Brazilian hair and balayage

This summer, all eyes will be firmly on Rio for the Olympic games, but it’s the beautiful Brazilian girls’ hair colour that’s caught my gaze. I’ve just returned from my client Ana Beatriz Barros beautiful wedding and while I was there I was struck by how so many of the Brazilian supermodels have beautiful, healthy, done-but-not-done colour. This super natural, barely there colour is the new suit all shade – just as make-up has moved past contouring to non-touring, and Kate Moss is creating her favourite nude lip colours for Rimmel, barely there hair is the new colour to covet. Balayage is the perfect way to lighten up for a super natural summer look while keeping the hair lovely and healthy – a key element in the Brazilian girl look. Healthy colour is so important – there’s nothing sexier than a shiny, natural shade, and Ana’s Balayage gives sun kissed ends with some brighter shades around the face, which work really well for the camera as well as in real life.” ‘Healthy’ really sums up the Brazilian poster girl – healthy, strong body, beautiful healthy luxurious hair. If you’re not quite there on the hair strength then I can’t recommend Viviscal Professional enough, it’s a simple food supplement to feed your hair and I’m seeing amazing results in my clients who have been using it for at least 3 months.

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Balayage Training

Last Monday October 23rd I was in Manchester doing a balayage masterclass for Toni and Guy at the Loreal Academy. What made it so special for me was the fact that Jo O’Neill and Jane Stacey wanted to come along. Already doing some freehand work within the company they were interested in my proven method of Balayage application and its clear and precise approach. As we all know there are many was to balayage some better than others, but it often lacks precision and for a large company such as Toni and Guy to add it to their colour menu and launch it through all their salon groups consistant solid training and results are needed. The group was a good size and all different age ranges but the passion for colour was clear, along with some very solid foundations in application and execution. Who said Balayage was a trend?, I think after the last few years of me shouting out loud about the balayage revolution its now a must have piece in a colourists repitoire.

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Balayage class June 2013

Monday June 17th 2013 saw another great day at the Loreal international academy with 17 participants, all ready to take part in what has been a revolution in commercial hairdressing/colouring. More and more clients and colourists are looking for ways to approach haircolour that feels fresh modern and beautiful.

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spring/summer trends 2012

All the great style

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trends from the fall/winter fashion shows 2012 can make us forget that its spring/summer 2012 that we should be looking at now and how those trends have translated into the salon. Looking back through those collections i’ve picked my favourite two looks from The Paris, New York, Milan and London shows, and as always my favourite shows where New York followed by Paris, I think that because I love the beauty aesthetic of the NYC looks.

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