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Seamless1 Hair Extensions at Hair by Phd

If you’re addicted to the car crash reality TV show they call Married at First Sight, you would have noticed the shocking hair extensions on one of the brides, Elizabeth. Poorly blended, noticeable hair extensions are enough to make you cringe. In fact, the reason people are reluctant towards hair extensions stems from the fear of an unblended result. Seamless1 Hair Extension prevent this issue with their AAA standard individually crafted hair extensions, their products provide clients with quality, affordable hair for a seamless result. As an official stockist of Seamless1 hair extensions, our Hair by Phd  salons – Parramatta,Carlingford and Camden and  – offer quality hair extension application and styling services.

 

We have been doing hair extensions for many years and we are always looking at how adding extensions to a style can elevate a client’s desired look. Hair extensions are an amazing way to give people of all ages longer and fuller hair, instantly. There are so many ways we can use hair extensions, including adding extensions to volumise hair on short styles or thin and damaged hair, adding colour to your style as well as providing instant length to your hair. You can even pop in clip-in extensions and you can have a totally different look for that special occasion in ten minutes!

 

I recently did a Q&A with our Hair by Phd Parramatta Director (and my sister) Louise about how hair extensions boosted her confidence. In the video, Louise explains how her hair-loss had a massive impact on her self-confidence until she discovered hair-extensions, which had a life-changing result on her appearance and self-esteem.

 

Hair by Phd recently had a Seamless1 training day for our team of stylists. We did a photoshoot with photographer extraordinaire, Justin Aveling to showcase our four stunning models whose hair was transformed by the power of Seamless1 Hair Extensions. Below are the stories of each model and how extensions done properly can have an uplifting effect on you.

Meet Eliana

Eliana is our gorgeous over 40’s model, she has thick wavy hair, and was after more length and colour in her hair without having to spend the time growing it long and potentially drying out her hair, by adding more colour.

We used three different colours in her hair to create this complex play on colour (Cappuccino, Espresso and Opal/Mocha). Eliana was so pleased with the result she was floating out of the salon after we did her hair, even her hubby thought he had a new bride that night! Eliana beams with a new-found confidence, her smile is this shot says it all.

 

 

Meet Brianna

Brianna is a professional model whose hair had taken a beating after having bonded hair extensions. She had taken them out and her hair was left in a mess, so she resorted to getting a short-style cut to mend the damage. When I first spoke to Brianna, she was a little reluctant to have extensions after her past experience. I reassured her that Seamless1 tape extensions, if done properly, will not damage the integrity of her hair and she will have her natural long locks back again in no time!

We used three different blonde tones to match Brianna’s highlighted hair (Vanilla, Opal and Milkshake). Brianna was thrilled with the end result. She had her beautiful long hair back which looked healthy and stunning. Colour matching is a real art, where professional application of hair extensions leaves client’s hair looking nourished and natural.

 

 

Meet Sophie

Sophie is part of the NSW Swifts netball squad. Her vigorous training schedule makes it very hard to manage her hair. Sophie is getting married later this year and wanted longer hair for her wedding without having a high maintenance regime as she is unable to dedicate time to her hair.

We used clip-in extensions for Sophie’s hair. This gave her extra length in a matter of minutes that totally changed her look. Sophie can conveniently take out her clip-ins for training and netball games and reapply the clip-ins herself any time she feels like a change of look. Clip-in extensions are a great tape extension alternative to fit in beautifully with a busy lifestyle like Sophie’s. As an added bonus, Sophie will also have the long hairstyle of her dreams for her wedding day! The colour we used for Sophie’s clip-in’s is Milkshake/Cinnamon.

 

Meet Ash

The stunning Ash does some part-time acting and modeling; she wanted to add some length and volume to her hair. Her hair was already reasonably long but Ash wanted it longer without the pain of waiting for it to happen naturally.

We used two colours on Ash to blend the extensions in with her highlighted hair. (Summer Days and Velvet/Vanilla). The results speak for themselves – longer, fuller gorgeous hair in an hour with the Seamless1 tape extensions. It’s like magic!

 

The power to really change someone’s look in a short period of time is something the team at Hair by Phd have at their disposal to give to you. If you are interested in having a complimentary consultation on how Seamless1 Hair Extensions can change your look, contact your Hair by Phd salon to book an appointment. Seamless1 Hair Extensions are available at our Parramatta, Carlingford and Camden salons. Check out more of our hair extension images on our social media, or get in touch here to organise a consultation time.

March 8, 2019 0 comment
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Hair by PHD Real Bride – Shadi

Introducing our beautiful bride, Shadi!

 

Shadi was truly a classic beauty on her wedding day! Hair by Phd Bridal were thrilled to be apart of Shadi’s big day and create these stunning looks for her and her bridal party.

 

Shadi was an existing client of Hair by Phd Carlingford and has been having her stunning balayage done by Selma (who is returning from Maternity Leave really soon!). We were of course thrilled to work with her on one of the most important days of her life.

 

Thanks to her stunning colour and naturally thick and luscious hair, Shadi decided on a simple, soft and natural curl to compliment her highly detailed dress. Selma achieved this look by using a ceramic curling iron and setting her curls in clips, by doing so Selma was able to ensure her curls would last all day and into the evening.

 

Shadi chose a strapless, highly detailed dress with both lace and beadwork. Because of the detail in the dress, this meant that simple hair was the order of the day. Selma created a beautifully simple style that complimented the total look and it was very important that the hair lasted the whole day and night. By setting the hair correctly Selma was able to achieve this so the hair remained bouncy and fresh as when it was first done.

Our Bride had 7 beautiful bridesmaids for which Sarah created a soft and textured ponytail with delicate pieces around their faces. Perfectly suited to accompany the bride’s style as well as each of the bridesmaids. With beautifully coordinated dresses on each of the bridesmaids and similar hair lengths, creating absolutely matching styles for these ladies was the obvious choice and in a group of 7 truly creates stunning repetition.

Huge congratulations to Shadi and her husband Alexander on their beautiful wedding and thank you so much for allowing the Hair by Phd Bridal team to help you achieve your dream wedding.

 

If you or someone you know is getting married and are looking for the perfect team to handle your hair on the day, trust the team from Hair by Phd Bridal. We love hair and we love weddings and we want to make sure that both are perfect for you on your special day.

Get in touch with us via our website at www.hairbyphd.com.au/bridal and let’s make some lovely hair.

 

Hair: Hair by Phd Bridal (Bride: Selma Zahirovic, Bridesmaids: Sarah Merzi)

Dressmaker:  Nektaria

MUA: Aisha Alfi

Venue: The Calyx at the Botanic Gardens

June 12, 2018 0 comment
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DOLAN WARREN AWARDS 2018 – Hair by Phd.

The team from Hair by Phd were thrilled to once again be invited to create beautiful hair for the winners and attendees of the Dolan Warren Awards. Sarah Merzi, Cassandra Kavalieros, Jessica Pierovic and Monique Kalefeh from Hair by Phd in  Parramatta were our representatives at the Schwarzkopf Pro hair styling suite, alongside the team from Kokum Hair Skin and Body from Newcastle.

As we head into celebrity awards season, having just sat through the drama that was the Met Gala, this is a great chance to take stock of what the top formal looks are going to be for the 2018 season. The Dolan Warren Awards are no different, albiet possibly a little more practical than the Met Gala.

“The ladies will show us what dress they are wearing and they’ll show the makeup artist and the artist will then decide what makeup they’re wearing and let us know if they’re wearing any dominant jewellery features,” said Cassandra Kavalieros to Style Icons about the process. “Then we see what they’re comfortable doing if they would like it up or down, or recommend what we think would look good on them, and then just go from there.”

 

“We’ve been doing a lot of curls and waves, in different forms,” she continued. “We’ve done a few softer  waves and some more textured waves at the moment. We’re doing up style, just very nice and soft in the front and pulled back into a low bun. We’ve done a textured pony tail as well with some soft waves in the back, which is one of our favourite looks from the day.”

We can take away from the event that soft waves and textured curls will continue to dominate the formal hair scene, with sleek ponytails being a popular second choice. More formal updo’s seem to be taking their time in the shade, although there will always be ladies who love this more formal style.

Whether it is for a wedding, formal occasion, prom or dance, Hair by Phd are experts in creating truly beautiful, wearable hair styles for formal occasions. We believe that it is about creating styles that move with you and will last through the night while still looking absolutely stunning and special for your big occasion. For formal or bridal style bookings, email the Hair by Phd Bridal team on bridal@hairbyphd.com.au and we can assist you in creating some truly stunning hair for your next formal occasion.

 

May 14, 2018 0 comment
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How do I maintain my Hair Colour after leaving the salon?

Having your hair coloured in the salon is in most cases a great experience. Walking out with a great new look, feeling like you are ready to take on the world. As hairdressers, we love making our clients feel like this. After investing the time and money into your beautiful hair, you want to make sure you look after your investment over the next few weeks. In this post, I will go over some suggestions on how to do this successfully.

 

Whether you have had just had your hair highlighted or have had an amazing new colour put through, you want this to last. The best way to maintain your colour is through a structured regime with quality products.

The first thing to consider is the condition of your hair. Simply put, the better the condition of your hair the longer your hair colour will last. The best way to make sure your hair is in the optimum condition is through in-salon treatments. You would have read my posts on the Olaplex treatment in the past and this product has really revolutionised the in-salon treatment. The ability for this treatment to repair pretty much any damaged hair is amazing. Olaplex can be used as a treatment prior, during and after your colour service. I would also recommend a visit to your stylist in between colour services for a stand-alone Olaplex treatment, especially if you have your hair highlighted. With all our Olaplex services you will receive a take-home Olaplex No 3 treatment valued at $49.95.

 

We also have a great range of Kerastase and Schwarzkopf treatments, which are personalised for your hair type. This is a great way to leave your hair looking and feeling amazing and to have that post-salon feeling all the time.

 

When it comes to using home hair-care products, your stylist is the best person to speak to. Choosing the correct product for your hair type is essential to get the best results. Below is a list of products that can help you maintain the best tone in your colour.

Schwarzkopf Igora Expert Mousse

This is an easy-to-use colour mousse, which not only tones your hair but also leaves it feeling moisturised. It has built-in conditioning agents that allow you to use it once a week as a colour refresher, toner and treatment. Schwarzkopf Igora Expert Mousse comes in a range of shades for toning and colour refreshing so that your home hair-care is suited specifically to your colour and style.

 

 

Schwarzkopf BC Silver Shampoo

This is a sulphate-free silver shampoo that is very gentle on the hair and with regular use keeps your highlighted hair looking true to tone. With all the elements our hair is exposed to, like the sun, chlorinated water and other hair products, your hair can change tone very easily. Using Schwarzkopf BC Silver Shampoo keeps highlighted hair looking fantastic and keeps those pesky yellow or brassy tones from coming back into your beautiful blonde. It is also great for naturally white or light hair that can have a tendency to throw that unwanted yellow tone.

 

 

Schwarzkopf Blonde Me Range

The Schwarzkopf Blonde Me Range is formulated purely for blondes. It includes a comprehensive range of products that care for your blonde hair at home, including a shampoo, conditioner, leave-in moisturiser spray and treatment, all with cool or warm tonal additives in them. Bonus, the entire range is sulphate free, which is good for your health and good for your hair. If you have highlighted hair or are naturally blonde, this is range is a must for you.

 

 

Kerastase Reflection Chromatique Range

The Kerastase Chromatique Range is specifically for coloured hair. The formulation protects the hair from the sun with its UV protectant and other external elements like copper, calcium and chlorine that are found in our water. It leaves coloured hair with amazing shine and really protects the hair from colour fade. The Kerastase Reflection Chomatique Range includes products to suit both thick and thin hair also with colour additives to keep your colour looking fresh and bright, with that salon-fresh tone we know you love.

 

With any of the products or product ranges mentioned above, please make sure you consult your expertly trained stylist at Hair by Phd when choosing which to purchase. It is very important that we prescribe the right product for you and your hair specifically, so you can continue to have amazing hair after leaving the salon.

 

Watch out for our Hair by Phd online shop coming soon!

April 3, 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 REAL BRIDES – Melissa

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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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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Introducing Hair by Phd Opulence

Hands up – who would like to have their own personal hairdresser?

 

Yes, that’s head massages anytime you like, someone to style your hair multiple times a week and all other the hair services you can imagine. Nice to dream? No need to dream any longer. Hair by Phd Opulence membership is here. Your friends will be green with envy!

April 11, 2017 0 comment
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Kerastase Has Stood the Test of Time

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It was way back in 1990 when I bought my first salon in Hurstville, that I was introduced to a product called Kerastase. Kerastase products have been around since 1964 and really are the pinnacle of all hair products. They stand for quality, luxury and beautiful hair.

February 27, 2017 0 comment
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WINTER HAIR TRENDS 2016

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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