Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A Year In Reflection

It's been a year of milestones-I'm another year older, the salon had its first birthday, and:
  1. We got published in Magazines (Instyle, Womens Health, Marie Claire, Oyster, Madison, Empower and a few more)
  2. Winner of best salon in Sydney voted by readers.
  3. Finalist for the city of Sydney business awards.
  4. Nominated by the Lord Mayor for a Sustainability Award.
  5. We directed hair shows for O&M and Nina Maya.
  6. We worked on Sydney, and Melbourne fashion weeks, doing such labels as Gorman, Ginger and Smart, Finetti, White Suede, Antipodean, Camilla Frank, Nicholas Molli and many more!
  7. Hair for the Sony Foundation ball, Chambord Shine Awards.
  8. The Seafolly launch for their new collection( one of my personal favs)
  9. We were chosen by Vodafone and Kahdo to be a sponsored driver!
  10. I starred in Adverts for O&M and Vodafone they are coming out next year (scary, no really scary)
  11. We also directed a show and commercial for Pushplay jeans.
Wow! What a year, and I'm sure there are things I have forgotten. 2008 has been a great year. The team has grown, our client base has grown. I am so happy with life here at the English, and its really down to the team around me, from my family, to the girls at work and my friends. To everybody who has supported us this year THANK YOU . Next year will be bigger, better and more fun. We came, we saw and we conquered!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Too Busy to Blog

Well its been more than a week since I last blogged, the reason is we have been so busy. The team and I have been working some serious hours. The Christmas Cheer is in the air. Four more days till Christmas. We have had our two biggest weeks ever at the English, and we are all really looking forward to having a break. Verity is off to New Zealand for the holidays and will not be in the salon till the 7th of Jan Zoe is off from Christmas eve and will be back on the 6th of Jan. Myself and Kirsty are working till Christmas Eve and then having four days off to be back from the 29th, 30th and 31st, then five days off. WOOHOO
We now have a new reminder of appointment system, which you will get via email, so we will check your email addresses more often or if you change it please notifiy us.
Happy days happy Holidays!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Movie In The Salon

So we had an Australian Movie , shooting some scenes in the salon. It was amazing to watch, these actors turning it on. It was a lot of fun, i got to do the hair and gave the actor who was playing a hairdresser a few tips. Think he camped it up a little bit, or maybe im camp?

A Little Bit Of Press

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Lights, Camara, Action

I have just finished shooting a vodafone advert ,no im not giving up my day job, and im not expecting any job offers. I'm lucky enough to be given a car from Vodafone, and to be asked to be in one of their commercials is really cool. We filmed most of it here in the salon, and some of me driving. So super cool advertising for Stevie English Hair.
This monday we have an Australian feature film been filmed in the salon, only a few sceens but should be fun and interesting. And again some good advertising for us here at the English.

The Party Season

Christmas draws closer, the weather warms right up, and people in Sydney are partying! We at the English have had another great week, and today is our first ever Sunday trading.
Christmas party is on a roll, and tonight is the night. Im sorry if anyone see's any of us tonight, you might get sense out of some of us, but you might not! We have had a wonderful year and the we are going to let down our hair.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Original Team

kirsty with long hair, and some Pirate! It has been agreat beginning!


The first year is the hardest, thats what everybody has said. We started with Kirsty and myself, now there is eight.
The party was a success, hairdressers love a party and the crew here are happy to party, so if their were no guests we would have fun, but as 150 to 200 people turned up over the course of the evening, a lot of fun was had. Im sure there was some sore heads after some cheap champagne and lots of Pimms. Im not putting any really messy photos, of which i have quite alot. To all of those that came out thank you. To everybody that has suppoerted Stevie English Hair over the last year thank you.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Happy Birthday


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pushplay At The Paddinton Inn

Yesterday Miss V, Zoe and Jake along with Adrian Alston and the crew from Pushplay put on an amazing show up at the Paddington Inn. We had a shoot going on whilst their were dancers models, Brazilian samba drums, artists.
The girls ran denim in the hair of everyone to tie in with the denim brief. Yhe Paddo Inn was going off. A lot of fun was had by all. Thanks to Tiger beer for sponsoring it. Also Oyster T.v. and Mag were there. So watch out for the editorial.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Pushplay And The Paddington Inn

On Wednesday evening at the Paddington Inn There is going to be a a super fly event. www.Pushplay.com.au Are putting on Live dancers, performers its an Art instillation. Stevie English Hair is doing the all the hair, i wont give too much away but we are using denim off cuts from the boys. We are also having a live photoshoot going on. Its going to be a great night, cheap Tiger beers, male and female models, what more do we want. Also the chance to re-cycle your old jeans, bring in an the old denim that you don't wear, and Pushplay will give you a $50 dollar credit to buy a cool new pair of pushplay jeans! Alright.
Tiger beer, cool jeans, dancers, models very coooooooooool hair sounds like fun! see you there!

Chamboard Shine Awards

I have a little late post this week. Stevie English has had another great week. We were asked to do hair for the Chamboard Shine Awards. We had a new member join the team and at last another boy in the place, so welcome Jake. And one of our busiest weeks ever in the salon. Thats my excuse for the late post.
The Chamboard Shine Awards were held at W hotel in Woolloomooloo Their were ten designers all up and coming, they had one model each to create one look. We worked with them closely to help perfect their vision. A few pics of the team back stage. The final pics will be going up on the gallerys on the salon website, not long till that is finished off. Yipee.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A couple of pics

Another nice pic of the salon, from Daniel. And then a serious re-style done by kirsty!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Black And White

Stevie English Hair in black and white, someone came in on Sunday and took this photo during the fair, thought it captured the vibe!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Glebe Street Festival

So its a Sunday and the team and i are out in force. Along with half of Sydney. Handing out flyers. We have had a chair doing some hair up outside. Thanks to all who came to say hello! We love Glebe!

Musical Chairs

Christmas draws nearer, and we ran out of chairs for the first time today. Its a problem we hoped to have! And its happened quicker. The new basin came this week, and will be plumbed in on Tuesday. We now have three. The English is growing in furniture and reputation. We came, we saw, we are conquered. Well almost and we are enjoying doing things our way.
Glebe street fair tomorrow, so all clients are welcome to come in for coffee, and and if you are new to the salon ,fancy having a coffee, please come check us out.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

New Products From O&M

Christmas is around the corner, and we at the English are going off. This is the busiest time of year in the salon, so if you are thinking about making an appointment before your holiday - do it now!
We have had some new stock arrive, the new styling products from O&M and the Christmas packs from them (which not only look hot but are great too) and the travel packs from Kevin Murphy. Great presents, and also great to keep your hair in shape over the holiday period.

Saturday, November 8, 2008


Its been another good week at the English. It was a week for history. I feel excited about the times ahead! And if Mr Obama is in Sydney we would be happy to shave his head.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Seafolly Pics and Video

http://grazia.ninemsn.com.au/ follow the link, scroll down to you get to the video, and push the Seafolly button. You will see my arms doing hair, im on T.V.! This was the show where Zoe and I were up early, and a few pics too. love this one with the umbrella

Fancy New Floor

So this long weekend for us hairdressers, i had floor experts from Abacus floors www.abacusflooring.com.au come in and give us a face lift. Looooooooooook at our shiny floors. Wow how nice. We dont even need to use mirrors anymore.

Melbourne Cup

So every first Tuesday in November, all hairdressers love. Its Hairdressers picnic. We love a party so the girls and i went out for brunch before going off to the races at Randwick. It started well and ended reasonably messy, some worse than others, no naming i dont tell secrets, what happens on cup day stays on cup day, but you could ask Kirsty?

Friday, October 31, 2008

New Floors

If you happen to walk past the salon this weekend, you will either see workmen or that it looks empty. We are having the floor re-sanded and stained.(eco of course)
We are not in till Wednesday, when Kirsty is back, yerh! We are out partying on Melbourne cup day which should be fun, watch this space for some messy pictures.
A picture from the recent photo shoot, this did not make the final cut.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Old Pics , New Look

This is an old picture of mine that we have just done a better crop on. The magic that happens with photoshop. Well the magic that happens at Stevie English Hair.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Zoe and I were up bright up and early yesterday morning for the launch of the new Seafolly swimwear collection www.seafolly.com
It was held at Neilson Park, beautiful spot, not a beautiful morning, not the kind of morning for girls to be wearing bikini's, but oh well. The Hair breif was really soft
curls, beachie as you would expect from a swimwear brand.
We were there as part of the O&M creative team. www.orginal&mineral.com
which is always fun.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Amore Hair Extensions

We have been in the salon all day training Amore hair extensions, you will notice over the next couple of weeks that the girls hair is getting longer, the joys of having the best hair extension system in the world. Jade from Amore hair has been with us. What fun! long hair with out the wait.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Road Works

Glebe Point Road and its continuing face lift, Yep its still on going. We are getting closer though and the handy work guys tell me it will all be finished for the 16th November. The Meters are not working at the moment on Glebe Point road near the shop, so go for a rock star park!
Glebe Street Fair is on the 16 th we will be having some sort of party yet to be finalized but im sure it will involve loads of alcohol and maybe a sausage or two. The Party will be our one year anniversary.

Monday, October 20, 2008

A Big Wonderful Week

Last week was one of our best. We had two new Staff join our team. Zoe who is our junior Stylist and then Saundrea who is here on Saturdays, The place is buzzing now. We had another shoot this weekend, just to finish off Georgie's collection. Really excited to see the finished product.
Kirsty is on Holiday, which will be very different. Kirsty has been here since day one, so not to have her for a few weeks will be strange. And if you want to have an appointment with her I would book in now as she is busy already!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Enviroment

Allison O'flynn who is the head of sustainability for Fujitsu Australia. We are super conscious of the our environment here at Stevie English. So we do everything we can to partner ourselves with companies that have similar principles Fujitsu are doing there bit, here is Aunty V doing hair.

Sony Foundation ball

Shot of the girls on stage!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Georgie's Shoot

We are shooting out the back in the garden today, to make the most of the beautiful light. Georgina our second year apprentice is doing her first shoot. Adrian is shooting for us, www.adrianalston.com And Verity, Kirsty our giving up some of their Sunday to help. TEAM WORK. Makes me proud, its so nice to have senior members of staff full of experince and talent, sharing,caring and helping the young guys to learn.

The Sony Foundation Ball

Verity doing Hair for the Sony foundation ball, Michel Boyd was doing all the corrie. We love you Michel. Here are a few pics.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

A little colour correction!

From black, to red and long to short! we are in the business of serious change!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

How to Iron

You know they are a great company when:
They iron your shirt!
This is one of the directors of O&M, maybe he didnt think i would do a good job! probably right!

O&M Advert

Today i have been filming some confessions of an Ammonia free hairdresser. i was with with the guys from O&M, Troy Thompson, who's salon is in Rosebay and Lovinia who owns a salon just outside of perth we had loads of fun. Dont think this is the start of my acting career though.