Tell us about your
experience of working with TIGI
Working with TIGI
has been one of challenging and the most
rewarding part of association with
my life. My TIGI began when
I joined the industry as an apprentice
all those years ago. have always worked I Care with the TIGI Wash range and in- salon
and when styling products
TIGI colour hit the and knew Australian that this was market I just the company for
me. TIGI is a company
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its perfect blend and innovation is
of creativity what I love. I was found me and asked lucky that TIGI
me to join the Australian team and it has been Colour
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to education a that hairdressing and believes
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Q How were your training sessions in India?
Whilst I have been in India I have spent the bulk of my time training the Indian team and top stylists from our partner salons, getting them ready to unleash TIGI TCC into the Indian market. It is such an exciting time for TIGI as a company, as the Indian hair industry is passionate and creative. Colour work in India is becoming more popular by the day. I have had such a great time here!
Q Which is your favourite colouring technique? Why?
I love where colour is going at the moment. Soft, feminine looks highlighting the face, skin and eyes. Ombre techniques have been around for a while now and instead of being a ‘trend’, they have firmly become the norm for colouring. What I love at the moment is putting a twist on traditional Ombre techniques, darker root area and lighter ends and softening the look by incorporating lightness not only on the mid-lengths and ends but around the face — this gives a more ‘subtle’ appearance to the ombre technique and gives lightness to the face. There is a great technique in TIGI’s latest collection Masterbrand, which helps to teach colourists on this method.
Q Colours trending this Autumn/Winter 2013...
In Australia, we have just come out of Autumn/ Winter 2013 and are heading into the warm months of summer. When I look for tones or hues that are trending for a particular season, I look towards the fashion industry; the material and fabrics used on the catwalk are a huge influence with what becomes popular for hair. Brunettes are cooling down, blondes are warming up and copper is going to be big! My personal favourite for Autumn/Winter 2013 is cooling brunettes down — TIGI has an amazing range of cool chocolates that are superb on Indian/Asian hair. We call them the Dragon Shades. The shades consist of green/blue hues, which are unreal at controlling the undertone of Indian/Asian hair when it is being lightened.
Q Colour forecast for Spring/ Summer 2014...
As the weather warms up in 2014, I forecast a shift to warmer brunettes, neutral blondes and red hues that are cooled down with the addition of mahogany. Summer time is a great opportunity to have fun with your hair, try something different!
Q Which tones suit the Indian women the best?
It really depends on the individual’s personality, skin tone, complexion and eye depth. But the key feature of Indian hair is the dark level 3 natural depth. My advice is to go for a global colour that is on a level 5, incorporating soft seamless highlights towards the mid-lengths to ends. This helps with longevity and it is much easier to control the warmth. Indian hair is naturally dark, so going light simply doesn’t suit the majority of Indian women.
Q A word of advice for colour protection and post-colour care for our readers...
It is imperative that salon-quality products are used after a colour service. Use a shampoo and conditioner that will help protect the longevity of your colour. I would recommend the TIGI Colour Combat range, which contains TIGI Colour LockDown Technology that protects your colour from signs of fading.