back in the studio with st kilda hairdressers, yoshiko - with sexy wearable hair by Dani Blakeley

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After a bit of break Yoshiko Hair have returned to the studio with photographer Peter Rosetzky . Since the inception of Yoshiko our photographic work, has always been one of the foundations of our Creativity. For over 13years under the direction of  Yoshiko's  Creative Director Dani Blakeley, the salon has been creating Hair Fashion which is sort after around the Globe.

Yoshiko Hair's Cut and Colour work has been published across Australia and around the Globe. True Hair Influencers who's work has been published on Front Covers of Magazines in Australia, Spain, New Zealand, Itay, England and the United States. With Collections published in dozens of Hair Magazines, plus used in numerous National Cut and Colour Advertising campaigns.


Our latest shoot at Yoshiko is client focused. Yoshiko Hair's known style of Sexy and Wearable hair is showcased in our latest shoot. With a bit of a twist! Drawing on the impressive Creativity and Technical knowledge of Dani, Hass and Natalie, this shoot will be showcasing forthcoming seasonal Hair Colours and Styles. Both Hass and Dani are members of National Creative teams while Natalie has been a National Technical Educator.

yoshiko hair_st kilda_ hairdresser_ hair salon _fitzroy Street_ behind the scenes

We look forward to sharing our new collection with you.With inspirational looks to wear this Spring?Summer, showcasing skill and creativity.

spring/summer hair colour trends 17 - mebourne hairdresser yoshiko hair with #colorfulhair by Dani Blakeley


Colourful hair was once the realm of the Counter Culture. Not any more. Over the last couple of years we have seen colourful hair grow in popularity, with every day clients.  This summer we forecast that colourful balayage, along with strong block colours shall be popular. In demand will be pastels to strong fashion colours. Pinks, purples, greens and blues shall all be in vogue. With #colorfulhair @lorealpro @yoshiko_hair we are able to offer a professional range of fashion colours. This range of colours as tested in the salon and around the globe has proven to be very long lasting. In some cases far exceeding the claimed 17 washes. Used in conjunction with #smartbond and L'Oreal Blondes we have had some great results playing with this product in our St Kilda salon. 

st kilda hairdresser's spellbound - a whimsical colourful journey celebrating bold felinity by Dani Blakeley

Behind every Yoshiko Hair collection there is an ideal not always related to hair, which is basis of a theme. Yoshiko Hair Salon Director and L'Oreal Australia Colour-ist Ambassador Dani ofter draws her inspiration from spheres outside the hairdressing world. Although these collections are fashion forward, they are relatable to consumer based hairdressing. It is very important to Dani that new techniques are developed in the process. For educational purposes and exciting clients / hairdressers alike.

Inspiration for this collection was drawn from patterns seen in feathers and fur. As with the Bird of Paradise from the PNG. These birds are very colourful and textured. "To be natural yet unnatural in their appearance" Dani. In the cuts we see softened undercuts and lines. While screen printing and freehand colour techniques help give a natural fee.

Inspirational Spellbound has been featured in magazines around the globe. Including gracing European covers.

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.


your hair is a reflection of your health - st kilda hairdresser yoshiko hair by Dani Blakeley

Your hair can be a reflection of your health. By looking at someones hair we can see signs of a  person who could be suffering hormonal changes,  lacking vitamins or has had there hair over processed.
Optimal hair health normally occurs around the age of 18 years. Hairs health diminishes from this time forward. 
Three years ago I suffered hair loss during my second pregnancy. I found that an iron deficiency lead to this hair loss. With iron supplements and a proven hair loss treatment I was able to restore my hair.
Hair thins naturally with age. Stress, thyroid problems, hormones and hereditary reasons can all lead to hair loss. If your hair loss in abnormal you should see a medical professional. If your hair loss is considered normal we have a number of treatments which may prove beneficial.
When our hair becomes grey it becomes courser. In our experienced opinion colouring grey hair can make it feel softer and look shiner.
At Yoshiko our hair experts are able analyse your hair and help restore its health. With the use of low or no ammonia colour we can offer colour services which are kinder to your hair. Our low or no sulphate shampoos are less drying to the hair. We also favour products  with no or little parabens and silicones as these only coat your hair and make your hair heavy.
With hair loss we stock the best products on the market. We have seen great improvements in clients hair loss with these products.
Let the hair experts at Yoshiko taylor solutions for your hair.

st kilda hairdresser dani from yoshiko hair talks about working on l'oreals #blondefident campaign by Dani Blakeley

L'Oreal Professional Australia are currently releasing their #BLONDEFIDENT advertising campaign across Australia. This and other films that showcase L'Oreal's new blondes, were filmed at St Kilda's Yoshiko Hair. Featuring Yoshiko's own blonde experts Dani and Zarah .
Over the 10 years since Yoshiko has been operating Dani and the team have done many photo shoots  for colour companies. Producing imagery for colour company, national advertising and educational  campaigns. Yet Dani said " Working on  #blondefident for L'Oreal Professional was by far the best campaign she has worked on as it features on you  the client".
Although Jessica's makeover could be considered extreme.The film shows you that in the capable hands of a blonde expert at Yoshiko, they are able to bring out the best in you.
"Working with the new L'Oreal Studio Blonde range is amazing' notes Dani. The range includes an amazing Ballyage lightener and a lightener that is capable  from taking you from dark to super light without compromising hair condition. All from the company that invented hair colour, L'Oreal.
For the blonde you want, you can't go past the colour team at Yoshiko. With Kelly, Zarah and Dani all certified as L'Oreal Professional Blonde experts.
You too can be #blondefident, with L'Oreal's amazing new blondes when  you visit the award winning team at Yoshiko Hair.
Yoshiko Creative Director Dani is a Guest Artist for L'Oreal Professional