Twisted/Fake Dread Up Do a Tutorial

twisted up doBack with another hair style tutorial this time for a Twisted Fake Dread Up Do using some Wella products one being the new Bold Move styling paste, which is something you would generally use on shorter hair but I wanted to do something a bit ‘different. The look is a  twisted up do that was originally inspired by a Chanel runway look I instantly fell in love with as soon as I saw it. This isn’t an exact re-creation there are a few differences but as you all know I am kind of in love with any style that’s a bit on the messier side. I will warn you though this isn’t a look that’s going to just brush out you will definitely have to wash your hair afterwards but I think its worth it!





To create this look I used NAK Dry Shampoo, Wella Bold Move (pictured left) and Wella Finishing spray. Now onto the tutorial!

wella bold move paste


twisted fake dread style updo

twisted fake dread style updo back

I still might not be around much, currently moving house and the internet wont be connected for about 2 weeks. Might still be able to post but not 100% sure.

Madame B Fatale


Wella Bold Move and Finishing Spray were both provided for review/trial purposes.

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


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

No heat – Wavy Hair

Wavy HairWorried about constant heat styling or can’t get a triple barrel waver? But like my last tutorial using the Babyliss Triple Barrel Waver*?? Well here are a few simple steps that will give you the look, just by braiding!


Step 1: Wash hair (shampoo and condition). When you’re done squeeze out extra moisture with a towel and comb through (with a wide tooth comb or pick) either a leave in conditioner or styling oil (I’m not recommending any here as I feel this is one of those personal hair type choices, you’ll probably know what’s better for you than me here!)


Wella – System Professionals

Launching this month is Wella’s newly reformulated System Professional Range. I’ve been using the Shine Define Shampoo, Colour Save Conditioner and the Volumize Mask, with lovely results I must say!

“New SP is a celebration of scientific leadership from 130 years of expert knowledge, a deep consumer
understanding and five years of intensive research. The offering combines innovative product formulas
and a revolutionary, personalised hair care service. Exclusively customised to suit each client’s individual
needs, SP is the ultimate in hair perfection.”

 imageStarting with the shampoo, I apply a rather small amount and massage into my hair focusing on the roots. After using although my hair feels clean and fresh it also feels manageable, which is one of the main things I look for in a shampoo, I just cant stand that ‘squeaky clean but knotted’ feeling I am left with so many out there.
Following with the Colour Save conditioner, now focusing the imageproduct on my mid lengths to ends after washing out my hair is left not only soft but silky.
As my hair is bottle blonde I not only have to look out for products that are going to help retain my colour for as long a s possible but also that help give me shine. A drawback of having blonde hair is that its so much harder to get that gorgeous healthy shine that you see in darker colours. But with these products I really am getting the best of both worlds.
imageI then use the Volumize mask instead of the conditioner about once or twice a week. This mask is formulated for thin hair but I have been experiencing lovely results none the less with my thick hair. I use it when I’m planning on doing a blow dry and combined with the Wella High Hair spray I have been getting rather fabulously volumised do with just a blow-dryer and round brush!

“To continue the hair perfection at home, a SP regime tailored to the clients’ needs and desires can be
prescribed to continue the ultimate care experience at home. The line has been refreshed with eight
product categories, featuring new complementary formulas and a range of fast-acting rinse-out
conditioners to allow clients perfect results in between salon visits.”

With the new formulations being released this month your bound to find a new system that works perfectly for you!

Madame B

Products were provided for potential review.