Ultimate Hair Care Tips From The Hairdresser Of The Year

According to 3 time Australian Hairdresser of the Year Jayne Wild, of Wild Life Hair, everyone wants salon perfect hair, but who can afford to visit the hairdresser every week? There is a way to create beautiful hair at home in between salon visits without breaking the bank – iconic Sydney hair stylist, Jayne Wild reveals her essential hair tips for those of us on a budget.

“It does surprise me that people try to cut corners with hair,” says Jayne. “But they should really think of it as a fashion accessory they wear every day. Take care of it and it will make you feel better and get you more complements than an expensive pair of new shoes.”


In terms of styling products, you can save a little. But they are essential if you are constantly using heat on your hair in the form of irons and hairdryers, as these can cause damage if you’re not using quality heat protection styling products.


If you have long hair, it’s really important you invest in a good hair dryer and styling iron. You will benefit from owning a decent brush also. We have a regular champagne “Blow dry and Bubbles” night in our salon where we teach our clients the tricks to create the perfect blow dry using their own blow drying instruments and we often find they are using the wrong ones for the job. Give yourself a fighting chance! It’s like trying to cook using a blunt knife and cheap saucepans – it’s just not the same.

Blow Drys

It’s nice to visit the salon and have your hair done for a special occasion – we all love a bit of pampering – but we know it’s not always possible. To get your own blow drying skills just right, ask your stylist questions about how they achieve the look you’re after and find out where you’re going wrong. But if you have truckloads of thick hair, a regular blow dry in the salon can be great – it lasts all week, saves you time, and doesn’t have to cost the earth because it isn’t necessary to see the most expensive person in the salon.


If you can’t afford the most expensive stylist, go to a stylist they have trained. You’re still getting a similar result. A quality cut tends to last longer, and if you can go 8 weeks rather than 6 weeks you will save money. If you are growing your hair, you still need to get a trim no longer than every 10 weeks to avoid split ends.

Extra Tips:

1. Don’t use too much product. Professional shampoos and conditioner are more concentrated, so you don’t need to use it by the bucket load. Also remember that professional products don’t use detergents, so they won’t foam up as much as supermarket brands, so don’t feel you need to use more to get a lather up.
If you have curly hair, you don’t need to spend big on hair towels. Paper towels will give you a better result.

2. Get organized with your bookings so that you can co-ordinate your cuts and colours with special occasions.

3. Before you go to the chemist for your colour, contact a quality salon and see if they have “training days.” Our apprentices always need some models and it can really save you money.

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Visit Jayne’s salons:


1/20 Alfred St Milson’s Point 2061

(02) 9955 4990


Shop 2, 50 Reservoir St Surry Hills 2010

(02) 9211 4940