Inspiration

  • Salon Feature: Maurice Meade

    Maurice Meade has the secret to success… teamwork!

    Maurice is the creative and Rosemary is the business brain. And they don’t leave their kids behind either – with three involved on the floor, in marketing and payroll. Although 42 years in the game, there’s nothing old fashioned about Maurice Meade. Blending luxurious, funky and edgy, it’s a place where clients go to treat themselves.

    Embrace your individuality, at Maurice Meade.

    Claire, tell us about Maurice Meade philosophy.

    “With 42 years under his belt, Maurice is what makes this brand so special. He knows all of the 150 staff names, as well as their mother’s names. People are the heart of Maurice Meade. You’re not just another number - you’re a part of the team. And this applies to both our staff and our clients. We get the best out of our people, and do the best for them.”

    So, it sounds like you really go that extra mile…

    “Yes, we do. From our apprentices to our experienced hairdressers, we invest in our people – continuously. We just flew in a motivational speaker from the United States, to inspire and motivate our team. We’re constantly at the forefront of our industry, pushing our team to be the best they can be… so, collectively, we’re the best for our clients.”

    What’s the décor, vibe and feeling like at Maurice Meade?

    “We have nine salons – six Maurice Meade, and three ME by Maurice Meade. Maurice Meade is our luxurious, beautifully fitted, “I just want to be spoiled” stores. While our concept stores, ME by Maurice Meade take an edgier, youthful, quirky approach. At ME, clients can get the “complete” experience –
    getting their brows and nails done, as they wait for their hair
    to process.”

    What’s the Maurice Meade point of difference?

    “We’re the only salon in WA that can perform calligraphy cutting. We’ve got the rights to it. We look at every single client, personally. We don’t believe hairdressing should be a cookie-cutter production line. Hair is the only accessory we can’t take off… and like our clothes, it changes with each season.”

    You’ve recently started using Cloud Nine in salon, how are you finding it?

    “Ah, we love these tools! I love how Cloud Nine cares for your hair. We can vary what we’re doing and still create beautiful looks."

    What’s new in hair this winter?

    “Colour contouring. We’re now colouring hair to bring our the best of our clients features – by complimenting their face shapes and skin tones. We’re taking the same approach as we do for makeup, as nothing is standard. Colouring is now being done in a way that it’s never been done before. We’re also using fabuloso pro to personalise colours, it’s becoming a standard thing that our clients take home with them”.

    Okay! What’s one thing you tell all of your new apprentices?

    “Oh that’s a hard one. I start off by telling them that hairdressing isn’t just a job – it’s a lifestyle. It can take you anywhere in the world. You have the ability to change how someone feels about themselves, and this is powerful. It’s so much more than just hair. I always encourage them to think about each client as if it was their mum sitting in the chair… you’d give them special attention. Our clients deserve to be spoiled.”

     

    Images courtesy of the Haircare Australia’s editorial education course, The Dresser. Find out how you can create your own editorial like this here.

  • Men's Grooming Tips in time for Father's Day

    With Father's Day right around the corner (4th September) we bring you the best in men's grooming advice from a selection of experts that know a thing or two about the complete manscaping experience.

    With their fingers hot on the pulse, our experts share their top tips for the perfect cut to shaving techniques and everything in between.

    Read on for Father's Day gift ideas and top tips that are sure to answer every question.

     

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    Lauren McCowan

    Haircare Australia _ Creative Director

    Do you have any tips for guys with thick unruly hair?

    Generally, this hair type tends to be dry and can get wiry and difficult to style - it also can get oily at the roots and dry on the ends. Using a great cleansing shampoo [try evo normal persons] to activate the scalp, remove build up and cleanse out dirt and oils is paramount, followed by a hydrating and smoothing conditioner that will moisturise and shut the cuticle.

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    evo daddy, daddy cool father's day gift boxes: evo normal persons and evo crop strutters OR evo box o' bollox.  

    Your top hair cut recommendations?

    For easy maintenance, a good haircut is designed to work with your texture, thin out any excess and bring out the best of your hair - and it doesn't need to be expensive either.

    Thick hair? You cannot get away with random hack jobs for haircuts unless you want to spend all your time fighting to style it. Invest in a good hair cut.

    Dense hair? Best to look at tailored pompadours and undercuts that leave you looking sharp but work with some length on the top for shape.

    Curly hair? You can get away with more length as long as it is cut to bring out your curl - do not let a razor or thinning shears on your hair as it will exacerbate the frizz and make it more high maintenance to control.

    What are your main styling tips?

    Styling product that can go into your hair wet and dry will help control hair as soon as you step out of the shower and is an easy way to style unruly hair without taking up too much time [try Moroccanoil Original Treatment]. A good styling cream will also condense the hair and shut the cuticle without a heavy or greasy effect . A good curl control product or foundation cream [try evo liquid rollers] gives a great base to either air dry the hair, dry into shape or diffuse dry. You can then use a finishing product for your desired texture. Think a foundation product for wet to dry to set the tone and a finishing product for when the hair is dry to lock it in [try evo shebang-a-bang].

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    Moroccanoil Original Treatment, evo liquid rollers curl balm, evo shebang-a-bang dry spray wax

     
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    Bertus Barbier

    Schorem _ Rotterdam

    Do you have any tips for guys on how to use hair tonics?

    Ask your barber or stylist, every hair is unique and you have to choose the product that fits your hair. The beauty of the Reuzel Tonics is that there is one for every hair and scalp type out there [try Reuzel Hair Tonic or Reuzel Grooming Tonic].

    What tips do you have for removing product build-up and degreasing the hair?

    If you want to remove the build-up of pomade and oil-based products use the new Reuzel Daily Conditioner on dry greasy hair, then add the Reuzel Scrub Shampoo and a little water, massage in, add water again, massage, rinse and wash with the Reuzel Daily Shampoo.

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    Reuzel Daily Conditioner, Reuzel Scrub Shampoo, Reuzel Daily Shampoo, Reuzel Grooming Tonic, Reuzel Hair Tonic.

     

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    Aiden Xydis

    The Men’s Grooming Room _ Sydney

    Favourite product for perfect hair every day?

    Sea salt spray due to its ease of use, the texture it creates and the hold. It’s great for any type of hair and still easily malleable.

    What is your top tip to get the best shave every time?

    Keep an eye on the direction of the growth of hair. Make sure you shave with the grain not against. Keep the face hot and wet constantly.

    How regularly should you aim to visit a barber?

    For hair shorter than 1 inch on the sides I would recommend 3 weeks or less and anything between 1-3 inches then I recommend 4-6 weeks. I'd rarely advise longer than 6 weeks to keep up appearances.

     

    Reuzel beard balm, beard foam, evo chad

    Reuzel Beard Balm, Reuzel Beard Foam, evo chad neck brush

     

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    Josh Mihan

    The Bearded Man _ Melbourne

    What is your favourite product right now?

    My favourite product would have to be evo haze, but if I could pick two, it would be evo salty dog with haze, best combo!

    One piece of men's grooming advice you always give your clients?

    Blowdry your hair into the shape that you desire [try evo mister fantastic] and then put product in. Putting product in wet hair is a really common problem amongst guys, they don’t seem to realise that as the hair dries it loses formation.

     

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    evo salty dog salt spray, evo mister fantastic texture spray, evo haze styling powder

     

    To order any of these products, perfect for Father's Day, get in touch with your Haircare Australia rep, call us on 1300 437 436 or use our online contact form.

  • Join the freevo™-lution

    With evo’s mantra, “saving ordinary humans from themselves” as the goal, evo headed out on a mission of truth, beauty and justice. Out on the open road , evo plotted a winding course to rejoice the people; uncovering the extra-ordinary & stopping to celebrate the free-spirits and their wondrous imaginings along the way.

    Off the grid and outside the box, evo travelled from hollyweird, to the city that never sleeps, off-the-grid in nowheresville, to california upstate, and all the glorious back roads in between.

    Join the freevo™-lution. The tour of beauty. Seek out and celebrate the outsiders, the eccentrics. Discover the land of the free, the brave, the bold, the beautiful...

    Evo wants to ask all beauty consumers to free themselves from the shackles of what’s normal, think, question, realise their potential, so they can unleash their hair. Our mission is to keep the industry honest; this campaign is our way of empowering people to think for themselves and in turn, save themselves.

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    Stock evo and join the freevo™-lution.

    To revel new ideas, undiscovered frontiers, and learn more about evo, reach out to your Haircare Australia rep, call us on 1300 437 436 or use our online contact form.

     

  • 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
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    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.

  • Mercedes Benz Fashion Week - Day 4

    As the week neared to an end, we wrapped up our time at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week with the ever-iconic Ten Pieces.

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    Teaming up with designers, Maurice Terzini and Lucy Hinckfuss, Renya Xydis for Cloud Nine, and Aiden Xydis for evo®, created apocalyptic, Mad Max inspired looks to compliment the deconstructed knits and neutral tones in the collection.

    "For the girls we worked with their natural texture to create an androgynous windswept look…like they’d been wandering the desert for days. When styling the models hair for the collection’s film and runway show, we created loose, deconstructed waves using The Cloud Nine Wand, adding texture and movement throughout random sections of hair." - Renya Xydis.

    The hair team was a family affair, with Renya Xydis directing the women’s look for Cloud Nine while her son, Aiden Xydis of The Men’s Grooming Room styled the men’s look for evo®.

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    "Just like the collection’s muted tones, we wanted the guy’s hair to look quite matte. Using their natural shape as a base, we applied evo haze texturizing powder and worked it through the hair for that chalky, dusty sand storm look." - Aiden Xydis.

    Keeping in theme, ten looks from the collection were showcased on ten models in head-to-toe layered block colours within the cavernous sound studios at Sydney’s iconic Fox Studios. The three and a half minute video filmed in the Australian desert served as a dramatic backdrop for the Ten Pieces MBFWA resort collection.

    "Influenced by sportswear, our unisex approach for TEN PIECES is to create street-ready, interchangeable pieces for people who desire contemporary, yet comfortable clothing fitting for their busy lives." – Lucy Hinckfuss.

  • Mercedes Benz Fashion Week - Day 3

    Day three of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week saw the Haircare Australia team welcome three huge across the day kicking things off with one of our favourite Adelaide-based brands, C/MEO.

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    Inspired by the architectural lines of the C/MEO 2016 Resort collections, Lauren McCowan for evo® created two complimentary up-do’s for the brand’s second showcase on the MBFWA catwalk. Both looks were modern and wearable, highlighting the detailed necklines, collars and pastel colour palette in C/MEO’s ‘Momentum and Dimension’ collections.

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    “We worked closely together to define the C/MEO woman and how we would translate this throughout the runway hair looks. With the collection being an abstract take on classics, we decided there was no more classic hair-do than a bun, so we worked to deconstruct the traditional bun in a way that was worthy of the catwalk but still modern and wearable. The end result was slightly dishevelled but completely wearable look created with the magic of evo® styling products.” – Lauren Mccowan

    Proving just why C/MEO is the label for on-trend pieces’ season after season, their MBFWA presentation solidified their place in Australian fashion today. Oversized shirts and razor-sharp suits were softened with feminine accents like cinched-in waists, layered pleats and floating hemlines that were presented in soft sorbet hues and clean neutrals.

    KitX

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    Renya Xydis created two contrasting styles for the KitX Resort 17 collection presentation at MBFWA 2016 - a sleek androgynous look perfectly juxtaposed by wild, Helmut Newton inspired curls to compliment the combination of colour, patterns and shapes seen throughout the brands’ debut MBFWA showcase.

    “We wanted to create two looks that were completely different, yet worked so beautifully together. You have these big, untamed curls created with the Cloud Nine Micro Wand and then this straight and structured look created with the Cloud Nine Wide Iron. The two together, especially side-by-side work in perfect harmony with the clothes.” – Renya Xydis

    Titled Flow, the range is a capsule collection and sees an Australian fashion favourite return to the runway. Held at the iconic Reservoir Gardens in Paddington, the venue continued to celebrate the notion of combining two opposing elements within nature – the tough venue balanced by ethereal pieces, geometric and shape combinations and of course sleek strands against wild curly halos.

    "Like always, I started with the fabrics and looked at shapes – strips of fabric and then circles and rectangles and how they all came together to work in harmony with each other. Working with Renya, we wanted to create hair looks that mimicked this, with the two completely different styles complimenting each other, as well as the clothing.” – Kit Willow

    P.JAME

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    Teaming up with designers Dan Single and Bambi Northwood-Blyth, Hair Director Lauren McCowan for evo hair created enviably cool ‘bed hair’ for the launch of P.JAMÉ at Ivy Penthouse.

    “The look needed to be equally as playful and seductive as the prints and designs throughout the collection. For the girls, we created voluminous ‘bed hair’ waves, building height with evo’s tyler teasing brush, builder’s paradise working hairspray and haze styling powder. For the guys we went for an ‘I woke up like this’ look. Keeping it quite relaxed, we enhanced their hairs’ natural texture by adding structure and volume with evo haze” – Lauren McCowan

    Designing for all kinds of bedroom shenanigans, the collection is divided into two main categories, the ‘baller’ and the ‘boudoir’, which includes loose singlets and knee-length shorts in wild prints as well as silky rompers in classic black and white.

  • Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia - Day 1

    As Australia’s fashion elite toast another successful start to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia, we bring you a sneak peak of what’s been happening behind the scenes with the hair on day-two of our favourite week of the year.

    Kicking things off, we were backstage with our amazing teams at Yeojin Bae, Albus Lumen, Aje and Rebecca Vallance.

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    Teaming up with Australian designer Yeojin Bae, Hair Director Michele McQuillan for Cloud Nine created cool effortless waves, complimenting the elegant, simplistic collection with the help of the amazing Prema Creative Team.

    “We wanted to create a look to contrast the structure and tailoring of the collection. The models hair was quite relaxed, keeping it off the face showcasing Yeojin’s unique necklines and the detailed lace fabrics. For the back of the hair we added shape and movement using the Cloud Nine Waving Wand creating an effortless ‘off duty’ wave for the polished cool girl.” – Michele McQuillan.

    Celebrating 10 successful years in the fashion industry, Yeojin’s collection stayed true to her signature style – simplistic, elegant, colourful and relatable to the everyday woman.

    Albus Lumen

    Lauren McCowan for Cloud Nine created a natural, effortlessly textured look for Albus Lumen’s debut at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2016. Complimenting Albus Lumen’s modern approach to minimalistic fashion – Cloud Nine Hair Director, Lauren McCowan worked with designer Marina Afonia to deliver 13 eclectic looks, each playing to the models natural hair texture. Embodying the relaxed spirit of Albus Lumen’s simple, classic and contemporary style, the easy-to-wear collection was perfectly paired with effortless waves and textured crop looks which Lauren created using the Cloud Nine Irons.

    “The overall concept was to enhance each girl’s natural texture, adding volume, shape and shine. We achieved multiple looks using the Cloud Nine Original Iron and Cloud Nine Micro Iron depending on the hair length, on various heat settings - highlighting the versatility of the tools alongside the Albus Lumen collection.” – Lauren McCowan

    Showcasing the latest trends - long layers, wrap skirts and lace-up necklines, Afonia’s collection offers understated luxury pieces using sumptuous natural fibres in a neutral palette. Inspired by the European summer and style, the aesthetic of the label is drawn from a sense of effortlessness.

    Rebecca Vallance

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    The Rebecca Vallance Resort Collection was influenced by old Hollywood on holidays in Palm Beach, capturing the sportiness of the day, country club style and evening soirees. Violet Sainsbury, Moroccanoil Hair Director for Moroccanoil created a look built around the tailoring and luxurious fabrications used throughout Rebeccca’s collection.

    “For Rebecca we created a luxury blow-dry with subtle movement, swept behind the ears allowing for a polished look that wasn’t over-styled. We used the Moroccanoil Light Treatment and Styling Gel Medium to provide the right amount of hold with-out weighing the hair down.” - Violet Sainsbury

    Aje

    Teaming up with Aje, Lauren McCowan for Moroccanoil created an elegant yet understated look Aje’s Resort 2016 Collection. A label synonymous with effortless glamour, tough femininity and dishevelled elegance, the hair look brought out the natural texture of each girl on the runway, to bring out their individuality and beauty while still keeping the nonchalant elegance that embodies the ‘Aje girl’. Lauren used the Moroccanoil Treatment to beautifully clean hair to achieve movement and soft texture for a slight separation and lustre.

    “Whenever I work with Aje as hair director, I always take inspiration directly from the collection and the brand itself- they are the masters of dishevelled elegance, and their ability to make the most embellished and structured pieces’ meld with chic nonchalance means endless inspiration when applying those ideas to hair. Always a pleasure.” – Lauren McCowan

    To stay up to date with everything related to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, follow Haircare Australia on Instagram and Facebook.

  • Recreate Amber Heard's Messy Pomp with Neuma

    Love Amber Heard's hair from The Golden Globe Awards? We do! Neuma designer, Jin Bang, walks you through getting Amber's look with a little help from Neuma.

    "If you know the hair you're working with, there is the perfect Neuma product to help you achieve your end result" -Jin Bang
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    1. Know what kind of hair you are working with. Amber Heard has medium texture with a little frizz and wave which makes the perfect texture for this updo.
    2. On wet hair, use neuStyling mousse on roots only, around front hairline and top/round of the head. Then use neuVolume blow out mist from mid shaft to ends. Combine neuStyling smoothing cream with four drops of neuRepair argan oil, apply cocktail mixture for moisture and hair density expansion on ends as well. Then blow dry hair.
    3. Using a 1 inch to 1.5 inch Marcel curing iron, spray neuControl medium spray from roots to ends. Then curl hair. Set with flat pins using classing perm sections.
    4. Once hair is all pinned up, let hair sit in pin curl set until hair cools off.
    5. Using the art of a 'visual tease', start at hair line and tease with strong volume. As you work back to the top of the hair line at the bottom, use less volume.
    6. Use a hair tie or rubber band, section off the back of hair and make a loose bun leaving ends of hair frazzled and out for a soft, loose effect. Connect all parts of the hair, starting with mid to low areas near front of hair line, connecting front hair line last. Use French pins only, not english pins, so connections are soft and natural.
    7. After hair is in place, spray neuControl hairspray (non-aerosole) or neuControl firm. Finish with neuSmooth illuminating mist for shine.

    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.

  • evo shebang-a-bang Wins Best New Styling Product Award | 2016 AHFAs

    On Sunday 10th April 2016, the Australian hair industry came together to celebrate the Australian Hair Fashion Awards (AHFA's). It's in 24th year, the award ceremony has cemented it's place as one of the most reconsigned and respected events of the year, honouring every facet of the industry including the products that make everything possible.

    This year, evo's shebang-a-bang was awarded the well deserved AHFA Best New  Professional Styling Product of the Year. Since it's launch, shebang-a-bang has become a staple amongst Haircare Australia staff and clients, offering an effortlessness that before trying you could only ever dream of.

    With a light fragrance holding top notes of basil, green tea and clean aromatic green base, this long lasting dry wax spray increases the texture and definition of hair with a satin-matte finish, light hold and general feeling of absolute hair success. With the aerosol delivery of the finest mist, even coverage and application means that with shebang-a-bang anyone can become the master of their hair. To top it off,  shebang-a-bang is also sulphate, paraben, dea, tea and propylene glycol free and

    So, who is shebang-a-bang for?

    evo shebang-a-bang dry spray wax is suitable for all types of hair to create that hint of effortlessness everyone is looking for. From short, fine hair looking for volume and separation, through to thick curls that need definition but want a clean, flexible, touchable texture, shebang-a-bang can do it all.

    "Flexible, non-greasy and way too easy to apply. Hard to use too much and even harder to put down. How do evo keep coming up with all this greatness?" -  evo Ambassador, Jules Tognini on his love of shebang-a-bang.

    How do you use it?

    This genius creation can be used on all hair types in both wet and dry hair. It is the perfect choice for everything from building volume and texture, to bringing out layers and bed hair, or even to define curls without leaving them feeling heavy or greasy.

    To Achieve Definition. 

    Spray evo shebang-a-bang on the ends of your hair when heat styling or blow-drying if you have dry, split ends; or if you just want polished definition through your style.

    To Achieve Texture.

    To achieve soft, textured waves, spray shebang-a-bang into damp hair, braid your hair and let dry before shaking out into soft, textured waves with a satin-matte finish.

    To Achieve Separation. 

    Spray shebang-a-bang through hair after blow drying and comb for separation without weighing the hair down.

    To all of the nominees, finalists and winners, we would love to take this opportunity to congratulate your efforts. Well done to all.

  • Salon Feature: The Nest Hair Boutique

    A place where all things grow, the Nest Hair Boutique is the perfect blend of creativity, consistency and care.

    Dreamer and “ideas girl”, Charlie, had a vision… to create a salon where customers can unwind and actually enjoy getting their hair done. An experience that’s not awkward, rushed or intimidating. But full of warmth, energy and new friendships. The Nest, is as charming as the name suggests, with a striped baby blue wall, rustic hanging lights, vintage furniture, and flower pots. Essentially, The Nest is as individual as the women that walk through their doors.

    So, who inspires you, Charlie?

    My stylists, of course… and I’m not just saying that. The passion these girls have… the way their eyes light up when they’ve created something beautiful… it’s more inspiring for me than watching a big league hairdresser, any day. When I know my team is happy and passionate in their work, it really drives me to develop the best environment for all of us to be creative in...

    What does your salon do, that’s different?

    Lots of things! From yoga, in-salon pop-up shops, creative outings or, my favourite at the moment, ‘The History of Hairdressing’ classes… we’re pretty much always doing something out of the norm.

    Okay, what is the one piece of advice you always give your clients?

    Take advantage of free consultations, before your appointment day. Free consultations are available from most salons to put you at ease, choose colours, styles and set your budget. You’ll also get a feel for the salon to make sure it matches the style you’re going for – and the experience you’re after.

    What’s your favourite Lakmé product? And, why?

    Gloss! It's ammonia free, toning is quick, the shine is incredible… and we love how intense the colours are for toning. It’s made toning more creative… and the possibilities are endless. One of my favourite toners for softening roots after foiling is 15g 8/00 + 10g Silver +2g 8/22.

    What do you think you’ll be seeing more of in 2016?

    My bet is… we’re going to continue with these beautiful natural looks, using a lot of freehand techniques. But, we’ll be introducing more rich browns with warm reflects, bronde, soft coppers and golden goddess tones. This will be interesting to see… because Australians are terrified of red heads, but nobody knows why! We’ll start to see people dipping toes in something a little different, which gives us colourists the chance to have a lot more fun!

    Charlie, what advice would you give to someone wanting to open their own salon?

    Start with ‘why’. Why do you want to open your own business? If it’s, ‘I want to make my own hours and make a lot of money’… think again. Running a salon is - at least - twice the work you’re expecting… and it’s definitely not a get-rich-quick plan. You need entrepreneurial qualities to run a business. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, that’s for sure. But, if you love it, that can make it work. And, then it’s totally worth it.

  • Dry Shampoo for Dark Hair | What You Need to Know

    Moroccanoil's Creative Director, Antonio Corral Calero ventured from Barcelona to Bondi during March to launch the new Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo. Set in the idyllic Bondi Icebergs  dinning room, Antonio gave beauty media the low-down on everything they needed know about this new beauty-cabinet-staple, paying particular attention to why it's such a perfect dry shampoo for dark hair.

    Starting out with the brand when it came to fruition as the first argan oil on the market, Antonio is  well versed in all things Moroccanoil and is globally recognised for his work with the brand and the international runway circuit. We were lucky enough to spend a few minutes with him to get his top tips for using the new Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo.

    Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo for Dark Hair

    How do you recommend people with dark hair use dry shampoo?

    The Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo is available in both dark and light tones so those with dark hair no longer have to worry about that white chalky residue that traditional dry shampoos leave behind. The ultra-fine rice starches in the Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo break down and dissipate immediately leaving hair shiny and clean. To get the best results, simply shake the bottle well, section the hair and apply to the root area. Use a paddle brush and brush the hair from root to tip to help create lift in the hair.

    After a trip to the gym or beach, my hair is in a less than desirable state. Can dry shampoo reverse sweaty and salty locks?

    Yes! The Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo is excellent at absorbing salt, humidity and sweat. A quick spritz and brush from root to tip will help bring the hair back to it's natural state. Dry shampoo won't replace washing your hair, but it will allow you to get some extra days out of a wash.

    Static is a common issue for most people,  can dry shampoo be used to control it as we head into the cooler months?

    Dry shampoo is great at controlling static, simply spray it on to a paddle brush or directly on the hair and brush from root to tip so the product is evenly distributed and there you have it, static-free-hair.

    Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo for Dark Hair 1

    I often overload my hair with product before an event, is it possible to reserve this without having to re-wash? 

    Using too much product is an issue that is easily reversed with Moroccanoil's Dry Shampoo. If you think about when you drop your phone in water, you use rice to extract the moisture, the same principle applies with your hair. The Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo contains rice starch which helps to absorb excess moisture bought about by too much product. Simply spray on the affected areas and brush from root to tip to restore the moisture balance.

    Can Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo be used on all hair types?

    This dry shampoo will not  weigh hair down and is suited to each and every hair type. For those with fine hair, I recommend spraying the Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo through freshly washed hair to help create the illusion of fullness. It's amazing for dark haired people too, as it instils shine and lustre into the hair. It's the perfect product for creating effortless hair with just the right amount of volume.

    Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo for Dark Hair 2

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