Hairstyles + Makeup

Is Your Photogenic Smile As Good As It Could Be?

Is Your Photogenic Smile As Good As It Could Be?

If you’ve always wanted a photogenic smile, you are not alone. Recent surveys found that many people believe a healthy smile can improve their confidence and appearance. Some people have also found that they find it easier to make friends because their smile makes them more approachable. If you don’t have the money to pay for extensive dental work, you might think that a beautiful smile is out of your reach. To READ MORE please click the title.

All New Mighty Fine Hair Care Products

All New Mighty Fine Hair Care Products

It can be hard to keep up with new products but I found some mighty fine hair care products that you’ll love for volume, moisture, style and tender loving care. Followers of my blog will know I have fine, coloured, dry hair so I’m always on the lookout for fine hair care products. My hair needs moisture AND volume but some products add too much weight and heaviness to fine hair while volumising products dry-out already dry hair. What a conundrum. To READ MORE please click the title.

Stunning New Season Hairstyles

Stunning New Season Hairstyles

Spring will be here soon so it’s time to consider stunning new season hairstyles. Award-winning hairstylist, Uros Mikic from Kinky Curly Straight, has created a gorgeous new collection – LUNA

Finalist for 2016 Hair Expo Australian Hairdresser of the Year, and winner of the 2016 Hair Expo Hairdresser/Barber of The Year, Uros continues to gain accolades from across the world. The LUNA collection shows you why. To READ MORE please click the title.

Uros Mikic : Adelaide Hairdresser Cutting It Globally

Uros Mikic : Adelaide Hairdresser Cutting It Globally

Adelaide hairdresser Uros Mikic is gaining global recognition for his cutting edge and innovation in hair styling. The latest accolade for this multi-award winning Adelaide hairdresser is the highly coveted Men’s Hairdresser/Barber of The Year Award at the recent 2016 Hair Expo Awards. Creative Director and Owner of Kinky Curly Straight in Adelaide (and Australian Salon of The Year 2015), Uros was the only South Australian hairdresser to feature amongst the winners. To READ MORE click the title.

Best Vaseline Beauty Hacks.

Best Vaseline Beauty Hacks.

Who loves beauty hacks? We all do, of course. There was once a time when every beauty cupboard had a jar of Vaseline inside. With so many new, and expensive, beauty products now on the market it’s nice to know that Vaseline still goes the extra mile with some clever beauty hacks you’ll love. To READ MORE click the title.

Evox Hair Rejuvenation Therapy, It’s Brand New

Evox Hair Rejuvenation Therapy, It’s Brand New

Evox Hair Rejuvenation Therapy is totally new and very different so I was intrigued – anything that involves hair and cryogenic chambers is intriguing – but also my usual skeptical self. Why am I so skeptical? Well, I have fine hair that needs lots of moisture. I have a lot of hair but it’s fine, coloured and prone to dryness and frizz. I am constantly using new products and my fave for quite a while has been Paul MItchell – in fact, I wrote about it here on Don’t Call Me Penny; best moisturising hair care products ever. So I…

Top Tips for Perfect Eyebrows from The Eyebrow Queen

Top Tips for Perfect Eyebrows from The Eyebrow Queen

Eyebrow aficionados are preaching their beauty bible assertions, and none more than The Eyebrow Queen. Once the forgotten cousin of eye-makeup, eyebrows are now famed for their ability to frame the face. Their appeal has been widely elevated with eyebrow bars popping up all over Australia.  Absolutely, well-shaped eyebrows WILL rock your world! Have you been looking for the expert top tips for perfect eyebrows? Enter Australia’s leading eyebrow specialist, Carmen Duma, from The Eyebrow Queen in Melbourne. Carmen tenderly tends the brows of leading celebrities including Margot Robbie and Natalie Bassingthwaighte. Carmen’s top tips for celebrity perfect eyebrows include;…

Timeless Beauty Tips

Timeless Beauty Tips

A beautifully made-up face should enhance the features you like and conceal the bits you want to minimize, so you’ll love these timeless beauty tips. I was delighted to interview Australian make-up maestro, Ant Adams from anthonyadamsmakeup.com, who was a mine of dazzling information about cleansing, priming and ‘making up’ on a blank canvas – YOURS. Ant Adams has been an international make-up artist for over 20 years working with clients from Barbara Eden and Kimbra to Christine Anu and Deni Hines. He’s worked in film, television, and print creating glamorously understated beauty for many women, so he has a…

Laura Ciccone : Hairstyle Queen

Laura Ciccone : Hairstyle Queen

When Laura Ciccone cut off her cousin’s hair.. it wasn’t good. Laura was five and her cousin was three, with flowing long hair. The hair was stuffed into Barbie’s bag and Laura’s cousin was blamed for cutting off her own hair. Ooops. Since then, Laura Ciconne has dramatically increased her hair cutting skills. Originally studying beauty when she left Year 12, it didn’t hold the fascination for Laura that was provided by hairdressing. Her apprenticeship salon, Hair Machine, introduced Laura to fashion and the competitive side of the hair industry – Awards. Moving to Kinky Curly Straight as a qualified…

Cherie Falco : Kinky Curly Straight

Cherie Falco : Kinky Curly Straight

There is a hairdressing salon I’m just crazy about; Kinky Curly Straight in Norwood, South Australia. Owner Uros Mikic is a multiple national and international award-winner with a unique style that truly celebrates the highest art of hairdressing. But wait until you meet Cherie Falco. I have featured some of Uros’ work for both  men and women with new hairstyles for 2016. Plus some of his more adventurous works, with Historical Movements, the award-winning Future of Hair and some luscious new hairstyles for women. So I guess it’s no surprise that one of the senior stylists with Kinky Curly Straight,…

Best Hair Products I’ve Tried : Moisturise and Thicken

Best Hair Products I’ve Tried : Moisturise and Thicken

Hair & Beauty treatments are an ongoing topic on my 88.9FM Fashion and Home radio show as I am always interested to share the latest trends and products with my listeners. I was recently introduced to some products from Paul Mitchell…and I have to say… they are among the best hair products I have tried. I have been using the moisture-inducing Paul Mitchell Instant Moisture Shampoo and Instant Moisture Conditioner because my hair is coloured and tends to be dry. You do have to be careful that products designed to add moisture don’t also add WEIGHT to fine hair like…

New Men’s Hairstyles for 2016

New Men’s Hairstyles for 2016

Uros Mikic knows a thing or two about hair; men’s and women’s. His Kinky Curly Straight salon in Norwood, South Australia, is as inspiring as it is creative (see what he did to MY hair). Starting in his Mother’s hairdressing salon in Ljubljana, Slovenia, when he was just 14, Uros worked his way around the world hairdressing courtesy of a side career in Rugby. Uros has won many national and international awards including Salon Business of The Year (2015), Rising Star Male (2014) and Men’s Photographic Awards (2014 + 2015). So when I found he had created some serious new…

YOUR Stunning Hairstyle for 2016

YOUR Stunning Hairstyle for 2016

Let’s face it, you DO want to be on-trend and ahead of the crowd right? And what better way than having a fashion-forward & stunning hairstyle for 2016; both for men and women. The undisputed King of fashion-forward hair has to be Uros Mikic from the Kinky Curly Straight salon in Norwood, South Australia. I recently had the divine experience of a cut and amazing colour courtesy of Uros, who not only styled and coloured but also WASHED my hair; no apprentice did that job. Such is Uros’ commitment to his clients, he did everything. That in itself was pretty…

A Reader Trials New Makeup

A Reader Trials New Makeup

If you saw some of my Instagram posts, you will have seen the amazing selection of Maybelline makeup I was sent to try. Madeline Cavanagh is a part-time model and make-up artist who is also a reader of Don’t Call Me Penny. She was keen to try some products and provide her feedback to you. Trying new makeup is always exciting so here’s what Madeline tried and what she thought. Madeline says. I’ll start with what I’m impressed with about the new makeup!  Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation. Although the foundation wasn’t my true colour, it still blended in…