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In style . . .Colour expert Belinda Keeley (right), of Melbourne, and her assistant Chloe Hegan style Gore resident Logan McKee's hair at S'Cape Hair and Day Spa, while tutoring in Gore on Wednesday. PHOTO: MARGARET PHILLIPS

BY MARGARET PHILLIPS

Hairdressers’ enthusiasm and passion for their industry translates into satisfied, stylish customers, Melbourne-based colour expert Belinda Keeley says.

Mrs Keeley, who has two salons in Australia as well as an educational business, was introduced to the south of New Zealand by her assistant Chloe Hegan, who is originally from Invercargill.

Mrs Keeley is visiting Invercargill and Gore to offer tutorials, including one at S’Cape Hair and Day Spa in Gore.

She said she tailored the workshops for hairdressers in Australia and New Zealand.

“I love to travel and I love New Zealand. I’m very busy but I love it,” Mrs Keeley said.

Mrs Keeley’s husband Carl is from New Zealand.

City dwellers were no more trendy than their rural counterparts, she said.

“Hair is hair, no matter where you go.”

People everywhere had mobile devices and accessed images all day and were aware of trends.

Hair designs could be as subtle or as wild and wacky as the client wished. However, hairdressers did need to possess knowledge and enthusiasm so they could pass that energy on to clients.

‘Cape Hair and Day Spa owner Jaime Smale said it was good to offer the salon’s hairdressers tutoring from an international colour expert.