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.

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

Post Summer Dry Hair Rescue Weekly Tip #1 – Heated Mask

No matter what you do, it’s pretty hard to avoid moisture loss in your hair over the summer months. So September is the time to concentrate on getting vital moisture back into those strands to return to lustrous, luscious locks. Here’s a quick treat for your hair that’s easy to do. 1 Wash your hair as normal and apply conditioner before rinsing thoroughly.5.9.14 No 1 2 Get out of the shower and gently towel dry your hair – blot don’t rub!5.9.14 No 2
3 Apply a deep conditioning hair mask concentrating on the lengths and ends. Gently distribute it through using a Tangle Teezer detangling brush.5.9.14 No 3 Click here to read more

Textured Waves from Just Washed Hair!

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Second day hair is super hot right now, but what if you have just washed your hair? If matte, textured waves are what you’re after, here’s our guide to fast-tracking it there!3.9.14 No 2
Hair is shiny, soft and a little slippery when it’s just been washed, so if you’re looking for that bit of edgy texture, you need to get to work with product before you start heat styling.3.9.14 No 3

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Hold On To Summer with Our Top Gradual Tanners

The sun may be fading but your tans don’t have to! I’m a fake tan girl right through to the core and know how good a bit of colour on my skin makes me feel! Here are our top picks of gradual tanners across all budgets that will keep you glowing once the sunshine has gone.

Dove Summer Glow (£4.99)1.9.14 No 1
This was a favourite of mine for many years because you can build up a good colour and it is pretty hard to go wrong. I used it a few times a week and my skin always had a good colour. The down side is that it does have a bit of a fake tan smell but not nearly as much as the Johnson and Johnson gradual tan. It is a perfect budget option.

L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Gradual Tan (£6.99)1.9.14 No 2
The Sublime Bronze Gel Tan has been one of my favourite budget tans for years and the gradual tan cream version is a great product. It is really easy to apply, has only a little bit of that fake tan smell and give a good, but very natural looking colour after one application. It’s perfect for fake tan beginners. Click here to read more

3 Easy Summer Hair Styles that Work for Day and Night

If you’re looking for ways to change up your hair this summer either for work, play or holiday, here are 3 styles that will take you right through the day and well into the night!

The Faux Bob

I absolutely love this style because you can have all benefits of having shorter hair in summer, without having to take the plunge! It is also really easy to do.22.8.14 No 1
This style is much easier to do and looks more effective if you have some movement or texture in the hair. So if you have naturally wavy hair you’re good to go but if it’s straight, take some time to tong it through for some lovely soft waves. If you are short on time, focus on the front as this is where you’ll need the most movement.

You just gather the hair into a low ponytail without tying and then start to tuck and roll it under. Pin the hair into place and you’re good to go!

For a full step by step guide, read our Faux Bob post HERE. Click here to read more