news APRIL 2015


benni colours new zealand with goldwell
at ‘industry’, premiere hair event in nz

Benni headed to New Zealand earlier this month, to showcase his culinary skills at “Industry”, New Zealand’s premiere hair event. Dubbed “Australia’s living hair legend”, Benni presented the latest Goldwell products and the fashion inspired trends ‘traditional rebels’. The event, which ran over two days, showcased Benni’s avant-garade approach. Benni explained that he is predicting a winter with bold colour in surprising mixes. Deep, blood reds, violet and copper used with greens are the colours trending this season. •


jules nominated in hair expo finals third year in a row

It was all smiles this week when our very own Jules received news that he had been nominated as a finalist for 'Men's Hairdresser of the Year' and 'Educator of the Year' at Hair Expo in June. Finalists for every category were announced on Tuesday night in Sydney at a cocktail party hosted by the organisers of Hair Expo Australia. It's the third year in a row that he has been selected, not to mention him winning the award for the past two years, after much hard work and dedication. Join us in congratulating Jules on his nomination and wishing him the best of luck for the awards night later this year. •


barack obama subscribes to a
‘lil off the top’ on youtube

You know you’ve made it when Barack Obama subscribes to your YouTube channel. For our ‘mane’ man of hair styling, this dream became a reality when the US president signed up last week. We all know it’s pretty obvious that Barack would rock the ‘man bun’ better than anyone else, so after watching Jules’s videos, who knows what other ‘how-to’ hairstyles we will see him have. He may event share Jules’s tips with other members of the Obama family! Follow his lead by subscribing to the channel here. •


give your hair the treatment it
needs, thanks to kerastase

Treat your hair this autumn with Kerastase’s Densifique new “Serum Jeunesse”. A hair youth activator for density, volume, shine and manageability, Kerastase’s serum has some hair curling benefits. According to 125 women who used the product daily for 30 days, the benefits include 86% more volume, 73% more body and substance, 72% more suppleness, 70% more manageability and made the hair 75% easier to style. An easy application with towel-dried clean hair, hair lovers should apply 3 – 6 pumps on the scalp and massage then apply 3 - 6 pumps on the hairs lengths and comb to distribute. The hair should not be rinsed but rather a hairdryer used to activate the product. Whether you rock an up-do or soft autumn waves, your hair will not only be loving you for using the Kerastase product, but also your friend’s comments on how much volume and shine your hair has. •


autumn vibes are flawless

Dewy skin, winged eyeliners with big brows, dark lip and plum nails are the look this autumn, according to our resident beauty expert, Morgan Letherbarrow. She says those who can’t stand a dark lip, can also opt for taupe shade and pair it with dark smoky eyes and either a coffee colour or sultry red nails. Here are Morgan’s tips for perfecting an autumn look…

Lips, nails and eyes
Dark Lips – try Shanghai Suzy Miss Nicole Burgundy Brown
Taupe Lip – try Shanghai Suzy Miss Leah Baby Coco
Big Brows – try Ardell Brow Defining Pallet –light, medium and dark. Comes with a great little set of tweezers, highlighter and angles brow brush.

Nails – Dark Sultry Red: Go for OPI ‘Vodka and Caviar’ or ‘Malagna Wine’
Nails – Dark Dark Dark: Go for Essie ‘Life Partner’ or OPI ‘Russian Navy’
Nails – Taupe: Go for OPI ‘You Don’t Know Jacques’

Polished skin – Skinstitut Glycolic Cleanser
Polish skin with this beautiful creamy cleanser. With 12% Glycolic Acid you will certainly notice a beautiful polished flawless look after using it. Combine this with Skinstitut Vitamin C 100% powder to aid in collagen production and skin firmness whilst improving skin colour, radiance and tone. Mix it in with your moisturiser or simply use it by itself.

For more beauty tips and inspiration, follow Morgan on Instagram. •


hair biz awards

For the first time, Shannon Williams, was named as the “Hot Shots Rising Star Male” at the Hair Biz Forum in Brisbane on Sunday, March 15. The Hair Biz Forum, held by Mocha Publishing, proudly celebrates the best people and talents in the hair and beauty industry. Massive congratulations to Shannon Williams on his award and a special mention to Ryan King, who was one of the four finalists. •


meet the team! anita houlahan

Age: 27
A little about your background: I’ve been hairdressing for over 10 years, starting my apprenticeship in Shellharbour. I have worked in Bali in a popular ex pat salon and Shanghai China where I became part of an International team of hairstylists. I realised Australia was home and returned down under to Wollongong where I was involved in Hair Expo Gen Next project before settling in Brisbane last year.
Areas of expertise: Colour. Brilliant blondes to beautiful balayage, to the loud bright fun and creative colours, used to covering up those unwanted "party sparkles".
Hair tip: Have a wide toothcomb in the shower to comb through your conditioner and treatment. A little bit of product will go a long way.
Best thing about working for Togninis: The incredible support, nurturing and encouragement that is given from every staff member in the salon. I feel so lucky to be part of such a supportive team.
Favourite coffee: Bellissimo just down from the salon.... can’t ever go past a large skinny cappuccino!
Guilty pleasure: Chilling out with a big block of Cadbury chocolate and a good book after a big week in the salon. •
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