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New Farm Hairdresser - The Powder Room

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Have A look At Our New Salon Website


We are so excited to introduce you to our New Powder Room Hair Salon website called New Farm hairdressers.

We have found that so many of our Brides come to our New Farm merthyr village hair salon as clients in the lead up to their Wedding and have stayed with us.  What is so lovely is that we have had the opportunity to see their families grow, and even get to meet the new members of their families.

How many times have you found a great hairdresser only to find that next time you go back to them, they have moved on,…Karen the owner of The Powder Room has been a New Farm hairdresser for 14 years now and has been looking after her clients cuts and colours every 4-8 weeks.  

If you are a Bride to be…it's a  great way to get all the insiders tips in the lead up to your Wedding.  Normally you meet with your hair and makeup artist at your Pre Wedding trial, a few weeks before the Wedding.  If you are coming into Powder Room in the months leading up to your Wedding then you can chat to Karen and Ashley about you and your Bridal parties ideas, preparation of your Wedding hair, and put your mind at ease and have peace of mind in knowing that you are already familiar with the Powder Room and their team.  

Cuts and colours can also be worked out with timing and colour design to suit your hairstyle, for example planning when to have full head of foils or a  half head, ensuring that not too much is cut of your hair so that you have the length you require for your dream style. Hair treatment programs are also a great idea to help you reach your length goal.

A common question asked in the lead up to your Wedding is "do I have enough length, should I get hair extensions in or should I use clip in extensions on the day?
We can help prepare you before your trial as to what option is best for you.

Now I know there are so many  great Brisbane hairdressers, why not try or Powder Room experience, as we know you will keep coming back. We like to have fun but also recognise when you want to just sit and relax.

Our hair salon services include, maintenance cuts, total reshape styling, foils (did we tell you we are fast foilers, not too much waiting around!) semi and permanent hair colouring, straightening, super quick but amazing blowdrying, luxurious treatments, try the express or the double shot (head massage to your liking and hot towel finish) or maybe you would like to know more about how to style your hair using products and different tools

So, go on.... you know you would love a change, call us today as we would love to spoil you!

Ashley and Karenxx


Red Carpet Wedding hairstyles

Categories // Bridal and Red Carpet Make Up Looks

Wedding hairstyle predictions 2014

Red Carpet Wedding hairstyles



  Lip colour used on Vanessa...Powder Room Lips with Love..Fairytale, $35 available @ Powder Room Bridal studio in New Farm, Brisbane.


A gorgeous option for the traditional Bride, a great look for our Queensland Summer Brides.  Cool, elegant and sophisticated…sleek Bridal hairstyles are so popular at the moment.


Megan and Karen created this look on Vanessa, inspired from the runway "Spring/Summer" 2014 Bridal collections of Vera Wang.  The look is polished but still with texture and movement. 

So how do you create the look?


To create the look the hair was set with hot rollers, using a thermal setting spray.  After the rollers have cooled and have been taken out the top was gently finger backcombed to create the movement on top.  The sides had a spray gel applied to add extra sleekness. 

The twisted entwined shape at the back of the head was weaved together and slightly ruched and pinned into shape, keeping the shape elongated.


How to know if this style might suit you?


*If you have a really long day ahead of you... an early start and through till the night.


*If you are an active Bride..

(we were chatting to a Bride the other day that mentioned she was going bushwalking as part of her Wedding photo's)


*If you would like to be cool and will look fresh all day long


*If your Wedding is in summer Brides... this is perfect for you


*If you have a longer or heart shaped face


*If you want your eye's to stand out as a feature this style will draw focus to your eyes.


*Do you want to show off your amazing cheek bones?


If you are wanting some help choosing your perfect Wedding day hairstyle, and haven't chosen your Wedding day hairstylist, why not book a "Cupcake Consultation" with Karen at our New Farm studio.


For more ideas check out our Gallery of Real Bride Images


Golden Globes 2014 Hair and Makeup

Categories // Bridal and Red Carpet Make Up Looks, Wedding Hairstyles

Best Golden Globes 2014 Celebrity Hair and Makeup Looks

What a great way to start the year planning your Wedding with The Golden Globes for inspiration.

We were so excited to check out all the looks from the red carpet. We've listed our favourites below, maybe you'll find your dream look amongst them :)

Margot Robbie’s clean up-do was a standout! The stylish chignon style featured a deep side part, with just enough volume draping softly over her ear. Complexion perfection, soft iridescent cheeks, brushed brows and subtle lash extensions really show of her perfect features. This look is the perfect for highlighting natural beauty when choosing Wedding hair and makeup.


Amy Adams' polished style was perfect for a high-glamour event! Detailed but effortless, this fun braided do’ would look fabulous on your Wedding Day. The look featured 4 braids pulled into a soft textured bun. This style suits brides and Bridesmaids who want that hairstyle that stays all day and night!

Cate Blanchett’s faux bob looked chic and glamorous, showing even the ladies with shorter locks can have an elegant up-do. Paired perfectly with a matt pink lip and soft rosy cheek, the ageless starlet was glowing. 

We were seriously loving Sarah Hyland’s bold eyebrows and milkmaid braid! Her look was right on trend, combining an exaggerated brow with soft, dewy makeup.

Taylor Swift was another show-stopper for the evening. Swift’s look, featuring stunning retro-curls, was sleek and impeccable. We love a touch of old Hollywood with bold red lips, and she pulled it off effortlessly! Taylor's style is a great option for Bride's with a side fringe.

Zooey Deschanel didn’t disappoint, delivering a classic beauty look with a modern whimsical twist. The fair-skinned beauty opted for a red lip, liquid liner, and lots of lashes, playing up her gorgeous blue eyes. Jennifer Behr white silk flowers contrasted beautifully with her flawless skin and lip tone. Zooey's loose softly waved side-knot, worked beautifully with her heavy fringe. This is a favourite for Bridesmaids hairstyle choices.

P.S. we loved her nails too!






Bridesmaids hairstyles

Categories // Wedding Hairstyles

How to choose the perfect hairstyles for your bridesmaids

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Choosing the best hairstyle for your Bridesmaids can be lots of fun but also challenging…making sure that everyone feels comfortable, that their looks compliments your style …..and you also have to think about the weather.

Where do you start?

Once you have chosen your bridesmaids dresses, you can look for hairstyles that compliments your look…so if your look is a 1920's vintage feel, you wouldn't choose beehive hairstyles.

Take into consideration your Wedding theme....Classic, Vintage, Garden party or even an Elvis theme.  This will also help you short list what works for you and your girls….there are so many out there to choose from...simple chignon's, Braids with twists, messy updo's, vintage waves, long boho curls...

Start a Vision board of looks that you like and then identify what you like about these looks. is it the pretty headpiece, the colour of the headpiece, the braid, the soft waves, the colour of the hairstyle (different hair colours show definition more than others)?  One great resource if Pinterest, you can start so many different boards to inspire you. Your hair accessories need to compliment any other jewellery you may have, that is earrings and necklaces.

Send your Bridesmaids a link to your vision board shortlist and ask them to let you know what styles they like, that way they feel like they are contributing too.

Discuss with your hairdresser what looks will work.  If you have Bridesmaids all with long straight hair and one with afro hair, you will need to talk about what is possible and what preparation needs to be done prior to the day. If one Bridesmaid has short hair, and the other's longer hair there are ways to still create a similar feel.

Style planning may also involve adding in hairpieces or the use of hair moulds to create that perfect shape. Ask your hairstylist, do they supply these or do you have to supply them?

Some tips to help you plan your perfect Bridesmaids hairstyle....

bridesmaids-hairstyles-Brisbane-2014* If you would like bridesmaids to wear their hair out on the Wedding day, consider hairstyles to one side or half pinned up for more stability and longevity
* Choose hairstyles to suit hairtypes, eg really curly hair is best not straightened for hot weather Weddings.
* Consider styles that will compliment each face shape.
* look for hairstyles that are length appropriate, or can hairpieces be used to creat the look?
* If adding hairpieces ensure that hairpieces are available for the haircolours, eg natural redheads can be more difficult to match.
* Pick style that your Bridesmaids feel comfortable with.
* Inform your Bridesmaids with how they need to prepare their hair for the styling on the Wedding day, ie when do they need to wash their hair and should they use product?





Christmas Party Hair and Makeup

Categories // Powder Room Specials

Christmas Party Ideas In Brisbane


Great Savings on Hair and makeup - Pamper Packages for Xmas 








Christmas parties and events mean you need to look your best and why not spoil yourself. Are you after a great Christmas Party idea in Brisbane? How about looking absolutely fabulous for your party!


Don't miss out on our Christmas Joy hair and make up pamper packages and book some one you know and trust.

Book a Powder stylist today for your next Christmas party, black tie event, Birthday, anniversary or special event.

Come to our boutique hair and make up studio in New Farm just 5 minutes from Brisbane CBD, or if booking for a group, our stylists can come and spoil you in the comfort of your home or hotel.

Thinking of booking the Powder Room for your Wedding day? Come and try us out first with one of our Christmas Specials!



Spoil  for your staff or a loved one and pre arrange gift vouchers with one easy email or phone call on 32541786

*see terms and conditions below






Christmas Sparkle: $165

Blow dry and Make up

(1.5 hours)

Express Make Over: $130

Ghd curls & make up $120

(1 hour)

Express eyes: $60

Eye make up application

(20 mins)

Express lashes: $15

Individual temporary lash extensions

(10 mins)

Lovely legs or Divine Decolletage: $22

Airstocking spray application to blend and give that flawless  red carpet glowing skin.  The temporary application will keep your skin looking gorgeous all night.

(10 mins)

Make up 101: $140

Exclusive one on one make up lesson

(1.5 hours) $40 redeemable in a Powder Room product

Deluxe Make up: $95

Full face make up

(45 mins)

Blowdry on the Go: $70

Wash, massage and blowdry

(30 - 45 mins)

Party Hairstyle: $120

Hair up

(1 hour)


* Xmas specials cannot be used as a Wedding trial

*Xmas specials not available with all artists

*Xmas specials only available until 19/12/13








In the festive spirit our prices have been reduced by up to 30%





Wedding Hairstyles Predictions For 2014

Categories // Wedding Hairstyles

trending new looks for Bridal hairstyles in 2014

As your wedding day is fast approaching there is so much to think about! Once you've gotten through picking your venue, decorations, flowers..  it leaves the most important part! Your hair! Choosing a wedding hairstyle can be one of the toughest choices to make, and trends are forever changing which is why we have some inspiration to help you find the perfect hairstyle!
So what are the latest looks for Wedding hairstyles for 2014 that you can glide down the aisle in? Let us show you our 2014 bridal hair forecast!

If your the kind of girl who wants a classic elegant style that isn't too "outdated'? Why not try a low bun! Effortlessly classical but can be made modern with some braids, which adds softness to the style. We are loving our inspiration straight from the New York catwalks with designers such as Monique Lhuillier and Carla Zampatti at the forefront of this style. 



For our Brisbane brides who love that soft textured "did it myself' up-do, you will love this! Ballerina buns and beautiful braided wedding upstyles are still in trend. Dishevelled braids exude a beautiful soft style that you will love for years to come! If you like a little bit of bling, an embellished jewell is perfect to really make you really sparkle on your big day!



For the Powder Room bride to be who loves big hair, the 1970's look is back and rocking the runway! Perfect for our boho or goddess inspired brides, beautiful waves that cascade down giving you those luscious locks that will leave every girl with a case of hair envy! This look is achieved by pin curling and backcombing the roots, with less volume on top you can play around with having your hair pined to the side or all out!



Statement veils and hairpieces have quickly become a focal point for wedding hairstyles. Nothing quite makes a statement like a dramatic veil or those beautiful headpieces that make people go wow!! Pairing this with the perfect hairstyle can be tricky, but not to worry your Powder Room hairstylist can help you sort out any worries you may have! For a Cap Veil you have more options than you might think! With an abundance of choices for on or off your face, you can still have that super soft style you've always wanted! The secret is in the hair! Soft waves can be made more vibrant by some sun kissed highlights.  You can encompass your personality throughout your style, right down to the shape of the hair, using different techniques such as pin curls, finger waves or asymmetric shapes and fringes.



Wedding Hairstyles For 2014

Categories // Wedding Hairstyles

Choosing Your perfect Bridal Upstyle

Wedding Hairstyles For 2014

You have chosen your dream dress and now it's time to decide on your wedding day hairstyle.
At The Powder Room, your wedding hairstyle is both elegant and timeless. Drawing on experience, gained in award-winning salons, catwalk, fashion and photographic, as well as high-end beauty and advertising work. Whether your hair style inspiration is vintage, modern, beach inspired, half upstyles, long hairstyles, sleek or bouffant, The Powder Room stylists can create your perfect wedding hair look.
Chances are you won’t see a vintage-esque woman with her hair immaculately finger waved on the train on your way to work, but keep your eyes open just in case. Perhaps the pages of Vogue or your favourite bridal magazine are more likely to contain visions of enchanting vintage waves or Hollywood glamour style curls. To get the best from your experience look into creating a storyboard of wedding hairstyle images that you adore! We love nothing more than to be inspired by your visions, so start scrapbooking!


Girls can be Groomsmen too!

Categories // Powder Room News

Asian-wedding-hairstyle-brisbane1I met Katherine a few Saturday's when she came into our BRidal Bridal studio to have her hair and make up done, as she was to be a Grooms woman for her best friend.

Katherine also came in earlier in the week and had her colour touched up to everything was perfect!!!  I actually squealed with glee as I was excited to create something gorgeous for Katherine, as I loved the touch of pink in her hair. You can imagine how amazing Katherine looked with a tailor made dark grey suit created by Wil Valor.   To create the look there was a hair padding used in the back and also one little hairpiece to add a little extra hair...shhh don't tell anyone, it's a girls secret:) 



Hillstone St Lucia Wedding open evening!!!

Categories // Powder Room News

We would love to meet you and chat about your Wedding day and if you haven't booked your Wedding venue as yet, why don't you come and check out Hillstone St Lucia as a venue, such a gorgeous place to get married!!!  Karen, owner of The Powder Room and Creative Director will be there on the evening.  Karen is Powder Room's Premier hair and make up artist and looks after Bridal parties in The Powder Room's boutique studio in New Farm.


Looking after you hair in the lead up to your Wedding day

Categories // Powder Room News


How to get your Hair in the right condition for your Wedding day is a question we get asked by our Brides all the time…..

The majority of Brides are growing their hair so that they can have as many choice in choosing the Perfect Wedding day style.  Getting your hair in excellent condition isn't something that you should just think about in the last week before the Wedding.  If you want that lovely smooth hairstyle, then it does take time and planning.  Yes, your hair artist can use shine sprays, and pomades to help you hair look polished, but the colour, cut and condition are just as important.

If you are not sure of your hairstyle choice then it is better to keep growing your hair as you can always cut your hair after you have your Pre Wedding trial.



Noosa Wedding...with The Little White Wedding Company

Categories // Powder Room News

Erin's Wedding was in September last year at Castaway's Beach at the Sunshine Coast and our talented Prue and Paula look after Erin for her Wedding day hair and make up.  The grils had so much fun spoiling the girls in the most picturesque location overlooking the beach.  The house was located on a private property and the girls the day with a relaxing stroll oolong the beach.  The Bridesmaids decorated the Wedding night room with a trail of chocolates and flowers to set the mood.  Erin was then of to spend their honeymoon in Europe.

The Wedding was coordinated by Victoria at The Little White Wedding Company. Amazing photography was by Feather and Stone.


Ask karen @ The Powder Room about.....Mother of the Bride Wedding day Hair and Make up

Categories // Powder Room News


Your Mum has looked after you for years and now it's your Wedding day and you are the centre of attention, but you also want to make sure that your Mum is spoilt as well.

We have so many occasions where Mum's say after they have their hair and make up professionally done..."Wow, I' m so glad that I did choose to be booked in as well, and I have really enjoyed the experience"...

Your Mum may feel that the day is all about you and she don't want to make a fuss...or she may think that having their makeup down may make them look older or your Mum  has had the same hairdresser for years and think it would be easier to have it done with someone they are familiar with....



New Brisbane Bride Magazine is out featuring The Powder Room's Bridal Hair & Makeup spread!

Categories // Powder Room News, What's Hot

Check out the latest Brisbane Bride Magazine to see The Powder Room's 6 page spread showcasing our latest wedding day hair and makeup looks and how we created them! Here's a little sneak peak for some inspiration...


Feel like royalty on your wedding day!  This is our Princess Bride "Kate Middleton" look-alike. 


Introducing Laura... Bride-to-Be

Categories // Powder Room News


Hi beautiful brides-to-be,

I just wanted to introduce myself, my name's Laura and I've just started working at The Powder Room as one of the Wedding co-ordinators, I'm also a makeup artist…and coming up in March, I too, will be walking down the aisle…makes me get goosebumps just thinking about it!!!!!!

It's such a crazy, emotional and exciting time in our lives and if you're anything like me, you'll want your day to be perfect!! When I'm looking at vendors for my wedding I'm always looking to see if they actually get as excited and caught up in the joy of my wedding as I do. My best experiences are with the people that actually share my joy. I'm getting so excited about finding the perfect flower or the right fabric for my dress, trivial little things that just mean so much to me now! One of the things that I LOVE is how the girls at The Powder Room are just so passionate about weddings, they just adore us brides!


New Trend In Hair Curlers!

Categories // Powder Room News


So many of our brides have asked us for information on our new clipless hair tongs, so we thought we would share the love with you all!

The new generation curling wands are fast, easy and create a curl that lasts and lasts. All of our Powder Room hairstylists are using the new tongs to create big beautiful curls with body, similar to "Victoria Secret hair".

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