Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Parisian coiffing and couture is set to sweep the high-fashion runways world-wide this Spring and local hairstylists plan on bringing that concept to the streets of Brisbane.

Brisbane’s Bossy Hair founder, Antoinette Thorpe, says old-style French glamour is making a comeback and will feature strongly in salons this season.

“The big volume blow dry and glamour is back – whilst keeping it very girly and feminine, just as the French like it,” she says.

“What will be hot this Spring are soft, creamy blondes in pinks and apricots, natural waves, strong, natural, dark roots fading to raw vanilla blonde, and subtle caramel peek-a-boo foils.”

Antoinette has encouraged her team of hairstylists to find inspiration from the French capital and create innovative and elegant new colouring and styles for an upcoming ‘So You Think You Can Colour’ competition between the 12 Brisbane-based Bossy Hair salons.

In less than one month Bossy Hair will send their competition winner to Paris to attend couture and cocktail events with the world’s most talented hairdressers at the Wella Trend Vision competition’s live final, where more than 70 countries will compete.

“We want to bring Trend Vision concepts to the Bossy Brisbane community – the latest in couture hair straight from the catwalks of Paris,’’ says Antoinette, who is known for styling fashion-forward photo shoots and events, including entertainers and VIP guests at the recent Splendor in the Grass festival in Byron Bay.

Last year’s competition winner, and the owner of Bossy Hair Windsor, Michele McGahan, says the event adds a competitive edge that inspires her staff to stretch their creativity and imagination to a whole new level.

“The event involves a lot of preparation - dressing up our models in French couture and hiring professional make-up artists and photographers - we really go all out for this event and it gets quite competitive,” she says.

“It motivates our hairdressers to keep on top of all the latest trends world-wide and to find inspiration from places they wouldn’t normally think of.”

The ‘So You Think You Can Colour’ competition winner will be announced at an afternoon cocktail party and fashion parade featuring Parisian couture at Mirra Private Events Room in Fortitude Valley on Sunday September 26, 2010.

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Bossy Hair ( is a group of franchised hairdressing salons in Brisbane. The group currently has 12 stores throughout Brisbane and a hairdressing training academy in the Kelvin Grove urban precinct. Bossy Hair was established 10 years ago by Brisbane couple Antoinette and Michael Thorpe who remain actively involved with trainees, franchisees, salon operations and broader business expansion strategy.
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