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  • 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.


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  • 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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


  • 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

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    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.

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    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.

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    "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.

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

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

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

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

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

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



    Lauren McCowan

    Haircare Australia _ Creative Director

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

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

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

    Your top hair cut recommendations?

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

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

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

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

    What are your main styling tips?

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

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


    Bertus Barbier

    Schorem _ Rotterdam

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

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

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

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

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



    Aiden Xydis

    The Men’s Grooming Room _ Sydney

    Favourite product for perfect hair every day?

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

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

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

    How regularly should you aim to visit a barber?

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


    Reuzel beard balm, beard foam, evo chad

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



    Josh Mihan

    The Bearded Man _ Melbourne

    What is your favourite product right now?

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

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

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


    salty dog, mister fantastic, haze

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


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

  • Moroccanoil Launches the Dry Shampoo of Our Dreams

    For many of us, the wait for a Dry Shampoo that caters to both blondes and brunettes has been a  long one and with the introduction of the Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo, the wait is finally over. The new powerful, innovative formula from Moroccanoil is designed to instantly absorb oil and product build-up without leaving behind any visible powder or residue.

    Featuring natural volumising and deodorizing agents, as well as a UV filter and a hint of Moroccanoil's signature fragrance, the Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo delivers a clean, fresh, just-left-the-salon finish with every use. Specifically developed to address different tonality needs, the dry shampoo features two colour-specific formulas: one to preserve the integrity of light and blonde tones and one to maintain the richness and dimension of darker hues.

    Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo Light

    To bring out the best in light tones, Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo Light features subtle violet undertones to help balance brassiness.

    Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo Dark

    On darker hair, traditional dry shampoos leave behind a white residue that diminishes natural shine; however, Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo Dark Tones is formulated with ultra-fine rice starches that break down and dissipate immediately upon application.

    It's not just the tones that make this Dry Shampoo stand out from the crowd, this revolutionary product truly ticks all of the boxes.

    Click here to become a stockist.

  • Treat Damaged Hair with the Moroccanoil Repair Range

    With all of the stresses that our locks go through on a daily basis from heat styling, colouring and environmental factors like the sun, it's no wonder so many of us are constantly battling with dreaded damaged hair.

    The quest for repaired, healthy hair often seems unobtainable but with the help of the Moroccanoil Repair range you can be one step closer to achieving luscious locks that are healthy, radiant and manageable. Moroccanoil's Global Creative Director, Antonio Corral Calero gives us the low down on what steps to take to prevent damaged hair around the clock.

    What are the tell-tale signs of damaged hair in need of a repairing treatment?

    Damaged hair is easy to identify: visible breakage, rough and spongy texture, dry and brittle strands, loss of elasticity, and even faded colour. These are all signs that hair is in need of a repairing treatment to restore it back to health.

    What causes hair damage?

    The two most frequent causes of hair damage are harsh chemicals and excessive heat. Overexposure through a daily heat styling regimen, for example, will uneven the cuticle layer that protects the hair shaft, resulting in rough texture, over-porosity, dryness and brittleness.

    What is your go-to product to repair hair?

    The Moroccanoil Restorative Mask is an absolute miracle hair mask! It is rich in argan oil and proteins that help fortify and restructure to instantly repair damaged hair in just 5–7 minutes. Its high-performance formula infuses protein back into the weakened hair shaft so hair actually becomes stronger, healthier and more beautiful. This mask should be used weekly at first and then less and less frequently as hair condition improves. After using the protein-enriched mask, I recommend following with your favourite Moroccanoil conditioner to de-tangle strands and keep hair silky soft.

    Treat Damaged Hair with Moroccanoil

    What products can I use to help improve my damaged hair on a daily basis?

    It all starts with a great shampoo and conditioner! For daily treatment, I recommend Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo and Conditioner. These products infuse each strand with antioxidant-rich argan oil and highly reparative keratin, proteins and other nutrients, to help improve hair health over time.

    During fashion week, models are always asking for the perfect shampoo and conditioner to help repair and maintain their hair between days of back-to-back runway styling and my go-to is the Moroccanoil repair range.

    What are some easy hairstyles that help prevent hair damage?

    For most women, damage is caused by excess heat styling, so wash-and-go hair styling is a sure-fire way to avoid damaging strands. For curly hair, apply Moroccanoil Intense Curl Cream throughout hair; it will define, moisturise and nourish strands while fighting frizz. Curls will look shiny and soft, with no sticky residue!

    For straight styles, apply a cocktail of Moroccanoil Treatment and Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream from mid-shaft to ends of damp hair and then allow hair to air dry. The combination will make hair shiny, tame frizz and manage fly-aways, leaving hair soft and smooth.

    If I want to heat style my hair, what products can I use to prevent damage?

    If you are using heat, it’s important to prepare strands with a protective spray, such as Moroccanoil Heat Styling Protection, to shield it from high temperatures and possible thermal damage. Moroccanoil Heat Styling Protection creates a unique thermal

    protective veil to shield hair up to 430˚F, helping prevent breakage and split ends.

    This product is especially essential during awards season when celebrities want to protect their hair from the stress of frequent styling. The best kept secret behind red carpet hair styling always begins with Moroccanoil Treatment to create the perfect foundation for styling, followed by Moroccanoil Heat Styling Protection. This key combination provides manageability and protection when creating more elaborate red-carpet hair looks.

    Treat Damaged Hair with Moroccanoil

    Do you need to use conditioner after using a hair mask?

    After hair is fortified and restored to health, a daily conditioner is perfect to then de-tangle and soften the hair. Hydrating masks, such as Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask and Moroccanoil Weightless Hydrating Mask, are great for a deep conditioning treatment once or twice a week. As they are extremely rich in moisture, they can replace your daily conditioner when you use them.

    Do you have any tips for protecting colour treated hair?

    Absolutely! Protecting colour treated hair starts right at the colouring process. My number one tip is to apply Moroccanoil Treatment from root to tip before a colour process. This go-to product will absorb instantly into the hair to help fill gaps in the cuticle layer and create a thin, protective layer around strands for an even colour application and safe treatment process that won’t alter the colour results.

    I also recommend asking your colourist to mix 1 or 2 pumps of Moroccanoil Treatment into the colour as it will actually help the colour absorb into the hair while keeping the hair shaft smooth for a fantastic final result.

    How can you tell when hair is back to a healthy state?

    Hair that is in a naturally healthy state is soft and flexible, de-tangles easily and holds a style longer. Its looks and feels naturally touchable, smooth, shiny and beautiful from day to night.

    If you would like to become a Moroccanoil stockist, click here. Alternatively, if you're looking for a Moroccanoil stockist in your area, please click here.

  • Haircare Australia Education | A New York Adventure

    “He adored New York City. He idolised it all out of proportion…No, make that: he romanticised it all out of proportion. Yes. To him, no matter what the season was, this was still a town that existed in black and white and pulsated to the great tunes of George Gershwin”. 

    – Woody Allen, Manhattan.


    Back from the city so amazing they named it twice; the Haircare Australia New York Study Tour team are putting their new found knowledge and experience to the test. After a week of fashion shows, creative workshops, celebratory drinks and a dash of exploration, the group are now well versed in the fundamental rights of passage amongst New Yorkers. Really, how much more New York can you get than experiencing Fashion Week first hand?

    Haircare Australia New York Study Tour 1

    In its second year, the NYST has again proven its place as one of the most exciting educational events on offer to Australian hairdressers. The stellar line-up of activities, brands and mentors are what makes the now annual event an inspiringly unique experience. With so many activities on offer, each day brings something new that each attendee can immerse themselves into. From working with the Haircare Australia portfolio and uncovering new skills, to learning about the fundamentals of running a successful business, the tour is as informative as inspirational.

    Led by Haircare Australia Creative Director, Lauren McCowan and her band of experienced contributors, each attendee was able to get up close and personal with some of the most influential names in the industry. Stimulating and thought provoking content was rife throughout the tour, with each snippet of knowledge perfect for implementation in any salon. Having lived in New York herself, Lauren knows first-hand what the city has to offer and has carefully crafted the tour to showcase the best of the best. “One of the key functions of the NYST is to immerse you as a creative into all this city has to offer, share and collaborate on the craft of hair, while showing you new experiences in the city that never sleeps” Lauren says of the NYST.

    The highlight of the tour for many was no doubt the once in a lifetime experience to work behind the scenes at New York fashion week. With Kenna Kennor directing for evo, the NYST team created the perfect complement to TOME designers, Ryan and Ramon’s Spring Summer 2016 collection. The look, accurately dubbed ‘freshly slicked’ provided a naturally flawless, fresh out of the shower look. Working behind the scenes at Fashion Week is a defining experience for many stylists and being able to participate in a week-full of amazing opportunities alongside it only makes the NYST experience unlike any other.

    Haircare Australia New York Study Tour

    The NYST is all about offering a glimpse into the minds of some of our best and brightest ambassadors who have a long-standing love affair with the incredible city that is New York. With education at the heart, this tour is the perfect platform for hairdressers from all walks to life to experience the new and fantastic opportunities on offer through Haircare Australia Education and the NYST.

    The Tour

    Day 1: Welcome Drinks

    The NYST team were wined and dined at the iconic Crosby St Hotel for team introductions and a briefing of all of the amazing activities in store over the week.

    Day 2: TOME

    To kick the NYST off in the best possible way the group were given the chance to work backstage at TOME with Kenna Kennor for evo.

    Day 3: PREMA Brunch

    In a change of pace from the previous day, the team were treated to a brunch with Francesco Ruggerino and Dale Delaporte from the Prema group. The brunch was about all things with business with building and inspiring long-standing teams and retaining and growing clientèle the focus.

    Day 4: Creative Cutting

    Anthony Edge and Marie Kieffer from evo worked with the group demonstrating creative and innovative cutting techniques, encouraging the group to really step outside the box (in typical evo fashion).

    Day 5: Creative Colouring

    At Pembly salon in Soho, the group were treated to a creative colour workshop with Cassie Harwood from evo and Slim, the international educator for Olaplex. A number of new innovative lightening techniques and unique ways to offer them in salon were explored.

    Day 6: Editorial Shoot & Moroccanoil Styling Session

    For the final day, the team came together to push their creativity to the next level with an editorial shoot with James Hartley, Lauren, Mathieu Jacquet and Bonnie Gilles from Oz Beauty Expert. The team were then taken to Moroccanoil HQ for a styling class with Violet Sainsbury and Michael Beltran. Straight form the NYFW runway, Violet and Michael worked with the team to recreate their favourite looks.


    For the exclusive event wrap-up and the editorial shot, look out for the next issue of INSTYLE magazine. Keep up-to-date with information about the 2016 New York Study Tour  and Haircare Australia Education by following Haircare Australia on facebook/haircareaust and @haircareaust on Instagram.

  • 2015 Hair Trends Straight from New York Fashion Week

    With Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week AW 2015 over for another year, the latest hair trends are firmly on our radar for the upcoming Winter season. The 2015 hair trends that we've seen grace the catwalk are certainly set to take our Autumn/Winter wardrobe to the next level. With up-do's plenty-full and new takes on old classics, the teams from Moroccanoil and Alterna have crafted looks to suit every style.

    We break down each of the looks and give you tips from some of the worlds most highly regarded stylists.

    Altuzarra | Moroccanoil

    2015 hair trends MoroccanoilTo complement Joseph Altuzarra’s rich textures, colours, embroideries and lacquered lace, Odile Gilbert for Moroccanoil created a textured chignon with a high-shine, wet finish.  Inspired by women who take pleasure in dressing up, the up-do was organic and modernly elegant.

    TIP: To create a rough texture, use a generous amount of Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse and rake through before roughly drying the hair.

    Badgley Mischka | Moroccanoil

    2015 hair trends Moroccanoil 1 Inspired by the collection concept but with a modern twist, Peter Gray for Moroccanoil created the sexy “Stride of Pride" hairstyle – a loose, textured twist with a sexy edge.  To complement the collection, the style was finished with a gilded rose. This look would be perfect for a formal occasion with all of the glamour of an up-do but simplicity of of effortless waves at the back.

    TIP: To ensure even crown height, count the number of brush strokes and gradually increase strokes as you work towards the top of head (try using the Moroccanoil Boar Bristle Teasing Brush).

    Zac Posen | Moroccanoil

    2015 hair trends Moroccanoil 3We love this vintage look and hope to see a lot more of it throughout the season. Odile Gilbert  was the mastermind behind this look, creating a “controlled glamour” style that is modern and masculine in the front and feminine and chic at the back.

    Cushnie et Ochs | Moroccanoil

    2015 hair trends Moroccanoil 2 Undeniably our favourite look from Autumn/ Winter 2015 so far, this look is so unique yet completely wearable. Inspired by the collection and the contrasting textures found in space, Antonio Corral Calero created the hair style showcasing the duality of soft and strong—distinctly different, but undeniably connected.

    TIP: Use Morccanoil Styling Gel to smooth down the roots to keep hair fly-away-free but with just the right amount of shine.

    Delpozo | Moroccanoil

    2015 hair trends Moroccanoil 6 It was all about the colourful accents at Delpozo' show. Staying on the hair accessories trend, Antonio Corral Calero, Moroccanoil’s global creative director, incorporated the designers’ custom-made, voluminous hair pieces into the style by creating the perfect foundation: healthy, hydrated hair.

    TIP: A cocktail of Moroccanoil Original Treatment and Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream act as the perfect foundation for any healthy and glamorous style.

    Marchesa | Moroccanoil

    2015 hair trends Moroccanoil 5 Inspired by the soft sensuality and opium desire of the 1920’s Gatsby-era, Antonio Corral Calero for Moroccanoil created the glamorous faux-bob style at the Marchesa show. A trend we're seeing a lot more in 2015 is the faux-bob and this unique look shows it done to perfect using the Moroccanoil range.

    TIP: Brush out your tight curls with the Moroccanoil Boar Bristle Classic Brush to give soft, shiny waves.

    Monique Lhuillier | Moroccanoil

    2015 hair trends Moroccanoil 4 At the Monique Lhuillier show there were this time not one but three distinct hairstyles created by Bob Recine. The three styles were inspired by the individuality, edginess and sultriness of the modern woman. Monique’s modern twist on 1920’s feminine silhouettes, created the perfect foundation for the sensual and sculpted styles. The Top Knot, Asymmetrical Ponytail and Straight Style capture some of the key looks of the season.

    Lela Rose | Alterna

    2015 hair trends Alterna Hair CareRenowned editorial stylist Esther Langham created this gorgeous up-do for Lela Rose. An effortless do that has to be one of the hottest hair trends for 2015.

    TIP: Use Alterna Bamboo 48 Hour Sustainable Volume Spray to accentunate your hair's natural texture.

    Georgine  | Alterna

    2015 hair trends Alterna Hair Care 1The overall look for Georgine was a tribute to the 20s/30s, but with an element of the  70s with the shape of the curls. It’s very “European Café” style – very strong and modern.

    TIP: For those of you with tight curls like this, use Alterna's Kendi Dry Oil to help control frizz and give extra shine.

  • 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.

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