ghd and Millie Mackintosh at Coachella

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Coachella Boho

Zoe Irwin takes us through the steps on how she created Millie’s ‘day one’ Coachella boho style with intricate twisted metallic details.

1. Prep the hair using the ghd Root Lift spray (£12.95) to create volume and texture. Use this all over the hair to ensure the movement holds throughout the day.

2. Follow with the ghd Smooth and Finish serum (£14.95) on the mid-lengths and ends to add moisture and long lasting shine!

3. Use the ghd Air hairdryer to blow-out the look, twisting sections as you go for extra movement and intricate textures.

4. Next, work the Azores Atlantic Jade styler (£130) through the hair, to create a natural and effortless looking drop down curl.

5. Twist back the sides, starting at the temple and moving towards the back of the hair. Don’t be too precise with this motion.

6. Lastly, tie metallic thread around the area where the twist meets the back of the hair and crisscross through the ends, pulling the hair out from the inside for added texture.

Double Braid

Day two saw Zoe create a double braid with textured ends...

1. For braids that last all day you need a good grip and hold in the hair, so prep the hair with ghd Root Lift spray (£12.95) before blow-drying. Then add ghd Smooth and Finish serum (£14.95) through the mid-lengths and ends to give a polished finish.

2. Split hair into a natural parting with fingers then braid from the front of the hairline with the sections braided underneath instead of on top. Braid through to the nape only.

3. From the nape mix the two braids together and pin to hold in place for a soft finish.

4. Create textured waves in the ends of the hair by using the ghd Platinum Serene Pearl styler (£165). Twist the styler downwards and then carry on sliding it down the hair to get the textured wave. Alternate the waves, going one way and then the other.

5. Using ghd Final Fix hairspray (£3.95), spray it onto fingers and then run through the ends for an undone look, then pull the braids apart with fingers to give an overall undone finish. 

Tip: Braid tightly for uplift at the face to highlight cheek bones and then pull out individual sections at the back for an undone look.


And on the final day of Coachella Millie sported Zoe’s ghd pom-pom braids...

1. Blow-dry hair with the ghd Air hairdryer (£99) and round bristle brush.

2. Spray ghd Root Lift spray (£12.95) and Curl Hold spray (£12.95) into hair to add texture, and then gently backcomb the roots all over

3. Create a natural centre parting with fingers by zigzagging a finger down the parting, and then smooth the mid-lengths and ends of the hair using the ghd Platinum Serene Pearl styler (£165).

4. Pin and secure two different coloured pom-pom trims into the hair by crisscrossing two Kirby grips over each other just behind the ear. Braid into the hair and apply a clear band at the ends to hold the plaits.

5. Gently pull the pom-poms out of the braids so that they’re more visible and pull the braid apart to make it wider. Set with ghd Final Fix hairspray (£3.95).

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