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5 Tips for Beautiful Hair this Summer

A very hot summer like the one we are having can be disastrous on your hair. The sun’s rays are not only dangerous for your skin but can tear your hair to shreds. Combine this with other all the other elements we expose our hair to in summer time like chlorine, salt water and sunscreen amongst others, and your hair can really get fried. Below are my five tips on how to care for your hair this summer.

 

1. Prevention is better than the cure.

How many times have we heard this, but it is true. Cover your hair where possible. Hat’s, scarf’s, bandanna’s, whatever your look is – use it. Like sunscreen for your skin, this is by far the best option. For the men like myself who has a receding hairline or thinning hair up top, pack on the sunscreen. Nothing worse than a sunburnt head.

 

2. Sunscreens for your hair.

The key is using the right products to help protect your hair. Kerastase has a great range of sun care products called Soleil. There is a shampoo to cleanse your hair after being in a pool or the surf, a masque that re-hydrates your hair after being exposed to the elements, a CC Crème to moisturise and act as a sunscreen and a product called Aqua-Seal. This product is amazing to help really protect your hair leaving a UV coating on your for maximum protection. Aqua-Seal has to be shampooed out of the hair after use. Keep reading to see our special offer on the Soleil range below.

 

3. Brushing your hair.

Using a good quality brush, it is recommended that you brush your hair on a regular basis. Your scalp produces natural oils and brushing your hair distributes the oils through to the mid-lengths and ends. This also hydrates your hair and can act as a protective barrier from the elements.
 

4. Styling products.

Using styling tools can take its toll on your hair. Combine that with all that’s going on in summer, and you can potentially do serious damage to the condition of your hair. One of our favourite products at the moment to use before and after styling is Serum Therapiste by Kerastase. It is a dual action serum, which can be used on both wet and dry hair. It is designed to repair and seal any split ends and has up to 230°c heat protection against all your styling tools. It will instantly leave the hair with an amazingly smooth and shiny finish.
 

5. Visit your stylist.

Having your hair trimmed regularly is a must to keep your hair in shape and to stop it from splitting. We also have amazing in-salon treatments like Olaplex and Kerastase Rituals, which can really strengthen the condition and restore the integrity of your hair. We can also touch up your colour or tone any discolouration you might have had over the holidays. Your Hair by Phd stylist is the best person to talk to about any concerns you might have with your hair.
 
If you would like to shop any of the Kerastase Soleil products click here to go to our online shop.
Buy any two products and we will give you 20% off. Just use the code summer2019 to get your 20% off.

 

January 31, 2019 0 comment
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How do I maintain my Hair Colour after leaving the salon?

Having your hair coloured in the salon is in most cases a great experience. Walking out with a great new look, feeling like you are ready to take on the world. As hairdressers, we love making our clients feel like this. After investing the time and money into your beautiful hair, you want to make sure you look after your investment over the next few weeks. In this post, I will go over some suggestions on how to do this successfully.

 

Whether you have had just had your hair highlighted or have had an amazing new colour put through, you want this to last. The best way to maintain your colour is through a structured regime with quality products.

The first thing to consider is the condition of your hair. Simply put, the better the condition of your hair the longer your hair colour will last. The best way to make sure your hair is in the optimum condition is through in-salon treatments. You would have read my posts on the Olaplex treatment in the past and this product has really revolutionised the in-salon treatment. The ability for this treatment to repair pretty much any damaged hair is amazing. Olaplex can be used as a treatment prior, during and after your colour service. I would also recommend a visit to your stylist in between colour services for a stand-alone Olaplex treatment, especially if you have your hair highlighted. With all our Olaplex services you will receive a take-home Olaplex No 3 treatment valued at $49.95.

 

We also have a great range of Kerastase and Schwarzkopf treatments, which are personalised for your hair type. This is a great way to leave your hair looking and feeling amazing and to have that post-salon feeling all the time.

 

When it comes to using home hair-care products, your stylist is the best person to speak to. Choosing the correct product for your hair type is essential to get the best results. Below is a list of products that can help you maintain the best tone in your colour.

Schwarzkopf Igora Expert Mousse

This is an easy-to-use colour mousse, which not only tones your hair but also leaves it feeling moisturised. It has built-in conditioning agents that allow you to use it once a week as a colour refresher, toner and treatment. Schwarzkopf Igora Expert Mousse comes in a range of shades for toning and colour refreshing so that your home hair-care is suited specifically to your colour and style.

 

 

Schwarzkopf BC Silver Shampoo

This is a sulphate-free silver shampoo that is very gentle on the hair and with regular use keeps your highlighted hair looking true to tone. With all the elements our hair is exposed to, like the sun, chlorinated water and other hair products, your hair can change tone very easily. Using Schwarzkopf BC Silver Shampoo keeps highlighted hair looking fantastic and keeps those pesky yellow or brassy tones from coming back into your beautiful blonde. It is also great for naturally white or light hair that can have a tendency to throw that unwanted yellow tone.

 

 

Schwarzkopf Blonde Me Range

The Schwarzkopf Blonde Me Range is formulated purely for blondes. It includes a comprehensive range of products that care for your blonde hair at home, including a shampoo, conditioner, leave-in moisturiser spray and treatment, all with cool or warm tonal additives in them. Bonus, the entire range is sulphate free, which is good for your health and good for your hair. If you have highlighted hair or are naturally blonde, this is range is a must for you.

 

 

Kerastase Reflection Chromatique Range

The Kerastase Chromatique Range is specifically for coloured hair. The formulation protects the hair from the sun with its UV protectant and other external elements like copper, calcium and chlorine that are found in our water. It leaves coloured hair with amazing shine and really protects the hair from colour fade. The Kerastase Reflection Chomatique Range includes products to suit both thick and thin hair also with colour additives to keep your colour looking fresh and bright, with that salon-fresh tone we know you love.

 

With any of the products or product ranges mentioned above, please make sure you consult your expertly trained stylist at Hair by Phd when choosing which to purchase. It is very important that we prescribe the right product for you and your hair specifically, so you can continue to have amazing hair after leaving the salon.

 

Watch out for our Hair by Phd online shop coming soon!

April 3, 2018 0 comment
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Kerastase Has Stood the Test of Time

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It was way back in 1990 when I bought my first salon in Hurstville, that I was introduced to a product called Kerastase. Kerastase products have been around since 1964 and really are the pinnacle of all hair products. They stand for quality, luxury and beautiful hair.

February 27, 2017 0 comment
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My 5 tips on how to care for your Child’s hair!

 

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Holidays are over and we are now well into February. Scary how time goes by so quickly. Three weeks ago I was in the USA skiing in sub zero temperatures, hard to imagine being in that cold now with the heat wave we have been having. Summer can really take its toll on our hair – let alone our children’s hair. We tend to make sure we are looking after our hair by using good products to maintain our luscious locks, but are we doing the same for our children?

February 10, 2017 0 comment
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GET A HAIRCUT AND HELP SAVE THE PLANET

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You may be surprised to learn that the Australian hairdressing industry sends 1,500 tons of recyclable aluminium (that we use for foils, bleaching etc) back to landfill each year. That’s one and a half million kilos, about 715 cars, or 4 jumbo jets!

Unfortunately aluminium doesn’t degrade easily, it actually contaminates the soil for 500 years. Add to this the waste of plastics, colour tubes, cut hair and more, and you soon see that beauty at any price is no longer an option.

September 6, 2016 0 comment
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Dyson Hair Dryer vs Parlux 3200

It took many years of convincing by my wife to buy a Dyson Vacuum cleaner and was it worth it? Not really. Yes they look impressive they work just as well as any other cleaner but generally they are double the price. Value for money? I think not. Good marketing? Yes.

Will she convince me to spend $699 on the Dyson Hairdryer? Well now we are in my territory and I have this little comparison to put forward my case.

August 24, 2016 0 comment
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Have You Tried Olaplex Yet?

I was going to do a post on the hair at the Oscars but the hair, like last year, was so un-inspirational I thought I would give it a miss. The majority of the celebrities looked like they were just going out to dinner on a Saturday night with friends. For such a massive Hollywood function the hair generally was very disappointing.

Instead I would like to do a post on the hottest hair product on the market at the moment, this would have to be Olaplex. I did a couple of posts on this product last year (which you can read here and here), and just had to do another one to share with you what an awesome product this is.

March 15, 2016 0 comment
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Olaplex – Beware of Imitations
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A beautiful soft peachy pink, possible thanks to Olaplex.

As I mentioned in my August post What is Olaplex? Every now and then a product comes on the market that has a massive impact on the Hair industry. When this happens everyone wants to get on the bandwagon and get a piece of the action.

This is where imitations come into the game. Now I’m not saying that any of these imitations are no good, they can actually be just as good if not better. There are however the ones that say their product can do what the original can do but doesn’t live up to that promise.

October 2, 2015 1 comment
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WHAT IS OLAPLEX?
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Every now and then there comes a product in the hairdressing industry that really changes the industry and the way we do things as hairdressers dramatically. Some that come to mind are GHD irons, and Keratin Smoothing Treatments.

The next big thing in the hairdressing industry I think is going to be Olaplex. What is Olaplex I hear you ask? Olaplex is an additive we can put into our colour formulations or treat your hair with that allow us as hairdressers to stretch the boundaries in colouring hair. It basically allows us to colour hair as an example from very dark to very light without damaging the hair.

August 13, 2015 3 comments
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