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Pre-book a minimum of 2 appointments across July, August or September and receive a free FULL sized shampoo and conditioner on completion of your second appointment!

Terms and conditions apply:  Bookings must be made by 31 July 2019  Use promo code FREE SHAMPOO in the comments field on both bookings when making the bookings online.  Shampoo & conditioner only given after completion of the second appointment.  Offer only valid for appointments over $100.  Promotion available for services with our Senior Stylists: Chandra and Keegan and is available to new and existing clients.  The two appointments must fall within 15 July - 30 September 2019

Terms and conditions apply:

Bookings must be made by 31 July 2019

Use promo code FREE SHAMPOO in the comments field on both bookings when making the bookings online.

Shampoo & conditioner only given after completion of the second appointment.

Offer only valid for appointments over $100.

Promotion available for services with our Senior Stylists: Chandra and Keegan and is available to new and existing clients.

The two appointments must fall within 15 July - 30 September 2019

How to Style Thinning Hair - GQ Australia Magazine

EXTRACTED FROM GQ AUSTRALIA MAGAZINE

FROM THE SHOULDERS DOWN, THIN IS GOOD. IT’S AN ENVIABLE SILHOUETTE. ABOVE THE EARS? NOT SO MUCH.

First, you start to notice the stray hairs. You know the ones, the strands that appear in your sink and shower drain. For a while you ignore it but inevitably it catches up to you and before you know it, you're scratching a rather sparse head of hair, looking at a reflection in the mirror that sees no denying the fact that your hair is thinning or, to put it bluntly, you're starting to go bald. 

Whilst it might be a stretch to classify a man's head of hair as his "crowning glory," that doesn't mean hair loss isn't a major source of anxiety or psychological distress for a lot of guys. After all, it's a reminder that your youthful glory days are behind you, slipping away from your grasp faster than the gel you're trying to lather on your remaining strands of hair. 

But hair loss doesn't mean you have to resort to combover hairstyles and various hats. If genetics has dealt you the ever-so-scant card of thinning hair- which can kick in any time from your mid twenties onwards - help is at hand. We asked Brad Lepper, Professional Creative Director of Sebastian ANZ, how to make the most of what you do have and keep your hair on your head - if you're into that.

What hairstyles work best for thin hair?

Dealing with thinning hair or a receding hairline can be frustrating, particularly as when your hairline moves back and the hair on your head becomes less dense, some hairstyles just don't look as good as they used to. 

“Be honest with your stylist and voice your concerns and problem areas. If your stylist knows your concerns up front, they can work to angle, shape and style your hair to best manage these problem areas. A tight fade is a great way to create density, as the length on the sides increase the appearance of volume towards the top of your head. Finish with a texturising styler like Sebastian Professional Craft Clay to help create fullness. Apply to your fingertips and run through the hair to shape, give a light blast of hot air for extra volume,” says Brad. 

Thankfully, there are a number of hairstyles and ways to style your hair despite hair loss. Just remember: not all hairstyles are created equal. Some cuts will only accentuate your thin or bald patches, while others make it much harder to detect the fact you're losing hair.

Just please, never ever resort to a comb over. Just don't do it fellas, OK? 

The Buzz Cut

Easy to style and even easier to manage, a buzz cut is a perfect option if you have thinning hair. Because your hair is short and your skin is visible, thin patches on your scalp don’t stand out as much as they would with a longer haircut. A buzz cut is also a good way to deal with a receding hairline, since it makes the entire hairline less obvious by reducing the level of contrast between your forehead and your hair. Channing Tatum rocked this look, as do a number of Hollywood stars. 

The Crew Cut

The military-style crew cut is an ideal option for making a receding hairline less obvious. This is because it reduces the level of contrast between your temples and the sides of your head, with the shorter, thinner sides creating the illusion of a more even hairline. If you prefer slightly longer hair on top, you can replace the military-style crew cut with a more classic high and tight haircut.

The Mop Top

Not a fan of short hair? A classic mop top haircut is a good option for making thinning hair less obvious. Brush it forward or across your forehead and it can also hide a receding hairline with a less obvious look than a comb over. Also, you can adjust its length to match your tastes, from a classic Beatles-style haircut to something messier and easier to manage. Think Ashton Kutcher (but mature Ashton, not 'That 70's Show' Ashton). 

The Slick Back

While a slick back haircut won’t hide your receding hairline, it’s a great way to own it while you make thinning hair on your crown less obvious. Exactly as it sounds, short on the sides, with slicked back hair on the top of your head that covers your crown. If you don’t have thinning hair but want to make a receding hairline less obvious, you can also slick your hair across instead of backwards. Look at David Beckham for inspiration.

What Styling Products do You Need?

Styling products are great for thinning hair in the sense that they can give the appearance of thicker hair. While things like mousse or hairspray won't actually make your hair thicker, they can give the illusion of thick hair by adding volume and letting you cover up thin patches. They also give your hair a healthy, more uniform look. 

“For a slick look that lasts, try Sebastian Professional Dark Oil. It provides 48-hour body and control. My favourite product for volume is Sebastian Professional Drynamic on wet hair, followed by Sebastian Professional Gel Forte as your finishing tool - great for both short and long hair.”

The main advice here would be to avoid waxes which tend to just make patches of thin hair look flatter, thinner and more obvious. A light mousse is the smarter alternative as it adds volume when applied properly by wetting your hair first and blow drying it after. 

How do I prevent further hair loss?

“If you want to do more than just make your thin hair appear fuller, check out the Nioxin brand and its online consultation tool which focuses on the so-called three D’s of hair and scalp health - derma, density and diameter. Nioxin offers a three-part kit that offers thicker, fuller hair in 30 days if used correctly.”

Similarly, when it comes to hair loss, it's far easier to keep the hair you've got than attempt to regain what you've lost through elaborate surgical procedures or a hair transplant. Because of this, the best way to manage your hairstyle if you're balding is to preserve and protect the hair you still have and there are plenty of affordable options out there to help you do so. 

Other ways to tackle thinning hair

Styling products and haircuts aside, looking at diet and other health factors is also important when it comes to thinning hair. It can be helpful to increase your intage of protein, Omega 3, iron and vitamin C to get thicker, fuller hair. 

Smoking

If you smoke a couple of fags a day, you're already at greater risk of becoming bald. The toxins in cigarette smoke can cut the blood flow to your hair follicles, creating pattern baldness and thinning. So, if you're wondering why your hair looks to be thinning whilst holding a cigarette in hand, that might just be the answer. 

Lack of protein

Yep, it's been scientifically proven that a lack of protein in your diet can really affect your hair. Hair strands are made up of protein fibres, so if you're not taking in enough protein your body will prioritise other areas over your hair.

Eating the right foods can also make a difference for hair growth. It's always a good idea to look inwards when you notice a change, and besides increasing your intake of protein, things like Omega 3, vitamin C and iron can also make a drastic difference that will help you see changes within a few months. 

Stress

Stress could be one of the leading factors causing your hair loss. You've probably been told again and again that stress is bad for your health, but it also affects your hair. Taking time to relax and unwind is not only important for your mental health, but serves vanity purposes too. 

For more information, go to sebastianprofessional.com and nioxin.com

Copied from article in GQ Australia Magazine

Come and work with us!

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We are expanding and are looking for an uber talented Hairstylists to join our tight-knit team. We have such a unique, team orientated culture here but are all established artists in our own right.

We have two positions available: Senior Stylist and Senior Colourist

As well as being an established hairdresser with a minimum of 5 years on the floor experience, you'll also be someone who loves working as part of a team, loves to learn and is fashion focused. You are in this industry because you love hair, fashion, art and love to make people feel good while creating amazing hairstyles.

We provide excellent training and unique opportunities to work alongside some of the best hair stylists across NZ and Australia as well as travel and opportunities to work on shows and shoots. We have an excellent commission and bonus scheme and uncapped earning potential.

Apply to Amelia@frenchrevolver.com. Applications close 25 July 2019

Amazing new styling tool you need to know about!

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You may have heard of the latest styling tool from ghd, the Oracle! This is ghd's first professional tool that CREATES ENDLESS CURLS in one simple stroke.

Featuring breakthrough CURL-ZONE TECHNOLOGY which combines a unique shape, the styling power of heat and the setting effect of cooling.

French Revolver Studio are proud to be one of the exclusive NZ salon partners to stock this amazing new styling tool.

The Oracle is $385 and comes with a custom one on one training session with one of our stylists. Contact us today to purchase yours, we only have a very limited number in stock. Check out the video below to see it in action.

Call us on 09 550 1200 or email us on hello@frenchrevolver.com to inquire about purchasing yours.

Lucie Duport - Creative Stylist

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Highlight of the year just been:

Coming to Auckland for the first time and being part of Frenchie Team, I work with the most talented hairdressers and amazing souls this has definitely been my highlight of the year! I am always learning more about myself and different cultures through other cultures.

So far the best professional and personal experience!

What exciting plans do you have in store for 2019?

Traveling more! NZ has so much to offer, but also all the pacific Islands... beauty is everywhere. I am excited to learn more about the artistic side of hairdressing, fashion, show...

Best Hair hack for 2019?

I think everyone has a natural beauty - Being confident about your natural beauty, natural hair, texture, color, and doing what you can to make it more beautiful.For example, I love to be able to define more curls when you have naturally curly hair.I like to mix your grey hair with some glossy / shiny tones instead of covering them completely.Cutting hair short when you need more body and volume.

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Keegan Nelson - Creative Stylist

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Keegan comes from a family of hairdressers - it is in his blood! He is our go-to guy for short haircuts like bobs and shorter compact shapes.  Outside of the salon you will find Keegan at the gym, watching good films, art and of course is a huge football fan!

Highlight of the year just been?

Being a finalist for team of the year at Hair Expo. Going to the U.K and exploring different cities. 

Favourite summer hair trend?

I really do enjoy loose lived-in hair that looks sun-bleached with natural movement and effortless.   Very easy to achieve at home.


Best Hair hack for 2019?

Definitely enjoying the overnight plait with a bit of sea salt spray and then taking the plaits out the next day and you are left with gorgeous loose movement.

Book with Keegan by visiting https://frenchrevolverstudio2.gettimely.com/book or call 095501200

Josh Angell - Creative Stylist

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Josh is our Creative Stylist and his not so secret talent is creating beautiful summer blondes. We think so and so does The Denizen where he has been voted top blonde colourist for 3 years running!

❤️ Highlight of the year just been?
Definitely getting engaged to my beautiful fiancé also being a finalist for Wella Professionals Trend Vision and heading over to Brisbane was a bit of a buzz!

🧡 What exciting plans do you have in store for 2019?
You never really know what is in store for you but I feel like something awesome is on its way.

💛 Favourite summer hair trend?
Sea salt spray! Textured sun kissed coloured hair is the way to go!

💚 Best Hair hack for 2019?
If you are spending a lot of money on getting your hair done, then invest some money into professional home care products! You wouldn’t buy a brand new car and put the wrong petrol or oil in it.

Click BOOK NOW, call 095501200 or visit our website www.frenchrevolver.com to make a booking with Josh

📷 via @joshangellhair

Jenny Eastwood - Colour Expert!

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Jenny is an expert in everything colour related and specialises in colour correction and major colour changes all while maintaining the hair in optimum condition for our clients.

Highlight of the year just been?

Partying with King Princess after her concert in November last year!

What exciting plans do you have in store for 2019?

I’ve had a lot of big changes in my life recently so I’m hoping to go on some overseas adventures and finally visit Europe.

Favourite summer hair trend?

I’ve been doing so many rose golds lately and I am here for it! So nice to see our clients changing it up from the usual ashy blonde and trying something a little bolder.

Best Hair hack for 2019?

Perms are back in a big way, but not as you’d typically know them. A loose, beachy perm is such a great way to give body and style to flat, lifeless hair. I have just recently had one myself and it’s a game changer!

Charlie Cameron, Senior Colourist - Amazing balayage and colour expert!

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What are the hair colours you predict will trend this season?

I think blondes/ Balayages will stay in fashion but i'm also seeing a lot of rich browns around as well

Are there any styles/cuts you predict will become popular this season?

The classic Lob (collar bone length) will continue to stay in fashion I think its a classic really classy yet simple look

What’s your favourite look you’ve seen this season, in terms of colour and cut?

I really love soft white blondes created by doing very fine highlights and then toning with soft pretty tones, this particular colour I love seeing matched with lobs or long luscious hair. 

Do you have any must-have products or styling secrets you can share with us?

My absolute go to product is luxe oil by Wella, use this on wet or dry hair and it will tame any frizzy's and keep your hair feeling soft and smooth and smells like perfume in a bottle! 

One of my Fav finishing products at the moment is Bedroom hair by Kevin Murphy it is a light weight texturising spray that is perfect for finishing curls to give them a tousled, lived in look :)

Lastly, what websites and influencers do you look to for hair inspiration?

Pinterest and instagram are where i get a lot of my inspiration from. 

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