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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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Pamper this Christmas with Kerastase

Posted on 11TH DECEMBER 2015

Available in some of our favourite Kerastase collections, the 2015 Christmas Coffrets contain three full size products for a limited time promotional price (save 20% of standard RRP)!

Give the gift of exceptional nourishment, long-lasting style or irresistible luxury, and treat those tresses to an upgraded routine. Each coffret comes with a matching/styling product to ensure your haircare regime is complete.

Perfect for those who love to indulge and try the latest in beauty technologies. Kerastase Paris holds its own as one of the biggest international names in luxe hair care, perfect for those that love to be pampered.

These limited edition holiday packs represent a 20% saving off the standard retail price. Strictly while stocks last!

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Lead the field - Spring Racing Fashion Guide

Posted on 29TH OCTOBER 2015

Off to the races? How short is too short for your hemline? Should you match your bag with your shoes? How do you style your hair to work with your millinery?

With Melbourne Cup day fast approaching, we interviewed fashion/lifestyle blogger and local Melbourne fashionista Margot Moore (@margotmoore), to help navigate the trends this racing season, ensuring you avoid any fashion faux pas whilst trackside!

Simple, elegant and structured dresses that are mid length (always below the knee!). Also, lots of metallics and lace for millinery and accessories.

A day at the races is a big commitment. Not only is it an early start, but being outside all day in heels can also be quite painful. The best thing you can do is be prepared for a long day and make sure you are equipped for comfort. Try to wear in your shoes beforehand, if you plan on wearing new heels and get 'party-feet' or gel inserts for your shoes. They will give you a few extra hours of comfort before that burning feeling sets in. As a back up, pack bandaids!

Fashion-wise, it's important to research the themes for each race day beforehand and always adhere to them; for example Derby Day is strictly black and white, and a spot of yellow on cup day is customary. Make sure you get your hair professionally done. Spring Racing is all about beautiful hats and fascinators. Your hair should work seemlessly with your head piece, not detract from it.

As for what not to do, NEVER take your shoes off! You should try and find heels that are good mix of comfortable and fashionable, so try to stay away from a stiletto heel unless it's under 10cm. Don't do your makeup in bad lighting. Remember this is a daytime event, so it's important to get your makeup right for sunlight. Also, attending the races without some kind of headpiece is a major fashion faux pas!

For hair, I would always try to do something with a lot of structure and hold. You want your hair to stay put for the entire day, and quite often, the weather is not great here in Melbourne, so you have to be prepared for rain, hail or shine. Getting your hair professionally done, means that you'll get that long lasting hold, and it will just complete your outfit. I love a sleek and sexy up-do for the races. Jacky Chan, from Oscar Oscar Salons St Kilda, has been creating some beautiful styles for me this racing season. From soft glamour waves to a sleek low bun, these styles have helped really tie my race day look together.

In terms of makeup, you need to find that perfect combination of long lasting makeup that also looks appropriate for a day time event. I find you can achieve this by steering clear of over-the-top eye make-up (little to no eyeliner on the bottom), a natural looking false lash and a bright lip.

For millinery, I LOVE to support local milliners. They are so incredibly talented, and I cannot imagine how much time goes into making fascinators and hats. My favourite thing to do is get a bespoke piece made specifically for a dress. I have to admit that I avoid purchasing generic pieces from department stores at all costs. Millinery can be quite expensive, but these days you can hire amazing bespoke pieces from many dress rental companies which is an economical way to go about it! This year I have worn pieces by Heather McDowall and Allport Millinery (by Sophie Allport).

As I said above - bandaids! Also, a compact mirror, powder, lipstick and an iPhone charger are always standard handbag requirements. Make sure your clutch is large enough to fit the essentials and complimentary to the tones in your outfit.

I got really lucky last year and managed to place my bets on 'The Protectionist'. This year I have not been having much luck with punting at all! I'm going to say 'Who Shot Thebarman' or 'Preferment' - but please do not take any punting tips from me!

For the perfect race day styling tip, secure an appointment with Jacky or a member of the St Kilda Oscar Oscar team,
(03) 8609 6455
162 Acland Street,

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GET THE LOOK: Blake Lively’s Old-Hollywood Glam Waves

Posted on 9TH JULY 2015

She’s the Hollywood A-Lister that has perfected every hairstyle to date: the chignon, the fishtail, the braid, the bun, the pony, the quiff, boho chic; you name it, Blake Lively has undoubtedly owned it!

There is one look in particular however, that has become known as Blake's signature style, which 'WOWS' the world every time she steps out onto the red carpet. You guessed it; Old-Hollywood Glam Waves!

For professional insight, we consulted Oscar Oscar’s new Style Director/Senior Technician Will, on exactly how to achieve Blake’s ever-glamorous Hollywood waves, and Artistic and Technical Director Lisa, on how to achieve Blake's honey golden blonde colour.

How do we achieve Blake’s look?

1. First thing’s first, preparation is key! Prep wet hair with a volume increasing product, such as Kerastase’s Materialiste Thickening Spray. Using your finger tips, massage the product into the scalp, and then apply hairspray to coat the hair with a strong foundation to shape later on.

2. Blast-dry hair and smooth out with a round brush, parting hair into three sections along the crown, and side part lines. Be careful not to smooth or straighten too much as this will counteract the wave.

3. Now that preparation is done, it’s time to get the waves started! GHD’s creative curl wand is magic, and literally does all the work for you. Work your way curling each section. Then, in a raking motion, use your fingers to separate the waves. For a softer wave, use a brush to loosen the curls. Once complete, apply Kerastase Volumifique hairspray to hold in place!

In this look, Blake has lightened and broken up her full blonde colouring with honey-toned microfoils. Microfoils are subtle seamless highlights that accentuate colour around the hairline, to give that effortless sun-kissed look. Blake also has freehand balayage lightening around her cheekbone regions, for added texture to her long hair. To achieve this type of colouring, please contact your favourite salon for a professional consultation.

In order to get an idea of which tones will suit you, look at the back of your wrist; blue colouring signifies that you will suit cooler tones, and green colouring conveys that warmer tones will suit.

For a free colour or style consultation, visit the team at Oscar Oscar Robina for personalised, friendly, and professional advise.

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The Evolution of Kim Kardashian's Hair

Posted on 8TH APRIL 2015

Kim Kardashian has established herself as one of the most iconic modern style and beauty trendsetters of the twenty-first century. We spoke with Artistic and Technical Director from Oscar Oscar Chermside, Michael Newton, regarding why Kim's hair continues to turn heads.

"Kim's sleek, shiny, and dishevelled fringe frames her face and enhances her eyes. To achieve: Prep damp hair with Shu Uemura Satin Design Polishing Milk to control frizz. Blow dry straight, and finish with Shu Uemura Touch Of Gloss melt-in wax to amplify shine and maintain smoothness."

"This is my personal fave - soft seamless balayage with tousled glam waves. To achieve: Use a round brush when blow drying, and twist the hair around the brush in the direction you want the wave to go. Gently remove brush, leaving the section twisted, then shape through with fingers to create the soft wave."

"Kim's transition to chestnut tones was the perfect colour refresh, taking her away from her signature dark tresses. Since this colour is slightly lighter than Kim's natural colour, it is relatively easy to maintain and can be enhanced by caramel highlights. Kim nails the look here by complementing her hair colour with a predominantly natural make-up palette."

"This look is all in the roots! To achieve: Prep hair (when dry) with Kerastase 'VIP' Volume in Powder, to give texture and body to the roots. Use a curling wand to guide hair away from face in a loose but structured manner. You can finish the look by spraying on Shu Uemura's Detail Master Spray to give the curl pliable definition."

"Kim's lob (long bob) is perfectly styled with a disheveled curl. To achieve: create a deep part to one side of the head and loosely curl the hair in alternate directions. Brush out the curl and finish with Shu Uemura Liquid Fabric mineral texture spray to revitalize and invigorate hair, for longer lasting curls."

MARCH 2015
"When Kim stepped out in Paris with platinum hair, she sent the world into an absolute cyber frenzy! However, after a week, even Kim was having trouble maintaining a clean blonde tone. At this stage, it is best to consult a stylist, who can help prescribe a toner which will suit your hair. Don't forget: a regular treatment, such as Kerastase's Fusio Dose in-salon treatment, will help restore vitality and moisture to hair, after a dramatic colour transformation."

When considering making a dramatic change to your hair, it is best to leave it to the professionals! This way you can have a personal consultation with a qualified stylist. Oscar Oscar can help guide you through choosing the right style cut or colour, to best suit you. Contact your favourite Oscar Oscar salon today for a personal style consultation!

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Turning Heads on the Red Carpet: Oscars 2015

Posted on 25TH FEBRUARY 2015

We can always count on the Academy Awards to deliver some serious style and hair inspo, and this year the awards did not disappoint! We spoke with Oscar Oscar Doncaster Style Director, Sarah Brooks, regarding the hairstyles that turned heads on the night, plus how to get the look!

Swept Back Textured Bun

"This is my favourite look of the evening, modern and simple with a nod to the classic bun style for sophistication. The style can be achieved on longer or shorter hair and amped up as much as you like!"

Rosamund Pike, Sienna Miller, Cate Blanchett, Scarlett Johannsen


- Shampoo and condition hair with Shu Uemura Muroto Volume for the perfect foundation.

- Work a small amount of Shu Uemura Fibre Lift into the root area and a golf ball size amount of Shu Uemura Ample Angora mousse into your midlengths and ends.

- Blow wave hair away from the face, concentrating on smoothing out any cowlicks in order to create a relatively straight style throughout.

- When finished, spray Shu Uemura Texture Wave in sections through the hair.

- Using fingers, rake the hair back from the face, maintaining texture around the face and through the top. Secure the rest of the hair with an elastic and form into a bun. Hold in place with pins.

- You can then use the pointed end of a tail comb to gently pull some of the hair from the top of the head up to create more texture or a slightly quiffed look.

- Finish entire style with a light mist of Shu Uemura Sheer Lacquer.

Vintage Glam

"This style is timeless. The soft waves make for an innocent and graceful look that can be worn as an classic up-do, or down for evening glamour."

Emma Stone, Chrissy Teigan, Keira Knightly


- Begin by applying one to two pumps of Kerastase Lift Vertige on wet hair through the root area. Work a golf ball size amount of Kerastase Mousse Bouffant through mid lengths and ends.

- Blow wave into the hair and create volume either with a round brush, or if easier, tip head upside down and direct all hair to the crown.

- Once dry, use GHD curve classic curl tong to set the hair. Begin at the nape of the neck, dividing hair by 1 inch sections, wrap around the tong and clamp for 30 seconds. Slide tong out of curled section, then continue through the rest of hair.

- Spray through Kerastase V.I.P Volume In Powder, concentrating mainly on the roots. Next use a brush to gently collect hair together and form your ultimate style.

- Finish by spraying Kerastase Laque Couture for supreme hold and mist Kerastase Gloss Appeal lightly for ultimate shine.

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Posted on 3RD DECEMBER 2014

Our Melbourne styling guru, Jacky Chan from Oscar Oscar Salons in St Kilda, recently worked with some gorgeous talent from Brazen Models to create luxurious up-styles and textured waves.

"This shoot was a lot of fun, it was all about creating and building texture and volume by playing with my favourite Shu Uemura products, ghd curve styling tools and Fronis Hair wefts which are great for added volume and length. I aimed to create luxe hair with a tough styling edge, while also making sure the hair remained commercial and wearable." Jacky Chan

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Posted on 26TH NOVEMBER 2014

Leandra Medine of the Man Repeller recently visited Australia to promote Sass & Bide's incredible new resort collection at their James St boutique in Queensland. Our talented Brisbane hairdressers, Justin McLachlan & Sharnah-Louise were on-hand to style Leandra's hair with a perfect top-knot to compliment the chic styling of the new Sass & Bide campaign.

GET THE LOOK with Justin McLachlan:

"This is the perfect no-fuss hairstyle. Top-knots give your look a modern-edge and are perfect for summer's party season."

- Start by spritzing dry hair with Kérastase Spray å Porter and dry this into the hair using a hairdryer.

- Next create soft tousled waves throughout your hair using a large curling tong, such as the new ghd curve collection.

- Break up the curls by raking your fingers through your hair. Don't use a brush, as you want the hair to be messy and dishevelled.

- Again using your fingers, pull your hair back into a high ponytail and secure with a clear elastic.

- Twist the ponytail onto itself so that you create a bun and secure with bobby-pins

- Personalise the look by pinching & pulling sections of your hair at the crown to give it a more textured finish.

- Lightly spray the hair with Kérastase Lacque Noir hairspray

To book an appointment with Justin or Sharnah-Louise in our Brisbane CBD salon ph: 329 0534

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GET HER LOOK: Micah Gianneli

Posted on 4TH NOVEMBER 2014

One of Australia's leading fashion bloggers, Micah Gianneli is a style chameleon and one of our favourite guests from Oscar Oscar Salons in Westfield Southland. We talk to her about her personal style and how to maintain that perfect blonde crop.

Describe your style?

Personal, constantly evolving, chic and feminine with a tomboy edge at times ;)

What advice do you have for aspiring bloggers?

Remain true to your style, love what you do and work super hard!

What is your at-home hair care routine?

Now that it's platinum I have to take extra care and use lots of conditioning products including a violet conditioner to keep the yellow/ warm tones away. All products from Oscar Oscar!

What do you love most about Oscar Oscar Salons?

Aside from the impeccable service, I love the experience at the Southland salon. Robert Weir just gets me, he takes care of my hair and he is the first hair stylist I've ever had who is just on top of his game and was willing to go where no other stylist has gone before - and that's getting my hair to the level of iciness it's at today without it falling out!

Which trends are exciting you for summer?

I'm just excited about summer approaching! Mostly excited about having platinum hair that isn't a buzz cut ;)

What is your must-have hair product?

The must-have hair product for me at the moment is the Shu Uemura 'Color Lustre' shades reviving balm to help keep my platinum shade and keep yellows at bay.

GET HER LOOK: 'Micah's colour is so on-trend right now! It's an Ice blonde shade which I created using the Redken Blonde Glam lightener and toned to an ice pearl to remove any warmth, even though the colour is so light it is still luminous and glossy. Micah's tailor-made crop is also perfectly suited to her androgynous features and chameleon-like styling as it is very versatile. This look is best suited to people with symmetrical features and a strong jawline." Robert Weir, Oscar Oscar Salon - Southland

To book a hair salon appointment with Robert and his team of Melbourne's best hairdresser's phone:

03) 9908 1680

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Posted on 3RD NOVEMBER 2014

Carmen Hamilton is one of Australia's leading fashion authorities, with her blog Chronicles of Her and an official Style Spy for Vogue Australia. We chat to Carmen about her love for Shu Uemura and the trends she is loving for Summer 14/15.

Describe your style…

Classic with a modern twist, polished and uncomplicated.

What advice do you have for aspiring bloggers?

If you want to make a business out of it, you need to love it for the right reasons. The perks grow old - earning the privilege to create and share something that other people want to read for a living is the biggest reward.

Also, perseverance! Make it your own little world and put your whole heart into it.

What is your hair care routine?

I'm all about Shu Uemura! I love the oil cleansing shampoo. I always start with that at the roots, followed by Moisture Velvet and then a volumising conditioner.

After each wash I tong my hair and add a bit of sea salt spray or texturising powder.

What do you love most about Oscar Oscar Salons?

Until I found Paloma and Michael at the Paddington salon I had never left a hairdresser feeling 100% happy. They help me to push the boundaries a bit and I always love the result. And they tell good stories!

What trends are exciting you for summer?

Lots of white.. and flats!

What is your must-have hair product?

Texturising powder, such as the Shu Uemura Volume Maker brush!

GET HER LOOK: "Carmen likes to keep her look effortless but with a bit of edge, so that her overall style is not too feminine. For her colour I created micro-highlights in tones of coffee and caramel through the interior of her hair for depth and dimension. I also personalised the colour by creating the illusion of more length with freehand cascading balayge in buttery honey-wheat hues. The placement of the balayge is random and deconstructed for a lived-in feel, nothing too polished, it's a raw and edgy look." Michael Kelly, Oscar Oscar Salons - Paddington

To book a hair colour appointment with Michael Kelly and our team of Sydney's best hairdresser's phone:

02) 9360 7739

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Posted on 3RD NOVEMBER 2014

Our favourite Australian fashion designer, Kym Ellery, talks to Beauticate about her beauty regime, including her love for Oscar Oscar Salons.

"Paloma from Oscar Oscar Salons in Paddington cut my hair and Michael colours. They’re amazing there." Kym Ellery

For the full interview click here.

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GET HER LOOK: Liz Cantor

Posted on 3RD NOVEMBER 2014

The vivacious Channel 7 TV presenter, Liz Cantor, is the ultimate beach babe based on the Gold Coast and one of our favourite guests at Oscar Oscar Salons in Pacific Fair. We talk to Liz about how to keep her hair looking healthy and why she loves Oscar Oscar Salons!

Describe your style? Understated! I am a no frills girl, total beach chic. I love Australian designers and labels such as Zimmerman. My style icons include Elle McPherson, Miranda Kerr and Diane Kruger.

Where has been your favourite travel destination? Croatia. I sailed from Split to Dubrovnick, it was incredible!

How do you keep your hair looking great after the beach? I am a surfer so I spend tones of time at the beach! I am really pedantic about rinsing my hair under fresh water as soon as I am out of the surf! I’ll even put a sunscreen spray through my hair if I know I’m going to be out there for a long time! Once or twice a week I also sleep with a conditioner in my hair as a treatment.

What do you love most about Oscar Oscar Salons? The friendly staff, their attention to detail and that confident feeling of walking out with glamorous hair!

What trends are exciting you for summer? The return of golden blondes and brondes - a colour between blonde and brown! Also a move towards looser curls for long hair.

What is your must-have hair product? I always have dry shampoo in my handbag, I use it for volume more than anything!

GET HER LOOK: "Liz is the ultimate beach babe and loves her honey blonde golden tones. I achieve this colour by alternating blonde tones from a natural hue to a warm honey blonde, I also keep some of her natural colour coming through so that her style is lower maintenance. For Liz's cut I gently shape the layers around her face to add volume and versatility when styling." Jemma Orford, Oscar Oscar Salons - Pacific Fair

To book a hair salon appointment with Jemma Orford and our team of the Gold Coast's best hairdresser's phone:

07) 55706 955

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GET HER LOOK: Sigourney Cantelo

Posted on 3RD NOVEMBER 2014

One of Australia's leading ladies in beauty media, Sigourney Cantelo is the founder and editor of the chic beauty website, former beauty editor of Vogue magazine and a loyal guest of Oscar Oscar Salons. We chat to Sigourney about her personal hair care routine, trends and her inspiration behind the launch of Beauticate.

What inspired you to begin the Beauticate website?

Over my years in the industry as a beauty journalist I’ve met so many models, makeup artists, hair stylists and all round cool girls who have the most interesting beauty tips and tricks... I also had a few of my own I wanted to share. With Beauticate I wanted to create a beautiful space to share these things. I also have a background in TV (many years ago) so I’ve really enjoyed producing videos as well. There’s so much scope with digital, it’s pretty exciting.

Who has been your favourite interview?

I’ve met so many inspiring women and many have become friends. The gorgeous Paloma at Oscar Oscar is one example and we continue to work together whenever possible - she’s so good at her job and so passionate, it really shows when you speak to her and she loves teaching women how to get more out of their hair. Rosie Huntington Whitely was awesome, too, she’s so friendly and generous with her beauty tips.

Describe your hair care routine?

I’m pretty hopeless at hair, I have two left thumbs when it comes to styling. I wash it with whatever I’m testing that week (this week it’s Aveda Invati) and then roughly dry it. Occasionally I’ll squirt a couple of handfuls of mousse through it and a day or two later I’ll drench it in dry shampoo. If I have an event I book in with the team at Oscar Oscar in Paddington and they give me the most glamorous bouncy blowdry that I could never achieve myself.

What do you love most about Oscar Oscar Salons?

Paloma and her staff at Paddington are so warm and welcoming and they’re so talented at what they do. They are right at the forefront of trends but never force anything on you and they educate you about your hair as well so you leave more enlightened than when you sat down. I love having my colour done with Michael, he just does the most beautiful, natural colour.

What hair trends are exciting you for summer?

I love that hair is so undone and messy at the moment - suits my lack of styling skills to a T.

What is your must-have hair product?

Dry shampoo, such as Kérastase Volume in Powder.


"Sigourney is a modern take on classic beauty. Her hair is well groomed, yet effortless which compliments her fashion styling. To create this look use a large curling tong, such as the new ghd curve collection, and curl large sections of hair in alternating directions for a natural finish. I also recommend using Redken Rootful 06 on the roots and mid-lengths for texture and finish with Redken Fashion Work 12 hairspray." Mathew Jones

To book a hair salon appointment with Matthew Jones and our team of Sydney's best hairdresser's phone:

02) 9360 7739

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Posted on 2ND NOVEMBER 2014

We interviewed our favourite TV host, model and style maven, Channel V's Carissa Walford, about what trends are hot for summer and why she love the team at Oscar Oscar Salons...

Describe your style… Effortless but chic, structured and "KEWL"

Who was your most memorable Channel V interview?

This year in 2014 I'm going to say Lilly Allen. We are too similar it freaked me out.

Tell us about your hair care routine?

I like to use Kérastase products, they have a different product to suit everyone's hair condition and for me, I'm blonde so i need to take extra care to keep my colour fresh and also keep my hair healthy and shiny.

What do you love most about Oscar Oscar Salons?

The people. There's nothing worse than visiting a salon of hairdressers that think they're rock stars. Having an ego doesn't always mean your good at what you do. I'm all about the quiet assassin, all the hairdressers at Oscar Oscar let their skill do the talking. I think it's also about feeling comfortable, having trust and being realistic with the outcome.

What hair trends are exciting you this summer?

Less is more, natural roots coming through and no fuss, low maintenance hair colours are in. I love that after a day in the salt water my hair can dry and look like I've styled it with sea salt spray.

What is your must-have hair product?

Kerastase Volume in Powder!

GET HER LOOK: "Carissa's colour is a variation of beautiful honey blondes, which compliments her skin tone. Carissa is the ultimate beach babe, so we always want her to look cool and effortless and not overdone. Using balayage is the perfect way to achieve this, with variations of blonde to create brightness around her face, as well as variation with warm honey tones. By using the balayage technique you can give the hair texture and added dimension." Amanda Kowalevsky

To book a hair salon appointment with Amanda and our team of Sydney's best hairdresser's phone:

02) 9360 7739

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GET HER LOOK: Jessica Gomes

Posted on 2ND NOVEMBER 2014

Our ultimate girl crush, not only is Jessica Gomes a swimwear goddess and the face of David Jones, she is also one of our favourite Oscar Oscar Salon guests. We talk to Jess about her inspiration, favourite products and her ultimate travel destinations.

What inspires you?

I am inspired by my two sisters!

Your favourite travel destination?

My favourite travel destination is definitely the Dead Sea in Israel.

What is your hair care routine?

I like to keep it simple with Kérastase shampoo & conditioner, plus a weekly at-home treatment.

What do you love most about Oscar Oscar Salons?

I love the service and the people, Paloma Rose Garcia has been cutting my hair in the Sydney salon.

What is your must-have hair product?

I LOVE Kerastase Initialiste, it's amazing for creating stronger hair.

GET HER LOOK: "Jessica has been a guest of ours for almost 2 years. It is essential that Jess keeps her hair full and healthy, as it is regularly over-styled and damaged with her modelling work. When cutting I focus on creating a really great shape with long layers with soft ends to give her hair an effortless feel. Her hair shape also needs to be versatile to create a multitude of looks for her modelling work. For styling I like to use Redken Powder Grip to give her hair a tousled texture." Paloma Rose Garcia, Oscar Oscar Salons, Paddington.

To book a hair salon appointment with Paloma Rose Garcia and her team of Sydney's best hairdresser's phone:

02) 9360 7739

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Posted on 31ST OCTOBER 2014

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Fashion Blogger: Micah Gianneli

Posted on 16TH JULY 2014

Fabulous Melbourne fashion blogger, Micah Gianneli recently visited our Southland salon for a hair makeover with Salon Partner Robert Weir and the result was a very cool blonde highlighted pixie crop! We love!

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Samantha Harris

Posted on 2ND JULY 2014

One of our favourite Australian models, Samantha Harris, defines natural beauty. For her recent Beauticate interview our Sydney hair stylist, Amanda Kowalevsky, created the perfect beach chic look using some of our favourite styling products.


- Prepare the hair with Kérastase Spray À Porter for perfect texture.

- Next curl the mid-lengths of the hair using tongs, making sure to direct the hair away from the face. By leaving out the ends of the hair you create a beachy effect.

- To create a looser wave simply rake your fingers through your hair.

- Finish the look with Shu Uemura Volume Maker volumising powder to create additional lift and volume at the roots for finer hair.

To book an appointment with Amanda at Oscar Oscar Salons in Paddington phone: 02) 9360 7739

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Posted on 18TH JUNE 2014

Our favourite Melbourne beauty bloggers recently converged at our new Oscar Oscar Salon in St Kilda for a presentation by Shu Uemura Master, Mark Rippon and our own super-stylist Jacky Chan about the latest 'Tokyo on Trend' Shu Uemura collection.

The 'Tokyo on Trend' collection celebrates textures, contrasts and Avant-garde styling.

Available soon in all Oscar Oscar Salons.

All photography by Yishan Chan.

Click here for more photos of the Shu Uemura 'Tokyo on Trend' event.

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