Ensuring the Esstudio Experience.

Photography by Mark Bond (www.markbond.com)

Since the end of last year, Covid-19 has rocked the entire world and everyone is feeling it! Our hearts go out to everyone who is being affected by the devastating impact that the corona virus has on our communities. Thankfully in Australia, our curve is flattening and we have contained the infection relatively well. The Hairdressing industry has also been fortunate to remain open during this time and the Esstudio Team has made sure to take this opportunity to deliver an experience that is both safe and enjoyable at the same time.

We underwent a short pause of trade to gear up for what the next few months are going to throw at us. During that time our team worked tirelessly to revise the Esstudio Experience to suit the crazy world we live in today! We are back and ready to roll with some new measures in place to ensure you and our team are happy and healthy at all times!

As a measure to prevent the spread of Covid-19 we have also introduced a simple questionnaire that you will need to fill out prior to booking your appointment. You can make your booking online on our website at esstudio.com.au! Your answers are important to help us take the correct precautionary measures to ensure the protection of yourself and our staff.

The 2 most important questions include:

  • Have you returned from overseas or been in contact with someone who has returned from overseas within the last 14 days?
  • Have you had close contact with or cared for someone diagnosed with Covid-19 or experienced any cold or flu like symptoms in the last 14 days? (to include fever, cough, sore throat, respiratory illness or difficulty breathing)

Based on what you feel and suggest, we will always be working to improve the experience we can offer at Esstudio! We value your feedback and would love to hear what you all have to say! In future, we might ask some other questions to get to know what you guys enjoy! Questions 6-7 are more about what makes YOU feel comfortable within the salon during Covid-19!

  • Do you feel it’s appropriate we require clients to wear masks ? (Masks and gloves will be provided regardless for your own comfort!)
  • what are your thoughts on chatting throughout your appointment?

Now that you’ve made your booking and filled in your questionnaire, it’s time to head to your appointment! Here’s what an appointment with us will look like!

  • You will be welcomed in by one of our team. Hand sanitiser, gloves and masks will be available for your use at the front desk!
  • We will then sit you at a table with appropriate social distancing arrangements to ensure your safety. Only 7 clients are allowed to be in the salon at any one time!
  • Wines, teas and waters will still be flowing in picnic style disposables! No glass allowed at this festival!
  • Unfortunately Magazines have been removed for hygiene reasons but we still love a great chat behind our ninja masks!
  • Consultations will be done at a safe distance in accordance with the social distancing measures.
  • Basins and stations as well as all tools used will be periodically disinfected after each use.
  • Our staff will be wearing masks and gloves at all times and are required to wash their hands before and after each client!
  • Boogie down with us! Good music will still be pumping! We still love a laugh and enjoy catching up with you guys!
Wines are still flowing, music is still pumping and Onyx still loves giving out kisses!

Our focus has always been about our community and staying connected so during our break we have launched a new online shop! You can now browse through many of your favourite in salon products from the comfort of you own home. Can’t make it into the salon? We deliver personalised home care kits for all your hair and beauty needs straight to your door! We also offer free live support from our team for all your questions and queries!

We would like to thank everybody that has supported us through this crisis. We hope that everybody stays safe and healthy! See you soon!

Love, Esstudio xx

To smelt or not to smelt!

Balayage was one of the popular hair trends and still is to this day… #Smelting. 

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Is hair Smelting the new Balayage?? ELLE spoke to Aleks from Esstudio Galleria pioneering 2018’s latest colour technique, read up to get down-low. Find ELLE Aus  FB post here. The story also made it to ELLE Netherlands. “We discovered the smelting technique when experimenting with new ways to repair and restore bad colour jobs, fix banding issues and clean up home hair colours gone bad. Smelt is melting down the roots and smudging colours throughout the hair. 

 

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As the name suggests, smelting involves smudging and melting colours together to create a blended and seamless finish. Abadia explains, “smelting is all about blending the roots and ends into two colours. Read the full article at the Beauty Crew site here.

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The new smelting colouring technique involves lifting the overall colour to the lightest levels of blonde from roots to the ends. This will give hair extra volume, body and create loads of texture with tones and depth of colour shades. This allows us to play with smelting colours from roots to the ends, creating amazing texture, dimension and movement to the hair,” said Aleks. Read full article at Beauty 101

 

Celebrities sporting the look find article: Hayley Balwin Beauty crew article   

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LINKS

https://www.beautycrew.com.au/most-popular-celebrity-hair-colours-of-2018

http://sydsocial.melbournesocial101.com/beauty-101smelting-hair-colouring/

https://www.beautycrew.com.au/innovative-hair-colouring-techniques-to-try

https://www.elle.com.au/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ELLENewsletter_20180819&utm_term=list_elle_newsletter

LOOK OUT FOR OUR NEXT POST ON HENNA BROWS…

JACQUI ARNOLD WILL WALK YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS, PLEASE REFER TO SPECIALS TAB ON OUR MENU FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

 

 

 

 

Bridal Beauty Part 2

So your skin is glowing, you have the flawless complexion down pat now lets talk about your Bridal do’!

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First DO NOT under any circumstances ditch your usual 6 week visit to your stylist for your trim. DO NOT DO THIS! Because you know what will happen, your ends will get so ratty and brittle and split and a week before your wedding when you finally come in to have a “trim” before your big day,  we will have to chop 3 inches off your hair that you have been growing for 6 months. Yep that’s what we will have to do !

So continue your 6 weekly visits and its time to play with some colour options. Its all about playing until we get the perfect colour for your day. Maybe you like it lighter or darker or more natural looking highlights. Talk to your stylist about what vision you have of yourself walking down the aisle and then we can make a plan of how to achieve your vision of beauty!  There is also an option for clip in hair extensions for extra length and thickness.
We use really good quality REAL hair.  These can look absolutely fab.. and then you can keep them for ever if you look after them well.  Aleks at Esstudio will hand sew these for you.

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The options on how to style your hair are endless! like literally endless! so let me inspire you with some visuals…..

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Have a look at your dress and show your stylist images of it so you both can pull together ideas for the creativity of your hair do!  Make a board on Pinterest and follow others to get ideas.  We have hair and makeup inspiration on our pinterest page so check it out!  We’re also always posting stuff on our FaceBook page too so LIKE us to keep informed!

Whether it’s up or down, half up, to the side or however you want to wear your hair. Your going to look fabulous and don’t stress out too much.

Bring on the Champas!

Get ready for make up next!

Jax xx

 

Floppy Flat Hair

All the fine hair ladies put your hands up!!

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Thats me!! seriously I have like cob webs on my head.. I’ll let you in on a few secrets I have up my sleeve to  show that limp hair of yours a thing or two!

Ok look, yes yes we all want soft shinny hair, but if you have fine hair, soft and shinny actually means floppy, flat non co operative waste of time hair! am i right?! Right!

So here are your options fellow limp ladies…..

Add some texture into your hair with colour.
Adding pieces of colour into fine hair to add texture with a contrasting colour can really lift and give the illusion of more voluptuous hair.
Let me enlighten you with some visual options:

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Now lets look at complimenting your contrasting texture highlights with a chop…
short hair for fine hair = thicker fuller hair.
here are come examples:

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But if your like me and you like to pretend you can grow hair like rapunzal well get this! We can actually trick people into thinking we do have longer thicker locks with a few simple chopping techniques!
Tell your stylist you neeeeeeed to have slight slices and layering added into your hair with out taking too much length from around the face area then vualla !! You will look like this!

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Now styling, forget that myth where you can’t wash your hair too much, flip that myth the bird!! Why you ask ?! Cause its your god dam hair that’s why!
Wash it as much as you like! I wash my hair every day! Why again you ask? Cause its fine and limp!! and i can’t re create what I did the day before because after I have slept on it, its so flat and in-cooperative it makes me want to cry!
So what do i do , I wash it and blast dry it every day to add extra body and volume and that’s how I tell my hair who is boss!

Tips on how to style that super fine hair are as follows:
Blowy dry blow-dry blow-dry- you have to get air and body into the few and far strands  you have so it bounces and builds!
Before blow drying I looooooooooove Mouse!! Especially mouse that gives body and hold but doesn’t make it stiff and sticky- I really love the (Sebastian whipped creme) not only does it work, but it smells amazing and is so pretty when you squeeze it into your hand it actually does look like whipped cream, it really does look good enough to eat!
You can then add a few waves or kinks in your locks with wands, straighteners etc whatever you have to give movement
Then to finish, powder. yes that’s right i said powder! I am so obsessed with this stuff I would line up to buy it like a 12 year old girl lining up for tickets to see one direction! That obsessed!!!
(the rock star powder lightest hold and Alfaparf VintageE for a Stronger hold)

These powders add texture and grit with hold but moveable hold and that look of sex hair (not bed hair but sexy sex hair) with a mix of “my hair is so great I just woke up like this’
Make sure you ask your stylist about the powder!!

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So there you have it ladies ! Blow that fine hair off your head with these tips and tricks and you will be bouncing and boosting your hair to a better life! Pop into Esstudio for a personal consultation on what you could do with that fine hair of yours.

Sarah x

The Barber shop.

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We are seeing more out’a control beards than one can handle! Lets just sort one thing out, put it this way… How would you like us to walk around with long untamed hairy muff’s, eewwww… Mmm I don’t think so, take a trip to your local barber and have a clip and a shave… You may even enjoy it! The Barbershop is so trending right now.  It’s ok to grow that beard.. just not out of control.  It doesn’t look or feel nice, especially when your going in for a good old pash.  The esstudio crew is doing fab old fashioned style shaves and clipper clean ups, nourishing those beards chemical free (that’s right no nasties ingredients) Handsome devil Co these products are awesome.

 

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A bit good ol’ history.

Do you know what the red, white and blue pole represent?. Well that is associated with bloodletting and was a representation of bloody bandages wrapped around the pole.  In the Medieval times early 1900’s your local barber and physician were one and the same man.  Barbers performed surgery on customers as well as tooth extractions and cut their hair too!  This went on for 6 centuries.  Next time you come in for a hair cut maybe we will pull that tooth out too!! YIKES! Only men visited barber shops, originally all hairdressing on women was done in the home, usually by the wives and daughters of barbers.  Wow how things have changed.

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Soon in the salon you will be seeing our restored barber chairs appear.  These chairs have a lot of history.  If only they could speak.  Made in the early 1900’s by Louis Hanson there aren’t too many of these around anymore.  Here is one pictured above…Look closely though… .. Are they having a shave or his he having a tooth removed???

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Guys and Gals stay tuned for our video tutorials to go live soon.   Were doing everything from women’s styling to make up and nails and men’s styling too!! We may even show you how to tame your own beard!