Five minutes with: Paul Serville and Kyla Rose

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 KĂ©rastase 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.

Five minutes with: Peter Dutton

British born Peter Dutton began his hairdressing career at the age of sixteen. After he moved to New Zealand in 2001 he spent six years hairdressing in the Auckland area before opening his own digs, Peter Dutton Hairdressing in Freemans Bay, Auckland.

How did you get into hairdressing?

While I was at school in the UK I did a week’s worth of work experience at a salon. From there I was offered weekend work – one thing led to another and soon after I began full-time hairdressing. I guess it was a good career start for a self expressing teenager.

What is your most memorable career moment?

Travelling around India for three weeks in 2005 conducting creative courses for L’Oreal was an amazing experience. As was being a judge for the L’Oreal Colour Trophy in Mumbai.

India is an amazing country and I made some lasting friendships whilst there. Also, having the opportunity to open my own salon is up there.

Do you prefer to cut or colour?

For me it’s all down to the cut. From my earliest beginnings in hairdressing I was fascinated by with shapes, lines, structure and the technical manipulation. I have always been influenced by the Vidal Sassoon principles of precision cutting.

After attending my first cutting courses at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London in the late ’80s my passion for the cut was fuelled and focused.

Although the cut is very important to me, nothing compliments a well balanced cut more than a well placed colour – the perfect combo.

What should someone take into consideration before getting a new ‘do?

Lifestyle! There are always a few things to consider but I’ve found the best results are achieved when clients take into account their lifestyle.

If you’re the “wash and ready” type, an idea would be to use your natural texture and go for a length that falls into shape, apply suitable product and off you go.

Wash and ready hair doesn’t mean dull or boring and can still be dressed up for your glam evenings out.

How often should you use a hair treatment or masque at home?

Depending on the sensitivity or damage to the hair, once a week will improve the condition of your hair.

If your hair has been coloured, exposed to the sun or subjected to heated tools repeatedly it’s advisable to use a treatment every time you wash your hair. Condition, condition, condition.

Is it OK to wash your hair daily?

It’s preferable not to if you can get away with it. For those who must wash daily a quality shampoo and conditioner recommended by your stylist is a must. But remember, washing daily will effect the longevity of coloured hair.

Are heat-activated tools bad for the hair?

Everything in moderation. Over-use or incorrect use of heated tools can take their toll on the condition of your hair.

As a rule of thumb, always keep the tools moving through the hair, be conscious of reworking already heated areas.

Some tools provide “how to” DVDs which are well worth watching for correct technique.

Protective sprays and leave in moisturisers designed to use with heated tools can be worth investing in for the seriously addicted.

What are three key trends for summer 08/09?

1 Hair is shorter in length with longer layers creating rounder, softer fuller shapes for summer, moving away from slim, narrow square shapes.

2 Blondes with a gold accent – ranging from rusty rose gold’s to the palest honey shades.

3 Going with a natural finish – no more wet, sleek look. Natural, beautiful ruffled summer hair.

If you could choose to do the hair of any celebrity who would it be and why?

Agyness Deyn. Great face, great hair and a great look. She looks like the adventurous type, game for something new.