Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Recreated: The Embellished Up Do

I'm either well ahead of the game, or the teams styling the hair for AW15 catwalks have been reading the blog (you never know!) as hair jewellery was something I wrote about AGES ago - and how you could use your jewellery box to change up a simple up do. Dolce & Gabbana and Les Copains all sent models down the catwalk with loose and casual up do's, decorated with grips, and clips that really gave hair a bit of drama.

It's easy to recreate the look, just follow these easy steps;
- Rough blowdry hair, use Percy & Reed Wonder Balm for some styling hold without the crunch. When blowdrying use your fingers to rake hair away from the face and scrunch the mid lengths and ends. 
- Take a small section at the crown and backcomb slightly to give a little volume. There's enough drama with the accessories so don't go to high
- Grab some kirby (bobby) grips and taking all the hair, twist into a low bun. Pull out pieces here and there and repin. Don't pin too tightly, you want it too look relaxed. Any bits you aren't really happy with will be covered by bling
- Hold the style using a strong hold hairspray. I typically go for Elnett Hairspray as it brushes out easily and the Satin Hairspray holds without giving you helmet hair
- Start adding your brooches, clips and grips. Whilst you can get accessories made for hair, look out for pretty pieces you may wear as jewellery and simply pop a grip through a hole or part of it to add it to your hair
An easy day to night transition style - you can even keep the accessories in your bag ready for that desk to dancefloor transformation. (I don't really like the whole desk to dancefloor saying but what says 'I'm off out' more than a bit of hair jewellery!)


  1. Really pretty. I need to buy some more hair accessories for spring, and this has given me some inspiration.

    Much love,
    Emily❭❭ peroxidefox

  2. Love this styling, jazzy hair accessories are my favourite!

    Maria xxx

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