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Celebrity Hair Styles

How Celebrities influence Hair and Fashion.

Since starting hairdressing in the mid 80’s I have seen a lot of fashions come and go and come back again. Celebrities seem to have a massive influence on how we wear our hair, clothes and accessories. As an example at the moment anything that Pippa Middleton wears just seems to walk off the shelf. That’s why every top designer just throws fashion at her because if she is seen in one of their frocks they will sell boat loads of it. Hair styles are much the same, the majority of requests we get from clients are mainly celebrity hairstyles. Read on to see my current favourite celebrity hairstyle and my all time favourite, also my take on whom I think has influenced hair fashions since the 80’s.

George Michael was the man of the 80’s when it came to fashion. He and his WHAM partner Andrew Ridgeley (pictured) changed fashion in the 80’s, everyone was wearing Go-Go and Choose Life shirts and all the accessories to match. All the boys including myself wanted the George Michael hairdo. The other big influence of the 80’s was Madonna, there was a Madonna look a like everywhere you looked, and she was the queen of big hair. It is amazing that she is still wowing people today, you just have to look at her performance at the Superbowl 2012 yesterday, in her fifties and she’s still got it. Great talents never die they just continue to be timeless.

The 90’s was huge with Friends star Jennifer Aniston being the major influence in hair. Stripe high-lights was the colour of the day and the haircut (pictured) everyone had to have. The scary thing about this trend is that I still see people wearing the stripes in their hair today. I seriously think some people don’t own mirrors. Scary! Jennifer has continued to be a real influence with her hairstyles from classy long bobs to her beautifully high-lighted long locks. Towards the middle to end of the 90’s the talk of all clients was Meg Ryan’s hair, as seen in one of my favourite Meg Ryan movies French Kiss. The hair style was a short textured number that was very feminine and very very sexy. I was a big fan!

Hard to go past David and Victoria Beckham for the 00’s. These two are serious players in the hair fashion stakes. David reinvented the mo-hawk and peaked haircut while the Posh bob was a smash. I don’t think I can remember a hairstyle so popular with clients. Being such a classic style it meant that it would suit the majority of people. Doing some research on Google images I remembered how many versions of the posh bob there are. It would be worth your while having a look on Google to see how many fantastic versions of this style she wore. While you are doing that if you come across a photo of Posh smiling please post it I would love to see one of those.

Now the 10’s. I would have to say that at the moment Danni Minogue would have to be my choice. There are so many celebs out there with great hair, (not hard when you have you own personal stylist at call) but I think Danni is a class act. Her hair is very sheik, smart and sexy, never boring and extremely versatile with her looks.  Her hair colour is always very well done and always enhances the haircut. She has matured beautifully even with a little ‘panel beating’ and I think in the looks department she runs rings around Kylie. What do you think? Who’s your favourite celeb hairdo?

Do yourself a favour and Google Linda Evangelista. From the 80’s to today this lady has the most amazing look, eyes that pierce through you and the ability to wear any look. The hair, makeup and fashion along with some amazing photography are breathtaking. What also makes her great is as a super model she experimented with all types of styles from boy short to long hair. Not many super models have the balls to do so. Just type her name into Google images and be spell bound. She is my all time favourite.

If this inspires you to change your look, pop in to Hair by Phd and talk to one of our stylists to see how we can make celebrity hair work for you. The iPad is ready to go to help you choose a style.

Ok now you tell me which celebrity you think has the best hair. Look forward to your comments.

Sarkis- The Hairstylist.

*All images courtesy of Google.

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February 7, 2012 1 comment
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Summer Hair!

How to wear and look after your hair this Summer.

Ok! I’m sitting here on holidays with my family Charlie, Briony, Samuel and Sebastian (pictured) in beautiful Port Stephens, staying at the Oaks Pacific Blue Resort in Salamander Bay, enjoying the sun, surf and everything great about the Aussie summer. There is some awesome tennis on the T.V,  fantastic golf courses and the beer and wine is flowing. What else could one wish for?

Spending lots of time in the sun, pool and surf can damage your hair. Before I left for my holiday I wrote the Summer addition of the Hair by Phd Newsletter, and in it there are some great tips on how to wear and look after your hair this summer.   More good luck than good management.

So I’m going to cheat this week, only because I am on holidays. I am going to attach the link to our newsletter for all to read. Hope you enjoy it!

While I get back to the sun and surf, if you have any of your own tips, questions or comments regarding this blog, fire away and I will reply in a post answering any questions.

Here’s the link.

https://www.hairbyphd.com.au/HPHD%20NL%20January%202012.pdf

Sarkis Akle

 

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January 23, 2012 0 comment
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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!

Check out the Hair by Phd website on www.hairbyphd.com.au

Sarkis Akle.

*Reference- How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds Or Less! By Nicolas Boothman. (A Great Read)

 

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January 10, 2012 3 comments
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