2024 Pantone Colour of The Year – Peach Fuzz

Now in its 25th year, Pantone Color of the Year introduces a new tone each year that is a trend forecast. Pantone Executive Director said “It is a Cosy Peach hue softly nestled between pink and orange, Peach Fuzz brings belonging, inspires recalibration, and an opportunity for nurturing,”

In seeking a hue that echoes our innate yearning for closeness and connection, we chose a colour radiant with warmth and modern elegance. A shade that resonates with compassion, offers a tactile embrace, and effortlessly bridges the youthful with the timeless.
– Leatrice Eiseman – Executive Director, Pantone Color Instituteℱ

The trend for warmer tones is set to continue, our clients are getting braver and looking to experiment. We talked to our Wonderful Brands Education team and asked them for advice on how you could get inspiration from the Peach Fuzz Pantone Of The Year.

Katie Groves – ELEVEN Australia European Educator

The Pantone Colour of the Year is a fantastic tool to encourage creativity. It’s a great idea to take a look outside of our hair industry sometimes, to gather inspiration and to be aware of what will be all around us in 2024. Stylists can adapt this shade to suit their client’s needs quite easily. I encourage swatching to really understand how to tweak the shade. Adding a clear to your ELEVEN Australia Liquid Demi Permanent mix can help soften the shade’s intensity for those more subtle clients. Playing around with the depth can also have a huge impact.

Hayley Penny – Yellow Professional Educator

It’s all about placement. Adding dimensional lights or colour blocks. Or will you go for the impact of full head colour?

Peach fuzz works well as a temporary colour or going for a longer-lasting look. Discussing client commitment is key to deciding how you’ll add in this trend. Along with managing maintenance expectations. I think peach fuzz can complimentary to many skin tones. Place between orange and pink, try tipping to the more yellow, pink or orange side to suit your client’s complexion.

I’ll be adding copper tones to my level 10s and high lifts or offer diluted colour masks for those trying it out. Aftercare is essential. As well as protection from heat I’d advise a colour mask to keep the tones looking fresh. Yellow Professional Colour Refresh Mask in Shade .4 works beautifully for a peach shade when diluted with the colour care mask.

Ben Nott – ELEVEN Australia Brand Educator

I would pre-formulate a range of bespoke peach formulas on different bases and promote these unique-to-your-salon formulas to your clients. Most colourists already include toning within their blonding services, so there’s no need to add on any extra time to your packages either.

As with any pastel shade, the longevity is short. You could combat this by formulating slightly darker to start with and extend the life of the peach tone. Minimal heat styling, UV protection and colour-prolonging products are all paramount too in helping your client’s new peach tone last as long as possible. The maintenance necessary should be outlined at the earliest consultation too.

This is a great opportunity to boost retail sales too. Colour, heat and UV-protecting products will all extend the life of a new peach tone. Adding a peach-toned direct dye to a salon retail conditioner is a great revenue booster for the salon and a time saver for clients too.

Rachael Lomax – The Copper Queen – Yellow Professional Guest Artist

Peach Fuzz gives me inspiration and allows me to dive deep into the colours within the shade to create my own blend of copper tones and think outside the box.

Maintenance is key when working with coppers however correct product and oxydent choice will help when it comes to maintenance as working with coppers are complex you need to build the fundamentals. Home care maintenance is always a part of my client journey so products such as customised coloured shampoos and masks such as Yellow Professional Colour Care Masks are a game-changer, they will give longevity to your shades and give your clients the confidence to try something new and be able to make it last.

Who can wear this tone?

Katie Groves said “This beautiful shade is a winner for all complexions, due to its soft flattering hue. Your client may need to pop by for a top up to keep it looking fresh, which a fantastic chance to add a little treatment to their service. Remember, healthy hair will maintain their colour for longer!”

Rachael Lomax added

It’s key to assess your client’s skin tone and eye colour. However, this shade would work on most guests but would really suit pale pink skin tones on a lighter softer level or even richer tones, for more warmer skin tones you will have to adapt the shade by adding more violet or richer orange. This is why this tone is so versatile and could be adapted to match any skin tones.

Zoe Rees from Bliss Hair Therapy shares her 4 ways to add Peach in to your services

Bespoke toners for balayage clients

  1. Global gloss refresh for blondes who are looking for a fresh new on-trend look for 2024
  2. Adding Peach Fuzz colour in foils for a natural grow-out and a more muted colour
  3. Creating flashes of colour underneath the hair in bold sections

ELEVEN Australia Master Certification

2024 is going to be an exciting year for ELEVEN Australia COLOUR! We are introducing a new Master Certification, the certification will allow colourists to gain a deeper understanding of ELEVEN Australia COLOUR as well as up-skilling their colour knowledge with an ELEVEN Australia twist.

Wonderful Brands Education Director Jo Robertson and ELEVEN Australia Educator Katie Groves travelled to Copenhagen for 4 days in November to gain their Bronze and Silver Master Certification and to learn the program to bring back to the UK ready to teach in 2024. The program is split into Bronze, Silver and Gold and allows you as a stylist to think differently about colour, how to formulate as well as placements.

Our Educators were Lindsay Perez-Soloman, Global Education Director of ELEVEN Australia and Melvin Royce Lane, Head of Education ELEVEN Australia.

Jo Robertson said “We were very excited to for the training, it’s always good to spend time in the Copenhagen academy with the European team but this time it felt very special to be the first people to gain the Master Certification. It was 4 days of intense learning which I loved and can’t wait to share this with everyone in the UK. My favourite part was Hair Science Day, I love understanding colour and why it behaves the way it does.”

The Master Colourists Program is split into 3 sections, named after famous places in Australia.
Bondi Bronze – Bondi is an upbeat city with a vibrant culture and fast-paced
Bryon Silver – Bryon is where our last campaign Far North was shot, it has stunning beaches, lush rain forests with a chilled vibe
Uluru Gold – The famous red rock (Ayres Rock) and where our Alice Springs campaign was shot. It’s a sacred spiritual site and parts of it can  be accessed if you are invited by the indigenous people

We asked Jo to share her trip to the ELEVEN Australia Acamdey with us

Day 1

After recapping our fundamentals and discussing lightening hair in depth we moved on to fun hands-on part where we spent time formulating and discussing tonal characters of the range to allow us to get perfect results, it was great to be able to listen and problem-solve with other colourists.

We squeezed another day session into day 1 and also worked on ELEVEN Australia Signature Colour, this taught us to think like a colourist and not a hairdresser!  We covered the signature looks with Permanent, Liquid Demi-Permanent and Lighteners. Don’t worry we won’t be squeezing an extra day in when we teach, we will get to spend a day on each module.

Day 2

I personally took away so much from the class, I’ve always been a big believer that consultation is key but without spoiling the class details, this day made me rethink and access the client’s needs and colour suitability in a different way. I had some big light bulb moments!
For the hands-on part of the session, we took our learning from the morning and looked in detail of placement of colour.

 

Day 3

Love or hate them, colour corrections are a huge part of our jobs, especially as clients want to experiment with their hair and even throw in a box dye now and then just to test our knowledge and patience!
Katie and I were really looking forward to this class, it is something we get asked for a lot in the UK. The class was broken down into salon-friendly, realistic time options to correct a colour. Looking at the possibilities, too dark, too warm etc. We also looked at removal of colour and adding colour.
We then put all of our learning into practice by creating one seamless colour on a head that was a combination of 4 colours. We both loved this class, it really gets your brain working and we loved debating tones.

 

Day 4

Hair Science – After an early night we felt ready to tackle the hair science. Understanding the “Why” is so important to be able to tackle the “How”. We discussed hair, its composition and how new technology enhances our colour services before moving on to natural colour pigments and artificial colour.

All of our learning was combined with our final colour model and having gained the knowledge and tools over the Master Certification it allowed us to create the most stunning seamless blonde, which probably would have been a bit of a nightmare if we had not had the certification under our belts.

And we made it!

After 4 days of intense learning, we completed our Bondi Bronze and Byron Silver Master Certification. We will be back in June for part 2, Uluru Gold which combines all of our learning and focuses on creativity and an ELEVEN Australia shoot.

We can’t wait to share this with you and take you to Bondi, Bryon and Urulu with us!

 

 

with Melvin Royce Lane

If you missed our last Cocktail hour of the year don’t worry we have you covered!

Learn about the ELEVEN Australia range and Melvin’s favourite cocktails (we do mean products, Melvin is a champagne kind of guy). Cocktail hours are our favourite sessions and always learn a few extra styling tips each time, if you don’t have an hour spare we have put together our 11 must-know tips below.

Our 11 must-know tips of the session

  1. Smooth Me Now – Traditional Thermal Sprays only protect and ELEVEN Australia wanted to create something that has a dual purpose. It has Hydrolysed Quinoa to hydrate the hair as well as Agran Oil to add a beautiful shine. You will get protection and a frizz-free finish. It’s perfect for those damp days ahead.
  2. Keep My Blonde Toning Spray – Protects up to 220° Remember to shake before use. It can be used on wet or dry hair. On dry it has more toning ability.
  3. Frizz-free and defined curls – Curls need moisture to make them happy. Cocktail Keep my Curl Cream and Smooth and Shine Serum together and for more hold cocktail Medium Hold Styling Cream.
  4. Glass Hair – Blowdry with Smooth Me Know Thermal Spray and Frizz Control Shaping Cream. Once dry spray on a light mist of Smooth Me Now Spray and Iron for a glass finish
  5. Bouncy Blow – The LA blowdry
    Cocktail Medium styling cream and Smooth Me Now Cream, you will feel the grip in your hand, make sure you thoroughly work the product through the hair by twisting in and not just coating the top of the head. You want the hair to slip through the brush but have that resistance. Use Dry Finish Wax Spray to seal.
  6. Frizzy Hair – This is perfect for someone who has wavy/frizzy hair and wants to achieve a smooth finish. Start with Miracle treatment like always and mix together Frizz Control Shaping Cream (this has lanolin which adds moisture to the hair) and Smooth & Shine.
  7. Waves enhancement – Controlling and enhancing waves are different, you need to provide the hair with lots of moisture. Cocktail Keep My Curl, has Avocado Oil which will soften and add suppleness and cocktailed with Frizz Control Shaping Cream to add moisture too. Finish with Make Me Shine Spray which acts as an anti-humectant.
  8. Editorial Hair – Wet Look Hair
    Start with damp hair (if the hair is dry just spray with water) Apply slick hold pomade, section my section. More is more with this look. Apply I want Body Foam over the top to seal and form a cocoon and finally seal with Flexible Hold Hairspray Editorial Hair – Dry Finish
    Start with dry hair and cocktail Slick Hold Pomade and Smooth and Shine Serum. This will give separation and a dry wet look. This is great for shorter hair as well as an editorial look. Think 80’s vibe.
  9. Texture, Definition and Shine – How to finish undone waves
    Decant I Want Body Volume Powder into the palm of your hand (do not spray) and cocktail with Smooth and Shine Serum! This creates a gritty texture. Or for thicker hair try Dry Shampoo Volume Paste and Smooth and Shine.
  10. Short hair lived-in texture
    To get a second-day look cocktail Matt Texture Spray ( this is matt and no shine and always contains beeswax which will give you more hold) with medium hold styling cream (medium hold and natural shine). You will get a beautiful sheen and separation on the hair.
  11. Short Hair Styling –
    Traditional clays are hard and not easy to distribute through the hair, the ELEVEN Australia Extra Hold Clay is more creamy and easier to use. It has Lanoin and Beeswax. If you want more of a sheen cocktail with Smoot and finish, it makes it feel really silky and gives more separation

 

From Melbourne To Manchester

September saw ELEVEN Australia’s second edu-tainment event of the year in Manchester, where we brought a little of Melbourne sunshine to the North of England (it actually rained  but the sun shone inside 😉)

The event was held at the quirky Five Four Studios in Manchester, stylists were greeted with breakfast pastries before entering the bright white cove studio space, where the stylists received their red ELEVEN Australia goodie bags with the brand new Miracle Hair Treatment Shampoo and Conditioner as part of their ÂŁ200 swag.

The event kicked off by Jo Robertson ELEVEN Australia UK Education Director, with an introduction to the brand and a little teaser of the next event in London with co-creative directors Joey Scandizzo and Andrew O’Toole. Melvin Royce Lane ELEVEN Australia’s Head Of Education and Brand Artists Paul Dennison were first to the stage. Melvin re-created the ELEVEN Australia signature seamless blonde using powder lighteners and ultra high-lift blonde cream colour, whilst Paul talked about real-life in-salon colour and how to change up your client’s colours quickly and keep them loyal to you and your salon.

Everyone was then treated to the Instagramable grazing platter lunch before seeing Jo Dyer ELEVEN Australia Guest Artist from YOKE The Salon in Plymouth dramatic haircut that had everyone in the audience holding their breath! Jo used the ELEVEN Australia Feather razor and took her model’s waist-length hair and transformed it into a cute Wolfe cut. Joining Jo was ELEVEN Australia Brand Ambassador Conor Doyle. Conor brought his unique and entertaining education to re-energise the room and talked about tackling curly hair with colour.

Next up is Sydney To Shoreditch on Tuesday 27th February with another superstar lineup

 

 

 

Dive into the captivating world of hairstyling as we recount the highlights from one of Salon International 2023’s masterclasses, featuring none other than the globally acclaimed hairdressing photographer, Andrew O’Toole. The event drew an enthusiastic crowd of hairstylists, photographers, and creative professionals hailing from diverse corners of the globe.

The masterclass commenced with a gracious welcome from Ken Picton, setting the stage for an enlightening and groundbreaking experience. He portrayed Andrew O’Toole not only as a master of hairdressing photography but also as a trailblazer in the industry. Ken underscored the significance of O’Toole’s collaborative approach, seamlessly blending elements of hair, makeup, styling, and photography.

A standout moment from Andrew O’Toole’s masterclass was his call for attendees to “be a unicorn.” This concept came to life through a visually striking collection that not only caught the eye but became a reference point for mood boards. O’Toole generously unraveled the secrets behind his most iconic shoots, divulging the creative processes and techniques that set them apart.

The masterclass delved into the practicalities of photoshoots, including the often daunting topic of budgeting. O’Toole provided a meticulous breakdown of shoot-related costs, spanning the photographer, model, stylist, makeup artist, studio, lighting, retouching, and even catering. Attendees gained invaluable insights into navigating these financial aspects, with tips on cost reduction for those embarking on their photography journey.

In a live demonstration during the event, Andrew orchestrated four quick shoots alongside ELEVEN Australia Ambassador Melvin Royce Lane. The emphasis on “pre-work as the magic work” resonated, highlighting the importance of thorough preparation for a seamless and beautiful shoot. O’Toole also outlined a timeline for the preparation process, starting a year in advance with idea collection and culminating two weeks before the shoot in presenting key images to the client.

The masterclass didn’t stop at the technicalities; O’Toole shared tips on creating effective mood boards, using Errol Douglas MBE’s board for the British Hairdressing Awards shoot as a prime example. The emphasis on organization as a key to staying true to your vision was a recurring theme.

Andrew O’Toole urged attendees to seek inspiration beyond the obvious sources, encouraging the creation of something truly unique. Nature, clothing patterns, and even unconventional subjects like butterflies were suggested as wellsprings for incredible and unexpected color combinations.

As the session concluded, attendees walked away armed with insights on crafting collections that are not just original but unforgettable. For those aiming to elevate their photography game, this masterclass proved to be a treasure trove of knowledge. O’Toole generously shared secrets and techniques amassed over 25 years of collaboration with the world’s most awarded hairdressers. In his parting words, he affirmed, “If you can cut hair, straighten hair, curl hair
then you are capable of winning awards.”

 

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Credits

Hair direction for @elevenaustralia @melvinroycelane

Photography @andrewotoolestudios

MUA @sharimakeup

Models – @blackbirdcage

Discover all the back issues of our company magazine full of education, inspiration and ideas to get you excited and help you grow your hair business. Simply click on each picture below to view the digital copy and look out for new print editions in your Wonderful Brands orders.

Our NEW COLOUR CARE REFRESH MASKS from YELLOW PROFESSIONAL offer a new fantastic, fun and colorful addition to any salon!

Refresh Mask is the extra-care colour revitalising treatment, that is easy to apply with immediate results. Its delicate and caring formula helps maintain or refresh the colour at home, whenever you want. In the salon it offers a new smart & easy toning service.

 

 

Hair Colourist Hayley Penny said

The versatility has really blown me away! Having them as both an in-salon and client take-home treatment means beautiful results and great salon profitability.

Hayley shared with us some of the incredible results she has achieved with the NEW YELLOW PROFESSIONAL COLOUR CARE MASKS, we cant wait to see your before and after images too.

 

COLOUR CARE REFRESH MASK RANGE

The range consists of 5 colours all designed to create incredible results both in-salon and for home use. Highly conditioning and nourishing, the masks leave the hair extremely soft to the touch, shiny and irresistible to the eye. They enrich the hair colour with beautiful shades, enhancing the colours vibrancy.

 

How to use the NEW COLOUR CARE REFRESH MASKS

Onto towel-dried hair, apply the desired shade. Distribute the product with the help of a brush and comb through for an even distribution. Leave for 3-20 minutes depending on the desired effect. Rinse.

 

We offer colour education for salons, ask your Wonderful Brands Account Manager if you would like to book an in-salon session or check out our education brochure here.

Cool tones have been popular for several seasons, but now warm shades are back in vogue!

Blondes become more natural, browns are softer with chestnut undertones and reds have started to evolve into warmer tones which will become a real statement in the coming seasons.
Black moves towards violet. An unexpectedly wearable shade, which was launched last season, now reappears with a warmer tone.

What are you waiting for? Discover our new and vibrant colours now.

Cool Coppers 6.41 & 8.41

Over the past year, we have seen the rise of copper hair with many blondes transitioning over. Within the Yellow Professional colour portfolio, we have a great range of coppers and our new copper tones .41 are great additions to the range, opening up new hues to play with. Soft Coppers are perfect for Summer as our skin tones warm-up. Copper ash is a perfect tone to compliment Summer days.

Referencing our colour wheel you can see that .1 (Blue/Ash) sits opposite .4 (Orange/Copper) and the Blue/Ash will subdue the Copper giving a result of a girl next door natural copper.

Mahogany Ash 4.51 & 6.51

Our new Mahogany Ash tone .51 will allow you to give your clients an iced chocolate tone and is perfect for your warmer complexion client.

The .5 sits towards the middle of the colour wheel as a warm Mocha. This is used to create chocolate tones like 5.53 Mahogany Gold which is more suited to cooler complexions.

Intense Violets 4.22S & 5.22S

Since launching the 4.22 and 5.22 you have given us feedback that you love the tones but wanted something more intense. The good news is that Yellow Professional have listened and in our new line up of 2023 shades we have ultra-deep Violets 4.22S & 5.22S. This compliments the new intense trend perfectly.

To get the most vibrant Violet we recommend that you pre-lighten the hair. When using the Intense Violets over a base 4 or 5 be mindful of the red undercoat when lifting the hair, this will subdue the violet. To counteract this you can pre-lighten pieces or colour inject (this is done by adding extra colour into your mixture to intensify the tone).

 

We offer colour education for salons, ask your Wonderful Brands Account Manager if you would like to book an in-salon session or check out our education brochure here.

Emily in Paris is growing up and heading into season 4. We have seen that Lily Collins is moving away from the girlish waves and becoming braver with her haircuts, first there was the chic French Fringe and now we have spotted a new addition the “French Step”.

This versatile trend has been around since 2021 and has been going through a few transitions, we first saw it as “The Hime” or “Princess Cut” and in 2021 it became an iconic look racking up 60 million views on TikTok. The haircut was named after noblewomen back in the Herian period in Japanese history, 794 to 1185. The hair cut was given to young women as a celebration of coming of age in a ceremony called Binsogi . It is a combination of two haircuts, longer at the back and shorter sharp lines at the front. The haircut gathered pace after lockdown and throughout history you are able to see that after key moments in history new haircuts are born. This one in particular was a rebellion haircut with people taking back power of their identity, showing their strength and resilience through a haircut.

We are loving the “French Step” on Lily Collins, it has added so much interest to her hair and given so many options when styling. We particularly love how it takes a boring ponytail to a new level of chic. The haircut can be personalised to suit any face shape, it can help to accentuate cheekbones or worn longer to soften a square shaped face. This haircut is so much fun and love that it is bringing clients back into salons for interesting haircuts.

ELEVEN Australia have introduced 2 cutting classes in the Undertone Collection, the classes will allow you to confidently create versions of this upcoming trend. Co-Creative Director and Co-Founder of ELEVEN Australia Joey Scandizzo said “The beauty of subtlety and the power of restraint. Clean lines with purpose, small silhouettes and fresh understated tones bring to life the UNDERTONE Collection. This collection explores four modern haircuts with finished styling. Working with classic fade barbering techniques and a stepped out cool bob with a square fringe, understated disconnections, and texturising techniques. The looks are versatile, lived-in, and very wearable. While each look can be transformative, these cuts and styles can be adapted to suit the individual needs of any client”.

If you would like to learn more about hosting a class in your salon contact on education@wonderful-brands.com

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Your clients definitely do…

According to Pinterest “Crown Care” will be massive in 2023 with consumers prioritising a focus on the scalp and crown of their hair.

Searches for “SCALP MASSAGE TECHNIQUES”, “CLEAN SCALP” & “SCALP TREATMENT FOR DRY SCALP” are all up by over 55% or more!

The YELLOW PROFESSIONAL SCALP range is the perfect antidote for all your clients scalp needs, with a product for all scalp concerns and a pleasant, fresh and delicate fragrance. The compact range of 7 products guarantee a balanced scalp and vibrant hair, whilst also protecting against the effects of pollution!

The secret within this range is RAMBUTAN FRUIT! The seed extract of this Vietnamese superfruit, is found in the entire line, to revitalise hair from roots to ends. Thanks to its anti-pollution properties, it exerts a triple action against the oxidative stress caused by pollution, giving energy to the bulb, hydrating the scalp and providing vitality and freshness to the hair. You’ve just got to try it!

Even better news, the fruit is hand-picked using farming practices that respect the ecosystem. The proceeds are used to promote the local economy and to train workers.

So what’s in the range…

First up ENERGY, its all about preventing hair loss.

SCALP ENERGY SHAMPOO

Cleanses and stimulates hair from the roots, giving body to the hair.

SCALP ENERGY LOTION

An energy concentrate that strengthens and re-densifies from the root, prolonging the life of the hair.

Next comes PURITY, fighting dandruff and flaky scalps

Combats dry or oily dandruff…

SCALP PURITY SHAMPOO

Deeply cleanses, normalising the scalp with an anti-recurrence action, as well as providing relief.

Oily roots? Then SCALP BALANCE is your best friend

Restores balance to an oily scalp…

BALANCE SHAMPOO

Gently cleanses, reducing and regulating sebum production; for long lasting clean and lightweight hair.

Finally SCALP COMFORT comes to the rescue for those with itchy & sensitive scalps

A gentle cares for sensitive scalp..

COMFORT SHAMPOO

Gently cleanses, effectively counteracting itching and reddening.

COMFORT TONIC

Extraordinary tonic with a soothing action that counteracts itching and redness.

Want to learn more, click here to check out our guide on scalp services for your salon.

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