Author Archives: Gillian Douglas-Rea

Precious Metals: A Hair Hit

Precious metal hair is very on trend  and it doesn’t look set to be disappearing anytime soon.  So here’s my heads up on Gold!
Sienna Miller Rose Gold Hair
Rose gold has been a rising look since Sienna Miller hit the red carpet with her stunning pinkish blonde tresses in December 2013.
Molly Sims Rose Gold Hair
The likes of Victoria Secret’s model Molly Sims and actress Rachel McAdams were hot on her heels and it looks like this stunning tone is quickly becoming a firm favourite in celeb world and has taken a firm place on the runways too, with models flaunting this fabulous look whilst wearing the latest collections for A/W 14.
Rachel McAdams Rose Gold Hair
Pinky Bronze tones are also destined to be hot for this coming season.  This look can be achieved by fusing together some rich butterscotch tones with glowing honey tints and hues of soft baby pink to give a softer but trend setting edge to this look.  What a perfect way to add warm tones to your hair and warm up your skin for the long cold nights ahead!
Article by Gillian Douglas-Rea
 
Gillian has been writing for The Beauty Cloud since way back at 25th April 2012! You can follow more of Gillian’s work on Facebook. Any questions, email gillian@thebeautycloud.co.uk

The Beauty Cloud’s Guide to Festival Hair

Fesitval Season can be a tricky one for us ladies when it comes to keeping those tresses tamed, so I’ve come up with an easy 4-Day guide to easy-to-manage hairstyles to ensure you stay looking gorgeous the whole time.

DAY ONE

Festival Hair says one thing to me Bohemian Glamour!!

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Curls and waves created by spritzing on AVEDA ‘BE CURLY’ ENHANCING SPRAY, then curling by patting GHD‘s over pin-curls formed by wrapping hair around 3-4 fingers giving unique curls and waves of all sizes and shapes. By using the ‘Be Curly’ and GHD’s this will give curls that will last and drop into soft waves in 3-4 days.

DAY TWO

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Curls have dropped and dressed through naturally giving tousled informal curls and waves. If you have any frizzing, 2-3 spritz of Be Curly Spray again will tame it down.

Lift the front of your brow with a plait creating a practical but kooky twist to the look.

DAY THREE

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By now the curls have relaxed into irregular waves. Scoop the hair back off your face with two effortless plaits joining into one creating some boho chic.

If our festival babes are feeling a tad un-fresh a mist of TIERRY MULGER ANGEL PERFUMING HAIR MIST will have you feeling as fresh as a daisy!

 DAY FOUR

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Continuing on with some bang on-trend plaits simply just pull hair all to one side, letting shorter layers drop softly then plait loosely into a two-strand plait creating a fishtail, giving a Boho finale to our festival style!!

Hair by: Gillian Douglas-Rea / Make-up by: Nuala Campbell

Article by Gillian Douglas-Rea
 
Gillian has been writing for The Beauty Cloud since way back at 25th April 2012! You can follow more of Gillian’s work on Facebook. Any questions, email gillian@thebeautycloud.co.uk

Getting Sizzling Summer Hair: Top Tips

Woo hoo! It’s holi-bob time again.  If you’re looking the perfect barnet to keep you looking glam in the sun and heat, look know further.  Here are my top summer styles that will keep you looking fabulous rain or shine.
Long Hair
My top tip for long hair is to put it up.  This way you can maintain effortless style even when the heat is up. There are 3 up-styles trending this summer that will give you the perfect look while you lounge around the pool.
1. The Low PonytailLow ponytail with volumeThe low ponytail has featured on several big name runways this season.  To achieve this look, slick your hair back when it is slightly damp to get a great smooth finish then pull it into the nape of your neck and secure.  If you want a more professional finish, take some hair out of the ponytail and wrap it around the hair band to hide it, securing under the ponytail with a clip.  This looks can be achieved in a couple of minutes meaning more time in the sun!
2. Plaits
Plaits are the next hot look this season. They are very versatile and can be worn anywhere.
For a casual daytime, look pull hair to the side and softy plait.
Victoria Beckham side braid
For a more elegant evening style, plait around the top or around the front of the head.
Plait around the top or around the front of the head
For an extra snazzy look, try a two strand fishtail plait!
Two strand fishtail plait
3. The Bun
Michelle-Keegan Bun Donut
The celeb bun, as sported by the likes of Michelle Keegan, can be achieved with a foolproof bun donut (available to buy everywhere).  Just pop your hair in a ponytail, positioned on the head where you want the bun, then slip the donut over the ponytail.  Next, wrap the hair around the donut, tucking in the ends underneath and securing as needed.  Hey presto, instant glamour!
Short and Mid Length Hair
Rita Ora_Slicked Back Hair
For short and mid length hair the tip is keep it simple,  slick it down either in a parting, giving a 1920’s feel, or slick it all back as Rita Ora did on the red carpet not so long ago. To keep it slicked down, use a protection gel or cream that will give you style and protection in one chic swoop!
Whatever you venture with you hair this summer have some voguish fun in the sun!
Article by Gillian Douglas-Rea
Gillian has been writing for The Beauty Cloud since way back at 25th April 2012! You can follow more of Gillian’s work on Facebook. Any questions, email gillian@thebeautycloud.co.uk

No Need for Shampoo!

I’m a big lover of dry shampoo, but I have two major hang-ups about them. They are the smell and the dusty residue left behind on the hair.

When Lush’s No Drought came into my hands I thought ‘Here we go again’, but I can’t contain it anymore No Drought is AMAZZZZZZING!!

It absorbs all moisture and natural oils all while leaving no dusty remains, in-fact a lot of times leaving the hair looking shiny and healthy, which we all know lush-no-drought-dry-shampoo, fesitval, fun, party, summer, pick, hairdoesn’t usually happen with regular Dry Shampoo’s.

Lime and Grapefruit extracts not only make the powder smell fresh but also deodorise the hair at the same time – What more would you need from a dry shampoo?

So I know my session bag will now only have Lush’s No Drought Dry Shampoo in it.

Who needs water and shampoo everyday we got No Drought !!

Gillian has been writing for The Beauty Cloud since way back at 25th April 2012! You can follow more of Gillian’s work on Facebook. Any questions, email gillian@thebeautycloud.co.uk