Friday, 8 May 2015

Click 'n' Curl a blow drying revelation

Click 'n' Curl

So I expect quite a few of you will have heard of this by now due to its links with a certain reality Tv programme based near London. Its a new system to get the perfect big and bouncy blow dry and It does exactly what it says it will.

You can buy the brushes in several different sizes and a starter pack comes with 6 brush heads all in the same size and one handle that clicks on and off in one easy step.
The idea is you blow dry a section of hair and then wind it up tight like a roller and unclip the handle and move on to another brush head and the next section of hair. Giving the used brush heads time to cool down and the hair to fully set into a big bouncy curl as desired.

The brushes come in
 Small (Red)
Medium (Purple)
Large (Blue)

They are simple to use on yourself or clients and give a brilliantly professional finish.

I have quite fine hair so to hold the larger brushes in for a looser curl I used some clips I had with my Hot roller set. I mush prefer this effect to my rollers as you can achieve a looser and more natural wave/curl and much more body if you want it.

Looser Look

Slightly Curlier look

You can of course go bigger and curlier than this again but my personal preference for my own hair is this softer look.
They don't come in cheap sadly at £44.99 a starter set but it is defiantly a worth while investment in my opinion.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

A Crazy dose of Colouring (Tutorial)

Now I LOVE bright colours, being able to have a proper play around and having free reign on some ones hair. So when my client Tracy came to me and said she wanted bright crazy colours and I could do what I liked you can imagine how excited I was. 

I have been doing Tracy's hair for quite a few years now, about five I think we worked out and she has always loved out there colours. She pre bleached her own hair before coming to me and got it to the colour below

In the following tutorial I used
 Crazy colours in 
Peakcock Blue
Hot Purple
& Capri Blue 
Kitoko Oil Treatment and a Babyliss Pro Wand

To stop the colours from looking too blended but still give a nice mixing combination I placed the colours in chunky block work through the hair. Making sure the colours were evenly spread but not in any particular order and not perfectly sectioned as I didn't want it to feel regimented.

I took the top sections across the parting so that there was not a harsh difference on the top from one side to the next. A quick trim to tidy up the fluffy ends and give a solid base line and a few layers put in so that the hair would better show off the colour. A nice healthy dose of kitoko oil in the damp hair and then a quick dry and curl to show off the work done and this is how my clients hair looked after finishing.