Author(s): NICKY POPE
The ultimate form of self-expression, a change of hair style or colour allows you to reinvent yourself for an evening, or on a more permanent basis. This practical guide offers readers a chance to learn professional styling techniques, so that they can achieve dramatic and impressive results by following clear step-by-step sequences. From ideas for simple styles and general haircare advice through to techniques such as braiding, curling or producing elegant up-dos, this book shows you how to achieve perfect styling results every time.
The book opens with an invaluable chapter on styling tools, providing a comprehensive guide to different products and tools, what they look like and how they are used. Step-by-step sequences for using the tools to achieve different results are included, from blow-drying hair for a range of effects to using irons, tongs, curlers, bendies, pins and crimpers. There are also instructions for how to correctly put on different types of wig, as well as using products to create a 'bed-head' look or a sleek bob. There then follows a step-by-step guide to creating a wide range of everyday styles, from achieving the perfect blow-dry, ponytails, ballerina buns and plaits to dressing a fringe, adding a flash of colour or correctly positioning added hair. These simple techniques are taken a step further in the next chapter, which reveals the secrets behind glamorous looks like curly pin-ups, glamorous backcombs, and one-length sets. Simple ideas for quick office-to-party styles and hair for special events like weddings, along with an insider’s guide to wearing occasion hats and ornamental accessories to suit your hair and outfit.
Packed with more than 80 styling ideas, clear step-by-step techniques and more than 500 stunning photographs, this book will have you looking salon-fabulous every time you leave the house.
Nicky Pope is a journalist and magazine publisher who now specialises in the hair and beauty industry. Over the past 15 years she has been editor or publisher of several trade hair magazines and notably in 2000 co-founded a new hairdressing business title, Creative HEAD, which has become one of the leading publications for the sector today. Since 2005, she has been publisher for an international magazine company producing hair and beauty magazines, including Tribute magazine, shows and books. As a well-known writer and commentator for the hairdressing industry, she enjoys a varied portfolio of commitments working across the UK and Europe. Her broadcasting experience includes radio and TV and she also undertakes speaking engagements both in and outside hairdressing and beauty.