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
Hair Expo was held in Melbourne this year for the first time. What a weekend we had. Melbourne is a great town always so much to do down there. The city just seems to be so well planned with all it’s great entertainment venues.
Louise, Bec and myself went down for most of the weekend and as a hairdresser it is a great environment to be in to get the creative juices flowing. The girls did some seminars and got see and meet the celebrity hairstylist Guy Tang. Bec even waited in line to get a selfie with him. Selfie attached.
For those who are not aware I am currently the Vice-President of Hair and Beauty Australia also known as HABA. HABA is an industry association and we had a stand at Hair Expo. I spent two days on the stand chatting to other salon owners. Like other trades salon owners are struggling to find good people to employ. Apprentices are rare as hen’s teeth these days and it is sad to see so many former salon owners closing their doors and just operating from a home salon.
This works well for the individual, but is very bad for the industry as in the not too distant future the trade will collapse. So please support salon owners who do support the industry, as we need more young people being taught these skills not only with hairdressers but other trades as well? It makes me sad to see great trades people not sharing their skills. Their skill will die with them.
Also over the weekend we had two of our younger team members Hope and Tiana, join us for a day at Expo. It was also great to catch up with five other former Hair by Phd stylists. Isabelle who was my senior when I started in 1985 is back in the salon re-skilling. After moving away from the industry to have a family of 5 kids she has found a new found enthusiasm for hairdressing and is spending a few hours a week in the salon. It’s very inspiring to see her so excited about learning after so many years.
Julie, Mary, Michelle and Suzie all came down and had a girly weekend it was great to catch up with all the girls. I worked with most of these girls back in the late eighties and early nineties’.
I have attached some of the photos from over the weekend. Hairdressing is truly a great industry to be involved in and it is really the people that make it, from our wonderful clients to all our teammates and generally all the people involved in the industry.
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Sarkis the Hairstylist
As a stylist you see a lot of fashions come and go. Louise and I where talking about the up coming training sessions we have for our Parramatta and Carlingford salons. Damien Rayner one of Sydney’s top colourists will again be doing some creative colour training with all our team. So Louise and I where discussing the influence that Balayage has had on our industry and whether we thought the trend was ever going to go out of fashion.
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.
Often you read about all the top hair salons in Sydney being exclusively in the City and surrounding suburbs. A lot of the time this is true, however even if I do say so myself, our staff at Hair by Phd do our best to provide an excellent standard in hairdressing for all our clients. A standard that rivals the city salons.
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
A look that has stood the test of time
Sassoon Edgy Bobs
Even after his passing Sassoons continue to inspire and lead hair fashion
Curly and Textured Bobs
The bob can be for all hair types
A strong look which looks awesome with a fringe
Also known as the graduated bob, a look Victoria Beckham has made famous
The Soft Bob
Through graduation and layering we can create a softer look.
Victoria shows how versatile a bob can be
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.
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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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Balayage is a hair colouring technique that has taken the world by storm. So much so that home hair colour companies have started creating DIY Balayage kits for people to play with at home. When I saw the first ad for this on TV, I rubbed my hands together and started thinking about how many colour repairs we will get in the salon.
Balayage is a technique that I can only explain as an art form. It is a much specialised skill and unless you have had the training and practice you will fail miserably. I am not a fan of home hair colouring although I do concede that people have certain restraints from visiting a hair salon. These might be financial and time pressures.
Throwing on a colour at home to cover unwanted grey hairs or just to change your look is one thing but to try and perform Balayage or any other form of high-lighting technique can prove disastrous.
At Hair by Phd our team has undergone training with one of Sydney’s top freelance colourists Damien Raynor. We are constantly working on fine tuning our skills in Balayage and all forms of our hairdressing skills to bring you the latest in Hair Fashion.
If you have been thinking of trying Balayage why not treat yourself to a visit to Hair by Phd and let one of highly skilled stylists make look and feel a million dollars. To make a booking or for more info contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
All the images in this post are of our clients who have had Balayage at Hair by Phd. If you would like to see more of our work you can go to our Facebook page. While you are there if you haven’t already done so like our page to keep up with what is happening at Hair by Phd
If you have had some home hairdressing disasters or for that matter good results leave a comment below. Would love to get your feedback.
Sarkis The Hairstylist.
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Often I get asked by a client who is moving out of town, “how am I going to find a new hairdresser?” People both male and female can become very attached to their stylist and the thought of trying to find a new one can be very daunting. Below are my 5 tips on how to find a new stylist.
1. Ask a stranger or friend whose hair you admire. There is nothing more flattering than telling someone how much you like their hair. When my clients tell me that they have received many compliments on their hair, their face lights up. Don’t be shy to ask; generally if you like what they are wearing the chances are their stylist could be the one for you. This is always the first tip I give my clients. Recommendations from people you know work well too.
2. Make an appointment for a Shampoo and Blow-dry first. When you have made a decision to try a new salon I would call the salon and make an appointment to have a blow-dry or just a consultation with a stylist of your choice. This will give you an opportunity to meet your potential future stylist and check out the salon. Take particular note of the phone call and how professionally you are treated during the call. Research* shows that females take around 10 seconds to make their mind up whether they like someone on meeting them, I have seen this in action and it is fun to watch. Go with your gut and first impression. This visit will make or break your future stylist.
3. Presentation of the hairdresser. ‘You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.’ This phrase is used a lot in the hairdressing world. If the hairdresser that is about to look after you is presented badly and has bad hair….. RUN! Chances are if he or she is to lazy to make an effort to present well, then the chance of making you look good I would say is very slim. ‘What you wear is what you sell!’
4. The Consultation. Does the stylist take an interest in you and your hair? To me this is the one area we at Hair by Phd work very hard on when we train our stylists. The key to any good communication is listening. The hairdresser should get as much info about you as possible; your past experiences, personality, likes, dislikes, time you allocate styling your hair daily, products you use and products your stylist is going to use on you, face shape, colour tone of your skin, body shape, current style and potential style. When the hairdresser discusses your hairstyle or colour ask to see pictures. I find a picture alleviates confusion and allows me to have a visual of what the client is looking for. Short hair to me might mean a cropped style; to my client it might mean a shoulder length bob. Pictures are a great tool.
5. The Salon. Cleanliness is a must see. Check to see if you are going to be seated on a hairy chair and work station. People don’t like other people’s dirt. Look for hairy brushes, dirty basin areas and the general organisation of the salon. A switched on salon will have all this under control. Have a look to see if they have a website and how up to date and professional it looks. The way you are greeted and treated from the time you walk in to the time you leave. The head massage, this is an area we focus on heavily with our shampoo experts, because we know how much most clients enjoy this part of the service. What products do they use? Are they quality reputable brands or cheap bulk stuff? See if they have any reference to regular training on their website or newsletter? A salon that trains regularly will generally keep you excited with the latest and greatest in hair.
6. An Impressive send off. Are you invited back? Does your stylist recommend how long between visits and offer to make you a follow up appointment. Even if you do not make an appointment it shows that the stylist genuinely cares about having you as a client. If you are not happy with your hair, don’t be hesitant about asking your stylist to make any adjustments with your hair. How they handle this situation will go a long way to helping you make your mind up about him/her. I know as an owner of a salon and a stylist I would rather try to fix any issue a client had rather than them not saying anything or worse, not coming back at all.
“So how do you find a new Hair Salon/Stylist? Well leave some comments on what you think about this post and let me know if you would like to hear more. I’ll reply with a post answering your question.”
Hope this helps!
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*Reference- How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds Or Less! By Nicolas Boothman. (A Great Read)
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