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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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A GREENER CHOICE FOR HAIRDRESSING

More than ever, we know that our clients are concerned with the amount of waste being produced by society. Programs like The War on Waste from the ABC and legislation changes have really brought concerns about the future of recycling and our planet into the spotlight – right where it should be.

We know that in hairdressing there is a lot of waste produced. From empty shampoo bottles, to hair and chemical waste after your colour is applied, to the 1,500 tons of recyclable aluminium back to landfill by the Australian Hairdressing industry alone each year. There are plenty of ways in which a relaxing afternoon at the salon could be causing serious harm to the earth. We decided a number of years ago that this couldn’t continue to be the case.

Hair by Phd have been members of the Sustainable Salons programs in all our salons for the past few years. We are proud to share that we now recycle up to 95% of our salon waste in our Parramatta, Carlingford and Camden Salons and it is all thanks to our clients. A $2.50 donation from you on your hair treatments in salon over the past 2 years has allowed us to change the way our business is run and allowed us to help do our bit to make the world a better place.

 

“The hairdressing industry needs to take action now, and take care of the environment as much as we take care of clients”, says Paul Frasca, co-founder of SSA.  Hairdressers today really care about making their salon as eco-friendly as possible”.

 

Watch our latest episode of Hair by Phd On The Wall where we interview Paul Fresca, co-founder of Sustainable Salons Australia, and take a tour through their depot as we look to what actually happens to our salon waste through their program.

 

Every time you visit one of our salons, your visit supports our ongoing commitment to reduce our ecological footprint, achieve zero waste, support charitable causes and implement environmentally sustainable practices in all that we do at Hair by Phd.

Through Sustainable Salons Australia, we are able to recycle our waste in ways that seriously support the community and reduce the impact of your monthly salon visit:

  • All the proceeds gained from recycling the salon’s metals will be donated to not-for-profit community-based organisations that do a killer job helping humanity
  • Plastic product bottles, packaging and bags are recycled into outdoor furniture and underground sheeting to protect the NBN
  • Any leftover chemicals will be recycled into water and used in construction and roadworks
  • Cut–off hair will support charitable causes such as oil spill clean-up projects, local community gardens and charitable wig making services
  • Once our tools reach their end of life, they will be broken down and all valuable parts will be repurposed

We want to thank our loyal clients for their support in our work with Sustainable Salons Australia, and to the team from SSA for their support of our team as we learn new, less impactful ways of hairdressing. The future of the hairdressing industry certainly looks greener for your efforts.

 

October 9, 2018 0 comment
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50 Years of Hair by Phd

Pictured above Dad with John Harris (left) his longest serving client from Strathfield 1965 and Lance Harkus (right) one of dads first clients in Parramatta 1968

I have a story to share about a young migrant who came to Australia in 1960 from his home country of Lebanon. I have  heard this story countless times in my life and as much as I have heard it before and rolled my eyes when my father starts again, it truly is a story I am very proud of. Read on to see how Hair by Phd started and how it has grown to be a family business that really has contributed to this great country of ours.

I’m sure there are many success stories like this out there; unfortunately, I don’t think they get told enough, we tend to only focus on the bad ones.

Peter was a 20-year-old young man in 1960 when he chose to come to Australia for a better life. His knowledge of the English language was not great; he borrowed the money to make the 3-week journey by sea. He chose Australia because his older brother had met an Australian soldier in Lebanon who had brought him to this beautiful country. Peter came from a family of eleven children, they were poor and life was tough. He was lucky enough to have an uncle who trained him to be a barber. Back in those days, you would have to pay someone to teach you the trade until you could start earning money for the business. His uncle did this for free.

So Peter packed his bags and embarked on a three-week boat journey to join his brother in the land of opportunity. All he had was his bag, scissors, comb and a debt for his ticket over here.

Peter 1968

Not long after landing, Peter got a job working as a barber in Sydney’s CBD. He applied his trade and learnt to speak the language. He did this for around five years and through hard work and endless hours travelling around to friend’s places to cut their hair and play cards on the weekends, he paid his debt and saved enough money to open a small barbershop in Strathfield. It was now 1965 and this is where Peter’s Salon started.

Peter’s Salon 1968

In 1968 he was forced to close Strathfield because the lease was up and on the 2 September 1968 he opened a salon in Phillip St, Parramatta. He had to borrow money from the bank for this one and as a token of his appreciation to the bank manager who lent him the money, he was the first client in Phillip St, and yes it was a freebie! (Building customer relations from day one). 1968 was a massive year for Peter, he got married to Georgette in January and they were expecting their first born in November.

Peter’s brother Tony (Tannous) 1968

The salon soon grew to three team members and in 1970 Peter employed his first apprentice, Greg Bartley. 1970 was a special year for my parents, I was born and they haven’t looked back since LOL! Greg was with Peter for many years and has since gone on to be a very successful salon owner in his own right. He and I have become great friends and share a lot in common, including drinking too much red wine.

Tony Cass in the 70’s went on to buy Peter’s Wentworthville salon and be a very successful salon owner. Still a very dear friend to our family

The early 70’s became very tough for the barbering business, as fashions changed, inspired mainly by The Beatles. Men started growing their hair longer and getting their hair cut less often and this really hurt business for Peter. Trying to work out what to do next before he went broke was tough, so he decided to employ a ladies hairdresser. This made Peter’s Salon, Peter’s Unisex Salon – one of the first unisex salons in Parramatta.

Last day of Peter’s Unisex Salon, before we changed the name to Peter’s Hair Designers. Peter having his cut by Greg Bartley 1986

 

By the late 70’s, early 80’s, Peter had 3 salons – Parramatta, Bankstown and Wentworthville. Peter had created all this from hard work, the help of great people and an awesome wife. Georgette, although not actually working in the salons, was at home bringing up four children on her own, as well as being a major support for Peter.

1986 Peter’s Hair Designers is double the size and ready for business.

Don’t you love the 80’s. Peter’s Hair Designers in the late 80’s.

I joined the team fulltime in 1985 and in 1986 we doubled the size of the Parramatta salon and business was booming. Peter’s Unisex Salons changed its name to Peter’s Hair Designer’s and the new era started. My first venture into salon ownership was in 1990 when Peter and I opened Peter’s Hair Designer’s in Hurstville. I ran that for seven years and 1997 I decided it was time to spread my wings, closed the salon and went overseas for a few months.

Upon my return in 1998, Louise my sister had started her apprenticeship and was making a mark in the industry. A truly talented hairdresser, the salon grew to new heights. In the early 2000’s we refitted the Parramatta salon and changed the name to what it’s known as today – Hair by Phd.

Back in my younger days in the late 80’s with dad

Dad and my sister Louise mid 2000’s

Currently, we have 3 salons – Parramatta, who I partner with my sister Louise, Carlingford and Camden, who I partner with Bec and Lemai respectively. Both Bec and Lemai worked at our Parramatta salon for many years. I am taking the approach of growing Hair by Phd with our people and so far this approach is working well.

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

People are what our business is all about, the love for the industry, our team and our clients.  This is a lesson I learned early on from Peter – he would refer to his clients as friends and his team like family. He has trained hundreds of stylists through the apprenticeship program and many of them have gone on to be great hairdressers and salon owners.

Celebrating 50 years with dad and his most loyal clients

50 year Birthday cake

He has left a lasting legacy and contributed to this country by employing people and teaching them life skills, making people look great and making them feel good about themselves, and of course, lending a shoulder to lean on or an ear to listen to through good times and bad.

Mum and Dad celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in January this year

There have been many ups and many downs along the way but to achieve 50 years in the one industry is an enormous feat. I have learnt a lot from my father and we all continue to be inspired by what he has achieved.

We will not stop here, I look forward together with a new generation of great stylists to keep contributing to our communities and making sure dad’s legacy lives on.

September 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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French Styling Photoshoot by Hair by Phd + Oh It’s Perfect!

The team from Hair by Phd were invited to collaborate on a stunning French-Inspired photoshoot recently, working with some of the best in the business in Sydney.

The photoshoot touches on a French revival style that is totally on trend as the seasons shift. From fashion to food to beautiful hair, we are all being inspired to be a little more French in our day to day lives. Oui Oui!

Paritcularly on the hair side, we are seeing a rise in requests for big, beautiful bangs as this trend circles round again to be back in fashion.

Soft curls like these are infinitely wearable, from the office to a night out. Beautiful highlights and balayage colour keep the hair looking lush even with a simple style like this.

The ponytail is getting a makeover to be anything but basic. Big and full, styled with strong bangs and add a touch of personality with a ribbon, a la Parisian style.

We are seeing a rise in center parts again as bangs become popular and we move away from the side part that has dominated hair for the past decade. A few face framing pieces soften the look and refresh it.

Keep your accessories unique and interesting to compliment this French style. Simple hair and classic fashions often need a lift, and accessories are the quickest way to do that.

If you’re looking for a French Makeover in your hair, whether its in your cut, colour or style, the team from Hair by Phd would love to help you live out your Parisian dream! Speak to any of our stylists in salon today to refresh your look and give you that effortless glamour that is so typical of French women. Book your appointment online at www.hairbyphd.com.au and we look forward to welcoming you into our salons.

Styling : @ohitsperfect
Balloons : @pinkmixparties
Venue : @langhamsydney
Acrylic Signage : @glisteningoccasions_
Floral : @events_florist
Sparkling Wine : @chandonaus
Eiffel Tower & Cookie Cake : @dessertinc_
Cake Pops : @the.sugar.co
Macron: @dous_dolce
Meringues : @mybellameringues
Mouse Cake : @littlechouxbox
Make Up : @lianneclaire_makeup_hair
Hair : @schwarzkopfproanz / @hair_by_phd
Clothing : @antheacrawford
Shoes : @aliasmae
Accessories : @tommyundone .

 

May 3, 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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