Five reasons to go for the chop

Short hair is quite possibly one of the easiest looks to pull off and the great thing is, it doesn’t need hours of styling, either.

It also works with any texture and hair colour, and is the quickest way to transform your look and the way you feel about life. Not convinced? Here are our five reasons to go for the chop:

REASON 1: You’ll get rid of unhealthy hair

REASON 2: It’s a chance to start again (so says the Queen of Reinvention Rihanna)

REASON 3: Short hair never goes out of style. Just look at Audrey Hepburn

REASON 4: It’s truly liberating (Miley Cyrus certainly thought so)

REASON 5: It’s not permanent. That’s the great thing about hair - it grows back!

HAIR FILE: Victoria Beckham

She’s been in the one of the biggest girl bands in the UK and is now a renowned fashion designer, but when we’re not gawping at her outfits, we can’t wait to see what Victoria Beckham aka Posh Spice does next with her hair. From the “Pob” (the posh bob) and the Cheryl Cole-esque extensions to the shaggy beach waves and her signature up do, here we take a look back at some of her best hairstyles. Which one is your favourite?

How celebrities keep their hair looking red-carpet ready

Kim Kardashian

With their huge incomes and glam squads on call 24/7 to keep them looking red-carpet ready, it’s no surprise that celebrities are the ultimate #hairgoals.

But there are certain things you can do to keep your hair looking as good as a celebrity.

Here we reveal six celeb secrets to keeping your hair in shape.


Model Kendall Jenner gets regular haircuts.

Model Kendall Jenner gets regular haircuts.

Celebrity secret 1: They take their haircare regime seriously - and stick to it

Hollywood stars know looking good is their job so they take their beauty routine extremely seriously. That means regular haircuts and deeply hydrating conditioning treatments.


Secret 2: There are no “off” days

When they’re not working, celebrities still need to look after their image. And that’s why a day off means a day restoring and reviving their hair in a conditioning mask.

This will not only combat the negative effects of constant heat styling but also any chemical damage.


Singer Rita Ora makes sure she uses a heat spray before styling her curly hair.

Singer Rita Ora makes sure she uses a heat spray before styling her curly hair.

Secret 3: They use heat protectants when styling

Too much straightening, curling and blow-drying plays havoc with hair.

Using an oil or heat spray before styling is the best way to protect the hair.


Secret 4: They take vitamins, because beauty comes from within

Supplements can not only ensure scalp health, they can help hair grow faster and thicker.

Your hair needs vitamin A to stay moisturised and grow (also find it in sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach and kale if you prefer to get your nutrients from food).

Research has also shown that vitamin D could help create new follicles - the tiny pores in the scalp where new hair can grow.


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Secret 5: They know how to brush wet hair without damaging it

Be careful what type of brush you use on wet hair, which is at its most fragile.

A wide tooth wooden comb is the most gentle, or even simply run your fingers through your damp hair.


Secret 6: They use wigs and weaves

Whether it’s for a big role, photo shoot or special event, hair pieces are commonplace in the celeb world - and they are a great way to change up a look and have fun with your style.


How to get hair like Holly Willoughby

Holly Willoughby

We don’t know about you, but we’re OBSESSED with I’m a Celebrity presenter Holly Willoughby’s amazing hair and style. Since joining Dec on the hit ITV jungle reality show, we’ve been tuning in every day just to see what Holly will wear next!

And now you can copy her beachy waves, with our five-step tutorial. And if you also want to replicate her style, her stunning red Rixo dress (pictured, below) is available for sale right now at the lovely designer boutique Vanilla opposite our salon.

Elbows at the ready, ladies!!

The amazing red Rixo dress available now at Vanilla in South Parade opposite our salon. Christmas present to yourself, anyone?!

The amazing red Rixo dress available now at Vanilla in South Parade opposite our salon. Christmas present to yourself, anyone?!

STEP ONE

Wash your hair and while it’s still damp, spritz with a heat protector product like TRESemme protect heat defence styling spray. Apply a volumizing mousse like Bumble and Bumble thickening full form mousse to create hold and volume.

STEP TWO

Dry the hair with a paddle brush, brushing the hair in different directions. Once the hair is 70 per cent dry, section the hair into four with your preferred parting.

STEP THREE

Take a medium sized ceramic brush and starting at the nape, blow dry sections of hair no bigger than your brush. Focus on creating root lift and volume at the roots, yet a smooth and straight finish through the mid-lengths and ends.

STEP FOUR

When you’ve finished blow drying, take a vertical section starting at the hairline from the parting to the front of the ear. In a two inch section, curl the hair rotating the irons in a half rotation, curling away from the face. Continue taking vertical sections working your way towards the centre of the nape area. Begin on the opposite side of the head and repeat the process, curling away from the face.

STEP FIVE

To finish the look, use your paddle brush to brush out the curls and mess them up a bit with your fingertips. Finally set the style with a fine hold mist hairspray such as L’Oreal Ellnett extra strength hairspray.

Picture credit: Holly Willoughby Instagram

Your wedding look sorted

With some pretty amazing hair and hat combos at the recent royal wedding, we're feeling inspired.

We love experimenting with up-dos at Pankhurst and Deane so if you have a special event coming up and want to go for something a little bit different book in with us today.

In the meantime, here are some of our favourite looks from Harry and Meghan's big day. Which look was your fave?