OUR AVEDA TOP PRODUCT PICKS

Now you may accuse us of being a little biased of the beautiful Aveda range as we are one of Sydney’s leading Aveda concept salons, however our passion for the industry and the  confidence we have in Aveda products is second to none. Aveda products are industry leading, quality made with natural ingredients and 100% renewable energy.

If you haven’t heard of the brand, Aveda is an environmentally compassionate company who truly cares about what goes into their products. Quoted by the founder of Aveda ..

“Our mission at Aveda is to care for the world we live in, from the products we make to the ways in which we give back to the society.”

Now as we feel every product serves its purpose depending on your hair type/ what your trying to achieve and what best suits your lifestyle, we have listed below our famous top 10 products in no any order and why they are complete must haves for every bathroom cabinet…

Come in for a complimentary consultation and lets get your hair care journey underway!

1. SHAMPURE DRY SHAMPOO
Now who doesn’t like stretching out their next hair wash day? This magical scent of 25 pure flower and plant essences including certified organic lavender, petitgrain and ylang ylang calms the senses and the perfect go-to to freshen up those locks, add some texture and revive the hair with naturally derived powders that absorb excess oil and impurities. This non-aerosol powder is so easy, has a beautiful non harmful aroma not like regular dry shampoos and is great for those non wash days to help maintain style.

2. INVATI ADVANCED SYSTEM

Exfoliate, thicken and activate with this 3 step miracle system. Invati Advanced™  is the best solution for thinning hair its innovative system reduces hair loss by 53% and instantly thickens the hair when applied once daily. This is a must have trio for anyone who has thinning hair due to many reasons; stress, pregnancy, breakage. Nourishing Shampoo that deep cleanses the scalp removing build-up that can clog pores to promote new hair growth. Conditioner that instantly thickens the hair using naturally derived amino acids which mimic the hair’s building blocks to help strengthen hair from roots to ends and the Scalp Revitalizer which reduces hair loss to help keep the hair you have longer. When applied once daily, this invigorating formula featuring our innovative blend of tangerine peel and Japanese knotweed penetrates to help support hair’s natural keratin.

 

3. DAMAGE REMEDY – DAILY HAIR REPAIR

This leave-in treatment instantly not only repairs and protects from heat styling but also helps to detangle and protect from breakage and damage due to heat styling. Nourish and protect with its main ingredient; Quinoa! a complete protein referred as the “mother grain” by the Incas, soy-derived oil to help nourish, and macadamia oil to help smooth strands so your hair looks and feels healthier than ever!

4. BE CURLY – CURL ENHANCER
This is the hero product for everything curl!! Not only does this product Intensify the curl it combats frizz and boosts shine on curly or wavy hair. Wheat protein and organic aloe infused styling creme expands when hair is wet and retracts when hair is dry to intensify your curl or wave making this the best partner in crime to get the main under control!

5.TEXTURE TONIC
Are you a huge salt spray fan?… well you might have just found your new best friend! Define and enhance natural texture and create piece-y definition that looks effortlessly undone. Cane sugar and salt work in harmony to help create naturally tousled texture and flexible hold, while leaving the hair touchable and infused with natural shine for an effortlessly “undone” look. Get that beachy wave at home with this must have product!

6. CHERRY ALMOND
Now this Shampoo/ Conditioner duo might be the latest to hit the shelves but WOW have they have had a grand entrance! Lets just say…everyone is talking about #cherryalmond. You will now love hair wash days with the beautiful aroma blend making every wash a magical explosion of cherry blossom and omega-rich almond oil. Cherry almond leaves hair touchably soft, shiny and full of weightless bounce, instantly detangles and deeply conditions with certified organic coconut oil & shea butter perfect for all hair types!

7. DRY REMEDY – DAILY MOISTURIZING OIL

This little bottle of goodness is a godsent! Packed with all the goodies it Instantly moisturises dry hair. With certified organic buriti oil, a wonder of nature, harvested from the “tree of life” in Brazil. Dry Remedy daily leave-in oil transforms dry, brittle hair, making it soft and manageable. Perfect for all those hot iron lovers or to control those fly aways.

8. PURE ABUNDANCE- HAIR POTION
It may only be little but it has alot of power and goes along way! This little potion of ‘Fairy Dust’ as some like to call it texturisers the hair from the roots that instantly volumises hair and creates a matte texture. Perfect for those who have limp/ lifhair that struggle to hold volume. This is a game changer product, and a must-to-try next time your in at Solace.!

9. PRAMASANA -SCALP TREATMENT

Beauty begins within. That’s true for your hair as well – which starts in your scalp. Gentle cleansing yields beautiful results. Give your scalp the detox it deserves! Dry brushing with the Scalp Exfoliating Brush begins the cleansing process by exfoliating the scalp to help loosen build-up and impurities. This brushing technique also helps increase microcirculation, creating an optimal foundation for beautiful hair. The Pramāsana Purifying Scalp Cleanser deeply, yet gently cleanses and purifies the scalp to help instantly balance sebum levels, while it exfoliates and removes pollution – creating a clean scalp foundation… the final step being the Scalp Concentrate, this lightweight, leave-in treatment penetrates the surface layers of the scalp to nourish and help preserve the scalp’s natural protective barrier, while helping protect the scalp from aggressors such as pollution and other free radicals. This powerful scalp regime leaves the scalp nourished, soothed and full of confidence knowing your scalp is getting the care its deserves!


10. MENS PURE-FORMANCE – GROOMING CLAY
This product has more reasons than one as to why this is the number one seller for Mens grooming at Solace. With the amazing aroma of certified organic spearmint, vetiver and lavender. It has a lightweight feel but creates texture with a strong, pliable hold and matte finish making it the perfect product to create any style!


2018/19 Spring Summer Hair Trends You Must Try

New Year’s Resolutions aside, there’s nothing more exciting than trying out the freshest trends and new styles for the new year. While this year’s melting balayages and blunt lobs were all the rage, with only a few months of 2018 to go, we can’t wait to upgrade our `dos with the latest styles for 2019.

We have searched the web and got the scoop on what hair trends and styles everyone will be obsessing over this season. Here’s our ultimate hair guide to hair trends in 2019. Come talk to one of our Solace stylists about your next style!

1. SHAGGY BLUNT BANGS!

Bangs are a great way to frame the face, 2018/19 Summer is all about the low maintenance longer bangs which are cool and easy to style!

2. TEXTURED LOBS

The textured lob is one of the hottest haircuts of the year. It’s hit star status quite literally, appearing on celebrity heads like Sienna Miller and Khloe Kardashian, who, we should add, traded in thier signature long layers for the cropped, wavy look. The textured lob, unlike last years trend of the blunt lob is a great way to add volume with only a few easy, maintainable tricks 1. Consult with your stylist and get on the same page as to how messy/ textured you prefer 2. Get your hands on Avedas Texture Tonic; By bringing the beach to your hair, this bestselling sea salt spray, creates effortlessly textured, tousled tresses all year round with minimal effort required.

3. THE GAGA DO

Ok…we may have made that name up but this look is fully inspired by the style icon herself. We can all admit we all shed a few tears in the latest ‘A Star Is Born’. But can we all take a moment and appreciate Lady Gagas latest look! The 90s fringe is officially back! Gaga rocked a middle parting, high top knot and a curtain fringe to The Late Show and we love it! So chic and sophisticated yet boho and so easy to achieve!

4. SUPER LONG HAIR

We all dream of having healthy, long, shiny locks now we all truly can. With Avedas amazing products this dream can become a reality with a little perseverance and commitment. Come into Solace and talk to your stylist about the right products for your hair type, so you too can grow long, luscious hair or for instant results come have a consultation with one of our Extension specialists.

5. BALAYAGE & BABYLIGHTS

Now as we all know Balayage was all the rage this year… and we sure will be seeing alot more of this boho, soft, natural look. This look suits anyone using tones that work well with their natural colouring. Matched with some soft baby lights for face framing. It’s not only low maintenance but matched with a funky cut you may just look like your straight out of vogue.

4 Things to Do Before Saying “I do”

Your big day is coming soon and I assume you are both excited and nervous about how things may turn out. So here are some things to keep in mind while waiting “patiently” to hear those wedding bells.

  1. Be a bride, not Wonder Woman.

Those kind of brides who devote every waking hour to wedding planning, refusing any offer of help will eventually run out of energy when the big day comes. How do you avoid this fate? You only have to practice self-care. People always want to help so accept offers of help from your trustworthy people. Also, do whatever it takes to help you unwind. That could mean a day off at the movies, coffee shops, a good old massage, or just anything that reduces your stress.

  1. Stay in good terms with your bridesmaids.

Bridesmaids are there to support you while you take your vows, and act as witnesses to this special occasion. They gather around you and help you out on your big day. They are your support system. But some brides demand far more – they give “maid” a literal meaning, ordering countless errands and other stuff to the poor bridesmaids. Be sensitive and put yourself in their shoes – or should I say, heels. Kindness always sows kindness. Also, don’t forget to have some fun with each other. Have a pamper day, get your hair and nails done and relax.

  1. Choose a good and accessible destination

The church or the place of your wedding must easily be reached by your guests. This principle must also be followed in choosing the place of your reception. As much as possible, avoid brewing travel trouble for your guests. You wouldn’t want your wedding reception to be guestless, would you? Aside from the inconvenience, the wedding momentum will be put on hold. But if you can’t avoid these time gaps, provide transportation and a spot for guests to entertain them while they wait.

  1. Rehearse your wedding look and feel

Practice walking around in your shoes a few times before your wedding day. It is not easy to fake a glowing bride’s smile when your heels are killing you and giving you blisters. Remember, too, that your wedding is a once in a lifetime event and you may want to look at your wedding photos one day when all your kids are grown up. Solace Hair Sydney can take care of your look for you.

All these small tips would help you a lot during your wedding, but always keep in mind that the best thing to do in facing this new chapter in your life is to feel genuine happiness, and of course – love.

The Best Short Hairstyles and Haircuts to Try Now- 2016 new hair trends

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Julianne Hough

A slightly wavy bob with a liiiiittle bit of layering to lighten up the ends = the ideal way to ease into short hair for longer-locked gals

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Lily Collins

“Pixie cut” is way too sugary for this spicy look. More like: try-me-and-we’ll-see-how-sweet-I-am cut.

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Kristen Bell

The new beachy wave is shoulder-length—not longer.

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Sienna Miller

Spritz some sea salt spray in your hair to achieve more natural waves like Miller’s, and take a ’20s spin on the bob by tucking one end behind your hair and securing with a pin, while letting the other strands blow in your face.

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Miranda Kerr

A black-and-white film siren look courtesy of a curling iron and a deep, curving part.

How to contour your face shape with hair colour- 2016 new hair colouring trend!

Forget makeup, hair contouring is the cleverest way to enhance your face shape
If dark colours can make an area look smaller and light shades can open up and widen a space, then you can create illusions to flatter your face shape with colours, not just on your face but your hair too.Hair colour contouring is a technique Art Team Director at Charles Worthington Marc Trinder has developed, and he let us in on the rules.
First you need to identify your face shape correctly. “Pull your hair back and behind your ears”, Marc advises, “then looking straight into the mirror ask a friend to draw the shape of your face as they see it” (wipeable pen is advisable!). If your ears are creating the illusion of more width cover them with your hands so you just focus on your face.Match up your sketching to these diagrams below and try Marc’s tips to enhance your specific shape.

 

HEART FACE SHAPE

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To create a more oval face shape you want “lighter pieces woven around the
jawline and ears” – this softens the lower part of the face – and “fine light
tones with depth at the roots”, says Marc.
Whatever your face shape you also need to take into account your tone. “The wrong colour can make you look drawn and wishy-washy” Marc notes. As well as your hair colour, your skin and eye colours make up your depth and you should try to balance out your cool and warmth with colour.
In the Charles Worthington salons they will hold a ‘colour fan’ broken into cool and warm tones under your chin to see which shades make you look healthier. “If you put the right colour on someone they’re in focus – if not, it’s a bit blurry” Marc says. Try it with your clothes in front of the mirror.
Very generally speaking if you’re cooler toned you’d suit chocolate browns, creamy blondes or orangey reds. If you have a warmer skin tone you’d better suit chestnut browns, honey blondes and coppery reds.
So whether you want to brighten your complexion or balance your bone structure, hair colour could be your secret weapon.

OVAL FACE SHAPE

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SQUARE FACE SHAPE

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Marc explains that the oval face shape “is like the hourglass figure” – it’s seen as desirable because it’s very versatile. Most of you will suit anything, but he recommends talking to your colourist about bespoke colouring to add depth, texture or shine which will all make your features pop.

Life should be!

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This is me!

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