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Are Hair Extensions for me?
These extensions are done well.

These extensions are done well.

Hair extensions if done well can look amazing. If done badly well that’s another story. Once upon a time getting hair extensions was a serious luxury and a very expensive exercise. You would have to go into the city to a salon that generally did hair extensions exclusively. Like most other things, times have changed and hair extensions are now done at every other hair salon. But are they done well? I get a stack of spam emails every week from India and China wanting to sell me cheap extensions. At Hair by Phd the extensions we use are 100% human hair and are the best quality on the market as we want our clients to have the best.

Hair extensions are fantastic for lots of reasons. They allow you to have longer, thicker, fuller hair instantly. For a lot of people with fine hair, growing their hair is a real struggle. It takes forever to grow and when it is long it can look limp and lifeless. This is where hair extensions give us lots of options. They can be used for length, thickness, adding colour and texture to the hair. They can also used partially to add thickness and texture to certain areas of a hairstyle.

A good example of Clip-ins

A good example of Clip-ins

With the invention of tape and clip-in extensions, hair extensions have become affordable and accessible to almost everyone.  The beauty of this method it only takes about an hour to apply to your hair. When we do the keratin bonded extensions, these can take up to six hours to do a full head.

Hair extensions should only be done by trained professionals. The only exception to this rule I believe are clip-in extensions. If shown the right way to put them in clip-ins can look like the real thing. You should have them shaped by a professional so they blend in well with your natural hair. Below are some examples of how bad extensions can look.

Not very good?

Not very good?

 

Another example of bad extensions

Another example of bad extensions

Are extensions bad for my hair? This is a question that gets asked a lot. If they are applied correctly and maintained in the right way, you will have no problems. Maintaining them is the key and it is very easy to do. As long as you give your hair a good regular brush through and use good quality products to care for your hair you shouldn’t run into any issues. Lack of care and you can run into some problems. A well trained professional should share all the maintenance tips with you.

Victoria has had extensions applied to the front of her hair for texture and length.

Victoria has had extensions applied to the front of her hair for texture and length.

I have included in this post a before and after of a client who had tape extensions done at Hair by Phd, so you can see what hair extensions should look and what they can do for your hair.

'Before' Tape Extensions at Hair by Phd

‘Before’ Tape Extensions at Hair by Phd

Ext after

‘After’

So have I answered the question for you? If you would like to know more about hair extensions, book in now with one of our trained professionals for a free consultation. Click on the link below to see the Hair by Phd hair extension package and all booking information.

Hair by Phd Hair Extensions Package

If you have had any good experiences with hair extensions or shockers, feel free to share them in the comments below. I would love to hear from you.

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Cheers,

Sarkis The Hairstylist

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July 9, 2014 1 comment
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Cloud 9 vs GHD
GHD vs Cloud 9

GHD vs Cloud 9 Irons

This is the big question asked when our clients are wanting to purchase a styling iron. Many years ago when GHD came on the scene, they revolutionised the straightening iron. They introduced us to ceramic plates and we learnt to curl hair with the GHD. They are still known as GHD curls today, however the look can be achieved with other irons on the market.

As a stylist GHD was the go, above all else because of the result we were achieving for our clients. The hair was smooth and shiny and the irons just glided through the hair with ease, we as well as our clients were creating wearable and fashionable looks in the salon and at home.

Then GHD I believe got greedy. They used to be exclusively sold through salons and they hand picked and chose which salons they wanted to retail them, mainly targeting upmarket salons who used and promoted their irons. I am pleased to say Hair by Phd was one of those salons.

GHD was taken over by another company and they decided to go mass market. In order to do so they started manufacturing out of China instead of Korea. I don’t have a problem with that if the quality is still there. Guess what, it wasn’t. If you still have an older model GHD, and have tried the new model you will be able to tell the difference. All of a sudden we went from one returned iron in three years to multiple returns in a short space of time. The performance was just not the same anymore. You get what you pay for!

Cloud 9 the pick of the bunch.

Cloud 9 the pick of the bunch.

So in comes Cloud Nine, the rumour within the industry was that there was a new player in the styling iron market. Hairdressers were raving about this new iron that had just come out. It turns out that Cloud Nine are produced in the same factory in Korea where GHD used to be produced and with new technology and the introduction of temperature controls we were sold. Again it is about performance and being able to use and recommend only the best to our clients, not where the item is manufactured. In my professional opinion Cloud Nine are hands down the best styling iron on the market and that’s why we use them at Hair by Phd.

Not only do the styling irons come in three different sizes like the GHD they have amazing styling wands as well. The wands allow you to create amazing curls that look like a stylist has just done your hair.

How would you like to road test a Cloud Nine styling iron? In August Hair by Phd in conjunction with Cloud Nine are holding A Girls Night Out. Join us for a night where you will see the Cloud Nine Artist Director Teneile Robinson showing us her tricks of the trade as long as spending time with your favourite Hair by Phd Stylist, while sipping on sparkling wine. You will see all the Cloud Nine irons in action and you will be able to have a play. For all details and information on how to reserve a spot, click on the link below. We look forward to seeing you at our event.

A Girls Night Out at Hair by Phd

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Cheers,

Sarkis The Hairstylist

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June 30, 2014 4 comments
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My 5 Tips On Fabulous Looking Hair This Winter

 

Winter Hair Tips

Winter Hair Tips

Winter has well and truly arrived, what does that mean for your hair? Winter can really have a damaging effect on your hair. With every degree in temperature drop your scalp slows down the production in sebum (natural oils) leaving your hair dryer than normal.

Going in and out of the cold air, hot rooms and wearing hats also can create a less than ideal environment for your hair and scalp. Lack of humidity also causes your hair to become dehydrated.

This is why in winter your hair will feel drier and is prone to be fly away and have a lot of static. Static is caused through a lack of moisture; the hair is searching for moisture when it gets to this stage.

Here are my 5 tips for keeping your hair looking beautiful this winter;

  1. Keep washing your hair to a minimum. Keeping a small build up of the natural oils in your hair for longer will help maintain moisture in your hair, stopping your hair from splitting and becoming fly away.
  2. Use a good leave-in moisturiser. This will increase the amount of moisture in your hair and also put a protective coating over your hair, to protect it from the harsh winter conditions. Kerastase make a great leave-in oil called Elixir Ultime. Made from 4 essential oils it is designed to hydrate your hair and keep it supple. If you don’t like using oil in your hair the Elixir Ultime comes in a leave –in Crème as well.
  3. Wear a hat to protect your hair from the harsh wintry conditions. Hats come in all shapes and sizes and are an ideal fashion accessory as well. Although as mentioned above not ideal for your scalp, it is better than exposing your hair to the elements.
  4. If you are using a hairdryer and styling iron on a regular basis, a heat protector is very useful. You would use this as well as a leave-in moisturiser to stop your hair from becoming brittle. Osis make a fantastic thermal protector called Flatliner. It protects your hair up to 200 degrees and also has good hold and shine qualities.
  5. Regular visits to your stylist. A good stylist will always recommend what is best for your hair. Regular trims are a must to stop your hair from becoming brittle and splitting. A deep conditioning hair mask will also be of benefit for winter. This can be done in a salon or once a week at home.

If you would like anymore information on any of my above tips or products ask your stylist next time you are in Hair by Phd or go to our website www.hairbyphd.com.au

As mentioned in my last post our Winter Blonde Facebook competition finishes at the end of June. Click on the link below to go to our Facebook page and tell us who your favourite blonde celebrity is. You could win a great Blonde Me prize valued at $89.85

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Cheers,

Sarkis The Hairstylist

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June 16, 2014 0 comment
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Why Don’t Hairdressers Get What I Want?

Frustrated at never getting what you ask for from your stylist? There could be multiple reasons for this and I think the biggest one is communication. Other reasons could be lack of experience and training from the stylist.

Finding a hairdresser that you are comfortable with can be a bit of a struggle. From an industry point of view unfortunately there is less and less people coming in to the hairdressing industry and the training standards have dropped quite significantly. I sit on the board of Hair and Beauty Australia which is our industry association and it is the biggest issue that faces salon owners. On top of that there are a lot of salon owners who do not invest in ongoing training of their staff, which also lowers standards.

Getting back to communication with your stylist, it is a must that your stylist should open the doors of communication with you. A lot of stylists are guilty of talking too much about themselves and forget that you are paying them your hard earned cash for the attention to be on you not them.

When going into a new salon for the first time, I would imagine it is quite a daunting experience. You are about to meet this person for the first time and all of a sudden they are going to be putting their hands through your hair and if having a colour about to apply some pretty strong chemicals to your hair, and wielding  a pair of scissors at you. Pretty scary I say for someone you don’t know from a bar of soap.

Things to look for when meeting a stylist for the first time, are how interested they in you? Do they sit next you at eye level and discuss your past experiences with your hair? What you like and dislike about your hair? What products you use on your hair? This is the sort of information a good stylist should be asking when meeting you for the first time.

If you’re visiting your regular stylist they should be asking about how your last service was? Likes or dislikes, what can they do to improve on what they have done for you in the past. If you bought any products off them last time asking for feedback on how it was for you? Not just asking you are you having the usual?

A glamorous warm red hair colour.

A glamorous warm red hair colour.

Another great tip when dealing with a stylist is always use pictures to help explain what you are after. Your interpretation of the colour red might be totally different to your stylists. See images of the different types of red hair. There are many different shades of blonde and brown hair. My interpretation of short hair could be totally different to yours. Pictures don’t lie, they do tell 1000 stories and they help to make sure you and your stylist are on the same page. With the technology available to us today it makes it very easy to access pictures of different hairstyles. I often have clients emailing us a picture of a hairstyle they are interested in.

A great red hair colour, very different to the first image.

A great red hair colour, very different to the first image.

Be realistic about what you want to have done. You need to think about the texture, colour, and density of your hair before choosing a hairstyle. Again a good stylist who communicates well with you will give you the right advice when selecting a style. I strongly believe that good communication skills are just as important as technical (Hairdressing) skills.

At Hair by Phd we do invest in ongoing training of our team and this is not only in technical skills but also in developing great communication skills to build great relationships with our clients. We have a real desire to listen to our clients and give everyone of you an awesome experience every time you walk into our salon.

If you would like to visit our salon for the first time, go to our website and fill out the form to get a $25 new client voucher. You can use it on your first visit to Hair by Phd. Click on the link below to go our website.

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If you would like any advice on anything I have written in this post or would just like to make a comment please feel free to do so below. I reply as soon as I can.

Cheers,

Sarkis The Hairstylist.

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May 14, 2014 0 comment
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Things you should know about Keratin Hair Treatments.

The latest craze in hair. For the last few years now we have seen it all over the media both positive and negative publicity. Clients love it, the results are fantastic, however there have been questions asked about the safety of this product. The majority of Keratin products were found to have higher than safe levels of formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is what made these products work so well, but high exposure to it can be carcinogenic. The real danger was not with the client but with the hairstylist who was constantly breathing in the fumes  while doing the treatment on clients. As soon as I found out that there was a danger involved I removed it from the salon immediately. Unfortunately there a many salons out there that continued to use it knowing that it was unsafe. The treatment was that popular that there were dollars to be made and some operators couldn’t help themselves. One thing I will not risk is the health of my staff, clients, and let alone my own health for a few dollars. It is scary what people will do for money. If while you are having the service feel like it is irritating your eyes, throat or making you feel nauseous then there is a good possibility the product is not safe. Be aware of the cheap operators and the home Keratin treatments. This is not a treatment I would recommend you do at home.

After trying and testing a few different products, we have finally found one that works amazingly well and is totally safe to use. The product is called “The Best” by GK Hair. We have had amazing results with this Keratin Treatment. We have been given the safety data sheets from GK Hair to reassure us that the product has been tested and conforms with Australian Safety Standards.

Now the positives of “The Best” Keratin Treatment. With previous treatments after having the service done you would have to wear your hair straight for 3 days, not being able to tie it up, wash it or disturb it in any way. Very frustrating for a lot of people. With ‘The Best’ once your treatment is complete you can do want you want with it, wash it, tie it up, pin it up or whatever you would normally do with your hair. The condition it leaves your hair in is amazing, your hair becomes easy to manage, blow dry time is decreased dramatically, and the shine is amazing. Keratin treatments will not make your hair dead straight so you can still wear it curly or wavy. You do not get a regrowth like a permanent straightening; it slowly goes back to its natural state without damaging the hair at all. It makes your hair resistant to humidity, so no more frizzy hair on humid days. This is the one positive most of our clients who have had the service rave about the most.

We now have clients having it done for the second time and the results are even better with every treatment. The treatment lasts approximately 12 weeks the first time you have it done and 15 weeks every time after that. Click on the link below to check out the Hair by Phd Keratin Package.

https://www.hairbyphd.com.au/Hair-Straightening-March-2012.pdf

If you are interested in having it done or would just like to talk to one of our stylists about the treatment, give us a call on 96354721 or email us on info@hairbyphd.com.au and we will arrange a time that suits you to come in and have a complimentary consultation on how this great treatment can benefit you.

Have you had any good or bad experiences with Keratin Treatments? If you want tell us your story or want any advice on Keratin Treatments, leave a comment and I will reply.

Sarkis the Hairstylist.

Look out for the new Hair by Phd website. Coming soon!

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May 7, 2012 1 comment
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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.

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February 7, 2012 1 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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