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Five minutes with: Paul Serville and Kyla Rose

Learn about this season's hottest hair trends from award-winning experts Paul Serville and Kyla Rose, MiNDFOOD reports.

What do you consider to be the top hair trend for summer?

Kyla: For colour, clean icy cool platinum blonde is still very hot for Summer 2008. Brown hair is lightened with shades of caramel and honey or is a dark bold midnight brown which is almost black.

Paul: For the cut, long hippy-chic hair, messy and tousled with long layers around the face or with a long heavy fringe. Short hair is very short, think Twiggy in the ’60s, but with a solid long fringe with soft edges, reminiscent of the ’70s, free love and flower power.

When it comes to styling, girls with long hair, accessorise with hippie headbands; thin bright and shiny ribbon-like bands that are wrapped around the forehead like a bandana.

Short hair is very straight and soft. Long hair is either sleek and straight or a messy bed-head style that can be achieved with products from the L’Oreal Playball range or the Urban Experiment range by Redken.

Are there any other smaller looks or mini trends that people could try for summer?

Paul: A fringe is a small change to update your look; either a long side swept fringe or a long bold heavy fringe.

If someone wants to drastically change their hair and style, what would you suggest they do? Also, what is an easy way to update or change your style/cut?

Paul: Talk to your hair stylist, they can work as your personal fashion stylist as well as your hairdresser. They can advise you on both your hair and the latest looks and styles of the season that best suit you.

Collect ideas for your new look from magazines and bring them with you to your consultation.

What’s the easiest way to get out of a “hair rut”?

Paul: Change your stylist. Your stylist is the expert, they should be able to give you a haircut that best complements your face shape, body shape and individual features; your whole being.

Should people even pay attention to hair trends, or is it more about what suits their hair?

Kyla: As new hair trends emerge, people should definitely take advantage of any new cuts that inspire them. However your stylist should advise which trends suit a client and which to avoid.

Any hair tips for looking after hair during the hotter months?

Kyla: Maintaining you hair is an ongoing exercise; nourished and moisturised hair is a must whatever the season.

However in the summer month’s hair can become damaged from exposure to the sun and salt water. For extra protection over the summer I recommend the Redken UV Rescue range or Kérastase Soilel range.

Both are specifically designed to protect hairfrom the summer elements. Redken Hair Cleansing Cream is a great solution for swimmers’ hair which suffers from chlorine damage.

What’s the key to building a good relationship with your hairdresser and getting what you want from your appointments?

Paul: A good consultation is the key. We have recently launched a new consultation method in salons to support the Servilles Experience. This enables stylists to give a complete consultation focusing on personal styling, expert diagnosis and correct prescription for home hair care and style support.

How important are hair awards to a salon or hairdresser?

Paul: More than anything hairdressing awards are about recognition and a feel-good for the stylist but they can also catapult a stylist’s career.

Where do you see salons going in the future – towards smaller, local salons, or towards chain salons?

Paul: I see salons providing clients with a total pampering experience with absolute technical expertise.

Paul Serville is the owner of Servilles.

Kyla Rose is a Senior Stylist
at Servilles Chancery and a key member of the Servilles Creative
Team. Kyla was a Supreme Hairdresser of the Year Finalist at the 2008
New Zealand L’Oreal Colour Trophy Awards.


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