Haircare Australia

  • Renya Xydis | A Little Respect

    Renya Xydis chats Instagram, rising to the top, the reality of respect and her upcoming education workshop, The Sessions.

    Renya Xydis, the pink haired, (usually) red-lipped dynamo that elevated the Sydney salon landscape and set standards for ‘session’ in Australia. She has built a cult following in Valonz Haircutters and propelled profiles in the likes of Travis Balcke – Eugene Souleiman’s right hand man.

    Cloud Nine Ambassador, celebrity stylist, savvy business woman and the driver of trend defining Instagram accounts @sydneysbesthaircolourists and @valonzhaircutters, it’s a busy, burgeoning life for Renya Xydis – one punctuated with a stream of timeless beauty; moments that make pictures to last a lifetime.

    But it hasn’t been all high times and hero hair moments. While today you’ll find her working the fashion week circuit from New York to Paris, settling the likes of Cate Blanchett into her chair or creating on-set for VOGUE and Marie Claire, what people don’t see are the years of sacrifice and hard work Renya has invested to manifest her life today. We all have to start somewhere, and for Renya, reality is the key.

    “My best advice for younger artists realizing their creativity? Don’t pick up a copy of Italian VOGUE and think you can create that. They spent thousands of dollars to get that look and then you’ve got hours of post production,” Renya begins.

    “There is so much happening on Instagram, we have access to the work and minds of the world’s best creatives, use it, consume it … and learn your lighting! Google your favourite photographers and various lighting styles, this generation of hairdressers don’t realize how lucky they are, it’s so easy to do your research now,” believes Renya.

    For Renya, as much as she loves Instagram – its universal connection, and what the platform can do for a profile and business – a new urge for instant gratification is stimulating a warped belief that, as quickly as we can access imagery, we can master the mind the behind it.

    “What young stylists don’t understand is that in the case of so many styles we see in Italian VOGUE, i-D or the latest Prada campaign, the hair director and/or creative team has spent months or even years on making that moment happen. There are so many little secrets behind these looks and quite often, they’re the result of a series of mistakes that the hair director will run with,” Renya divulges.

    Renya suggests connecting with local fashion schools such as FBI, attending their annual fashion parades, taking note of emerging designers and, ultimately, collaborating with them. And the same principle applies to makeup and photography. The likes of MAC Cosmetics and Napoleon Perdis have a budding collective of artists just waiting to get creative and gather the experience they need to be great. When it comes to photography, Renya suggests approaching the assistants of the photographer’s assistants, “just be there on-set and help out, that’s how you meet and connect with people … but put your phone away, it’s so disheartening to everyone.”

    Renya Xydis

    “Just be humble, and be respectful. Take a look at the situation that you’re in. If you’re allowed backstage or at a shoot, really appreciate it, it’s someone else’s dream and hard work and they’re giving that to you,” says Renya.

    “No other seminar or workshop can educate you on mastering the nature, pace and precision of backstage or on set, and it’s free! Think about it, every other course, cutting, up-styling, you have to pay for.”

    Sharing and integrity drive all that Renya applies herself to, and her Instagram accounts are no exception. For Renya, a successful Instagram feed is one that speaks of you as an individual and, where hairdressers are concerned, an artist.

    “Everything I put on Instagram is reflective of what I would want to learn and how I would like to look,” she begins.

    “Don’t sway to other people’s Instagram accounts, don’t copy. So many accounts are all about the same, fly-away texture and standard colour … this looks like a piece of toast to me, it looks bland.”

    Renya is a passionate advocate for the many colours, ethnicities and interpretations of beauty that we, as the human race, represent, and believes that with our real and virtual access to all corners of the world, there’s no excuse to lead a boring feed.

    “You’ve got to bring a bit of magic, look at your feed, look at your last 12 images, have you got versatility, have you got colour in there saying ‘I’ve got a personality?’ I see fun, vivacious girls with bland Instagram accounts - that’s not showing off their personality,” continues Renya.

    “If you love the beach, put that on there, if you love fashion, feature some of that too but just make sure those posts occupy 1 % of your feed, and the remaining 99% hair, what you believe in.”

    It is all this and more that Renya will discuss in an intimate, open format at the upcoming Cloud Nine, The Sessions workshop. The morning will see Renya share her secrets to building and maintaining a successful salon, all while growing a creative career and engaging clientele.

    “I want participants to walk away with a strong understanding of how to engage and grow the right clientele for them, their team and salon culture,” says Renya.

    “And it’s so important for salon owners to nourish their own creativity whilst running and building a successful business. For some this may seem a difficult task, so I want to provide insight on how to make this a reality – a reality that will build culture, team morale and have a direct impact on the salon’s bottom line.”

    An expert in salon marketing and brand culture in the digital realm, Renya will educate on building a strong following and will guide participants on creating a piece of content, ready for market, on the day.

    “I’m really looking forward to guiding each participant through the process of creating a powerful and directional piece of content ready for social media. We’re going to explore the best apps, techniques and timings to get the most from digital ready content and really drive a salon forward,” she says.

    The Sessions Workshop will take place on Tuesday, 15th August. Click here to secure your spot. 

  • Meet Evo Spike

    Everyone needs spike in their life... this super-dooper-life-saver-of-a-brush, produces a full-bodied blow dry on any hair type; especially thick, wavy, curly and frizzy hair. Spike will love you gently. His boar bristles will tenderly stretch your hair, while his nylon pins carefully smooth and polish your follicles.

    Who is Evo Spike for?

    • All stylists
    • Clients who typically struggle to use traditional radial brushes
    • Anyone with an environmental conscious

    Evo Spike BrushThe Features & Benefits

    • Evo Spike is available in 22mm, 28mm, 38mm
    • The natural boar bristles stimulate the scalp and reduce frizz
    • The Nylon pins smooth, polish and add shine to the cuticle
    • Spikes pins can resistant up to 160 degrees
    • The handle pik allows for easy sectioning
    • Spike is FSC certified and made with wood from well-managed forests
    • The unique structure of the boar bristle carries sebum from the scalp to the end of the hair shaft; by coating each hair strand with sebum
    • Boar bristle brushing helps to repair dry hair and add shine

    Evo Spike Radial Brush

    To make Evo's latest addition part of your kit, contact us here. 

  • Evo Education: Evo New York Study Tour

    “If I had to choose one word to describe the Evo study tour, it would be wow! Evo’s style of education is like no other.”  Heather Hall, Evo Education NYST attendee.

    Bigger and Better Than Ever.

    Be immersed by fashion week in NYC. Take in the culture, the art, the trends and all the inspiration.

    • Work backstage at 2 x exclusive NYFW shows alongside the Evo hair director and team
    • Attend and style 2 x Evo photo shoots
    • Be mentored by internationally acclaimed stylists
    • Network with like-minded stylists from around the world
    • Attend exclusive Evo education courses
    • Gain an insight into international brands;
    • Evo, Fabuloso and Fabuloso pro
    • Enjoy free time to explore the sights and sounds of New York City
    Welcome Drinks

    Start the tour with team drinks at an iconic NYC bar.

    Business Brunch

    Learn key tips and tricks from the best in business over a NYC brunch.

    Team  Dinner

    End the tour with a team dinner.

    NYFW Backstage x 2

    Work backstage creating the runway look for a NYFW show.

    Editorial Photo shoot

    Work with key Evo stylists to create the latest editorial look of the season and score images for your portfolio.

    How to Photo Shoot

    Create and photograph styling techniques.

    The Renegades

    With Lauren McCowan and Jules Tognini – a day of cutting and styling with two of the industries most awarded and published stylists. Let our masters lead you in a new direction…

    Book Your Place

    Are you ready to reserve your place on the Evo New York Study Tour 2017?

    Please email salessupport@evohair.com or call +61 (0) 407 504 594 to reserve your place.

    Please be advised that numbers are strictly limited and a 50% deposit is essential to secure your booking.

  • Meet Verb: Salon-Quality Haircare

    Austin Born. Salon Raised. Only Good Stuff. Priced Right.

     

    Austin Born

    Verb comes from a place of natural beauty, easy living and no nonsense.

    Salon Raised

    Verb was created by a team of stylists looking for high-quality products clients could afford.

    Only Good Stuff

    Every Verb product is cruelty-free, with no harmful sulfates, parabens or gluten.

    Priced Right

    Always $24. Professional haircare products made for the 93% of people who don’t buy them.

     

    Who are Verb?

    Verb is accessible, salon-quality haircare from Austin, Texas (and yes, it’s as great as you’ve heard). In Austin it’s all about quality of life, it’s an easy-going, no-nonsense place where breakfast tacos and a day at the springs beats a fast-paced life. Inspired by Austin, Verb was created by stylists looking for a simple, salon quality line that clients could afford.

    At Verb, they think beauty should be easy and you shouldn’t have to sacrifice quality to get it. So they make sure every product is harmful sulfate, paraben and gluten free. Simplest of all, Verb was developed for the girl or guy looking to trade up from supermarket haircare. Verb products make your natural hair look and feel better, are easy to use and all at one price - $24.

    Verb is active not passive. Affordable salon quality haircare is what they do. They're a small team of taco lovers, hairstylists, product junkies, concert enthusiasts, photographers, interns… the list goes on. But most importantly, they’re low maintenance girls and guys making only good stuff.

    “We created Verb to fix a problem in our home salon. But if it wasn’t for our stylists, we never would have created salon worthy formulas. Without our team, Verb wouldn’t make it onto the shelves. Without our clients, we couldn’t see Verb in action like we do everyday. And without our family working as spokespeople, our videos would never have been as cute,” says Claire Moses, Verb Founding Member. “Verb is a family affair. Thanks for joining ours, Haircare Australia. We could not be more thrilled about the future of this partnership.”

    Verb provides a complete line with 14 products and a collection of brushes. The line features a hydrating collection, a volume collection and styling products for every stylist and client need.

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    Call 1300 437 436 or email sales@haircareaust.com

  • Introducing Evo Fabuloso Pro Black

    Take your colour work to the next level and make colouring fading  a thing of the past with the newest addition to the Evo Fabuloso Pro family...welcome Evo Fabuloso Pro Black.

    The latest installment in the Evo Fabuloso Pro family, allows you to not only maintain your clients deeper tones at home but also create the  perfect  silver, grey and muted pastel tones in salon.

    evo fabuloso pro black

    Evo Fabuloso Pro colour intensifiers are direct pigment, deposit only, ammonia free, peroxide free colours. They are designed to be mixed together to create unlimited semi colours and use cationic pigment technology to adhere the colour molecules  to the hair shaft - bonding them to the hair fibre.

    With the release of Fabuloso Pro Black colour intensifier, you are now able to add depth to your existing platinum, red, yellow, blue, orange, green, violet and chocolate formulations to grow your repertoire of  colours to include black, grey and darker shades.

    Evo Fabuloso Pro Black

    To support the launch, a black swatch book has been created to showcase the power of this new colour intensifier. If you are interested in implementing the Evo Fabuloso Pro system in your salon, click here to get in touch.

  • Introducing MOP: Modern Original Products

    Modern Original Products for Modern Original People.

    New to the Haircare Australia family, MOP products are an obvious choice.

    Vegetable and fruit derived ingredients, botanicals and natural extracts are used wherever possible in MOP product formulas. MOP products are never tested on animals and are vegan friendly.

    For over 15 years, MOP has been making some of the best products available in salons. Their mission from the beginning has always been to make products that use the best ingredients while never sacrificing performance for the latest ingredient fad.

    Modern Original Products for Modern Original People. This statement pretty much sums up the philosophy at MOP. Their goal is to create modern products for every original person on the planet. Everything they do is aimed at being inclusive and never exclusive.

    MOP believes in high-fives, positivity and mutual respect. MOP wants to create, contribute to, and be part of a culture where humans are free to express themselves without fear of judgement. They believe in love not hate, acceptance not bullying, equality for all, not to mention awesome hair products with beautiful ingredients for your “mop”.

    Revitalising: Basil Mint

    For Normal to Oily Hair

    If your hair feels like it’s carrying the weight of the world, then lift away dirt, pollutants and oil with this revitalising shampoo that contains extracts of Peppermint, Sage and Rosemary. MOP® Basil Mint Shampoo leaves hair feeling fresh, lively and full of healthy shine and bounce.
    Available in 250ml & 1L

    Moisturising: Mixed Greens

    For Normal to Dry Hair


    The daily routine of lather and rinse never worked so well. Dry, processed and abused hair is bathed in luxurious moisture. MOP® Mixed Greens products contain extracts of Cucumber, Olive Oil, Peppermint, Rosemary and Apple Cider Vinegar to make dry hair want to gobble it up.
    Available in 250ml & 1L sizes

    Volumising: Lemongrass

    For Fine Hair


    If other shampoos dry your hair out or weigh it down, then we made this one just for you. MOP® Lemongrass Shampoo helps fatten up skinny hair using extracts of Chamomile, Calendula and of course, Lemongrass. “Fat is where it’s at.”

    Available in 250ml & 1L sizes

    Sulfate-Free: Pear

    For Infants & Sensitive Scalps

    Wanna get the kids cooing over their next bath? MOP® Pear Shampoo is the kindest, most gentle way we know to cleanse the wee ones. Pear extract and soothing Aloe doesn’t dry out tender skin and scalp. Contains no harsh additives, is easy to rinse and smells just plain yummy.

    Available in 250ml size only

    Sensitive Scalps: C-System

    Moisture for all Hair Types

    Cleanse, condition and style your hair and scalp with these antioxidant rich blends of vitamins and fruit extracts. Our sulfate free formulas leave hair soft and manageable. pH balanced and color safe for all hair types.

    Available in 250ml & 1L sizes

    Join the fun and showcase your originality at: #ShowYourMop

     

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    Call 1300 437 436 or email sales@haircareaust.com

  • Haircare After Dark: See Inside the VIP Party

    Haircare Australia upheld their expectation to be the ultimate Hair Expo hosts in 2017, extending their hospitality from the exhibition to the dance floor and long into the night.

    After hair, there’s one thing most hairdressers do well, and that’s party. It’s also no secret that Haircare Australia loves to host one, often taking a ‘come one, come all’ approach in a true celebration of the people and passion defining Australian hairdressing.

    The Haircare Australia Hair Expo party has well and truly certified itself as the events largest offsite gathering. The Gauvins appreciate a good time, and ensure all in attendance have exactly that – drinks, live music, quality banter and this year, an impromptu styling competition among FAME Team members, Jamie Furlan, Marie Cain, Joe Ribera and Dion Lee Andrew.

    Instigated by Jules Tognini, a dance off quickly evolved into live hair styling competition with each member grabbing the closest partygoer, dousing them in Evo and issuing the quickest transformation possible. We’re unsure who won, but INSTYLE Editor Cameron Pine’s sky-high Bieber-rendition was certainly something – nice one Jamie.

    With almost 300 Expo revellers in attendance, there was no shortage of networking opportunities. From fellow salon owners and Prestige Partners to leading session stylists, Haircare staff and owners Jan and Geoff Gauvin, it was an open book of expert knowledge and endless experience for all to indulge.

    “The annual Hair Expo party allows us to give back to our clients, spend time with them and say ‘thank you for their support,’” said HCA Creative Director, Lauren McCowan.

    “I see it as a really important networking opportunity. At HCA we’re trying to create a community of like-minded salon professionals, it’s about a good time and meeting people that believe in the same principles we do. Building and protecting the industry,” she continued.

    And it was certainly a community vibe beneath Sydney’s CBD; strangers became friends, a record bar tab was hit and despite tired Expo feet, the dance floor was alight into Monday’s earliest hours.

    See inside the VIP party here:

    Hair Expo VIP party Hair Expo VIP party

  • Hair Expo 2017 Wrap Up

    With the growth of Australian hairdressing always top of mind, Haircare Australia views Hair Expo as an integral platform to inform, inspire and unite the industry - not only with a powerful stead of products and professionals - but with one another.

    Occupying prime position on the exhibition floor, showcasing brands including Olaplex, BaByliss, Verb and Fabuloso Pro for customised coloured conditioners, Haircare welcomed record numbers in traffic and activity. Enjoying the opportunity to chat trials and triumphs with valued clientele and always taking the chance to listen and take on board valued feedback.

    It was over in the education rooms however where the culture and influence of the company truly made its impact; hundreds of delegates walking away with fresh perspectives and technical insights as delivered by the likes of Guy Tang, The Schorem Barbers and Jules Tognini.

    Freevo

    First to the stage was the much anticipated Freevo show. Hosting a line-up of Evo’s most influential artists in Lauren McCowan, Jules Tognini and Leonard Newton, the audience enjoyed the usual and always hilarious banter while consuming colour and creativity otherwise untold.

    Hair Expo Freevo

    “We ultimately wanted the audience to walk away with the understanding that there are so many interpretations of what makes something cool, beautiful and modern. And this is the whole idea of the Freevo campaign - don’t be defined by what other people tell you, you should be,” said Lauren.

    Lauren presented an intricate, ghetto inspired braided style followed by a shaved head adorned with bright-red hair balls fastened randomly and with ample effect. Lauren’s classic up-do made a statement before a blue-green wedge (wig) lifted to reveal yet another trending buzz cut.

    A stand out from Lauren’s repertoire was a pastel rose gold-peach style on which the Creative Director glued a rainbow of precoloured finger waves.

    “We coloured each weft with a custom Fab Pro mixation before soaking with Evo Gangsta Grip and finally layering with Evo Helmut Strong Hairspray. We did this on individual pieces of mesh and allowed them to set overnight. Now I’m sticking them on with eyelash glue which can be easily removed with Evo Love Touch Shine Spray,” divulged Lauren.

    Leonard created a shoulder-length precision bob with a lick of blue and a subtle-yet striking triangle detail through the front, inspired by the Harajuku kids, the style was effortlessly cool and ready to walk from salon to street.

    Working with the Evo Tyler Teasing Brush, Leonard demonstrated a series of universal techniques including back combing, back brushing and layering of product such as Evo Helmut Strong Hairspray, “for a glass like effect.”

    While Lauren continued to illustrate the secrets to being a ‘360 degree hairdresser,’ Jules took to the stage with a vibrant copper canvas ready for reshaping.

    “I want to create this restyle in real salon circumstances, without prep and with standard time limits,” started Jules. Borrowing from Milla Jovovich in Fifth Element, Jules travelled his cut from bulky to textured and youthful, working to materialise his model’s wicked personality, as well as his own.

    “Freevo is less about being dictated-to by products or a corporate juggernaut and more about being a part of something. Hair shouldn’t be about a collection, or what’s hip and trending, it should be an expression of yourself and your client,” said Jules. But this should never deflect a great haircut. “Evo is never going to even out a bob or fix a haircut, but if you do a good haircut it will have your back, push and drive the style,” he said.

    Jay was the genius behind the shifting colour palette, calling on his latest accomplice, Evo Fab Pro Black to create new, unseen levels of pastel.

    “The current Fab Pro palette is the colour wheel, for example the chocolate exists at a level 5, and with the addition of black, this will help to add depth and achieve really dark dual-tones; beautiful deep pastels and greys,” said Jay.

    “Especially as a semi-permanent, Evo Fab Pro Black is great to deepen and refresh darker tones, it’s really going to open up the capabilities of Fab Pro, in particular for cool interesting pastels,” commented Lauren.

    Schorem Barbers

    Next to the spotlight were the world’s favourite barbers and creators of Reuzel, Leen and Bertus aka The Schorem Barbers.

    The pair credited Vidal Sassoon as a hero inspiration, “because he changed the way we look at hair, he taught us to treat hair like a unique product, and that’s how we cut hair,” shared Bertus.

    “We look at the natural fall of hair and see every person who walks into the shop as an individual, there are 8 billion people in the world, and they each have different hair.”

    Hair Expo Schorem

    Bertus believes every product that is custom made for someone will fall correctly and made a metaphor from the tailored jacket. “When you travel with a customised jacket, and it’s been stuffed and pulled in and out of a backpack, and then you finally pull it out and put it on, it always falls correctly.”

    Bertus translated this to clipper work, and encouraged the room to look at clippers as “a whole lot of scissors with a cord.” He educated on setting a baseline to secure length around the perimeter and how to use your body as a tool, always keeping the sternum right behind your work for 90 degree angles every time.

    With the right angle on-side, The Schorem Barbers believe the most important area of the head (as it pertains to men’s hair) is where the ear is attached.

    “You can shave everything forward or back from that point and it will look good,” said Bertus. A suggestion well and truly proved on-stage in a series of perfect pompadours fusing James Dean and Elvis, 2017-style.

    Lastly, the lads advised on creating men’s hair to be proud of, a notion that shines from their persona to their product line, Reuzel.

    “Try and do at least one haircut a day that you can be really proud of. Every time you give a client the best haircut possible, you give a little bit of yourself away, so don’t forget to be good to ‘you,’” said Bertus.

    Guy Tang for Olaplex

    Further raising the spirits of Australian hairdressers was Instagram sensation and instigator of the global ‘Hair Besties Community,’ Guy Tang.

    Back by popular demand, the hair colour hero presented a series of shimmering colour delicacies from rose gold to lilac and silver, each dissected with that addictive language symbiotic of Tang and his fans around the world.

    Hair Expo Guy Tang

    Followed for his hair colour transformations and peerless pastels, Guy is all too familiar with ‘fear of the fade,’ and spoke about the importance of educating clients on expecting and enjoying the inevitable process. “I don’t know why everyone is so scared of fading, everything fades - life fades. My advice is to educate your clients accordingly, and don’t use the word fade, use the word evolve, ‘evolving into a beautiful smoky beige colour.’”

    Guy believes toning on dry hair creates a more seamless result (as water molecules occupy the hair shaft) and encouraged his audience to up-sell the service.

    “Call it glazing, dry-glossing or top-coating, it’s so important to tone on dry hair so if it’s a process that uses more time for a better result, then charge for it. It’s a service your clients will love as they will see you’re taking more time with them,” he said.

    Big on under-promising and over-delivering, not a colour passes through Guy’s hands without the Olaplex touch, in particular when working with those harder to achieve tones such as silver. Guy reinforced the less is more approach with Olaplex, asking colourists to use only the specified amount as “it has a pH of 3.5, it’s very acidic.”

    Caterina Di Biase for Denman

    Hair Expo Caterina Di Biase

    And, last to take the stage was two time Hair Expo Australian Hairdresser of the Year and two-time AHFA Hairdresser of the Year, Caterina Di Biase, enforcing the point that excellent prep forms the basis for key artistic editorial work. Caterina took to the stage. With the assistance of her Heading Out Creative Team, Caterina disseminated and reconstructed some of her key editorial looks for the crowd, sharing with them how she employs classic hairdresser’s tools, such as a Denman 7-row brush, to work and dress the hair prior to styling. Even simple tricks, like using different coloured cutting combs to provide contrast against light or dark hair can take away some of the guesswork and valuable time behind the scenes. The secret to success, according to Caterina, is combining the right brushes and tools to help bring the stylist’s vision to life.

    Sharon Blain for BaByliss

    Hair Expo revellers were treated to daily demonstrations by the Queen of long hair styling, Sharon Blain, over at the BaByliss exhibition stand. Hairdressing royalty Sharon Blain claimed her throne as the Queen of long hair styling with daily hair demonstrations. Drawing in a keen crowd, Sharon captivated her audience as she shared some of her creative and inventive techniques using the BaByliss portfolio of tools, finishing her looks with the use of threading ribbons for styles that wowed.

    Hair Expo Sharon Blain

    After a jam-packed weekend, Haircare Australia is fondly reflecting on their mission to inform, inspire and unite the industry. Now, until next year!

  • The Fashion Week Wrap-Up

    Once again Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia was a showstopping fashion extravaganza. It showcased emerging Australian talent and household names like Dion Lee and Romance Was Born, as well as the major comeback of Australian fashion brand Sass & Bide.

    The key hair trends that ran through many of the designers shows were natural, effortless hair with the hint of a 90’s come back. Many of the hair looks championed the model’s individuality and showcased their natural beauty.

    Sass & Bide was a celebrated affair, with a collection titled ‘Fiesta Barcelona’, which was inspired by Antoni Gaudi’s Casa Batillo. The resort collection celebrated the whimsical decorative exterior and the zen simplicity of the white light interior.

    Renya Xydis, Cloud Nine Ambassador, acted as the Hair Director for the show and emancipated the Sass & Bide girl with the ultimate cool-girl braids. Renya created five modern twists on a classic braid, with looks featuring sleek and straight simplicity juxtaposed with unapologetic Mohawk tails, modern cornrows and fighting fish tails to capture the pulse of Barcelona street culture.

    "We wanted to create looks that showcased that the Sass & Bide girl as fresh and modern, playing on the spirit and essence of Barcelona. We created the sleekness of the looks with the Cloud Nine Wide Iron and then the intricate Mohawk braids to complement the bold shimmering street life featured within the collection." – Renya Xydis

    C/MEO Collective on the other hand was all about the ultimate ‘feminine-girl’ look this year at Carriageworks. The collection itself, was all about dramatic ruffles, exaggerated detailing and floral prints. The models gracefully floated down the runway, emphasising the brand's DNA of effortless beauty.

    Lauren McCowan, Haircare Group Creative Director and Hair Director for C/MEO Collective created two understated looks for the runway. One was the classic messy ballet bun, perfectly complemented by the second look, which was undone, flowing tresses. Both looks complemented the wild femininity and vigorous spirit throughout the colour soaked range.

    "We wanted the hair look to emphasise the playful and floral nature of the collection. These runway styles can be worn day-to-day, as they are effortless, easy and internationally appropriate." – Lauren McCowan.

  • Moroccanoil at the AJE Resort 17/18 Runway

    Effortless, Natural Hair presented by Moroccanoil at the AJE Resort 17/18 Runway.

    Quintessential Australian label Aje, launched their Resort 17/18 collection yesterday evening Monday 1st May at the Art Gallery of NSW. Titled, Awelye - the Anmatyerre tribal word for women's ceremonies, the collection will pay homage to the iconic indigenous artist Minnie Pwerle.

    Designers Edwina Robinson and Adrian Norris commented, ''We are delighted to be continuing our rela-tionship with Moroccanoil, and are excited to be partnering with them for our Resort 17/18 show. We feel that Moroccanoil perfectly captures the ease and elegance of the Aje girl, with a focus on natural beauty''.

    Michele McQuillan, Hair Director for Moroccanoil commented "The inspiration behind the Moroccanoil look for AJE Resort 17/18 is an effortlessly, cool girl. We've created a natural feel with an element of raw-ness that highlights the natural textures of each girl’s hair. Each look uses a base of Moroccanoil core products to enhance the already existing natural wave, creating an individualism to each girl"

    Recreate the Look:

    Products and Tools

    Moroccanoil Original Treatment Oil
    Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray
    Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo
    Moroccanoil Moulding Cream
    Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray
    2 x curling tongs: 20mm and 25mm sizes

    1. On dry hair, begin by prepping the hair with the Moroccanoil Original Treatment Oil to create the perfect foundation for styling. Evenly apply 1-2 pumps on clean hair, from mid-lengths to ends.

    2. Proceeding with dry hair, spray the Moroccanoil Texture Spray evenly throughout the hair to create a texturized hold. Section the hair in two, the lower section from the occipital bone to the nape. Clip the top section away. Working with the lower section, separate the hair into two parts and braid from the roots to the mid lengths, leaving the ends out. The Moroccanoil Texture Spray is used as a prep spray to provide foundational grip needed for no-slip braids. It gives a texturized hold with a dry, gritty finish for an effortless, undone style.

    3. Continuing with the two braids, clamp each of them with a straightening iron and allow them to cool. Once cooled, take the hair out of the braids. This will create a wave in the hair that appears natural with movement and bounce.

    4. Let the rest of the hair down to where it naturally falls and make a slightly messy centre parting. Lightly spray the Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo at the roots to refresh the hair. Use the tongs to create a subtle bend throughout the hair, wrapping small sections in alternating directions, all throughout the top section.

    5. Lastly, gently emulsify Moroccanoil Moulding Cream with your fingers, and then grab pieces of hair to create a separation of ends for a lived-in look. Finish the look with Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine spray to enhance natural colour and shine.

    The finish: natural, wavy, textured hair with the help of Moroccanoil styling products.

  • Haircare Australia's Education Shows at Hair Expo 2017

    Haircare Australia is also proud to present an all-star line-up of education shows at Hair Expo 2017.

    Be sure to catch Caterina Di Biase, Guy Tang, Leen and Bertus and the Evo International Education team as they take to the stage. We’ll also be at stands E124 and D125 with our portfolio of incredible brands; including Evo, Fabuloso Pro, BaByliss Pro, Denman, Olaplex... and will be introducing you to our exciting new brand, Verb.

    Olaplex _ Guy Tang

    With millions of followers on his social media channels, his motivation and inspiration to other Hairbesties has proven as contagious as his quirky and admirable personality. See Guy share his expertise, techniques and tips for blonding and colouring with Olaplex.

    Monday 12 - 2pm _ Book Here

    Reuzel _ Leen and Bertus, Schorem Barbers

    This is absolute old school barbering at its finest and coolest. Don’t miss the Rotterdandies coming Down Under to defile the stage at Hair Expo with their endless jibber jabber about classic barbering, subcultures and of course to spread the greasy gospel of the lard…

    Sunday 11.45am - 1.15pm _ Book Here

    Evo _ Freevo Show

    Ready to step out of the box? This is cutting, styling, colouring and a little bit of stand-up comedy thrown in for good measure! Join the FreevoTM – lution. Witness the wizardry of this motley crew, and let them take you on a road trip through Evo’s new education collection.

    Sunday 10am - 11.30am _ Book Here

    Denman _ Caterina Di Biase Look & Learn

    Don’t miss out on this special opportunity to see Caterina Di Biase, two-time Hair Expo Australian Hairdresser of the Year and two-time AHFA Hairdresser of the Year, in an up-close and intimate showcase of her key signature looks and some of her favourite new looks for the season.

    Sunday 3pm - 4pm _ Book Here

  • Model Casting for Guy Tang's World Tour!

    We are casting for the biggest show of Hair Expo Guy Tang’s World Tour.

    Guy Tang is a world renowned colourist with over 1.4 million followers on Instagram, and will be doing a major show at Hair Expo, Sydney on June 10th and 12th.

    We are casting for 8 amazing models willing to have some world class colour work done to their hair.

    We have a top level team for Styling and Makeup, and you will receive BTS and final photos for your portfolios.

    Model Requirements:

    Please read prior to applying and only apply if you are open to the below.
    • Models must be open to whatever colour work Guy wants to do - should you want to change it after the show, that can be arranged with one of our colourists.
    • All models will be lifted to a light blonde prior to Guy colouring their hair. This prep work will happen during the week of June 5th. Main prep work with Guy will happen on Friday June 9th - you must be available for that whole day.
    • All colours, treatments and after care products will be provided free of charge.
    You will receive Olaplex treatments to keep your hair in top condition prior to and after the show.
    • Only 5 models will be needed for the Saturday but the full 8 will be needed for the Monday.
    • Height minimum is 5’8. No extensions or weaves. Previous modelling experience is preferred.

    Show Days:

    Saturday, 10th June (12pm-9pm)
    Monday, 12th June (7am-3pm)

    We are looking forward to working with you! Guy does incredible colour work and we have a team of the best colourists in the country to make sure your hair is in amazing condition.

    Work is paid - rates will be discussed after casting.

    To register your interest, please send your details via this link.

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