Catwalk to Salon Masterclass

The Trevor Sorbie salon in Brighton have already shown us bloggers how to get party ready hair AND how to do the perfect blow dry, so in their last blogger event back in May we were treated to something a little different and very exciting- a Catwalk to Salon masterclass.

Two of the extremely talented stylists from the salon, Anna and Fergal, had worked behind the scenes at both London and Paris Fashion Weeks, styling the hair of the likes of Cara Delevigne and Jordan Dunn for top designer shows - and brought some of the hottest hairstyles (and gossip) from the AW13 catwalks to the salon.

After I'd caught up with some familiar pretty faces, Anna and Fergal began recreating two designer 'dos from the Marc Jacobs and Peter Pilotto shows on two incredibly superior, tall and gorgeous models. It was so interesting to watch how these avant-guarde hairstyles were done, whilst hearing all about what it was like behind the scenes of a major fashion show.

The first look and my favourite of the two, was a big, 70's inspired faux perm, that Anna had created for Marc Jacobs. She started with a deep side parting, and revealed that, for AW13, we will say goodbye to centre partings in favour of a side part. This was very welcome news for me, having skipped the centre parting trend altogether!

To achieve the perm-esque look, Anna first created tight ringlets with a curling wand, dragging the hair straight at the root to ensure a seventies look (curls that start right from the root were more of an eighties vibe) Then, using a soft bristle brush she back combed out the ringlets and created lots of volume using dry shampoo and hairspray. For full on retro glam, think the bigger the better, or, for a more wearable style Anna explained that a more subtle nod towards this style can be achieved by going easy on the back combing.

Next up, Fergal recreated the wet look ponytail that he'd done on the Peter Pilotto show. This sporty style was meant to look as though the models had got straight out of the pool and onto the catwalk. The positioning of the pony was the most important part of mastering this style; too high and it looked too girly, too low, too demure - it had to be right in the middle of the head. These fashion types sure are demanding!

Fergal prepped the hair with lots of mousse to create the wet look, and scraped the hair back off his models face using his fingers. Once the position of the ponytail had been perfected, instead of using a normal hair band, he took a long length of elastic which he wound round the base of the ponytail to extend it from the head and replicate a dressage pony's tail.

After these demonstrations, we were all treated to a celebrity or catwalk inspired 'do of our choice and all went home looking red carpet ready! Being behind the times, I wanted to finally learn how to do a fishtail braid (sooo 2011) but the other girls were a little more adventurous with Adele picking a glamorous side ponytail as seen on Cara Delevigne and Kirsty and Hannah going for a stunning mermaid braid up-do.

Here we all are looking gorgeous with our fab goodie bags from Kate which included some Trevor Sorbie products (the Overnight Repair Treatment is probably the best thing ever!) , an Essie nail polish from the salons nail bar, and a voucher for a free cut and colour. I can't wait to book in my appointment, but Kate did such an amazing job at recreating my natural colour when she fixed my hair disaster, that I have no need for any touch ups yet!

Which hairstyles from the AW13 catwalks caught your eye? 

*** I've been short listed for a Cosmo Blog Awards and it'd mean the world to me if you could take two mins to hop over to the Cosmo website and vote for Everything's Rosie to win in the Best New Beauty Blog category! You can vote here... and if I win, there's cake all round!***



  1. love the marc jacobs 70's perm inspired do! bet it would take some time to get all that volume in your hair though!

  2. I had to have my hair like the 70s perm for a fashion show I once modeled in when I was at college, not so fun to brush out!
    Fab post Rosie!

    Chloe xx

  3. Gutted I missed this one, looks like it was fun and interesting. WELL DONE ont he nomination, so chuffed for you :) Good luck!

    Sophierosehearts x


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