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18 03, 2020

Let’s break down the numbers: Colours, Reflect and Tone

A little bit of knowledge about the numbers and classifications of colours can go a very long way in helping you understand colours and the colour selection process.What’s in a name, in a number? What does it all mean?Every one of our colours has a name and a general colour group (black, brown, blonde, red) –  we have Italian names which represent the country of [...]

16 03, 2020

Home Colouring for Men

More than 70% of women colour their hair. We are all used to seeing different tones and colours in women’s hair. It’s a little bit different for men. We’re not so used to seeing men who colour their hair for a fresh look, and any missteps in colour selection can be quite noticeable. Men don’t have the benefit of shared knowledge which builds up over [...]

22 10, 2019

Ten tips to prevent your gorgeous new colour from fading

We would all like to maintain peak colour – that hair highpoint when your fresh colour looks great. However…for a variety of reasons, some of us are more likely than others to experience colour fade. My own hair wilfully obstructs my efforts to do pretty much anything to it, including retaining consistent colour. I rolled the ‘super fine, flat, porous hair’ with a dash of [...]

7 07, 2019

Living With Hair While Being Female

In completely non-surprising news, a Moneysaver HQ investigation has found that hair maintenance for women typically costs between $160-$250 every 6-8 weeks, compared to the average outlay of $30-$80 for men in the same time span. Yup, nothing we didn’t already know or could not have very easily guessed there. We love righting some wrongs and we have put together our top tips for keeping [...]

8 06, 2019

Ongoing, flawless grey coverage – Less colour, more often

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 18, or [...]

8 06, 2019

Ask our Colourists!

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 [...]

31 05, 2019

Customised colour – Duo Colour Kits

Perfect, Personalised Colour Blends Looking for a colour which is a little bit this, and a little bit that and 100% you? Sitting on the bronde fence and you want both light brown and a little dark blonde? We’ve got this. We are super excited to announce new Duo Colour Packs which lets you customise your colour to perfectly match your hair goals. Blend half [...]

22 05, 2019

5 Tips for Flawless Hair Colour at Home

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 in three sections; [...]

10 05, 2019

How Hair Porosity Affects Hair Colour

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, [...]

8 05, 2019

Q. Where does brassiness come from? A. Natural Contributing Pigment

Why, why do we battle brassiness? What is actually going on? To understand brassiness, we must understand Natural Contributing Pigment (NCP). Natural contributing pigment is the varying degree of warmth exposed during the lightening process. Natural pigment is the pigment which remains in the hair after lightening or applying colour and these pigments contribute to the final colour result. When lightening hair colour, the natural [...]

26 04, 2019

5 Tips to Help you Care for your Colour

Well done! You’ve got the colour, tools and techniques to achieve gorgeous colour results at home. Now you just need to keep it looking it’s best by preventing damage which can compromise your colour results. Damaged or porous hair won’t absorb or process colour correctly, leading to inconsistent or unwanted colour results, and damaged hair will also cause faster colour fade. Keep your colour glossy, [...]

10 04, 2019

I coloured my hair blonde and it went orange. What’s going on?

We’re all grown ups here, so let’s not pretend there isn’t occasional unwanted colour results from home colouring.One  home colouring mishap that we do hear of from time to time is orangey colour results when colouring with a blonde colour.As a colourist, I have heard of this complaint over and over again from home colour jobs gone wrong with many different brands over the years, [...]

14 03, 2019

Blue Shampoo to Help Banish Brassy Tones

Unwanted warmth or brassiness is not just a challenge for blondes - If you colour your hair anywhere in brunette range, you may have stumbled upon the dreaded unwanted brassy tones too. Brunettes with brassy tones have a reddish, coppery orange tone through their hair. In some lighting this can look straight up red, which is perfectly fine if you want warm brown tones with [...]

5 03, 2019

Colour Selection: Managing Unwanted Green tones in Your Hair

  Green is great. We love green. On trees, plants, my sweet little indoor succulent garden by the window. Not so much in our hair. Green tones are usually seen in the damaged ends of darker colours such as brunette shades which have been coloured with cooler, Ash tones. Blondes who swim or shower (so, all blondes) or who use cool colours or toners are [...]

16 01, 2019

My colour result is darker than I expected. Why?

Aah, the surprise darker colour result. We do wish it didn’t happen, and that all colouring outcomes were perfect representations of their particular colour, but, alas, it doesn’t always work that way. Why does this happen? Let’s delve into the dark side. Hair colour results are affected by several factors: 1. Your natural hair colour. That’s the hair colour at your roots, not the mid-section [...]

14 01, 2019

Lightening Your Lovely Locks

How much can you lighten your hair colour?Good question! The answer depends on whether your hair has been previously coloured.If your hair is natural, virgin, uncoloured, pure as the day you were born, then you can use our low chemical, salon grade colours to lighten your hair up to two levels.That means a medium brunette is now a dark blonde, or a darkest brown is [...]

10 01, 2019

Colour Build-Up is the Worst

So you’ve been casually colouring for years. Ok, there was that time when you thought you were more professional than amateur and you really stepped it up with some interesting new colours, but you’re much more sensible now and you’re just looking for a reliable, utterly fabulous colour which you apply at home, watch Netflix, rinse and look like you just stepped out of a [...]

19 12, 2018

Lightening Previously Coloured Hair

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 [...]

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 [...]

20 11, 2018

10 Pro Tips For Your Best Blonde Hair Colour

We know that blondes love their hair. 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. 01 INGREDIENTS MATTER We have a better understanding [...]