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Girls Hair-styling Workshops

During the Sydney school holidays, I was lucky enough to teach a bunch of Primary School Girls quick and simple hairstyles they can do themselves. We also talked about brushing and detangling techniques as well as how to section when styling their own hair.

I have always loved creating and styling hair and the popularity of these school holiday workshops was overwhelming therefore they will continue. I will be offering Workshops every school holidays and throughout the terms by request.

Braiding workshops will also return by popular demand. I will offer braiding workshops for anyone who wants to learn. Previously I have had mothers bring their daughters as their models so they get used to braiding their own daughters hair but dolls heads are also available. For the first time I will be adding Daddy Daughter Braiding & Hair-styling Classes. Stay tuned for dates and details.

Lastly, I wanted to thank you all for your support and to all who attended my workshops.


What’s products are in Jena’s shower?

Juuce range

As a hair dresser and business owner, I have a wide range of hair products on offer. People often ask me which products I use on my hair so here is a list of what I use and the reasons why…

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I am a female and let’s be honest here, I like to change my mind all the time so I keep a variety of hair products to combat this issue.

The Juuce argan soft shampoo & conditioner would have to be my favourite. It makes my hair feel soft and look shiny with the benefit of argan oil. Infused with Argan oil it really does make my hair soft as stated in the name. Once a week, I use the Macadamia Argan Masque from DNA Organics. The certified organic ingredients replenish and repair my hair from all the heat styling I do in my hair. When using the hair dryer and GHD on my hair I rely on the DNA Morocco Oil and Juuce smooth Enz to protect my hair from any damage being done. Smooth Enz works best on damp hair and the oil is perfect as a finishing product.

As you can see I have a few favourites from both the  Juuce and DNA ranges. Other products I always have on stand-by are Knot Knotty, Stuck-up Hair Spray, LOVE colour conditioning treatments, Shock Treatment and dirty deeds dry shampoo. Over the years I have learnt that our hair will tell us what kind of products we need by the texture, feel and shine it has. Don’t choose a product because it smells good or is packaged in your favourite colour; ask yourself what your hair needs and find the product that will combat your hair’s needs!IMG_7658

Hair Pinns joins the Sustainable Salon Team

As director of Hair Pinns, I would like to announce that we are now a part of Sustainable Salons. This is a revolutionary resource recovery program and is designed for the salon to achieve zero waste, reduce our carbon footprint and implement sustainable work practises that will benefit my the local community.

Cut off hair will be donated to charities to make wigs. Hair is also used to clean up oils spills. Metals and plastics and paper will all be recycled separately and any leftover hair colour will be recycled into new liquids.

Each time you visit our sustainable salon, a small green fee of just $2 will be added to your bill to help support Hair Pinns to keep our commitment to sustainability without compromising the quality of service we give to you.

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I look forward to seeing the impact this will make!

Jena Pinn


What is Olaplex?


Olaplex truly has made a huge impact on social media and I’ve had many clients ask me; ‘What is Olaplex?” Read More

Olaplex is a step by step system that is going to upgrade your colour service. Step 1 is added to your colour and known as the Bond Multiplier. It will make your hair stronger & healthier while your colour will also last longer. After your colour is rinsed, Step 2, which is the Bond Perfector is applied before we shampoo. It stays on for the required time and we shampoo/conditioner as normal. Step 3 or the Take Home Hair Perfector is an add on to this professional service that you can use at home once a week to treat your hair. The health of your hair will increase like you would not believe.

Enquire about Olaplex NOW and you’ll be on the right track to healthier and shinier hair.

Business Seminar summary

It’s not really about the hair- Tabatha Coffey

There was really only one reason I attended the hair expo 2015 and it was to get some business advice from the one & only Tabatha Coffey. I attended her seminar in 2014 and returned for some more tips and tricks that she used to climb her ladder of success. Read More

The title of her seminar was ‘it’s not really about the hair’. I couldn’t agree more with Tabatha when she states this fact and that we as hair-dressers are here to build up our client’s self-esteem:- our hair is our crowns. To summarise some of the points Tabatha brought across, I want to start with saying she encourages us to look at things differently and try new things. Be honest, consistent and take the time to explain each process to clients.

I pride myself on the knowledge that I know about the products & techniques  I use in my salon and want to strive to deliver on my promises. I want my clients to walk out feeling differently and with a reason to return to Hair Pinns.

Ever wondered why ‘curly’ hair is curly?

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One of my clients has extremely curly hair and challenged me with the question; ‘Why is curly hair curly and why is straight hair straight?’

After a few days of researching the best possible way to explain this to you all, I found a few things for you to

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The shape of the follicle determines the shape of the cortex, and the shape of the fibre is related to how straight or curly the hair is. People with straight hair have round hair fibres. Oval and irregularly shaped fibres are generally more wavy or even curly.



The following information was found here:-

Andre Walker system[11]

This hair typing system is the most widely used system to classify hair. The system was created by the hairstylist, Andre Walker. According to this system there are four types of hair: straight, wavy, curly, kinky.

  • Type 1 is straight hair, which reflects the most sheen and also the most resilient hair of all of the hair types. It is hard to damage and immensely difficult to curl this hair texture. Because the sebum easily spreads from the scalp to the ends without curls or kinks to interrupt its path, it is the most oily hair texture of all.
  • Type 2 is wavy hair, whose texture and sheen ranges somewhere between straight and curly hair. Wavy hair is also more likely to become frizzy than straight hair. While type A waves can easily alternate between straight and curly styles, type B and C Wavy hair is resistant to styling.
  • Type 3 is curly hair known to have an S-shape. The curl pattern may resemble a lowercase “s”, uppercase “S”, or sometimes an uppercase “Z”. This hair type is usually voluminous, “climate dependent (humidity = frizz), and damage prone.” Lack of proper care causes less defined curls.
  • Type 4 is kinky hair.
Andre Walker hair types[11]
TYPE 1: Straight
1a Straight (Fine/Thin) Hair tends to be very soft, shiny, oily, poor at holding curls but difficult to damage.
1b Straight (Medium) Hair characterised by volume and body.
1c Straight (Coarse) Hair tends to be bone-straight and difficult to curl. Common in Asian women.
TYPE 2: Wavy
2a Wavy (Fine/Thin) Hair has definite “S” pattern and is usually receptive to a variety of styles.
2b Wavy (Medium) Can tend to be frizzy and a little resistant to styling.
2c Wavy (Coarse) Frizzy or very frizzy with thicker waves; often more resistant to styling.
TYPE 3: Curly
3a Curly (Loose) Curly hair that usually presents a definite “S” pattern and tends to combine thickness, fullness, body and/or frizziness.
3b Curly (Tight) As 3a but with tighter curling.
TYPE 4: Kinky
4a Kinky (Soft) Hair tends to be very fragile, tightly coiled and can feature curly patterning.
4b Kinky (Wiry) As 4a but with less visible (or no) curly patterning.

Ever wondered what happens to your hair during pregnancy?

Your body goes through a lot of changes throughout pregnancy but hair loss is NOT of them.

When you’re pregnant, you’re hair doesn’t fall out as much as usual. Typically 85-95% of your hair is growing normally & the other 5-15% is in its resting stage. After the rest period, this hair will naturally fall out when brushing and shampooing and be replaced with new hair.

During a pregnancy, higher levels of oestrogen prolong the hair growth phase. This results in less hair shedding therefore gives the impression of thicker hair. After giving birth, the growth & the rest cycle goes back to normal. This is why most women notice more hair falling out but its just the body playing catch up.

Not all pregnant women will notice such dramatic changes in their hair before or after giving birth. Changes tend to be more noticeable with women who have longer hair.

The advice I give to my clients when they worry about hair loss is to not worry unless you are noticing bald spots throughout your scalp.

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Do you remember Jesse McCartney’s hair?

Jesse McCartney (born April 9th 1987) is definitely a favourite music artist of mine and as I stumbled across an old CD of his the other day, it got my thinking about what his hairstyle is like now…

As an American singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, record producer and voice actor he keeps himself pretty busy. Over the years, he’s had a range of hair cuts and styled them all very differently to suit an event he was attending or the daily routine he was in.




Jesse-McCartneyJesse-McCartney-2014-grammy483383_393412927373721_794246626_n10207_Jesse-McCartneyI suggest to use Messed Up by Juuce to achieve a messy and matte look.

Use this product to be versatile and slick your hair back.

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Can you absorb ‘gluten’ from your hair products?

Can you absorb ‘Gluten’ (or wheat proteins) from your daily shampoo?

I often get asked the question, ‘Can you absorb certain ingredients from hair products?’ The answer is NO. If your shampoo has a wheat protein in the formula and you have a gluten intolerance, it will NOT affect your intolerance. Yes the skin is the biggest organ in the body but your intolerance is internal. If you have a reaction on your skin, it means your skin is sensitive to a certain product or ingredient. In simple terms, wheat proteins reconstruct damaged hair, therefore use them wherever you can. As long as you do not ingest this internally, you have nothing to worry about. Read More

Hair is made up of non-living keratinized (protein) cells. The hair follicle within the scalp is fed by the bloodstream although hair itself contains no blood vessels. Therefore the hair cannot absorb gluten and pass it on to the rest of the body however the scalp may be different story. Some doubt the skin is capable of absorbing such a large molecule and there is little doubt that skin is capable of taking in a variety of substances. I would recommend checking the ingredients of the products you are using and compare them to all products you use because chances are, most of them will contain some sort of gluten substance.


The following ingredient list gives examples of the scientific names of gluten-containing substances.

Wheat: Triticum vulgare

Barley: Hordeum vulgare

Oats: Avena sativa.

Rye: Secale

Other: Tocopherols (vitamin E) are often derived from wheat germ.

What’s behind my Passion?

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When I googled the work ‘passion’, it told me the definition is a strong and barely controllable topic

This is a feeling I have towards hair-dressing. It has become so much more to me than just cutting hair.

It is coming up to my 5 years as a home salon business owner and my 10th year working in this wondering trade known as hair-dressing. As I continue to update my skills and knowledge, it amazes me that there is so much more I can learn. Attending Dario’s mentor program with DCI Education, I have been able to expand my cutting skills, learn from and interact with other hair-stylists and have the support of Dario in any area of hair-dressing.

I currently work alongside DNA Organics promoting and teaching salons about how important it is to offer a healthier alternative to your traditional hair colours. Before DNA, I didn’t know there was such a huge advantage to the organic revolution. I have seen the range of my personal clientele grow and develop more of an understanding of what is actually going onto their hair. I endeavour to help to expand their understanding of what they are having put on their hair and why. Change will begin to happen when we need a better option!

People everywhere are seeking a healthier alternative in every aspect of their lives. The ability to create a healthier work environment for myself, my team and my clientele will definitely help to keep the atmosphere a positive one. Being able to deliver a promise of professionally consistent results, every time; who wouldn’t want to make the change? In order to remain successful, hair dressers need to realize that an organics focus will be a part of that success. I have an ability to be able to specialize in ‘organics’ and offer a healthier alternative to chemical services due to my experience & ongoing research in the industry standards. One of my goals is to provide a reliable & personal service. I want to engage with my customers and find out what their needs are. According to their wants and needs I want to be able to recommend the right products & services.

My passion isn’t all about cutting hair- my passion is to be able to offer high quality services & products with a personal touch. This is something I have achieved in my home studio salon & I believe I have built up a level of trust with my clientele. Trust is something that doesn’t come easy and I hope to never lose it!