FLASH SALE NOW ON. Spoil someone special this Mothers Day

Posted on 11TH MAY 2017

Why not spoil someone special this Mothers Day, or just take advantage of this amazing offer yourself.

Pop in to your nearest salon and purchase your Gift Voucher today.

T&C's Apply.

Limit of four vouchers per transaction. Not valid with any other discount or promotion. Vouchers are redeemable on services only. Gift Vouchers are valid for six months from the date of purchase. Vouchers cannot be used on the day of purchase.

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our luxury escape winner is...

Posted on 10TH APRIL 2017

It is with great excitement that we announce the winner of our Luxury Escape competition.

During the month of December guests were encouraged to complete a simply entry form to register for their chance to win a luxurious weekend away on us. If you attended two appointments in any of our salons between January and March 30 you were eligible to win.

Drum roll please... Congratulations to Katrina Carrick. Katrina is a loyal guest of our Chermside Salon and will soon be enjoying one nights accomodation for two people at the uber luxurious Palazzo Versace at Main Beach on the Gold Coast, including breakfast, and a luxury Kerastase treatment and blowdry at our boutique Versace salon, and a Kerastase take home specific to her hair care needs.

Congratulations Katrina x



Posted under Celebrity Style

Furiosa by jess longhurst

Posted on 10TH APRIL 2017

Oscar Oscar Robina & Palazzo Versace Salon Partner, Jess Longhurst, was recently named a finalist in the 2017 Australian Hair Fashion Awards, in the category QLD Hairdresser of the Year, for her collection 'Furiosa'.

Cementing her position as one of Australia's most up and coming hairdressers, Jess is thrilled to have received the news as a first time entrant to the awards.

"To have my collection, 'Furiosa' recognised as a contender in an awards showcase as significant as the AHFA's is an incredible feeling" said Jess.


Jess heads a team of highly skilled and creative stylists across two Gold Coast locations, and is a member of the Redken Young Tribe Artist program, having also worked across numerous events such as Australian Fashion Week, and collaborations with brands such as Sephora.

The strong, powerful shapes, and raw textures, that construct 'Furiosa', were inspired by the latest instalment to the iconic Australian movies, Mad Max. In particular, the dominant female character Furiosa.

Jess has used this powerful story to bring her fierce, androgynous collection to life. The styling was inspired by the incredible work seen in the film, the apocalyptic glow, supernatural skin, and warrior like painted eyes subtly accentuates the femininity, and yet expresses a warrior like strength.




"Furiosa, is the protagonist in the movie, as a well-regarded warrior and the only female in the Immortan army, she is ordered to protect the five wives from Rictus Erectus and his hot temperament. Ultimately a strong desire to protect them grows within her, and following further abuse at the hands of the warlords, she enables them to flee from their imprisoned state. Following their escape, the women begin to then take on their own identities and individuality once free from constraints. It is this awakening that I feel is relatable, and wanted to capture in my work."

"I really wanted to explore the contradiction, or the emotional layers of these characters, they are incredibly strong, fierce, and warrior like, and yet cannot ignore their heart, and therefore also compassionate. I have tried to convey an almost broken innocence with each individual shot, while at first glance their outside appearance may seem fierce and strong. It's this captivation that keeps the viewer searching for more" said Jess.

Jess worked tightly braided, and plaited hair and then manoeuvred and shaped into interconnected loops around the head to contrast space and emptiness, leaving undone wire textured veils of hair to create movement. Also working with severe texture contrast, and dramatic shaving sections to accentuate colour, shape & divergence.

Posted under Celebrity Style

Michelle Nguyen crowned Australian Apprentice of the Year 2017

Posted on 10TH APRIL 2017

Michelle Nguyen is undeniably the new kid on the block, and now the secret is out.

Michelle's first collection 'Soar' is well beyond her young 20 years, and successfully saw Michelle named Australian Apprentice of the year at the Australian Hair and Fashion Awards that took place at Luna Park, in Sydney on Sunday (April 2nd).

'Soar' is delicate, fragile and whimsical, and yet piercingly strong...

Inspired by a flock of birds taking flight, 'Soar' is a visual representation of how fragile fibres woven together, amass strength and beauty.

Much in the same way a flock of birds is contrived of many species, as human beings, our lives are also enriched by our diversity, and my strong belief that as we unite despite our variation we grow stronger. I wanted to celebrate this and what I believe are modern Australian values; equality and unity in pursuit of a better, brighter world.

My aim was to accentuate the beauty that lives within us all. While each look is is different and unique, I wanted to really push the boundaries of hair design by using a juxtaposition of textures to create visually engaging variations of form and shape.

'I am truly honoured to have received this award alongside my peers and mentors, and it has inspired me to continue to push the boundaries and further develop my craft that I love so much.' says Michelle


Posted under Celebrity Style

Luz de la tarde by Paloma Rose Garcia

Posted on 10TH APRIL 2017

Oscar Oscar Paddington Salon Partner, Paloma Rose Garcia, secured a place as a finalist in the 2017 Australian Hair Fashion Awards NSW/ACT Hairdresser of the Year category, for her collection 'Luz de la Tarde'.

Cementing her position as one of Australia's most successful hairdressers, Paloma won the title in the 2015 awards campaign, and was a finalist in 2016.

Inspired by a recent sojourn to Barcelona, and a deep family connection with the relaxed & bohemian seaside village, 'Luz De Tarde' is the latest collection by Paloma Rose Garcia.

"During a recent inspiration trip to Europe I found myself wandering the streets of Barcelona & being totally in awe of the natural beauty of the local women. Relaxed & non-contrived, they wore their hair soft, sometimes just swept up to a loose texture, and other times short and naturally formed. I then started to reference the influence that this captivating part of the world has on fashion. On my exploration, I discovered a particular shoot in American Vogue shot by 'Paoloa Reversi' with Rhianna as the muse. The shoot resonated culturally with me, and the photography was feminine, deep & believable."



Paloma used references from the Chloe AW 16/17 campaign, Linda Evangelista in the late 80's early 90's, Guido Palau's recent campaign work where he pushes the boundaries of texture seen in the hair.

"To have my collection, 'Luz de Tarde' recognised as a contender in an awards showcase as significant as the AHFA's is an incredible feeling" said Paloma. In 2015, Paloma Rose Garcia outshone some of the state's top hairdressers and aspiring creatives, to win her category at the prestigious industry event.

"Being named the 2015 NSW/ACT Hairdresser of the Year meant everything to me! To now be recognised again as a finalist in 2016 & 2107, in the same award category, is extremely humbling," said Paloma.

Posted under Celebrity Style

INTO THE LIGHT by Oscar Cullinan

Posted on 10TH APRIL 2017

Oscar Oscar Salons Owner & Director, Oscar Cullinan, is thrilled to announce his place as a finalist in the 2017 Australian Hair Fashion Awards; Australian Hairdresser of the Year category, with his latest collection 'Into the Light'.


Cementing his position as one of Australia's most successful and truly creative hairdressers, 'Into the Light' is Oscar's comeback collection following a two-year hiatus.





"Into the Light is a comeback collection of sorts', says Oscar. 'It actually tells a very personal story of mine, of a journey that was thrust upon me two years ago, one of those serendipitous moments in time that you have no control over…where you have to pick yourself up, accept your new reality and rethink your next move. This collection is the embodiment of that journey, while the journey itself feels incredibly arduous and even dark at times, there comes a time when you step into the light, fortified with the knowledge that you are much stronger and more capable than you ever realised, and yet fully aware of your own fragility."






With references of the iconic nineties Vogue supermodels, Oscar drew on muses such as Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer, Helena Christensen, and Kate Moss. The provocative confidence of this genre accentuated by the celebration of individual natural beauty of this era is still powerful today.

The monochromatic lighting was a deliberate choice to really accentuate the sharp lines, shapes and shadows and truly capture that moment when one steps back into the light.




True to Oscar's signature the collection oozes glamour, cool confidence and yet captures the fragility that lives within us all.

Oscar is thrilled to have been nominated a finalist in what is regarded as the highest honour in the industry in this country. This is a true testament to his incredible creative talent that continues to drive himself and the entire Oscar Oscar team forward each and every day.


Posted under Celebrity Style

OSCAR OSCAR SHINES AT THE 2017 AHFA'S

Posted on 3RD MARCH 2017


Five from Five!! Here at OO we are so incredibly proud to announce our five finalists for the 2017 Australia Hair and Fashion Awards.

This year Oscar Oscar Salons entered five categories, and all entries have been selected as finalists in their respective categories.

To have all of our collections recognised as finalists across so many categories is incredibly exciting for us.

The 2017 finalists are:

Oscar Cullinan – Australian Hairdresser of the Year for 'Into The Light'

Paloma Rose Garcia – NSW/ACT Hairdresser of the Year for 'Luz de la Tarde'

Jessica Longhurst – Qld Hairdresser of the Year for 'Furiosa'

Steffi Tanian – VIC hairdresser of the Year for 'Ochre'

Michelle Nguyen – Apprentice of the Year for 'Soar'

The team are no stranger to awards either, with Oscar winning the coveted Australian Hairdresser of the Year award in 2001, and 2005, Paloma winning NSW Hairdresser of the Year in 2015, and Steffi Tanian taking out both Apprentice of the Year and Newcomer of the Year in 2015 and 2016, not to mention the many others within the team that have been awarded for their creative talents over the years.

2017 is no different, each collection tells a very beautiful and compelling story, watch this space as we reveal each collection for you to enjoy x



Posted under Celebrity Style

NYFW AW 17 - BACKSTAGE LOOKS WITH ORIBE

Posted on 21ST FEBRUARY 2017

As NYFW comes to a close, we reminisce our favourite looks created by the Oribe Hair Care team. Take a backstage look at the styles that pushed the boundaries of structure, texture & beauty.

R13

In keeping with R13's mod-grunge aesthetic, the Oribe team created effortlessly grunge 'winter weather hair', tailored to each models natural texture and cut.

R13 - Hair by Oribe

CREATE THIS LOOK WITH:

Image result for Maximista Thickening Spray Maximista Thickening Spray - RRP $44

Swept Up Volume Powder Spray (launching April 2017)

Image result for Surfcomber Tousled Texture MousseSurfcomber Tousled Texture Mousse - RRP $49

WHO WHAT WEAR

Individuality was key in this collection, featuring non- conventional models whose hair styles were chosen to reflect their natural selves.The tousled, S-shape wave was a favourite among the fashion mavens.

Who What Wear - Hair by Oribe


CREATE THIS LOOK WITH:

Image result for Oribe Textured Blowout Heat Styling SprayOribe Textured Blowout Heat Styling Spray - RRP $89

Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray - RRP $57Image result for Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray

Image result for Oribe AirStyle Flexible Finish CreamOribe AirStyle Flexible Finish Cream - RRP $64

Ryan Roche

The hair for Ryan Roche's collection was designed to complement its bold, statement-making aesthetic. The models showcased Oribe's pretty, yet androgynous looking ponytail loops.

Ryan Roche - Hair by Oribe

CREATE THIS LOOK WITH:

Image result for Oribe Grandiose Hair Plumping MousseOribe Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse - RRP $49

Oribe AirStyle Flexible Finish Cream - RRP $64Image result for Oribe AirStyle Flexible Finish Cream

Image result for Superfine Hair SprayOribe Superfine Hair Spray - RRP $52

Brandon Maxwell

The Brandon Maxwell collection was a homage to love, freedom and appreciation, so to complement, the Oribe team created sexy, over-the-top glamour, embracing natural texture.

Brandon Maxwell - Hair by Oribe


CREATE THIS LOOK WITH:

Image result for Maximista Thickening Spray Maximista Thickening Spray - RRP $44

Oribe Superfine Hair Spray - RRP $52Image result for Superfine Hair Spray

You don't have to walk the runway to experience the magic of Oribe. Visit us in salon and pick up your very own Oribe hair care products. Once you've joined the obsession, you'll never go back.

Available at Oscar Oscar Indooroopilly, Paddington, Chadstone and Pacific Fair.

Posted under Fashion & Runway

THE LOOK OF LOVE - FOR THE SWEETHEARTS

Posted on 10TH FEBRUARY 2017

5. THE FLOWER CROWN

For all you sweethearts that love the spirit of Valentine's Day, an adorable flower crown is the perfect style for you. Drawing inspiration from modern-day flower child, Vanessa Hudgens, this look is sure to complement the most adorable of dates.

HOW TO CREATE

Step 1: For the half up flower crown, begin with damp hair and massage through a texturising mousse.

Oribe Surfcomber Tousled Texture Mousse - RRP:$49

Step 2: Next, depending on the thickness of your hair, split it into 4-6 sections and braid each one. Blow-dry these sections until dry, then undo for loose, beachy waves.

Step 3: Create a deep side part to one side. On the heavier side, divide the front section of your hair into three pieces, ready to braid.

Step 4: Begin your braid! If you can dutch braid, this will look best. If not, a french braid or normal braid will work as well.


Step 5: Once you reach the end of your hair, secure your braid with an elastic. Then use your fingers to gently loosen the braid for a fuller 'crown' look.

Step 6: Then wrap your braid around the back of your head as far as it will go and secure it with as many bobby pins as necessary.

Step 7: Repeat steps 3-6 on the other side - note the second braid may overlap the first one. Once both braids are secure, cut the elastics with small scissors and tuck the ends of each braid underneath your braid crown, securing them with bobby pins.

Step 8: Pin any stray strands and secure your braids with a stronghold hairspray to ensure they last all day long. For a super-cute finish, pin in your favourite flower accessories and there you have it - the cutest V-Day look ever!


Oribe Superfine Strong Hair Spray - RRP: $52

❤️❤️❤️

Happy Valentines Day Lovers


Posted under Hair How To

THE LOOK OF LOVE - READY FOR ANYTHING

Posted on 8TH FEBRUARY 2017

4. THE SIMPLE SIDEBRAID

Not sure what he's got planned this Valentine's Day? Be ready for anything with a simple side braid!

Whether you keep it sleek and tight, or experiment with a textured fishtail, you'll be ready for wherever the day may take you.

HOW TO CREATE

Step 1: Prep your hair with a volumising spray, like our favourite VIP Volume In Powder. Spray onto dry hair from 10cm away and tossle it through with your fingers.

Kerastase VIP Volume In Powder - RRP: $38

Step 2: Sweep your hair over to one side and split it into sections, ready for your braid. If you're familiar with a fishtail braid, part your hair ready for this style, if not, a regular braid will look just as good.

Step 3: Begin to braid the hair. Keep it super tight if you are wanting a sleeker look, or braid it loosely for a softer look. Once you've finished braiding to the ends of your hair, secure with a snag-free elastic.


If your hair isn't really thick, for a more nonchalant look, you can try securing your braid without a hair tie. Simply spray the end of your plait with a strong-hold hair spray and set with a straightening iron.

Step 4: Once your braid is secure, you may want to use your fingers to create more volume and texture by gently pulling pieces of the braid outwards.

Tip - only complete this step if your hair is secured with a tie.

Step 5: To finish, you may want to carefully pull a few loose pieces from around your face for a soft, romantic look. If you're wanting a more glamorous look, try curling these pieces away from your face. Don't forget to secure your look with a lightweight hair spray to ensure your look will hold from day to night.

Shu Uemura Sheer Lacquer Micro-Fine Finishing Spray - RRP: $45.00

Posted under Hair How To

THE LOOK OF LOVE - A DARING DATE

Posted on 7TH FEBRUARY 2017

3. FACE FRAMING PONY

If you're doing something adventurous, having dinner on the beach or planning on dancing the night away, you'll want to choose a style that isn't going anywhere. The face-framing pony is a gorgeous, yet practical style that'll look amazing no matter how much its shaken.

HOW TO CREATE

Step 1: Start with clean, dry hair. If you want a super sleek pony, begin by straightening your locks with your favourite flat iron.

GHD Platinum White Styler - RRP: $315

Step 2: Next, part your hair down the centre and spray your roots with a volumising spray for some extra lift. We love the Kerastase VIP Volume In Powder - as it gives hair a light backcombed effect with no trace of residue and a super long lasting hold!

Kerastase VIP Volume In Powder - RRP: $38

Step 3: Next if your pony is going to be sleek and straight, use a paddle brush to comb it back and secure it with a snag-free elastic. If you're wanting a textured look, simply comb you hair into a pony with your fingers and secure. Where you secure your pony is entirely up to you! Be playful and tie it high, casual and in the middle or elegant and keep it low.

Step 4: Gently loosen the hair around your face until the two front pieces fall to frame it. You may want to leave these straight, curl them away from your face or even crimp them for a soft, sexy look. Finish by securing your pony with a strong-hold hairspray

Aveda Air Control Hairspray - RRP: $39.95

You'll be sure to look gorgeous as ever with this versatile that'll last from day to night, no matter what the occasion!

Posted under Hair How To

The Look of Love - An Elegant Evening

Posted on 6TH FEBRUARY 2017

2. THE SIDE CHIGNON

If you've got a glamorous dinner date planned, look no further than the side chignon. French for 'nape of the neck', this style has graced the red carpet countless times and although it looks impressive it's deceivingly simple to achieve.

HOW TO CREATE

Step 1: Start with damp hair and apply 3 pumps of a finishing gloss. This will smoothen your hair, making it easier to brush through and style. Next, blow-dry your hair and choose between straight, curly or wavy locks to begin. This will suit any hair type so the choice is yours!

Aveda Brilliant Emollient Finishing Gloss - RRP:$54.95

Step 2: Once your hair is styled as you desire, part your hair to one side so it sweeps across your face. Then, if you want a smooth finish, use a paddle brush and comb your hair to the side that it is sweeping towards. Secure it in a ponytail at the nape of your neck with a snag-free elastic. If you want a textured chignon, simply use your fingers to comb it across.

GHD Paddle Brush - RRP $34

Step 3: Next, separate your ponytail into two sections, twist each portion and then tie them in a knot. If you have long hair, you may want to knot your hair twice. The finishing gloss will work wonders here, making it easier to part, twist and tie your hair without flyaways.

Step 4: Once your hair is knotted, take the ends of your hair and wrap them around the 'knot bun' that you have just created. Secure the ends with as many bobby pins as necessary. You may want to disperse the ends of your hair and pin them to create a fuller, more textured look.

Step 5: Lastly, secure or smoothen any unruly strands. You may want to loosely pull parts of your fringe out of the chignon to frame your face. Once your chignon is looking exactly how you'd like it, finish off with a strong-hold, lightweight hairspray to ensure that it stays beautiful all night long.


Oribe Superfine Strong Hair Spray - RRP: $52

With this elegant look, you're sure to wow your man this Valentine's Day! Not sure if you can nail this look yourself? Pop in salon and let us do the hard work for you :)

... Too formal for your V-Day plans? Stay tuned for tomorrow's love inspired style.

Posted under Hair How To

The Look of Love - Picnic Perfect

Posted on 3RD FEBRUARY 2017

Whether you're hitting the town, heading out on a dinner-date or spending the day at the beach, we've got you covered. Keep an eye out for our Five Looks of Love tailored to suit your V-day plans.

1. TOUSLED WAVES

Tousled hair isn't just meant for the beach - this effortless look can be extremely romantic! This style works best on naturally curly or wavy hair and is perfectly suited for a Valentine's Day picnic in the park.


HOW TO CREATE

Step 1: Begin with wet, clean hair, blow-drying it until it is mildly damp. Apply a volumising mousse onto the roots of your hair to give it that extra lift.



Oribe Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse - RRP: $49

Step 2: Add a texturising spray on the rest of your hair, down to its ends, before blow-drying it, tousling it with your fingers.


Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray - RRP: $57


Step 3: Once your hair is dry, sweep to one side. To frame your face, you may want to use a large curling iron to add a wave that barrels away from your face. For added texture, you may also want to add a few loose curls here and there.


GHD Classic Curl Tong - RRP: $220

Step 4: To finish, tousle your hair with your fingers to your hearts content, then secure with a lightweight hairspray and viola!


Shu Uemura Sheer Lacquer Micro-Fine Finishing Spray - RRP: $45.00

Not only will you look incredible, your tresses will smell amazing! Perfect for those up close and personal encounters. Stay tuned for tomorrow's love inspired style, or visit us in salon and sit back and relax ❤️️

Posted under Hair How To

OLIVIA RINK - HOW TO GET THE PERFECT SHADE OF BLONDE

Posted on 16TH JANUARY 2017

Fashion and lifestyle blogger Olivia Rink shares her tops on achieving the perfect shade of blonde...

Somewhere between too brassy and too ashy is that perfect golden shade all of us blondes dream of. Whether you're already blonde and looking to add some dimension, or you've recently decided to step over to the light side, achieving perfect blonde locks requires a pretty specific maintenance routine. I'm frequently asked about how I achieve & keep my hair color, so today I'm sharing all my tips!

1. FIRST and foremost, please go to a professional.

Someone's who's opinion you trust, has a good track record, and specializes in color. It usually takes a few appointments for them to correct any color damage from previous salon mistakes. Hiring someone good may mean you need to stretch your budget a bit, but believe me it's worth it. (PS, even if you're a brunette or redhead, most of these tips are universal and if one thing is important – it's protecting your investment and keeping your hair healthy and shiny in between salon visits!).

2. Stick to color-treated hair products.

Or you'll be washing money down the drain. A couple months ago I stopped by my favourite salon for a personalized Fusio-Dose treatment and haircare diagnosis. During the treatment my stylist analyzed my hair and noticed that I had damage due to coloring, so she prescribed the Kérastase Réflection Chroma Captive Collection. The Réflection Chroma Captive Collection is by Kérastase – a brand I love and have used for years. This is their most advanced line for color-treated hair to date. The collection is designed to: maintain and preserve color intensity of colored hair, nourish it and lock in moisture, provide shine and strengthen the hair fiber, give extra protection to hair color from UV rays, and leave hair feeling softer and healthier.

Protective shampoo: Réflection Bain Chroma Captive - RRP: $40

Shine intensifying conditioner: Fondant Chroma Captive - RRP:$46

Plus, the new fuchsia/pink packaging is my favorite color – so it looks beautiful in my shower and on my vanity😉. After using the Chroma line for 2 months, my hair is noticeably stronger, softer, healthier, and more vibrant.


3. Deep condition often.

Healthy hair is key to beautiful color. Lay off the heat tools, blow dry on a cooler setting and deep conditioner often. I deep condition my hair 2-3 times a week. Since my hair analysis appointment, I've been using this deep conditioning mask for color treated hair: Masque Chroma Captive. I leave this in while I'm in the shower for 10 minutes.

Deep conditioning mask for color treated hair: Masque Chroma Captive - RRP $60

4. Creating dimension is the most important part of highlighting.

If you're only using one color of blonde over your entire head, the color is going to look dull and flat. My stylist weaves my natural dirty blonde color in with a brighter blonde shade – specifically Scruples Blazings bleach with toner, SOFT GOLDEN (4 scoops, 20 volume). Adding highlights to your natural color and possibly some low lights will make your hair look thicker, shinier, and more natural. Also, the grow-out will be less dramatic and flow more naturally.


5. Factors to avoid that dull your blonde color:

The sun, product build-up, overuse of heat tools.

6. Color has so much to do with the way your hair shines.

Use a light shine spray to keep the color looking vibrant – and read this previous post for all of my shine tips.

7. ONLY apply bleach to the new growth at your roots, not the ends.

This is SO important. Because blonde hair requires frequent salon visits, you have to be careful about over highlighting your strands. MAKE SURE your colorist only applies dye/bleach to the new growth (!!). DO NOT coat the entire length of strands with bleach every time you get a touch-up or else the hair will become super light and damaged from over coloring.

8. Tone it up.

Ask your hairstylist to use a toning gloss to seal in the color and make it last longer. And PS – any good stylist would advise you not to shift your hair color more than one or two shades at a time!

9. Alternate your color-safe shampoo with a purple one.

If you notice your blonde going brassy, you should use a purple shampoo -intended for hair color correction. The lilac counteracts orange therefore acting as an effective toner. This will keep your hair from turning brassy. You should alternate this with your color-care shampoo and conditioner about twice a month – I'd recommend Shu Uemura's Color Lustre Cool Blonde!

Purple Shampoo: Shu Uemura Color Lustre Cool Blond - RRP $67

Cheers to blondes always having more fun 😉 xo

If you're looking for the perfect shade of blonde, come and visit us in salon for a personalised consultation on which of the Kerastase & Shu Uemura products will work best for you!

Posted under Hair How To

YOUR GUIDE TO SUMMER-PROOF LOCKS

Posted on 13TH JANUARY 2017

Summer is here and that means long sunny days at the beach, BUT with all the fun that summer brings there is also the potential for severely damaged hair.

Chlorine, sun exposure, dryness and salt can leave your hair damaged and lifeless. It is so important to protect your hair from the harsh summer elements, as sun-damaged hair can result in colour fading, thinning, frizziness or split ends (please no!).

Not to worry, our Aveda summer solutions will protect your hair from these summer nasties. Keep reading for our top tips to ensure healthy, damage-free locks all summer long.

1. PREP & PROTECT

Preparing your hair for the harsh summer elements is KEY! The first step is using a Shampoo and Conditioner that has protectant properties. Aveda's Color Conserve Shampoo and Conditioner is the best way to prevent color fading and ensure that hair remains vibrant. Its natural ingredients seal the cuticles of the hair, leaving it silky soft and prepared for the elements.

Aveda Color Conserve Shampoo & Conditioner - RRP $37 each

2. HYDRATE

Just like our body needs water after a workout, so does our hair! It is just as susceptible to dehydration if it's not getting the proper nourishment it needs.

Incorporating an intense hydrating masque into your hair regime will provide the nutrition and moisture your hair needs after exposure to the elements. The After-Sun Masque by Aveda is our go to product for restoring and re-hydrating sun-exposed hair, leaving it silky smooth to touch.

Aveda Sun Care After-Sun Masque - RRP $49.95

3. REPAIR & RESTORE

Sometimes, a hydrating masque just won't cut it on severely dry locks and a little help is needed. Cue Damage Remedy – an intense system that works to strengthen and repair severely weakened hair from the inside out.

Aveda Damage Remedy Shampoo, Conditioner, Daily Repair - RRP $49 each, Intensive Restructuring Treatment - RRP $55


This four-step system works to restore and strengthen severely damaged and dry hair for seriously smooth, revitalised locks.

Part of the system, the 'Split End Repair' will solve your split end struggles by attracting broken ends together, instantly repairing them and preventing them from forming again!

Aveda Damage Remedy, Split End Repair - RRP $52

4. STRENGTHEN

Arming your hair with the strength to combat summer aggressors is a must! Although Color Conserve Shampoo and Conditioner will work to protect hair, the Strengthening treatment from this range is the ultimate solution to ensuring long-lasting colour. The Color Conserve Strengthening Treatment prevents breakage by strengthening hair using Aveda's revolutionary Morikue protein complex. The best part about this product is its naturally-derived sunscreens that work to repel UV rays, protecting hair from sun-damage.

Aveda Color Conserve Strengthening Treatment - RRP $53

5. DEFEND

The sun is enemy number one when it comes to damaging hair as UV rays threaten its integrity. The Suncare Hair Veil by Aveda is a summer essential, creating a strong barrier of protection against the sun. This lightweight, water-resistant, UV defence protects hair from sun exposure for up to 16 hours! During this time your hair has the ultimate defence against colour fading, damage and dryness, not to mention its ability to leave hair silky and tangle-free.


Aveda Suncare Protective Hair Veil - RRP $49.95

So, before you hit the beach this season, make sure you've taken the steps to ensure maximum protection against the elements. All that's left to do is pack your bag with these essentials so you can maintain your glowing, healthy hair.

Posted under Our Favourite Products

Glamorous Hair... Oh yeah

Posted on 12TH JANUARY 2017

It is with incredible excitement that we are pleased to share, Oscar Cullinan, the man behind the luxurious brand is making himself available for a limited number of appointments across Brisbane, Melbourne and the Gold Coast.

Regarded by celebrities across the world as one of the most amazing and creative celebrity stylists, guests will now have the opportunity to secure their own one on one styling session with the man himself.

'Hairdressing has been my passion and my life for almost twenty years. It allows me to express beauty and as I see it and I am excited to be working creatively with guests again'


Whether you're seeking a complete transformation, a precision haircut, a new look, or timeless glamour, spending an hour with Oscar will leave you and your tresses feeling incredible.

With a number of personal awards under his belt including 2 times Hair Expo Australian Hair Dresser of the Year, 12 times finalist and 3 times L'Oreal Colourist Trophy Finalist, this opportunity is not to be missed.

Appointments are extremely limited so make sure to book your time with Oscar before it's too late.

PACIFIC FAIR: SAT 21 JAN, SAT 11 FEB I GARDEN CITY: SAT 28 JAN, SAT 18 FEB I HIGHPOINT: SAT 4 FEB, SAT 25 FEB

Posted under People & Parties

LOVE FROM JAPAN

Posted on 9TH JANUARY 2017

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DEAD STRAIGHT WITHOUT DAMAGE

Yuko Yamashita, a world renowned hair stylist, lecturer and inspiration behind the YUKO brand, has dedicated herself to finding the solution for problematic hair, without causing damage.

Her passion has led her to collaborate with one of Japan's leading, health and beauty companies to bring you the revolutionary YUKO Straightening System. She hopes that through YUKO, woman all over the world, regardless of their location or nationality, can enjoy damage-free, beautifully straight hair that lifts their inner-confidence.

We are pleased to announce that the YUKO Straightening System is now available in our Garden City, Carindale and Doncaster Salons. Keep reading below to see how YUKO can work for you.

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Why YUKO?

Unlike other Brazilian or Keratin based straightening methods which coat the hair, the YUKO process actually retexturises the hair through breaking down and restructuring the bonds of the hair.

YUKO's protein enriched G-Straight Treatment not only permanently straightens and smoothens hair, it also replenishes moisture to create shiny and healthy hair.

Because YUKO changes the internal structure of the hair, the results are longer-lasting than other straightening treatments and will remain straight almost permanently.

One of our favourite things about the treatment is that it is does not contain any chemicals that produce formaldehyde or any other carcinogenic substances.

The YUKO straightening system is so effective that many clients insist they would never try any other treatment type.

If you are interested in speaking to one of our stylists about enhancing your hair with YUKO, please call us or book online for a personalised consultation.

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​Faux Real - 10 Celebs rocking flawless extensions

Posted on 3RD JANUARY 2017

Whether you've want to change things up, or want to perfect what was bestowed upon you naturally, these celebs show us how to rock a look with a little help from wefts. It's no secret that Hollywood's leading ladies are fans of hair extensions, from fake bangs, to longer locks. Gone are the days when hair extensions conjured up images of B-grade hair, as we find ourselves asking 'has she or hasn't she?'.

Check out our favourite celebrity faux-styles that'll leave you wanting to transform your look…

1. Beyonce Knowles

2. Margot Robbie

3. Lauren Conrad


4. Gigi Hadid

5. Gwen Stefani

6. Kim Kardashian

7. Rihanna Fenty

8. Taylor Swift

9. Tyra Banks

10. Selena Gomez

If these faux-styles have given you a major case of hair-envy, we've got good news! You don't have to be walking the red carpet to get your hands on Hollywood-approved, natural looking extensions.

Come and visit us in salon and for a consultation with our stylists and discover Showpony, OO's premier hair extension service that can seamlessly transform your look.

Whether you're wanting to add volume or fill thinning areas for a sharper look, add instant length or experiment with babylights and colour, we've got you covered.

Book your personalised consultation here with one of our stylists and we'll have you looking as glamourous as these A-listers in no time.

Posted under Celebrity Style

The 5 Step Sleek Pony

Posted on 18TH NOVEMBER 2016

If you're looking for a simple hair-do that is perfect with corporate attire, pairs well with an evening gown or compliments your chic Saturday style, look no further than the polished pony. Expert stylist Hollie-Jay Smith from Oscar Oscar Toowoomba talks us through how to achieve a simple but oh-so sleek ponytail.

1. Starting with clean, towel dried hair, apply a heat protectant like our favourite Kérastase L'Incroyable to prevent damage from your thermal styling tools. Make sure to pay particular attention to the ends of your hair.

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2. Using a paddle brush, blow-dry your hair smooth. L'Incroyable's frizz control properties should make this easily achievable. Once your hair is silky smooth, use your GHD styler to make any necessary touch ups for a sleek finish.

3. If you have thick hair, divide it into two sections from ear to ear. Once the top section is secured, use your paddle brush to smoothen and tie the bottom section using a snag-free elastic.


Tie your pony just above eye level to create maximum face lift effect. Once this is secured, use your paddle brush to smoothen and tie in the top section of your hair with the lower section.

If you have thinner hair, try tying the bottom section slightly below the top section to create a fuller look or simply brush, smoothen and tie your hair as one section.

4. Once your pony is looking sleek, use a hair spray to secure any fly aways around the hair line. For extra hold, you may also want to spray the entire pony about 20cm away from the hair. Try to use a hairspray that doesn't leave a 'crispy' effect.

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Shu Uemura's 'Sheer Lacquer' is our favourite as it gives a strong hold with a touchable finish, so you can easily brush through the pony after application.

5. To finish, grab a small piece of hair from the bottom of the pony and wrap it around the elastic, securing with a bobby pin underneath.

Viola! The perfect polished pony.


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5 Simple Fascinators for Spring Racing

Posted on 21ST OCTOBER 2016

The Spring Racing Carnival is well and truly upon us and we know just how hard it can be to find the perfect fascinator... So, to save you some time, we have hand-picked our favourite, simple fascinator styles to effortlessly pair with your favourite frock.

The Halo:

This look is incredibly simple but oh so elegant. Whether you decide on loose boho curls, a messy up-do, or sleek and straight, this accessory can easily be popped on top to transform any outfit to effortlessly angelic.

The Veil:

Whether your look is sultry or ultra-feminine, the veil is a timeless choice. For a simple option, wear the veil on its own or, to create more of statement, try a veil with additional accessories such as flowers, embroidery or jewels. If your look is more feminine, opt for either a flower or jewelled veil that stops just above the eyebrow line. Hot tip – try to find one on a headband, that way you don't have to worry about the fuss of pinning, simply sit it on top of your finished hairstyle.

The Mod-Tiara:

If you're looking to transform a feminine dress into a contemporary look, this ultra-chic take on the tiara is the answer. Although, this accessory can be easily added to any hair style, it is definitely the perfect partner for dead straight hair.

The Sunhat:

A favourite of Jen Hawkins, the wide brimmed sun hat is an extremely elegant, timeless choice. Paired with a monochromatic outfit and loose curls, this is sure to make a statement on race day.

The Flower Crown:

Good news for all the boho lovers out there… the flower crown is totally acceptable at the races! In fact, pair it with a pixie cut, a loose up-do or braids and a light summer frock and you'll nail Spring Racing with this bohemian look. If you're feeling a little more adventurous, you can of course, opt for a bigger, more colourful flower crown that matches your favourite spring-inspired dress.

The spring racing carnival is an incredibly exciting time in terms of fashion, so push the boundaries, be daring and really have some fun with your selections, and remember as we always say...no outfit is complete without great hair! Enjoy xx

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OSCAR x VOGUE FAIR 16

Posted on 11TH SEPTEMBER 2016

This year Vogue Fair made its debut on the Gold Coast and we were lucky enough to be a part of it.

The evening in salon was filled with smooth sounds from our resident DJ Marty, special discounts, styling sessions and Chandon aplenty.

We were also payed a visit by the Vogue Fair models (who, might I add, were total babes!) as our stylists prepped them for the catwalk.

Thanks to Vogue and Pacific Fair for such an incredible night - we're already counting down the days until next years #voguefair!


Posted under Fashion & Runway

In Full Bloom - SS16

Posted on 6TH SEPTEMBER 2016


For SS16 longer hair is making a comeback, I know right? For those of us who went with the lob, it may take a little while for some of us to get there… or will it?

Enter Showpony, our newest secret weapon. Oscar Oscar Salons are excited to release a new styling service that truly rounds out our luxurious hair styling menu. Partnering with Showpony Professional, Australia's premier hair extensions company, we are pleased to offer our guests an unparalleled quality and prescriptive service like no other.

Hair extensions have come of age, and the applications are endless and oh so ahmazing. Let us walk you through a couple of our favourites right now…

Faux fringe

Seventies bangs, straight blunt full cuts, or the boho trestle, whatever your preference the fringe is back, without the risk of the chop and the dreaded grow out.

The faux fringe was the order of the day for Michael Kors & Isabel Marant recently on the runway.

Polished Pony

The polished pony is an easy transition from the red carpet to your everyday arsenal but don't be fooled, that volume may have a little help from some friends

Has she or hasn't she?

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Sneaky Highlights

Highlights, babylights, and balayage can all be achieved with Showpony. If you're looking to add texture and a natural sun kissed look to you colour and just can't afford the time spent in the chair, you can now achieve the look in half the time with the added bonus of volume as well…win!

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Showpony, in the hands of our stylists has provided our guests with the ability to achieve looks they never thought possible with their natural hair. It's a real game changer.

Showpony is now available at Oscar Oscar Salons.

Posted under Hair Trends

Our Favourite Trends of Spring 16

Posted on 2ND SEPTEMBER 2016

1. Rainbow Hair!

Adding a pop of colour to your hair is the perfect way to make a statement this spring. Depending on how daring you are, you can opt for a bold dip dye or add a few subtle hints of pastel. Either option is sure to enhance your look.

Gigi Hadid & Hillary Duff, Source: GETTY


2. The Polished Plait

Good news! Our favourite braid trend isn't going anywhere. This spring, take a break from loose boho braids and experiment with tight, sleek braids for an edgier look.


Proenza Schouler & Herve Leger, Source: IMAXTREE


3. Ronze

Red hair lovers rejoice because a new Bronze trend is set to take over this spring. Bronze incorporates a blend of copper red and bronze brown that can be tailored to suit any complexion by one of our talented colourists.

Those with a lighter skin tone should try a brighter blend, while those with a darker complexion should try a blue based mix. Brunettes can also compliment a medium complexion by adding some warm amber tones.

Emma Stone, Rihanna Fenty, Eva Longoria, Source: GETTY


4. Bangs

Bangs are back baby! If you're feeling adventurous, make the chop and try a sharp, sleek fringe like Kendall or opt for softer, 70's bangs like Alexa. Don't know if you can make the cut? Visit us in Salon to try Show Pony's faux bangs that you can wear in or out to completely change your look.

Kendall Jenner & Alexa Chung, Source: GETTY


5. The Sleek Pony

If you're looking for an easy but timeless option to transition from day to night, the slicked back pony is your go-to.

Emily Ratajkowksi & Bella Hadid, Source: GETTY


6. The Tidy Half-Up

Say goodbye to the days of the messy half-updo. This spring it's all about refining the we have come to love. Try partnering a tidy-half up with a few loose curls to complete the look.

Alicia Vikander & Chrissy Tiegan, Source: GETTY

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AMALFI DREAMING AT MBFWA 2016

Posted on 3RD JUNE 2016

REDKEN Hair Director Matthew Jones share's his tips to recreate the signature feminine knotted bun, as seen in the GROUP SWIM Show at MBFWA 2016.

The textured style was created with Rootful 06 Root Lifting Spray and finished with Braid Aid 03 Hair Defining Cream.

“The knotted pony I created for the Group Swim Show was inspired by Amalfi’s easy glamour, and is geared to move effortlessly from the beach and into the night. POWDER GRIP 03 Mattifying Hair Powder created the lived-in, undone texture without weighing the hair down," explains Matt Jones, Artistic Director at Oscar Oscar Salons, Sydney.

CREATE THE LOOK

1. Mist ROOTFUL 06 Root Lifting Spray into the roots and mid-lengths to create lift and texture.

2. Directionally blow-dry hair back off the face with a high heat setting until completely dry, to create texturised fullness.

3. Push the hair back off the face and secure into a low pony at the base of the neck.

4. Work BRAID AID 03 Defining Lotion through the pony and twist until tight. Twist hair up and over the pony in a clockwise direction and secure into a twist using bobby pins.

5. Sprinkle POWDER GRIP 03 Mattifying Hair Powder into the front section, spray lightly with FASHION WORK 12 Versatile working Hairspray and use your fingers to create a lived-in, disheveled mood.

photography BEN VELLA @SHOOTEVERYTHING

Posted under Hair How To

Commandments for Heavenly Winter Hair

Posted on 25TH MAY 2016

Contrary to popular belief, the winter months don’t have to wreak havoc on your healthy, glowing locks. Artistic Director from Oscar Oscar Salons Robina, Jess Longhurst, gives us the low down on the four 'hair commandments' you should abide by, to keep your tresses looking lustrous well after the winter chill sets in.

1. Thou Shalt Put Down the Hair Straightener

The mercury has dropped to the single digits, your hair is in a state of disarray and the only way to remedy the frizz situation is with that magical straightening wand, right? Wrong!

“Hot tools will make your hair look sleek in the short term, but in the long run you’re just drying your hair out more than it already is from the changing seasons. Try blow drying and straightening your hair and then vetoing the tong in favour of a little dry shampoo in between washes – you’ll end up with a tousled look that is effortlessly chic and still on trend,” says Jess.

2. Thou Shalt Use Heat Protection

If you do find yourself reaching for the straightening iron, make sure you’re using a heat protectant to stop your hair from getting fried and damaged from the heat.

“You wouldn’t go out in the sun without sunscreen to protect your skin, so you definitely shouldn’t iron your hair without a heat protectant – it acts as a barrier between the straightener and your hair, so it’s still getting styled without feeling the full effect of the heat,” says Jess.

“A quality heat styling protectant is Redken’s Iron Shape 11 Finishing Thermal Spray, which is a lightweight formula that protects and repairs the hair.”

3. Thou Shalt Treat Thyself

Treatments are your hair’s knight in shining armour during the cooler seasons. “Using an intensive hydrating treatment each week will bring even the most lackluster hair new life,” explains Jess.

“Whether you use an at-home product or visit a salon for a more intensive treatment, your hair will thank you for it.”

“My recommended product for injecting some moisture into all hair types is Redken Diamond Oil Mask. The added bonus is that hydrated hair doesn’t get as frizzy, so it’s a win-win.”

4. Thou Shalt Visit a Hairdresser

With extreme temperature changes in winter, hair is more prone to developing split ends, meaning long locks are bound to look a little less sleek and healthy.

“While there are many ways to try and lessen the look of split ends, once the hair is well and truly split the only real way to banish splits for good is to cut them off. This means regular trips to the salon – ideally every six to eight weeks for a small trim. And if you take this advice as gospel, your tresses are guaranteed to look a million times better once summer rolls around!”

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