I finally got to out Balmain Hair Couture products to the test on a swimwear story I shot at the end of last year. I attended the launch a few months ago and was super excited to get my hands on some of the products. I was most excited about the texturizing sea salt spray as I often have to create a beachy wave for a shoot.
If you haven’t heard the Balmian Hair Products have landed in SA with Glamit!!! Balmain one of the origional couture houses has launched its amazing hair care range and its just amazing. The brand has combined 40 years of backstage experience with runway trends and brings a range that truly works and is packaged so beautifully. I attended the launch last week to see some of the products in action. But as well as amazing hair products they also have hair tools that make everything else look like amateur hour. What I love about the brand is that it really has taken into account all hair types and really has a great range for ethnic hair so that you can get your curls straight and smooth in half an hour!!!
I wanted to create a shoot that highlighted the hair with a touch of quirky makeup. After all my hair training from the London Hair Academy I decided to shoot a hair editorial and Lucys Magazine decided to feature it. Happy Days. The main focus of the hair is braiding and the different braiding hair styles. I collaborated with local South African jewellery brand Matter Of Fakt to add extra dimension to the shoot plus dress the braids up a little bit. The cuffs are actual ear cuffs but you can so rock them in your hair. I tried to keep it simple with the skin, the jewellery and the nails so that all the real focus is on the hair styles.
With my new braiding skills that I have recently aquired its really important to have great styling products.Its all about having good grip and real control of the hair. This post is all about my two new fav hair products for styling hair that make my life a whole easier when it comes to making some hair magic. During my braiding training course my amazing teacher showed by how best to prep the hair to be able to control and grip. Trust me when you not used to braiding its hard to keep a handle on all the pieces and can get frustrating. These two bad boys the Evo Haze Styling Powder and Wella Eimi Cream Grip make my life so much easier.
This week has all about learning all the ways to braid because I was pretty bad at it. There are literally so many different styles, tricks and I came to Lonfon to the London Hair Academy to get brushed up on my skills so I can wow my clients when I get bcak to Cape Town. I learnt how to French Braid and Dutch Braid properly and learnt some amazing new party tricks that are so simple and easy to do. I wanted to show some videos in the post ond how to braid and hope to get you all inspired for the weekend.
If you haven’t heard of Evo hair products then you are seriously missing out. I was lucky enough to meet with Ashleigh that represents the brand in SA and get my hands on some amazing hair styling products. Evo is an Australian hair brand that really is amazing. All the products I got to test out worked a treat making the whole hair styling process so much easier. I totally love the packaging and can’t wait to get my hands on some more of the range.
At the end of last year I got to work with this phenomenal model Christine who has shot Calvin Klein underwear, Zara and Mango. Over the 5 days we shot 5 different editorials in such great locations for the UK brand Elvi. This shoot was definitely my favourite as I love the cactus farm location and the clothes for the day. Hair was textured with a beautiful beachy wave and makeup bronzed with a peach flush on the cheeks.
In the latest issue of Edgars Club magazine features my hair and makeup work for a sports inspired fashion editorial. Its all about how to work the trend whether you want to dress it up a bit or keep it casual. Investing in a cool pair of trainers that makes your outfit pop is definitely a key trend here. Braids or sleek ponies is definitely how your hair should be with gorgeous glowing skin.
Most of the time I focus on the makeup trends from the shows but I loved the hair so much from LFW that I wanted to share. This post focuses purely on my fav hairstyles for LFW AW17 and as you can see they are pretty cool. We definitely need to be thinking about adding ribbons or embellishments to our hair if we want to get with the trends. Its all about different textures and styles that are easy to recreate at home.
We are right in bridal season because of the amazing weather and beautiful locations that South Africa has to offer. I did a beautiful bridal shoot with Elbeth Gillis last year for her new collection showcasing her two different ranges. Bridal doesn’t have to be cheesy with horrible puff ball dresses and hair that came out of the 80’s. It can be cool and modern or just really classic but the hair really makes everything come together.I wanted to share the shoot that I did to give some bridal hair inspiration.