Hair Fashion Styler

AHFA:ANNOUNCINGTHE 2018WINNERS

Kate Reid

On Sunday 15th April, the great and the good of the Australian hairdressing industry descended on Sydney’s iconic Luna Park to celebrate our country’s largest and most successful independent hairdressing awards program, the Australian Hair Fashion Awards.

The AHFA’s took place in front of a sell-out audience of over 900 hairstylists, media and celebrities all gathered together to celebrate the best of the best in Australian hair, fashion and beauty.

Hosted by the beautiful Lauren Phillips, the evening also featured a special performance by 90’s music legend Ultra Naté who then went on to rock the crowd with a DJ set at the exclusive after party.

Special guest and hairstylist to the stars Jen Atkin flew in from LA to help celebrate the crème de la crème of Australian hair. Jen counts models Gigi and Bella Hadid, Chrissy Teigen, Kaia Gerber (that’s Cindy Crawford’s daughter to you and me!) and the whole Kardashian/Jenner clan as her clients. She also has an Instagram following of 2.3 MILLION fans, so to say she’s the hottest property in hairdressing right now is kind of an understatement!

Jen accompanied her great friend, Australian hair legend and brand guru Kevin Murphy who celebrated the launch of his incredible new line KEVIN MURPHY COLOR.ME by sponsoring the 2018 AHFA’s, where he created an incredible fashion and hair show which blew the audience away in its creativity and artistry!

AHFA’s have once again proved that they are the big guns when it comes to industry recognition. Creative Director of the Awards David Mannah says “Once again the international judging panel of the AHFA’s reflects the growth of our awards and the relevance of Australian Hairdressing on a world stage. When you have Eugene Souleiman and Sam McKnight, two gods of British Hairdressing in a room together to look at work from homegrown Australian talent, then you know you are doing something right!

Brand founder Kevin Murphy adds “Fashion has always played a huge role in the KEVIN.MURPHY brand so partnering with the AHFA’S to launch our revolutionary new product which is truly a celebration of hair and fashion seems like a perfect fit.

The 2018 photographic categories were judged in London by UK hairdressing royalty including Anthony Mascolo, Akin Konizi, Zoe Irwin, A-list colourist Nicola Clark, current British Hairdresser of the Year Sally Brooks catwalk favourite Eugene Souleiman and global hairdressing legend Sam McKnight.

2018 Business judges included: Christopher Crellin (CEO, American Influencer Awards), Daniel Abraham (Director, Platform Group), Paul Reynolds (Entrepreneur), Wendy El Khoury (Founder Wedded Wonderland, Creative Business Hub.)

2018 Product judges included Bonnie Gillies (Oz Beauty Expert), Carli Alman (Beauty Crew), Emily Algar (Byrdie Beauty), Erin Cook (Elle, Harper’s Bazaar), Kelly Baker (Body + Soul), Kelsey Ferencak (OK & NW Magazine), Kristy Johnson (Daily Mail), Michael Brown (Beauty Guru.)

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http://thejournalmag.com/ahfa-announcing-the-2018-winners/

SOUTHERN LIVING

Kate Reid

Considering our current climate of hair color trends, featuring shades like bold blackberry and bright rose gold, we’re willing to cleanse our palettes for a brief moment by going back to the basics. No one said the basics need to be boring, though. We’ve come across a brilliant shade for brunettes that gives incredible dimension and fresh life to a classic hair color. KEVIN.MURPHY recently launched its 2018 COLOR.ME collection, and it’s chock-full of hair color inspiration for every style. Our current fave: cocoa butter. This blend starts with a beautiful chocolate brown base, but then runs wild with tiny touches of color, courtesy of babylights and subtle balayage, that include dark chocolate, toffee, caramel, and beige blondes.

Kate Reid, COLOR.ME by KEVIN.MURPHY Design Director, told us: “The trick is working with a multitude of dark blonde to brunette shades that mirror and reflect to create seamless dimension…Out with the thicker, chunkier balayage face framing and in with the softer seamless cascading flow in Cocoa Butter.”

It comes down to focusing on the whole, not the pieces. Creating a seamlessly blended look with multi-dimensional color, as opposed to using heavy balayage with pronounced color contrast, is the vision. If you’re a little worn and weary on trendy hair colors, this beautiful rendition of a classic might be your next move. Check out these cocoa butter hair color inspirations before booking your next salon appointment.

https://www.southernliving.com/fashion-beauty/hairstyles/cocoa-butter-hair-color

REAL SIMPLE

Kate Reid

The tropical drink best enjoyed while lounging on the beach has inspired the latest hair color trend. And if you're ready for a new (and a bit bold) change, this look is for you. The soft copper, apricot, and tangerine tones of what stylists are calling "tequila sunrise hair" come together beautifully (just like all the flavors of a tequila sunrise!).

According to Kate Reid, a colorist at COLOR.ME by KEVIN.MURPHY, the golden-red hue is best for warmer skin tones because it won’t wash you out.  If you’re someone who has a cooler undertone, don’t worry: tequila sunrise hair is still achievable. Allow a little room for regrowth or pops of your own natural hair color to break up the tangerine color. 

https://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/hair/tequila-sunrise-hair

POPSUGAR

Kate Reid

Another day, another sweet hair color here to convince us that we need a new season shade switch-a-roo. Although Summer may not have arrived yet, this vibrant hue has us dreaming of beachside cocktails. Tequila sunrise is the new hair shade we're obsessing over. Who doesn't want to have hair matching their favorite cocktail? It even reminds us of another metallic color trend for 2018, gold hair

If you're unsure about whether tequila sunrise hair will suit you, Kate Reid, Color Me by Kevin Murphy's design director and colorist, says that tequila sunrise as well as coral, tangerine, and metallic apricots are best suited on warm skin tones that appear olive, beige, or golden in color and typically have green or brown eyes. 

But if you don't have a warm skin tone, the look isn't out of reach. Her advice is to be sure to keep some of your natural shade in the hair, even if it's a small amount of regrowth, as this will help to offset the warmer color choice. 

If you want to try tequila sunrise but aren't quite yet ready for commitment, Kate suggests trying a demi-color as it will wash out fairly quickly. Ask your colorist for Color Me Apricot, which will add luminous shine and a soft metallic apricot shimmer. Sounds just as dreamy as a cocktail in the sunshine!

Read on for some of our favorite tequila sunrise hues so you can rock the sunny color just in time for warmer weather.

https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/Tequila-Sunrise-Hair-44649299

POPSUGAR

Kate Reid

Another day, another sweet hair color here to convince us that we need a new season shade switch-a-roo. Although Summer may not have arrived yet, this vibrant hue has us dreaming of beachside cocktails. Tequila sunrise is the new hair shade we're obsessing over. Who doesn't want to have hair matching their favorite cocktail? It even reminds us of another metallic color trend for 2018, gold hair

If you're unsure about whether tequila sunrise hair will suit you, Kate Reid, Color Me by Kevin Murphy's design director and colorist, says that tequila sunrise as well as coral, tangerine, and metallic apricots are best suited on warm skin tones that appear olive, beige, or golden in color and typically have green or brown eyes. 

But if you don't have a warm skin tone, the look isn't out of reach. Her advice is to be sure to keep some of your natural shade in the hair, even if it's a small amount of regrowth, as this will help to offset the warmer color choice. 

If you want to try tequila sunrise but aren't quite yet ready for commitment, Kate suggests trying a demi-color as it will wash out fairly quickly. Ask your colorist for Color Me Apricot, which will add luminous shine and a soft metallic apricot shimmer. Sounds just as dreamy as a cocktail in the sunshine!

Read on for some of our favorite tequila sunrise hues so you can rock the sunny color just in time for warmer weather.

https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/Tequila-Sunrise-Hair-44649299

SALON MAGAZINE

Kate Reid

The latest hair colour trend forecast is here and it calls for a Tequila Sunrise. For clients looking to add warmth to their hair just in time for spring, this trend for 2018 may be just what they’ve been craving. Composed of warm orange, coral, tangerine and metallic apricot shades, this colour is sure to make a statement.

“Tone is something that you can tweak seasonally, but warm tones suit many people year-round as it brings out a healthy glow in their skin, even in winter,” says Kate Reid, Kevin.Murphy’s Color.Me design director and colourist.

Reid adds that although Tequila Sunrise is typically seen on lighter hair, it can still be achieved on dark-haired clients.

“Tequila Sunrise is best suited for warm skin tones that appear olive, beige or golden in colour and typically have green or brown eyes,” she says. “For cooler skin, be sure to keep some natural shade in the hair, or even a small regrowth, as this will help to off-set the warmer colour choice.”

For a low-commitment option, a demi colour is a great alternative that will wash out and allow clients to return to blonde. Another option that Reid recommends is Kevin.Murphy’s Color.Me Apricot toner, which will add an apricot shimmer to the hair.

http://salonmagazine.ca/en/hair-colour/7199-trend-alert-tequila-sunrise.html

LIVINGLY: 20 Winter myths you should ditch!

Kate Reid

16. Myth: You Can't Go Blonde In The Winter

“As the cooler months roll in, we are seeing more soft baby lights, ashier shades, and or creamy blonde tones,” says Kate Reid, Global Design Director for KEVIN.MURPHY's COLOR.ME line. “Blondes can also embrace a metallic dimension to make them look more luminous during those grey months.”

http://www.livingly.com/Winter+Beauty+Myths+You+Should+Definitely+Ditch/articles/8eA9TVGTVu9/Myth+Can+t+Go+Blonde+Winter

BEAUTY LAUNCHPAD

Kate Reid

2017 is over, so it's officially time for Ultraviolet to step up and knock Greenery off the Pantone Color of the Year Mantle.

Kate Reid, COLOR.ME Design Director and North American Education Director is here to help. She created this Ultraviolet formula, working with a pink violet to cool off the skin and really make blue eyes open up and pop. The natural global color really helps to make this look understated while remaining fresh.

COLOR.ME shades:
Apply global colour 6.2 + 20% SOFT.VIOLET + CREAM.ACTIVATOR 10 VOL. (3%)
Pre-lighten hidden panel highlights with CREAM.LIGHTENER and CREAM.ACTIVATOR 10 VOL. (3%) then refine with 5.85 + 10.2 with CREAM.ACTIVATOR 10 VOL. (3%).

https://www.beautylaunchpad.com/thecoloristmag/how-to-get-the-look-ultraviolet-hair-with-kevinmurphy