Balayage Revolution

Officially its summer and i’m supposed to be taking it easy, well that’s another story, August is actually busy it seems i’m in a mad rush before my vacation, Its exciting times though. This week i’ll be teaching a 1-2-1  Balayage class and he’s flown in from Singapore for it, so the word is spreading . Im also working on a new format for my presentations its always good to have a look back and tweek it all, trying to make it all a little more digital, and i’m expanding, next year i’m meeting up with some other colourists and I will selecting 1 or 2 of them to train up with my method and then working together teaching balayage, so we can hold bigger classes and reach more people because at the moment I can’t meet the demand. Its wonderful to see my little dream grow.  read more

Bombshell Blonde

As much as I like a balayage look all soft and natural, there is no denying that I love a cool white all over blonde, I don’t know about you but I seem to be doing a lot of them at the moment, and loving every one of them. The trick of course is getting the hair pre lightend up to a very very  pale yellow and even, before then glazing . I love platinium for Balayage but prefer the new studio blonde powder lightner for an all over blonde . For me  I use either 20 or 30 volume developer depending on the base colour and try to encourage clients to come back at monthly interval because as we all know as soon as you go over that half inch regrowth then its time for a long regrowth application which is time consuming and annoying. read more

Born to be Blonde

Blondes always capture my imagination and attention either i’m admiring a gorgeous blondes hair out and about or thinking WHY? you shouldn’t be that blonde . but as i’ve said so many times in the column its all about personal taste. Blondes can be tricky but worth it though, lets look at the worth it first. read more

March Madness with Balayage

The whole start of 2015 has been so busy and Balayage Education has me going all over the country. I managed to stop over Easter but only just.
The begining of March saw me at Pro Hair live in Manchester where I not only launched my new balayage by Jack Howard pre bonded and micro ring Balayage kits for Beauty works online, but also saw me hosting the creative zone for the full two days which was great fun and interesting to be on the other side of the stage instead of on it. The Monday saw me launch my new social media seminar on the businesss zone, the concept is very much a personal story for me of how i’ve used social media to my advantage, lots of great questions and engagement so much so I will be doing the same seminar in London in April. read more

HAAB needs you

Just before Christmas I was humbled to be offered a position on the Fundraising committee for HAAB and give back to a community who has been so supportive of me over my long career, It’s not all about Balayage . So  whats that you might say well it’s the “hair and beauty benevolent fund” set up to specifically help Individuals and their families in our Industry . since 1853 read more