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Did you know that Britney Spears has just gone from brunette to blonde? “Maybe blondes do have more fun!” she said on Instagram. Also jumping on Instagram this month has been the ‘IDGAF’ singer Dua Lipa, who went from blonde to honey-blonde. Megan Thee Stallion, an American rapper, appeared on the cover of Paper magazine with an amazing half blonde/half bright red look, while Reese Witherspoon’s daughter Ava has chosen 2019 to go baby pink. Are you getting the idea? 2019 has been all about trying something different with your colour – but are you game? If you do feel like jumping in at the deep end, how about dipping a pinky toe in first? With a little help from your smartphone, you can do it right now by downloading a hair colour changing app.

If using your phone to try a change hair colour app sounds exciting, here at Lily Jackson we are one step ahead of you! Our top Sydney hairdressers have road-tested the most popular change hair colour app options for you, and we’re here to present our findings.

What on earth is a hair colour changer app?

In a nutshell, a hair colour app is exactly what it says on the tin: an app that changes your hair colour at the press of your smartphone screen! Perfect for completing avoiding hair colour change regret, a hair colour app not only allows you to try a new colour on for size before taking the dramatic plunge, you can also try a dramatically different haircut style, like a pixie cut – without ever going near a pair of scissors.

Ever sat in the chair, paid good money, and walked out of the shop with the horrible realisation that your cut doesn’t suit your face, shape, personality or skin? This latest VR technology means you’ll never feel that way again because the best hair colour changer app is so super-realistic.

Of course, consult with your local hair colourist and discuss your ideas and goals before you commit 🙂

Here are our top 5 change hair colour app options.

1. Hair Zapp

The great thing about apps is that you can generally try them before buying the premium features. Hair Zapp is a great example of that, with no less than 500 different hairstyles to try for free. Another great feature allows you to post your new do on the app and get real-time feedback from other hair colour app users.

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2. Hairstyle Makeover

Like all these apps, all you really need to do is take or upload a photo of yourself, and then let the technology works its magic. Hairstyle Makeover is particularly good for trying completely different hairstyle shapes because you can alter the length, volume and shape of each style. It’s very handy for those with round faces, which are notoriously difficult to match to a new hairstyle.

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3. Hairstyle Try On

The free version of this changing hair colour app includes only 15 different styles, but don’t worry: short, long, medium, straight and curly options are among them – and 800 more styles are less than $2 away. There is also a great social media sharing feature so that not just other app users but also your family and friends can give their opinion!

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4. Style My Hair

Developed by French cosmetics giant L’Oreal, this app and its amazing 3D colour simulation technology doesn’t disappoint. First of all, it’s totally free and includes more than 50 hair colours to experiment with – including beautiful natural tones as well as bold blue, green and pink options.

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Have you had a good play with your favourite new change hair colour app? Ready to let Sydney’s best colourists work their artistic magic … for real? Changing your hair colour is one of the easiest ways to turn heads and refresh your image, personality and self-esteem, so why not book in for a complimentary consultation? Contact us to reboot your look today.

Organic Hair Colour

At Lily Jackson Hair & Make Up our health philosophy is simple – less chemicals not more.

But let’s get something clear up front – Organic Hair Colour does not exist (apart from some types of Henna). 

There are ways to reduce your exposure to chemicals in the quest for beautiful hair but it is confusing and contradictory.

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Just like people, personalities and pasta, things come in all different shapes and sizes – and that goes for faces, too. And let’s not beat around the bush: if you have a rounder face, it can be difficult to choose from the apparently limited hairstyles for round faces that really work.

Not sure you have a round face?

If you’ve always found it hard to find a haircut that brings out your best, and as a result, you’ve always stuck with the same cut, there’s a good chance you have a round face.

  • Are your cheeks, jaw and forehead all in the same line?
  • Is your face about the same length as it is wide?
  • Does your face lack sharp angles?

Welcome to your round face! But don’t despair: some of the most beautiful women on earth are in exactly the same boat. Drew Barrymore, Isla Fisher, Cameron Diaz, Emma Stone, Miranda Kerr, Michelle Williams … and the list of stunners goes on and on. All of them have looked absolutely stunning with a range of haircuts, styles, lengths and colours – the key is finding a stylist who knows exactly which round face hairstyles will work best for you.

Work with what you’ve got to create the best haircut for round face ladies

Before we get into which haircuts for round faces work the best, let’s give you all a boost: no face-shape is ever perfect. We can’t all have that perfect oval or diamond-shaped face – women with overly square, long or heart-shaped faces struggle to find the right style too.

But if you do have a notably round face and you’ve always struggled with your hair, here are some basic tips for your next session in front of the mirror:

1. Middle part

A middle part will tend to slim down your face.

2. Messy

If you add some messy volume to your look, for instance by putting up a messy bun or ponytail, you’ll draw attention away from the roundness.

3. Fringe

No matter the fringe, the focus of the world will be on your eyes and mouth, with the added bonus that a fringe slims your face down.

4. Layers

Among the best of the long hairstyles for round faces involve layers, whether they’re curly or straight. Wispier layers will further lengthen your face and neck.

5. Bob

For the ultimate bob hairstyle for round face women, make it a big longer than usual and style it messy.

6. Volume

If you pile your hairstyle up high, you’ll lengthen your face. To further this sleek look, grow your hair to and beyond your shoulders.

Where are all the round-faced celebrities?

But to really demonstrate just how beautiful your round face can be, let’s go through some of our favourite celebrities who have absolutely aced their round face haircuts.

1. Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman

Blessed with beauty, Natalie also has a round face – but it hasn’t held her back. After Star Wars, her long bob looked great and she followed it up with a little more length and some curl. Natalie has also narrowed in her round face with long curly fringe styled to the side, tried on a short and choppy fringe, and even shaved it all off for V for Vendetta. She’s the absolute queen of short hairstyles for round faces!

We don’t recommend you round-faced gals try the latter buzzed look, but Nathalie’s pixie cut as it was growing out is one of our absolute favourites. If you have a round face and love the pixie look, make sure you put some volume on the top to make your face appear more oval-shaped


2. Adele

Adele has lost quite a bit of weight, which opens up more options for a person with an already naturally rounder face. But throughout her career, this stunning singer has always matched her face with the best hairstyles for round face women.

At the 2017 Grammys, Adele had long, curly fringe to take the focus from her cheeks to a high hairline. At Glastonbury a year earlier, Adele’s hair was straight, shoulder-length and with a middle part – one of the very best round face hairstyles. But we absolutely love when Adele is Rolling In The Deep with a messy bun – especially when she wears it high with plenty of volume.

3. Christina Ricci

Christina Ricci

With her intense look and her skill for playing dark, unconventional characters, Christina Ricci always looks her best with her beautiful, rounder face. She is known for easing that roundness with very angular hairstyles, often including a very long and thick fringe to change that round shape. Sideswept fringe and a side-parted, medium-length bob is also a great haircut for round face ladies that Christina has aced.

4. Kelly Osbourne

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Kelly’s hairstyles are outlandish but great hair colours usually work in perfect harmony with her round face. Shaved sides, crazy colours and hair piled up on the top almost completely delete any impression that her face is very round, but she has achieved the same goal with many more of the other best hairstyles for round face women. Extremely long, one-sided fringe, spiky styles, quirky and asymmetrical looks, and even an Emo cut that obscures one of her eyes. Kelly is the master of exploring the best modern short haircuts for round faces, and for that, we really love her.

A few more tips to finish

So if you have a rounder face, don’t despair! There are still a million and one different cuts and styles out there that means hairstyles for round face women are never in short supply.

So let’s finish with a few final tips to ensure that there are always so many hairstyles for round faces that look really, really stunning.

1. Two colours

If you want to experiment with colour, pick a shade that is a little lighter than yours and then ask your stylist to keep the hair that is closest to your face a little darker than natural.

2. Accessorise

Give extra definition to your round face with long, dangly earrings, and wear a short chain around your neck.

3. Makeup

Use makeup to really accentuate your cheeks, and pick a dark lipstick and playful eye-shadow.

4. Glasses

If you wear glasses, go for angular, exciting and squarer frames, and skip the smaller frames.

Still struggling to find the perfect round face hairstyles? The happy and talented team at Lily Jackson Hairdressing can help! Whether it’s a cut, a style, a colour or a makeup session that you need, our talented Sydney hairdressers are absolutely passionate about helping you get the beautiful look that you want and deserve – no matter what shape your face is!

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Have you ever gone full pixie? No, we’re not talking about a little person with pointed ears in a children’s story. We’re talking about the famous pixie cut, and the fact that it’s a modern trend that it seems will never again go out of fashion.

Rihanna and Anne Hathaway have aced the pixie cut look, and even Michelle Obama has tried the super-practical but equally super-sexy short look on for size. And here at Lily Jackson Hairdressing, our Sydney hairstylists would absolutely love to give you a pixie haircut today!

Layered, short pixie hair suits every face, it’s easy to wash, style and dry, and you’ll never again be terrified of a windy day. But best of all, there are so many pixie cut styles to choose from once you decide to take the big leap and say goodbye to your familiar longer hair – and a pixie even looks great in grey.

So let’s let your favourite pixie cut celebrities do the modelling as we show off our favourite pixie hairstyles of 2019:

1. Katy Perry

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Do you know what the hot trend in 2019 pixie cuts is? It’s the super-short pixie cut – and our gold medal winner is none other than Katy Perry.

She first went pixie when she told us all about Swish Bish in 2017, but our favourite of the short pixie cuts is still Katy’s punk version. Today, it’s longer at the top meaning she can play around with styling.

2. Kristen Stewart

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When still a little girl in the movie Panic Room, Kristen had a stylish bob. Now 29, she’s all grown up – with her extremely edgy and even more extremely short pixie cut. Some might even call it little more than a buzz cut, but it’s still long enough to slick back or go all spiky.

3. Michelle Williams

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We know that the Dawson’s Creek star loves to wear her hair short. But we really love the elegant pixie cut she is wearing in 2019. Straight, bleached and with swished-over bangs, it may be beautiful and classy and perfect for accentuating her stunning cheekbones, but it’s still very low maintenance.

4. Kendall Jenner

Pixie Cut of Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner joined the pixie club? Really?! Sort of. Perhaps inspired by her Mum Kris, Kendall actually modelled an amazing FAKE pixie hair cut for Tom Ford’s Spring Collection. Hairstylist Orlando Pita did the faux pixie masterpiece and Kendall totally pulled it off.

5. Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne

Her magnificent eyebrows may stand out the most, but that was until we saw her latest silvery-pink pixie cut! With a stylish short cut, you can really have some fun with hair colour – and then easily try something else next week! It’s a great idea that is much more difficult without a cool pixie!

6. Ruby Rose

Ruby Rose

If you’ve been keeping track of this Aussie beauty, you’ll know she absolutely epitomises the pixie cut. She’s had just about every colour, style and length in the fabulous pixie hairstyles catalogue – so how can we pick our favourite? We’re going out on a pixie limb by choosing this one because why choose between blonde or brunette for your pixie cut when you can have both?

The final word: Go pixie in 2019!

Nothing says modern, bold, sexy confidence than a pixie cut in 2019. Forget the ordinary and trust us: with a great hairdresser and stylist like the brilliant fashionistas at Lily Jackson Hairdressing, you will pull it off. So take the plunge, pick up the scissors and razor and feel fabulous with a low-maintenance, versatile pixie cut. We can’t wait to see you!

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If you’ve been colouring your hair to cover the grey, the thought of stopping can be scary for no other reason than imagining how you’ll survive the time it takes for your natural colour to emerge.

Going grey is a big decision and a process. Julie Peacocke, Director of Lily Jackson Hair & Makeup and Lily Jackson Hairdressing Potts Point discusses how to go grey and if doing it gracefully is possible.

What are the issues faced by going grey?

The biggest issue to address is how to transition to grey and still keep the hair looking great. Going grey is a gradual process and often in the first years, the colour solution might have been to just cover the grey hair with an overall tint or highlights.

No two people are going to go grey in the same way so “going grey” really requires a bespoke solution for each individual. You would be surprised at the different patterns: some people have lots of grey hair around the hairline (think forehead, sideburns, and nape of the neck), but not a lot on the top. For others, their grey hair might grow more densely in patches.

The colour of the skin also changes with age – so this needs to be taken this into account ie are the natural shade of grey in your hair and your skin tone complementary?

Growing out the old colour

Growing out existing colour presents its own challenges and really requires a well thought out colour strategy depending on how patient or fearful the client is about the transition. It’s a really big step.

The other issue is that we assume the grey that grows out is a pleasant colour or tone and is uniform in appearance but often this is not the case. Some grey hair has unusual tones like yellow or green which need to be corrected.

The grey hair might also have different densities in different parts of the head – ie you might be a really light grey on the front of your head and still have your original pigment at the back.

Grey hair has a different texture to hair with natural pigment, so as your hair goes grey, the texture of your hair will change and as a result – these two “types” of hair will behave differently. Curly grey hair, for example, is often more wirey than the curly hair with natural pigment and can be more difficult to control.

Finally, will going grey to be supportive of your professional goals? I know of many professional women in high-powered positions who would not consider going grey because they feel they would be, consciously or unconsciously, judged and leave themselves open to bias and prejudice.

What are your tips for transitioning to grey?

If you’ve followed Instagram at all, many young women are choosing to have their hair coloured grey or silver and it’s quite a social media trend.

In the past, the limitations of technology in professional hair colour meant that stylists were not able to create grey shades and tones. But now we have many more tools, products and interesting colour technology that enables us to create bespoke levels of fashion-oriented grey hair.

So what does this mean for you?

The best news is you don’t have to grow out your hair, have a really obvious re-growth and look aged or unkempt in the process.

The first thing to consider is how much colour already exists in the hair and how big a difference there is between the coloured hair and the original pigment.

Some clients might need or want a slow transition – this involves gradually growing out the grey yet incorporating some bespoke colour so that the hair does not look flat or unattractive.

Some clients are super ready. Generally, they’ve thought about it for quite some time so an extreme transition involving a full removal of the colour that exists in the hair, is right for them. How well this solution works depends on how long the hair is (better in shorter hairstyles) and the overall health and condition of the hair being treated.

Unless you’re incredibly lucky to have a pleasant shade of grey and colour densities that are attractive, grey hair still requires a bespoke approach to look good. Finding that stylist that can take you on this journey and who makes it an adventure and not a stressful experience is key.

Some of the techniques we use are:

  • Toning out undesirable colours like yellow or green tinge or sun bleached gold brassiness.
  • Creating contrast be it lighter or darker (but in a minimal way where you might only need touch ups three or four times per year).
  • Putting in MORE grey. Some people have white hair instead of grey and adding in grey can create a point of difference, add style and create more depth and texture to a fashionable haircut.

Can you reverse your colour?

We can remove (or strip) colour from the hair, but because of the process, the hair will have no colour. So as part of the process, we would need to deposit the desired colour back into the hair and this can be a bespoke grey colour.

The colour removal process is not suitable for everyone and definitely not to be attempted if you’ve been colouring your hair with supermarket colour in a box.

Is cutting hair short and letting it grow again the only way?

It certainly is an option if you cannot deal with the length of time a transition will take. It’s like ripping off a band-aid.

Women with short grey hair can look so stylish, but it is not the only way for the reasons mentioned above. You just need to have a lot of patience if you wish to keep your hair length.

For those who don’t want to sacrifice their long hair, what would you suggest?

The first thing about any long hair is that it must be healthy.

Many women attached to having long hair are unfortunately blind to their split or dead ends that must be cut off for any hairstyle to look good and for any colour to hold.

Again, a bespoke approach to colour is needed and transitioning the hairstyle to grey will involve allowing incremental amounts of natural colour to show through over a period of time.
Having a sharp haircut once it is grey is essential – grey hair looks best with a strong style.

Can you show us some types of hairstyles that work with grey hair?

I certainly can! Take a look at our latest professional photo shoot and video featuring women with grey hair! You will see a short pixie cut, one shorter hairstyle with a longer fringe, one medium hair length hairstyle and one long grey hairstyle.

We hope they inspire you to call us for a consultation on 02 9360 8708 or book an appointment with us online.

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What exactly is ash blonde hair colour? If you’ve ever wanted to sport an edgy, ‘ice queen’ look, ash blonde is for you. Think light blonde with a grey or ‘ash’ tint.

It’s blonde with the temperature turned down, basically, leaving a brilliantly unique shade with an undertone of grey and silver. If you have a light complexion, ash blonde is a certain winner, but there’s actually a shade of ash blonde that will work for everyone.

When it comes to trending hairstyles and colours, ash blonde is certainly popular right now. There are plenty of celebrities with fine examples we’ll highlight. So let’s get straight to the list!

1. Ash blonde ombre hair

If blonde all the way doesn’t work for you, pick ash blonde ombre hair. It will look as good at work as it will in a bikini.

A celeb who loves it: Ashley Benson, who plays Hanna in Pretty Little Liars.

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2. Dark to light ash blonde

Just like yin and yang, the dark and light really work well when it comes to ash blonde hair. Think black roots that blend into platinum, and you get an idea of how stunning contrast can be.

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3. Ash blonde brown hair

Who says ash blonde can’t incorporate brown? Try starting with dark brown roots and ending with honey blonde ends, and take a bold step from brown to the exciting world of ash blonde.

A celeb who loves it: Cara Delevinge, whose famous dark eyebrows make the brown in her ash blonde really sparkle.

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Here are some other examples of ash blonde and ash brown hair – the spectrum is endless!

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4. Ash blonde highlights

Highlights are another perfect way to step tentatively into the ash blonde realm. Take your prized brunette tresses and add some ice queen flair with ash blonde foils – in a long bob, especially if you have thin hair, it looks particularly chic.

A celeb who loves it: Taylor Swift, whose baby blue eyes really pop with ash blonde hair.

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5. Dark ash blonde

When you add some more obviously grey tones to that ash blonde look, you’re really getting on-trend in 2018 with a darker undertone. It’s also daring – and every eye on the room will be on you.

A celeb who loves it: Kim Kardashian, who will often opt for ash blonde with grey when she trades in her signature black hair.

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6. Buttery ash blonde

Ash blonde and 2018 are all about breaking the rules, so let’s commit the sin of mixing those cool and warm tones. The result for ash blonde is a dynamic, buttery look.

A celeb who loves it: Amanda Seyfried, whose ashy roots blend deliciously with warm ends.

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7. Silver ash blonde

You’re thinking grey and icy, but how about thinking more silver? Add in some metallic tinges and really make it pop with dimension via platinum highlights at the end.


So there you have it: ash blonde is not just ash blonde. Do you have a favourite?

The really great news is that there are actually DOZENS more ash blonde hair colour ideas to choose from, so ask the friendly hair colour experts at Lily Jackson to help find the perfect one for you!

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Struggling with fine or thin hair that looks limp or flat? Sometimes the answer to your fine hair challenges is closer and easier than you think! Fine hair can look just as beautiful as any other type of hair, you just need a great hairdresser, shake up your hairstyle a bit, some excellent products and a good hair routine! How easy is that?

Go from whispy to sassy by eliminating these 6 fine hair no-nos from your life!

Firstly, you need to find out what the reasons for limp hair might be. A great hairdresser will help you understand the reason for your fine hair challenges.

  • Sometimes people mistake fine hair with thinning hair. Hair texture and density may change after pregnancy or for other health-related reasons.
  • Fine hair is characterised by hair strands that are very “thin” and the limpness is because the internal structures don’t support a lot of bodies.
  • People with fine hair can actually have a lot of it. The weight of the fine hair can pose an extra challenge because of the amount of hair (in density or length).
  • Is the hair really “fine hair” or is the client using the wrong shampoo, conditioner or styling products for the hair type?

1. Not having the right shape and design cut into the hair and not having the hair cut regularly.

All hair can look stringy if the wrong haircutting techniques are used.

The first place a person with fine hair should invest is in a great hair cut – some fine hair will need a strong shape and a blunt finish to the ends. This type of haircut is best used when someone has light, fine or wispy hair.

Heavy fine hair (when you have a lot of fine hair) requires a strong shape but will definitely need some weight taken out, and strong texturising to ensure you get lift and volume in the style.

This is where a lot of hairdressers go wrong.

Master cutters create shape and texture in a structured approach to the hair design for fine hair that maintains body and adds movement. Women with thin or fine hair actually often have a lot of hair, but the length is too long which makes hair look flat at the root.

Try: Different hairdressers if your present style feels wrong – seek out someone with fine hair experience. Try stalking some Instagram accounts. Consider trying a shorter style. Keep to the schedule recommended by your stylist – regular haircuts keep your hair looking great and always in its style.

2. Going for bleach blonde highlights

Many women with fine hair make the mistake of continuously getting bleach blonde highlights or getting an overall head of bleach. Bleach will weaken the fine hair strands and make the hair look finer and thinner.

Try: Booking a colour consultation with your hairstylist to look at making some changes to restore hair health. Just remember even if you go from blonde to brunette, your hair is still “blonde” underneath and should be treated with care.

3. Not washing hair regularly

Some people need to wash their hair daily, others can wash their hair every 5 days without it looking limp and unclean. Understand how many days is the maximum your hair can go without it being washed. At the point your scalp is greasy – that’s one day too long.

Try: Experiment to find the number of days you can go without washing and get into a regular routine.

4. Not washing your hair with the correct shampoo and conditioner.

Supermarket brand products that are high in silicones and petrochemicals can weigh the hair down, don’t wash out easily and build up over time. They can make the hair look limp and drab even if it is freshly washed.

Professional haircare available at hair salons often carries specific products that cater to fine hair.

Try: Take the recommendations of your hairstylist to try professional brands like Wella, Oribe or R+Co.

Add the appropriate Wella products:

If you’re looking for a little luxury then try the Oribe Shampoo and Conditioner for Magnificent Volume – apart from being sulphate and paraben-free, colour and keratin safe and having UV protectants, it contains ingredients that plump the hair shaft, is a weightless formulation and helps strengthen the hair.

5. Letting the hair dry naturally.

Nearly all hairstyles look better when they are blow-dried. If you’re used to letting your hair dry naturally, the weight of the moisture weighs the hair down at the root. As it dries, the hair is prevented from achieving any sort of lift and body.
Same goes for tying hair back when it is wet – this not only flattens the hair at the root but also has the effect of weakening an already fine hair strand.

Try: Creating a routine to allow time for blowdrying. Even if you are time-poor, taking most of the moisture out of your hair will give it more body.

6.Using styling products that are too heavy for fine and thin hair.

Using products that add weight to the hair when it’s not required will create limpness. For example, if you have straight hair tending towards dry, you may think that using a rich moisture-based treatment product will help with the dryness, but it just weighs the hair down. Instead, look for product combinations that provide body and that treat the dryness without adding weight.

Always comb through your styling product before a blow-dry.

Try Oribe Foundation Spray which is a light moisturising treatment applied to towel-dried hair and follow up with Oribe Grandiose Mousse to blow dry it.

My go-to fine hair styling products are from Oribe and R+Co:

  • R+Co Rockaway Sea Salt Spray to blow dry into short hair because it creates strong lift, and hold. I also LOVE R+Co Badlands – once the hair is dry I use it to increase the hold, texture, and style.
  • For longer hair, I use Oribe Grandiose Hair Pumping Mousse in the blow dry because it creates support and fullness and body.
  • I like to finish with the R+Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo to ensure the body and movement will last all day.

7. Not protecting fine hair when heat styling

Heat styling tools like irons and tongs apply an intense amount of heat to the hair shaft. Not using heat protectants can cause hair to look thin, whispy and brittle. Using heat styling tools will erode the health of the fine hair over time and will actually thin the hair strand out further.

Heat protectants shield hair from thermal damage and are an essential part of your hair care routine.

Try: Oribe Balm d’Or Heat Styling Shield applied to damp hair and blow-dry it in.

So, as you can see, a lot of the best tips are actually really doable to make your fine hair look fuller: finding a hair cutter experienced in fine hair, choosing a shorter hairstyle more suited to fine hair, washing your hair more frequently with professional products especially formulated for fine hair and using appropriate styling products.

Short Grey Hair Lyn

Meet Lyn.

Confident and happy in her skin, Lyn is popular over 50’s model featured in many magazines and papers. Going grey is a lot about loving the person you are, indeed embracing it and as author Brenee Brown puts it “letting go of who you think you’re supposed to be.”

Short Grey Hair Lyn

Lyn’s hair looks natural but we actually coloured it with some highlights and toner. Lyn has strong features and can carry off a strong haircut.

The hair cut features a lot of texture and movement to frame Lyn’s face. It reflect Lyn’s personality to a tee – it has strength, style and loads of personality and it makes a statement.

When we work with grey hair transitions, we aren’t trying to do anything that goes against the nature of the hair.

And this is the liberating aspect of grey hair transitions.

Watch this video to see how beautiful and vibrant grey hair is and understand our approach to grey hair transitions.

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Platinum Grey Hair Helen

It was the best thing I’ve ever done, because it set a whole lot of change in motion.

Meet Helen

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Jules Peacocke, Director of Lily Jackson Hair & Makeup and the Lily Jackson Hairdressing Potts Point talks about making Helen’s haircut edgy and on-trend, yet relevant to a woman who is in her 50’s and who is grey. Cutting texture and movement into the hairstyle is a paramount, making sure that your grey hair is beautiful is the next.

Grey hair often benefits from a little boost from your stylist with a toner or highlights so it’s a stand-out in any room.

There’s a misconception that going grey mean’s no maintenance, but that’s not the case, especially if you have been colouring your entire head to cover greys.  You don’t have to suffer through unsightly regrowth but we will have to adjust the approach to your colour. And maybe your natural grey hair needs a helping hand like Helen’s.

You also need to style your hair with some great products. On this shoot we used Oribe and R+Co, available online, Lily Jackson Hair & Makeup.


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At Lily Jackson Hair & Makeup, we strive to provide the best services, best products and best results. What does being the best hairdressers in Sydney mean to the Lily Jackson team? How do we work to achieve this? Let’s take a deeper look….

  1. It means being the best version of ourselves every day for our clients, our team mates and our business.
  2. It means hours of hard work training/studying and implementing these skills to be technically brilliant at what we do.
  3. It means educating ourselves to be great communicators, so we can better understand our clients and deliver an excellent outcome according to the client brief without compromising hair health.
  4. It means we seek to build an authentic and enduring relationships with our customers to understand who they are and how we can help deliver the right hair style for them.
  5. It means creating a seamless customer service journeys that makes having your hair done enjoyable, relaxing, engaging and at the end of the day you, the customer, feels amazing.
  6. It means we as a team practice discipline and awareness when working together to ensure our environment is safe clean and beautiful for everyone to enjoy.
  7. It means hours and years spent understanding all the chemical products we use and how to apply them so the customer achieve a beautiful result that is lasting, safe and maintains hair health.
  8. It means listening to feedback from our customers and team members to grow and become better at what we do.
  9. It means always be aware and studying new fashion and hairstyle trends.
  10. It means our senior staff are trade tested to ensure they have the skills required to meet this position. Senior/ master stylist positions require a minimum of 10,000 hours across every skill set. This is equal to 5 years of time spent doing technical hair services with customers after spending 3 years training.  Our senior team have a minim of 8 years hairdressing experience – they do not get to this position without this experience or participating in a trade test with us where we see their work and customer service skills first hand, as part of their interview process.
  11. It means working with our product companies and suppliers to ensure the hair products are the best we can find to use on our clients for the best benefit of our clients.
  12. It means understanding/educating ourselves about what is in the products to always ensure our customers and team are safe from any harmful chemicals.
  13. It means supporting the environment we work in by being sustainable and carbon neutral so we don’t pollute and everything that can be recycled, is.
  14. It means being financially sustainable so our team are paid fairly and legally and they can build themselves and their families a future, we can stay in business to service our customers and contribute to our community by paying tax.

It means being accountable as a business, as a team member and as a human who contributes positively to our world, we do this by creating beautiful hair for every human who is drawn to us.
Our team love to create beautiful hair – this is what it means to us to be the best hairdressers.