21st century relevant hairdressing and colour skills – think ‘Instagram Ready Styling’ and the very innovative Freestyle Colour Technique – will be front and centre at the Que Academy’s Look and Learn in July. Collaborating with Wella Professionals, Que Colour founder and colour director Monique McMahon will lead a session sure to engage and inspire.


“Freestyle colour is achieved by the combination of two or more techniques simultaneously on one head,” Monique explained of the hero tehcnique. “It’s a technique that can be integrated with existing freehand (balyage) work to add multi-dimensional colour. We follow this with intense basin work as toning has become more on trend – using three or more toners to achieve a seamless tonal colour.”

The two-hour session set for July 12 at 6pm will cover many of the topics that Monique regularly explores in her academy workshops, demonstrated in a multi-platform format, with an array of speakers. For example, Junior Pro team member Taylah Jones will outline Spring Summer trends, creating the signature QUE wave and unique brush techniques, as well as linking it all back to the always-pivotal social media. Next, Chris Hunter, another hairdresser in the team, will go over his signature styles and cutting trends for the upcoming seasons.


Monique will take the reins on colour, presenting topics such as ‘colour baking’, blended and freestyle colour and colour placement and zoning in order to create the ideal colour finish. Monique has significant experience all over the globe, with legendary hairdressers including Christophe Robin and Jacques Dessange in Paris, Vidal Sassoon in London and Charles Worthington and Tracey Cunningham in LA.


With all these insights, the unique freestyle technique stands out as a highlight. “The freestyle technique has been developed in response to client demand for creative, multi-faceted colour,” Monique said. “There was a definite need to adapt newer techniques as classic work, such as foiling, moves to the side. Luminous hair with light and shadow, a sense of freedom and movement through the colours applied freehand work is what people want.” The technique is said to use fewer (if any) foils to achieve a more natural colour and leave hair healthier, thicker and stronger with multi-dimensional tones.


You can learn these skills straight from the source in Sydney in July. To purchase tickets contact karina@quecolour.com or call 04 219 890 28

For more information visit quecolour.com

Images courtesy of QUE
Hair: Taylah Jones
Photography: Natalia Parsonson
Makeup: Jasmin Lo
Styling: Karina Parry
Products: Christophe Robin Paris Finishing Lotion for shine and finish, Christophe Robin Volumising Mist with Rose Extracts for volume, colour by Wella Professionals & Redken, Olaplex