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2 years in St Peters

Far out time flies!!! Firstly it's been 2 years since we moved from San Souci to our now Innerwest salon. Secondly, its been almost 18 months since the last blog ..... our bad. We have been super busy attending to all our lovely customers. x

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Let's wrap the year up with highlights no order

  • Boss Lady Jess and Lupo are pregnant!!!!!!!!!
  • Bernie got hitched xx
  • We have a salon dog Nacho who is the cutest little doggo ever!
  • Kez joined the team and is the new man of the house.
  • We took the gals to Melbourne for the Christmas Party. Tiarne got a tattoo
  • Partnered with Rogue Beauty and Pulp riot to help launch in Brisbane & Sydney Hair Expo
  • WE GOT AIRCON!
  • Sent some of the gals to The Iconic Swimwear launch in the Harbour
  • Launched gift cards
  • Said so long to the scissors neon and got our mission statement painted on the wall 
  • We did alot of pink hair, blue hair, gray hair, teal, blue hair ..... basically an entire rainbow.
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There was probably a whole lot more, the year went so fast!! We are looking to really set 2018 on fire at St Peters. We have a few projects in the pipeline and maybe even DD&Co 2.0 ???? 

Hoping to also do a weekly blog with a monthly email newsletter - the newsletter has been almost 1 per quarter, its where we post all the good stuff about promos and new products.

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Whats The Best Hair Treatment for Winter

Have the winter blues? Or sick of hibernating in a Netflix binge hole?? Time to get your winter hair ready for summer. Summer hair is made in winter!!!

Here is what we think the best treats are for your hair this winter. They are available in our salon now!

 

Christophe Robin - Cleansing purifying scrub with sea salt

The cleansing purifying scrub with sea salt is ideal as a detox treatment as it cleanses, purifies and restores balance to sensitive or oily scalps. It can also be used as a post-color treatment to sooth tingling and itching sensations.

Eleven Australia - Miracle

 

Suited to all hair types, this lightweight leave-in treatment delivers ELEVEN benefits your hair will LOVE.

This unique all-in-one MIRACLE HAIR TREATMENT works to:
1. Add shine, smoothness and softness
2. Control frizz and flyaways
3. Moisturise
4. Strengthen fragile hair
5. Prevent split ends
6. Detangle and create manageability
7. Protect against heat styling
8. Enhance natural body
9. Repair dry damaged hair
10 Protect hair colour with UVA and UVB filters
11. Prevent chlorine and sun damage
Suited to all hair types, simply pump and apply to damp hair.

With Australian desert lime, wattle seed and desert peach to nourish hair, Miracle Hair Treatment is a must-have for all hair types.

 

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R&Co -Bad Lands

Cool cats everywhere sing the praises of dry shampoo. One part dry shampoo, one part styling paste and 100% badass on days when you want to add texture and hold to slept-on hair. 

 Adding amazing second-day texture and absorbing oil. Its matte finish and reworkable hold mean no build up, just serious style.

OLAPLEX InnerWest Salon

With our salon now in St Peters it's even easier to get your hit of OLAPLEX.  

The treatment is labelled a “bond multiplier”, which limits damage to hair during or after colouring. A lot of people with damaged hair have managed to get amazing results from Olaplex.

Heres just some of the results of using OLAPLEX. 

 

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2016 Hair Trend - Watermelon Hair

Early 2016 (australian summer) we decided that our awesome customer needed Watermelon hair at DD&Co. It was the natural progression from her ready coloured hair.

Since then the original Instagram picture has gone viral!!! 

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We hair seen soo many publications credit DD&Co as one the original salons to achieve this look! Including Vogue, Cosmo and Britney F-ing Spears!!

DD&Co decided to share how you can achieve Watermelon hair at home.

How we achieve this look and how others can try at home??

Products: Bleach London & or Crazy Color  - 

Colours needed: Green, pink/lavender.

Equipment: Gloves, wide tooth comb, 2x bowls, 2x colour brush.

Time:45-60 mins

 

Tip: The lighter the hair the better results. Regrowth is great for this style as well. Wash your hair before applying the color, for better results.

 

Step 1 - Start with the darker color first in a separate bowl. Apply the Green color to your hair using the brush and bowl. You can even massage the color in with your hands while wearing gloves. Apply to your roots to mid way down your hair Leaving the ends free from color.

Step 2 - Using the 2nd bowl with the lighter color. You can use pink/lavender and apply it to the ends of your hair till it meets the green. It's ok if the colours mix a little.

Step 3 - Using the comb, start to gentle comb the colour through your hair. Starting from the roots all the way through the ends.

Step 4 - Now make a coffee or eat some pizza, processing is 30-45mins (check products bottle's instructions)

Step 5 - Rinse the color out in the shower or a sink using cold to warm water (hot water will strip the color out) and a little conditioner.

Step 6 - blow dry your hair and then hit the streets looking fresh and delicious.

 

Maintenance:

 

Using the same colors, mix them them separately in with your regular conditioner ( one color per bottle of conditioner) to make a diluted color treatment.

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Top 3 Hair Products 2016 Autumn

In no order of preference, we have listed our favourite hair products for Autumn 2016. Lucky for you we also stock these in the DD&Co Salon in St.Peters.
 

R&Co FOIL FRIZZ + STATIC CONTROL SPRAY

No one likes frizzy hair. Ditto static cling. So if you're looking to foil your hair's worst enemies, look no further.

Good For: Getting rid of static, taming flyaway hair, eliminating frizz.

MIRACLE HAIR TREATMENT

Suited to all hair types, this lightweight leave-in treatment delivers ELEVEN benefits your hair will LOVE.

This unique all-in-one MIRACLE HAIR TREATMENT works to:
1. Add shine, smoothness and softness
2. Control frizz and flyaways
3. Moisturise
4. Strengthen fragile hair
5. Prevent split ends
6. Detangle and create manageability
7. Protect against heat styling
8. Enhance natural body
9. Repair dry damaged hair
10 Protect hair colour with UVA and UVB filters
11. Prevent chlorine and sun damage
Suited to all hair types, simply pump and apply to damp hair.

Fabuloso Pro

Your custom made colour shampoo. This shampoo is made on the spot to match your new hair colour, which will ensure you keep that new lush colour for much longer.

Good For: coloured hair

DD&Co Salon arrives in the inner- west

DD&Co have expanded and have now opened their doors to the inner-west of Sydney, in Precinct 75 of St. Peters. With internationally trained in Vidal Sassoon and over 15 years of experience, DD&Co are your go to hair colour specialists. The creatives at DD&Co will go the extra mile and exceed any expectations by pushing the boundaries with what they can achieve with your hair.

 Delivering clients a relaxing and professional encounter where you can spend hours sitting in the modern industrial fit-out with a Soho N.Y.C feel. DD&Co provide more selfie wall options than hair options, making sure your Insta feed never runs dry. But don't worry, they haven't forgotten about the guys, providing a speak-easy barber for all you men looking for your too fresh for death cuts.

Working closely with top tier brands such as ELEVEN AUSTRALIA, R+Co, Olaplex and Bleach London, help them to achieve the results and always being in the know when it comes to professional hair products.

With all of this in mind, the DD&Co team make a conscious effort to reduce ecological footprint, achieve zero waste and support charitable causes by working with Sustainable Salons.

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St Peters we are coming for you!!

If you haven't heard the news, we are moving to Precinct 75 in St Peters. We open our doors to the inner west (innerwest) in January 2016. After 2 faithful years in Sans Souci we have grown to much to stay in our cute little salon.

We are really looking forward to meeting all the new people and cannot wait for you all to enjoy the new space! Follow on instagram to keep up to date with renovations and the opening party!!

Also we will be launching Chop & Co - dedicated barber!


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EVO Fabuloso -

Now this is what we have been looking for !!! A take home colour condition that is tailor made in salon, this ensures that your unique colour lasts for longer.

Ask the girls next time your in for your tailor made Fabuloso conditioner.


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Beers, Burgers, Braids

Last Wednesday we held our 2nd Master Class, Beers Burgers and Braids.

Homemade cheeseburgers and Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) straight off the ship from the USA. Last slabs of PBR in Sydney.

Good turn out, Jess and Sarah showed off the braids from the last DD&Co photoshoot. 

Revlon, Eleven Australia, Olaplex, Pabst Blue Ribbon, 

Watch out for the next Master Class!!!!

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MSTR CLS ii - BEERS BURGERS BRAIDS

We are holding our 2nd master class! Beers, Burgers, Braids. Learn how to achieve different looks, when braiding your own hair or a friends. Also we will be teaching you how we achieved the looks from our last hair shoot - The one with the Braids

Tickets are $35pp - includes food and drinks. sms to book your spot o41o 127 497

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Olaplex Sydney - we love it!!!

Olaplex Sydney, now here in Australia!!!

 

Seriously love the results we are getting from Olaplex Product. Now that it is available in Australia we won't run out anytime soon!!! 

We have been using Olaplex for a few months now, shipping it direct from LA - so we can't wait for you to try it in our Salon. :) 

 DD&Co stylist with fresh Olaplex hair.  

DD&Co stylist with fresh Olaplex hair.  

Olaplex - Hair treatment client feed back....Awesome!!!

After using Olaplex in our Sydney salon DD&Co for almost 2 months. We have had 92% of our clients getting colour done, opt for Olaplex treatment.  

Here's an awesome email from one of our beautiful clients. 

 

 Best email -Olaplex

Best email -Olaplex

 Olaplex - DD&Co -Ash Jones  

Olaplex - DD&Co -Ash Jones  

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Olaplex - Your Hair's Best Friend - In Sydney Salon DD&Co

Go Blonder. Push the envelope further without compromising the integrity of hair. From the photo shoot to the salon chair, colourists are set free from the fear of damaged hair.  From Base Colour to Balayage, Olaplex multiplies bonds making hair stronger, healthier, while colour lasts longer with more vibrancy.

IN SALON SERVICE

The Olaplex Bond Multiplier No.1 can be added to in salon lightener or colour and finished by applying Bond Perfector No.2 after color is rinsed from the hair to eliminate breakage. The Professional Hair Perfector No.3 can be taken home to use once a week to strengthen hair further or to use as a pretreatment to a future chemical service. Hair Perfector No.3 Take Home has amazing additional benefits reported by hundreds of clients.

WHAT IS OLAPLEX?

Olaplex started by finding two of the world’s leading PHD’s in Materials and Chemistry that had never worked on hair products before, Dr. Eric Pressly and Dr. Craig Hawker. With this fresh outlook, this team invented a single ingredient chemistry, that is free of silicone or oils, that links broken bonds in the hair during and after chemical services making them stronger than they were before.

For more information on Olaplex solutions visit www.olaplex.com or speak to us during your next visit.

Hagar - Anti-Slavery Organisation - Fundraiser

STYLE FOR LIFE is an ELEVEN AUSTRALIA and HAGAR initiative. Hairstylists give up their time on a Sunday July 26 2015 to take salon appointments. The raised proceeds are donated to Hagar. So far, Style for Life has raised $59,000 to provide survivors of human rights abuse the opportunity to learn a skill, like hairdressing, giving them purpose and helping restore their lives.

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