Tag:

camden hairdresser

HAIR BY PHD REAL BRIDES: Emma and Ben

We were pleased to recently work with both Bride and Groom, Emma and Ben, to create their ideal hair ahead of their wedding. The Director from our Camden salon, Lemai Wilson, helped the bridal party prepare for their beautiful garden wedding, held at The Secret Garden in the stunning Southern Highlands.

We welcomed the Groom, Father of the Bride and Groomsmen into our Camden Salon ahead of the wedding. This was a great bonding opportunity and a chance for all the boys to tidy up their beards and hair before of the big day.

On the day of the wedding, Lemai made sure that each of the boys looked their best with last-minute grooming and a simple style.

On the day of the wedding, we created a stunning look for our Bride Emma, the Mother of the Bride and her Maid of Honour. Each of these lovely ladies went for a textured curled style, while a tasteful floral hair piece in Emma’s hair completed her timeless bridal look.

For the Maid of Honour, Claire we created loose waves and a small braid to create some shape and texture around her face. This simple style created a tasteful coordination with the bride’s hairstyle, perfect for bridal photos.

For the Mother of the Bride, Kathy, we began working on her hairstyle months in advance as she transitions her colour from a medium-brown to grey, accentuating her graceful aging. If you’re interested in transitioning to your natural hair-colour speak to your Hair by Phd stylist today!

For our bride, her hair requests were simple. She desired some volume and a light wave, enough to add movement and body, unlike her natural dead-straight hair. Emma has been a loyal client of Hair by Phd for many years, we have watched her transition her colour from reds to pinks through to purples and back again. Ahead of the wedding, we organised a personalised growth and colour plan for Emma to ensure her hair style was picture-perfect for her big day.

This stunning yet simple hairpiece, by Kate from Two Wild Hands, completed Emma’s bridal hairstyle. Not only did the floral comb add to the timeless aesthetics of the Bride’s styling but also ensured Emma’s hair was off her face throughout the day. The natural floral touch to her look was accented by Emma’s vibrant red hair colour and tied in perfectly to the garden wedding theme.

Despite a bit of wind and rain during the day, the two lovebirds looked picture-perfect with their hair styled by Hair by Phd. Rain is always going to be an issue for hair on your wedding day, and so are the hundreds of hugs and the endless dancing.

The key is to have a few structural elements, like Emma’s hair piece, tastefully holding her style in place. While her bold hair-colour allowed her simple choice in textured waves to make a unique and quirky statement, complimenting her classical look.

Thank you so much, Emma and Ben, for letting Hair by Phd be a part of your wedding day. We love working with bridal parties to help them complete their wedding styling and achieve their desired hairstyle on their special day.

Get in touch with the team from Hair by Phd Bridal to book your wedding hair today.

 

Photographer: Thomas Stewart

Dress: Ruth Fattal Haute Couture

Makeup Artist: Michelle Cato

Hairdresser: Hair by Phd

Florals and Styling: Two Wild Hands

Venue: The Secret Garden

November 29, 2018 0 comment
0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest
Christmas at Hair by Phd 2018

Yep! It’s that time of the year again; Briony and I were watching a program last night on Christmas in England. It was about some celebrities and their take on an English Christmas. They are a funny lot the English I tell you. We had a good laugh and then Briony said that Christmas is a very stressful time of year. It does seem crazy that we all go nuts for this one day.

For some it’s about the religious aspect, others about the presents and some just enjoy the parties. For me it’s catching up with family and friends and just taking time out, eating good food and sharing great wines.

Whatever Christmas means to you, looking and feeling great about you is where Hair by Phd comes in. We have some great Christmas packages and gift ideas this Christmas. Whether it’s about spoiling yourself or spoiling someone you love a Hair by Phd Christmas package is a great way to go. Giving the gift of beautiful hair is what we do best.

Check out the packages below or chat to your Hair by Phd stylist about what will work for you. I must say the giving part of Christmas is the one I love most. Let Hair by Phd take a little of the stress away this Christmas.

SCHWARZKOPF BC ADD-ON

Add on to any full colour service package

Schwarzkopf BC Take home Shampoo, Conditioner and Treatment/leave-in. Value $83.85

Schwarzkopf BC prescription treatment with soothing head massage. Value $35

$10 Gift voucher to use on your next visit. Value $10

Total Value. $128.85

Christmas Price: $55.90

You save $72.95

 

KERASTASE LAIT ADD-ON

Add on to any full colour service package

Kerastase Take home Bain, Lait and leave-in Thermique. Valued at $134

Kerastase prescription Ritual with soothing head massage. Valued at $45

$10 Gift voucher to use on your next visit. Valued at $10

Total Value. $189

Christmas Price: $134

You save $55

 

KERASTASE MASQUE ADD-ON

Add on to any full colour service package

Kerastase Take home Bain, Masque and leave-in Thermique. Value $148

Kerastase prescription Ritual with soothing head massage. Value $45

$10 Gift voucher to use on your next visit. Value $10

Total Value: $203

Christmas Price: $148

You save $55

KERASTASE CHRONOLOGIST ADD-ON

Add on to any full colour service package

Kerastase Take home Bain, Masque and Candle Value $149.95

Kerastase prescription Ritual with soothing head massage. Value $45

$10 Gift voucher to use on your next visit. Value $10

Second service in two weeks, A Chronologist Caviar Exfoliating Treatment and Blow-dry. Value $141.50

Total Value: $346.45

Christmas Price: $291.45

You save $55

*For this Christmas, we are offering an Add-on Package to any full price colour service. No senior’s discount applies to any of these packages.

November 14, 2018 0 comment
0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest
Miss Danika comes to Hair by Phd Camden

Before I met the lovely Miss Danika (pictured above), I must say I was a bit sceptical about cosmetic tattooing, mainly because I didn’t know a lot about it. Now after seeing how she has transformed Lemai’s eyebrows (our Salon Director at Camden), I am a true convert. Lemai pictured below far right.

When I left Lemai, as Miss Danika was about to start tattooing, Lemai was feeling a tad anxious. I called her later in the day and asked her to send me photos of the end result. Once I saw them I was a bit shocked at first because they were a bit darker than I anticipated. However after a few days they had settled and the result was amazing. She had beautiful eyebrows without having to paint them on every day.

 

“Did it hurt?” was my first question. Lemai mentioned that Miss Danika had used some numbing cream and it did not hurt at all. Bonus!

 

You can have your eyebrows, eyeliner and lips transformed with this amazing service. The tattooing is semi- permanent, which is great as it lasts. It’s also very natural looking and there are multiple colours to choose from. The images below are of Lemai two months after the treatment.

See below the list of services and prices. Enjoy the images above for Lemai’s before and after as well as some of Miss Danika’s other work.

Miss Danika is available by appointment at Hair by Phd Camden. She has also got an amazing offer for all our clients. Here it is…

 

Miss Danika comes to Hair by Phd Opening Offer

You receive:

A Cosmetic Tattoo analysis and consultation. Valued at $50

$50 off your first service with Miss Danika

Total Value of this gift is $100

 

Call our salon on 4622 1260 or email us camden@hairbyphd.com.au to make a time with Miss Danika and have a chat with her on how this amazing service can transform you.

 

October 31, 2018 0 comment
0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest
A GREENER CHOICE FOR HAIRDRESSING

More than ever, we know that our clients are concerned with the amount of waste being produced by society. Programs like The War on Waste from the ABC and legislation changes have really brought concerns about the future of recycling and our planet into the spotlight – right where it should be.

We know that in hairdressing there is a lot of waste produced. From empty shampoo bottles, to hair and chemical waste after your colour is applied, to the 1,500 tons of recyclable aluminium back to landfill by the Australian Hairdressing industry alone each year. There are plenty of ways in which a relaxing afternoon at the salon could be causing serious harm to the earth. We decided a number of years ago that this couldn’t continue to be the case.

Hair by Phd have been members of the Sustainable Salons programs in all our salons for the past few years. We are proud to share that we now recycle up to 95% of our salon waste in our Parramatta, Carlingford and Camden Salons and it is all thanks to our clients. A $2.50 donation from you on your hair treatments in salon over the past 2 years has allowed us to change the way our business is run and allowed us to help do our bit to make the world a better place.

 

“The hairdressing industry needs to take action now, and take care of the environment as much as we take care of clients”, says Paul Frasca, co-founder of SSA.  Hairdressers today really care about making their salon as eco-friendly as possible”.

 

Watch our latest episode of Hair by Phd On The Wall where we interview Paul Fresca, co-founder of Sustainable Salons Australia, and take a tour through their depot as we look to what actually happens to our salon waste through their program.

 

Every time you visit one of our salons, your visit supports our ongoing commitment to reduce our ecological footprint, achieve zero waste, support charitable causes and implement environmentally sustainable practices in all that we do at Hair by Phd.

Through Sustainable Salons Australia, we are able to recycle our waste in ways that seriously support the community and reduce the impact of your monthly salon visit:

  • All the proceeds gained from recycling the salon’s metals will be donated to not-for-profit community-based organisations that do a killer job helping humanity
  • Plastic product bottles, packaging and bags are recycled into outdoor furniture and underground sheeting to protect the NBN
  • Any leftover chemicals will be recycled into water and used in construction and roadworks
  • Cut–off hair will support charitable causes such as oil spill clean-up projects, local community gardens and charitable wig making services
  • Once our tools reach their end of life, they will be broken down and all valuable parts will be repurposed

We want to thank our loyal clients for their support in our work with Sustainable Salons Australia, and to the team from SSA for their support of our team as we learn new, less impactful ways of hairdressing. The future of the hairdressing industry certainly looks greener for your efforts.

 

October 9, 2018 0 comment
0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest
MOTHER’S DAY 2018

I read in a newspaper article the other day that a certain Australian business was not allowing their staff to use the term Mum and Dad. Why? I hear you ask, I think it might have something to do with political correctness. “What a load of crap” I say. I find this very offensive, and would like to know how being a mum or dad can be offensive. As a dad I think it is one of the most amazing gifts I have ever been given. As for mums, well,  my experience with mums is one of absolute delight.

The mums in our lives make us all better people. How can one take offence to this institution just does not make sense to me. The relationship I have with my mother has given me an understanding of how to parent my children. It is totally unconditional. The relationship my children have with their mum and their grandmother’s is the making of them. To see the unconditional love that Briony has with our children is the most beautiful thing I have ever experienced.

Briony as well as being an amazing mother to our four boys has had some great achievements in the past twelve months. She has been appointed the Head Coach of the NSW Swifts netball team. The Swifts are the team she played for 14 years ago. She is very excited about this new challenge and has inherited a great bunch of girls to coach. Her experience as a mum I believe is helping her manage the demands of the team from an emotional sense as well as from a technical or netball point of view.

Working with a team myself who are predominately female has its challenges emotionally, however it has many rewards as well. Mentoring a team is a great responsibility and is a great way to really influence people’s lives in a great way. This skill of nurturing is one that comes from being a mum and being loved by a mum.

I am truly blessed to have a great relationship with the mums in my life including my mother in-law. She will find that line amusing. I also understand that many people have not or have lost their mum. I can’t imagine what that would be like.

I asked my mum once after having my first child Sebastian, and not understanding how you could possibly love anyone else as much as my first born “ How do you share your love with multiple children?” Her answer to me was “the more you have the more you love them all.”

It is hard for me to comprehend how we can ban people from using the term Mum and Dad, and I think this Mother’s Day we should be loud and proud of celebrating all MUMS!

Hair by Phd will be celebrating Mother’s Day with the gift of beautiful hair. The bubbles will be flowing in all three locations to celebrate our mums the week leading up to Mother’s Day. Spoil mum with a Hair by Phd Gift voucher this Mother’s Day and we will give you up to a $100 gift voucher for FREE. Here’s how it works.

*Buy a $100 voucher and get a $50 voucher for FREE

*Buy a $150 voucher and get a $75 voucher for FREE

*Buy a $200 voucher and get a $100 voucher for FREE

*This offer is only available for purchase until the 13th of May. Free vouchers expire on 6 July 2018. Not available to use with any other offer and can only be used on full priced hair services. One free voucher per person.

Be quick there are only 27 vouchers on offer per salon! Spoil mum or just spoil yourself with this great offer.

Call or email now to get yours!

Parramatta 9635 4721 info@hairbyphd.com.au

Carlingford 9872 7222 carlingford@hairbyphd.com.au

Camden 4622 1260 camden@hairbyphd.com.au

April 17, 2018 0 comment
0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest
HAIR BY PHD REAL BRIDES – Latara

Hair by Phd Bridal were thrilled to help the beautiful Latara and her bridesmaids in creating stunning hair on her wedding day. This beautiful wedding was held at the gorgeous Bendooley Estate in the Southern Highlands, and so Lemai, Director at our Camden Salon, went along to lead hair for the day.

Sarkodie Photography

For the bride, we created a stunning updo with braids wrapping around the head to meet at the back of the head and finished with a beautiful floral arrangement. Soft curls framed Latara’s face, giving movement to the look and a soft, relaxed look that perfectly matched her vision for her dream wedding.

Sarkodie Photography

For the bridesmaids, soft curls were turned into low textured buns, with the hair pulled off the faces of these beautiful girls. The buns were then surmounted with a single, simple flower to finish the look and tie into their beautiful and unique bouquets.

Sarkodie Photography

When choosing the style of hair you want for your wedding, it is always important to consider both the style of event, your personal preference and what is going to work for the length of the event. By going with soft curls and relaxed braids, Latara continued to look stunning well into the evening without having to touch up hair or adjust anything during the day, which is often unachievable in the flurry of wedding activities. Choose a hair style that you feel comfortable in and that you can relax and enjoy in to ensure that you have a wonderful day for your wedding.

Sarkodie Photography

The Hair by Phd Bridal team have lots of experience in creating stunning hair for brides and their bride-tribe and are always able to advise about the best way you achieve your dream look that will be both practical and beautiful throughout your day.  The team at Hair by Phd Bridal are experts in all facets of wedding hair, from colour management in the lead up to the wedding to styles that suit you perfectly and will stay wonderful throughout your day. Trust our team to help you realise your dream hair on the day and get in touch with the Hair by Phd bridal team today.

Photography: Sarkodie Photography

Makeup Artist: Makeup by Megan

Hair: Hair by Phd Bridal

Venue: Bendooley Estate

Floral Design: Clementine Posy

March 6, 2018 0 comment
0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest
AUSTRALIAN TOP HAIR COLOURIST COMES TO HAIR BY PHD CAMDEN

You have all heard me talk about him. Damien Rayner has been working with team Hair by Phd for over seven years now, educating the team on all things hair colour. I am very proud to announce that Damien will now be joining Lemai and her team at Hair by Phd Camden.

This is not only exciting for us but for the Camden community to have a Hair Colourist of Damien’s elk working in the area. Voted in the top 15 Australian hair colourists by Harpers Bazaar, Damien is one of the nicest guys I have met in the industry, and a magician when it comes to Balayage. He has worked at some of Australia’s top salons, not to mention done stints in New York and London.

  

Damien moved into the Camden/Narellan area a few years ago with his partner for a lifestyle change and continued to commute to the city for work. Through our long-term relationship, it was a natural fit when it came to securing his services at our Camden salon. What does that mean for you? Well if you live in the area or surrounding suburbs, you do not have to trek into the city anymore to find a quality Hair Colourist. The best has come to town.

Damien is not only the Balayage king; his skills are just as superior in all aspects of hair colour. From Balayage, Ombre, colour makeovers, foil highlighting and more, Damien is the colour expert.

And best of all, we have an amazing offer for anyone who would love to have his or her hair coloured by Damien.

You will receive a complimentary in-salon consultation, so Damien can assess your hair and create a plan for your desired look. This also allows Damien to determine the time needed for your colour appointment.

You will also receive a complimentary bottle of Schwarzkopf BC Shampoo and Conditioner valued at $53.90, which can be upgraded to a Kerastase Shampoo and Conditioner if desired.

For more information on the times Damien will be available in our Camden salon, call now on 02 4622 1260 or email us on camden@hairbyphd.com.au

Damien and Lemai look forward to seeing you in our salon located at Shop 2 Albert Baker Arcade 165-167 Argyle St, Camden.

September 28, 2017 0 comment
0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest
A CONVERSATION ABOUT BALAYAGE

 

I recently sat down and had a chat with colourist extraordinaire Damien Rayner. We are organising to have Damien in our salon very shortly to do some more colour training with the team and the subject of Balayage came up. I’ve been hairdressing for over 30 years now and Balayage would have to be the longest lasting colour look in that time.

July 12, 2017 0 comment
0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest
Introducing Hair by Phd Camden

It’s coming up to three years since I opened Hair by Phd Carlingford with Rebecca. To date it’s been a great journey and Rebecca has really grown as a stylist and an amazing mentor to her team.

People say, “Why don’t you open more salons?” I wish it were that easy. Finding the locations is easy; but the secret is finding the right people to partner with – well I have found another good egg to partner with!

June 7, 2017 0 comment
0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest