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8 06, 2019

Ongoing, flawless grey coverage – Less colour, more often

2019-06-09T14:34:10+10:00

If you love your greys, then full power to you. Keep them and enjoy the liberty from home or salon colouring. We admire and respect non-conformist silver foxes. I’m talking about you, utterly fabulous mum at school with full length greys, head held high, who I instantly want to befriend. And yet. Some of us are just not ready. My friend who went grey at [...]

Ongoing, flawless grey coverage – Less colour, more often2019-06-09T14:34:10+10:00
8 06, 2019

Ask our Colourists!

2019-06-09T14:28:20+10:00

Expertise, included! We don’t just bring you better hair colour with healthier ingredients, we include personalised expert colourist advice too. Colour selection and home colouring are just so much easier with a professional colourist guiding you along your home colouring journey. Let us know your hair history, colour, challenges and goals and one of our colourists will follow-up, giving you personalised colour suggestions which consider [...]

Ask our Colourists!2019-06-09T14:28:20+10:00
22 05, 2019

5 Tips for Flawless Hair Colour at Home

2019-05-23T09:44:34+10:00

Getting flawless colour isn’t as hard as you think. Here are a few tips to help your hair colour look perfect. Timing really is everything when it comes to achieving a balanced, cohesive colour result. Hair has different porosity at different sections. The more porous hair is, the faster it will absorb colour and the darker your colour result will be. Think of your hair [...]

5 Tips for Flawless Hair Colour at Home2019-05-23T09:44:34+10:00
10 05, 2019

How Hair Porosity Affects Hair Colour

2019-05-24T10:55:24+10:00

Most non-colourists have never heard of porosity before when dealing with hair. It is always good to learn something new, so we’re letting you know a bit more about porosity and how it can affect your colour. What is Porosity? Porosity refers to hair’s ability to absorb moisture. The absorbancy or porosity of your hair depends on the natural the natural texture, colour history, styling, [...]

How Hair Porosity Affects Hair Colour2019-05-24T10:55:24+10:00
19 12, 2018

Lightening Previously Coloured Hair

2019-03-21T13:45:15+10:00

Here’s the big news: You cannot lighten hair which has been previously colour with permanent hair colour. That includes hair coloured with permanent colour, semi-permanent colour or henna. It can’t be done. Let’s break down the options for each colour: Henna: Needs to be grown out Semi-permanent colour: Will wash out with time. Permanent colour: Can only be removing through growing out or through a [...]

Lightening Previously Coloured Hair2019-03-21T13:45:15+10:00
20 11, 2018

How to Colour Hair Which Already Has Colour In It

2019-04-15T09:21:43+10:00

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 [...]

How to Colour Hair Which Already Has Colour In It2019-04-15T09:21:43+10:00
16 11, 2018

5 Super Simple Steps for Colouring the Back of Your Hair

2019-03-21T14:00:36+10:00

  If you’ve ever wondered how you can colour the back of your hair by yourself, you’re not alone. It's not necessarily obvious, but you can get it right and get even, consistent colour results with a few handy pro tips. We're breaking it down for you in an easy to use guide to help you out with this common home colouring predicament. The good [...]

5 Super Simple Steps for Colouring the Back of Your Hair2019-03-21T14:00:36+10:00
13 11, 2018

Expert Tips on How to Colour Someone Else’s Hair

2019-03-21T14:04:35+10:00

You know what can be fun, efficient and rewarding? A colour session with your friend/ daughter/sister. Double up, pour yourself a kombucha/hot choccie/mojito and follow our top tips on how to apply colour on someone else's hair 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 [...]

Expert Tips on How to Colour Someone Else’s Hair2019-03-21T14:04:35+10:00
24 07, 2018

5 Tips To Colour Resistant Grey Hair at Home

2019-03-21T15:03:07+10:00

Grey roots can be unwanted and difficult to cover. If you are looking to colour resistant grey hair, follow some simple tips to make sure your greys are covered and that your new colour is consistent, with total grey coverage. Grey hair isn't actually grey - it's white and the pigment loss which occurs naturally in hair as we age. Grey hair is often [...]

5 Tips To Colour Resistant Grey Hair at Home2019-03-21T15:03:07+10:00
24 07, 2018

5 Reasons Why Every Colourist Uses a Tint Brush and You Should Too

2019-03-21T14:56:05+10:00

Ever walked into a salon for a colour appointment and sat back and relaxed while your colourists zig zagged a squeezy bottle through your hair? So, no. Colourists always use a tint brush and bowl and are very careful with their colour placement. Their results (and job!) depends on them placing the right colour in the right place. There’s very good reasons why we [...]

5 Reasons Why Every Colourist Uses a Tint Brush and You Should Too2019-03-21T14:56:05+10:00
24 07, 2018

Colour Your Hair at Home: 5 Tips from the Professionals

2019-03-21T14:59:22+10:00

We all know someone who wouldn’t dare colour their own hair at home —or maybe you’re one of those people yourself—certain that you’ll mess it up. Well fear no more, because straight from professional colourists, we have the 5 tips you need to know if you think you can’t colour your hair at home. Hint: YOU CAN. 1. HAVE REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS WHEN CHOOSING YOUR [...]

Colour Your Hair at Home: 5 Tips from the Professionals2019-03-21T14:59:22+10:00
3 07, 2018

Prevent home colouring disasters with The Shade

2019-03-21T15:04:47+10:00

Considering colouring your hair at home? Sounds great in theory, and we all love a convenient DIY solution, and really, exactly whose schedule can accomodate regular 3.5 hour salon appointments? With a sprinkle of knowledge and some simple preparation (don’t worry, we’ll take care of the details for you) you can be a home colouring queen, happily covering greys and processing that perfect shade [...]

Prevent home colouring disasters with The Shade2019-03-21T15:04:47+10:00
3 07, 2018

Colour Protection Shampoo and Conditioner

2019-03-21T15:08:39+10:00

Protect, pamper and lock in luxurious, lasting colour with our nourishing Colour Protection Shampoo and Conditioner. Our Colour Protection Shampoo and Conditioner is specifically formulated to meet the needs of coloured hair.  They are blended with botanicals and advanced ingredients which seal and lock in colour pigments, leaving your hair with a soft, silky smooth, high shine finish. The Shade's Colour Protection Shampoo and [...]

Colour Protection Shampoo and Conditioner2019-03-21T15:08:39+10:00
21 06, 2018

Section your hair like a pro

2019-03-21T15:16:55+10:00

Hair sectioning is a simple, professional technique which helps you manage your colour application, helping you achieve even, full colour coverage and better colour results at home. Sectioning helps you organise your colour application, helping you keep track of the areas you have coloured, keeps your hair manageable throughout, which makes it easier for you to apply the colour exactly where you need it [...]

Section your hair like a pro2019-03-21T15:16:55+10:00
21 06, 2018

How to avoid the halo effect

2019-03-21T15:18:51+10:00

Colour banding (otherwise referred to as the halo effect) is a term used by colourists to describe the band or halo which can be seen when you overlap colour onto previously coloured hair, leaving you with a darker colour stripes which wrap around your head, and a not so angelic halo effect. It usually occurs when you have stretched out your re-colouring applications and [...]

How to avoid the halo effect2019-03-21T15:18:51+10:00
21 06, 2018

Not Hot Roots

2019-04-18T15:21:30+10:00

Colourists use the term hot roots to describe the effect where your hairs roots are visibly warmer, than the rest of your hair colour. Hot roots may appear lighter with an orange effect. It’s not a great look and is one that is best avoided. Why does this happen? Hot roots occur because the heat from your scalp [...]

Not Hot Roots2019-04-18T15:21:30+10:00
21 06, 2018

Salon accessories, application and results

2019-03-21T15:50:37+10:00

Ok, so you have sectioned your hair and you have your hot cross bun in place.  You are now ready to apply your colour just like a colourist, using the salon accessories we shipped in your Free Trial. After mixing your colour and with your salon accessories at hand, you are ready to get this started and get closer to your beautiful, fresh new [...]

Salon accessories, application and results2019-03-21T15:50:37+10:00
21 06, 2018

Your Home Salon

2019-03-21T15:52:05+10:00

The secret to professional home colouring results is…salon colour and accessories. A few tools, techniques and the right colour selection and you too can be a professional home colourist, achieving salon worthy results in the comfort of your own home salon. Salon appointments take days (ok, hours, but it feels like forever), which can be tricky to schedule in [...]

Your Home Salon2019-03-21T15:52:05+10:00