How to Communicate Your #HairGoals To Your Colourist

How to Communicate Your #HairGoals To Your Colourist

You dream hair just got achievable!

By Emmy-Lou McKean | 22nd March 2017

We’re all guilty of leaving hair salon visits a little longer than we should, using heat tools too often, and changing hair colour like we do our outfits. But if you want to embody #hairgoals, you have to pick up your game.

The problem is, when it finally comes time to explain to your stylist what you want, you probably have no idea what to ask for. Well, you can stop frantically searching the internet for inspo pics, because we’ve decoded the biggest hair trends of the season. Here’s how to turn your #hairgoals into a reality.


With celebs such as Kylie Jenner swapping between colourful wigs weekly, it’s no surprise that bold and brightly-coloured hair is taking social media by storm.

The key is to colour the hair while maintaining its health. If you’re looking to spice up your look but can’t commit to a solid colour, peekaboo highlights could be the answer to your prayers.

The peekaboo look can be interpreted many different ways, so it’s important to be clear with your stylist about the level of colour visibility you want.

Whether you’re after thin pastel-pink feathering through the ends or bold neon hues peeking out from underneath, this trend is the perfect way to show off your colourful side.

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Image: Pinterest, Fluid Color Salon, Pinterest


We don’t always have time to spend on our hair. Balayage and ombré colours are still major hair trends that fit into the on-the-go girl’s lifestyle, and achieving the perfect balance of colour takes expert precision from your colourist.

Explain to your colourist how you usually wear and style your hair. Knowing how often your hair is blow-dried, air-dried or styled using hot tools can help them pinpoint the correct cut and colour technique for you.

Balayage is also a great way to get your desired colour without the six- to eight-week regrowth maintenance. 

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Image: Pinterest, Pinterest, Fluid Color Salon


Blondes know how hard it is to keep those locks creamy rather than brassy. If you’re unhappy with the results of your foils and your colour is feeling dark and dull after a couple of weeks, opting for a colour extractor could be the best way to achieve your creamy #hairgoals.

Fluid The Color Salon uses a Pravana Australia colour extractor, which is the best way to remove as much pigment as possible before colouring and toning the hair.


Over the last 12 months, we’ve seen the top-knot go from messy-before-bed-hair to a glamourous red-carpet hairstyle. But trends evolve, and it’s time for the top-knot to make room something new.

The half-bun, aka “the hun”, can be worn slick or messy, braided or twisted. It’s the answer to any bad hair day. If you know you’ll be opting for the hun after three days of unwashed hair, ask your stylist for some hun tips to best suit your cut, colour and face shape. 

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Image: Pinterest, Fluid Color Salon, Pinterest

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Article by Emmy-Lou McKean

Emmy-Lou McKean is a Journalist at Style Magazines. She is a self-confessed pyjama enthusiast and on her weekends when she isn't in said pyjamas you'll find her enjoying live music, sipping Matcha lattes and eating her way through Brisbane and beyond.


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