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MAINTAIN YOUR STYLE GAME | With Sarah Laidlaw

Wednesday, 1st July 2015by culture HQ
Winter can be a tricky time when it comes keeping up your style game - all of a sudden, bedtime is trumping blow dries and the appeal of shoving your hair under a beanie or well-tied scarf is hard to ignore.

SO, IN AN EFFORT TO GET US THROUGH THIS TIME OF HAIRSTYLING HIBERNATION, WE SPOKE TO SESSION STYLING SUPERSTAR SARAH LAIDLAW FOR HER TOP STYLING TIPS THAT WILL ENSURE YOU KEEP YOUR STYLE LOCKED DOWN THROUGHOUT THIS EVER SO FROSTY SEASON OF KNITS AND SCARF-INDUCED KNOTS. IMAGES VIA PAUL CHRISTEY PHOTOGRAPHY.

SARAH’S GO TO STYLING PREP STEP

“My favourite thing to do with all hair types is spray through a dry texture spray before curling or straightening – it gives a bit of bulk to the hair and leaves me with that cool dry ‘it girl’ texture.”

GOLDEN RULE OF STYLING: LESS HEAT, MORE STYLE

“It’s so on the money. The top heats on heat styling tools are designed for seriously wild and coarse hair, so if you have anything south of that, less heat will do what you need to do, without damaging or drying your hair. Healthy shiny locks are always in style, and the better condition your hair is in, the sexier it looks.”


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HOW TO: ACHIEVE THE PERFECT PONY

“Prep the hair by toning it in the shape you want the pony to fall, whether it’s dead straight and polished or big, open bouncy wave. From here section out a triangle on the top of the head from the hairline to the crown and pin it out of the way, and then pull the rest of the hair up into a ponytail at whatever height you’d like.

“Keep your chin lifted as you tie the ponytail and you’ll avoid the bumpy loose bit at the nape of the neck. Then take the top bit out of the clip and add it into the base ponytail, allowing a bit of height at the roots to compliment your face shape. Doing your pony in two sections will help it to last all day without sliding down your head and losing that soft tousled effect on top.”

Screen Shot 2015-07-01 at 12.01.59 PMHOW TO: NAIL THAT BRILLIANT BOMBSHELL WAVE

“Start by blow-drying body into the roots with a bodifying product and a big round brush. I use Cloud Nine’s Waving Wand to take sections of the hair, and wind it around the barrel. Make sure you use the heat protection glove that comes with the iron to smooth the hair onto the barrel.

“Once the hair has been warmed through, slide it off the barrel. Clip it to your head with a sectioning clip, and allow to cool. Once you’ve curled the entire head, let out the clips and brush through for big, bouncy, luscious waves.

“Finish with a flexible hair spray and you’re ready for your close up!”


Wednesday, 1st July 2015by culture HQ