The eponymous salon of artistic director Kerri Gravina, has opened her Aveda concept salon in the iconic Manchester Unity building, in a beautifully styled salon with classic historic ArtDeco charm.
With over 20 years of in-salon expertise, Kerri Gravina is one of Melbourne’s highly skilled go-to professionals for a cut that’s effortless to style and fashion forward. Offering a unique salon experience and delivering her personally tailored services, and undivided attention to detail, Kerri sees the beauty and potential in each and every client, making you feel sexy with a refreshed look that is relevant to your lifestyle.
Having previously educated salon partners for Australia’s leading colour brand Wella Professionals, her expertise is in hair colouring and delivering classic styles with an edge.
We dare you not to fall asleep during her heavenly scalp massage.
Hair Styling Cutting & Colouring, Scalp Massage
Aveda and Loreal
HAVE YOU GOT THE K_FACTOR…
K-Factor by Tecna Hair Care!
A new technology in hair repair treatments formulated to eliminate frizz for up to 4 months.
Did you know…?
Healthy hair should contain 70-80% keratin
Burning the hair with straightening irons will damage the hair cuticle, which represents the hair protective layer. This results in an appearance of dull frizzy hair.
Systems of deterioration…
- Hair breakage
- Dry and frizzy hair
- Styling shape doesn’t last
- Dull in appearance
The K-factor works internally on fighting the deterioration effect that may be caused by external agents, both chemical and thermal!
Tecna is made up of 2 main ingredients….
- Shea butter
What is keratin?
Keratin is the main element contained in our hair. It is a protein composed of long amino acid chains in which different vitamins and trace elements are interposed. These are responsible for the thickness and quality of hair.
What is Shea butter?
Karite is a tall tree with the botanical name “Butyrospermum parkii’ also known as “Shea Butter”. It has always been used in Africa for food, cosmetics and medicine. Indigenous people call it “tree of youth” and use it as a cosmetic for skin and hair.
Rich I vitamins A, B, E and F it is used in modern dermatology and cosmetology due to its elasticizing, moisturizing, autooxidising and repairing properties.
Tecna is 100% formaldehyde free!
Latest work published in the current issue of surreal magazine!
The Surreal Magazine is a promotional magazine based in Ansbach Germany predominantly centered on beauty and fashion.
Surreal Magazine has a goal to promote not only well-known photographers and models, but the ones just starting out are also published.
The concept behind Surreal’s creation was to bring such talented individuals together in one forum where they can collaborate and initiate some of their best creative works.
Surreal magazine recognizes
- Outstanding artists of all types.
List of credits…
Our creative force, on camera is Courtney Daily
MUA the lovely Clarrissa Williams
Devine Model Bonnie Falstrom
And Hair by Me
This is the million-dollar question…
I think if more ladies could master the art of the curl, there would be less and less curly girlies going straight.
Me I’m a curly girly through and through, I just hate to go straight it simply doesn’t suit me.
Curls are so romantic! They have the power to soften your most prominent features with a playful disposition that for me personality go hand in hand with my profile as a hair salon owner.
I am speaking from a creative field however I hear in the corporate world curls are a totally different story.
I can’t even imagine having to straighten my locks so men take me more seriously in a male dominated environment (of course this is just what my corporate clients tell me, I am not speaking directly from experience) Time after time clients visit my salon to have their hair blow-dried straight in preparation for that important meeting. These women feel that curls are messy and not as professional (insert sad face emoji)
In my salon IT”S ALL ABOUT THE CURLS! And as more curly girlies flock to my salon wanting that premium care on their luscious locks, equally important to this is how to achieve that soft and gorgeous curl at home, you know the one that screams modern and sexy 😉
Curls are confidence! And for those of you brave enough to wear them, I have attached a tutorial from my youtube channel featuring me getting my curl on 🙂
And this is how we do it…
Step 1… I use a combination of Aveda products
1) Dry remedy oil (this is pure moisture in a bottle)
2) Be Curly curl enhancing lotion (this is to enhance my curl and improve my hairs natural elasticity)
And the final step is confixor (this is a gel YES A GEL) we are going right back to the 1040’s here…
Back then it was all about setting!
You will see in the beginning of my video that my hair looks kind of hard and stiff, that’s because it is. It is well saturated with product then air-dried with a diffuser to make my hair set quite firm
Then AND ONLY WHEN the hair is bone-dry do you brush.
(Failing to wait for this can have catastrophic effects)
Don’t risk it!
For optimum results I like to wait an hour in between just to be sure ALL the moisture is out.
Take a hair-up brush (or anything with beautiful soft bristles) and away you GO…
Last but not least good luck!
For hair-styling classes or help finding these great products contact me on 0451468863
OLAPLEX… IS IT REALLY WORTH ALL THE HYPE?
Well it’s no secret that Olaplex has been a game changer!
Every other brand has tried to copy it, and I mean every.
On the market today we have…
Cureplex – By Highlift
Wellaplex – By Wella
Blonde-pro – By Loreal
Brazilian bond builder – By BBB
Fibreplex – By Schwarzkopt
Bondpro – By Goldwell
Just to name a few!
Now if you research Olaplex replica products on-line you will read that all companies claim to have a similar product offering all the same features and benefits with their own unique point of difference.
So why are they all doing it?
Because Olaplex is the BOMB!
I like to think of it as my insurance policy when it comes to hair colouring.
With the new wave of colour transformations in high demand and balayage at its peak, Olaplex means everyone can now go blonde!
Olaplex makes it possible to now push the boundaries and get you that blonde pastel tone colour in just ONE sitting.
Genius? I think so 🙂
Every trend has its saturation point. In the world of hair there have been many trends that have progressed from runway to mainstream reality, but nothing was more relevant than the nonchalant look of zero effort hair.
Show after show we are served up a display of models that reflect a look of these effortless locks and natural textures.
Modern and cool these looks had an appearance of having done little to no work at all. (even if that wasn’t the case)
It was only a matter of time till we saw the demand return for the blowdry!
The bed head movement has changed its course.
Healthy blowdryed hair that is well kept and shines is the NOW.
Like our skin we want to have a healthy glow in our hair
IT”S ALL ABOUT THE SHINE!
We now have a glossy bordering on blowout finish to our clients service that is back in high demand.
The look of this seasons hair is still not overly contrived, It’s a look that has volume and movement, the sheen on the hair gives off an appearance that the hair is well looked after.
The blowdry is your newest accessory!
STYLE TIPS FOR HEALTHY HAIR
- Remember that when your hair is wet the cuticle is open (this is when your hair is the most fragile) Comb thru gently and no vigorous rubbing when drying with the towel.
- When blowdrying your hair, blast and stretch out the roots of the hair, be extra gentle when blowdrying the ends. This technique is paramount to avoiding damage to the ends of the hair, The oldest parts of the hair are the most sensitive.
- Product is used to support the blowdry and to help it hold, don’t use anything sticky or stiffening
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE SOFTNESS OF THE HAIR!
Check out the photos from the Aveda colour harmony awards 2018.
This is celebrating our win! We are proud to be aligned with such a prestigious brand Aveda who are the leaders of holistic beauty. Together we celebrate Aveda’s global success of 40 years through fashion, beauty, wellness, art and environment.
The Aveda Colour Harmony Awards honour creativity and technical skill.
The Theme for this competition was – Know what your made of!
The winners were the hair colourists who’s work best reflected the theme.
We are already looking forward to the competition again next year!
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