Salon Successful Hair

When I started teaching colour for L’oreal Proffessional USA in 1999,I had to earn my stripes and learn how to translate my knowledge and skills into ways that people could understand, so trade shows in small cities is where it all began for me, but before long I knew that I loved being in a class room talking and demonstrating salon successful colour, rather than on stage in front of thousands of people demonstrating techniques I never used in the salon, it was the one thing I knew early on – I wanted to share with other Hairdressers how to create beautiful wearable believable hair colour. read more

IT'S ALL IN THE PLACEMENT

The Hairdressing industry has done to itself no favours by classifiying highlights into three or four sections Full head, 3/4 head, half head and T-section.I’m sure that part of this was to do with stock control,streamling services and pricing for clients but this concept is odd to me because when we talk about highlights I don’t think it should be in terms of how many, it should be about the finished result. read more

ILLEGALLY BLONDE

In 1907 a French chemist, Eugene Schueller began manufacturing hair colour in his Paris apartment, the main chemical ingredient was called paraphenylenediamine he called his company L’Oreal and the story continues today. The process to become a blonde at this time was dangerous and painful with the chemicals inflicting headaches and burns, it was not unusual for the hair to break off during the procedure . read more

The Reality of Red

Red heads never really go out of fashion and the past couple

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of years have seem a plethora of examples from the extreme, think Rihanna to the soft, say Julianne Moore with many more in between.
There are degrees of red and as always I find myself loving the more natural looking reds and coppers, the ones that leaving you thinking is she or isn’t she?, but really that is all about personal taste levels and the look you want to achieve.
Throughout history red heads have been feared & adored – loathed & worshiped – degraded & lionized, it seems this hair colour more than any other has provoked a contrast of emotions in us, as love is to hate. read more

French Brown

Whilst working in Paris last month at Rossano Ferretti s salon on the Rue Cambon, I finally confirmed to myself that French Brown is more than just a hair colour it’s a look. One that I hope will become more popular here in London. read more