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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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 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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