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You see that haircut

Jason Outten - Sunday, August 04, 2019

You see that haircut you like.
Just like the other one you liked on the post last week?



You’re ready, you make the call. But you cannot get an appointment ...
but you’re calling at 5pm trying to get in same day and the salon closes at 5.30pm .....
You plead with things like “just a quick cut” “won’t take long” “you don’t have to wash or dry it”


Seriously. Do you think thats how that cut you saw was done ? Last minute ?
Squeeze in ? No pre plan ? ...... Nope it did not.



It was more than likely at a pre booked appointment. There was time for a professional consultation.
There was time to do it professionally. Including the shampoo + style at end.
So we can cross check the haircut in all its forms. So it’s done right



.... but this actually happens. The call or the walk in and the “NOW” request..
That is not how great hair works


Sure if we have the time last minute we will do. But the majority of our clients have booked their appointments long
before the actual day. If we are booked we will NOT double book and not squeeze in or rush anyone.



Want THAT cut. Take a journey with us and lets do it properly and maybe the next “that cut”
you see is actually YOURS


Hair requests

Jason Outten - Sunday, July 28, 2019
Requests that result in a NO + why


What happens if your car is not working and you need it fixed? Do you call a mechanic and ask “how much” to fix?
How long will it take? Can you fix it?
How are they going to know if they don’t know the problem ? If you were the mechanic would you take the customers word
on what the problem was or would you need to see for yourself before you could answer any questions?
The majority of time a salon wants to give you an answer but cannot answer an impossible question
Think about that and read on



Coloured hair that is dark. Wanting to go lighter but just by putting a lighter colour over. No foils. No lightener.
Colour does not lift colour. It will not work. The outcome will be the darker of the two colours, which is what you have.
Most people ask not to have the lightener or foils etc as it costs more.
But thats what it needs.


Wanting to book a hair colour appointment after a home or other salon disaster but do not want to come in for a consult first.
The fix could be an hour,it could be a day. It may not even be possible in a day or at all. So what do we book out for that appointment?
Are you happy to pay regardless? No of course not. Just as we are unable to guess


Dark coloured hair wanting lighter “specific” tones in one standard appointment.
Impossible to know outcome until its done. May take several appointments, or longer.
So as long as you do not care what the colour comes out at 1st appt. ok. If not. No


Hair colour in pic was over pre lightened balayge and would take several appointments
to prep hair before final colour was achieved


Home colour or dark colour and wanting to book foils without a consultation, strand test prior.
Last time that happened the foils literally started to burn via chemical reaction because of what was on the hair.
Home colour and no test. No appointment.
If wanting same colour or darker no problem


Blonde shown is a regular blonde foil client 6-8 weekly so maintenance a lot easier.
Plus no toner required

Excessively curly or frizzy hair wanting a short sleek haircut style. But does not want to spend any time on hair.
You’ll hate your hair. It will never sit right unless you style it that way




Wanting a perm because you think like hair straightening you will now have perfect curls all the time.
A perm gives your hair the support/body for your curls to last all day. Once you style it.

Perm shown was styled to look this way. Perm gives structure to look

Asking for $500 results with a $200 budget.
Price is a consequence of the results.
That's why we ask so many questions.


Hair Colour

Jason Outten - Sunday, May 26, 2019
Hair Colour


There is a lot out there and technology changes all the time. Colour is now more conditioning,
longer lasting and has a lot less of the nasties. If any at all.

This colour is actually ammonia + ppd free and vegan


One of the biggest known ingredients is ammonia although some products do not have any ammonia (we carry non ammonia products)
“Ammonia” sounds scary ? Not really. As with most ingredients the devil is in the dosage. Ammonia is made up of Hydrogen and Nitrogen.
Ammonia is commonly found throughout nature and is harmless in the relevant dosage. Even water can harm you in the wrong dosage.


In colour it is used to swell the cuticle to allow colour to penetrate the hair and deposit. But as technology gets better ammonia is less used. Like in our products with Micro Pigment technology.


Did you know we added a lower ammonia less “chemically” colour range a few years back ?


We even have ammonia free 100% grey coverage

Another ammonia FREE Colour


It uses Micro Pigment Technology allowing pigments on a much smaller scale to penetrate and attach better. Without the harsher chemicals doing the work.
Creating more intense, longer lasting colour.


Our colour is actually coconut oil infused with Aloe Vera for moisture + Made in Italy and waaaaay more conditioning + healthy for the hair than most products.  ... it even strengthens via rice protein, which also intensifies shine + generates correct scalp hydration


One of main things our clients mention is “no strong chemical smell” We even have full ammonia free. 


Another commonly mentioned ingredients by spooked colour wanters is PPD. Usually found in more permanent colours and ideal for reds and violets. It allows colour to attach and resist being washed out.


It is an ingredient some people are allergic too. Hence why we have a PPD free range available too.


But lets not take out of context. People are allergic to nuts too. Buts nuts are not the problem as most are totally fine with. We would be lucky if we came across one person a year with a PPD allergy. There are no consistent peer reviewed studies proving any issues with this ingredient. But as with most things online people will persist otherwise.



We even have ammonia FREE lightening available


At Hair Outaquin we are always keeping aware of improvements. Testing and trying along the way.


Always aiming to offer our clients the latest healthiest technology with results.

Going Lighter

Jason Outten - Monday, May 20, 2019

DO YOU WANT TO GO LIGHTER... EVEN A SHADE LIGHTER ? ....and you have colour in your hair ?

If you have colour in your hair and you want to go lighter. Even a shade.
You have to remove that darker colour to do it.




Colour DOES NOT lift colour. You CANNOT just put a lighter colour over the top and get that lighter colour.
Thats NOT how it works.


Its not that its not possible to go lighter. Its the need to realise it is NOT a standard colour appointment.
Its either a long appointment or a progress to work towards.


....and here is a tip. Hair grows about 1cm a month.
If your hair is to your shoulders and you have “not had colour for a year” YOU HAVE COLOUR IN YOUR HAIR.
Often we hear the comment that “no, i have no colour in my hair”
Thinking because its been months ago its not there. WRONG


Sooooooo when you call for an appointment.
BE HONEST. Otherwise you will only be disappointed at YOUR appointment because
you’ve just put your salon in a “do what we can with time we have” spot.



We need to see the hair (not in a picture) Actually IN THE SALON.
In person prior to making a booking. If you have not got the time for that. You don’t have the time or patience to go through the process.
At that stage we can then work out and explain the process.


So if YOU would like your hair journey to be a good one. Lets take the time and talk to us :)


On the other hand if you want it done yesterday. In a couple of hours and its a
“please squeeze me in now, and by the way i have to be out before you have time to do my hair properly” Lets not ... :/

YOUR Haircut

Jason Outten - Monday, May 06, 2019
THIS is what we refer to when we talk about YOUR haircut for YOU.....

We received a call for a haircut appointment to fix a recent haircut (not by us)....

A haircut style can be cut onto most peoples head..... but making that haircut work for YOUR hair
+ YOUR head is a whole other level.

The original haircut would of probably worked fine (it was a bob of sorts)
if you did not have to take into account clients natural growth direction,
hair texture etc If you did not have to take client into account.

But once you do that it is then personalised and YOUR haircut..

Here we have the before + after

We allow the time. We don’t double book. Its YOUR time ... We do it correctly as a haircut should be.
Shampooed, cut, styled + cross checked to ensure cut sits how it is designed to.

You cannot cut hair without finishing the style to cross check. Yes that means blow drying and or ironing.
We do not do “part” haircuts. We do professional haircuts.

#shorthairstyles #bobhaircut #bobstyle

Hair By Caroline

So YOU want THAT Haircut

Jason Outten - Sunday, April 14, 2019
So YOU want THAT haircut.... You know. The one that sits right and was made for you. Here’s some info to help you achieve and maintain


Pick YOUR salon wisely. Check them out prior. Their web page, their social media. You’ll get a feel for what they are about and the type of work they do.... If every pic is a long blonde balayage and you’re rocking a pixie cut ...hmmm. .....and remember price is a consequence.
Most salons work on a similar rate of return. Whether that be $25 for 4 haircuts in an hour or $100 for 1 haircut in an hour. How much attention to your haircut do you want ? Or need ?


We only do “correct” haircuts. Consult, shampoo, cut, style, cross check haircut. You cannot cut hair correctly if you cannot see it in all its form and cross check it styled in the way it was cut for...... There are an average of 100,000 hairs on the human head and yes 2mm or 2cm is a haircut. Either way all 100,000 are cut.


CONSULT, CONSULT, CONSULT. 99% of hair problems are nothing technically wrong with whats been done to the hair. Its more what you wanted and what your hairdresser THOUGHT you wanted


Be specific, show pictures. We use pictures a lot. Its the clearest way to ensure everyone is on the same page, or in today's world screen.
We have an iPad and a Pinterest account full of looks. ... But remember pictures are ideas, looks, inspiration. This needs to be converted into YOUR look for YOUR hair.


YOUR best haircut will always be one that suites YOUR lifestyle and image. Be realistic about your hair type and look. Do you really want that flattened out asymmetrical cut that takes 30mins to style each morning when you said you have 5min max ??


Develop a trust with your salon, let them get to know YOUR hair. It’ll only make it look and feel better. The amount of times we hear a stylist say things like “oh look who is in today, remember her nape area needs extra attention to allow it to sit right” History like that makes a huge difference to YOUR results.


PLAN PLAN PLAN REBOOK REBOOK REBOOK.... do YOU get to that point where your hair is just not playing ball today.
You call your salon and they are full so its another week. But you have a haircut that needs cutting every 5 weeks and you call your salon at 8 weeks (that's why its not playing ball) and you cannot get in until the 9th week......
But that's only because all their other clients pre booked when their hair was due so their hair always plays ball.
We have clients that pre book the year or at least book their next at their last.
We have clients that call exactly 6 weeks every single time yet say “i won’t book ahead, i’ll see how i go” every single visit. Their 6 weekly is therefore hit and miss.


This is just a small part in the big picture of how some people always get their hair just right.

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