Summer Edition 2018 | The Vanadium Loop

By November 27, 2018News

“The power of saying ‘NO’ is so much more than the power of saying ‘YES’”
Busy busy busy busy busy busy busy… is that your current response to “How are you?” at this time of year? Are all of your commitments and jobs stressing you out during this crazy time of the year? Next time you get ask to do something, personally ask yourself first if you genuinely are happy to say “YES!. No one can force your answer, they must simply respect. No need to be a people pleaser if it is sending your stress levels through the roof and not going to make you happy. If you feel you will be judged by saying “NO.” is your precious time and sanity really worth sharing with that person?

Don’t drive yourself silly this silly season!

You are in control.

Your VL Guide

All you need to know about the latest essential looks, products, launches and where your hair myths are busted!


Find out what Talia is loving in the world of makeup when it comes to products, trends and her handy hints&tips.


Keep up to date with what is hot in Hobart when it comes to events, people, places and what we do best here in Hobart… food!

Salon Chat

Find out what has been happening in the lives of our stylist’s, the many great things our client’s are doing and what we are loving and feeling inspired by!

Issue 6

The Vanadium Loop

TVL Summer 2019…That’s a wrap…


In the blink of an eye we can tick off 2018. You know time has flown when your 13 year old son comments on how quickly this year has passed. While planning has already begun for 2019, reflecting back on this year we have again managed to squeeze in an abundance of accomplishments. With our salon now looking open and fresh, the relaunch of Schwarzkopf Professionals BC range and introduction of new products, Tucker Brown for the boy’s, a very successful addition of our hair education evenings and a team that continues to motivate and inspire I’d say we’re all onto a winner. We’ve listened to and taken on board your suggestions and move into the new year with exciting new intentions to increase our service and experience to all which excites us!


We welcome our Mel back (not that she really left) now that her little one begins school and she can reignite her passion for hair, we are thrilled that she’s going to be around more because we’re going to be super busy.

More new packages, colours and products are going to hit the salon, our hair education nights are scheduled (dates and programs will be announced soon) and we are extending our opening hours to be available from 8am three mornings a week by appointment. Also should you or someone you know be planning a wedding, let us know. It may seem like a long way off but we are taking wedding bookings into 2020 and we are available to be on location.


The salon is closing to give us all a much needed break from Saturday 22nd and we’ll be back on deck reopening on Wednesday 2nd January 2019. To my ladies and gents, I’ll be seeing you from Thursday 17th January and will be available Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays until school returns in February.


To stay in the loop make sure you subscribe to our mailing list on the website and like our Facebook and Instagram pages (@thevanadiumlounge) as we are always communicating the latest and greatest.


Finally sending gratitude and harmony to all and a massive thank you for another year of support and for providing us the opportunity to do what we do.

To my team…no words sometimes. To say Thank You just doesn’t seem enough, you rock and next year is going to be unlike any other, we have some big goals to achieve and we’ll do it in style, so very grateful to have you in my world xxx


Merry Christmas, be safe, have fun and I’ll see you next year.


Ali xxxx


Your VL Guide
All you need to know in one space, simply.

Trending this season… is all about diving into the realm of reinvention. Change and diversity is snowballing all around us and the current Schwarzkopf Professional Essential Looks Collection does not come shy of doing just that. So here it is, the collection defining our time, expanding our minds and creating history by simply…

REinventing Hair.


Meet the three trends…


Think colour. Think bold and bright. Then intensify that by infinity. The random rebel trend can’t help but make you look twice yet hide your stares as this look is so intense its texture, short styled and feathered cuts are intimidating. Inspired by the underground club culture, these rebels are no longer hibernating throughout the day. The style is taking to the streets and not holding back impact with not only hair but fashion of bold prints, bright metallics, textures and decorative details with no limits.


In a time where talk of self-love and acceptance is high the real me trend reflects this time of self-discovery. Highlighting the beauty of natural muted tones and the purity in shades of nude this look is all about an understated look… yet not effortless. REAL ME involves styled, free flowing hair whether you prefer it to flow sleek or with a little volume to reflect your authentic mood.


Fuelled by this time of cultural acceptance and diversity this trend is expansive and proud not only spiritually but physically. That’s right the hair is big! Curls are taking over the world and they have never been styled so natural and had greater volume. Naturally curly haired people have never been able to express their look so loudly and those with straight have never aimed so high for the natural large, curly look! Colour is expressed painterly with crimson and cool golds.

Oh, did I say just three trends…? Hold Up! We have a little bonus trend for this Essential Looks Collection which excites all of us at The Vanadium Lounge the most!

Schwarzkopf Professional have handed over their Igora Royal colour portfolio to the world’s top digital influences to create a POWER COLAB which has produced AMAZING, REinvented red and nude tones. This co-lab goes by the name of #royaltake over and we have loved getting our hands on these! Who’s ready to play colour!?

2019 Colour Forecast

A new year brings to us a new colour forecasted by Pantone Colour Institute. This forecast is a colour to inspire us to disconnect with technology and reconnect with the spirit of nature. Living Coral symbolises our innate need for optimism  and joy and provides a warmth to comfort, as it encourages us on a playful pursuit! This colour is amazing to inspire us throughout 2019.
We see similarities in Schwarzkopf’s #royaltakeover colours if you’re feeling like spreading a little living coral love in style!

Product… if only there was one that did everything we asked, sculpted every look we wanted and tamed all of our manes. There are endless amounts of products out there for us to access. They claim that they can do all sorts making it understandably overwhelming to pick the right one for your needs. So much so that your own bathroom cupboard becomes overwhelming to look at! We like to break it down for you and educate you honestly about our products.

Over the past month we feel our delivery man is beginning to tire from the amount of boxes which have been bought through the salon doors! We do not tire from such things and jump for joy with the feeling of Christmas in the air and a HEAP of new products to gift, treat and save with some MEGA deals.

What we have on offer for you in the product department this Christmas…

Limited Edition XXL Selective Products From BC Range
Available in the following:

Colour Freeze Shampoo and Conditioner

Repair Rescue Shampoo and Treatment

Moisture Kick Shampoo and Spray Conditioner

These limited edition shampoos, conditioner and treatments are 500ml with a value of $34.95. You’re your investment is only an extra $7 compared to original bottles for double the amount of product!

Christmas Packs
These packs are such a bargain that majority had practically been pre ordered before their arrival!

The Christmas Packs are available in the following ranges:

Repair Rescue which includes:

Colour Freeze which includes:

Moisture Kick which includes:

Silver which includes:
Silver Shampoo
Colour Freeze Conditioner
9,5-1 Toning Mousse

Blondme which includes:

Each individual product normally valued at $27.95 but for all three items in the Christmas packs are valued at $44.95! The packs are inclusive of a zip, wet-suit material bag. Perfect for a toiletry or make up bag once your products have been used up!


Our men and we are love love loving our latest men’s product range and are not disappointed with the value, design and selection of the new packs for Christmas!

Tucker Browne Christmas packs include a strengthening shampoo, conditioner, body/hand wash and a product choice of Shine Putty or Matte Strong Hold Paste.

A Huge pack valued at $85 making your product which is normally valued at $35 free!!

The perfect gift idea for our men, especially those who are hard to buy for!

Latest Launches…


Once again Schwarzkopf professional have fulfilled our needs with these three amazing new products!! Introducing… PIGMENTED DRY SHAMPOO! That is right, we still don’t need to wash our hair often to refresh it but we can now also now refresh our colour at the same time and avoid any “white” dust remnants which majority of dry shampoos can leave behind. No need to cover regrowth with sticky hair mascaras, you can now feel clean and covered after the use of OSIS+ Boho Rebel Dry shampoo.
Available in the following Colours:


That is what we like to hear!! This highly pigmented toner wash is every blondes dream come true in a bottle! This wash provides gentle cleansing and instant tonal deposit to neutralise and rid underlying warm tones in your colour.


We all love a pastel colour however getting them to last can be a struggle, until now… Blondme  Blush wash is available in lilac, silver, apricot and strawberry. This allows you to maintain your pastel colour in between your salon visits!

Myth Busters

Dandruff Signifies a Dry Scalp

FALSE. Dandruff is when an excessive amount of larger-than-normal flakes of scalp skin are shed whether or not the scalp is dry or oily. Dandruff is a skin condition which is caused from an over growth of yeast. This yeast is found on majority of healthy scalps however, dandruff forms when this yeast grows out of hand. Symptoms of dandruff can go beyond skin flakes and also include itchiness of the affected area and an aggravated rash. So the next time you come across what you believe is dandruff having it checked out by a professional is highly recommended so the appropriate products can be prescribed to help!



With Christmas and New Years right around the corner here are my tips and recommendations for the perfect Christmas and New Years makeup look!

If there is one thing we can rely on its red lipstick. It’s a timeless and effortless makeup look and the perfect look for the festive season.

Radiant skin, minimal eye makeup with a red lip instantly dresses up any outfit. If you’re someone who isn’t very makeup savvy then all you need is some mascara and red lipstick, then you’re good to go!

My go to red lip colour is Stila’s “Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick” in the shade “Beso”. It’s the perfect shade of red that every girl needs in their makeup collection. It is non-transferable with a weightless, matte formula.

Retails for $32.00 at Mecca

Even if you don’t have a big budget this Christmas, Maybelline’s “Colour Drama Lipstick” in the shade “Fab Orange” is the perfect option. It is a red velvet lipstick with an orange undertone in pencil form. It’s a comfortable wearing formula with a semi matte finish.
Retails for $9.95 at Priceline.

Some of my favourite red lip makeup looks:

with Gerard

Hip and happening in Hobart


Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race – 26th of DEC until the 1st of JAN
ZERO – If you have not yet made it to MONA this expedition will be continuing through summer.
Australian Wooden Boat Festival – FEB 8th -11th

Salamanca Market – Every Saturday
Bream Creek Farmers Market – Held on the first Sunday of each month
Brighton Market –  Held on the first Sunday of each month
Hobart Show Ground Sunday Market –  Weekly
Farm Gate Market – Every Sunday “Rain, hail or shine!”
Hobart Twilight Market – 7th of DEC fortnightly

The Rubens Lo La Ru Album Tour – DEC 7th
Rektango – Friday evenings weekly
The Falls Music and Arts Festival – 29th of December until the 1st of Jan
Cygnet Folk Festival – 11th-13th of JAN
The Goods – JAN 26th @the Good Shed
Le Misrables Tasmania ExitLeft Production – 11th JAN- 3rd FEB

Steet Eats @ FRANKO – 30th of NOV Weekly
The Taste of Tasmania – 28th Jan until the 3rd of December
Submerge Surf and Yoga Day Retreat – DEC 15th (Monthly)
Obstasplash   (Fully Inflatable Obstacle Course) – FEB 2nd-3rd

Santa’s Funland – 22nd-23rd of DEC @the Derwent Entertainment Centre
Wind in the Willows – 1st – 20th of JAN @the Botanical Gardens

Salon Chat

Our Team:

The Vanadium Lounge Family has had a very busy Spring preparing for exciting things in 2019! We are looking forward to our break over Christmas and New Years and cannot wait to share an amazing year of growth and good times in 2019! The team wishes you and your loved ones a very merry and safe Christmas and Happy New Year!

Our Community:

We’ve hit the GYM!
That’s right! We are all about looking good but more importantly FEELING good too! Here at The Vanadium Lounge we believe we must care and look after our own bodies to ensure we can care and treat you to the best of our ability. So, we understand that sometimes we can feel there is no time to move our bodies and make it anywhere on time without still being a sweaty mess after a workout. That is why we have decided to support you and your efforts at All Aerobic Fitness by turning your change rooms into a Style Bar! No more need to pack a bag full of products so you can at least try and be ready and presentable for work/commitments on time. We have provided you with luxury Schwarzkopf Professional Shampoo and Treatment in the BC Colour Freeze and BC Repair rescue ranges in the showers. Once you are freshly washed you can use our provided styling products and tools along with our hints and tips menu to help you speed your hair styling process along quick because really… who has time for that!


Uniting Emergency Relief Update

Thank You in advanced for supporting the Emergency Relief center and us.

Below is from Janice – Emergency Relief Officer
Uniting’s Emergency Relief (ER) is the provision of assistance to people in need. It consists of the provision of financial and material aid to meet an immediate need and a referral service link to people with specialist community services. Multiple misfortunes can sometimes contribute to a crisis that leads to financial stress and assistance is usually provided through:

  • Financial and/or material aid to meet an immediate need e.g. this could include food vouchers, assistance with utility bills, food parcels, clothing or household goods, toiletries and blankets.
  • A service which assists people to identify the options available to them in response to their needs.

Our program offers direct assistance to people with dignity and compassion, while encouraging strategies towards self-reliance and resilience through referrals and budgeting. We can assist people in the areas of Kingston, Huon, Cygnet, Hobart City and Bridgewater/Gagebrooke.

What we’re Talkin’ bout (and loving):

We are always loving our FOOOOD! Phat Fish is our latest eating out option at the moment and is where will be having our 2018 Christmas dinner! You will Find Phat Fish on the main Salamanca strip located next door to the lovely new establishment ‘The Den’. Phat Fish not only has DELICIOUS food. It also does amazing cocktails, has super friendly, efficient and understanding staff and is well catered for dietary requirements (unfortunately our team struggles in that department). So when you’re looking for a place to meet up with your mates this summer, we highly recommend Phat Fish!