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issue no. 47

chanel Haute Couture:


behind the scenes ultimate guide to age-perfect hair

balayage The colour must-have


exclusive hair offers for every reader


GARAGE autumn/winter collection

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BALAYAGE The colour must-have





Welcome to a new issue of Mod’s Hair magazine. We kick-off with our cover feature, Lady Garage Autumn/Winter 2010. With the emphasis on chic, seductive styles, glamour has come back into vogue as have hair rollers. We talk obout our revitalised appreciation for these humble tools. We also take a look at Mod’s Hair signature

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as in the press. To start your own journey with Mod’s Hair, we have included six exclusive offers, which include a different option for every month of autumn and winter. For the latest hair trends and tips visit Mod’s Hair

Salon partner Julianne Liebeck’s blog at mindfood. com. You can also email your hair and style questions to

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6 exclusive offers for you


MARCH Select a hair cut from our Lady Garage collection and Mod’s Hair will indulge you with a complimentary Kérastase Ritual for re-balancing, nourishment, strength and shine. Valid from 1 March 2010 to 31 March 2010.


april Autumn is the season of colour so try balayage, our signature colour technique. With this colour we will give your locks a complimentary toner, so your hair will have additional lustre, shimmer and shine.

Valid from 1 April 2010 to 30 April 2010.


MAY Make May your month with super-sexy Fridays. We will give you half-price blow waves on Fridays, guaranteed to give you a bounce through May. Don’t forget to book your mum in for one for Mother's Day.

Valid from 1 May 2010 to 31 May 2010 with selected stylists.


JUNE Exclusive to New Clients To all our new clients during the month of June, come in for a cut and colour and receive a complimentary Essie nail polish, the perfect way to brighten your winter’s day. Valid from 1 June 2010 to 30 June 2010. Only while stocks last.


JULY With your colour, add natural, vibrant shine with our gift of Moisturising Shampoo and Hydrating Paste minis from Schwarzkopf’s organic range Essensity.

Valid from 1 July to 31 July 2010. While stocks last.


AUGUST Introduce a friend to Mod’s. If they visit us during the month of August we will post $30 Mod’s money to you and $30 Mod’s money to your friend, to be used towards your next service.

Valid from 1 August 2010 to 31 August 2010. terms & conditions: Above offers must be used in a single visit per month (except sexy Fridays - treat yourself to one every Friday in May) and only used once by a client. Offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion. Please mention this when making your booking to redeem any offer, and bring the coupon with you.



This art installation and restaurant is both dazzling and intimate. (page 45).

on the cover

10 autumn/winter collection

This season’s styles are soft, feminine and sexy.

20 balayage We take a look at the popular technique. 26 hair artistry Mod’s hairstylist Katsuya Kamo

creates inspiring styles for Watanabe and Chanel.

42 supreme style Our guide to age-perfect hair. features


behind the scenes Take a look backstage as the Mod’s Hair team perfects the latest styles at our photoshoot.

16 fROCKTAILS Not to be missed, this fashionable night at Mollies Hotel was in support of World Vision.

18 beauty KNOW-HOW Give your hair shine


and volume with classic balayage and rollers.

22 curly matters Top tips for beautiful curls. 24 in demand New Zealand Mod’s Hair stylists

Mod’s Hairstylist Kamo creates art out of long hair for Chanel (page 28).

create top looks for catwalk shows and magazine shoots.

LADY GARAGE Be inspired by beautiful styles for Autumn/Winter 2010 and learn how to achieve these sexy looks (page 10).

32 press review The pages of international

magazines are filled with the work of Mod’s stylists.


a day in the life Mod’s stylist Olivier de Vriendt guides us through his day at an editorial shoot.


salon: victoria st This Christchurch salon is the perfect place to visit for hair care and pampering.

38 health & wellbeing Find out what your face

may tell about your health and learn about LASIK eye surgery.

45 art home An exclusive Parisian restaurant and art installation that is an amazing sight to behold.


street art An exhibition looking at the beginnings of graffiti art in New York and the culture that influenced it.

48 global roaming Experience life in style with

these luxurious finds in Barcelona, Bali, Paris and Australia.

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autumn/winter collection

behind the

scenes T

his season Mod’s chose to juxtapose the look of winter glamour with the industrial scene of a mechanic’s garage. The garage was transformed into a salon as the stylists perfected the model’s gorgeous locks, and then again into a photographic studio as the models posed to show off the coming trends. Rich depth of colour brings warmth to the versatile styles of the Autumn/Winter 2010 collection. The five style suggestions – Giulia, Déesse, Mercedes, Ondine and Floride – vary from voluminous layers to sensual up-styles to a sleek bob. Each style exudes confidence and femininity while beautiful shiny hair shows off the glamour of the cuts.

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autumn/winter collection giulia

This page and opposite: This relaxed, sensual cut is perfect for those who like to play with their day-to-day style. Worn shoulder-length, this style features layers at the front which serve to frame the face. For a more sophisticated look, apply Mod’s Mousse Legere onto towel-dried hair then use rollers to create soft, sexy curls.



Take advantage of soft layers and warm colour to achieve this season’s looks. We have five styles – Giulia, Ondine, Mercedes, Floride and Déesse – each representing the chic new trends. 10 mods hair • April 2010

autumn/winter collection ondine

Ondine signals the return of the classic bob. The secret of the cut lies in the length – it is cut three centimetres below the chin – neither too much nor too little. To accentuate the straightness of the cut, the two front sections of hair have been subtly turned using Mod’s Smoothing Crème Anti-frizz (apply onto wet hair) and finished with Mod’s Spray Brilliance.

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This style extends just past the shoulders and is silky, shiny and full – hair to die for. The well-defined look is achieved by Mod’s Volume and Énergie Lotion. Hair should be blow-dried with a round brush and finished with a hair straightener on the ends, working towards the outside.

autumn/winter collection


The `40s style chignon can be reinvented ad infinitum. The essential element is the two rolls on top. To modernise the look, have fun scrunching the hair with Mod’s Fixation Forte to get away from the sleek, smooth look. Hair is held in place with Mod’s La Laque and maintains this great look, which has been filling the pages of fashion magazines.


The glamour of a perfect French chignon is held with Mod’s Spray Minstral and requires a professional’s skill. The result is a total success and matches this chic and sexy dress to a T.

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world vision


to die for... An evening of visionary fashion


s dusk descended upon St Mary’s Bay in Auckland the tranquil beauty of ruby infused tea lights created a pathway leading to a romantic experience of glamour, mystery and indulgence. Mollie’s Hotel, in partnership with Mod’s Hair, hosted `Frocktails to Die For’, an evening of romantic fantasy and exploration. Six dream worlds were created in individual rooms by fashion partners Stitch Ministry, Sera Lilly, Claire KinganJones, Adrian Hailwood and The Carpenters Daughter, proving to us once again that they are the forefront in fashion. Samala Robinson make-up captured the romantic themes exquisitely with their artistry. ‘Frocktails to Die For’ was an evening where dreams came true. The evening was in support of World Vision, and proceeds from the evening will enable World Vision to support future endeavours of micro-financing in Mongolia.

above: Claire Kingan-Jones’ models showcased flapper-inspired dresses and sleek, sexy hairstyles. right: Models for Sera Lily had their hair styled in elaborate up-do’s.

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By purchasing you are helping to break the cycle of poverty for struggling Mongolian entrepreneurs any Mod’s and their communities. Hair product you are helping underprivileged people in Mongolia by microfinancing their business.

By purchasing Mod’s products

PHOTOGRAPHY the a-lister

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Mature hair never looked more youthful.

technique workshop

beauty know-how

“A colour that lasts, holds well and evolves.”

There is always much to be learned from good techniques – as has been proved many times. We look at the tried and trusted colouring technique of balayage and get back to basics with rollers.

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Mod’s Hair-Colour Musts

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above and right: The colour is hand painted onto the hair then rested on strips of cotton wool. This results in beautiful sun-kissed locks; Jennifer Aniston keeps her colour fresh with balayage and toners. Toners add shimmer and shine.

A Mod’s client waits for the balayage highlights to take effect.

For a while now, strong colours haven’t been featuring in hairstylists palettes. This winter, colour has more depth, which is accentuated by the subtle layers that darker hair can easily cultivate. For light auburn and blonde hair, Mod’s Hair signature technique balayage is the way to go. Clients of Mod’s Hair have been embracing this technique for years. In the hands of a skilled balayage artist, colour is swept onto the hair to create natural contrasts in colour. The depth and movement of layers give the impression of being a work of nature which is why the contrast needs to be light. This is good news for those women who don’t make regular appointments with the hairdresser. A colour that lasts is actually a colour that holds well and evolves nicely with exposure to the sun. As with all coloured hair, hair that has undergone this technique needs to be looked after to maintain its amazing shine. A toner between treatments will keep a polished look and give shine to your colour. With the balayage and toners – the lip gloss of hair – complementing each other, you can see the shine on Jennifer Aniston’s hair.


Those rollers that used to spill out of salon trolleys have been sidelined for quite some time. However, should you ask your hairstylist, they’ll tell you that for every photo session or fashion parade, these accessories are always essential for long hair. There is nothing better to give movement, volume and suppleness.

Rollers are used to create our cover look. See page 10 for tips on how to achieve the finished style.

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balayage technique

Alexa Chung is a fan of balayage. left: Balayage results in subtle highlights.


Texture transformation. Haute couture styling effects.


f you have been searching for a look you’ve seen on the pages of a magazine, you’re not alone. It has been a long time since a colour trend has had such an impact on stylists and celebrities the world over. The sensation of the moment is the Mod’s Hair signature technique balayage, and Zhanna Sattsaeva and her team are turning heads on the Gold Coast with this must-have look. Balayage is the technique of choice when it comes to highlights or lowlights. “You don’t have to be blonde either, our Parisian technique works on every hair colour. It is for everyone, but it does work best on longer layers,” explains Zhanna. “Our Gold Coast clients are embracing the Mod’s Hair signature look. They come in with pictures of Jennifer

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Aniston and Alexa Chung (pictured) – celebs sporting artfully dishevelled, effortlessly sun-kissed hair, asking if we know how they can get this look. It is very easy for us, as Mod’s Hair clients have been wearing this look since 1968. One of the best things about balayage is that it can last up to three months. This is due to the strategic way we apply the colour at the root area. The colour is lightly applied at this point, and the natural colour of the hair – be it blonde or brown – then blends seamlessly into the balayage colour. Perfect balayage is customised to our clients’ hair colour, texture and face structure. The true beauty of balayage is in creating believable highlights and lowlights with gentle contrasts that reflect the light.

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From Paris to the Gold Coast, this Mod’s Hair signature technique is enjoying growing popularity with celebrities and stylists.

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trend curls

The maintenance

Curly matters

Curls are back in style! Here are our top tips on how to make yours better than ever.


urls are gorgeous and feminine, but it is important to abide by the laws of the curl so they don’t become high maintenance and difficult to manage. Mod’s Hair cutting technique works with the hair’s movement. Here are some tips on how to keep hair looking frizz-free and fabulous!

The cut

Your stylist mustn’t be afraid to work with your curls. Soft long layers work well on curly hair and give shape and bounce, whereas a single

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length is unflattering and creates a mushroom effect. Stay away from thinning out curly hair, because you need the weight to give you a stronger curl with more definition, otherwise you could end up with unwanted frizz.

The correct shampoo and conditioner are vital for your hair. We suggest you shampoo with Mod’s Hair Jojoba Nutritif and condition with Mod’s Hair Masque Jojoba Reparateur to bring the moisture back. Style wet hair with Mod’s Hair Anti Frizz for separation and definition of each curl. Finish with Mod’s Hair Elastic Curl for hold. Never leave home without a bottle of Mod’s Hair Diamond Serum. When the humidity of the day starts to take effect, run a few drops through your hair to bring shine and calm to the frizz.

The finish

Sometimes it’s great to straighten curls but don’t be afraid to reach for the curling iron as some sections of your hair can be less curly than others and sometimes need a little more definition. Visit Mod’s Hair for your complimentary curly consultation. Our stylists will listen to you and suggest the best cuts. Short on time, all frizz but no shine? Email us, we deliver:

The colour

While all-over colour does give the best definition, curls are always darker than straight hair because straight hair reflects the light better, so enhance your curls with soft highlights to create lightness and shine.

recommended products Mod’s Hair Diamond Serum. Mod’s Hair Anti Frizz Cream. Kérastase Bain Oleo Curl.

editorial new zealand

vodafone music awards Stitch Ministry for Vodafone Music Awards. Hair by Mod’s Hair stylist Natasha Archer.


Eco-friendly fashion collaborators Pamela Anderson (above, and right) with Richie Rich and Nikki Watson.

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New Zealand Mod’s Hair stylists are always in demand to work at catwalk shows, as well as advertising campaigns and editorial shoots.


Showing at Air New Zealand Fashion Week 2009, Starfish has a classic style and sustainable philosophy.

pulp fashion magazine

This editorial fashion shoot featured hair by Mod’s stylist Natasha Archer.

dÉfilÉs prÊt À porter


Female sculptures, the models from the Junya Watanabe fashion parade amazed all artist Kamo the opportunity to reaffirm his complete harmony with Watanabe. 26 mods hair • April 2010

junya watanabe

present. The collection, where voluminous clothing reshaped the body, gave hair His creations similarly portrayed volume and subtly lengthened the sculpted bodies. April 2010 • mods hair 27

dÉfilÉs haute couture

Chanel Skilfully choreographed around giant perfume bottles, evoking the mythical N°5, the Chanel haute couture collection for Autumn/Winter 09/10 celebrated long hair. The hair, sculpted by hair and make-up artist Kamo, took inspiration from the ponytail, here revisited with volume and length and with daring extensions in different tones resembling satin ribbons.

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Haute couture at

shine From left: Spray Brillance, Design Gloss and Diamond Serum.

M o pr A d’s og sk ra ab Ha m ou ir m e to c at ur a ou re re r s fill s al on s.

“It’s Mod’s activity in fashion that allows us to anticipate the trends of next season – beautiful cuts, textures and styling in tune and always ahead of the times. Mod’s are Styling product tested on top models breaking new ground with the emergence of high end, fashion forward hair products, so our clients can get the best results between salon visits.”

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From left: Crème de Lait, Elastic Curl, La Laque, Lotion Fixation Forte and Xtrem Styler.

– carl watkins, Director Mods Hair

The highest quality botanical extracts nature can offer

“Nothing completes your look better than gorgeous hair.” – Julianne Liebeck, Director Mods Hair


From left: Masque Jojoba Réparateur, Spray Démélant Vitaminé, Lait Revival and Crème Hydratante.

By purchasing Mod’s products you are helping to break the cycle of poverty for struggling Mongolian entrepreneurs and their communities.

Mod’s Hair Products are available exclusively through all Mod’s hair salons. Short on shine but lacking time? Email us for delivery:

press review


Page the

Mod’s hairstylists are known for their innovative sense of beauty and style which shines through on the pages of international fashion magazines.

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a day in the life of an

editorial stylist Olivier de Vriendt has a job that many people dream of. But the role of a studio hairdresser is less glamorous than it might appear.

the early bird gets the worm

Up at 6.30am! That’s the rule that Olivier de Vriendt imposes on himself the night before a photo shoot. This early start doesn’t particularly worry Olivier as he likes to take his time getting himself prepared. So what does this entail? To start with, a decent breakfast, then he does a run-through of his schedule for the next few days. Finally, he checks that everything is in his bag, despite it always being ready to go.

Business is in the bag

Some hairdressers require a huge suitcase on wheels and others, such as Olivier, have a large bag containing all the essential gear ready for a shoot. For him, this includes two sizes of curling tongs, hair straighteners, product, a few rollers, a hairnet for the mises en plis (big, loose curls), combs, brushes, blowdryer, a hairpin kit and scissors – all the usual suspects. But there is also

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some metal wire, pliers and tape, which is less standard. There are also extensions of course, as well as some add-ons, hairpieces, and finally, some hair.

First arrivals

At a shoot, the team is very important. Often there are about a dozen people assembled, including the photographer, stylist, make-up artist, model, and assistants. Olivier prefers to arrive slightly ahead of time, at 9am, as does the photographer. Once all the key staff have arrived and everyone has their coffee and croissants, the time comes for talking about the pictures to be taken, and the story to be told. “We discuss any necessities that must take precedence, then each person puts forward their suggestions. From that point, either I start the hairdressing or the make-up gets underway. There are no rules, it all depends on the work to be done,” explains Olivier.

“This job is all about passion. You can’t be constantly checking the time.” Patience, waiting & concentration These three words nicely sum up a shoot. Viewed from the outside, you could be forgiven for thinking it looks easy. However, each person must be on the ball since a small detail such as a strand of hair out of place, a shiny complexion, or a wrinkle in a stocking must not escape the attention of those involved. Apart from the sacrosanct lunch break, it is important to maintain an air of tension and good humour throughout the day. And the number of hours that a shoot might last? “There’s no rule about that either,” replies Olivier. “This job is all about passion. You can’t be constantly checking the time.”

Mousse Fixation Forte Mousse Légère Mousse Renaissance Soin Mousse Protéine Lotion Volume & Energie salon results at home with mod’s hair products Mod’s Hair Products are available exclusively through all Mod’s hair salons or email us for delivery:

salon profile Clients of Mod’s Hair Paris on Victoria Street are given the attention and pampering they deserve and beautiful salon styles that are easy to care for.


ffering tailor made, prescriptive advice for clients, with personalised treatments and Rituals from the Kérastase Ritual Collection, Mod’s Hair Paris on Victoria Street, Christchurch is a truly indulgent salon experience. From the moment you walk into the salon you will be enveloped in a world of indulgence and care. Your Rituals journey begins in the skilled hands of a highly trained stylist who will assess your specific scalp and hair needs before diagnosing the precise treatments and massage needed to return your hair to its former glory. There is a Kérastase Ritual to suit every hair type so whether you have unruly curls or a troublesome scalp; dry, fine or weak hair; or hair that has lost the vibrancy of youth, there is a luxurious treatment waiting for you.  Mod’s Hair director Carl Watkins believes “beautiful, healthy hair plays a big part in creating one’s sense of wellbeing. At Mod’s Hair Paris on Victoria Street we are committed to providing customised services that unleash the full potential of your hair.”

the first step to beautiful hair

Dedicated to enhancing the natural beauty of hair and meeting the demands of modern women and men, there are two different types of Kérastase Ritual available. For those short on time, try an Essential Ritual, a brilliantly quick pick-me-up for hair,

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for the men Head into Mod’s Hair Paris on

Victoria Street to recharge your natural hair colour. The new in-salon grey blending service, L’Oréal Professionnel Homme Cover 5’ is for men who want a clean finish and perfectly natural result, without a radical change. Applied like a shampoo by your stylist, grey hair is blended away in only five minutes. Part of the L’Oréal Professionnel Homme Cover 5’ experience includes a five-minute scalp massage at the basin. We can also treat your beard. There are six shades available to suit men’s natural hair colouring. The result looks natural and fades away gradually over time with no re-growth effect. Once-a-month colouring will turn back the hands of time.

Mod’s Hair Paris Victoria Street salon in Christchurch, New Zealand.

visit mod’s world-class salon on

victoria street which will amaze you with instant, long-lasting results. If you have the luxury of time, enjoy the true art of hair beauty and treat yourself to a Deluxe Ritual, which includes a longer treatment and scalp massage. Mod’s Hair Paris on Victoria Street combines exclusivity with approachability. The team is driven by passion, professionalism and a desire to exceed standards with fabulous hairdressing, cutting-edge beauty, fashion-forward sense and outstanding customer care.

Kérastase in-salon Rituals allow Mod’s Hair stylists to treat the scalp and hair needs of each client, while giving them a unique experience of wellbeing. Kérastase Rituals contain concentrated technologies designed for professional use only, to visibly transform the health of the scalp and beauty of the hair. Kérastase Rituals are available at all Mod’s Hair salons. Mod’s Hair Paris, 74 Victoria Street, Christchurch, Phone +64 3 3660617

The Victoria Street salon is a temple of indulgence and care.

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health & wellbeing as black tea or coffee and soft drinks with caffeine. Try to go to sleep before 10pm and keep your kidney area warm. Relaxation techniques such as yoga or Tai Chi could also be very useful for stress relief. Are your cheeks blotchy and red? If your cheeks are blotchy your lungs need support and in case the redness spreads to the nostrils you should also do something for your bronchial tubes. Add some ginger to your tea and try varieties of miso or fish soups. Brown rice and green vegetables also have an expectorant effect. Ventilate your home and office frequently and be aware of mold and micro-dust. Various breathing techniques can also be helpful. Are your lips dry and cracked? Dry, chapped lips or a cracked lower lip are common signs of a sensitive stomach and poor digestion. Try not to eat raw vegetables or muesli. Eat a lot of brown rice and steamed

Face Value Are health and illness visible in your face? Whatever your stage of life, the prevention of illness and the beginning of wellbeing starts with a look in the mirror.

Do you have reddened, uneven skin between your eyebrows? If so, your liver is possibly overloaded with sugar, alcohol, eggs or animal fats. Beta-carotene, which is found in kale, carrots or savoy cabbage, supports liver discharge. Rhythmical and meridian drumming massage can also help to balance and improve the health function of this organ. Do you have sunken eyes and dark circles? Sunken eyes with dark circles indicates low kidney activity as well as an overproduction of the stress hormone adrenaline. The same signs show a lack of ‘quality’ sleep. If you are showing these signs, stay away from stimulating drinks such

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vegetables instead. Strong miso soup (such as Hatcho) and pickled plum (Umeboshi) can be beneficial. Chew every bite at least 40 times. Ginger compresses on the lower abdominal area can help the function of the intestines. Further facial features can give you an indication of risk factors and deliver effective support for individual analysis. In addition, hair is a very good indicator of overall energy level and metabolic balance. If you have the tendency to hair loss, or the quality of your hair is rapidly declining, be aware that this could be related to a reduced cleansing ability of one of the various body systems. The balancing of our future health starts with good nutrition, positive thinking, thankfulness, humbleness, meditation, spiritual strength, a well-balanced sex-life, correct breathing, sufficient exercise, upright posture, and affectionate communication with others. Words by Dr Thomas Petschner, Christchurch-based German professor for integrated diagnostics, an internationally recognised holistic health scientist and researcher of human behaviour.



s well as the facial micro expressions that shape our opinion of another person in less than a second, facial diagnostics enable us to understand the genetic structure and embryonic development of a person (yin and yang dominance), a deeper expression of emotional and mental balance, as well as a variety of past or current dysfunctions of the organs. For example:

health & wellbeing

I Can’t Believe My Eyes


Mod’s Hair director Carl Watkins’ life changed after HD LASIK. Tell us a little about your eyes. I have been wearing glasses since the age of six because I was far-sighted. As I got older I tried contact lenses but when I played contact sports such as rugby and surfing they were an annoyance and really of no use at all. From bespectacled youth to 20-20 vision. Carl hasn’t looked back since having HD LASIK.

What was your biggest frustration about wearing glasses? When choosing sunglasses, the options were very limited. Designer frames or lenses were definitely out of the question so there was no Prada or Armani for me! What motivated you to try High Definition LASIK? I lead an active life (Speight’s Coast to Coast, salmon fishing, skiing, diving) and all these things I love doing were made difficult with glasses or contacts. I wanted the security of knowing my glasses were not going to shatter in my face. Talk us through the process. The screening process was brilliant. I had a list of questions but many of them were answered during my initial free assessment. The team at Fendalton Eye Clinic were superb. What was it like after the surgery? It was amazing! From the moment I stepped off the table I had 20-20 vision. Imagine a manual camera, coming into focus, that is exactly what it was like. Waking up the next day and seeing the world without my glasses was wonderful. Was it worth the money? Absolutely. It’s amazing to go from wearing thick, heavy glasses to having none at all. With 20-20 vision my life has been simplified as well as enhanced. I have completed the Speight’s Coast to Coast and only this weekend I was diving for crayfish in Akaroa. It is truly liberating. Fendalton Eye Clinic offer free HD LASIK assessments. Is High Definition LASIK right for you? Free assessments are available with a member of the technical team, throughout the South Island and Wellington. Phone 0800 4 LASIK (0800 45 27 45) or visit


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hair at any age

age-perfect hair 20s 40s

For a more gorgeous you at any age, take a look at these basic rules for beautiful hair.

time to experiment


›› Now is the time for you to use textures and architectural cuts to your advantage. ›› Edgy colours work best with youthful skin so you can pull off bold colours now more than ever. Reds, deep brunettes and platinum blondes all set off a sensational cut. For a free-hand colour effect, try balayage. It’s ideal for a twenty-something with attitude who doesn’t want to look like she’s tried too hard.


›› Go for looks that create softness and lift around the face. This can easily be obtained from a combination of the cut, layers and highlights that will soften your face.  ›› Your colour tones are important, so keep hair toned by seeing your stylist for blow waves between colour appointments. ›› For optimum hair and scalp health, the Kérastase Age Recharge Ritual works to rehydrate the scalp and give vitality back to hair. 


Beautiful hair is always a must. In-salon treatments keep hair in top condition. Try Kérastase Rituals, which are available in all Mod’s salons.


Kate Moss

coiffured confidence

›› By the time you reach your 30s you will know more about who you are, what you want, and where you’re going in life. If you don’t, you can make it look like you do by having a style that shows the world that you’ve got it sorted. ›› Whether your look is youthful and playful or more mature and sophisticated, keep it well maintained. Visit your salon every six to eight weeks to keep your hair groomed and gorgeous.

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›› Remind your stylist you’re 20, not 50. Conservative looks are ageing. Keep it fresh and be unafraid. ›› Stay away from wedding hair up-dos; instead, opt for a salon blow-dry that will leave hair shiny, loose and sexy.


›› Now is the time to soften your look, so stay away from harsh colours. Instead of black choose brunette, and go for soft creamy blonde over platinum. ›› Let go of the look you had as a student and opt instead for well-kept, shiny tresses. ›› After the experimentation of her 20s, Kate Moss is now a perfect example of a thirty-something with beautiful, well-maintained hair.





groomed & gorgeous


›› By now you will know what works for you. Don’t go for radical cuts and colours. In general you can safely go two shades either side of your natural colour. ›› Don’t buy into the stereotype that as you get older you have to have short hair. A short back and sides truly suits very few women. If you want to change your look, talk to your stylist.

Helen Mirren

simply styled

›› Salon blow-dries are important. ›› Ultra-long locks rarely work for the over 50s. Instead, go for something a little more polished. For example, a shoulder cut frames the body and exposes your narrowest curve – your neck.  ›› Maintain your cut and keep your hair looking fresh every five weeks as opposed to six. ›› If your hair is starting to thin, talk to your stylist about the Nioxin range, to help keep it in control.


• Don’t use hair accessories. Opt instead for simple elegance. • When blow-drying your hair, avoid a lot of volume – a little is flattering, but a lot is ageing. • Your hair should have movement and be beautiful and soft. Dame Helen Mirren is one to watch for inspiration.

art(pronounced home arôme)

©vaudoo. photo maxime schaal. work by laurent grasso

Dining is taken to a whole new level at this exclusive Parisian art installation.

Art Home by Electrolux features Nomiya, an intimate restaurant.

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rt Home by Electrolux is nestled on the rooftop of the Palais de Tokyo. It boasts breathtaking panoramic views of Paris and offers a truly unforgettable dining experience – all framed by the magical skyline of Paris. Renowned chef Giles Sassart and his team bring exceptional cuisine to life in Nomiya, a boldly artistic architectural space that merges glass and steel. The design comes from the imagination of artist Laurent Grasso. Nomiya only seats 12 people, so to say it is exclusive is something of an understatement. However, those fortunate 12 will experience something truly memorable. Booking at Art Home is all about timing. Workshop and tour bookings are released together exactly one month in advance. If you miss out on your chosen day. check the previous days for openings. Installation ends July 2010.

children’s workshops at art home

Workshops for children offer fun, interactive sessions. Kids will enjoy bringing simple yet satisfying recipes to life. And they can take their aprons and hats home with them as souvenirs.

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If you were in Europe last summer you may have been to the Fondation Cartier in Paris and seen Né Dans La Rue, (Born In The Streets). The exhibition payed tribute to urban graffiti and examined the culture surrounding and influencing it. a rebel movement

Towards the end of the ’60s the walls of certain areas of New York started to be covered with strange graphics. The authors were young Hispanic- or African-Americans from Harlem, post-adolescents who wrote their names with the strokes of markerpens or paint cans. The tag, or signature (often accompanied by the number of the writer’s street) was a significant feature of this new movement. Nobody knew at that stage that it would become artistic, nor that these graffiti artists (graffeurs) were true products of the American counter culture of the time. City walls became the space for this new form of expression and the subway was its specialist territory. The graffiti artists besieged train interiors, stations and finally freight trains. It was impossible to ignore this youth culture that took real risks in painting the night time frescoes, playing cops and robbers with the police. Some creative artists such as Jean Michel Basquiat, David Wojnarowics and Keith Haring immediately understood that this was a reassessment of the system, and they firmly adhered to the associated beliefs.

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Graffiti at the Fondation Cartier


An exhibition of graffiti from this early period recently showed at the Fondation Cartier in Paris. The graffiti offered itself up to the gaze of onlookers from behind glass. A hoarding was set up and was covered in writing; an invitation to be immersed in this world of colours and shapes. The speediest immersion presented itself in the film room. Visitors spent hours



5. Henry Chalfant, Stalingrad, 1985, Paris. Photo © Henry Chalfant. 6. © Part 1, 2009.

in there and were fascinated as they watched graffiti artists in action. In the basement there were other films adjoining photoboards, glass boxes housing notebooks of tags, and camouflage clothing that the rebels would wear in the subway.

Back in new zealand

The christchurch Temperance Society can be found down a lane behind High Street, Christchurch, and half the fun is in finding it. The bar specialises in eclectic cocktails as well as its $7 paper bag special. Open Wednesday to Saturday from 5pm until late.

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1. Graffiti Analysis (2006, New York City, USA) by Evan Roth and AVONE. 2. Il Kase (Elkay) by Kase Photo by Henry Chalfant (1980) courtesy of Martinez Gallery. 3. Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photo by Vitche © Vitche. 4. Joâo Wainer, Sao Paulo, 2009.


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travel guru Perlé Contemporary Dining & Lounge Bar

Satisfy your taste buds with contemporary dining, or kick back and relax in the lounge bar with private booths and a majestic water feature.


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Spain vincon


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Barcelona is Spain’s most cosmopolitan city and the shopping is always amazing. Vincon is packed full of contemporary designs for the home with an area dedicated to graphic and industrial design. The only problem is, it won’t all fit in your luggage.

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FRANCE repetto shoes

The latest must-dos from our globe-trotting stylist.

Created in 1947 by Rose Repetto, the brand originally specialised in ballet shoes. At Brigitte Bardot’s request, the classic ’Cendrillon’ ballerina flat was created and worn by her on the set of And God Created Woman (1956). The simple, elegant styling of its shoes meant they quickly made their way into fashion history. Visit for product details, videos, and a history of this iconic brand.


visiting ku dé ta, in Seminyak on Bali’s SouthWestern shore, is like entering a five star resort without the accommodation. Everyone who is anyone in Bali shows up for sunset and cocktails at Ku dé ta.

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