Sunday, 29 July 2012

Olympic Opening Ceremony

I loved the Olympic Opening Ceremony that was a few days ago. It did go on for aaaages but I watched all 4 hours of it. Aside from the hairstyles, my favorite part was the digital age scene because of the amazing music and hilarious 'lost phone' subplot. It was also amazing that they got the arctic monkey to play. There were many many great haircuts but I have chosen just one that really stood out:
This is the flag bearer for Israel. As you can see he has shaved the side of his head into the design of the Israeli flag. How amazing..!
I'll be watching most of the Olympics so hopefully will do some more Olympic posts soon. :)

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Tour de France 2012: Wiggo's Winning Sideburns

Over the past 3 weeks I have been watching the Tour de France without fail every day. I've been following the progress of Bradley Wiggins and team Sky from the beginning. Its been absolutely amazing and I have loved watching every minute. Today was the last stage in Paris and the most exciting finish with Mark Cavendish sprinting to the win and Wiggins taking the GC. Wow! Amazing achievement from Wiggins and team Sky (all of whom I have also fallen in love with).

 I was going to make this post right at the start of the tour in order to mock his awful sideburns, but I decided to wait until later and in the end I thought it would be best to talk about his sideburns once he won.   Over the last 3 weeks Wiggins sideburns have been making many headlines. He has been given many different nicknames. I've heard him being called 'the banana with sideburns', Mr sideburns and also Coronal Sideburns. Sideburns has become his thing.These Wiggins masks  have also been spotted on the tour. How amazing..! While sideburns isn't really a good look, I am now completely in love with them.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Mayonnaise Hair Mask

Okay so I've done another hair mask. This time I decided to do a Mayonnaise hair mask. I'd heard good things about Mayonnaise hair masks. Mayonnaise contains eggs and oils and stuff so the effects are meant to be similar to egg hair masks: it is supposed to strengthen hair and make it shinier and less frizzy.
In my hair mask I decided to put mayonnaise and honey. From what I've read you can add many different things into your mayonnaise such as avocado or banana or olive oil. I decided on honey because I've used it many times before and I had a lot left to use up. I mixed 2 spoons of Mayonnaise with 1 spoon of honey. This resulted in a slightly yellowy mixture with about the same consistency as hair conditioner. It didn't smell great though.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

The Bachelor: The Hairstyles!

The bachelor combines two of my favourite things: Made in Chelsea and trashy reality TV shows. It stars Spencer Matthews from Made in Chelsea as "the Bachelor" who is trying to find his perfect women. Each week he eliminaes a candidate during the "rose ceremony" and the show will continue until only one is left and Spencer has found his soulmate. From Last Friday's episode here is my analysis of the hairstyles worn in the Rose Ceremony. (I have already talked about Spencer's hair in my Made in Chelsea part 2 post)

1. Chloe
I do not like Chloe, since the beginning I have found her annoying. Her hair is nice here though, it is curled into messy waves which looks quite good on her.

Monday, 16 July 2012

7 Hair Trends to try before you die

This post is about an article I read titled '7 Hair Trends to try before you die'. I was interested to find out how many I had tried myself. As it turns out not very many. I slightly disagreed with the inclusion of some of the trends, here is my take on the styles!

1. Bangs (a fringe)
 Technically, this is one I can tick of as I had a fringe when I was about 5 years old. Since then I have not had a fringe again, however I am definitely considering having a side fringe put in sometime soon. I've always hated having the hair at the front of my head in my face so a fringe might be a good solution to this...
 I agree with one, I think everyone should at least try out having a fringe at some point. Full fringes don't suit everyone but side fringes seem to suit most face types. The photo is of Haley from One Tree Hill. Its the episode from season 4 where they all go the the Honey Grove prom. I really loved this fringe on her.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Snog Marry Avoid 9/07/12

Alright, so I just watched Snog, Marry Avoid. The show that takes people with atrocious fashion sense and then"makes them under" in an attempt to stop 'fakery' on the streets on Britian. Here fakery meaning fake tan, fake nails, fake hair extensions, masses of makeup, tacky jewellery and general bad fashion sense. I was literally spoiled for choice for bad hairstyles to mock so here goes!

Hair Extensions.
The episode I watched had a feature on hair extensions. This episode was based in Cardiff. Apparently Cardiff is the British capital for hair extensions. Who knew. According to the show everyone in Cardiff wears them. The shows presenter Ellie, was sent on a mission to try out hair extensions. The critical POD (Personal Overhaul Device) that is responsible for the transformations, warned Ellie not to become attached to her fake hair extensions because you know, hair extensions are just so EVIL. Anyway, so this is what Ellie looked like before hand.

Her hair is about APL length and she has some longish layers at the front. She is wearing her hair in a deep side part and she has teased the hair at the crown as she has a lot of volume at the top of her head. I think her hair is quite nice, maybe her side parting should be less deep and slightly more central but yeah its quite nice. The next picture shows her with the hair extensions.

1000 Pageviews!

I just reached a big milestone in my blogger: 1000 page views!! Its been so fun for me to have a place to rant about hairstyles and Its exciting that some people actually want to read my posts! So I would like to say thank you to anyone who has been reading my blog! I'm really new to the whole blogging community and I'm always on the lookout for new blogs to follow. If anyone has a blog or could recommend a blog they think I would like then please leave me a comment or email me and I will check it out. Obviously any hair-related blogs would be great but I also like fashion, makeup, beauty product blogs, Television, sport and Celebrity blogs and well anything really.
Anyway, Thanks everyone! Woop Woop!
haha xx

Friday, 13 July 2012

Hairstyles in BBC adaption of Henry IV part 1

After reading this article, I decided to watch the recent BBC adaption of Henry IV part 1 myself. I had never seen it before and I did not even know the plot. If anyone else had tried to watch Shakespeare without knowing the plot beforehand, you'll know how easy it is to suddenly get lost in the middle with no idea who anyone is or what the hell is happening. I'll admit I'm probably worse than most people as I can manage to get lost while watching James Bond films. So the first 20minutes I didn't know what was going on as per usual, however once I got a grip of the characters I really got into it. Henry IV part 1 is basically a medieval coming of age story. The main character Prince Hal spends the first part of the play playing immature jokes on his friends however by the end we see Prince Hal step up and become a leader.
 The best part was that Alan a Dale from the BBC robin hood series popped up as Hotspur (the rebelling Lord).  If you ever watched that series, you should watch this because It's like having Alan back..! I still love him so much.
I'm going to see a performance of Henry IV part 1 later this year so Its great that I will actually know the plot for once when I go to see Shakespeare. haha.

Anyway, Here are some of the memorable hairstyles that were in the show:

 This is Hotspur's wife, in this scene she wears an elaborate hairstyle with braids and an expensive looking hair piece as well which I really liked. I guess this scene shows well Hotspur's wealth and status as his wife is wearing expensive, fancy clothes as well as this complex hairstyle. So from what I can tell, the hair at the back of her head has been used to make a small bun. Then the hair left over at the back of the head is split into two pieces and each is braided down. These braids are then looped round the front of the head. The hair at the front of the head is then braided all the way down and then looped round to the top of the head and back to the bun. I'm guessing the actress used extensions because this style looks like it required a load of hair.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Tips and Advice: The Crown Braid

Recently I have been wearing my hair in a crown braid quite a lot. Its a very pretty style but an absolute nightmare to try and do on yourself. In my practicing I've picked up a lot of tips on achieving a perfect crown braid. I've also got some links to the best videos which have helped me learn how to crown braid. :)

So a Crown Braid is where you braid your hair all the way around your head in a circle so it looks like a crown. As in this braid you are going to braid the whole way around back to where you started, the actual starting position is not important. The most popular places to start are either at the front of your head, with a side parting, or at the back of the head. Where to start is really your own choice and it is useful to practice a few diferent places to find what works best for you. Personally, I like to start at the back of my head. This is because it means you don't have to do the complex changing of hand position as you braid round the back of the head which means I can usually finish the braid faster and it comes out more neat.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Glee: The Hairstyles!

I used to love glee when it first started. Its become a little predicable and same-y over the recent series and I lost some interest in the show. However, is still entertaining and I do like the music in glee. This is post is just going to through some of the some interesting sttttyles. Here is a good review of the recent glee episodes!

1. Will Schuester
 This inspiration for this post came from the fact that Sue makes so many jokes about Will Schusters hair. I when I say so many I really mean it. I think we get about 1 different one per episode.
My favourites:
"Oh William I wouldn’t dare lean on you, there’s so much grease in your hair I'd probably slide right off."
 "I just lost my train of thought because you have so much margarine in your hair..."
"Hey, buddy. Get a haircut. It looks awful."

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Hair Treatment Reviews: Egg hair mask

I like using home-made hair masks, made from the everyday ingredients found in my kitchen. I discovered do-it-yourself hair treatments earlier this year and became really interested in them. Last night I did a strengthening egg hair mask. The main reason I did this was because the ends of my hair were beginning to look a little damaged and I hoped the mask would add some moisture and shine back into my ends and generally make them look more healthy. I had read a few different recipes on the internet and adapted some of them to come up with my own:
 I took 1 egg and cracked it into bowl and whisked the yolk and white together. I added a spoon of olive oil and a spoon of honey and mixed them all together. The resulting mixture looks like an eggy gloop. It doesn't smell bad though, I could only smell the strong scent of the olive oil.

Monday, 9 July 2012

One Direction (part II) : Liam vs Justin Beiber

This is an update to my post about the hairstyles of One Direction.
Just found this article on (one of my favorite celebrity gossip blogs) about how Justin Bieber has stated that Liam from One direction "copied his hair". HAHAHA. hillariouss

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Cherry Healey: Hairstyles

Cherry Healey is a television presenter. She makes various documentaries about lifestyle and body image. My friends and I watch all her documentaries because there are usually quite hilarious. Recently, for example, she's been to a nudist convention, a bondage club and gotten a tattoo. Cherry usually tries to represent an average viewers opinion although at times this results in her being irritatingly neutral.  While they are not groundbreaking, they are still lighthearted and fun.
 At the moment her series 'how to get a life' is being shown on BBC 3 if you live in UK.  Some of her past documentaries have been put on youtube. Here is 'Is breast best'.  Its definitely worth a watch. :)
haha, anyway, Cherry always seems to have different hairstyles on her shows. Here are some of the best of the "Cherry Healey" styles.

Cherry's Hair
As the picture shows, Cherry's hair isn't that long, its just past her shoulders... maybe APL length..? It is dyed blonde as she usually has noticeable roots showing. She doesn't often wear in down actually, most of the pictures of her are where she has her hair up. In this photo her hair is swept over in a side parting. I think she usually has a centre parting when she wears her hair down though.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Jennifer Lawrence: Hair for the Hunger Games

Jennifer Lawrence has just starred as Katniss Everdeen in 'The Hunger Games'. She went through a pretty drastic change to become Katniss in the films, so much so that I did not even recognize her as the star of the hunger games when I saw a picture of her. Even now, I think it is very hard to recognize her as Katniss. Naturally Jennifer has blonde hair,  in photos she looks like she could be a Disney star like Ashley Tisdale or Hilary duff with her long blonde-bombshell hair and her sunny happy smile. However, as Katniss, she looks completely different. For the film her hair was dyed a dark rich brown as Katniss in the book is described on many occasions of having  long dark brown hair. I know there was a lot of questions about Jennifer playing Katniss because of her blonde hair but she looks very realist as a brunette in the films. In real life, I'm not as sure. I found a few pictures of her with brown hair and I think she definitely looks better as a blonde

Friday, 6 July 2012

Disney Princess Hair: Part 1

I've decided to start a new series about Disney Princess hair. I'm going to go through the main and possibly also supporting character's hair in some of the most popular  Disney movies. In part 1 I will do some of the classics: Cinderella, Sleeping beauty, snow white and Beauty and the beast. I do feel a little ridiculous talking about in such depth the hair of fictional Disney characters... but oh well... Its all good fun right

1. Cinderella
Cinderella has bright, bright, bright yellow hair. For a princess her hair is surprisingly short, only just reaching her shoulders. She also has a full front fringe. At first the fact that she has this massive 40s/50s pin up girl style fringe does seem a bit weird. But then maybe its not that odd, Cinderalla was made in 1950 so this style was still in fashion at the time.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Revenge: The Hairstyles

Revenge: its the non-reality, darker, American revision of Made in Chelsea! Hence why Revenge has become one of my new top shows. Here in the UK we are only about 6 episodes in but I am already really into it. Its an interesting show because the protagonist Emily Thorne is not always likeable, she is closed off and cutting but can fake the perfect rich-girl image whenever she needs to be deceitful  or pry information. This causes an audience to feel split between supporting Emily's revenge campaign and feeling she is just a little bit crazy and goes too far. Revenge is one of those unique shows where characters are not given the "good guy" "bad guy" labels so much as the line between right and wrong is blurred. I would recommend watching it: bringing up the old question of whether two wrongs make a right makes for interesting watching and obviously there is also the fact that they are really rich and beautiful and have amazing houses and lifestyles...etc.. *sigh*

1. Emily Thorne
Emily's hair is a rather bright blonde. It's not platinum its just very yellow, almost a butter yellow. I feel the colour is just a bit too unnatural. Also i can't help but notice her eyebrows look far too dark in comparison. I think she would look better with a less yellow, more ashy blonde colour. I do prefer her with blonde hair to the black hair she had in the flashback scene in episode 1 though. Emily usually has curly hair as shown above. Sometimes she wears it straight but I like it better when its curled

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Nicola Roberts: Hairstyles

In 2003 Nicola Robert took part in the TV show Popstars: the rivals. She ended up winning the show to become a member of the girls group 'Girls Aloud'. Since then she has been in the public eye as much about her striking appearance as her music. She was always my favourite member of Girl's Aloud, and shes got amazing hair so here are her most famous hairstyles!

1.  Natural Ginger
Nicola was only 16 when she auditioned for Popstars. Her hair was long and her natural ginger colour. It was kept in a simple style. I suppose it might be straightened in this photo.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

One Direction: The Hairstyles!

When they first became a band on the Xfactor 2010 they were described as "five Justin Biebers". I can see where that came from as as well as being cute and innocent looking, the majority of them also had that side swept long hair thing made famous by JB.

1. Harry Styles
Probably the most well known member of One Direction due to his, er, affairs with older women. He also has the most well known hairstyle, unruly long messy 'mop-head' curls. Its a style that was popular with Indie bands back in the 2000s, for example, Harry reminds me a lot of Luke the Kook. (Luke Pritchard from the Kooks). Fashion-wise as well, Harry dresses similar in style to Indie bands like the Kooks.

Stooshe: Hairstyles

 Stooshe are a new girl band who have become known for their wacky fashion sense and hairstyles. In their first two music videos they have been sporting some really cool vintage styles which I am going to talk about in this post!

The first major song Stooshe released was called 'Love me'. These photos shows some of the hairstyles worn in the video. On the left Courtney Rumbold has her hair in an edgy style with both sides shaved and the hair in the middle kept long. It is then swirled up into a loop and fixed on the top of her head. On the right Karis Anderson has her hair in Victory rolls: a style that was popular in the 40s. She has 2 symmetric rolls on both sides of her head and also a full front fringe. I really like these hairstyles, they are like a new fun take on a classic vintage style

'Black Heart' was the second song they released. I didn't like it at first but it has really grown on me. Courtney had the most interesting hairstyle in the video. This time her hair was pink and curled into waves which covered one side of her head. Courtney has a very brave style, I think you would have to be pretty daring and confident to copy it yourself.  However, is become popular recently with stars such as Rihanna also having partial shaved styles.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Worst hair at European Athletics Championships 2012?

I have been watching the 2012 European athletics championships that has just taken place in Helsinki. There has been some great events, my favourite being the men's pole vault final. I have never really payed attention to the pole vault before this year but after that final I fell a little bit in love with the eventual winner Renaud Lavillenie, and also the silver medalist Björn Otto. <3. They had nice hair as well. I mean i did think Otto's hair made him look a bit like a werewolf, but still, it was interesting.

So yeah, there hasn't been many bad hairstyles while I have been watching. However, there was one which stood out quite a lot, the bronze medalist in the womens hammer Anna Bulgakova.
 What is going on with her hair? She's got a mohican AND a mullet. I mean i can accept the mohican, thats not really too bad, but a mullet... no no no no no. What an awful haircut, I really just want to grab it and cut it off! Obviously congratulations on her bronze medal though. The gold medalist Anita Włodarczyk had a pretty crazy hairdo as well.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Made in Chelsea Hairstyles: The Boys

Okay here is part two of my review of the hairstyles from Made in Chelsea: the boys!
(To see part one of my review click here.)

1. Spencer Matthews

We all remember Spencer's hilarious haircut from season one: long slicked back hair combined with some scary facial hair. Luckily, he had his hair cut before the start of season two. Since then, Spencer tends to wear his hair spiked up at the front à la Jedward (although admittedly his hair does not have the same height as Jedward's).
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Disney's Brave: Merida or Rebekah Brooks

There has been a lot of talk in the media recently about the character Merida in Disney's new movie Brave and how she looks exactly like the former chief executive of News International, Rebekah Brooks.
So yeah, I thought I'd offer my own opinion on the resemblance.

© 2012 Disney. Pixar;
At a first glance, it looks like Merida is an exact cartoon copy of Miss Brooks. Both have long frizzy curly red hair that tousles about their shoulders getting in the way of their face. Looking closer we see that Merida's hair is actually slightly more orange, more voluminous and that she is, in fact, clutching a bow instead of a handbag.
I'm assuming the resemblance is a coincidence. After all it makes sense that an unruly Scottish heroine would have fizzy red hair. However, it does seem unfair that if anyone gets to be made into a Disney character, intentional or otherwise, it gets to be Rebekah Brooks. *pfff* Well, Either way, I dislike the hair.

Here's a good article i found that talks more about the Merida/Brooks resemblance.