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3 Difficult Hairstyles Made Easy

Have you ever spotted a hairstyle from Pinterest but had no idea how to actually do it yourself? We have done all the hard work for you, and found three difficult-looking hairstyles and made them super easy! Now onto the attempts..

Round braid

Medium to long hair

Far from a normal braid which is flat on box sides, we can refer to it as a 3D braid instead.

3 Difficult Hairstyles Made Easy

1. Comb through your hair ensuring there are no tangles or knots. Then divide the hair into 4 strands and pull over to one side of your shoulder.

2. Take the fourth strand and thread it around and over the second. Then reverse the direction and bring strand two over strand four.

3. Then repeat the same steps with the other side. Take the first strand and thread it around and over the third. Keep repeating this step under you reach the very bottom of your hair, and secure with a hair tie.

Top knot

Long hair

Don’t spend half of the morning creating your top knot – especially if you don’t have the time. This 10 second top knot requires minimal effort and a lot of creativity.

3 Difficult Hairstyles Made Easy

1. Apply some dry shampoo at the roots to give hair a better hold and texture.

2. Hold your hair into a high ponytail, then pinch and tug the strands at the crown to create body before securing into a top knot.

3. Loop your hair around twice halfway down the ponytail, then slowly twist it around the crown of your head on the left side, then on the right side.

4. Only secure the bun with an elastic about halfway – this will create texture within your hair, and will look like a genuine sock-bun hairstyle!

Inside out ponytail

Medium hair

This super-easy style has been on our radar for years – but just how do we give some life to a simple ponytail?

3 Difficult Hairstyles Made Easy

1. Apply a tiny bit of gel, then apply it onto your flyaways as well as the ends of your hair.

2. Comb hair neatly and secure the ponytail just below the nape of the neck. There should be a small gape between the hair and the hair tie itself.

3. Divide this part of the hair into two sections, hold it open and fold the ponytail through. Pull it  through and adjust it as you see fit.

Which hairstyle would you try?

Images via Jessica Fox, YouTube

September 20, 2014

5 Foods For Longer Hair

Want to grow longer hair naturally without resorting to supplements and hair extensions? Good food will make your hair grow faster – so make sure to constantly stock-up on fruits, vegetables, lean meat and even fish. Hair is made of protein, so changing your diet is a good start in order to promote keratin production.

Salmon

A strong source of protein, vitamin D and essential omega-3 fatty acids which work together to promote a healthy scalp and avoid dryness or rough patches. If you simply don’t like the taste of salmon, there are always vitamins which are quick and easy to take as well.

Eggs

Not only are eggs packed with wonderful omega-3 fatty acids which we earlier mentioned, but also contain something called biotin (vitamin B-7). This is an essential nutrient which can benefit hair, skin and even nails. Many people often choose to take biotin in supplement form which promotes rapid hair growth. Other foods which contain biotin include cauliflower, cucumber and brewer’s yeast.

Sweet potatoes

Packed with vitamin A and beta carotene which has been proven to maintain a healthy scalp and also promote hair growth. There are simple ways to incorporate sweet potato into your diet, some of which include soups, chips, and even in your Sunday roast.

Almonds

Another healthy snack which has high levels of biotin are almonds, which will also clear your skin, improve the appearance of your hair and comprise nearly 1/3 of your daily requirement. Enjoy just a handful of almonds a day, then sit back and watch your hair grow!

Avocados

Avocados have been used for years as a classic treatment which leaves hair looking and feeling soft and healthy. Combine equal parts of avocado and sour cream, then apply to hair scalp and hair to stimulate collagen and elastin.

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September 5, 2014

4 Signs You’re Ready For A New Hairstyle

When is the right time for a new hair-do? Sometimes having the same hairstyle or colour for years upon years is often the first telltale sign that you should make a drastic change. Also pay close attention to split-ends and broken strands due to overexposure to peroxide – which will leave you with no choice but the chop.

No compliments

This may seem a little over the top, but even some flattery is good, right? Keep your hair looking fresh by switching up the colour and style every so often. Don’t go for a dramatic change if you aren’t 100% sure about it. Try balayage if you want to spice up your look, without taking a giant plunge.

Life-changing event

A new job, break-up or even moving house could warrant a fresh haircut and colour. Why not take charge of the opportunity and be a little adventurous with your next hairstyle? Create an inspiration board and cover it with pictures of your desired hair colour and style to built-up the momentum.

You don’t enjoy it

Ever find it difficult to style your hair for a special event, or even day-to-day? This could be a big sign that you’re in desperate new for some new locks. Try using extensions to switch up your look, since they can give volume and length to sad hair.

Dull hair

If you have blonde hair, hearing that your hair looks brassy or mousy can often mean it’s time for a new style. Use a purple shampoo regularly to remove the yellow tones from your hair, or simply take the plunge and have your hair coloured something vibrant and fun.

Image via Hayley Cakes

August 31, 2014

Heat-Free Tousled Waves

Beach-waves are one of the most iconic hairstyles since they suit every hair colour, length and texture. Although this look is often fairly simple to achieve, styling products could potentially damage your hair if used regularly, and without proper heat-protection. We have created a fast and easy way to recreate these classic tousled waves – without using heat.

Instructions

1. Start with damp hair – either straight from the shower, or just spritz your ends with some natural water. Then split your hair into two, and tie one side into a high ponytail (just above the ear).

2. Fold the hair 3-5 times (works better on longer hair), then secure into place at the top. Try to fold them in equal amounts – this will determine how big the curls are. Repeat the same step with the other side.

3. Let your hair air-dry, or even sleep on it overnight. Then simply remove the hair ties to reveal luscious curls. Easy!

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August 19, 2014

How To Style The Ombré Bob

Ombré hair is still very much in style, with many women choosing to chop their long locks for a more manageable shorter hairstyle. Although, shorter hair doesn’t always mean your hairstyles are limited. Try these quick and easy styles the next time you want something new, or simply refresh your look.

Soft waves

Loose, soft waves are perfect for women with short hair since they take almost no time at all to recreate. Use a curling wand with a thicker barrel to achieve loose curls, and remember to use a heat protectant! Then comb through the ends of your hair for a low-key look. Soft waves look amazing with an ombré bob because the colour graduation is perfectly sun-kissed.

How To Style The Ombré Bob

Straight

Don’t be afraid to wear your hair straight every once in a while! Focus on creating some volume at the crown, otherwise this style can look flat and dated. Blow-dry the hair from the top, then hold it all in place with finishing spray.

How To Style The Ombré Bob

Blunt bangs

Embrace a shorter hairdo by cutting some blunt bangs to frame your face. Not only will this look perfect for people with an oval or heart-shaped face, but will transform your entire look. Mist hair lightly with some sea-salt spray to achieve body at the ends.

How To Style The Ombré Bob

Messy ponytail

It is easy to achieve a bohemian look if you have lots of layers framing the front of your face. Tie hair back into a small bun and ponytail, creating drama at the crown. Pin hair back, plait and twist it into place. Set the entire look with a spritz of hairspray at the ends.

How To Style The Ombré Bob

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August 13, 2014

5 Trendy Celebrity Hairstyles Everyone Wants

Some celebrities are causing a stir and experimenting with new and adventurous hairstyles which soon everyone wants to replicate. Are you looking for a fun, new cut and colour on your own hair? Take inspiration from our top 10 picks before heading to the hairdresser.

1. Short bob

Lara Bingle’s new shorter hair-do has been causing a major stir, with many women across the country trying out this 90’s inspired haircut. Perfect for those with thick or thin hair, this style is best worn straight with a perfect blow-out.

5 Trendy Celebrity Hairstyles Everyone Wants

2. Balayage

There is no denying that the balayage trend is still going strong. When Kim Kardashian embraced lighter ends and darker roots, not only did it transform her face, but her style also experienced a total re-vamp.

5 Trendy Celebrity Hairstyles Everyone Wants

3. Pastel shades

Who doesn’t love a pop of colour? Kylie Jenner wasn’t the first to embrace these ocean-green locks, but it certainly started the craze for temporary coloured hair! Colour your ends to spice up your look – they only last for 6-8 weeks before washing out.

5 Trendy Celebrity Hairstyles Everyone Wants

4. Pixie cut

Both Rihanna and Miley Cyrus have taken the leap of faith and chopped their famous locks over the last few years. While this look is only for the daring, it is easy to maintain, and is great to give hair a chance to grow and repair again.

5 Trendy Celebrity Hairstyles Everyone Wants

5. Soft curls

Everybody’s girl-crush Olivia Palermo is rocking soft, voluminous curls with her new lighter hair colour (sans layers). These are easy to achieve with just a spritz of sea-salt spray on damp air, then leave to air dry.

5 Trendy Celebrity Hairstyles Everyone Wants

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August 1, 2014

The Best Haircut For Your Face

Haircuts are extremely important because they frame the face, compliment bone structure and also give some body and definition to tired hair. While we’ve all experienced our fair share of bad haircuts, the key is to understand which style suits your face best. Whether it’s a short pixie cut, or long cascading curls, below are a few suggestions on how to nail your next haircut.

Round face

A rounder face is usually characterised by usually having no definition on the jawline. It is best to choose haircuts which hit below the chin, as this will also give the illusion of a pronounced jaw. Stay away from short haircuts such as pixie cuts or super-short bobs which will only make the face seem rounder.

Square face

Square faces usually have a pronounced jawline which is strong and angular. The best option to highlight this feature is to get an asymmetric cut which is shorter at the back and longer at the front. Square faces have the ability to pull off this look because of their strong jaw and cheekbones. Subtle bangs are also a great option since they frame the face in a sweet and delicate way, and bring the focus to the upper part of the face.

Oval face

One of the most common shapes, oval faces look suit almost every haircut you give them. Avoid very long and straight hair without layers, since this look will only make the face appear longer. Instead, opt for shorter and more defined layers around the chin. Before going in for a super-short cut, consider your hair texture since this may not be a realistic option to deal with on a daily basis.

Heart-shaped faces

Kylie Jenner and Reese Witherspoon have classic heart-shaped faces, which are usually defined by a pointy chin and higher cheeks. These shapes can pull off a cropped cut at the chin, which highlights the pronounced cheekbones and also draws attention to the eyes.

Long Face

Similar to the oval shape, long faces look best in almost every haircut. However, it is important to introduce shorter layers starting at the chin. This will allow the hair to hold a natural body and bounce, and will avoid making the face look long and tired. Beach-waves are amazing since they also make the face appear wider at the sides, where there is usually no definition in the cheekbones.

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July 13, 2014

Simple Ways To Care For Coloured Hair

Many people choose to colour their hair in a variety of shades which are permanent, semi-permanent and even using colour-chalk as a fun way to spice up the ends. Although coloured hair should be specially treated to last longer and look vibrant and fresh in between salon trips. Too much exposure to ammonia can cause hair to break and lose moisture if not treated on a regular basis. Below are a few simple ways to get the most out of your colour, while keeping hair looking its best.

Pre-colour care

Make sure hair can withstand being coloured and don’t attempt to bleach hair which is already damaged and brittle. The colour will only cause split ends and absolutely fry your hair while kissing away all the money put aside for a new colour down the drain. Treat your locks to a hair masque each week, since this will lock in moisture and get the hair in best shape before adding colour or harmful chemicals.

Colour-treated shampoos

Try and incorporate coloured treating shampoos into your routine every time you wash your hair. Not only are these formulas gentle and less abrasive, but they easily lock-in colour and help make hair look shiny and brand new. Don’t always stick to the same old shampoo and conditioner combination, since the hair adjusts quite easily and you won’t necessarily see any results. Have a few options on rotation, and use a purple shampoo if necessary.

Rinse in cold water

Right at the end of your shower, it is best to wash hair in cool or cold water since this best locks in the colour. The cold water is best for people with highlights or lighter hair since it helps to keep hair looking brighter for longer. Not only will rinsing in cool water make hair look and feel shinier, but it won’t distress hair follicles which so often leads to breakage and tearing.

Purple/violet shampoo

If your blonde hair is prone to turning brassy or even embracing orange tones, use a purple shampoo once a week to counter-act these colours. These shampoos work to eliminate unwanted tones by simply just leaving the shampoo on for a maximum of 5-7 minutes before washing off. Follow this up with a purple conditioner for best results.

Avoid heat and styling products

If you’re attached at the hip to your hair dryer, straightener or even curling wand it’s time to cut the cord and embrace a heat-free hair routine. We’re not suggesting you stop using these products completely, but try and let your hair air-dry at least once a week so it can recover. When heat is applied directly to the hair, use a heat protectant on the ends and avoid spraying on the scalp. This will only cause build-up of product and roots will only feel oily.

Deep conditioning mask

About once a week, indulge your hair in a deep conditioning mask or serum. These are very helpful products since they penetrate the hair follicle which helps hair to feel soft and gentle. Simply apply at the ends of your hair, leave on for 10-15 minutes before carefully washing it out until the water runs clear.

Image via Rich Hair Care

July 11, 2014

Hairstyles That Make You Look Younger

Want to look ten years younger? A good haircut can mean looking and feeling younger just by chopping off your locks and styling them a different way. Celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz both sport layered hairstyles which flatter their face but also their skin tone. Below are just a few hairstyles which can make you look younger instantly, and some additional tips if you want to embrace a younger look.

Avoid bleach-blonde

The bleach-blonde barbie look is not only outdated but has the ability to make people look washed out. Not to mention the unruly regrowth which comes with maintaining such a strict hair colour. If you want to embrace a light blonde tint, try highlights which work to compliment a particular haircut.

Bangs

A side-swept fringe and longer more defined layers helps to frame the face and creates the illusion of a younger look. Rounded ends and bouncy locks look sweet and healthy, especially if there is more volume towards the crown of the head.

Avoid monotonous colour

Usually a one-tone hair colour has no depth or definition, which makes people look older than they really are. If you love darker roots but don’t want to go a completely lighter shade, then definitely try balayage. This is where the hairdresser hand paint’s highlights on the bottom of the hair, which gives the illusion of a gradual colour change.

Try highlights

Highlights help to bring colour and youthfulness to the face if done properly. Popular areas for highlighted locks include the layers which frame each side of the face, and also hair alongside the crown of the head near the natural parting. Caramel highlights are perfect for someone looking to spice up their brown locks.

Volume

A youthful haircut all comes down to volume and layering. Often dead-straight hair which is very long and has no fringe or layers tends to age a person. Regardless of hair type, texture or length, volume can be achieved by using effective hair products. Hair serums should only be used on the ends of hair, since they are capable of weighing down the hair follicle. Ask for long layers since they are easy to style and will give lots of natural volume to your look.

Avoid brassy tones

Brassy tones can ruin a youthful haircut, and instead feel and look older. Maintain any brassy tones at home by using a purple or violet shampoo and conditioner once a week to keep a gorgeous blonde hair colour. These products work by cancelling out any unwanted brassy, orange or silver tones in the hair.

Regular haircuts

Keep hair looking shiny and healthy by having regular trims. Work with the natural body and texture of your hair and don’t try to thin it out using a special razor. This will only lead to breakage and will leave hair feeling dry and brittle.

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By Felicia Sapountzis 

July 6, 2014

Get the Look: Victoria’s Secret Angel Hair

The hair at last week’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show was – what else? – big, bouncy and va-va-voom. It’s one of the most fun hairstyles for long hair, especially in summer. Don’t forget to pair it with Victoria’s Secret Angel makeup.

1. Prep your hair with TRESemme Keratin Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner.

2. Apply TRESemme Finish Extra Control Mousse on damp hair to create volume at the root.

3. Section out the fringe area and clip it aside for later, and blow dry your hair down to add more volume.

4. Let down the fringe area and blow dry your hair with a round brush by brushing it upwards and backwards.

5. Begin to curl about 2 inch sections of hair away from your face with a curling iron.

6. Gently brush through the curls to soften them and lift the hair slightly. Apply TRESemme TRES Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray into the ends.

7. Finish off by scrunching your curls and blow dry to set them in place.

Do you like big, bouncy bombshell hair?

November 18, 2013

Get The Look: Lily Collins’ Textured Waves Hairstyle

Lily Collins’ textured waves with a centre part as seen at the Vogue Fashion Fund event at the Chateau Marmont in L.A. yesterday is such a cute hairstyle for short to medium-length hair. Here’s how celebrity hairstylist Mara Roszak created the look in just a few easy steps.

1. Mara started by spraying Phytovolume Actif Volumizing Spray then rough drying the hair using the Harry Josh Pro Tools Hairdryer.

2. Next, she waved Lily’s hair using a one-inch barrel iron, creating a natural, textured wave.

3. To break up the style, she then used Serge Normant Dry Shampoo all over.

4. Then to add a bit more ‘piecey-ness,’ Mara rubbed Kevin Murphy Night Rider Matte Texture Paste into the palms of her hands and ran it through her hair.

5. Finally, she sprayed L’Oreal Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hairspray all over to seal the textured wave.

What do you think of Lily Collins’ wavy hairstyle?

October 24, 2013

Get The Look: 1920s Waves Like Christina Hendricks’ Emmys Hair

Need wedding hair inspiration whether you’re the bride or a guest? We think these flapper-inspired, 1920s waves, like Christina Hendricks showed off at last month’s Emmys, are the perfect elegant hairstyle for medium to long hair. Simply pair with a feminine dress, antique jewellery and a vampish red lip.

We asked celebrity hairstylist Dario Cotroneo to share his how-to to recreate this gorgeous hairstyle in just 4 easy steps.

1. Section a side part from the hairline to the crown area. Then section hair at the back of head into three even sections.

2. Begin each section in the back area by backcombing the roots and spray with Thermal Image from Wella. Place the hair under the MYCURL and roll up horizontally. Starting from the mid lengths area, secure the first strap then continue rolling the MYCURL to the roots and secure the second strap. Then clamp the irons over the MYCURL for 15seconds. Repeat for the other two back sections.

3. Divide the front sections into two sections on both side of the face, roll in two Large MYCURLs on both side sections away from the face without the backcombing, spray with Thermal Image from Wella and roll a Large MYCURL into the hair horizontally from the mid lengths and secure with straps around the cheekbone area. Then clamp irons over the MYCURL for 15 seconds. Allow hair to cool down for 20 minutes.

4. After hair has cooled, remove all MYCURLs and lightly brush hair forward from the mid-lengths to ends in order to separate the curls, and then spray some shine spray for a glossy finish. To keep your style looking polished and groomed, around the face and on the top layer, spray hairspray onto a makeup brush and brush around the parting and around the face.

Are you a fan of this 1920s hairstyle?

October 10, 2013

Top Summer Style and Colour Trends

Who hasn’t been thinking of changing up their hair colour for the summer, or maybe trying a new cut or style? Celebrity hairdresser Dario Cotroneo has revealed his top style and colour trends for spring/summer.

“Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is our muse this summer,” says Dario. “Her hair is a fabulous mix of bold colour tones which create a healthy glow and colour palette. As the temperature rises, it’s time to brighten up and refresh your tresses to compliment your complexion.” At DARIO Salon this look is achieved with a unique technique called Riviera Lights which shapes colour around the face.

For blondes and brunettes this spring/summer, the colour palette is fresh and inspiring. Blondes become lighter with earthy tones such as strawberry and golden coppers placed throughout the top areas of the head, and brunettes are softened with golden browns to reflect a more natural sun-kissed look.

Hairstyle trends that will be gracing our warmer months are an assortment of curls, still much in demand from the red carpet to the concrete catwalk. From chic and luxe, to playful and off-duty, curls are set to be a hit this season.

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In complete contrast, a very minimal style is making waves of a different kind (pictured above).

“This style is all about ‘minimal, simplistic hair’ so it works perfectly when you are wearing an outfit that is classic and powerful in design – this will show off your inner confidence,” says Dario.

However, before you hit the salon to embark on a new season colour or style, it’s a good idea to make sure you are doing everything you can to protect your hair come the warmer months, especially as the glorious sun turns up the heat!

Dario and his team of expert stylists share their top salon tips to ensure you’re locks are healthy and ready for the new season antics!

  • Always use professional products for coloured hair, as recommended by your stylist/colourist.
  • Be sure to invest in a deep conditioning treatment at least once a week!
  • It may come as a surprise, but avoid washing your hair everyday. Try to shampoo only every second or third day. If your hair becomes oily, use a dry shampoo or (sneaky tip!) sprinkle baby powder on your roots.
  • Stock up on vitamins such as silica and fish oil as these are great hair strengtheners!
  • Be sure to maintain regular haircuts and salon treatments at least every six weeks to encourage hair growth by removing split ends.

Long hair? Short chop? What’s your favourite summer hairstyle?

October 7, 2013

Get The Look: Bombshell Hair

The hair look at the DSquared2 Spring/Summer 2014 show at Milan Fashion Week was a modern interpretation of 1950’s Americana, reminiscent of the tropical enclaves of Miami, Las Vegas, Havana and Hawaii.

“The Dsquared2 designers always favour a glamorous ‘bombshell’ look, and this season the collection has a tropical, sexy ‘50s feeling to it, so I created super volume and a slightly bouffant hair look to support this” said Sam McKnight, Global Ambassador for Pantene.

The resulting ‘retro poolside chic’ look is resonant of a bygone era where manicured looks and perfected style were de riguer at the poolside, and is the perfect summer hairstyle for medium to long hair, whether your hair is straight, wavy or thick. It’s also a fun bridal hairstyle to match with bright lips and a va-va-voom dress.

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1.       Always start with freshly washed and conditioned hair. Pantene Ice Shine Shampoo and Conditioner provides the perfect base for this look.

2.       Apply  Pantene Styling Treatment Foam Soft Curls to damp hair and blow dry the hair section by section using a round brush to create volume, taking the hair up and away from the face.

3.       Then, using a medium –large barrelled tong (depending on length of hair), set the hair (section by section), clip in place and leave to set – for as long as you can.

4.       Remove clips and brush out the hair with a soft bristle brush.

5.       Take the crown section of hair and gently tease (back-comb) the crown area with a tail comb.

6.       Using a very soft brush, brush back the hair over the teased section and brush through the lengths.

7.       Finish with Pantene Stay Smooth Hairspray and apply Pantene All Day Smooth Leave in Crème to smooth the ends.

What do you think of this sexy 50’s hairstyle?

October 3, 2013

Get The Look: Sass & Bide’s Modern Ponytail Hairstyle

Celebrity hairstylist and hair director for Sass & Bide Renya Xydis created the perfect ponytail for the Sass & Bide Spring/Summer 2014 FREETOWN show at New York Fashion Week.

“With such strong, structured and detailed looks from Sass & Bide designers Sarah-Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton, a sleek, modern ponytail is the only option to complement the shapes,” Renya said.

“The centre part keeps it fresh while the length is secured with horizontal barrettes – it’s a hint of uptown girl polish that still maintains the Sass & Bide signature edge.”

Here’s how Renya created the hairstyle in 4 easy steps.

1. Renya treated each model’s hair to an application of Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz at the roots, blow-drying it out to give the style texture and grip.

2. Next, hair was blow-dried smooth and parted in the centre for a sharp, precise result.

3. Hair was then smoothed with a brush and secured at the nape of the neck with horizontal barrettes. A mist of Wella System Professional Perfect Hold Hairspray was applied to lock the look into place.

4. To complete the look with a finishing shine, a final touch of Wella System Professional Luxe Oil was applied from the mid-lengths to the roost to complete the look with a clean, modern edge.

What do you think of Sass & Bide’s modern twist on the classic ponytail?

September 17, 2013

Get The Look: Perfect Messy Bun Hairstyle at NYFW

We love the messy bun hairstyle for day and night but it’s hard to get it just right – it can either look too undone or too ballerina. This is it: the perfect messy bun as seen at the Peter Som Spring/Summer 2014 show at New York Fashion Week that is both chic and on-trend.

It’s a great way of transforming a bad hair day into an effortless hairstyle for anyone with medium to long hair (and we love the messy bun on Jennifer Lawrence in the latest Miss Dior campaign).

Here’s how celebrity hairstylist Eugene Souleiman, Wella Professionals Global Creative Director of Care & Styling, created the look in a few easy steps.

1. Start with freshly washed and conditioned hair, using Wella Professionals Enrich Shampoo and Conditioner, to ensure hair is in perfect condition.

2. Spray Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz liberally at the roots and throughout the length of the hair. Do not comb through.

3. Blow dry hair upwards at the root in circular motion, to create natural volume.

4. Pull hair into a high ponytail, between the occipital and crown, and secure with an elastic band.

5. Twist ponytail and tie into a knot, securing with several pins.

6. Spray hair again with Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz and blast with a blow dryer to add more texture to the hair.

7. Gently pull a few pieces of the hair out, creating looseness and imperfection in the look.

8. Finish by pumping a dime size amount of Wella Professionals Mirror Polish into hands, rub together and apply to the roots of the hair in an upward motion for shine-enhanced texture.

Image: Shawn Brackbill for Vogue

Are you a fan of the messy bun? What’s your everyday go-to hairstyle?

 

September 10, 2013

Get The Look: Milkmaid Braids Hairstyle At NYFW

Perfect for summer, the milkmaid braids seen at the Rebecca Minkoff S/S 2014 show at New York Fashion Week this weekend are a fun look for anyone with long hair. Inspired by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, pair this hairstyle with boho dresses or printed summer tops and denim shorts.

Here’s how TRESemme stylist Jeanie Syfu created the look backstage at the show:

1. Prep damn hair with TRESemme 24 Hour Body Foaming Mousse and rough dry.

2. Create a messy zig-zag side part, from the hairline to the centre of the nape, and clip to separate.

3. From the heavier side of the hair part, take another zig-zag section behind the eat and clip, creating three separate section.

4. Back brush the hair for texture and create a ponytail in each section, starting from behind the eat.

5. Tease lengths of hair and spray lightly with TRESemme 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray.

6. Create a 4-strand braid with each ponytail and fasten with an elastic.

7. Wrap braids around the top of the head, tucking the ends of the braids under and fasten with bobby pins.

8. Finish with TRESemme Fresh Start Colour Care Dry Shampoo for a matte finish.

Are you a fan of milkmaid braids?

September 8, 2013

Get The Look: Demi Lovato’s Milkmaid Braids Hairstyle

Demi Lovato looks cute as a button in milkmaid braids. L.A.’s first braid bar Assembly Salon shares their tips on how to create this fun summer hairstyle that’s perfect for thick or long hair.

1. Prep hair with Kevin Murphy’s Easy Rider to de-frizz and give hair the best grip to braid. For an undone look, add a 20 cent piece size of Kevin Murphy Hair Resort.

2. Part hair starting right above your left eyebrow. Starting at the part, create a medium rectangular piece and separate into three pieces.

3. Cross the right out-most over the centre then add some hair to what used to me the right out-most strand (now centre).

4. From the right side, cross the left-most over the centre then add some hair to what used to be the left-most strand (now centre).

5. Continue your braid until you wrap around and reach the centre back of your head.

6. Secure braid with a clear elastic. Secure remaining hair in a messy chignon.

7. Mist hair with Kevin Murphy’s Session Spray for a lasting hold.

What do you think of Demi Lovato’s milkmaid braid hairstyle?

July 23, 2013
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