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The Year that was 2018

In 2018, Hair by Phd celebrated it’s 50th birthday. This was only one of the many amazing achievements that happened this year. Hair by Phd continues to grow with our Camden and Carlingford salons welcoming some new team members into the salon’s family, while Parramatta also saw new team members joining this year.

The Hair by Phd family is growing outside of the salon too! Selma from our Carlingford salon welcomed her first child, Layla, into the world earlier in the year and now we are happy to announce that Sarah and Hope from our Parramatta salon are expecting too. You could say there’s something in the water at Hair by Phd. Congratulations to all 3 of them. Also, a big congratulations to Bec, our Director at Carlingford, and Hope, from Parramatta, who both tied the knot during the year.

Mum and dad with the Parramatta Lord Mayor Andrew Wilson who came to the salon to congratulate Peter on 50 Years

In September, we had a visit from the Parramatta Lord Mayor, Andrew Wilson, to congratulate Peter and Georgette on 50-years of success. This is something not many people in business have achieved and for an individual who arrived in Australia with very little understanding of English, it is an amazing accomplishment. Peter’s mantra of treating every client who enters our doors with respect, lives on strongly today within all our salons. I believe it has been the key to the group’s success. You can read more about the 50-year story here.

This year, our Camden salon turned one and continues to grow and make its mark on the community. Lead by our amazing stylist, Lemai, the team is growing and developing nicely. Camden is a great town and I really enjoy my weekly visits their working with the team.

The team finished off the year at the beautiful Rockpool Bar and Grill for our Christmas party. This was a well-deserved night for all the girls for their contribution in making Hair by Phd what it is today. There were 21 beautifully dressed ladies and I at the dinner (Lucky me). Check out some of the images in this post as well as on all our social media platforms.

As a lot of you are aware Briony, my wife, is the head coach of the NSW Swifts and I would like to welcome three girls from the squad as our Hair by Phd Ambassadors. Paige Hadley (Carlingford), Sophie Garbin (Parramatta) and Sophie Halpin (Camden). The girls will be in the salons on a regular basis, so keep an eye out for them. We will organise a meet and great with the girls during 2019.

 

Also, in 2019, we have some exciting initiatives coming up. Stay tuned for our big Olaplex promotion we are holding in January. We will also introduce Seamless1 extensions to our range of services in the near future.

We are running different salon hours across our three locations through the Christmas and New Year period, so please see below our Christmas Trading Hours.

SALON CHRISTMAS HOURS

Parramatta

December 2018
Saturday 15th 8am – 5pm
Sunday 16th Closed
Monday 17th 9am – 5.30pm
Tuesday 18th 9am – 6pm
Wednesday 19th 9am – 9pm
Thursday 20th 8.30am – 9pm
Friday 21st 8.30am – 6pm
Saturday 22nd 8am – 6pm
Sunday 23rd Closed
Monday 24th Closed
Tuesday 25th Closed
Wednesday 26th Closed
Thursday 27th 9am – 5.30pm
Friday 28th 9am – 5.30pm
Saturday 29th 8am – 2pm
Sunday 30th Closed
Monday 31st Closed
January 2019
Tuesday 1st Closed
Wednesday 2nd 9am – 5.30pm
Back to normal trading hours

Carlingford

December 2018
Saturday 15th 8am – 5pm
Sunday 16th Closed
Monday 17th Closed
Tuesday 18th 9am – 6pm
Wednesday 19th 9am – 9pm
Thursday 20th 9am – 8pm
Friday 21st 9am – 6pm
Saturday 22nd 8am – 5pm
Sunday 23rd Closed
Monday 24th 9am – 4pm
Tuesday 25th Closed
Wednesday 26th Closed
Thursday 27th Closed
Friday 28th Closed
Saturday 29th Closed
Sunday 30th Closed
Monday 31st Closed
January 2019
Tuesday 1st Closed
Wednesday 2nd 9am – 9pm
Back to normal trading hours

Camden

December 2018
Saturday 15th Dec 8am – 6pm
Sunday 16th Closed
Monday 17th Closed
Tuesday 18th 9am – 6pm
Wednesday 19th 9am – 9pm
Thursday 20th 9am – 9pm
Friday 21st 9am – 6pm
Saturday 22nd 8am – 6pm
Sunday 23rd Closed
Monday 24th 9am – 4pm
Tuesday 25th Closed
Wednesday 26th Closed
Thursday 27th Closed
Friday 28th Closed
Saturday 29th Closed
Sunday 30th Closed
Monday 31st Closed
January 2019
Tuesday 1st Closed
Wednesday 2nd 9am – 9pm
Back to normal trading hours

I hope 2018 has been wonderful for you, and may 2019 bring you all heath, happiness and good times. On behalf of Louise, Bec, Lemai and myself, we would like to wish you all a Happy Christmas. See you in 2019.

December 10, 2018 0 comment
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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
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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
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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
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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
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My Five Tips For Healthy Hair This Summer

The holidays are over! How many of you feel like you haven’t even been on one. Back to routine like the holidays never even happened. I remember prior to having children and before our kids went to school, we always took our holidays in February. No crowds, great weather and half the price. They were good times and maybe some of you are in a position to be on holidays now. It’s a great position to be in. I loved being in Sydney in January, good weather, no traffic and lots to do. Sydney is a great place when it’s not packed to the rafters.

Summer holidays can take its toll on the condition of your hair. The sun, salt or chlorinated water can have very harsh effects on your hair. Your hair can become de-hydrated; the effects of the sun can strip your colour away and make it very brittle. It is very important to take good care of your hair during summer and below is my five tips to keeping your hair looking and feeling great.

  1. Visit your stylist!

    After being away in the sun and the surf the best thing you can do is get your hair trimmed. A good trim will help seal those split ends and bring some life back to hair. While you are there ask your stylist about an intensive moisture treatment to really rehydrate your hair. At Hair by Phd we have some great options when it comes to rehydration with either our Schwarzkopf and Kerastase ranges.

  2. Cover Up!

    Like your skin your hair will benefit from less exposure to the sun and the elements. A hat, scarf or if you do a lot of swimming in a pool a swim cap are the way to go.

  3. Home Hair Care Products!

    A quality Shampoo, Conditioner, Treatment and leave-in moisturiser is a must. Ask your stylist about what they can recommend for your hair type. At Hair by Phd we can even literally put your hair and scalp under a microscope and give you the best products from our Kerastase range that will re-vitalise your hair personalised just for you.

  4. Keep using hot tools to a minimum!

    I know this is hard to go without your styling tools, but it a great time of year to let your hair hang free. Apply a good moisturiser by softly scrunching it into your hair to give that loose beachy look. You can also tie it up into a loose updo. In summer your hair takes a lot less time to dry and you can use this to your advantage.

  5. Wash your hair straight after being in the surf!

    Using your quality products the regime should be shampoo, condition and treat. Do this as soon as you can after exposing your hair to the elements. If you can’t do a treatment straight away, your leave-in moisturiser is a must.

 

So whether you’re on holidays enjoying the sun and the surf up or down our beautiful coastline or in Sydney enjoying the pool and our wonderful beaches care for your hair. I hope the tips above are helpful. If you have any questions ask your Hair by Phd stylist for advice.

2018 is a big year for Hair by Phd, in September we turn 50 years young. Watch out for the celebrations.

Keep up to date with everything Hair by Phd by following us on FacebookInstagramPinterestGoogle+ or Snapchat! You can also now join our VIP Members Group on Facebook to stay up to date with the absolute latest in salon, and have immediate access to our stylists for all your questions. Join here. 

February 5, 2018 0 comment
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Hair by Phd – The Year That Was 2017

Wow! What a year? It has certainly flown by! Funny how you feel like you are just getting over last Christmas and before you know it the party season lead up is on your doorstep again. It’s been a very big year for Hair by Phd. At the start we introduced our amazing new Opulence Membership Program, Hair by Phd Bridal and in June we opened Hair by Phd three in Camden. Lemai is doing an amazing job establishing herself in Camden and we have been lucky enough to be joined by Damien Rayner, one of Australia’s top colourists.

December 1, 2017 0 comment
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Hair by Phd Colour Makeovers

Spring is generally a time when we will consider many changes. A reminder that summer is coming, we start to think about heading back to the gym, re-evaluating our wardrobe or maybe even a hair colour change. Changing your hair colour can be simple but it also can be very complex.

August 22, 2017 0 comment
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Hair by Phd Colour Training with Damien Rayner

As mentioned in my last post I recently caught up with the amazing colourist Damien Rayner. Damien was voted one of the top 15 colourists in 2012 by Harper’s Bazaar and we have been lucky enough to have Damien as an educator in our salon since 2010.

August 10, 2017 0 comment
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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
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