Errol Douglas' top six picks from the 2014 BRIT Awards
WOW! This is how you bring it to the BRITS – big and bold. A 70s curl meets 2014, reminiscent of Studio 54 queens Donna Summer and Diana Ross. Ella's very current Ombre colour graduates beautifully and nods to the animal print dress she's chosen. A funky lion's mane of a 'do' and she's pulled it off.
This look, after a bespoke salon colour session, is all down to ensuring curl definition with maximum volume but minimal frizz. Work a curl defining product into the hair whilst wet to tease out the direction and 'S' shape of each curl when dry. Hydration is also key in keeping the drying time short and the 'blow' in the dry gentle. My infrared hairdryer (available in boots) will give an 'inside out' dry to lock in natural moisture in the curl.
Laura's choice of perfectly soft and glamorous loose waves show off her daring metallic dress. High-shine blonde with an inch of natural root for an edge, this works for a music event red carpet, with Laura's young fresh complexion really highlighted.
Right from the blow-dry, build in shine all over with a moisture infusing mask the night before, minimising dry time so the hair's condition is protected. A speedy dry with my infrared hairdryer (available in boots) and a large barrel brush will give an 'inside out' dry to lock in natural moisture and preserve shine in the finish. Tong from the ear to the ends only and rake through with fingers to break up the curls created for a softer more nonchalant finish.
Scherzy brings the catwalk factor with this slick-back straight off the runway style - sophisticated, sleek and with an edge that matches the rock chick leather top of her trouser suit.
For a dramatic night out look, a wide tooth comb and a non-sticky hydrating gel make this achievable at home, and really works on an oval face shape. Don't over use the product, but use enough to give a slightly wet/gloss finish with a slow comb in three sections – side/middle/side.
Tease upwards at the crown for a little height without a full quiff and scrunch a little hairspray sprayed on the hand into lightly tonged hair through the back.
Chameleon Bey brought the sparkle and the lengthy locks for her first performance of XOXO, and I love it! The weaves and pieces available now are just stunning in their finish, quality and ability to blend. I love the versatility it's given afro hair.
Less than a month after the Grammys a transformation from edgy Gatsby bob to reverse Ombre blonde bombshell. Totally possible with the right afro specialist stylist.
Whilst the dress is probably polarising, the hair should be a universal thumbs up – it's authentically very Ellie. A loose fishtail gives an edgy princess feel and enough of an undone vibe for this to work, plus it's really easy to recreate at home too.
Work through a small amount of styling product that also hydrates to avoid a straw like finish. Then begin the braid from just below the ear with hair softly raked with fingers to one side ready to place forward over the shoulder to finish.
The key to the fishtail is to plait under and over to get that slightly raised more intricate result. Here it's kept very loose and then tied with a hair colour matching elastic leaving two inches of ends to give the braid above a thicker appearance.
Red hot, head-to-toe! I love the gloss on this deep rich auburn block colour. The simple but glamorous mid-lengths and softer side parting finished with simple tonging to the ends screams confidence, femininity and boldness.