Colour Selection

Home » Colouring » Colour Selection
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
20 03, 2019

Everything Nice about Pumpkin Spice

2019-03-21T11:15:14+10:00

Pumpkin spice hair is beautiful, elegant and rich shade and a hot contender for our favourite Autumn colour. Pumpkin spice hair was one of the hottest hair colours last year, but, unlike many trends, this one has all the elements of a classic. Pumpkin spice hair is definitely not over-done (we can’t get enough of it) and it’s perfectly placed to be one of our [...]

Everything Nice about Pumpkin Spice2019-03-21T11:15:14+10:00
8 03, 2019

Lightening Your Colour: Bleach Washing Your Hair

2019-04-14T14:36:52+10:00

Bleach washing is an easy, effective, hair-friendly way to lift your colour and achieve a lighter colour result. If you want to lighten your hair, your options are generally limited to colour removal products or bleaching processes. Colour removal products will not lighten your hair, but they will lift out permanent colour pigments, although you may need to repeat this process several times to get [...]

Lightening Your Colour: Bleach Washing Your Hair2019-04-14T14:36:52+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
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
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
12 11, 2018

The Definitive Hair Colouring Dictionary

2019-03-21T14:38:26+10:00

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 terms which describe the characteristics and properties of different hair colours: Warm Warm Hair Colours refer to colours [...]

The Definitive Hair Colouring Dictionary2019-03-21T14:38:26+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
23 10, 2018

The 5 Biggest Hair Colour Trends for Spring

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

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 Spring2019-03-21T14:52:52+10:00
16 09, 2018

Why choose PPD-free colour?

2019-03-21T14:53:54+10:00

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?2019-03-21T14:53:54+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

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