• Cloud Nine Hair | The Minimalist

    Minimalism, the clean slate of fashion, the class act, the reserved sibling of ornamental trend. Minimalism describes movements in various forms of art and design, especially visual art and music, wherein artists intend to expose the essence or identity of a subject through eliminating all non-essential forms or features. This concept is about putting the power of Cloud Nine Hair on show with a clean, crisp background. No tricks, no distractions, the styling and silhouette are clean and simple to give way to effortless hair that every girl wants to have.

    The Minimalist features eight unique looks that capture the essence of simplicity whilst still giving a jaw-dropping impact. Reflecting the versatility of the Cloud Nine Hair styling range, each look relays the endless capabilities of the tool portfolio. The styles are fashion forward and bring runway worthy hair to life, yet are accessible to every women.

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    This campaign has been designed to reflect the diversity of the Cloud Nine styling range with each of the featured looks depicting a style that can be crafted using the entire Cloud Nine hair styling range. Unlike previous Cloud Nine campaigns, The Minimalist showcases looks that can be created using multiple tools from the hair straightener range, the curling wand range and of course Cloud Nine's signature heated roller system, The O.

    Created in New York by Cloud Nine Creative Director, Lauren McCowan, The Minimalist encapsulates the true spirit of the fashion capital of the world. In support of the hero shots, Lauren also crafted a short film to bring The Minimalist  to life. The film will make its début at the  Australia Hair Fashion Awards 2015, after cementing its finalist position in the Hair Fashion Video Award category.

    Cloud Nine Hair

    Hair Director: Lauren McCowan
    Hair Assistant: Jennipher Van Bogart
    Photography: Jessie English
    Styling: Bex Sheers
    Make-up: Ingeborg

    Behind the scenes of The Minimalist

  • How to get Voluminous Hair with Moroccanoil

    Carefully crafted to weightlessly transform fine hair from lifeless to lively the Moroccanoil Volume Series is at the heart of the full-bodied luscious hair you've always wanted. We're all about voluminous hair and with Moroccanoil it's never been easier to inject some much needed fullness and life into your locks. Here you will find out how to use the Moroccanoil Volume Series to enhance voluminous hair and get some insightful tips from Moroccanoil's Global Creative Director, Antonio Corral Calero.


    The Volume Series

    At the foundation of the Moroccanoil Volume family is the Extra Volume Shampoo and Conditioner, which weightlessly sets the scene for body and movement. Next in line is the Moroccanoil Volumising Mousse, with no sticky-residue and enriched with added conditioners to improve the health of the hair, it really is the perfect styling mousse. The cherry on top and the newest edition to the Volume Series is the backstage Fashion Week favourite, Root Boost. Enriched with Moroccanoil's signature Argan Oil to nourish the scalp and hair this long-lasting spray fortifies and thickens hair at the root, giving every style full-bodied lift and texture.


    3 quick steps to voluminous hair

    1. Spray Moroccanoil Root Boost generously over towel-dried hair at the roots. Use fingers to massage and work product in at the roots.

    2. Layer in Moroccanoil Volumising Mousse from mid-shaft to ends for enhanced body and movement. To activate product, blow-dry in sections, lifting hair away from the scalp using a radial brush.

    3. Finish with a few drops of Moroccanoil Treatment on the ends. To reactivate volume, tousle at roots with fingertips.


    Watch this video on how to get big volume with brilliant voluminous hair tips.


    Your Volume Questions Answered

    Global Creative Director Antonio Corral Calero unveils the the secrets behind long-lasting volume.

    1. What are some of the factors that cause loss of volume?

    Humidity and styling products that are too heavy for your hair are two factors that actually cause loss of hair volume. Also, over-conditioning your hair can result in less volume.

    2. Are there specific haircuts or styles that make hair look more voluminous?

    If your hair is fine, I recommend opting to take off some length because added weight, such as long length, can make the hair appear flat. Also, if you feel like you need something to lift your hair, adding some soft layers to create movement will you give you that extra height you're looking for.

    3. How can I create big, voluminous hairstyles if my hair is fine?

    It's all about the right products. Starting with a good base is really essential, so I recommend using Moroccanoil Extra Volume Shampoo and Conditioner as the perfect prep. I also recommend using Moroccanoil Treatment Light to protect fine strands. Of course Moroccanoil Root Boost and Volumising Mousse are essentials too.

    4. What is the best way to blow-dry hair for a full-bodied style?

    I recommend using Moroccanoil Root Boost at the scalp to create a textured foundation and then 'rough-drying' your hair until it's almost dry. Afterwards, lightly smooth the ends out with your favourite round brush (try Moroccanoil Boar Bristle Round Brush) to tame and control hair. Another great trick to create volume at home is to use your fingers to flip your hair upside down once the hair is almost completely dry and use a large round brush to smooth just the ends.

    5. Teasing will create volume at the roots, but is there a right or wrong way to tease?

    Teasing the hair is a great way to create extra volume, but always use light backstrokes when teasing your hair. If you use heavy, short strokes, you run the risk of damaging and breaking your hair.

    6. What are insider backstage and red carpet tips for voluminous hair?

    The rough-dry technique - blow-drying without a brush, combined with the amazing versatility of the new Moroccanoil Root Boost, it's our secret weapon for great volume backstage. This season we created a modern 'old Hollywood glamour' style for the Jenny Packham Spring Summer '15 show at New York Fashion Week with a lot of bounce and volume. See a sneak peak from behind the scenes here.


    If you would like to become a Moroccanoil stockist or would like to find your nearest Moroccanoil salon please contact us today.

  • YS Park Brushes are Available in Australia Now

    YS Park brushes are the perfect companion to your skill and creativity. Taking the world by storm with their revolutionary range of professional styling tools, YS Park brushes are now available at Haircare Australia.

    YS Park brushes 2With an unparalleled commitment to research and development of the highest quality professional hair tools, YS Park is changing the game for hairdressers. The fully comprehensive and versatile range acts as a foundation for all facets of hairdressing, from hair pins to the ultimate styling brushes and everything in between. With such a strong range of professional styling tools, YS Park can cater the individual stylist right the way through to an entire salon floor.

    Using only the highest grade materials for comfort, precision and durability these innovative, luxurious tools are a dream to work with, providing the best salon quality results with every use.


  • Hair Styling Tips from Cloud Nine

    Award-winning Editorial Stylist, Sarah Laidlaw our newest Cloud Nine Ambassador joined forces with fellow Ambassador, Teneile Robinson in Sydney to teach some of the household names of the blogging world the latest and greatest in hair styling with Cloud Nine.

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    In an intimate look-and-learn, the group were taught how to create Victoria Secret Curls using the Waving Wand and the so hot right now; Wavy Lob using the Micro Wand. Sarah and Teneile also treated the class to a range styling tips and ways to get the most out of the Cloud Nine range; here are some of our favourites. 

    Hair Friendly Heat

    Sarah and Teneile outlined that being able to select the temperature of a heated styling tools is absolutely essential, especially when it comes to styling dry, damaged or colour-treated hair. In order to rebuild the health of the hair you need to be able to use heat protection sprays that won't evaporate due to extreme heats. When you style your hair at higher temperatures you're removing the water from the hair which means it struggles to hold it's shape for long periods of time.

    Keeping your Curls Curly

    So often we let curls drop straight after styling which really hinders the curls ability to hold shape and bounce. Sarah enlightened us that we need to become better friends with hair pins and spend the extra couple of seconds pinning our hair after curling it. The result? A longer lasting more curly curl.

    Hair Styling Tips Cloud Nine


  • Moroccanoil Inspired Video Series has Arrived

    Moroccanoil has proudly launched it's new advertising campaign that encompasses a series of videos, created to inspire, celebrate and empower women around the globe, Moroccanoil Inspired. The short-film series for the Inspired by Women Campaign is helmed by film-maker Bryce Dallas Howard and Academy Award and Emmy -winning producers Radical Media. Joining Moroccanoil on this journey to celebrate the strength in every woman is the beautiful Inspired by Women Ambassador, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

    Women have always been the inspiration behind the Moroccanoil brand. Moreover, Moroccanoil has always understood that it only takes one moment of inspiration to ignite positive change. The brand’s own journey started with a pivotal moment of inspiration that revolutionised the beauty industry, creating an all-new oil-infused hair care category and an iconic brand in less than a decade. As the next evolution for Moroccanoil, Inspired by Women provides a global platform for five passionate, courageous women to share their unique personal journeys from experiencing a single moment of inspiration to making a profound impact on the world.

    “With Moroccanoil Inspired by Women, we wanted to take our notion of beautiful transformations to the next level—by empowering women to discover beauty through inspiration,” says Moroccanoil Co-founder, Carmen Tal. “Rosie is a timeless, global beauty who exudes confidence, inner strength and a down-to-earth quality that embodies the Moroccanoil aesthetic. We’re delighted to have her join Moroccanoil on our journey to empower all women with self-confidence and a fearless drive to pursue their dreams,” adds Tal.

    “I am honored to join Moroccanoil in celebrating these remarkable women. It is my hope that their inspirational stories will encourage women to make a difference in their lives and to others,” says Huntington-Whiteley.

    At the heart of the campaign is Inspired, a short-film series that discovers beauty through inspiration, directed by dynamic and versatile storyteller Bryce Dallas Howard. The series features the stories of five extraordinary women driven to make a positive impact in the world, and also explores what it means to lead an inspired life as seen through the eyes of Ambassador Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

    Featuring a musical score by Grammy Award-winning film composer Lorne Balfe, the series includes the following five “Inspired” women:

    Chrissy Beckles steps into the ring to fight for those who can’t. This trained boxer founded The Sato Project to save abandoned dogs on Puerto Rico’s “Dead Dog Beach.”

    Rebecca Welsh helps homeless and at-risk youth around the world to start a new life. The HALO Foundation provides these children with basic needs and essential life skills, using art therapy to help them heal from the past and imagine the future.

    Jessica O. Matthews incites change through innovation. She's the Co-founder and CEO of the organization Uncharted Playand inventor of the SOCCKET—a soccer ball that generates free, renewable energy by harnessing the kinetic power of play.

    Kavita Shukla designs simple solutions to complex global challenges. She is the Founder and CEO of Fenugreen, a social enterprise taking on global food waste and hunger, and the inventor of FreshPaper—a piece of paper infused with spices that keeps fruits and vegetables fresh 2–4 times longer.

    Allyson Ahlstrom transforms the looks—and lives—of at-risk teen girls. When she was just 14, she started the mobile boutique Threads For Teenswhich provides free, brand-new clothes to teen girls across the U.S.

    Watch the video series here

  • The Original and Best Argan Oil for Hair

    The remarkable Moroccanoil Original Treatment has taken out Beauty Heaven's Best Hair Treatment 2014 award. Once again proving to be the original  and best argan oil for hair.

    From it's humble beginnings only a decade ago, leading to the start of a new haircare category, the Original Treatment has always been destined for greatness. The winner of multiple beauty awards, year-on-year the Moroccanoil brand continues to grow and establish itself as a hair care necessity for millions around the world.

    With the Original Treatment's unprecedented success, Moroccanoil now encompasses a full hair care and styling product range that caters to every hair need. Each product being based on the Original Treatment ethos of keeping hair healthy, beautiful and natural-looking. A staple at fashion weeks around the world, Moroccanoil is truly a global sensation amongst everyday users, high-profile celebrities and the worlds best hairdressers. Also recognised in Beauty Heaven's top 100 Beauty Products of All Time this year, the original treatment has a long list of accolades behind it.

    Moroccanoil Argan Oil for Hair

  • 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.

    Hairdressing Course Haircare Australia

    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.

  • A Celebration of South Australian Hairdressers with Parlour Hair Academy

    Parlour Hair Academy’s annual Guest Artist Show stepped it up this year, with record numbers and wholehearted support from Haircare Australia’s evo and Cloud Nine as it celebrated South Australian Hairdressers.

    This year held at the National Wine Centre, Adelaide, the Parlour Hair Academy Guest Artist Show is a celebration and collaboration of South Australia’s finest industry talent – the young, the wise, award winning and aspiring – plus a dedicated attempt at raising the profile of professional hairdressing.

    Initiated by Karen and Robert Bava, founders of Parlour Hair and Parlour Hair Academy, the event was built from the pair’s passion for education but also from the recognition that South Australia is home to a high concentration of prestige industry talent with, up until three years ago, no local platform to share and inspire those around them.

    South Australian Hairdressers Parlour Hair Academy

    Beginning as a small(er) 160-strong event at a local nightclub, the event has quickly outgrown itself with 2014 marking the first year in a larger space and with an official sponsor in evo and Cloud Nine, Haircare Australia.

    “If you can’t support the industry in your own backyard then there’s a problem isn’t there?” said the wisest Gauvin of them all, Geoff Gauvin, Managing Director of Haircare Australia.

    The Parlour Hair Guest Artist Show effectively gathers the state’s best educators, session stylists, technicians and apprentices and offers them a stage to do what they do best, hair. The people watching are stylists, salon owners and a contingency of media, fashion representatives and career councilors – a collective bound by nothing other than a common passion for professional hairdressing. At Parlour Hair Academy Guest Artist Show it doesn’t matter what colour you connect with, or which salon you belong to, everyone is welcome.

    “Why would you present to a bunch of stylists already stocking your product or attending your academy, when you could be getting the attention of stylists and salon owners from other brands and salons – they’re your potential new clients,” says owner-founder of Dare salons, Adelaide, Paul Dare.

    Paul Dare has been in the industry for 37 years and, it’s fair to say, he’s well versed in professional colour companies, what works for business, staff and the bottom line. Recently signing over from one of the major’s, Paul and his two Dare salons are now stern advocates of the Haircare Australia mantra and its eclectic house of products. So passionate about the multi-tiered offerings that stand Haircare apart, and so vested in the dialect, you’d think he’d been a Haircare recruit for decades, not 6 months.

    “We at Dare hair have taken a long time to accept that they (Haircare Australia) are the leaders in the industry. They are producing spectacular products that are now being sold worldwide, and they have Fabuloso Pro which is kicking ass.”

    “My Colour Technician struggled to sell product, not any more. If you can’t sell Fab Pro as a colour technician, you will be fired from my business, not only is the product phenomenal, but it’s a great way to generate extra salon revenue,” he said.

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    Somewhat of a South Australian icon, Paul’s move to Haircare Australia seems to harmonise like neon and unicorns – the hero educator believes in removing the blinkers and breaking the rules(only after you’ve mastered them) – an outlook shared by the Gauvin family in their creation of evo and compound of unique brands – effectively catering for every stylist, every interior and every business model.

    Maybe there’s something in the water, but unlike our more populated states, South Australian’s seem to go about things a little more quietly, less feather ruffling more creating. They’ll take a solid drop of red before an air kiss, thanks, and profanities are kind of, well, the norm. They punctuate life a little differently. Perhaps because they’re detached from the Sydney-Melbourne kinetic, the ego isn’t required, everyone seems less affected, more inspired. Or as Robert Bava describes it, ‘just real.’ How beautiful.

    The Parlour Hair Academy Guest Artist Show is the ultimate reflection of its city and unwritten board of creatives, and this year boasted the biggest line-up yet. Split into three sessions, the first was host to 2014’s Young Guns.

    To be vested in the industry is to grow our future hands, a dedication that runs deep within Robert and Karen Bava. The Young Guns is a group of industry youth hand selected by the Bava’s to take on their annual Young Guns program. To enter, each potential ‘gun’ needs to simply submit a short video showcasing their creative aspiration and dedication to industry growth. Four are chosen and gain valuable experience throughout the year including presenting on stage at the Creative Guest Artist Show. In the eyes of the Bava’s everyone has something worth sharing, no matter who you are. And that’s exactly what this event is all about.

    Session Two saw Paul Dare present a 20 minute haircut and a five hour (pre done) Lakme colour – a modern bob with a steely grey finish – while Katie Kromwijk of Rock Retro Scissors delivered a set-style to give Cloud Nine Creative Director Lauren McCowan a run for her money.

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    Session Three was all about the lads. Not The Lads, hugely successful evo seminar that recently toured America with roaring results, but evo International Ambassador Jules Tognini, evo Ambassador for South Australia, Damien Rinaldo, Stephen Arrizza from The Basin Haircutters and Uros Mikic of Kinky Curly Straight – lined up, Parlour Hair Guest Artist-style.

    Although not part of the South Australian contingent, Jules was flown in to headline on behalf of evo and shared one of his quintessential men’s cuts live. For Jules, he was honored to join the evening’s itinerary, the man is after all one of the most approachable award winning stylists our country has ever seen – a thought that became fact with his late arrival, and the swarm of stylists that ensued. Drinks were thrust in his hand, eyes lit up and a semi-circle was formed – ears pricked, waiting for him to speak. The funny part is they were all guys. Adorable. And Jules didn’t flinch. Despite being due on stage in 15 minutes he alluded to all the time in the world.

    “I’m lucky enough to be the outsider that’s been invited!” he exclaimed.

    “I think about egos and hairdressing and I just hate it, I just like hanging out with people. Ideally one day we’re all going to work together in peace and harmony and not have to worry about egos because we all just accept each other. And that’s what these events are for, that’s what the Parlour Hair Guest Artist Show is all about,” said Jules.

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    The boys continued to demonstrate creative camaraderie at its best – switching from technical insight to chats about the unlimited offerings making hairdressing one of the best industries in the world.

    A sentiment backed up by Damien Rinaldo of Boris the Cuttery – master of sexy, undone hair. Not undone as in a raw version of Victoria’s Secret-style hair (boring), we’re talking before-it’s-time-sexiness-with-edge. The kind of hair design women want to wear and men want to create.

    “Some people will say ‘that’s not a haircut you can do in the salon,’ and you know what it’s probably not, but that’s the beauty about this industry and events like this, you can express yourself,” Damien said of his ice-blonde modern-mullet that struck a pose between David Bowie and AXL Rose in their hey days.

    This is why our Adelaide counterparts are so successful – businesses like Haircare Australia, products like evo and people like Robert and Karen Bava – they cut the bullshit. And without the cloud of discontent that is ego and selfishness, they’re able to think clearly and create wholeheartedly. Fearless and free, they’re the future and we salute them.

    A big shout out to the below presenters who made The Parlour Hair Academy Creative Guest Artist Show a huge success in 2014!

    Jules Tognini, evo
    Damien Rinaldo, Boris the Cuttery
    Stephen Arrizza, The Basin Haircutters
    Uros Mikic, Kinky Curly Straight
    Katie Kromwijk, Rock Retro Scissors
    Lucy Iasenzaniro, Belissimo Hair
    Megan Panozzo, In Awe Salon
    Cherie Falco, Chi Hair Skin Body
    Sophie Mihalopoulos, Monalisa Hairdressers
    Kristy Hodgson, Jarah’s Hair
    Tiffany Decaux, Boris The Cuttery
    Lauren Cooper, Parlour Hair
    Tricia Hicks, Principal Hair Artistique
    Johnny Georgiou, Parlour Hair
    Anthony Santamaria, Portobello
    Peter Anthony Ferraro, Hair Forum

    Written by Lauren King, StyleIcons

  • The Reuzel Pomade Story

    Leen and Bertus the creators of the famous Reuzel Pomade started learning men's haircutting at the ripe age of 14. With their love of classic barbering and strong influences of Rock'n'Roll, Kustom Kulture and its subcultures, it was inevitable that one day Leen and Bertus would open the world renowned Schorem Haarsnijder En Barbier, The Scumbags of Rotterdam.

    Schorem is a type of wordplay that tends to get a little lost in translation. In Dutch it means “scumbags” or “bad boys”, but it is also past tense for “I shave him”.  The “Haarsnijder en Barbier”  is more straight forward, meaning Haircutter and Barber in Dutch.

    Schorem is an old school men-only barbershop in the heart of the working class city of Rotterdam in Holland. The shop specialises in traditional, classic and signature haircuts, as well as, hot towel straight razor shaves.  Schorem is trying to preserve the vanishing craft of barbers from a lost era of time.

    Since it’s opening, Schorem has been frequented by Greasers, Rockers, Bikers, Psychobilly’s, Inkslingers, Skateboarders, Kids, Ruffians and other fine gentleman Scumbags from every echelon of society. It's not a rare sight to see these groups lining the street outside Schorem each day waiting for the shop to open. Leen and Bertus sum up the phenomenon perfectly;  “Our Clients are not just customers for the haircuts, but to be part of the thing that is happening here”. With a Facebook following of over 130,000 fans and 46,000 Instagram followers, Scumbags from all over the globe are wanting a piece of this culture.

    Harnessing their experience from nearly fifty years of barbering, Leen and Burtus created the what they class as the 'worlds finest Pomade'; Reuzel. Worthy of the pairs exacting standards Reuzel is taking the world by storm, the perfect compliment to the Schorem Barbers and barbershops around the world.

    The Pomades

    Reuzel Grease, a beeswax based, medium hold pomade with a consistency much like honey. Perfect to slick down or pomp up every classic barbershop style. Subtly spiced with peppermint, Rezuel Grease is as much about tradition as it is style. Perfect for the man who carries a comb and knows how to use it.

    Reuzel Pomade, is a water based, high shine pomade with a light scent of cola. Rinsing out easily but with a hold like super glue, you can achieve almost any look with this high shine pomade. Perfect for the both the pomade aficionado and the beginner.

    To become a Rezuel Pomade stockist please contact 1300 437 436.

  • 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.

  • Moroccanoil Media Makeovers

    On Thursday May 29, Australian beauty editors and media were treated to a glamorous session of one-on-one styling with none other than Moroccanoil's Global Team Educator, Violet Sainsbury. While educating each editor on the latest releases from the Moroccanoil range (Moulding Cream, Styling Gel, Heat Protect and Volumizing Mousse), Violet also styled each editor according to their personal preference and hair needs.

    Each session started off with a luxurious blow-dry, continuing on with an introduction to the relevant products suitable to the guests hair requirements. Curl Control Mousse, Frizz Control, and Luminous Hairspray were used as finishing touches so each editor could spend the rest of their working day with beautifully styled hair.

    Moroccanoil MakeoverGuests were treated to European pastries and French champagne while they chatted to Violet who further schooled them on the Moroccanoil brand and history while answering any of those burning beauty questions surrounding all things hair! Each editor was also able to have their photograph taken with Violet after the styling session and left with a bespoke gift bag of Moroccanoil products, personally chosen by Violet.

    Feedback from all editors was exceptionally positive. They left the styling session knowing more about the Moroccanoil brand and the products themselves. Having Violet educate each guest individually was highly beneficial and made quite an impact on a personal and professional level.

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  • Cloud Nine Hair does Fashion Week 2014

    The amazing Renya Xydis and Lauren McCowan proved their award winning skills yet again at Mercedes Benz Fashion week for Aje, Duvenage and Di$count Universe with Cloud Nine Hair. Leading the charge, the Cloud Nine styling team created three brilliantly unique looks that truly captured the essence of each designer’s collection.

    Creative Director Lauren McCowan added an effortless chic to Aje’s African inspired, ‘Married Adventure’ collection.  Wanting to create a windswept look with lots of movement, Lauren used the Cloud Nine Standard Wand and lots of evo salty dog and mr fantastic worked through to distress the wave.

    Cloud Nine hair for AJE

    “The signature of the Aje girl is that her hair and make-up is always effortless – it’s the hair that everyone wants, that they can never quite figure out how to get. She almost looks as if she has woken up with it” – Lauren McCowan

    Cloud Nine’s award winning, Renya Xydis led the way as hair director for both Duvenage and Di$count Universe with her Cloud Nine tools and amazing groups of stylists. Duvenage’s colour-obsessed collection encapsulated bold femininity, with class and style, topped off with Renya’s ‘pretty punk’ styling. With punky fringes and luscious ponytails, Renya used the Cloud Nine Standard Wand, championing the Micro Iron as the tool she couldn't work without.

    Cloud Nine hair for Duvenage

    MBFWA closed with a bang as the ‘Hip-Hop, Club-Kids’ of Di$count Universe took to the runway, each with their own outrageously unique coloured cornrow's, finished with the Cloud Nine Touch created by Renya and her group of stylists. The intricate detailing, vivid colours and flamboyant nature of the collection was the perfect way to wrap things up.

    “Di$count Universe is more than just a clothing brand, it’s a statement. I was inspired by their commitment to stand-out from the crowd and knew that a simple braid wouldn't be enough, we wanted the hair to have its own personality” – Renya Xydis

    Cloud Nine hair for Di$count Universe

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