Celebrity Hair Style

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“I pinch myself sometimes knowing that my hair stylist has worked on some of the biggest names in Hollywood.” Carlie Wacker steals some time with Noosa’s stylists to the stars to see what’s hot for hair in 2021.

Pony Beauty Bar Noosa is home to celebrity hair artist Craig Argent. Craig has styled A-listers all over the globe, including Kylie Minogue, Hugh Jackman, Mandy Moore and Orlando Bloom. Plus, he was Lara Flynn Boyle’s stylist and has worked on award winning blockbuster movies such as Lord of The Rings, The Last Samurai and The Matrix.

Craig is a Joico Australasian Guest Artist who appears on regular live online educational forums most recently demonstrating the chameleon punk and spliced bob style (as pictured).

Based in Noosaville at a stylish salon on Thomas Street he and his wife Lara lead a team that offer a first-class salon service to locals and visitors. 

Lara’s long list of accomplishments include makeup for global fashion weeks, editorials and shoots. They are the resident hair and makeup artists for IN Noosa Magazine’s fashion shoots and are the perfect pair to discuss hair and makeup trends for the year ahead. 

Craig said the go-to styles are easy to achieve and manage:

Blunt cuts and ends – whether it be a blunt fringe, bob or straight even ends for longer hair, the aim is to achieve a thick, healthy and slick appearance. 

Purposeful Roots – regrowth is so 2021! This look is also time and cost effective, low maintenance and totally
on trend. 

Curtain Fringes – A soft, long and swept fringe is gorgeous on mid-to-long length hair; it’s an effortless style which is the key to every trend for 2021. 

Natural curls – this style is being embraced by men and women. You will find Craig actually has a full head of natural curls right now (and he wants you all to know “it’s not a perm”). 

Deconstructed upstyles – the minimal fuss, loose and undone upstyle that looks effortless but is achieved with intense foundation work. 

Craig adds that trends can be very seasonal and the key autumn trend is best described as ‘model off duty’.

“It’s a relaxed organic style that comes naturally to the Noosa environment and lifestyle,” he said. 

When it comes to makeup, Lara says the most sought-after look is a healthy glow. Like the deconstructed upstyle, the healthy bronzed babe look is an art.  

“The focus is getting the perfect complexion,” says Lara. “The key is to achieve a glow-from-within look.

“Start with a healthy diet and hydration and any product that enhances your glow internally and topically. The youthful aesthetic starts from within.”

Key makeup tips and tricks include ‘less is more’ and only use foundations and concealers on areas that need coverage like areas of pigmentation and redness. 

“Clear skin needs only a very sheer coverage. When it comes to illuminators you can use them to highlight and contour but also add a pearly illuminator to primer or moisturiser to brighten dull skin,” Lara says.

With an expert team and a salon that provides all the facilities for busy people like a spacious work lounge with desk space and power points to charge laptops and phones, you know that at Pony Beauty Bar your visit can be productive and accommodating while achieving outstanding hair, makeup and tanning.   

For me it is the perfect set up – I can sit at my laptop while my colour is processing – in fact, this story was written while I had a head full of foils.  

Regular local client and well-known local child carer Nanny Nina says, “It’s a family feeling, and you know you’ll leave the salon with divine hair – it’s perfection!”

So, find your perfect style and feel like a celebrity, visit Pony Beauty Bar Noosa at 8 Thomas St, Noosaville. 

About the Author /


Carlie Wacker has worked in the media entertainment industry for over 20 years. From television to stage and radio she has been lucky enough to work her way around the whole country. Over the last 10 years she has styled and choreographed innovative fashion parades and talent shows and brings her love for fashion and entertainment as our Fashion Editor and Editor for Hello Sunshine Magazine. She is also an MC, voice-over artist and radio announcer.

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