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?!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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?

FESTIVAL FEVER: How to create the Coachella wave

We can't get enough of all the celebrity looks at Coachella this year. But you don't need a ticket to the Californian desert to get that festival look. You can do it right here from your own home thanks to this easy GHD tutorial with The Saturdays singer Mollie King.


1. Blow dry hair with the ghd ceramic radial brush and ghd air® wanderlust hairdryer creating volume at the roots and smoothing the ends.

2. Create a low side parting on the right hand side using the ghd tail comb.

3. To add volume and lift the fringe area, blow dry the fringe forward and then pin curl in back in the opposite direction for added height. Leave to set while working on the rest of the hair.

4. Starting at the nape of the neck, take medium sections of hair and use the ghd platinum® tropic sky styler to create polished waves in the hair. Place the styler vertically into the root and twist the styler 360 degrees as you push it through to the ends. Repeat all over the hair, curling in one direction.

5. Allow the hair to cool and set, then use a ghd detangling comb to gently loosen and brush the curls downwards.

6. Using the ghd oval dressing brush, smooth the hair on the right hand side back behind the ear.

7. To finish the look, place three rose gold clips just above the right ear and finish with a spritz of ghd final shine spray for a polished finish.

We use GHD products at Pankhurst and Deane and can recreate this look for you in the salon if you want.