3 October 2014

How to: Glamour hair waves - inspired by megan fox

I'm obsessed with big hair and glamour waves and combining rollers with a barrel curler gives the best volume you need for this hair-do. The brilliant thing about these rollers is that they heat up in 90 seconds and curl in 5 minutes rather than having to have them in your hair for an hour, so fab if you're in a rush! I saw this picture of Megan Fox ages ago and NEEDED to do a tutorial on it. So this is how i did it.

1). Section your hair in the crown section and separate. Grab the heated rollers and roll the roller down your hair and clip. I did three working backwards down the crown of my hair.

2). Now section the sides of your hair, starting from the front, vertically roll the hair around the roller and clip using the clips provided. Do that on both sides, mine consisted of three on each side and three at the top of my head.

3). Using the barrel curler, wrap your hair around the curler, holding for thirty seconds and release the hair into your hand holding the curl.

4). Wrap the curl up inside itself and bobby pin the hair - this keeps the curl in place for longer. Continue that on the rest of the hair that's left.

5). Keep the hair in the rollers and pin curls for as long as you like, i kept mine in for 10 minutes and sprayed. This is the point you will look like a HOT MESS!! Now start releasing the rollers and curls - DONT GET IT STUCK IN THE ROLLER LIKE ME - error.

6). Once all the curls are out, brush the shinanigans out of your hair, and wrap them together, spray with hair spray and you're good to go!


28 January 2014

Micro-ring Hair extension review - Vixen and Blush

Hey! The absolute lovely ladies at Vixen and Blush invited me over to their salon to try out their Micro ring hair extensions. I thought this sounded like a good idea as some of you have said your hair isn't long enough to do some of my hair tutorials so i wanted to show you other options, so you can do what ever you liked with your hair! Here you can see on the before and after what an amazing effect they had on my hair! I chose to have 22inch Virgin russian hair extensions put in using nano rings and i'm so glad I did. The wonderful thing about Vixen and Blush is that they custom make each strand of hair so it matches your real hair perfectly. Mixing different colours together to match the different tones in your hair which really, really makes a difference. This is a lot of work for the Vixen and Blush ladies but so worth it as it makes the extensions look like your own hair! I thought it would be a good idea to write down the process of this amazing hair process, so you can get an idea of it all!

Firstly the Vixen and Blush creator Sarah, chose two different shades of extensions and mixed them together to get my natural tone in from my hair, so the extensions matched perfectly. After that she then sectioned the extensions into strands and bonded them at the top ready to add the Micro-rings. Vixen and Blush do the smallest micro rings possible, so they are discreate but also very, very comfortable. Here you can see how she bonded the tops on the extensions ready to pop them in my hair.
She then began this extension process, popping in each strand, attaching it to the hair with the micro rings and pressing them down firmly into place. The whole thing including styling and cutting took about 3 hours, which isn't too bad at all. I then learnt at Vixen and Blush the hair extensions they use are reusable so you can go back to the salon after 3 months or so and get the same extensions re-fit for half the price! I know this is something i'd love to do as i'm already addicted!! Here's a little video from their site showing you how they fit the extensions to your hair.

After Sarah fit all my extensions in, she trimmed my hair and layered it to make it look like my own. This made it blend perfectly together! She also styled the hair with big waves and lots of volume, there's only a few salons that actually cut and style the extensions after they have fit them. This definitely makes it value for money as you come out with amazing results..
They are very comfortable and give my hair so much more volume, i'm officially addicted to them. Not only is Vixen and Blush amazing at what they do, the girls that work there are so friendly and kind it makes the trip all that more enjoyable. If you're looking to getting permanent extensions, definitely look them up, it is so worth it and they work so hard to give you the best results. I'd like to say thank you so much for my hair, i am in love with it and can't wait to try out more styles with it.

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