A couple of months ago I was lucky enough to have some time with Remington’s celeb stylist and ambassador Chris Appleton (aka Rita Ora’s hair main man) to help me create a Relaxed Wedding Hair Tutorial. I’ve met Chris a few times before and he’s great – really creative and absolutely LOVES hair. Always keen to try something new or show you a new trick or two. So I used the time as the perfect chance to pick his brains about a potential wedding hair look – as I am braving it and doing my hair and make-up myself. I knew I wanted something ‘me’ and quite relaxed hair wise – but still a bit special and dressy for the day. So using the snazzy little Remington Ultimate Styler – which cleverly combines both a tong and a pair of straighteners in one he showed me step by step how to create the look below. Take a peek at the video, and then make sure you enter the competition to win one of 10 Silk Waving Wands for yourself!
A little word on the Ultimate Styler as used in the video – it’s a really great tool if you’re looking to create relaxed waves really easily. It has the same style of barrel (kind of flat version of a tong) plus the added benefit of the straightener function – so if you perhaps curl and don’t quite get the ends in and they look a bit too straight you can give them a quick tong to make them curl under to create a softer look. OR you could just use it as a handy two-in-one tool if you’re going away on holiday for example – curl and straighten with one gadget. Very handy.
Then, onto the hair look – I really love the overall effect of this look. I think it’s a lovely balance between polished and relaxed – personally I could never see myself with a fancy up do for my wedding as it’s quite rare for me to wear my hair up every other day, so would feel odd to do so. But I do want my hair to look good – my favourite bits about this look are the trick of alternating directions of curling the hair to create a very natural look with added volume (when you curl all the same way the waves/curls can end up sitting on top of each other and creating a smoother, more ‘Hollywood’ curl than I was looking for – this creates more ‘layers’ to the hair and more volume as a result). I also love that Chris showed me the perfect way to use a volumising spray I’ve been having some trouble getting the hang of – and now totally love. But more on this in another post.
WIN: One of 10 Remington Silk Waving Wands
*Please note prize is 10x Silk Waving Wands, NOT Ultimate Stylers as originally stated.
Competition post sponsored by Remington.