|Quiff = recent tutorial find.|
John Freida's new YouTube channel recently got in touch with a challenge to me; to recreate one of their tutored hair dos in my own unique style, using products from the John Freida range. I am a sucker for hair products so agreed immediately and went straight onto 'Tube to check out their styles. The one I decided to try out is this one for Retro Curls, as it's very like the style I prefer when at vintage events or formal dos. Although they say it's an evening style, I think it would work nicely for daytime too - smart shopping, a wedding or Christening or a lunch out. Like most of the styles here, it's versatile- sitting well with most wardrobes (although the focus is quite heavily on shoulder-and-longer hair, I notice- I hope they increase this range as the channel grows, to include short-hair styles too).
As I type this, I am mid-way through the 'cooling' phase of the do. Talk about live blogging. You'll notice that I have shorter hair than in the video. You'll also notice that my pinned curls are neater than my 'done' hair usually is with rolls; that's just my luck.
|Angry webcam eyes are watching you.|
I recieved my products yesterday (our post is not the fastest in London) and even before this style, I couldn't resist having a play with them. I must say, my favourite of the lot is the Luxurious Volume Thickening Blow Dry Lotion - it really adds lasting, full volume with ease. I just spritzed it on and dried my hair upside down- no need for backcombing for my fave 'quiffy' style! It lasted all day, even in the damp and drizzle. I will definitely be buying this again. All of the Luxurious Volume products I have tried work well with my relatively fine, just-above-shoulder hair and my styling wand (I do have traditional tongs, but tend to go for the wand + black glove of doom approach).
And... here are the results! I like this, very wearable. I have added a bit too much Luxurious Volume Thickening Hairspray- a little goes a long way - oh well, better too much than floppy curls.
Scuse the webcam photos...His Lordship is out gallavanting today and cannot take photos. Blooming cheek. I leave you with a few more John Frieda Youtube clips...
Right O, off to drink cocktails now...toodle-pip!