Q

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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

‘By hair­dressers for hair­dressers’ and

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

an ab­so­lute plea­sure brand that is so com­mit­ted work­ing for

to ed­u­ca­tion a that hair­dress­ing and be­lieves

isn’t just about ‘do­ing cre­at­ing art. hair’ but about

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.

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