Get Your Look: Fishtail Pigtails with Hannah Leigh

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There’s a whole new set of Get Your Look videos coming our way and we are kicking off with this brilliant video using the BaByliss Diamond Straighteners. Here’s Hannah Leigh with her gorgeous Fishtail Pigtails. 29.9.14 No 2
I am really loving this look! Now it sounds odd that straighteners were used for braids but they actually came into play in 2 different ways.29.9.14 No 3 Hairstylist Percy shows Hannah how to perfectly prep hair for braiding, and then shares a secret tip for securing plaits without a band!29.9.14 No 4
Watch the video to find out exactly how! Click here to read more

3 Ways to Texturise Your Hair

We have seen lots of textured looks at Fashion Week and so I thought it would be fun to give you 3 quick tips to creating cool, undone texture without having to try too hard.

Bend It
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The bend is all about creating a dent in the hair rather than a wave or a curl. You’ll need to use a wide barrelled tong and wrap large sections of hair around it for 5-10 seconds but no more. This will give hair that cool, dishevelled broken up look that’s really on trend right now.

The BaByliss Soft Waves is great for this.  If you find that the hair takes on a bit too much wave, simply pull the section a little while it’s still warm to straighten it out.  This technique was used at Emilia Wickstead and Victoria Beckham. Click here to read more

The Victoria Beckham Runway Look

I have absolutely loved seeing all the new hair and makeup looks at the various Fashion Weeks  and so I have been playing around trying to recreate some styles. I thought I’d start with a wearable version of the Victoria Beckham look that the BaByliss team created at New York Fashion Week!

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And here’s the original… 24.9.14 No 2 Click here to read more

The Centre Parting is Back!

The centre parting has been spotted all over the catwalks this fashion month, which can only suggest that it is well and truly back as a hair trend! 22.9.14 No 1
The models in the Jonathan Saunders, Hugo Boss and Mary Katrantzou shows  all had styles split down the middle with a good old centre part and there are many more examples. Here are our favourites!

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Flower Power and middle partings were everywhere at Orla Kiely.22.9.14 No 2

It was a super sleek straight look perfectly complemented by the Twiggy- style soft focus makeup. I definitely think we’ll be getting the straighteners out for this one and the new BaByliss Diamond straighteners will make this look really easy to achieve. See them in action HERE.

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How to Backcomb – As Seen at London Fashion Week

During London Fashion Week, I went backstage with Schwarzkopf at the Felder Felder Spring Summer 2015 show to check out how the gorgeous ‘Young Bardot’ look was created.
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I picked up some brilliant tips on creating amazing volume using come clever backcombing and a couple of products.

I always thought that I knew how to backcomb, but I noticed something a little different when I was watching Armin Morbach, Global Ambassador for Schwarzkopf. So here’s what he did.

He started off by gathering the section of hair he wanted to backcomb.
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BaByliss Backstage at Emilia Wickstead SS15 London Fashion Week

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This season, BaByliss worked with fabulous hairdresser, Snowden Hill, to create the hair look for British designer Emilia Wickstead’s Spring Summer 2015 collection.17.9.14 No 2
The hair look was based on the contrasts of wet and dry, hard and soft, and so had 2 different textures which flowed into each other. 17.9.14 No 3 Click here to read more

Makeup Highlights from New York Fashion Week

I thought it might be fun to look at just a few of my favourite makeup looks so far at New York Fashion Week. I am loving it because rather than the lived in, and ‘morning after’ look we saw lots of last season, there’s glowing, natural lit from within skin which I adore!15.9.14 No 1
The makeup look at Oscar de la Renta was absolutely stunning. It was created by makeup maestro Gucci Westman using Hourglass. The skin was glowing and flawless and the light comes from the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette.

Flushed and fresh looking cheeks were created using the Ambient Lighting Blush in Diffused Heat. It’s a beautiful poppy shade and looks like the prettiest natural flush. Contrasted with the simplicity of the skin was dramatically inky winged eyeliner and gorgeous berry lips. The Altuzarra show had this amazing look created by Tom Pecheux using fashion week favourites MAC.15.9.14 No 2 Click here to read more

BaByliss Backstage at Victoria Beckham New York Fashion Week.

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It’s Fashion Month and everything kicked off in New York! BaByliss were backstage doing the hair for one of the biggest shows of the season, Victoria Beckham, Spring Summer 2015. Exciting!

The clothes were a progression from last season, where BaByliss also did the hair – read that post HERE. There were trouser suits and mid length hemlines, long silhouettes, military style jackets and knitwear pieces. The collection featured neutral, soft muted shades with some florals and stripes.12.9.14 No 2 Click here to read more

Soft & Shiny Waves with the BaByliss Diamond Straightener

The Diamond Straighteners are amazing for giving you super shiny, super smooth straight styles. Check out my video using them HERE.10.9.14 No 1However, I have been experimenting with them to see what else I can do and discovered that they are absolutely great for achieving soft and shiny waves really quickly and easily. Here’s how!10.9.14 No 2 Click here to read more

Autumn 2014 Hair Trends

With Fashion month kicking off any second now, we are soon about to be bombarded with the fashion, hair and beauty trends that will reign supreme in 6 months’ time, But for now, it’s a great opportunity to look at a few Autumn Winter 2014 hair trends as we move further into September.

Sweeping Fringes
Front sections of hair pulled across the forehead popped up literally all over the place. 8.9.14 No 1

Percy & Reed created the ‘Monkey Wind’ Look for BaByliss, creating soft texture on the hair using the Boutique Soft Waves and and then the hair was pulled across to create the sweeping fringe from a deep side parting. Check out the tutorial HERE. Click here to read more