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10 04, 2019

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

2019-04-14T14:22:14+10:00

  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 [...]

I coloured my hair blonde and it went orange. What’s going on?2019-04-14T14:22:14+10:00
14 03, 2019

Blue Shampoo to Help Banish Brassy Tones

2019-04-14T14:23:40+10:00

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 [...]

Blue Shampoo to Help Banish Brassy Tones2019-04-14T14:23:40+10:00
5 03, 2019

Colour Selection: Managing Unwanted Green tones in Your Hair

2019-04-14T14:30:06+10:00

  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 [...]

Colour Selection: Managing Unwanted Green tones in Your Hair2019-04-14T14:30:06+10:00
16 01, 2019

My colour result is darker than I expected. Why?

2019-04-14T14:33:09+10:00

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? Why do some clients get a darker outcome than the pics and description? Let’s delve into the dark side. Hair colour results are affected by several factors: 1. Your [...]

My colour result is darker than I expected. Why?2019-04-14T14:33:09+10:00
14 01, 2019

Lightening Your Lovely Locks

2019-04-14T14:34:08+10:00

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 [...]

Lightening Your Lovely Locks2019-04-14T14:34:08+10:00
10 01, 2019

Colour Build-Up is the Worst

2019-03-21T13:28:12+10:00

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 [...]

Colour Build-Up is the Worst2019-03-21T13:28:12+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

10 Tips to Keep Your Red Hair Vibrant

2019-03-21T13:48:29+10:00

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 Vibrant2019-03-21T13:48:29+10:00
20 11, 2018

10 Pro Tips For Your Best Blonde Hair Colour

2019-03-21T13:50:15+10:00

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 [...]

10 Pro Tips For Your Best Blonde Hair Colour2019-03-21T13:50:15+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
17 11, 2018

Top 10 Tips To Keep Your Brunette Colour Rich and Fresh

2019-03-21T13:55:19+10:00

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 Fresh2019-03-21T13:55:19+10:00
6 11, 2018

How to stop colouring and start embracing the greys

2019-03-21T14:41:30+10:00

Are you sick of the grey hair battle and thinking about going grey? 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 [...]

How to stop colouring and start embracing the greys2019-03-21T14:41:30+10:00
6 11, 2018

Single Tube Super Blends

2019-03-21T14:43:06+10:00

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 Blends2019-03-21T14:43:06+10:00
6 11, 2018

What is Ash Hair Colour?

2019-03-21T14:50:33+10:00

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?2019-03-21T14:50:33+10:00
6 11, 2018

Anatomy of Great Colour

2019-03-21T14:45:18+10:00

We don’t just want gorgeous, multi-dimensional great 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 [...]

Anatomy of Great Colour2019-03-21T14:45:18+10:00
31 10, 2018

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

2019-03-21T14:48:16+10:00

Spotted an unwanted glint of grey hair in amongst your 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 [...]

Spotted your first greys? We’re here to help you through this milestone moment2019-03-21T14:48:16+10:00
27 10, 2018

Please explain – What is Nude hair?

2019-03-21T14:51:52+10:00

  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?2019-03-21T14:51:52+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
3 07, 2018

Why choose The Shade for your home colouring?

2019-03-21T15:10:23+10:00

The Shade's home colour system sends you Italian made PPD, paraben, phthalate and ammonia free colour together with the salon accessories you need for neat, precise, controlled colour application and salon results. Here's how The Shade can help you lift your home colouring to new heights of happy, healthy gorgeousness: • Avoid unnecessary exposure to chemicals such as PPD, parabens, phthalates and ammonia. Off-the-shelf [...]

Why choose The Shade for your home colouring?2019-03-21T15:10:23+10:00
3 07, 2018

Healthy hair is back!

2019-03-21T15:12:29+10:00

We have reached peak hair processing and more of us are realising that a kinder, gentler relationship with our hair (amongst other things!) is healthier. Over-processed hair doesn’t look or feel good. We want hair that looks alive and which reflects a happy, healthy you and we want from our at home colour to give us beautiful, natural looking colours, as well as soft, [...]

Healthy hair is back!2019-03-21T15:12:29+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

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