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Bright Hair Colour Idea’s for Work

  Life is too short to have boring hair…but you can’t always get away with it at work. ‘Boring’ hair is subjective. It doesn’t mean you have to have bright rainbow mermaid hair…it means having hair that YOU  love! Whether it be a beautiful chocolate brown, luscious red or even your natural colour with a…

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Hair Myths – Busted!

Hair Myth’s There hundred thousand hair myths floating around the place, mostly untrue and a lot are absolutely ridiculous and you wonder how anybody would ever believe them! A lot are BASED on truth, but, like Chinese whispers, have been bent out of shape by the time they reach you. Here are some of our…

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Hair Colour – Expectations vs Reality

Hair Colour Inspiration – Expectations Vs Reality   We love our clients and all of the crazy hair colour ideas they throw our way. Bright and interesting hair is our lifeblood at Live & Let Dye and we do a LOT of it. We always try our very best to exceed expectations and give you results you’re…

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Frizz Free Hair For 4 Months With Cezanne Smoothing Treatment!

                  We’ve discovered this amazing Smoothing Treatment called Cezanne. The thought of FRIZZ FREE hair in Auckland’s humid summer & rainy winters is almost too good to be true. So we had to try it out. The main benefits included: Smooth FRIZZ FREE hair in any weather.…

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Guide to FRIZZ FREE HAIR!!

  I recently asked on Facebook what peoples worst hair problems were. There was a whole lot of frizz related complaints so I thought I’d help you tackle some of them.   Causes of Frizz There are a few different causes ranging from humid weather (yay Auckland weather!) to naturally curly hair frizz. I have…

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Winter Hair Woes? Winter Hair Care Tips!

Ahh winter. You know what that means; we get to wrap up in coats, scarves and boots! Unfortunately it’s not such a joyous occasion for our hair. Seasonal changes can wreak havoc on our hair and scalp, so here’s a few winter hair care tips to get you through the coming months.   Calm Scalp…

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Pastel Hair, The New Ombre?

  Here at Live & Let Dye in Auckland, we get to see a LOT of awesome hair colours. We are also one of the first salons to see what the next big ‘trend’ is in Auckland and New Zealand, probably because most of our clients are braver than most other salons. Ombre and balayage…

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Guide To Stress-Free Wedding Hair

  When it comes to getting ready for an event, whether it’s a school ball or your wedding day, there are a few simple tips that can help to keep things running smoothly, at least on the hair front! It’s probably not necessary to grow your hair.  We often have clients come in who seem…

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PINK RIBBON BREAKFAST AT LIVE & LET DYE!!

We’re hosting a Pink Ribbon Breakfast to raise money for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation! Get your friends together for a morning of delicious treats and the chance to win prizes from Nosh Food Market, Monaco Nails and Beauty, Loft Beauty Boutique, De Post Belgian Beer Cafe, The Brow Whisperer, Davines and us here…

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MOTHERS DAY COMPETITION!

IT’S NEARLY MOTHERS DAY!!!… …so I thought it would be a great time for another competition! We want to know why your Mum deserves pampering. You have until the 30th of April to tell us why your Mum deserves pampering. We will pick our favourite three stories and then post them on Facebook (anonymously). They will…

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Tell Us Your Bad Hair Experience and WIN!

We’ve had some great work come out of the salon this week from Genevieve, who started as Senior Stylist last week. Check out some of her work!                                                        …

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Colour of the Week!

We get the chance to do so many amazing colours at Live & Let Dye, it makes it hard for our clients to choose what they would like done on their own hair! This is why we are now going to do a weekly blog with our COLOUR OF THE WEEK. We will choose one…

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We Are 2 Years Old!! – Win a $50 Voucher for Live & Let Dye!

It’s been 2 years since we opened our doors and we are just getting busier and busier every month! We have gone from just one lonely stylist to two very busy ones and a part time assistant. We’re also very excited to announce another stylist will be joining our team in a couple of weeks…

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Bright Hair Colours!

At Live & Let Dye we love BRIGHT HAIR COLOURS so there is quite a lot you need to know before embarking on a bright hair colour and we want you to be prepared. Some of you wont like what we have to say in this blog and will have differing ideas but this is…

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DON’T FRY YOUR HAIR!!

How to Heat Style Safely. We’ve all seen the video of the girl who’s hair snaps off while she’s trying to curl it. Nothing serves as a better reminder that heat styling can be both friend and foe. Don’t go chucking your irons out just yet, with a little help from Davines and Cloud 9,…

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Bored of Your Hair?

Are you trying to grow out your hair and it’s reached that in-between length? Or have you just had the same style for a little too long? Just don’t know what to do with it? Here are a few ways to give your locks a new look. Aside from the obvious, getting a new cut…

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Feather Extensions

Feather Extensions from Fine Featherheads in America are made from real feathers. All prices include installation which is done with a silicon link. They can be curled, straightened, washed & blow dried like normal hair as long as you don’t iron too close to the link. We recommend you get them moved up on your…

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Growing Your Hair?

Before I started hairdressing I used to think that the advice given by hairdressers to get regular trim when you are growing your hair was a load of rubbish! It didn’t make sense, how does cutting your hair make it longer? It sounded like a sales pitch for the hair stylist to get me to…

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Live & Let Dye’s Top Cafe’s List 2013!

Doesn’t it annoy you when you are hanging out for your morning coffee…wait in line for sometimes what seems like the whole day, pay half a days pay to get your daily caffeine fix only to walk out with a bitter tasting cup of gloop! The worst thing they could do to your morning ‘pick-me-up’…

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Age Appropriate Hair? No Such Thing!

I recently read an article in Fashion Quarterly called ‘Hair and Now – Stylist advice on how to achieve flattering, modern hair”.  The first line of it said “Don’t let your hair date you”, something I thought sounded like good advice, until I read the second part, “Choose an age-appropriate look with these stylist tips.”…

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Lipstick for Dummies.

A couple of weeks ago one of my clients asked me what lipstick I was wearing (MAC Russian Red, in case you were wondering). Being complimented on it gave me a bit of a fright because whenever I wear lipstick I feel equal amounts of success and dread. I wonder if I’m doing it right,…

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Hair Rehab!

Sometimes, in your quest for perfect hair, things take a turn for the worst. We have quite a few performers and models come to us who, after years of hair torture with rollers and hot irons, have cried out for hair help! Whatever the cause, when your hair starts to feel more like straw or…

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Styling Curls & Fighting the Frizz

Anyone with curly or wavy hair knows how much of a nightmare it can be to style. What start out as beautifully formed curls, slowly dries into a frizzy mess, leaving you running for the straighteners or a hair tie. However, with a little bit of help from us at Live & Let Dye and…

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90’s Grunge Revival in 2013

Who remembers the 90’s…Nirvana, Friends, Drew Barrymore with daisy’s in her hair. A lot of my favourite music came out of the 90’s so I’m very excited that 90’s Grunge is making a comeback this year. Of course it will have an updated twist so we don’t all end up looking like Courtney Love but…

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Static Era Music Video – “So Sore”

In 2012 we helped out friends ‘Static Era’ out with their music video. We did Emma’s here where she is wearing the green dress and also the drummer Dave Rhodes (ex Stylus) is a regular client.

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FIRST BIRTHDAY TREATS!!

Live & Let Dye is ONE YEAR OLD in February!!! Here are a few special treats for our clients to celebrate being the big bad ONE year old! We will be updating these as we release more goodies for you all. EVERY WEEKDAY IN FEBRUARY!! Every weekday in February we will be having DOUBLE TROUBLE.…

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Going Blonde

We get asked a LOT about what is involved in going blonde. Basically there are two ways in which we do this. There is the bleach & tone, which results in an overall bold blonde. The other way is highlights. Both have their pro’s and cons and there are a few things to consider before…

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Rocking the Media

Would you believe it?! We’re famous enough to need a media page now! To keep up to date with what your favourite media folk have to say about us, read the articles below and check out the video’s. Remix Magazine – We’ve caught the colour bug – Sep 2012 Fixy – Get Shorty NZ Girl…

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Bloggy Thing

From beauty, nails and hair to coffee…..anything we feel like writing about. Keep an eye out for the next blog! Don’t Fry Your Hair! – If you use straighteners, this is a must read! Bored of Your Hair? – here are some great tips to change it up. Colour Gloss Manicure – the longer lasting polish…

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Ombre, Sombre or Balayage?

A lot of people ask me, Ombre, Sombre or Balayage? What the hell is the difference? They are both fairly new techniques to hairdressing over the last couple of years. And most people think it is the same thing with different names. Well they are half right. Balayage seemed to have come about first when hairdressers…

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