March, 2014

12 March


Red Carpet Diaries Week 7

Hello! Readers

All good things must come to an end……

With the red carpet season drawing to a close, I thought it would be good to look back and assess the key trends and looks of the season.

The Golden Globes kicked off red carpet season yet seem like a lifetime ago already! My favourite hair was definitely Hayden Panettiere – I love the slicked back ‘wet look’ trend. It is such a strong yet completely flattering style and works well as a total look with dress and make up. We continued to see this trend continue as the season unfolded and will be a definite trend to watch out for in Spring Summer 2014.



For me, the Baftas showcased the most varied hairstyles of the season. From Emma Thompson’s quiff to the relaxed waves of Angelina Jolie, London certainly showcased the edgier hair trends. Although I may be slightly biased my favourite look of the season was Samantha Barks’ regal updo. This effortless trend has been so popular since and is a constant request in the salon.



Click here to see how I created this look.

My final favourite Red Carpet look from this season was Cate Blanchett’s glossy side part from the Oscars. This look has a modern feel with the tousled waves, but combines the classic element of a deep side part with tonnes of shine. The control and finish is perfection. To recreate this look yourself follow these few steps here.

Last week saw Fashion week come to an end. The number 1 show which really stood out was Chanel., the production behind the show was insane! The runway was actually turned into shopping isles with models browsing the isles and filling up their baskets and trolleys. It was so clever and a fresh fun alternative to models just pacing up and down.


I really like these modern ponytails the models where wearing. A simply pony with added in pieces of crimped hair as well as pieces of fabric for a combination of textures. It’s a great modern version of the classic pony tail.

I can’t believe how quickly the past seven weeks have gone, SO much has happened and a lot of hair has been styled all over the world for these red carpet events. I am left pondering how much product has been consumed, not to mention hairspray! With 7 blog entries complete I want to thank you all for reading and revisiting this blog. I have loved keeping an eye and reporting on all the activity from the past 2 months.

Thank you to everyone at Charles Worthington, especially Charles who has been and continues to be such an influence in my career. Having the privilege of working so closely together has benefitted not only my hair skills but has also allowed me to educate others around me.

Have a wonderful summer!

Until next time……

Marc x

07 March


Red Carpet Hair continues….

Hello! Readers


It’s Oscar week and all my clients and colleagues are talking about the hair looks seen on the red carpet this year. I felt that the hair was incredibly soft and natural and there seemed to be a lack of bold, statement hairstyles.  All of the soft waves and hair down left me wanting to see more!


There were two main hair trends on display at The Academy Awards: The Quiffed Back Crop and The Deep Side Part. The crop cut is THE cut of 2014 with stars chopping off their locks every week to channel this look. Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Charlize Theron and Portia De Rossi all gave this cut an elegant finish by adding volume and directing the hair back away from the face.



To recreate this androgynous look, you need good products to prep the hair with. Start by blow drying the hair with a small round brush up and away from the face, then sprinkle Charles Worthington volume & bounce texturizing power into the roots to ramp up the volume. Follow by massaging the Charles Worthington style setter wax into hands and scrunching into the ends to create separation and definition, before securing with Charles Worthington max hold spray.

Style-Setter-Styling-Wax Volume-&-Bounce-Powder

One of my favourite looks from the night was Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett with her tousled waved locks.  This is such a classic look which can be brought right up to date in a modern way by the deep side parting and super shiny blonde tones which compliment her skin tone.



From the men, Jared Leto had the best hair with his iconic dip dyed lengths, and the glam grunge look suits his personality perfectly.  The ombré technique is still increasingly popular and will definitely be around for 2014 for both men and women, however in a softer subtle way.  As we approach spring I’m doing much more of our London Lights balyage service in the salon, as everyone is wanting that long awaited natural spring/ summer lift.



We are running our BAFTA style menu in our three London salons until the end of March for the chance to recreate red carpet hair by the official hair stylists for the EE British Academy Awards. Choose your desired look from the BAFTA style menu from only £31.


Now that the red carpet season is drawing to a close, it’s time for me to focus attention on our upcoming NEW Charles Worthington Hair Collection photo shoot. I took the Charles Worthington art team to Somerset House this week to catch the end of the Fashion Galore Isabella Blow exhibition for some creative inspiration.




Having previously worked with Charles on a collection shoot I wanted to see this exhibition to get inside her head and her way of thinking. Getting to see the work of Alexander McQueen and Philip Treacy up close was spectacular and it defiantly got our creative juices flowing.  We came away with dozens of ideas for new cutting and colouring techniques to start testing and I am very excited about the preparations we are now starting for our collection shoot.



With Paris Fashion Week coming to a close, next week I’ll be reviewing the biggest hair trends and looks of the season so stay tuned!


Marc x




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