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Brodie Blog

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This month I have been… as proud as can be! Rokstarand I have been nailing it in the crazy world of hairdressing industry awards! Spanning business, creative and educational categories, I am so pumped that we have made the finals in absolutely everything we entered! In the business focussed Australian Hair Industry Awards we have made the finals for… (drum roll please)
  • In Salon Training, which reflects all of the hard work that my team and I put in before and after hours to be the very best we can be
  • Business Director of the Year – as it suggests, this awards a successful business owner who is making waves in the industry (I think that’s me!)
  • Queensland State Salon of the Year – this category is about my whole team and how we pull together to create a place that you all want to keep coming back to time and again
In addition, I made the finals of the Australian FAME Team, which is a year-long programme of knock-out opportunities to be mentored by industry legends both in Australia and in the UK and to appear on stage at hair exhibitions in Sydney and London. I recently went to Sydney where I had to complete three unseen hair styling and haircut challenges, in addition to presenting a model live on stage and answer some questions posed by some of the biggest names in the Australian hair industry. Nervous? Just a little bit! Finally I have made the final six in Queensland Hairdresser of the Year at the Australian Hair Fashion Awards, one of our industry’s premier photographic and creative awards competitions. My collection called ‘Existential’ is one of only six in Queensland to be chosen to make the finals amongst some amazing company and many of my friends – needless to say I am BEYOND excited! ADD AHFA QLD COLLECTION HERE The AHIA awards are announced in Brisbane on 26 March while FAME and AHFA are announced on 2 April in Sydney, so stay tuned and keep it all crossed for me!!!!!

Sleek Sexy Photo-Shoot Ready Hair Begins With AKeratinSmoothing Treatment

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Are you plagued by more bad hair days than you care to count? Your stubborn frizzy hair refuses to behave no matter how much you coax it with gels, mouse, sprays and hair wax. They seem to have more willpower than you do to do their own thing. Maybe you’re also tired of the tug-of-war battle with tangled hair. You’re on the losing side with only sore, aching arm muscles at the end of it. Take back control and tame frizzy hair the hassle-free way. Thanks to those commendable souls responsible for bringing Keratin smoothing treatments to the hair and beauty market – there should be a special place in heaven for them - now you can enjoy silky softglossy hair that any top hair magazine cover would be proud to show off. Hair smoothing treatments work by replacing lost protein back into the hair. It is this lost protein that makes hair unmanageable and dull looking. Have you ever met that one person whose tried it and just would not shut up about it? Here’s probably why. Keratin smoothing treatments performed at a professional salon and under the expert care of an experienced hair stylist provides you with:

  • Long lasting results
  • Healthier smoother hair
  • Softened hair texture for improved manageability
Unhealthy diets, fast lifestyles, stress and bad hair care habits can cause havoc on hair. Basically, life’s rough sometimes, but you’ve got to live it! Smoothing hair treatments are an effective means of straightening hair without damaging the hair follicles. The bond protein contained in Keratin treatments plays a major role in smoothing, protecting and relaxing the hair. This is the best hair care treatment for anyone desiring to end their woes with unmanageable hair. Frizz-free hair is no longer a pipe dream but a reality. Let your hair turn heads for you and set the tongues wagging. Are you ready? Book your Keratin smoothing treatment at Rokstar Hair Salon today.

Damage-Proof Your Hair With Olaplex

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Have you heard about Olaplex?

We bet you already have! If you haven't, you must have been living under a rock. Everyone in the hair industry can't stop talking about it since it hit Australian shores early in 2015. Touted as "insurance for your hair," Olaplex is a revolutionary salon treatment that promises to actually FIX damaged hair and restore them back to their virgin state. Many so-called "breakthrough" products have already made such claims but fell short in the end. In Olaplex's case, sometimes what sounds too good to be true, actually turns out to be... well, true (we kid you not!). What Is Olaplex? This is where it gets technical! In a nutshell, Olaplex is an innovative 3-step hair treatment which claims to "reconnect broken disulfide sulfur bonds in the hair” to prevent damage to the hair during or after colouring. Hair bonds get weak and broken during long sun exposure, chemical services and overuse of hair tools, among others. Olaplex will rebuild damaged hair and will restore it back to its former glory. The active ingredient in Olaplex is a compound called bis-aminopropyl diglycol dimaleate that is said to form an artificial disulfide bridge that creates bonds in the hair. It strengthens the hair from the inside out, whilst retaining its length and shape while getting a haircut, colour or even a blow-dry. Best Ways To Use Olaplex On Your Hair Adding Olaplex Bond Multiplier No. 1 to the lightener or colour after mixing in the developer will eliminate any probability of hair breakage. This will allow your hair to take high concentrations of colour to achieve lighter hair you never thought possible. If you are opting for brunette shades, it will make the colour last longer and much shinier. After the colour is rinsed, finish by applying Bond Perfector No.2 and let it sit for 10 minutes before shampooing and conditioning. Use Hair Perfector No.3 once a week to make the hair healthy, post-hair colouring. Despite the emphasis of use on coloured hair, Olaplex can be actually be used anyone as a stand-alone treatment to resuscitate brittle and weak strands. So, the next time you visit Rokstar Salon, ask our stylists about Olaplex. It’s one of the best hair treatments we’ve used (like EVER) and we guarantee that your hair will thank you for it.