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Top Holiday Hair tips

Got holiday plans?

It?s a busy and fun time of the year. Whilst enjoying your leisure time, remember this: Your hair doesn’t take a holiday!

So what can you do? Here are some of our favourite client questions and our recommendations.
How can I take care of my hair whilst on holiday?

Just as you protect your skin, remember to protect your hair. Use products with UV filters to protect not only your hair but your scalp.

Get hat friendly or wear a scarf. This not only protects your hair and colour but your scalp, too.

Should I colour my hair before or after my holiday?
It?s perfectly fine to colour your hair before heading off to the land of sun and fun. After all, it?s not much of a confidence booster to stare at unsightly roots.
We hope you enjoy the latest news from our Hair Salon
Just book an appointment a couple of weeks at your hairdressers after you get back to put the depth back in your hair.
Or if you like you can try our salon and make the most of our offer to you of a $25 voucher to use in our hair salon

Top Holiday Hair Tips

How can I keep my hair from drying out?

Sun, salt, and chlorine can damage hair and zap it of essential moisture. Again, keep your hair protected from the sun and use a moisturising shampoo and conditioner.

How can I combat the dreaded frizz?

Use a smoothing cream like our Illuminating Smoothing cream before drying your hair to help tame those frizzies and flyaway strands.

Heat protective Microcrystalline Cream ideal for quick, straight styles and a high gloss effect. Formula anti-frizz that goes to work immediately on soft hair without weighing it down. Rich in thermo-protective Agents this formula defends hair from the heat of the flat iron and blow-dryer, leaving it soft and silky.

How to use:

Apply to damp hair for shape and texture; to eliminate frizz, work directly through dry hair. Alfaparf-smoothing-cream-noarlunga

Latest Keratin Smoothing Blowdry Treatment from Alfaparf

Keratin treatments are what we at Hair Salon Noarlunga we love training to keep up with the latest trends, Hair Smoothing systems and Colour techniques.

Below is a few pics of our training day last Tuesday in the salon with our lovely clients who enjoyed being pampered too.

Equipped with the latest formulations for maintaining the integrity and health of hair stylists and consumers, the products of the Design Lisse Keratin Therapy are:

Alfaparf Milano presents a revolutionary keratin smoothing treatment. 100% secure, flexible and high performance!

Do you dream of more time for yourself?

Do you want to manage your look easily and quickly without having to fight every day with brush and hair dryer?

Now you can have straight hair, velvety, bright and easy to comb through all with the innovative keratin based Lisse Design Keratin Therapy line.

In the creation of Lisse Design Keratin Therapy, our research and development team was tackled with trying to find a safe straightening treatment that also wouldn’t break the sulfide bridges in hair and would be long lasting.

THE INNOVATION: Kera-Collagen Complex
Hydrolized Keratin + Quaternised Collagen ensure a long lasting relaxing effect (2-3 months). With heat, this new technology arranges hair keratin chains in a different way, in a flat position, to give hair its typical smooth shape, without chemically breaking sulfide bridges.

– Free of parabens and formaldehyde…tested to the strictest U.S. standards and conformity with EU requirements and international

– Suitable for all hair types, even colored treated hair, allowing the straightening service and color the same day.

– Guaranteed to last up to 3 months and made ??in Italy by an Italian multinational cosmetics company that has dedicated over 30 years to Stylists

Have a look at the you tube video that shows you the procedure

Thanks to our Alfaparf Milano technicians Andrew, and Paula.

The training was fun, and much appreciated by myself and my staff.

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It’s hard to get your hair to look sleek and straight, frizz-free and shiny. So what’s the secret?

The latest Keratin Smoothing Blowdry – Lisse design from Alfaparf promises to keep your hair sleek, straight and frizz free for up to 3 months when you follow the home care program.

Unlike other Brazilian Blowout treatments, the Keratin Smoothing Blowdry is formaldehyde free, avoiding any health concerns PLUS you can colour your hair the same day.

Keratin Smoothing Blowdry – Lisse design from Alfaparf is a progressive straightening treatment available for all hair types. At each application the effect is better and longer-lasting.

This revolutionary straightening treatment is 100% safe, versatile and high-performance, You’ll get:

  • Smooth, velvety, glossy and tangle-free hair using an innovative Keratin-based technique.
  • 100% safe, conforms to European and international standards**.
  • Lasting result (up to 3 months).
  • Eliminates frizz.
  • Paraben-free.

The treatment uses Keratin complex combined with the properties of oils:

  • Kera-Collagen Complex
  • Complex containing Hydrolysed Keratin and Quaternised Collagen. The complex that guarantees long-lasting smoothness (up to 3 months). With the aid of heat, it reshapes the arrangement of the hair’s keratin chains, straightening them to give the characteristic smooth result.
  • Babassu oil
  • A precious oil with extraordinary emollient properties from the Amazon leaves hair soft, silky and shiny.

Come in and try it out. You’ll love the results

 Is Managing Your Frizzy Hair a Constant Battle?

At Hair Salon Noarlunga we have just done some intensive in salon training with Alfaparf technicians with the new amazing, Lisse Keratin Therapy!

Those with curly, frizzy or chemically treated tresses get on the path to smoother strands with an application of Lisse Design keratin hair formula. The complex is infused with babassu oil and collagen along with the protein rich keratin and is designed to keep frizz at bay while helping to dramatically reduce the time spent on hair styling each day. For a full-bodied experience, add on a style cut and blow-dry to complete the picture and complement the new straight locks.

Do you dream of perfectly straight hair and more time for yourself? Do you want to manage your look easily and quickly without having to fight everyday with a brush and hair dryer? Now you can have straight hair, velvety, bright and easy to comb through with the launch of an innovative new line from Alfaparf Milano: Lisse Design Keratin Therapy.

Equipped with the latest formulations for maintaining the integrity and health of hair stylists and consumers , the products of the Lisse Design Keratin Therapy are:

  • 100% SECURE: Free of Parabens and formaldehyde, and are tested to the strictest U.S. standards and conformity with EU and international requirements*;
  • 100% FLEXIBLE: Suitable for all hair types , even colored treated, allowing for the the Lisse Design service and color all in the same day.
  • 100% PERFORMANCE: With a guaranteed lasting result of up to 3 months and backed by an Italian multinational cosmetics with 30 years dedication to Stylists.

To ensure unmatched professional straightening results, Lisse Design Keratin Therapy combines innovative technology to enhance the delivery of keratin and vital oils. These innovations are:

  • Kera-Collagen Complex, Hydrolyzed Keratin Complex, and quaternized Collagen. The complex ensures lasting results (up to 3 months) . With the help of thermal styling, it reshapes the arrangement of the chains of the hair keratin, extending them to give the characteristic shape smooth.
  • Babassu Oil: Precious oil from the Amazon that is an extraordinary emollient. Makes hair soft, silky and shiny.


At Hair Salon Noarlunga, we specialize in the Brazilian Keratin De frizzing, smoothing treatments.  I Just love doing these Keratin treatments.
Look at the difference with Joanna’s hair before and after.
So sleek and silky.

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What’s The Fuss About Keratin Hair Straightening Treatments?

In 2007, the Brazilian Blowout was introduced. Hailed as a breakthrough for those wanting straight hair, the initial excitement turned controversial. Elevated levels of formaldehyde caused skin, throat and nose irritation to both the stylist and the client.

Today, the story is much different. Reputable salons are now using a very safe level of .02-.05%. While manufacturers are touting “formaldehyde free” formulas, this is really just a gimmick.


But there are formaldehyde derivative formulas. This means the chemical used, such as formulin, is in the same family as formaldehyde but is chemically different and safer.

The truth is your formaldehyde exposure is minimal at best. You most likely get more exposure from having acrylic nails applied. If you’ve ever wondered about the smell in nail salons, well, it’s the formaldehyde!

The brand we’ve chosen for our keratin straightening is top of the line. We put not only your safety first, but we also put ours at the top of the list. After all, it would be silly for us to constantly handle a product that would expose us to high levels of toxins. Nobody wants that!

We carefully researched the company before making a commitment and we’re thrilled with the results, and so are our clients.

If you’ve been thinking about getting keratin straightening treatments but are hesitant, we welcome your questions! We want you to feel good about our level of commitment to both you and our staff.

Had a Brazilian cacau (defrizzing) treatment today at Hair Tamers – my 3rd with Jen and I am addicted!

 Not only do they do a great job with the treatment but they also offer helpful advice on how to maintain your hair

 to continue having it look its best. Jen and her staff are always very accommodating, friendly and professional. I would highly recommend visiting Hair Tamers as they care about their clients and you will not be disappointed!

                                                                                                                                                   Karen Dankiw. (Blackwood)

 Got questions? That’s what we’re here for. Schedule a free consult to learn more about keeping your hair shiny and beautiful every single day!


7 Reasons why you should never use Box Colour By Hair Salon Noarlunga Call 83263033


1) Unpredictable Results
Let’s face it, most of you box color users out there did not attend cosmetology school, and are lacking what we in the business call the “laws of color.” You probably aren’t sure exactly what color your hair is when the color is processing, or when to take off the color to achieve your most desired result. You probably don’t know what colors to mix to cancel out undesired tones in your hair, and we don’t expect you to. But, because of these reasons box color is more like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.

2) One Size Does Not Fit All
So, let’s think about this logically. Box color is formulated so that everyone and anyone can use it, but not everyone’s hair type, condition or color is even remotely the same. In fact, most box dyes are formulated with maximum amounts of pigment and developer, so that it is able to work on most people. The chances are if you have already dyed your hair previously, your processed hair isn’t going to need that strong of a developer; don’t damage it more by getting one size fits all, box color. You do not want this ‘one size fits all’ mentality when choosing your hair color, give yourself customization and expert knowledge, and seek a hair professional who will be able to accurately create a color for you and only YOU!

3) Regrowth Troubles
Again, you probably thought your regrowth would look like the rest of your head because that’s what the pretty lady on the box looks like, right? WRONG! I know this may seem repetitive, but it’s all about the ability to customize. Your regrowth is virgin hair, and the remainder of your head is more than likely already processed, or has seen some damage due to UV exposure or styling. Think you can pair up a good box color for your regrowth and pair it with the right box color for the rest of your hair without look like two different colors? Didn’t think so, leave it to the professionals.

4) Box Color Is Only One Color
This idea ties in both Number 2 and Number 3. We already know that your regrowth will need a different color formulation than the rest of your head, but how about when you want some actual dimension? Or how about if you want a hair color that takes a little more skill than an all over color application, like the much sought after, ombre look? You will not be able to achieve that with the one color present in a box. Note: Most hairdressers never use less than 2 different colors to mix your desired color – customization!

6) High Levels of PPDs
Recall, we said that box colors contain superfluous amounts of pigment and developer. What does that mean for you? Well, the pigment we are referring to is the pigment necessary for all PERMANENT hair color, PPD, also known as p- phenylenediamine, and many other derivatives that are just as harmful. Unfortunately, box color has an excessive amount of PPDs, causing an increase in allergies worldwide, as more and more individuals are dying their hair. hair dye Allergies are on the rise, causing unsightly reactions and in some cases, fatality. What’s worse? You may not be allergic to PPD this time, but with continued high exposure to this chemical you can become sensitive at any time! It is advised to seek out a permanent hair color line with low PPD and no derivatives, so that likelihood for an allergic reaction is significantly decreased.


7) Metallic Salts
There are still box dyes on the market today that use Metallic Salts, an ingredient used in hair color since the 1800s. You don’t use Candlestick Phones from the 1890s, right? Why not think the same way with your hair and treat yourself to some innovation. Metallic salts build up on the hair causing each time you use that box dye or Henna (the supposed natural hair color) for your hair to darken past your desired result. Not to mention that if you ever want to go lighter, Metallic Salts are difficult to remove for even the most savvy hairdresser (we’ve seen lots of smoke and smells, it’s not pretty). What’s worse? The building up of the Metallic Salts will over time begin to make the hair feel hard to the touch.

8) That $10 Box Color Won’t Feel That Affordable After a $300 Color Correction
So, you decided not to listen to the other 7 reasons because you still think you know best. Well, orange you the hair expert? We say orange, because that is often the color your hair will turn when attempting to color (especially lighten) with box color. Do your hair and wallet a favour, don’t spend $10 on box color, and then $300 on a color correction.

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“Will Coloring My Hair Damage It?”

This is a question we hear from time to time from our clients. They want a change, but they’re concerned that coloring their hair will cause damage. So, let’s set the record straight.

Color is individually formulated. From your choice of color to added highlights or lowlights, we create a look that’s totally yours. But before we snip or paint a single strand, we evaluate the condition of your hair.

If it’s already damaged, your first priority—and ours—is to get your hair healthy again! That means regular trims with deep conditioning treatments both at home and in the salon—no coloring!


Coloring damaged hair is a prescription for disaster and we won’t do it.


Salon color is good for your hair.


Unlike nasty box color, we open the hair cuticle so that the color penetrates deeply. (Box color simply coats the hair.) Then, as part of the coloring process, we add deep conditioning agents to close up the cuticles and seal in your color.

Not only do you get healthier hair, you have full coverage color that’s beautiful and long lasting—even with resistant grey!

The point is you’ve got plenty of color choices to create beautiful, multi-dimensional healthy hair that’s just as unique as you are!


At Hair Salon Noarlunga we love to create new colours and styles for our lovely clients

check out our gallery on a few of our lovely clients, and their new designs and colours
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Solutions for Split ends By Hair Salon Noarlunga. Call 83263033

They can be met more often in long hair than in short and make life miserable for the ones who have decided to let their hair grow long.

They appear more often in dry and lifeless hair, with extreme dye usage and too strong and frequent brushing of hair.

The healing of splitting ends is just one – cutting them.

The main reasons for the appearance of the splitting:

– During the hair growing process, natural grease may not be able to reach hair ends and thus the ends become quite vulnerable to outside influence.

– Your hair ends have been systematically exposed to sun, they have gone through much washing with shampoo and have been burnt by the hot stream of hair-dryer or straightening instruments, as a result of these, they have become dryer and fragile prone to splitting.

– Not enough cutting maybe the most common reason. Prevention is better than healing!

– Aggressive and frequent dying also leads to splitting of hair.

– Low quality brushes and combs increase the problem.

All the above does not mean that you have to run every other week to the hair-dresser’s to cut your hair ends. If you take proper care about it, you can to certain degree prevent the unpleasant splitting of hair.

Tips for avoiding end splitting:

– Use products for prevention from splitting ends

– Use nourishing masks for the entire hair, especially if your hair is chemically treated or if you shape it frequently with a shampoo

– Cut it regularly

– Do not expose your hair to hot hair-dryer stream, neither to aggressive combing or brushing with improper comb or brush. Do not hesitate to invest into expensive hair comb, it will pay off.

–  Wash your hair after physical exercises. Perspiration salt is not good for your hair.


Seriously Cool Hair For The Working Girl. By Hair Salon Noarlunga. Call 83263033

Remember this famous quote from the movie, Working Girl? “You wanna be taken seriously, you need serious hair.”

Well, hairstyle and color may not be an accurate judge of character, but it does influence how you are perceived in the workplace.

Take a look at how attitudes have changed over the years.

Blonde: Traditionally stereotyped as flighty and er, not very intelligent, blondes supposedly had more fun. Today, they are getting more respect.

Women such as Hillary Clinton have changed all that. “She’s a powerful woman, telling it like it is, sitting down with heads of state from all over the world. I don’t know how much fun she’s having,” says Franco Della Grazia, senior stylist at Cutler Salon in NYC, “but she’s being taken seriously.”

Redheads: In the work place, redheads are seen as strong, passionate, and goal-oriented individuals who get the job done.

Curly Hair: Those with sleek strands are viewed as efficient, curly hair is seen as risk-taking. With curly hair, though, keep it well coiffed so that it doesn’t upstage you or your talents.

No matter what your color or style, one statement that doesn’t work is grown out color! Can you guess the message it sends?

It’s important that your hair reflect your personality. Dressing for the job is important, but styling your hair for it doesn’t hurt either! And that’s where we come in.  (238)

Source: www.elle.com




Oh, We Forgot To Tell You This…

In one of our previous posts, we mentioned some of the differences between home color and salon color. We admitted that we were biased against home color because it’s so hard on your hair.

Not to mention that it is a nightmare trying to correct it without further damaging your hair! What we didn’t tell you was this. You must be a bit of a detective when going the route of box color.

Because it is made to appeal to a broad range of people, you must know if your hair is very porous. Porous hair soaks up color more quickly and can leave your hair darker, as a result.


If you are lightening your hair, don’t try to go too light or you will end up with brassy or orange colored hair. Ouch!

Yes, we know it’s cheaper except when it all goes wrong and you have to pay us more to fix it. And yes, it’s just box color, but really…is it worth it?


Got questions? We’re here to help.



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When Your Hair Feels Dry And Bloated (What Do You Do?)

It’s a miserable feeling. Your hair is doing this weird thing. It’s dry but then when you apply conditioners, it looks like it’s bloated. Is that even possible?

Actually, it is!

You are absolutely right that your hair is crying for moisture. Yet, when you condition it, it swells up and looks puffy.

So right now you have way too much moisture, but in a day or so, you don’t have anything. Hair feels like straw. This condition is called high porosity, and it’s usually a result of damage to the hair.


Hair generally absorbs about 30% of its weight during shampooing and conditioning. When hair is this porous, however, it absorbs up to 50% of its weight! But as you already know, it doesn’t retain that moisture.

That’s why it’s best to use low pH products. (We can help you there.) Because they’re acidic the cuticle tightens and lies down.

Leave-in conditioners such as L’Oreal Absolute Repair Leave in Treatment followed by L’Oreal Mythic Oil The blend of two exceptional oils – avocado oil and grape-seed oil will seal in these restorative products, also causing the hair cuticle to lie down, reducing frizz, and adding shine.


With high porosity hair, it’s not good to wash your hair every day. This strips oil, causing frizz. Minimize the use of blow dryers, too. Allowing your hair to air dry up to 75% before applying heat is very helpful.

Ask us about a customized in-salon deep conditioning treatment as part of your hair wellness program, and do minimize the use of hair products, too.

You cannot repair the damage to your hair but you can keep your sanity while growing it out.

 Need some guidance? At Hair Salon Noarlunga we’d be happy to share our expertise with you. hair-salon-noarlunga-dryrepairtreatments