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20 11, 2018

10 Tips to Keep Your Red Hair Vibrant


Red, copper, strawberry, oh my! Shades of red can be deep and rich, or they can go soft and understated—but they all seem to come out quickly in the wash. While the picky pigments in reds require a little extra upkeep, these top tips from our color pros will keep reds happy and vibrant between applications.   01 INGREDIENTS MATTER We have a better understanding of [...]

10 Tips to Keep Your Red Hair Vibrant2018-11-20T20:09:20+00:00
20 11, 2018

10 Pro Tips For Your Best Blonde Hair Colour


We know that blondes love their hair and they know how to have fun. We also know that blonde is the highest maintenance colour around. We’ve put together our top ten tips to keep your blonde hair maintenance as simple as possible, so can spend less time on colour maintenance and more time for whatever else you would like to be doing instead of hairwork. [...]

10 Pro Tips For Your Best Blonde Hair Colour2018-11-20T20:57:29+00:00
20 11, 2018

How to Colour Hair Which Already Has Colour In It


If you're currently home colouring, or thinking about it, chances are you have coloured your hair before. Colouring hair which has been coloured previously adds a few more factors into the mix which can affect your colour result.As always, knowledge is power and we're here to help you understand the colour-on-top-of-colour situation and to help you colour with confidence in your home salon!Maintaining ColorFirst rule [...]

How to Colour Hair Which Already Has Colour In It2018-11-21T01:24:53+00:00
17 11, 2018

Top 10 Tips To Keep Your Brunette Colour Rich and Fresh


Brunette colours are popular, beautiful, versatile and easy to live with and love. While they are easier to maintain than red or blonde colours, every brunette can benefit from a few colour boosting pro tips. These top ten tips from our hair colourists will help keep your brown brilliant, rich, and fresh as can be.   01 INGREDIENTS MATTER We have a better understanding of ingredients [...]

Top 10 Tips To Keep Your Brunette Colour Rich and Fresh2018-11-17T19:39:11+00:00
16 11, 2018

5 Super Simple Steps to Colour the Back of Your Hair


  If you’ve ever wondered how you can colour the back of your hair by yourself, you’re not alone. We often get asked so we thought it’s we’d break it down in an easy to use guide to help you out with this common home colouring predicament. The good news – it’s easy, really! So read on to shed some light on this home colouring [...]

5 Super Simple Steps to Colour the Back of Your Hair2018-11-20T12:14:25+00:00
16 11, 2018

6 Ways to Get the Most out of Your Hair Colour Plan


Wait, on a Colour Plan you can fine-tune your custom colour, control your delivery schedule, and you kick this off with a Free Trial with reuseable salon accessories to deck out my home salon? Harness the power of The Plan with this no-miss list of ways to stay #winning.   Have you heard? You’re in total control of your hair colour plan. From finding your perfect shade to auto-shipping [...]

6 Ways to Get the Most out of Your Hair Colour Plan2018-11-20T12:19:44+00:00
13 11, 2018

Expert Tips on How to Colour Someone Else’s Hair


Been asked to colour your friend’s hair? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with top tips on how to apply hair colour like a total pro. Some of you have, some haven’t but you all can. Colour at home like a pro, that is. Got a friend in need of fabulous new colour?  Step up and lend a gloved hand in their time of need. [...]

Expert Tips on How to Colour Someone Else’s Hair2018-11-20T12:14:56+00:00
12 11, 2018

Let’s talk about hair colour, time and money


  Let’s take a look in the mirror and a moment to think about what we spend, in terms of time and money on our hair colour. Aussies are spending $3.5 billion (with a B) a year on professional hair colouring, and no prizes for guessing the majority is spent by women. That’s a big number.   That comes straight from the pocket your sister, [...]

Let’s talk about hair colour, time and money2018-11-12T12:29:36+00:00
12 11, 2018

The Definitive Hair Colouring Dictionary


Did you know that increasing your vocabulary can increase your IQ? We’re going to raise your colourist IQ through the roof by getting you across the colouring lingo. It’s all a bit easier when we actually understand the words we used. No more winging it! There’s several ways which describe the characteristics and properties of different hair colours: Warm Warm Hair Colours refer to colours [...]

The Definitive Hair Colouring Dictionary2018-11-20T12:15:36+00:00
9 11, 2018

Cruelty Free Colour


All of The Shade's colour products and our shampoo and conditioners are made in Italy. In accordance with European law, our products are never tested on animals. In the EU there is a total ban on animal testing for cosmetic products and its raw materials, which the Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009 reflects in its provisions. This ban affects two aspects of cosmetic products: –          Testing Ban: any animal testing in [...]

Cruelty Free Colour2018-11-16T11:17:50+00:00
6 11, 2018

How to stop colouring and start embracing the greys


If Sarah Harris, deputy editor of British Vogue can do it, while shaping beauty and fashion trends with her uncanny insight into truly cool and chic things, then then it Can. Officially. Be. Done. Let Sarah Harris be our guiding light, our voice of reason, and our natural grey hair inspiration. When we cover grey(white)’s we are emotional hostages to them, and we risk mortification [...]

How to stop colouring and start embracing the greys2018-11-16T11:25:55+00:00
6 11, 2018

Single Tube Super Blends


There are a few approaches to colouring - Some colours have a solid colour effect. Some colours are neutral colour (think Nude hair) and their colour results are generally easy to achieve, either in a salon or at home, and their upkeep can be pretty straight forward. Totally doable. Other colours require the whole three ring circus – hours long salon appointments, colour corrections and [...]

Single Tube Super Blends2018-11-16T11:27:17+00:00
6 11, 2018

What is Ash Hair Colour?


Ash tones are hot right now, and for quite a while yet we suspect. And why not? Ash tones are in demand, chic, super versatile, on trend and suit many complexions and colourings. To know Ash tones is to love them, and many of you do. Let’s break down what Ash tones are, how they work with your natural colourings and what is so great [...]

What is Ash Hair Colour?2018-11-16T11:28:27+00:00
6 11, 2018

Anatomy of Great Colour


We don’t just want gorgeous, multi-dimensional colour, we want our colour to promote hair health. A pretty colour with over-processed and tired looking hair isn’t going to cut it. The biggest trend is hair colour now is healthy hair colour. We now have a better understanding of many of the ingredients that have been used in colour now than we used to have. We are [...]

Anatomy of Great Colour2018-11-06T19:34:40+00:00
31 10, 2018

Spotted your first greys? We’re here to help you through this milestone moment


Spotted an unwanted glint of grey in amongst your hair roots? Ok, breathe. The good news is you’re alive. Remember, the alternative is worse.You are allowed to a brief, mini-existential crisis – it goes with the territory and now is as good a time as any to over-dramatically reflect on your life. We’ve all been there.Bear in mind that the average age women get their [...]

Spotted your first greys? We’re here to help you through this milestone moment2018-11-04T13:48:46+00:00
27 10, 2018

Please explain – What is Nude hair?


  We have done the cyber-stalking legwork and the scoop is: tis the season for Nude hair. Nude hair is super flattering, easy to achieve, live with, love and maintain colour trend which perfectly flatters your hair and complexion. It’s also easily done at home too, upkeep is low, chic factor is sky high. Nude hair is the low maintenance hair colour look which the [...]

Please explain – What is Nude hair?2018-11-16T11:30:09+00:00
23 10, 2018

The 5 Biggest Hair Colour Trends for Spring


Spring has sprung and its do-over time for our wardrobe, make-up and hair colour, and we might up the effort on food/exercise too. The change in light and weather sees us tweaking our make-up and styling at least occasionally away from our winter look , as we update our look for our 'coming soon' sun-kissed skin. We are getting ready to bare [...]

The 5 Biggest Hair Colour Trends for Spring2018-11-16T11:36:58+00:00
16 09, 2018

Why choose PPD-free colour?


Many consumers prefer ammonia-free colour, whether for salon or at home colouring, as ammonia has a pungent, harsh smell which can irritate the skin, eyes and nose, but there is little consumer awareness of the upside of PPD-free colour.   What is PPD? Paraphenylenediamine, is commonly known as PPD, is an aromatic amine compound and is often used in hair dyes because it is effective [...]

Why choose PPD-free colour?2018-09-16T18:29:19+00:00
7 09, 2018

Three Reasons Your Hair will Love Ginseng


Used in traditional Chinese medicines for centuries, ginseng is a powerful ingredient with a wide variety of uses. In fact, researchers from The Mayo Clinic and National Center for Biotechnology Information have found that is ginseng is associated with improved energy levels, metabolism rates, and even improved cognitive function. However, recent studies have also found that this humble root vegetable can now have profound effects [...]

Three Reasons Your Hair will Love Ginseng2018-09-07T18:55:39+00:00