Easy Peasy DIY Doo’s

We’re talking headbands, headscarves and knotting your hair into a low bun!

With hairstyles being more low key for Summer 2018 – why not turn it up with the perfect hair accessory?

Here’s our top 3 favs for Easy Peasy DIY Doos.

#1 Stiff Headbands

These have graced the heads of many models on recent runways, Dolce & Gabbana, Lela Rose and Elie Saab just to name a few.     Studded with ornaments and jewels – and a little touch of fluff or simple black headbands adorned with flowers and fabric.  Why not take creativity into your own hands and custom make a unique band your self?



#2 Head Scarves

Every doo just looks prettier thanks to printed scarves.  Tied loosely or tight.  Worn to the top, back or side, long or short – the choice is yours.  Nip to your local 2nd hand store and rummage through old nans pile of silks or splash out.  And an added tip to adopting this look – it conceals any evidence of greasy roots or hairline fuzz.  So practical.


#3 Knotted Buns

Keep it low and slow – nothing tight and slick here.  Literally (length permitting) tie your hair in a knot, then secure with a bobby pin.  Shorter lengths, you’ll still need to use your trusty hair tie – but don’t get fussy about those ends, leave them out for texture.  And its always the details that make the difference check out the triangle shape created with bobby pins.  So if you think hey I’ve got this and wanted to try to give it a go, we suggest popping in some Trophy, Sail or Death Valley all from R&Co to give you some grit and lift. Need more info on these click here http://www.commonthread.co.nz/product-category/styling/

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Royally Clean

NEW from R+Co – CROWN

You no longer have to dream, your crown is here.  In modern-day monarchy, always start at the top.  This purifying and soothing scrub will detox, cleanse and rebalance your scalp

Good for: Sensitive or oily scalps. Anyone looking for a clean, rebalanced scalp and shiny, healthy hair.


R+Co Crown Scalp Scrub



How to use:

Massage a walnut-sized amount into the entire scalp until you feel exfoliants fully dissolve. Rinse thoroughly. Hair will feel shiny and royally clean. Follow with a nourishing R+Co conditioner on mid-lengths and ends.

Natural active ingredients:

Salicylic Acid minimizes build up on the scalp to optimize follicle health. Removes loose dandruff flakes.

Ecuadorian Ivory Palm Seed Powder, A gentle yet effective naturally derived exfoliant.

Kaolin, A naturally occurring, mineral-rich clay. Absorbs excess oil from hair and scalp, leaving hair with body and fullness. Promotes scalp health by removing loose dandruff flakes.

Vegan + Cruelty-Free Scalp Scrub

Soft Wave Spray – $64

Party Party Party ……

Que the sunshine and fancy dresses!

Your social calendar is going into overdrive.  Weddings, parties, corporate shenanigans and even a good-ol’ BBQ.

And let’s face it who doesn’t love an excuse to get all glammed up or glammed down?

In 2018 we’re encouraging a more relaxed look, beautiful big bouncy waves and even a simple headband or clippy-thingy can make you feel like you’re catwalk ready.

Outfit check, shoes check, makeup check.  The last thing you need is hair argh on the list.  Don’t even think about just winging it.

Here’s our top look’s to accompany your good times ahead.




So, you did know your lover’s ex is going to be there right?  It’s ok – face it, your going to need help with this one!

Here’s where we come to the rescue.

Time not on your side? You’ve only got 15-30mins?  Not to worry. Just wash and dry your hair like you usually do at home, and we’ll swoop in and save the rest of your day!  Or, need more than just a quick shoosh?  Your thinking a full-on doo – might we suggest you book your makeup with us too.

Click below and head to the bottom of the page for more info. https://commonthread.gettimely.com/book


Want wave’s like you’ve been sailing the ocean all day?

NEW from R+Co – Sail

Set sail with the most natural looking voluminous waves.  This lightweight spray adds natural volume and texture to your hair while giving you the kind of soft, supple, shiny waves you’ve been dreaming of.

For all hair types to get soft waves or any other naturally tousled, shiny, supple look.


How to use:

Spray on dry or towel dried hair. Use fingers to scrunch hair into beachy waves, or style as usual with heat tools. leaves your hair touchable and soft, with enough memory to style again throughout the day.

Natural active ingredients:

Rose hip, conditioning agent that leaves hair feeling soft and revitalized.

Amla, a rich source of vitamin c nourishes and conditions hair and scalp. Has anti-oxidant properties. Adds impressive shine and luster to hair.

Sea kelp, high in vitamin and mineral content. Adds shine, volume, and softness to hair.

Soft Wave Spray – $49


Behind the scenes with Kirsty and her entry to Davines World Style Contest

Every year Davines brings their clients together from around the world by hosting Davines World Style Contest. The contest invites stylists to present their vision of an inspirational, tasteful and fashion forward look suitable for their chosen model. This offer’s them the opportunity to express their creativity and talent through photography and stage performance

We had a chat quick chat with Kirst to get the inside scoop on entering this contest………

Common Thread

Where do you get your inspiration?

K:  I get a lot of my inspiration online.  Site’s like Instagram, Pinterest have a wealth of rousing imagery from all kinds of creatives.

How did you settle on the theme?

K: This is my first year entering, and I’ve decided to do something that I have never done before.  I stumbled across an image in a magazine that I fell in love with which sparked a fire and the need to put my twist on it.

What was the final result?

K: Although you’ll all have to patiently wait to see the images from the photo-shoot till after the first stage of judging is over, I can tell you it progressed and grew to be edgier than I initially had in mind.  I’m so pleased that I let the process unfold – I love what I created.  We worked alongside editorial photographer Mara Sommers, clothing stylist Ghalesha Singh and our very own William Richards doing makeup where as a team we brought the whole concept together.

What can you tell us about the hair?

K: What I love about the hair is it was something that took me out of my comfort zone to achieve. It tested me as it’s not a style or color I would use for every day.

Are there criteria you have to stick to?

K: Davines products are exclusively used as the contest is only open to salons who stock Davines. We document every aspect of creation from the conceptual mood boards to videoing the entire process of the haircut and colour as well as before and after photos.  We then cram two days of footage into a three-minute video and submit this along with the photoshoot images.

Anything else to add

K: I’m so grateful to my model Mali for letting me cut all of her hair off for the look I was after. Also, the team working alongside me behind the scenes, I wouldn’t have been able to pull this all together. I’m looking forward to seeing what the judges are looking for as I’m already starting to think about next year’s entry and what I’ll be able to create. Watch this space for when I can show off my work!

Your hair is your Trophy

New from R+Co – Trophy

Who doesn’t like pretty shiny things? Win big with Trophy. Add the right amount of texture, volume and shine to any hair type, leaving you feeling like a winner.

Recommended for the human who longs for hair that looks young, shiny and lived-in.

How to use:

Shake well. Spray on towel-dried or dry hair and style. Hair looks naturally radiant almost instantly.

AND a bonus of all these natural active ingredients:

Fuller’s earth, naturally occurring clay that removes excess oil and impurities from hair.
Sea kale infuses hair with intense moisture and shine.
Sweet almond, a natural oil that adds shine and moisture without weighing hair down. High in vitamins A, B, D, and E, magnesium, zinc, potassium as well as healthy fats.
Shine + Texture Spray $49

Remember, take Trophy home in November you’ll also be helping support ‘So They Can’ charity.

R+Co Trophy

Oi, get in quick – the first of the Xmas packs are in the house

We’re like the kid’s in a candy shop at this time of year.

The first of the Christmas pack’s have arrived from Davines.  It contains  Oi Shampoo 280ml, Oi Conditioner, 250ml and Oi Milk 135ml it’s the perfect Christmas gift for the Oi user in your life and if you take this box of extraordinary softness and shine home in November you’ll also be helping support ‘So They Can’ charity.

In the past this pack has been super popular and we’ve only been allocated 30 units this year – first in first served peeps.

Davines Oi Kit RRP $89 value $121Wishing You a Beautifying Experience products

The Beauty of Giving – So They Can

We’re excited to announce that for November every retail item or 15-30min hair & scalp treatment sold will go towards helping support the So They Can charity.

The Charity was founded in 2009. After the 2007 Kenyan presidential election, tribal violence left 250,000 west Kenyans homeless.

After fleeing their homelands, the united nations stepped in and housed the refugees in temporary tents in the Nakuru showgrounds. Desperate to get the people back to their homes the government gave each family $100. About 6700 refugees banded together and bought a piece of land.  On this land, they erected their tents and became known as the ‘Pipeline Camp.’ The founders of So They Can visited the Pipeline Camp and were approached by the community to express their distress over the children’s education. Seeing a desperate need, they also saw an opportunity to help break the cycle of poverty, stopping the tribal violence.


So They Can Poster



The problem was that the existing public schools could not educate the children. Class sizes were between 60 to 200 children per teacher, and one textbook was shared between up to 5 students. A new school was needed.

The community took the founders to a 5-acre block of land 2kms from the Camp and was informed that it was owned by the Teachers’ Co-Operative. They asked them to speak with the Government and to build that school and to educate their children.

Negotiations began, resulting in a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kenyan Government outlining the government’s commitment to fund teachers, water, electricity, and roads. So They Can constructed the school and would hold the majority on the Board of Management overseeing its management.

In 2010 the doors to the Aberdare Ranges Primary School were open and So They Can was born.

Five years on and many lives have seen positive change, much has link, but there is still so much more to do.

If you’d like to read more about this beautiful cause click on the link. spa/https://www.sotheycan.org/

To book in for a treatment click on the link . http://www.commonthread.co.nz/services/hair-spa/

Want a hair change? Here are our top places to find current hair inspiration.

You’ve had the same doo for some time; the seasons have changed or to put it frankly your board and so over your hair right now.

Where for out thou inspiration?  And looks we love heading into Summer.

#1 – Your hairdresser
If you’ve been with your hairdresser for some time now, it’s highly likely you trust them (well we’d like to think so). Ask them their opinion on what change they’d recommend for you, your hair type, lifestyle and even your budget. Before you mention you’re after a change, have a quiet word to your self about how much change your needing. To some clients, change is a tiny bit more than their usual trim and a subtle quarter of a shade darker in colour. Others it’s going from hair halfway down their back, to a cute pixie crop and black to platinum. Are you the client who needs to have a consult with your hairdresser before the actual doo day, or are you of spontaneous nature and jump in all guns blazing? Top tip – if you desperately want a colour change and you’re the impulsive type, you definitely should have a quick chat with your hairdresser beforehand rather than assuming that your usual colour booking will still be enough time to accommodate the change you’re after. Most colour changes of the extreme nature can take a lot more time and processes to achieve – remember we don’t carry wands.

Colour Tones


#2 – Fashion websites
Our fav go-to site for supercurrent hair and fashion trends is vogue.com.au. After all, how could you disagree with a look hot off the runway?



#3 – Instagram, Pinterest, and other Social Media Platforms
The world of social media has a wealth of inspiration for all kinds of things. It’s a great place to start identifying what it is that you’re attracted to when it comes to the shape of a cut or tone of colour. However, viewer beware – there’s a lot of crap on there too.
Take into account how the hair is styled and will you honestly be willing to put the effort in daily for it to look like that. Unfortunately, when it comes to hair colour images on social media – there is not a lot out there that have not been altered either by a light ring or a filter. Ensure to ask your stylist if this colour is achievable on your hair, will it suit your skin tone and how many sessions it will take till you rock that tone.



#4 – Google
Oh, wise oracle google – tell me what I should do with my hair! There’s nothing like a quick search on Google to spark ideas. Again, viewer beware – Uncle google will give you what you ask for, so if you search “best hair to suit a 50-year-old”, you’ll get a bunch of 50-year-olds, regardless of what era.

Treat yourself and your hair

At home, we’ll be sowing our summer veggie seeds and planting new plants for a splash colour. You’ll spend the time picking out the best specimens in the store. You only want the best start for your plant babies, so you get all the primers for soil, take the time to work their new home, religiously water and watch them grow…

Righto. “So what’s your point here?” you ask. We draw on this same concept by nourishing your scalp to promote healthier hair growth.


Prevention and ageing aren’t new words in the beauty industry. I’m sure we’ve all spent time at some point at the beauty salon to maintain that glowing complexion and by keeping a healthy lifestyle with the right food, exercise, not smoking, drinking plenty of water, etc, etc. All the things we know we are meant to do to look after that healthy lifestyle. It goes for promoting a good soil bed for a healthy and balanced scalp, thus healthy strong hair to follow.

Let’s be realistic here – Our poor hair gets damaged pretty quickly, whether it be that daily swim, to much sun, heat or chemicals. I’m sure most of us can admit that our hair and scalps not better off for it. Hate to sound like a broken record here – prevention where possible then nourish and maintain regularly is the key!

Our in-salon treatments are formulated to target your hair and wellbeing concerns. Whether your hair is parched and is in need of intense hydration, is utterly naffed from overheating and colouring, your scalp’s throwing a hissy fit and is dry or oily, or you just need (or want, no judgment!) a more extended head massage to ease tension from your manic week.


Check out our treatment menu, ranging from Olaplex infusion, Hair Infusion, Deluxe Infusion, Spring Clean Detoxifying Infusion to an Indian Head Massage we will customise a treatment just for you. http://www.commonthread.co.nz/services/hair-spa/

So why not unwind and have that cocktail for your hair. It would be rude not too. https://commonthread.gettimely.com/book