ghd platinum

Introducing the NEW ghd platinum®, the groplatinum iron2und-breaking styler that takes the guilt out of heat styling.

The innovative ghd platinum® styler uses safer-for-hair heat that delivers ultimate styling results with healthier*, stronger* and shinier** hair. All in just one stroke.

Containing tri-zone® technology, ghd platinum®; works quickly and effectively to straighten, curl and style, without compromising the health of your hair*. Intelligent tri-zone® technology uses three sensors in each plate, ensuring the optimum temperature for styling hair is consistently maintained across the entire plate from root to tip, reducing hair breakage by over 50%* andplatinum 3 increasing shine by 20%**. ghd platinum® is also proven to be kinder to you hair colour†

The ghd platinum® styler also features a unique wishbone hinge to ensure that the plates are precisely aligned. Your hair stays perfectly positioned throughout styling without slipping, giving you greater control to create any style, whether you want your hair to be straight, or to add curls and waves.

Perfect for all hair types, including harder to style hair, the ghd platinum® styler delivers our best-ever styling results.

Other features include a heat-resistant plate guard to protect your surfaces after styling, sleep mode for complete piece of mind, universal voltage and a two year warranty for extra peace of mind.

Available in Salon or call 8231 9185 to purchase over the phone. FREE standard postage with in Australia

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Kevin Murphy – bodybuilding options for fine hair.

Kevin Murphy has so many hero products - it's a range we absolutely love using in the salon, and at home as well.

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The brand was created by Kevin Murphy, an editorial hairstylist, who found the performance of mainstream hair products unsatisfactory when he was working with them. Strongly promoting ties with nature and born from the same philosophy as skin care, the products use pure essential oils, plant extracts and and natural antioxidants.

For those of us that struggle with getting body and volume in fine hair, there are some must-haves. "The shampoo and conditioner are the first step to create the body that people with finer hair are looking for, and so it's important to use volumising products," Bobbi advises.

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Layering the volume products helps build a final look. "Use a root-lifting mousse and thickening product like Kevin Murphy's Full Again through the mid lengths and ends of damp hair before you blow dry. It will give you loads of body and bounce. in the range. Bobbi, one of Liquid Hair's senior stylists, says the Angel Wash and Angel Rinse are an essential building block when it comes to putting the bounce in fine hair styling.

Another exciting product for fine hair is Powder Puff - great for creating voluminous, feminine blowdry looks. Click here for a podcast from Kevin Murphy using the Powder.

 

The Cloud Nine Wand: less heat and more styling options!

Since it's launch in 2009, Cloud Nine has become a favourite brand of styling tool with professional hairdressers and their clientele who want to recreate that 'just been to the salon' look in their own home. Along with an essential series of straightening irons, the brand has created volumising solutions that have revolutionised at-home styling ease and accessibility.

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Charlotte, senior stylist at Liquid Hair, loves The Wand which was launched by Cloud Nine in 2012. She uses it at home herself! Here she takes us through a few of the benefits of her favourite styling tool, and gives a few professional tips onhow to use it!

"I love using the wand - it gives me loads of volume and movement, and it's so easy tphotoo use. Being able to adjust the heat means you can use a cooler setting which is better for long-lasting waves and curls," Charlotte said.

"Every time you can make the style individual by taking different sizes sections, and I really like the natural look of the waves you get from using this tool."

"I find the wand a lot easier than using irons to create curl, and so much quicker. Make sure you use a heat-protecting spray to take care of the condition of the hair. TheO Spray is also great for when you want to get that volume and shine without weighing your hair down. And remember to use the glove provided so you don't burn your fingers!"

Check out the Liquid Hair range of Cloud Nine styling tools here.

Moroccanoil – great for curly hair too!

When we use the brand name Moroccanoil the first thing that come to mind is their hero product the original Moroccanoil Treatment. Taking the world by storm this product revolutionized the hair industry and outsold many products globally. But lets not forget that this amazing product sits alongside other great products within the range. Emma Bayly, Director of Liquid Hair takes us through a few of her Moroccanoil favourites.

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"I've always been a fan of naturally curly hair but many people blessed with this see it as a curse. They are always stretching it out straight or just wearing it up not being able to tame it. Then on the other hand some people love curly hair and wish they could achieve the look but don't realise with the correct cut and correct product selection they can encourage their hair to bounce right up." Emma's tips are outlined below:

Curl Defining Cream: Frizz free definition for fine medium or course hair. Great definition for wavy or curly hair while hair retains movement.

Curl Control Mousse: I like to use this product on finer hair, not only is it weightless it give support to curls that need some extra bounce.

Intense Curl Cream: A high gloss product great for extremely curly hair. Curls remain moisturised smooth and soft.

Moroccanoil range also includes some great treatment products. The Restorative Hair Mask is great for all hair types, and is rich in protein - perfect for chemically or thermally damaged locks. You can even add the Morocanoil treatment oil to the mix for extra benefits.

Ammonia-free hair colour is a major trend in hair colour technology, and over past few years all the major hair colour brands have launched, or are launching, ammonia-free permanent colour ranges. So how do ammonia-free colours work and what does it mean for the health of your hair?

In the past ammonia has been used in permanent hair colors to give better, more durable colors and allows for more significant color changes. Ammonia partially removes the natural colour from the hair. It opens up the surface of the strand so that the hair colour can get through and effectively lifts out the natural hair pigment so that the hair colour molecules can penetrate and deposit.

Essentially, ammonia has been largely responsible for hair color's ability to alter hair hue without washing out after only a few shampoos. This method of depositing colouring the hair has been commonly reported to have side effects such as stinging the eyes and scalp, and of course there's that distinctive od0ur...

The environmental and health concerns raised by an ever-increasingly educated and health-conscious clientele have pushed the hair colour technology industry to develop alternative colour delivery systems.

Ammonia-free colours most often work by using an ammonia alternative called MEA, or monoethanolamine, or an oil-based delivery system, to more gently open and penetrate the hair shaft. A new development has recently been launched by Goldwell, Nectaya which uses intra-lipid ammonia-free technology. Goldwell states that this new colour system has an advantage over other oil-based delivery systems as it doesn't weight the hair with heavy oils, and leaves the hair in exceptional condition.

Previously it has been thought that ammonia-free hair colour systems were not able to produce the same lasting and permanent results as those containing ammonia, or the same lasting grey coverage. Developments in ammonia-free technology now mean uniform and lasting colour, with perfect coverage of up to 100 percent white hair with vibrant shades and lightening ability.

Using ammonia-free colours may prevent that dry, over-processed feeling that has been a side-effect of using ammonia, and they are gentler on the hair, and with no unpleasant odor or irritation.

Next time you walk into your salon to have a hair colour ask your stylist about the benefits of ammonia-free colour, and  compare the feeling and look of your hair with an ammonia-free colour delivery system.

Goldwell had launched Nectaya - a new intra-lipid hair colour delivery system