Now that I’ve got this fiery ombre look, Nat and I decided to have a little play around with some up-dos (in my living room, so excuse the mess, we're not tidy workers). Also, the lovely people at Label.M sent me their Texturising Volume Spray to try out, so all of these styles show the best way to use this product when doing hair ups.
1)Take the top section of hair, starting two inches above the ear and clip it up.
2) French plait the remaining hair above the ears on both side until you’ve reached just behind the ear, then continue plaiting the lengths. Secure at the ends with a pin.
3) Unclip the top section, add Label M spray, remembering to hold the spray about 20cm away from the hair, and then backcomb. Bring together, push forward for height, twist and pin securely.
4)Take the remaining hair at the back, twist up into a rough chignon and pin.
5)Bring the remaining hair around into a rough bun, and pin.
6) Take the plaits and wrap the loose ends around the bun
1)Follow steps 1,2 and 3 from above, but put the remaining hair into a secure ponytail.
2)Wrap the plaits around, in opposite directions around the ponytail.
3)Add some Label.M Texturising Volume Spray to the ponytail for a messy texture.
1) Brush hair to one side
2)Spray Label.M Texturisng Volume Spray to top part of the hair. Ruffle with fingers for a messy texture.
3)Spray the rest of the hair with Label.M Texturising Volume Spray if you’re hair is really smooth or difficult to manipulate.
4)Divide hair into two sections.
5)Take a small piece from the outside of the left section, and pass over the front to the right section. Take a small piece from the outside of the right section, and pass over the front to the left section.
6) Leave out every third strand for a tassel look.
1) Repeat all of the above steps except the last.
2)Instead of leaving pieces out, incorporate all of the hair into a fishtail plat, and pull out the strands once tied to loosen it and spray well with Label.M Texturising Volume Spray.
Me and Nat really enjoyed working with the Label.M Texturising Volume Spray. I have really thick, sleek hair that'll slip out of any style I put it in. The spray added enough texture to make it workable and enabled us to manipulate it in a variety of ways. However be really vigilant as to how close to the hair you hold the spray. Just like dry shampoo, if you hold it too close, you will end up with grey patches. On that note, is does actually work quite well as a dry shampoo or a hairspray, and can add a bit of edge to normal straight hair.
I hope you find these tutorials useful, and if you're from the Bedfordshire area and want more information on Nat's work, visit elegancebytlc.co.uk
Steph and Nat
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