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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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

20 03, 2019

Everything Nice about Pumpkin Spice

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 [...]

8 03, 2019

Bleach Washing Your Hair

Bleach washing is an easy, effective, hair-friendly way to lift your colour, remove darker pigments 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 aren't effective for everyone, but they may lift out permanent colour pigments, although you may need to repeat this process several times to get [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]