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Monday, 18 November 2013

retro waves with TreSemme pro shine

<blockquote>This post is SPONSORED by TreSemme</blockquote>
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PRO SHINE SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER*: £4.99 EACH, PRO SHINE HEAT STYLE PRIMER*: £5.50
 PRO SHINE ILLUMINATION SHINE OIL SPRITZ*: £5.50 PRO SHINE LASTING HOLD FIXING SPRAY*: £5.50,
 PRO SHINE ULTIMATE VOLUME WHIP*: £5.50, PRO SHINE LIQUID TEXURISING SPRAY*: £5.50

I almost forgot about my Bi-Weekly X Factor hair post today! I didn't catch the show at the weekend so I've been catching up today. As usual Jamie Stevens was on hand creating a variety of hair looks for all the remaining contestants armed with a selection of TreSemme Pro Shine products. Using his guidelines this week I've decided to attempt Hannah's hair as I really liked the whole relaxed wave type look. Although my recent Glamour Waves video is a very similar technique I decided to give it a twist. Mainly to make it look a little more me because with my hair off my face I looked like I was straight out of the 80's (see last pic of the tiled photo!). Her hair looks a little more retro than my attempt, but I gave it a go!

Step One: As I was on second day hair I gave my head a good blast of dry shampoo and then primed the hair with the TreSemme Pro Shine Heat Style Primer. It's always good to use a heat protectant on the hair when using heated styling tools to minimise damage.

Step: Two: Next I brushed my hair through with a detangling brush to get rid of any leftover dry shampoo residue and to ensure the heat protectant was evenly distributed. Make sure there aren't any knots in your hair as it makes it difficult to curl. I parted my hair on the side using a rat tail comb, it doesn't matter which side you part the hair on, whichever you feel flatters your face best.

Step Three: Take about 2 inch section and backcomb lightly at the root, you don't need to be too neat as we are going to smooth it all out later. I've backcombed just to give my hair a bit of lift at the root, If you're worried about backcombing here you could always use a volumising dust to instead of the backcomb as its damage free.

Step Four: Using a large conical wand curl the hair towards the face. You want your curls to frame the face rather than go away with them. I feel it looks a lot more retro styling it this way than away from the face. Repeat all round the head, setting each curl with a quick blast of TreSemme Pro Shine Hold Fixing Spray before moving onto the next.

Step Five: Take a soft brush and brush all the curls out to soft glamorous retro looking waves. You then just play around smoothing and brushing until the hair looks how you want it to look. I find the more I brush it the softer the curls look.

Step Six: Hannah's hair is flipped back to give it a really retro look, but that doesn't really suit me. So I've pulled the front section of my hair down to frame my face better. It's much more flattering on me and doesn't look so 80's! To get Hannah's look just backcomb the hair at the root and flip it backwards and smooth over with a brush.

Step Seven: Spritz a comb with the TreSemme Pro Shine Illumination Shine Oil Spritz to tame any frizz and give a lovely glossy finish. One of Jamie Stevens top tip's is to do it like this so it applies evenly and doesn't look glossy in one section. This is also great for smoothing out dry ends and pulling things together!

So there we go a simple retro waved hair style which took me all of 10 minutes to achieve. Because you're taking such wide sections of hair in the tong I was able to curl each side only 4-5 times. I never really curl my hair towards my face but I actually quite like how retro and sleek it looks...
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47 comments

  1. such a lovely look, and it really really suits you! beautiful x
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  2. absolutely beautiful Lily! x

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  3. your hair looks amazing that way!

    x Ann-Kathrin

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  4. i absolutely love this style on you! x

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  5. Such a classic hairstyle, looks lovely!

    xx
    bethanymae.com

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  6. so retro and beautiful. ♥

    Valeria♥
    my blog : www.misvaleriaheart.blogspot.com

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  7. Gorgeous, classic look x

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  8. Yikes you look like a film star!! Beautiful xx

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  9. This looks stunning, I need to give this a try. You make it look so easy.
    Sammie
    Little Blonde Life - Lifestyle Blog
    x

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  10. What a doll! Gorgeous look yet again! I must make more effort with my hair x
    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

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  11. Lovely! You really suit curls!
    abi from a little dust

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  12. Love this look! Your hair looks gorgeous like this Lily :) ♥

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  13. Love this! Looks so easy to do, too.

    Katie | and-katie.com

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  14. Absolutley love this, the step by step pictures are really helpful :) great post xx
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  15. i really really love how gorgeous this hair style is - you look like the definition of 80s glamour! i wish i could recreate it but with short hair i just don't think it would look right. however, when i've grown my hair a bit longer, maybe i could come back to this post and have a go! :) X

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  16. why is your hair so gorgeous!?

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  17. This is beautiful! You should do this more often!<3

    Klaudia
    www.styleitwithme.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. This looks so good! I wish I could do this to my hair but it's curly so it take too long to straighten it first! xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

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  19. your hair looks lovely with a side parting!
    elizabethsophiee x

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  20. Your hair looks amazing! Where is your top from in these photos? I love it!

    Tiny Alis.

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  21. I love this look!
    Abbey
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  22. Looks so lovely on you, definitely want to try this out!

    Becca from Becca Said x

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  23. looks incredible! That style along with the platinum blonde makes you look like you should be a movie star!x

    Lauren Evie

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  24. You look so lovely lily!
    Alice x x x

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  25. Such a lovely look, This style really suits you!
    RosalieJayne

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  26. I wish I could get my hair like this, it looks amazing! Really suits you :) x

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  27. Beautiful hairstyle!
    Afeeyah xo

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  28. Thanks for this post. I was trying to think of a fun way to style my hair tomorrow and this fits the bill. You look GORGEOUS!

    Xoxo
    Kelly
    Www.dreaminlace.com

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  29. ahh your hair is so nice and healthy! xx

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  30. Suits you! My hairs poker straight & never holds a curl though :(

    Jen xx
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com

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  31. wow you look amazing! So glamorous ♥

    xx Jo Betty
    JoBettyB

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  32. Your hair looks beautiful!
    I want to do this to mine.

    DarlingSophie

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  33. Your hair looks so good like this!! xo
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  34. Thanks for this, this is stunning! You have such a beautiful look.

    I like how curls glam you up!

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  35. OMG! You look so different from your usual style! This looks more mature, formal and a bit of the vintage feel

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  36. You really suit it, looking gorgeous! I have the new glamarouier hair curler and it's worth every penny! It's really amazing

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    xx

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  37. I love your hair so much! the hairstyle is perfect too!

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  38. You look stunning Lily, you suit this hairstyle so much

    ..x

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  39. You're so GORGEOUS! Don't have much to say but that hairstyle looks good on you or whatever you want to do with your hair you'll remain pretty... Love it! Thanks for sharing... xoxo...
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  40. You look so elegant! x

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