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Rakis on Collins: Hair X Melbourne #StreetStyle Launch Edition

08 Sept. 2017

Georgia’s hairdo for the wedding as crafted by Colleen, Rakis on Collins
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It’s no surprise we attract some of the most stylish individuals into our salon. And finally with our blog, we’re able to flaunt it with the first edition of our #StreetStyle posts.

We’re known for delivering the best haircuts, styles and colour in Melbourne, possibly the whole of Australia. It’s no surprise then we also attract some of the most stylish individuals into our salon. And finally with our blog, we’re able to flaunt it with the first edition of our #StreetStyle posts!

Zoom in on Elinor’s #OOTD aka Outfit of the Day with Gucci Marmont handbag
Zoom in on Georgia’s #OOTD aka Outfit of the Day with Gucci Marmont handbag

Kicking off our first post is Georgia Jadon who flew into Melbourne from Adelaide to attend a wedding. She was staying at The Park Hyatt and was recommended by the concierge to come see us to get her hair set for the wedding. 

As soon as Georgia walked into the salon with her Alessandro Michele’s Gucci Marmont GG handbag, ripped jeans and tan leather boots, paired with a black slouchy longline sweater, we knew she was the face for our first #streetstyle post. She exuded relaxed style that was very Melbourne.


Grand columns located right outside our salon
Grand columns located right outside our salon

Elinor’s hairdo for the wedding as crafted by Colleen
Georgia’s hairdo for the wedding as crafted by Colleen

But back to her hair, Georgia was served by Colleen on that Saturday. The soft spoken Georgia came prepared, she even showed Colleen a picture of the dress that she was going to wear for the wedding that night. 

Through Colleen’s consultation, Georgia decided to drop the bun she originally wanted and go with Colleen’s recommendation, to let her hair down with soft, lovely waves in her hair, as a contrast to the slim silhouette provided by the elegant, figure hugging dress she’s chosen to wear. 

During the 45 minute session with Georgia, Colleen applied her trusted tools, her Shu Uemura Volume Maker Brush aka Invisible Texturizing Powder for the right texture and required hold without the feeling of stickiness. Always with the token mist of hairspray,  Colleen achieved a natural appearance to Georgia’s hair.

She also applied the Shu Uemura Touch of Essence Absolue with camellia oil, to help nourish and protect hair of all types, for that soft, subtle feel and gloss to Georgia’s hairdo.
Wielding her GHD wand, Colleen also changed Georgia’s parting, thereby giving her hair an unexpected volume. Georgia never thought of swopping her natural parting, but we think she’s definitely warmed up to the idea now! 

All in all, it was an appointment that was a collaborative process between the client and the stylist. The end result is a clear success of communication and Colleen’s artistry in her hairdressing craft. 

Taking in Elinor’s full #OOTD outfit and her freshly done hairdo
Taking in Georgia’s full #OOTD outfit and her freshly done hairdo

Interesting angles spotted on Collins Street at the doorstep of Rakis on Collins
Interesting angles spotted on Collins Street at the doorstep of Rakis on Collins

Another angle of Elinor’s hairdo by Colleen, picking up the breeze
Another angle of Georgia’s hairdo by Colleen, picking up the breeze

A natural smile always completes the best hairdo by Rakis on Collins
A natural smile always completes the best hairdo by Rakis on Collins

Georgia left the salon all confident with hair done, so confident she allowed us to take these shots of her with her relaxed, carefree outfit, soaking in the heritage architecture along Collins Street where we’re located. 

We hope she enjoyed the wedding (and her hair by Colleen, or course!) as much as Melbourne and her visit to our salon. Looking forward to seeing you again when you’re next in Melbourne, Georgia!

On Collins Street, there’s always details you’ve never noticed before
On Collins Street, there’s always details you’ve never noticed before

In black and white, always a classic
In black and white, always a classic

When your hair is perfect, you can’t hide the SMILES
When your hair is perfect, you can’t hide the SMILES

The sun sets on Collins Street Melbourne, another perfect day of great hair at Rakis on Collins
The sun sets on Collins Street Melbourne, another perfect day of great hair at Rakis on Collins

 

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Street Melbourne,
Victoria 3000
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