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May 2018

    Royal Wedding Bride And Guest How Tos

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    The royal family has just become a lot more glamorous with the arrival of Meghan Markle. As 29 million Americans and 18 million Brits tuned in for the opulent, decadent but still personal wedding with some unique touches, it became clear that Meghan is a strong and sophisticated woman. Her new husband’s eyes filled with tears as she walked down the aisle, as impressed as we viewers were with the simple dress and relaxed hair style and the fact that she kept her make-up light to let her natural beauty shine through. Not many people could make such a low-key look work for such a major occasion.

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    And of course, then there was the second dress where she wasn’t afraid to show off her gorgeous figure. In the second outfit, she was every inch the glamorous TV star that we’ve gotten to know through her time in Suits. This look suited her more, in our opinion. With the big ceremony over and no longer having cameras follow her every move, she was free to relax and party with her new husband and all their friends. She might have also been annoyed that some of her hair had come loose throughout the wedding ceremony so the second hair style was a lot more chic and perfectly matched to her halterneck evening gown.  
     
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    Fancy copying the second do? Here’s how:    

    1) Start by parting your hair down the centre.  

    2) A couple inches back from the start of your parting, grab a 4-inch section of hair. Using a texturizing spray, spritz the bottom of the section from behind. Then use a teasing comb to backcomb the hair to create texture. Keep this very close to the roots.

     3) Repeat this process (section, spray, tease) with small sections until you reach your crown. Flip your hair back over and smooth out the top so that there’s no bumps (but don’t brush out the volume).   4) Scrape the rest of hair back into a pony tail low down at the back of your head  

    5) Spritz the length of your ponytail with a texturizing spray to add grip and texture, then twist it up into a bun. Using bobby pins that match your hair colour, pin the bun into place

    6) Finish by pulling out a few face-framing pieces in the front and you’re ready to be a Princess.     And let’s just take a minute to admire the make-up which was created by Daniel Martin, who met Meghan through Suits. He works regularly with Dior beauty and used Dior products for that soft, illuminous and peachy look that really suited the royal bride.  
     
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    Martin kept Markle’s skin fresh, with just a touch of concealer under her eyes. Her freckles were visible and her skin looked luminous. Her eyebrows and eyes were the main focus of the look. Martin swept a gray eyeshadow across her eyes and piled on the mascara, then filled-in her eyebrows with a warm brown powder to define them. Her cheeks had a subtle flush of peach color, while her lips were covered with a light pink shade. It appeared to be tapped on with a finger to give a stain-like effect instead of a wash of opaque color. It was actually a mix of two colours -Truly Kissable Lip Crayon in Sheer Chestnut Kiss from Honest Beauty Lipstick and Dior Lip Glow in 004 Coral.   lipstick_meghan_markle_8039.jpeg_north_663x_white   These are the eye products consisting of Dior Backstage Eye Palette in Warm Neutrals 001, the Diorshow On Stage Liner in 091 Matte Black, the Diorshow Iconic Mascara in 090 Black and Truly Lush Mascara from Honest Beauty:  makeup_yeux_meghan_markle_9119.jpeg_north_663x_white 
     
    It wasn’t just Meghan who was in the spotlight on the day as cameras followed every guests arrival from Oprah Winfrey and Serena Williams to Victoria Beckham and Meghan’s Suits co-stars. Did you see anyone with a particularly perfect hair style? The Sinead Kelly London team have to hand the award for Most Elegant Guest to Amal Clooney who glowed in canary yellow next to Gorgeous George.  
       
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    Amal oozed old school Hollywood glamour with loose, neat waves that framed her face. Her hair looked super healthy and shiny and you could tell she felt comfortable. If you’re not a fan of up-dos, Amal’s look is easy to recreate and here’s how:

    1) Amal’s hair is full of volume, so if you need more volume blow dry your hair with a thickening / volume product for a glossier, more polished finish. Use a shine serum to ensure that it looks healthy.

    2) Separate your hair into square sections and start curling medium sized sections. Make sure you curl in the same direction! We recommend a one-inch barreled curling iron for a looser wave.
    Once you’ve curled your whole head, spray lightly with a medium hold hairspray to help keep the waves in place.

    3) Take a brush and fully comb through the curls. At first this will feel weird — after all, you’re ruining all your hard work — but trust that it will work. The goal is to unite all the individual curls into one smooth wave. If you find the curls separating at the bottom, backbrush underneath the hair and it should keep them in place

    4) Spray with a firm fix hairspray.

    May 23, 2018

    Festival Hair: How To Create The Looks at Home

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    Summertime means festival time! It all kicked off with Coachella in the US in mid-April and now it’s the UK’s turn. From May onwards, most weekends of the year will involve some kind of festival and we cannot wait!

    We love the dancing, the being outside with friends, seeing some big bands live and letting ourselves relax and wind down. It’s so nice to get out of our everyday street clothes and swap them for something light and loose. Because comfort doesn’t have to mean compromising on style does it?

    If you’re anything like us, you may start to plan your festival outfit in advance and that includes the hair style. You may have the best clothes in the world but if your hair is greasy and uncared for then you won’t feel your best and that’s why the Sinéad Kelly London team is here to help. We’ve come up with three festival hair ideas that you can do yourself so you can look like you’ve just walked out of a five star hotel when really you’re staying in a tent.

    1. Side fishtail braids

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    1. Prep hair with ghd heat protect spray with UV protection and ghd total volume foam to add texture.

    2. Blow dry hair using the ghd air® saharan gold hair dryer.

    3. Section off two side panels of hair and create two braids on either side of the head.

    4. Backcomb the top section of hair to add fullness and height using the ghd narrow dressing brush.

    5. Pull the top section of hair back to the crown area and create a fishtail braid.

    6. Run the ghd gold® styler in pure gold over the remaining hair to give a smooth, straight finish that contrasts the braids

    7. Add some hair rings sporadically throughout the braids to accessorise

     

    2. Loose bun with accessories 

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    1. Prep hair with ghd heat protect spray with UV protection and ghd curl hold spray to add texture.

    2. Blow dry hair using the ghd air® saharan gold hair dryer.

    3. Loosely curl hair with the ghd curve® soft curl tong to add movement and texture.

    4. Pull hair into a mid-ponytail, leaving front sections loose for a soft finish. Secure with a hair elastic.

    5. Twist into a loose bun and secure with pins.

    6. Add a colourful headband as the finishing festival touch!

     

    3. Hair jewellery and tussled waves

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    1. Spritz hair with the ghd curl hold spray and blow dry into the hair, twisting sections and drying up and down the length for texture using the ghd Saharan gold air hairdryer.

    2. Create a centre parting using the end of the ghd tail comb for precision.

    3. Use the ghd gold® styler in earth gold to create the loose waves in the hair. Start by pointing the styler downwards at the root and rotate half a turn away from the face.

    4. Glide the styler pushing downwards and release the styler just before the bottom of the hair for a straighter, more modern end.

    5. On the next section, repeat the technique, but this time rotate the styler towards the face.
    TIP: Changing the direction of the rotation creates a natural texture.

    6. Continue the technique throughout the hair working in sections, always alternating the direction and leaving ends straight.

    7. Once hair is cooled, dress out the hair with the ghd detangling comb.

    8. To finish the look, add a hair chain, securing with bobby pins and aligning with the temple.

    9. Spritz with ghd final fix hairspray to ensure the style lasts all evening.

     

    Which look’s your favourite? If you want any advice, just call the Sinéad Kelly London team on 020 8392 2444 or pop into the salon.

    May 3, 2018