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We are always so wowed by our students – both face to face and online – that we thought it was about time to start sharing some of their impressive achievements with all of you!

This month, we were bowled over by Fredrika – one of our online students with no experience at all. She has done so well and created such beautiful hairstyles, which is really quite something for an absolute beginner, don’t you think? We are so thrilled that our online course has proven, time and again, to be so effective for all experience levels and now with our new AQA qualification, our online student’s talents will be internationally recognised.

We couldn’t be more excited that Fredrika’s journey to becoming a pro-hairstylist has started with Create Beautiful Hair Online and we’re really looking forward to seeing her excellent work progress in the future.

Well done Fredrika!!

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[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Looking for that perfect hairstyle for a big night? We love Katherine Heigl’s chic up do that she wore to the ‘One for the Money’ premiere. This style is perfect for a prom or smart occasion like a wedding and is the ideal mix of stylish yet undone.

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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][vc_custom_heading text=”How To:” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Abril%20Fatface%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Step one: Ideally the hair should be washed the night before as this will actually make it easier to style. Failing that wash and condition as normal and then apply a touch of oil.

Step two: Rough dry the hair which will help to maintain the volume giving it an almost fluffy look. You do not want to be creating a smooth and sleek finish. Make sure that while you are blow drying the hair that you pull it all backwards just using your fingers as you do not want there to be a parting.

Step three: Now that the hair is completely dry take a clampless curling iron and select random sections of hair, wrapping them around the iron. Gradually make your way round from one side of the face to the other. The idea with the waves is to create some soft texture so just keep randomly adding them in throughout the hair.

Step four: Next use bobby pins and begin pinning the hair back into a collection of messy buns. With Katherine’s hair the stylist created an almost French twist/ bun look in an oblong shape. You can pull the hair back in whatever direction that it sits best, following the shape of the head. Pin as you go to hold everything in place, it doesn’t matter if the bobby pins are visible as this adds to the style. Mist over with hairspray so the look lasts all night.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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One of our favourite Oscars hairstyles has to be from Julia Roberts who wore vintage Valentino to the 73rd Academy Awards back in 2001. She selected a gown from Valentino’s 1992 collection, looking the epitome of old Hollywood glamour when she collected the award for Best Actress in Erin Brockovich. Julia Roberts wore this vintage Valentino gown to the 73rd Academy Awards in 2001 where she won best Actress for Erin Brockovich. The black velvet gown with white piping was paired with subtle jewellery and make up and the most beautiful updo. Take a look at how to create our take on it.

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Step one: Start with freshly washed and thoroughly dried hair. Apply a hair mousse that will lift the roots and evenly cover the hair from the roots to the tips. With the hair dryer and a large flat brush create extra body and shine.

Step two: Next create a side parting on the left side of the head. Then create a section from the parting to the top of the ear on both sides, and a final section from ear to ear at the back. Clip the bottom section out of the way.

Step three: With the back section you need to backcomb it to build in more volume. Smooth over the top of the section and create a loose ponytail. You can mist over the section with hairspray to tame any flyaways. Unclip the bottom section and then pin the ponytail into the base.

Step four: Now take all of the loose hair and roll it up into the base of the ponytail allowing it to spread out. Take hold of a large bobbypin and pin it right into the base.

Step five: Take the front section on the right hand side that you left out at the start, pulling it over to the left and wrap it around and under the roll. Pin in place and then do the same with the section on the left, pulling it over to the right wrapping it around and under the roll. Again pin it in place.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

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Today, we’re taking a look back for one of our favourite up dos which came from Nicole Kidman back in 2013. We have put together a quick ‘how to’ of our own version of this pretty curved lace braid for you to try your hand at…

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][vc_column_text]Step 1: You need to start off by adding in lots of texture as it will not work well on sleek, glossy hair. If the hair has been freshly washed then comb through mousse and tousle it as you blow dry.

Step 2: Set the hair in hot rollers and leave them in for five minutes, or alternatively curl with tongs and once cool comb through with your fingers to separate up the ringlets.

Step 3: Take hold of a section of hair just above the left ear and create a lace braid from the left to the right adding in pieces of hair as you go. Once you have braided across the middle of the head you can begin to curve the braid down until you reach the right ear. Finish the braid off as a regular plait and secure with a clear hair band.

Step 4: Start at the left side again and create a second lace braid just under the first. Braid in exactly the same way again curving once you reach the middle of the head; make sure that you add in hair from the hairline as you curve round pulling in all of the hair. Finish with a regular plait and secure with another hair band.

Step 5: Roll up the second braid to make a spiral and fix in place with bobby pins.

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With braids all the rage, we took a look back at the archives and spotted this ‘do from Hilary Duff. Back in 2010 she rocked this look at the book signing of her novel Elixir. The beauty of it is that it is not initially clear how many braids there are, where they start, or where they finish. It is quite a difficult look to recreate but we have broken it down into a step by step guide for you to follow. The style obviously works best on those with long hair, either wavy or straight.

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Step 1: Divide hair up into four separate sections; one at the top, bottom, left and right. Clip up all of the sections except for the one on the right.

Step 2: With this section do a slightly loose French braid until you reach just behind the ear and then change to a regular braid. When you come to the end secure it with a clear band.

Step 3: Now do exactly the same with the section on the left side.

Step 4: Take the section at the top of the head and again French braid until you get to the crown where you switch to the regular braid.

Step 5: Divide up the bottom section into five separate sections and braid each one into a regular braid, securing with clear bands.

Step 6: With each of the five bottom braids you now need to wrap them from left to right, pinning them as you go.

Step 7: Take hold of the side braids and weave them together to create a swirly shape, making sure that you tuck any ends under. Again as you go make sure to pin them in place.

Step 8: With the area that is left at the top of the head, fill this space by swirling the final braid. This should also give the style some height. Pin as you go and then spray over with some strong hold hairspray to keep everything in place.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We spotted January Jones at the FOX Programming Presentation and she was rocking our favourite summer look so far. Look no further if you would like to add a pop of colour to your makeup as January’s lip colour is perfect. Follow our step by step guide on how to recreate this fun summer style.

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  • Step one: Begin by prepping your skin by moisturising your face and neck and then apply a primer.
  • Step two: Apply your foundation, which should closely match your skin tone, followed by concealer for any dark circles and blemishes.
  • Step three: Now you can move on to your eyes. Fill in your eyebrows using a similar shade of eye brow pencil or eye shadow. Well defined brows will help to give you a more polished finish. Select a nude coloured eye shadow and apply this as a base all over your eyelids up to the brow bone. Dramatic eyeliner is next so take a black gel liner and line your upper lashes creating a flick at the end. You can then work on thickening the line gradually to get the desired effect. This is much easier than trying to thin a too thick line. Curl your lashes and then take jet black volume mascara and brush on two coats.
  • Step four: For your cheeks go for a pale pink blusher and highlight the apples of your cheeks for a healthy glow before sweeping it up to your hair line.
  • Step five: Finish off the summer make up look with a bright pink long lasting lipstick or a lip gloss. If you prefer you can use a matte lipstick just make sure that you exfoliate and moisturise your lips first to get a good base.

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[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][dt_fancy_separator separator_style=”line” separator_color=”default”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_media_grid style=”all” items_per_page=”10″ element_width=”4″ gap=”5″ filter_size=”md” button_style=”rounded” button_color=”blue” button_size=”md” arrows_design=”none” arrows_position=”inside” arrows_color=”blue” paging_design=”radio_dots” paging_color=”grey” loop=”” autoplay=”-1″ item=”mediaGrid_Default” include=”15803,15023,15007″][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]As you may have already heard, our bridal/red carpet hair courses with award-winning stylist Pam Wrigley are going nationwide for autumn 2015! First stop: Redruth, Cornwall.

Join us for 2 full days of fun, intensive learning, where you will leave equipped with the knowledge and skill to be able to go out and create any style! Whether you’re hoping to start up your own hair styling business in Cornwall, looking to stay up to date with all the latest looks and boost your confidence, or attending just for fun; our bridal/red carpet hair up courses are suitable for all experience levels!

In groups with a maximum of 10 students, you will learn everything you need to know to create beautiful hair styles on long, short and medium length hair – all for only £355![/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][dt_fancy_separator separator_style=”line” separator_color=”default”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]When you come for your hair-up training with us in Cornwall, everything you need will be provided and certification is included in the cost. Our course will be held at the fabulous, Melting Pot Cafe Training Rooms, in a spacious training room with an abundance of natural lighting – perfect for creating beautiful styles!

Course Date: 6th & 7th October

Course Times: 9:30am – 5:30pm

Course Price: £355

Course Schedule

Day 1

  • Styles for short & medium length hair
  • Hair Prep
  • Tumbling up-do’s (Grecian)
  • French Pleat & Audrey Hepburn for short hair
  • Red Carpet styles for short hair
  • Low buns for short hair / Finger waves
  • Tumbling over the shoulder styles
  • Working with extensions
  • Mother of the bride styles

Day 2

  • Working with long, thick, heavy hair
  • Different Curling techniques
  • Vintage waves
  • High Buns & Low Buns
  • French Pleat & Audrey Hepburn for Long hair
  • ½ up styles
  • Plaits: all types covered including rope twists, fishtail & waterfall
  • Using donuts and padding
  • Securing hair accessories
  • Advice on de-coding Google, ad campaigns, pricing

Suitable for ALL experience levels.

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We love the glamour of an updo and are always looking for something a little bit different, so Bella Thorne’s fishtail braid chignon has left us more than inspired. From the front it appears to be a classic chignon, but from behind you can admire the intricate braiding. This look is easier to create than you would think and it is perfect for evening wear or even as a bridal updo.

 

Step one:

To get the best results you need to make sure that you hair is completely free from any knots so give it a thorough brush through first. You can either start with freshly washed and dried hair or use a touch of dry shampoo on your roots to freshen up.

Step two:

Begin by splitting your hair down the centre parting. You want to start with the right hand section of hair so tie up the left hand side to keep it out of the way.

Step three:

With the right hand side of hair divide this in two. To create the fishtail braid hold a section in each hand and then pull a small amount loose from the right side and pass it to the left. Now do this from the left side to the right and keep doing this until you reach the bottom. Secure in place with a clear hair elastic.

Step four:

Now you can release the hair that you tied up on the left hand side of your head and repeat the previous step on it.

Step five:

With both braids now completed you can entwine them around each other, twisting upwards into a chignon. Secure in place with bobby pins. Once both braids are complete, twist them around each other and upward into a chignon at the back of your head.

Step six:

Pull out a few pieces of hair around your face to create a romantic frame and then mist over with hairspray to create hold.

By Gemma

For those of you signing up for our bridal & red carpet hair courses, it can be tough to choose between our 2 and 4 day courses! Our 4 day courses, complete with a professional photoshoot on the final day, are becoming increasingly popular with our students and as such, we thought that you might like to know a bit more about why that is…

4 day hair course
“I can honestly say I really really enjoyed every moment of the 4 day course and I feel I have learnt so much. I would highly recommend to anyone! If anyone is in 2 minds about doing this course I can honestly tell you it was amazing and I would 100% do it again!!” Emma – 5* Hotcourses review

As with all of our courses, the 4 day course is suitable for ALL experience levels: from absolute beginner to a trained professional – there is something for everyone.

The way that we are able to work in this way is that our 4 day course only ever has a maximum of 6 students at a time, meaning that everyone can get as much or as little help as they need from Pam and her trusty assistants. Unlike our 2 day courses, on which Pam trains using a mix of live model demonstrations and hands on practice for the students using the highest quality training heads (and a live model for braiding practice!), students attending our 4 day course will get the chance to work on live models of their own.

Over the 4 days, you will work with models who have short, medium and long hair so that you get a chance to play with a variety of styles. Whilst of course, there are set styles that Pam will demonstrate on our 2 and 4 day courses (with step by step instructions), you will have the freedom to play around with these and make them your own.

It is important that you know the idea behind Pam’s teaching method is not that you come away having learned how to create a set number of styles, but that you learn the prepping, securing and finishing techniques to equip you with the knowledge to be able to create any style.

Our courses are designed to train people to feel happy and confident to produce all styles once they leave. As with all of our courses, if there are any particular styles that you would like to cover, you are more than welcome to bring in some images and Pam will teach you how to do that as well.

How does the course pan out?

Day One
Using Heated Rollers
Working with Short Hair
Soft and relaxed Grecian Styles
Low buns (no donut)
Finger Waves
Day Two
Short and Sleek styles – Audrey Hepburn
Over shoulder style ideas
Red Carpet Styles
Plaits, twists and quick plaited buns
Day Three
Working with Long Hair
Creating different curls & waves
High buns for long hair
½ up ½ down styles
2-in-1 styles
Time trial
Day four
Low buns for long, heavy Hair
Photo Shoot
Business Advice Session
Watch our courses live in action, on our latest trailer here! To Book onto our next 4 day course in June, go here.
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“Pam is the most lovely lady and wonderful teacher. After doing this course I feel like I have the foundations to do anything. Would highly recommend!” Kimberley – 5* Hotcourses review

If you’re interested in booking onto our 4 day course or would like any further information on what Create Beautiful Hair has to offer, don’t hesitate – get in touch, today.

Having been around forever you would think that braids must be on their way out, but then we see Amanda Seyfried at the premiere of ‘While We’re Young’ and we remember why we love them so much. This youthful look can be hard to pull off but it works brilliantly paired with Amanda’s Valentino dress and smokey eye makeup, resulting in a sophisticated and structured look.

 

 

Here’s how to get the look

Step one:

Wash, condition and blow dry your hair to start. If you don’t have time to wash your hair then a great tip is to mist over a product like a foundation mist which will revitalise you look. Follow this up by blow drying and brushing hair to refresh it for that just washed look.

Step two:

Make a clean centre parting from the top of your head right down to the nape of your neck so that your hair is split into two sections. Apply some molding wax to the sections to give your hair added texture and hold.

Step three:

You can now start to French braid one side of your hair. Begin with a section about a quarter to half an inch size. Make sure that you pull the hair tightly as you braid down the head, increasing the size of the section as you go. When you reach the bottom secure the end with a clear hair band.

Step four:

Take the end of the braid and roll it up into the desired shape and when you are happy with it fix it in place using bobby pins. You can now repeat the steps on the other side of the head.

Step five:

To make sure that the style stays in place spray over it with some strong hold hairspray.

By Gemma