Having a bit of a revival this autumn/winter is short hair, numerous Hollywood glamour girls are sporting shorter crops, because it can be just as versatile as having longer hair. You don’t have get rid of your ghd hair straighteners either just because you cut off your hair, there are still lots of styles you can create with them even if you have short hair. A short hairstyle can lengthen your neck, frame your features and change your whole silhouette easily, with a flick of your iron.
Popular short hairstyles include:
The blunt textured crop
A blunt angular fringe has added texture with choppy layers throughout the crown.
Blunt bob and fringe
An interesting and contemporary interpretation on the sleek classic bob: incorporating a one-length line, slight graduation and pointed fringe.
Texturised bob is ultra feminine yet edgy. A loose outline means the style can be worn sleek or tousled.
Using some ghd creation spray you can create texture and definition with your short locks, and quickly change up a look to go from day to night, effortlessly.Read More
This autumn/ winter it’s time for blondes to glam up their hair, gone are the long days of beach babe lock now you need to turn your attention to old Hollywood glamour styles, such as long waves. These can easily be created with your ghd hair straightners so you can achieve the perfect red carpet look.
With blonde you have many options either you can go for an all over blonde peroxide look which is in keeping with the 60’s style and other retro style trends or you can add layers of luminescent highlights to create lots of depth in colours such as cotton white, oyster, pearl, chinchilla, tea rose, pewter and sand.
One important thing for blondes to remember is that your hair can look damaged very quickly if it is not suitably conditioned or protected. It’s advisable to use a deep conditioning treatment for blonde hair to add any moisture it has lost through dying especially if bleach is used. You also need to use a heat protector such as ghd thermal protector when styling to stop excess damage and to keep your hair looking better for longer.Read More
If you are looking for refreshing change to your hairstyle but not brave enough to have it all cut off like some celebrities have done recently such as Hayden Panettiere then something as simple as a slight colour change or style can make all the difference. Some celebs change their look by switching to a different do especially when they are seen on the red carpet, sometimes that’s adding a few curls with some curling tongs or going super sleek with their ghd hair straighteners.
Recently Ashlee Simpson-Wentz changes up her style by simply changing her fringe into a sweeping fringe and changing her dark gothic colour with a dip-dye of the ends to a lighter copper colour to break the blocky hue. Normally the thought of having your ends much lighter than you roots will send anyone running to the hair dressers to sort it out, but it’s quite in style at the moment with other celebrities such as Alexa Chung also going for the dip-dye style.
Other celebs are opting to style their hair away from their faces and out of the way rather than going for a drastic chop, both Whitney Port and Vanessa Hudgens have been seen on red carpets sporting fashion forward tight up-do. This look it great if you have long hair which you want out of the way and can easily be held in place with ghd creation spray which keeps you hair in check.Read More
When looking for a change of hairstyle many people look to celebrities for inspiration, so here is a list of this summer top celebrity hairstyles that can be easily recreated with the help of your ghd hair straighteners:
1. Sienna Miller always leads the fashion pack with her relaxed but classy dress style and her hair is also a big hit, a relaxed half-up half-down hairstyle is great for those on the go and easy to do on a morning. All you have to do is back-comb some volume in at the roots, and then pull the sides of your hair back tying or clipping together, and finishing with a blast of hairspray.
2. Actress and high end fashion model Emma Watson has really grown into her own this year, as has her hair styles, she opts for a beachy summer waves style easily created with tongs or ghd straighteners. She doesn’t opt for tight curls instead soft curls that fall effortlessly for a relaxed beach style.
3. Victoria Beckham is always a trend setter and no hairstyle list would be complete without her, changing up her classic bob with a few tousled curls really give new definition to this style and also leaves her open to add a few short extensions to give it a bit more length without looking too obvious.
4. Sarah Jessica Parker adds a bit of grown up glamour for an evening out by adding curls and waves to the ends of her hair. This is an easy look to go for especially if you are short on time, using tongs or hair straighteners to add some bounce.
5. Michelle Williams keeps it cool with a short sleek bob that’s choppy with most of the weight and length at the front meaning you can easily style your fringe in different ways to change up your look.Read More
There are many things every day that cause damage to our hair, some things we can prevent, others we can protect against, many people do not realise the damage daily styling does to their hair, from washing it, to drying it and styling with ghd hair straighteners, as well as lots of brushing.
But fear not there are a couple of things to do that will help you hair and keep it looking as good as possible.
Firstly to prevent breakage when your hair is wet, you should never ever brush it with a brush, instead use a wide toothed comb, and when drying your hair and styling it make sure you use a heat protection spray, such as ghd thermal protector. If you spend a lot of money having your hair done, there is not point on saving with shampoo and conditioner, instead opt for good quality salon recommended ones, although they are generally more expensive you will find you don’t need to use as much of the product and because they are designed specifically for salons they will work well with your hair.
If you have dry damaged hair from excess styling or dying then it’s worthwhile every so often doing a conditioning treatment for your hair to replenish lost moisture, there are many different types available from ones that you leave in for 10 minutes to those you can leave in overnight.
During the summer you also need to remember it’s not only your skin that needs protecting from harmful UV rays, your hair does too, you can get hair sunscreen which you can spray into your hair, it’s also advisable especially if you have coloured hair to wear a hat otherwise it will fade much quicker.Read More
As with fashion changes throughout the seasons, hair colour and styles change too and as with fashion what’s on the catwalks normally comes in to mainstream styles and because it is summer many styles we have seen in the past are in. Perennial summer favourite blonde was big on the catwalks with a relaxed surfer chic look about it, with loosely curled creamy blonde locks and laid back style. The surfer chic is easy to create with some texture gel and ghd hair straighteners, like the style it doesn’t take a lot of effort which is great during the hot summer months.
If you not a blond, fake or natural, fear not other hair colours are in, like the Little Black Dress, brunette hair will never go out of style, its considered sexier than blonde hair, more sophisticated than red locks and less goth than black which means it’s the perfect all round colour. It’s also easier to maintain than blonde and looks super shiny especially when its poker straight, you can use shine serum and ghd straighteners for glass effect finish. Any style looks great with dark hair, like long Hollywood waves to short sexy crops or do like Cheryl Cole and ditch hair extensions and go for a sleeker shoulder length look.Read More