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18 Oct

Going Blonde For Summer

Things are heating up and with a new season comes a new colour. Often clients look to lighten up their dos for the warmer months. We’ve put together a couple tips when becoming that blonde bombshell you were born to be!   Talk to a Professional.   A two min chat before lathering on that bleach just isn’t going to cut it. We specialise in colour, not cuts. That’s why we allow clients to book in for a free 15 minute consultation without even committing to the colour. Come and pick our brains about your next colour adventure prior to making the commitment that comes with it’s upkeep.   It's a Process.   Like fine wine, all good things take time. Going blonde is a process and can take more than one visit to reach your ultimate goal. It may also involve a little homework. Make a plan with your colourist and stick with it including colour save shampoo, leave in and strengthening treatments. We would also recommend Wella’s Eimi ocean spray or Angel Professionals’ yummy grapefruit soften spray.   Prep.   Going lighter can put your hair under a little stress. Before going blonder you want your hair to be the best hair it can be. Make sure you are using good quality products, shampoos and conditioners. We would highly recommend trying the organic Angel Professional range.   Add Olaplex to Your Colour.   This stuff is the EVERYTHING! The two-step salon process doesn’t only protect against damage but it also repairs broken bonds. It is best followed by a take home treatment which you can pick up from any of our salons, New Zealand wide.   Summer is not for Grey.   I’m sure you’ve seen those beautiful silver locks all over vogue but this colour is just not for our harsh UV rays. In the sun this colour doesn’t stand a chance. Focus on buttery, creamy blondes that last. Honey blonde is another colour made for summer.   Tone Is Everything.   Let’s be realistic, you are not Kim Kardashian. A mistake made by many is going too drastic with a colour change. There is a reason you were born with the tone you were. Flaunt what your mumma gave you and stay within a couple shades of your natural tone.   Baby Lights.   Brighten up your balayage by adding fine baby lights. We can scatter them through the top of your colour so it looks super natural and a lot lighter.   Thinking of going lighter? Book in for a free consultation and have a chat to our fabulous colourists.

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3 Aug

Hair Colours That Will WOW You!

4 Colours That Will Rock Your Socks Off!   Life is too short to strut that boring bob. Whether you're looking for a little inspiration (or courage) to take that colour plunge or are hoping to live your wildest hair colour dreams through us, this one is for you! Power to the Pink   Pastel pink was sooo Summer 2016! If you were all over that trend, then look to go a little deeper. We can assure you it will be worth the risk! You can also play around with colour combinations. Our uber talented colourist Katie from Hue Albany is all about this. With her latest masterpiece working from purple to pink. Take the plunge and book with Katie! You couldn't be in better hands. Balayage - Hue Style  Hue just got some funky new paint pots by Fudge Professional, and we are loving them! Add a little subtle colour to your do by including some lilac love in the ends of your locks. A balayage is great for our colour shy friends and is the perfect way to work a little spice into your life, one step at a time. Unicorn   This one will leave you mesmerised! Live out all your childhood dreams with soft pastel tones. Pinks, purples and blue work best. This mythical look does require you to bleach your hair, with the best results coming from the lightest hair possible. We would highly recommend our best-friend, Bond Multiplier by Olaplex. This treatment rebuilds broken disulfide bonds and prevents the damage bleach can do to your hair. You will be seeing rainbows all day long. Monday Blues  If you have to do Monday, do it with a do like this. Warning though, this deep blue hue will create that daily neck-cracking head turn!! We are talking Katy Perry blue and it has to be our favourite winter trend to date.

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14 Jul

Winter Hair Woes

5 Fixes For Your Winter Woes It's that time of year again. Whether it's rain, wind or that drop in temperature killing your curls, The Hue Girls are here to save the day. Try our top five fixes for helping your hair fight the elements this winter.   Colour Fading Your tan isn't the only thing that fades with the weather. Along with winter damage, comes diluted colour. To keep your colour vibrant, energetic and healthy hair is a must. Salon treatments can really make a difference when it comes to preventing damage and rejuvenating colour. Be sure to treat yo'self next time you're in. Fix: Olaplex - This treatment is the only salon system that rebuilds broken hair bonds.   Dry Hair The constant change from hot to cold can really take a toll on your hair. Heat pumps and air conditioning suck the moisture right out of your locks. Don't forget to increase your water intake. Your complexion along with your curls will thank you for those 8 glasses of H2O a day.   Fight Frizz Drizzly days fuel the frizz. No matter how many time you use the irons, once you step out those doors say hello to flyaways. Hair products can help you tame your mane and keep your style looking smooth and sleek. Make sure you pick a product that protects against the harsh heat of styling tools, we find ourselves using them more during these wet months. Fix: EIMI by Wella Professional - Create natural style with this delicate lotion that adds shine, repairs, moisturises, tames flyaways and protects from the heat of styling tools.   Hat Hair It wouldn't be winter without a warm, comfy beanie. Too bad that is followed closely by hat hair. Moisture seems to be the trend when it comes to keeping your hair intact this winter.  Leave in conditioners and hair mask are our go to. Fix: Lock in moisture with a hair mask. The Renewing Mask by Wella Professional is a paraben free repairing mask that intensively restores and preserves the natural inner structure and strength of the hair.   Lifeless Limp, lifeless hair isn't something one wishes for but even Jenny from the blocks hair falls flat sometimes. Along with volume enhancing products - Be kind to your hair, reduce the heat. Keep the piping hot showers and vigorous towel drying to a minimum. Instead, dab light. Fix: Body Maker Spray by Angel Haircare. The deep sea water props up thin limp hair while restoring healthy PH balance and prolonging the volume. 

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13 Mar

Hair Model Results

Pictured is Mary-Jane’s hair model from Hue Albany last week. Client is super happy!

“Just wanted to say a massive thank you Mary-Jane for my amazing colour. I really appreciate it. Thanks again & I have been telling everyone who has asked where I have got my hair done.” Froncine. K

Feel free to phone us if you have any further questions. Phone tollfree on: 0508 2255483 Or you can ask us any questions on our Facebook page. Online bookings click here.

Hue Albany Location:
100 Don McKinnon Dr, Auckland

Albany Opening Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9am – 8pm
Wednesday: 9am – 6pm
Thursday: 9am – 8pm
Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: Closed

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