Tag Archives: Moroccanoil

  • Moroccanoil StyleScapes In-Salon Braiding

    Introducing Moroccanoil StyleScapes In-Salon Braiding. Knot your average braiding service.

    Braids are here to stay! Moroccanoil StyleScapes is an salon service program offering our salon partners unique opportunities to boost service revenue through the creation of brand-sponsored, service driven programs. Stylescapes The Braid Edition is designed to deliver easy braided styles, inspired by world’s style capitals, London, New York, Milan and Paris.

    Moroccanoil StyleScapes offers an instant glam boost with a braid upgrade, inspired by the world’s style capitals. Pressed for time? No sweat – each StyleScapes braid is fast and flawless; you’ll be out the door in no time. Enjoy it as an add-on to your salon service, or as a quick hair pick-me-up on your lunch hour.

    How it Works

    ONE: PICK A BRAID
    Choose from four stylish braids. Great for all different hair lengths.
    LONDON • NEW YORK • MILAN • PARIS

    TWO: TICK - TOCK
    Leave it to the expert to create a beautiful braid, fast.

    THREE: YOU'RE ALL SET
    Flaunt your new braid and always remember to say 'thank-you' when you receive a compliment.

    Watch here to discover the Moroccanoil StyleScapes Braid Edition.

    Click here to become a stockist. 

  • Introducing the Moroccanoil Texture Collection

    While Summer is about to come to end, effortless locks don’t have to. Introducing the Moroccanoil Texture Collection; 3 new additions to the Moroccanoil range that will have you achieving long-lasting, beach-inspired-hair all year long.

    Moroccanoil Beach Waves Mousse

    mo-dry-shampoo-travel
    Formulated for all hair types:

    • Non-dehydrating, sea salt-free
    • Activates waves and curls
    • Provides a flexible, tousled texture
    • UV-absorbing for enhanced sun protection

    An upgrade on the classic sea salt spray, the Moroccanoil Beach Waves Mousse features an innovative, argan oil-infused salt-free formula that provides tousled texture in mousse form.

    Designed for all hair types, the mousse includes unique styling polymers that allow for wave retention and curl definition, while providing volume and thermal protection.

    Additionally, the argan-oil infused mousse also features starch derivatives which help to add long-lasting texture with a dry, touchable finish.

    To order Moroccanoil Beach Waves Mousse, call Haircare Australia on 1300 437 436 or use our online contact form.

    Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray

    A unique dry argan-oil infused spray that can be used as both a foundation to prep the hair or as a finishing spray to achieve carefree, tousled texture with just the right amount of hold – for that perfectly imperfect look.

    mo-dry-shampoo-travel
    Formulated for all hair types:

    • Achieves effortlessly undone styles
    • Instantly provides texture and weightless volume
    • No-slip, gritty finish
    • Touchable and non-sticky

    Featuring the brand’s signature antioxidant-rich argan oil in a delicate, ultra-fine mist the Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray provides all hair types with long-lasting texture and volume that looks effortlessly undone.

    Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray is comprised of a special blend of volcanic-mineral zeolite and high-performance resins, which work together to create a unique bond between strands, providing a slip-free, gritty finish – without any sticky residue.

    Additionally, the exclusive formula includes nourishing wheat proteins to condition and moisturise.

    To order Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray, call Haircare Australia on 1300 437 436 or use our online contact form.

    Moroccanoil Texture Clay

    An innovative unisex styler that defines and sculpts hair to create natural looks with a strong hold with a matte finish.

    mo-dry-shampoo-travel
    Formulated for all hair types:

    • Texturises hair
    • Nourishes hair with antioxidant-rich argan oil and shea butter
    • Emphasizes layers and up-dos with piecey, matte definition
    • Unique, silky smooth clay formula that provides strong hold without stiffness

    The unique formula allows for customisable versatility and enough playtime before the hold sets in to build a desired level of texture for both long and short styles.

    The Moroccanoil Texture Clay is comprised of volcanic-derived cosmetic-grade bentonite clay, which provides piecey texture with a silky, tack-free feel and a matte finish. This workable silky-smooth clay also includes nourishing shea butter to soothe and moisturise the hair and scalp.

    Perfect to emphasize layers and up-dos, now all hair types can achieve playful, piecey texture and perfectly roughed-up style.

    To order Moroccanoil Texture Clay, call Haircare Australia on 1300 437 436 or use our online contact form.

  • Bazaar in Bloom with Moroccanoil

    On Thursday 13th October Michele McQuillan and Moroccanoil joined forces with Harper's BAZAAR  as they hosted their second BAZAAR in Bloom fundraising gala. Located at Justin Hemmes' private residence, The Hermitage, in Sydney's Vaucluse, guests enjoyed a couture runway show, highlighting 31 of Australia's most celebrated designers, each of whom created a bespoke gown for the event.

    Alongside Michele McQuillan, a talented team from the Haircare Australia salon network came together to create both the runway hair, and assist Michele with an 8-page Harpers Bazaar editorial  shoot (on shelves November). The experience provided stylists with the opportunity to work alongside Michele and gain a valuable insight into the world of runway and editorial styling. Moroccanoil education manager, Violet Sainsbury also had the privilege of styling Australian model, Steffanie Roberts' hair as she attended the event a guest of Moroccanoil.

    Bazaar in Bloom Moroccanoil 1

    Hair director, Michele McQuillan transformed hair into effortless, romantic buns with the help of the Moroccanoil Curl Defining Cream, Moroccanoil Luminous Shine Hairspray and the soon to launch, Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray. With movement and texture, the hair floated down the runway, making the perfect canvas for each of designs on display.

    "The timeless elegance of all the dresses needed a continuity within the hair. This was inspired by Victorian women dressed for a summer garden party. By playing with the prudish shape we gave it a fresh sense of wild bohemia. The repressed Victorian bun was fractured into a romantic coquettish knot." - Michele McQuillan

    Bazaar in Bloom Moroccanoil 2

    Get The Look.

    1. Start by shampoo with the Moroccanoil Hydrating Shampoo. If the hair has some movement add a little Moroccanoil Curl Defining Cream to enhance the natural movement. Use your fingers to create a slightly messy center-parting and let the hair air dry/dry naturally.

    2. Once dry, if the hair is straight and needs a little more movement at the hairline -  spray with the Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray for grip and randomly tong in different directions to create a more natural irregular wave.

    3. Run your fingers through the hair to break up the curls. When you’re happy with the front, pull into a ponytail. Spray more Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray if you need to or if the hair is too silky.

    4.  Loosely twist ponytail into a flat messy bun. Leave random ends of the hair out so it’s not too neat and pin to secure the shape.

    5. Spray the bun with Moroccanoil Luminous Shine Hairspray Medium.  At the front hairline use your fingers to back brush and create softness, pulling pieces out or pinning bits back.

    Bazaar in Bloom Moroccanoil

    For more how-to content from Moroccanoil, click here. 

  • New York Fashion Week Recap

    New York Fashion Week set the scene for some of  best hair moments for Spring Summer 2017. From romantic waves to punky ponytails, the Moroccanoil team had us captivated. Here are some of our favourite moments.

    Monique Lhuillier | Bob Recine  

    No brushes required, this girly, top-of-the-ear ponytail has the right amount of punky texture to perfectly contrast the mature and serious design of Monique’s Spring Summer 2017 Collection.

    Top Tip: Mist ponytail with Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray  (coming soon) and rough with fingers for added texture.

    New York Fashion Week Recap 1

    Marchesa | Antonio Corral Calero 

    Sleek and sophisticated with a touch of glamour, this romantic and edgy, off-the-face style beautifully contrasts the ethereal and feminine designs of Marchesa.

    New York Fashion Week Recap 4Cushnie Et Ochs | Antonio Corral Calero

    Cushnie Et Ochs SS17 collection is a modern take on 1980s Miami and Michelle Pfeiffer’s iconic character Elvira Hancock in Scarface.  To complement the sultry yet sophisticated designs, Antonio created a soft hairstyle exuding femininity.

    Top Tip: Cocktail Moroccanoil Original Treatment and Moroccanoil Heat Protection spray together and apply to damp hair for the perfect styling foundation.

    New York fashion Week Recap 2

     

    Vera Wang | Paul Hanlon 

    To contrast the dark and severe aesthetic of the collection, the hair look for Vera Wang focused on enhancing each model’s natural hair texture. Subtle waves and healthy shine gave off the ultimate cool, sophisticated vibe.

    Top Tip: Use Moroccanoil Blow-Dry Concentrate on the ends of dry hair for subtle separation.New York Fashion Week Recap 5

    Click here for more fashion week coverage. 

  • Travel Sized Hair Care Essentials

    With the holiday season only a few short months away, we bring you our favorite travel sized hair care essentials for all of your summer getaway needs.

    evo Your favourite evo shampoos, conditioners ans treatments now come in handy 30ml tubes. These newbie tubes are easy to squeeze, easy to store and now available in cult favourite styling products: liquid rollers curl balm and easy tiger straightening balm.
    fabuloso Hair colour no longer has to suffer while you're away. With the new evo fabuloso 30ml colour intensifying conditioner you can get an instant hair colour boost, combined with a nourishing treatment to condition, repair, add shine, instantly tone and intensify hair colour all in 3 minutes.
    moroccanoil
    Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo 65ml is the ultimate travel sized hair care must-have. Ideal for refreshing and revitalising hair during your holiday, it enables you to dramatically extend the life of your style all the while preserving the integrity of your dark or light tone.
    olaplex no.3 Olaplex No.3 is the perfect travel companion; it helps to repair and strengthen, protects from environmental stresses like the sun and sea, and can be used as a leave-in treatment to reduce frizz from humidity. Tip: apply to hair before a trip to the beach for inside out repair while you enjoy the sun.
    Neuma With zero synthetic fragrance, sulfates, parabens and environmental pollutants, Neuma makes the perfect addition to your suitcase. The host of products that come in travel-friendly sizes allow you to have perfect hair all holiday long, without the guilt.
    Micro-Large-1 At only 15cm in length the Cloud Nine Micro Iron is ideal for travelling. It allows you to focus on those hard to style areas and makes the perfect travel-sized companion. Heating up to 150 degrees, it is kinder to your hair and comes complete with a protective heat guard to help ensure your hair looks good when you’re on the go.

     

    How to Order

    Get in touch with your Haircare Australia rep, call us on 1300 437 436 or use our online contact form.

  • The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide

    The countdown to Christmas is officially now on! Our ultimate guide to holiday and Christmas gifting features some of our favourite brands; evo, Cloud Nine and Moroccanoil. From stocking fillers to luxury gift packs suitable for both him and her, get your Christmas gift inspiration right here.

    Shop the gifts you'll want to give (and receive) this holiday season.

     

    Gift Packs for Her

    Whatever your budget, whatever her hair need, we have it covered. Browse through the Christmas gift packs on offer from evo, Cloud Nine and Moroccanoil curated specially for her.

    evo Christmas Tree Hangers

    The perfect stocking filler and tree decoration all in one and an ideal size to try out some of evo's favourites. Every tree hanger includes an evo shampoo and conditioner 30ml and evo treatment 30ml covering all hair types with Hydrate, Repair, Volume and  Style pack options.

    evo you do dew tree hanger evo reincarnator
    Hydrate: evo you do dew Christmas tree hanger Repair: evo the reincarnator Christmas tree hanger
    evo vast appetite tree hangers evo control geek tree hanger
    Volume: evo vast appetite Christmas tree hanger Style: evo control geek Christmas tree hanger

     

    Moroccanoil Treatment Christmas Ornaments

    Beautifully packaged, these Moroccanoil ornaments are perfect stocking fillers. What's more is that they double as a Christmas tree ornament - sure to bring a sparkle to your festive season. Containing a Moroccanoil Original Treatment 25ml - the ideal size to take to their next holiday destination.

     MO Ornaments

    Moroccanoil Treatment Ornaments

     

    Cloud Nine Christmas Gift Packs

    Give the gift of Cloud Nine this Christmas. A luxurious gift set containing the standard or wide iron and a heat proof bag, with a bonus Italian Cloud Nine paddle brush and croc clips valued at $59.95. This is a gift that will well and truly spoil your loved ones.

    original iron wide iron
    Cloud Nine Original Iron Christmas Gift Pack Cloud Nine Wide Iron Christmas Gift Pack

     

    evo Hairmuda Triangle Christmas Gift Packs

    Perfect for those with coloured locks, evo hairmuda triangle come in a chic cylinder box. Containing fabuloso pro preserve shampoo 250ml and fabuloso colour intensifying conditioner 250ml (in colours platinum blonde, light beige, caramel, copper, purple red, mahogany or chestnut) plus a free  evo love touch shine spray 100ml. The perfect set to keep coloured hair looking it's best over the festive season.

    hairmuda trianglev2

    evo hairmuda triangle gift pack

     

    Moroccanoil Treatment Holiday Gift Packs

    Protect your hair from the stresses of blow drying this festive season. This Moroccanoil Christmas gift pack includes a Moroccanoil Original Treatment 100ml and a bonus Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream 75ml.

    holiday treatment gift pack
    Moroccanoil Holiday Treatment Gift Pack

     

    evo Bag Me Baby Christmas Gift Pack

    A tan rad bag that comes filled with evo shampoo and conditioner 300ml that you know and love.  Suitable for all hair types, evo bag me baby rad bags offer Hydrate, Repair, Volume, Style options plus 2 bonus assorted 30ml products.

     

    evo bag me baby hydrate evo bag me baby repair
    Hydrate: evo bag me baby chic storm Repair: evo bag me baby them feels
    evo bag me baby volume evo bag me baby normal persons
    Volume: evo bag me baby live large Style: evo bag me baby be normal

     

    Moroccanoil Christmas Gift Boxes

    With two beautifully presented Moroccanoil Christmas gift packs on offer, the packs come in Repair & Hydrate or Volume & Hydrate. Perfect gifts to maintain luscious locks for the holiday season.

    The Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Christmas Gift Box contains Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo and Conditioner 250ml, Intense Hydrating Mask 75ml, Original Treatment 25ml.

    The Moroccanoil Extra Volume Christmas Gift Box contains  Moroccanoil Volume Shampoo and Conditioner 250ml, Weightless Hydrating Mask 75ml, Original Treatment Light 25ml.

    holiday treatment gift pack repair holiday treatment gift pack volume
    Moisture repair Moroccanoil Christmas Gift Box Extra Volume Moroccanoil Christmas Gift Box

     

    Gift Packs for Him

    What to get the man who has it all? A gift pack from evo or Reuzel should do the trick. Browse through our Christmas gift ideas curated specially for him.

    evo Not A Man Bag Christmas Gift Packs

    This is not a man bag, but an uber cool rad bag containing uberwust shaving creme and a choice of box o'bollox or crop strutters plus a bonus normal persons shampoo and conditioner 30ml. Perfect for the man that has it all.

       evo Not A Man Bag - zen evo Not A Man Bag - gift bro
    evo not a man bag future zen evo not a man bag do you even gift bro

     

    Reuzel Travel Christmas Gift Packs

    An ideal companion for summer holidays. These neat travel bags come with Reuzel Daily Shampoo 100ml, Reuzel Scrub Shampoo 100ml and either Reuzel Pink Piglet Pomade 35g or Reuzel Blue Piglet Pomade 35g. A blank Reuzel postcard also included means that sharing holiday tales couldn't be easier!

    Reuzel travel pack pink Reuzel travel pack blue
    Reuzel Travel Gift Pack: Grease Heavy Hold Pomade Reuzel Travel Gift Pack: Blue Strong Hold Pomade

     

    How to Order

    Get in touch with your Haircare Australia rep, call us on 1300 437 436 or use our online contact form.

  • Moroccanoil for Vera Wang | NYFW

    To contrast the dark and severe aesthetic of the Vera Wang Spring Summer 2017 collection, Paul Hanlon for Moroccanoil focused on enhancing each model’s natural hair texture with subtle waves and healthy shine. With the use of the Moroccanoil Original Treatment and Moroccanoil's new Blow-Dry Concentrate the hair gave off the ultimate cool, sophisticated vibe. Recreate the look in just three simple steps.

    Moroccanoil for Vera Wang 1 1. Start with dry hair and use fingers to rake one pump of  Moroccanoil Treatment from root to tip. This creates the perfect foundation for styling, hydrating the hair, controlling frizz and boosting shine.
    Moroccanoil for Vera Wang 2 2. Beginning at the nape of the neck, take 3 inch sections of hair and use the Cloud Nine Original Iron in a side-to-side motion from root to tip to create a subtle wave pattern. Continue this process throughout the entire head and then comb through with hands.
    Moroccanoil for Vera Wang 3 3. Using fingers, apply one-two pumps of the Moroccanoil Blow Dry Concentrate to the ends of hair to create subtle separation. Finish with a gentle mist of Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Medium.

     

    Click here to discover more Moroccanoil How-To's. 

  • Designer Feature | A moment with Aje

    Born in 2007, Aje is the result of best friends Adrian Norris and Edwina Robinson’s creative passion and determination to bring Australian women clothing that transcends traditional time barriers with its timeless sophistication and wearability.

    Synonymous to effortless glamour, tough femininity and dishevelled elegance Aje is the brand every girl wants hanging in her wardrobe.

    We caught up with one half of the famous designing duo, Edwina, to find out a little more about the brand that has such a big place in the heart of the Australian Fashion Industry.

    In only a few short years Aje has developed a cult-like following, which we were fortunate enough to experience first-hand at their Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Resort ’17 collection showcase, with hair direction from Lauren McCowan for Moroccanoil. Lauren fashioned fresh hair with movement and soft texture detailed out by applying Moroccanoil Treatment through the hair for separation. Recreate the look for yourself in a few simple steps, here.

    How long have you been in the industry?

    I have been working in the fashion industry in different guises for more than fifteen years and it never ceases to surprise me. It’s a very complex industry.

    What sparked your love of fashion?

    My grandmothers both had exceptional taste in clothes and from a very young age I remember being enamoured by the textures within their wardrobes. Fashion has always been an undercurrent, if not the directive in my life.

    What is your all-time favourite piece of clothing?

    I love pieces of clothing that tell a story - my favourite pieces are those that I have collected when travelling. Not necessarily the most expensive pieces in my wardrobe, rather often the opposite. I have this amazing calf skin leather wrap top with exaggerated 3/4 puff sleeves that my fiancé and I found in Les Puces in Paris. The day was a beautiful day so the memories are etched into this piece.

    What inspires you the most?

    Style is a means of individual self-expression, almost like a physical psychology of the soul. This constantly inspires me - the way you can tell so much about someone’s inner workings by the way they put themselves together on the outside.

    What can we expect to see from you as we move into summer?

    More of our signature contrast between tough and feminine and more dishevelled elegance. We have been inspired by land and sea for our SS16 collection entitled 'Terra a Mare' - both the physical landscape and the uniforms of naval and military officers.

    Guilty habit?

    A glass of wine at the end of the day.

    Worst fashion moment?

    I was definitely quite experimental with style in my school days. At the time I felt like I was a forward thinker, but in hindsight I think I was just in another realm altogether - one I’m glad to have moved out of!

    One thing you can’t live without?

    He knows who he is.

    Recreate the look from the Aje Resort 2017 Collection showcased at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2016. Get The Look here.

  • Fashion Week Street Style | Hair Inspiration

    Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2016 might have been and gone but it's certainly not forgotten. The fashion industry's event of the year saw our evo, Cloud Nine and Moroccanoil hair teams bring life to runway shows from Australian labels like Yeojin BaeC/MEO and Rebecca Vallance, but the models weren't the only stars of the show - Fashion Week wouldn't be the same without it's show-goers.

    Here we've captured some of our favourite Fashion Week street style moments for some incredible hair inspiration. From ponytail's to the perfect wave, these styles ruled the streets.

    Our experts give us their tips on how to achieve these looks to help us get ready for our next big event!

    Beck Carroll Violet Sainsbury

    Beck Caroll

    Beck Carroll Hair
    Cloud Nine Ambassador

    I'm liking the middle parts here and the fact the hair is smooth but not too straight and still has a touch of volume in the roots. To create this look, I would blow-dry the hair but if blowdrying is too much effort for a mid-week look, I would use the Cloud Nine Original or Cloud Nine Wide Iron to smooth the hair on a low temperature – nothing above 175 degrees. If you do choose to blow-dry the hair, smooth it after at a super-low temperature like 125 degrees. With hair this long, it’s really important to invest in a decent brush and get regular trims. Be gentle when brushing, don’t over process the hair or use high temperatures when heat styling.

    beck

    Violet Sainsbury

    Moroccanoil International
    Education Manager

    Very few things beat a perfect
    ponytail for me. This look is so sophisticated and too cool for school at the same time.  In order to create the perfect pony, I start with the perfect foundation, and for me that’s the Moroccanoil Treatment Light. I would then layer in the Moroccanoil Volumising Mousse to achieve the perfect texture and natural shine. A trick I picked up backstage at Fashion Week is to lightly spray the root area with Moroccanoil Heat Styling Protection and blow-dry into the direction of where you want to place the base of the ponytail. This gets rid of bubbles and gives you the ultimate sleek and shiny finish.

    violet

    Atilio Dusa Grant Norton

    Atilio Dusa

    Clip Joint
    evo & Cloud Nine Ambassador

    I like that this woman takes care of how she looks and clearly visits the salon regularly. To get this look I would blow-out the hair using evo’s mister fantastic and set with the Cloud Nine Waving Wand, finishing the look with evo builders paradise and a couple of drops of evo love perpetua. It’s all about the prep work if you want curls like this to last all day, be sure not to use a heavy shampoo or conditioner and always start with mister fantastic. It’s really important to set the hair at the right temperature too and leave curls to cool before dressing them out.

    atillo

    Grant Norton

    Chester's Wife Rose
    evo Ambassador

    This look is effortless and minimal. It has a no fuss approach that suits the overall look. To recreate this look I would start by washing the hair with evo therapist shampoo and evo therapist conditioner and apply evo easy tiger straightening balm and blow dry the hair smooth with the evo bruce bristle brush. To keep hair this length looking its best you need to keep up your cuts as you don’t want it flicking out on the shoulders. I would recommend having a cut every 6-8 weeks to ensure the look is polished and maintained.

    grant

  • Moroccanoil Editorial Stylist Peter Gray

    With a spectrum of interest and imagination far broader than the editorial stylist label– Peter Gray is recognised by not only his lightness of touch with hair but his depth of personality and perspective, writes INSTYLE's Cameron Pine.

    In 2012 I met Peter Gray in Paris. He’d just completed a massive campaign job for L’Oréal Professionnel, and with brands throwing contracts at him you wonder why he hasn’t been stitched up as a Global Creative Director for any of our leading global powerhouses. It is what Peter hasn’t accepted that makes him so interesting and he has the editorial world lining up for more. The truth is, back when working on this 2012 released global campaign, L’Oréal Professionnel wasn’t convinced of his work and vision, being so different to anything they had ever done before, but in the end they loved it, his hair ‘dresses’ campaign became a global focus for the brand and rather than take on an exclusive role with the leading company, Peter has continued to manifest and weave his style across the globe – one that now lets him arrive at a non-exclusive contract with Moroccanoil.

    “It takes huge balls on a companies behalf to say ‘we love what you do and we are not going to constrict you’. It allows me to bring the best of all the brands I’ve worked with over the years,” Peter said. he no doubt cites this relationship as a very precious one. His ‘work’, despite him making it sound like it is far from it, transcends the countless VOGUE covers from advertising, editorial, session and custom projects as interesting as his personality. First and foremost Peter has no ego, he’s too tapped into external intelligence to make hairdressing just about him – his work and persona speak for itself. It’s hard not to crush on this severe state of open-mindedness for a hairdresser of his calibre.

    Moroccanoil Editorial Stylist Vogue China

    Peter Gray for Vogue China

    Present at Hair Expo exclusively for Moroccanoil, Peter’s ‘session editorial’ bunch were a very diverse mix of stylists all looking for the session editorial zeitgeist from a man of many talents. While at Hair Expo, Peter also formed part of the Global Morph show featuring Sharon Blain, Tracey Hughes and Lucie Doughty. Following on from Morph Peter presented a six model collection for Moroccanoil where the less than a dozen guests were able to stay, interact and produce a live photo shoot.

    “I want to get people involved and reach people again in a genuine way rather than in that mass market way,” he said. “It’s important to make ourselves think again and create an environment where people can interact and share the accidents, the ‘happy’ accidents,” Peter said. Having worked with so many brands from the Aveda tribe where the socio-political aspect of the brand is just as important as the skill to brands that are all about shifting as many SKU’s as possible, right down to the small brands – it’s perhaps Peter’s perspective and the way he looks for the life in others that make him so valuable. Not only does his portfolio of work from Hermes to VOGUE China and back to his creative roots again speak for itself, the refreshing part is that Peter speaks for hairdressers and creatives – finding talents and interesting people that contribute to the greater good everywhere he goes. “People ask me sometimes ‘where does the creativity come from’. Everyone is creative but it’s about how interested you are in what you’re doing that determines this.”

    “I work in fashion, it’s ageist, sexist and sizest. I loved a recent job where I worked with a transsexual person – a size 12 Russian girl that was really about pushing the boundaries.” Gray has worked with With a spectrum of interest and imagination far broader than the session stylist label – Peter Gray is recognized by not only his lightness of touch with hair but his depth of personality and perspective, writes Cameron Pine. The Gray Scale an 87 year old model, a scientist and everything else you can imagine and what he really wants to push is the aspect of inclusivity in fashion and hair - he believes there should be no stereotype. He has also been working on Noise shows which have become big in the UK, Richard Ashforth, Peter and the guys from X-presion all form a very ‘loose partnership’ and really it’s just about creativity. Noise was once a year but now it’s “out of control” with Peter and the gang pulling huge venues and crowds on a regular basis. Peter’s an advocate for making hairdressing more accessible and cooler, “one particular model was surprised I asked her to speak on stage but I wanted her to share who she is and that she’s not plus size to me, she’s normal,” Peter said.

    Moroccanoil Editorial Stylist David Beckham

    Peter Gray for Another Man

    Peter recently worked with a young designer, Demetra from Sydney while on his visit. He’s really obsessed with working with people who do something different in the locales he visits. Demetra is 23 years old and Peter says having worked with McQueen, she is giving this fashion queen literally a run for her money. “She’s putting images of Syrian refugees on her garments, everything she is doing is different.” Peter said. For more than 17 years (of his 30 in the industry) his published work is all shot by a photographer called Sunsbo – Peter admits that he has had a relationship as a photographer’s hairdresser and not a stylist’s hairdresser. He’s like a vampire to the unordinary and the unusual that a lot of hairdressers would bypass to stay on track to their ‘type of work’ or a certain level of notoriety. But for this man it’s about developing his own sense of dexterity and own sense of fashion. “You know what hairdressing can be like, it can be a little cheesy, can’t it?” he said. For Peter there’s literally no grey area, no dark side of his art, just an open mind primed for exploration and further satisfaction in the areas in which he lives. His advice to other hairdressers? To look at photographers and photography and the history of fashion. He says to try and steer clear of fashion mags. “I feel like it’s a toxic virus that if you start looking at what’s around now you think your work needs to look like someone elses,” Peter said.

    Wise words from a man that is not just about the still image. He’s also in the film world, having done ‘stuff’ with Deborah Milner. After being at McQueen for 17 years, she is now writing and directing films. “Social media for me is more about self-aggrandising
    than it is about connection. It’s not my scene at all. I’m a back screen boy. Once I’m on a shoot I’m not a platform artist and I’m not the best on stage but I always focus on retaining my own voice, I just don’t have that ‘showiness’ for platform,” he said. Weaving in and out of creativity, a lot of people in an industry like hairdressing say they are creatives but as Peter points out, they are really just towing the line and to this day the most exciting creative process for Peter is still pulling the kit out and seeing what he is going to create – think Picasso and Frances Bacon. On a shoot he is in his element and back when he worked at Sassoon’s he says he was ‘rubbish’. I did my job but I was slow and wanted to create. “I can thank Simon Ellis (a Schwarzkopf hairdresser also in town for Hair Expo) for getting me into session hairdressing early,” Peter said.

    Moroccanoil Editorial Stylist Vogue Mexico
    Peter Gray for Vogue Mexico

    He was allowed to be himself early on in the piece too, Peter was lucky to grow up with an eccentric academic of a mother. “I was wearing velvet green flares at seven years old. I loved going to the salon with her but I never did hair. I also used to love going to the barbershop with my Grandad – I admire the precision of a barbershop but I love the flamboyance of editorial.” Growing up in Zimbabwe probably also had a lot to do with it – Peter was super out there with a crazy fashion sense before moving to London at 21 and Manchester in the late 80s. “It was the summer of love where teen music videos made their way in and indie was a real thing,” he said. The allure of the disco ball and the daring side of those who like to dance the night away, Peter exposed himself to skills you couldn’t learn ina classroom. He says to this day that it was drag queens, Eurasia and working with Andy Bell that got him into fashion and now you can say that he has become a teacher, a collaborator, worked on product development, consultancy and worked in a six floor Sassoon salon, all seemingly in his spare time.

    It’s true that hairdressing is a playing field of what Peter says are tree huggers, thugs, animated figures and sometimes angry environmentalists or perhaps that’s just the psyche Peter gets into when he reads mostly autobiography’s and not fashion magazines or online forums like many hairdressers. Blessed to have a home and exist in all three cities of London, New York and Toronto, Peter lovesto work all over the place and be in the best areas when he is there. In New York he is on 37 between eight and nine – an old garment district, yet he loves the dynamism. He also lives in Kensington in Toronto which is like Camden was 15 years ago in London – he’s at the epicenters of creative expression and this is reflected in his work. His work is truly extraordinary and never boring – from larger than life shapes to completely customized texture, I don’t think anything he creates has ever been seen before. It seems to have a lot to do with the fact that he has no plan at all. “You paddle out and you paddle like hell. Sometimes it’s flat and sometimes there’s amazing waves and you get out past second break.” This was just one of the many amazing life analogies that came to Peter while he was on vacation in Hawaii. Just like theinspiration he gained while walking through Brunswick street in Melbourne during Hair Expo Peter says, ‘It’s good to see where the real people are.’ “We get five year plans drummed into us – ‘you have to be successful in five years or you’ll be a failure’.

    Work with whoever you want to work with. Life is not a series of images in a book.” Fighting for individuality and injecting a sense of intelligence into hairdressing, Peter is calm, intelligent but fiercely aware of his place and everything he touches seems to evolve. He’s the man that will do a show with 25 young designers and discover before anyone else that 10 of them are world class.

    The Modern Times shoot can be found in the July/ August edition of INSTYLE.

    Peter Gray Editorial Stylist

    Peter Gray Editorial Stylist 1
    Peter Gray for INSTYLE

  • Get The Look | Textured Elegance

    The hair look for the Aje 2016 Resort Collection show demonstrated an effortless exploration in bringing out the natural texture of each girls hair, to bring out their individuality and beauty while still keeping the nonchalant elegance that embodies the ‘Aje girl’. Lauren McCowan fashioned fresh hair with movement and soft texture detailed out by applying Moroccanoil Treatment through the hair for separation.

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

    Get the look from Aje's show with Moroccanoil and Cloud Nine Tools here.

    Textured Elegance

    Aje_Moroccanoi Step 1 1. Starting at the nape, use a straightener such as a Cloud Nine Original Iron to create natural bends in the hair and bend away from the face.
    Aje_Moroccanoi Step 2 2. Apply Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo to the front hairline and the crown.
    Aje_Moroccanoi Step 3 3. Use a small amount of Moroccanoil Light Treatment through the mid- lengths and ends for separation.

     

    Find out more about the brains behind the Aje brand,  best friends Adrian Norris and Edwina Robinson, here.

  • Moroccanoil's Peter Gray features in latest Harper's Bazaar

    petergrayIn the latest copy of Harper's Bazaar (September 2016 issue) you'll find the stunning work of key contributor Peter Gray, Moroccanoil Ambassador.

    Inspired by texture and contrast, Gray's styling features in "Contrasting Views" (from page 226). Combining sleek and dry texture, Gray demonstrates how simple techniques and an arsenal of key Moroccanoil products can take your hair styles to new heights, without the commitment of a major hair makeover.

    Gray has made significant contribution to the hair and fashion industries during his expansive career. Having worked on a myriad of luxury editorial shoots, advertising campaigns and runway shows as well as collaboration with hair brands, his work is truly impressive.

    Grab a copy of the September issue of Harper's Bazaar to read more about Peter Gray's styling and how to recreate some of the looks for yourself.

    "Be precise when it comes to product application, otherwise the contrast in textures will be lost" - Peter Gray

     

    The Flying Pony

    Gray takes the simple concept of a ponytail and translates it into a style that exudes glamour. Recreate this look with Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo, Moroccanoil Frizz Control, Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream.

    Moroccanoil Peter Gray_1

    Fresh Flyaways

    The glassy finish on this textured flyaway look on the left is achieved with Moroccanoil Smoothing Lotion and Moroccanoil Original Treatment.

    Audrey Hepburn does Punk

    Using a necklace as a headband is a creative way to bring your hair style to life. Gray starts with Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream, and Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo.

    Moroccanoil Peter Gray_2

    "Making 'flyaways' a stylistic feature is unusual and fresh" - Peter Gray

    Very Jerry

    Gray advises that it's surprisingly easy to create the look on the left. Start with Moroccanoil Volumising Mousse and end with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong.

    Wet, Wet, Wet

    Celebrities unite. This is a look regularly seen on the red carpet, Gray pulls off this look for many of his famous clients. Mix Moroccanoil Styling Gel Strong with a small amount of Moroccanoil Original Treatment light.

    Moroccanoil Peter Gray_3

    Read more about the talented Peter Gray here as he prepared to take on Hair Expo Australia earlier this year.

    Stock Moroccanoil

    To learn more about Moroccanoil, reach out to your Haircare Australia rep, call us on 1300 437 436 or use our online contact form.

Items 13 to 24 of 39 total

Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4