news NOVEMBER 2014


lil off the top brings hair love &
evo education to the USA

OUR hipster, Jules Tognini, was up to ‘lil off the to’p mischief again in September, but this time chopping his way through the USA to launch his amazing ‘snip-by-snip’ cutting program with the cool dudes from evo.

As part of this 5-week tour, our Aussie Men’s Hairdresser of the Year checked out over 13 different locations, including Portland, NYC, Hollywood, Denver and Calgary (Canada). Fueling the international demand for hair industry education, Jules’ visit to America was geared towards teaching upcoming hipster hair heavyweights about globally trendy styles and techniques.

“The Americans are so energetic! Super keen to learn and never afraid to ask a question,” Jules said. “I always let them know there is no such thing as a dumb question,” he said. “As far as styles go, they are all digging the short stuff, textured and different for both dudes and chicks.

During Jules’ time in the Big Apple, he took part in a weeklong Haircare Australia workshop alongside other touring Australian stylists learning the ropes. “The experience was amazing - a great way to see NYC, check out the babes at fashion week and learn hair from some of the best in the business." •


benni takes on berlin for goldwell colour zoom awards

Benni travels to Berlin to celebrate and recognize incredible talents at the international Goldwell Colour Zoom Awards for 2014. The winning results were breathtaking and the after-parties were electric!

WHAT a huge year it has been for our friends at Goldwell. Not only have they unveiled a beautiful new brand image, but also last month, they hosted the incredible Goldwell Colour Zoom Awards for 2014 in Berlin.

Our very own Benni Tognini was invited to be one of the few Australian judges on the panel, across the three-day event in October. Benni sat alongside other fashion and beauty experts from around the globe, including Mark Leeson, one of the biggest names in British hairdressing.

Benni said the calibre of talent was exceptionally high, with the event encompassing a mix of creativity, celebration and inspiration, as well as a series of ‘Look & Learn’ seminars, stunning shows and awesome parties.

The 75 international Colour Zoom Competition finalists, from 28 different countries, all competed live and simultaneously in three categories – Creative; New Talent; and Partner. The handpicked winners were from Hong Kong, Russia and Taiwain will become part of the Global Colour Zoom Creative Team and have plenty of opportunities to travel the world after an international photo shoot. •


pouts, pedi’s & pore perfection…
what’s hot for summer!

TOGNINI’S resident beauty guru, Morgan, reveals all the need-to-know beauty musts as the temperatures rise. Learn everything from colour trends for your summer manicures to skin rejuvenation techniques and lip colour ‘pops’ that are the ‘it’ shade this season.

Nailing it: Keep finger and toenails short and tidy. It makes fun colours look clean and classy. Apply topcoat every second day to prevent chipping and keep your colour glossy and bright. For a burst of bright try IBD Starburst or keep it nude with OPI Don’t Burst My Bubble. As soon as your polish chips, remove it.

Get your glow on: The quickest way to look radiant is remove dull, devitalised skin cells. If you have an all-important Spring event coming up take 1 pea size amount of Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub, mix with warm water and gently massage over the face. Concentrate on the forehead, nose and chin as these tend to be the areas of skin more prone to congestion. For those of you with dry skin mix the scrub with 1 pump of Skinstitut Multi Active oil. Massage over the face and rinse off with tepid water. A fast track way to instantly smooth and radiant skin!

Keep it hydrated: Skin lacking superficial hydration can be prone to sensitivity and even look more devitalized and lined than usual. For an added hydration boost, try applying your favorite Skinstitut Moisture Defence Moisturister to damp skin to help seal in extra goodness! It will also help your moisturizer to last longer and you don’t need as much.

Bright lips: Bright lips are perfect for summer. Try Shanghai Suzy’s new Spring range! From fuchsia pink to watermelon these fab lippies are in Togninis for only $12.95 each. They are not tested on animals and have no animal derived ingredients in them either. For those who like the more muted tones, there is something in the range for you too! •


your chance to adopt-a-mo this movember!

MOUSTACHE comb at the ready, Jules Tognini and the AKA team have put their expert grooming advice behind a brilliant project for guys, girls and kids this ‘Movember’.

Brainchild of the team at The Playground, Adopt-A-Mo is an interactive campaign encouraging and allowing people of all ages, genders and facial hair growing ability to get behind the charity initiative which raises funds and awareness for prostate cancer. Adopt-A-Mo is a quirky way to involve a previously excluded audience by offering participants a chance to adopt a ‘fury little fella’ of their own from it’s website.

Jules Tognini said Lil off the Top had always supported Movember and thought the Adopt-A-Mo project was an innovative way for guys, girls & kids to get involved this year. To master the mo and other tips to staying suave through summer, Jules sheds some trend advice to take gents from Movember and beyond.

“Dudes grooming trends have cleaned up a lot this season, it’s all about a sharp hair cut or tidy mane with well maintained stubble, even for guys sporting a lumberjack beard or man bun,” he said. “Ditch the razor, a clean shaven face alongside a slicked do is too corporate. Instead, invest in a good quality set of clippers and trim on a zero or one setting.

“As the mo’s come out this month, guys have to remember to use good products to avoid frazzled, dry facial hair and skin irritation. I love evo’s uberwurst shaving crème for a clean finish around the moustache, and the winners face balm to keep it looking moisturised and healthy. For those lucky enough to rock a long and luscious mo, a trick of the trade is to rub in a little styling clay, like evo’s cassius to create hold and repel water.” •

For more male grooming tips check out Jules’ How-To YouTube series

To get involved in the Adopt-a-Mo campaign and
begin your adoption process, read more here


the soleil collection by kerastase

HAIR experts at Kerastase have created the perfect ‘Soleil’ collection for those balmy summer days and nights. We promise it will illuminate your hair’s natural beauty, without compromising your time at the beach.

Every summer, one of our favourite products for keeping your locks looking luscious comes from Kerastase. We love their personalised ‘Soleil’ collection, which specifically targets your hair’s needs during the warmer months. Their simple 3-step ‘Protect, Bathe and Care’ routine will have your hair looking salon-ready, while you’re spending your days basking in the sun and lazing by the pool.

PROTECT: MICRO-VOILE PROTECTEUR Like a 'sun hat' for the hair, the spray protects hair from environmental aggressions, provides humidity protection, long-lasting shine, and leaves hair soft and silky.

PROTECT: AQUA SEAL The spray improves water retention, soothes the hair and protects it against environmental aggressors such as the sun, wind and chlorine.

BATHE: BAIN APRÈS-SOLEIL Compensates for the drying effects of UV rays, salt water and chlorinated water. Leaves hair moisturised, soft and shiny. Eliminates build up on the scalp and hair and gives long-lasting colour radiance.

CARE: LAIT RICHESSE Provides immediate suppleness and shine. Repairs sun-damaged hair, improves water retention, increases shine and leaves hair feeling soft and silky.

CARE: MASQUE UV DÉFENSE ACTIVE The masque reinforces protection against sun fade and repairs the hair cuticle, leaving the hair smooth and silky. •


staff profile: shannon williams

Young and talented, Shannon Williams has his visions set high for the future

TOGNINI’S is incredibly proud of its team of professionals, so this month, we are shining the spotlight on the amazing Shannon Williams. With such dedication and commitment to styling, cutting and colouring, Shannon has already achieved so much, including his very own front cover shoot and involvement in the G20. •


Name: Shannon Williams

Age: 26

Career highlight: Being selected to work my hair magic at G20 on a pop singer and an opera singer that were both performing at a secret dinner with Barack Obama. Togninis put me forward and I was one of the only hair stylists to be accessing the event.

Hair tips for summer: Loads of weekly treatments for UV protection, such as Kerastase “Masque UV Defense Active”. A leave in moisturizing spray is also really good – I love evo’s “Day of Grace”.

Best thing about Togninis: I love Tognini’s for its creativity! Our clients trust us and allow us to transform them – that’s rare. I’ve also been lucky enough to have lots of opportunities to network with hairdressing industry professionals and build my portfolio.

Favourite place for coffee: Campos Coffee, Wandoo Street.

Guilty pleasure: Online shopping.


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