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Daisy Ridley goes RED!!

13 September;  Author: admin

daisy-p-bobActress DAISY RIDLEY showed up to the 2016 Teen Choice Awards with a new deep red Bob. What do you think? Does it suit her?

Remember if you are looking to make the plunge and go a nice vibrant red, Always remember to think of your skin tone. These vibrant colours usually work very well on fairer skin tones rather than darker. Also It is a lot of maintainence to keep the colour looking vibrant and healthy. If you are interesting in discussing vibrant red hair colours please see one of our amazing hairdressers at our Taigum or Strathpine hairdressing salons.



It probably comes as no surprise that Australian female rapper Iggy Azalea has decided to take the plunge like many celebrities before her and changed her hair to a fantasy colour. As you can see in the Sports Illustrated shoot above these Fantasy colours fade reasonably quickly if a stain is used.

Don’t despair though if a you are looking for a bright “out there” colour there are alternatives that we can use in salon that with a little maintainance will last with much better lasting potential.

If you are interested in discussing options for your dream fantasy colour, come in and see our talented team of hairdressers at our Taigum and Strathpine salons for an obligation free consultation and quote.


Celebrity-Ombre-Hair-Color-IdeasIntroducing Ombre hair! The French-termed hair trend features darker, more natural hues at the roots with graduated colour fading to the ends. It’s been spotted on plenty of A-list celebrities and I am sure you have seen it out and about, worn well and well… not so well! It’s a trend that doesn’t require a busy woman of the world to run to the salon every 6-8 weeks for a touch-up!

This style of coloring is great for the woman who is looking for something low maintainance, effective and most importantly different from the block colours and foils of the last 10 years. Word of warning but Ombre colouring is  a bigger service that requires a lot of hands on time for your hairdresser and of course the expense of that. Keep these points in mind to decide whether Ombre is for you and of course to try to save your self some dollars.

1. Bring a picture of a Colour and style you desire. It seems simple right but so many clients still come to their appointments in our hairdressing salons with grand plans for a massive change but with no actual idea of what colour they want. Bringing in a picture will give us picture of what you want done so we can quote you for exactly what will be required. There are many different results we can achieve that all fall under the Ombre banner varying from $100 up to $300. A good rule of thumb is to look at what looks good on celebrities with similar skin tone and style to you as well to ensure the look is right.

2. Know your budget, simple right? If you have a budget make sure to let us know as well in your consultation, different results and ombre styles have a different amount of work and time attached to them. If we know your budget we can tailor a solution for you within that if possible or avoid doing a service that is not exactly what you are looking for. As a side note our stylists will always quote you on a price prior to starting the service to avoid any nasty suprises.

3. Be honest about your colour history. If you have coloured or bleached your hair and not told us, you not only risk a chemical reaction,  you may not be able to achieve the “Ombre Hair” effect successfully without some color correction. This is probably the most important tip of the article, We are great hairdressers but we can’t work with damaged hair or an unsure colour history. If your hair is a patchwork of different shades we need to eliminate these shades using colour correction techniques to get a blank canvas to work with, which can be done but will take time (unless you want an uneven hue through your hair that is). Cureplex can allow us to achieve the result in the same day but comes as an added expense.

If you feel this style is something you would like to achieve please come in a visit our hairdressers at our Toombul, Taigum and Strathpine salons for an obligation free consultation and quote.



The “it” child star of the early nineties sitcom full house is back on the scene and has ditched her signature blonde for a warm brown colour. This colour not only suits her skin tone but is also a good choice for a 2016 change up for someone who is used to a lighter colour. The warm brown isn’t too much of a change to leave a life long blonde in shock and awe in front of the mirror but is enough to give you an indication whether you would suit a darker colour.


If you are wanting to progress from a darker colour to lighter than another tip is discuss foiling your hair with two tones one lighter foil to one slightly darker foil. This will not only break up the solid block of blonde that could send you into a state of panic when you see it but also gives a subtle amount of volume to the hair.


If you would like to discuss some option for going lighter or darker with your hair and bypassing the shock come in and see one of our hairdressers at our ToombulTaigum or Strathpine salons for an obligation free consultation and quote.


Taylor-Swift-febuary-short-fringe-2016Taylor has finally re-joined the long bob club and with all her Celebrity buddies all doing it  who could blame her. Let’s be 100% honest of all the celeb’s sporting this style Taylor swift really does know how to wear it well. Remember the “Lollet cut” she sported last year?

As you can see Taylor opted for your typical longer bob with an asymetrical side swept fringe. This style suits her face shape perfectly softening her sharper features and creating a perfect frame around her face.

Side fringes are great for clients who want a fringe but find that having one makes their face look too round. Also you will notice a lot of texture has been cut into the hair to give those light wispy ends and a cool summery look. If you would like to discuss whether this style would work for you, come in to one of our hairdressers at TaigumToombul or Strathpine for an obligation free consultation and quote.


Justin-Bieber-HairIt’s all good I’m not drunk….much! I can’t believe i am saying it either but Justin Biebers new cut has been turning heads and a couple of people have already been into our hairdressers asking about it.

This disconnected over-the-top style cut can be bleached or kept natural and is a true surfer shag haircut. It is going to be one of the cut’s of the summer I am sure. Probably not one for the hipsters but for any bloke who spend their days down at Snapper rocks I predict a definate hit!

The best thing about his haircut is that you can have it looking surfer dude by day and then switch it up for the night to be slick and charismatic. It’s the undercut which makes the statement, and the overgrown fringe is the playground, if you will.

This hair cut can look completely different depending on which product you choose and how your feeling. Rough it up, slick it down, Rockabilly it up…the possibilities are endless. Remember you will need to be a bloke who can grow his hair long to even contemplate this style and with all the product you need always be sure to use a cleanser like Peppermint scrub to prevent the growth of your hair being stunted. Come see one of our hairdressers at ToombulTaigum or Strathpine if you would like to discuss this cuts suitability for you.


Kim Kardashian’s platinum hair

18 February;  Author: admin

Kim-kardashian-blonde-hairAnother day and another Kardashian changing her hair colour. With the help of a bond fortifier like Cureplex, Kim has made the jump to platinum blonde. What do you think?

Surprisingly enough this colour is very popular at the moment with the likes of Ariana Grande, Rita Ora and others all adopting it and calling it theirs and for anyone looking for the bright fantasy colours this tone is the first stepping stone to achieve best results.

If this is a colour you could see yourself with always remember to keep a true platinum blonde you must be prepared for weekly toning services using either an at home toner or an in-salon treatment depending on the exact desired result. This is a necessity to keep that lovely clean colour which can wash out after 1 – 2 washes depending on your hair. 

If you are not fully committed or prepared to do the toner to keep this colour at it’s best i strongly advise you to look for something different. With out toning these colours tend to lose their “icyness” for what i like to call “baby chicken yellow”, not a good look on most. 

Remember while using Cureplex we can do these services in one sitting it still can take multiple lightening sessions depending on the starting colour of your hair and chemical history. This is more time and of course will affect the required budget for the service.

If you would like to explore platinum hair as an option please see one of our hairdressers at Taigum, Toombul or Strathpine for an obligation free consultation and quote. 


Robert-Pattinson-HairRobert Pattinson has bought us the perfect no-fuss Summer hairstyle with clean lines. This timeless 30’s inspired classic look is perfect for the man who wants something slightly different from the pack.

Things to keep in mind are to keep the sides of the haircut tight to the head and square to keep the right proportions and stay masculine. Make sure you keep the top on the shorter side, so in appearance the haircut looks more polished and sharp.

Vita 5 naked hair Glue and a comb is all you need to maintain this style making it simple enough for any man. Come see one of our hairdressers at ToombulTaigum or Strathpine if you would like to discuss this cuts suitability for you.


Khloe Kardashian our  favourite  hair fashionista shows us all how a simple change of style can change a persons entire look.  Over the last 3 years I have lost count of how many different ways Khloe K has worn her hair but she has to be one of the most popular celebrity photo’s to be bought into the salon.

To the left is a gallery of some of our favourite styles, Enjoy!



Nicole Kidman from red to blonde

11 February;  Author: admin

nicole-kidman-strawberry-blondeSimply stunning is all that comes to mind when we look at Nicole Kidman’s soft strawberry blonde. The stylist has achieved this beautiful colour with back to back or what we call classic foils and a soft blonde toner to achieve the right tone. The best news of all is this colour can be achieved on anyone, even if they don’t have the red base using a soft strawberry in between every second or third foil.

If you are interested in a trying this style of colouring and you haven’t been blonde yet make sure you discuss how the tone will look against your skin colour with your hairdresser and get your price up front a it can be a big job. Our Unlimited packages 6 promotion can make it much more affordable, so come in and get an obligation free consultation and quote from one of our experienced hairdressers today.


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