Being a bridal make-up artist, one of the questions I get all of the time is about make-up for the honeymoon – so here are my ten tops tips for getting that glowing honeymoon look… Check out the full article I work with the tips on Your Kent Wedding.
Christmas is the time of year for fun, frolics and present giving. It’s a time when we all seem to be wracking our brains for ideas about what to buy. Whether it’s for your fabulously fashionable friend or the girl who has everything, it’s always nice to get some inspiration. With that in mind, check out some of the best hair-related stocking fillers that your hair-loving loved ones might well love!
Mini gift set: It’s Christmas and what would Christmas be without a gift set or two. It may be a shampoo and conditioner, hair styling, travel size or maybe even a luxury treatment set. Christmas mini gift sets always seem to always come in a nice presentation pack too – perfect!
Detangling brush: A detangling brush is an absolute must for any hair care fan and one of those gifts that will get constant use all year round. Get someone a detangling brush and although they might not be immediately overwhelmed, they’ll certainly be very appreciative in the long run! Depending on who you’re buying for, your budget and their tastes, there’s a lot of different styles and brands to choose from, and some pretty cool colours too. It’s also a handy item for anyone to keep in their everyday bag!
Hair bands: Yes, there are some really stylish hair bands out there but this is also a time to go for something a little funkier. After all we are talking about a stocking filler so there has to be an element of fun. How about a festive-themed Christmas decoration hair band? A novelty band that fits in with the personality of the person you’re buying maybe? There are so many hair bands to choose from and they should garner a laugh.
Clips, slides and pins: You could approach this stocking filler as a stocking up exercise and be practical by going for plain accessories. After all, you can never have enough accessories to hold your style in place, and they do go missing from time to time. Or you could be a little more creative and go for more stylish clips, slides or pins; the sort of accessories that compliment an outfit, rather than simply stop your hair from losing its shape.
Hairbrush and comb set: Rather than a brush or a comb, why not combine the two? Look out for gift-wrapped sets, products that can conveniently fit into a handbag or ones that you can add a special touch to with personalisation.
Hair chalks: Hair chalks allow you to temporarily alter the colour of your hair and are great fun. Packs usually come with an assortment of colours, are really easy to apply and should wash out with shampoo. Given that Christmas is party season they can make a perfect gift for the girl who loves a night out and a different look each time.
Hopefully that’s given you plenty of food for thought and some inspiration for your Christmas shopping. From gifts sets and pretty accessories to hair chalks and a detangling brush, you’ve now got plenty of hair-related stocking fillers to choose from.
I love working with clients at my salon on a daily basis, as well as brides and commercial shoots because I always get asked interesting questions that I often take for granted…
Here are some ways you can assess which face shape you have…
Square faces have quite short foreheads and short chins and quite equal in proportion.
Round faces have softer features, but short forehead and chin too.
Rectangle faces are similar to square shapes, but with more length from temple to jawline.
Another question my clients ask all the time is what eyebrows suit my face shape?
- An oval face suits a low soft arch.
- A round face can carry a higher arch to counteract some of the roundness.
- A long face suits straight brows that sit lower and thicker to give the illusion of a shorter face.
- A square face suits an angled or ticked arch with the point centre of the overall eye shape.
- A heart shape face looks good with a more defined arch than a soft arch.
- A diamond shape face looks fab with a strong angled tick.