It’s back to the 80s for a cutting edge
Watch out Tawa, the 1980s are coming back.
Chrissy Williams, owner of Ombre Hair and Beauty salon in Main Road, has seen the future of hair and she says there’s nothing to be scared of.
‘We’re not recreating the mullet,’’ she said.
Williams has just returned to New Zealand after attending training programmes in Amsterdam, Holland.
‘‘We’re going to see 80s cuts with lots of pastel colours.’’
She said New Zealand was a couple of years behind Europe’s hair trends, but that there were some exciting new styles on the way.
‘‘Women are wearing men’s cuts over in Europe, short and blunt around the edges.’’
Pixel colouring, which looks like pixelated squares, was going to be the next big thing for people who liked to stand out from the crowd, she said.
Williams said she was looking forward to recreating the hairstyles she saw in Amsterdam.
‘‘My clientele are pretty adventurous. They’ll give it a go.’’
Williams, the only New Zealander on the Europe trip, joined 15 other hairdressers at hair care brand Keune’s head office.
She had to earn the trip and beat competitors from Nelson and Masterton for her spot.
A desire to bring the latest trends to her suburban salon was what motivated her to compete.
‘‘Tawa is a small community and they support locals. I want to do the best for my customers.’’
She worked at the Tawa salon for three years before buying it two years ago from her previous employer.
Williams said she loved the diversity of her customers.
‘‘It’s a fun industry. Doing things like the trip reminds you why you’re doing the job.’’
She is hoping the trip to Amsterdam will give her the ‘‘cutting edge’’ on her competition.
‘‘The main reason I went is that I’m still a baby in business, so anything I can do is good.’’
The next big event on the calendar is the Tawa College ball in June – the salon has been booked out before that event.
Williams said it was a special day because she was doing the hair of girls she had known for years.
‘‘I’ve been doing their hair since they were in primary school and I’ve done their intermediate balls.’’
Chrissy Williams says pastel colours are the next big thing for New Zealand hair.