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Apr 18

4 CUTS THAT MAGICALLY ADD VOLUME

4 CUTS THAT MAGICALLY ADD VOLUME

1. ANGLED BOB

Celebrity look: Emma Stone, Kate Mara, Lucy Hale

A slightly angled lob right above the shoulder will add body and shape to your thin hair. Add side-swept fringe and feathery layers and you’re all volume.

2. LONG, LIGHT LAYERS

Celebrity look: Cameron Diaz, Kiera Knightley

If body and volume are your long-awaited goals and you like your strands long, you can simply ask your hairstylist to add a bit of texture on the ends. Think light, slightly feathered layers that don’t weigh your hair down.

3. RUFFLED BOB

Celebrity look: Cienna Miller, Julianne Hough, Kerry Washington

The only thing better than a bob is a ruffled bob! Multiple light layers and feathered ends, as well as a slight asymmetrical angle, make this short cut an effotless one to volumize.

4. THE SWAG

Celebrity look: Behati Prinsloo, Alexa ChungSuki Waterhouse

The trendy haircut is ideal for those with thin strands. The fringe adds volume and shape at your crown, while the shaggy layers can easily be transformed into curls and waves.

Apr 18

SIX COMMON FLAT IRON MISTAKES

SIX COMMON FLAT IRON MISTAKES

Let’s be honest: Perfect blowdry typically only happens at a salon. If you want super-straight hair at home, a flat iron is the way to go. Once you find a hot tool that you like, avoid these big mistakes to protect your hair and perfect your straight style.

1. DIAL DOWN

You might be thinking that it’s best to keep your flat iron on the lowest heat setting possible but counterintuitive as it may seem, a medium to high temperature—lower if your hair is fine, higher if your hair is thick—is better. Why? On a low heat setting, you’ll have to go over your hair multiple times to smooth it out. A higher temperature means a better chance that a single pass can do the trick. Generally, 210 degrees work for every hair type

2. DON’T BE RISKY

If you’re not putting a heat-protectant spray on your hair before you use your flat iron, it’s like asking for damage. (This goes for any heat-styling tool.) On clean, damp hair, spray on a heat protectant to shield your hair from hot-tool harm.

3. STOP PULLING

This technique can make your hair fall flat. Instead, get as close to your root as possible, and flat iron each section of hair, pulling the hair up as you go (instead of pulling it straight down). This will give you a boost of volume at the crown, so you’ll have straight hair with body.

4. BRUSH IT

Before you hit each section with heat, brush out the hair to get any knots out of the way. This will make the straightening process go much more smoother, so you won’t need to go back over certain areas multiple times.

5. KEEP IT COOL

While heat styles hair, cool air sets the style. So instead of immediately putting straightened hair into a ponytail or clip, allow your hair to cool after you iron it.

6. CLEAN UP

Heat-protectant spray and other styling products you apply to your hair can—and will—build up on your flat iron. To prevent the residue from snagging your hair, clean your flat iron regularly.

Apr 18

5 WAYS YOU’RE APPLYING YOUR HAIR PRODUCTS WRONG

5 WAYS YOU’RE APPLYING YOUR HAIR PRODUCTS WRONG

1. You’re using way too much moisturizing cream, which can weigh your hair down.

Instead, squeeze a pea- to quarter-size amount of the hydrating leave-in product onto one of your palms, and then rub your two hands together like you would hand cream. That way when you apply it, the product goes through evenly and actually coats more strands.

2. You only spritz your hair a few times with heat protector after you towel dry.

It’s important to spray every section thoroughly that you plan to blow-dry, curl, or flat iron.  Also, make sure to concentrate on the face-framing pieces that get the most heat styling, so your hair doesn’t become dry and brittle from the heat.

3. You’re trying to smooth frizz by patting curl cream onto the top layer of your hair only. 

But what you should really be doing to battle frizz is rubbing a quarter-size amount of frizz serum, in your palm, taking random-size sections, and twisting your curls around and around your finger, so each curl gets wave-defining attention.

4. You hold the nozzle of your hairspray too close to your hair.

Spraying hairspray too close to your hair will concentrate the formula in one spot, leaving it crunchy and not touchable. Instead, hold a hairspray about 12 inches away from your hair, aiming it at an angle so that you get a light mist all over.

5. You apply your root-lifting product quickly at your roots and that’s it.

To get major volume, you need to not only apply a root lifter to damp hair at your roots, but also throughout your hair to build body and give it structure. Then, blow-dry your hair after to let the heat lock in the lift.

Feb 03

How Summer Weather Affects Your Hair

How Summer Weather Affects Your Hair

In winter, your hair was screaming for moisture. Now it’s limp as a dishrag! Needless to say, the weather has a tremendous influence on your hair.

Summer means more time outdoors. That means more exposure to heat and humidity. Naturally straight hair will collapse curls, while flat ironed naturally curly hair will revert to its original state…plus frizz.

Here’s something you may not have understood about moisture and hair.

You actually need moisture to combat and balance out humidity.

The trick is not to have the moisture level greater than the moisture in your hair. If it is, your hair will “reach out” toward it, creating frizz. And then, of course, there’s sun damage to contend with.

What can you do? Relax. We have a plan.

1. Clarify regularly. In the summer, the hair’s cuticle is more likely to absorb everything around it. That’s why clarifying is so important. It removes product build up and moisture. Talk to your stylist about how often you should use a clarifier on your locks.

2. Use a gentle shampoo. Put aside winter’s heavier cleansers. You don’t need the additional moisture now. Your stylist is familiar with your hair type and texture. She can recommend a lighter weight summer shampoo.

3. Use lighter hair serums. In the winter it was all about heavier crèmes for your tresses. Now it’s time to lighten up. Again, your stylist can be more specific with you.

4. Deep condition weekly. We actually recommend this year round! Deep conditioning penetrates dry, chlorine or sea salt damaged hair for more shine, bounce and styling manageability.

And, of course, get regular trims for healthy, happy hair. Got other questions? Just let us know. We’re happy to help. Call Nevo Hair Design on 03 98882 2701.

 

 

Oct 21

Thinking About Going Blonde? Here’s What You Should Know!

Thinking About Going Blonde? Here’s What You Should Know!

Have you been itching to go blonde?

That’s a good sign that you’re really ready to make the change, especially if you’re holding magazine pictures up to the mirror, wondering, “How would this look on me?”

Well, before you take the life-changing leap, there are a few things to consider before you make the colour change:

• It’s best to match your new colour to your skin tone, brows, and eye colour. Hair colour that is coordinated to compliment your natural colouring looks far more natural.

• Some hair types, like fine and thin, simply can’t handle foiling, much less traditional bleaching. There is too much danger of extreme dryness, brittleness and possible breakage. It may be that tinting is more suitable.

• For brunettes wanting to go blonde, be patient! To reach the level blonde that’s a knock out for you, it’s important to take it at a pace that’s easiest on your hair. That’s why we recommend foiling over bleaching. The latter can be too harsh.

• You may want to consider OLAPLEX, this revolutionary product seeks out hidden damage, and reinforces broken bonds, making them stronger, more flexible, and more resistant to breakage.

• For natural redheads, your blonde hue will be a golden and lovely strawberry in the beginning. A slow, deliberate diversity of tones will flatter your face.

It’s recommend that you start with healthy hair. Dry, damaged, or slightly porous hair will take a little longer to colour because you don’t want to damage it further.

Your blonde colour requires maintenance treatments to keep it looking beautiful. Deep condition it weekly. Have your stylist also professionally deep condition it for maximum body, bounce, and shine.

A great way to get rid of some brassiness between hair appointments is by using a purple shampoo or Mousse.

We also have styling products that contain polymers, which create a film around the hair to protect it from moisture loss.

We have various home care products with a panthenol– based formula to also moisturize the hair inside and out.

We’ve got you covered. So, if you’re going to go blonde, be the bomb!

Oct 14

Got Dry Hair?

Got Dry Hair?

Dry hair is a real pain to deal with! It won’t hold curl, frizzes, and has little body or bounce.

Dry locks can be caused by many factors: your hair type, your styling habits, or how often you condition your hair. This hair type is literally screaming for extra tender loving care. So do just that!

You can start by giving your hair some “rest” days from so much styling. Put it up in a messy updo or use a fun barrette for some sass.

Deep conditioning weekly is a must. For an extra boost, talk to us about professional hydrating treatments. These will boost the results of your regular hair care considerably.

Make sure your shampoo is a hydrating one. This is essential! And do consider adding a quality hair oil or other smoothing product to renew body, bounce and shine.

Got specific questions? That’s what we’re here for!

Got Dry Hair? – Call Us On 03 9888 2701

Oct 14

Speeding Up Hair Growth

Speeding Up Hair Growth

Is it possible to speed up the rate your hair grows? We all want to know the answer to this question.

Your hair is only genetically capable of growing so much. But thanks to advancements in science and medicine, you can now give it a nutrient boost to make it perform at its full potential. Most people will notice faster-growing hair by upping their intake of the right nutrients.

Hair is a non-essential tissue. It will be the last to get what it needs to grow if you’re lacking in something.

Before you start taking vitamins, consider your diet: hair is 90 percent protein, so making protein a part of at least two meals a day is imperative for change. The nutrients that will help most with growth, thickness and overall health are vitamin D, iron, and B vitamins. Good sources are fish, dairy and eggs.

Once you’ve started supplementing your diet with the right nutrients, add professional hair products that can help you boost your hair’s health. Soon, you’ll be running your fingers through healthier, longer hair.

Speeding Up Hair Growth – Call Us On 03 9888 2701

Oct 14

Stuck With The Same Hair Style?

Stuck With The Same Hair Style?

As they say, the grass is always greener on the other side. More often than not, we admire someone else’s hair and wish we had theirs instead of what we have.

So how do you get the hair you want? First, embrace the natural texture of your hair. Talk to your stylist about what you CAN do with it.

Second, consider highlights or lowlights to change your style. Go for a subtle look that warms your face and gives you an overall lift.

And third, take advantage of your stylist’s knowledge and experience. Use the hair care techniques, brushes and products recommended to get the look you really want.

Stuck With The Same Style? – Call Us On 03 9888 2701

Aug 01

How To Protect Your Hair Colour And Make It Last

How To Protect Your Hair Colour And Make It Last

You just had your hair professionally coloured and you want to make it last. The colour looks great and you definitely want to preserve it.  So, how do you protect your hair colour and keep it looking fresh? Here’s how:

– Ask your stylist about colour lock leave-in treatment that can be done straight after your colour had been rinsed off

– After colouring, wait at least one or two days before shampooing your hair to give the colour more time to set

– Use shampoo and conditioner for colour-treated hair (gentle, sulfate-free formulas)

– Avoid excessive shampooing and rinsing of hair.

– Use lukewarm or cool water when shampooing your hair.

– Avoid excessive heat styling to prevent damaging coloured hair, always use heat shielding products when applying heat.

– Use SPF spray when going out in the sun and  a swimming cap when swimming.

– Get regular deep conditioning treatments for extra shine.

Proper hair care extends the life of your hair colour. For more tips on how to care for colour-treated hair, visit us at the salon today!

Jul 08

How to Prevent Split Ends

How to Prevent Split Ends

We all have to deal with split ends from time to time.  And once you have them, there’s no fixing them. And because our hair looks flat and feels coarse and jagged at the edges,  each day feels like a bad hair day.

But it is not the end of the world. We can prevent split ends. And we achieve this by keeping our hair strong and healthy. Here’s how:

– Get regular trims. This is the best way to prevent hair from splitting at the ends. Most stylists would recommend getting a trim every six weeks to prevent breakage.

– Use heat protectant spray. One of the most common cause of split ends is the constant use of heat styling tools because they tend dry out your hair.  If the occasional use of hairdryer or straightening iron is unavoidable, remember to spritz your hair with heat protectant spray before heat styling.

Deep condition regularly.  If you are having problems with split ends, prevent further hair damage by ensuring that you are giving your strands the moisture that it needs. Daily shampooing can strip hair of its natural oils so deep condition your hair once a week to replenish any lost moisture.

– Go easy on harsh chemical treatments.  Chemical treatments such as colouring, perming, relaxing, and hair straightening can damage hair and eventually cause split ends. To prevent further damage, give your hair a rest from all chemical processing from time to time.

– Incorporate fats, proteins, and vitamins in your diet. To keep hair healthy and shiny, consume food rich in omega-3 fatty aids, B vitamins, zinc, iron, and antioxidants.

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