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Hey everyone!

 

Just thought I’d share a bit of my story but will warn you it’s a bit long lol!

I started my apprenticeship in 1974 in the UK.  I had the opportunity to go over there, so I did, and had a ball.

Anyway, I always had a passion for hair as it just fascinated me. I remember when I was a kid, I’d buy only dolls with long hair, so I could cut it short. Bit of a strange one I think my Mum used to think, but never the less this is how it all started.

 

I returned back to Australia in 77 to finish my last year of training as Australia’s registration for hairdressing was damn tough to pass back in those days.

 

Over the years I worked in different and interesting salons and always totally loved making my ladies smile when I finished their hair as it always gave me a buzz to know I actually made someone happy about the way they looked and feel good.

 

I was offered a job in a salon in St Mary’s about 16 years ago, then the lady whom I worked for who actually became quite a good friend offered the salon to me to buy from her. After some soul searching and wondering if I was smart enough to do it, I decided to go ahead and buy it.

 

It was a good business and I learnt a lot from owning a business and I stayed there for 10 years. Boy did those years go fast and a lot has happened.

 

In the years of owning my salon my Father came to live with my partner and myself for a few years before he died, which hit me quite hard. I made the decision then after a while to sell the salon and what I did was opened up a salon around the corner from me and called it Hair Tamers. It was just an empty shop that used to be a hair salon but had been shut down for over 10years. So, I opened it up and worked hard and met some wonderful clients that still come to me to this day.

 

Well it has been amazing, and I can’t believe how busy we can be. We have gorgeous clients that love visiting us and we love them coming to us. I have amazing staff that have become very popular and I totally love training my staff to pass across my years of knowledge.

 

Don’t get me wrong, I am still always learning daily as hairdressing changes and is a skill you always have to keep up with the times and new techniques. But this is what keeps my passion fired up in hair.

 

Fast forward to today. I have decided to step back a bit and do more training with the staff and management in the salon, but I will still be around, so you won’t not see me.

 

I’ve burnt the candle a bit too much though as of late, as I’ve become a little bit rundown and overwhelmed. So, I’m taking a couple of weeks off some r and r which is much needed.

 

Sarah will be taking over the running of the salon for me for the 2 weeks I am out, but they will all look after you as they are all amazing and I’m very proud of the girls.

 

Just want to say a big “Thank You’ to everyone of you for listening to me and your ongoing support.

Love Jen and the team

 

Some great info for everyone to read who are wanting to go from dark to blonde hair!

I try to explain to clients, there are stages to hair color.
I always use Khloe Kardashian as an example, because she has done so much to her hair in the past 2 years (I put together this collage to showcase).
I want to educate all of my clients on color theory so there are no surprises when your color doesn’t turn out like you expect…

Theory:
Everyone has different undertones in their hair.
If you have black, dark brown, or medium brown hair… your undertone is red.

If you have light brown, dark blonde, medium blonde… your undertone is orange.

If you have light blonde to pale blonde… your undertone is yellow.

What this means:
If we color you lighter, your natural undertone is going to show through the color we achieve.

As a stylist, we are limited to what we can do for you…

1. We can bleach or lighten you to the palest color we can achieve (sometimes that may not be as light as you are hoping).

2. We can tone your hair with… green to cancel red, blue to cancel orange, and violet to cancel yellow. (Sometimes this makes the hair muddy looking, or a little tinged to a red, green, or violet color. Note: toner only lasts 4-6 weeks, after that,u are back to your natural undertones… so keep coming back for your toner)

3. We can balance your hair with a pH treatment. (When your hair’s ph levels are off, so will your color)

4. We can seal in your color with a treatment (this helps with fade-out, keeping your color long lasting and vibrant)

What you need to do for yourself…

1. Throw out your cheap products!! (Cheap products contain harsh chemicals that eat away at the molecules in your color. Why spend all that money, just to forfeit the desired look?!)

2. Stay out of the sun!! (Sun naturally lightens hair. When your hair lightens, the natural undertones begin to pop out)

3. Get a water softener. (Hard water puts unwanted chemicals in your hair and can strip the color right out)

4. Don’t do toners on yourself (drug store and beauty supply stores that YOU can buy color at, are not quality products… you will do more damage then good)

5. Buy a take-home treatment from me… this will keep your color lasting longer and your hair looking shinier and healthier.

6. Be patient. You cannot build a house overnight!! (Color takes time, or you will end up with damaged hair.)

Now, NOTE:
All of these treatments, remedies, and color applications cost money!! If you have high expectations for your hair, your wallet needs to match those expectations. Your desired look, will most likely take multiple applications, be patient… and make sure you have the money to achieve and keep up on your desired look.

If money is an issue, ask for a price quote.

If time is of the essence, don’t bother getting a lighter color.

If keeping up on your investment (your hair color) isn’t in your time, don’t do it.

Be realistic with yourself and your budget.

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@vixenhair

From Black to Blonde colouring tips Noarlunga

Everything you need to know about Hair Highlights/Lowlights

When placed appropriately, highlights can cover the beginning of gray, silver, or white strands. It’s a stunning look.
Lowlights are darker contrasting colors woven in with highlights to create depth and movement.
Got a leftover “frosted” look from old highlighting? Lowlights can tone them down.
Lowlights help to create vibrant hair color that also brings out your skin tone and eye color.
After years of experience, we know how to expertly blend, weave and interconnect different highlight pattern that lets your base color shine through
Lowlights are darker contrasting colors woven in with highlights to create depth and movement.
Did you know that highlights woven around your face brighten your skin tone? That means a youthful look for you!
When placed appropriately, highlights can cover the beginning of gray, silver, or white strands. It’s a stunning look.

Highlights or Lowlights Hair Tips

Thinking about a change just not too drastic?
Start with highlights. They can completely change your look without changing your style. It’s a gorgeous and simple way to up your game.
Highlights can compliment certain hair textures. Curly tresses with contrasting hand painted spiral highlights is one that comes to mind. Ask us about other hair types.
Highlights create a beautiful contrast on a wide range of hair colors. Or, they can blend softly for a rich, dimensional look. What’s your choice?
When highlights are correctly applied, they grow out with a minimal root line. You won’t have to worry about that with us!
The key to beautiful highlights is to make them look natural. Nothing looks worse than a head full of obvious highlighting stripes.
The most natural highlights are irregular in size and width and spaced irregularly.

For darker hair, lowlights can add warmth, depth, and increase texture of your hair.

Highlights and lowlights are a gorgeous way to add depth and movement. So take care of them! Watch sun exposure! Use a shampoo and conditioner with an SPF.
Blonde highlights add dimension to almost any hair color. Even red hair can add blonde highlights to bring out the color’s dimension.
Thinking of adding highlights? Great! Talk with your stylist. It’s generally best to go only three shades lighter than your current hair color.
Bored! Bored! Bored! Who doesn’t feel that way about their hair sometimes? If you want a change, but you don’t want a big change, think about lowlights. They will brighten your whole look without a dramatic change!
Highlights and lowlights can add vibrancy and more life to the dullest mane. The results are gorgeous. It’s like falling in love with your hair again!
Refresh your look with both highlights to brighten up your look (blonde, gold, chamomile tones) and lowlights to deepen the color (red, plum, auburn). You will love your look!
We can use two or three colors to highlight and low light your hair. The result? A shimmering, true-looking contrast of color!!
“Will lowlights work for me?” Absolutely! They enhance any hairstyle by adding texture and warmth.
Lowlights are especially good for first-time blondes to add a more natural-looking hue.
Recovering from an overly dramatic dye job? Come to us! We’ll prescribe lowlights to achieve a more natural look.
Don’t let your highlights or lowlights become dull or drab. Use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner after with each shampoo!
Got the hairdo blues? Consider lowlights! They’re great to cover grey hair, to change your look, and to have a bit of fun without being too dramatic.
For brunettes, the right color of lowlights should be 2-3 times darker than your current shade.
For brunette lowlights, it’s best to go a shade or two lighter than your natural eye color.
We love lowlights! They add radiance to your face.
Lowlights are different from streaks. Those are generally large, bright, and intentionally noticeable. Lowlights light up your face without obvious color.
Hair highlighting ideas from Hair Tamers

Hair highlighting ideas from Hair Tamers

For the deepest shade of brunette, choose wine auburn highlights and watch the color pop!

Lowlights are less damaging to your hair and easy to care for.
For brunettes, avoid red lowlights. It will not blend. If you have a tinge of auburn color to your hair, choose the darkest shade of auburn for a natural, eye-popping look!

7 Summertime Hair Care Tips: The Secret To Air Drying Your Hair

 

The last thing you want to do in the heat of summer is fire up your hair dryer. Since we think it’s a good idea to give your hair a break from dryers, summer is a perfect time to hone the skill of successfully air drying your hair.

 

Here are our 7 tips:

 

  1. Shampoo—Look for shampoos that are sulfate, paraben, and gluten-free. This means they have no detergents or extra chemicals that take longer for hair to dry. For curly or thick hair, use conditioner as a styling product; just don’t rinse it out. Always concentrate conditioner on the ends. Our recommendation is L’Oreal Serie Expert Vitamino Delicate Colour Shampoo.

 

  1. Don’t towel dry—Towels cause frizziness. Because hair is at its weakest when wet, use a cotton t-shirt, pillowcase, or the like. Cotton doesn’t cause as much friction as towels because the threads are finer.

 

  1. Bangs—DO blow dry these. For some reason, bangs just don’t air dry as well on their own. They need help. Give them a few seconds under the dryer.

 

  1. Extensions—Do use your towel to blot hair. Hold the base in a ponytail to prevent the possibility of breakage. You’ll want to take the long part of your hair and wrap the towel around it for a few seconds, then unwrap. Move up the hair using a different part of the towel. Apply your products, repeating the towel wrapping. Run your fingers through your hair to separate the strands and to give you volume.

 

  1. Keratin treatment—Get a keratin treatment so that your hair will dry up to 40% faster. Not to mention, how soft and smooth it makes your hair!

 

  1. Mousse it—Mousse is excellent for air drying hair. You get great hold without stiffness or crunchiness. We recommend L’Oreal Mousse Volupte.

 

  1. Braid it—If your hair is long enough, braid it while damp and let it air dry. Keep the braid loose for waves. Make it tighter for more of a crimp.

HAIR COLOUR – How to stop your hair colour fading

If you’ve just had your hair dyed and you love the colour, the last thing you want is for the colour to fade.  To reduce fading, use a deep conditioning treatment once per week.  This will help to lock in your colour and also has the added benefit of moisturising your hair! Did you know that colour fading happens more quickly in dry, damaged hair? The more moisturised and healthy your hair is, the longer the colour will last!

Now you would like to know what conditioning treatment is the best to use…right?? Well, there are lots of the market to choose from and just remember, expensive isn’t always the best.  Just choose one that suits your budget.

Another alternative is to use a home remedy.  Everything we need is provided for us in our natural environment and I think we forget that sometimes.  I am a big believer in home remedies.  The deep conditioning treatment I recommend the most for dry damaged hair is coconut oil.

Coconut oil is a nutritious substance for your hair and if applied, will leave your hair feeling shiny, soft and manageable.  Coconut oil will also help repair damaged hair by preserving the hairs natural proteins.  I absolutely guarantee that you will see a remarkable difference in your hair after the very first treatment! Try it and see and let us know what you think by leaving us a message!

Info and Pic source from http://rockyourlocks.com.au/

Thanks to Rock Your Locks for the pic source

Thanks to Rock Your Locks for the pic source

***Amazing Deal! 2 For 1 MOTHER’S DAY VOUCHERS SPECIAL OFFER***

On Thursday 1st May at 1pm Hair Tamers is launching a VERY limited number of 2 for 1 Mother’s Day Gift Vouchers. That’s right we are allowing you to purchase ANY value voucher and receive the same value voucher to give to a friend or family member for Mother’s day absolutely FREE!

So if you were planning on buying your Mother a voucher anyway, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

These vouchers will go on sale at the above date and time, so to make sure you give yourself the best chance of getting one of these never to be repeated, once only – two for one gift vouchers by calling us NOW on 83263033 and registering your interest.

By registering your interest you will be notified on the day that the vouchers are available 15 minutes before everyone else. We will only release 50 vouchers and once they are gone…they’re gone!

So don’t leave it to the last minute this year to get your Mother a very special gift this Mother’s Day. Avoid the rush and panic and register now so you don’t miss out on this once only offer.
2 for 1 Mothers Day voucher at Hair Tamers. Call 83263033

Enter our competition to be eligible to win our $50 voucher give away
Love to win a $50 voucher to use towards any of our hair services or beauty services?

All you have to do to win one is refer as many friends to like our page. Then let us know how many you referred, and we will pick a winner who refers the most friends to our page.

How simple is that!


Competition starts tonight from 8pm!

What hair types can get the  Lisse Keratin Smoothing Treatment?

The system accommodates all hair types.

Brazilian Keratin before and after treatment from Hair Tamers

Brazilian Keratin before and after treatment from Hair Tamers

 

Can I Get The Lisse Smoothing Treatment On My Hair Extensions?

 

The answer is a resounding, yes. Hair extensions can become dry because they do not get nutrients from the scalp. With a Lisse Keratin smoothing treatment, it restores the original luster of your extensions, giving them brilliant shine, too.

How long does the Lisse Smoothing Treatment last?

 

The results vary from 3-4 months. It depends on your natural hair structure, how often you wash your hair and what kind of hair products you use. We always recommend the proper aftercare products because they were made to support the smoothing treatment.

 

Will swimming in the ocean or pool compromise my Lisse Smoothing Treatment?

 

The results may not last as long as you like if you swim regularly. Apply a conditioner we recommend before swimming. It’s great to protect your hair from chlorine and salt.

 

How long should I wait to wash my after the Lisse Smoothing Treatment?

 

No waiting is required! Results are instant.

 

I am a platinum blonde. Can I use the Lisse Smoothing Treatment?

 

Yes, your stylist has been trained to work with chemically treated hair in relation to the Lisse Keratin system. The only exception being it can brass off blondes slightly and will need a toner about a week later.

 

I have highlights and salon color in my hair. Can I still get the Lisse Smoothing Treatment?

 

Absolutely! The Lisse Smoothing Treatment works extremely well with color. It even enhances it!

 

Will the Brasil Lisse Smoothing Treatment make my hair poker straight?

That depends on the texture of your hair. If it’s wavy, most likely your hair will dry straight. If it’s curly, the treatment will eliminate frizz and enhances your curls’ definition. If your hair is already straight, you will no longer have frizz, but will get incredible shine and a healthy look.

 

Can I get the Lisse Smoothing Treatment on top of a perm or relaxer?

Yes.  Lisse Smoothing Treatment works great on chemically treated and damaged hair. In fact, your hair will look healthier and shinier.

 

Will the Lisse Smoothing Treatment reduce my hair’s volume?

No, not necessarily. Sometimes it can reduce your volume after treatment.

 

Is the Lisse Smoothing Treatment permanent or will it grow out?

No, the treatment washes out evenly and does not leave a line of demarcation.

 

Can a pregnant woman get the Brasil Cacau Smoothing Treatment?

Yes, Lisse Keratin is a definite Yes.

 

Insider Secrets On The Difference Between Box Color And Salon Colour

 

Maybe you’ve never given much thought to the difference between home colouring your hair and in-salon colouring, except for the price. Well, we thought we’d spill the beans on the huge difference between these two worlds.

Manufacturers of box colour are making a product for a very general audience. The only consideration is colour. It’s really impossible for manufacturers to take into account the person’s hair type, hair texture, length and thickness of hair.

Salon Hair Colour info:

A good hairstylist can properly assess the condition of your hair, and examine the texture and thickness—all essential components to creating beautiful colour. This is why your colour formula may change slightly from time to time to get the best results.

Box colour simply can’t do this. It wasn’t designed to. Professional hair colour was designed to penetrate your hair right to the layer that holds the natural colour pigment. Box colour simply coats colour on top of the hair shaft.

When colour is applied this way, it keeps light from passing through your hair causing it to look dull and lifeless. Eventually, it will look like straw, preventing any conditioning treatments from reaching the hair.

Professional colour works from the inside out. It helps to keep your hair healthy and allows for deep conditioning treatments. Those who professionally colour their hair can keep hair healthy and shiny for years to come!

Got questions? Jenny and Suman at Hair Tamers On Roberts Rd would love to hear them.

Hair Colouring Information to suit your skin tones

“Why Doesn’t My Hair Color Look Right?”

 Maybe you saw it on your best friend, or in the latest beauty magazine, or it could have been a reality show. But wherever it was, you knew it was the perfect color for you.

Except it didn’t turn out that way. Why?

 

The short answer: skin tone. And it’s what can make or break your color.

 

Cool undertones are considered to be: pale with pink undertones or medium with pink and slight gold undertones, like olive, bronze, brown or dark brown skin shades.

 

If your skin is pale and has peach or gold undertones, then you’re considered warm.

 

 Here are the following Hair Colouring information for your skin tones!

 

For cool undertones: Choose tonal hair shades of blue and velvet. These reflect beautifully against your skin! You won’t look washed out.

 

For warm undertones: Choose rich browns, warm auburn or red with enhanced golden highlights. You won’t look drained of color!

 

Staying true to what nature gave you will make you stand out every time. And just to prove it, take a look at Anne Hathaway’s hair color.anne-hathaway-hair-colour-noarlunga

 

 

Her cool undertones were beautifully highlighted simply because she remained true to her natural skin tone.

 

There’s no reason you can’t have the same results!

 

Source: nowlinrobertshair.com