The Shoulder length is still grazing..

The short, lob, bob hairstyle is still trending for this Autumn/Winter. The street style from New York fashion week are embracing this trend still, whether blunt, graduated, layered or soft shoulder length is still doing its thing:) 

 

I love the glamour of this style and what it brings. I am a big fan of street style you see the chicest style from hair inspo, outfit inspo. Gone are the days of having to get the inside visuals from the catwalks you are seeing the style on the streets around these shows and its majorly refreshing. 

You never know what a new fashion month will bring but we are 100% going to be seeing this shoulder grazing style for a while

Avoiding Colour Disasters!!

We all see these amazing colours and styles on Pinterest and we pin them and say to ourselves I want this and have it stored to show our colourist, or we think maybe I could attempt this myself! “No” !! Please always for any extreme colours going darker or lighter a colourist is qualified and it is not simple to do hair colour..

 

We want to avoid you feeling like said picture above ^

 

But, there is no denying you can’t have the colour you are after or somewhere near it listen to your colourist they are qualified for a reason and taking you miles away from your natural hair colour is extreme! 

Lets say your hair colour is naturally a light brown and your asking for an un-natural looking black hue or blue-black hue? It is going to be obvious not that you can not go darker but the colourist will know the right shade that works for you and only you. 

The most important thing is to emulate your natural shade as much as possible. Maybe one shade darker or lighter at first. 

Highlights you’ve seen and have it set in your head that you want sun kissed everywhere! 

Highlights are meant to look like they were cause by the sun so over highlighting your hair too light, looks fake.. You need balance instead of super thick stripes or unblended uniform colour! 

So’ you’ve chanced a box colour on your roots! The hair along your hairline are finer, so they absorb colour quicker and now you look darker! So a trip to the salon were you could have saved yourself a few bob by booking in for a top up or surround by your colourist.

Think about your complexion, You would never purchase a foundation two shades darker than your skin tone and go out in public! Why would you with you hair. Michelle and Carol always consider the complexion listen to your colourist and all the factors. Believe me you will feel more natural and see how your hair can compliment your skin tone, eye colour, even eyebrows..

 

You bleached your hair at home and now it is orange! Box colour is not fully able to lift dark pigment out of strands! In a salon the colourist will know the exact amount of peroxide needed (and how long) depending on the health of the hair. 

If you’ve made is this far in life without any major colour disasters your luckier than most.

I cannot stress enough, listen to your colourist they have experience and colour knowledge they qualified in this field.  Have a consultation when considering a colour change from there you can take the advice and digest it before you decide what to do. We all want it and want it now but in the long run you have to be happy and as long as your hair is done everything else follows. 

 

We want good hair , we want our clients to have amazing hair, we want good hair days #everyday 

 

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Bronde- The Clue is in the name! Bronde is a colour technique that fuses brown and blonde to create a sun kissed rich hair effect. 

 

By Blending Brown and Blonde lets you enjoy the best of both worlds. Balayage is always an amazing technique for when you want to go lighter of darker but not high maintenance so win, win and bronde will be a winner for those opting for a change but not drastic ..

 

So, if you favour rich, natural brunette tones , this is one to try.

Bronde is a technique done best in a salon by a colourist Mochas are perfect for the Bronde look as they are rich and glossy. L’Oreal Professional bleaches have advanced technologies. 

How a colourist places bleach to strands is a technique and our girls are masters at colour placement to highlight specific facial areas, to lift and enhance I mean who does not want a hairlift? 

 

The French Way

 

Fancy channeling a bit of Parisian Style 

If you are on Instagram then you know you will never be stuck for style inspiration. Parisian ladies and men have the most sexy style in the world and below are some IG Parisian ladies to follow. 

@carolinedemaigret- Model, fashion influencer, co-author of the book How to be Parisian wherever you are. Caroline’s relaxed look with subtle sex appeal is so french.. 

@adelinerapon- Adeline is big on Glamour her instagram is worth a look. Jeweller and photo enthusiast from Paris..

@louiseebelpandora- This girl channels mid – century fashion her throwback style is admiring.

@adenorah- Her retro style is so refreshing think french Farrah Fawcett 🙂 

@makemylemonade – Original style this girl oozes. Her blog has amazing content and if you do not speak french the pictures 🙂 they say it all. 

The Parisian ladies are always minimal make-up, style, red lips and artfully rumbled hair that are the envy of us.. So Je ne sais quoi and give these ladies a follow. 

 

 

 

 

Going back to your roots

We all with summer love to go lighter and brighter ‘but’ a new wave that has been popular is going back to your roots and not just balayage although this is a great way to ease you into going back to root colour or having a low maintenance colour. I have been colouring my hair so long like most ”Can you remember what your natural hair colour even is”

If you have been thinking about going a darker blonde or adding caramel , coral or tones to your hair always let your colourist know that although you want a dark blonde you are not looking to brighten it up as your colourist will interpret this as something completely different and we can’t have us having the meltdowns so visuals are great when thinking of that colour change.

This is a fab example of dark ashy blonde that is not washed out.

You could always ease your way and start Balayage , actually this would be recommended if you are scared to take the leap at once this way you are easing yourself in. 

There are so many shades to suit different skin tones 

I have been highlights , bleach, root colour for years and with the help of master of colour Michelle I am going to take the leap and go back to my natural tones saying that I adore the platinum Balayage so I am going to lean more that way. Visuals are great for any change of colour so the colourist can get a fell for what you mean visually. 

This is such a fab colour she is ashy blonde and it suits a treat. Colourist have genius ways of adding light or tones to frame the face if you choose or add movement. 

This colour has a wide spectrum of shades and we love it 

Ain’t no hood like Motherhood..

Are you an expecting mom , few in the knows as you are experiencing so many major changes in your body your hair during pregnancy, with the influx of hormones your hair may feel thicker. Pregnancy changes the growing , resting and falling out phases your hair usually go through so you feel like your hair is thicker but this is in fact because you are not losing it.

 Your hair grows a lot faster during pregnancy as your body experiences an influx of estrogen. 

So a lot of questions we would get asked is it safe to colour my hair”? Our answer to that would be if you are cautious? Consider waiting until the second trimester. 

Colouring hair semi, permanent and highlights are safe during pregnancy because this small amount is not considered harmful to be absorbed into the bloodstream. Highlights are not placed onto scalp they are placed onto individual strands of hair therefore not absorbed into the bloodstream. Always tell your hairdresser and they can chat with you regarding any concerns you may have. 

So you now you’re a Mom and you are experiencing hair loss, some women more than others will lose a lot of hair but please don’t stress this is so common. This is because you Estrogen levels take a tumble usually happen around 2-3mths after having baby. Please know this is temporary and be gentle with your hair through this phase and take care of your hair until normal hair growth resumes which takes up to 12-mths. 

Avoid tight hairstyles , pulling or styling the hair too tight. Be careful with heat try a heat protection product if blow-drying etc. sometimes these can not be avoided but when you are in salon with your stylist try a treatment regularly to help care for new hair. 

Try some supplements , Vitamin B Complex – this is an important Vitamin to reduce hair fall post pregnancy for hair proteins like keratin.

Omega-3 – Fatty acids, Omega-6 and Omega-9 fatty acids are essential for healthy hair. 

So if your expecting or just welcomed your bundle of joy home I hope this was helpful. 

Your hairdresser is always on hand to help ease any concerns you have. 

Brunette shades we adore

It is not always Blondes that have more fun! The Beauty of brown hair is that it is really versatile.

You can add the prettiest honey, toffee, espresso and caramel shades to give it that sun kissed look.

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Adding lights from mid lengths to end adds depth and illuminates the hair. Summer is coming and whether you want to freshen up you hair, to give that sun kissed look brown hair really is versatile.

I major crush on Jodie woods hair from Dublin I mean her hair is amazing and this girl knows how to style her hair with the help of her amazing hairdresser we all need one of those in our lives right 🙂 You can swoon over her on her snapchat or insta 

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Jodie gives great tips over on her snapchat 

Looking for shiny and rich brunette hair this summer heres some of our faves I hope it gives you some inspo..

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This weeks fave is the Waterfall Braid, the sweetest Braid..

Summer is coming and whether we are away we will surely spend most weekends at a BBQ , heading to a festival or gig or just kicking it back in the Mediterranean sea if we are lucky! 

The waterfall braid is the sweetest braid this style has a whimsical feel as the hair is still down.

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This braid is so elegant and whether straight a wave or curl adds the boho feel.

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This waterfall braid continues with a fishtail and it works.

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Stunning for a Bride 🙂 

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Even on shorter hair styles

So as Summer is nearly here and you are looking for ways to make the most of even next day hair and swoop away those pesky fly-aways.. 

Think Braid, think waterfall braid. 

Hair Strobing

 

 

We have all heard of highlighting, contouring and strobing. We have all tried to master it with our make-up so the terminology has now passed over to hair. 

Hair Strobing- Individualized highlighting that is specific to ones hair, colour, face shape and skin tone. 

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Lighter skin/ fair skin have pink undertones and darker your skin, the easier you can pull off intense colours.

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Hair strobing highlights where light would naturally hit the face. 

So using lighter colours to emphasise specific areas of the face. As spring is here before summer hits think of this for your next colour appointment. 

Always use a recommended shampoo and conditioner for coloured hair specific to you to condition and conserve coloured hair. 

L’Oreal Professional Australia Announces Muse for Smartbond

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L’Oreal Professional Australia announces Danni Minogue as first local muse.

Danni has signed as an ambassador for L’Oreal Smartbond.

Transitioning back to blonde with the brands groundbreaking new smart bond technology.

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The last time Danni rocked the blonde was in the 90’s. The in-salon service is designed to strengthen hair before and after colouring. 

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This has changed the way we can transition to colouring our hair without the worry of damage. 

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Danni you’re a knockout with this sexy blonde.