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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? 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?2019-01-18T12:36:16+00:00
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 [...]

Colour Build-Up is the Worst2019-01-16T12:44:52+00:00
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 Reactions2019-01-05T16:13:11+00:00
19 12, 2018

Lightening Previously Coloured Hair


Here’s the big news: You cannot lighten hair colour with 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 colour removal process.   What [...]

Lightening Previously Coloured Hair2018-12-19T20:59:10+00:00
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 Vibrant2018-11-24T10:26:59+00:00
20 11, 2018

10 Pro Tips For Your Best Blonde Hair Colour


We know that blondes love their hair and they know how to have fun. 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. [...]

10 Pro Tips For Your Best Blonde Hair Colour2018-11-21T15:17:09+00:00
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 ColorFirst rule [...]

How to Colour Hair Which Already Has Colour In It2018-11-21T01:24:53+00:00
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 Fresh2018-11-17T19:39:11+00:00
16 11, 2018

5 Super Simple Steps to Colour the Back of Your Hair


  If you’ve ever wondered how you can colour the back of your hair by yourself, you’re not alone. We often get asked so we thought it’s we’d break it down in an easy to use guide to help you out with this common home colouring predicament. The good news – it’s easy, really! So read on to shed some light on this home colouring [...]

5 Super Simple Steps to Colour the Back of Your Hair2018-11-20T12:14:25+00:00
13 11, 2018

Expert Tips on How to Colour Someone Else’s Hair


Been asked to colour your friend’s hair? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with top tips on how to apply hair colour like a total pro. Some of you have, some haven’t but you all can. Colour at home like a pro, that is. Got a friend in need of fabulous new colour?  Step up and lend a gloved hand in their time of need. [...]

Expert Tips on How to Colour Someone Else’s Hair2018-11-20T12:14:56+00:00
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 ways which describe the characteristics and properties of different hair colours: Warm Warm Hair Colours refer to colours [...]

The Definitive Hair Colouring Dictionary2018-11-20T12:15:36+00:00
24 07, 2018

5 Tips To Colour Resistant Grey Hair at Home


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 Home2018-11-12T09:36:15+00:00
24 07, 2018

Colour Your Hair at Home: 5 Tips from the Professionals


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 Professionals2018-11-12T09:35:17+00:00
3 07, 2018

Prevent home colouring disasters with The Shade


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 Shade2018-11-12T09:37:10+00:00
21 06, 2018

Section your hair like a pro


Hair sectioning is a simple, professional technique which helps you manage your colour application, helping you achieve even, full colour coverage and better colour results at home. Sectioning helps you organise your colour application, helping you keep track of the areas you have coloured, keeps your hair manageable throughout, which makes it easier for you to apply the colour exactly where you need it [...]

Section your hair like a pro2018-08-14T17:31:47+00:00
21 06, 2018

How to avoid the halo effect


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 effect2018-08-15T11:11:57+00:00
21 06, 2018

Avoiding: Hot Roots


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 causes [...]

Avoiding: Hot Roots2018-08-15T17:00:05+00:00
21 06, 2018

Salon accessories, application and results


Ok, so you have sectioned your hair and you have your hot cross bun in place.  You are now ready to apply your colour just like a colourist, using the salon accessories we shipped in your Free Trial. After mixing your colour and with your salon accessories at hand, you are ready to get this started and get closer to your beautiful, fresh new [...]

Salon accessories, application and results2018-08-15T16:58:20+00:00
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 Salon2018-08-15T16:31:33+00:00