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18
Dec 13

Learn how to recreate the classic Marilyn Monroe look.

HELLO! online recently posted a poll on the world’s most iconic hairstyles, and as Marilyn Monroe topped the list, it gave us inspiration for this week’s Get the Look feature.

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The look takes about an hour and fifteen minutes to create, including make-up and is suitable for mid-length hair; if your hair is longer you can still recreate the look by pinning the hair underneath.

 

 The Hair Prep

 

  • Start with wet hair and spray with a light heat protector. Take the hair and clip it up on your head, leaving two sections at the nape of the neck free.

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  • Start to blow-dry the hair using a round bristle brush as you finish each section start to add the heated rollers.

 

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  • Continue to blow dry the hair in sections, adding the rollers until your whole head is up in rollers.

 

  • As Marilyn had a side parting when you get to the front of the hair, position the rollers along the parting to ensure the waves set with the right curl.

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Whilst you wait for your rollers to set, we recommend maybe in true Hollywood style maybe having a little glass of fizz, it is nearly Christmas after all!

 

It is also the perfect time to begin your make-up!

 

Creating the face of screen legend

 

  • Marylyn’s make –up is a classic vintage Hollywood look and our top tip is to keep the make up simple.

 

  • Use a colour wash on the eye (a colour wash is a lighter colour than the lip placed on the moveable part of they eye)

 

  • Then take a taupe coloured shadow and blend into the socket line and outer edge of the eye. This creates a natural look but adds emphasis to the eye and opens it up.

 

  • Use a kohl pencil eye liner (Bobbi Brown black coal – is always good but you can pick one up from most chemists and make-up shops ) and apply to the water line of the eye. Do this is three stages.

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  • 1st stage- apply to the inner corner of the eyes water line.

 

  • 2nd stage- apply to the middle of the water line

 

  • 3rd bring the coal to the outer eye in water line.

 

  •  TOP TIP:- Always apply the coal liner on the top water line of the eye. This helps keep the colour, so when you blink, you blink the coal on coal, and it stops the bottom waterline running and smudging.

 

  • To create a full lash, you want to apply the mascara 2-3 times BUT apply directly to the roots and brush out (as if your combing your lashes) on top of the lashes, not underneath. This will prevent your mascara clogging.

 

  • To create a strong full red lip, always use a lip liner first to create the definition of the lips. If you have small lips, apply the liner above your lip line. And if you have larger lips, apply the liner underneath your lip line.

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  • Keep you blush in the same colour pallet as your lips. (If you use a warm red, use a warm blush or if you use a cool red, use a cool blush) and apply to the apples of your cheeks.

 

  • The ‘apples of your cheeks’ are the plumpest area on the cheek when you smile. This creates a really natural healthy look.

 

Once you have finished your make-up it is time to take out the curlers and finish the look.

 

  • Carefully take them out starting from the nape of the neck, as you take each one out, then gently backcomb the hair from the root for about two to three inches to create volume.

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  • Next position the curls around your face to create your own perfect Marilyn Monroe style.

 

 

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If your hair is longer then simply pin the curls using grips to create the look, allowing an extra few minutes.

We hope you love this look as much as we do. We love old school glamour and it makes for a great look this party season.

 

Until next week, have fun! La Durbin x


6
Dec 13

Learn how to recreate Millie Mackintosh’s red carpet look


Party season is here! At the salon we call it the glamorous season and to help everyone look party perfect this week, we teach you how to recreate the Millie Mackintosh’s red carpet look.

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This look takes about 45 minutes to recreate and you will need a curling tong or wand, some hair pins and a firm hold hairspray.
  • To create the perfect up do this party season it is really best to have hair that isn’t freshly washed as it will hold better.

Start

  • Start by sectioning the hair from the nape of the neck and using a curling tong or wand start curling the hair into soft waves; to get the perfect curl wrap the hair around the tong being sure to keep the end on the wand. For the hair higher up the head only take the curl up to the middle of the hair as the top section needs to remain straight for this look. Continue until all your hair is in loose curls.

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  • Once all your hair is curled, tip the head forward and brush all your hair. Next throw your hair backwards to create lots of volume!

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  • Next take inch thick sections and backcomb from the root to about 2inches down starting with hairline going towards the nape of the neck this creates more volume for the up do and gives your hair more grip when you put it up

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  • Pull your  hair back from the face leaving some loose strands at the front to frame the face. Start to pin the hair on the left hand side, using long grips, next pull the hair across from the right hand side and secure with a hair pin.
  • Continue to pin the hair, to create there perfect look, wrap the hair around your finger as you pin it. You can make this as neat or messy as you like, to create the Millie Mackintosh look we have kept it loose and soft around the nape of the neck.

Hair Up

  • Once you have pinned all your hair, take your curling tongs again and softly re-curl the hair that you have left out of the up-do. The hair at the front should be curled backwards away from the face to frame the face.

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  • Once you have finished spray with hairspray to keep in place.
  • To complete the look we recommend a superstar boyfriend like Professor Green but just in case you can’t find one we also recommend smokey eyes and soft peach coloured lips!

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Enjoy your Christmas parties; until next week! La Durbin x


21
Nov 13

How to get Kate Middleton’s trademark beautiful bouncy hair

How to get Kate Middleton’s trademark beautiful bouncy hair

Kate Middleton has gorgeous hair, full of volume and movement. This party season if you want to re-create one of her classic looks here are some easy-to-follow steps on how to look like the Duchess herself!

- Heated rollers are the best way to achieve Kate’s hairstyle. Firstly, start with freshly washed hair and using a soft styling product (depending on hair type), blowdry with a large round brush for naturally frizzy hair or a paddle brush for smooth hair.

Blow dry your hair straight using a paddle brush

Blow dry your hair straight using a paddle brush

 - Next, take each section 1 inch apart. Stay consistent with the size of the heated rollers throughout the hair, starting at the top and moving away from the hair line and section down the sides. Then, section down the back of the head towards the nape of the neck.

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Section the hair and add the rollers starting from the top

 - Leave the rollers to cool down for as long as you can to make it last - the longer you can leave the better bounce!

Keep going until you have added all the rollers

Keep going until you have added all the rollers

- When you remove the rollers, twist them out and let the hair fall into place. Then, when all the rollers are out, glide fingers through the hair to avoid roller marks (this is very important for perfect bounce and movement).

Run you fingers through the hair to remove roller marks

Run you fingers through the hair to remove roller marks

- Finally use a drop of serum on the fingertips for added smoothness and voila! The hair should be full of movement and bounce.

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The finished look!

- Alternatively, if you do not have rollers to create Kate’s look, a large curling tong will also work. Simply section the hair after it’s been blow-dried, starting with 2inch sections going in the direction from the nape of the neck up, curl the ends of the hair throughout, starting at the back. When all the ends of the hair have been curled all over, run fingers through again to achieve Kate’s trademark look!

Let us know how you get on creating your own Kate Middleton look and check back soon for more great styling and beauty tips; let’s get glamorous girls. Love La Durbin xx

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