fashion inspiration

hair trends at perth fashion week 2015, by yoshiko hair insider caroline by Dani Blakeley

Perth Fashion Festival has seen a continued move away from the classic pony tale, to a more playful take on runway hair.
 L'Oreal Professional was the official hair partner for this years festival. With eight shows, showcasing a wide variety of hair styles required Caroline call upon her broad skill set. Over twenty different hair concepts used during the festival. Caroline worked on everything from blonde  50's bobs, heavily textured beach hair, stylised braids,wet  textured looking hair, classic finger waves and of course pony tails. 
Some of the varied styles Caroline worked on  include Akria  show. Where we saw Akria matching his signature style with causal runners. Hair was pulled back at the front and netted. While the back was blown out and texturised. Hot Chinese newcomer Langli brought his latest collection to Perth. He is quickly building a strong following around the globe. Hair was slicked back pulled into a topknot, with finely sculpted fringes. One of favourite shows of the festival was that of local Jamie Lee, with her demi couture label. Her amazing clothes were matched with an equally amazing set. Hair was playful. Blonde 50's lobobs featured in the show. 
Caroline remarked how, " I loved taking my hairdressing skills from the salon to the runway". Pushing boundaries Caroline loved, expanding on her skills in a fast pace environment. Working with a big team was a highlight, as was  the fact as the week proceed Caroline's role expanded from assisting to  a more hands on role.
Over the festival L'Oreal ran a VIP Blow-dry Bar, which Caroline worked two days on the floor for two days including one day were she managed the bar. 
Caroline is in the final year of her apprenticeship at Yoshiko Hair. She represented Yoshiko and L'Oreal Professional at this years festival. She is is a part of Yoshiko's colour team. Yoshiko offers a $39 Express Blowdry with Caroline. Conditions apply


behind the scenes on st kilda hairdresser yoshiko hair's ahfa 2015 finalist shoot. lineaire. by Dani Blakeley

Yoshiko Hair's Dani's photographic collection Lineaire, was selected as a finalist in the highly regarded Australian Hair Fashion Awards - vic 2015.
In this video we are taken on a journey, as  Dani with help the team at Yoshiko create Lineaire. Every photo shoot has an underlining theme. This theme is reflected in this video.
Dani drew her  inspiration from graffiti art prevalent on the lane ways on Melbourne. A combination of strong architectural lines with freehand spray painting of street art. The video explores this theme taking septets of our urban environment highlighting strong lines; yet softened with imagery of our models behind the scenes on the set.
Inspiration is transferred to both colour and cut techniques developed for this shoot. Colour techniques are strong yet applied using freehand methods.  While the cuts that are strong and directional. Yet soft and feminine.  A trademark of the work of Yoshiko.
Hair inspiration from Yoshiko Hair is in strong demand around the globe. With fashion forecast  and collections regularly published in cities such as New York, Paris, London, San Paulo, Milan and Shanghai.
Dani is a guest artist for L'Oreal Professional Australia.