We Live and Breathe Hair colour! Best Hair Salon in Sydney.

MIRACLE PRODUCT’S ALERT





Here at Stevie English Hair, we do a LOT of colour services. Stevie is the current holder of the “ HairExpo Australian Colour Technician of the Year” title, and he doesn’t do anything else besides colour. Stevie Also spends a lot of the time travelling educating colour around the globe for Matrix.

Our senior team spend all day foiling, balayaging, lightening and toning hair, and our apprentice team learn colour theory and practical before any other hairdressing skills. We live and breathe colour.

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Every head of hair is different, and every colour we do in the salon is tailored to our clients and is never the same as any other colour. The only common denominator when colouring hair is the desire to maintain the condition of our clients’ hair. Condition is important for a number of reasons, one being that our work looks better on healthy, shiny, strong hair! Colour also lasts longer on healthy hair. We have a motto at Stevie English Hair, we can do anything with your colour as long as your condition is there. And these two products seriously help!

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There is a lot of chatter about ‘miracle’ products in the hair and beauty industries and for the most part, the claims are nonsense. But it is our job to sort through the rubbish to get to the true gold, then pass it on to our clients. We have been using Bond Ultim8 bond restorer in our colour for years, and the results have been amazing. The only relatively new product that we have tried that delivers the same level of results is KHairPep.

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KHairPep is unlike any other treatment we use in the salon. It’s the only product of its kind that carries a patented 18-chain peptide and 23 amino acids into hair fibres to repair the damaged caused by colouring and heat styling hair. Basically it’s a scientifically formulated peptide treatment that does what it says it will. You apply KHairPep to damp shampooed hair (do not condition), wait 5 minutes then blow-dry or just leave. No rinsing. It’s very simple to use which probably increases it’s effectiveness because you ACTUALLY USE IT as it’s not a fussy multi-step time consuming affair.

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We are devotees of KHairPep and so is pretty much anyone who uses it in the salon or at home. Even the most skeptical of product skeptics (Mel) is converted. Simple to use, not fussy, actually works. What more could you want?

Best Hair Salon in Sydney! Don't believe us its on the Radio.

Shaun McGrath who is our creative specialist was recently on a London podcast to listen HERE

Shaun McGrath on Radio

Christmas Hair in Glebe

Ho Ho Ho!

Christmas is coming up sooner than you may think. We are about 10 weeks away and as we all know, it marks the end of the year but that's 2 more appointments MAX. What kind of statement do you want to make this year? Whether you are looking for something new for Summer, or maintaining your classic style, we have your back. We are currently booking up appointments so we recommend calling up soon to lock in your look for the festive season.

     

Curly Hair expert in Glebe recomends matrix

Alex who is a senior stylist and our resident  curly hair expert recomends Matrix Biolage Defining Gel-cream for curly hair -  because "you will get a much better moist curl and helps stops the frizz that can be every curly hair owners worry" in his words.  

Matrix BIOLAGE  Defining Gel-Cream $30.00

Matrix BIOLAGE  Defining Gel-Cream $30.00

Trend Alert: Creative Undercuts

The Undercut is a term used for the shaven areas of a hairstyle. Whether it is at the nape of the neck or on the sides, it can be a fun way to add dimension and an element of surprise to your everyday style.


We believe that with changing trends more people are willing to be adventurous with their precious locks, and while the undercut can be a bit daring at times, it can also be used as a tool to help lighten the load for thick haired people.
As for the creative stuff, we love making the regular undercut more exciting - adding shapes, layers and sometimes colour. If this tickles your fancy, our cutting experts at Stevie English will be able to come up with something unique for you and your style!
Hair by Shaun in our Bondi salon  

Hair by Shaun in our Bondi salon  

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Snapchat and Pokemon Go at Stevie English Hair

So if you are around one of our salons today you can get our filter on snap chat - Happy snapping, and if you are on Pokemon Go user our Bondi salon is a pokestop! I might have set up a lure so why not grab a Pokemon and some #matrix shampoo while you are at it! What a wonderful world we live in.  If you want to follow the salon antics on Snap search Stevie English Hair or @englishhair and to follow the Guv @stevieenglish  (WARNING) You might get more than just hair stuff.

Our snap filter  

Our snap filter  

Pokestop  

Pokestop  

Our mural is a pokestop  

Our mural is a pokestop  

HAPPINESS

One of our core ideals at Stevie English Hair - Is to have as much fun as possible and to be happy.

 

It definitely is my goal, I love my job and I get to work with so many creative people. This year I’ve been across the Globe for Matrix educating and playing at colouring hair. And here in Australia I have spent my time educating, hanging in my salons with my cool staff and working on The Voice as Hair Ambassador for Matrix and we are only half-way through the year! 

 

We believe that being happy is a great thing, and part of that feeling, is feeling good about yourself - and obviously we think a great hair can help.

 

I was reading an article the other day that was about the two things that go along with happiness; expectation and surprise. We like to think there’s some fun expectation of your booked appointment for Stevie English hair and the surprise - Well we don’t ever want to surprise any client. But we do like to help and assist with the look you want to achieve - I know our team (teamEnglish) have so much skill and creative genius that can help to add and suggest ways to make your look even more you!  So we hope that you have a style thats even better than you imagined - and thats always a happy surprise!

 

We like to think that when we are all happy we feel good about ourselves - so thats why this Saturday we would do something fun.  Just because ... 

 

You’ll be able to snap your new snip from stevie english hair on snapchat whilst in the salon - and add our exclusive filter to your image - its just for the day - its a first for a Hairsalon and we hope you’ll have fun adding your happiness surprise and perhaps a little expectation to it as well!

Happy hair right there! Happy hairdressers too! So tomorrow in our salons play on snapchat and use our exclusive filter. 

This beautiful hair makes me happy . Hair by Leah in our Glebe salon using matrix 

This beautiful hair makes me happy . Hair by Leah in our Glebe salon using matrix 

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Colouring hair the safe way for our staff in Glebe and Bondi junction

Hair colour can be smelly and can have fumes . We at Stevie English Hair use a speicial mixer to negate harsh fumes for our staff. It's called the ping. We do all we can to help the environment and to help our staff. We love the Ping from Ecoheads 

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These little babies mix up our colour give us perfect consistency.  

The ping  

The ping  

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4 ways Stevie English will keep your hair IN ...

...CONDITION  

We use Matrix, and along with Biolage we will keep your hair in great condition.  Our shampoos, conditioners and treatments will keep your hair IN a great state

...SHAPE  

We have expert talent  that cut hair not corners. Our education program is second to none and one of the  pillars of our success. We will keep your hair IN great shape.

...COLOUR  

We live to colour hair, and Matrix colour is phenomenal so we can customise  any colour to the needs of our clients. And with the genius of our colour director, Stevie, who not only trains our team but is in demand world wide,  we are sure to keep your hair looking IN fine form. 

...STYLING

Matrix styling is a class above and with Style link we have an added creative partner to create  anything any time for you. Our team are dedicated to our salon perfection staying with you , and will recommend ways  that your hair will be IN style when away from us.

This is an Inn. 

This is an Inn. 

Hair expo 2016

Hair Expo 2016


Over the weekend we had the greatest pleasure in watching our lovely Louise up on stage for Hair Expo 2016 in Melbourne. She was one of four finalists for Apprentice of the Year across both Australia and New Zealand.


On stage she showed off her amazing hairdressing skills and spoke of her creative concepts. We are so proud of her and excited to see the incredible work she has in store for the future.


Stevie was there with Matrix, Evy Professional and Excellent Edges to show of some of the best industry tools, which we are fortunate enough to use in our salons.

Lousie on main stage with the crowd loving her hair and her fashion sense. 

Lousie on main stage with the crowd loving her hair and her fashion sense. 

The next generation of Stevie English Hairdressers in Glebe

We have our super apprentice Louise Williamson up for apprentice of the year this year at the Hair Expo Awards. She is one of 4, giving her a 25% chance of winning. Louise already works on The Voice, Xfactor and was chosen by Matrix as a Hot Team member, meaning she is one of the young generation stylists to watch. Louise works in our Glebe salon, she is colouring on the floor and cutting men's hair.  We wish you luck this weekend Lou xx

One of her finalist images  

One of her finalist images  

Watch Lou recreate this on the main stage at hair expo on Monday!  

Another of Louise finalist images  

Another of Louise finalist images  

Balayage experts in Sydney

BALAYAGE

Meaning ‘to sweep’ in french, the balayage colouring technique has become one of the most popular salon services around the world. Originating in the 60s and 70s in Europe, it has made its way to popular culture through A List celebs and celebrity stylists.  It has been around for a while and it is no longer a 'trend'- it's a staple salon colour technique. 

 The balayage technique requires high skill, training and a lot of focus and expertise. Stevie travels around the globe and is in the middle of an Australian tour teaching other hairdressers how to balayage. All Stevie English colourists and colour technicians are proficient in the technique and do a similar style of balayage.   It looks well put together, no matter if your hair is straight, curly or tied up in a bun. It is the best low maintenance colour, requiring touch ups only every 6 - 10 weeks.

Although only recently made popular, the style itself is timeless and is reminiscent of classic, youthful beauty. Centred around the technique of painting highlights on to the hair in a free form, “sweeping” motion, the balayage effect should reveal a natural and sun-kissed, “your hair, but better” look. Of course you can make it with bright, bold colours too!

Customisable to your style, your aesthetic and your hair preferences

Every balayage is tailor-made and personalised for every client. No two heads are the same. As you would for make-up contouring, the soft highlights and/or lowlights are designed to accentuate certain areas. Different levels of lift can be used to visually manipulate the hair, making it look longer, shorter, thicker and/or multi dimensional. Have fun with it!

 

Balayage goes beyond just natural colours as well. More and more people are moving towards creative colours such as greys, purples, blues and pinks. Remember, trust the process and understand that not all colour goals are achieveable on the first attempt. Colour, especially colour correction and big changes, takes time. Look after your hair, use treatments and enjoy the results on healthy hair!

Effortlessly low maintenance yet sophisticated and on trend. 

 

 

OLAPLEX THE GAME CHANGER

Here at Stevie English Hair, we were lucky enough to be asked to be ambassadors of a revolutionary new product called Olaplex. Lucky because we got a chance to play with the product before it is officially available in Australia, and it comes with some pretty big promises: that you can lighten your hair without damage, or in fact improve the condition of the hair.  

WHAT THE ??!!!!!

As a professional hair colourist of 20+ years, I have never heard of a product that could deliver on that kind of promise, so naturally I was well keen to get my hands on it. Olaplex is a 3-step system that consists of Bond Multiplier, Bond Perfecter and a take home Hair Perfector. The basic premise is that the product multiplies the bonds that are broken by lifting or depositing colour on the hair, thus preventing breakage and other damage. The first product can be added to any colour, powder lightener or perm solution, the second step is applied after rinsing & the third used at home. 

Powder Lightener/bleach  has always been my best friend and my worse enemy. You can do amazing things with it, but it damages hair! So when a product claims to turn your colour world upside down, you can imagine me being extremely nervous the first time I used Olaplex!  But also so excited!  I was lightening one of my stylist’s hair- she had previously had lots of breakage and her ends were pretty well fried. Her hair was a patchwork quilt. And this would normally be put in the too hard basket unless you want an inch blonde crop.

  After reading the directions seven times, I mixed up powder lightener, bumped up the developer level (ARGHHHH), added the Olaplex and went in. I did strand tests every 5 minutes, and basically hovered behind the chair the entire time the colour was on her hair (sweating). At the basin- no breakage! After the second step was applied, the hair felt even better, it turned to silk. I could not believe her ends survived- I would never have tried to lighten them without the Olpalex’s promise.

Since that first colour, I have used Olaplex pretty much every day - my team have also been blown away by the results they can achieve without damaging the hair. The product completely delivers on its promise and I don’t know any colourist who would not be excited about a product that can do this.  There is an extra fee but its so worth it! Never have i been able to guarantee hair in this way.  

Game changer? Definitely! 

Olaplex

OLAPLEX