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A DROP OF MAGIC @Pure Pigments is a breakthrough color innovation that opens up a whole new world of color opportunities. Add just a few drops of any one of the 6 direct dye additives to your usual Goldwell color to create long lasting, multidimensional, customized color effects with the most brilliant shine! The breakthrough HD3 Dye Technology in @Pure Pigments – a completely new generation of direct dye molecules inspired by high definition photographic dyes – was developed over 17 years in collaboration with the experts at FujiFilm.

The most remarkable part is that the HD3 dyes are able to absorb into different layers of the hair shaft, along with the oxidative hair color to create high definition, multidimensional color. The dyes don’t intermix like traditional direct dyes. Instead, they create gradient layers of multi-spectral colors that reflect different colors as the light hits it. Imagine color. Now Multiply it.

NEW COLOR SERVICES With @PurePigments you can create a new category of hair color services, with show-stopping effects that change and move with light.

Color MORPHING Color Morphing uses multiple tones of @ Pure Pigments to create iridescent, holographic effects.

Color BOOSTING Color Boosting results in vivid, colorsaturated shine by adding tone-on-tone colors to Goldwell Topchic, Colorance or Nectaya Formulations.

Color WASHING Color Washing creates beautiful pastel washes that range from subtle to intense color, and illuminate lighter tones with veils of soft color.

“With @Pure Pigments we take hair color services to the next level. We offer Goldwell colorists an infinite world of color creativity that will not only delight their clients but also elevate their color expertise and upgrade their salon’s color business”

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STYLING PERSONALISED TO YOU Ultra-zone with predictive technology recognises the thickness of your hair and styling speed so you get ultimate results even quicker and personalised to you, all in one stroke.

Heat is monitored 250 x a second ensuring the perfect heat at all times to guarantee:

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• 70% stronger hair* • 20% more shine** • 2x more colour protection*




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NZ AWARDS 28 SHINING BRIGHT: Revealing the finalists of the Wella Trend Vision Awards 2018

72 BOLD VISION : Showcasing the winners of Goldwell Color Zoom 2018

PROFILE 32 REIGNING SUPREME: Talking with Hair Expo


NZ Hairdresser of the Year Danny Pato

46 IN CONVERSATION WITH: Australian hair legends Uros Mikic & Richi Grisillo

50 WINNING EDGE : 5 Minutes With Lenard Johnston

Raw Beauty

FOCUS 34 SCIENCE MEETS STYLE: Introducing the revolutionary new ghd platinum+

38 STUDIO 285: A stylish salon with heart in Georgia, USA

52 COLOUR REVEAL: Spring/summer’s bold colour trends

WHERE’S THE BOY’S ROOM: The rise of the barber shop can be a boom for your business

98 LOSING IT: Investigating hair loss and the treatment options available

INTERNATIONAL 40 RAW BEAUTY: By UVA Salon 56 REFLECTION: By Angelo Seminara 74 SHE’S A LADY: By La Biosthetique 86 METRIC: By Uros Mikic BUSINESS 62 THE SECRET OF THE SUPERSTAR STYLIST: Tereze Taber talks career transformation


Giving clients an amazing in-salon experience

102 THE ART OF EMAIL: What are the elements that create an engaging client email?

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FOCUS 132 BETWEEN THE SHEETS: We delve into the current sheet mask craze

126 YOUR NAILS CALLED: What’s trending in the nail industry for spring/summer

132 BOOST YOUR BEAUTY GAME: Why supplements can be a skin life-saver

PROFILE 128 EAT BEAUTIFUL: Chatting with inspirational makeup artist & beauty expert, Wendy Rowe

Between the sheets

135 A NATURAL STAR: Up-and-coming beauty

professional Nandika Singh shares her recent success


Dr Catherine Stone shares her insights from an enlightening symposium on the Gold Coast


ROUTINE: Annabelle Matson shares her tips for starting the day the right way

144 DECLUTTER : Wellness gurus Lyndall Mitchell & Shannah Kennedy share simple yet lifechanging solutions to living a happier life


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elcome to our spring edition… and a new season. As the days get longer and the sun starts to make its presence known, it’s time to shake off the remnants of winter and embrace all this season has to offer: new fashions, new hair looks, and a new beauty regime. Colour is one of our big themes this issue and you’ll see it within the beautiful imagery of the represented local and international artists, within our ‘Colour Reveal’ feature, on the runways in ‘What’s Trending’, and in the creative work of both the Wella Trend Vision New Zealand finalists and Goldwell Color Zoom New Zealand winners, celebrated within these pages. Even the latest product offerings coming through have a strong colour focus: think styling products that are as much about colour protection and preservation as they are about styling, along with the multitude of vibrant hair tones being introduced to the market. Nails are all about super-brights this season, and the NZ Fashion Week crowd were noticeably favouring bolder style hues this year, rather than our infamous black-chic. It’s hard to say which of the many features this issue I found most inspiring. The interviews with award-winning hairstylists Danny Pato, Lenard Johnston, Uros Mikic and Richi Grisillo were a highlight, as was getting to know the talented members of the Rodney Wayne Artistic Team. Our international spa feature on Spa Metropole by Givenchy in Monte Carlo made me want to jump a plane immediately and immerse myself in their luxurious treatments, and I was equally excited about ghd’s newlylaunched platinum+ styler, which is revolutionary in so many ways. Maybe it’s the influence of my millennial workmates, dedicated to health and wellbeing in a way that my generation never was, but the wellness features this issue really resonated with me. From Annabelle Matson’s ‘How to Create a Positive Morning Routine’, through to Sharleen Singh’s day with Nadia Lim in the ‘Healthy Well-thy & Wise’ feature, I plan to take on-board many of their suggestions. ‘Decluttering’ by authors and wellness gurus, Lyndall Mitchell and Shannah Kennedy, was also a fave, offering some simple yet life-changing solutions to living a happier life. I’ve always been a fan of keeping things simple, so if everything’s feeling a bit chaotic, take some tips from this duo for a new lease on life this spring. Enjoy our new issue and the gorgeous season ahead.



CURLS, REIMAGINED Simplified solutions for curls of all shapes and sizes: the new Curl Collection by Moroccanoil. Discover more at Moroccanoil.com


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Instant Highlights Introducing L’Oréal Professionnel Instant Highlights, a three-part system with pro-heat technology which can lift hair up to six levels, in a service that takes just 45 minutes. The system comprises the Instant Highlights tool, cream, and specially designed foils. The lightening cream’s pro-heat technology lifts the speed up by heat, and is oil-enriched to ensure optimal texture for controlled results. The Instant Highlights tool gently heats the foils and is designed with a spacer between plates to protect hair from heat damage. The service boasts personalised colour in impressively speedy time, offering customised contouring or soft highlights to energise a look with up to 15 foils. Perfect for a balayage refresh too. lorealprofessionnel.co.nz

Hair news Well-Groomed We love the packaging of these Hanz De Fuko products for men. Dry Shampoo removes excess oil and product residue and is great as a finishing spray for instant matte effects. Three years in the making, Style Lock Hairspray offers a fine mist spray that keeps styles firmly in place all day (or night) long. sabrecorp.com.au 24 HEADWAY.NET.NZ

Under Your Spell Banish damaged, limp hair with Davines Liquid Spell Reinforcing Bodifying Fluid. Creating body and strength on fine, sensitised hair, this specialised solution contains an exclusive thermo-activated molecule, which changes from a liquid to a rich mousse, bonding to the hair fibre. be.co.nz

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Curl Queens

Hair Reborn

Moroccanoil introduce their Curl Collection: four new products to keep curls of all shapes and sizes deeply hydrated, defined and frizz-free. The products – Curl Re-Energising Spray, Cleansing Conditioner, Enhancing Shampoo and Enhancing Conditioner – contain a mix of nourishing argan oil, green tea, aloe leaf juice, vegetable proteins and Abyssinian oil to give curly locks back their bounce, strength, hydration and shine. haircarenz.com

System Professional launches the next generation of its successful LuxeOil range, using a combination of nurturing oils to provide a truly indulgent experience, leaving hair looking, feeling and smelling amazing. With its unique EnergyCode™ Complex, hair is left instantly energised, bringing long-term improvement to the hair structure. This reinvented, high-performance collection results in hair that looks and feels as manageable as virgin hair. The 7-product range also includes new additions Cream Elixir and Repair Emulsion. systemprofessional.com

Client Comfort One of the most significant advancements in customer comfort, the innovative HeadBed is a revolutionary patented head and neck support cushion, providing the ultimate experience at the salon sink. It is ergonomically designed to support the head at its heaviest point so the neck muscles can fully relax. Providing more comfort and support than conventional salon sink neck cushions, HeadBed is still small enough not to interfere with hairdressing tasks. phb.net.nz

THE ENLIGHTENING Developed with respect for science, people and the planet comes The Century of Light, a premium bleaching system from Davines. Comprised of three state-of-theart products, the system provides a solution to all technical and creative lightening needs, with maximum care given to scalp and hair structure. Davines’ Research and Development Laboratories have created an exclusive, patent-pending Hair Protective Booster with maleic and lipoic acids, protecting hair from breakage and leaving it elastic and extremely soft. Eco-packaging, ammonia-free and nine levels of lift with full respect to the hair structure - what more could you want? be.co.nz

Interior Inspirations If you’re looking for inspiration to achieve the ideal aesthetic in your salon, Comfortel introduce their new Salon Interior Collections. Debuting at Hair Expo 2018, the salon furniture and equipment company has created 10 new design collections this year, each unique and equally aspirational showcases. Our favourite is the Refined Boho. comfortel.co.nz HEADWAY.NET.NZ 25

Colour Explosion Experience the power of paint with POP XG™, Paul Mitchell’s semi-permanent cream hair colour. The rich conditioning base is ideal for clean application and leaves hair soft with even results. Best of all, the colour palette boasts an incredible shade range of vibrancy and soft pastel tones. phb.net.nz

Turn It Up Channel your inner flirt with these two hot new releases from L’Oréal Professionnel. Tecni.Art Siren Waves is an elastic gel-cream perfect for creating soft waves on straight hair or going all out with big curls and a frizzfree finish. Wild Stylers Tecni.Art 60’s Babe Savage Panache is our new fave. This intense texturising spray offers an innovative triple diffuser, inspired by backstage pro’s, propelling this powder formula to give a flawless-looking, dry, full finish. lorealprofessionnel.co.nz 26 HEADWAY.NET.NZ

PEARLESCENT PALETTE What do you get when you pair the ultimate semi-permanent formula with a pearlescent palette? Joico Color Intensity Pearl Pastel shades is a breathtaking new collection of soft, iridescent-like colours: Rose Gold, Violet Pearl and Silver Ice. Low-commitment and with no developer needed, the shades last up to 10 shampoos and are loaded with nourishing, protective ingredients. joico.com.au

Magic Wand Cloud Nine’s Curling Wand is the ultimate tool for beachy waves and effortless volume. Creating an infinite number of styles, all with a smooth and long-lasting glossy finish, this versatile wand features a 25mm super-smooth, mineral-infused, coated barrel and a variable temperature control for kinder styling and lasting results. The Curling Wand has a sleek, allblack design and comes packaged in a luxurious heat-resistant bag for on-the-go use. haircarenz.com

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Curl Care For those naturally blessed with tousled waves or gorgeous curls, that can often mean your hair constantly craves hydration. The high-tech L’Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Curl Contour range enhances hair’s natural movements. Supported with Glycerin, known for its hydrating properties, the three-product range leaves hair moisturised, defined and nourished.

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BLONDE POWER De Lorenzo Nova Artiste Lightener allows you to be a master of design in freehand techniques. This versatile dust-free clay powder offers the freedom to create special hair painting effects with or without the need for foils. Providing up to 6 levels of lift, Nova Artiste contains kaolin clay to improve stability in the oxidising ingredients and prevent colour bleeding, as well as guar gum for a silky finish and added shine. phb.net.nz

Affinage Professional has launched a new styling portfolio. The 4-product line consists of a Flexible Spray, ideal for fine hair and creating movement; Clay Wax for medium hold and maximum control with a matte finish; Finishing Spray which offers extra hold and a high-shine finish; and FlexiPaste, a pliable moulding wax for shape and style. dateline.co.nz

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Tabatha Joins Timely New Zealand-based salon and spa software company, Timely, is poised for further growth with $7 million of recent investment, a new premise in Melbourne and a globally-recognised new director. Timely is expanding its board to include seasoned industry operators with proven knowledge of the North American and European markets, where they are looking to grow. Its first appointment is Tabatha Coffey, Australian hairstylist, American salon owner and host of television series “Tabatha Takes Over”. Tabatha is passionate about the beauty industry and helping business owners achieve success. “I love Timely’s ethos and what they are doing to help the industry. We need to take advantage of new technology to help businesses grow and I’m excited to bring my expertise to a company that’s already helping so many salons and spas to do better.” gettimely.com

Hair Energy System Professional’s new styling line is infused with care ingredients to complement their EnergyCode™ Complex, enabling over 262 million possible combinations across the EnergyCode™ range, to leave hair energised, manageable and protected. Our current faves are BB (Beautiful Base) Instant Reset Dry Shampoo and CC (Creative Care) Perfect Ends. systemprofessional.com HEADWAY.NET.NZ 27







Introducing the 20 talented New Zealand finalists for this year’s Wella Professionals Trend Vision Awards

NZ Colour Vision Finalists














NZ Creative Vision Finalists















Reigning Supreme Danny Pato won Hair Expo NZ Hairdresser of the Year 2018 for the third consecutive time in June. Here, the co-owner of D&M Hair Design shares his motivations, passions and creative influences

What was the inspiration behind your winning collection? The global political climate over the past couple of years. I wanted to create an antidote to it by mixing colours, textures and exuberance from diverse cultural references, embracing the joy of strong women with strong identities. @DANDMHAIRDESIGN

What was the other big highlight for you at Hair Expo this year? I was honoured to be given the opportunity to do the opening show for the Awards Night Gala, bringing my Mélange collection to life with the D&M team. What is D&M’s philosophy? While we set very high standards for the work we do, the entire team pours their energy into creating a welcoming and vibrant salon atmosphere. We welcome everyone without any judgement and treat people the way they deserve to be treated. What motivates you personally and professionally each day? I simply love what I do. I get to dress up, listen to music, spend time with incredible people, practise a craft and help people look and feel beautiful. What influences you creatively? I am influenced and inspired by design, style, beauty, art, nature, music, pop culture, politics, film and fashion. What is the most important quality you look for in someone wanting to join the D&M team? X-factor, passion and dedication. What are your must-have tools and products of the moment? At the moment I’m obsessed with Davines Love Curl Revitaliser for refreshing curls the day after, and Angelo Seminara’s Imprinter stencil tools. Who are your industry mentors? I really look up to those who lead the


way for us; from Paul Serville and Sharon Blain, through to Sassoon and Sorbie. I am inspired by creatives who create new things beautifully, like Angelo Seminara and Eugene Souleiman. I also get so much from the next generation and am inspired by their fearlessness. What would be your ultimate session styling job? Working with Rei Kawakubo on a Comme des Garçons show, or with Yohji Yamamoto. Favourite shades for spring/ summer? Platinum blonde, golden copper and sunkissed chocolate.

DANNY’S FAVOURITES Netflix Series: RuPaul’s Drag Race Film: Amélie Guilty Pleasure: Karaoke Celebrity Crush: Pharrell Holiday Destination: Mykonos Luxe Purchase: Hats Designers: Comme des Garçons, Rick Owens, Yohji Yamamoto and Issey Miyake Fragrance: Comme des Garçons 2 and Terre d’Hermès Parfum


How did it feel to win Hair Expo NZ Hairdresser of the Year for the third time in a row? Even though it’s my third time, winning this year felt bigger for some reason. The international judges are industry leaders and icons. I feel honoured and humbled to be recognised by the people I look up to.



SCIENCE MEETS STYLE ghd introduces the world’s first smart styler that predicts your hair’s needs @GHDHAIR_ANZ


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he most exciting development from ghd yet, the latest ghd platinum+ is the first styler in the world that responds instantly to hair type and the way you style. Developed by ghd scientists and engineers over 5 years, the ghd platinum+ features ground-breaking technology. Ultrazone predictive technology is a revolution in heat-styling, guaranteeing homogenous heat across the entire styler plate. The cutting-edge predictive technology recognises the thickness of your hair, the section size and the speed at which you are styling and adjusts the power accordingly. Infinity sensors monitor the heat 250 times per second to maintain the safer-for-hair temperature of 185°C. No matter your hair type or styling technique, ghd platinum+ ensures you always receive the perfect amount of power for your hair needs. “We’ve taken sensing and heating technology to the physical maximum with platinum+,” says Dr Tim Moore, ghd Vice President of Smart Devices. “By having a sensor which covers the whole area of the heater, and algorithms which smartly predict what the heater needs to do next, this styler ensures definitive styling longevity and shine, without the damage. It is the ultimate hairstyling tool.” For hairdressers and consumers alike, this means more effective control of heat for the best results possible, along with the healthiest condition for hair. The ghd platinum+ also boasts the fastest heat-up time ever, ready to style in just 20 seconds. As a professor from Cambridge University, Dr Moore says that there are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to using a heated styler. “There’s a lot of miscommunication when it comes to temperature,” Dr Moore says. “Hair consists of three kinds of bonds. Putting your styler at the hottest temperature is not the key to getting hair how you want it. You don’t need anything above 185°C,

because using anything above GHD that creates vertical cracks along PLATINUM+ the cuticle, causing the cuticle to Proven results lift, resulting in tangles and splits. include: Trying to style hair below 185°C • 70% stronger will often take many passes of hair the tool to achieve a good result, • 20% more shine which is more drying to the hair • 2 X more colour and causes further split ends.” integrity “The temperature • Fastest ever that will break heat-up time the hair bond is • Ready to style 200 degrees,” he in 20 seconds explains. “High • 3-year warranty temperatures can change the colour of the hair too. The ghd platinum+ going to 230 degrees is really bad news and significant damage will be caused to the hair.” Dr Moore leads the Research and Development lab for ghd that tests the styler in a multitude of ways. As ghd’s most rigorously tested tool, the ghd platinum+ is so reliable that it comes with a three-year warranty. ghd Global Ambassador, Adam Reed, says that to him, ghd has made the best styler even better! “What I love most about ghd platinum+ is that it features the most incredible smart technology that adapts to every individual’s hair needs. This has made styling so easy for me. No matter whether a client has super-thick hair or incredibly fine hair, I know that using the platinum+ will give me a consistent result and a beautifully smooth finish across every hair type.”


“We’ve taken sensing and heating technology to the physical maximum with platinum+.”


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Rescue Remedies Love your hair this season with our survival kit of spring favourites

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Damage Control For instant repair from inside out, (1) KMS Core Reset Spray evens out the hair structure and is the first step in priming hair for lasting styles. Also ideal for dry and chemically-treated hair is (2) Fudge Damage Rewind Reconstructing Shampoo for repairing, smoothing and hydration.


My Fair Lady Blondes will lap up (3) Redken Color Extend Blondage Vinegar Rinse, which rebalances hair’s pH and clarifies for smoothness and shine. Perfect for brightening and refreshing for more radiant colour. (4) Joico Color Balance Purple Shampoo deserves honourable mention for its unique colour-correcting formula to preserve cool platinums and silvers.



Sunny Days As the weather gets warmer, turn to (9) Davines SU Hair Milk, a leave-in softening treatment with anti-UVA and UVB filters that protects hair hydration and colour during sun exposure. For lasting smoothness and deep conditioning in the sun, try (10) System Professional Solar Sun Oil, which combines UV filters with a luxe blend of oils.

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Rich Repair Preventing dehydration and colour damage, (5) Angel En Provence Helichrysum Wakening Hydration Cream contains a blend of shea butter, grape-seed oil and gingko biloba extract for brilliant hydration and smoothing. For ultimate repair and strength, (6) EVO Mane Attention Protein Treatment prevents colour fade, breakage and promotes health and shine.


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Tailored Treatments Give hair some TLC with (7) De Lorenzo Rejuven8 Treatment, packed with vitamin E for deep conditioning of colour-enhanced locks. We also love (8) ELEVEN 3 Minute Repair Rinse Out Treatment, a protein and moisture blend to strengthen and nourish dry, damaged hair.

Argila Amazonia is the first of its kind: an easy to apply, all natural straightening system that produces effective and long lasting results and it does so with absolutely zero formaldehyde.




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Sharleen Singh shares the story behind a quirky studio full of heart in Georgia, USA @STUDIO285


tudio 285 is the dream venture of sisters Amber Harrington-Carraway and Brittany Harrington. A salon inspired by Rainforest Café, Jamaica, Cuba, the ocean, and even UFO’s, you’ll find a true taste of the sisters hidden on every wall.

A JOURNEY After the tragic death of Amber’s husband Dennis, Amber took a six-month break, spending some of those weeks by herself in Europe. During the trip, she visited places she and her husband had been together, and also some places Dennis had been without her. Amber was blown away by the architecture she saw there. When she returned to work, she had new inspiration and together, Brittany and Amber came up with 38 HEADWAY.NET.NZ

their new vision, with hints of Dennis everywhere. Outside is a magnolia tree, chosen for the property because “Steel Magnolias” was his favourite movie. The ‘D’ even stands for Dennis in ‘Studio,’ and it has an arrow pointing skywards as a tribute. A salon full of heart.

QUITE AN ENTRANCE As you approach the front doors of Studio 285, you are welcomed in a very unique way. In the spirit of positive energy, you’ll find large healing crystals in the sidewalk and there has been no expense spared on the antique lion head door knobs from Europe. The lion symbolises strength, courage and leadership. It represents who Amber and Brittany are and if you look closely, you can find the image of a lion hidden throughout the entire salon. Entering the front doors,

your eyes are immediately drawn up to the 26ft wall of mirrors, where a gold geometric lion head hangs front and centre behind the sleek black front desk. As soon as your eyes come down, you will fall in love with the “Google Earth” stained concrete floors. The floors are undeniably the most talked about design element in the salon.

ALL ABOUT THE DETAILS A six-foot crystal chandelier hangs in the centre of the main lobby and reflects off the tall mirrored wall. The salon’s waiting area features velvet mid-century modern furniture, gold geometric shelving, and a custom-built retail cabinet. The shampoo area features black double-sided cabinets, an iridescent tile back-splash, and a counter top designed with grommets where stylists

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“As soon as your eyes come down, you will fall in love with the Google Earth-stained concrete floors”

can throw used towels. There are five black shampoo stations that sit below a huge greenery ceiling featuring four chandeliers, lots of different colours, and tropical plants hanging throughout.

OUT OF THIS WORLD The orbital hair processors resemble flying saucers, and guests enjoy gazing at a hand-painted wall that includes a sparkling cosmic galaxy, flat-screen TV, and a lit-up moon. Atomic-style starbursts behind the processing chairs give a “Jetsons” vibe. On the far right of the salon, there is a huge eclectic gallery wall that is always changing. This is where stylists take photos of clients hair for social media. A delight for the senses, Studio 285 is a true labour of love. studio285inc.com




ST YLING/COLOUR: UVA Salon, Melbourne PHOTOGR APHY: Ed Purnomo MAKEUP ARTIST: Chantelle Baker FASHION ST YLING: Lana Wilkinson


I N S PI R ATI O N The UVA Salon team wanted to convey both a commercial and highfashion styling vibe with their Hair Expo Salon Team of the Year 2018 award-winning collection. The looks focus on current trends in fashion and hair styling, and also what the team creates every day in the salon, but with a raw, editorial edge. “We wanted to show that beautiful hair can win,� says UVA salon founder and celebrated colourist, Marie Uva.


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In Conversation With Uros Mikic & Richi Grisillo This award-winning Aussie duo are the ANZ Creative Directors for System Professional. The pair talk to Headway about their new roles, current hair influences and favourite styling products @SYSTEMPROFESSIONAL

Richi Grisillo @RICHI_GRISILLO


As a Creative Director for System Professional, what does your role entail? RICHI: It’s an exciting time for us! I have worked with Wella for over 12 years and the System Professional range has been a go-to for Acadèmie Salon: it has developed a bit of a cult status with its EnergyCode™ technology. I have championed the care line for years and now with the latest launch of System Professional Styling, I am truly proud to put my name and creativity to something so innovative. UROS: This appointment is a great honour. Since Kinky Curly Straight joined the Wella family earlier this year, it’s a great feeling to offer my team and clients high-performing, premium products to work with. As Creative Director for System Professional, I’m excited to work with like-minded people to ultimately help lead some gamechanging work for the System Professional brand and Wella. It really is an exciting time.

Tell us about the new System Professional styling range and what you love most about it? UROS: The range compliments the existing System Professional care range with CreativeCode™ technology, which makes it easy to build a client’s personalised at-home care regime! Using EnergyCode™ Mapping, we are able to decipher the best product combinations for each of our clients, a truly effective care system tailored to each individual’s hair and scalp needs. My favourite styling product so far is System Professional Energy Dry Conditioner. It’s lightweight, easy to use and offers instant results – a client favourite and a real game-changer for the salon. What’s your personal hero product from the range? RICHI: System Professional’s care-infused styling gives results that our clients want, and that is fantastic-looking hair that is also healthy, touchable and shiny – without compromising on style. Two key products, System

Professional Perfect Ends and System Professional Energy Dry Conditioner, have become an instant favourite at Acadèmie Salon. The results give a ‘born again’ feeling to hair, like starting fresh. Do you have a System Professional ‘cocktail mix’ you can share with us? UROS: I’ve been experimenting with a combination of System Professional Sculpting Clay and Curl Definer Elasticizing Cream. Combined, they create truly perfect curls - defined and longlasting. What do you enjoy most about being part of the Wella family? RICHI: Wella have been a great support throughout my career: from being an apprentice to senior hairdresser, session stylist and salon owner. Wella pride themselves on growing and encouraging success in the hairdressing, beauty and fashion industry, and have let me grow creatively, providing me with incredible support on every level: product support, education and personal business development. It is this support that I enjoy and value most.

UROS & RICHI’S FAVOURITES Richi - Film: It changes on a weekly basis. Uros - Guilty Pleasure: My car! A Land Rover Defender. Richi - Celebrity Crush: Margot Robbie. Uros - Holiday Destination: Hawaii. Richi - Luxe Purchase: Fendi slides. Uros - Designer: DSQARED2. Richi - Fragrance: BLACK Comme des Garçons or Le Labo Santal Uros - Actor: Denzel Washington is a great actor and Vin Diesel – cool dude! people I hang with. My recent trip to Europe and my home country, Slovenia, is fresh in my mind and I’m currently injecting a visual mix of beautiful nature and urban European style into my work.

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Congratulations on your win as Hair Expo Men’s Hairdresser/Barber of the Year. What is your creative process when working on a new collection? UROS: Thank you! A lot of research and planning, then practice, practice, practice! It is important to enjoy every step of the process, to do what you love and love what you do. This is the key to a blissful work/life balance. What are your favourite cutting and styling techniques right now?

RICHI: I love healthy-looking hair. I like to work with block, freehand colour placement to create seamless blends of colour. I am moving away slightly from Balayage and am enjoying creating expensive-looking, well-conditioned end results. I’m also loving texture at the moment, with broken perimeter lines instead of the blunt, heavylooking cuts that have dominated social media the past few years. What is inspiring and influencing your work at the moment? UROS: I’m one of those artists inspired by the places I visit and

What has been your most memorable session styling experience? RICHI: I still get a huge kick from being backstage at international fashion weeks. I thrive from the energy and pressure of the backstage environment. Saying that, nothing ever really beats seeing your work in print. Which styles are you looking forward to creating for clients for spring/summer? UROS: This season’s ALL about texture, combining dry products such as System Professional Instant Reset Dry Shampoo and lightweight fixing sprays to build remouldable styles, without compromising hair health. We’re going to see a lot of the ‘modern shag’ too. HEADWAY.NET.NZ 47

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Next Level Fudge Professional up their game with the re-launch of their new care range @FUDGEHAIRAU


ew technology, new packaging and new formulas make for an exciting line-up from Fudge. We chat with Katie Barker, Global Head of Product Development & Marketing of Fudge Professional to learn more. What are you most excited about in terms of the new Fudge Care Range? It’s a tie between the amazing new formulas with instant transformative effects on hair, and the new holographic packaging. As a professional brand, product performance is always our number one priority and this is our most technicallyadvanced range with fantastic supporting data. But if you can also package it in a way that feels fresh and disruptive, I think you have a winning combination. 48 HEADWAY.NET.NZ

What do you think is unique about this haircare collection? The simplicity of the platforms. We’re catering for a broad selection of hair types and needs without over-complicating or proliferating the SKUs. We’re combining colour-lock technology with other key benefits, such as thickness and shine, so you don’t need to choose between colour protection and other end results. What are the most important aspects of the technology behind the range? The Opti-Plex technology that runs throughout the shampoo and conditioner regime is about targeting damage and repairing hair to its original state. Hair undergoes a lot, particularly those who colour and use thermal styling tools, so we developed a unique protein that compositionally sits between the

inside and outside of the hair. The lower molecular weight end can penetrate the cuticle and build from within, whilst the higher molecular end treats the surface of the hair to reinforce, lubricate and protect the cuticle and shaft. Historically, conditioners only treated the surface of hair, so this new technology being applied into a care regime is a leap forward. When hair is in good condition, it becomes more manageable, has more shine and holds on to colour for longer.


What are your must-have products? I’ve bleached my hair since I was 13, so Fudge Damage Rewind Shampoo and Conditioner is my new life-saver. I also need violet toning weekly and now I can have repair with toning benefits thanks to the launch of our Fudge Clean Blonde Damage Rewind innovation. I also love to curl my hair, so I use a combination of Fudge Tri-Blo and Fudge Xpander Foam for great hold, shine, thermal protection and additional thickness. Fudge Treatment Time Machine Top Lock (launching in NZ soon) is my quarterly treat to instantly improve my hair quality. What do you think salons and clients will love about the new range? Hairdressers love covetable items, so I think the packaging will really appeal. Once they get to work with the products, the results will speak for themselves. I’m looking forward to the insalon use, as we have created a beautiful new fragrance which will fill the salon and get clients talking about the products that have been selected for them. The quality and the reasonable price points will make this range accessible for in-salon use but a great retail add-on to client appointments.

“As a professional brand, product performance is our first priority and this is our most technicallyadvanced range ever.”




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Winning Edge 5 Minutes with INDUSTRY NZ Hairdresser of the Year 2018, Lenard Johnston

What are some of the most important things you’ve learned from entering competitions like this? For me, it’s having a great team behind 50 HEADWAY.NET.NZ

Who do you love to follow on Instagram? I follow everyone, from hairdressers, to artists, photographers, models and fashion magazines. I get my inspiration from many sources. you: from your photographer, through to your makeup artist, stylist and models. This is the foundation to creating a successful collection. Have a clear direction of what you want to create and stick to it. Yes, you have to spend money if you want to be in with a chance. As hard as it is to hear, that’s the reality. What are your go-to resources for keeping up-to-date on the industry, both in New Zealand and internationally? Well, Headway of course! Also, the INDUSTRY Facebook page for what others are doing in New Zealand. Internationally, it would be The Journal magazine on Instagram. How would your co-workers describe you? I would like to say hard-working, driven, ambitious and creative but I know they think I'm a dork! I'm always cracking jokes or breaking out in a dance for no reason. Life’s too short so I don't take myself too seriously.

What are your must-have tools and products currently? I don't go anywhere without my Y.S.Park kit - every hairdresser should have one. On-set my go-to products are Joico Blowout Perfecting Crème, Sachajuan Volume Powder and L'Orèal Elnett Hairspray. Which session stylist would you most like to work alongside? There are so many, but if I had to choose it would be Odile Gilbert. I love her ‘less is more’ approach to hair. What’s in the pipeline for you over the coming year? I don't tend to plan but I have my fingers crossed for the A.I.P.P Awards coming up. For me though, it’s actually about having a weekend off! I shoot nearly every weekend - having a break is exciting for me. I do have a work Xmas trip to New Caledonia in November, so it will be great to relax with my workmates.


What was the inspiration behind your INDUSTRY Hairdresser of the Year collection and your winning men’s collection? My Hairdresser of the Year collection was inspired by The Cotton Club in New York City’s Harlem, which operated from 1923 to 1935, and then for a brief period during 1936 to 1940 in the Theater District. The club was most notable during America's Prohibition era. This has always been a fashionable era for me and I wanted to create a collection based around it. My childhood inspired the hair behind my men’s collection; popular culture in the 70s and 80s was music from ABBA and The Jackson 5, through to shows like The Partridge Family, The Waltons, The Osmonds, and Bruce Lee. The fashion however was inspired by my high school science teacher, who I thought was pretty cool. He had a handlebar moustache, knee-high socks worn with sandals, a bow tie, wool vests, polyester shorts and smoked a pipe. Students gave him slack but I loved his look.

Colour Reveal Bold shades are making an impact for the spring/summer season

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1 Lust Semi-Permanent Colour Royal Blue. 2 Evo Fabuloso Pro Blue Colour Intensifier. 3 De Lorenzo Novafusion Color Care Shampoo Indigo. 4 Joico Color Butter Blue. 5 KMS Style Color Stone Wash Denim Spray-On Colour.


1 Goldwell @Pure Pigments Pure Violet. 2 Brelil Professional CC Colour Cream Purple Plum. 3 Organic Colour Systems No Limits Violet. 4 Paul Mitchell POP XG™ Royal Purple.

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IMAGERY: Angelo Seminara, Mark Leeson, Peter Prosser, Mark Leeson,, Adrian Rotolo, Joey Scandizzo


Soft, denim-inspired shades of blue were popular in L.A. in 2017, but lately a brighter, bolder iteration has been popping up all over Hollywood. Many celebs have already taken to the colour trend, and we're thinking that the rest of the world is sure to follow. From Kim Kardashian's outfitcoordinating Yeezy icy navy, to Hailey Baldwin's cerulean sci-fi electric shade, blue hair is making an unexpected return to the red carpet. Earlier this year, Fergie gave us an early taste of neon blue with tinted tips that were created by celebrity colourist George Papanikos. This is a colour for the more experimental hair chameleons out there. Non-committal personalities will prefer temporary highlights to get in on the trend, so they can rinse out the colour before their tan fades.

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ACID REIGN Colourists are already brightening their shade concoctions because acid hair is the next rainbow hue to sweep the industry. Call it what you want - neon, dayglow, electric, 80s-inspired - but things are going more technicolour and less My Little Pony. “More colour,” is how celeb colourist Daniel Moon describes the change. “It got quiet for a second, which means the wave will come back around. That’s how it works. You stay away, the trend plays out, and then you go back at it and remember how fun it is.” Think vibrant pinks, teal, and fluorescent yellow. You can temper brightness of the trend with a naturallooking root, which allows for an easier (and more predictable) grow out. Or focus all the attention on the roots, which will convince everyone the fading colour was totally on purpose.

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1 Wella Professionals INVIGO Color Brilliance Booster Concentrate. 2 Goldwell Color Brilliance Shampoo. 3 Davines A New Colour Pure (available in Blue, Red, Yellow, Orange, Violet and Green). 4 KEVIN.MURPHY CRYSTAL.ANGEL Gloss Colour Shine Treatment



3 Since Ultra Violet was named Pantone’s 2018 Colour of the Year, countless iterations of purple hair have been invading Instagram feeds. Between photos of delicate Balayage and low-key bronde looks, you can find purple hair in basically every shade imaginable. There’s no doubt hues of purple bring personality to

any hairstyle: from sophisticated pastels through to deeper, more vivid tones, lavender, plum and violet are making their presence known. Dark purple shades make brunette strands pop, while blondes can opt for lighter purple highlights for a sexy, creative twist.



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and extraordinary shine from all angles. The innovative molecular structure and the unique distribution of the electrical charge is able to intensely colour the hair and provide high-fade resistance. The new patented dyes form gradient layers of multi-spectral colour in the hair, resulting in a unique play of colour reflections – a result similar to looking at light passing through a prism.

Colour Your World Goldwell takes colour creativity to the next level with the launch of @Pure Pigments @GOLDWELLNZ


arking a revolution in hair colour, Goldwell introduces @Pure Pigments, highdefinition direct dyes that elevate hair colour with unprecedented vibrancy and brilliance. Opening up a completely new direction of colour results, the basis of @Pure Pigments is the revolutionary HD3 Dye Technology, developed in collaboration with the experts at Fujifilm over a period of 7 years. Elumenated Hair Colour is the result


of @Pure Pigments, which can be combined with Goldwell’s colour brands Topchic, Colorance and Nectaya. Unique direct dyes surround the oxidative hair colour and it is this layering process that provides 63% more shine compared to regular colour, boosts the intensity of the colour formula by up to 3 times, and results in twice as much resistance to colour fading.

The technology The HD3 Dye Technology creates longlasting and multi-dimensional colour results, with unique light reflections

Six concentrated colours enable unlimited options in regard to formulations. Pure Yellow, Pure Orange, Pure Red and Pure Violet are used to create vivid tones and effects, whereas Pearl Blue and Matte Green soften and counteract unwanted tones. In addition, three new services have been introduced to support @Pure Pigments. Colour Morphing: Add multiple tones of @Pure Pigments to create iridescent and holographic colour effects. Colour Boosting: Add tone-ontone colours to Topchic, Colorance and Nectaya formulations to create spectacular intensity. Colour Washing: Create beautiful pastel washes, ranging from subtle to intense, and illuminate lighter tones with veils of soft colour. @PurePigments promises to take hair colour services to the next level, elevating colourists’ expertise, offering an infinite range of creativity and upgrading the hair colour business. “This completely reinvents the way we do hair as colour artists…completely,” says Netherlands Goldwell International Artist, Agnes Westerman.


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HAIR: Davines Artistic Director Angelo Seminara COLOUR:Angelo Seminara Team PHOTOGR APHER: Andrew O’Toole MAKE- UP: Daniel Kolaric ST YLIST:Ashlee Hill






I N S PI R ATI O N “They say reflecting is the origin of our human nature, since the resulting awareness is precisely what sets us apart from other living forms. We reflect thanks to a glimpse of intimacy that unfolds in the urban context, before an unexpected gesture, surprising ourselves by our image reflected in a shop window. Our reflected figure triggers reflection as introspection. This is what led to the Reflection collection, devoted to the unexpected moments that interrupt everyday life and to the women who choose to seize them, feeding with reflection their own free and independent view of the world around them.� Angelo Seminara.




The Secret of the Superstar Stylist


t’s fair to say that with over 600 hairstylists working in their salons across the country, Vivo’s coowners, James Carlisle and Lynden Mason, have had the opportunity to witness and talk with thousands of stylists over the years. “We have worked with every kind of stylist; from young apprentices to those who have been in the trade for more than 40 years,” Lynden reflects. “We have seen some stylists’ careers stall, while others go from strength to strength.” The Vivo directors have a name for these people Superstar Stylists. What qualifies someone as a ‘Superstar Stylist’? James and Lynden agree it’s the stylists who are always learning and keeping their skill-set fresh, who have developed a large and loyal client base. “And of course,” James says, “it’s a stylist who really loves what they do”. Lynden agrees. “There are lots of aspects


to a hairdresser’s career, but it’s the understanding of ‘why’ that makes the difference. I’ve found that many people are focused on ‘what’ they do in a career. Here’s an example. A stylist has a halfhead of foils booked. They give this client a technically solid half-head of foils but the client doesn’t return. Nothing went wrong with the service and the stylist is confused as to why the client doesn’t return. This stylist is focused on ‘what’ they do: apply colour, cut hair, blow-dry and style. By doing this, they miss the major component of why a person visits a hair salon.” A ‘what’ mentality limits a person’s perspective. Superstar Stylists understand clients have limited understanding of how to achieve their ideas, and the Superstar Stylist thinks about why the client is really in the chair and what the client actually wants. This person wants to feel amazing and it’s up to the stylist to develop the pathway to this vision. The WHY is the purpose of the Superstar Stylist. They understand monetary reward is just a side-effect, not the main motivator. “Focusing on making

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money from your clients is never going to make you money, because this encourages negative behaviours that are counterproductive to making clients feel their best,” says James. “Focusing on making clients feel amazing will lead to financial success”. Lynden interjects. “People tell everyone they know about an amazing experience. Ultimately, that’s why a client returns to a salon over and over again. It’s not just about technically great hair - it’s about an experience that leaves them feeling fantastic about themselves too”. The take-home message is this: the day a stylist wakes up with the belief they are going to find ways to make their clients feel amazing, and that truly becomes their purpose, a whole new level of happiness and fulfilment will be unlocked for clients, colleagues and themselves. As a stylist’s reputation grows, financial success will be a natural consequence to this positive mind-set. There is a famous quote that reads: “When you do what you love, you’ll never work another day in your life”. The key to this is finding your WHY. By Tereze Taber with Lynden Mason and James Carlisle, co-owners of Vivo Hair & Beauty

IMAGE: Nathan Cherrington.

How do some stylists careers go from strength to strength? Tereze Taber explains what can transform you from a stylist into a ‘superstar stylist’

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Our favourite new product picks for the season ahead


2 Next Dimension Joico LumiShine Colour DD Crèmes are a fool-proof way to add dimension and long-lasting effects, with the shine only LumiShine can deliver. DD stands for Dimensional Deposit and provides depth and dimension to every colour, while restoring maximum health and tons of gloss. This versatile colour comes in 20 lush hues.

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4 3 Dry Time Power, reliability, robustness and ease of use are just a few of the reasons the new Lust Hair Dryer has become an industry favourite. Featuring exclusive TRYO™SYSTEM technology by Ceriotti, the dryer offers exceptional power, air capacity of 102/120m3/h and comes with a silent motor, ergonomic grip, true cold shot and 2 speeds with 4 temperatures.

80s Love Macgyver your way out of hair-threatening situations with Evo’s Macgyver multi-use mousse. Slick it back, blow it out or build it up with volume, separation and texture. Whatever your style, with Evo Macgyver, you’ll be prepared for anything.




Hair Renewal Angel En Provence Rosemary Hair Activating Shampoo improves scalp microcirculation, providing nutrients and improved activity for hair follicles. Supplying essential protein to hair, roots are deeply nourished, leaving hair strong and healthy.

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5 Style & Protect Pureology’s new Style and Protect collection offers a product for every look. The 7-product range features everything from Beach Waves Sugar Spray, through to Refresh & Go Dry Shampoo, Soft Finish Hairspray and a Shine Bright Taming Serum.

Eliminate brassy tones with Vitafive CPR Serious Blonde Instant Toner. This cooling spray refreshes blonde, lightened or grey hair with a mix of natural botanical extracts that triple the strength of weakened hair, condition and detangle.

11 Growth Spurt Kérastase Résistance Extentioniste promises 99% less breakage, 78% less split ends and 4cms longer hair in just three months. Creatine R™ technology reinforces the fibre structure, empowering hair to reach new lengths, while ceramides and Taurine give moisture and fortify roots. HEADWAY.NET.NZ 65





As we move out of the darker tones of winter and into the stronger hues of spring, we are re-energised by colour. We were delighted to see so much colour at NZFW, from both the new generation through to the Queen of Colour herself, Dame TC. We predict Pantone 2019, salute a living legend in Guido, recommend some alternative wedding looks and put our votes in for best spring colour. Enjoy…




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This year’s New Zealand Fashion Week was vibrant, fun and has had plenty of positive feedback in regards to the diversity of the event. We were happy to see so much colour and attitude shining through and loved the Good Sustainable Style Show #ethicalisthenewblack –well done @goodmagazinenz One moment that did stand out for us and defined the season was that amazing moment when Lily Montana did her thing @hailwood. All hail Hailwood.





PANTONE Every year colour forecasting companies from painters, designers and professional organisations predict the shades that will dominate the following year. Well this year you’re hearing it from us first and we’re going for the blue-green blend that was announced late August as a frontrunner. Almost a kiwi bottle-green, we couldn’t be happier and are looking forward to seeing more of our ‘night watch’ pick next year.











We fell in love with this feed for spring. Capri, one-half of L.A.’s Nine Zero One Salon, is a fan favourite for cool-girl hair and effortless style. Ambassador for @Olaplex this is a salon we would definitely visit next time we’re in LA. When you see her feed, you will notice how many handles she has and each one is inspirational. She also smiles and laughs a lot, which makes a refreshing change to solemn pouting that’s for sure. HEADWAY.NET.NZ 67



VALENTINO We very much doubt anyone has missed the amazing floral hair art that has been posted and pinned over the last few weeks. With both UK & US September issues of Vogue releasing extraordinary examples on their covers, Bad Girl and Queen B respectively, we could not resist sharing some of the beautiful work from the maestro of Valentino himself, Pierpaolo Piccioli @pppiccioli





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GUIDO, GUIDO, GUIDO Headway pays homage to the work of the legend himself in a black and white collection for our spring colour issue. We thought he would see the irony in this. As Global Creative Director for Redken, Guido is synonymous with fashion week. A fitting tribute after our own season. An amazing artist we simply cannot get enough of


TOP OF YOUR GAME Matt Foster, Commercial Director of Coty Professional Beauty ANZ, shares his top salon marketing tips and the key to salon success




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What is the greatest benefit you believe Wella’s business support offers salons?   The mission we have as a marketing team is to provide programs and products that elevate and inspire the industry to drive more clients into the salon more frequently. We work with our global team, based out of Geneva, on new product launches, marketing campaigns and our digital tools, such as Activate Your Salon, Salon Finder and Salon Marketing. Locally, we work with our sales and education team to ensure all these products and tools are available to our salons. How do you think Wella differs from other suppliers in terms of the marketing support provided to salon owners? We seek inspiration from a variety of sources. We brainstorm with our Creative Directors, such as Brad Lepper from French Revolver. We speak to salon owners about the challenges they’re facing in the industry, and we talk to our Coty colleagues in other beauty businesses to understand what is working to grow their customers. We also read widely on the beauty industry globally and locally, and speak to experts in many fields relating to marketing. Last year, we had the former head of the Facebook Creative Shop at our annual customer conference to talk to Wella salon owners about creating compelling social content for their clients.

increase the spend of their existing clients and find a way to attract new clients. To grow existing clients, I would focus on Customer Relationship Management (CRM), including elements such as a loyalty program: a communication strategy to share salon updates via text, email or social media, birthday offers or a random giveaway of free product to a loyal client as a way to ‘surprise and delight’ them. I would utilise Facebook ads and sponsored Instagram posts to target new clients - these are surprisingly cheap and effective. Word-of-mouth is always powerful. Check which of your clients has a strong social media following and consider how you can work with them to promote your salon. Finally, you should encourage your loyal clients to ‘rate and review’ your business on your Facebook page or Google Business. If you target people online, you need to have quality content to showcase your work. This might require investing in ring lights and an “Instagrammable” space that allows both you and your clients to capture images for your social pages.

“Developing contacts can result in new clients, new ideas and new ways of thinking.”

Which aspects of marketing should salon owners currently focus on to grow their business in today’s market? It’s simple. To grow, a salon must

What do you believe are the indicators of a well-marketed business? The first step of any business is to have a quality product. Then you need a clear brand proposition – what does your brand stand for and how is it different to your competition? From there, a good business will define and execute their strategy flawlessly, test and learn along the way, adapt to challenges, look for inspiration everywhere and keep an eye on the competition. What exciting marketing innovations are on the agenda for Wella salons in 2018/2019? We have some game-changing products launching over the next 12 months and

we are working on innovative ways to support them to ensure they are successful for our salon partners. What are the three best marketing tips you could offer a salon business owner? Content Marketing: Creating great content and knowing how to amplify it and to who is one of the most powerful forms of communication. When used effectively, content can transform a business. Network: Building relationships is a critical part of any business. Whether it’s within your industry or not, developing contacts can result in new clients, new ideas and ways of thinking. Wella’s RED Forum is designed to help our salons connect and learn from each other, as well as experts from a variety of specialist areas. Listen: Not just to your customers’ feedback, but to staff, the industry, media and beyond. You can learn so much from others that can be reapplied to your business marketing efforts. What do you love most about being part of the Wella family? The fact that it is a family! Whether it is Wella employees, the agencies that we work with, or our salon partners, we are all passionate about the industry, about our brands, and about the craft of hairdressing. We want to deliver a final product that celebrates and liberates the diversity of beauty, and that’s a mission we work on every day. HEADWAY.NET.NZ 71




oldwell Color Zoom New Talent Colourist winner, Nina Williams from Vivo in Auckland’s Botany, and Creative Colourist winner, Bethany Lane Noa from Vivo in Manuaku, Auckland, impressed the judges with their individualised interpretation of Goldwell’s ‘Elemental’ collection. The pair will be heading to Toronto, Canada at the end of this month to compete live against Colorzoom winners from 40 countries. We spoke to the pair about the inspiration behind their looks and their passion for the industry.

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What does winning this award mean to you? NINA: This is a huge honour. To be recognized on a national level for work that I’ve produced is incredibly humbling. When I first started hairdressing, one of my goals was to enter competitions. I never in my wildest dreams expected to be so successful! It still feels incredibly surreal. BETHANY: I’m honoured to receive this award and want to thank the following for helping me achieve this. Vivo Hair & Beauty salon owners - Lynden Mason and James Carlisle - photographer Fiona Quinn, makeup artist Deb Tan, model Erica Foubister, Zambesi for styling, and the incredibly talented Goldwell NZ and Australian educators who

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have helped me develop as a colourist. This award is my way of giving back to my loyal guests in the salon by inspiring them with new ideas and pushing the creative envelope. What was the inspiration behind your look? NINA: The beautiful images the Goldwell Global Creative Team produced really spoke to me. I loved the Elemental theme, so I based mine on precious stones. The violet tone represents the protection and strength of an Amethyst stone, and the turquoise colour popping through brings the eternal youth of the Jade stone. BETHANY: The Elemental collection has been my favourite Color Zoom collection to date because it provided the opportunity to choose colours from the world’s natural elements. By taking

Headway talks to the talented New Zealand winners of Goldwell’s Color Zoom Challenge 2018

this raw beauty, I was able to strip it apart, right down to its veins and put it back together with my take on it. After shortlisting ideas, I edited them down to one and chose an Amethyst cluster to inspire my colour palette. As for the cut, we are seeing mullet and shag styles making a comeback. I thought I'd put my stamp on it this year for old time’s sake.

Silver and Bronze Award Winners Creative Colourist Silver Award NICKY CROMBIE VIVO HAIR & BEAUTY ON THE STRAND TAURANGA

What are your must-have products currently? NINA: My absolute favourite product is Goldwell StyleSign Texturiser, such an awesome product to use on wet or dry hair. I also love StyleSign Diamond Gloss Spray for humidity protection and shine as a finishing product. BETHANY: Goldwell BondPro+ is my go-to in-salon service for maintaining the integrity of clients hair. I love all the products within the Goldwell Kerasilk, Dualsenses and KMS ranges, but a standout is Kerasilk Repower Volume BlowDry Spray and Dualsenses Just Smooth 6 Effects Serum. Favourite colours and shapes for spring/summer? NINA: I’m definitely looking forward to keeping muted pastel tones alive. I'm loving any peachy or coral tones for summer! As for shapes, I'm all over the layered bob with plenty of beach wave. I love keeping it feminine but adding fun with texture and oomph. What do you love most about the hairdressing industry? BETHANY: My love for hairdressing grows from knowing I play a part in making a person feel amazing and it is so gratifying to see. Being part of the industry is continually exciting because there's always something new to learn, to teach others, or just something to refine. It’s an ongoing process that encourages us to do the best we can.

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La Biosthetique’s spring/summer collection welcomes a return to curls and lady-like glamour @LABIOSTHETIQUEAUS



a Biosthetique’s new collection, She’s a Lady, showcases women who aspire to be free, strong and confident. Celebrating a beauty that empowers women, all the looks showcase a variety of beautiful curls and waves: from modern and contemporary, through to subtle elegance and powerfully playful. Back to the 80s with a present-day feel, we love the classic big wave look with heightened volume, which makes a statement of glamour and strength. Soft, big waves with voluminous roots hark back to the elegance of bygone days. Feminine, classic and glamorous. For a more versatile style, go big with bouncy, flexible curls with loads of shine and fresh texture. Tightly rolled or brushed out, curls with character are the order of the day. A modern interpretation of the confident 1920s sees long hair set in glowing waves, styled and pinned into an asymmetric bob, while the same model rocks a French-chic, cool-waves look – fresh, feminine and sophisticated. The decisive centre parting and flat roots give the look a modern touch, as does the red power suit. Heralding style icons of the 60s, such as Audrey Hepburn, we also see hair worn like an accessory, inspired by the pom-pom. Shiny hair and a shiny shape is created by back-combing hair till it lays on the head like a ball, or a particularly striking piece of jewellery. These glamorous looks gives rise to the current runway trend for more romantic styling.


I N T R O D U C I N G The Creative & Talented Rodney Wayne Artistic Team


backing us, and the creative energy on set that day will be memorable forever. A decent amount of our team made it into the finals which is a HUGE deal and of course, our pal Andrew took out Hairstylist of the Year!

Why would you encourage other stylists to join the Rodney Wayne family? We spend so much time in the salon working on commercial looks. It’s such a great outlet to really find yourself and express your individual style and personality.

What opportunities has being part of the Artistic Team given you?

Lizzie White

What has been the most exciting project you’ve worked on as an Artistic Team member? Taking part in L’Oréal’s ‘The Collective’ has been my most exciting project. We had an amazing photography and styling team 76 HEADWAY.NET.NZ

My biggest reason for joining the team was to get to know my Rodney Wayne family from other salons outside of my region and being the bridge that gets people together, comfortably mingling and making friendships. It’s been amazing seeing and recognising faces when we have awards, show nights or classes. I know the other team members value the styling sessions for magazines or runway but for me it’s all about familiarity.

How does Rodney Wayne help you achieve your passions as a hair stylist? I have been with RW for a whopping 17 years - 6 salons in 3 regions. I have had amazing encouragement to enter competitions, grow my skill-set, manage salons and now my favourite -inspiring people to find their potential.

What is the most valuable lesson you’ve learned in your role so far? Trust yourself and your knowledge! I never realised I had a paralysing fear of public speaking. When I first got up in front of my Artistic Team peers, I completely bailedthere were a few tears because my fear had come unexpectedly! Since then, I’ve worked hard at pushing myself into uncomfortable situations and grown so much confidence with crowds and live stream videos.

Which hairdressers do you most admire? Richard Kavanagh. Hearing his stories and seeing the work he is involved with constantly leaves me speechless such dedication.


Isla Mackney

Why would you encourage other stylists to join the Rodney Wayne family? There’s so many other opportunities than just being a stylist. You have the best training and the best professional products at your fingertips. Plus, the Christmas parties are pretty good!

What opportunities has being part of the Artistic Team given you? I have only been in the Art Team less than a year and already the opportunities have been more than I could have imagined: photoshoots, NZ Fashion Week, and also getting out of my comfort zone, which is a big one for me.

How does Rodney Wayne help you achieve your passions as a hair stylist? The support and training are amazing. Everyone can perform better and Rodney Wayne really help because they want you to achieve your goals and passions just as much as you do.

Which hairdressers do you most admire? There’s a salon I admire and am always stalking their Instagram. All their work is beautiful. “Not Another Salon” in London.

What are you currently inspired by? At the moment, I’m inspired by all the new techniques that are coming out with L'Oréal Professionnel Instant Highlights.

What would be your ultimate dream job? This sounds so cheesy but I’m already doing it. Since I was a kid, I wanted to be a hairdresser but I guess my next dream would be to own my own salon.

Andrew Cobeldick What has been the most exciting project you’ve worked on as an Artistic Team member?

Working with Steven Chee and Richard Kavanagh to create an award-winning image. Without that project and task, I’d never be where I am today. I’m also so thankful for all the other projects and education lessons we get to be a part of.

Why would you encourage other stylists to join the Rodney Wayne family? Rodney Wayne is honestly your family. They love and nourish all your skills and bring the best potential out in you. They want you to succeed and be the best version of yourself you can be. They also give you opportunities like no other.

What opportunities has being part of the Artistic Team given you? I’ve been so lucky to have attended NZFW, MBFWA and NYFW

multiple times. It’s also given me the opportunity to be a leader in our industry and spread the love and knowledge of our craft throughout the country.

What are your future goals and how does being part of this team prepare you for these? I’d love to be a session stylist travelling the world and doing education. Being in the team prepares me by practicing being a facilitator. We have a 3-day course that focuses on growing and challenging us. Richard, our mentor, has taken me under his wing to work alongside him on shoots and runway shows to understand the industry better.

What does beautiful hair mean to you? Beautiful hair to me is all about art form, what captures your eye, attention, and initially what you fall in love with at first glance. HEADWAY.NET.NZ 77

Newton Cook Why would you encourage other stylists to join the Rodney Wayne family? Rodney Wayne has one of the most extensive training programmes in NZ. We’re constantly up-skilling to better our craft to offer clients the best service, and it's exactly that...a family.

Quaanita Barthis What has been the most exciting project you’ve worked on as an Artistic Team member?

I’ve truly enjoyed working with Richard Kavanagh at a number of shows at NZ Fashion Week, the Albany fashion shows and Ms NZ Stiletto Camp. I really love behind the scenes work.

Why would you encourage other stylists to join the Rodney Wayne family? The opportunities are endless. There is constant education and training in and out of the salon. The room for growth is limitless and the systems help grow our business immensely.

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How does Rodney Wayne help you achieve your passions as a hair stylist? opportunities, from the runway to the class room. The gift of paying it forward and educating other stylists is extremely rewarding. I’ve personally grown very much and am truly grateful for the endless support from the Rodney Wayne team.

How does Rodney Wayne help you achieve your passions as a hair stylist? The support is incredible, from the salon to head office. With my passions constantly evolving, Rodney Wayne keeps up with fashion-forward styles and technology and keeps me on my toes all the time!

Favourite hair colour picks for spring/summer? I’m in love with the different Balayage techniques and colour melts. Creamy tones and bright colours!

The training programmes we have with our colour and styling partners, L’Oréal Professionnel and Redken, keep us updated on the latest trends/techniques, which means we aren't stuck doing the same thing. This feeds our passion as hairstylists.

What are your future goals and how does being part of this team prepare you for these? To eventually build a small empire, like the Rodney Wayne franchise, and work on being the best me. I believe being part of this team prepares me for these goals, because being part of such a successful business can open up so many more opportunities.

What does beautiful hair mean to you? Lots of things: softness, shine, sexy, effortless.

What are you currently inspired by? Natural, effortless hair.

What would be your ultimate dream job? Session stylist but I love a good transformation.


Milly Briant

Kevin Price

What opportunities has being part of the Artistic Team given you? The opportunities to excel are incredible, such as working on fashion shoots with magazines and for competitions. We work backstage at both NZ and international fashion weeks, and there’s room within the salon for growth, whether it be a creative path behind the scenes of fashion or a structured management role.

How does Rodney Wayne help you achieve your passions as a hair stylist? Rodney Wayne has helped me take my career on a really creative path. Joining the team six years ago has given me so many opportunities I could only have dreamed of. I just put myself forward for the challenge.

What is the most valuable lesson you’ve learned in your role so far? Give your heart to everything and put your hand up for every opportunity that comes

Why would you encourage other stylists to join the Rodney Wayne family? We have the best ongoing education in the industry. There are always opportunities to do more and learn more - be it perfecting your fundamental knowledge or assisting at fashion week. There is something for everyone

along. It’s like a big family - the support I’ve received is so great. It makes all the 5am starts and late nights at fashion week so worth it.

What would you love to achieve in the next 2 years? I hope to work at New York Fashion Week and win my Hairstylist of the Year award! Andrew knows I’m gunning for that!

What are you currently inspired by? I’m working at NZ Fashion Week which is inspiring. Also, Margaret Zhang has gorgeous hair.

What would be your dream job? To fly around the world doing hair for big fashion houses and magazines, then flying to fashion week!

How does Rodney Wayne help you achieve your passions as a hair stylist?

I love education. I’m super-passionate about teaching others and helping them reach their potential. Being part of the Artistic Team and running courses throughout the year across New Zealand is exciting and drives me to be my best so I can build others up too. Rodney Wayne also have a program called ‘Colour Ambassadors’. Our role is to educate

and promote all things colour-related within the group.

What are your future goals and how does being part of this team prepare you for these? I would love to move into a leadership role, eventually owning my own Rodney Wayne salon, or transition into an education position. As part of the team, I already have a responsibility as a leader and educator that is constantly developing and helping extend my skill-set, which one day I hope to expand on to reach my goals

What is the most valuable lesson you’ve learned in your role so far? No matter how experienced you become, there will always be something new you can learn. As long as you are open to new education, you will continue to move forward in your career.




This chic, refined, Double Bay salon combines warmth and luxury in a modern setting


tep into La Boutique, a minimalist’s dream. This salon is a refined space that incorporates luxe marble and natural timber tones with a natural, earthy colour palette. Located in Double Bay, Sydney, La Boutique is owned by Belinda Jeffrey, whose vision was to create a space that feels humble and down-to-earth yet maintains the highest levels of quality. La Boutique collaborated with award-winning interior designers We Are Triibe to transform the space. The vision for the interior was to create an open and chic salon that was comfortable but not pretentious. The design features needed to be aesthetically modern and sophisticated to reflect the type of service La Boutique provide. Correct lighting was also important, with Belinda wanting to bring more natural light into the salon – an essential when working with colour. The salon space keeps things casual, creating a styling area that’s simple and no fuss. The arch-shaped mirror with the marble shelf is combined with feature lighting and the Comfortel Tan Chloe Salon Chair. A private VIP area has also been created with the help of sheer, flowing curtains. The backwash area is earthy and features custom-

made tan-coloured Claire Wash Lounges to match the styling chairs. Combined with light-filled windows and custom-colour bar cabinetry consisting of mesh metal with raw timber, this salon space has become the pursuit of perfection. “It was important that the furniture and equipment met our styling requirements for the La Boutique renovation,” says Belinda. “Comfortel went above and beyond in arranging to have our wash basins custommade to match our styling chairs. Because their showroom is local, I loved going there personally to try out the basins and styling chairs to ensure that they were functional and comfortable for our clients’ needs.” “I wanted to use a forward-thinking company. The team were very professional and a pleasure to deal with. They did everything they could to bring our vision to life. Nothing was too big or too hard,” comments Belinda. Grounded by the strength of earthy, natural textures, La Boutique salon opens its doors to soft, dark elements. A smooth, dark marble reception desk, a velvety sage green fabric waiting chair, and rich timber tones welcome clients to the reception area. This is a salon fitout that’s setting trends in 2018 with a look we love, along with positive vibes coming from both clients and staff.


“The vision for the interior was to create an open, sophistcated, chic salon”

La Boutique www.laboutique.com.au 15B Transvaal Ave, Double Bay NSW 2028


SALON OWNER: Belinda Jeffrey SALON FURNITURE: Comfortel Furniture SALON DESIGN: We Are Triibe BUILDERS: Verdecon PHOTOGR APHER: Terrence Chin



NEXT GENERATION HITO apprentices showcase their talent at Melbourne’s Hair Expo 2018

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s part of the INDUSTRY Awards 2018 held in April, HITO apprentices were asked to put together a mood board presentation for a show idea, including hair, makeup and fashion styling. The winning apprentices were Alysha Ellis from Zibido Hamilton; Courtney Hale from Lou Lou’s Salon, Cambridge; Kodi North from Bliss Hair, Auckland; and Jade Scott from Vivo Te Aro, Wellington. Once selected, the group were connected with award-winning hairdressers Michael Beel, Kaleb Pritchard and Sara Allsop and communicated their ideas for the Hair Expo showcase in Melbourne, all whilst sending through hair test photos and any questions they had about the show. The entire group headed to Hair Expo in June, where they used professional models and a Melbourne-based makeup team to create their looks. The collection was shot backstage at Hair Expo before each of the models walked the runway. Marque Morehu from Vivo Avonhead in Christchurch, who won INDUSTRY Emerging Stylist of the Year, was also involved, cutting and styling the male models. The inspiration for the show was “OBEAH", drawing upon this mystical practice from the West Indies. Weaving and casting a spell that recalls Mother Africa and the enslaved bayous of New Orleans, the collection asked viewers to be entranced by the dark art of folk magic (hoodoo) and the original New Orleans Voodoo Queen herself, Marie Laveau.


“The inspiration was OBEAH, drawing upon this mystical practice from the West Indies.”

HAIR: HITO apprentices Alysha Ellis, Courtney Hale, Kodi North & Jade Scott MEN ’S HAIR: Marque Morehu PHOTOGR APHY: Jock Robson MAKEUP: The Makeup Academy ST YLING: Sopheak Seng SPONSORS: Joico & HITO






Founder and director of software company SalonEzy, Aadil Waja, talks about the company’s passion for their clients and their newly released Epical system

What sets both the SalonEzy family and your software apart from the rest? Two words - simplicity and effectiveness. A combination of salon experience and IT know-how results in a solution that best suits the salon industry. We are a well-established company with over 24 years’ experience in the industry and this equips us to fully understand what is required from an IT system. Our system is able to bridge the gap between talented salon therapist/ stylist and computer systems by providing the best after-sales support. Our commitment comes from the joy we get from talking to clients - we love what we do. You recently launched Epical. Tell us more about this new technology? Some years ago, I embarked on a journey of self-awareness in search of happiness which led me to the simplest of realisations: “The simple things in life are sometimes the hardest to see”. I incorporated this holistic, gamechanging way of looking at life 84 HEADWAY.NET.NZ

into the way we do things in our company. This motivated me to create Epical, which had to fit these requirements: simplicity of use, effective, powerful in functionality using all the latest technologies, and affordable for all – a joy to give something back to the industry. Epical was developed from a place of happiness within the company.

What has the feedback been from salons so far? We’ve received amazing feedback. As an example... “Epical is an easy-to-use system with flexibility to adjust and update to meet our ongoing requirements. Aadil is great to work with. He is always positive and quickly available to answer our questions.” Jasmine Roy, Manukau Institute of Technology. “Awesome software. Really simple to use and great being able to access from anywhere! The support crew have been a massive help and really easy to deal with.” Jordon Watene, Madison Hair Studio.

What can Epical do for salons and what are the biggest benefits? Most importantly, Epical is 100% Cloud-based. All you need to access the system is a web browser like Chrome, which means access from any computer – Windows-based PC, Apple Mac, Linux, Tablet or any mobile device - anywhere in the world. Ease of use is vital for staff members and owners. Some of Epical’s key features are… • Appointment book • SMS/email reminders • Point of Sale with barcode reading, POS printers and Cash Drawers • Stock control with detailed stock reporting • Contacts for clients, staff and

What are you most excited about in terms of the future for SalonEzy? The future of any software system is in its ability to adapt and change to the requirements and needs of its users. Input from our users is valuable to ensure the system performs exactly the way the user needs it to. It’s our understanding of the industry that makes it possible for us to achieve the best fit. We’re constantly taking on new technologies to ensure we deliver cutting-edge products, while also keeping things simple. We are a team enjoying every moment of what we do and every person that becomes a user of our products become part of this family. www.salonezy.com

PHOTOGRAPHY Supplied & shutterstock

suppliers • Online bookings (fully mobilefriendly) Epical can also be used in conjunction with our in-store SalonEzy App, giving SalonEzy App users the best of both worlds.



vitality of hair, improve elasticity, help combat breakage, and aid in conditioning.

As a world-leading brow and lash brand, RevitaLash® turn their expertise to hair care @REVITALASHNEWZEALAND


evitaLash® Cosmetics is proud to announce their new Hair Care Collection, consisting of three vitality-boosting, volume-reviving products designed to improve hair health. We speak to Annemarie Mason, Managing Director of Kiara Cosmetics, to learn more about how the science of Revitalash® has been incorporated into this new hair collection. Revitalash® are well-known for their amazing lash and brow products. What made the brand want to branch out into haircare? As the long-time leader and pioneer in the beautification and revitalisation of lashes and brows, hair care products with a purpose are a natural extension and a seamless fit for the brand portfolio. Comprised of a Thickening Shampoo, Thickening Conditioner and Volume Enhancing Foam, which feature RevitaLash science, these products will complement the award-winning lash

and brow enhancers and provide an unrivalled solution to revive fine and thinning hair, for both men and women. What is unique about the Revitalash Hair Care collection? The RevitaLash® Cosmetics Hair Care Collection offers unique volumising formulas and the Thickening Shampoo and Thickening Conditioner feature ingredients to optimise scalp health. The cleansing and hydrating properties of this duo transform hair to feel fuller, look thicker and improve health of the strands. The exclusive Volume Enhancing Foam features our proprietary BioPeptin Complex, the same science that can be found in our multi-awardwinning RevitaLash® Advanced Eyelash Conditioner. It is proven to boost the

What do you think salons and hairdressers will love most about this collection? This line was developed with the salon and hairdresser in mind. We understand the role of the professional and how their expertise is sought by consumers looking for solutions to hair woes. As this is a physician-led brand providing safe, results-driven products, it marries well with the professional nature of salons whose reputations are on the line every time they recommend a product to a client. The RevitaLash® Cosmetics Hair Care Collection is clinically-tested, contains no parabens or phthalates, is hypoallergenic and cruelty-free, and is safe for colour-treated hair. These scientifically-advanced products are ideal for addressing the needs of fine and thinning hair, and provide noticeable improvement to the user all good reasons to choose this line.

“Revive your hair with the science of RevitaLash® and experience restored condition, renewed vitality and fuller volume.”

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HAIR: Uros Mikic @ Kinky Curly Straight, Adelaide. PHOTOGR APHY: Kevin Luchman. MAKEUP: Katie Moore. ST YLING: Tahnee Mitra.

I N S PI R ATI O N Uros Mikic, Creative Director of Kinky Curly Straight, won the Hair Expo Men’s Hairdresser/ Barber of the Year Award 2018 for the third time with his ‘Metric’ collection. Combining his love for men’s hairdressing, pushing boundaries and creating new trends, Uros set out to London to dive into all that is British. Taking advantage of local talent, Uros brought on board a renowned UK photographer and London models to make the collection authentically British. Raw, edgy and cool was what he captured.



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Not wanting to leave all the fun up to the general section of Headway, we sort out the fabulous and fantastic in men’s hair colour for the season… not an easy task to find but we hope you like what we’ve done. We also look at the Nomad Barber and of course, some of the latest from NZFW for the lads O MA D




We couldn’t do a colour edit without the spotlight being on one of our idol’s Mr Rickey Zito @hairgod_zito His work is just amazing and the energy bounces out of his website and social media posts – a unique hair artist Also check out the attitude of a couple of UK sites @jarredsbarbers based in Lydney, Gloucestershire and @tombaxter_hair Newcastle upon Tyne




@nzfashionwk THE NOMAD BARBER An independent online web-series documenting one barber as he travels the world learning more about his trade. The Insta-posts are amazing and this guy is really worth a follow, particularly for those who love to travel – amazing. 90 HEADWAY.NET.NZ

Mr Stan Walker in @not_for_clothing was pretty damn cool, as was the whole collection from Jerome Taylor. The debut of @edmundhilarycollection was well-received and @mrmikemcroberts for Mercy Hospice was his usual silver fox self.


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WHERE’S THE BOY'S ROOM? With the growth of the barbershop, are we in danger of losing our male clients to this new kid on the block? Headway investigates the pros and cons of the investment in a separate man’s space in your business and what that would entail

PHOTOGRAPHY: Shutterstock and Supplied.


NEW PRODUCTS Make sure you have a selection of products for your male customer that are specifically for him. There is a reason sales for male grooming are outperforming the female segment, and if you don’t have the products to sell, clients will go somewhere else to buy.

ust as we were beginning to break down all the barriers of having men in the hair salon, along came the extraordinary growth of the barber shop and its new demographic. No longer is the barbershop that place where old men with little hair or little boys, who don’t have anyone to impress, hang out. The barbershop as we know, and love by the way, is now a completely different place than it was even five years ago. Is this causing an unnecessary panic amongst hair salons that have painstakingly grown and held the market for the male with a focus on detailed cuts and other services? If it is then it shouldn’t as the line between stylists and barbers may have become blurred for the consumer but for trade this is not the case. The opportunity to further grow the male grooming market by offering an alternative option is a very positive one. Competition encourages innovation and makes us better at what we do. Yes, you may think your local barber could be your competitor but they are not your enemy. Without heathy competition in any industry the market becomes stagnant. Here are some suggestions to add to your hair salon that are now available because of the boom of the barber.

NEW TREATMENTS Now this is a very cost-effective one and can just be a matter of rethinking your menu or price list next time you’re due for a price review (which should be every year btw). Change up your language and chose your words wisely - if you offer your female clients a manicure or paint whilst her colour is on, do the same for your male clients but call it a ‘Refurbishment’ rather than a manicure for instance. The language of grooming for males is different so make sure you have both audiences covered.

“Competition encourages innovation and makes us better at what we do.”

NEW SPACE This is not about relocating but more about thinking how you could make your current salon a little more gender-neutral, or a least one of the chairs. Whilst we know that serving alcohol has become a tricky one for the industry, serving a decent long black in pink bone china may not be a lot of guy’s preference, so make sure you have touches that speak to your professionalism and the fact that you are aware a male space is different to a female one. Spring is a great time to be looking at introducing a new range and a new space, as everyone is looking for something a little different. It is also the perfect time to be reviewing your pricing as you prep for the summer season. Capitalise on this change and highlight all the great things about being in the hair industry, regardless of which sector you’re nailing.





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The Value of Client Consultations How to give clients an amazing experience, whilst protecting your salon from a growing in-salon and social media trend @TIMELYAPP


here’s a trend occurring in the salon industry that you may have fallen victim to. A client comes to your salon for foils and a cut. They show you a picture, you create what they have asked for, and they seem happy with the outcome. The next day they return demanding a refund as it’s not what they expected. Our discussions with industry leaders and representatives confirm that more and more salon owners are becoming victim to it. One salon owner summed up the issue: “It’s what people are doing now. Demanding refunds, without giving the salon a chance to rectify.” Firstly though, we have to understand why salon owners are at risk in the first place. The domination of social media has given power to the people. While large corporations can often recover after a PR disaster on social media, smaller businesses may not be so lucky. Customer-facing professions like hair salons have to be careful, with many having their stellar reputations destroyed by a single post online. Whether the post is 100% truthful doesn’t seem to matter. So, when a client demands a refund and threatens to make a defamatory post on Facebook, salon owners have every right to get nervous. What can you do to protect yourself, your staff, and your business? It takes three things to avoid

this situation. Effective communication, an exceptional client experience and client consultation COMMUNICATION Relationships are everything. The connections you make with clients determine your success in the salon industry. Like any successful relationship, the foundation lies in effective communication. Lockhart Meyer published an article stating that while 97% of hairdressers claimed they give a consultation at every appointment, only 7% of clients believed they’d received one - room for improvement. Many salons make use of automatic SMS messages to communicate with clients once they’ve gone, but this focus on effective communication needs to start as soon as they walk through the door.

“What can you do to protect yourself, your staff and your business?”


CLIENT EXPERIENCE It’s not your regular clients who are going to be demanding refunds. They’re regulars for a reason - they love the experience your salon provides. The disgruntled refund-demanding client we’re talking about is often not a firsttimer. They were either surprised with their client experience, or even skulked into the salon with a refund in mind. Regardless of who enters your salon, the client experience should be foremost in your mind. The easiest way to improve the experience is to ensure you both have a clear idea why they’re there and what you’re going to be doing. Set expectations

at the start then meet them. That’s where the client consultation process comes in. CONSULTATION Your first goal is to understand the client’s needs and expectations. The second is to document this, so you can refer back if necessary. The process should look like this: • Greet the client with a warm smile. Introduce yourself, communicate, and begin to develop that friendly rapport your regulars love. • Begin the consultation. Ideally, it should be a form that the client fills out themselves. Include questions like: What are you hoping to achieve with your hair today? What is your current hair care routine? What styles and colours are you loving at the moment? • Go over the consultation form with the client. Clarify any grey areas, then file it with the client’s other details. Now you can provide your exceptional client experience! If refunds or do-overs are being demanded at no fault of the stylist, the consultation document is there to fall back on. Like so much salon admin, the future is digital. Soon your clients will be filling out consultation apps on ipads or iphones, before and after photos will be taken, and all this information uploaded to the client’s profile and stored safely in the cloud - seamless and simple. A perfect client experience, with no room for complaints. By Timely Salon & Spa Software www.gettimely.com

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Servilles Academy celebrate the opening of their new creative learning facility @SERVILLESHAIR


ervilles Academy have recently moved to a new space, their fourth location since the establishment of the academy over 22 years ago. The incredible new space is located at 8 Canada Street, just off Upper Queen Street and Karangahape Road in Auckland’s CBD. Previously the Zambesi workshop, this place is no stranger to creative souls ready to make their mark on the world. Not only is the stand-alone building contemporary, it is also sustainable; the roof has been built on an angle so that rainwater can be collected and reused within the building. Water is also heated with the use of solar power. The interior of the building is cleverly architecturally designed, with a salon, large learning space, Head Office and a tutor’s office spread over four floors. The salon is store front, further replicating the feel of a professional salon for both clients and students and as a bonus, there is more accessible 94 HEADWAY.NET.NZ

parking. The main floor of the academy is a bustling hub of students and tutors. The open-plan learning space features three areas, each dedicated to the three disciplines taught at the academy (hairdressing, barbering and makeup). There is also a theory space, spa area and student break room. The open-plan space encourages a more communitybased environment where students can communicate and inspire one another more freely. Reflecting the academy’s contemporary culture and sustainable attitude, this new space is another reason as to why the academy is top of its game in hair and beauty education. We spoke with Servilles Academy founder and director, Paul Serville, to find out more… Why did you decide to relocate Servilles Academy? It was motivated by the previous lease coming to an end and instead of renewing, it gave us an opportunity to see what else was around. We found this incredible

What was your vision for the new space and how did you bring this to life? The vision was to develop a creative space in a modern-day learning environment that would very much excite the next generation coming through. I believe it’s the most exciting academy that exists on this side of the world. What was most important to you in terms of creating this new education facility? That it was absolutely in line with carrying on our culture and our values. Where did your inspiration come for the fit-out? I always just work with the building that presents itself and it’s quite a natural and organic process from there - just go with it! It’s very industrial and one of the coolest buildings in Auckland. Plus we now have an incredible profile, which we didn’t have as much in Queen Street. What are you most proud of and what will be the biggest benefits to students with the new academy? I am answering this on the day we have opened and the buzz and excitement of the students is great. Being located right near Karangahape Road is a huge pull, as it’s a bit more alternative and interesting and gives off a more creative buzz than Queen Street. The minute you enter the building, there’s a real wow factor looking down at all the creatives working away. The energy is amazing.


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stand-alone building, which is also a sustainable building, so we took the opportunity.

DOUBLE-DUTY BEAUTY Servilles Academy are excited to announce they are now offering the New Zealand Certificate in Makeup Artistry (Level 4), in addition to the existing New Zealand Certificates in Makeup and Skincare Level 3, Barber Skills Level 3 and Hairdressing Salon Support and Emerging Stylist Level 3 and 4 qualifications. Servilles Academy is the first and currently the only Auckland provider to offer this new qualification, tying in perfectly with the opening of their new building. With a strong emphasis on developing the relevant technical skills while keeping current with fashion, industry trends and product innovation, graduates of the new

qualification will be ready for success in varied employment situations within the beauty and entertainment industries. The qualification includes knowledge and makeup application techniques for a range of clients and occasions, along with film and television, live performance and fashion (photographic and catwalk), complimentary and in-demand services such as lashes, brows, tanning, and the increasingly important business and marketing skills to make it in the freelancing world. To ensure students are equipped with the best quality products, Servilles work with M.A.C to provide student kits and seasonal demo’s and workshops. Servilles Academy are enrolling now. Visit servillesacademy.com or/ServillesAcademy on Facebook. HEADWAY.NET.NZ 95



Loxy’s Hair Boutique

Olaplex, known for revolutionising the hair industry as the first bond repair and maintenance system, has launched two new additions. Designed to transform all hair types, and formulated using Olaplex’s trademark BondBuilding chemistry, No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo restores internal strength and moisture levels for incredible shine and manageability, whilst No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner restores, repairs and hydrates for strong, vibrant hair.

As the founder of Loxy’s, a full service hair salon specialising in ethically-sourced human hair extensions, Kate Jarrett has a passion for holistic haircare and providing the ultimate experience for clients




What was your vision for Loxy’s when you first opened and what is your philosophy when it comes to haircare? Loxy’s started with a pure love for giving clients the hair they desperately wanted but couldn’t get naturally, without sacrificing the integrity of their hair. I saw clients having the same positive experience I’d had with my extensions and my love for hair extensions was born. Our philosophy has always been delivering the best for our clients with a holistic hair health approach. These values are woven into all the services we offer and are held strong by the wonderful people who make up team Loxy’s.

What is unique about the services you offer? We specialise in a unique method of hair extensions that involves no glue or braiding. Compared to most methods of extensions, ours take significantly less time to install, and our ethicallysourced, premium quality hair is reusable for many months. Aside from hair extensions, we offer all hair services, proudly work with cruelty-free products and are a member of Sustainable Salons. You’re a huge fan of Olaplex. How has the range benefitted your salon and clientele? Olaplex is the cherry on top of every colour service we offer. It allows us to deliver on our

promise to do the best for our clients every time; it’s been a game-changer. We love to educate clients on the benefits and have them see the results for themselves. We find clients seek out Loxy’s because they know we offer Olaplex. It’s great being associated with such a wellknown and well-respected brand. Can you tell us a little about the new Olaplex No.4 and 5? What are you loving most about these two new additions? I’m so excited the 4 and 5 will complete the picture when it comes to hair health, not just in the salon but at home too. Knowing clients are using these products at home means they’re taking their haircare routine seriously, and that matters to us. Olaplex 4 and 5 will provide an extra layer of certainty for us prior to colouring. What’s inspiring you right now? My team! They’re an incredible bunch of insanely talented stylists, and dedicated managers, administrators and salon supporters. They inspire me every day to be the best I can be.







air is a barometer of the body: anything that happens within the body shows up in your hair. Some people experience hair fall/shedding, while some experience hair loss. I have observed in my practice that people are confused by the difference between hair loss and hair fall. Normally, all human beings shed around 50-100 hair strands per day. Hair fall or hair shedding can be seen after three months of acute illness, fever, sudden shock or malabsorption of food, as examples. Here, we take a look at the more common types of hair loss and their causes.

FEMALE PATTERN BALDNESS: The major reasons behind Female Pattern Baldness relate to underlying health issues. This kind of hair loss can be caused by puberty, menopause, a hysterectomy, long-term intake of contraceptive pills, stress, or can occur post-partum. Visible signs include thinning of hair on the crown area, along with increased hair growth on unwanted 98 HEADWAY.NET.NZ


new, FDA-approved, noninvasive, cutting-edge technology developed to treat hair loss. Regular use of this high-grade laser device stimulates hair follicles, also providing nutrition and oxygen supply to dying follicles. It is one of the safest and most effective treatments available under supervision of a Trichologist. Regular use of a good-quality wooden comb helps blood circulation on a scalp level and also works well as a detangler.


MALE PATTERN BALDNESS: This type of hair loss is usually caused by genetics, especially when testosterone converts into Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). The top triggers of Male Pattern Baldness are hereditary pattern, steroid consumption, testosterone replacement procedures and sensitivity to DHT. As per the Norwood Scale, 7 various stages can be observed in male pattern baldness. The first stage may start as early as 16 years and initial signs are a receding hairline, scalp visibility on top, an itchy/red scalp or thinning of the hair.


parts of the body. As soon as one can see signs of balding, this means that 50% of hair loss has already taken place. TREATMENT: An internal and external approach to treatment is essential in tackling this problem. Externally, I suggest regular scalp cleansing and application of 5% Capixyl. This is a new peptide technology which helps improve hair quality and vitality. The action of Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3 and red clove extract has positive effects in making hair healthier and stronger at a cellular level. Internally, cyclical vitamin and mineral Hair Fact supplements help provide nutrition to weakened hairs. Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a

This type of hair loss occurs due to an autoimmune reaction, where cells within the body fight against each other. Alopecia Areata is very common globally and causes hair loss in patches. People who develop this type of hair loss can find the condition very stressful and often suffer low self-esteem. If not treated early, Alopecia Areata progresses to Alopecia Totalis (where the entire scalp undergoes hair loss) and further to Alopecia Universalis. The major causes of Alopecia Areata are a genetic disposition to autoimmune disorders, unexpected stress or sudden shock, vitamin D deficiency, viral infections or the continued use of harsh chemicals on hair and scalp. TREATMENT: Each case can be very different, so treatment plans vary. Treating Alopecia Areata starts with a detailed case history and a hair and scalp microscope analysis. A Trichologist may prescribe an intake of the amino acid supplement L-Tyrosine to reduce auto-inflammation. Consistent use of Low-Level Laser Therapy stimulates hair follicles at scalp level. Additionally,

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relaxation plays a vital role in reducing the progress of Alopecia. Yoga, meditation and listening to music can help control Alopecia. Regular and frequent follow-ups are needed to monitor the treatment response. Prevention is always better than a cure, so begin treatment as early as possible.

SCARRING ALOPECIA: This is known as inflammatory hair loss, also called Cicatritial Alopecia. This alopecia results in small or large bald patches due to hair follicle destruction. In many cases, Scarring Alopecia starts with Non-Scarring Alopecia and progresses to irreversible permanent baldness. Causes can include the excessive use of hot tools, prolonged traction on the hair, inflammation, injury, burns, tumours and destruction of hair follicle stem cells. TREATMENT: Hair regrowth is not possible with Scarring Alopecia, so the main focus is to cover bald patches and treating the underlying inflammation. I urge people to get treatment at the non-scarring stage (Alopecia Areata). Early detection of Scarring Alopecia helps to get quicker hair growth. In short, the best possible treatment options are; changing your hairstyle pattern, antibiotics or anti-inflammatory agents to reduce redness and itching, wearing a wig and if possible, covering the exposed scalp area with a cap or scarf.

Traction Alopecia can be non-scarring or scarring and totally depends upon the hair follicle damage. The most common causes are consistent, very tight hairstyles (tight ponytails, braids or dreadlocks). Other causes are excessive use of hair straightening chemicals, continuous use of hair extensions or frequent use of tight turbans or caps that pull the hair. TREATMENT: One can avoid Traction Alopecia by using satin/silk pillow covers, which will reduce the friction on the scalp. Using skin-friendly wigs will lower the chances of hair follicle pulling. Choose appropriate hair styles, accessories and tools that won’t harm, damage or pull on the hair.



“Think about your family history or prolonged health history. Take care of your hair and scalp. Stay healthy. Don’t fall into a pattern of stress. Seek regular advice or analysis from experts if needed. Healthy hair equals a healthy you.”

TRACTION ALOPECIA: This type of hair loss is due to excessive pulling of hair and pressure on the hair follicles.


is a diffuse type of hair loss, where hair follicles are alive and therefore regrowth is possible. Diffuse hair loss usually occurs after a sudden metabolic change, emotional stress or hormonal imbalance. Telogen Effluvium hair loss starts immediately 3 months after the triggering event and could last for 6 months, or further progress to Chronic Telogen Effluvium. The most common causes are major surgery, crash dieting, emotional stress, Malaria, Tuberculosis and nutritional deficiency. TREATMENT: In many cases, Telogen Effluvium resolves itself within 7-8 months. Also, proper patient counselling to understand the hair cycle plays an important role. Treatment differs according to the underlying cause

- sometimes an iron-rich diet helps. Topical application of Capixyl to promote hair growth is beneficial, while iron or zinc supplements cover any underlying deficiency.

CHEMOTHERAPY-RELATED HAIR LOSS: This a very common side-effect of chemotherapy. The sufferer feels devastated and undergoes a total loss of self-esteem. During chemotherapy, hair becomes inactive and won’t receive any nutrition to survive till the treatment ends. Characteristics of chemotherapy hair loss are feather-like strands, chemo curls, very thin, fine, fragile hair and pigmentation on the scalp. The patient usually observes hair growth within 12 months after completing chemotherapy. However, customized treatment can help those who have survived cancer and are fighting with chemo-related hair loss. TREATMENT: My treatment plan includes usage of high-grade, noninvasive laser therapy. The main goal is to push the dormant hair follicles back into the growth phase. Results have indicated that using laser therapy consistently allows hair to return within 3 months showing normal characteristics. What can be done to prevent hair loss? Achieving healthy hair through a balanced diet, nutritious hair food and regular relaxation plays a very important role. Any type of hair loss sounds scary; those with medical knowledge and experience of Trichology are well-versed in providing effective treatment options. New technology, appropriate hair care regimes and specific supplements can give tremendous hope and new-found confidence to hair loss sufferers. Padmaja Redekar is a Christchurch-based Trichologist and owner of Hairmantra Trichology Clinic. Contact her on 021 690 058 or view her website www.hairmantra.co.nz HEADWAY.NET.NZ 99

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Cosmoprof Asia 2018 Head to Hong Kong this November for a unique hair industry experience @COSMOPROFASIA


ave the date for Cosmoprof Asia, the leading B2B event for the cosmetic industry in the Asia-Pacific region. The 23rd edition of Cosmoprof Asia will once again adopt the “1 fair, 2 venues” formula, bringing together the entire Asia-Pacific beauty industry in Hong Kong during November. From November 13th-15th, Cosmopack Asia, held at AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE), will present avant-garde products and solutions, focusing on raw materials and ingredients, machinery and automation, primary and secondary packaging, contract manufacturing and private


labels. From the 14-16th of November, Cosmoprof Asia, held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center, will host companies and professionals specialising in finished products in various sectors – perfumery and cosmetics, beauty salon and spa, hair, nails and accessories, and naturals and organics. “ON HAIR”, a highlight of Cosmoprof Asia dedicated to the hair sector, will feature live demonstrations and shows. The event is a collaboration with the Asia Hair Masters Association, Hong Kong, which will host the Hong Kong Hair and Styling Arts Festival on the 14th and 15th, comprising a hair contest, awards ceremony and industrial summit. The event will welcome 3,000 international exhibitors and more than 80,000 visitors from the global beauty and hair industry. The first day of the festival is the hair contest and awards ceremony. With the theme “ROOT & NEW”, the AHMA Hair Show is one of the highlights, attracting over 2,000 hairstylists and salon owners from around the world. The second day brings a series of seminars and a summit, the perfect chance to broaden hair horizons.

Hair Performance by AHMA CLUB MALAYSIA Asia Hair Masters Association (AHMA) was set up by industry enthusiasts in 2010. It serves as the guidepost, strengthening synergy within the industry, assisting hairstylists to improve their knowledge and skills and promoting the professionalism and standardization of the hairdressing industry. 8 talents from AHMA Club Malaysia will showcase extraordinary performances on the festival’s key theme, ROOT & NEW. “The Art of Hair Design with Olivia Garden” by Cherry Petenbrink, Global Educator The beloved Hollywood celebrity hairstylist, Cherry Petenbrink, who is renowned for her bold colouring work in the blockbuster film series The Hunger Games, will be performing at Cosmoprof on stage for ON HAIR. Come and get inspired! Cut & Colour Demo by Gary Woo Hair master Gary Woo, from celebrated Debut Hair Academy & Salon in Shanghai, will bring the latest hairstyles and colours to the stage. The perfect opportunity to catch up on the latest trends surfacing globally. For further information, visit www.cosmoprof-asia.com





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HOW IT WORKS: The Revolve System treats male and female pattern baldness with a multi-action process that combats DHT, the hormone that causes 95 percent of pattern baldness. Formulated with antioxidant green tea, red clover extract and other naturally derived nutraceutical ingredients, the two-step system works conveniently in the shower and takes only 5 minutes, 3-4 times per week.

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THE ART OF EMAIL Joanne Neville discusses the elements that make up a great and engaging email


great email should get readers interested enough to open it and engaged enough to take action. Whether that’s to click-through to buy your product, book an appointment or find out more. Here are the things you need to do to ensure every email you send your clients is a great one.

THE AUDIENCE Before you start an email, consider who should receive it. Not everyone in your database should receive every email you send. Think about the client information you have and how you can use it to create a targeted list. For example, if you want to re-engage lost clients, generate a list of clients who haven’t visited in more than 8 weeks.

THE SUBJECT LINE Great emails start with a great subject line - it’s the first thing your clients will see. 47% of email recipients decide whether or not to open an email based on subject line alone. To ensure your subject line can be read in full on both desktop and mobile, keep it under 30 characters. That’s not long so you’ll need to choose your words carefully. Your subject line should also describe 102 HEADWAY.NET.NZ

what your email is about. Tricking your readers now could mean they don’t open emails from you in future. Your subject line should grab attention by focusing on the most exciting part of your email, such as introducing a new product, offer or giveaway. Using personal pronouns like you and your, or personalising it further by using their name, also works well. The use of emojis can also help emails stand out in your client’s inbox. Where relevant, create a sense of urgency by letting clients know they could miss out if they don’t act soon. For example, “Only 10 masterclass tickets left”.

THE PREVIEW TEXT Preview text is the summary text that appears after the subject line in an inbox. This text can work with your subject line to make your email even more appealing. For example, with the subject line “Only 10 masterclass tickets left”, appropriate preview text could be “Don’t miss your chance to take your styling to the next level”.

THE GREETING Your email has been opened. Now’s the time to ensure clients keep reading,

starting with the greeting. Think about your relationship with your clients as well as your businesses personality. Ask yourself, how formal do you need to be with your clients? Is “Dear” appropriate? Maybe your business takes a more relaxed approach like ‘Hi’ or even ‘Hey’. Whichever way you greet your clients, always use their name. Most email marketing tools have the functionality to insert recipients names from your contact list.

THE CONTENT Good content is about getting your audience to understand what you’re saying in the simplest way possible. The most important thing to remember is who you’re writing to, so choose the right tone of voice and benefit for them. The tone of voice you use in an email promoting your edgy new product line targeted at women in their 20’s is going to be different than the tone you use when promoting a new Tuesday morning special for seniors. Keep your content short and sharp by only including the information that’s absolutely required, and try to keep your sentences short and to the point. Ask yourself, “Is this really necessary?” to

test whether you’ve achieved this. By keeping your content clear, relevant and concise, your clients are more likely to engage with and read everything you send.

THE CALL-TO-ACTION For your email to be a success, it should have one very clear call-to-action - the one thing you want your readers to do once they’ve read your email. Your content should be written with this goal in mind by outlining the benefits, then reinforced with a clear instruction directing your clients to take action. The easiest way to do this is with a button. Use your brand colours to help your button stand out from the rest of your email. Choose your words carefully. For example, “Tell us what you think” might encourage more people to participate than “Take our survey”.

nicely and that your audience is correct. Use this time to double-check you’re happy with what you’re sending.

THE TIMING Sending your email at the right time is the final element contributing to its success. There’s no magic time to send emails as it varies depending on your audience. Think about who you’re sending your email to and when would best suit them. For example, if the majority of your client base are professionals, it may be best to email them just after 5:00pm when they’re on their way home from work and checking their personal emails. Email marketing tools such as MailChimp can help choose the right time by looking at your client list and determining the best time for them to receive your message


“Think about your relationship with your clients as well as your business personality.”

THE REVIEW Before you hit send, take a few minutes to review your email. This email represents your business and you want to put your best foot forward. Check the subject line, preview text and body content for spelling, grammar and punctuation. Ensure your email flows

Joanne Neville is the Chief Marketing Officer at Kitomba Salon & Spa Software. To learn more about what Kitomba can do for your business, visit www.kitomba.com or call 0800 161 101.

THE DESIGN Ensuring your email is visually exciting is a key component of a great email. Images can make your email more engaging, but too many can create a visual nightmare. A good way to overcome this issue is to use images that contribute to the message, not the design. Effectively using white space can help too. The idea is to carefully use text, headings, colour and imagery so there’s still plenty of clean white space surrounding those elements. This makes it easier for a readers eyes to take in the email and focus on what’s important the message you’ve written in the email.


THE TESTING Congratulations! You’ve written and sent a great email. That’s not the end though. Check the performance of your email by looking at key measures, like open rates and click rates, and consider how you could improve them for next time. If your click rate is lower than you would like, think about how you could improve your call-to-action, or if your open rate was low, try sending your next email at a different time of day, or changing up your subject line and preview text. Many email marketing platforms have A/B testing functionality, which allows you to test the same email with one change (such as a different subject line) without having to send a new campaign. Consider these ten things to ensure you’re sending your clients great emails they look forward to receiving and help you achieve your goals.

THE ART OF LIVING WELL Experts in wellbeing since 1985

Discover our potent, hand-crafted essential oil blends for everyday wellbeing Pioneers in aromatherapy and mindful beauty, Aromatherapy Associates helps you find time to stop and create a balance in your life. Addressing your specific concerns both inside and out with our finest hand-blended, therapeutic grade essential oil-based products, expect to be taken on a sensory journey to enhance overall wellbeing.

Combining 30 years’ experience and heritage in the finest natural hand-blended, therapeutic grade essential oils with the latest technology, Aromatherapy Associates delivers an array of award-winning luxury bath, body and skincare products to enhance the state of the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Today, it is used and highly recommended by professional therapists and experts in holistic wellness in the finest luxury spas around the world.

"It's more than a business for us, it's a way of life" -Geraldine Howard, Co-Founder of Aromatherapy Associates

To learn more or for details on becoming an Aromatherapy Associates stockist email info@selfcare.co.nz or call 0800 105 107

S PA M ET R O P O L E BY G I V E N C H Y AT H O T E L M ET R O P O L E Sharleen Singh discovers a beautiful alliance in luxurious Monte Carlo, Monaco


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“From the 126 rooms and suites, to the restuarants and pool, everything at Hotel Metropole is dedicated to the pleasures in life.”

ne of the most prestigious addresses in Monaco, in the Carré d’Or overlooking the Mediterranean, lies a luxury hotel from another era. Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo has a unique atmosphere steeped in history and soul, and this is where Spa Metropole by Givenchy resides.

SOPHISTICATED CHARM The palace was built in 1889 in the purest Belle époque style. It was fully renovated in 2004 under the direction of French designer Jacques Garcia, who knew how to preserve its Mediterranean charm while giving it a new lease on life that combines sophistication and true delights for the senses. From the 126 rooms and suites, to the restaurants and pool, everything at Hotel Metropole is dedicated to the pleasures in life. Hotel artistic director, Perrine Guyonnet, creates seasonal floral displays in the hotel, dubbed the “Metropole Mood”, including flower-filled birdcages suspended from the ceiling, or a full-size cherry blossom tree in the lobby.

SUMPTOUS RETREAT Designed by architect Didier Gomez, Spa Metropole by Givenchy reflects the House’s sophistication and modernity down to every last detail. The entrance sets the tone with its marble finish and proportions accentuated by sleek, bold, black lines. Contemporary materials can be found alongside a digital plant wall throughout the interior for absolute serenity. The corridor leading to the treatment rooms offers an immersive experience in which an unexpected encounter with nature is heightened by a subtle play of light, creating a vibrant and intimate atmosphere.

TOUCH OF LUXURY All ten treatment rooms are decorated in nuanced shades of white, with embossed walls that evoke the lace of haute couture gowns. These include a double suite and a single suite equipped with a bath and private hammam. For a touch of luxury, guests may choose a fragrance to accompany them throughout their experience. This is sprayed on a tissue in the pocket of their bathrobe or on the massage table. All treatments and massages end with a refreshing ritual using cryotherapy technology, for a gentle way to prolong this moment of serenity.

AN ESCAPE The spa offers a “Heat Experience” package, which includes the sauna, hammam, caldarium, ice fountain and sensory showers. The background music was created by Béatrice Ardisson to accompany and personalise the experience in the treatment rooms, where guests can choose a playlist based on their own



“The secret to elegance is being yourself.”

musical preferences. Last but not least, a dedicated Givenchy beauty boutique brings together all the brand’s products, from makeup and skincare to fragrances.

SENSORY EXPERIENCE “The secret to elegance is being yourself.” These words of wisdom from Hubert de Givenchy say everything, or almost everything, you need to know about the philosophy behind the Givenchy spas. Because beauty by Givenchy is much more than a simple treatment; it’s an experience – the key to elegance radiating from within. In an alchemy of advanced formulas, sumptuous textures and of course, skilfully mastered rituals, the House’s products used in Givenchy spas unleash their full potential in the hands of experts trained to employ precisely choreographed protocols. All face and body care treatments are exclusively designed; personalised rituals that combine effectiveness and sensory delight. The promise of an absolutely unforgettable moment all to yourself.




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Celebrating 45 years of looking after Kiwi skin For details on becoming a Joyce Blok stockist or to find a Joyce Blok spa or salon near you, contact us on:

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GOLDEN DECADE Karen Murrell relaunches her top five selling natural lipstick colours in new, ultra-luxe gold canisters to mark the brand’s 10 year anniversary. Adding an extra sense of pure luxury and elegance to the already beautiful process of applying your favourite lipstick. karenmurrell.com

Beauty news Natural Beauty Welcome spring in with the latest shades from Jane Iredale. • PurePressed™ Eyeshadow Duos in three new spring colours, including Sunlit/Jewel, Hush/Smoky Grey and Berries & Cream. • Soothe & hydrate lips with PureGloss™ in three new luscious pink, red and plum shades. • Expertly fill and define your brows with Retractable Brow Pencil in light taupe and medium brown. psb.net.nz 114 HEADWAY.NET.NZ

LIFT OFF RefectoCil introduce their new Eyelash Lift, which features a super-quick formula, allowing lashes to be lifted in just 13 minutes. Lasting up to six weeks, the silicone lifting pads are available in three sizes, for even the shortest of lashes, and can be reused up to 100 times. A true salon gamechanger. refectocil.co.nz

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Antioxidant Hit Medik8 launch C-TETRA® EYE Lipid Vitamin C Antioxidant Serum, enriched with 100% stable vitamin C and vitamin E, for an ultra-gentle yet effective treatment for the eye area. For a visibly brightened skin tone, try PURE C15™ Pure Vitamin C Antioxidant Serum, which also firms and refines skin texture. houseofcamille.co.nz

HOLIDAY GLOW Escape to paradise with the newest from St.Tropez. Their Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Mousse features a tropical scent, resulting in a medium golden tan that lasts for days. Whereas their Self Tan Extra Dark Bronzing Mousse offers a lightweight intense dark bronze, for when dark isn’t dark enough. sttropeztan.co.nz

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 Effectively tightens loose skin SUN-SEA-SKIN People4Ocean launch a global first, their SPF 30 Sunscreen and After Sun Solution. These unique products lead with a new sun system co-formulated by marine biologists and LaGaia Unedited. The formulas combine high-quality ingredients and broad spectrum UV-protection while excluding all ingredients harmful to coral reefs and people. A revolutionary skin and planet-friendly solution. selfcare.co.nz

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Spring Goddess Introducing your new favourites from Sothys: • The new botanical chic 2018 spring makeup collection, Les Jardins Sothys, features a burst of radiant floral colours with eyeshadows, much-loved eyeliner, bronzer, bold lip colours and vibrantly-hued nail polish. • You’ll find lime and watermelon in Sothys’ new seasonal facial, featuring innovative formulas resulting in a revitalised and energised skin. sothys.co.nz

RADIANCE REVOLUTION Environ’s new Focus Care™ Radiance+ Range features a revolutionary 3-step Mela-Smart System™, which helps inhibit the six complex steps involved in the formation of hyperpigmentation. Pigmentation, uneven skin tone and dark spots may well be a thing of the past. psb.net.nz

Refresh & Replenish For a boost of replenishment, try Algologie’s newest additions. Hydra-Replenishing Booster works as a serum, Hydra-Refreshing Exfoliating Cream buffs away dead cells, Hydra-Replenishing Sleeping Mask adds a wave of moisture at night, and the Hydra-Regenerating Balm supports even the driest of skins. A refreshing take on your skin care essentials. worldbeaute.co.nz 116 HEADWAY.NET.NZ

BEAUTY BASICS Perfect your spring-glam with the newest from Osmosis. Keep lips soft and hydrated with their new irresistible lip gloss shades, Primrose and Bellini, and apply it flawlessly with their new compact Lip Brush. They’ve also released a new beauty blender to deliver a stunning, streak-free look every time. osmosisskin.co.nz

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REJUVENATION BOOST We know how amazing vitamins are for us, so we’re thrilled to introduce the latest from Joyce Blok, the Rejuvenating Mask. This professional mask is enriched with advanced peptides and multi-vitamins, adding a serious rejuvenation boost for Joyce Blok facial treatments. Radiance, refined and glowing skin? Yes please. joyceblok.co.nz

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Pampering Perfection The perfect combination of high-end style, comfort and practicality, Comfortel’s Claudia Make Up Chair with footrest is well recognised for its superior plush look and detailed stitching. This professional reclining beauty salon makeup chair is ideal for makeup, threading, lash extensions, brow waxing and enhancement. comfortel.co.nz

SOFT SPOT Legs feeling a little achy? Gehwol Soft Feet Lotion rapidly absorbs into the skin, adding a little extra attention to legs and feet. Easily spread, water lily calms and tightens the skin, while red algae extracts soothe tired, heavy legs, adding a spring to your step. infinisea.co.nz

FRESHEN UP Say goodbye to dark circles, puffiness and fine lines with Decléor’s Hydra Floral Everfresh Hydrating Wide-Open Eye Gel. This antioxidant gel is of 98% natural origin, and works on even the most sensitive of skins to hydrate, protect and heal the eye contour. decleor.co.nz




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Spring brings the opportunity to break the rules when it comes to colour and this year is no exception. Inspired by NZFW, we are choosing to up the volume from nude to red and embrace the Pantone colour for 2019.


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MAC was sublime, as always, at NZ Fashion Week. Kiekie Stanners @kiekies_ was amazing with her work for @hailwood, @stolengirlfriendsclub @knuefermann and @superettestore featured here. We also loved everything by @liz_hyun – this gal is going places. Makeup pick? 70s NY Punk but ends up at Studio 54







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Night Watch Predicted as the Pantone 2019 colour, we would recommend toning down the black base and using more teal for a subtle spring look. Check out what @beautybekky is doing with her @katvonbeauty pots of colour and the look for NZFW @wynnhamlyn

Reminiscent of jelly sandals from the 80s/90s, this spring trend is a translucent acrylic in a variety of shapes, colours and finishes. Kylie Jenner’s pink jelly nails, which have a Nike swoosh on the pinky, have over 4 million likes. Our favourite artist for some guidance is @jessicawashick and if you’re interested in sharing another celebrity connection, Ariana Grande is already a massive fan according to her manicurist. @nail_swag


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The Brides (Head) Revisited Sharleen Singh explains how you can help brides during the most magical yet stressful moment in anyone’s life

TALK IT OUT The key to a good marriage is great communication, so it’s a no brainer that the key to great skin starts with a conversation. Consultations are key in working out what you need to achieve, and a fantastic way to manage your bride’s expectations. For example, for the bride who comes in the week before her wedding, it’s impossible to resolve any serious skin issues in one session. That’s why a thorough consultation is key, starting with a skin diagnosis device to offer something that your client can truly “see”. A consultation is also a great way to map out what your client needs and organise a comprehensive programme for the upcoming months or weeks. And for the bride that pops in the week before her wedding? Offer a relaxation treatment and maintenance, such as nails, brows and waxing, and make her feel rested and ready for the big day. 120 HEADWAY.NET.NZ

LET THERE BE LIGHT With LED light therapy, whether you’ve experienced it or not, the benefits for your brides are second to none. What better way to achieve a bridal glow than by using a literal glow itself? Not to be confused with laser, light therapy was originally developed to fast-track the healing of wounds and post-surgery scars. The amazing effects on skin was a fantastic coincidence. Other than achieving a clearer, brighter and smoother complexion, clients will experience plumped and hydrated complexions, making it a perfect canvas for makeup application. This is because of stimulated cellular activity, which increases blood flow and leads to greater tissue oxygenation and detoxification. For best results, a course is recommended, so book your brides in for an 8-week programme in the lead-up to the big day. There are many different machines on the market, so it’ll pay to do your research to see what would work for your business. A bridal glow is attainable in no time! LOTIONS AND POTIONS Chances are that your bridal clients have already locked in a fitness regime and diet plan, which goes hand-in-hand on the journey to amazing skin. However,

it’s important to be able to offer products that can keep skin stress and blemishfree for the big day. Arm your clients with a brightening range and clay-based mask to do spot treatments the night before, and a mist to offer a boost of hydration after a long day. For a more wellness-based option, try a relaxing essential oil for the night before. There are a multitude of possibilities within your existing skin care lines, however it may be time to branch out to make the most of this full-of-romance industry.

ICING ON THE CAKE: • Create bridal party thank you packs full of skin care goodies and pampering essentials for brides to gift their bride tribe. • Offer a couples de-stress package for before, after, and post-honeymoon, to allow a moment’s rest for the new couple. • Create a hen’s night event in-spa, with mini treatments, bubbles, delicious food and demo’s. • With the wedding rings in full spotlight, ensure your brides walk out of the salon with immaculate nails and a nourishing hand cream.

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eddings are a wonderful thing, however it can quite understandably be a crazy-beautiful time for any bride-to-be. According to Statistics NZ, there were a whopping 20,685 marriages and civil unions registered in 2017, so there is definitely a need in the beauty industry, it’s just a matter of offering the best tools and advice for our lovely brides.

Spring-Summer Make-up collection 2018

A new botanical chic make-up collection whose source of inspiration is the protected Sothys Gardens ™ in South-West France. The spring blooms are rich in colourto invigorate and invite a playful spirit.



Les Jardins Sothys.

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Rescue Remedies It’s time to up the ante with our selection of the latest and greatest SPF’s





(5) Sothys SPF50 Sensitive Zones Protective Fluid provides enhanced protection for the face and most sensitive areas. Calcified algae helps fight against infra-red radiation, sunflower extract strengthens the skin’s natural protection, and Celligent™ optimises skin cell functions.





Designed for an active lifestyle, (7) Ultraceuticals SunActive SPF 50+ Face & Body Lotion offers complete spectrum UVA and UVB sunscreen actives. It also contains advanced antioxidants reported to help protect the skin from solarinduced free radical damage. For a two-in-one solution try (8) Fleur De Mer’s SPF50 Tinted Foundation Cream. It works to aid in the prevention of premature skin ageing, brown pigmentation and wrinkles, while helping to reduce the risk of skin cancer.

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Offering broad spectrum protection, the lightweight (3) Joyce Blok Everyday Sun Fitness SPF15+ is a nongreasy everyday solution. It not only acts as a perfect primer, it’s also light enough to be reapplied over makeup. A true all-rounder. Thanks to a natural marine filter with broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection, the powerful (4) Thalgo MCeutic Sunscreen SPF50+ maintains the integrity of skin cells and is complemented by five organic filters to provide sun protection.

(6) Environ’s RAD Antioxidant Sunscreen SPF15 is a sun protection cream containing sun filters and reflectors to provide protection, along with antioxidants, titanium dioxide, beta-carotene and vitamins C and E which help to fight free radicals.

The silky (1) Decléor Aroma Sun Expert Summer Oil SPF30 has been expertly formulated to offer protection against the effects of the sun’s UV rays. Easy to apply, it leaves skin and hair sublimely soft, moisturised and beautiful. (2) Triumph & Disaster No Dice Sunscreen is 87% natural and utilises actives to help prevent sunburn. It absorbs quickly, delivering natural protection, for a no-fuss product that truly protects.


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Between the Sheets Sharleen Singh explores the in’s and out’s of the sheet mask craze


Trendsetter Originating in Korea, sheet masks were used to purely brighten and hydrate skin and came in an array of novelty designs. However, in the last couple of years the list of benefits has expanded to firming, pigmentation reduction, skin re-invigoration, collagen delivery and tanning. The

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list is endless! These masks also range from covering the full face, to specific areas such as lips, and even offer special under-eye masks. The material used has vastly changed from silk and rubber to organic materials, as well as improvements in the technology behind it. These single-use masks are here to make an impact.

The theory behind these masks is that the temperature of the skin increases moisture levels, releasing the product within the mask. These nutrients then enter the skin, allowing for an instant serum to work its magic, which is why they are so perfect after a treatment or before an event.

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It may not just be consumers that are reaping the benefits of these masks. Sheet masks are an excellent add-on in any salon, especially for cooling-off after injectable treatments, needling or microdermabrasion. Eye masks are also a beneficial tool after lash extensions and other essential eye services. It’s time to consider adding these masks as a homecare option after treatments, or as an add-on to a facial. The demand is out there, #SheetMaskSelfies are definitely a thing on Instagram, and spotting them being used on a plane is now the norm this craze is here to stay.

The nature of these masks allow for a quick turnaround, especially for timepoor clients in need of a quick-fix before heading out to an event. The fact is that in today’s world, there is a real need for treatments that are essentially multitaskers for the skin.



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here’s nothing quite like applying a mask to give skin a bit of oomph after a long week, and it’s no surprise to see this essential evolve from the original Korean sheet masks to what we see today. Statistics show that the Asia Pacific beauty and personal care products market was valued at USD$143.64 billion in 2017, so we should be looking at this market as a true indication of the next big thing.

LEADER IN SCIENTIFIC SKINCARE TECHNOLOGY The Australian-made LaGaia Unedited skin and body range offers people real, measurable results, from active, concentrated ingredients formulated with leading cosmetic scientists. Products are designed to bring your skin back to its optimal pH balance, hydrate and protect skin down to cellular level while boosting cell productivity to help skin act younger at its deepest layers. “LUE is a dramatic breakaway from traditional beauty treatments that prescribe different formulas for different skin types,” says founder Dr Jean Laing. “All skin types, ages and genders need a healthy pH balance to maintain health and youthfulness.” LUE takes a ‘less is more’ approach to give the skin what it needs most—less fragrance, less chemicals and more naturally occurring ingredients like sodium hyaluronate to provide continuous moisture, essential vitamins A, C and E, and minerals that boost cell function. Launched in New Zealand April 2018. For details on becoming a stockist or for more information contact Self Care Group on 0800 105 107 or email info@selfcare.co.nz

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Your Nails Called




...and they’re looking for some colour. It’s time to reinvigorate your nail stash, throw off winter boredom and release the colour artist in you. Headway looks at what’s happening in the rainbow world of nails this season…



1 CND™ Chic Shock Collection (Jellied) 2 OPI Peru Collection (GrandmaKissedaGaucho) 3 KESTER BLACK (Forget Me Not). 4 FABY Love Kolor@New York collection (Chelsea Boy) 5 Smith & Cult (Shattered Souls)



ike everyone, we were a little obsessed with the colour of Meghan Markle’s nails the day she married Harry. The debate sparked headlines all over the world, with nailfixated beauty editors asking, “Is this the colour Meghan wore?” Some even stated that the colour was chosen by the Queen herself – not sure about that one but made for a good headline. Whatever the end decision was (Ballet Slippers by Essie seems to be the fave) and whatever the actual confirmed colour used (was never officially announced as is royal protocol), all anyone really needs to know this season is that nude is no longer in favour and nail art is back and in a big way. Move over ballet girls, it’s carnival time! The nail colours displayed in the S/S 2018 shows at the beginning of the year were riotous and fun. Floral designs welcomed in the blossoms and vibrant pastels brought a space-age feel to traditional sorbet colours. The botanical theme, that has every millennial discovering what Nana used to treasure in her front room (who would have thought fruit salad plants would be back in

favour), has extended into pretty petal art. Predictably, with this trend for new brights the 80s were back in full force, with graffiti nails showing up on the catwalk and in the front row. We always have runway favourites and @misspopnails did a spectacular job of displaying everything good about the wild nail pop art trend, the ‘circus life’ look and the glittering comet trail nails at @ jeremyscott Painted toes, whilst not so apparent on the catwalk, are also back in the spotlight as the weather gets warmer. As sandals are dusted off, don’t forget what joy a beautiful pedicure can bring to your client. Often nail artists reserve the bulk of their talent for adorning the hands but as the sun comes out again, nothing complements a glowing tan better than a bronze shimmer, a snowy white or an electric blue tootsie. Don’t forget the Pantone colour of year – violet – as well. Chilled-out purples are in for hair this spring so stick with the royal theme and give your clients the ultimate ‘Prince’ experience this season with a topto-toe purple haze.




Bright is back for summer which will be welcomed by all, especially for pedicure services where clients become more bold! Pink and orange superbrights will be the stars, although teamed with sheers and nudes more so on the hands, making them wearable for any occasion that arises.

Both mid-length and shorter nails will be on the scene this summer, with coffin shape the go-to if you enjoy some length as it’s such an elegant look. However, for those who prefer a more wearable length, then a natural squoval will flatter this season’s trends perfectly.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE NAIL LOOK CURRENTLY? I’m loving adding a metallic edge right now. The creamy shades of OPI Peru are perfect for teaming with OPI Chrome Effects to easily add depth to any design. It doesn’t have to be full-on chrome nails, just blending a hint of iridescent makes all the difference.

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EAT BEAUTIFUL This spring Headway speaks to someone the beauty team have found inspirational for many years makeup artist and beauty expert Wendy Rowe, an established and highly sought-after talent and trusted trendsetter. A relaxed and easy person to deal with, her style reflects her professionalism and warmth…a delight.


it’s what I’m known for, so now I’m able to give them all of my tips in one go. Everything in Eat Beautiful is simple and achievable - it’s really easy for everyone to incorporate into their daily life What is your favourite tip for beautiful skin from the inside out? There are three main tips that will make a big difference to your skin. 1. Eat fresh, seasonal produce - lots of vegetables! 2. Move the body in some form: work out, walk, take the stairs, practise yoga - whatever you enjoy but be sure to keep active somehow 3. Get into a good skincare routine. It doesn’t have to be complicated, but be sure to remove your makeup before bed and make sure your skin is properly clean. Check out my YouTube channel if you want tips on this. I’ve got a simple tutorial on how to cleanse and how to hydrate your skin properly - it makes a massive difference How important is the food we eat for our skin? So important! If you eat a healthy, balanced diet rich in fresh vegetables and produce that is organic and available for the season naturally, not only will it be cheaper than eating imported produce that’s been flown around the world, it’ll also contain the nutrients that your body needs at that time of year to help the skin look its best. If you prepare your meals from scratch yourself and avoid processed foods, you’ll notice a big difference too because processed foods


are often full of preservatives, sugars and salt which are skin enemies! If you are cooking fresh, seasonal food yourself, it will be so much more delicious and better for you, and it can be superquick and easy to do too. I have a hectic schedule and I’m very short on time so everything in Eat Beautiful had to be easy! Favourite spring makeup look? For spring, keep your makeup fresh and dewy. Look for a lightweight formula for foundation - or use a tinted moisturiser - and try using cream textured products. I love cream blush or something that doubles up for both lip and cheek. Try my La Bouche Rouge Lipstick in Innocent Red; it’s great for dabbing on the lips and cheeks for a fresh flush of colour What is your everyday skincare routine? And when you go out? In the mornings, I wash my face with water, I apply a toning mist followed by a moisturiser and an eye cream. It depends on my skin and how it’s feeling, but I love Sarah Chapman’s skincare. Su-Man does some great skincare and also Joelle Ciocco. They are all facialists that I trust and I know I can rely on their skincare products


How did you come up with the concept for Eat Beautiful? I’ve always been passionate about amazing skin and it was when I lived in Paris in my twenties that I really made a reconnection between the importance of eating fresh, seasonal produce and the benefits to the skin, because I noticed the positive impact on my own skin and also on the way I looked and felt. Since then, over the years, I’ve researched lots of different skin remedies. I’ve invented seasonal skin-boosting recipes that I love and received tips from friends and industry experts, so writing Eat Beautiful was a natural progression for me. It contains all of my tips and tricks in one place and is something I refer to all the time myself at home. People always ask me how to achieve amazing skin because

I really made a reconnection between the importance of eating fresh, seasonal produce and the benefits to the skin”.

How would you describe your personal fashion style? My style is inspired by school uniforms, which means traditional shapes and old school stuff like tailored pants, knits, shirts, loafers, brogues and loose fitting blazers or jackets. I like for things to have a military or sporty edge to them and for colours to be easy to mix and match – blues, greys, khaki, navy and black. If I’m going to buy a dress it needs to be pretty major!

too. It gives me hydration and glossiness without making my hair too heavy or feeling like it’s got product in it. In my kit, I have pretty much everything you could imagine, skincare and makeupwise, but one thing I love is Makeup Forever’s Flash Palette. It’s a palette of coloured creams, and I can create anything with it; from a creamy brown eye makeup look, a red lip, to a crazy colourful editorial look. It’s one of my go-to essentials.

What hair and beauty products do you always have in your kit? Beauty-wise, for myself, I love Sarah Chapman’s Skin Insurance, Burberry Face Contour Pen, Max Factor 2000 Calorie Waterproof Mascara and Joelle Ciocco skincare, and I love Susanne Kaufman’s body products. For hair, I love all of Sam McKnight’s hair products, especially his Cool Girl Spray which works so well on my fine hair. I am really into the Kerluxe haircare range

Most memorable clients and/or projects? I’ve been really lucky to have worked with lots of amazing models, actresses, photographers, stylists and clients over the course of my career that it’s impossible to pick just one! A lot of people say they have had a breakthrough defining moment in their career, but for me, it’s been a very steady progression. I do remember thinking when I first started working with photographer

Camilla Akrans that she would be instrumental in my career, and I was right. I have created some of my favourite work with her over the years and I still love working with her today. Who is your ultimate beauty icon? Again, I can’t possibly pick just one! Everyone that I work with is inspiring to me. I tend to work with a lot of regular clients and it’s because we are a good fit. I admire their style and their ethos and find them iconic and inspirational, and they like working with me too so it just works. We have a shared vision and interpretation of what beauty means What is your favourite beauty secret/tip? Don’t be afraid to experiment with makeup - it’s not permanent, so if you don’t like it you can always take it off. Probably my biggest tip for everyone is to remember to remove your makeup properly before bed. It’s so important! HEADWAY.NET.NZ 129

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INGREDIENTS This issue, we introduce a new feature as we look at ingredient trends and developments across the beauty industry and parallels with what is happening in other health & wellbeing sectors…

Clean beauty…kale still rates Clean beauty products free of ingredients perceived as harmful such as silicones, parabens and sulfates continue to dominate in the second half of 2018. Consumers are doing more and more 130 HEADWAY.NET.NZ

research and they are more in tune with the latest ingredients. Smartphone apps can provide clients with instant access into the safety of products and ingredients. Clean beauty brands and advocates (Goop is probably the most well-known) predict an even greater shift toward plant-based products, as well as embracing the materials in the packaging of their products. An increase in brands developing and producing products that contain ingredients such as kale, algae and spinach, which have a positive effect on our bodies and minds, is forecast and shopping small is a new buzzword. Shopping small simply means buying locally-made, locally-sourced and small-batch products. What was once a trend is now becoming a lifestyle choice for many. The future… It has been suggested that there will be a move toward less water in products, given that demand could outstrip supply. What will this mean for the beauty market? We will keep you posted on our findings next issue. If you have any feedback regarding ingredients, sustainability and what you think will be the next big thing for 2019, we would love to hear from you for our summer edition E info@headway.co.nz

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Beauty starts at the lab…and the farm With an increase in skincare products including organic or plant-based ingredients, this trend has an impact on the food market. As more and more ranges include spices (turmeric), organic oils (olive) and a myriad of edible products (sugar) the line between food and beauty products gets more and more blurred. Weather, soil, wind and rain are all part of the bigger picture for our products in-salon, alongside carbon footprints and sustainable packaging. Brands that rely on signature ingredients are at the greatest risk when facing global crop shortages – look at the issues around jojoba and rosehip oil in the past. The answer for many natural brands has been vertical integration by basing businesses on farms which can function as labs as well. We are now hearing about biodynamic beauty, pioneering into farm-to-face products and for the mainstream brands, a convergence with next-gen farms that do not rely on the weather for production. Watch this space for more news on AGtech joining forces with mainstream beauty houses!

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“With these advanced boosters in hand, beauty truly does start from the inside out.”




Supplements can be a skin life-saver. Sharleen Singh discovers why


opical lotions and treatments help skin on the outside, but what about beauty that truly shines from the inside out? One word: supplements. According to specialists, the belief is that topical products only address 20% of the skin. That’s why supplements are more of a support system than an alternative to treatments and products for homecare. Serums and creams work on the epidermis of the skin, whereas supplements work directly on the dermis. Therefore by using both, you boost both inner and outer layers of the skin, achieving optimum results. We’ve heard of the usual suspects, Evening Primrose Oil to Omega Oil. There is also the fact that regardless of how healthy your diet is, there are some nutrients you don’t get from food. With technological advancements in the beauty industry, you’ll find a new breed of supplements for every 132 HEADWAY.NET.NZ

skin type, concern and need. These supplements are absorbed directly into the bloodstream, where nutrients make their way around our bodies to work wonders on our hair, nails and even eyes. This in turn spreads its magic to our skin, leading to a wonderful glow from the inside out. Research has shown that collagen production decreases by roughly one percent each year after the age of twenty. So by the time you’re 50 years old, your collagen production is only 70 percent of what it was when you were in your teens. This is where supplements truly shine. While different supplements work in varying ways, the overall effects are similar. In short, skin supportive supplements revitalise and rejuvenate your skin by improving the health of your skin cells and helping to produce more crucial proteins like collagen.


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6 1 Advance Nutrition Skin Accumax™ supplement. 2 Osmosis Elevate. 3 Mesoestetic® Mesocaps Antiox. 4 Murad Pure Skin Clarifying Dietary Supplement. 5 WelleCo SUPER ELIXIR Greens. 6 Thalgo Collagéne 5000.

Vitamin E 15%, developed with distressed skin in mind, especially after advanced treatments and post-surgery. As well as stimulating epidermal regeneration, this antioxidant & anti-inflammatory serum reduces redness, allowing for all round protection. Advanced ingredients target vulnerable areas, making it ideal as an after-treatment solution, or homecare option.

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On the Scent

World’s most expensive perfume Clive Christian No. 1 Imperial Majesty Perfume – $12,721.89USD per ounce

Anne O’Brien looks at the effect aroma has on emotions and memories and the evolution of a $72.7 billion dollar industry. A self-confessed aromatherapy junkie, this woman ‘nose’ her stuff


kay, you may not realise this about me but I have Michael Edwards (@fragrancesoftheworld) says - “Perfume is this very annoying habit of smelling things. All liquid emotion” and everybody wants to smell good. Essential the time. Ask any of the women I work with and oils have been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of they will tell you it is actually a bit weird that years. Other parts of the plant materials and aroma compounds I can smell a recently eaten banana or a just have been distilled or extracted for the sole purpose of altering poured raspberry tea - not from a different room mood, cognitive, psychological or physical wellbeing. The very but a different floor in our building. This keen expression ‘take time to stop and smell the roses’ is a cliché that sense of smell is undoubtedly why I was so drawn to the beauty evolved for the very reason that the exercise relieved tension and industry and continue to enjoy it so much. I am never happier stress. than when discovering a new product or scent and have been As well as essential oils and plant extracts, perfumes are fortunate enough this year to have been involved made from the musk secreted by rare animals in discovering quite a few. or oils obtained from trees or roots. Some are Part of the training of new brands has been manufactured using synthetic ingredients studying the origins of aromatherapy and the created in a lab. The ingredients, the marketing, impact smell has on the limbic system. The and the packaging all add up to the price of the limbic system is the most primitive, instinctive product and in the case of perfume, the old adage part of the brain. It triggers memories and of ‘you get what you pay for’ could not be more emotions. Our sense of smell is triggered by relevant. Top perfume brands present themselves molecules that reach the top of the nose at the in the same category as fine wine or art and olfactory epithelium. The molecules connect to generate exclusivity by only producing limited cilia (slender, microscopic, hair-like structures, editions of bottes or variations of the fragrance. Michael Edwards sort of like a sensory antennae) producing a Now of course, celebrity endorsement is also a nerve impulse carrying a message to the brain huge part of the appeal as we not only want to by the olfactory nerve into the limbic system. The hypothalamus look like our idols but also smell like them as well. takes over and activates the automatic nervous system (ANS) and Whatever our personal preference there is no doubt this is endocrine system, causing physical responses. The limbic system one industry that will continue to flourish as ultimately, the is literally the place where we store our emotional baggage and attraction is as primal as our need to breathe. What we choose to is often referred to during yoga and meditation studies as well. burn in-spa, or wear on our own skin is as important to creating a By understanding how powerful this part of the brain is, positive memory and feeling for your client as your touch, so take you begin to understand the potency of scent and perfume. As your time, choose well and enjoy smelling those roses.

“A great perfume is a work of art. It can light our days, haunt our nights & create the milestones of our memories” -


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A Natural Star Headway speaks to Nandika Singh about her recent triumph at The Skin Games in San Francisco and what she loves about being a third generation beauty professional

How did your journey into the beauty industry begin? It began a long time ago, it’s like learning how to speak in your mother tongue. You don’t remember how you learnt it, you just all of a sudden knew! My grandma, Geeta, opened up the first clinic ever in Fiji where she offered services like herbal facials and milk baths so women could feel confident in their own skin. She used her knowledge from growing up in India and created her own skincare line which she successfully used and sold from her clinic to help women feel good. Naturally my mother fell into the same line and my parents grew this small business into Fiji’s leading day spa and skin clinic today. Being the third generation beauty therapist, I guess it was natural for me too. I completed my studies at Elite International under some amazing tutors and started my career from there. How did it feel to come second in the world in the Acne/Problematic Skin category at The Skin Games? Wow, placing second was such a shock. I was going up against some very talented and passionate women who have been in the business for 10 or more years. I felt like such a rookie when I arrived. It honestly felt amazing, and it felt right.



How was the experience overall? The experience was like being in Hollywood. The red carpet, the personalities, the entire awards night! It was like being at the Golden Globes. Why did you choose to enter the Acne/Problematic Skin category? I chose this category because it is very close to my heart. I suffered from acne for 9 years and know what it feels like. I’ve heard every comment imaginable about my skin. It’s heartbreaking and I knew I would change someone’s life in applying for The Skin Games.

inflame and spread. Or it could be something more complicated, related to the gut or liver.

Can you tell us about the treatments and products it took to achieve those amazing results? There were so many different treatments we did, not only from the outside but inside too. We focused on diet, stress relief, and supplements to help create the good working skin we wanted. Topically, we used Environ products for her home care regime. We did peels from this range with some infusions, where we really got to infuse some beneficial ingredients to help resolve issues for Juliette. We also did a lot of Omnilux light treatments that worked a treat hand-in-hand.

What skin tips and routines do you recommend for spring? Spring is such a beautiful time of yearit’s my favourite! Remember, just like your change of wardrobe each season, your skin too will require a slightly different regime. I can’t suggest any tips because I truly believe it’s so different for each individual person and what I recommend for one may not work for the other. However, I recommend having a chat to your skin therapist and explain how your skin is feeling so they can recommend a treatment or a new spring addition for your home care. As clients, I encourage you to learn as much as you can about YOUR skin from your therapist. You need to understand why you’re doing a particular thing and what changes it will cause to your skin, or your cells. No question is annoying.

What do you think are the main causes of acne/problematic skin? I don’t believe that there is a general main cause. But I do believe that there can be a main cause for an individual person once I find out a bit about their lifestyle through our consultation. It could be as simple as using the incorrect prescription home care regime, which would cause the acne that’s there to

What is your personal daily beauty routine? It starts with a big glass of water, nutritious breakfast and my supplements. Then cleansing, serums, moisturiser and eye gel. I never thought I’d say it after years of hating my skin, but I love the way my skin feels and looks and it truly does a great deal for my self-confidence. malkiabeauty.co.nz HEADWAY.NET.NZ 135


The Skull, The Skill & The Studies

Dr Catherine Stone and Senior Cosmedicine Nurse Emma Lindley of The Face Place attended the annual ASAPS (Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) Non-Surgical Symposium on the Gold Coast in June. The event is one of Dr Cat’s favourite of the many global conferences and training symposiums she attends. Here are Dr Cat’s top five takes from the information-fuelled weekend symposium: Number One: One of the most fascinating presentations was by Dr Luis Avelar on the anatomical differentiation between men and women’s facial bone structure and thus the difference in how men and women age and how they should be treated in-clinic. Male and female skulls not only look different, they age differently. This is important in facial ageing because bone is the foundation of our appearance. ‘Beautiful’ people will generally have beautifully formed skulls. Dr Luis Avelar did a study of 241 skulls in Brazil and analysed them according to gender and age. In skulls of the same age and ethnic background, he was able to show that the female forehead is more vertical and rounder, while the male forehead is flatter, with a bony 136 HEADWAY.NET.NZ

prominence just above the eyes called ‘frontal bossing’, and a more closed angle between the nose and forehead. Women also have a flatter, slightly curved angle between the nose and forehead. When we provide filler treatments into the forehead, we need to ensure that we keep men looking like men and women looking like women. As we age, we often lose volume in the forehead which can make a woman appear more masculine by creating shadows that make her look like she has some frontal bossing. Often a small amount of filler into the forehead can soften this, helping her look both younger and more feminine. We can treat men in a similar way but need to ensure that their forehead remains sloped and they have some frontal bossing remaining, otherwise they can look feminised and over-treated. Note that forehead filler is an advanced technique and should only be attempted by an experienced clinician, as it is one of the high-risk areas for blindness. The sexual dimorphism of the frown area is also why we don’t like to completely get rid of the forehead lines in men - we still want them to look a little bit rugged. From the front, the eye sockets are squarer in a man and rounder in a woman, and women have rounder, more prominent mid-facial bones. Men have a flatter, more angled mid-face, and prominent cheek bones

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Dr Catherine Stone shares her findings from ASAPS (Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) Non-Surgical Symposium on the Gold Coast.

towards the sides of the face. When filling the mid-face in men, we want to ensure we don’t ‘project’ or round out the midface and cheeks like we do in women, as it is a sure-fire way to make a man look more feminine. We may do a small amount of filler on the male mid-face if they have lost the deep medial fat pads, but our focus is more likely to be on the cheek bones (which sit lower and are more angular than in women) and jawline. In the lower face, the lower jaw bone (mandible) is squarer and larger in a man - men are much larger in this third of the face - while women tend to have a smaller jaw bone and more balanced horizontal thirds of the face. In both men and women, the mid-face collapses in and the jawbone shrinks as we age. As the jawbone shrinks, men can start to look more feminine as the proportions approach those of the female-balanced thirds of the skull. Loss of a defined jawline also contributes to the feminising of the face as men age. We can use filler to strengthen the jaw, chin and cheekbones in a man to help them retain or attain a masculine look, while we might focus on the mid-face, cheeks, temples, forehead and lips on a woman to help her look more beautiful, balanced and refreshed. Number Two: The first case of filler-related blindness in Australia occurred less than a month ago and was discussed in the final panel session. It was almost identical to the first case of filler-related blindness in New Zealand last year. In both instances it was performed by a nurse working remotely (this time in a different city) from their oversight doctor, and the nose was injected with a cannula. In both cases, treatment with Hyalase at the hospital was delayed for more than four hours. The filler needs to be dissolved with Hyalase within 90 minutes - or ideally 30 minutes - to reverse the blockage to the main blood vessel to the eye that causes the blindness. At The Face Place, we have been discussing this risk with clients for many years. We take precautions, such as aspirating before injecting in certain areas, and we inject small amounts and slowly, which is thought to risk or limit the chance of blocking a blood vessel. We also have a full written protocol in place in the rare instance that we have a case of blindness with filler, kits with everything you need in every injecting room, and we regularly practice role play with the aim to get any affected patient to an eye specialist within 30 minutes, with Hyalase already injected and more going with the patient so that the eye specialist only needs to inject. We were delighted to learn that we have a protocol in place that is over and above what was recommended in

“When we provide filler treatments into the forehead, we need to ensure that we keep men looking like men and women looking like women”.

the discussion, and we are actively encouraging other clinicians to do the same. Number Three: Taiwanese plastic surgeon, Mr Peter Huang, presented an interesting technique using local anaesthetic to relax the platysma muscle in the neck to determine whether a patient has jowls due to the muscle pulling down, in which case it can be treated with Botox. If it is due to volume loss in the jawline, it can be treated with filler, or if it is due to the fat pads in the neck, it may be be treated with Belkyra or liposuction. This is an interesting concept and one we still need to trial at The Face Place. Number Four: Peter Huang also presented his ‘True Lift®’ technique which utilises the true retaining ligaments of the face (the ultra-strong ligaments that go from bone to skin and hold the face together) and supporting just underneath the ligament to create a facial lift with a minimum amount of product. This is very similar to the 8 Point Lift concept, except he treats the brow, two points along the cheek bone, the base of the nose, and the area next to the jowl. We will trial this technique at the next team training day to see if it is a tool we would like to add to our options. Number Five: Stephen Eddey gave a presentation on Natural Medicines that have been studied and shown to reduce wrinkles and increase skin texture. • 12 weeks of daily supplementation with 50 - 150mg of Coenzyme Q10 significantly reduced wrinkles and lines and increased skin smoothness. • Nicotinamide (Vitamin B3) enhanced DNA repair and reduced UV radiation-induced suppression of skin immune responses. It also helped with restoring cellular energy levels after UV exposure. • Alpha Lipoic Acid reduced facial lines and improved skin colour and texture • Borage Officinalis was shown to reduce wrinkle formation and improve skin hydration and collagen synthesis. • Korean Ginseng can be used to protect against UV radiation induced skin damage and may increase epidermal thickness. • Pomegranate juice concentrate is great for fat loss and gut health, as well as wrinkles, and helps with glutathione production. • EGCG, found in Green Tea extract, increased collagen production and thickened the dermis. These natural medicines may be a great dietary addition to ongoing Botox maintenance. The Face Place 50 Customs St East, Britomart, Auckland Central Phone 09 358 5860 or 0800 COSMED thefaceplace.co.nz


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BACK TO SCHOOL SURGERY With teenage plastic surgery on the rise, guidelines and studies are needed for a market which previously did not exist. Headway looks at current statistics and some of the motivation behind this growing patient base.

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ccording to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) approximately 229,000 cosmetic procedures were performed on patients aged 13 to 19 in 2017. Currently, teenagers account for four percent of all cosmetic surgery procedures in the US. In a digital age of selfies and social media sharing, a number of teenagers are undergoing plastic surgery to change their appearance due to celebrity worship and wanting to ‘fit in’. The phrase ‘just because you can doesn’t mean you should’ was quoted and plastic surgeons in the US are developing new guidelines on how to approach the most common procedures being requested by patients in this age group. It is agreed that social media appears to be the main motivator for the increase in plastic surgery for teens but there are other reasons as well. A health concern or fixing a feature that has made them vulnerable to bullying are also two significant reasons. Board-certified plastic surgeons Rod J. Rohrich, M.D. and Min-Jeong Cho, M.D. of the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute found that very few guidelines are in place to ensure teen plastic surgeries are performed appropriately. “Despite its growing popularity, guidelines and outcome studies for teenage plastic surgery have previously not existed,” explains Dr. Cho. “Our research exposed a need for stringent guidelines, particularly when it comes to determining when a procedure is appropriate to perform and the recommended age for

each procedure, so that’s what we set out to deliver.” The question of whether a teenager is emotionally ready for plastic surgery is also being evaluated. There are a few indicated plastic surgery procedures for adolescents. These include rhinoplasty for cleft lip, breast reduction for symptomatic macromastia, otoplasty for prominent ears and breast augmentation for congenital breast absence or severe asymmetry. These procedures have been extensively studied and the benefits of performing them during teenage years is evident. Other studies have a mixture of ages of adults and adolescents so it is difficult to separate the patient outcomes, or it could be a study which included children and adolescents, not specifically a dedicated group of adolescents. Presently, ASPS recommends parental consent for all plastic surgery procedures on teens younger than 18 years and advise parents to evaluate the teenager’s physical and emotional maturity. There is no doubt the decisionmaking process for a teenager lacks the wisdom of the adult brain that considers risks, benefits and long-term consequences of their actions. There is also no doubt that the pressure of social media is a major contributing factor to the rise in plastic surgery for these teens. What is also certain is the safety of performing plastic surgery on this group is not well studied and the ‘just because you can doesn’t mean you should’ school of thought reflects the current dilemma perfectly.

“In a digital age of selfies and social media sharing, a number of teenagers are undergoing plastic surgery to change their appearance.”


INFLUENCERS – KEEPING IT REAL This can be a tough time of year for teenagers (and their parents) and also for a lot of millennials, as unbalanced body ‘goals’ become an obsession. Social media expectations can lead to a lot of issues, so make sure those you love are making wise choices for role models. Check out these influencers for some advice and grounding. Early to late teens @jessicaemilyquinn. Late teens to early twenties @keepitcleaner



Coming into spring and soon-to-be bikini season, there is a lot going on about the perfect detox, the perfect body and the perfect tan. At Headway, we believe in keeping it honest. Remind your clients healthy is the new wealthy and make sure they have a real perspective of what this means and what is good for them longterm. Some positive wellness feeds for your enjoyment & education. Be well.









Balanced attitude to food Looking at keeping your food choices in perspective? Then meet @thereallife_rd the non-diet dietician without a kale salad in sight – thank goodness. A little more high-maintenance but so beautiful to scroll through is @alison_wu who does include daily mediations and rose gold linen, so be warned – she can be addictive.



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We recommend not taking anything too seriously at Headway and that includes (ironically) Insta-feeds. Often some of the biggest laugh out loud moments we have is due to @celestebarber and after a good giggle you always feel a million dollars…enjoy


THE POWER of a ‘good’ dose of colour…

Anne O’Brien looks at colour as part of our therapy. Recognised for its healing properties for centuries, she asks how important is colour when we’re looking to renovate or open a new salon?

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sk any small child, or even look at their latest fashion ensemble for the day, and the preference may be blindingly obvious - what their favourite colour is and they will give a firm and resounding answer. As humans we are naturally drawn to what makes us feel good and colour plays a major part in this emotional response. The response is innate and therefore there is no coincidence that hospitals, restaurants and packaging are carefully designed to ensure this reaction is as appropriate and as close to the desired effect of the location or product as possible. It is logical that as business owners, we need to be mindful of these choices as well and avoid colours that may encourage a negative reaction to our space. We should also look at perhaps changing certain areas in our business to reflect the impact that colour has on the brain to our advantage. It is no coincidence for instance that red is a dominant colour around holidays and celebrations, as it immediately releases adrenalin into the system that makes us want to act. Let’s look at three colours and see how they affect the brain.

Orange Orange is great place to start as it is not associated with a single emotion but has a multi-effect on the brain. Firstly, it makes us feel warm. Unlike red, which we associate with fire, orange is more relaxing on the muscles and whether or not the space we are in is warm, we immediately assume the temperature is higher than it is. Have a cold space in your salon? Add some pops of orange or paint a feature wall in a shade of orange. This will change the feel of the space immediately and act as an instant area to relax in rather than shy away from. Professors of colour (yes this is a degree) found that the effect of orange has a weakening effect on muscle function, effectively relaxing the body in a way that can actually be measured. Yellow Yellow is associated with feelings of friendliness, joy and openness. One of the strongest colours in the spectrum, it is associated with self-esteem and creativity and is the closest colour associated with our feeling of happiness – perhaps why emoji’s are yellow? Yes indeed. This is a great colour to have in your retail area and also recommended on days that you are feeling perhaps a little uninspired yourself. Does the fact that sunshine and daffodils make us feel so good sound familiar?

Green Green is associated with growth and encouraged as a great colour for workspaces as it enhances productivity. A good colour for the lunchroom or where you hold your staff meetings. It is linked with higher thinking and creativity but also gives us a sense of calm. When we see green we instantly think of nature so it’s a great colour for those whose business is more a naturality-based spa than clinic. Green conjures up growth or change, which for clients who are seeking a totally new look or are beginning a journey towards a more healthy skin is perfect. Other colours to think about – blue reduces blood pressure and is a symbol of peace; purple can tense muscles rather than relax them, and pink is so powerful at reducing aggressive behaviour that 20% of prisons in Switzerland have a pink cell specifically for highly agitated inmates. Whatever your favourite colour, it is worth considering what affect your preference has when thinking about your décor or collateral. Introducing small changes rather than a complete Rio look may be a good way to see if you can control behaviours with subtle environmental changes. Have fun. HEADWAY.NET.NZ 141


How To Create A Positive Morning Routine We speak to success coach, Annabelle Matson, about creating a morning routine that will see your day and ultimately your life, flow with greater ease and positivity.


STEP 1: Consider what would be your ideal way to start the day. Here are some ideas: • Meditation • Standing outside and watching the sun rise • Breathing exercises • Visualisation • Writing in your journal • Taking the time to do your hair and makeup in a way that makes you feel good • Reading an inspiring book • Exercise • Preparing a healthy breakfast • Sitting down with a cup of tea and being mindful and present • Writing out an intention for the day or affirmations • Listening to an inspiring podcast

STEP 2: What is one “must have” item. This is something that needs to happen and is non-negotiable. Then have two “nice to have” items; good to do but no stress if they don’t happen There will be times when things come up, when your child is sick or a project needs more of your time and that’s okay. 142 HEADWAY.NET.NZ

Focus on getting your top item done, so you are still setting yourself up for a great day ahead. If you have more time, as a bonus you can fit in your other two as well, but if not, at least you’ve taken some time to set your day up successfully.

STEP 3: Consider what needs to happen to make sure you actually implement a morning routine. What time do you need to get up? What action can you put in place to make sure it sticks? For example: Put your gym gear next to your bed, set up a corner in your house for meditation or journaling, ask your partner to wake the kids so you can have 5 minutes to do something just for you. A morning routine sends you springing into the day with positive vibes. Your day will unfold very differently when you choose to give to yourself first. Whether you take 5 minutes or 2 hours, what matters most is that you’ve been intentional about creating some time and space for yourself, so you show up each day as the best version of you. Visit Annabelle’s website at: annabellematson.com

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There’s a reason why people like Tony Robbins, Oprah and Obama talk about morning routines being a big part of their day, because they work! Integrating a morning routine is a powerful way to introduce a sense of balance, calmness and positivity into your life. When you take the time to honour yourself and “fill yourself up” in the morning, your life (and your day) flows so much more smoothly. Never had a morning routine or are you keen to give your morning routine a makeover? Try out these steps to create a morning routine of your own.

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Your environment says a lot about your state of confidence in life. Clean, open, soulnourishing spaces give your body and mind room to breathe, grow, keep perspective and carry you well through life. Your surroundings significantly impact your attitudes, experience of life and happiness and can dictate the base level of stress you may experience each day. When you are in a simple, clean, organised and bright space you tap into your productive, motivated and more energetic self which lifts life to new heights. The art and mastery of the skill, simplicity, is one of the most valuable and yet most underrated qualities you can strive for and embrace in life. Many live in a world of “stuffocation”. Simplicity represents clarity, presence and freedom from effort. It allows you to clear your mind so you can continue on your journey with confidence and live a life free of drainers. In this state, we open the gates of opportunity and

great attitude as we have a solid, basic, well-functioning structure and lifestyle that is adaptable to change. The very idea of living an uncluttered and simplified life with less stuff immediately makes our minds feel less trapped. The benefits of owning far fewer possessions mean there is less to worry about, look after, clean, organise, and store and most importantly, will assist you with greater economic security and time to foster what you are most passionate about in life. You will find more time, experience some real freedom, grow and be able to focus more on your health and wellbeing and find you create more experiences in your life and live more mindfully. Clutter is stuck energy and is represented as a gradual build-up of items, new and old, precious and pointless. You also have your body that experiences clutter with stuck and old thoughts, many of which sabotage your days and your goals, old and negative beliefs and habits, which all create a low-lying level of weight


A place for everything and everything in its place”- Charles augustus goodrich


and stress in your mind and body as we strive and grow from year to year. A problem we see in today’s world of consumerism is the level of meaning we give to our stuff. We give too much meaning to our things, often at the price of our health, our relationships, our growth, our authentic experiences, our passions, and our desire to contribute and give to others. This is not the formula for a happy and easy life. The decluttering journey can be fun, creative and incredibly rewarding when you gain clarity on what you want to create. Simple, easy living will open up a whole new energy for you and happiness in your life when you just start small and commit to this new essential way of being. Remember, you spend many, many years accumulating and collecting more and more things so it may take a little time to make some decisions on what to keep and what to remove. Remember, longlasting happiness is not created by accumulating stuff, but through life’s journey itself.

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Lyndall Mitchell & Shannah Kennedy share an excerpt from their book SHINE - 20 Ways to a Happy Life @THEESSENTIALISTSHUB




• Make a list and choose a day each month to clean. • Give yourself some structure and deadlines. • Get some help from family and friends. • Decide if it needs a small tidy up, a revamp or overhaul. • Examine what is in your room and cupboards. Does it have meaning still, and purpose? • Ask, is it essential? Does it work? Will I use it? Who am I keeping it for? • File, throw or donate it. • Enhance each space and make it work for you. Is it simple and easy to manage? • Make the space look great for you, bring in nature, and keep things that make your heart sing. • Does it bring joy?

• Clean as you go, one touch policy – don’t move things, put them away. • Prepare for tomorrow today, get things ready and organised the night before. • Set up systems with reminders in your diary for keeping on top of your spaces and routines. • Create as much natural light as possible. • Use a clean, well-structured diary to support you to stay on top of your daily commitments.

• Don’t confuse intent with action! Regularly attending to the practice of keeping life simple, organised and minimal will leave you with a feeling of space to be creative, spontaneous and free. By making small tweaks in your routine to keep on top of it all, you will clear the drainers and allow opportunity to come in the door. The goal of simple essentialist living is to do more with our lives with less worry. To do what is right for us in an easy and effortless way.

Lyndall Mitchell & Shannah Kennedy are founders of The Essentialists and co-authors of Shine. theessentialists.com.au


Your new season liver spring clean


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10 tips to detox your liver TAKE 2 TEASPOONS OF THE SUPER ELIXIR GREENS EVERY MORNING with filtered water. It not only helps to maintain good nutrition, but contains dandelion, a healing herb that helps to remove harmful toxins from the liver.


DRINK 2 LITRES OF CLEAN, FILTERED WATER DAILY and don't use plastic water bottles that have been left in the sun. This is due to the bleaching of hormones and chemicals that can contaminate the water.


REDUCE ALL FOOD ADDITIVES, E numbers and MSG in your diet to reduce the workload on your liver.


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DO CARDIOVASCULAR EXERCISE 4 times a week. Obesity is linked to liver disease.


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uietly pleased with myself that my active wear was going to be appropriately used on a Saturday morning, rather than for “running” errands. I made my way to the latest Healthy, Well-thy & Wise workshop hosted by Nadia Lim and the NADIA Magazine team for a morning of yoga, delicious food and an insightful panel. While yoga isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, I am a firm believer in its many benefits, although it was something that I certainly hadn’t done properly for about three years. Unfortunately for me, there was no hiding my uncoordinated self as the sea of yoga mats in the back row had already been nabbed, so I was right in the centre of it all. The charming Kelly Baker, qualified in yoga

medicine and reflexology, led us through a guided session that started gently and worked its way up to really awaken the group – and my muscles! Ending with a meditation session, and judging from the smiles at the end, our group was refreshed and ready for the rest of the morning. After a quick stretch, we made our way out to the welcoming aroma of freshly baked goods, delicious tea and fresh fruit. Nadia Lim, editor at large and a firm believer in eating real food that comes from the ground, sea and sky, had prepared quite the feast, eagerly pounced upon by a post-yoga crowd. After snacking on the beautiful spread, and going back for seconds (and possibly thirds), I managed to speak to the lovely lady of the hour, Nadia herself. We chatted about my attempt at getting back into yoga and examined our selfie together (how could I not!). Nadia truly is a gem, as evidenced by the crowds of people that were amazing cooks thanks to Nadia’s delicious recipes. It was then time for a demo and an insight into the world of nature’s remedies with Annaliese Jones - naturopath, medical herbalist and our wellness guru for the day. A true wealth of knowledge,

“Nadia Lim, a firm believer in eating real food that comes from the ground, sea and sky”


we learnt about what to reach for at the slightest sign of a sniffle (garlic), sore throat (sage) or fevers (lemon verbena). We were also given suggestions on how to snack from nature and not a vending machine. Moderated by NADIA editor Vanessa Marshall, we concluded with a Q&A panel, with tips on happiness, sleep habits and general health and wellbeing. We also discussed the gut and how it really is our second brain for immunity. After all, who else feels ill (but not guilty) after an entire bar of chocolate? With gratitude journal in hand, and a list of remedies to buy at the vegie shop in mind, I was ready to take on the rest of the year with a newfound energy. Perhaps they’ll make a yogi out of me yet!

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Headway Spring 2018 Vol.41 No.3  

Headway Spring 2018 Vol.41 No.3