& tips from your side of the counter........
IT TO ME STRAIGHT!
If it’s straight
and sleek you you’re after follow this simple technique.
- Dry your
hair off until its just nearly dry using a large bristle brush.
Trying to style your hair ringing wet just won’t work. Always
point the nozzle straight down the shaft as you dry. If your
hair is wavy you need to make sure the roots are quite dry
before you dry the length.
irons are great for silky smooth results. Make sure you’ve
used a good conditioner and a styling serum before using any
heated tool. Start at the roots and work downwards to the
tip of your hair. Try not to clamp over the same section twice
as it will cause dryness and splitting. Straighten section
by section, finish by spraying hairspray onto your brush and
brush through, this will help with static.
looking for a new hair care range get yourself down to Tesco!
Their new Physique haircare range has an intoxicating fragrance
of melon and kiwi fruit and has real sporty-look packaging.
Choose from Physique Controlling or Physique Volume collection.
The range includes, among others, 2 in 1 Shampoo, Precision
Wax, Volume Spray and Control Conditioner. Products are reasonably
priced at around £3.50 each and can be used by the whole family.
NEW ANDREW COLLINGE RANGE YET? To
add texture to your finished style try the Design and Shine
No Frizz Gloss. It creates a shiny, smooth finish and is great
for taming flyaway hair. To clean and condition the hair try
the Revitalising Shampoo and Revitalising Conditioner for normal
hair. The shampoo is pH balanced and the conditioner smoothes
roughened cuticles and adds extra shine. If you want a temporary
change from your curly hair try the Straight and Smooth No Kinks
Straightener for super smooth styling. All products priced around
THE CLASSIC BOB
Has been around since 1920! This versatile style varies
from sharp and sleek to soft and full, with or without a
a styling spray through freshly washed hair.
the hair into sections with butterfly clips. Wrap each
one separately round a large bristle brush and aim the
dryer nozzle down to shaft.
you want to curl the ends under hold the bristle brush
at the ends and spray with hairspray when dry. Then
blast with dryer again to set style.
Whether your hair is thin or thick, curly or straight there’s
a cropped style to suit you. It looks particularly good
though on ‘pixie’ faces. It’s incredibly easy to look after
and can be changed from tousled to sophisticated quickly.
Hair should be highly layered with lots of texture.
dry with a hairdryer and fingers using gel or blow-dry
spray if you want some volume.
separating wax if you want a choppy, spiky look, or
glossing serum if you want to keep it sleek and shiny.
hair trimmed every six – eight weeks to keep style.
Ever since Jennifer Aniston burst onto our screens layers
have become popular again. Layered looks have been ‘in’
for a long time now but Jennifer’s shaggy sophistication
has been one of the most copied hairstyles of all time.
a root lift spray to add volume and thickness.
a vent brush to allow a good flow of air, dry sections
of hair under and angled towards the face.
dry, run your fingers through it to avoid the ‘set’
look and define the ends with a gel spray or small amount
Long, luxurious locks have always been seen as youthful,
sexy and the ultimate in glamour. Although long hair involves
more care time, it allows for all sorts of varied styles
and is often easier to manage than a mid-length style. And
think of all the beautiful ponytail and bun accessories
on the market! Colour and shine are really important on
long hair and adding a few layers can make it more interesting.
pay attention to the condition of long hair, especially
if it’s coloured.
a paddle brush when drying and dry the underneath first
by tipping head forward.
hair is long and curly then its best whenever possible
to allow hair to dry naturally. If this is not possible
then always use a serum before drying and a diffuser
attachment to avoid frizz.
a more ‘Bohemian’ look try plaiting tiny sections randomly
and tying thin ribbon round ends to secure them.
reader brought her favourite two products to our attention:
Self Controlling Hair Stick – Great for taming stick-out
strands it’s a handbag sized, lipstick shaped solid
wax stick to help tame unruly bits.
Wooden Hair Band. A lovely, natural looking ponytail
band, half-elastic half-wooden beads.