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Blonde hairdresser Sydney: Colour Specialist

Written By Team Que 02 Sep 2021
Blonde hairdresser Sydney: Colour Specialist

As a leading colour salon and one of the most renowned blonde hairdressers in Sydney, we talk you through our most popular blonde services and why you can trust your blonde hair with the Que Colour team. Get ready to take your hair colour to the next level. 

Blonde Foils - “The Classic Blonde”

Blonde foils were left with a bad reputation after the dreaded late 90’s/ 2000’s leaving us with images of stripey black and yellow looking hair (thanks Christina Aguilera!). But this isn’t an accurate representation of what the foil technique achieves. The result you are left with is all down to expert placement, fine weaves, consistent colour, and an amazing colourist. This is why the Que Colour team are all trained by Monique McMahon under her “Foil Like A Boss” program which is renowned worldwide.

At Que Colour, blonde foils is still our go-to technique for day-to-day clients. Why? Because the art of foiling allows you to lift colour to a much higher level than balayage clay powder. Balayage Clay powder is a different product to your standard blondor powder which is used in foils The colour is placed into a foil, which keeps the lightener from getting on the surrounding hair, which means that foiling is a more controlled process. The foil also traps heat, allowing the lightener to lift more effectively.

Then there’s tint foiling, which is when we use a permanent tint colour instead of a bleach to achieve the desired colour. We often mix a blend of tint with bleach especially if we are trying to achieve a golden and glowing 70’s blonde. Tint foils are also a great option when you are trying to reduce damage on the hair and can leave the hair looking even glossier than it did pre-colour.

Hand painting - “The Cool Girl” 

Balayage, Hand Painting, Freehand... Whatever you like to call it, hand painting is the method of sweeping colour onto the hair for a natural looking finish. For a deeper understanding of blonde balayage take a look at our blonde balayage article. 

When Que Colour first opened its doors we were a colour only salon. To this day the balayage services that our team of colourists offer are world class and only found in a handful of blonde hairdresser Sydney Salons. Hand painted blonde is the colour to ask for if you love a low maintenance colour which looks expensive. Hand painting will incorporate your natural colour into the finished result. Hand painted blondes will pop around your face and grow out seamlessly. Hand painted colour is the kind of hair colour you look at and think… is it natural? Book an appointment with one of our outstanding colourist at Que Colour and have people asking that about your hair!

Freestyle Colour - “The Signature Que Colour Girl Colour” 

Freestyle Colour is a colouring technique developed by Que Colour founder Monique McMahon which combines the two blonde techniques we have just talked about. That’s right- we combine foils with hand painting to create the ultimate “instagram blonde hair”. It's not uncommon for our clients to bring in photos of a model's hair from social media which may have extensions in or perhaps has been photoshopped. For us, to recreate these perfect colours we need to combine all our techniques into one to achieve the ultimate dream hair for our clients. This can sometimes involve anywhere from 3-6 different colour formulas on the same head of hair! 

Scandi Hairline - “The Rogue Blonde” 

We couldn’t talk about blonde hair colours without talking about the famous “Scandi Hairline”. Two years ago whilst doing a photoshoot campaign for Que colour salon, we needed to recreate the look of a super bleached hairline. To achieve the look we were after, we decided to simply... bleach the hairline! We posted a video of our team applying the bleach and it took off over social media and became our most asked for add on service.

The scandi hairline is added on to a full head of blonde foils service. After we have rinsed your foils out at the basin, we comb forward your hairline 1-2 centimeters deep and then apply bleach onto the root area of the freshly highlighted hairline. The colour is left on for between 5-10 minutes and watched closely as it lifts.

The result is, the sort of blonde you would see after a summer of surfing in the ocean, when your hairline is naturally bleached! If you’re a blonde and you haven’t tried this yet, just ask when booking your next appointment.