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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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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