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The process of going blonde

If you have ever dreamed of going lighter, you may be curious about the process and if you have gone from dark to light, you’ll remember all the different stages well. The evolution of taking your hair lighter is unique to everyone and depends on a range of different factors. In most cases, it takes multiple colour services to achieve the perfect blonde.

There are several things your stylist will assess when deciding the best approach to lightening your hair.

Sometimes there is only so much we can determine by visually examining your hair and we may want to do a ‘test’ strand to see how your hair responds to a lightening service before we begin. This would ideally be done before the day of the service which is why we suggest coming in for an initial consultation before your booking. It’s helpful to disclose your entire hair history to your colourist so they can accurately predict the results and formulate the best colours to take your hair lighter.

Once you’ve had a thorough consultation and hair analysis, your stylist will create a hair plan best suited for your goals. Usually this will include suggesting an initial series of lightening session spaced 5-10 weeks apart. You will soon learn the blonde addiction is real and while we know you want to be your dream colour ASAP, taking your time will pay off in achieving a better blonde and keeping your hair intact in the end.

Keeping the integrity and condition of the hair healthy is always our highest priority so your stylist will recommend a bond-building treatment range such as Olaplex that rebuilds the disulphide bonds in the hair that breaks down causing hair damage. With Olaplex included in your colour services, you will obtain better lightening results with less damage, faster.  

Once your desired hair is achieved, we will recommend a maintenance schedule which will generally be re-touch appointment every 6-12 weeks, paired with a home haircare regime to maintain your colour and repair your hair between salon visits.

But what about the dreaded orange stage? It is true, as we touched on before your hair will ‘throw’ shades of red, orange and yellow during the lightening process. This is natural and happens to all hair as you go lighter. The good news is we can ‘tone’ hair at any shade. The bad news is that we need to tone the whole hair as light as the darkest (reddest) part of the hair – That means that if part of your hair (usually the roots) lightens perfectly and the ends only lighten to an orange colour, we will most likely need to tone your whole hair to a darker shade. At times this can feel that you haven’t seen a whole lot of change, but it is generally preferred by most to the alternative which is an uneven colour with warmth showing in some areas. 

In most cases, it can take approximately four colour applications to achieve your goal colour however our goal is to help you enjoy every stage of the process and rest assured we will be doing our best to get you there as quickly as possible. Once you go blonde you may not go back, so it’s a great opportunity to experience colours you may have never tried before. 

Book in for a complimentary consultation to discuss your lightening journey with our team today.

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An Update For Our Wonderful Guests

Firstly, Thank you so much for your patience as we navigate through the changes that were announced by the Chief Minister on 27/9/21 and create a plan forward. Apologies in advance for so much info, there is a lot to cover.

Future bookings

You may have seen our update on our Instagram where we advertised a form where you can express interest in a future booking – Please note that we will be making contact with all of the people who had appointments during lockdown as a priority. However if you didn’t have an appointment scheduled during lockdown, here is the link to that form.

An outline of our plan

We know that we may still receive changes and updates from the government or simply find that some things in practice don’t work – so, we may still need to make further adjustments.

We aim to honour all pre-booked appointments, however, we may need to make some changes to some services, and will contact you by phone if this is the case.

Select services on offer

From what we understand we will be allowed to have a maximum of 5 clients in the salon at once until 29/10. This will mean we have limitations on how many colours and cuts we are able to do at any one time. As such, we have put together a list of services that we will be offering to get through the first 4-5 weeks coming out of lockdown:

  • 1/2 head foils
  • Balayage refresh
  • Regrowth tints
  • All over colours
  • Tint and foil packages (regrowth and 10 foils)
  • Trim or haircuts with colour services
  • Treatments with colour services such as plex and k18
  • Haircut as stand alone services (available on Monday and Tuesday only from 10 – 3:00) until 19/11/21
  • Cezanne smoothing treatments
  • Hair extension adjustments

We understand that many people will want to get the works and have a total makeover, however, to make our services available to more people, we have decided to limit all of our appointments to this reduced list of services initially.

This may be a smaller service than what you would like eg a half head of foils instead of a full head, or a balayage refresh instead of balayage lightening, but we can guarantee that you will feel transformed even with this slightly reduced service and we will form a plan moving forward for you to have everything you would like to have done as soon as possible.

To manage the number of people in the salon, we will have certain times allocated for hair cuts exclusively and the rest of the time will be for colour or extension appointments. We hope that these will be suitable for people, we will be doing the best we can within the framework we have to work in – we greatly appreciate your patience.

At this point in time, for the next 5 weeks we are offering haircuts as a stand alone service on Mondays and Tuesdays only.

Existing clients

Our existing clients are our highest priority when we reopen. As such, we are not taking any new clients at this time, however, we would love to look after new guests as soon as we are able to in the future and look forward to opening up appointments soon. We would encourage you to complete the form noted above if you would like to come in once we are open to new clients again.

We understand that our hair extension clients require the most urgent appointments and the stylists who offer this service will be working exclusively on catching up on extension clients until we have got through all those overdue.

A large number of our clients book in advance, often for the whole year. We will not cancel any future appointments as we believe that our commitment is first of all to those who have committed to us. We understand some bookings may need to be adjusted which we can do for you in the salon at your next appointment.

If you can come in through the day and through the week, we will have a much greater chance of being able to get you in sooner as we are nearly at capacity for our evening and weekend appointments until the end of the year.

If you need to get in touch, the best way to reach us is by emailing and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Please do not call us – we’ll call you. If you are concerned, please email.

Splitting our team across our two salons

We will be splitting our team up and working across our two Dickson salons to allow more clients for each stylist, so please double check the location when your confirmation message comes through.

Colour kits

In the meantime, we are still offering our colour kits until we reopen to our existing clients if you would like to colour your hair with your normal salon tint/toner to get you through to your next appointment – you can find all of the details about this on our Instagram or by giving us a call on 6262 8948.

Our colour kits and any of our retail ranges are available via click and collect during lockdown Monday – Friday 10:00 – 4:00, however, must be pre-arranged.

We can also post any of our retail ranges out to you. We are able to send any of the wonderful ranges we stock in the salon including ColourWow root touch up powder, Kevin Murphy, Davines, Pure, Clever Curl and more at a flat rate of $9.95 and free for orders over $100.

Thank you for reading this lengthy update – we will be in touch with you as soon as possible to arrange an appointment for you.