Party-hairstyles

Get the Look: Sienna Miller’s High Bun Hairstyle

Sienna Miller’s high bun is such a pretty hairstyle for New Year’s, weddings and summer festivities. Schwarzkopf’s National Technical Educator Grant Withnell shows us how to get one of the best hair up styles at home in just a few easy steps.

1. Add a generous amount of salt spray and using your hand, blast hair with hair dryer to create texture.

2. Once dry, add a styling powder for more texture. Roughly pull hair into a high ponytail and secure with a hair band, making sure to leave out some pieces to add later.

3. Twist hair and wrap into a knot (don’t be too neat here), then secure with large pins.

4. Randomly select any pieces left out, twist and secure out of the way.

5. Tuck others behind the ears and add more powder for added texture.

6. Spray a light mist of Schwarzkopf Extra Care Strong Styling Hairspray and away you go!

What’s your go-to party hairstyle?

December 24, 2013

Get the Look: Wavy Chignon Hairstyle

Looking for a festive hairstyle that’s easy to create at home? Herbal Essences have shared a step-by-step hair tutorial for one of our favourite sophisticated hair up styles. Elegant with a twist, the wavy chignon is sure to turn heads at any Christmas or New Year party. And all you need is two hair elastics and bobby pins. Fresh flowers can be added for a feminine touch.

1. Wash hair with Herbal Essences Hello Hydration shampoo and conditioner.

Top tip: Give your hair an extra treat with the Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Rinse Off Treatment.

2. Apply Herbal Essences Set Me Up Mousse to roots.

3. Blow dry hair upside down with a paddle brush to give volume and body

4. Take one inch sections of hair and curl with curling iron

5. Lightly spritz curls with Set Me Up Gel Hair Spray to give hair extra body

6. Split the front and back sections of hair into two parts. Pull the back section into a ponytail in the middle of the head and secure with hair elastic. Brush the front section back and secure with the first ponytail using a hair elastic

7. Split the curly ponytail into 4 sections and roughly pin each section to the side to create a chignon.

8. Finish with Herbal Essences Set Me Up Hairspray for a firm but lightweight hold that lasts day and night. Add hair accessories or fresh flowers to chignon as desired.

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What’s your favourite party hairstyle?

December 23, 2013

Get the Look: Party Bun Hairstyle

The classic bun is one of our favourite hair up styles for party season – it’s chic, elegant and really easy to achieve the look. It’s a favourite with celebrities like Olivia Wilde, Jessica Alba and Kate Bosworth, and really draws attention to the eyes, making it perfect for party season when you can play up your eye makeup. Just Cuts director Denis McFadden show us how to recreate the hairstyle in 4 easy steps!

What you’ll need:

Hair tie
JUSTICE Professional Sea Salt Spray
A few bobby pins
JUSTICE Professional Workable Hairspray
Hair foam donut like Scunci Bun Maker

1: Prep your hair
A great up-do will last better if your hair is textured and voluminous. Spritz clean hair with JUSTICE Professional Sea Salt Spray and work through the ends roughly with your fingers.

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2: Ponytail
Tie your hair in a ponytail using your hair tie. I love the top knot style for summer, it keeps your hair at bay and suits everyone – so aim for your ponytail to be high and tight. You can smooth hair back or wear a bit messier – depending on the look you’re going for.

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3: Create the bun

Wrap the foam donut around your hair almost like a hair tie so it’s around the base of your ponytail. Spread your hair over the donut and wrap any loose ends around. This is a fabulous way to add oomph and volume to short or fine hair and it looks totally natural.

If you’ve got lots of hair and don’t want to use a donut, twist your hair and wrap it around your hair tie. Again, wrap any loose ends around the bun.

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4: Set the look
Pin your bun with some bobby pins, pushing in towards the bun so they can’t be seen.

When you’re happy with your look and have found the perfect texture, set the look with JUSTICE Professional Workable Hairspray. The non-aerosol hairspray is great as it won’t drown your locks in product and there’s no sticky crunch, just incredible hold.

 What’s your favourite party hairstyle?

December 15, 2013