Hair Trends 2018 Australia

Current Hair Trends 2018 Australia

With summer rapidly approaching, it’s time to rethink last season’s trends and embrace a new look for the gorgeous warm weather. No one follows British fashion like Amanda hair design, so we thought we’d give you some inspiration for a new look inspired by the Autumn/Winter catwalks of the UK and Europe.

Blake Lively’s Latest Hairstyle Is So Different for HerThe lob

The long bob, also known as ‘the lob’ or a faux bob, is basically a bob that goes down to your shoulders. Worn by Blake Lively, Emilia Clarke and Jourdan Dunn, it’s a versatile cut. It gives you enough hair to play with if you want to put it up or style it, but enough that you can brush and go if you’re in a rush. There’s a perfect lob length for every face and hair type, so if you sometimes struggle with pulling off fashionable looks, this might be the cut for you.

Platinum blonde

Whether you’re sporting a pixie cut, a lob, or just letting it all hang past your shoulders, going platinum is one way to give your current style a complete makeover. Whether you’re channelling your inner Kardashian or your inner-Khaleesi, going platinum is a striking change that will definitely get you noticed and keep you on trend.

Short fringes compliment a lob hairstyleFabulous fringes

Sweeping fringes were featured heavily on the catwalk recently by at shows by Armani, Moschino, Prada and Fendi. It’s a great, small change for hair of any length, and pairs really well with a lob. The trend doesn’t specify a particular length of fringe, so you have plenty of room to pick a style that suits you.

Tousled Tresses

A fantastic option for hair from bob length to much longer is to ditch the straightener and give your hair a light curl. Very similar to the beachy blonde look from a few years ago, this style adds some uniformity and sophistication to hair of nearly any length. If you want to add some volume, you can bring our your sea salt spray to give a hint of the beach, making your hair look like you woke up like this (even though we all know better).

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Yuko Hair Straightening – Sunshine Coast

Yuko straightening treatment - leaves the hair with no to minimal styling

We are really excited to introduce the Yuko Hair Straightening treatment.

Yuko straightening treatment leaves the hair moisturised right the tip, frizz free, humidity proof and silky straight. The service takes approximately three hours and leaves the hair with no to minimal styling.

The service takes approximately three hours believes the hair with no to minimal styling.

Yuko straightening treatment before and after

The YUKO Hair Straightening treatment changed the concept of hair straightening in Japan and continues to revolutionize hair straightening throughout the world.

Used in over 70,000 top salons around the world, from London through to Europe, the middle east, Asia and Australia. Yuko’s unique Gold infused technology delivers and locks in moisture leaving a hydrated glossy finish to even the most frizzy hair.

Yuko straightening


  • Hair left moisturised right to the tip
  • Hair is Re-conditioned at every Step of the process
  • Wash and Wear Straight
  • Frizz-Free, Humidity Proof
  • No to minimal Styling
  • No Damage
  • Can be used on coloured and Bleach/Highlighted Hair
  • Less damaging than Keratin
  • Formaldehyde and Cetramide Free
  • 3 Hour Service

Yuko straightening treatment leaves the hair moisturised rights the tip, free is free, humidity proof and silky straight

Can Yuko be used on Coloured Hair?

Yes, coloured hair and mildly bleached hair that is in good condition will be perfect for Yuko straightening.

Less Damaging than Keratin

Keratin works by changing the pH level hair and eventually, over time, this can be damaging to the hair if overused. However, with Yuko a root application is typically all thats needed on further visits.

Yuko straightening treatment - leaves the hair with no to minimal styling

Price $400 includes the necessary shampoo & conditioner and complimentary wash blow dry check one week later (surcharge for very long hair)

Call us on 07 5437 8484






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Best Hairdressers Sunshine Coast

Are you looking for the best hairdressers on the Sunshine Coast? Watch our video and see some of the amazing before and after hairstyles we are currently doing in our salon.

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Behind The Scenes With Amanda Hair Design

Behind The Scenes With Amanda Hair Design

Throughout her hairdressing career, Amanda has always gone above and beyond to help people look and feel their best. It’s that talent (did you she was trained by Princess Di’s personal hairdresser?), combined with her bubbly personality that has led the charismatic Amanda to style the likes of Twiggy and Ozzie Osbourne!

It’s not all style and glamour for Amanda though. She’s also always looking for ways to contribute to the community she loves so dearly. Whether it’s building up young teens’ self confidence through the Shine program, hosting young Guides and Brownies, or donating hair to cancer patients, Amanda is always giving back.

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Podcast – Hair Colour on the Sunshine Coast

Hi there, in my new Podcast’s I’m going to talk and what about hair colour and how you look your best. In my first video podcast I talk about blonde hair and how to get the best results from your highlights. Please click on the video podcast below. I really hope you enjoy…

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Shampooing your hair the wrong way?

shampooing your hair the correct way

shampooing your hair the correct waySomething as simple as shampooing hair can be done very right and very wrong.

Here are my tips on washing hair and how to look after it:

1) Shampoo your hair twice. If you wash your hair every day 1 shampoo is generally ok. If you wash your hair any less often, do 2 lathers of shampoo in your hair. The 1st will cleanse your hair and scalp. The second will treat your hair and scalp for any concerns you have and also make sure your hair is actually cleaned properly. If you shampoo once you may find your hair is constantly oily and product may build up in hair.

2) Distribute your shampoo evenly between your hands before putting on your scalp. Aply the shampoo evenly, some on top of head, sides and back. You want to have an even lather throughout the whole head.

3) Don’t put all the hair on top of your head when shampooing (as shown in pic) this knots the hair up and damages the hair cuticle.

4) Shampoo your roots, then the shampoo that runs over the rest of the hair is enough to clean it. Don’t rub your hair when shampooing on the lengths and ends. Again this knots the hair and damages the cuticle (as shown in pic)

5) Try to use a sulphate and  paraben free shampoo. Sulphates are the nasty foaming agents they put in cheap shampoo and conditioners (mainly supermarket brands) like floor cleaner and other horrible things. parabens are the preservatives. You should look for products that have a  symbol on the back of the bottle saying “12m” which means you should use within 12 months of opening. If you dig up a product from the back of the cupboard from a couple of years ago,  don’t use it! It will cause more harm than good and can actually damage the hair.

6) There are 2 brands that are very cheeky with their marketing. They make you think its “the best non salon shampoo” but the truth is its every hairdressers nightmare. These products contain  dangerous silicones that coat the hair and make it appear to be soft and shiny. In the long term its damaging the hair and can cause a chemical reacting if you colour your hair lighter that can burn the hair and turn it to jelly.

7) When conditioning keep the product away from the root if you hair gets oily. If you massage it in it can make the problem worse.

8) Shampoo opens up your hair cuticle and conditioner closes the cuticle back up. So it is essential that you use both. 2 in 1 products generally don’t work.

9) Use products for your actual hair type. Eg, if you have flat, lifeless hair, use a light, volumising shampoo and conditioner that won’t weigh your hair down.

10) Hairdressers recommend salon quality shampoo and conditioner for a reason. Its not to make you buy expensive products, its because we have an expert opinion and can advise on a  proper product to work on you hair. Get a professionals advice where possible.

11) Most supermarket shampoos are very diluted. Hense why they are cheaper. When you make the swap to quality hair care you will notice a huge difference in the condition of your hair. It may cost you more, but it will last you longer as it is concentrated you only use a small amount.

12) If your hair is weak, damaged, coloured, dry or frizzy, sometimes a treatment mask is better to use than a conditioner as it is stronger. Alternatively, you can use a treatment once a week when you feel your hair needs some loving. Again a professional can recommend this.

I hope this information helps, please feel free to ask any questions:


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Sunshine Coast Business Awards 2013

 Sunshine Coast business awardsAmanda Hair Design was recently a finalist in the regional Sunshine Coast Business Awards Lifestyle Category where she competed against a diverse group of Lifestyle business. The Awards are designed to recognise and celebrate the efforts and achievements of local businesses and business people. Amanda Hair Design was listed as a business that engaged in the provision of health and / or wellbeing services to individuals and organisations including personal care.

More here: Sunshine Coast Daily

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A happy customer

hairdoThank you so much Amanda for giving me the best haircut I’ve ever had. It’s wonderful to finally have a hairdresser I can trust to know what to do with my hair that compliments my face shape and colouring. I’m receiving so many compliments on my new do and am loving it!

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