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6 Tips To Keep Your Hair Colour From Fading

Blonde HairAs everyone who colours their hair knows well, the biggest enemy to your stunning new shade is the inevitable fade! But what if the gradual dulling of your beautiful hair colour was not as unavoidable as you thought? Through good maintenance and healthy hair practices you can help your hair stay glowing and vibrant for longer than ever.

Use Coloured shampoos and conditioners

Using a professional shampoo and conditioner to care for your hair at home after your salon hair colour is the best way to keep hair colour fresh. Whether its purchasing a product that has the same colour pigment as the colour you’ve just had or using a high quality colour care product the right product will make the biggest difference in the fading of your hair colour. We can even personalize your home colour conditioner for you!

Avoid using heated styling tools

There’s no quicker way to dry out your hair than using harsh styling tools on a regular basis. Opening the hair cuticles, the extreme heat causes serious damage. Those who rely on hair styling should be sure to use it on the lowest setting and apply an effective heat protectant. This will help retain your hair colour whenever you use a curler, straightener, or blow dryer.

Avoid Putting your hair under hot water

Hot water works in the same way as heated styling tools; the extreme temperature dries out your hair, causing damage and colour fading. Lukewarm water is perfect for good hair health. A good tip is to gradually reduce the temperature over a few showers – no need to shock your system into submission!

Use Colour safe products

In order to give your coloured hair a longer, brighter lifespan, treat it with gentle care and mild products. Opt for organic products that are easy on your hair, like those used by our Perth hair stylists. Harsh chemicals strip your hair of it’s colour, drying it out quicker and even irritating your skin in the process. Choose products designed to care for colour hair, avoiding alcohol or sulfate.

Try not to wash your hair too frequently

Hair over-washing can be detrimental to anyone – it strips hair of it’s natural microbiome balance making it even oiler. For those with dyed hair, washing your hair everyday will strip all the expensive colour, meaning any money spent is literally washed down the drain. Those with oilier hair can try products like dry shampoo, as they give hair a clean, fresh look in a low-impact way.

Keep your hair moisturised

The key to healthy hair is moisture, which is why any method that dries out your hair can have negative effects. This includes the hair colouring process itself. A highly drying process, getting your hair coloured also means needing to put all that lost moisture back into your hair. Use leave-in conditioners and hair masks to douse it in moisture and prevent it losing its shine.

Use toners if needed

Hair toner is a semi-permanent colour that can be a lifesaver in giving a boost in between salon sessions. Helping discourage brassy notes and keeping the desired tone in your hair, it be particularly effective for those with lighter brown or blonde hair colours. Best practice is to use it in every second wash.

Why Choose Chilli Couture

Colouring your hair can be an amazing boost to your look and self-confidence when done well. Our experienced hair colour professionals are the best hairdressers in Perth, and combining our passion for fashion with healthy practices for your hair and the environment, we have sourced the world’s best, cleanest products. To find out more information or to book an appointment contact us on 9328 8814, or via our website here!

From Balayage To Babylights: All The Hair Buzzwords You Need To Know

Thanks to the amazing versatility of that incomparable filament we call hair, combined with the imagination and skill hairstylists, the hair styling scene is constantly changing and evolving with new techniques to reinvent and wow. Hair colouring is an essential part of designing our hair and there are lots of buzzwords floating around to describe the different effects available. Lucky for you, we are here to break them down and educate you in the lingo before your next visit to a salon in Perth!

Balayage

unnamed (3)Coming from a French word that means “to sweep” or “to paint”, balayage refers to a natural, sun kissed look for our hair. Think fair-haired children in the summertime; the desired effect should be soft, not streaky, and have softer tones at the ends and darker ones at the roots, similar to how naturally sun kissed hair looks. A positive of balayage is thanks to it’s softer look hair regrowth is not as noticeable, unlike stripy highlights which can look harsh as soon as roots begin to show.

Ombre

Meaning “to shadow” in French, ombre describes a colour that is softly shadowed, or graduating in tone. Usually moving from dark to light, it should be a smooth and seamless development of tone from the top to bottom of the hair.

Sombre

This is the younger sister of ombre; simply a means to describe a softer version of ombre. It’s used when the two chosen colours are closer in tone to each other than the dark/light effect of ombre. Sombre can be used to add tone to light coloured hair in a delicate way, with the roots only being a few shades removed from the main hair colour.

Babylights

This cute term means a delicate version of highlights; rather than streaky, harsh tones it implies soft, sun-bleached colours to give a more natural look. Working well with every hair colour, and length, babylights are perfect for creating a soft, subtle look. Often fair-blonde colours are used with a fine colouring technique, to create a low key, and low maintenance, look.

Colour Melt

Hair Colouring BalayageOften described as an advanced version of ombre, colour melt is a technique that seamlessly blends multiple colour tones with the base colour. The idea is for the tones to ‘melt’ together so you cannot see where one colour ends and one begins – hence the name! This low-key look is natural and easy to maintain, with regrowth less noticeable. Rather than a full colour bleach, try colour melting to move to a lighter hair colour in a more gradual way that is totally on-trend.

Why Choose Chilli Couture

Regardless of the hair colour style you are after, the experienced team at Chilli Couture is here to help. From ombre to colour melts, and everything in between, our passionate hair stylists pride themselves on working with each client to ensure each hair dream is made a ‘hair-eality’! Our dynamic stylists fill the best hair salon in Perth, focusing on modern practices in an eco-friendly way. To learn more about our combined experience and vegan practices contact us via our website, or call us on 9328 8814 to speak to a friendly member of our team and book an appointment today.

How To Find The Right Haircut For Your Face Shape

We’ve all been there – you request the perfect haircut and even though the result is what you asked for, you are unhappy with how it’s turned out. The reason? The hairstyle doesn’t suit your face shape! Just like buying clothes to suit your figure, it’s important to figure out what hairstyle suits your face. The following guidelines help to find the right cut for your shape face, but remember these are just tips and suggestions; it’s vital to always speak to a professional Perth hairstylist and work with their expert opinion.

What is your face shape?

The key to a good haircut is finding one that gives the illusion of having a long face, and so it’s important to first figure out what shape your face has:

  • Oval – a curved, ellipse shape similar to an egg
  • Square – a boxy shape with a similar width forehead and strong jawline
  • Round – a evenly circular face with no sharp edges
  • Long – usually a thin face, like a long oval, with a tall forehead
  • Diamond – a narrow chin and forehead with wide cheekbones
  • Heart-shaped – a round forehead curving around to a pointed jawline

Face Shapes Diagram

Other factors to consider for your hairstyle

The perfect hairstyle for you also depends on your personal preferences; your likes, dislikes, sense of style, and fashion taste. What you feel comfortable with might be someone else’s idea of hair hell! A great hairstyle combines a shape that suits you, with a cut that matches your lifestyle and personality, so don’t let popular style or fleeting fashion dictate your haircut in Perth.

Finding the best haircut

Depending on your face shape there may be aspects that you wish to downplay or show off. Here are a few tips to take into consideration:

  • Oval – a versatile face shape, most styles are flattering. Volume on the sides can even out the curves by adding width.
  • Square – a shaggy or layered cut can add depth and soften edges, as can side-swept bangs. Try softening the jawline and forehead.
  • Round – work to add length, so avoid cuts that shorten the face. Long hair, long bobs, centre parts, and voluminous waves can work well.
  • Long – chin length bobs can give the impression of width by adding volume at the cheekbones, and bangs can help break up the length. Waves and curls often work well as straight hair adds length.
  • Diamond – this adaptable shape can look good with long layered hair, or a short bob; whatever works to balance out sharp cheekbones.
  • Heart-shaped – bangs with volume and wavy hair can work well to strengthen the jawline and soften the hairline.

Why Choose Chilli Couture

Regardless of whether you have no clue what you want, or you have a specific hair look in mind, the talented team at Chilli Couture is excited to work closely with each client to bring your dream haircut to life. Each of the passionate, experienced hair stylists can offer practical advice while taking your taste and personal style into consideration. For more information on our organic hair salon and talented hairstylists in Perth, or to book an appointment, contact us online here or call us on 9328 8814 to speak to a friendly team member today.

Tape in hair extensions: What are they?!

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When it comes to hair extensions there are a few common requests that hair stylists hear all the time; they must look realistic, feel comfortable, and be easy to maintain. Introducing Tape in hair extensions! This easy method produces impressive looking results, in a truly low-maintenance manner that is easy on your scalp, and straightforward to look after. Where have tape in hair extensions been all our lives…

So what are Tape in hair extensions?

Thanks to their 100% natural application method, with no tools or chemicals required, Tape in hair extensions are quickly becoming the most requested type of hair extensions in hair salons today. Thin strips of clear double-sided tape are used to attach sections of Remy (Asian) human hair in between your own hair. The tape is very flat, flexible, and see-through. With a quick application time and a low-impact result on your existing hair, tape in hair extensions are Perth’s hottest hair trend, and Chilli Couture’s expert stylists are here to help.

What’s the maintenance?

As semi-permanent hair extensions they need a little more maintenance than some other extension types, but the results mean they have a 3-6 month guarantee. Each set of Tape in hair extensions stays in for 4-6 weeks, when they need to be removed and re-taped. Pretty straightforward! Thanks to the 100% Remy human hair used at Chilli Couture, each Tape in hair extension is re-usable for up to two further applications, making them high quality, and long lasting. Note that the time before reapplication varies on how fast the hair grows, and the condition the extensions have been kept in.

What’s the difference between tape in and weft hair extensions?

While Tape in extensions are the perfect semi-permanent option for most, weft hair extensions can provide a more long-lasting result. Weft extensions are attached directly to the hair at one end by being weaved, sewn, or braided into your natural hair, as opposed to being taped or clipped in. Also referred to as weaves, weft hair extensions are a very safe and versatile method to help give volume to fine hair. These work well as a longer lasting option than Tape in extensions.

Should you get Tape in hair extensions?

There are many reasons why Tape in extensions are the best choice for many people, as they are:

  • Very natural looking
  • Low impact on your hair and scalp
  • Comfortable and discreet
  • Wide range of colour options
  • Temporary and easy to replace

Tape in hair extensions aren’t suitable for some however, so avoid them if you:

  • Have very oily hair
  • Have thick hair
  • Regularly use saunas
  • Swim often
  • Require long-lasting hair extensions

Why Choose Chilli Couture

With tape in hair extensions taking the hair care world by storm, be sure to choose an experienced hair stylist that you can trust. Here at Chilli Couture our highly passionate and extremely talented team of stylists are ready to offer their wealth of experience in tape in hair extensions with you right here in Perth. To book an appointment or to get more information on the range of hair extension services we offer, from tape to wefts, contact us on 9328 8814 or find more contact information here!

4 Reasons To Switch To Organic Hair Products

Think about it: you wouldn’t consider using harsh chemicals on your plant collection, or your beloved pet, so why are we still using them on our hair?! With a growing movement towards health and wellness, many people are making the change from chemical to organic hair products with the understanding that natural is better. Here are just a few reasons to transition to organic hair salons in Perth that use natural hair products:

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1: It’s better for the environment

Once the harsh chemicals from hair products are rinsed out of your hair, they go straight down the drain with the water. Unfortunately, this means they often end up contaminating water systems, and eventually large areas of soil. Long term this has extremely negative environmental effects of plant and animal life, especially if the vast majority of people are disposing of these chemicals in the same way.

2: Safer to use

Non-natural hair products can contain such harsh chemicals as paraben, PPD, Resorcinol and ammonia, all of which can be harsh on skin and cause irritation and allergic reactions. Avoid the risk of getting itchy eyes, skin rashes, and even dermatitis, and choose the safe, organic option that is guaranteed to be gentle on your skin.

3: Healthier for your hair

When it comes to our health, we are all beginning to understand that we need to play the long game. While dodgy diet pills or extreme beauty regimes may give faster results, they can be detrimental in the long run. The same goes for your hair; just because a chemical treatment may give you the look you want today, it may wreak havoc on your hair quality in the long run. By selecting gentle, organic hair products are giving your hair a chance to look and feel healthy and strong for years to come.

4: Better Value

It’s always tempting to go for the cheaper option when out shopping, but it’s important to stop and think what that cheaper price tag can mean. Chemical hair products are often well-marketed and competitively priced, but the long-term price tag can be damaged hair. By investing a little more in quality, organic products, you’re guaranteeing what you’re putting in your hair has natural origins, making it much better value for hair and the environment in the long run.

Why Choose Chilli Couture

Here at Chilli Couture we are proud to be the first vegan and organic hair salon in Perth, and our team of talented stylists are passionate about high quality, organic hair care. We believe that fashion goes hand in hand with eco-sustainable hair products and have sourced the world’s top natural colour ranges for our expert colourists to work with when achieving your hair goals. 100% of our hair colours are ammonia free, PPD free, Resorcinol free, biodegradable and non-toxic.

 

Looking for more information about our natural hair products, or have a question about our organic Perth hair salon? Check out the rest of the Chilli Couture website, or contact us here. To chat to one of our friendly team members, or to book an appointment, contact us on 9328 8814.

Human Hair Wigs vs Synthetic Wigs: Which one should you get?

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With an unlimited range of styles and colours to choose from, it’s no wonder that more people are looking to add wigs to their wardrobe. Whether you have an existing hair loss issue, or simply love to experiment with your look, a stylish and long-lasting wig can be a great investment.

The biggest question is whether to opt for a human hair wig or a synthetic hair wig. The truth is that it depends on a persons’ own requirements and preferences; from how realistic it looks and how durable it is, to the price involved. So, let’s break down the differences between human and synthetic hair wigs to find which one is right for you.

What are human hair wigs?

True to their name, human hair wigs are made from real human hair that has been sold or donated. With a natural look and feel, human hair wigs can look just like real hair. The texture makes it incredibly realistic and easy to style, although it’s recommended to have any changes like colouring or perming done by an experienced stylist to avoid damage. When treated with care, carefully washed and conditioned like real hair, they can last for up to and over 10 years with correct care by the wearer. Human hair wigs are hand made and as such are more costly. It’s easy to buy a cheaper wig online however the purchaser should also be aware of the ethics of labour costs, most online wigs are made in China, India, Cambodia and similar countries, the labour is cheap and often workers are underpaid and exploited. The ethics of the sourcing of the hair is also difficult to track. Having a custom made wig made here in Perth with donated or ethically sourced human hair not only gives you a better fitting wig but also means you are not buying into labour exploitation.

What are synthetic wigs?

Made from a variety of strong artificial fibers, synthetic wigs are created to look and feel as similar to human hair as possible. While they cannot be changed – no colouring, or restyling – this can be a real timesaver as their set look needs no maintenance. In many cases you get what you pay for with synthetic wigs, and it can be worth investing more to get a more realistic look, and a longer life span. The other thing that should be considered is the pollution aspect as human hair wigs are synthetic (plastic) they do not break down in landfill and they cannot be repurposed as the fibers are not useful for anything else. When you consider the millions of synthetic wigs sold worldwide each year it becomes an important choice for those caring for the environment.

Which one should you get?

Choosing between human hair and synthetic hair wigs means looking at your needs and lifestyle, to see what would suit you best. For those who have low energy or limited time, buying a well-styled synthetic wig can be a good option. A cheaper price tag makes it easier to buy more wigs in different styles and colours to swap between when you feel like it. For those living in a warmer climate, synthetic wigs are hot and sweaty as they do not breathe at all, whereas a human hair wig allows the scalp to breathe.

For those who love changing their look and enjoy styling hair, human hair wigs can be a good investment. With their realistic look and feel, those who want a genuine look or are self-conscious about their hair, human wigs are best. Another thing to consider is allergies, or sensitive skin. If you have a concern about irritation from a wig then human hair wigs are the safer choice thanks to the lack of synthetic materials.

Why Choose Chilli Couture

So if you want to choose a custom made human hair wig then Chilli Couture is the plcae to go, Chilli couture has a strong environmental stance and as such does not deal with synthetic wigs. Chilli’s director is one of Perth’s only custom wig makers where all wigs are made to fit. Chilli Couture is on hand to help bring your hair dreams to life. With a highly trained team of passionate hair experts, each of the talented stylists loves to work closely with every client to achieve their hair goals. To learn more about what Perth’ best hair salon has to offer contact us online here, or for more information or to book an appointment contact us on 9328 8814.

Why You Should Be Going To An Organic Hair Salon

LaurenYour scalp is a living, breathing part of you although your hair is technically not living it reflects the health of your body and scalp. You benefit from organic care way before chemical treatments. Now that we know just how amazingly successful organic hair products are in 2019, the toxic hair colourings and solutions of the past need to stay right there – in the past!

Chilli Couture – yes, that famous organic hair salon in Perth – sources all products from the world’s leading environmental and organic hair companies. To add to this, they’re cruelty-free and biodegradable, turning a long, luxurious treatment at Chilli Couture into a guilt-free experience too.

 

 

Nourishing with No Irritants and Unhealthy Synthetics

Many chemically based hair products used in salons trick you into thinking your hair is healed after one use, by emulating that silky, shiny feeling, but days later the hair goes dull and limp and long-term it’s just not great for your hair’s health.

Here’s three fun facts:

  1. Silicones in shampoos and conditioners don’t heal your hair, they just put a smooth coating around the follicles, this masks the problems and prevents moisture from penetrating into the hair.
  2. Parabens are preservatives to increase your shampoo’s shelf life but are known to disrupt hormone function.
  3. Sulfates strip your hair to clean it.

It’s a vicious cycle which can be helped in one visit to Chilli Couture where your hair will feel soft, silky and more manageable, naturally.

Chilli Couture’s organic hair products still perform just as well as a chemically based product but skip the damage and don’t strip your hair of its natural oils. Over the long term, you should see healthier hair and faster hair growth.

Safe

You’ve been applying chemicals to your head for years. How’s that going? If you tried using organic products for one week, you’d feel less sting on the scalp and your hair wouldn’t be stripped of its proteins by chemicals.

We can especially learn from people with skin conditions like psoriasis. They need the far gentler, less irritative qualities of organic hair products to ease their skin. But why wait for an issue to arise? Be kind to your scalp and hair starting today.

Environmentally Friendly

As a proud organic hair salon in Perth and the first Sustainable Salon in Western Australia, Chilli Couture only uses 100% biodegradable products, so Australia’s beautiful wildlife remains safe.

Superior Results

Here’s a rock-solid guarantee from the Chilli Couture management – your damaged and broken hair will heal with long-term use of organic hair products. It’s what your hair’s crying out for… and also your wallet if you have coloured hair, as the longer you use organic products the longer your coloured hair keeps its colour.

Make the Change to an Organic Hair Salon in Perth

So look in the mirror. See your hair, feel it and let it speak to you. It’ll tell you when it’s tired, broken and needing the natural path.

For the best organic hair salon in Perth, look no further than Chilli Couture. We always have time for hair rejuvenation. So lock in your special consultation with one of our expert team members today.

7 Easy Ways To Promote Faster Hair Growth

KeelyWe get it – chopping, changing and colouring your hair can be super addictive! But perhaps now you’re wishing it could go back to being longer and healthier like it was before and just wishing hair growth will magically happen overnight.

Or, maybe you’ve always wanted longer and thicker hair and have never seemed to be able to achieve it no matter what you’ve tried… everything from hair growth gummies promoted by celebrities to quick fix hair extensions.

Unfortunately, growing long, healthy hair has always taken time but there is a tip or two to help it grow faster. Chilli Couture’s seven steps are easy to do AND can deliver up dreamy long locks fit for the runway.

Limit Washing Frequency

Your hair simply doesn’t need to be washed daily. Washing more than 2-3 times a week strips your hair of natural oils that your scalp for a reason – to rehydrate and repair it. Try using dry shampoo between washes to keep your hair looking fresh.

Reduce Direct Heat and Use Protecting Solutions

Whilst washing your hair, try to use warm to cool water to encourage blood flow to follicles, preserve natural oils, and close hair cuticles. Hot water can cause your hair to become brittle and dry.

And while we’re talking heat, beware the regular use of heat treatment. Excessive use of blow driers, curling wands and straighteners can cause breaks, splitting and frizz. Best to run some heat protector through your hair first.

Avoid Nasty Chemicals – Go Organic!

Your hair itself is organic, so why treat it with unnatural, man-made chemicals? There are so many products now for organic hair care – and great ones too. Protein stripping, sulfate-laden shampoos are old news. Chilli Couture only uses organic products. It’s no accident your hair feels great when you leave our salon after a natural hair dye. It’s all down to the organic deliciousness of our products!

Protect it From External Damage

Keeping active and getting some Vitamin D is important but be aware that pro-longed, repetitive exposure to the elements can cause damage to your hair. Too much sun can damage the cuticle – the outer layer of the hair strand. Tell-tale sun damage is discoloured, brittle hair and that’s a prime candidate for a haircut in our Perth salon. To protect your hair from sun exposure, try wearing a hat where possible and using sun protection spray for hair.

Swimming in chlorinated and salt water can also be very drying. Don’t stop swimming. Try wearing a swim cap or tying it back to prevent tangling, and then rinsing your hair after swimming before putting any product over the top of it.

Get Trims Often

It’s true. Booking in for a haircut at Perth’s Chilli Couture will improve your chances of growing long hair. A trim doesn’t make the hair grow faster but it does remove split or frizzy ends leaving healthier hair to shine and grow without breaking.

Utilise Best Sleeping Practices

Using a satin pillowcase will go a long way towards creating silky-smooth hair, by preventing friction and making your hair less tangled or prone to rubbing and stress in certain areas. Braiding your hair before bed can also lessen the tangles.

Change Up Your Hairstyles and Accessories

Women who wear a high and tight ponytail in the same spot everyday can create extreme stress on that section of hair, eventually causing hair loss around where the hair tie is usually situated. Mix it up by changing the position of your ponytail day to day, utilising different hair styles, and using scrunchies to tie up your hair.

Lustrous long hair is attainable for everybody. It just takes time, a bit of self-love and Chilli Couture to bring it all together.

If you are looking for a haircut in Perth or a natural hair dye or treatment to get the long hair rolling, call us to consult with one of our expert team members at our Brisbane Street salon.

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