Glamorous Evening Hair Can Be Done at Home!

Whether you are going straight to an event after work and have little time to get changed and ready or want a glamorous evening style without paying a fortune at the salon, look no further than the shiny, side sweep, one shoulder “do”.

From Eva Mendes, Blake Lively and Jessica Alba to Rita Ora, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Beckinsale and Jamie King, it seems everyone is a fan of this hairstyle regardless of hair colour.  However, two things these ladies all have in common is naturally straight/slightly wavy hair and most importantly ……. SHINE.  You need to have both of these in place before attempting this style as well as pair of tongs and some hairspray.

Ok, before I hear you groan that you weren’t blessed with silky, shiny hair, get yourself to the nearest Boots or Superdrug and buy a shine spray or oil.  There are so many variations of products for shine these days, most of which are inexpensive.

A cheap way to create shine without adding product, is to rinse hair in cold water after shampooing and adding conditioner.  Another great way to make your hair as silky as possible to blow dry the hair downwards which keeps the shaft of the hair flat.

This style will take very little time as I said but will depend on the thickness of your hair.  A good way to save time is to tong individual lengths of hair (approx 2/3inches thick) up to the ear and let them sit in ringlets while you apply make up and get dressed.  This allows the ringlets to “drop” very slightly.  Once everything else is in place, run your fingers through the ringlets to form loose curls.  If they are still too tight a curl, lightly brush the curls through with a boar/nylon bristle brush or a simple paddle brush (do not use a comb as this will frizz the hair). Pull and smooth the hair round so it rests on one shoulder and lightly hair spray into place.  Do NOT overload with hairspray, this style is supposed to look soft and have a slight bounce to it.

This is how I did it (blonde on the left)!  Such an easy hairstyle to do and it keeps an evening look fresh and young!

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This particular style really suits a statement ear ring and of course a Belle Dress Hire gown will totally complete the look!

 

Finally! Some good uns at the Golden Globes ….

…… Well not exactly mind-blowingly fabulous, but a hell of a lot better than most!!!

Taylor Swift was certainly in favour of the colour trend that seemed to be everywhere at this event but unlike some of her peers, she seems to have been able to wear the dress rather than the other way around.  Perhaps it’s the fact that she’s very tall and slight in figure which means the dress doesn’t swamp her.  Also, the fact that it’s black paired with another colour might also have helped with this style as well rather than two clashing colours or a mixture of hues all at once.

Jessica Chastain shows us how a simple, black, well shaped Givenchy dress can look great on the red carpet.  It’s not a boring choice …. although doesn’t massively excite me either, it fits her body really well and she looks effortlessly chic.

I do like this fishtail gown on Kate Beckinsale, who always chooses the more “glamorous” options for red carpets and you can see why!  The sex siren style just suits her!  She always keeps her hair and make up nice and simple but pairs this with a va va voom dress and Voila!  Not my favourite dress at this event but at least she looks like she made a bloody effort!

I have two blog posts left on the 2014 Golden Globes …. One I will reserve completely for Emma Watson in Christian Dior and the other on the dresses that I really loved at this year’s event and there aren’t too many of them ….

Monochrome Madness!!!

Not only was black and white all over the catwalks of NY Fashion Week BUT it seems this combination was equally as popular off the runway as well …

Effortlessly chic, the pairing of white with black has always been associated with elegance and class.  Just think Coco Chanel!  I love the fact that you can put these two colours together or wear separately from top to toe aka Lady Gaga and Olivia Wilde, in either a casual or very groomed style. This trend which is straight off the runways of New York is so easy to translate into everyday fashion ladies!! Here is a sneak peak at just a few Belle Dress Hire’s beautiful selection of black and white or single block colour dresses available for hire!  Perfect for this season at your next special event ..

Size 8, 10 and 12Black and whiteBlack&White Size 10