Monday, 26 September 2011

Carly Aplin, an inspiration!

"I do know that hairdressing makes me happy. And you should always do the things that make you happy" Carly Aplin

During my time hairdressing there has been one person who has been my true inspiration throughout. Not only is she gorgeous and smart but she is extremely successful and talented. If I can do half as well in my career as she has in hers, then I will be more than happy!
  At only 25 she has worked alongside Errol Douglas, Zoe Irwin and Adam Reed. She has also assisted at Graduate Fashion Week, and the BAFTAs, aswell as scooping up awards such as L'Oreal Professionals Talentspotting Award.
  It's an unfortunate fact that many people see hairdressing as a limited career and one that doesn't require a lot of ambition or intellect. However it's fantastic role models such as Carly that prove otherwise and this is what gives me my drive to succeed! I was honestly filled with enthusiasm and excitement when I came across an article in HEAD magazine about this fantastic lady! 
 Whenever people ask me where I see myself in 5 years time I never know how to reply, because I don't know, I've never known. I feel like by having a set goal, I'm putting a limit on what I can achieve! There are no limits, and as long as I work to my best ability then I can't go wrong, and I feel this is what Carly symbolises too, for she states that she doesn't have things mapped out either, and look what she has achieved!

So overall I would like to say a big thank you to Carly Aplin, congratulations on being such an inspiration to so many. You really are my idol!

N x


Monday, 19 September 2011

Little Bow Peep!

Here is a small tutorial about how to achieve a hair bow as seen on Lady Gaga! This is a really fun style that can be worn many ways! You can wear it big like I have done here, or a small bow to decorate a look!

Put your hair into a pony tail and separate into two!

Take a small third section at the front. Then back comb one of the side pieces.

Roll into the shape of the side or a bow and pin, do the same with the other side!

Take your middle section and place a pin across to hold in place

Back comb slightly to create a bit of thickness, then roll between the two sides and pin!
Adjust to look how you'd like and spray in place! Ta Da!!

Enjoy N x

Tuesday, 13 September 2011


Hello, my name is Natasha and I need some help! For some unknown reason when I try and leave a comment on your lovely blogs it doesn't let me! I write the post, then select 'Google Account' as my way identity in the drop down box but after it starts to load I am faced with a screen saying my account ( doesn't have 'access' to that page?? I am feeling terribly anti social and disconnected :( would like to leave you people some love but am not allowed? Confused? Yes! Please let me know if it is something that I am missing!


Saturday, 10 September 2011

The Young Pony Club

Here it is, the style that resembles the back end of a horse, that I doubt we will ever see the back end of. Dubbed to be the 'do' of autumn, yes, it's the classic pony tail. A style loved by women of all ages, the pony tail is such a strong and versitile way of wearing ones hair, and I am always pleased to see it back on the catwalks, I love the return of some feminin sophistication. The pony tail has been embraced by celebrities such as JLo and Kim Kardashian and we can see why...

 You can really play around with this look and make it suit you no matter what your style. Wear your pony high and mighty for a glam look or low and tousled for a more relaxed style. Here are a few examples of some ponys that have been spotted galloping down the catwalks.

Calvin Klein S/S 2011
Calvin Klein S/S 11

 Christopher Kane A/W 11

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David Koma A/W 11

Marc Jacobs 2011

Louise Gray A/W 11

I'm really liking this messy pony, here's a quick way to achieve the look:
1. Use a texturising lotion or creme to create texture in the hair. Backcomb the top section, then smooth down with the back of the brush.

3. Pull the sides tight and cinch in to create a high boxy-shaped pony. 

4. Use a medium tong to push a dent in the front of the top panel to create a quiff shape, or back comb slightly to make a more classic quiff.

5. Use a hairdryer to blow a ton hairspray on the top section, setting firmly in place!
Don't fret if you don't have long hair like these models, if it's long enough to pull back then you've got yourself a perfect pony, and if not then you can always give it ago with some hair extensions! See how long you dare to go!

Join the pony race, I know I will be!
N x

P.S A note on pony tails, they are never EVER acceptable on a man!!

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Holiday Hair!!!!

Adios! Bon Voyage! Yasou! Hasta La Vista Baby!

Hello my lovely fashion heads, I am going to Greece tomorrow!! Woohoo! And I felt this is the perfect opportunity to do a beach hair, holiday hair post. It makes me laugh because a lot of us lust over this style of tousled sunkissed holiday hair, but the reality of it is knotted, sticky, salty matted hair! So here I will share with you my tricks to achieving this look without looking like you have been dragged out of the ocean by your gladiators!

Firstly, a wide tooth comb is ESSENTIAL!!! Even on an everyday basis I don't even brush my hair I only use one of these! They are really good at gently detangling hair. I would recommend using this on your hair when you come out of the sea or pool just to get rid of any knots, and then you can scrunch your hair and leave to dry in the sun!

1: Catwalk Tigi Salt spray 2: Fudge Salt spray 3: Bumble &Bumble Surf Spray 4: Lanza Beach Spray

These are a selection of sprays from a selection or brands that I have personally used and loved! They are fantastic to use on partially dry hair, scrunch and leave to naturally dry, or use a diffuser and you won't be dissappointed. These sprays add volume and a bit of hold, so you can either give help to your holiday beach hair, or achieve the look everyday at home!

1: Charles Worthington Sunshine 2: Redken Sun 3: No7 Glossy Locks Hair Spritz 4: Bed Head Some Like It Hot!

Sun protectors! I have to put my hands up here and admit I havn't used a sun protector before!! "GASP" But because I have blonde hair I never worry about colour fading, and I personally like how the sun lightens my hair. However I have bought the Charles Worthington set to take with me as it is known to be a holiday essential for keeping hair healthy and glossy and I did my research and the other products are the ones that came top! A protector is essential if you have a hair colour such as red or brunette and want to stop it from fading!

1:Moroccanoil Reconstructive 2: Moroccanoil Moisturizing 3: Tigi Treat Me Right 4: S Factor Serious Conditioner 5: Keune Care Line Vital Nutrients

Finally treatments! When you get home from holiday, it's nice to put a treatment on your hair as it has been through a lot of sun, sand and sea! Above are a few of my personal favourites, all smell lush and leave hair smooth, soft and well treated!

Hope this has helped. So now I must go pack my suitcase! EEeeh!! Can't wait!
Love N x