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Friday, 7 March 2014

Hair Products

Here are links to the products I used in the Blow-dry video.

All of them can be purchased in professional salons or in Boots/ Superdrug but for ease I have linked you to online stores!

For Volume: - like the video

Techni Art Volume Architect £10.39

Cocky Bedhead Thickening Paste £11.36

Silhouette Hairspray £4.95

For achieving curls I use:

Kerastase Leave in conditioner Chroma Thermique £13.20

Techni Art Pli £10.39

For Smoothness I use:

Moroccan oil £31.85  for fine hair apply a pea size when wet for thicker hair it can be applied post blow-dry!  Great product for smoothing the hair!

Enjoy your gorgeous hair weekend ladies!! 


Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Blow Dry Basics

I hope you liked the little BLOW DRY video (sorry about the length... )

This is just a follow up blog to help you with some basic blow-dry info that I have been taught along the way on fashion shoots and shows!

1     Prep your hair

  • Combing from bottom to top to avoid tangles!
  • Towel or part dry hair to speed up the blow dry.
  • Product - whether it is for volume/ smoothing or curls
2    Sectioning your hair
  • Working with clean sections avoids tangles and makes managing your hair a lot easier.
  • Remember my 3 section rule below
  • section 1 - ear and below section
  • section 2 - temple and below
  • section 3 - top of head including fringe.
3    Brush and blow-dryer
  • Choose the right brush for the style you want!
  • Place brush under hair root (create tension for volume)
  • Direct the blow dryer up and under for initial volume in the roots
  • Direct blow dryer down the hair to create smooth un-fuzzy finish.
  • repeat process in each section.
NB - I don't have nozzle on my blow dryer - but it will work the same with the nozzle on (it is just me personal preference)

4    Moving through the sections.
  • I divided section 1 and 2, into 3 smaller sections across the head.
  • when you reach the top section (3) use this diagram as a guide for sub-dividing.

5    Added volume tricks.
  • I created roller sections on the back and top to help with volume - using a hair clip and spray.
  • A velcro roller will do the same if you are unable to twist your own hair.

6    The Fringe.
  • I wear my fringe flicked out and to the side, but the tops will work on other side fringes.
  • It is important to ensure you blow-dry your fringe forward first (this prevents cows licks etc)
  • I recommend blow-drying hair the opposite way to the way you want it styled first as this gifts it lift.
  • For fringes that go under move the brush to under the hair as opposed to over (like the video)

Check back tomorrow for my Hair Product guide!!

Monday, 3 March 2014

Best of The Best... Red Carpet Watch

Oscars night was an amazing celebration of not only amazing films last night....  But also some fab fashion and as always I want to share with you my top looks of the evening and there are some SURPRISE ONES!!!!

In my no1 spot is Bette Middler in Reem Acra.  She looks super sexy and this dress with the cap sleeve and cinched in waist show of her curves beautifully!

The next 3 mentions are rather controversial!  But I think the Guys slightly outshone the girls last night and deserve a mention..

Jared Leto rocked the red carpet in Saint Laurent

Matthew Mconaughey did the same idea with a white Tux jacket from Dolce and Gabbanna

Then Kevin Spacey showed that living in London has really improved his fashion stakes wearing this amazing midnight Blue tux from Burberry!

Other outfits of note were:

Lupita Ntongo in this powder blue dress by Prada...  a surprising choice for the Queen of vibrant colour block, but still stunning!

Then the lady's who rocked NUDE...

Kate Blanchett in Armani Prive

Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace (more white than nude but she looked hot.. so had to mention her)

Also want to mention Portia de Rossi, she has been off my red carpet radar for a while but this Laser cut nude number by Naeem Khan was the perfect mix of feminine and edgy!

All images are from Style.com


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