American Crew All Star finalist Timka Trémouille is still buzzing.

It’s always great to see someone’s hard work and dedication pay off and we couldn’t be more proud of our Team Mate Timka Trémouille who recently kicked a major personal goal in the hairdressing competition arena. But as she found out the rewards are a gift that definitely keeps on giving.

T.T.  I Arrived to work on a Tuesday morning recently and saw that the American Crew All Star challenge 2018-2019 booklet had arrived. I opened up the the first two pages and there it was! Printed in burnt orange letters was my name on capital underneath my photo submission right middle of the page!

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“Did I really do that?” Was the first question that came up on my mind. Oh yeah baby it was real and yes you did!! I started to felt incredible sense of pride and accomplishment, the same excitement started to raise up like it did the first time I received the email telling me I have made to top 25 finalist in Australia for the American Crew global men’s hairstyling competition. What made this all even more meaningful and cooler for me personally was that this was the first competition photo shoot that I had put together myself. I sort out the photographer, asked my good looking friends to model and was kindly given the salon to use on the day of the shoot as my studio by my awesome bosses. I am also very grateful for all the help and support from my colleagues at Muse to make the shoot successful!

I’ve been really passionated of men’s hairstyling every since I started my career and when I heard about the American Crew competition I thought this would be a great chance to really challenge myself and show off my men’s grooming skills! And I couldn’t be happier of the outcome!

Timka X

The Long and Short of it! Read on to see how we shaped up Pixie Cuts for Acler’s runway show.

We have had a number of requests asking about how we took our long haired models into convincing Pixie Cuts for ACLER at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia. So let’s take a look.

We started on brushed out hair then section out an orange sized, circular section at the crown area which is pinned away. The hair underneath was divided into four sections above the ears and center of back and front. A small section was taken out at the left temple and pinned away. 2AE9B123-986A-4CB5-8B23-8A211E06F08D

We then filled the hair with Redken Full Effect 04 styling whip and combed the hair clockwise, compressing it tightly to the head. The idea here is to smooth the hair so close to the head it creates no bulk so our wig fits perfectly without lumps and bumps. Once the hair is tightly controlled, unpin the crown section and load it up with the styling whip and combe it tightly toward the nape, pin with bobby pins then merge it into the previous larger section. The small section at the left temple is combed anticlockwise making both sides tight to the head and directed away from the face. A hair net or wig cap is placed neatly over the entire hair.

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We then positioned the wigs and secured to the head and cut into our awesome Pixie designs.

 

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Now we’re runway ready!

 

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Trippin’ and Teaching Redken NYC style with Rach Busby

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There isn’t any such thing as an overnight success but being dedicated and a lot of hard work will get you to your dreams. We chat with Muse Hair Colourist Rachel Busby about here latest career highlight, landing a position at The Redken Exchange in NYC. This is where those who have made teaching our industry and giving back their vocation are hand picked to play among some of the industry’s very best.

So Rach, how are you feeling about NYC?

RB- Super excited, a little nervous energy and a lot of anticipation of how this experience is going to be. I also feel super lucky to have this opportunity to go to NYC.

Tell us about the class you’re teaching, what’s the theme?

RB- The class is called “ A Foreign Affair”. We delve into what trends and fashions are happening around the world and how we can interpret these to work in the salon.

So who’s teaching with you?

Two amazing hair artists that I’m humbled to be able to facilitate alongside.
Ludovic Beckers from Belgium and Marco Arena from Germany.

What path led you to the Exchange, how’d you get there?

RB- Short version! Hard work, perseverance, an amazingly supportive team and I work in a company where the directors are career focused. Thank you Roger and Philip!
Great Mentors, thanks again Philip Barwick, Chris Baran and Jonny Stellato. Mix this with the desire to do whatever it takes to get there.
There’s a lot of unpaid hours of work, long nights and days, tears, sweat and occasionally the thought that it just won’t happen. That’s the secret to drive through all that and sometimes that’s what dedication can feel like.

Your hottest tip?

RB- Keep believing and working hard. It does happen when you least expect it.B0F4F14A-C283-492F-A3E9-0D492C4B457E

We welcomed Timka from the other side of the world. Read on to lets see how her Sydney story is shaping up at Muse.

 

I can hardly believe how fast this year has gone so far! An really, it’s no wonder when I look back to how wonderfully busy it has been!

Since I started working at Muse hair salon, I’ve had such amazing opportunities in hair! In December 2016 I jumped at the chance to co-direct hair design, with my Muse college Brenna Peterson, at the Raffles College of Design annual Fashion Design graduation. I’ve loved being able to assist on several photoshoots with Muse  Director Philip Barwick and a colour collection shoot with Rachel Busby. All in addition conducting my own sessions as well which have included a photographic entry to the American Crew competition and coloring wigs in an advertising campaign for acclaimed session stylist Richard Kavanar  🙃.

After practicing to sharpen my skills I made the cut to be a part of the Redken Australia session stylist team, which was followed by my year’s highlights working at 8 shows during the Australia’s Fashion week. Then came the styling hair for the contestants on Channel 9’s TV show The Voice!!

While all of this excitement has been going on, I’ve loved being in the salon, I’ve been growing my clientele and feel I have not only become part of the team, but part of the Muse hair family. Awesome! I couldn’t be happier or more grateful to have such a talented and passionate hairstylists around me every day and In July I began helping  train Muse apprentices.

I’m already looking forward to another busy year in 2018 entering the Hot Shot hair competition and submitting my application for the Redken Young Tribe (RYT) talent program. RYT is focused on developing cutting, color and styling skills but also focuses on presentation skills for teaching.

I recently introduced Showpony extension to the salon, which the team and I are thoroughly looking forward to!

Stay tuned for more of my hair adventures

Timka X

LONG HAIR IN YOUR LUNCH BREAK. Ever wondered how Celebs can change their hair so often?

Hi everyone! I thought I’d take a moment to let you all know that Muse now offers a more modern alternative to traditional bonded Hair Extensions.
GL Apps by Great Lengths is a new innovation in Tape Extensions. They provide a fast and simple application process with no external heating and I can apply a full head of extensions in an hour!
I have been wearing these new extensions for a month now and I love them. They are so comfortable to wear and I can’t wait to explore the new colour ranges with my clients. They are completely invisible so you don’t need to worry about having to keep them hidden. These strands blend seamlessly even on finer hair giving the length and fullness you desire while remaining completely undetectable.
What I like most about the GL Apps is that they are REUSABLE! That means no long-term commitments are required and maintenance is easy. You can have your extensions adjusted every 6-8 weeks and it is just as fast and fuss free as the initial application. This also allows you to change your look or your hair color as much as you desire!
There is a huge range of colors to choose from so we can select from natural shades to high fashion colours and soft pastels so a colour change for a fresh seasonal revamp is super easy.

We love creating personalised extensions designs for our guests so contact us for your consultation.

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Timka 😘

Muse’s Brenna Paterson writes about Redken Cerafill & the battle against thinning hair.

161107_Set up_0029Musette Brenna Paterson writes about Redken Cerafill & the battle against thinning hair.

 

Muse guests who are facing challenged follicles are totally loving Redken’s Cerafill. It’s reviving and uplifting technology gives you instant results visually bulking up thinning of fine hair. Cerafill will expand your hair by 9% maximising volume, lift and strength. For both boys and girls this is your hair champion in a bottle.

As a three step system Creafill is all about scalp vitality, the first step is to create the right environment for your hair to breath and grow. The second step is to re-awakening and encouraging your hair to grow. The third step amplifies and adds fullness to your hair. Ultimate results are achieved when the entire regime is used.

A major cause of hair loss is a decrease in the oxygen supply to the scalp, forcing the hair cells into a resting phase. Additionally genetics, hormones, menopause, stress, diet, illness allow an unhealthy scalp environment and excess sebum can clogg hair follicle which traps the hair making it challenging to grow to the surface of the scalp.

Creafill shampoo and conditioner are designed to prep the scalp, with stimulating menthol it gently cleanses the scalp to remove impurities clearing follicles for thorough absorption and a unique feature of the conditioner is the gel consistency to not weigh your hair down. Cerafill is formulated with proteins to strengthen the hair fibre, sunscreen to protect the scalp from uv damage & pollutants, volumizing agents to amplify the hair to visibly look thicker.

Cerafill Hair re-densifying treatment uses the active ingredient Stemoxydine that revitalises by oxygenating the hair follicles to waking up dormant (resting) hair cells, to re-enter the growing phase delivering up to 1,700 new hairs in just 3 months.

Dense FX is the ultimate product, amplifying the existing hair to visibly look thicker and fuller, increasing the diameter by 9% with proteins to strengthen the hair and prevent breakage.

These gentle game changing products will give you the hair confidence you have always wanted!

It’s time to love your hair.

Brenna X