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Make it YOU


Hey YOU:)

I have to say….this is one of my all time favourite styles…all the way from cut, colour style and vibe.

When I look at Arielle Vandenberg´s hair I think of pictures of Kate Moss and Gisele Bundchen…(I do mean their hair;)

All very similar and all VERY popular. Personally a feeling and finish in the hair which I believe is a sexy laid back but still powerful statement. I think it could come from my days growing up surfing in the 70s and 80´s back home in Australia…even a lot of the guys had (and still have) something similar.

To get the look…MAKE IT YOU!


Have your hair cut into a long shattered bob feel with very loose disconnected layers.


Have the hair coloured with a loose ombre feel but using a combination of your natural hair colour and highlights which gently break up the regrowth and frames the face. A tip is to use up to 3 different tones.


*Blowdry your hair with a blow dry lotion like Kevin Murphy´s Anti Gravity creating root volume with your fingers.

*Once dry brush through and the using a large curling iron like the Cerawand 25-38 and wind in large vertical sections away from the face on both sides and leave to cool.

*Brush through using a Mason Pearson Brush  to loosen up the look.

* Finally apply a touch of dry Shampoo like Fresh Hair also by Kevin Murphy to make the hair cool a little lived in.

Now simply ROCK IT!


That Attitude

IMG_4439-compressedHey guys!
I just wanted to share this shot with you.

It was taken at YOU right after Tom Thomasson had his hair cut with Adam. It got me thinking that maybe the guys got a little inspired by my recent Elvis post;)

Either way I think that Tom really looks the business and….that attitude!!

I asked Adam how he achieved the finish and this is what he said.

1) Blow dry the hair with your fingers using Shu Uemura Satin Design Cream this cream is one of our best selling products and really is a great styling product.

2) Once dry, work Easy Rider from Kevin Murphy through the hair to achieve separation and direction. This paste is pliable and not greasy. Great for this type of finish

3) Now brush the style into place and seal the deal with a light cover of Redken Quick Dry 18 which is a great uncomplicated spray. A tip is to spray a little into your brush and brush the style into the shape you like before the final finish. This way you get the spray inside the shape which will give the style a longer life.

Thanks Adam…and Tom!




IMG_0629I was flicking through some of my previous work again today and found this shot that I took myself, backstage right after I come come off stage from holding an international demonstration.

The look was created at a time when PUNK was a huge influence on the catwalk and I wanted to design a shape and technique which could be easily adapted commercially in to salon work. This one one of the results of many. It turned out to be a very popular look at that particular demo and in the afternoon workshop where the hairdressers in the audience got to work on their own models….there was quite a few girls walking out with something very similar;)

Its always fun to inspire and empower people…I love it!

To achieve the texture and finish here I used:

Ample Angora as a styling product and Easy Rider to finish.

Streety and Sexy I reckon.