A Change Season Brings a Change in Colour
As the season turns cooler we love to change hairstyles up and tend to opt for warm colours, deeper textures and choppier finishes. In Winter, most people notice their hair is not as dry as it is in summer from all the swimming, salt water and time spent in the hot sun. In the cooler…
Blonde Hair Care Tips – How to Keep it Healthy and Bright
In the last couple of months we’ve given you some colour and styling options for medium length blonde hair and we’ve written about how brilliant ‘bronde’ is. With all that change we thought that it would be a good time to settle and provide some tips on how you can keep those changes looking healthy,…
Colour and Styling Options for Medium Length Blonde Hair
Blunt or layered, curly or straight; try conservative for one appointment and go a bit edgier for the next. Medium length blonde hair gives you styling options to suit every hair type and personality. And when we say medium blonde hair we mean hair that is about shoulder length. That’s not to exclude people…
It’s Bronde and it’s brilliant
It’s wonderful to be a brunette or a blonde, it really is. But it’s also great to break from the past. And in the process of breaking away from old labels – because who hasn’t been labelled as a blonde or brunette or redhead as the case may be – it’s liberating to not fear…
Hair Colour Tips for Short Hair
If you have short hair; are considering transitioning or choosing a new hairstyle; or you’ve already gone for a shorter cut, then this month’s article has been written for you. We’re going to dispel a few myths (well one or two anyway), then we’re going to give you a few hints about what to expect…
Hottest Hair Colour Trends and Ideas of 2019
One of the great ways to settle yourself into a brand new year is to hue your way in. That’s right, 2019 can be about nuance, subtlety and variation … not drama. It’s a great time to celebrate the different shades of your personality. Which side of your personality would you like people to see…
This Summer’s Trending Hair Colours
As Sydney feels the temperatures starting to soar it’s a good time to have a look at what style and fashion tips we can borrow from the US and Europe now that they are heading into their respective winters. As a hair colour specialist on the Northern Beaches it’s especially fun to take some of…
Some Reasons Why You Should Try an Ombre Hair Colour
Ombre hair is stylish, fresh and contemporary and it adapts really well to any type of occasion be it casual or more formal. Best of all it’s low maintenance, which is on the top of the list of criteria for people who have busy lives. So what is it that makes Ombre hair so appealing…
Questions to Ask Your Hairdresser Before Changing Hair Color
The variety, colours and techniques that are now available make experimenting with your hair colour easier and more appealing than ever. There were some great tips in our last article on ‘Some Great Ways to Protect Your Colour Treated Hair’ and if you go to an expert hair colourist who uses professional colours (dyes) that protect…
Some Great Ways to Protect Your Color-Treated Hair
There’s something empowering about a new hair colour treatment and a new look. Before you go through with it you’ve probably researched colours, quizzed your friends for ideas and looked at images of people who are proof that the color you’re leaning towards works. When you walk out of the salon you feel rejuvenated and…
Short Hair Don’t Care! A Quick Guide to Embracing Short Locks
“A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life” – Coco Chanel Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Emma Watson, Margo Robbie… There’s a star-studded cast of gorgeous women from the past and present who have embraced short locks. Having short hair means thick and healthy hair, low upkeep and more room to show…
Unicorn Upkeep 101: Maintaining Your Colourful Locks at Home
With so many amazing, vibrant colours available, who wouldn’t want locks that resemble an exquisite unicorn mane? A couple of weeks ago, we talked about how to safely take your hair to a healthy platinum blonde which opens a world of potential colour options. Once we’ve ensured your hair is still in great condition after…
3 Met Gala Hair Trends You Can Totally Rock off the Red Carpet
The Met Gala is one of the most glamorous nights of the year & one that’s forever on our Instagram & Facebook feeds for what feels like YEARS after the fact. This year’s elaborate theme, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & the Catholic Imagination,” saw some of the most INCREDIBLE hairstyles and headpieces of all time &…
HOW TO GO PLATINUM OVERNIGHT
Step one: Please don’t! Yes, as heartbreaking as it might be to hear, your platinum blonde dreams are going to take far more than a couple of hours in the salon. That is, if you want hair that isn’t in danger of snapping off every time you run your fingers through it. We’ve seen…
Ok, let’s be real. Yanking a brush through your long hair after a full day spent in the great outdoors without taking adequate braiding precautions is MAYBE one of the most painstaking & frustrating processes in existence. But hey, sometimes you just want to go to the beach or to a picnic without having to…
THE SEBUM STRUGGLE – How to combat oily hair
While the majority of us have probably experienced greasy hair at some point in our lives, those with especially fine, straight hair often have to deal with it from 5 pm onwards every day! Yep, just like the 5 o’clock shadow, the 5 o’clock oil slick is a very real phenomenon.
How to break up with your bangs
Cutting a fringe can be like getting into a new relationship. It might turn out to be the thing that’s been missing from your life this whole time… OR you may end up realising you’ve made a commitment without being prepared for the upkeep & now they’re holding you back from the life you’re trying to live when all you really wanted was a fresh start to spice things up… *sigh*
THE BIGGEST HAIR MYTH: “I could never pull that off.”
Hey, here’s a question. Since when did hairstyles come with a list of prerequisites? Ok yes, if you’re going lighter you’ll want to make sure your hair is healthy enough first, but those aren’t the prerequisites we’re talking about.
3 Hairy Headaches (& how to deal with them)
We absolutely adore helping our clients experiment with funky new hair colours – but before we can work our magic, it’s important for you to have a solid, healthy foundation to start with. The following are three of the most common frustrations we encounter on a daily basis, along with a few tips on how to take care of them before you book yourself in to get that Unicorn-Mermaid-Frappuccino-Colour-Melt you’ve had your eye on.
The Ultimate Battle: HAIR vs. HUMIDITY
As lucky as we are to reap all the wonderful benefits of the Australian climate, humidity is one factor we could probably do without.
However, as helpless as you might feel stepping out into the elements on one of these days, rest assured there are plenty of strategies you can put into practice to stop humidity from wreaking its havoc… And we’re here to share them with you!
MAKE 2018 THE YEAR OF HEALTHY HAIR: Part 4
While you’ve probably been told to trim regularly, use treatments & get enough B vitamins a million times, some factors affecting the health of your hair aren’t quite so obvious… Or controllable.
Elle J’s 2018 Hair Predictions
If there’s one thing we love at Elle J Hair, it’s a daring ‘do. Making a bold new statement with your hair is an awesome way to get out of your comfort zone & celebrate your individuality. We saw the platinum movement take over in 2017, with countless babes rocking icy blonde crowns. There were…
MAKE 2018 THE YEAR OF HEALTHY HAIR: Part 3
We’ve covered the importance of diet & establishing an ideal wash cycle for optimum hair health, but today we’ve got one for all our aspiring Rapunzels: How to maximise GROWTH & why you should never forget the two big Ts – TRIMS & TREATMENTS.
MAKE 2018 THE YEAR OF HEALTHY HAIR: Part 2
Today, we’re looking at what you can do from the INSIDE to make sure you’re getting enough nutrients to encourage hair growth & strength, with 5 recipes you, your hair & your body will love!
MAKE 2018 THE YEAR OF HEALTHY HAIR: Part 1
We love being able to transform our clients’ dry, damaged hair back to being alive & beautiful… And while trims, in-salon treatments & correct product use can make a HUGE difference, there’s still only so much we can do in the salon.
Elle J Hair Festival
Music in the air, tinsel & sparkles everywhere… Festival season really is the most wonderful time of the year. What isn’t wonderful is the overwhelming pressure that comes beforehand to make sure you’ve got the perfect, glittery, Pinterest-worthy hairstyle at the ready when it comes time to take that sacred Instagram. Even if you manage…
My hair snapped off!!
4 reasons why and the lessons I learned… You’ve have been there before, you want to be blonde and you want it done yesterday! I was no different and when I had the urge to go for a lighter look on my hair, I did it without thinking of the consequences . Now as a hairdresser I…
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