Haircare Australia

  • 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.

  • The Best Pomade and it's Australian Ambassadors

    Barbers around Australia have been quietly rallying to become ambassadors of the best pomade to take the barbering world by storm; Reuzel . With a cult like following, the founders of Reuzel – The Schorem Barbers of Rotterdam - have established themselves as a household name amongst the barbering community. Well known for their men-only barbershop, Haarsnijder en Barbier, Scumbag barbers Leen and Bertus are preserving the vanishing craft of barbering. In their mission to preserve the traditional barbering art form, the duo is passing on their knowledge and passion through the wonderful world of social media and their new barbering academy in the heart of Rotterdam.

    With the simple question "are you Australia's biggest scumbag?” put to Australian barbers, Haircare Australia have been overwhelmed with the number of barbers entering the competition. Video entries showcased the barbers’ passion for conserving this craft, each with a unique spin and fresh perspective. After lengthy consideration, Denis and Alen from Barber Bros & Co on the Gold Coast and Sean Palmer of Uncle Joe’s in Perth were to be donned the worthy ambassadors of Reuzel Australia and the tickets were booked to attend the Schorem Academy in Rotterdam.

    Barber Bros & Co

    With Alen and Denis having an impressive 20 years of barbering experience between them, it’s no wonder they reaped such success with their Barber Bros & Co venture. Opening its doors in December 2013, Barber Bros & Co is carefully based on the Schorem ethos, providing patrons with an experience that boasts a warm, friendly feeling, oozing in old-school charm. With some 400 clients coming through the doors each week, Barber Bros & Co goes to every length to ensure a masculine atmosphere with attention to every tiny detail of the barbering experience. From barber chairs dating back to 1907, a 100-year-old cash register to the vintage timber and exposed brick, authenticity exudes.

    With such an innate respect for barbering, inspired by the greats, Alen and Denis take the time to educate their patrons about the bygone era of traditional barbering. But, most importantly provide patrons with what they describe as the most ruthless, rag haircuts and hot towel shaves. Of the sound opinion that barbering is not about fashion, but instead about style and tradition, they base their careers on respecting the barbering heritage and the products like Reuzel that so perfectly compliment it.

    Reuzel Pomade Ambassadors Alen & Denis

    Uncle Joe’s

    Starting his barbering career in 2007, Sean Palmer has spent the best part of it working alongside some of the world’s most experienced barbers, especially during his time in the UK.  Joining the Uncle Joe’s team not long after its opening in 2013, Sean has seen the shop develop into a barbering experience worthy of the curiosity and popularity it now receives. Not just your average barbershop, Uncle Joe’s offers it’s grooming facilities to punters from all walks of life; mixed with the fresh vibes from the men’s clothing store and café attached. In keeping with barbershop tradition, Uncle Joe’s features recycled materials that perfectly compliment the 100-year-old chairs and traditional barbering tools and products on display.

    Sean’s passion is kept alive by the barbering industry’s ability to constantly challenge and open the mind. He recognises that there is always room to learn and new styles and techniques are always needed, provide fresh cuts and shaves that make his clients feel like a boss is his ultimate mission. Having trained in a traditional barbershop dating back to the 1930’s, Sean has a keen eye for the finesse of men’s grooming, hoping to bring the old-school techniques to the surface for today’s barbershop dwellers.

    Reuzel Pomade Amabassador Sean Palmer

    With such dedication to the barbering profession and respect for Schorem and the Reuzel brand, there really are no better barbers for the job. Each recognises the Reuzel ethos and base their careers on preserving the very tradition that Reuzel is trying to preserve. The trio will start their official duties as Ambassadors next year, kicking things off with a once in a life time trip to Rotterdam to train with the Scumbags themselves.  Schorem Barbering courses hosted by these new ambassadors will be rolled out across the country in 2015.

    If you would like to become a Reuzel stockist, call 1300 437 430 or email

  • No More Hair Breakage with Olaplex

    As most of us know, the age old problem with colouring hair is that no matter how healthy the hair is, breakage can still occur, especially when trying to go lighter. This worry is now just that; an old problem. The solution is here, it’s called Olaplex and it could just be the Holy Grail of hair colouring. This revolutionary product allows your hair to be coloured or lightened at any level without any breakage whatsoever. To never break hair again is a huge claim, but we’ve seen and heard from some of the biggest names in the industry, that it really does work.

    What makes Olaplex so special?

    Olaplex  truly is different, it has two of the world’s leading PHD’s in Materials and Chemistry that had never worked on hair products before, Dr. Eric Pressly and Dr. Craig Hawker. With their fresh outlook, this dream team invented a single ingredient, that is free of silicone or oils, that links broken bonds in the hair during and after chemical services making them stronger than they were before. It may all sound like the same old mumbo jumbo, but check out what top colourists are saying about Olaplex all over social media (#olaplex). As they say, the proof is in the pudding.

    “If you have ever had clients who worry about their hair breaking off from the colouring process, tell the, ‘don’t worry, I use Olaplex. Not only does it help prevent breakage, my clients tell me that their hair feels stronger, silky and fuller. This is a brand new hair care product unlike any other, and it makes my job a hell of a lot less stressful.” – Tracey Cunningham

    Olaplex works with all manufacture's formulas

    All lightener and colour is designed to break bonds in the hair. If you’re not breaking bonds, you can’t lift or deposit colour. Olaplex multiplies and rebuilds those bonds stronger than they were before.

    It’s no hassle to use

    You just add Olaplex Bond Multiplier directly into colour or lightener then add the Bond Perfector after your rinse . The client takes the Hair Perfector No. 3 home as part of the professional service to use once a week.

    Works on every clients hair

    Olaplex has been tested on virtually every hair type and it works. Asian, Caucasian, African American, previously chemically processed and virgin. There are no ends to it’s talent.

    To register your interest call 1300 437 436

  • Get the Latest Hair Trends Straight from the Catwalk

    From New York to Milan, Moroccanoil was present at Fashion Weeks around the world for yet another season. With Moroccanoil's lead stylists creating looks for some of the fashion industry's biggest players it's only fair that we share with you the latest hair trends straight from all of the amazing catwalk shows. These hair looks will be the perfect compliment to your spring/summer looks for 2015.

    Temperley London - London Fashion Week 

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    This season the Temperley London girl's look is effortless, sleek and youthful. While she is laid back and relaxed, her hair is healthy and sophisticated. We love this polished look created by Moroccanoil Global Creative Director Antonio Corral Calero.

    TIP: Moroccanoil Original Treatment and Glimmer Shine Spray are essentials for this look. 

    Kristian Aadnevik - London Fashion Week

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    Inspired by the powerful yet sensual women, the hair Antonio created for this collection is designed to compliment the clothing, borrowing the use of golden leather to add embellishment to a beautiful hair knot feature. A twist on the ever popular top knot we are seeing so much of this season.

    TIP: Use Moroccanoil Styling Gel to add texture and hold

    Missoni - Milan Fashion Week

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    Paul Hanlon for Moroccanoil created super-sleek ponytails with a feminine turban twist that incorporated the signature striped and geometric patterns from the Missoni collection. This sensual look would be perfect for a hot summers day, of course with lots of Moroccanoil Luminous Shine hairspray to fight humidity and keep hair fly-away free.

    Just Cavalli - Milan Fashion Week 

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    To compliment the 70's silhouettes and light-spirited collection, lead stylist James Pecis created a bohemian hairstyle featuring loose, just-woken-up waves with a chic, shiny finish.

    TIP: Use Moroccanoil Curl Defining Cream for definition and hold

    Blumarine - Milan Fashion Week 

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    One of our favourite looks of the season are the soft waves James Pecis created for Blumarine. A small amount of Moroccanoil Root Boost and Original Treatment was used for lift and a smooth shiny finish. We love!

    Christophe Lemaire - Paris Fashion Week

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    Another of our favourites, Delphine Curteille crafted this stunning asymmetrical hairstyle with a slight wet effect. The signature products used to create this look include Moroccanoil Frizz Control to avoid fly-aways and Moroccanoil Molding Cream to give body and thickness to the hair.

    Barbara Bui - Paris Fashion Week

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    Taking it back to the 90's Damien Boissinot opted for double texture for Barbara Bui, with a wet effect near the face and dry hair at the back. A perfect style for those hot days when you need a bit of glamour but want to keep the hair off of your face.

    TIP: Liberally use Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse to give the illusion of wet hair

    Cushnie Et Ochs - New York Fashion Week

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    Looking to add a bit of excitement to your ponytail? Antonio's look for Cushnie Et Ochs is the perfect solution. The sleek ponytail inspired by Cleopatra features a double elastic that creates a puffed element of sophistication to the top of the ponytail.

    TIP: Use Moroccanoil Boar Bristle Brush to get the perfect fly-away free ponytail

    Delpozo - New York Fashion Week

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    Another ponytail alternative is the low style Antonio created for Delpozo in New York. In keeping with the photography, Antonio created a geometric line and kept the hair completely straight.

    TIP: Moroccanoil Heat Styling Protection is great for adding a slight hold while protecting the hair, great for straight looks like this

    Jenny Packham - New York Fashion Week

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    Big voluminous curls will never go out of fashion and we can't get enough of the ones created for Jenny Packham's SS '15 collection. Inspired by old Hollywood glamour, Antonio crafted beautifully polished curls using the Moroccanoil range. Read the full how-to here.

    Monique L'huillier - New York Fashion Week

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    Lead stylist Recine created a sleek, sophisticated and elegant look to compliment the dreamlike collection of Monique L'huiller. The perfect elegant style that can be worn day or night.

    TIP: A spritz of Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray adds the perfect final touch

    Jill Stuart - New York Fashion Week

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    Celebrity stylist James Pecis created sexy, luxe waves with a fresh youthful twist for Jill Stuart. This  classic can be worn day or night and never seems to get old. Find out how to recreate the look here.

  • 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

  • How to Curl Hair with Morocconoil's Antonio Corral Calero

    Antonio Corral Calero, Moroccanoil Global Creative Director created voluminous polished waves with a touch of old Hollywood glamour for Jenny Packham's Spring Summer 2015 collection at New York Fashion Week.

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    How to Curl Hair just like Antonio

    1. Mix Moroccanoil Treatment Light and Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling cream into damp hair to impart shine and hydration

    2. Next, add Moroccanoil Root Boost directly to the roots for maximum volume

    3. Roughly blow-dry hair upside down until completely dry, then flip back and gently brush through

    4. Once hair is dry, create your desired part and apply Moroccanoil Heat Styling Protection to 1 inch sections of the hair

    5. Use a curling wand (the Cloud Nine Waving Wand is perfect for achieving this look) and wrap 1 inch sections of hair around the barrel starting 3/4 of the way down from the top of the head, pin each curl as you go and mist with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Medium Hold

    6. Gently brush through the curls with the Moroccanoil Boar Bristle Classic Brush for soft, bouncy 50's style waves

    7. Apply a dollar-sized amount of Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream to hands, then scrunch through the top and sides to create a rough sexy texture

    8. Finish with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong for long-lasting hold and shine

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  • 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.

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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.

  • Moroccanoil Long Hair How To | Jill Stuart SS'14

    Moroccanoil took to the runway for Jill Stuart’s Spring/Summer 2015 at New York Fashion week this September. Lead stylist James Pecis for Moroccanoil complemented the collection reminiscent of Jerry Hall on beach night with sexy, luxe waves. A fresh youthful twist set to evoke the idea of unleashing your inner animal.

    Moroccanoil Long Hair How To | Beach Waves for Jill Stuart 

    1. Starting with damp hair, create a deep centre part. For all-over volume, apply Moroccanoil Root Boost from root-to-tip of damp strands

    2. Next, apply Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse to the roots for smooth, controlled volume at the hairline

    3. Blow dry the hair straight using Moroccanoil Boar Bristle Classic Brush

    4. Wrap 1 inch sections loosely around a curling iron, try the Cloud Nine Wand to create tousled waves; set with clips. Allow to cool and then let strands down

     5. Delicately brush out waves using the Moroccanoil Boar Bristle Classic Brush. This will give the hair a soft, glam texture

    6. Apply a dime-sized amount of Moroccanoil Curl Defining Cream to hands and using fingers smooth the hair ends and fly-aways, and then add a bit of rough texture to the pieces around the face

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  • 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.

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    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.

    South Australian Hairdressers Parlour Hair Academy 1

    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.

    South Australian Hairdressers Parlour Hair Academy 3

    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

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