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A Season For Change

Are you bored with your do? Struggling to come up with a different style that will suit you? The change of seasons I believe inspires a lot of people to want change. Hair styles are strongly influenced by fashion and as we know fashion changes from season to season. We are also very much influenced by celebrities. The majority of requests we get for styles are usually images of celebrities. We are exposed to celebrities everywhere, through all forms of media.

Balayage has been a massive look for celebrities.

Balayage has been a massive look for celebrities.

The Sunkist look has been one of the most popular looks with celebrities in recent times. The technique used to create this look is called balayage, which is a French high lighting technique that gives the hair a very natural look. This is an example of how celebrities have influenced hair fashion in recent times.

As autumn comes to end and winter is just around the corner I will feature some winter looks that might inspire a change. If any of you have had a colour consultant ever do your colours for you to see what colours suit you best, the consultant will break the colours down into four groups. Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn. This can be a little confusing as some of the colour groups do cross over, and unless you pay a consultant a lot of money to go through this process in quite a bit of detail it can become a little over whelming.

Over the many years of being a hairdresser I have done quite a bit of training in this area and have simplified to make it easy to understand. I break it down to just two groups, warm and cool toned people. Most people are very aware of what colours they feel comfortable in. I can generally tell what tones my clients feel most comfortable in by the colour of their make-up and the clothes they are wearing. This is one reason why when you come to Hair by Phd we do not put a gown on you until we have consulted with you about your hair.

Surprisingly enough the majority of the population are cool toned. There is nothing worse than seeing a cool toned person in a warm toned top or a hair colour that is too warm for their skin; it makes their skin look sallow and yellow. You know those looks that just don’t not look right? Get it right and the person’s skin radiates, their eyes stand out and they generally glow and look healthy. This is how much impact a good or bad colour can have on how you look and feel.

A muted cool blonde with a strong cool red lipstick, is a great winter look.

A muted cool blonde with a strong cool red lipstick, is a great winter look.

Here is an example of a winter look. If you are in the winter spectrum you are definitely a cool toned person. Colours which are cool based for example, blood reds, blue based reds like violets and ash based browns are the go. If you put colours like mustard or orange based reds on a winter or cool toned person it will not flatter them like a cool tone? Winter fashion tends to have a lot of black, grey’s and bold blood reds. In the D&G image below you will see a classic cool winter look. Stunning blood red dresses muted brown hair and gorgeous make to suit.

A beautiful winter look by D&G

A beautiful winter look by D&G

 

Robin Wright has subtle high lights with pastel make up. This is also a very popular hairstyle at the moment.

Robin Wright has subtle high lights with pastel make up. This is also a very popular hairstyle at the moment.

Spring sees colours come to life. Still the majority of the colours are cool but tend to be more pastel in colour. Like I said earlier it is easier to break colours down into cool and warm as people who are winter toned can also wear spring and summer tones.

Pastels classic spring

Pastels classic spring

Summer high lights

Summer high lights

Summer is fun in the sun, with blonde being the obvious colour and hair colour being lighter in general. The image shows Jennifer Anitson as a blonde. She always has her hair beautifully high lighted. Summer is also cool toned, and you will see much more bold colouring in fashion as shown by the image below

Bold and beautiful summer colours

Bold and beautiful summer colours

Autumn colours copper and warm blondes

Autumn colours copper and warm blondes

Last but not least is Autumn. If you are a warm toned person the chances are you will be an Autumn. All red heads are autumn or warm toned. If you are warm toned and don’t have red hair the chances are there is somebody in your family who does. Colours like orange, coppers, warm reds or blondes are the go here. The fashion in this image below is pure Autumn. The hair colour is copper and warm blonde.

Colours of Autumn Fashion.

Colours of Autumn Fashion.

This has been a brief run down of how seasons influence colour and style but the rules can be broken. Some people can wear tones that aren’t necessarily ideal but seem to have the ability to pull it off. At the end of the day it is what makes you happy and comfortable. I know as winter tone myself I feel very comfortable in cool coloured clothes and hideous in warm toned clothes. I can’t even bring myself to putting on a yellow or orange shirt.

If you do feel like a bit of a change ask one of our stylist to help you choose a new colour or style next time in you are in the salon. If you see a style online email it to us or bring it in with you.

Next week I will be doing a feature on winter blondes and have a great offer for anyone wanting to be a winter blonde.

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Cheers,

Sarkis The Hairstylist

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May 20, 2014 1 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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Cheers,

Sarkis The Hairstylist.

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May 14, 2014 0 comment
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Will I Let My Hair Go Grey?
Can't imagine George any other colour

Can’t imagine George any other colour

This is a question I get asked a lot by my older clients mainly. Going grey more often than not is genetic, so you can blame your mum and dad for that one. The other question I get asked a lot from clients who have been colouring their grey hair for many years is will it suit me if I go white?

In this post I will cover the dos and don’ts of colouring your grey hair as well as the pro and cons of growing your colour out and going grey.

If you have been colouring your hair for many years and have been thinking about making the transition to going grey, here are some options for you to consider.

  • Try having some high-lights put into your hair to lighten it up more than you would normally have it. If you do grow your colour out it is more than likely going to be a lot lighter than what you are currently used to.
  • Moving into high-lights rather than a solid colour I feel is the best way to grow your colour out, as it reduces the strong regrowth and band mark that a solid colour would leave. It also lightens your hair which makes the transition more subtle.
  • Gradually lighten your base colour half a shade at a time so you are creating a lighter look again with less regrowth as the colour becomes less contrasting.

By using any of these methods you are going to start to get a feel for how you will look with lighter hair. I have many clients that have tried these methods and I must say that most of them have never looked back and have enjoyed going grey. On the other hand I have had clients who have gone back to colouring their hair as they felt it made them look too old and have found that some people treat them differently because they are grey.

It is all personal preference, and really depends how bothered you are about it. There are lots of people out there who look fantastic with white hair and they really embrace it and wear it well. Some people it just plainly ages them.

A haircut I get asked for all the time. Stunning!

A haircut I get asked for all the time. Stunning!

There are so many options these days in terms of colouring grey hair. Some of the things you should remember when colouring your greys are.

  • Have it professionally done. I know the upkeep can be a burden financially and time consuming, but there is nothing worse I believe than wearing badly coloured hair.
  • Do not colour your hair too dark. As we get older the darker the hair colour is the less natural the colour looks. It becomes very harsh on your skin tone. Also the darker you go the faster you will see your white hair as the contrast becomes extreme. Some people think the darker they go the more it will cover, but it looks so unnatural.
  • Try a blending colour, as it doesn’t cover the hair 100% it is a great option to take the edge off the white hair and looking very natural without a strong regrowth.
Wear's it well

Wear’s it well

A lot of people can go grey very young, and this can be of concern to them. It can affect their confidence when looking for work and just dealing with people in general. If it gets this bad then colouring is the only option. Again it is all personal preference.

If you are thinking of growing your colour out and going natural or you would like a solution to the colouring of your grey hair, at Hair by Phd Parramatta all our team are trained colour consultants. We have a range of options to meet all your needs. Feel free to come in for a chat with one of our stylists about your hair. Have a look at our website for our new client Colour Packages as well as a $25 voucher for your first visit to our salon.

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In the images below is one example where I think that grey hair definitely ages Nicole Kidman. What do you think?

Nicole with her hair coloured no grey.

Nicole with her hair coloured no grey.

 

I think grey hair ages Nicole.

I think grey hair ages Nicole.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sarkis the Hair Stylist.

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May 7, 2014 0 comment
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Should everyday be Mother’s Day?
My Mum and family.

My Mum and family.

Well I think everyone would agree that everyday should be Mother’s Day, however I don’t think we should reduce the significance of Mother’s Day. It is a day where we celebrate our mums. What would we do without them?

My mum is one of a kind. She totally lives for her family and a more selfless woman you would not meet. As much as my family and I really appreciate her I would dearly love to see her do more for herself. It’s just not how she operates.

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My wife Briony and the boys

Then we have the new generation mum (my wife), I have to take my hat off to her. She works part time, coaches’ two netball teams and still finds time to be an amazing mum to our three boys. Wow, I get tired just thinking about it.

I am sure you all have stories you can tell about the mums in your life. They are truly special people and they shape and influence so many lives. This is why I think it should be Mother’s Day everyday. We can’t buy them gifts everyday but through our actions we need to really make them feel appreciated every day.

So what do we buy mum for Mother’s Day? Flowers is a given, I think it is the biggest day on the local florists calendar. Let’s face it every girl loves to get flowers mum or not. So many things on offer these days we are overwhelmed with choices and ideas which I think makes it even harder.

We love spoiling mums at Hair by Phd and next week we have a big week installed for them. We will be serving sparkling wine to all our mums and we  will be giving a complementary hand massage with every service. So if the gift of beautiful hair is something you would like to give your mum, we have a great gift voucher offer to pamper your mum with.

Here’s the offer!

  • 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

The vouchers can be used on any full priced hairdressing service at Hair by Phd and the free vouchers are valid until 5 July 2014.

So if you want to really spoil mum this Mother’s Day or maybe just spoil yourself grab one of our gift vouchers. You can call into the salon, phone or email us to organise yours. Be quick as we will only have 37 vouchers available with this offer.

Email info@hairbyphd.com.au or phone on 96354721.

Can’t get to us in time we will post the vouchers out to you free of charge.

Also if you would like to win mum a bottle of Pommery French Champagne and a Turbo Ion Titanium XL Straightening Iron valued at over $200, click on to our Facebook page below and tell us why your mum is the best mum in the world. The best answer as judged by the Hair by Phd Team wins the prize. Prize winner will be announced on Friday 9 May 2014.

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To all the mums out there we hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day and you get spoiled rotten.

Cheers

Sarkis The Hairstylist.

 

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April 29, 2014 2 comments
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DIY Balayage
Balayage Parramatta at Hair by Phd

Balayage Parramatta at Hair by Phd

Balayage is a hair colouring technique that has taken the world by storm. So much so that home hair colour companies have started creating DIY Balayage kits for people to play with at home. When I saw the first ad for this on TV, I rubbed my hands together and started thinking about how many colour repairs we will get in the salon.

Balayage is a technique that I can only explain as an art form. It is a much specialised skill and unless you have had the training and practice you will fail miserably. I am not a fan of home hair colouring although I do concede that people have certain restraints from visiting a hair salon. These might be financial and time pressures.

Throwing on a colour at home to cover unwanted grey hairs or just to change your look is one thing but to try and perform Balayage or any other form of high-lighting technique can prove disastrous.

At Hair by Phd our team has undergone training with one of Sydney’s top freelance colourists Damien Raynor. We are constantly working on fine tuning our skills in Balayage and all forms of our hairdressing skills to bring you the latest in Hair Fashion.

Balayage Parramatta at Hair by Phd

Balayage Parramatta at Hair by Phd

If you have been thinking of trying Balayage why not treat yourself to a visit to Hair by Phd and let one of highly skilled stylists make look and feel a million dollars. To make a booking or for more info contact us on info@hairbyphd.com.au

All the images in this post are of our clients who have had Balayage at Hair by Phd. If you would like to see more of our work you can go to our Facebook page. While you are there if you haven’t already done so like our page to keep up with what is happening at Hair by Phd

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If you have had some home hairdressing disasters or for that matter good results leave a comment below. Would love to get your feedback.

Cheers,

Sarkis The Hairstylist.

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April 8, 2014 2 comments
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The Braid

Fashions come and go, they go around in circles and the braid has really stood the test of time. When I started my apprenticeship in the mid eighties we were doing lots of braids. Not long after that it was a style that you would only see on young girls in school play grounds.

However today they have made a huge resurgence. Celebs seem to have embraced the braid in a big way. We are also doing a lot more of them in the salon. Bec who is the braiding expert at Hair by Phd has put together a collage of braids for our clients to choose from.

Braids are very versatile; they can be worn by young girls to school, for dancing and other performing arts, casual social functions, and every day wear to the most formal of occasions. Braids can be made to look very pretty and feminine, also very chic and sophisticated.

Braiding is widely used by different cultures as well. Africa would be the continent which really comes to mind. With the migration of a lot of African people into Australia and a lot of them settling in western Sydney, there are some awesome braided hairstyles to be seen on the streets. We are also seeing a lot of salons opening which are run by Africans specialising in African style braiding. This is another wonderful aspect of this interesting mixing pot of different cultures we live in.

So if you are after any advice on what braids can work for you for the next big occasion come on in and see Bec and the girls at Hair by Phd. p.96354721.  e. info@hairbyphd.com.au

Which braid is your favourite? Let us know by posting below.

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Sarkis The Hair Stylist.

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May 30, 2012 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.

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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.

*All images courtesy of Google.

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February 7, 2012 1 comment
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Summer Hair!

How to wear and look after your hair this Summer.

Ok! I’m sitting here on holidays with my family Charlie, Briony, Samuel and Sebastian (pictured) in beautiful Port Stephens, staying at the Oaks Pacific Blue Resort in Salamander Bay, enjoying the sun, surf and everything great about the Aussie summer. There is some awesome tennis on the T.V,  fantastic golf courses and the beer and wine is flowing. What else could one wish for?

Spending lots of time in the sun, pool and surf can damage your hair. Before I left for my holiday I wrote the Summer addition of the Hair by Phd Newsletter, and in it there are some great tips on how to wear and look after your hair this summer.   More good luck than good management.

So I’m going to cheat this week, only because I am on holidays. I am going to attach the link to our newsletter for all to read. Hope you enjoy it!

While I get back to the sun and surf, if you have any of your own tips, questions or comments regarding this blog, fire away and I will reply in a post answering any questions.

Here’s the link.

https://www.hairbyphd.com.au/HPHD%20NL%20January%202012.pdf

Sarkis Akle

 

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January 23, 2012 0 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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