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Hail Queen Eva

Eva Lam landed on our shores all the way from Vancouver, Canada to take on the Fanola Masterclass with the incredible Vena Love and Janet Nguyen. Eva has become a go-to and inspiration in the industry with her motto: “F*** Bad Hair” resonating deeply with us hair lovers. Ā Her astounding hair creations coupled with badassery makes her the hair stylist to follow on Instagram @evalam_ with over 89K already on the bandwagon. She is also a woman of many talents with a Bachelor’s in business, a certificate in graphic design and a knack for charcoal drawings. Eva has been dubbed the queen of greys and displays artistic integrity in all her hair designs. We asked Eva her motivation behind hair and what she can foresee as upcoming trends.

We ain’t from around here. 🚀 Used @brazilianbondbuilder and @fairhairextensions #b3 #brazilianbondbuilder

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What made you decide to get into the hair industry?

I originally wanted to do hair because every stylist I went to told me my hair was too difficult and wouldn’t lift but still charge an excessive amount for a terrible job. I eventually took a hairdressing program offered in my high school for fun and started experimenting with colour on my own head at home.

How has social media affected your job and your life?

I’ve always had a following in Vancouver, but now with social media I have people viewing my work from all around the world. It has exposed consumers to new standards and now they can see a full portfolio of the hairstylist before entering the salon. I think it’s great that I get to control my content and post work I enjoy which in turn attracts the clientele I want. Instagram is basically another full-time job I have to balance!

How do you balance having new clients with all your current clientele?

I am very loyal to my existing clientele because some have been with me for eleven years. Whenever they need to get it in, they are my priority. Taking in new clients will depend on my work week, if I see gaps I’ll start responding to emails and whoever wants the appointment first gets it. I’ve also trained a stylist under me who can do pretty much everything I do, so she’s been taking on the overflow and some of my old clients!

Yahh we did it! @jessfxstyle

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Why did you choose Fanola and how do you battle not having the colours you want on the colour chart?

I chose Fanola because I do a lot of Asian hair and their ash series seems to be the strongest that I’ve come across. I play around a lot with the mixers and managed to create most of the colours I like to do. Sometimes I’ll mix colours from other lines because I prefer other tones more.

What do you foresee as an emerging trend this summer?

I think 90s style hair will make a comeback, well I’m planning to bring it back haha! I think the pastels, metallics and blondes are going to be trending for the next few years.

Love is a losing game, one I wished I never played. #amywinehouse

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Fanola Metallics, Vivids and Paints Masterclass: Event Wrap Up

The powerful forces of Eva Lam, Janet Nguyen and Vena Love came together at AMR to create three exquisite colour combinations in the Fanola Metallics, Vivids and Painting Masterclass. These young ladies have taken Instagram by storm with their eye-catching hair creations (@evalam_ 89.9K followers, @venalove 31K followers, @loveisinthehair_byjanet 17.4K followers) and we had the pleasure of all three talents in one location. While Janet is Sydney based, Eva flew in all the way from Canada and Vena from the US to host our workshop.

The workshop ran for 5 hours and began with some delightful introductions and refreshments while the girls prepped their models for the class. Then it was show time!

The girls briefed all the attendees on the intended results for their models and put their magic into motion. During processing time, they gave some interesting discussion about their experiences as highly sought after hairdressers, how they manage their clientele and their approach to client’s requests.

 

Eva, Vena and Janet got real about how they deal with clients who ask for particular colour looks they don’t think is realistically achievable for the client, when a client’s hair doesn’t turn out the way they want it to, and how they are now in a position where they can choose the type of clients who walk into their salon.

What we loved most about them was their rawness and authenticity. Despite their Instafame, the girls were very humble and down to earth. The way they executed their talents spoke in volumes and showcased why they are all so successful in their field.

The results were three spectacular works of hair art with colour styles all unique to each hair designer and exquisite in their own right. The beautiful combinations of Fanola’s purple, silver and blue metallic and vivid colours graced our eyes and the lives of our three lucky models! Our attendees also got a special treat with a guest appearance from @natalieannehair to help Eva style her model’s hair. There were a few gasps in the audience who got to see how fabulous her work was.

It was an overall successful educational event which demonstrated true artistry. We can’t wait to see what our attendees produce after having learned from these brilliantly talented women. We are so grateful to have had these hair geniuses host our workshop and look forward to what the future will bring for these extraordinary artists in the world of hair.