Oh hello perfect curls! Yep, that’s my dream hair right up there…
Just before my trip I headed in to Sassoon Salon for a bit of a pre fashion month hair makeover. I had the seventies on my mind (who doesn’t?) but I didn’t want to go too stereotypical – a little softer, and healthy, shiny… hair that I could ‘deal with’.
I’m not gonna show you the before picture but let’s just say we didn’t start from a great place. You know when your hair is so overdue a cut the only thing you can really do with it is straighten it and straighten it and you’re kinda slightly tempted to put moisturiser on it? That’s around about where I was at.
I showed Sharz my saved shots of the Burberry AW15 runway hair and we agreed the best base for the look had to be healthy hair – something easy to manage and style. So he set about taking a few inches off with a nice blunt edge and one of his signature hidden layers for good movement whilst leaving the illusion of a chunky, thick cut… (Scroll down for the step by step).
After a little treat for my hair thanks to Halo Hydrate, a leave in conditioner promising a soft, sensuous look (sign me up), we started the blow dry. The key to creating that manageable volume right from the foundation, apart from the cut of course, was Edit Hold – Sharz swears by appling it like toothpaste to the brush. Much as you might imagine, I know I did, that the mousse is gonna wind up in a lump, in fact it brushes through super evenly. Win. Smooth, straight, shiny blow dry coming up…
Now let’t talk about this 3D curl business shall we? Sassoon Salon have developed this special technique to create true 3D curls… no ringlets, just full on body and movement. Sharz showed me how… again and again. It was a little like when I try to do an aerobics class and I look at the instructor up front and copy – I’m so sure what I’m doing is the same but then I catch sight of the mirror and, oh, no… what I am doing is some hideous, uncoordinated, arm flailing move. Well, me trying to master the 3D curl was the hair equivalent of aerobics. I watched it again and again but somehow my brain could not process… some things are best left to the experts right?
And then the final step, the brush through and an added hit of gloss thanks to the Spray Shine (my favourite hair product for years now) – a complete shine injection. Sorry for the completely gratuitous close up but seriously, look at those curls… I wanted to place my head in a bubble and freeze that hair moment foreva.
Fashion week ready hair do, done. I made a 3 shot step by step so you can see the complete transformation which is kinda wild. I hope you like the look and maybe you guys will try it at home – I know I will! Only one question – why is Sharz not at fashion week with me?
This post is sponsored by Sassoon Salon. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did creating it. Thanks for your support.