Stevie English Hair Educates @ HairExpo 2013

This year at hairExpo the Stevie English Hair Artistic Team will be educating in the the look 'n' learn Auditorium at the Exhibition centre. If you follow our Stevie Englishhair Instagram account you will see our Bond inspired art, Bond girls and Bond villains StevieStyle. We might be running a competition for someone to win a limited edition Stevie English Hair Bond print at our HairExpo seminar ;)

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We believe that their are 3 main ingredients to becoming a great hairdresser.

Education, Fun and Practise. 

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Stevie English Hair presents a tongue in cheek, James Bond themed Show.

Who like's gadgets? Because Q gives us the best!

Tequila... I mean Martini.

But we will  shake and  maybe stir the way you think about hair, and education.

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Hair is art, and art is hair- We make both!

We are in the Look and Learn Auditorium at 11 on Monday, come check our amazing team out.

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Happy New Year from Glebe and Bondi!

Wow! 2012 has been a massive and fantastic year at Stevie English Hair. I hope it's been great for you too! We celebrated 5 years in our Glebe salon, on Glebe Point Rd, and opened our new Bondi Salon on Bronte Rd.

 

We have welcomed some great new talent to our salons and am so pleased to have a loyal and skilled team who developed their skills throughout the year and done some fantastic hair for our clients!

So what else did we get up to? Oh nothing much...

  • Stephen from our Bondi Salon won @hairExpo Apprentice Student Cutter of the Year! For the second Year running.
  • Stephen was chosen to be on the rising star stage.
  • All of our collections got published.
  • Stevie Educated in every state.
  • Stephen  got to do hair for the final of Project Runway
  • Presented on how to use Social Media in your business for Hairdressers.

  • We were a finalist in the City of Sydney Business Awards. Again! Woo, hoo!!

  • Got featured in some mags....

Competed in a few competitions. We did ok!

  • Did some education for other hairdressers for GHD

  • Did some hair for the Woolmark Fashion Show at the Royal Easter Show. Elly was the Director. Go Elly!

  • Commented on a few hair trends, the quiff and pastel hair colour
  • Ran a Picture it 4 Stevie competition. Check out some of the great shots here

Wow! What a year. Trust me there was more! But we couldn't have done it all without the most important people. YOU! Our fantastic clients, who inspire us to do our very best work to you everyday. From our team at Glebe and Bondi, Happy New Year! We wish you the best for 2013 and fab hair to go with whatever you choose to do!

Stevie xx

Stephen wins Apprentice Student Cutter 2012 For Stevie English Hair

Wow! It’s been a big couple of weeks leading up to Hair Expo and a very successful event. We have a star in our midst! Luvies, have you been to our new Bondi Salon yet? If you have, you would have met Stephen Grechy, our Apprentice Student Cutter of the Year, 2012. This is the second year in a row Stephen has won this competition. How cool is that? The competition is part of Hair Expo, which is always a massive time for our salon. Having Stephen win again was so exciting.

I want all my team to be the best they can be and I will always encourage them to develop their skills in wherever their passion lies. Competitions are one way to do this. The Apprentice Student Cutting Competition is conducted live on stage so you need to be able to perform under stress.

The winner needs to pull together a whole look while demonstrating their cutting and styling ability. That’s a lot of pressure for 45 minutes of work and Stephen did really well on the day. But he also did lots and lots of practice before hand.  It’s not luck that he won this competition. He works really hard to develop his natural talent. He practices more than anyone else in the team and is the last one to leave at night and first in, in the morning.

To take out the title, Stephen needed to provide a finished “look” that was in line with “new seasonal hair fashion trends”. Providing his own model, he needed to think about make-up, clothing…the whole package! I love this because the competition recognises that hairstyles are an integral part of fashion. For our clients it’s not just about their hair. They are looking to create an overall look, and the best hairdressers will be able to work to a client’s lifestyle.

The other rules said he needed to adhere to were:

  • Use a female model,
  • Cut at least 3cm off,
  • Deliver a total change of look, and
  • Only use the models hair. No hairpieces or wigs were allowed.

 

Stephen delivered a short hair cut that was emphasised by a pink and blonde colour work he completed a few days earlier. Very “on-trend”.

 

Winning this competition is a fantastic launch pad for Stephen. Apart from the cool prizes which include:

  • A $1,000 voucher from Excellent Edge, (the best hairdressing scissors around),
  • A Moroccan Oil product pack, and
  • The prized Hair Expo Trophy.

The exposure and opportunities Stephen will receive as a result of this win, will raise his profile and improve his career prospects. He got to spend half an hour on stage as part of an initiative from the Hair Expo Young Superstar, which showcases up and coming hairdressers doing “cool” work, and was invited to work backstage at the recent Astra Awards

Congratulations Stephen from everyone at Stevie English Hair! If you would like to get your hair cut from an award winning hairdresser please call our Bondi Salon on 02 9387 7791 and book in to see Stephen!

Are you In a Royal Rut?

 

As a “pommie”, it’s been wonderful to see the great excitement around Lizzie’s diamond Jubilee. It’s really been a celebration of everything English! The fan fair and ceremony, the union jacks flying proudly, the English Geezas ( not sure you can royals Geezas...) looking so smart in their regal get up and Kate and even Camilla looking elegant….

 

 

 

 

And of course Queen Lizzy dressed beautifully, always in gloves and a hat, with her bag in the crook of her arm.

Blue has always been a great colour for Liz.

 

One thing that struck me over the weekend was that Lizzie hasn’t changed her hair-style in years….decades… and it got me wondering how many of you are stuck in a hair-style rut? It’s easy to have the same hair-style day-in, day-out….there are lots of advantages….um..lets see…

 

  • It’s easy to do every day – you don’t even have to think about it
  • You know what hair products to buy…
  • Your hairdresser knows exactly what to do
  • It’s easy…oh wait I said that…hmmm…

 

Look if you are getting about with hair from the 80’s or 90’s  it’s time for a change. I also believe that if you look back 5 years and your hair and makeup is the same, its time for a change. The Queen might be able to get away with it because, well, she’s the Queen, and she gets to wear a crown, and well she is on money so she can't change her hair like lady Gaga. Most of us benefit from mixing it up from time to time. Here are some good reasons why…

 

  • A change will make you feel great! Nothing better than a new do to spice up your life.
  • Chances are your current hair-style may not suit you any more. We all change over time (body shape, colouring and lifestyle) and sometimes the hair-style that suited you, say in your 20’s, is just not going to cut it in your 40’s, 50’s and beyond!
  • Fashion changes - You know it. Hair styles and fashion go hand-in-hand. Time to get current. Rather than waiting to be cool again!
  • There are so many options now. Short, mid length or long, and the variety of colours are astounding and easy to achieve and maintain!
  • As the weather closes in and you are stuck indoors more you can go for a more styled and polished look as it won’t get wrecked by heat and humidity.

 

So how do you work out how to change your hair-style? There’s a few ways I like to suggest.

1. Check out your favourite celebrities. They get access to the best hairdressers and stylists and are often wearing the latest styles and colours.

2. Check out your friends and work colleagues what do you admire about their hair? Could that work for you?

3.  Think about your lifestyle. How much time and energy are you willing to invest in your “do” each day? How often do you want to visit the hairdresser's to keep it looking fresh?

4. Lastly my favourite tip, come in and see us at Stevie English Hair. We LOVE doing makeovers. If you would like a change, massive or subtle come see the clever teams either in Glebe 94237033 or Bondi 93877791.

This weekend is hair expo So the teams area out watching, educating, competing and for good measure a little partying everything hair.

#TeamEnglish

Stevie

 

 

England Calling Published

Here it is at last! The amazing shots that were taken backstage at #hairexpo when we were prepping for our "England Calling" Gen Next catwalk extravaganza.The show has been mentioned here in a previous post , and these photos were the talented models and dancers who rocked on stage for us. We had some of our favorite photographers shoot this collection: Chang&Cox Photography , and once again they have produced some incredible images. Byron and Hsin worked tirelessly for the entire day amongst utter chaos backstage, and the shots are a testament to their ability and professionalism. It was quite hard getting the models to the photographers whilst prepping for the show, and the whole process had to run on a pretty tight schedule, but we managed to get it done and the photos speak for themselves.The Hair Expo show was inspired by English Icons, and we had shot a collection with another photographer  another team fave the Amazing Nicole McCluskey .  This original collection was the inspiration for the "England Calling" show. In the collection seen here, we wanted the English style and flair to come through but still have a different direction and add more fun and movement. It was loads of fun to produce, and I think that is visible in the final images. I often think by the time the pictures have made it to print that you don't want to see them again, but this has not been the case with these two collections. We al love them so much and could look at them forever! #TeamEnglish

 

 

 

 

Stevie English Hair Front Cover Love

It's great when your work gets published, but even better when you get a mention on the front cover! We have 2 collections going into this awesome new issue of HairBiz mag: 1 shot at Hair Expo (whilst prepping for our hugely popular  Gen Next show),  and the other by Joel Phillips. Joel's story will also have an interview with this talented superstar who got a Highly Commended at Hair Expo.  Both collections were shot by oor incredibly clever collaborators CNCPhotography . We will post them both this week, so watch this space.