news AUGUST 2014


jules tognini wins men’s hairdresser
of the year at 2014 hair expo

Jules Tognini has, for a second year in a row, been honored as “Men’s Hairdresser of the Year” at this year’s Schwarzkopf Hair Expo Awards in Sydney. Considered to be the ultimate industry accolade in the Australian and NZ Hairdressing world, Jules’ submission for this year’s award showcased rustic, raw shots and was set against the edgy backdrop of Ellaspede motorcycle warehouse in West End. Jules described the experience as “an absolute honour to be recognised by the best, alongside the best in our wicked industry!” The Hair Expo weekend is an absolute favorite among the hair industry where hair lovers, stylers and directors alike come together to celebrate and recognize brilliant work and inspiring people. Jules’ was in good company as a finalist alongside other dapper gents including Uros Mikic from South Australia, Tony Wilson from New Zealand and Nephen Pepin from New South Wales; ultimately it was the aka Tognini’s creative director that took home the win. •


‘the mane game’ - a youtube hair revolution

2014 has been a year of many wins for Jules Tognini with the launch of 10 eclectic hair styling tips sponsored by Australian hair brand evo that was released on the lil off the top YouTube channel in May. The how-to clips that talk the viewer through basic styling tricks, in true Togninis style, is pushing the boundaries of online video content to teach everyday people mane styling techniques in a language they understand and respect. From the ‘man bun’ to ‘boho kink’, Jules said the “how to” videos were inspired by his desire to create an online hair community that was relevant, real and entertaining – a place where everyday people could connect. Jules pressed play on the series at a launch event at Ellaspede Motorcycles, collaborating with other cool Brisbane brands such as Green Beacon Brewery and Happy Little Dumplings to name a few. Today, with over 750 subscribers and some clips hitting more than 10,000 views, Togninis, Jules and the lil off the top brand is fast-becoming a voice on contemporary hairstyling trends globally! •

Check out the channel here


togninis take on china with goldwell & kms

In August, Tracey, Kristian and Jules all jetted off to smog filled Shanghai for Goldwell’s annual MBE conference… and plenty of dumplings! More than 100 delegates from Australia and the USA joined the Togninis in a massive celebration. All who attended had a fabulous time and plenty of learning was absorbed. With speakers from the UK, USA and Australia, our clients can expect a revitalised and a few new exciting happenings at Togninis in the coming months…WATCH THIS SPACE!!! •


it’s written all over your face

Truth is, our days have become more hectic and our skin is baring the brunt. Those longer work hours, social events, early mornings, late nights, and take away food diets are all taking their toll on your health and appearance. Below are a few facts that will help you to better understand your skin and keep you looking your best.

Stress and the rapid aging process
Cortisol is one of the main hormones triggered by our brains when we are stressed. When Cortisol levels are too high or low, the rapid aging processes accelerates. Cortisol is secreted by the adrenal glands in a cyclic fashion, known as the circadian rhythm. An abnormal circadian rhythm can adversely affect multiple critical functions in the body, such as:
Inhibiting skin regeneration
Suppressing the immune system
Affecting our ability to build bone
Reducing cell energy production
Interfering with REM and our sleep quality
Reversing the signs of aging
Skin Needling – Also know as collagen induction treatment, skin needling is a wonderful, effective way to aid in collagen and elastin regeneration. It also helps to break up and fade pigmentation.
Cosmedical Grade Peels – Don’t let the name put you off! Peels can be performed in no time at all, and with maximum benefits. Skin polishing, rejuvenation, increase cell turnover are perfect for tired, sluggish, pigmented, aging and even acne skin.
Prescribed Cosmedical Grade Skin care – Using great skin care is essential. With a cosmedical grade brand, you are guaranteed better results than supermarket or pharmacy line products. They contain much more concentrated active ingredients at a much higher percentage.
Try topically applied Vitamins – Gaining these nutrients via ingestion is great, however the skin is usually the last to obtain these. Get right to the source - apply them directly to the skin!
Get more sleep – Finish eating at least three hours before bed and cut back on the sugar at night. You should be able to have a deeper sleep and fall into REM.
Change your diet - Eat raw, fresh foods and buy organic when you can. Also, try to cut back on the meat – consuming smaller portions of animal based protein helps with our digestion. •

Do you want to fight the aging process?
Book in to see Morgan and see what you can do to look more youthful.


nail spring-spiration

Tired of winter colours? Warmer weather is fast approaching and its just about time to brighten up your nails. Here are Morgan’s picks for what’s hot in fashion for the Spring manicure and pedicure.
Huges of Blue: CND Azure Wish, China Glaze Man Hunt
Melons: OPI Where Did Suzy’s Man Go?
Nudes: ZOYA Kennedy, OPI You Callin' Me a Lyre
Shimmers: OPI Pirouette My Whistle, OPI Turn On the Haute Light
Pastels: CND Mint Convertible, CND Cake Pop •


kerastase discipline, tame the tussled

If you’re looking to take control of your hair, while giving it shape and movement, Kerastase’s new Discipline is sure to tame those resisting locks. Eliminating frizz and instantly reconstructing hair, this has been touted as the most powerful care treatment ever created by Kerastase, with 8 out of 10 women convinced after 28 days. The process involves a highly concentrated professional heat activated treatment to coat the hair fibres, followed by a restorative pre-keratin care treatment for instant smoothness. There is no chemical transformation of the hair fibres. This new protocol treatment is now available in our salons and takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes to apply. After application, your hair will stay silky smooth for up to 10 washes. Whether you have straight or wavy hair, tight or loose curls, the results are simply amazing, leaving you with perfectly supple, fluid and sensual hair. •

Speak to one of our stylists in the salon at your next visit or call us to book an appointment for your Kerastase Discipline treatment.


aka togninis turns up the music for bigsound 2014

This September, the annual BIGSOUND music event returns to Brisbane for its 13th year in a row, drawing top national and international music talent to our bustling Fortitude Valley precinct. Aka Togninis has joined forces with BIGSOUND to give you the chance to witness a slice of the action for free. Aka will be playing host to budding artists in the salon during the festival week from September 10 to 12. The event has a reputation for bringing together Australia’s brightest musical talent and industry experts, with 140 hot acts playing across 14 venues in The Valley. Watch this space for more details on artists or ring the salon to secure an appointment amidst the music action. •

For more information, check out the timetable and lineup here

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