Education

  • Reuzel Australia Brings the Schorem Barbers Down Under

    From the heart of Rotterdam, Scumbag barbers Leen and Bertus hit Australian shores to bring us their Cute and Cuddly Creatures Tour. In a two-week long tour of Australia and New Zealand, the barbers shared their somewhat unconventional yet amazingly brilliant approach to all things business and barbering. While providing us with an insight into their world, we shared a bit of good old Aussie culture and gave them an insight into our flourishing barbering scene.

    Kicking things off with a bang, we took the renowned barbers on a tour of Melbourne’s top barbershops in a bid to showcase the different styles of barbering; the standard of which left even these great barbers humbled. Throughout the tour, Leen and Bertus visited many barbershops, giving them the ability to experience the Australian barber culture first hand and see how the Schorem and Reuzel legacy is extending across the globe.

    Reuzel Australia Schorem Barbers Tour

    Amongst parties, brewery visits, sightseeing, tattoos and barber battles, the Schorem Boys put on four impressive live shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland. With four incredible venues and performances, each audience was given an insight into the spirt of barbering according to Leen and Bertus  An eclectic mix of classic style and boyish banter, there were no better people to depict such an interesting tale. Taking it back, the boys, mainly Bertus, the chattier of the two, gave us glimpse into what life is really like at Schorem. From chewing the fat with clients to the intricate detailing that went into the creation of Schorem, there was no stone left unturned.

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    From the outset, we were told that the night wasn't about the haircuts and any talk of ‘hair shows’ was forbidden. Leen and Bertus are firm believers that what they do isn't worthy of a show, all they want to do is share their story and passion for providing men with a place to escape, a place that brings back the essence of being social. The most basic ideal portrayed throughout the shows was that good old fashioned conversation needs to be at the heart of every barbershop. “Everyone these days is on social media, but to me that’s anti-social. Sure, people come to us for a haircut but its social interaction they need” claims Bertus. If it’s social interaction you’re looking for then Bertus is your man. The self-proclaimed ‘creative one’ immerses himself into chatting with his clients, and in the case of the Cute and Cuddly Creatures Tour, audiences of 200 plus. While Leen powers through a number of cuts on stage, amidst the jokes and storytelling Bertus is able to complete one. It’s clear to see who the businessman in the relationship is, making a truly perfect pairing.

    If you can DREAM it, you can DO it...What can we say, it's hard to believe where that little barbershop brought us,...

    Posted by Schorem Haarsnijder En Barbier on Sunday, 6 September 2015

    With the help of a few carefully placed props, a few beers and the hilarious improvisation from the Scumbags themselves, the audience were given the chance to experience that famous Rotterdam barbershop for themselves. Everything about the shows exuded authenticity, in the same way their carefully created shop and range of pomades do. In a room full of hairdressers and barbers alike, inspiration was rife, if not from the cutting, then from the passion that brought Schorem to fruition.  The inspiration of building success from something you love.  The word Schorem roughly translates to ‘assholes’ in Dutch, yet the dedication and professionalism this dynamic duo show is more genius than ‘asshole’ like. Leen and Bertus are the first to admit that they’re not everyone’s cup of tea but they embrace it. Their mission is to be the most authentic versions of themselves and hope that they inspire at least one person to follow their passion and love what they do. A mission that they have proven to be hugely successful in so far.

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    If you would like to extend your barbering knowledge and become a 'certified Scumbag' we still have some availability at our Scumbag Session education courses. Led by Reuzel Australia Ambassadors, Denis and Alen Celahmetovic you can learn the traditional and signature cuts as taught at the world-famous Haarsnijder Barbier Academy in Rotterdam.

    See all of the action at #pigsontour.

  • Haircare Australia Education | A New York Adventure

    “He adored New York City. He idolised it all out of proportion…No, make that: he romanticised it all out of proportion. Yes. To him, no matter what the season was, this was still a town that existed in black and white and pulsated to the great tunes of George Gershwin”. 

    – Woody Allen, Manhattan.

     

    Back from the city so amazing they named it twice; the Haircare Australia New York Study Tour team are putting their new found knowledge and experience to the test. After a week of fashion shows, creative workshops, celebratory drinks and a dash of exploration, the group are now well versed in the fundamental rights of passage amongst New Yorkers. Really, how much more New York can you get than experiencing Fashion Week first hand?

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    In its second year, the NYST has again proven its place as one of the most exciting educational events on offer to Australian hairdressers. The stellar line-up of activities, brands and mentors are what makes the now annual event an inspiringly unique experience. With so many activities on offer, each day brings something new that each attendee can immerse themselves into. From working with the Haircare Australia portfolio and uncovering new skills, to learning about the fundamentals of running a successful business, the tour is as informative as inspirational.

    Led by Haircare Australia Creative Director, Lauren McCowan and her band of experienced contributors, each attendee was able to get up close and personal with some of the most influential names in the industry. Stimulating and thought provoking content was rife throughout the tour, with each snippet of knowledge perfect for implementation in any salon. Having lived in New York herself, Lauren knows first-hand what the city has to offer and has carefully crafted the tour to showcase the best of the best. “One of the key functions of the NYST is to immerse you as a creative into all this city has to offer, share and collaborate on the craft of hair, while showing you new experiences in the city that never sleeps” Lauren says of the NYST.

    The highlight of the tour for many was no doubt the once in a lifetime experience to work behind the scenes at New York fashion week. With Kenna Kennor directing for evo, the NYST team created the perfect complement to TOME designers, Ryan and Ramon’s Spring Summer 2016 collection. The look, accurately dubbed ‘freshly slicked’ provided a naturally flawless, fresh out of the shower look. Working behind the scenes at Fashion Week is a defining experience for many stylists and being able to participate in a week-full of amazing opportunities alongside it only makes the NYST experience unlike any other.

    Haircare Australia New York Study Tour

    The NYST is all about offering a glimpse into the minds of some of our best and brightest ambassadors who have a long-standing love affair with the incredible city that is New York. With education at the heart, this tour is the perfect platform for hairdressers from all walks to life to experience the new and fantastic opportunities on offer through Haircare Australia Education and the NYST.

    The Tour

    Day 1: Welcome Drinks

    The NYST team were wined and dined at the iconic Crosby St Hotel for team introductions and a briefing of all of the amazing activities in store over the week.

    Day 2: TOME

    To kick the NYST off in the best possible way the group were given the chance to work backstage at TOME with Kenna Kennor for evo.

    Day 3: PREMA Brunch

    In a change of pace from the previous day, the team were treated to a brunch with Francesco Ruggerino and Dale Delaporte from the Prema group. The brunch was about all things with business with building and inspiring long-standing teams and retaining and growing clientèle the focus.

    Day 4: Creative Cutting

    Anthony Edge and Marie Kieffer from evo worked with the group demonstrating creative and innovative cutting techniques, encouraging the group to really step outside the box (in typical evo fashion).

    Day 5: Creative Colouring

    At Pembly salon in Soho, the group were treated to a creative colour workshop with Cassie Harwood from evo and Slim, the international educator for Olaplex. A number of new innovative lightening techniques and unique ways to offer them in salon were explored.

    Day 6: Editorial Shoot & Moroccanoil Styling Session

    For the final day, the team came together to push their creativity to the next level with an editorial shoot with James Hartley, Lauren, Mathieu Jacquet and Bonnie Gilles from Oz Beauty Expert. The team were then taken to Moroccanoil HQ for a styling class with Violet Sainsbury and Michael Beltran. Straight form the NYFW runway, Violet and Michael worked with the team to recreate their favourite looks.

     

    For the exclusive event wrap-up and the editorial shot, look out for the next issue of INSTYLE magazine. Keep up-to-date with information about the 2016 New York Study Tour  and Haircare Australia Education by following Haircare Australia on facebook/haircareaust and @haircareaust on Instagram.

  • Flat Iron Wave with Cloud Nine Ambassador Renya Xydis

    Renya Xydis is always asked "How do I create more interesting styles with my straightener?"

    To answer this, Cloud Nine have teamed up with Renya and Eleanor Pendleton to bring you one of the most loved looks of 2015 - The Flat Iron Wave!

    Stay tuned for the rest of this series over the coming weeks - Cloud Nine is recapping the best looks of the year.

  • Schorem Barbers Live, The Official Australian Tour

    The wait is over. The Schorem Barbers of Rotterdam are only a few short weeks away from making their Australian début as they bring their highly anticipated Scumbag Tour Down Under. Coming to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland to raise hell during September, Haarsnijder & Barbier founders Leen and Bertus will be sharing with the barbers of Australia what it truly means to be a Schorem Scumbag at four shows dubbed "SCHOREM LIVE".

    Since opening it's doors, Schorem has taken the global barbering community by storm with it's no bullsh*t approach to classic barbering. From the humble beginnings of opening a small barbershop in the heart of the working class city of Rotterdam to fronting an academy that trains barbers from around the world, the boys are doing everything they can to preserve the art of old school barbering. Which is exactly what they will be sharing with the barbering aficionados of Australia as they burst onto stage in what might just be the educational event of the year.

     

    The Schorem Story - Bringing Barbering Back in it's Purest Form

    Born from a love of subcultures, music, Kustom Kulture, skateboarding, tattooing, artwork, comics and street life in general, Schorem prides itself as being a place to have fun, listen to music and enjoy a beer. A simple offering that has resulted in what Leen and Bertus describe as "unexpected" success. The rationale behind Schorem is preserving the history of barbering, bringing as many traditional elements to the table as possible to create a place that exudes authenticity.  From visuals to the masculine scents of aftershaves and tonics, and the sound the razor on the strop, you're walking back in time from the moment you walk through the door.

    Known for it's working class attitude and street life, Rotterdam sets the perfect location for Schorem. Amongst the vintage record stores, clothing stores, bars and coffee shops there are no chain stores in sight. This working class attitude extends past the walls of the shop. In everything Leen and Bertus do, they stay true to the integrity of simplistic, traditional barbering. Through such success, the world-famous academy, fittingly named, the Old School came to be. Training hundreds of barbers from across the globe, the Old School takes the Schorem philosophy to the next level, teaching those eager to learn from the best, the fundamentals of classic and traditional cuts and shaves.

    To perfectly compliment the cuts they perform and teach, Leen and Bertus decided to create their own pomades, and so came the launch of Reuzel. Digging deep into the history of pomades, Reuzel is a wink to the days when barber-surgeons used pomades made out of animal fat to close wounds. Scented with apples to disguise the smell of the animal fats, Reuzel also continues this tradition. Now with an impressive range of four pomades; the green, red, pink and blue, Leen and Bertus have the perfect product for every Pompadour, Flattop and Psycho Quiff they create.

    Continuing their passion to educate the next generation of barbers, Leen and Bertus will be sharing their secrets on stage as they demonstrate live cutting and a whole lot of banter with their Schorem Live Tour. This once in a lifetime opportunity to see the duo live, will give you a insight into the Schorem way, to help you harness your skills as a barber and offer your clients a truly memorable barbering experience.

    Book your tickets here to see the Schorem Barbers Live.

    Schorem Barbers Live Tour

  • Olaplex Education | Your Guide to Using Olaplex

    If you've just received your first shipment of Olaplex, or perhaps you have only just heard about this revolutionary new product but you're too sure how it all works, then look no further. This post will provide you with all of the Olaplex resources you need to successfully implement the Olaplex service in your salon.

    The Website

    With Olaplex recently touching down in Australia, we have launched a brand new Olaplex Australia website. This website is a great resource for more information on the product itself, outlining the basics of what Olaplex can do for your business, and answering most frequently asked Olaplex questions. Updated on a regular basis, the FAQ's on the website are a great place to start your Olaplex education. Click here to answer your Olaplex questions.

    The Webinar

    In addition, there's nothing better than seeing a product in action and Co-VP's of Olaplex education, Slim and Jordan do just that in this comprehensive Olaplex Webinar. This video takes you through every step of the Olaplex process from mixing, formulations, bleach, perms, relaxers, treatments, frequently asked questions much more. An essential tool, this video is a 'must watch' for everyone starting out with Olaplex in their salon.

    The App

    The Olaplex App acts your own personal Olaplex education guide that takes you through the process every step of the way. Available from the App Store for both Android and Apple, you can have Olaplex education on demand, at the tip of your fingers.

    Starting out with a new service that is unlike anything we've ever seen comes with a huge learning curve and resources are becoming increasingly available to assist in making this learning experience as seamless as possible. Keep yourself up-to-date with the FAQ's and also ensure that you look out for any additional education videos we upload.

  • 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.

    Renya Xydis Cloud Nine Education

    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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