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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 [...]

Living With Hair While Being Female2019-11-15T09:58:54+11:00
7 07, 2019

Can Phthalates Cause Harm?


Many of us are actively trying to avoid exposure to unnecessary chemicals. Some chemicals are established allergens which can trigger unpleasant allergic reactions from either single use or repeated exposure, other chemicals have a less direct but still very concerning broader health public health impact, such as phthalates. Some chemicals which don't directly cause irritation have not yet been studied extensively, following the 'if it [...]

Can Phthalates Cause Harm?2019-07-07T14:53:49+11:00
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 [...]

Ask our Colourists!2019-06-09T14:28:20+11:00
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, [...]

How Hair Porosity Affects Hair Colour2019-05-24T10:55:24+11:00
4 04, 2019

Damaged Hair + Colouring


Straightening and drying and lightening and colouring and balayaging and straightening and heat styling and…. Friends, it’s a lot. Honestly, from glancing at hair (in a non-creepy way) at the supermarket, kids school (insert more glamorous locations I may or may not actually go to), there’s a lot of you doing a lot to your hair. Too much. Really. I have ranted before about over-processed [...]

Damaged Hair + Colouring2019-05-24T11:58:03+11:00
31 01, 2019

Is your colour safe to use during pregnancy?


That’s exactly the kind of question a great mother-to-be would ask, so well done for being fabulous at the mothering gig already! Firstly, congratulations on your pregnancy! We hope you’re feeling well and you’re all keeping healthy. Secondly, the good news – studies to date do not show there to be any reason to stop colouring your hair during pregnancy. Whilst some of the chemicals [...]

Is your colour safe to use during pregnancy?2019-03-21T11:45:19+11:00
5 01, 2019

Hair Colour Allergies – PPD Reactions


When someone has an allergy to hair dye, they are most likely allergic to one of the chemicals in the dye rather than the entire product. The most common cause of these allergic reactions is para-phenylenediamine, also called PPD. PPD (paraphenylenediamine) is a chemical used in many hair colour brands (not ours!), particularly in the darker colours, as it is a very effective colouring agent. [...]

Hair Colour Allergies – PPD Reactions2019-03-21T13:30:37+11:00
31 12, 2018

Travelling and Colouring


Travelling around the world is all well and good if you have super low maintenance hair or you colour just for kicks every 2-3 months. Pack sensibly, learn a few niceties in the local language and see you at Base Camp! It’s a touch more fiddly if you are need to look slightly more high maintenance (read: need to look great and professionally groomed) [...]

Travelling and Colouring2019-04-09T21:10:25+11:00
27 12, 2018

Salon colour which is completely free from animal products!


Salon colour which is cruelty free colour and also completely free from animal products! Not only is our entire colour range cruelty free, we are also very proud to report that it is also free from any ingredients which are derived from animal products. Our salon grade permanent colour is made in Italy with ingredients which are completely free from any products with animal origins. [...]

Salon colour which is completely free from animal products!2019-03-21T13:43:15+11:00
17 12, 2018

We Care About More Than Hair


We Care About More Than Hair Yes, we do! We also care about the environment and, you know, our children's future on this planet. We try to tread gently and our packaging has been designed to be minimal and where possible recyclable. We have designed our product packaging to have as light afootprint on the environment and we use with as many reuseable or recyclable [...]

We Care About More Than Hair2019-03-21T13:47:12+11:00
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 [...]

10 Tips to Keep Your Red Hair Vibrant2019-03-21T13:48:29+11:00
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 [...]

10 Pro Tips For Your Best Blonde Hair Colour2019-03-21T13:50:15+11:00
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 [...]

How to Colour Hair Which Already Has Colour In It2019-11-06T12:52:00+11:00
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 [...]

Top 10 Tips To Keep Your Brunette Colour Rich and Fresh2019-06-14T13:42:42+11:00
16 11, 2018

6 Ways to Get the Most out of Your Hair Colour Plan


Wait, on a Colour Plan you can fine-tune your custom colour, control your delivery schedule, and you kick this off with a Free Trial with reuseable salon accessories to deck out my home salon? Harness the power of your colour plan with this no-miss list of ways to stay #winning.   Have you heard? You’re in total control of your hair colour plan. From finding your perfect shade to [...]

6 Ways to Get the Most out of Your Hair Colour Plan2019-03-21T14:03:32+11:00
12 11, 2018

Let’s talk about hair colour, time and money


  Let’s take a look in the mirror and a moment to think about what we spend, in terms of time and money on our hair colour. Aussies are spending $3.5 billion (with a B) a year on professional hair colouring, and no prizes for guessing the majority is spent by women. That’s a big number.   That comes straight from the pocket of your [...]

Let’s talk about hair colour, time and money2019-06-14T13:40:26+11:00
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 [...]

The Definitive Hair Colouring Dictionary2019-03-21T14:38:26+11:00
9 11, 2018

Cruelty Free Colour – Our Colour is Free From Animal Testing


We love great hair, and making womens' lives easier. We are also quite keen on making animals lives easier. The Shade is opposed to animal testing and we support a global ban on animal testing in cosmetics. All of The Shade's colour products and our shampoo and conditioner products are made in Italy. In accordance with European law, our products are never tested on animals. [...]

Cruelty Free Colour – Our Colour is Free From Animal Testing2019-03-21T14:39:58+11:00
6 11, 2018

How to stop colouring and start embracing the greys


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 greys2019-05-26T16:34:54+11:00
6 11, 2018

Anatomy of Great Colour


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+11:00
16 09, 2018

Why choose PPD-free colour?


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+11:00
7 09, 2018

Three Reasons Your Hair will Love Ginseng


Used in traditional Chinese medicines for centuries, ginseng is a powerful ingredient with a wide variety of uses. In fact, researchers from The Mayo Clinic and National Center for Biotechnology Information have found that is ginseng is associated with improved energy levels, metabolism rates, and even improved cognitive function. However, recent studies have also found that this humble root vegetable can now have profound effects [...]

Three Reasons Your Hair will Love Ginseng2019-03-21T14:57:55+11:00
3 07, 2018

Colour Protection Shampoo and Conditioner


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+11:00
3 07, 2018

Why choose The Shade for your home colouring?


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+11:00
3 07, 2018

Healthy hair is back!


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+11:00
21 06, 2018

Why are more women colouring their hair at home?


“Who’s got the time for this?” was on repeat loop in my head for about 3 hours of my last 3.5 hour salon appointment. I wasn’t alone. Far from it. 37% of women aged 35-49 have bought hair colouring products in the past 6 months, and more women on salaries of more than $100k are choosing to colour their [...]

Why are more women colouring their hair at home?2019-03-21T15:14:55+11:00
21 06, 2018

Your Home Salon


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+11:00