For the premiere of ‘The Last Man on Earth’ last month January Jones sported a rather unique look which is perfect for turning heads on a night out. The left side had soft waves cascading to her shoulder where as the right was tied back out of the way in a slicked back style which gave a clean, modern, asymmetric feel.

 

Here’s how to get the look

Step one:

Wash and condition your hair as normal and then leave it to air dry naturally. Take your volumising spray and mist it at the roots, on the top, and at the sides of your hair. Use a boar bristle brush and your hair dryer to smooth along the hairline and add in some extra volume at the roots.

Step two:

Now you can create a deep side parting on the right side of your head. You can also part from just behind your left ear, over to the deep side parting. Clip up the section that you have just created at the top left side of your head.

Step three:

With the rest of your hair gather it all up into a sleek bun just under the crown. When you are happy with the position of the bun you can use hairpins to secure it in place. Use a small amount of glossing cream to smooth over any flyaways for a clean look.

Step four:

Unclip the section of hair at the top left side of your head. Use a ¾ inch curling tong and take hold of one inch sections of hair creating pin curls. Leave your hair to completely cool so that the curls are set. Gently brush the hair downwards towards your face so that you create a deep wave effect that is soft and smooth.

Step five:

Finish off by spritzing over your hair with hairspray to keep everything in place.

By Gemma

We have been waiting in anticipation for the Oscars, dubbed ‘the most glamorous night of the year’. Hollywood really ups the style stakes and shows us what they are made of and we were not disappointed.

We have put together our list of who was best dressed; take a look to see who made the cut.

Rosamund Pike

 

Rosamund Pike stunned us in so many ways. The “Gone Girl” actress arrived in a show stopping red gown by Givenchy and her overall look was flawless. From its figure hugging design to Rosamund’s sophisticated up do and classic makeup, she really got it spot on.

Reese Witherspoon

 

Now Reese’s outfit was hardly all singing all dancing but it was definitely one of the most elegant outfits of the night. Proving that you do not have to go over the top to stand out Witherspoon went for a fitted Tom Ford gown with a classic monochrome combination. She really showed that less is more, even when it came down to her relaxed hair style.

Emma Stone

 

We were unsure what exact shade Emma’s Elie Saab dress is, but it would seem that chartreuse is the correct way to describe it, and it looks surprisingly good on redheads. The long sleeves of the gown are balanced out with sheer detailing and a thigh high slit. Where many would have gone for a nude lip colour to match this ensemble, Emma packed a serious punch with her bold lipstick.

Lupita Nyong’o

 

Lupita is normally associated with colour on the red carpet but this white Calvin Klein gown looks amazing on her. The dress features a staggering 6,000 pearls making sure that it is dripping in glamour. We would imagine that this embellishment makes the gown pretty heavy to walk in!

Anna Kendrick

 

Anna Kendrick has been popping up on our best dressed lists more and more and she wowed us with her custom pink Thakoon gown. We love the neckline of the dress combined with the pretty cut out detail. Her classic up do was the perfect addition to this simple yet stylish look.

By Gemma

Everyone from supermodels to singers and actresses hit the red carpet for the British Fashion Awards on the 1st December at the London Coliseum. It really was the place to be as the celebs dressed their best, and they did not disappoint with their fabulous and fashionable styles. There was one reoccurring theme throughout many of the stars wardrobes, and that was monochrome. Everyone’s favourite look was given an overhaul just for the red carpet.

We have put together a few of our favourite looks that will hopefully give you some inspiration for the party season.

Cara Delevingne

 

Many were wondering if she would turn up as she was left out of the Victoria Secret line up this year, but she did not disappoint. Arriving in a show stopping glittering Burberry dress which featured black cut out panels and a thigh high split, Cara accessorised with a pair of strappy Burberry heels and a pretty little bag. The 22 year old, who won Best Model, chose to compliment her look with loose, sleek hair.

Kendall Jenner

 

Kendall is always one to try something a bit different and the BFA was no exception. She definitely turned heads in her white cat suit which featured black strips running down the sides. Her little black clutch matched her outfit perfectly. A bold hit of colour was delivered by her bright red lipstick.

Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick gave us our favourite outfit of the night. Her pretty pastel pink strapless dress fitted her perfectly. This simple, classic style guaranteed that she looked flawless.

Emma Watson

 

Another celeb to rock the white was Emma Watson who went for something a little bit different with a floor skimming Misha Nonoo jumpsuit which she chose to ear with an oversized navy Dior blazer. Colour was again injected with bold red lips, another look we should perhaps adopt.

Victoria Beckham

 

Victoria Beckham, who took to the red carpet David Beckham, walked away with Brand of the Year Award. Of course she chose to wear her own label, turning up in a monochrome maxi skirt with a chunky knit sweater over the top.

By Gemma

 

Hollywood Vintage Waves: the epitome of old school glamour and understated sex kitten in the hair world! Inspired by the likes of Veronica Lake and championed ever since by a list of celebrities as long as a wartime sweetheart’s perfect pins, this has been the one trend that never gets old. If you’ve ever fancied trying your hand at this all time classic but never quite know where to start, then Bridal Hair Academy is here to help! Follow our step by step ‘how to’ guide, created just for you by award winning stylist Pam Wrigley, and watch that perfect style fall into place as easy as key lime pie.

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Step 1: For best results start with day old hair and prepare with a fab setting lotion. Twist and clip the hair into individual sections about an inch and a half wide. Starting at the nape of the neck, carefully wrap each bit around your pre-heated small/medium tongs and hold for around 20 seconds – make sure that you hold the hair gently in place, rather than clamping, and try not to burn your fingers!

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Step 2: Bring the hair together on the curling tongs towards the end of the 20 second hold to ensure a soft line.

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Step 3: Once you have curled a section, wind it up and pin it securely into place to hold the shape and keep it out of your way. Continue steps 1 and 2 on all back sections.

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Step 4: Pulling the front sections forward and away from the temples, create your final ringlets and secure them neatly in front of the ears.

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Step 5: Once you have curled and pinned all of your sections, spray a generous amount of medium hold hairspray all over. Pam’s favourite for this is Elnett, but feel free to use your preferred brand. Leave to set for around 20 minutes.

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Step 5: Once you are happy that the hair has been held in place for long enough, un-clip each section and allow to fall into what should be quite tight ringlets. Don’t worry if it comes out looking a bit 80s perm to start with – believe it or not, this is what we want to see!

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Step 6: Using a wide paddle brush (in a perfect world, a Mason Pearson boar bristle and nylon one!), gently brush through the ringlets wrapping the curls around your hand or the brush itself and pulling through in the direction of the curls, bringing each part together.

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Step 6: After brushing out, you should be left with smooth waves throughout, rather than separate strands. At this stage, you can either leave it here if you prefer this style with extra volume, or continue on to step 7…

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Step 6: To finish the hair in the ‘swept over one shoulder’ fashion that is utilised so much by celeb hair stylists, keep brushing the curls out until you are happy with the amount of wave left in. Bring the front of the hair down in front of the face with a very deep, side parting for the extra ‘wow’ factor and push one side over the shoulder and one behind. Finish with a small amount of high gloss serum on the ends for complete perfection!

Et voila! For further assistance directly from Pam Wrigley or to view latest HD video tutorials, be sure to sign up for a Bridal Hair Academy annual membership. x