People often think that you can only get one kind of look using heated rollers – big hair! However, they are actually much more versatile than that. It all depends on how you put them in. There are a few different ways you can use them and today I am going to show you two!
If you place the roller underneath the section and roll the hair over you can create lots of height and volume for a glam look.
Follow the first roller around your face like this for a beautiful retro glamorous effect.
When the rollers have cooled and you take them out, you’ll find you have great root lift and loose waves that curl softly towards the face. Click here to read more
As the sun has started to peek out, I thought it might be a good time to talk about some quick skin colour fixes to get you looking and feeling summery! All of them wash off at the end of the day so no long term commitment required!
To add a wonderful touch of extremely natural looking colour to my face, I have been loving Dior’s New Dior Skin Nude Tan Matte.
This is an ultra-matte formula which means it contains no shimmer at all. This is perfect for adding warmth and contour to the face without it looking like you have bronzed. It also has light-adjusting technology to ensure you stay looking natural in different lights. Clever!!
If a bit more shimmer is what you’re after, my latest discovery is the Liz Earle Radiant Glow Bronzer which is has quickly become one of my favourites.
It has four shades which you can mix together to lift your complexion amazingly. You can also use the shades separately to contour and highlight or as eyeshadows. I love a multi-tasker.
If you are on a bit more of a budget, but still want an amazing product then try Bourjois. They have a fab oversized bronzer called Maxi Delight and it is really good.
And if you’re looking for a liquid instead of a powder, Bourjois do a brilliant Bronzing BB crème which you can use alone, or mix into your foundation. Click here to read more
This is a pretty simple one but I think lots of us forget about heat protection when it comes to restyling dry hair. The best thing is, it’s really easy to ensure your hair gets the best care when making it look pretty!!
Here are the quick steps I follow before heat styling dry hair!
Step 1: Brush Your Hair!
Hair is less likely to suffer damage or break if you make sure you don’t apply heat to any tangles or knots.
Step 2: Use Heat Protection Spray
Make sure you lightly spritz your hair all the through with a good heat protection spray. Lift up layers to ensure even distribution and give an extra little spray to the ends. Click here to read more
BaByliss were back in the midst of fashion week action again and this time it was London and House of Holland. Here’s Henry having fun backstage!
Percy & Reed headed up the hair team and the BaByliss Pro Waving Wand was used to add soft texture to the hair.
The hair was wound round the wand:
And then pulled out before it cooled, to really soften the effect:
A deep side parting was created and the hair was pulled across the forehead and clipped behind the ear.
Sebastian Professional Drynamic texturizing spray was used in the lengths to give the hair a lived-in texture and then the Percy & Reed Finishing Polish was used just in the roots to give them a slightly oily look! Interesting…do we think that greasy hair is coming into fashion?!? Click here to read more
Everyone gets split ends and they are pretty difficult to avoid particularly if you colour and heat style hair. The only way to permanently get rid of split ends it to cut them off but there are plenty of ways you can disguise them if you don’t want to go for the chop.
Here are the ways I keep my hair looking great, even if there are a few split ends hiding there!
Apply a deep conditioning mask.
Split ends always look worse on dehydrated hair so this one is all about hydration. I use an intensive mask weekly to put the moisture back in my hair and encourage the surface to be smooth. For an extra boost, I apply onto damp hair, wrap in cling film for 20 minutes and then gently heat it with the hair dryer for the last couple of minutes. When I rinse, my hair is super soft and hydrated and looking much more smooth.
Apply serum or leave in conditioner to the ends.
Nothing glues spilt ends together like a dab of serum. You don’t need to go crazy but just use a drop rubbed between your palms on damp ends, and when the hair is dry, everything will look a whole lot better. Click here to read more
Once again, BaByliss was the backstage hair sponsor for Victoria Beckham at New York Fashion Week and the look was all about androgynous tailoring softened with pleats and ruffles in mainly black and white. Very VB!
The BaByliss styling team was led by Guido Palau and the hair look for the show was modern and simple.
Guido said “The Victoria Beckham brand is modern and luxurious and we wanted to create a look that felt nonchalant and easy”.
He created this look by blasting the hair with the BaByliss Pro Volare Dryer – the BaByliss Boutique Italian Dryer is an amazing tried and tested alternative to this. Click here to read more
I was terrified to backcomb my hair for years because it always sounded so brutal but having seen the professionals do so much amazing work on hair now, I can safely say that I have come round to the idea. It is really easy to do and can be done gently to seriously amplify volume. As you know I am not a pro but I shall show you how I do it.
I literally pull up the section of hair where I want to add volume and place the brush about 3 inches away from the root and simply push the hair down towards the roots. I find the easiest way is to use a slim backcombing brush but a comb will do too.
If I want to really go for it (and it isn’t a section right on the top) I backcomb the same section on the other side too for double volume. Click here to read more