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Wednesday, 26 January 2011

A Soiree with Remington

Last Thursday I went to a lovely bloggers evening with Remington, which began on the top floor of the Royal Festival Hall, overlooking the Thames (the evening continued with a trip to saucy magic show, La Soiree). Aside from the fabulous location, the drinks (champagne, of course), canapes (on the menu were mini mushroom risotto, honeyed chorizo and Teriyaki beef), and products (a showcase of Remington's male grooming, depilation and hair tools) were even more so.

Me and my Plus-Mum
 The lovely Cirkle PRs were on hand to guide everyone through the products, while super stylist, Chris Appleton (FYI, so super he's jetting out to style the Chanel models at the couture shows this week!) was there to demonstrate Remington's styling tools and jzeush our hair at the same time. I really wanted to pick Chris's brain on the best way to achieve long-lasting volume. He began by backcombing the roots of the tops two layers of hair, spritzing each section with hairspray. Next, smooth irons over this backcombed section back and forth for a few seconds to create volume memory. Chris used the Remington Peal Straightener, £84.99, which have moving plates so your hair won't snag and temperature control so you won't burn your scalp. He then brushed the hair back and teased into place.

Chris then used the Protect & Shine Tongs, £22.99, to create loosely tousled locks. Now, I've always found tongs kind of difficult to get to grips with - I seem to end up with a mass of tightly-wound poodle curls - but Chris suggested wrapping the hair around the barrel by hand (rather than clipping hair in place with the tong), keeping the last inch or so away from the barrel to create a more dishevelled, relaxed look. After working through the hair, he brushed out the curls with his fingers and sprinkled the roots with dry shampoo for extra bounce.

Three people commented that my hair was like Cheryl Cole's. Even after 3 days, my hair was STILL as bouncy - creating that locked in volume with the irons really worked. I'm looking forward to trying this myself, and as soon as possible. I don't want to go back to my boring old 'Steph' hair...Cheryl is so much more fun! Sx

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