Perth Olaplex Summer Special

There are lots of exciting changes happening over here at Andrea Rose Hair Design. 

Firstly I’d like to introduce the lovely Molly to the team! Molly hails from Ireland and brings with her 18 years of hairdressing experience. At 5ft nothing, this little pocket rocket fits my little salon perfectly, with all warmth and craic you’d expect from a bonny wee Irish lass. Molly is a magician with curly hair and is learning all there is to know about my favourite Curly Girl Method products Clever Curl


Also from Ethical brands, we have just received our Everescents Christmas Packs which include a shampoo, conditioner and styling product or treatment for just $65


To welcome Molly and get her well acquainted with clients new and old we are offering a Perth Olaplex Summer Special.Olaplex is pretty hard to come by here in Australia (cheers covid) but never fear my dears, I’ve got my sticky mitts on an endless supply of the good stuff to keep your hair in mint condition through these hot summer months. You can read more about the wonders Olaplex for curly hair here Olaplex isn’t just for curly girls, its amazing for straight and coloured hair too. read more here’s why I’m offering a free (yep, FREE!) Olaplex in-salon #1 treatment for all of Molly’s colour services and #2 treatment for all of Molly’s hair cuts all summer long. 


In other news, my work hours are changing. I’m currently working Wednesday to Saturday 10 am until late and am still looking for that ever-elusive work-life balance. As always, I’ll endeavour to get all of my regulars in before Christmas but will be taking a few days off in December from the 11th to the 15th for my birthday. As such I will work extended days and times around those days to give everyone that Chrismas hair love.


So holla at me, and give Molly (pictured below) a big virtual covid welcome hug on entry. 





Plastic-free hair products Perth

Plastic-free hair products Perth

In an ever-increasing world of hyper-consumption, we find ourselves drowning in plastic packaging. One way that cosmetics companies are tackling this is through bottle free “bars” claiming to do many things from facial cleansers, toners and all in one shampoo and conditioner rituals. While I applaud the good intentions of these companies, I feel that in some cases the technology isn’t quite there yet.

2 in 1 shampoo bars

No one product can both shampoo AND condition. This is because shampoos and conditioners are on opposite ends of the pH scale. A shampoo is an alkaline, which is designed to open up the hair’s cuticle and wash away oil and the dirt that is attracted to it. This is why when you shampoo your hair it will feel gritty and rough. This is where the conditioner comes in. It’s an acidic solution so it helps to close down the cuticle layer and lock in the moisture and protein additives to infuse the hair with strength and softness.  So shampoo bars are essentially soap. No matter how much oil and fat you add to it to make the hair feel soft, its high on the pH scale and will not condition your hair in any way. Another issue I have with shampoo bars is the high levels of SALT. Sea salt, organic rock salt, sodium-laureth sulfate, and lye – sodium hydroxide. Dress them up any way you want. They are all corrosive and damaging ingredients that ravage your hair and strip out the color. I propose a better solution.

Refillable shampoo bottles

My top picks are as follows:

  • Infuse My Colour htis// are the relatively new kids on the block when it comes to color enhancing shampoos. Award-winning, vegan, cruelty-free and the fillable bottles mean that the color you take home is totally customized to your hair color needs. Blonde hair going a little yellow? The platinum is just the right amount of ash to use on a regular basis to soften that warm undertone. Caramel tones going a little brassy? I got you fam – I’ll mix in a little silver and blue with that platinum to eliminate those orange reflects. There’s even a beautiful rose gold hue – my favourite of all the pastel tones.
plastic free

refillable toning shampoo

But what if you just want regular shampoo?
  • As always, Everescents comes through with the goods. They tick all the ethical boxes, are curly girl friendly and the range is so prescriptive, there’s something for all types. They’ve altered the design of the shampoo and conditioner bottles to make them refillable, so feel free to bring your bottles back in for a top up.
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plastic reduction

How to get naturally thicker hair.

Hello hair friends! After a looooong break from blogging and a four-week break from work I thought I’d better dust off the old laptop and get writing again. There have been some new products to hit the market here in the Perth hairdressing world and I can’t wait to share them all with you. Lately, many people have asked me how to get naturally thicker hair.

First off, there’s an exciting new hair thickening product on the market brought to you by my favorite Italian hair fam – Kaaral.


hair thickening treatment

hair thickening shampoo

What does it do?

  • cleanses the hair and scalp with antibacterial and energizing action
  • restores integrity to the scalp
  • stimulates micro-circulation
  • strengthens and gives elasticity to the hair
  • fights free radicals and prevents aging with antioxidant action

Who is it for?

  • men and women with naturally fine or sparse hair
  • women who have experienced hair loss from hormonal changes such as pregnancy or menopause
  • anyone experiencing hair thinning from illness or poor diet in the past
  • hair loss due to past radiation or chemotherapy
  • curly girls and guys wanting to add volume and thickness

How to use?

  • wet hair thoroughly
  • apply evenly with fingertips
  • lather for 20 seconds 
  • repeat if necessary
  • the product should be used for at least 12 weeks with an average frequency

The best bits?

thickening treatment

thickening lotion

What does it do?

  • disinfects the scalp with anti-inflammatory action
  • stimulates the buds in stem cells present in the bulb
  • promotes the regeneration of the hair bulb
  • protects and strengthens particularly fragile hair 

How to use?

For best results, apply daily for at least 12 weeks, morning, or night to dry or washed and towel-dried hair. Apply the lotion to the scalp. Massage gently with your fingertips to promote complete absorption of the product. Do not rinse.

Ever the hair nerd, I decided to give some to my girlfriend to try before sharing the results with you. Matilda has fine straight hair. There’s not a lot of it and the strands themselves are sparse in density. After the first wash, she noticed her hair was much lighter allowing her to get more body in her blowdry. After 6 weeks she has noticed new growth around the part and hairline (annoying little sticky up bits which I have assured her will calm down once they get longer). Her hair is thickening up – WINNING!!

If you’re struggling with fine hair then give me a call for a free consultation.




Olaplex Summer Special For curly girls

Olaplex Summer Special for curly girls.

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In the summertime when the weather is hot, and your skin is glowing but your locks are not?

But why? Well for starters the sun can burn your hair just like it can your skin. If you’re out in the sun a lot this summer consider protecting your hair by wearing a hat or invest in a UV protector spray like Maraes For some super hair love jump on this Olaplex Summer Special.

Hitting the beach?

Be sure to hit the change room showers after your swim to rinse out that salt straight away. Later when you get home, moisturise with a good leave-in treatment like Everescents

Swimming in ze pool.

Something to consider if you prefer the swimming pool. Chlorine needs to be washed out, and thoroughly. As opposed to salt that washes out easily, chlorine likes to embed itself deep into the cortex (the inner part of the hair) and stick around. Cleanse well with a deep cleanser like the  Everescents shampoo that clarifies the hair and scalp of stubborn product build up in all hair types

Take the hair love with you.

No access to a shower post-swim? No dramas! Always carry a spray bottle in your beach bag. Fill with water and one pump of organic Hydrating conditioner. Spritz regularly with your magic moisture mix and your hair will thank you later for it. I always take some with me on holidays and my hair survives scuba diving and long days out on the boat before I make it back to a shower.

The Curly girl overhaul.

curly hair treatment

frizz to fab

Hair needing a big summer overhaul? Hit me up for my summer Olaplex cut and treatment. For curly girls – first, we assess the hair and your washing and styling routine. Secondly, we dry cut your curls to shape the hair according to the way you wear it on a daily basis. Once the general shape is achieved we cleanse with the appropriate Everescents shampoo. I will apply Olaplex #1 as a stand-alone treatment. While your treatment is working its magic I shall be perfecting your tips with a wet cutting technique, followed by a rinse and a mix of Olaplex #2 and the appropriate styling cream to be left in for 24 hours. The service costs just $100 for all short to medium length hair and extra for clients with super thick and long hair.

For the straight haired hotties.

You can get in on the hair love too! Because yours truly will need some extra time to blow-dry, the price will vary. Depending on the length and thickness of the hair, your service will average aeound $120. 


New in stock – Everescents Christmas packs

New in stock – Everescents Christmas packs

It’s that time of the year again! It seems to come around so quick every year. We are very excited about this year’s Christmas Pack as it is a new format and we think you are all going to love them!!

The gift packs include a Bonus 100ml Limited Edition Deep Treatment and a 250ml Shampoo and Conditioner of your choice. All of this is packed into a beautiful toiletry bag which is made from Hessian. Does anyone know where Hessian comes from? We didn’t, so we had to find out and we were so impressed with the information that we decided to make our Xmas gift bag out of it.

Hessian comes from the Jute plant….

It is a sturdy natural organic fiber, which is the most eco-friendly, biodegradable and recyclable natural fiber in the world. It also plays a vital social role in the livelihood of millions of marginal rural peoples in the world. This helps EverEscents meet our goals of social responsibility and ethical business practices.

Jute is a rain-fed crop similar to bamboo, which grows very fast with little need for fertilizer or pesticides, which is much more desirable compared to other plant resources with heavy requirements such as cotton.

Jute plants are tall and thin with small leaves and white flowers. Jute thrives in warm moist areas and is native to Asia. Jute is very easy to grow and the plants will reach maturity in 4-6 months.

Once Jute is harvested and soaked in water it becomes the fabric which is also known as “Burlap” or “Hessian”. It’s brown and fairly rough in its raw state but won’t irritate your allergies.

So, why is Jute so eco-friendly?

  • It’s 100% natural, no synthetic materials.
  • It’s 100% biodegradable.
  • Jute grows very fast and it doesn’t need pesticides or fertilizers to grow.
  • Jute makes the best yarns and commercial packaging…even stronger than synthetic fibres and materials.

Jute pulp is very similar to wood pulp. Current crops of Jute could meet the world’s wood needs (without having to harvest any more trees) once we start to use Jute pulp in place of timber pulp.



Christmas hair packs

Everescents stockist Perth

New Silk Glaze Hair Treatment!

New Silk Glaze Hair Treatment!

Ever the product fiend, I’m super excited to introduce the best shine treatment to hit Perth hair salons. As a Kaaral ambassador and educator, I’m lucky enough to be given the opportunity to test run all the new products before they hit the shelves. For the last eight weeks, I’ve been experimenting on my lovely clients free of charge on the condition that they give me updates on the results. Let’s just say that I’m more than impressed! This little gem of a treatment is an in-salon service with so many different uses. It’s a shine treatment that delivers intense brilliance, softness and protection for natural or color-treated hair. The special formula enriched with Hydrolyzed Silk, Rice Protein, Pro-Vitamin B5, Vitamin C and Aloe Vera intensifies shine, increases the strength of the hair shaft, preventing breakage, and protects against the aggression of atmospheric agents, high-temperature hair dryers and flat irons. Silk Glaze leaves hair healthy-looking and with unsurpassed shine.

Due to Australia’s weather conditions and hard water, hair becomes dry, porous and lacking in shine. Usually, a Baco or Maraes colour service – infused with keratin and nourishing plant extracts will remedy this because Kaaral is a high-quality hair colour. Put simply, it’s like the primer and paint that coats the hair, filling in all the little gaps of the cuticle (rough outside) layer of the hair.

But what if you don’t want a hair colour service?  Maybe you love your natural hair colour, but long for that “freshly coloured” iridescence.

A perfect example of this type of client would be:

Natural redheads – you ladies are a rare beauty to behold and unless you’re dying for a change (excuse the pun) I’m not one to push a colour service on such a lovely and unique colour.

The bride to be – I see a lot of brides that are happy with their local hairdresser but have chosen me to do their wedding hair. The hair is either coloured or natural. During the bridal trial, we talk about the importance of shine. The shinier the hair is, the more it will pick up the light in the wedding photos , which draws the eye to the bride and the intricacy in the up-do.

The grey goddess – There’s something liberating about getting to an age where you no longer feel the need to cover your roots (I’m told). I adore women who have sharp, funky haircuts that are impeccably kept. These women usually possess a quirkiness in their style and a personality to match, think Iris Apfel the New York fashion icon or Lee Lin Chin – the darling of SBS news. Grey hair can look stunning but it can also get a little matte looking. A Silk Glaze shine treatment every second haircut will add sparkle in the hair to match the persona!

The curly girl: I specialise in freehand cutting curly hair. Curly hair is quite dry and prone to frizz, it’s just part of the genetic makeup of the hair shaft. The super hydrating components of the Silk glaze treatment makes an excellent add-on to  a curly hair service.

The stand alone service is just one of the ways I have been using Silk Glaze. I have also been adding it to highlighting, balayage and all over colour services too. Hair is softer and more manageable for up to six weeks after the colour. Blondes are healthier and direct dyes stay locked in for longer.

If you’d like to try a revolutionary new shine treatment new to the market, ask me during your next appointment, or if you’re a new client then you can send an enquiry using the contact form.



Olaplex winter special!

Olaplex winter special!

Are you looking for a change this winter? Why not jump on my winter Olaplex special. For Just $170 you can receive a cut, all over colour, highlights or balayage with an Olaplex treatment and a blow-dry.


If you’re like me and loathing the chill this winter there’s only one thing to do : hot up your look with a sexy hair colour change and there’s nothing more smokin’ than and bronde.



So what’s bronde? If you’re not a reader of the glossy mags then you may not be familiar with the term “bronde”.

It’s not blonde, it’s not brunette. It’s somewhere (really pretty) in between and the hair colour trend that’s taking 2016 by storm. The defining trait of bronde is a variation of any of the following : brunette, copper, mahogany, rose gold and blonde tones, rather than the one or two used for classic highlights.

blonde specialist perth

blonde specialist perth

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olaplex specials perth

perth olaplex salon

perth olaplex salon

But maybe you like your blonde icy cold? Then snow lights are for you!
Like the name suggests, snow lights compliment cool blonde tones: think ashy, platinum and silver. If your hair is already one of these colors, then you’re the perfect candidate for snow lights. However for all the brunettes out there, you can still pull off the look, you’ll just need a few lightning sessions to get you to the desired level of blonde so we can add those super cool tones. The difference between an on scalp lightening service (with an ash toner) and snow lights are the sectioning pattern and the intricate placement of the foils. They are done in a very fine weave for maximum coverage, but they provide a softer regrowth line when they grow out.

However for all the brunettes out there, you can still pull off the look, you’ll just need a few lightning sessions to get you to the desired level of blonde so we can add those super cool tones. The difference between an on scalp lightening service (with an ash toner) and snow lights are the sectioning pattern and the intricate placement of the foils. They are done in a very fine weave for maximum coverage, but they provide a softer regrowth line when they grow out.
Celebs like Jennifer Lawrence and Gigi Hadid have all jumped on board with the trend this winter, proving that it’s a popular look. Snow lights are a great way to freshen up your look, and they will give you ultimate ice queen status – who wouldn’t want to be queen?

perth blonde specialist

perth blonde specialist

Of course with any lightening service I highly recommend using Olaplex  to protect your hair when lightening, so this winter Olaplex special is perfect for those wanting the best protection for their hair.

Shampoo for curly hair

The curly girl movement is making the lives or curly haired girls a whole lot easier. If you’re not a fan of keratin smoothing then the best way to manage curls is to brush as little as possible and have your hairdresser cut it dry without a comb, picking up each individual ringlet and using a twist cut technique to soften the edges and they create a beautiful silhouette. This means no nasty surprises after the client leaves the salon.

Shampoo for curly hair:

The best way to wash curly hair is with a 100 percent sulfate-free shampoo. Sodium lauryl sulfate, the key ingredient in most traditional shampoos, is both a salt and a detergent—an effective cleanser that’s too harsh for most curls.

My two favorites are Everescents moisture shampoo best for thick coarse hair prone to dryness. For coloured hair, I recommend Maraes

For coloured hair, I recommend Maraes

The Monoi de Tahiti (meaning monoi oil derived from the Monoi plant, native to Tahiti) is a UV protector and moisturiser, also great for taking on holidays involving lots of swimming and sun.

I have a range of conditioners for curly hair too. Ask me in my salon or call for a free curly hair consultation to find out which treatments are best for your curls.


Bhave keratin smoothing for winter

Why Bhave keratin smoothing for winter?

I’m a lover of natural, curly hair but not everyone shares this love when they are trying to wrangle every time they wash it. For those wanting to achieve a smoother blow-dry minus the frizz, this is definitely the treatment for them. So what is keratin?

It all comes down to our unique ingredient. bhave™ is the first Australian brand to introduce the benefits of a patented raw natural keratin technology into our hair care range. This gently extracted, fully bioactive keratin protein is naturally derived and gently extracted from the wool of *New Zealand sheep, keeping critical amino acids and proteins intact.

This keratin has the unique ability to penetrate the hair shaft and is able to bind to severely damaged hair, rebuilding the internal structure and restoring strength, elasticity and shine to damaged hair, rebuilding every strand of hair from the inside out. It works on all hair types protecting and repairing damage, leaving hair more manageable, shiny, silky and smooth. Our top-shelf range of salon professional products has been infused with delicious fragrances and nutritive-rich ingredients to significantly boost hair strength, condition, and manageability.

Why is keratin smoothing such a good idea in winter?

In my experience, most people swim less in the winter time. Salt and chlorine are the number one cause for the treatment to wash out of the hair faster so it’s a great idea to rock those beach waves in the summer time and then opt for a sleeker style in the cooler months. Keratin smoothing doesn’t eliminate curl altogether, rather it smoothes and relaxes frizz and curl without damaging the hair. This makes blow-drying my hair a much faster exercise, allowing for more time wrapped up in my toasty blankets before I finally get my lazy, winter hating ass outa bed.

And it ticks all the boxes :

  • ✓ Australian owned
  • ✓ Not tested on animals
  • ✓ Free from parabens, sulphates and sodium chloride
  • ✓ Certified organic ingredients
  • ✓ Active raw natural keratin technology
  • ✓ And most of all – our products actually do what it says!

*Pure New Zealand wool is a 100% natural material. Farmed throughout the pristine countryside of New Zealand, the sheep grow a thick fleece of wool to protect themselves from New Zealand’s harsh winter. This wool is harvested during spring so that the sheep does not have a full fleece during the long, hot summer. During autumn/fall the fleece grows back in readiness for the coming winter. The wool is harvested by shearing, using electronic clippers in much the same way as getting a haircut. Following shearing, the sheep return to the fields to continue grazing and raise their young. No animals are harmed at any stage of the wool harvesting process.

Prices range from $250 for short to meduim hair and around $350 for medium to long hair depending on the thickness. The price includes the take home shampoo and conditioner essential for keepink the keratin topped up for around 3 months.



What’s new at Andrea Rose Hair Design.

Another exciting year is upon us and Andrea Rose Hair Design will be undergoing some big changes. As of February, I will be living and working from my shop at 164 Flinders Street Mount Hawthorn, 6016. This means I will have the ability to be more flexible with my bookings, making sure all you regulars who have supported me from the beginning won’t be missing out on the hair love.

With more space to park and a nice big kitchen to prepare better coffee and delicious wine, I will be welcoming a new hairdresser to join the fun. He or she will be working alongside me as a contractor, so their pricing may vary but the ethos of high-quality service in a relaxed atmosphere will be very mich the same. Watch this space!

Perth colour correction specialist

colour correction Perth


2016 will also be a big year for me as an educator. I will be presenting seminars and workshops nationally and internationally as part of Kaaral Australia’s K-Team with the amazing Christian Dalley and Lisa Panaia

Hairdressing seminars

Hairdressing courses in Perth

Expect the salon space to change too. I’ll be adding a nicer outdoor area for the smokers, a wine fridge to show off my finest wares, some signage on that plain old awning and an addition to the stunning mural by Toni Williams.

Mount Hawthorn salons

Perth street art by Toni Williams

I hope you all enjoy what’s new at Andrea Rose Hair Design. The future is looking brighter than ever and I hope you can all come along for the journey,






Undercuts for summer 2015!

Now more than ever I’m totally crushing on undercuts for summer 2015! Believe it or not, there’s a wide range of people and age groups for which this cutting technique can be utilised. Maybe an undercut is for you after all.

Firstly, they can remove bulk.

Do you have thick coarse hair? Are you longing for a sleek short to long bob but can’t seem to get to all that underneath hair smooth? That hair down there can get all hot and sweaty too. Just get rid of it! I have a few older clients I’ve converted and they love it. They never wear their hair up as they like their bobs really short, so just by removing the unnecessary hair from the occipital bone (that’s that bony bit at the back of your head) down to the base of the neck, it allows the bob to sit under beautifully. Styling is a breeze because it’s so easy to get your round brush or irons under there.

For curly or wavy haired clients wanting a sleek bob, I recommend also doing a keratin smoothing service to cut down drying and styling time to less than five minutes.

Side undercuts on long coloured hair are an effective way to add a bright statement colour without having to lighten the lengths of the hair. Normally, in order to achive pastel or vivid colours, I’d have to strip out all the existing colour first (see my blog about colour correction) which can be a lengthy and expensive way to go. By just lightening the shaved hair, straight onto the scalp, the heat from your head will usually allow for a very clean blonde, giving us a great blank canvas to get creative with.


ladies undercut

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Feeling a little more adventurous with your colour of choice? There are no limits to the fun we can have with paint brushes, stencils, razors and some imagination.


creative hair designs

alternative hair Perth

Bored at the office? Why not google some designs, print and laminate them to size (maybe when the boss is at lunch, heh) and bring them in! I’ll cut them out with my stencilling scalpel and we can play hair tattoo your favourite superhero.

As many of you know, I love a little bit of animal print.

mount hawthorn alternative hair

leopard print hair perth

But it doesn’t have to be conventional animal print!

mount hawthorn alternative hair

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Both of these lovely ladies are my clients. One is a photographer who can show off her style at work, the other is in customer service so she wears her hair down and smooth . We call this ‘business during the day, party at night’.

Undercuts don’t have to be as extreme of course, hairdressers can also refer to them as ‘disconnected’ hair cuts. Where short sections shaved or scissor cut and not connected into longer lengths, giving the haircut an edgy, multidimensional look.

mount hawthorn hairdresser

Perth pixie undercut

If you already have a pixie hair cut it’s not such a huge commitment as you’ll feel like it has grown out so quick, you’ll be ready to try something different after 8 weeks.

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Perth alternative hair

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Cruelty-free hair products Perth

We all know undercuts on boys are pretty sexy too.

everescents hairdresser perth

Perth alternative hair



But if you’re still a little nervous and don’t wanna take the plunge just yet, you could always try out a faux undercut.

Mount hawthorn bridal stylist

Hair up specialist Perth



2015 Spring/Summer Hair Colour Trends

Spring has sprung and it’s time to shine with 2015 Spring/Summer Hair Colour Trends. Pastel hair colour in Perth is here to stay and Kaaral has released the perfect colour range to get you looking fabulous for this festival season. Colour splash is an exciting new range allowing colour technicians to intermix clear glosses with vivid colours to custom make a bespoke tone just for you.

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cruelty free hair colour

The granny hair trend has taken Perth by storm, and looks great on people with warm and neutral skin tones.

pastel grey hair

Granny hair don’t care

Those with cooler skin tones can run the risk of looking a little washed out, so if you’re not a wearer of bright makeup, it’s advisable to choose a warmer and brighter colour like a peach or rose gold to complement your skin.

mount hawthorn hairdresser

rose gold hair perth

Hair pixeling is a wicked new trend if you are a little alternative with your style. It involves painting squares into the hair for a digitally printed look. It can be time consuming so I have to charge accordingly but the results are so worth it!

mount hawthorn hair colour specialist

hair pixelling

Things to think about when considering pastel and vivid hair colours.
– Lifestyle. Do you go to the gym a lot? Are you needing to wash your hair after each workout? Maybe a natural shade would be more suitable for you. Those who swim in the ocean and chlorinated pools are also not the best candidates for pastels and vivid colours.
– Work life. How is your boss going to react? Most workplaces are pretty open minded these days, allowing tattoos and funky hair but it’s best to check first.
– Home care. Make sure you are using a colour saver shampoo like this will prolong your hair colour’s life.
– Existing colour. If your hair is already coloured dark, you will need to pre lighten first to achieve these bright colours. The more softer and pastel you want the shade, the lighter your hair must be.
As you all know, I love a challenge. if you see something on Instagram that inspires you, please bring in a pic and I’ll be happy to recreate it for you.
Check out these cool Instagram pages for hair colour inspo!