Shakira is giving us serious hair envy at EIDEAL HQ, here is how to recreate her super curl do;
- Apply some mousse into the hair a blow-dry this in using the Eionic hair
dryer and the Soft Bamboo paddle brush.
- Once the hair is 100% dry, divide the hair into small sections.
- Take a section and wrap this around the Curlie wand, ensuring that the wand is placed behind the section to give a more subtle shape to the top.
- Alternate two sized wands to give a more naturally curly result. I recommend using the 18 and the 25 Curlie wands.
- Once all of the hair has been called, shake out the shape using your fingers and spritz with a texturing spray for really Shakira volume.
For a played down Shakira result why not opt for smoother curls during the Euros;
- Apply some mousse into the hair and blow-dry this in using the Eionic hairdryer and the Soft Bamboo paddle brush.
- Once the hair is 100% dry, divide the hair into small sections.
- Using the EIDEAL Curl Guru, gently glide this around each section of hair to imitate a hot brush. This will help smooth the cuticle as well as giving volume and lift to the root area.
- If you would like to have a stronger curl from the Curl Guru, simply wrap the section around the barrel and release the bristles.
- Then drop into the palm of your hand and scrunch to help set the shape in place.
- Repeat either method until all of the hair is curled.
- Then tip your head upside and break up the curl with your fingers.
- Finish by using some of the Amazon Keratin Argan Oil Serum to add a flawless shine to the hair.
Everyone knows the highlight of the MTV Music awards is the beauty red carpet and this year it certainly disappoint. The ‘model’s of the moment’ stole the spotlight with a line-up of hair looks everyone will be desperate to copy.
Kendal Jenner wowed onlookers with her bobble ponytail and super shiny locks while Gigi Hadid channeled her inner Bridget Bardot with a faux fringe and low-key texture.
Cara Delevingne won EIDEAL’S hair hero award with her nonchalant waves and micro parting braid, here is how to recreate our three favourite looks from last nights event…
KENDAL’S BOBBLE PONYTAIL
- Begin by prepping your freshly washed hair with a strong hair mouse from root to tip.
- Blow-dry this into the hair using your EIDEAL Deknot brush, as this will help you detangle whilst drying.
- Establish a centre parting with your comb.
- Once the hair is 100% dry, use the EIDEAL DiamonSilk irons to smooth out the hair and create that enviable shine.
- Slightly backcomb the crown area to add a little lift to your ponytail.
- Then use the Soft Bristle bamboo paddle brush by EIDEAL, to gather the hair into a low ponytail and use a little hairspray to eliminate any fly-aways.
- Secure the hair with elastic and use your brush to even out the mid-lengths of the hair.
- Next you will need to tie three elastic bobbles evenly down the rest of the hair.
- Once you have done, this take a fine piece of hair from the very end of the ponytail and gently ruche up to create the bobbles.
- Finish by using a light shine spray.
GIGI HADID’S LUSTROUS LOCKS
- Starting with freshly washed hair, apply some oil to the mid-lengths and ends.
- Using the Eionic hairdryer by Eideal and a large Natural Wooden brush, blow-dry the hair straight making sure to direct the hairdryer down to encourage the cuticles to lay flat.
- Once the hair is dry, use the largest ‘Curlie’ tongs by EIDEAL to gently smooth the hair whilst giving a subtle bend to the ends.
- Either smooth out your bangs or add in a faux fringe (always make sure the colour match is seamless. )
- Finish with a light serum or hairspray.
CARA DELEVINGNE’S COMEBACK HAIR
- Prepping the hair is so important to ensure the style you’re creating is long lasting. Roughly section the hair and apply some strong hold mousse from root to tip.
- Blow-dry the product into the hair using your EIDEAL hairdryer and Bamboo Paddle brush.
- Establish a low side parting with your comb.
- Divide the hair into small sections and clip away the remaining hair.
- Gently rotate your EIDEAL DiamonSilk Irons down each section, making sure to exaggerate each bend and keep a soft grip on the plates.
- Repeat this around the rest of the hair however when you come to the very front sections, slightly rotate on a diagonal to keep it softer around the face.
- Once all the hair is waved, move onto the MicroBraid;
- Using a fine tooth comb, section the hair from the crown to the front hairline. This should be no larger than 2cm in width.
- Create another small section from where the parting meets the hairline, down to behind the ear and clip this away.
- Mist some hairspray onto your EIDEAL soft bristle Bamboo paddle brush and brush the remaining hair away from the hairline.
- Braid the fine sections into using three pieces of hair. Start at the back and work towards to hairline, then back to behind the ear.
- Fasten this with a clear elastic.
- Once complete; shake out the waves with your fingertips and finish with a light hairspray or salt spray for extra texture.
Ever wondered how stylists make that perfectly smooth blowdry seem effortless? Salon-perfect hair is more achievable than you may think! This month we worked with Tala Samman of MyFashDiary.com to take the stress out of that blowout and show that a frizz-free, silky blowdry is well within reach!
For the full MyFashDiary.com Blowdry Tutorial click here.
Step 1 (The correct shampooing procedure)
A bouncy blowdry begins with a clean mane! Ensure your hair is squeaky clean by shampooing twice. Focus on the roots and scalp, the shampoo will work its way down the rest of the hair and clean it automatically. I recommend using a high-quality, sulfate-free shampoo to maintain the hairs’ natural oils and shine. After rinsing out the shampoo, condition it. I distribute the product between the mid-sections and the ends, making sure I avoid the scalp as this can add extra weight to the hair and give a nasty, oily effect! I pay extra attention to the dry/damaged areas as they need a little extra nourishment!
Step 2 (Product preparation)
At this point my hair is clean and ready to go. Working with wet hair, I take a small amount of leave-in conditioner and gently rub it into the ends. This protects my hair from the brushing and heat, as well as loosening up any stray tangles I might have. I then detangle with my paddle brush – this prevents breakage and damage when we start to blowdry.
Tip: A good hairstyle requires good tools so it is important to work with a high-quality brush and dryer! Curly and frizzy haired girls will require a round brush with strong bristles to achieve tension when it is pulled through the hair. Brushes with a larger diameter will achieve a straighter effect whereas smaller diameter barrels will create a more curly/voluminous look. If you’re looking for a super-straight effect I recommend working with a paddle brush.
Now we move on to the fun part! It is important to begin with the most curly/resistant part of the hair, for many, this is the bangs/fringe. Starting with this unruly section gives you greater control and leaves your bangs looking smooth and polished.
Tip: Make sure the roots are still really wet at this point; this will help the bangs to lay flat.
First I section-off the front of my hair using a tail comb and clip/tie the rest out of the way. Then, using the nozzle on the end of the hairdryer, I ensure the airflow is facing downwards and stretch my bangs from left to right – this ensures that I have control over where the part falls. The nozzle should follow the direction of the brush working downwards from the roots.
Now that my bangs have been tamed it’s time to move on to the rest of my mane. I let my hair completely down and use the dryer to remove some of the excess moisture. It is important to keep the dryer moving as this prevents the hair from becoming ‘patchy’. I then apply a small amount of my Argan Oil Serum to the middle and ends of my hair to smooth and protect. For better results I apply the serum after rough drying as the cuticle is open at this stage so the product is easily absorbed.
Step 5 (Section and dry – back)
Next I section my hair and, starting with the under layer at the back, begin to dry. I use my round brush to create tension and concentrate the airflow down the cuticle to smooth the hair. I only move on to a new section once I know that the roots are completely dry as they are the key to a long-lasting style. If you’re in need of a volume boost you can work with a volumizing product and hold the round brush, with the hair wrapped around, at the roots for a few moments whilst the hair cools. To really set the style I use the cool shot button on the dryer. For convenience I group the sections together as I dry, working my way up from the nape of the neck to the crown.
Now I’m ready to start work on the sides. I create sections on the left and right sides and repeat the drying process I used at the back. It is important to distribute the hair evenly across the brush and maintain an even amount of tension.
To complete my blowdry I add a blast of cold air, this closes the cuticles and sets the style in place. For that on-trend ‘lived-in’ look I flip my hair over, remove the nozzle from the dryer and blast my hair – this creates definition.
Tip: To revive your blowdry the next day, take sections of your hair from the root then wrap them around the barrel of your round brush and roll up to the scalp. Hold your hair in place for a few seconds a give it a quick cold blast with the hair dryer to set in the volume. If your roots tend to be oily, rub some dry shampoo into them – this prolongs the life of your blowdry and adds volume to flat hair.
If you loved our hair tutorial and want to know how you can get the look, you’re in luck! To celebrate our new partnership with My Fash Diary, one of our lucky followers will win a hamper bursting with EIDEAL hair tools, namely the dryer, curler and brush that were used to create December’s look. To enter, all you have to do is share the post on the MyFashDiary.com Facebook Page and like the EIDEAL Facebook Page. The winner will be announced on 29th January so good luck!
We are super excited to announce that we have joined forces with the oh-so-chic Tala Samman of My Fash Diary fame for a monthly hair tutorial feature! We have had many requests from our fans asking how to use our tools to achieve salon-worthy results. This feature will enable our audience to get the most out of their EIDEAL hair tools, recreate the hottest hair trends and master the basics such as a blow-dry with a few easy, at-home steps!
Our first tutorial was just in time for the December festive party season and featured two looks that take you from day-to-night!
After the first look was complete, Tala showed just how easy it is to take the look from day to night. The fashion and beauty blogger used her EIDEAL eCURLER to quickly add definition to her curls before gently separating them with her fingers for an ultra-glam nighttime look. The eCURLER is the ideal tool for creating those Hollywood-style curls as the barrel is coated with Nano-Silver and Nano-Titanium to ensure the hair is protected from damage and left with a healthy sheen!
For a detailed step-by-step guide to Tala’s glam curls visit: www.myfashdiary.com and keep your eyes peeled for January’s edition!