INTERVIEW: RENYA XYDIS ON THE MODEL WAVE

People get lazy and direct hair in just one way … use every direction! If it’s a shag direct higher, if it’s the model wave you’re working towards direct it low, for a curly finish direct to the shape of the head, don’t get lazy!

Renya Xydis, Cloud Nine Ambassador

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She’s the blushing texture Queen of Australian hairdressing, Renya Xydis is the hand and mind behind styles otherwise unimaginable. How DOES she make hair move that way? So perfectly odd, it’s like magic.

One not-so-secret weapon is premium heat styling brand, Cloud Nine.

“It has been over eight years in partnership with Cloud Nine – an ever evolving creative collaboration that has seen reputable moments in hair … they have really supported me across so many opportunities.”

From local to international fashion weeks to historical magazine covers (including the infamous RUSSH editorial starring Abby Lee Kershaw), Renya and Cloud Nine are a guaranteed good time for hair fashion. Together manifesting those often missed magical moments, when nothing is forced and everything just stops, mid-air, for one second; the perfect combination of creative elements. The images, hair-turns and tumbles that permeate mood boards for decades to come.

Designed to support both session and salon stylists in achieving their own hair alchemy – the new Cloud Nine Curling Wand is Renya approved and in fact, her new favourite.

“It’s cool, effortless and does its job … and with mineral infused plates it does not burn the hair,” says Renya of the new wand.

“This allows me to really push styles and has enabled me to further perfect what I call the ‘model wave.”

That Victoria’s Secret-style tousle every woman wants; it’s a signature of our friend Lady Xydis and a look every stylist should master for the salon and beyond.

“The Cloud Nine Curling Wand allows me to create an even smoother curl for the model wave; finishes that are easy to shake or brush out  … and whenever you use this tool I swear the hair becomes shinier!”

“It truly brings back this beautiful coat of shine … even if the client has just had a colour service, it’s the ultimate style and shine boost.”

Preparing for an upcoming St Tropez trip with fellow Aussie darlings Zimmermann at the time, Renya Xydis is one busy woman. Constantly travelling between sets, states and hemispheres, the lighter the baggage the better.

“I love that The Curling Wand is a small tool opposed to a big wand. It’s easy to put in your bag and travel light, and this feature is also of benefit to clients styling their hair at home. It allows them complete control over the curl and is small enough to keep away from the face and reach high for the back sections,” says Renya.

“As long as they have the glove on I’m happy, if they don’t have a glove on I get scared,” she laughs.

Renya’s top technique with the Cloud Nine Curling Wand?

“It’s all about directions. People get lazy and direct hair in just one way … use every direction! If it’s a shag direct higher, if it’s the model wave you’re working towards direct it low, for a curly finish direct to the shape of the head, don’t get lazy!”

“And don’t be so military with it, just be a little bit odd with it, it doesn’t have to be perfect.”

Wise words from a wealth of experience.

To learn more about the new Cloud Nine Curling Wand, visit cloudninehair.com.au