• Not your average hairdressing course | Create Your Collection

    The inspirational team from Chumba joined forces with Haircare Australia from the 10th to the 12th of August to bring an educational photographic experience unlike any other to the hair industry. Not your average hairdressing course, this educational workshop gave the students the chance to have their finished work published across the international hair landscape, not bad for three days work.

    The sold out workshop gave 10 lucky stylists the chance to work with the well-known, Carl Keeley and some most highly regarded and experienced names in the industry; make-up artist, Paul Blanch; Leanne Cutler of Hair Shots; retoucher, Peter Orlik; and Alex Newman of Chumba - all helping to drive the creative force and harness the talent amongst the diverse group.

    We had a mixed bag of participants, from salon owners to the newly qualified. Most had dabbled in a shoot or two but none had yet experience the success of creating an image that reflected their own abilities to their best. All were nervous at the start but full of confidence by the end of shoot day. I was so proud of their learning journey and of the work they created” – Carl Keeley.

    Day one was all about unwrapping the mystery surrounding photography, uncovering the basics, setting goals, research, planning and navigating the whole photography process. The second day saw the course change from the basics, to getting a solid grip on the most important thing when developing a collection; the vision. From drawing on this inspiration to creating the brief, right the way through to getting the right models, this workshop touched on it all.

    The workshop wrapped up with a photo-shoot, where the group had the chance to implement every aspect of their new-found knowledge. With the assistance of their mentors each student was able to completely nail their on-set hair, shot selection and retouching, allowing them to have their collection distributed for the international editorial coverage.

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    The collection, named Andor was inspired by the concept of stripping away excess visual noise through a monochromatic palette, similarly muting the gender bias to one of androgyny. The students were asked to focus on strong shapes and silhouettes to create impactful images.

    We hope you'll agree that all of the stylists excelled on producing their first ever photographic work. The collections have been confirmed to be published in Highlights in Brazil, Czech Republic, France, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa and in Estetica in Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Costa Rica, Venzuela, Canada, France, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa and Ukraine. A huge congratulations to all involved.

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    Book your spot for the in 2015 Create your Collection course here.

  • The Lakmé Spring Summer '14 Colour Collection

    The brand new  Lakmé Spring Summer collection for 2014 has arrived. And it's showcasing the true spirit of Lakmé, taking us back to its heart through the colours and techniques applied.  The creation of renowned colour diva, Belinda Keeley and her award-winning team from Chumba, this collection explores  an array of techniques and colours that truly capture the Lakmé brand. Each of the techniques used to create this collection will be unveiled at our leading Hot off The Press colour workshop throughout August and September.

    Lakmé and its inspiration are firmly rooted in Barcelona, from it’s laboratories to it’s Mediterranean influence and heritage. Lakmé Spring Summer ‘14 is all about thoroughly modernizing these roots, while giving a strong fashion forward look. The undertones of Spanish influence and European summers are in abundance with clean vanilla hues, rose gold's and pastel hues.

    The exposing of Lakmé’s creative capability was at the center of this collection, showcasing the diverse range of colours.  Lakmé colour provides great creative expression and the ability to achieve the greens, blues, silvers and golds that are simply unmatched.  The standout techniques; printing, marbling, shading and experimenting with 3D are all utilised to achieve  unique looks reminiscent of mother of pearl and sunlight reflection.

    Led by the award winning Chumba team, the Lakmé Spring Summer Collection will roll out around Australia in Hot Off The Press from the 18th August to the 22nd September.

  • Behind the Scenes with Renya Xydis for Cloud Nine Education

    Award winning editorial stylist, Renya Xydis teamed up with Haircare Australia to bring a Cloud Nine Education event unlike any other to Sydney.  As Creative Director of Duvenage, Discount Universe and Bianca Spender at this year's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Sydney, Cloud Nine Ambassador, Renya Xydis showcased her favourite runway looks with 14 lucky students at the Australasian College.

    The day saw the 14 budding session stylists in an intimate 'look and learn', followed by a hands on workshop where the students learned how to create the runway inspired looks themselves as the iconic, Renya, provided assistance and encouragement.

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    The looks created encapsulated the versatility of the Cloud Nine styling tool range, achieving intricate and diverse runway ready looks. After the workshop, the floor was open to ask Renya questions, anything from editorial styling to international work, even how to run a successful salon and juggling her work-life balance.

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    Click here to find out more about Cloud Nine Education.

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