Game of Thrones hair inspiration

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for years, you’re probably well aware that Game of Thrones hair inspiration is a pretty big deal – the fantastical, medieval toned dos have been consistently incredible for years.

 

If you haven’t noticed this, now is the time to! Lots of brides to be find wedding hair inspiration in their favourite TV shows and GoT is one of the hottest series out there. You’ll want to prepare yourself for the inevitability of being asked to create a ‘Khaleesi’ hairstyle at a trial at least once (and probably lots more than that!), or get yourself ready for next time you’re asked, if you’ve already had this posed to you and you weren’t sure what to do.

 

One of the most popular Game of Thrones hair inspiration looks is the Mother of Dragons multi-tiered braid style; so in today’s blog we are going to give you a quick ‘how-to’ on creating that look.

 

If you’re still stuck, sign up to our online bridal hair course so you can ‘Ask Pam’ and follow our detailed video tutorials! Better yet, learn all about braids on our 1 day intensive braiding course to really master this style.

Game of Thrones Hair Inspiration – Khaleesi Braids

Begin your style by creating the right foundation. This is the key to all great hairstyles and is something that we talk about a lot on our courses!

 

For Khaleesi braids, you’ll want to give the hair a bit of root lift and volume which can be pulled back in later; you’ll also want to have the hair looking as sleek and smooth as possible. Set the hair in rollers. Once these are done, you can begin your hairstyling.

  • Grab hold of about a two-inch section of hair on the front left of the head to create your first your Dutch lace braid. Not sure how to Dutch braid? Split this section into three, cross the right piece under the middle, then the left under the right adding small amounts of hair from the top of the head to each section as you go. Continue this until you reach the crown.
  • At this point, switch from Dutch braid to a traditional braid and plait right the way down to the end of the hair length. Secure with a small (preferably clear) elastic.
  • Repeat steps 1 and 2 on the right hand side, making sure to keep those braids as symmetrical as possible.
  • Now it’s time to move down a bit and create the second tier of this hairstyle. Repeat steps 1 and 2 again, but this time leaving a small section out on the right hand side for wrapping later and taking the main section of hair from just in front of the ear and switching to the traditional braid at the nape of the neck. Do this on both sides. You should now be left with four hanging braids over loose hair.
  • Once you have completed these braids, it’s time to go onto the final stage of this Game of Thrones hair inspiration style. Twist the top two braids together, making a single section and secure at the crown with a small, clear elastic.
  • Take that now single section made up of the first two braids and combine with the remaining two braids to create an extra large traditional braid. Leave the loose hair loose and plait the braids down the the end and secure.
  • To finish, gather up that remaining loose section of hair at the nape of the neck, drench in hairspray and then wrap around the new large traditional braid, at the top elastic, to neatly hold in place. Secure with a pin using the up and over technique.

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Bridal Makeup – Working With Mature Brides

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1514998572614{margin-top: 62px !important;margin-bottom: 62px !important;}”]When you’re a bridal makeup artist, it is so important that you are equipped with the skills to create gorgeous bridal makeup looks for all ages and skin types.

Many bridal makeup artists have only ever had the opportunity to practice on younger models but you must remember that not everyone getting married is in their 20s! A lot of women are getting married later in life these days, and as such, knowing how to apply bridal makeup for mature brides is essential for success.

As we age, our skin and hair texture starts to change, and applying bridal makeup on mature skin very different to what you may already know.

Learn all about makeup for mature brides and MOB on our 2 day bridal makeup course,

To keep you going before you can join us there, here are some top tips on applying with wedding makeup for mature brides from award-winning makeup artist Pam Wrigley:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”3″ margin_top=”0″ padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ bg_type=”no_bg”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”17802″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1514998616267{margin-top: 62px !important;margin-bottom: 62px !important;}”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1489084692416{margin-top: 62px !important;margin-bottom: 32px !important;}”]

Bridal Makeup –  Mature Skin

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1489083602922{margin-bottom: 32px !important;}”]When starting with your base on a mature bride, remember that her skin may have a tendency to be quite a bit more dry than what you’re used to.

 

To combat this and ensure a flawless finish, be sure to start with a lovely hydrating primer to prepare the skin. Do not skip this step, whatever you do!!

Using a primer such as Laura Merier hydrating primer on your mature brides will help to create an even and supple base to work with. If your client has open pores you may find a matifying primer will work best, again Laura Mercier do a fabulous oil free primer, but you can also try Benefit Porefessional to help to minimise pores and fine lines.[/vc_column_text][bsf-info-box icon=”Defaults-star” icon_size=”32″ pos=”left”]

Pam’s favourite primer for this instance is the Laura Mercier Hydrating Primer.

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Pam’s favourite foundation when working with a mature bride is Cosmetics A La Carte – Skin Tint.

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Wedding Makeup – Beautiful Eyes

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1489087492104{margin-top: 32px !important;margin-bottom: 32px !important;}”]Be very careful when working on the eye area on a mature bride – the skin here, both on the eye lid and under the eye, can be very delicate and sometimes very creased.

Eyelids:

As far as eye primers go – we recommend Inglot eyeshadow keeper  a fabulous light primer perfect for delicate skin around the eye area.

Pam often uses MAC paintpots as an eye primer when working on younger skins – but they really are far to heavy for mature skin. If the eyes are a all hooded – the paintpots make the skin look weighed down and puffy, not a good look. And if there are any fine lines the paintpots will make them look like deep creases, definitely not the look we’re going for.

Under eye area

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Pam’s favourite under-eye coverage for mature brides is YSL Touche Eclat or By Terry Touch Expert

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For lining under the eye, avoid using eye pencils as these do tend to get into the creases and smudge. Instead, opt for an angled brush and a dark eye-shadow to create the required ‘oomph’!

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Pam’s favourite brush for this is the Screenface Angled Brow Brush

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Wedding Day Eyeshadow & Eyeliner

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Pam’s favourite light primer for a mature bride is Ingot Eyeshadow Keeper.

[/bsf-info-box][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1489084819107{margin-top: 32px !important;margin-bottom: 32px !important;}”]When working with a mature bride, always use powder eyeshadow rather than cream, as they last longer and won’t settle into the creases. Gentle shimmer and matte shadows can work well for bridal makeup, but avoid too much glitter as this will just emphasise lines.[/vc_column_text][bsf-info-box icon=”Defaults-star” icon_size=”32″ pos=”left”]

Pam says “Sometimes I start with a matte eyeshadow to get the shading and highlights just right and then I add a touch of colour with a slight shimmer on top (just in the inner and centre eye lid and a touch below the brow) – this gives a bit of freshness to the finished look!”

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When applying eyeliner, avoid harsh clean lines – keep them looking soft and subtle instead. By all means, use a liquid or gel liner for precision, but not too thick! Once applied, soften it by applying a smudge of a dark eyeshadow on top and blend out with a soft angled brow brush.

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Beautiful Bridal Lips & Lashes

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When it come to doing the lips, it’s always personal choice whatever your bride’s age! However, for mature brides try to avoid glosses they can bleed in to fine lines around the lip, or anything too dark – lips tend to be less plump as we age and dark colours can make the lips look thinner. Don’t be afraid to offer your expert advice on bridal makeup – you are a professional after all!
Ideally, you want a soft moist look to the lip, but nothing too over the top.

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To keep the lip colour precise, make sure you use a great liner. Cosmetics a la Carte do a lovely waterproof invisible lipliner.

[/bsf-info-box][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1489088083067{margin-top: 32px !important;margin-bottom: 32px !important;}”]Lashes also get thinner as we age, however, using a thickening mascara to beat this will only end up looking clumpy. Use a fine mascara and build it up in layers for that gorgeous, fluttering volume.[/vc_column_text][bsf-info-box icon=”Defaults-star” icon_size=”32″ pos=”left”]Pam uses Clinique Lash Power on her mature brides, or Lancome Hypnose Drama for a bit of extra oomph![/bsf-info-box][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1453901194709{margin-top: 32px !important;margin-bottom: 32px !important;}”]

False lashes are always a winner when it comes to adding those finishing touches, however, avoid strip lashes as they look far too fake! When you’re going for fabulous, effortless looking glamour that looks like we haven’t tried too hard(!) try using individual lashes – You can use different lengths for a really natural look but do try this out on the trial day first!

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Pam likes to use the Salon System Individual Lashes, as they come in a great variety of lengths to enable you to create the perfect look for each bride. Try combining Ultra medium, short and ultra short along the eye for full on gorgeousness or if your bride has shorter lashes, just try the short and ultra short for a natural look.

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Brow Shaping for the Mature Bride

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When creating beautiful brows you may find powders easier to control than pencils, to get just the right amount of colour without going too heavy.

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With mature brides, brows should only be gently defined and not too dark – just enough to frame the face. We love Makeup Forever Brow kits but go carefully – a little goes a long way.

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You might find that your client has thin brows and she loves them! Strong brows haven’t always been the fashion, so if she has plucked her brows away over the years, don’t pressure her into changing for her wedding day – this is about what is right for her after all, so let her keep them that way and just add a bit of definition.

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Benefit Brow Zings Brow Shaping Kit comes in a couple of different shades with some great little brushes. It also comes with a set of mini tweezers – ideal for getting the perfectly framed face effect!

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Bridal Blush & Natural Contouring

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1453902745162{margin-bottom: 32px !important;}”]Cream blushers are lovely to use on mature skin – they look fresh, dewy and fabulous!

Pink tones on the cheekbones and apples looks stunning on most complexions. However, if your bride has a ruddy complexion, avoid pink tones and opt for nude tones on the outer edges of the cheek bones instead, avoiding the apple, as the natural redness might start peeping through after she’s had a glass of champagne!![/vc_column_text][bsf-info-box icon=”Defaults-star” icon_size=”32″ pos=”left”]

Bobby Brown do some lovely, textured, cream blushes in fabulous natural looking shades.

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Illamasqua do some lovely contouring gels that are easy to use and work well on mature skin, but use with caution!

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2 Day Bridal Makeup Course

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With just 2 students on each course you’ll get lots of help and 1-2-1 advice.

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For the premiere of Man Men series 7 January Jones rocked a twisted French braid and a unique makeup look – blue eyeliner on the top lashes and gold on the bottom. This pretty summer style is actually three braids in one using a trio of techniques to create an undone, twisted look.

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How to

Step one: Begin with freshly washed hair and while it is still damp apply some mousse which will help to make styling easier.

Step two: While you are blow dying, back comb the hair and mist over with some finishing spray to tame flyaways.

Step three: Now that the hair is dry apply a small amount of oil through the mid lengths to the ends as this will make the hair much easier to braid.

Step four: Now you can begin braiding. Split the hair into three sections, left, right, and bottom, allowing the parting to fall naturally. Start with the section on the right and form a French braid. It should begin right at the very top of the head and finish at the lower neck. Secure with a clear hair elastic.

Step five: Next, take hold of the section on the left hand side. This should be used to make a rope braid right along this side. When you have finished you can connect this braid with the one on the right, using a clear hair elastic.

Step six: You should have one section of unbraided hair left. Use this to create a regular braid, braiding tightly from the top to the bottom. Fix with and elastic when you get to the end.

Step seven: Take hold of the three separate braids and plait together to make one finished braid. Secure it with another clear elastic. If there are strands which naturally frame the face then gently bend these with hair straighteners. Once you are happy you can spray all over the hair with finishing spray.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We thought that we had seen every type of smokey eye variation there is until Joan Smalls rocked up at the CFDA Awards with a full on ‘Denim’ smokey eye. Her simple style halter neck dress guaranteed you could spot her eyes from a mile away.

We have some top tips to help you achieve this look:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Eye makeup first

Remember when creating your look that any eye shadow can fall onto your cheeks which could ruin your finished look. Working on your base after your eye makeup means that it isn’t the end of the world if you mess up. Craft your lids and then sharpen the edges with tinted moisturiser and concealer before perfecting the rest of your face.

Begin small

When you want to create an exaggerated shape it is important that you start close to your lashes and then use the excess product on your brush to work the shape outwards.

Use more than one shade

By using more than one shade you will achieve a look that is more dimensional. Having created your shape with liner, select two or three navy jewel tones. Take a deep navy, a jewel navy, and a silver toned navy. Press each one onto the lid making sure you keep the crease and above clean for a modern finish.

Add some contrast

Having worked in the navy you can now define the inner eye with an azure shade. Follow this with navy mascara which will actually look black in some lights.

The perfect hair

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If you feel like you can’t pull this look off then consider trying navy liner which actually suits everyone. Apply navy liner to your top and bottom lashes and then apply lashings of navy mascara.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

[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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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 width=”1/1″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Glittery gold gilded eyes were all over the ss15 catwalks and we have seen them popping up all over the place recently. The look is great for adding a touch of sparkle on a night out and is perfect for rocking at a festival. All skin tones can get away with wearing gold toned shades as they will warm up your complexion. Just remember that if you have dark, olive skin you should choose a dark pigmented shadow that is almost bronze. For those of you with fair skin a light yellow gold looks amazing.

 

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  • Shimmery brown shadow
  • Metallic shadow
  • Gold glitter pieces (preferably fine)
  • Loose gold glitter
  • Black mascara

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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_custom_heading text=”Get The Look” 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:

Begin by prepping your eyelids with primer to give you a nice smooth surface and make sure that your makeup lasts.

Step two:

Wash over your lids with the shimmery brown shadow really focusing on the crease. Then blend the shadow up towards your brow bone.

Step three:

Take the metallic shadow and press it into the centre of your eyelids.

Step four:

With your fingertips apply the fine gold glitter pieces where you have just pressed on the metallic shadow as well as along the bottom lash line.

Step five:

With the loose gold glitter use a thin eyeliner brush to line your eyes with it. The brush will guarantee that your precision is spot on.

Step six:

To finish the look coat your lashes with two coats of black mascara. For even distribution zigzag the wand from left to right as you brush from the root to the tip of your lashes.

 

 

If you want to try this trend but would prefer a slightly more subtle look then you can choose a lighter more Champagne shade of eye shadow which will give you the same glow but will be more in keeping with the rest of your makeup look.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

[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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We love Julianne Hough who always provides us with short hair inspiration. She is never afraid to try something new, this time sporting a textured faux hawk to the Golden Globes. The style actually looked amazing with the art deco inspired Monique Lhuiller dress and gave it an edgy yet sophisticated twist.

 

Step one:

Shampoo and condition hair, adding an extra dose of conditioner to remove any tangles and ensure that it is lovely and glossy. Remember to rinse it out well.

Step two:

Spritz over with volumising spray about an inch from the roots to give it some extra lift. Blow dry hair well using a round brush until it is completely dry.

Step three:

Start from the back of the head and backcomb small one to two inch horizontal sections until you have worked your way right to the front. Take hold of the backcombed Mohawk section and clip it up so it is out of the way.

Step four:

Gently tease the sides to give them extra texture and volume and then part the hair on each side of the temple. Take one of the sides and divide it into a top and bottom section. Twist these back to the nape of the neck, creating little ponytail which then need to be pinned in place. Do exactly the same on the other side.

Step five:

With the top section take three inches of hair from the front, twist the hair to the left hand side and pin it in place. Then take the following three inches, twist to the right and again pin in place. Keep doing this until you reach the back of the head and you have made a twisted style Mohawk.

Step six:

To finish off you can use a touch of volumising spray or dry shampoo to add extra texture and volume where needed, followed by some strong hold hairspray to ensure the style stays in place.

By Gemma