Balayage, ombre, root stretch, colour melting it feels like every time you scroll through your Instagram feed there’s a new hair colour trend that you ‘simply have to have’.
“As we all know hair colour trends are constantly changing and moving
forward. For sometime now I’ve been noticing the evolution of Ombré and balayage and of late I’ve been as bored by Ombré as much as I’ve tired of classic foils. So I’m excited to hear from California about the latest buzzword taking the states by storm; Ecaille – a French word meaning tortoiseshell.
Where does the time go? As I sit here at my desk reflecting on all the good things that have happened with the Balayage revolution. I can’t help but smile, It has been embraced by so many salons and colourists and more and more salons are putting it on their menus. There does tend to be a slight confusion within the Industry and at a press event for Neville at the Bulgari hotel I tried to clear that up explaining Balayage is a highlighting technique Ombre is a colouring technique, Balayage highlights can go very close to the root they do not have to stop midway up the hairshaft. The other thing being we live in a visual world and the client is also leading the revolution bringing in photos of celebs with Balayage and Ombre it has to be a key service.
The new issue of Tatler and its Hairguide 2014 is out and the whole of the Neville team are mentioned throughout, from glossy blow drys to perfect cuts, Hair wefts to Balayage brushes. What an amazing team I work with. I was thrilled to be mentioned in three sections, The society hairdresser , Guns Blazing salons, and quick fast services balayage brush in hand
It’s been a mad few weeks, with very little time for me to sit down and write. As some of you will know I have now been appointed the International Colour Director for Neville hair and beauty, 5 Pont Street London, The Bugari Hotel London, and St Barts. The whole move has been amazing and I was thrilled with the great press it received, so thanks to Creative head , Hairdressers Journal and Respect for their support.
I have always loved what I do, and have worked for over 30 years watching how my career has taken me around the globe, it’s been fun at times and exhausting at others, but you usually get what you put into it. So when I recently moved on to a new position some people wanted to know why move on after putting my heart and soul into the last position? I did work crazy hours and do so much PR, but as a self empolyed man I need to do that and it will continue to be the case at the new salon. Even when we reach the top of our game we can still look for new challenges, and I moved because I felt that Neville is a perfect fit for me and my clients, it’s busy and has a great buzz to it, a great reception team that juggle the days perfectly, (how they do that is amazing!) 15 keen and eager Juniors running around, a kitchen that makes fresh, healthy and delicious food for the clients all: Neville employ nearly 70 people all working hard together to make it all work.