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Hair Expo 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Cheers,

Sarkis the Hairstylist

 

 

 

June 20, 2016 0 comment
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Great Hairdresser in Carlingford

Since the launch of our Carlingford salon in November 2014, the salon has gone from strength to strength, bringing in new apprentices, a host of new clients and a range of customers from all across the north western region, including areas like West Pennant Hills, North Rocks, Telopea, Ryde and Castle Hill. This shows that the work being produced by our team at Carlingford is absolutely top of their game, and today we want to showcase some of those amazing looks.

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Above we have a blue under-colour, designed to give a real pop to this beautiful brunette hair. An edgier style that shows real individuality and creativity, the evenness of the blue colour here is a real highlight. Typically, blue tones are harder to hold in the hair, as they are from the complete opposite colour spectrum to natural hair colours, which are normally in the range of warm tones. carlingford-hairdresser2

This soft pastel, rose-gold balayage was achieved with our Schwarzkopf colours and really shows off our clients ivory skintone. This is a soft look for those not wanting to go as overly dramatic with their colour but still wanting to move away from natural tone.
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This beautiful bruntte-to-red colour melt is one of the most popular looks from our Carlingford salon on Instagram. Beautiful Autumn colour tones, perfect for trans-seasonal dressing, and a soft blend between the two colours. This colour will age on the hair really nicely, so don’t be afraid to go Ombre.

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And finally, our piece de resistance! From a very average and uneven blonde, to a metallic blue grey, this colour is going to be huge this winter, as an extension of the grey-hair trend we saw happening last year. Using Olaplex with this colour allowed us to achieve our clients desired look whilst maintaining the hairs condition. I’m sure you would agree the beautiful tones of this blue grey are just to die for!

So which is YOUR favourite look out of our Carlingford salon? Do you know anyone in the area that could really use a great hairdresser that understands what they are looking for? If so, please SHARE this post, we want to make as much beautiful hair as we can!

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Sarkis will be back from hist surgery in a few weeks, and we will be talking about the change in hair trends as we move into winter!

Sincerely,

Bec

Director Hair by Phd Carlingford

May 5, 2016 0 comment
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Super Mums! Mother’s Day 2016

Mother’s Day is nearly upon us and it feels like a minute ago I wrote about Champion mums of today last Mother’s Day and Briony my wife winning the U19’s National Championships with her NSW netball team. What I didn’t mention is at the time she was pregnant with our fourth son. The little fella is now 5 months old sitting on my lap trying to grab my keyboard while I’m typing. Wow how life can change in twelve months.

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April 19, 2016 0 comment
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Facial Hair On Your Man. Are You A Fan?
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I was in London in 2011 doing a hair cutting course at the famous Vidal Sassoon Academy when out came a male model dressed in a 3 piece suit with his hair cut into a tailored short, back, and sides and sporting a pretty awesome beard. The hairdressers from the Academy proceeded to let us know that this is where men’s fashion is heading. I at that stage was never a real fan of beards, liking them to 70’s sport personalities and porn stars.

April 10, 2016 0 comment
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Balayage in Sydney… and everywhere else

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.

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March 21, 2016 0 comment
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Olaplex – Beware of Imitations
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A beautiful soft peachy pink, possible thanks to Olaplex.

As I mentioned in my August post What is Olaplex? Every now and then a product comes on the market that has a massive impact on the Hair industry. When this happens everyone wants to get on the bandwagon and get a piece of the action.

This is where imitations come into the game. Now I’m not saying that any of these imitations are no good, they can actually be just as good if not better. There are however the ones that say their product can do what the original can do but doesn’t live up to that promise.

October 2, 2015 1 comment
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Schools Out – Formal Season 2015

It’s nearly that time of the year again. Most year 12 students have had their trials and I would say the stress of the HSC is firmly on the shoulders of all students and parents.Screen shot 2015-09-07 at 9.20.10 PM

It’s nearly party time where the boys and girls get dolled up and enjoy their end of school celebrations. Formal season is big news in the hair and makeup industry, and its a chance for us all to contribute to the celebrations of our graduating students.

September 17, 2015 1 comment
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Celebrity Hair Transformations 2015

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On Sunday night I was celebrating my wife Briony’s birthday with all her family. My sister in-law Jane turned around to me and said how awesome her hair felt after having that new treatment in her hair last week. Jane had come in to have her highlights done the week before and I spoke to her about the Olaplex treatment. She likes to wear her hair quite light and can suffer from a little dryness and breakage.

August 20, 2015 0 comment
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WHAT IS OLAPLEX?
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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.

August 13, 2015 3 comments
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