When we get the chance to speak to hair legend Peter Thomsen, we jump. The renowned salon owner, educator and editorial hairdresser is a leading figure in Australian hair and an international pioneer in the community, innovating in his work as a Dyson Hair Global Ambassador.
We spoke to Peter about current trends, favourite tools and the year ahead.
Your hairdressing highlight in 2021?
My highlight in 2021 was just having that time to reconnect with the family, but to finish the year off we had a brilliant day shooting with incredible models, an incredible photographer and an amazing make up artist. It was a fun day to be back on shoot for Dyson and INSTYLE.
What are you looking forward to in 2022?
That’s an easy one, what I’m looking forward to is reconnecting with everyone. Live events are something that I have really missed. I’m also always wondering what’s next when it comes to Dyson technology.
Biggest trends in salon at the moment?
It’s really interesting because the biggest trend for us is condition, it’s all about making sure we can get hair in brilliant condition and bring back shine and health. We are finding we are doing a lot of brunettes, people are loving tone on tone where we are melting and diffusing dimensional colour and creating very natural results. It’s always finished off with a bounce in the blow wave.
Which Dyson innovation is your favourite right now and why?
This is a great question, there are so many incredible things. I love the Dyson Supersonic: Dyson have cleverly created and engineered a lightweight machine that has incredible balance, which I love for my shoulders and back. I also have so much more control when it comes to drying hair because of the intelligent heat control – it allows me to use the Supersonic in more of a controlled way because the hair is not getting too hot, so my finishing is so much healthier. When clients are spending a lot of money on colour I really want to make sure I protect that colour and the Dyson Supersonic definitely does all that – it’s a game changer.
Favourite looks to create with Dyson hair tools right now?
We love creating a body blow wave with a curtain bang, creating a lot more movement and bounce. When it comes to the Dyson Corrale straightener we are really creating beautiful textured waves that are very relaxed with dimensional texture to give us lived in hair at its best.
What technologies are you looking forward to?
I’m really looking forward to seeing what Dyson comes up with next. The most important thing for me is that everything they create is results driven. From all the attachments to new technologies, the Dyson hair care products are there to benefit us as stylists, but they are also there to help the consumer who is styling their own hair. We know that the Dyson hair care products look after hair and the intelligent heat control gives us peace of mind – we know that tools that are too hot can be really damaging.
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