Views & tips from your side of the counter........
As you will have
gathered Charles Worthington is fast becoming a favourite with me
so I have collected a few of the masters top tips for you.
simple ponytail is definitely back but with a less fussy approach
to styling. Up-hair should not look contrived, even a sleek ponytail
should look as though you have tied it up as naturally as possible.
Practice twisting or coiling your hair using styling chopsticks
or big jewelled pins allowing some pieces to tumble down.
you whip up a good lather during your first wash you probably
do not need to repeat - if the bubbles disappear quickly then
its 'big hair' you are after, set your hair using large heated
rollers after working in some volumising mousse. Do this just
before bedtime but do not disturb the curls at all until you wake
up. Run fingers through the style the following morning and spray
on my Shining Star Spectacular Glossing spray to finish.
high forehead or overly-long face will always benefit from a fringe.
Long., side swept flicks are very now but if you want something
less retro go for heavier, stronger shapes.
vibrant colours are the thing at the moment. If you are brunette
try Hot Chocolate or Caramel shades. If you are a redhead try
rich russet colours, ivory or oatmeal if you are blonde.
you want touchy-feely silky soft hair know your products. Soft-hold
mousse will give flexible bounce, serum for a silky shine and
shine spray for a truly shimmering finish. To give soft movement
use heated rollers or Velcro rollers and use a soft bristle brush
to stroke the hair into shape. Brush lightly and tame flyaway
ends with a touch or serum.
a curly-girlie full of volume look try using tongs or a hot brush
such as my Big Hair Airstyler. Simply spritz with styling spray
before winding, hold the style in place for no more than ten seconds,
release and repeat three times. Allow to cool and arrange as you
can create too definite a curl on short hair. Do not curl all
over - concentrate on the crown or you will end up looking like
naturally curly or frizzy hair always use larger rollers, smoothing
serum on before winding. Do not use hairspray on this type of
hair as it can be too drying.
get hair as smooth as possible when blowdrying aim the heat directly
at the parting, with the airflow downwards. Keep the hairdryer
moving and once the roots are bone dry, dry the mid-length then
ends. Try the Body-Booster Silkening Mousse from the Results range.
YOU KNOW - that top stylist Trevor Sorbie now has
a range just for men? The Mg range (that is male grooming)
is packaged in Metallic grey and includes skin care
and shaving products. Prices start at around £2.99
and are available at most Boots stores.
DYING TO TRY - Ginger Shampoo and Conditioners
from MYMY. Containing traditional Japanese natural
ingredients, the fun and funky packaging alone makes
it worth a try. Available from Boots.
'Charlies Angels' flicked look?
Try this -
- Towel dry
hair then spritz through a lightweight gel spray from roots
to tip to add volume.
blast your hair with a dryer directing the nozzle at the roots.
Then, starting at the front, take large sections and wind them
around Velcro rollers.
- Leave rollers
in until hair is completely dry then use a paddle brush to sculpt
flicks into shape. Use a squirt of a product such as L'Anza
Bodyfying foam to boost body and shine. Fix the style with a
firm hold hairspray.
Feeling tired, stressed out, lacking in energy? Well your hair
may be suffering too. Wella have come up with their new Vivality
range to cope with stressed out hair. Whether your follicles are
fine, frizzy or just plain frightful these shampoos, conditioners
and rescue treatments promise to smooth, soothe and create a shiny
new you. (A few early nights probably would not go amiss either)!
Prices range from around £1.25 to £3.99 and if nothing else, the
bright yellow bottles should make you feel sunny!