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Article by Heather Bell
with top colourist
British Colourist of the year
for two consecutive years
UKHairdressers would like to extend a warm welcome to Anita Cox-McMillan
who has joined our panel of experts representing Schwarzkopf.
started her career as a trainee with Beverley C during which time
she travelled throughout Europe, Australia, the Far East and USA participating
in some of the world's most prestigious hairdressing events, and seminars.
She later became involved with Schwarzkopf and continued to tour the
world teaching and presenting the hottest cutting and colouring techniques.
During this time Anita was charged with creating visionary trend setting
collections for 'Essential Looks', Schwarzkopf Professional's seasonal
collection of contemporary hair styles.
In 1995 a motorbike accident left Anita on crutches for six months
and proved the catalyst for the launch of the first ever Anita Cox
salon and the beginning of the Anita Cox brand. At the tender age
of 27 and on 1st November 1996 Anita opened the doors to the Clerkenwell
salon. Big win awards followed with Anita taking British Colourist
of the Year in 2000 and 2002, the first person ever to win an award
in this new category. In 2001 Anita added the L'Oreal Colour Trophy
to the Collection.
In 2005 the first ever Anita Cox franchise salon launched in Chelsea.
Anita has now relocated to Clapham, the town where she grew up, opening
her new salon in a prime spot on Battersea Rise.
Anita will be delighted to answer any questions that you would like
to send to her.
View our exclusive interview with Anita answering all the questions
we know you would love to ask her, as compiled by Heather our Editor:
Right: Some of Anita's amazing cut and colour work.
like to colour your own hair at home, or if you are finding it hard
to make the pennies stretch to regular salon visits, Schwarzkopf have
the answer you're looking for.
They have recently launched a home colouring kit, which at £3.49 won't
break the bank and the results achieved are truly amazing.
Palette is a professional product which gives perfect grey coverage,
(it uses a salon formula unlike other home dyes.) Also, the real thing
which makes Palette unique is the macadamia oil which is in the colourant
and conditioner. This penetrates the hair and really nourishes your
locks, giving a beautiful glossy finish.
Palette is available in a stunning range of colours and is so easy
to use at home, that you will be wondering why you ever spent a fortune
in the past on expensive salon treatments.
your Palette Personality and see what type of Palette girl you are:
1. What is your favourite time of day?
a) Sunrise - when its quiet and no one else is awake yet
b) During the afternoon - you would have woken up by then
c) Evening - you consider yourself a bit of a night owl
2. You're en route to an important event, but you manage to rip your
dress in the car door. What would you do?
a) Run to the nearest shop and pick up a new one, you always have
to look your best.
b) Ignore it and hope that no one notices it
c) Do a 'Kate Moss' and customise it into a short mini number
3. What is your ideal way to keep trim?
a) Yoga or Pilates
b) A long, hard work out at your local gym
c) You're happy with the way you look
4. What footwear would you wear on a first date?
a) Flats so there is no danger of taking a tumble
b) Heels to elongate your legs
c) Boots for maximum sex appeal
5. You've been dating your partner for 5 months. What gift do you expect
from him for your birthday?
a) A bunch of flowers, you should be grateful that he remembered
b) A classic piece of jewellery
c) This season's latest handbag, anything less and it's over!
Cool classic and sophisticated - your Palette personality is Brunette.
People love your friendly, easy-going nature and know that they can
always depend on you if they need a shoulder to cry on. Nobody does
the sexy, sultry look better than brunettes so choose a rich hair
colour that is full of shine to make the most of your tresses.
650 Chestnut Brown
750 Chocolate Brown
800 Dark Brown
850 Mocha Brown
Outgoing, fun and a little bit flirty - your Palette Personality
We've all heard the classic saying that blondes have more fun and
with your positive attitude it is easy to see why! Make sure you
turn heads in 2010 with a radiant hair colour that will have so
men everywhere envious of your lustrous locks!
Light Natural Blonde
400 Natural Blonde
500 Dark Blonde
Fiery confident and oozing sex appeal - your Palette Personality is
2010 is set to be the year of the Redhead as more and more woman turn
to hair dyes to get the red-haired temptress look. Get ahead with
a vibrant, intense hair colour that really makes you stand out from
872 Dark Bordeaux