When it comes to finding a hairdresser, only the best will do. It’ll be that hairstylist who looks at your split ends and mousey roots, and somehow transforms you into a goddess with luscious flowing locks that bounce with life and light. Yots Hair in Adelaide has received rave reviews, so we decided to have a chat with two members of the creative team at the King William Road Salon – Isabella and Matilda.
Matilda is one of the Senior Stylists and started her career working in a top Sydney salon, styling the hair of Australia’s fashion insiders and top bloggers, assisting on editorial shoots and working backstage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Isabella is a Junior Stylist and since starting her apprenticeship she has gained both editorial and runway styling experience and established herself as an emerging stylist in Adelaide. In fact, you could say hairdressing is in her blood. As the daughter of the salon directors, she started working as a casual salon assistant when she was just 15 years old.
Hi ladies, thanks for taking the time to talk to us. Can you tell us a bit about Yots Hair?
Yots Hair was established in 1989, with locations in Unley and North Adelaide. We offer our clients top-quality hairdressing services, including beautiful colour, precision cutting and on-trend styling.
Our speciality is incredible blonde colour work – we focus on delivering flawless results whilst maintaining the health of our clients’ hair. Our team are constantly sharing photos over at our Instagram page. Check it out and follow us!
Are there any hair products that are an absolute must-have for you?
Olaplex, for sure! It’s an incredible product that works to multiply the bonds in your hair during the colour service, leaving lightened hair healthier and stronger. It’s really allowed us to push the boundaries when colouring, without jeopardising the health and integrity of our clients’ hair. We absolutely swear by it at Yots!
We also think that a good quality curling wand is a must-have, to achieve the perfect wave. We love the Cloud Nine styling irons.
Can you give us any insight on the next big hair trends of 2016?
For colour, balayage is definitely here to stay. The current trend is colour that looks effortless and a little bit lived in. We’ve also seen Olaplex revolutionise the colour industry, so we will start to see a lot more healthy, natural-looking colours this year.
Are there any other hairstyles that you think are coming back into fashion?
Right now, we’re seeing the re-emergence of the 70’s style fringe, worn a little bit dishevelled and sexy. Something else we’re loving right now is seeing women back away from heat styling and opt for a look that embraces their natural texture – particularly ladies with curly hair! A good haircut is key here, so ask your stylist for a style that complements your natural hair.
For men, fringes are definitely due for a comeback, but with a twist. More loose face-framing curls or piecey pixie-style cuts.
So do you have any tips to make sure my hair stylist nails my look?
The best way to get what you want from your hairdresser is to walk into the salon with a clear idea of your goal. Bring lots of reference pictures, but remain realistic and have an open mind about the process – how long it might take, and what your hair is capable of.
When looking for inspiration photos, choose ones that depict hair with a similar thickness and texture to your own to ensure that the results you want are actually achievable. And always listen to what your stylist has to say – it’s our job to know all there is to know about hair and offer advice!
You guys obviously know best, so what are a couple of expert tips for maintaining my hair between visits?
Take good care of it! Invest in a quality shampoo, conditioner and deep conditioner (we love Kevin.Murphy and Mr Smith products) and stick to your hair care regimen to maintain the health of your locks. This will help to minimise damage and breakage, and maintain your colour.
Ask your stylist to help you find products that suit your hair type to ensure you’re getting the most out of your products. For blondes, purple shampoo and conditioner are a must-have to combat brassy tones!
Visit Yots Hair to make an appointment and indulge in the ultimate hair styling experience today!
Other Hair Salons We Love:
Follicles Beyond Hair & Beauty – Seaton
“Today I spent 4 hours completely transforming my hair, not only do I look amazing, I feel amazing!! All the lovely ladies who worked on my hair really made my dreams come true, they listened and took the time to really work with what I wanted to achieve and it turned out far better than I could have even imagined! Rosanna and her team made me feel so welcome and at home with the loveliest customer service I have ever experienced in a salon. All I can say is CUSTOMER FOR LIFE!!!!!” – Brooke0411
AXIA – Adelaide CBD
“One of my favourite hairdressers in Radelaide, love the service and the owners are approachable and friendly. Decent prices, although on the higher end it is the CBD.” – ShaeShae
Hair I Am – Port Adelaide
“I have been a customer of Hair I Am for about 5 years. Annette has always recommended appropriate products to benefit my hair. I have very fine hair and have a colour every 5 weeks and a trim/style every 2nd visit. My hair has never been in better condition and her cuts have even brought out some curl! Thank you Annette, Hair I Am for always looking after me and my hair.” – Tracey1604
Bella Vita Hair and Beauty – Mawson Lakes