Kelly Darke, 20, of Lismore, gets her hair worked on by three of Australia?s best, Sydney stylist Brendan Bugner (left), colour
Kelly Darke, 20, of Lismore, gets her hair worked on by three of Australia?s best, Sydney stylist Brendan Bugner (left), colour

At the cutting-edge of hairdressing

By WILL JACKSON

A GOOD hairdresser knows what works for their customer, not just what's fashionable, says Dieter Mersmann.

"And if what you do doesn't work, you had better know exactly how to fix it," he adds.

"Black's big at the moment, but you have to find the colour that works for the individual."

Dieter, a specialist 'colour- ist' from leading Sydney salon Wildlife, won Hairdressing Technician of the Year at the prestigious 2004 Hair Expo.

He was on the North Coast last night with another specialist stylist, Brendan Bugner, to give a demonstration of cutting-edge techniques in Ballina.

"We're doing a couple of demonstrations live on stage in front of about 40-45 local hairdressers," he said.

"We'll also have some mod- els that we've already prepared and we'll use them to talk about all the new shades and colours that we're using.

"The shades that we'll be demonstrating are the autumn through to winter colours. It's what we're seeing a lot on European catwalks.

"The new thing that we're doing at the moment is using products that lighten and colour the hair, which means we can do really interesting things with darker hair."



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