February, 2014

25 February


It was great to celebrate the success of the BAFTAs…

Hello! readers


With the excitement from last week’s Bafta’s over I have had chance to review the winners from the night. I am so delighted Chiwetel Ejiofor won Leading Actor for 12 Years a Slave.  I thought his performance was outstanding.  Though painful to watch, this movie really allowed him to showcase his acting skills.  Gravity won several awards, and so well deserved.  The way this movie transports you to outer space, literally leaves you breathless.


There were dozens of stunning red carpet looks from the night.  Amy Adams opted for a perfect low side bun which didn’t have a single hair out of place.  Ensure this look will stay all night by using the Charles Worthington Salon at Home Max Hold Hairspray.

Style Setter Max Hold Spray



Another favourite red carpet look was Fearne Cotton! Her Marilyn esq waves created real drama and was a definite favorite from the night.  Create this look by curling your mid length style, then thoroughly brush out.  Taking single curls at a time, pinch the ends and concertina them up a single hair strand by pushing into the roots.  Again use the Max Hold Spray on each curl after this technique one curl at a time for lasting hold.


The BAFTA theme continued this week for myself and the Artistic team as we headed off to Bafta HQ in Piccadilly London for a private screening of ‘Blue Jasmine’ organized by Emerald Street. Charles Worthington had a pop up styling bar for the drinks reception where all guests had the opportunity to have their hair styled by some of the team that were in the Savoy styling suites last weekend. The reception also included the opportunity to have makeup by Benefit, and drinks from Tattinger and Bombay Sapphire. Before the movie, CEO of Bafta Amanda Berry introduced the evening with a welcome speech.


It was a fun night and was great to be yet again involved with Bafta, celebrating the success of the previous weekend’s awards.  Here’s a pic of some of the team in action:


This week was also London Fashion Week – It was certainly a busy weekend in London!  I love the creative buzz that fills London when LFW is on and I love looking out for the new looks in fashion as they make their debuts on the catwalk.


My top hair looks from the Autumn/Winter shows from the Fashion weeks of: New York, London and Milan include:


Fendi who used woven hair to create textured ponytails in an interesting and different way.



At Marc Jacobs wigs were used which were thick and bold.  I love the bluntness to the lengths and each wig was also styled with a colored headband as a final detail.


The hair at Donna Karan was a clever look; it was styled sleek around the hairline to look like a headband, then the remaining hair was secured as a top knot.  Again I love the detail and thought that has gone into creating this look.



As always there were a lot of natural hair looks, as well as the usual heavy side part across the face.


Here in London, Katie from the Charles Worthington Salon Artistic team assisted session stylist Ali Pirzadeh for L’Oreal Professional on the Ashish show, Ali created amazing textures on the models hair using a variety of techniques.  From wavers to crimpers, random sections were taken then dressed out to create huge voluminous shapes on the models.  I have a passion for big hair, and love experimenting with new tools and techniques so will definitely going to be trying this look out in the salon.



Have a fabulous week and good luck recreating these stunning looks from both the red carpet and the runway!


Tweet me your creations at @cwhairlondon and @marctrinder.  Id love to see your creations!


Marc x







19 February


What an incredible weekend…

Hello readers!


Well where do I begin….. It’s Monday morning and I’m still buzzing from the excitement from the weekend.  Our 6th year styling hair for the BAFTAs has to be one of our best yet, and I must begin by thanking my entire Art Team for such wonderful teamwork and hair creations – their enthusiasm shines through continuously in everything they do.


This week began for us with our last Bafta Bootcamp training session where we took inspiration from the 1960’s.  We took the voluminous hairstyles and combined them with modern techniques which led us to create some wonderful styles!



Wednesday afternoon I went to the Savoy Hotel to style the hair of Lianne La Havas for a Pre-Bafta photo shoot, and Lianne was so much fun! She was so relaxed and filled the room with her positive energy.  We twisted her hair in fine sections with the Charles Worthington Curl Defining Mousse, 3D boosting crème and Elixir Oil.  I used a diffuser to dry the hair, and then put her hair up in a simple up do.  Lianne loved this look so I created a similar version for her performance at the Asprey pre-nominee party Saturday night.





After finishing in the salon Thursday afternoon, I headed to the Savoy Hotel again to style the hair of Bond Girl Olga Kurylenko.  I created glossy deep waves for a BAFTA event she was attending – she has incredible thick hair which we wanted to leave down. I used my GHD Eclipse to wave the hair back away from the face and used a flat brush to break up and define the waves.  Charles Worthington Shine Booster spray was spritzed to finish the look with incredible shine and also give enough hold.




On Friday morning, before starting on my clients in the salon, I transported all the salon equipment to the Savoy hotel to set up the styling suites for the weekend.  We turned three rooms into a working salon and they looked truly stunning! It is such a glamorous base for the salon team to work in all weekend.



I arrived with the team at 9am Saturday morning and after a quick team de-brief we started styling hair for the Nominee Party, which took place in the beautiful Asprey store.  It’s always such a great party and pre-celebration of the event – you never know who’s going to be there!


Samantha Barks came into our styling suite in the afternoon and I styled her hair for a shoot in the Savoy.  It was great fun, Sam is stunning and such a natural in front of the camera! We managed to shoot 4 different looks in just over an hour.  We finished the shoot with a final shot of her Bafta look for the next day as we had a quick hair rehearsal.  I then put it up into a slick ponytail as Sam was off to watch a show for London Fashion Week!  Check out that amazing dress..




After working hard on hair all day Charles and I attended the Asprey party, and arrived at the same time as Amy Adams – the crowds outside went wild!  It was so exciting walking their red carpet before entering their magnificent store.  We watched Lianne La Havas perform and she has the most amazing unique voice.  As we made our way through the different rooms at the party we bumped into Helen Mirren who is uber chic and was glowing.



On Sunday morning I arrived at our styling suites at 8am to begin styling for the big day! The atmosphere was incredible.  The entire team worked hard all day with back to back appointments; a mixture of BAFTA nominees, competition winners and celebrities all attending the ceremony.  The energy in the suites was so high with everyone gossiping about who they think will win. For me, one of my favourite parts of the day is always observing the hairstyles as people leave – it made me very proud of our team who worked so hard in the build up to the event.


Here’s some pictures of the looks the team created:






Here’s a selection of styles I created for the night:





After styling Eleanor Tomlinson, Samantha Barks and Olga Kurylenko, I headed to the Royal Opera House and set up backstage to do last minute tweaks on hair before presenters took the stage. It’s the BEST place to be as you get to meet all the major A-listers!  The weirdest moment happened when Leonardo Di Caprio asked me if I had any eye drops! Next year I will have to pack some in my kit bag.



Another surreal moment was seeing Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie backstage – the hottest couple there by far.  I loved Angelina’s choice of outfit too, the tuxedo she opted for certainly turned heads as she normally wears full length gowns. Prince William topped the night for many people backstage and his relaxed friendly manor was so obvious for everyone he met backstage. He truly is such a nice guy!



The BAFTA’s was an absolutely incredible weekend!  It’s definitely the highlight for me of the year – I’m so lucky I get to work on such a high profile event, but best of all I get to take the experience and learning s back to my team and clients in the salon.


After all, why can’t everyone have Red Carpet hair every day?


Marc x





11 February


4 days to go!!!

Hello! readers


Bafta week is finally here!!!


There are only 4 days to go so myself and the Charles Worthington Art Team have been cramming in more practice by taking inspiration from the 1950s, as well as experimenting with different textures.


From defined vintage waves, to crimped 80’s textures we had great fun at our weekly session creating a variety of shapes on models hair.



Our last session is taking place this week where we will look to the 1960’s big bold beehives for inspiration. It will be our last chance to warm up our styling skills ready for the weekend.


It’s also operation ‘kit bags’ this week. As we prepare to set up home for 2 days inside the grand ‘Savoy Hotel’ in the Bafta Styling suites, you can only imagine the amount of kit we need to transport; from hairpins to rollers, the kit list is extensive.  For 9 stylists styling hair for 2 days we need to think of every possible hair eventuality.  The product and equipment has been ordered and on Friday morning I will unpack everything ready to go for Saturday morning.


Check out how many pins and grips we need!



With the awards season well under way, I was desperate to get to the cinema this week to get to grips with the nominations. I managed to see Wolf of Wall Street, American Hustle, and 12 Years a Slave, which are all very different but I loved them all!  The styling in particular in ‘American Hustle’ was superb.  In particular I loved the Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams glamorous hair styles. The 70s take on hair was spot on.



For me this look is super chic of the era, but completely wearable today.  This look can be achieved easily with a good set of heated rollers and the Charles Worthington Volume and Bounce collection, in particular the new 3D Crème. This look can be achieved in a few simply easy steps:


Step 1

Wash and condition the hair using Charles Worthington Volume and Bounce shampoo and Amplifying Volume Treatment.


Step 2

Apply the NEW 3D Crème & rough dry hair, smoothing gently with a paddle brush.


Step 3

Draw a centre parting and use heated rollers rolling right to the root and using the smaller ones around the face and the larger rollers at the back.  Apply hairspray to each section of hair before rolling up.


Step 4

Once completely cooled, remove the rollers and brush through, away from the face.   Tilt your head back and spray hair spray from a small distance to the top and underneath.  Bring the head back to vertical and tease the curls to fall away from the face by lightly brushing back towards the ears.


We cant’ ignore the fact New York Fashion week is well underway, and London Fashion Week is just around the corner.  I’ve been keeping an eye on the shows and pulled out my favourite looks so far from New York.  For me, the hair and clothes need to work together to tell a story.  These are my favourite looks from the last few days – they have the simple, clean, and easy to recreate wearable factor.


The boyish deep side parts from Alexandar Wang.

The slicked back buns from Diane Von Furstenburg, & The tucked under bobs and messy centre parts from Victoria Beckham.



In the final days of BAFTA build up this week I am styling a British soul singer for a shoot and also styling the hair of a very famous ‘Bond Girl’ for an event this coming Thursday.


Check out my blog next week for all the backstage gossip and to find out whose hair we styled for the red carpet.


Marc x

04 February


There are only two weeks to go until the BAFTAs…

Hello! readers

There are only two weeks to go until BAFTA’s now so it has been all systems go for myself and the Charles Worthington Artistic Team, but what a fun week it has been!

It kicked off on Monday with a photo shoot.  I created two red carpet looks on a model and provided backstage hints and tips on how to recreate these at home.  I love having the opportunity to shoot my work as it is such a rewarding achievement and also a working collaboration between the stylist, make-up artist and photographer who are all equally important – it’s exciting for everyone to see the images instantly on screen and ultimately the final shots in print. One of the looks I created was inspired by Rita Ora’s bouncy curls seen at the Grammy’s last week.



My kit that I use for all shoots is extensive and I always carry every type of electrical tool I could possibly need, not to mention every product.  The entire Charles Worthington Salon at Home range follows me everywhere as it has every type of essential styling product I could want.




At our second BAFTA Bootcamp session this week we focused on hairstyling from the 1930s- 1940s.  This era was all about rolls in the hair and the team learnt some new techniques of exaggerated structured rolls, which they used to create a variety of up and down styles to learn the importance of preparing the hair correctly.  I feel this is such an important part of hair styling- achieving the correct texture so that you don’t need thousands of pins and grips to keep the hair in place.



My favourite product for prepping hair for an updo is the Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Texturising Spray.  It’s a styling product you apply to dry hair which feels like a combination of dry shampoo and hairspray in one can.  Applying a few bursts into longer lengths of the hair gives the hair grip and allows you to have great control when managing the hair and ensuring it stays put.


At the weekend I went to a professional hairdressing event; The Redken European Symposium at Olympia.  The opening night was an incredible show by top hairdressing teams showcasing their talent on stage to an audience of 3000 hairdressers from the UK and Europe.  The event continued the next day with 3 separate seminars focusing on Catwalk, Red Carpet and Street Style hair and the importance of the cycle between all three.  My favourite section was the red carpet where I witnessed some beautiful creations live on stage.  For me, going to watch shows and other events is very important as it helps me to keep inspired and up to date with new trends and techniques in the hair world.  I then can develop these ideas further with my artistic team and on my clients in the salon.



Here are some pictures I took of the type of red carpet creations, the stylists from on stage presented.  I definitely picked up a couple of new techniques we can use on BAFTA day in the styling suites.






Follow me next week to see the hair creations my Art Team create in our Bafta Boot camp as we turn to the 1950s for inspiration!

Marc x

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