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st kilda hairdresser dani blakeley as interviewed by italy's queen magazine, yoshiko hair. by Dani Blakeley

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Published across the Globe and around Australia, Yoshiko Hair have an impact on Hair Trends well beyond their base on St Kilda's Fitzroy Street. Yoshiko under the Creative Direction of Dani have had their inspirational hair collections in Paris, London, New York, Milan, Tokyo and many other cities.


Queen Magazine from Italy interviewed Yoshiko's Dani, to see how she comes up ideas for her hair shoots and education commitments. Dani has always seen herself as an salon based hairdresser, where doing her clients excites and inspires her a daily basis. Yoshiko Hair does shoots which range from High fashion Editorial shoots to more down earth Cut and Colour Collections. Dani has done numerous Cut and Colour Collections for L'Oreal Professional. Lakme Australia and De Lorenzo.


Yoshiko Hair with Dani have also created many Hair FashionTrend Forecast that have been published around the globe. Along with "St Kilda's King" of Balayage, Hass they make St Kilda's foremost Hair Colour team. Both Hass and Dani are true Blonde Experts, capable of both Creative and Commercial colouring techniques. Colour Correction and Balayage are our specialities.

french freehand balayage - natural looking balayage at st kilda's yoshiko hair by Dani Blakeley

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What is French Freehand Balayage you may ask? Freehand Balayage originating in France is the application of colour without foils or plastic film, as to achieve a Natural and Subtle looking Hair Colour. At Yoshiko Hair we used specially developed hair colours and developers which have been created by L'Oreal Professional for this application. Developed in Paris by the worlds leading innovators to when it comes Hair Colour; L'Oreal has developed Developers that are Air Activated. Instead of being temperature driven. When combined with the use of Smartbond you have the confidence not only that your hair will not suffer any damage but shall improve in condition during this process.

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Yoshiko Hair’s Master of Balayage. Hass, can be seen doing Freehand Balayage represented in the Top image. Hass along with Natalie and Dani are all leading Melbourne Hair Colourist. St Kilda’s Best Colourist have published around the globe, educated other hairdressers and worked on many National Hair Colour Campaigns. The Salon is know for their Blondes and was featured L’Oreal Australia’s Blondefident.

Experience getting your hair coloured at Fitzroy Streets, Yoshiko and you shall understand why Marie Clair listed the salon as on of the top salons in Australia to get your pampered.

no time? no worries?, half the time with l'oreal's instant highlights. now at melbourne's yoshiko hair in st kilda! by Dani Blakeley

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Colour the smart way. Your highlights needs a lift but you are unable spare the time to get into the salon. At St Kilda's Yoshiko Hair you can now be in and out  of the salon within one hour, with Instant Highlights from L'Oreal Professional.

Just released to the Australian Market, Yoshiko Hair is one of the first salons in Melbourne to have this new breakthrough in hair highlights. This new hair lightening range means that your colour can be lifted and blow-dryed under an  one hour. Perfect for an in between lightening when you don't have the time for a full or half head of foils but needs that extra boost. With up to 15 foils we are able to get you looking fab for that special event or social outing. 

Using L'Oreal's speciality patented Heat Tool, New Hair Colour"s and Smartbond we are able to halve the time you spend in the salon chair, with this only in salon product. L 'Oreal Professional has always been at the forefront of Hair Colour, having "invented" Blonde Hair. Combined with St Kilda's most experience and awarded Hair Colour Team, make Yoshiko Hair the must be place for your next set of highlights.

what hair color suits me - st kilda hairdresser yoshiko hair, melbourne by Dani Blakeley

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At Yoshiko Hair, our Color Experts will take into account a number of factors in determining the best hair color and tone for yourself. So you can look your best we shall look factors such as your eye color, skin tone and the clothes you wear. 

It maybe worth considering changing your make up with a change in Hair Color. 

Generally  Hair Colour is made up of either Cool, Neutral or Warn tones. Cool colors would ash, silver and violets. While Warm colors would include cooper, red, golden blonde and chocolate browns.  Your Neutral colors are made  of the Cool and Warm. For an example bright blondes would be considered neutral.

A easy way to determine which Hair Color will suit you is to observe the color of your freckles. If your freckles are light brown in tone you generally will be suited to having more warmth in your Hair Color. If your freckles are darker in color  and you have less than normal you will generally be suited to cooler Hair Color.

To get the most out of your Hair Color and to look best, the first thing is you must is to consult a Hair Color Professional. At Yoshiko Hair on Fitzroy Street, St Kilda all our Colorist have had over 14years experience. St Kilda's Most Awarded Color salon the team boast National Educators, National Colour Ambassadors and have had their Hair Color work published around the Globe. Using L'Oreal Professional we are use one of the best bond protectors of the market, Smartbond. Along with ammonia free Inoa.

hass, elwood hairdresser. joins st kilda's most awarded salon, yoshiko hair by Dani Blakeley

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St Kilda's Most Awarded salon, Yoshiko Hair welcomes Hass to the team. Hass will make a great addition to what is already is St Kilda's most experienced team.

Hass has comes to us, having been hairdressing for over 13 years. Starting his career in Europe, Hass was trained in Italy, and owned his own salon in Europe. A great stylist and colourist, Hass has used his well crafted skills on  Fashion Shows and working on Movie Sets.

Always keeping is skills at the forefront, make Hass a Dynamic and Creative hairdresser. Has has even devoted time going back to school to learn the art of Barbering. With his amazing Blow -Waves honed to perfection back stage and the ability to do great Hair Straightening. Make Hass the true allrounder.

Its not just Hass's skills that make him a great hairstylist.  He approaches all his clients with great honestly and openness. Has also speaks Norwegian, Croatian, Bosnian and Serbian

a melbourne blondes dream - at st kilda's yoshiko hair by Dani Blakeley

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For over 12 years St Kilda's Yoshiko Hair has been the must go to place for Melbourne's Blondes. Whether it is is half head of foils, balyage or an all over bleach; you shall be in a safe pair of hands with the blonde experts at Yoshiko. It takes a highly trained hair colour professional to do blonde well, as all Blondes will know. At Yoshiko the highly skill team are all masters of all things blonde. The teams blondes has been featured around the globe and nationally. With L'Oreal Professional's Australian #blondefident campaign filmed at Yoshiko Hair featuring our staff.

Every client at Yoshiko is greeted with a personalised consultation that shall take into account your skin tone, lifestyle and ongoing maintenance. Being Blonde can be a big commitment and the team at Yoshiko shall recommend the right shade of blonde for you.

The team at Yoshiko are expert foilers. With individual placement that shall take into account of things such as face shape and overall look. At Yoshiko we strongly believe that going blonde shouldn't damage your hair.At Yoshiko we have always been early adopters on new technologies. So when re-bonders came to Australia, we were one of the first salons to use this new technology. We recommend that L'Oreal's #Smartbond which we feel is the best on the market, should be used with all blonde services. Smartbond protects your hair from damage occurring. It will improve the condition and shine of your hair. We were amazed by the results when we were involved in the launch of this product into Australia.

Its true! Blondes do have more fun! If going Blonde is something that you are thinking of or just maintaining and improving your current blonde. Yoshiko is the salon for you.