Effortless Autumn/Winter Hairstyles

Effortless Autumn/Winter Hairstyles

The summer nights are no longer and these darker nights are beginning to make us wonder… will we ever leave the house with more than just a half-dried hair look? Luckily we have rounded up a selection of quick and easy hairstyles you can replicate at home with the use of just a comb! 

Don’t get yourself in a muddle, just follow our small guide to autumn’s hottest looks. We’ll make sure that styling your hair will never be a struggle again! 

1. Clip It Back

Go to town on your accessories with this functional and affordable look. Not only is it simple, it’s also the hottest hair trend this year, with every catwalk filled with pretty pearl clips, it’s a must-have addition to your lookbook. We recommend using the funkiest clips you can find, style your hair and then go wild! Don’t be afraid to mix and match with different sizes and textures, this will help to add a touch of personality to an otherwise casual look. 

2. Mermaid Waves

Defeat the heat and use a sock to create effortless mermaid waves. Yes, you heard it right, using a pair of socks to wave your hair is so on-trend RN. Following a viral trend on TikTok, beauty fanatics have been curling their hair with the help of a little bit of water and a pair of their fave socks! So, save yourself and hit the snooze button  tomorrow, because you won’t need to spend 30 minutes trying to salvage your bodacious bed-head, just separate your damp hair into a few sections, then weave each section of hair in between each sock in a crisscross motion. Finish the look off in the morning with the texturizing salt spray to maximise volume and create a long-lasting effect. 

3. Half Up Half Down

If your hair tends to get greasy, oily or frizzy, this look is the perfect way to deal with those extra oils. It works best on those days where you just can’t be bothered to wash your hair. Whether your hair is short, long or curly, just section the front of your hair and tie it back with a cute clip and a bobble and hey presto you’re all done! 

4. Low Bun and Scrunchie 

Hairstyle trends come and go, but the low bun is timeless. Whether you prefer your bun to be sleek or your bun to be slightly tousled, this classic look has you covered. Use a brush and either gel or pomade to pull back the hair into a bun, creating a clean, fresh finish. If you’re going for more of a relaxed feel, spray your hair with dry shampoo to create a lightweight texture, then, tie it back loosely and pull out a few strands to shape your face. Don’t forget to pop a cute scrunchie around your bun to really make your hair stand out from the crowd. 

5. Scarf It

Say goodbye to wasting time in front of the mirror and hello to lie-ins this season with the trouble-free scarf look! Wear it on your head, tie your hair with it or even wear it around your neck for an oh so chic look. The scarf is a versatile way to turn that basic pony into a playful ponytail in just a few simple steps. Autumn is here, so be sure to match your scarf to the colours that appear this season…

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Get The Look – London Fashion Week

Get The Look – London Fashion Week



London Fashion Week is over and we’re already missing our daily dose of fresh fashion snaps and insights into what’s been happening behind the scenes (not to mention the incredible street style we’re pinning all over the web!). So what do we do now that fashion’s hottest week has left the capital? Recreate the beauty styles of course!

After happily scrolling through Pinterest, Instagram and all our favourite fashion magazines, we have compiled the huge list of beauty trends into three quick and easy looks that you can wear on a daily basis.



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Into The Blue

Peacock blue eye liner and eye shadow shades were smudged along the eye lids at the Temperley London show. Using a natural and flawless make-up base, make-up artists created natural and effortless looking skin which only helped to further enhance the vibrancy of the eye make-up look (not even the brows were fussed with!).

We instantly thought of mermaids when we seen these dramatic eye colours and instantly wanted to channel Ariel a la Little Mermaid. Rimmel’s Colour Mousse Eyeshadow in the shade ‘Mermaid’ was the first product we thought of when we wanted to attempt this Spring look. The texture of this product is extremely smooth and creamy meaning it applies effortlessly, either with your fingers or a make-up brush. Try not to stray from the lid when applying this shade and avoid taking the colour above the brow bone; we want the focus to stay as close to the eye as possible.

Top Tip: Taking an angled eye liner brush, trace a small amount of the colour along the bottom lash line but only concentrating on the outer corners. This will create a cat eye shape which will help to intensify the make-up look.



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Plum Pouts

Glamorous and sexy, heavy gold & burgundy eyes accompanied by a heavy plum lip were spotted at the Matthew Williamson show, as created by the very talented Lisa Eldridge. Plums and burgundies are usually shades reserved for the winter months but we like how the fash pack are switching up this trend to incorporate it with our S/S outfits.

Although we still have lots of deep lip shades knocking around from before Christmas, we love adding new brands and lipstick formulas to our make-up bag, so we’re hitting up BECCA’s Glossy Lip Tint in the shade ‘Maraschino’. BECCA has been one of our favourite new make-up brands to land on site, especially for this super pigmented lip gloss. There are a few great ways of using this product to create an intense berry look. You can start by lining and filling in your lips with a similar shade of lip pencil and using the gloss to add the final touches or you can dive straight in and apply the gloss all over for an intense and vintage inspired make-up look.

Top Tip: Dab a very small amount of the gloss onto your cheeks and spend a good amount of time blending it along the apples of your cheeks. This will pull the whole look in together.



Super Straight

Inspired by the beautiful Olivia Palermo who was a LFW Frow regular this season, we’re crushing on super straight hair that is very slightly tousled. Effortless and relaxed, we have a total hair crush on this trend that is really kicking off this S/S.

Whether you have straight, curly, frizzy, oily or dry hair, to create the polished straight look, you’re probably going to have to enlist the help of your straighteners. As much as we don’t like to admit it, any kind of heat on our hair is going to have damaging effects, whether that be breakage or dryness. That’s why we’ve called on the help of our good friend Tresemme and their Thermal Creations Style Creator Spray. We love this product because it helps you to create any kind of texturised look while protecting your locks from heats of up to 230 degrees. It also has holding qualities that will keep your hair in place throughout the day while adding a touch of healthy shine!

Top Tip: Take this styling spray with you on the go! If you hair is feeling a little lack luster throughout your busy day, spritz a small amount along the ends and create a beachy texture that’s bang on trend.



What trends are you loving from London Fashion Week? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

New Year, New Fringe?

New Year, New Fringe?



Did you have a fringe when you were a little girl? I did and I hated it (mainly because my dad provided the ‘haircut’, may I add). Throughout my adolescent years, I stayed very far away from the ‘fringe’ until I reunited with short bangs and adopted the hairstyle back into my life. So why does the fringe keep reinventing itself? Just when you think it’s gone out of style, our favourite celebrity crops up with one and the beauty and hair world go into frenzy.

One of the main reasons why fringe haircuts prove so popular is that they can reinvent your entire look and make a real style statement. Once upon a time, things were as simple as having a full cut fringe and that was it. Fast forward to 2014 and you can choose between blunt-cut bangs, side-swept locks or a peek-a-boo fringe. Before you take the fringe plunge, check out some of our favourite celebrity fringe looks and learn which fringe suits your face shape.

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Square Face Shapes

Taking inspiration from Nicole Richie’s long fringe, we recommend long-grazing bangs that are delicately tapered at the sides for square face shapes. This will help to soften square face shapes and avoid your bangs overwhelming your face. Your fringe should be snipped just below the brows with the heavier sections left to the outer sides of the face ‘ this means that your fringe won’t mask your eyes.



Matrix Shampoo

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To prep your fringe for staying sleek, smooth and most importantly, in place, we recommend using a smoothing shampoo like Matrix’s Total Results Sleek Shampoo. This shampoo helps to cleanse, moisturise and smooth your locks. It locks in moisture so that you can enjoy frizz free hair all day.



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Oval Face Shapes

Lucky for all you oval face shapes, you can get away with almost any fringe shape but if we could recommend one cut for you, we’d opt for the pin-straight fringe. This is a wispy and light fringe which won’t overbear your face ‘ instead, it will optimize and accentuate the prettiest parts of your face, as seen on style starlet, Alexa Chung. Ask your hairdresser to stop your bangs between the brows and your eyelashes. This means you can choose to sweep your fringe to one side or wear it in a middle parting.



Girlz Only Dry Shampoo

Perfect Product

As fringes can quickly become greasy, we always recommend having a dry shampoo to hand. We like the Girlz Only Dry Shampoo Spray for ‘Hazy Days’. This handy product smells of fresh florals and will instantly perk up your fringe.



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Round Face Shapes

We love a fringe when it’s combined with a round face shape. Gently arched fringes compliment and accentuate your soft and feminine features so when you sit down in that stylist chair, avoid asking for bangs. Instead, opt for a curved shape fringe, as seen here on Jennifer Hudson. This type of fringe will flatter your bone structure. Just make sure that the fringe is thick to create a dramatic and chic look.

Braun Straighteners

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If they aren’t already, straighteners will quickly become your best fringe friend. Whether you have wavy or straight locks, heat styling tools, like these Braun Satin Hair Iontec Straighteners are an every day essential. The nice thing about these straighteners, beside the fact that they will leave you with effortlessly straight hair, is that they’re specifically designed to protect your hair’s health. Pressing the ion jet button on these heat tools will release millions of satin ions which will attract moisture particles from the hair while straightening.



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Heart Face Shapes

A side swept fringe has never looked chicer on a heart shaped face. This face type can sometimes be a little top heavy so opting for side swept bangs can have a balancing effect and draw attention towards the eyes, quite like Reese Witherspoon’s glamorous hair style. Ask your hairdresser for feathered bangs that hit the arch of your eyebrows with the longest sections meeting the outer corners of the eyes.



Schwarzopf Styling Treatment

Perfect Product

Schwarzkopf’s BC Styling Treat Smoothing Fluid is a great product to use when you’re trying to style a fringe. Perfect for fine, normal, curly and wavy hair, this Smoothing Fluid protects your hair from the effects of heat styling tools. It contains ingredients like amino acid glycine which protects the hair’s inner structure and provides ultimate control which will tame your fringe and stop any unwanted flyaways dead in their tracks.



Will you be trying a fringe in 2014? If not, let us know why by leaving a comment below!