How To Have Beautiful Hair This Summer

The Summer holidays are almost here; it’s a chance to escape for a while and enjoy some well deserved rest and relaxation. However, it’s important to remember the sun can be just as damaging to our hair as it can be to our skin. Therefore this month, I wanted to share some of my top tips for keeping your hair healthy and beautiful this Summer…

Before you go, I would recommend having a trim and a gloss applied. A gloss contains no colour pigment so is great for hi-lights as well as whole head colours. It’s packed full of the right ingredients to give your hair amazing shine and leave it feeling silky smooth.

To avoid burning your hair and scalp in the sun, ensure that you treat yourself to a gorgeous new hat. This will also help protect your eyelids where the skin in naturally thinner.

As many of us know it’s important to apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before we go out in the sun, but many of us forget about our hair. Wella Sun Protection Spray effectively helps to protect the hair against UV rays during sun exposure.

I wouldn’t leave home without Wella Sun Hair & Body Shampoo. This gently removes impurities from sunscreen, salt, and chlorinated water while actively restoring moisture. It will leave your hair and skin feeling invigorated.  It’s a great space saver too, as there is no need to take a separate shower gel.

After a day at the beach, shampoo your hair and apply Wella Sun Express Conditioner to towel dried hair. By applying a small amount to the mid lengths and ends, this will help to replenish any lost moisture. For a more intensive treatment, leave on for 10-15 minutes.

Styling our hair can be tricky whilst on holiday and depending on location the air can often be damp and humid. Therefore I would maybe suggest embrace your “holiday style.” A Sea Salt Spray, like Wella Ocean Spritz can be great for both long and short hair to give you more of a natural beach waved look.

If you would like any additional information about Summer hair & beauty tips then I would love you to come and join me over on Facebook.

In the meantime, wherever you are off to, I hope you have a fabulous holiday and enjoy every moment!

Love,

Nina x

October Blog: 7 Hair Products You’ll Want In Your Life

There are so many products on the market, most of them promising to make your hair feel thicker and fuller after just one use! But with so much choice on the shelves, how do you know that it’s going to do what it says on the tin? TV adverts are all well and good at bringing us the latest product on offer, however, let’s face it, the models hair has had hours of blow drying by a professional team of Hairdressers and who has time for that in the morning?

I often get asked, “What products do you use?” “How can I get volume?” So, with that in mind, here are seven of my absolute favourites that I wouldn’t want to be without…

Label M Texturising Volume Spray is a real hero product that combines the benefits of a Dry Shampoo and Hairspray all in one. It’s great for both long and short hair too. The dry mist instantly provides you with volume and texture just where you need it. You can even layer the product to create a bolder, stronger style and create a backcombed look with ease.

If your hair doesn’t naturally shine, then Glam Mist is the perfect product for you. This is just purely for shine, so without any hold. Think of it as perfume for your hair to, because it smells absolutely AMAZING! The other thing I love about Glam Mist is, it doesn’t make your hair look or feel greasy like some other shine sprays can.

I really like this and use this on my own hair every day. Body Crafter is a light blow-dry lotion which allows you to create workable volume and texture into the hair. It works really well on both long and short styles. You can create volume by using fingers or a brush and for even more of a textured look, you can also be use it on dry hair.

This is another must have for anyone who has coloured hair. Brilliance Colour Shampoo is the perfect aftercare for colour treated hair. There are two variants within the range, one for fine to normal hair and the other is for thick to coarse hair. This shampoo works in harmony with the conditioner and mask, which are also available within the range. It even contains Diamond Dust to add the extra bit of sparkle…!

I cannot recommend Moroccan Oil enough. It’s a clever little product and can be used as a conditioner, styling and finishing product all in one. Not only does it smell out of this world, it also detangles, speeds up drying time and boosts shine. You won’t regret purchasing this one!

Another favourite of mine for creating volume just where you want it is, Root Shoot. This has a precision nozzle which makes it really easy to apply directly at the root. Just apply to damp hair at the root and blow dry as you wish.

Finally, Stay Styled is great for keeping your hair in place, without feeling like you are wearing lots of hairspray. The other great benefit of this one is, unlike some hairsprays that leave a coating on your hair once you’ve brushed it out, this one doesn’t. It also helps protect against UV, heat and humidity making it a great choice for home and holidays alike.

I love using products that do what they say they will and don’t ever recommend anything I haven’t tried personally. If you would like to find out any additional information about any of these products, or you have any favourites of your own to share with me, then I would love to hear from you. You can always get in touch by leaving a comment below or via my contact page.

Love,

Nina x

Photo Credit: Wella Professionals, Label M and Moroccan Oil.

 

June Blog: Summer Beauty Must-Haves

Summer Beauty Must Haves

With Summer just around the corner and holidays being planned, I thought I would share some of my beauty must haves with you.

When on holiday, I don’t know about you, but my hair just doesn’t behave in the same way that it does at home. Humidity, change in water and lower voltage of a hairdryer can all play their part. However my secret weapon… Salt spray! By using a salt spray, this really helps to give your hair volume and texture. It works really well for most hair lengths, and for those of you with mid to long hair, this product will really help create that “beach wave” look. Simply spray into towel dried hair, gently scrunch into mid-lengths and ends and leave to dry naturally.

I can’t leave home without my kirby grips. These are great to use when you want to get your hair off your face. For those with longer hair, a hair-up that’s really quick and easy is; tie hair back in to a ponytail. Then take small sections from the pony tail and wrap them over your finger, creating a barrel curl, place outside of the ponytail and secure into place with your grip and ta-dah you’re done!

A tinted moisturiser is perfect for holidays. It’s not as heavy as foundation, so can still let your skin breathe. Many of them also contain SPF, which makes them equally great for both day and evening.

Would you like to make your eyes appear bigger and brighter? If so, apply a nude eye pencil to the lower water line. This will really make your eyes stand out and give your evening look some extra va va voom!

Picture Credit- Wella, Sienna X and MAC Cosmetics

Try swapping your normal lippy for a lip gloss. If your skin is fair, opt for a light pink or peach hue. If you are a darker skin tone, apricot or rose tones will compliment your skin beautifully. A good quality bronzer is also a Summer essential. I really love the ones with a slight shimmer to them, rather than a matte finish. A light dusting over your cheek bones will really enhance your holiday glow.

We all know the dangers caused to our skin by UV rays. Therefore a high SPF sunscreen is essential when going on holiday. For those of you that would prefer to fake it, a beautiful spray tan before you go, will leave you feeling radiant and ready for total relaxation! If you’re not one for sitting in the sun or you want to top up your tan whilst you’re away, why not try Sienna X Express Tanning Mist. It’s easy to apply and requires no tanning mitt or gloves!

I hope this has been useful and given you some inspiration and ideas to try. If you would like more tips for getting beach ready, then simply click here to download my Beach Beauty Checklist. You can also find lots more tips and tricks over on my Facebook page or feel free to leave me a comment below.

Love, Nina x