They say a 'change' is as good as a holiday … If you’re feeling the need for a change, maybe it’s time to pack your handbag and head to your nearest hairstylist instead. We had a chat to our CBD preferred resident Stylist Kevin McKenzie of Kevin McKenzie Hair Salon located at Sussex Lane, Sydney CBD (aka Luxurious London in the heart of stylish Sydney) to hear his thoughts on upcoming hair trends and classic looks to keep your tresses in top condition this year!
TLL: Kevin after years of working at top hair salons in London, working as an artistic director on many fashion shoots and now running your own trendy salon, what keeps you inspired every day?
Kevin: You can never stop learning hair as it is always evolving. I still get nervous when doing photo shoots and hair ups , but creative people do that..
TLL: What have been your career highlights?
Kevin: Opening my salon in Sydney and working at London fashion week, but there are lots more...
TLL: What are your all-time top five hair tips?
Kevin: Cut your hair every 6 to 8 weeks, treat it once a week, buy a great shampoo and conditioner, don’t iron your hair every day and tip your head upside down for volume.
TLL: In your opinion what are the few hair products one should not live without?
Kevin: Morroccan Oil & Kevin Murphy Young Again.
TLL: What are some upcoming hair trends for 2012?
Kevin: Still long for some, but I keep seeing people shaving one side like you have had a brain operation.
TLL: Are there any hair trends that you would rather see disappear?
Kevin: Yes the Pip Edwards, it’s been around since the 80’s.
TLL: What does Kevin McKenzie specialise in?
Kevin: Consistence, great colour and cutting. We have the best environment and a great team!
TLL: What’s the one question a client should always ask a hair stylist?
Kevin: My advice and opinion.
TLL: Lastly are there any final words of advice before going for the big chop?
Kevin: I see this a lot and it's normally requested after splitting up with the boyfriend... But, have a good long hard look at your face before the cut, to see if you really suit 'short' hair.
You can find Kevin and his amazing team at Kevin McKenzie Hair Salon located 12A Sussex Lane Sydney (next door to The Laser Lounge Sydney CBD). We have attached an upstyle of Laser Lounge Director, Gita Coorey’s hair; which the fabulous Kevin McKenzie team did for the Miss Country Girl Australia National Finale Event 2010... We think her hair looks pretty amazing!