Both Blonde but not in the bombshell kind of a way. In the scruffy, chic I woke up like this, like its nothing kind of way.
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Both Blonde but not in the bombshell kind of a way. In the scruffy, chic I woke up like this, like its nothing kind of way.
Both British. One an absolute legend, the other paving her way to legendary with every stiletto step. Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne are two examples of the phenomenon that are British models and although they each have quite different trademarks, these two woman have one seriously significant thing in common: both are Blonde. Not in the bombshell kind of a way. In the scruffy, chic I woke up like this, like its nothing kind of way. Notice the simplicity of their Colour, they aren’t trying to over achieve. Instead they have chosen a Colour similar to their Natural, and added highlights for that punch of lightness that helps frame the face. The best part, and the one I am heavily trying to distract myself from, is how achievable this look is. The combination of 3 Blonde Colours: 7 Medium Blonde, 8 Light Blonde and 9 Very Light Blonde will give you the appropriate highlights and depth needed, delivering a beautiful Natural Colour. Get The Look 7 Medium Blonde 8 Light Blonde 9 Very Light Blonde
When your Hair is really starting to show the strain of the summer season, it's time to welcome Autumn.
Oh Summer you have been glorious, and although it doesn’t feel like the heat of the day is going anywhere anytime soon, there are real glimmers in the nights and early mornings to show that the seasons are changing. That and our Hair is really starting to show the strain of the summer season. Over the past 3 months our Hair has been through the ringer. Blow dry’s and heavy styling throughout the silly season, beach holidays filled with copious amounts of chlorine and salt and a schedule so full, our Hair has fallen second best to our social lives. Ok we had a great time contributing to the downfall, but now it’s time to get things back on track and get ready for our Autumn Colour with these 4 tips. Get a Haircut Nothing clears out the old, like the new. Our go to Hairstyle is a messy bun, popped up the top on our head, its quick, easy and a great choice for multiple occasions. The problem is, it kills the ends of your Hair. A quick snip takes off those dead ends and breathes life into your Hair. Your Colour doesn’t need to be your only new look, opt for a big chop and embrace the new. Try a Lob cut, hugely popular and not too overwhelming for those who get anxious from a big snip Give yourself some VIP treatment Rejuvenate your Hair with a treatment. Boost some moisture with a simple at home treatment of Coconut Oil. Apply the oil to dry Hair and leave for 20-30 minutes. Give a good shampoo, condition as normal. Do a Colour Use our Colour for a freshen up and bring back some shine and moisture to your Hair, through the beautiful ingredient of Olive Oil. Touch up your roots or comb the Colour through to your ends to pump up your Colour and leave your Hair looking fresh. Or alternatively, embrace a Colour change with the new season. We previously wrote an article about the Colour of the Year, why not give it a go? It could be time to darken your Blonde, or add some Red reflects to your Brunette locks. Tone, Tone, Tone! As I write this, I can imagine you rolling your eyes - all the time Toning, but it is so important. Toning is particularly needed during Summer, because of the added elements that change your Colour. Yes the sun has given you some Natural highlights or lightened your Hair giving you that sun kissed glow, but the Brassy and Golden Tones you also accumulated don’t need to stay. Mixing an No Lift Developer and Ash, Silver or Beige Blonde Colour, will cool down and Tone your Golden glow to a beautiful Blonde. Try these Colours To Tone With Extra Light Blondes 9.1 Light Ash Blonde 908 Extra Light Silver Blonde 10.2 Very Light Beige Blonde Dark Blondes 6.2 Dark Beige Blonde 7.1 Ash Blonde No Lift Developer
Like Gigi's Blonde? Now you can have it too.
It’s hard not to notice Gigi Hadid. The daughter of the amazing Yolanda Foster, Gigi has followed her mothers humble path and grown into an insanely beautiful and incredible woman. Although born into a phenomenal family, Gigi has carved her own path, building her own career and has recently been named Model of the Year. We love Gigi. The fresh faced beauty, is a real sweets. She is intelligent and unafraid to act it, hard working and likes to keep things so natural. Being a Natural Blonde, she adds some Light Blonde streaks, to add that sun kissed look, keeping things simple. Of course Gigi has a lot of connections back to the land down under. Not only is she dating our very own Cody Simpson, but she has recently been named the new face of Seafolly. So in the true Aussie way, we take her on as an honorary Australian and will completely forget about her beginnings in Malibu. Get Her Look 9 Very Light Blonde BUY NOW 9.1 Light Ash Blonde BUY NOW 40 Volume Developer BUY NOW
This Blonde stands out from the rest, it constantly pops up on Instagram, is repinned regularly and is featured on many fashion and celebrity blogs.
There is a certain Blonde that stands out from the rest, it constantly pops up on Instagram, is repinned regularly and is featured on many fashion and celebrity blogs. It also happens to be our most popular Pin. We are talking about 10.2 Very Light Beige Blonde. 10.2 is Hollywood glamour. It’s modern, seriously smooth and what we call creamy. The Beige Reflects, create a beautifully Toned Blonde Colour without too much warmth and a subtle strength that you won’t get from the more traditional Blonde’s. If you have bleached or yellow Blonde Hair, use 10.2 to add some depth to your Colour, it gives you more variety than just Ash Colours. It is also the perfect choice to use as a Toner. Get The Look 10.2 Very Light Beige Blonde BUY NOW No Lift Developer BUY NOW 40 Volume Developer BUY NOW
A Colour that shines and stands out in all the right ways.
As we continue to watch the awards season, it has become as obvious to us, as a slap in the face - this year is all about the Reds. I should be more specific - I’m talking about hints of rich Copper and Auburn hues, with punchy Bronze reflects, those kinds of Reds. A Colour that shines and stands out in all the right ways. Unfortunately it’s not for all of us, and particularly suits those with beautiful pale skin. Regardless, it is a standout favourite of ours.
Forgetting about your Hair is not the answer, following these tips is.
We speak a lot about how the environment affects your Colour, particularly during Summer when all you want to be is out and apart of it. It’s easy to forget about the tedious task of maintenance. A lot of us just give up, creating a nice bronzed Colour, and I don't mean your tan. Forgetting about your Hair is not the answer, following these tips is. Cover Up The sun, combined with salt and chlorine, will fry your Hair if you give it the opportunity. Those with Coloured Blonde or Bleached Hair should pay particular attention. Opt for a Hat when your out in the sun, it is an important form of protection for your Hair. Remember Your Colour Being in and out of the sun and water can lighten or add new reflects in your Colour. Typically, Blondes often suffer with unwanted brassiness and will need to Tone. Applying a leave in conditioner before your day in the sun and the addition of a hat, can help minimise this problem and stop it from being a bigger one. Keep an eye on the Green That lovely Green tinge we get from chlorine affects all Hair Colours, but is the most obvious on Blonde Hair. To avoid chlorine build up, before swimming, wet your Hair to avoid chlorine absorption or comb a leave in conditioner to protect your Hair. Rinse your Hair thoroughly after getting out of the water. Make sure to rinse the Hair at the end of each day. If the green gets too bad, Colour Remove at the end of the season. Condition Find a decent Conditioner and use it, it will be your best friend. Leave it in after long days in the water, use it before swimming as a form of protection. Invest in a hair mask or treatment to use every few weeks, for extra moisture. Your Hair will thank you for it!
Here they are, our 6 resolutions, that are not only very achievable but will leave you with some fab-u-lous Hair.
I’m not sure about you, but we have been bombarded with resolutions of all types. So we made our own resolution: stop with the crazy and unrealistic expectations, and instead start simple and create doable resolutions. Here they are, our 6 resolutions, that are not only very achievable but will leave you with some fab-u-lous Hair. 1. Treat yo’self, regularly. The environment, blow drying and straightening takes it out of your Hair. Do a treatment monthly, or opt to leave your conditioner in your ends for some hydration. Alternatively, take a break and let your Hair air dry a few times a month. 2. Follow the seasons. Blonde Hair in Summer, Coppers and Reds in Autumn, Chocolates and Brunettes in Winter that lead into Darker Blondes in Spring. It is a lot of fun Colouring to the season. Of course you don’t need to go the full length as we described, but adjusting your Colour throughout the year to the seasons, matches your adapting wardrobe and keeps your look fresh and modern. 3. Cut, cut, cut. I know its easy to get preoccupied with your length, but if your ends are dead, they are dead. They can hold a lot of your old Colour and make things a little difficult when Colouring and Colour Removing. There is no repairing truly dead ends and no better way to clear them out than a cut. 4. Focus on your roots. This is one of our main rules we live by and always recommend to our customers: when touching up your regrowth, focus just on your regrowth. You don’t need to Colour your entire head every time you Colour, as it creates unnecessary buildup. If you want to pump up your vibrancy, leave a little Colour mixture from your regrowth application, and comb through your Hair in the last 10 minutes of processing time. 5. Please, remember to Tone. Yellow and Orange Tones do nothing for your Blonde Colour and although they are an imminent part of being Blonde, they are very easily removed by Toning. If your are Blonde, Toning should be a part of your regular maintenance routine. It is quick and easy to do, and you have a variety of Colours you can use to create the Blonde you want. 6. Try something new. With such a wide variety of choice, you don’t need to keep your Colour stagnant anymore. Why not consider another Shade of your Colour, or squeeze another Colour in your Colour mixture to add a different reflect? It doesn’t need to be an extreme change, just remember to have fun with your Colour.
So enter New Years Resolution #55 - do more with my Hair for work. I guess that makes this post part resolution, part problem solver.
Christmas holidays are over. Oh they were good while they lasted, but after a long overdue break, albeit a busy and boozy one, its time to get back to the hustle and bustle. I’m not sure about you, but Im not really the most organised person in the morning, and never seem to get it all done before 9 o'clock hits. Ok Ill be honest, you’re more likely to find me with wet Hair than a nice, styled ‘do before 12. So enter New Years Resolution #55 - do more with my Hair for work. I guess that makes this post part resolution, part problem solver. Styling Wet Hair A quick click over to Refinery29, and your met with a whole world, I think, they created for us: Wet Hairstyle Guide. We took a particular interest in this little gem: 3 Chic and Easy Ways To Style Wet Hair. Featuring The Swooping Bun, The Edgy Pony and The Bun Ladder, they have also included step by steps for each. Read More Wake Up With Perfect Hair It’s like all your Hair dreams come true: go to bed, have a glorious deep sleep, wake up - VIOLA, look at my Hair. If only right? We have gotten one step closer, with the discovery of the lazy girls guide to beach waves complete with step by step. Let me tell you, these waves look the part! Read More Bad Hair Days Oh we all have them, unfortunately they are just a fact of life. The heat and humidity we experience “Down Under” doesn’t necessarily help the situation. Never fear, the solution is here! Try any of these styles to make your bad day a better one. Read More
This post, however, is focused on one particularly Light and Ash Colour, 901 Extra Light Ash Blonde.
Blonde's are a strange and magical Colour. Each Shade has their own talents and characteristics to produce a distinct Tone, exclusive to each individual Colour. You can have your pick from Ash, Beige, Silver or Natural Colours, from Dark to very Light, each Blonde is so different. This post, however, is focused on one particularly Light and Ash Colour, 901 Extra Light Ash Blonde. 901 is a classic Hair Colour, a classic Blonde. Think Marilyn Monroe. Think sultry and uber feminine. Her Extra Light Blonde base means she is soft, mixed with subtle Ash reflects, that creates a traditional Blonde Hair Colour. When I want to be a Very Light Blonde, I always opt for the High Lift Range over using Hair Lightener. Hair Lightener is a great Product, but has the ability to make my Hair feel a little dry, and can leave me with a very “bleached” Blonde Colour. Using a High Lift, keeps that bottle Blonde at bay and instead gives you the specific Tones and Reflect, in this case Ash, for your Colour to create a designer Blonde that is softer on the palette. I cannot express enough, the importance for all Blonde’s to Tone. We often refer to 9.1 Extra Light Ash Blonde as our go-to Toner, it isn’t however, the only Toner in our family. 901 mixed with a No Lift Developer is a perfect Toner, because the strong Ash Tones will cool down any warmth that occurs in Blondes. Choose 901 when Toning for a cool, Ash result. Get The Look 901 EXTRA LIGHT ASH BLONDE Buy Now No Lift Developer Buy Now 40 Volume Developer 40 Volume Developer
When I think party, I think woah, what am I going to wear? Then think, woah, what about my shoes. Then quickly come to the woah, my Hair, followed by a hurried flick through my moleskin to check if it lands on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. With the silly season, comes a lot of mid week festivities, which encourages the quick run around at 5:30 screaming I have nothing to wear, while still carrying the ugh of the day. So I thought now was as gooder time than ever to plan out a few key Hairstyles I will keep on rotate, to get me through the holidays, particularly those week night functions that leave me short on time. Did I mention I also included a Step By Step Guide for each Hairstyle?Your welcome. The High Bun A High Bun is a fab choice because it's so versatile and suitable for so many occasions. Keep it casual with a loose touch, like Kate or try it sleek and smooth, like Cara, for a smart looking Hair 'do. Plus its a great option for any party after work scenario, as a perfect transitional day - to - night hairstyle. How To: The Sleek High Bun Step 1:Apply a heat protective serum to keep fly aways under control, straighten your Hair. Step 2: Using a soft bristle brush, pull your Hair back into a tight High Ponytail. Make sure the tightness and height are comfortable. Step 3:Twist your Hair into a bun and secure with a Hair tie. Hide your ends under your Hair tie, or use spare bobby pins. How To: The Loose High Bun Step 1:Using your fingers, comb a anti frizz serum through dry Hair to keep fly aways under control. For a little extra Volume or wave, use a Salt Spray and lightly apply while using your hands to scrunch it through your Hair. Step 2: Pull your Hair back loosely into a High Ponytail. Step 3:Twist your Hair loosely into a bun, and secure with a Hair tie. Hide your ends under your Hair tie, or use spare bobby pins.Step 4:Based on your taste, pull out pieces of Hair, to frame your face. Waves Beachy, tousled waves are a favourite of ours because of their simplicity and that fantastic volume makes our eyes gleam. They are an excellent choice for long and short Hair, and a beautiful way to showcase your Colour. Plus they are another great day - to - night hairstyle, suitable for the office and party. How To: Waves Step 1:Begin with freshly washed Hair. Using your hands, comb a volumising spray through your Hair. Step 2:Continue to use your hands as a comb, and blow dry your Hair until you remove majority of the moisture. Step 3:Dissect your Hair into 3 sections - a right section, top section and left section. Using a medium sized round brush, continue to blow dry your Hair, starting at your top section. Once blowdried, wrap your Hair around three fingers to create a pin curl. Secure with a clip and leave to cool. Continue the same on your remaining 2 sections. Step 4:Once cooled, remove clips and use a curling iron, to curl your right and left Hair sections - do one section at a time. Face your curling iron down, and curl your Hair around it. If possible, also twist your Hair while curling, for an added affect. Step 5:Un clip your top section, and with your fingers, comb back the Hair and push lightly forward to discover your natural part. Once you have found your part, curl your top section. Step 6:Lastly, flip your head upside down, do a light application of Hairspray to hold the curls, shake your Hair and flip your head back up, to reveal your fabulous Hair! Sleek Ponytail Ahh the sleek Pony, a beautiful, timeless Hairstyle that should be apart of every girls hair-cabulary. What’s not to love? It is the ultimate in sophistication, can be taken from the red carpet to a raucous party, while still maintaining that elegance. The Pony is so adaptable - try it low or high, with a centre or side part or pulled back for a chic hairstyle. We have focused on two staple variations: The Low Parted Ponytail and High Pulled Back Ponytail. How To: The High Pulled Back Ponytail Step 1:Apply a heat protective serum to keep fly aways under control. Straighten your Hair until it is perfectly straight. Step 2:From one ear to the other, divide your Hair into two sections, so you have a front and back. Secure your front section with a clip. Step 3:Using a soft bristle brush, tie your back section in a Pony tail. Keep your Pony high - eye level or higher. Step 4:Unclip your top section, and lightly apply a volumising serum to your roots, combing it through with your fingers. Step 5:Pull your Hair back, to join your other Pony using another elastic. Take a small section of Hair from the bottom of your Ponytail and wrap around your elastic. Secure with a bobby pin at the bottom of your Ponytail. How To: The Low Parted Ponytail Ponytail Step 1:Apply a heat protective serum to keep fly aways under control. Straighten your Hair until it is perfectly straight. Step 2:Using a comb, create a strong part in your Hair. It can be a centre or side part. Step 3:For a slick Pony, use a fine tooth comb and a decent Hair gel to comb back your Hair into low Pony at the nape of your neck. For something a little softer, skip the gel and just use the fine tooth comb to pull your Hair back. Step 4:Take a small section of Hair from the bottom of your Ponytail and wrap around your elastic. Secure with a bobby pin at the bottom of your Ponytail. Braids We L-O-V-E braids in the My Hairdresser office. They are our favourite "go to" for office days, dinners, parties, for everything! You can dress them up, dress them down and who doesn't love the cute curl you're left with once you take them out?! There are a wide variety of braids to choose from, so we narrowed it down to our two favourite styles: the Top and Low Braid. The Top Braid Top Braids are easily the most popular choice in our office because of the beautiful combination of strength and softness in a charming feminine up-do. They are a great option for our short Haired friends, who can gather their shorter strands to be included in the braids. How To: The Top Braid Step 1:Section your Hair into quarters. Pull your Hair back to see how your Hair best lays against your head. This will be the direction you should braid it. Step 2:Starting a few centimetres back from your hairline, braid each side back. Secure with a Hair elastic. Step 3:Cross your braids at the back of your head. Tuck the ends under to form a Hair “wreath”. Secure ends with bobby pins. You can also try another variation, by twisting your Hair into a bun. Step 4:Do a quick application of hairspray to control fly aways. The Low Braid Generally reserved for long Hair, the low braid is a little trickier to achieve, but is well worth the effort! It is a fabulous choice for formal or casual affair, it has such a feminine flair with a powerful edge, mixed with all that Volume that will leave them envious. How To: The Low Braid Step 1:Using your fingers, comb a volumising Product through your dry Hair. Curl all your Hair with a large curling iron. Step 2:Gather your Hair behind the ear you want your braid to fall. Step 3:Loosely braid your Hair towards the nape of your neck, and over the shoulder you want it to fall. You can use a traditional braid or a fish braid. Use a clear Hair elastic to finish. Step 4:Your braid should not be immaculate. Lightly pull your braid slightly apart, without pulling it completely out, to give it volume. Remove a few pieces of Hair at the front of your face to create an imperfect look. Step 5:Do a quick application of hairspray to control fly aways. QUICK TIPTry these styles with clean or freshly washed Hair.
The best part of Colouring your Hair at home is you can do it whenever and wherever you want, in half the time it takes at the salon. Plus you can do it while watching tv and check your emails during processing time. So when time is tight and you have a party to go to or a work/family function, stick to our guide to get the most out of your time and Colour. I've got some time to kill, but not enough for a full head of Colour. Perfect. Because you do have the time, touch up your full head of regrowth. During the last 20 minutes of Developing Time, comb the Colour through the rest of your Hair to give your Colour a booster, add vibrancy or provide your Hair with a well deserved Tone. I'm busy and have a window of time to fit in a quick Colour. Concentrate on your full head of regrowth. Once you have mixed your Colour and Developer seal up the bottle and tube tightly, for use next time! I'm not kidding when I say, I barely have time to breathe, but I have a party to go to! If you are really really short on time and you need a touch up, Colour your regrowth in your T section - your middle part and front Hair Line. This will cover you for multiple Party Hairstyles - High Buns, sleek middle part ponytails or wearing your Hair out with curls. It will also give the illusion that your entire head is Coloured. Keep in mindIf you are short on time, don't try anything drastic incase you can't fix any issues. Focus on Colouring your regrowth, and leave your bigger changes to when you have a bit more time.
Blondes, Blondes, Blondes. They are beautiful, multi dimensional and apparently have more fun. There are so many different Shades of Blonde, each with their own Tones and Reflects. The beauty about Blondes? There isn't just one Colour for everyone. There are Ash Blondes, Warm Blondes, Natural Blondes, Light Blondes, Dark Blondes. We have broken down the different Blonde Tones, to help you know exactly what you want for your next Colour. Natural Natural Blonde Colours Act as a Beautiful Colour Base. They have no other reflects or pigments because they are a straight Colour. Naturals are perfectly balanced and Toned, and a great starting point when Colouring. Here are some examples 6 Dark Blonde BUY NOW 7 Medium Blonde BUY NOW 8 Light Blonde BUY NOW Ash Ash Hair Colours are Cool Colours, with dominant Blue and Green Pigments that give the Hair a Silver / Grey Colour. Ash Colours are used as Toners, as the Cool Colour Pigments Tone down Warm Colours (Red/Orange) in the Hair. Ash Tones do not refer to how Light or Dark the Blonde is, Ash Tones are the Hue it adds to the Hair. Here are some examples 7.1 Ash Blonde BUY NOW 9.1 Light Ash Blonde BUY NOW 901 Extra Light Ash Blonde BUY NOW Golden Golden Hair Colours are Warm Hair Colours, with dominant Yellow and Orange Tones. Golden Colours are very popular due to their Natural looking Colour results. They also suit the majority of Skin Types, due to their Natural results. Here are some examples 5.3 Golden Brown BUY NOW 7.3 Golden Blonde BUY NOW 9.3 Light Golden Blonde BUY NOW Beige Beige Colours are Cool Hair Colours that are very dominant. They have strong Blue and Green Tones that can leave the Hair with strong Green reflects. Beige Hair Colours are fantastic to mix with other Blondes or Natural Hair Colours to Tone down your Warm Tones and create a smooth Hair Colour. Here are some examples 6.2 Dark Beige Blonde BUY NOW 8.2 Light Beige Blonde BUY NOW 10.2 Very Light Beige Blonde BUY NOW
If you think curlers are for Nanna's and little girls dance eisteddfod's, think again! Curlers are a must have Hair Accessory. They are a quick and easy tool to create beautiful...
If you think curlers are for Nanna's and little girls dance eisteddfod's, think again! Curlers are a must have Hair Accessory. They are a quick and easy tool to create beautiful Curls with minimal effort. So get your Curlers out and check out these tips so you too can have fabulous Hair. 1. Each Curler has its own style. 2. Curlers give you b-b-bounce. If you're looking for some extra Volume or a little va va voom, bigger Curlers or a combination of Curlers, are perfect. You can do your make up, get dressed, have a bite to eat, all while your Curlers work their magic - talk about low maintenance. 3. DON'T PUT YOUR CURLERS INLINE. When rolling your Hair, make sure to offset your Curlers, similar to how bricks are laid. This will create a more Natural looking Hairstyle. 4. They like it hot! A Curlers best friend is a Blow Dryer. Once your have rolled your Hair into you Curlers, get your Blow Dryer and add a Defuser. Spend a couple of minutes giving your Curlers a once over as the heat helps set them. 5. They do not like wet Hair. Curlers and wet Hair do not mix. Your Hair should be dry before rolling into curlers. If your Hair happens to get wet while Curling, dry it before taking the Curlers out. 6. Get your fingers ready. After removing your Curlers, loosen your Curls by using your fingers like a comb. If you want to continue and brush through your Curls, opt for a Paddle Brush for a gentle Brush. Remember you want to soften your Hair, not destroy your Curls. Follow it up with a light Hairspray to set your Curls. 7. It's all about choice and timing. To chose the right Curlers, your Hair should be able to go around the Curler at least 1-1 1/2 times. The more times around the Curler, the more Curls. And remember, the longer you leave your Curlers in, the better. 8. Gently does it. Take it easy when rolling and un rolling your Hair. Nobody wants their Hair caught up, the aim is to look fabulous!