First it was the coloured hair, now the beauty world is keen to get us ransacking our make up draws to recover our 90's shadow palette's and kick those mainstream browns and bronze's to the kerb > Bye Felicia ! '
We are totally riding the waves of latest and greatest bold eye looks from our ultimate beauty girl crushes, Kimmy K, Rita Ora, Selena Gomez and of course the colour queen Cardi B ! Ohhh Kuuuuuurrrr ! If these hottie's are doing it, then so are WE ! We're anticipating hot hue's for Summer 19' and anything that has got us getting closer to the warmer months is something to get our cold souls totally toasted !
View our gallery to see some of our Onyx dolls rocking a modern candy eye with an old world glamour feel, oh and take the opportunity to view the teaser of our refurbished Medi Spa.
CREDITS MAKE UP : TAYLOR RADFORD ONYX HAIRDRESSING & MEDI SPA MODELS : ASHLEIGH WILLIS & HANNAH ALLEN PHOTOGRAPHY / STYLING : ASHER CLAUSER
Posted: 19 Jul, 2018
// MOD SQUAD //
What's worse than feeling a little flat ? ... Having flat hair ! Well we're certainly not worried as the latest from Eleven and their amazing range of Volumizing styling products are here to keep your hair and your spirits high.
We channelled Swinging Sixties, Rockabilly and put Eleven's hair raising products to test and created a modern take on the famous Bardot Beehive, added some killer wings for the eye's and got our retro vibes into full flight.
In need of a lift ? View our gallery and get inspired to take your hairstyles to new heights and your eyeliner too !
// Eleven Products Used //
I Want Volume Foam I Want Body Volume Spray Dry Powder Volume Paste I Want Body Volume Powder Give Me Hold Strong Hairspray
All Eleven products are available for purchase at the salon.
Rose Gold Colour Requests are flooding our salon lately. And it's not hard to see why, Rose Gold hair is best described as the Natural, Un Natural' trend for 2017. Its Dreamy softness in pinky peach tones are extremely versatile ( After all it is metallic hue, which lands under the Neutral colour palette ) Which means it has a magical ability to compliment any skin tone!
The colour craze is even making it's way into the make-up scene with high shine metallic bronzed Rosy eye palettes, that also ... Match all eye colours - We Love you Rose Gold ! If you've never considered yourself a "Pink Girl" ... Think again !
Take a look at our latest Vintage Rose Hair and Make-Up gallery, and try to tell me you're not itching to experiment ...
Quotes on Rose Gold Colouring can range Individually. Our Model Tanisha had Balayage Root & Ends Colouring and two extra products mixed for her Vintage Rose ends, valued at $218
Mac Make-up Session Valued at $60
Festive season is here and we gathered our talented team to get our creative hair and make-up juices flowing for the long summer days .... Festival hopping is on the top of our bucket list, but we can't forget the Christmas celebrations, New Years parties and whatever other event is thrown in for what we wish could be an everlasting summer. Pleeeeease don't leave us !!!
Insert denim shorts, rock tee's, dark lips and these must have make-up looks & hairstyles to slay your way through 2016/17' festive events ...
// CELTIC, MEDIEVAL, ELVEN, VIKINGS BRAIDS //
// WILD & FREE FLOWERED FLOWING LOCKS //
// AVATAR, WARRIOR, HEAVY METAL BRAID //
// CREDITS //
MAKE-UP : TAYLOR RADFORD - FOR ONYX DUBBO
HAIR : KAITLYN GALWAY, MOLLY JOB, ZENAE GRUNDY - FOR ONYX DUBBO ( TOP TO BOTTOM )
MODELS : CHELSEY BILLINGHURST, HANNA MELISSA STARR, LILY SPACKMAN (TOP TO BOTTOM)
The French Word to Sweep' or Paint'.
"She specialises in Balayage colouring"
And indeed she does ! She', being our girl Grace ...
Grace recently held a sweeping blending workshop in the salon to help us understand why she has a client base built of gorgeous natural looking sun kissed hair beauties strutting out of our salon doors day after day. The work is freehand yes! But even though the technique appears simple there is far more work that goes into her finesse colouring sessions, picking up her skills from the famous colour melting salon - The Fox and The Hair' in Wollongong during a workshop, Grace has perfected the art and been crowned our in salon Balayage Queen.
View the gallery from the workshop ...
Bookings and Quotes for Balayage are available via phone or online through the Contact Us link. Prices start at $168 and vary individually.
// CREDITS //
Hair - Grace Brennan Hair Model - Maddy Brennan
Posted: 1 Oct, 2016
// ONYX DOES FASHION CLASH : FRANK AND ENID //
Our Onyx stylists took to the great outdoor's to go on location for a fashion shoot for effortlessly cool local boutique FRANK and ENID. We know there is nothing cooler right now than the blogger' look ... So Done' but Undone'. Be inspired by the spread below to master the look like the pro's ....
We're losing our cool over the Glitter Hair trend ! We've seen it everywhere from the Catwalk to the red carpet and celebrity bloggers. With us eagerly ushering July away and now sitting on the back end of winter, it's time we experiment with some new and creative ways to seriously glam up our usual go to' party styles and bring back our inner girly love of all that shimmer's !
We have created two party ready variations taken from our favourite influencers that can go straight to your bathroom, just add the Spice Girls greatest hits and don't forget to use the hairbrush as a microphone...
// Kaitlyn //
This cute & colourful glitter do' is a fun option for festival season and the party life. Create a zig-zag part and tie into two pony tails either side, to create more volume use a crimping iron to create texture, tease and tie hair into bun's. Mix craft glitter with Joico - Power Gel' and get to painting ... Experiment with texture by altering the ratio of glitter to gel. Don't be afraid to sprinkle glitter everywhere and set using Joico - Joimist Hairspray.
// Zenae //
This stylish & edgey look can be the ultimate rock do' for a night on the town with the girls or even for a special occasion complimenting evening attire. Start by sectioning hair from bottom to top, layering Joico - Power Gel'. Using a wide tooth comb, create movement and volume by working the hair in a backwards motion. Once hair is sitting in a natural slick back position use Joico - Gold Dust Shimmer Finishing Spray' working more layers of Dust at the top of the roots and taper off at the back ends - Voila !
- Don't let anyone ever dull your sparkle ! "
A special thanks to our talented Stylists Kaitlyn & Zenae who created the glitter looks on one another and also volunteered to be our gorgeous models ... Aren't they the cutest ! xX All Joico products featured are available in the salon.
Posted: 2 Aug, 2016
// THE WEDDED WANDERER //
Have you ever dreamed of floaty dresses and flowers in your hair ? ... So have we !
As make-up and hair stylists there is one thing we know for sure - Classic, feminine and natural is a look that will never die ... especially for a Bride.
So when we were asked to collaborate on a wedding inspired photo shoot with an up and coming local photographer, how could we refuse ? We asked two of our expert Hair & Beauty guru's, Brooklyn Dunn and Grace Brennan to brief us on how they created the look.
Whether you're planning the most Important day of your life ... The Wedding, or seeking effortless everyday beauty, we have the know how from our Onyx girls on Hair & Make-up.
// Beauty by Brooklyn //
Hanna's look is dewy and soft.
Hanna has a beautiful pale complexion, I didn't want to mess with that purity, I kept the base as true to her skin colour as possible so later I could add warmth in the area's of the face where you would naturally blush.
To Make the structure on the face glow, I created focus on cheek bones, brow bones and cupids bow with an illuminator - a great alternative you can create your own mixing bronzer with Vaseline.
For the eye palette I blended purple and brown hue's, purple is so complimentary and does so many wonderful things for all eye colours.
Light contouring and soft strokes of bronzer on the cheeks, jawline and temples to frame the face.
- Lastly, a peach blush on the cheeks and nude lip liner.
Natural make-up doesn't necessarily have to be all the same colourings, keep it fun by reaching for cooler tones like purple and mixing them with warmer tones to create depth. '
A bold lip can still be every part effortless. Keeping to a classic tone is the trick for a timeless feel.
// Hair by Grace //
I started Hanna's look by using a flat iron to randomly curl her lengthy hair. Mixing up the direction of the curls and positioning the flat iron from vertical to horizontal motions is the way to create a full and natural look.
Once the curls were completed I teased the crown using 'Joico - Joimist Medium Spray' for hold and movement, sectioning off the back top quarter of the hair and pinning loosely to fasten to the teased crown, leaving the hair around Hanna's face to fall and frame effortlessly.
I think it's important to keep a little structure in an effortless look, otherwise there is no focus for all those beautiful curls to fall from.'
A big thank-you to Bella Casa Homewares' Dubbo for allowing us to style and shoot in their Showroom. Irissa Knight, the flower queen of The Meadow Floral Design' Dubbo for her beautiful work on the gorgeous fresh flower crown that we all wanted to take home and keep xx
// Credits //
Hair : Grace Brennan Beauty : Brooklyn Dunn Photography : Ruby Janetzki Model : Hanna Melissa Starr Stylist : Ash Clauser