Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to a special event with Babyliss and Henry Holland to discuss trends for both fashion and hair.
Champagne in hand we all listened to Henry talk about his latest collection, with Adam Reed (the Reed in Percy & Reed!) discussing the key hair trends and how to achieve them.
Adam used the latest tools from Babyliss, their 'Boutique' collection, to achieve the looks for Henry's latest show. High street prices with professional performance and results, Adam claimed these to be the best hair tools on the market at the moment!
The first look they talked through was from Henry's Spring/Summer 2012 show, with the inspiration coming from 'This is England' - probably not really what you would want to hear in the hairdressers! The aim was to achieve a really slicked back look, to look almost like a skinhead. For a bit of softness, and to make you not look like a complete thug, section of hair are brought forward to frame the face and set with hairspray. What do you think of the result?
The second look Adam and Henry took us through has another, quite unusual, inspiration. This time it was Margot from The Good Life!! The key to this hair trend is to look at though you've been to the salon but then messed it up a bit and placed your hair in a ponytail. Messy chic I suppose you'd say which looked really pretty. Apparently the deep side parting is the only way to wear your hair at the moment as well!!
The final look I think had the most volume and texture. Adam used Babyliss' new Boutique Loose Waves to achieve it. Taking quite large sections of hair he wrapped the hair around the tong and then rolled the tong up and down that section of hair. I had never seen someone tong hair in that way, apparently it gives a more natural look! I'm definitely giving it a go.
In summary, you must now wear your hair in a side parting, have either slicked back or texturised hair, and you can quickly achieve salon results at home with Babyliss' new range. The hairdryer is £70 and the tongs are only £30 so really good value for money. I shall be reviewing the hairdryer very soon.
What do you think of the looks?