Greeted with tequila and tacos, on the 18th August 160 guests attended evo’s biggest hair education event for 2014, the lads, held at Lightspace in Queensland. Opening the evening, evo educational director Grant Norton and stylist damien renaldo (director of boris and the cuttery), presented six progressive editorial looks on models dressed by Sass & Bide. Revealing the techniques used to create the styles, Grant and Damien then broke each hair style down step by step.

Fellow lad, Jules Tognini (aka Tognini), could be found cutting hair in his pop-up salon out the back of a van. Showcasing his talent with clipper fades, Jules also demonstrated progressive cut and colouring techniques. Completing the bromance, Peter Koziell (Chumba) along with the other lads each presented two advanced cut and colour looks. With the help of evo’s FABULOSOpro range, an array of amazing pastel colours lit up the stage like a unicorn singing ‘over the rainbow’. Just like all good events, there were some great prizes to be won, including two pairs of Sass & Bide sunglasses, a night at an art series hotel, evo fruit and a meat tray.

evo ambassador and Chumba Artistic Director Pete Koziel’s top tips:

“My #1 tip with pastel hair colour is to ask your stylist to create a fab pro take-home conditioner with an exact match to the colour they have created, this will refresh your colour in between salon visits, keeping your colour vibrant.”

Why Pete recommends colouring with fabuloso pro:

“The unlimited colour palette available with fabuloso pro will enable you to tweak your pastel tone to something no one else will have – it will be 100% unique. It also allows you to have complete flexibility with your colour; you can maintain and shade or tone you desire without any real commitment to the colour, fabuloso pro allows you and your colourist to easily mix things up and change to another colours for another season.”

Pete’s favourites for the season are strong pastel violets and metallic pink; “these are the hot tones we are just pumping out in Melbourne at the moment.”