Messy French Twist–photo’s, products and tutorial

messy french twist frontToday I have a pretty cool up-do if I do say so myself, I can’t take credit for the look though as its a re-creation of a hairstyle that Busy Phillips wore to the Golden Globes a little while back styled by Chris McMillan for Wella Professionals.

 

“What I love about Wella stylers is that they are light and there’s no product buildup so the hair still has a natural look and won’t get weighed down throughout the night,” Chris explains.

 

Wella were kind enough to send me some products to complete the look along with some instructions (below).

products wella stay styled extra volume mousse

1. Prep wet hair with Wella Professionals Natural Volume Styling Mousse and loosely dry for a textured finish.

2. Spray Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray while hair is nearly dry so it’s slightly piecy and pull into an imperfect, textured French twist.

3. Add a headband at the top of the head to complete the look for an added touch of elegance.

 

In the video I show you how to create the look. Once you get the hang of it it seriously only takes a couple of minutes, but looks like it takes a lot more effort to do than it actually does.

Oh and you’ll see by watching by how much volume I get after blow drying with the mouse, its awesome!

 

messy french twist back

messy french twist front

I know I say this quite a bit but its one of those styles that you can be as messy as you want and it still looks great! I love these 60s inspired styles and am excited that they are sticking around.

(oh and what I’m wearing will be an up-coming DIY)

 

Madame B Fatale

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Disclosure: Wella sent me the two products but I am not being compensated for this video or post.

The BabylissPro Triple Barrel Waver

As the title states this post is going to focus on the BabylissPro Triple Barrel Waver Iron, (long name eh!), The one I used is the regular size but if you want bigger waves there is also a larger sized one available. I mentioned in the video that this is quick but really I meant to say that this is probably the easiest type of iron to use. All you have to do is clamp down on the hair and then repeat until you reach the ends. Depending on the size of the pieces your ‘waving’ will determine how long it takes you to style. I’d also like to mention that you don’t necessarily have to wave the entire length of the hair, you could for example just do the mid-lengths or just the ends.

So onto the tutorials, the first I am basically showing you how to use it then a simple twist to finish off the look and the second is how to continue onto a textured up-do.

 

Besides adding waves it also gives the hair volume and I find its also great to use before a up-do as it gives the up-do a great ‘messy/textured’ finish.

 

Both of these styles are incredible easy to do and perfect for summer (or winter, autumn and spring I ‘spose!)

Pro’s for this tong are the same as the conical wand I wrote about last month, the cords long, variable heat settings – the on/off and dial are the same. But I must mention that this iron is on the heavier side, I put this down to it being like three tongs in one so it kind of makes sense it would be.

As always make sure your using a heat protectant before heat styling and as a general rule finish off with your preferred hairspray!

 

Madame B
xoxo

 

I used the BabylissPro Ceramic Triple Barrel Waver Curling Iron that was provided for review / demonstration purposes by i-glamour.com

 

Remington for NYFW Luca Luca SS11

 

I have to say I’m loving the textured do’s we are seeing more and more of lately and this look certainly didn’t disappoint!

The Look:

“The carefree style also translated into what Raul describes as ‘easy, pretty hair’ – that of a girl who’s been lounging on her private yacht all day and has come to shore for a fabulous dinner – a perfect match for his SS11 collection.”

How to create:

“Backstage at the Luca Luca show, Remington stylist Teddy Charles shows that the look is all about layering curls. First a soft wave was added to the hair by blowdrying (at home use Remington Salon 5000 RRP $83.95) with a barrel brush, before centre-parting and crimping (Remington Crimptini RRP $22.95) all over. Sections were then curled using a conical tong (Remington Tribal Tong RRP $53.95) and each side tightly styled into a French roll from above the temple. Each side was then curled across each other into a tight bun, making a soft, feminine and effortlessly chic look.”

Watch the video below to see the final look, hear about the inspiration behind the collection and see some backstage footage.

Remington & Luca Luca SS11

Madame B

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Hair Tutorial – Half Up to an Up Do !

Ok second hair tutorial this week !!!

Do you guys like these? Should I  keep going ?!?

Madame B

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