After learning how to perfect some gorgeous hairstyles at Trevor Sorbie's last master class (which I wrote about here), I couldn't wait to pick up some more tips and tricks at their latest event. This time, we were shown the art of the blow dry. As a complete blow drying virgin, I usually reach straight for the straighteners when styling my hair, so I was eager to learn how to work my way around a hair dryer to give myself a break from constant singeing.
Three of the salon's top stylists, Alison, Rosie and Morgan, each demonstrated a look; glam waves, volume and curls, on three of the most gorgeous models who, when they entered the room, made me wish I wasn't stuffing my face with a chocolate cupcake.
|Morgan, Alison & Rosie|
The glam look was my personal favourite, and created a gorgeous, retro Hollywood-esque style. Alison made the styling look effortless, using mousse and rollers on top of the head to create volume, then pinning up curls on the sides. While leaving the curls in place to set, she used a round brush and the hair dryer to create big bouncy curls on the underneath sections of hair. After a few spritzes of hair spray, she let the curls down and brushed them through to create the soft, wavy look. Top Tip: leave the curls pinned up in place for as long as possible for extra staying power.
One product we were shown that I can't wait to get my paws on was the Trevor Sorbie Curl Cream, which made creating perfect curls look really easy...even for me! Morgan used the curl cream on damp hair and then twisted the hair into curls with her fingers and pinned them up in place and left them to dry, blasting with the hair dryer to speed up the process and set the curls in place. When took the pins out, the models hair had transformed into tight, perfect ringlets. Top tip: Brush the ringlets out with your fingers for bigger, bouncier curls, and for beach style waves, the curl cream can also be used with a diffuser.
Finally Rosie showed how to create big volume, using Trevor Sorbie Big Hair Mousse and Volume Booster Spray, and blow drying the hair by elevating the roots and blasting upwards. Suzie from hello october tried out the Volume Booster Spray and instantly, her hair looked plumped up and volumised! Top tip: concentrate on drying the roots and achieving the volume before looking at the lengths of the hair. You can dry and style the ends later on, once the volume is set in place.
I'll be trying out the 'glam' style for Valentines Day, although I may have to cheat slightly by using my Big Hair hot brush! Are you handy with a hairdryer? Which of these three looks are your favourite?
|Glam; Curls; Volume|