These days clients not only want to look great when they leave the salon. It is important for them to be able to re-create that just-left-the-hair-salon look at home. As well as prescribing the right products for them to be able to care for their hair, styling tools are a vital part of getting it right 'post-salon'. The days of having a 'hair straightener' at home are long gone. Now clients want a versatile tool - a styler - to curl, smooth, flick and give volume to their hair just like they would have in the salon. ghd and Cloud Nine are two of the most prominent companies with professional-quality styling tools available to consumers. What makes these tools the most popular? What are the points of differences between the two brands?
Cloud Nine Stylers were launched in 2009, by the original creators of ghd with the motto 'less heat, more style'. The Cloud Nine styler features a temperature control switch, allowing the user to adjust according to hair style requirements. The stylers come with recommended temperatures for different stying looks. The Cloud Nine styler has a swivel cord and head guard for safety and ease of storage. The styler is available in three different sizes, the standard iron ($299), wide iron ($299) and micro iron ($149). All models have the added bonus of universal voltage for international travel. As well as the stylers, Cloud Nine have a range of curling tools such as a wand, a waving wand and TheO Pod. A great security feature is the built in safety chip which switches the iron into sleep mode when it is not in use for 30 minutes.
Good Hair Day, or commonly known as ghd, is a manufacturer of hair stylers based in Leeds in the United Kingdom.The stylers come in a range of price points: the ghd IV is the base model starting at $239, the ghd Bird of Paradise (limited edition) range is $279 and the recently release ghd Eclipse is $300. All the stylers feature ceraminc heat technology, sleep-mode after 30 minutes, floating plate to glide easily through the hair, universal voltage and a two year warranty. The Eclipse uses new and innovative patented 'tri-zone' technology: three sensors on each plate to ensure there is no loss of heat during styling. They styler boasts of more effective use of heat - a constant temperature of 185°C is maintained throughout styling. According to ghd researchers, this is the optimal temperature for styling hair and produces the best and longer lasting results. The Eclipse also states that it's a a 'one pass' tool - you will only need to go over a section of hair once, rather than multiple times to achieve a smooth professional finish.
Talk to your stylist about which stylers they recommend, perhaps get them to use them on your hair at your next appointment. You could even ask to try them yourself so you can judge the result and the feel of the tool in your hands and on your hair
Hair Extensions are a fantastic way to update your look for an immediate change, and if they are cared for correctly can last for months with little damage or no damage to your natural hair. Hair extensions are not only used for length they can be use for thickness, to change the look of your cut or even to add colour when you know your natural hair is not up to the chemical process of the colouring you would like to achieve.
One example of this is the Balayage look, that has been particularly popular over the last eight or so years. Balayage is a French colouring technique that was developed in the 1970s. It’s a freehand technique where the colour is applied by hand rather than using the traditional foiling or cap highlighting techniques. The go-to for modern, chic hair, balayage creates depth and dimension, and leaves you with1 a sun-kissed finish. This effect sounds deceptively simple. It can however, take hours in the hair salon to reproduce, and may leave you with left with dry, damaged ends or blotchy colour.
Recently Great length Hair Extensions have released colour blocking or balayage coloured extensions and these are an ideal way to achieve this hair colour without the associated risks. There are 10 colour combinations to choose from, varying from subtle to dramatic, in two different lengths.
We choose to use only Great Lengths 100% human hair extensions as we firmly believe they offer the best quality, ethics and training available. Read more about Great Lengths hair extensions here. Each Great Lengths certified salon has undergone a full training in order to become a stockist of the product. This ensures that there is at least one certified technician in the salon who is expertly trained in precise application techniques, colour blending and advanced cutting. All these skills result in very professional, natural looking results.
Book for a complimentary Hair Extension consultation do discuss a new look! Call customer service on 82319185.
Do you find it hard to style your own hair? Can you never make it look as good as when you left the salon? Do you look at a hairstyle in a magazine and wonder how to achieve the look?
Liquid Hair have the answers for you: no excuses for a bad hair day now!
Join us for a fun interactive hair styling lesson where you will learn the tricks of the trade while an expert stylist helps you to style your own hair.
What: A 2 hour Styling Session with a stylist for 1-3 people.
When: Any time you choose.
Where: Liquid Hair corner of Victoria Sq and Grote St.
Cost: $150 (1-3 people) redeemable on purchase.
*Please bring all of your own styling tools and products. We will have ours for you to use however we want you to learn with what you have at home.
For enquires or bookings please call customer service on 82319185
Kevin Murphy has so many hero products - it's a range we absolutely love using in the salon, and at home as well.
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.
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.