Saturday, December 31, 2011

happy NEW YEAR

 WISHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
 A HAPPY, AMAZING, PROSPEROUS & HEALTHY 2012
love the Mana girls
XXXX

{Mana re-opens January 3, 2012}

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

nye HAIR INSPIRATION

WANTING A MORE ELEGANT HAIRSTYLE FOR YOUR NEW YEARS EVE PARTY?
You can't go past a chignon {one of the big trends of 2011}!

 Whether it's classic or on the side, worn high as the ballerinas do, or just grazing the neck, smooth and intricately pinned, or tucked and clasped with jewels 
~ the look is simply sophisticated, and always elegant !

Mana re-opens January 3, 2012


Saturday, December 24, 2011

wishing YOU...

love from the Mana girls
XXXXX

{MANA WILL BE CLOSED ON & FROM DEC 24 
& WILL RE-OPEN JAN 3!}


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

new year FRINGE-SPIRATION

THINKING OF YOU MAY WANT A NEW LOOK FOR THE NEW YEAR?
Why not try a fringe?
Print these out and stick them on your bathroom mirror for inspiration over Christmas, 
then ring Mana 02. 8919 0146 to make an appointment!
{They're back on Jan 3, 2012}

Monday, December 19, 2011

hair inspiration: THE NEW YEAR KNOT

THIS TOP KNOP IS PERFECT FOR NYE...
{we know it's a coupla weeks off, but practice makes perfect!}

The Tip: A top knot gets dressed up thanks to a feathered hair accessory. Pull hair into a high ponytail at the crown of the head. Separate the ponytail into two sections, twist them into a bun, secure with hair pins, and add a feather to the base. 

 The Tools: Brush, hair pins, hair elastic, feather clip 

 The Trick: Add more volume to your ‘do by teasing the two sections of your ponytail halfway down the length of each.

{Pic: Refinery 29}


Saturday, December 17, 2011

happy WEEKEND

{Natalia's famous White Christmas!} 
WISHING YOU A WONDERFUL WEEKEND...
love the Mana girls
X
 TO MAKE APPOINTS FOR THE NEW YEAR...  
Call Mana 02. 8919 0146 to make a hair appointment & Andrea 0407 810 718 to make a beauty appointment!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

hair inspiration: ALEXA CHUNG

ALEXA'S LONG 'LOB' IS PERFECT FOR ALL HAIRED TYPES, 
particularly fine hair!

To copy-cat the cut: Part hair down the middle and cut it in a clean line to above the collarbone. Then, to give it a little swing, add some long, barely there layers. The fringe should be trimmed to the cheekbones. 

To copy-cat styling: Dab a shine serum on wet hair and blow-dry it straight using a round brush. Flip hair upside down and mist with a light hair spray running your fingers through it to loosen the layers. Bring your head back up and finish with a quick blast from the hair dryer at the roots.

{Source: Allure}

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

meet the MANA GIRLS

ROSETTA
SPECIALISES IN: 
colouring, cutting and styling.
FAVE MODELS: 
Kate Moss and Christy Turlington
FAVE DESIGNERS: 
Coco Chanel, Valentino, bassike and Isabel Marant
MUSIC I AM LISTENING TO: 
Asa Beautiful Imperfection
PERSONAL PASSION: 
Art


MONIQUE
SPECIALISES IN: 
colouring, cutting, hair extensions and styling.
FAVE MODEL: 
Eva Mendes
FAVE DESIGNERS: 
Missoni, bassike and Isabel Marant
FAVE MUSIC: 
Berry Mademoiselle
FAVE HAIRSTYLES: 
Natural, unstructured, free-falling hair
FAVE HAIR COLOURS: 
I like achieving a look that is individual to my clients. 
Beautiful fun blondes, hot reds, gorgeous coppers, golds, caramels, yummy chocolate brunettes and soft subtle mid-colours.
FAVE ONLINE SHOPPING SITE: 


NATALIA
SPECIALISES IN: 
colouring, cutting, styling, wedding and hair extensions
FAVE ICON: 
Audrey Hepburn
FAVE DESIGNERS: 
Scanlan & Theodore, bassike, Sass & Bide and Isabel Marant
FAVE HAIR TREND: 
The humble ponytail
FAVE LOOK OF THE MOMENT: 
Rose Byrne's fringe... Jennifer Aniston's not-too-blunt, or an overlayered bob
FAVE ONLINE SHOPPING SITE: 



ALEX
SPECIALISES IN: 
colouring, cutting and styling.
FAVE ICON: 
Brigitte Bardot
FAVE DESIGNERS: 
bassike and Sass & Bide
FAVE HAIR TREND: 
Alexa Chung is one to follow - and the most requested
and short & chic
FAVE LOOK OF THE MOMENT: 
Hair that looks natural fresh glowing, youthful and carefree.
FAVE ONLINE SHOPPING SITE: 
HAIRCARE TIPS: 
To maintain beautiful hair, Alex recommends visiting your stylist every 6 weeks for colour touch ups and a treatment... and have you hair trimmed every 6 - 8 weeks, depending on your style.

JULIE
is one-of-a-kind and keeps the salon - and us - organised!

CALL 02. 8919 0146 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
{closed for Christmas on & from Dec 24 - re-opens January 3!}

Monday, December 12, 2011

party hair: IT'S A WRAP

HOW CUTE IS THIS IDEA FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS PARTIES...
Switch up your style without making a huge commitment with a faux bob and add a party bow!

The Tips: Separate hair into two sections and use a hair elastic to secure hair about ¾ of the way down. Tease the hair underneath to create body, then tuck your ends up and pin into the teased sections. 

The Tools: Hair elastics, bobby pins, gift bow 

 The Tricks: For a festive accent, pin a gift bow into your hair.

{Source: Refinery29}


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

3 low {NO} maintenance CUTS

THREE SUPER-EASY, SUPER-STUNNING STYLES THAT ARE PERFECT FOR SUMMER...
Keira Knightley's is super-easy to style because it actually looks better when it's disheveled — you don't have to worry about making it perfect. To keep it from looking dated or mum-sy, you need to start with a great technical cut, {call to make an appointment at Mana}. For styling, you shouldn't have to do much more than spritz it with some mineral spray to add texture — the rest of the cut will just fall naturally into place.

THERE IS SUCH A THING AS A LONG HAIRSTYLE THAT'S LOW MAINTENANCE...
— layered locks like Gwyneth Paltrow's.
When you create layers, it forces the hair to hang in a certain way, one that adds dimension to the face and requires a minimal amount of manipulation. That means your hair looks polished, even when you don't do much to it. The trick to this cut is to make sure the layers are graduated, but minimal — if there's too much of a length difference between the layers, you get that weird boxy look. As always with long hair, you need to be sure it's in good health, so take good care of your hair and for a quick shine boost, wash your conditioner out with cold water.

THE SHORTER THE HAIR, THE EASIER IT IS TO STYLE...
That's why a pixie cut like Emma Watson's works so well — it's versatile enough that you can play with it to create different looks, but short enough that you don't have to spend tons of time trying to make it behave. This take on a pixie is texturized, so the styling is minimal ~ it’s literally adorable right out of bed. Wash your hair at night, and the next morning it will have dried into a 
sexy, effortless crop.

INSPIRED? 
Call Mana 02. 8919 0146 to make and appointment!

holiday away HAIR

BEFORE YOU PACK TO GO AWAY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON...
here's what you need to know to keep your hair looking hot when the weather heats up:

TAKE TO THE BOTTLE: Before leaving home, pack an empty plastic water spray bottle, then when you get to your tropical destination mix 1 part light conditioner and 4 parts water to create your own leave in moisturiser for your hair.
Once you have settled into your deck chair and before you start sipping on those refreshing ice cool beverages, spritz your leave in conditioner from ends to roots and work through with a wide tooth comb, (don't use a brush as it will only create a tangle).This will not only look sleek and chic but will ensure your hair is left soft, even after swimming and it will protect and add moisturiser at the same time.

LEAVE IT SALTY: Salt water is very effective and natural way of adding texture to the hair, so don't rush to rinse it out. That beachy texture it gives has been re-created by many a product! After you get out of the ocean, rake your hair into a low centre ponytail on the nape and twist it from roots to ends loosely (even if you have fine or seemingly straggly hair) then wrap the tail around it's self and put a bobby pin in to secure a messy bun until dry.
You will love the end result! When you have taken your hair out and its bone dry, you’ll have masses of big tumbling waves from the midlengths to the ends.

BLOCK THE CHLORINE: If you love to spend a bit of time in the hotel pool (who doesn’t!) and you’re concerned about the chlorine (especially for blondes) there are two important rules:
Rinse thoroughly after each dip in fresh water and spritz in your spray on conditioner to reduce that straw feel.

A FANCY PONY TAIL: Want to get the look of just like you have just stepped out of the salon, after swimming all day? On damp, towel blotted hair, place in a deep sexy side part, comb through to the nape and secure with snag free elastic (a little bit off centre)
Now braid the pony and secure the ends, wrap the plait around the base creating a beautiful elegant chignon and pin to secure.
Add some huge sunnies for a chic style, great for poolside cocktails after a day at the beach.

{Pic: Sea Of Gold}

Monday, December 5, 2011

hair trend: SCARVES

HOW DIVINE IS THIS LOOK FOR SUMMER?
{And a great way to protect your hair at the beach!}

To diy: First style your hair into a messy top knot. Then, fold a brightly coloured square scarf (minimum 70x70cm) into a triangle. Starting with the tip of the triangle, fold the tip and 10cm of the fabric down so the scarf is in the shape of a trapezium. Continue folding the scarf until you have a long, narrow band. Place the centre of the scarf at the nape of the neck and bring both ends to the top of the head. Holding both ends with one hand, pin the scarf in place behind both ears using contoured bobby pins the same colour as your hair. Once pinned, cross the ends of the scarf over and wind them back to the nape of the neck. 

For smaller scarves, tightly double knot the ends then tuck them under the headscarf. For larger scarves, bring then ends back to the forehead then knot and tuck.

{Source: Vogue}

Saturday, December 3, 2011

happy WEEKEND

HAPPY WEEKEND
love the Mana girls...
X
{Looking for the perfect Christmas present for the person who has everything?
Call Mana 8919 0146 for more info about their gift certificates!}

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

insider HAIR TRICK

IF YOU'VE GOT LITTLE ANNOYING HAIRS STICKING UP, 
they’re probably just new hairs growing, baby hairs. 
Flatten them with some lotion, gel or hairspray. If you blow-dry, aim your hairdryer downwards to help stray stands lay low. 
If you colour or bleach your hair, they may be broken hairs in which case you should starting nourishing your hair with a regular conditioning treatment!
{Mana stocks a whole range of conditioning treatments including Davines & Kevin.Murphy!}

Friday, November 25, 2011

merry christmas @ MANA

TRYING TO FIND THE CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR THE PERSON WHO HAS EVERYTHING?
Mana has a range of Davines and Kevin.Murphy gift boxes...
They also have gift certificates ~ perfect for the hard-to-buy for loved-one in your life!
Visit Mana or call 02.8919 0146 for more details

MANA WILL BE CLOSED ON/FROM DECEMBER 24 AND WILL RE-OPEN
JANUARY 3, 2012

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

hair inspiration: PLATINUM PIXIE

PERFECT FOR SUMMER AND THE HOLIDAY SEASON...
this platinum pixie mixed just the right cocktail of edge and sophistication. 

Before you take the plunge on a super short crop, consider your face shape, hair texture and personality: A pixie works best for someone with hair that’s both straight and fine. If your hair is more unruly, you might want to go a bit longer with a sexy shag or a bob. When your locks are short, work the rest of your features like Ashlee Simpson does, show off your shoulders and décolleté and finish off your look with sultry eye makeup and dangly earrings.

Inspired?
Call Mana 02 8919 0146 for an appointment!

Monday, November 21, 2011

the slick PONYTAIL

A HIGH PONYTAIL NEVER GOES OUT OF STYLE FOR SUMMER
- especially if you keep it super-slick... 

 To ensure that frizz and flyaways aren't going to ruin your look, work a pea-size drop of smoothing lotion into your roots and hairline before blow-drying. Brush the hair back and secure it just below your crown. To make your ponytail gleam, rub a drop of shine serum between your palms, them run them over the tail from base to ends. 

+ If you're at the beach for the day, you can add a dollop of leave-in conditioner instead of the smoothing lotion to condition and protect your hair! 

 PS. This style works even better if your hair is a bit dirty!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

we heart DIOR IN PORTOFINO

DIOR'S CRUISE COLLECTION'S 2O12 CREATIVE...
loving the hair, make-up, fashion  & love Portofino!
X

Saturday, November 19, 2011

happy WEEKEND

THE HOLIDAYS ARE NOT TOO FAR AWAY...
so call to make your appointment @ Mana {8919 0146} to ensure you
have gorgeous hair for Christmas / New Year!
X

Thursday, November 17, 2011

damage CONTROL

SUN EXPOSURE CAN DRY OUT YOUR HAIR, ESPECIALLY IF IT'S CHEMICALLY TREATED... 
Make sure you invest in a great shampoo and conditioner with UV-filters to protect the hair from becoming brittle and keep the colour intense. When heading to the beach or spending any time in the sun, spray your freshly shampooed hair with a lightweight leave-in conditioner that contains UV-filters. Slick into a ponytail with a low side part and you’ll not only look sexy and fresh, you’ll be protecting your hair from colour fade and UV rays.
You could also make an appointment to have an intense conditioning treatment @ Mana!
{Call 02. 8919 0146} 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

tress STRESS

ONE OF THE MAJOR CAUSES OF BAD HAIR CONDITION IS STRESS...
it can upset the balance of the skin’s secretions on the scalp 
and lead to dandruff. 

Try taking anti-depressant herbs such as Valerian and St John’s Wort to improve the state of your hair, and your mood. Oats are said to soothe the nervous system, so it’s a good idea to start your day with a bowl of porridge. 

In fact, breakfast is most important meal of the day for your hair. The energy levels in your follicles are at their lowest first thing in the morning, and you need energy to make hair protein cells. This is why it’s not to good to go too long between meals. If you have breakfast at 8am, your follicles will by hungry by midday
 ~ so don't forget to eat lunch!

{Pic: Tumblr}

Monday, November 14, 2011

hair inspiration: THE LOB

THE LONGER BOB ~ OR THE 'LOB' IS A MAJOR TREND AT THE MOMENT & {EVEN BETTER} IT''S FLATTERING ON JUST ABOUT EVERYONE...
And it's easy to style: Prep damp hair with a silicone serum before blow-drying to work out any kinks. If your hair is thick or unruly, add a drop of hair oil to your conditioner and smooth over with a flat iron for that high wattage shine.
Liking the LOB? Call Mana 8919 0146 to make an appointment

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

hair trend: THE HEADBAND

UPDATE YOUR HAIR IN TWO SECONDS FLAT, BY WEARING A HEADBAND!
Yes, it's that easy!
Whether your hair is up or down, it's an excellent way to tame those wayward baby hairs around your fringe to give you a sleek, smooth look ~ or a fab way to give the front fringe area some lift and height.
+ there are some pretty amazing headbands on the market ~
we're adoring these sparkly ones
at Louis Vuitton's Spring 2012 collection

Sunday, November 6, 2011

hair inspiration: ALEX CHUNG

ALEXA'S HAIR IS ON THE-MOST-SORT-AFTER LIST...
Here's a peek at her styles from 2009 until now!
Inspired?
 Call Mana for an appointment 02. 8919 0146

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