Experience the difference at Fatty Arbuckles in East Perth – a hair & beauty salon that believes in sustainability, cutting edge colour and cut techniques.
What if I told you… that dark hair is not my natural hair colour.
It isn’t. My natural hair colour is like a dirty strawberry blonde. I’ve been dying my hair dark since I was 19 – so it’s all most people have ever known. Besides playing with colourful cosplay wigs every now and then, my loyalty has and always will be to the dark side.
From teenage DIY home colour kits, letting hairdresser friends’ experiment on my hair, to inconsistent hair salon trips with someone new each time – I’m actually surprised my hair has survived and is still thick as ever. Though, when it comes to colour vitality, a decade of colouring left my hair feeling seriously weighed down and dull.
What I needed was a colour revitalization, and someone to remove all the bad hair sins of my past, transforming my dull, weather-beaten lifeless off-black hair into a colour more rich, soothing and warm. Like a chocolate brunette, full of vibrant buoyancy. Mmm, chocolate.
Being the internet detective I am, I researched award-winning salons in Perth that specialise in style and colour. Yes, anybody could do colour – but I wanted a salon that is passionate about colour. Because when it comes to enormous amount of colour build up removal needed, you really shouldn’t skip on quality, nor should you have to dunk your head in a basin of bleach either. There must be more sustainable, gentler ways for colour transformation…. and thankfully in Perth, there is one leading salon that truly excels in this field. Read on.
Fatty Arbuckles is a hair salon oasis located in the riverside precinct of East Perth, right near the beautiful Victoria Gardens Park. The name comes from Roscoe Conkling “Fatty” Arbuckle, a famous but controversial American silent film actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter; one of the most popular silent stars of the 1910’s, and one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood at the time. He mentored Charlie Chaplin and discovered Buster Keaton and Bob Hope.
Back to the hair salon now, which with its chic opulence, feels more like a retreat than your usual Perth hairdresser.
Their award winning creative team, led by Annette Scaffidi, (whom has 24+ years experience in salons here and in London under her belt) specialises in cutting edge colour and cutting techniques. I also heard great things about their head colourist, Justin, who is a Master Colour Designer and Colour Correction Specialist. I didn’t want just anybody redoing my hair colour – it needed to be man like Justin for the job.
I first found out about Fatty Arbuckles on The Urban List’s Readers Choice: Perth’s Best Hairdressers article. I was searching online for experienced hairdressers that could transform my friends’ and I hair into wavy 1920’s styles for a Gatsby themed ball we were both attending. What swayed us to go with Fatty was the fact they had a Make up Artist & Beauty Expert on their creative team too (the lovely Lindsey) which was just super convenient. We could drink red wine while getting hair and makeup done in one go! Boom!
Check out pics from our Gatsby Ball below:
1920s Makeup by MUA Lindsey & hair by style director Michael, both from @fattyarbuckles 👌 Thankyou! Officially my new favourite all-in-one salon! 😜 (looking quite serious in this photo but I am half German after all) 😊 🇩🇪 👄🎶 Wearing @sheikeandco 👗 #Gatsby #gatsbyball #1920s #1920smakeup #1920sfashion #1920shair #germangirl #aussiegirl #brunette #Befriendball
Another thing I liked about Fatty Arbuckles that sets them a part from other salons is their sustainability mission. They make a conscious effort to reduce, reuse and recycle – embracing a Green philosophy while trying to run a more sustainable salon. They do:
- Ammonia free colouring options.
- They carry the organic, paraben and sulphate free styling range, Qaba.
- They use foil made from recycled Aluminium which is then recycled after use to be processed and reused.
- They use Eco Head on their basin taps which filter out any pollutants and reduces 40% of water usage.
- They only use recycled paper, which includes their mailing envelopes printing paper, letterheads and client questionnaires. All scrap paper is reused or recycled.
- Excess colouring products are not washed down the drain into the water supply but instead disposed of safely. It is all weighed and recorded to minimise future wastage.
What followed was a fun afternoon getting to know the team, and we all got on really well! The salon has a ‘give back’ philosophy which comes with no bullshit, no marketing fluff or fear mongering spiels. They exceed expectations and are completely transparent and open with what they are doing with your hair, approaching everything with patience and a sense of humour, which shows they put their clients first.
Oh and one more great thing – they hold regular make up and hair seminars and workshops, so anyone (not just industry professionals) can pick up tricks of their trade!
Post-Hair Celebration at Victoria Gardens Park & Super Moon
Thanks for my colour transformation, Justin! They blend in with my new hair extensions perfectly 🙂
Book in with Justin, Head Colourist at Fatty Arbuckles
Justin is the perfect person to talk to if you are thinking of transforming your look, whether that be with a new colour or some added length or volume. He’s also available for weddings through The Eloquential Bride.
For any questions, or further information about the salon – please contact Fatty Arbuckles directly on the links below. They’d be happy to help.
Monday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday 10am – 7pm
Thursday 10am – 9pm
Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 9am – 4pm