Season’s Greetings !!

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Cobaarz will be closing at 3pm on Thursday 24th December 2015, and re-opening for normal business on Tuesday 5th January 2016.

Please see our website for more details.

We’d like to wish our wonderful guests all the very best for the festive season.  Have a great Christmas, and a lovely New Year, and we’ll see you back next year.

Kind regards,

The team at Cobaarz

Silly Season…Coming soon to a salon near you…

ImageYes, it’s heading to that time again. 8 weeks until Christmas.. Who has their hair appointments organised? We urge those of you that have not got your holiday appointments sorted to do so, as we are almost full for the month of December, and we would hate for our followers and regular guests to miss out.

We are soon to be getting some nifty Aveda Holiday Gift packs on our shelves, which are a great gift idea, or a great way to save money on your Aveda favourites and treat yourself. They start at only $29. The best part is that the packaging is made by Nepalese women, through a fairtrade partnership with Aveda. So the greatest part of your Christmas gift is helping support these amazing women. Come in and see our elves Taiya and/or Anna any time for a tour of the range. These two are like your own personal shoppers, and if they are nice they may find one in their own Cobaarz Christmas Stocking… 

Another great way to save this Christmas is with a Cobaarz gift voucher. For every $50 spent, we will give you a BONUS $10 in credit. This can be added to your gift voucher, or you can keep it for your own use. So $100 earns you a bonus $20, and so forth.

Above everything else, please look out for yourself this Silly Season. Take some “you time”, and don’t let a happy and fun time become a stressful and horrible time!

Aveda Sun Care Range- Nikki’s Road Test!


We all know from our guests reviews that the Aveda Sun Care range rocks, but I have not been fortunate enough to spend enough time in the sun since it’s launch to give it a go myself! Remember, us hairstylists are like Vitamin D deprived vampires, remaining in the salon during daylight hours doing what we love. Sunshine is a rarity!

I took the range with me on a holiday to Thailand for a week, hoping that it would save my hair from sun, sea, and chlorine. For those who don’t know me, my hair is very fine, and using Aveda colour has been lightened to a VERY LIGHT platinum blonde. If anyone’s hair is going to be a good test for this range, it’s mine!

I found that the Sun Care Hair and Body Cleanser got rid of all chlorine, sunscreen residue, and salt very gently without making my hair feel at all raw, unlike most clarifying shampoos. I had to use it every day, as not a day went by that was not spent in the water at some point. Only a very small amount was needed. Natural corn derived chelators remove all the mineral and chlorine deposits without stripping the hair raw or drying out your skin, which is great! 

The After- Sun Hair Masque was just awesome. It left my hair soft and healthy, and really put back in what the sun took out. A small amount was left in for three to five minutes (like a regular conditioner). No more of that dry, brittle, rough feeling, just silky, smooth hair. Even I (an Aveda devotee!) was amazed! And with certified organic sunflower seed oil and green tea extract, it smells amazing.

But I must say the HERO product of the range was the Sun Protective Veil. It basically acts as a water-resistant sunscreen and moisturiser for your hair. A micro-mist pump pack, it can be applied wet and/or dry (I did both!) and it keeps colour in, and the sun OUT. It lasts for 16 hours! Having such fine hair I was delighted that it was non-oily, added shine, and really did what it was supposed to do. Organic Palm oil and a light tropical aroma added to it’s appeal.

I (somewhat reluctantly (; ) returned from Thailand with silky, healthy hair, that did NOT feel rough, weathered, or at all damaged. And I spent every day in the sun, pool or sea. My hair was not chlorine green, nor was it sun-bleached yellow but remained a very clean platinum blonde. It passed my brutal test- if this product does wonders on MY hair, it will be great on ANYONE’s.

Seriously consider this range if you are fortunate enough to go away on holiday this summer. We all use sunscreen and after-sun lotion on your skin, so I think it’s a great idea to protect your investment (your Aveda hair colour) as well.  I’m glad I did! Available at Cobaarz! Now back to work with me… 🙂

Heaps Happening!

There has been lots going on at Cobaarz Warragul lately. Nikki and Deanna are all geared up for a trip to Aveda H.Q tomorrow for an all-day workshop on Aveda’s new NeoGoth collection, where we will be learning how to recreate some awesome cuts, colour, and bring it back to the salon to share with the rest of our team. We get to play around with looks such as these:



Our Aveda Christmas packs are just about ready to land on the shelves, and as for our VIP members…expect an invitation soon to our annual VIP night. Complimentary massages, mini-facials, and great prizes to be won. Oh, and did we mention champagnes and canapés? If you’re not a member register on so you don’t miss out.

Another thing that has us excited (and for some, scared!) is that the Reverse Training Night is imminent. Reverse training? Well us seniors are allowing the juniors to challenge us. We don’t even know what they are making us do until the day arrives. We figure we are pretty hard on them throughout the year with their intense training regime, and now it’s time for them to get their own back. And we know they are going to test our skills big time. Stay tuned for pics!