when you’re already on your feet most of the day.

    Third Big Tip

    You can always add value to your brand without the need to start all over again or change your identity.

    Think about new client value-adds, fresh music vibes, staff training, the clothes you wear, coffee you serve, products you stock, in-salon promotions, or the advertising you run... it goes on. This is how brands continue to breathe and build on brand equity to stay relevant over time.

    It means that even if your logo is stuck in 1980, you can still move on and improve the perception of your salon by extending your brand’s values with very little cost, or even no cost. The point is, try not to over-correct or make dramatic changes all at once. It can be expensive, plus major change can confuse and spook customers. Which, in turn, can make them re-consider their options, sometimes for better but also for worse.

    Bonus Big Tip

    Always do your sums.

    It is quite possible that you’ve seen an emerging new gap in the market at just the right time. And maybe you have just the right place to make it work. If so, double check your sums and make it big, but also beautiful, and well thought out.

  • The BaByliss Pro Barber: Barber Jazz

    BaByliss Pro Barber, Educator, Master Barber and hair tattooing extraordinaire, Barber Jazz was centre stage at Hair Expo earlier this year for BaByliss Pro and Haircare Australia.

    We were fortunate enough to quiz the Little Rebel Collective barber first hand on all things hair tattooing.

    "Hair tattooing is a huge part of my business... It’s the perfect combination of two of my favourite things, drawing and cutting hair.”Jasmine Shipley

    We’re all fascinated by the hair tattooing trend, can you tell us a little bit about how you got into it? “Hair tattooing for me started on a friend. We were always creating small lines in her hair and then one day she saw some of my drawings on paper and told me to get creative with her look. So, naturally I created one of my mandala designs and it started to gain a lot of attention on social media and people started asking me to create my hair tattoos on them,” begins Jasmine.

    What are your top tools from the BaByliss Pro range for hair tattooing?

    “V-Blade Trimmers with the T Blade Attachment are essential for sketching out my designs and I use my Volare Ferrari Clippers and 0.5 and 2.0 Attachments to perfectly fade out certain areas”. “I couldn’t work without my Volare Ferrari Clippers, they are cordless, light and so versatile. The perfect tool for precision on any hair type,” says Jasmine. What is one piece of advice you would give to a barber looking to branch out into hair tattooing? Jasmine finishes, “Practice makes perfect. Draw some designs on paper to familiarise yourself with the hand movements and different shapes and just give it a go.”

    What sparked your interest in barbering and how did it evolve into the art of hair tattooing? “My interest in barbering started at a very young age. My grandmother was in the hair industry and during school holidays I would go to her salon, watch her all day and help out wherever I could. I really looked up to my grandmother, she was such an inspiration and I wanted to be just like her. So, I made it happen,” Jasmine recalls.

    “As soon as I could, I started an apprenticeship and was helping out at a local salon until I was old enough to work full time. Once I finished my apprenticeship I moved into a salon that was renowned for short haircuts which meant about 80% of my clientele were looking for shorter cuts and I soon realised that I just loved creating those types of look,” says Jasmine.

    “Hair tattooing for me started about 4 years ago, in the same barbershop where I first became recognised as a female barber specialising in short hair for females. Now, my hair tattooing is a huge part of my business and I absolutely love it! It’s the perfect combination of two of my favourite things, drawing and cutting hair,” Jasmine describes.

    Where do you draw your inspiration from? “I absolutely love what I do. Being able to talk to my clients about their lives and hobbies enables me to enjoy ‘work’ so much more. When you can connect with your clients, come into a creative space every day, and work alongside your friends it’s really easy to feel inspired,” Jasmine says. “I also get a lot of my inspiration from social media too, there are just so many talented artists out there. Instagram provides a great platform for all hairdressers”.

    Stock  BaByliss Pro in your salon. Get in touch here to find out how.

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