Read the latest trends in women’s hairstyles and colours from our team of top Sydney hairdressers. From short to long women’s hairstyles, find inspiration for your new look and get in touch for professional women’s hairstyles ideas and advice.

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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

Kelly Osbourne

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

Katie Perry Pixie Cut

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

Pixie Cut of Kirsten 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!

ash blonde hair colours

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.

ashley benson's ash blonde hair

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.

dark to light ash blonde hair

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.

cara delevigne's ash blonde hair

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.

taylor swift's ash blonde hair

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.

amanda seyfried ash blonde hair

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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How to make hair colour last

One of the fun things in life is to dye or colour your hair. Sure, you love what nature gave you – and whatever your Mum and Dad’s genes put on top of your head is absolutely beautiful (because it’s YOU). But YOLO! (you only live once). You need a change. You may have some greys. Or you just want a colourful adventure. No matter the reason, any day is a great day to colour your hair. But let’s face it: you don’t want to be dying your hair every single day either. So make a bold and wise choice, and then learn how to make your hair colour last longer.

How long does hair colour last? It depends how determined you are! Here’s how to make hair colour last for as long as absolutely possible:

1. Turn down the temp

If your dear old Mum taught you that showers or baths that are too hot will dry out your skin, then trust us: boiling hot water definitely isn’t the answer to how to make hair dye last longer.

Actually, the right temperature for rubbing in that shampoo is room temperature – and you should make it even cooler for the conditioner! Without getting too technical, the heat opens up the cuticles, which lets out not only the moisture but that all-important colour.

2. Go cold for rinsing

And once you’ve gone warm for washing, turn hot off all the way for the ideal rinse. Ok, it might not be overly pleasant in the winter, but cold water will seal the cuticle shut – and in turn lock in the colour. Then, use a towel to dry it. It’s a simple answer to how to keep hair colour from washing out prematurely.

3. Swim smart

You may have coloured your hair so you look great on the beach and at the pool, but sun and chlorine aren’t best friends to long-lasting hair colour. So embrace a new best friend instead – in the form of a hair protector with built-in SPF protection.  Distribute a generous amount of the Solar Sealing Cream onto the hair before and during sun bathing. Re-apply regularly after swimming. Can be used as a leave-in styling cream to tame unruly and frizzy hair. When it comes to considering how to keep hair colour from fading with exposure to the elements, it’s simple and very effective.

4. Put away the blow dryer

As we said in #2, use a normal towel to dry your coloured hair – especially in the first week or so after getting it done. And keeping that blows drier in the bathroom cupboard too will also make hair dye last longer.

Those hair tools that use heat – including straighteners – will only speed up the hair fading process. Ok, you may love your hair appliances, but hold out as long as you can. If you can’t resist, think about using a thermal protectant.

5. Wash your hair … later and use colour safe products

How to keep colour in hair? Use colour safe professional hair care recommended by your stylist for your particular hair type.  Another way that may be a little hard for you to implement is to stay away from the shampoo altogether for as long as you can. Definitely hold out for a day or two at least, until that colour is really locked into the hair. And once you do give in, try to use a gentle shampoo, like the colour safe products in our online store.

6. Use a shower filter

I bet you didn’t know that ‘hard’ water really is hard?! And I bet you didn’t realise that an answer to how to preserve hair colour is to make it ‘soft’?

It may all be H2O, but when it comes straight out of your tap, water is actually full of all sorts of chemicals and minerals, including chlorine (which really isn’t good for your hair colour and why our salon basins are fitted with purifying eco-heads). Hard water strips away your hair’s natural oils AND that expensive hair dye, so think about getting a shower filter installed.

7. Prepare your hair – what condition is your hair in now?

How do you prepare for your hair to be dyed? Save up for a week or two? How about investing some time to talk to your stylist about the current condition of your hair and being really open to hear their professional opinion?

If you’ve been blonde or had highlights, for instance, your hair might be really porous – understanding the porosity of your hair is the first step in making hair colour last longer.  Hair porosity refers to your hair’s ability to absorb and retain moisture (and ultimately colour). If your hair is porous it is highly likely that some colours will not hold in your hair.  Even if you’ve never had colour before, curly hair, for instance, can be highly porous.

What to do?

Definitely check in with your stylist on the best course of treatment to prepare for your desired hair colour.  There are some really great in-salon treatments like keratin smoothing treatments or molecular hair re-filling that can work wonders in the lead up to your hair colour appointment.

8. Avoid deep conditioning treatments or hair masks for the first 72 hours after colour

We know we told you to use a deep conditioner to prepare for your hair colour. But you should avoid hair masks for about 72 hours AFTER your hair colour service has been completed because technology is so effective, the moisturising molecules that will penetrate deep into the hair cuticle will literally PUSH the colour molecules out. So some of those beautiful rose gold and ash blonde colour molecules will literally forced out and say bye-bye once you rinse the mask out.

Think we’ve missed a trick for how to keep colour in your hair? We’d love to hear your own tips for how to make hair colouring masterpieces last longer, so don’t be shy and pop into the comments below.

Ready to look and feel fab with a fab new hair colour? Lily Jackson Hair & Makeup are one of the best hair colourists in Sydney – because great highlights, foils, tints, semi-permanent colours, and balayage are not just skilled hairdressing, it’s an absolute art form requiring the best quality products. Get in touch today!

 


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We just can’t get enough of rose gold hair.

It’s a massive trend of 2018, and we just can’t get enough of looking at fabulous rose gold colour sensations through our rose-tinted glasses!

Don’t believe us? Iskra Lawrence said goodbye to her blonde, Bella Hadid combined her rose gold hair colour with dark roots, Elle Fanning showcased her rose pink hair on Instagram … and the rose gold hair colour hits just keeps on coming!

Is that because rose gold hair looks awesome on absolutely everyone?

We think so! Here are some of our absolute favourite rose gold hair colour ideas:

1. Rose gold ombre

ombre rose gold hairIf you’re not quite sure how your boss will react, try this for a toe in the water – rose gold ombre hair. It’s perfect for a brunette, as it only fades into rose pink at the ends.

2. Rose quartz

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Rose Quartz hair colour in Alexander Wang’s Spring Summer 2018

If you caught Alexander Wang’s Spring Summer 2018 show, you already know all about rose quartz hair. It’s like throwing orchid and lilac into a pot and getting peach hair at the end, with a result that’s easy, practical and still edgy.

3. Metallic rose pink hair

metallic rose gold hairIf your rose gold colour preference edges towards the more purple end of the pink scale, you’re probably reaching for dark rose gold hair dye. It’s a rose gold hue that’s almost metallic, and it works best if you crank up the shine.

4. Platinum rose gold hair

platinum rose gold hairFor blondes looking to leap onto the rose gold hair colour bandwagon, this platinum variety is an easy first step. We love the lilac magenta root fade/ombre too! We’re talking about rose gold highlights applied in a freehand balayage technique.  And this colour and style can also work particularly well if you have a traditional bob style to boot.

5. Red rose gold

red rose gold hairIf even brighter and even shinier is your cup of tea, try pouring a bit more magenta and pink into your rose gold hair colour. It’s strawberry with the volume turned up, so make sure you love a bold step into the world of rose gold hair.  Support this look with professional hair care which is kind to rose gold colour.

6. Peach rose gold

peach rose gold hairIf bright and bold is a step too far, try breathing some fresh warmth into your rose gold hair colour with a touch of peach. This gorgeous colour is particularly easy for those with lighter hair colours. Wella have released some new coral tones in their Colour Create range – mixed with some pink and you have a definite peach rose gold winning formula.

7. Smoky rose gold

smoky rose gold hairFor someone with a busy lifestyle who wants a lived-in rose gold colour straight off the bat, try rose gold with a smoky twist. This look requires a full head of colour: the roots and base colour are applied, the lighter sections are achieved through the application the free hand colour balayage technique to lighten the hair in the right places. The lighter hair is then toned with the perfect smoky rose gold formulation.

8. Strawberry rose gold

strawberry rose gold hairThis variety of rose gold hair is for a dash of lilac and pink on a platinum blonde head – maybe there’s a small amount of truth to blondes having more fun? Especially when they have strawberry rose gold hair! Red heads and brunettes fear not! Just ask your stylist at Lily Jackson Hair and Makeup how you can get some strawberry rose gold love too: root stretch or root fade, balayage or ombre are all available to you.  Just ask your stylist.

9. Lilac rose gold

lilac rose gold hairLilac rose gold highlights are a great way to explore the exciting world of purple, without looking uber dramatic. Just remember to keep these amazing lilac rose gold locks looking good, you need a great shampoo and conditioner and styling products with heat protectants.

10. Light pink rose gold

light pink rose gold hairIf you love your layers more than you love the idea of pink hair, experiment with rose gold by going light. Often, it’s the subtle variety with soft bursts of colour that catch the most attention, anyway.

Are you rocking rose gold? Got a favourite pink hue, spotted a rose gold celeb, or come up with a fab tone of this gorgeous colour? We’d certainly love to hear from you! Want to try it yourself? Then get in touch with our talented Sydney hair colour stylists for a fresh new look.


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2018 hair trends

If you’re anything like us, you have two voices in your head. One is screaming “Omg! How on earth is it 2018?!” while the other joyfully exclaims “Yay! New haircut!” The coolest thing about those ever-changing hair trends is that there’s always another one around the corner – and no matter what style you choose, there’s always new hair waiting to sprout so you can start experimenting yet again.

So whether it’s something familiar, a retro revival, or something new entirely, the new year is the perfect opportunity to experiment with new styles. 2018 is set to be the year of relaxed styles with bold and blended colours creating effortlessly stylish haircuts. Get ready to be inspired! By the time you’ve looked through our 2018 hair trends you’ll be booking an appointment with your local hairstylist:).

2018 Hair Trend #1: The Uncut Haircut

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It’s a hairstyle trend that looks like it has grown out – the shape still looks great, it has texturised ends, and lots of movement and shape. It’s not a bad haircut but rather a great haircut that has seen the passing of time.

Sitting between the ear lobe and shoulder, it should be noted that the uncut haircut is NOT the same as just letting your hair grow out. When your hair grows out, your hairstyle naturally loses shape as your hair grows at different lengths. You still need shape and balance and loads of texture and only a good haircut will help you manage this look well.

2018 Hair Trend #2: Hidden Extremes In Colour

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This hairstyle is worn by someone with natural looking colour all over, but sporting some extreme colour underneath the top layers – like a strong vivid colour.

This style can be enhanced by undercuts and is perfect for the person who wants something bright and creative but needs to maintain a certain level of professionalism at work.

2018 Hair Trend #3: Tribal Braiding

warrior tribal braids hairstyle trends

With summer braids always on trend, tribal braiding is closer to the scalp – but the style is definitely not “Heidi of the Hills”.

There is something more visceral about tribal braiding and you can personalise the look by adding different coloured ribbons, coloured hair strands and being more organic in the way the braids are laid out. Think more American Indian or African corn rows or warrior goddess braids such as those worn by the Mockingjay in the Hunger Games.

2018 Hair Trend #4: Floppy Boy Cut

floppy boy haircut trendThis hairstyle trend is great for wavy or curly hair for both men or women. It’s reminiscent of 90s men’s haircuts without the short back and sides. This hair cut is long on top, and carries more weight on the edge and sides.

2018 Hair Trend #5: Close Crop

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The close crop means shaving your head to a level 2 – which is really close to the scalp. Add extreme colour on top and you’re close to the on-trend look.

The upkeep is quite high, but you can pretty much change your hair colour every six weeks – and that’s a lot of fun.

2018 Hair Trend #6: Silver Hair

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Last year, we saw a lot of dirty pastels and grey hair colour trends – but for 2018 it’s all about bringing the shine back. We’re starting to see a lot of requests for silver hair, which is not to be confused with platinum blondes.

Super shiny, matte grey hair gets an upgrade into something a little more magical. We’re loving the hand painted balayage colouring with the slightest root fade, and purple shampoo is a must (try Oribe Silverati Shampoo).

2018 Hair Trend #7: Rose Gold Hair

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We can’t get enough of these rose gold hair colour ideas, and we’re not the only ones! This hair colour trend is almost strawberry blonde but with a little more pink. It’s a colour that’s a beautiful change from the usual dirty pastels. It’s luminous and shiny and so attractive and feminine on any haircut.

Rather than an all-over roots to ends colour, we’re loving darker roots with a quick transition to rose gold. Lasting luminous rose gold is best achieved using Wella Professionals colour.

2018 Hair Trend #8: Curls, Curls, Curls

Despite the never-ending requests for keratin smoothing treatments and permanent hair straightening, a small army of women is saying “yes” to flaunting their natural curls.

The key to every beautiful hairstyle is a great haircut, and curly hair needs a specialist who knows know how to create shape without hacking senseless layers into the hair or doing the usual curly bobs.

The biggest mistake with curly hair is brushing it – just don’t! Bring out your curly hair best with insanely amazing products like Oribe Curl Control Silkening Creme for soft curls with some hold. If you want curls with a little more staying power and oomph, then you can’t go past the Oribe Curl Shaping Mousse. Forget crunchy tacky mousse’s of the 80’s – this mousse is amazing.

Hairstyles in 2018 – Get On Trend Today With Lily Jackson

A new year means a fresh start, new beginnings – and a bold new style for your hair! The hair trends we’re spotting are extreme and exciting, the textures are fresh, the do’s and cuts are un-done, uncut and easy. No matter what takes your fancy, the haircut and hair colour trends 2018 savvy clients are choosing can all be done at Lily Jackson – so will you be giving one a try next time? Let us know in the comments and we’ll see you soon.

hairstyles for thin hair

Many women see their hairstyle as a deep part of their identity, because a bad hair day is not just a bad hair day, it can affect your confidence. Fine or thin hair lacks volume often appearing flat and limp, presenting a greater challenge for so many women.

But thin hair doesn’t have to be your hairstyling nightmare!
The key to making the most of thin hair is choosing a hairstyle that adds the appearance of volume and body and haircare and styling products that support it.

Fine or thin hair has a smaller diameter than thick hair – it’s like comparing a thin rope to a thick rope – thin hair has the smallest diameter.

At Lily Jackson Hair & Makeup – Sydney’s best hairdresser – we know exactly how to make the most of your fine or thin hair and will help you fall in love with your hairstyle all over again.

You might think that choosing the perfect hairstyle for thin hair limits you to short haircuts. While it’s true, shorter hair can more easily give the appearance of greater volume to fine or thin hair, whether you like it short, medium or long – we’ve got you covered with our three favourite hairstyles for thin hair.

Short hairstyles for thin hair: The tousled bob

One of our favourite of the many cool haircuts for thin hair – is the classic bob.

It can be styled up in a modern way using styling products to provide distinct ruffled and tousled look to give the appearance of volume. As we said, the best hairstyles for thin hair are short, but that doesn’t mean un-stylish and unsexy.

This enticing, flirty bob hairstyle is super-easy to volumise because of it’s blunt cut. Add a fringe, side part or even some asymmetry, and the tousled bob is the perfect haircut for thin hair. Using styling products that are designed to thicken and volumise the hair is a must (see styling products below).

Jules Peacocke, Director and Owner also suggests using a volume powder to dry hair which will increase the illusion of volume. Check out her recommendations below.

Medium hairstyles for thin hair: The angled lob

The angled wha? The ‘lob’ stands for ‘long bob’ – so it’s the perfect compromise between short and long hair.

Add some angle to that medium-length lob that grazes the shoulder and what you get is the appearance of extra body and shape. Again the ideal angled lob for thin hair needs a certain amount of bluntness because too many layers can give the impression that the hair is stringy and fine. Using appropriate haircare products for thin hair is a must!

Long hairstyles for thin hair: Shaggy blonde waves

While it’s easy to add the appearance of volume with short cuts, you don’t have to give up on your beloved long hair and favourite long hair styles completely.

It is going to be tough to pull off awesome long haircuts for thin hair simply by leaving the ends all the same length and simply blunt.

A great hairstylist applies a variety of techniques, adding body and volume to long thin hair. The shaggy blonde waves hairstyle is a great example. Adding some gentle layers provide texture without harsh lines.  Talk to a hair extensions specialist – adding hair extensions to thin hair will help your hairstyle look fuller and longer.

Consider getting some colour as well – colour can play a really important role in creating body to fine or thin hair. Be warned about going blonde however, it can make the hair strands thinner if your hairdresser uses cheap bleaches and professional colour.

Colouring your own hair is never recommended. Here’s why.

The best styling products for thin hair

To keep those good hair days rolling and feeling sexy, we’ve listed our favourite products for fine hair. Many women with thin hair avoid using styling products altogether for fear that their will appear limper, but there is a range of quality hair styling products for thin hair that boost volume including thickening sprays, mousses, and volumising detanglers. Best of all they’ve been road tested by our expert hairdressers!

Prescription products for thin hair and thinning hair.

We prescribe the Nioxin range of products to treat and volumise thinning hair. It requires a formal consultation and prescription but clients absolutely love the results they achieve when using this range consistently.

Shampoo and Conditioners for thin hair:

It’s important to use shampoo’s and conditioner’s that are specially formulated for fine or thin hair because they contain specific ingredient that plump up the hair cuticle to give the appearance and feel of more volume without weighing the hair down.

If budget is an issue then you can’t go past the Wella System Professional Volumize Shampoo and Conditioner for Fine Hair.

Designed to deeply cleanse the hair and remove residue and product build up on the hair, the System Professional Volumize range from Wella is an innovative shampoo that really works. Both products work to improve your hair’s volume, retain moisture levels, while adding bounce and creating a fuller, voluptuous look.

Mid range we have clients who swear by R+Co Dallas Thickening Shampoo and Dallas Thickening Conditioner. Again advanced polymers and botanical extracts will add vitality to fine or thin hair.

At the luxury end of the market, then you can’t go past Oribe Shampoo For Magnificent Volume and  Oribe Conditioner For Magnificent Volume. With body-building polymers your hair can have volume and thickness, the conditioner is a gel-like formula instead of a cream-based one for feather-light moisture. This range also contains botanical extracts that leave hair full, lush, strong and easy to love.

Thin hair? Don’t despair!

Here at Lily Jackson Hair & Makeup, we know that the thinner your hair, the more trouble you can have finding great cuts and styles that really work for you. And while our friendly, professional team of Sydney hairdressers can draw on their experience to create a look that works perfectly for thin hair – We’d also love to hear from you our readers!

Will you be giving one of our top 3 hairstyles for thin hair a try?

Got a thin hair experience you want to share?

We’d love to hear from you in the comments!

There are so many hairstyle buzz words around these days: ombre, sombre, balayage and bronde …it can be hard to keep up!

Don’t fret, we’ve created a simple outline so you know exactly what to ask for on your next visit. This way you can gain understanding of the techniques we use to achieve perfect Instagram ready colour. As colourists reinvent and improve techniques, the resulting colours are “re-branded” to differentiate it from other techniques and keep hair colour exciting for clients.

Traditionally, foils are used to achieve different hair colouring techniques. Balayage and ombre are modern, massively popular trends in hair colouring.

Where foils produce a uniform, defined colouring, balayage and ombre produce a more random or blended transition of colour for your hair. It can be done with blondes, browns, auburns, or bright colours like red, purple or even grey. The technique has developed to such a level of expertise that now the best hair colourists have down pat the perfect blend or fade for your hairstyle. Read more

Grey Hair

grey hair styleGrey hair can look stunning. Just because you have grey hair doesn’t automatically mean that you are unfashionable or your hair will look ugly. But you do need a tailored approach for your colour and a killer cut.

At Lily Jackson Hair & Make Up, we create bespoke colour and style solutions that work with your hair type, lifestyle and sense of personal style.  Going grey is a big decision, and a process.

Read on to find out the many options on how to wear grey hair fabulously and go grey gracefully…

 

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asian hair

Asian HairAsian Hair is unique and with the right hairdresser it can hold amazing shape! The biggest misconception about Asian hair is that you need an Asian hairdresser, however you just need a great hairdresser.  About 35% of our clients have Asian hair.

Asian hair is just like any hair type that we look after – it requires understanding of the client, how they live their life and what they want from a hairstyle.  The rest is talent and experience.

Read on to find out some great advice on which haircuts suit, and what works best when styling, Asian hair from Lily Jackson’s Sydney Hairdressers.

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