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French Styling Photoshoot by Hair by Phd + Oh It’s Perfect!

The team from Hair by Phd were invited to collaborate on a stunning French-Inspired photoshoot recently, working with some of the best in the business in Sydney.

The photoshoot touches on a French revival style that is totally on trend as the seasons shift. From fashion to food to beautiful hair, we are all being inspired to be a little more French in our day to day lives. Oui Oui!

Paritcularly on the hair side, we are seeing a rise in requests for big, beautiful bangs as this trend circles round again to be back in fashion.

Soft curls like these are infinitely wearable, from the office to a night out. Beautiful highlights and balayage colour keep the hair looking lush even with a simple style like this.

The ponytail is getting a makeover to be anything but basic. Big and full, styled with strong bangs and add a touch of personality with a ribbon, a la Parisian style.

We are seeing a rise in center parts again as bangs become popular and we move away from the side part that has dominated hair for the past decade. A few face framing pieces soften the look and refresh it.

Keep your accessories unique and interesting to compliment this French style. Simple hair and classic fashions often need a lift, and accessories are the quickest way to do that.

If you’re looking for a French Makeover in your hair, whether its in your cut, colour or style, the team from Hair by Phd would love to help you live out your Parisian dream! Speak to any of our stylists in salon today to refresh your look and give you that effortless glamour that is so typical of French women. Book your appointment online at and we look forward to welcoming you into our salons.

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Balloons : @pinkmixparties
Venue : @langhamsydney
Acrylic Signage : @glisteningoccasions_
Floral : @events_florist
Sparkling Wine : @chandonaus
Eiffel Tower & Cookie Cake : @dessertinc_
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Macron: @dous_dolce
Meringues : @mybellameringues
Mouse Cake : @littlechouxbox
Make Up : @lianneclaire_makeup_hair
Hair : @schwarzkopfproanz / @hair_by_phd
Clothing : @antheacrawford
Shoes : @aliasmae
Accessories : @tommyundone .


May 3, 2018 0 comment
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There really is nothing more beautiful than a bride on her wedding day. The glow of the moment, the hours of prep that go into the wedding day, it all comes together in a stunning package that is The Bride.

Melissa approached our team at Hair by Phd Bridal to create a very simple, clean look for her and her three beautiful bridesmaids for her wedding in September. With bold brunette locks on all the girls, she wanted to choose a series of styles that would suit them all and be elegant and easy to wear on the day. Something special and different to how the girls would normally do their hair, and we were more than happy to oblige.

November 1, 2017 0 comment
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Autumn is a great time for a Hair Change!

After a long hot summer it’s been a nice change to get some cooler weather. I drove down to Thredbo over the Easter break and for those of you who have never been to the snowy’s in winter or any other time of the year it is a must do.

April 26, 2017 0 comment
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My 5 Favourite Curly Hair Looks
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When I started hairdressing back in the mid 80’s all we did all day every day was perm hair. Big curly hair was all the rage. Into the mid 90’s and 2000’s all we did was iron the hell out of hair to get it as straight as possible. Ceramic irons, Japanese Permanent Straightening and then a little later Keratin straightening became very popular.

October 7, 2016 0 comment
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Winter has hit with bang in the last few weeks. It has been a warm autumn and all of sudden the temp­­­­­erature has really dropped. How is your hair feeling? If you would like some tips on how to look after your hair in winter read the post My 5 Tips On Fabulous Looking Hair This Winter. In this post I will show you my 4 favourite winter hair trends for 2016

July 9, 2016 0 comment
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Cloud Nine Styling Irons Training

Last week the team at Hair by Phd Parramatta and Carlingford underwent some styling training with the amazing Teneile Robinson. Teneile is the Creative Director for Cloud Nine Australia and this is the third time we have been lucky enough to have her do a training session with our team.

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May 18, 2016 0 comment
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Image via Sassoons

Weird, out-there, crazy are some of the words you here to describe haircuts that are very high fashion. The only places you normally see this kind of style is in a hair show or being worn by a hairdresser. You will also see these haircuts on some Sydney streets. Why, I hear you ask, would anyone want to do this to his or her hair? Why not I say, it’s what makes us individuals and interesting.

June 23, 2015 0 comment
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What hairstyles are in for 2015 I hear you ask? Having a flick through Google images I have come up with a few of my favourites. There doesn’t seem to be a very strong trend in fashion right now, unlike Summer 14/15 where pastel was the be all and end all of hair. The Long Bob (LOB) is still a very strong influence, a longer version of the Bob Trend we saw in Winter 2014. Subtle highlights and balayage have set in as a trend becoming quite a classic look. Ombre seems to have diminished somewhat in place of subtlety and like fashion at the moment for the coming autumn winter very minimalist.

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This gorgeous long mid length bob looks absolutely stunning on Charlize Theron. I love the way she is constantly changing her hair style. This one is 10 out of 10 for me.

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Ashley Greene’s version of a long bob oozes class. A great example of how you can dress a long bob with waves. The colour is minimalist with subtle but beautiful balayage.

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Another great example of a mid to long layered bob, a stunning blonde tone done with a mixture of highlights and balayage. Who said bobs are boring?

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For longer styles not a great deal has changed. Miranda pictured above has a stunning autumn colour. Subtle highlights and balayage that frame her face shows how minimalist can be truly beautiful.

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Now for the short of it. If you really feel like a change check out these two sassy short styles. Not everyone’s cup of tea I know, but you would have to agree they are awesome haircuts.

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The change of seasons is always a great time to make a change in your look. If you feel like a change, pop into the salon, have a chat to your favourite stylist and ask how we can recreate any of these styles for you. All our contact details are at

If you don’t already, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Google+ to keep up with all the latest looks we create in the salon.

If you would like to comment on any these looks or show us what your favourite look for 2015 so is, leave a comment below!


Sarkis the Hairstylist.

February 15, 2015 1 comment
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The Bob
A Textured Bob

A Textured Bob

Talk about a style that has lasted through the ages. It just goes to show that a classic look is timeless. It’s like listening to a song that never seems to date, or a classic piece of clothing that looks just as good as the day you bought it years later.

There are many variations of the bob, and over time it has been worn by lots of celebrities. The one that comes to mind in recent times is good old Victoria Beckham. Has anyone seen her smile yet?

The bob was created by Vidal Sassoon who revolutionised hairdressing back in the sixties. He was the person who introduced hairstyles to us through cutting form and shape into the hair rather than relying on setting and styling hair, even today his influence is still very relevant. He is my number one inspiration in hairdressing, and I have been lucky enough to attend The Sassoon Academy in Mayfair London.

Bobs come in all different types of variations and suit most ages. I am going to list a few below with images included.

The Original Sassoon Bob

Vidal Sassoon Original Bob in the 60's

Vidal Sassoon Original Bob in the 60’s


A look that has stood the test of time

Sassoon Edgy Bobs

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Sassoons bobs still the fashion leaders

Sassoons bobs still the fashion leaders


Even after his passing Sassoons continue to inspire and lead hair fashion

Curly and Textured Bobs

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Curly and Textured

Curly and Textured

The bob can be for all hair types

Slick Bobs

Slick and Sassy

Slick and Sassy

A strong look which looks awesome with a fringe

Beckham Bob

Victoria has made this look her own

Victoria has made this look her own

Also known as the graduated bob, a look Victoria Beckham has made famous

The Soft Bob

A Very Feminine Look.

A Very Feminine Look.

Through graduation and layering we can create a softer look.

Asymmetric Bob

The Asymmetric Bob

The Asymmetric Bob

Victoria shows how versatile a bob can be

Long Bob

Stylish, sleek and sexy. Long bobs look great

Stylish, sleek and sexy. Long bobs look great

Different lengths give a different play on the look.

As you can see above the bob has taken the world by storm. Always interesting and always in fashion! If you are after a change of style a bob might be for you. Ask your stylist at Hair by Phd if a bob would be a good fit for you.

If you haven’t been to Hair by Phd before go to our website and request a $25 new client gift voucher we would love to see you in our salon. Click on the link below to go to the website.

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Sarkis The Hairstylist

P.S. As mentioned in previous posts Hair by Phd are having A Girls Night Out on Tuesdays 5 August. We would love for you to join the team for some drinks and nibbles. For all booking information click here.

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July 22, 2014 1 comment
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