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Start your New Year with a FREE Olaplex Treatment

Hair by Phd is starting the New Year off with a great Olaplex offer.  You can get an Olaplex in-salon treatment for FREE, valued at $80.

Olaplex  has become a real game-changer in the hairdressing industry. It’s allowed hairdressers to do things to hair never thought possible, like amazing colour makeovers, including creating stunning blonde shades from dark hair colours, without the damage. We wrote about it here.


The treatment’s abilities are incredible. If used correctly, Olaplex repairs hair to its original condition, before, during and after chemical hair services by restoring the hair internally to its original state. This is the perfect solution for clients who want complete colour transformations, but also really makes a huge difference to your hair if you’re simply adding highlights. It can be an incredible stand-alone treatment that really changes the condition of your hair.


At Hair by Phd we are an approved stockist of Olaplex and our team has been trained by the experts to ensure the correct use of the treatment. Many hair care companies have tried to imitate the product but let me tell you there is only one Olaplex. Be very careful about false claims, I have heard stories where people are claiming to use Olaplex yet using a product imitation.


If you haven’t tried Olaplex and you are thinking of having a colour done over the summer, an Olaplex treatment with your colour is a must. Summer can take its toll on your hair –  but add in a colour service as well, and it can jeopardise your hair’s condition. Using Olaplex will leave your hair feeling like it has never felt before.


Olaplex has other products to compliment your in-salon treatment. Olaplex No. 3, is a treatment with a small dose of the Olaplex ingredient in it to maintain your condition at home. Olaplex also recently released the Shampoo Olaplex No. 4 and Conditioner Olaplex No. 5. Using all the three products after your in-salon colour treatment will guarantee you hair will be in optimum condition between your salon visits.


Hair by Phd introduces our Olaplex January Offer. This is available at our three locations, Camden, Carlingford and Parramatta.

Purchase Olaplex No. 3 Treatment, Olaplex No. 4 Shampoo and Olaplex No. 5 Conditioner through our Hair by Phd online shop and you will receive an in-salon Olaplex treatment FREE*, valued at $80, with any colour service.

Have the BEST Hair of your life with Olaplex this summer!

Here is what you need to do:

  • Click here to go to our online shop, it will take you directly to our Olaplex offer
  • Purchase the offer and choose your salon for pick up and visit
  • Book your next colour service with your local Hair by Phd salon
  • We will have the products and your FREE* in-salon treatment ready for you when you come in for your hair service

COST: $149*

This offer is available for payment with AfterPay, meaning enjoy great hair now and pay for it later. You can also experience this amazing offer at any of our 3 salons in Parramatta, Carlingford and Camden.

This offer is only available this January. If you want your hair colour looking amazing this summer, the Olaplex treatment is the way to go!

* This offer is only available in January 2019. In-Salon treatment must be used before 31/01/2019. In-salon treatment must be used with any in-salon colour service. Price quoted includes Olaplex No. 3 Treatment, Olaplex No. 4 Shampoo and Olaplex No. 5 Conditioner and your in-salon treatment only. Colour service is an additional cost and is dependant on hair condition, colour requirement and length.

December 28, 2018 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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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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Hair Expo 2016

Hair Expo was held in Melbourne this year for the first time. What a weekend we had. Melbourne is a great town always so much to do down there. The city just seems to be so well planned with all it’s great entertainment venues.

Louise, Bec and myself went down for most of the weekend and as a hairdresser it is a great environment to be in to get the creative juices flowing. The girls did some seminars and got see and meet the celebrity hairstylist Guy Tang. Bec even waited in line to get a selfie with him. Selfie attached.


For those who are not aware I am currently the Vice-President of Hair and Beauty Australia also known as HABA. HABA is an industry association and we had a stand at Hair Expo. I spent two days on the stand chatting to other salon owners. Like other trades salon owners are struggling to find good people to employ. Apprentices are rare as hen’s teeth these days and it is sad to see so many former salon owners closing their doors and just operating from a home salon.


This works well for the individual, but is very bad for the industry as in the not too distant future the trade will collapse. So please support salon owners who do support the industry, as we need more young people being taught these skills not only with hairdressers but other trades as well? It makes me sad to see great trades people not sharing their skills. Their skill will die with them.

Also over the weekend we had two of our younger team members Hope and Tiana, join us for a day at Expo. It was also great to catch up with five other former Hair by Phd stylists. Isabelle who was my senior when I started in 1985 is back in the salon re-skilling. After moving away from the industry to have a family of 5 kids she has found a new found enthusiasm for hairdressing and is spending a few hours a week in the salon. It’s very inspiring to see her so excited about learning after so many years.


Julie, Mary, Michelle and Suzie all came down and had a girly weekend it was great to catch up with all the girls. I worked with most of these girls back in the late eighties and early nineties’.

I have attached some of the photos from over the weekend. Hairdressing is truly a great industry to be involved in and it is really the people that make it, from our wonderful clients to all our teammates and generally all the people involved in the industry.

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If you missed out my post last week, I introduced our Cloud 9 Trade-in offer. Find out how to get $50 off a new Cloud Nine Iron. Click here for more info.

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June 20, 2016 0 comment
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Cloud Nine Styling Irons Training

Last week the team at Hair by Phd Parramatta and Carlingford underwent some styling training with the amazing Teneile Robinson. Teneile is the Creative Director for Cloud Nine Australia and this is the third time we have been lucky enough to have her do a training session with our team.

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May 18, 2016 0 comment
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Olaplex – Beware of Imitations
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A beautiful soft peachy pink, possible thanks to Olaplex.

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

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

October 2, 2015 1 comment
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Celebrity Hair Transformations 2015


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

August 20, 2015 0 comment
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Every now and then there comes a product in the hairdressing industry that really changes the industry and the way we do things as hairdressers dramatically. Some that come to mind are GHD irons, and Keratin Smoothing Treatments.

The next big thing in the hairdressing industry I think is going to be Olaplex. What is Olaplex I hear you ask? Olaplex is an additive we can put into our colour formulations or treat your hair with that allow us as hairdressers to stretch the boundaries in colouring hair. It basically allows us to colour hair as an example from very dark to very light without damaging the hair.

August 13, 2015 3 comments
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Kim Kardashian – Blonde or Brunette?

The talk in the salon this week has been all about Kim Kardashian’s blonde hair. It still blows me away how this girl and family for this matter get so much attention for what? Totally uninspired by the whole Kardashian story!  That’s my opinion and obviously because they are so popular, it doesn’t count for much.

So the talk is all about her bleach blonde hair, Blonde vs Brunette? For someone who doesn’t think much of the girl I actually don’t mind her change to blonde. I think she pulls it off ok, the girls in the salon don’t like it, so there has been some good debate.

Kim latest look. What do you think? Anyone else getting a little Madonna Flashback?

Kim latest look. What do you think? Anyone else getting a little Madonna Flashback?

March 31, 2015 1 comment
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