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How to create the perfect up do

Helpful Hints for creating the perfect up do! This year the catwalks have been full of fantastic new ideas for creating modern hair up styles, so how do you translate these looks into wearable looks for every day. Sometimes wearing hair off the face can magnify the flaws in our features that we would like to hide. Here are some tips to create the perfect catwalk inspired up do’s!

Blow it up – hair that is fine can seem to disappear when pulled tight. For fullness before styling use a thickening lotion like Sebastian Volumising spray which you can apply into the hair when damp to instantly thicken fine and limp hair. Choose the correct brush when blowdrying and styling hair as they can all create different effects.

Call our team of hair experts for an Eaton Blow Dry School where they can teach you the tricks from the salon and show you the best home care products available. Learn from our expert stylists who are on hand to show you, step by step, how to create and perfect your look. Our Blow Dry School is designed to help you get the best out of styling your own hair at home. You will have a one to one appointment and are welcome to bring your own products and drying equipment to help your recreate your look in the comfort of your own home!

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Partings – hair that is brushed back without a parting can look great on girls with a small forehead. Those with narrow faces can create the illusion of width by parting hair on one side and a middle parting masks a widows peak.

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Loosen Up – Pulling your hair back can make the hair look tiny and can exaggerate big ears. Leave some strands around the face to soften the look.

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The Sleek Bun – A simple tight bun is classic, but the trick is not to scrape it back too ferociously. A modified bun flatters almost everyone with every hair texture. A side parting makes the hair elegant and easy to wear whether your face is broad or narrow. Don’t try if the hair is longer than mid-shoulder blade length as the back will look bulky.

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The Chignon – an all time up do classic that never dates and can be adapted to suit everyone.

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The Top Knot, a modern classic that can look amazing day or night and be adapted to suit most hair textures, if your own hair is not long enough try using a hair weft or extension to wrap around your own hair creating the illusion of having more hair then you have.

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Soft Twist– a simple classic shape perfect for wedding’s and an evening out.

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French twists – have been around for a long time. A french twist with loose layers is the new trend. The wisps of hair created by the layers make it appear softer. It works on anyone who has layers at the front of the head that are shorter than shoulder length. These pieces are left to hang around the face and the rest of the hair is put into a french twist.

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The 50’s Roll – this look has had a massive revial over the last couple of years and is an ultra modern and cool look for anyone bold enough to wear it.

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The Low Pony – the perfect casual look for anyone with long hair, ensure your hair is thick enough to create these looks as finer hair can look wispy when in a loose shape.

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The Perfect Ponytail

Pony tails can be as refined or soft and casual. The fashionable ponytail now sits high and has plenty of lift. There are 3 simple steps to creating the perfect ponytail;

1. Prep Hair – spritz clean, damp hair with a non-oily thickening spray. Hold the head upside down and blowdry the hair until most of the moisture is removed and it is half dry, using a bristle brush. Then flip the head upright and continue drying with a round brush to create smooth, big, bouncy waves.

2. Add Volume – Once hair is thoroughly dry, gently tease the crown using a fine tooth comb concentrating on the area that will sit above the finished poinytail.

3. Fasten It – Without forming a part, sweep hair straight back. Secure the hair with a snag free elastic band/bobble. Then use the finger tips to gently tug the hair at the crown to add volume. Lightly mist the entire head with hairspray.

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