Jesse J inverted? Makes me want a wig real bad.

Jesse J inverted? Makes me want a wig real bad.

It’s great when the hair blogs I stalk and ask to feature for Follow Friday, turn out to have a cool curator behind them. The Uh Huh Hair blog (name taken from a PJ Harvey album) is crafted by Rachel, a journalist with an unhealthy obsession with hair and beauty. Her words, not mine!
Where do you get your hair inspiration?
I work for Hairdressers Journal magazine, so I spend all my time surrounded by beautiful imagery and am lucky enough to go to lots of hair shows and see the masters at work. Otherwise inspiration comes from all the stylish people who live in my area of London (New Cross = art students = good hair), all the crap on my Google reader, 60s girl groups, random bits I find on Tumblr….
Who are your hair heros?
Ronnie Spector, Brigitte Bardot, Cher and those 60s girl groups again.
What are your top 3 hair products?
Pre-Game Texture Spray, Moroccanoil by the gallon and Kevin Murphy Wave Clips - my new obsession.
What’s your most memorable hairstyle?
A white blonde wig I wore for a fancy dress party as Gwen Stefani - it’s the one colour my hair has never been but I loved it. I’m far too lazy for the maintenance of going blonde for real!

It’s great when the hair blogs I stalk and ask to feature for Follow Friday, turn out to have a cool curator behind them. The Uh Huh Hair blog (name taken from a PJ Harvey album) is crafted by Rachel, a journalist with an unhealthy obsession with hair and beauty. Her words, not mine!

Where do you get your hair inspiration?

I work for Hairdressers Journal magazine, so I spend all my time surrounded by beautiful imagery and am lucky enough to go to lots of hair shows and see the masters at work. Otherwise inspiration comes from all the stylish people who live in my area of London (New Cross = art students = good hair), all the crap on my Google reader, 60s girl groups, random bits I find on Tumblr….

Who are your hair heros?

Ronnie Spector, Brigitte Bardot, Cher and those 60s girl groups again.

What are your top 3 hair products?

Pre-Game Texture Spray, Moroccanoil by the gallon and Kevin Murphy Wave Clips - my new obsession.

What’s your most memorable hairstyle?

A white blonde wig I wore for a fancy dress party as Gwen Stefani - it’s the one colour my hair has never been but I loved it. I’m far too lazy for the maintenance of going blonde for real!

My latest obsession.
Get the look with a Vogetti Wonder Brush 

My latest obsession.

Get the look with a Vogetti Wonder Brush 

Loving the pompadours appearing this season. 
You say pompadour. I say quiff.

Loving the pompadours appearing this season.

You say pompadour. I say quiff.

For our forth Follow Friday I’m so pleased to feature the brilliant Aura Friedman. Colorist to the stars (clients include Gaga & M.I.A), Auracolourist blogger and currently the proud owner of green hair. 
A hair maven for 18 years, Aura is now based in NYC at Serge Normant and John Frieda salons, with regular trips across to LA. Growing up in beach towns Aura’s aesthetic is all about the laid-back beach culture I aspire to.
Where do you get your hair inspiration?
I’m inspired by art, music, fashion, film, nature and the people who I surround myself with. I admire strong and powerful women. I’m fascinated by directors and their ability to create an image and engage the viewer’s emotion. Wes Anderson, Stanley Kubric, Coen Brothers, Darren Aronofsky and many more…..Harold and Maude is one of my favorite movies. 
What’s your current hair obsession?
My hair obsessions are all sixties and seventies colors, the matte tones in the picture and the dusty tones in the hair. I love REDs, all red heads but mostly apricots, cool strawberries and blushy pinks. I admire clever placement with colors and tones. Most importantly hair must compliment the woman who wears it. 
What are your top 3 hair products?
Brilliance shampoo and Mask from Wella’s new Care and Styling line, it smells amazing and protects hair color. Serge Normant Dry Shampoo and Ocean Sprits from Wella’s Care and Styling line. 
What’s your relationship with your hair and why?
I’ve been straightening my hair for 8 years now. I can’t live without the brazilian!

For our forth Follow Friday I’m so pleased to feature the brilliant Aura Friedman. Colorist to the stars (clients include Gaga & M.I.A), Auracolourist blogger and currently the proud owner of green hair.

A hair maven for 18 years, Aura is now based in NYC at Serge Normant and John Frieda salons, with regular trips across to LA. Growing up in beach towns Aura’s aesthetic is all about the laid-back beach culture I aspire to.

Where do you get your hair inspiration?

I’m inspired by art, music, fashion, film, nature and the people who I surround myself with. I admire strong and powerful women. I’m fascinated by directors and their ability to create an image and engage the viewer’s emotion. Wes Anderson, Stanley Kubric, Coen Brothers, Darren Aronofsky and many more…..Harold and Maude is one of my favorite movies. 

What’s your current hair obsession?

My hair obsessions are all sixties and seventies colors, the matte tones in the picture and the dusty tones in the hair. I love REDs, all red heads but mostly apricots, cool strawberries and blushy pinks. I admire clever placement with colors and tones. Most importantly hair must compliment the woman who wears it. 

What are your top 3 hair products?

Brilliance shampoo and Mask from Wella’s new Care and Styling line, it smells amazing and protects hair color. Serge Normant Dry Shampoo and Ocean Sprits from Wella’s Care and Styling line. 

What’s your relationship with your hair and why?

I’ve been straightening my hair for 8 years now. I can’t live without the brazilian!

Finally the summer is around the corner. So to celebrate the start of British summer time this weekend, I’m posting one of my all-time favourite holiday hair images, courtesy of Gold Fish Kiss. 

Get the look with Bumble & Bumble surf spray.
Photography: Carter Smith

Finally the summer is around the corner. So to celebrate the start of British summer time this weekend, I’m posting one of my all-time favourite holiday hair images, courtesy of Gold Fish Kiss

Get the look with Bumble & Bumble surf spray.

Photography: Carter Smith

Goody’s Spin pins have a dedicated US following and on watching Beauty Editors review, I thought I’d give them a go. 
Having long thick hair I was skeptical they could hold a bun in place, so I meanly gave them the ultimate test – a top knot wore out dancing & drinking. Whilst they didn’t eliminate the use of traditional hairpins altogether, I did use a lot less and my knot stayed structurally sound all night. Buy online here. 

Goody’s Spin pins have a dedicated US following and on watching Beauty Editors review, I thought I’d give them a go. 

Having long thick hair I was skeptical they could hold a bun in place, so I meanly gave them the ultimate test – a top knot wore out dancing & drinking. Whilst they didn’t eliminate the use of traditional hairpins altogether, I did use a lot less and my knot stayed structurally sound all night. Buy online here

Maru one of You Tube’s biggest stars (viewers, not stature!) has his own blog, his own memoir (I am Maru) and now…… his own range of hairpieces to rival Gaga or Minaj. Mwah.

Maru one of You Tube’s biggest stars (viewers, not stature!) has his own blog, his own memoir (I am Maru) and now…… his own range of hairpieces to rival Gaga or Minaj. Mwah.

This week’s Follow Friday, is about a lovely blog called ‘Best Tressed’ (great name), by California college student Elyshia. What started out as a personal scrapbook to catalogue Elyshia’s search for the perfect hairstyle, is now widely followed by those looking for beautiful and feminine hair inspiration. Please take a look.
Where do you get your hair inspiration?
Best Tressed: Movies are my ultimate inspiration. I am a big movie buff and I love how they can transport you to different places and different eras. I think hairstyles in film do exactly the same thing, whether it is the giant updo from Marie Antoinette or the cute pixie cut from Tron. I also find inspiration in magazines (especially Teen Vogue) and street fashion. There are so many interesting styles on my campus.
What’s your relationship with your hair?
Best Tressed: My hair is my guinea pig. I love cutting it, curling it, straightening it, wearing up, down. Pretty much I just love to experiment with it. I feel like a haircut can change your entire look so I love trying new things with my hair.
What’s your most memorable hairstyle you’ve had?
Best Tressed: My most memorable hairstyle was my last haircut. My mom who has no professional experience but is super talented, cut the perfect bob for me.

This week’s Follow Friday, is about a lovely blog called ‘Best Tressed’ (great name), by California college student Elyshia. What started out as a personal scrapbook to catalogue Elyshia’s search for the perfect hairstyle, is now widely followed by those looking for beautiful and feminine hair inspiration. Please take a look.

Where do you get your hair inspiration?

Best Tressed: Movies are my ultimate inspiration. I am a big movie buff and I love how they can transport you to different places and different eras. I think hairstyles in film do exactly the same thing, whether it is the giant updo from Marie Antoinette or the cute pixie cut from Tron. I also find inspiration in magazines (especially Teen Vogue) and street fashion. There are so many interesting styles on my campus.

What’s your relationship with your hair?

Best Tressed: My hair is my guinea pig. I love cutting it, curling it, straightening it, wearing up, down. Pretty much I just love to experiment with it. I feel like a haircut can change your entire look so I love trying new things with my hair.

What’s your most memorable hairstyle you’ve had?

Best Tressed: My most memorable hairstyle was my last haircut. My mom who has no professional experience but is super talented, cut the perfect bob for me.

To me this is modern big hair. 
No Dallas impersonations.
Just backcombing with at.ti.tude. 

To me this is modern big hair.

No Dallas impersonations.

Just backcombing with at.ti.tude. 

I love the work of Nikki Farquharson (see post here) so I’m very excited to find she’s on Tumblr. She’s introduced me to Carine Brancowitz above.
Browse Carine’s website to your heart’s content and soak up the primary colours, teenage angst and stunning attention to detail. How does she get the texture and definition of the hair so damn perfect? Most definitely one to watch.

 

I love the work of Nikki Farquharson (see post here) so I’m very excited to find she’s on Tumblr. She’s introduced me to Carine Brancowitz above.

Browse Carine’s website to your heart’s content and soak up the primary colours, teenage angst and stunning attention to detail. How does she get the texture and definition of the hair so damn perfect? Most definitely one to watch.

 

Today’s Follow Friday is about Hairball Alley, a blog specializing in recreating the best looks from 1920s to 60s. If you ever wondered what rollers to use, how to set finger waves or channel your inner Christina Hendricks, then wonder no more.

Tell us a bit about you 
Hairball Alley: I’m Kay, the face behind my blog. I’m a genuine beauty school dropout, who has no interest in cutting or colouring hair but I’m fascinated by styling. I work in both a vintage boutique (Miss Dixiebelle) and do freelance session work. My blog is somewhere to channel my inspirations and to give people a little styling advice, I’m not a fan of prescriptive advice, so I try my best to keep things simple so that readers realise that there’s no “right” way to do things, it’s all about experimenting with your own hair.
Where do you get your hair inspiration?
Hairball Alley: The internet is a never-ending source of inspiration, google image search is a gem, I have an HTC Desire HD phone specifically because it has a big screen for looking at images online. But inspiration comes from everywhere, I talk about films a lot in my blog and I’m obsessed with programmes like Boardwalk Empire and Madmen, the hairstyles blow my mind. 
What’s your most memorable hairstyle you’ve had and why? 
Hairball Alley: Probably the beehive I had in about 3 years ago when my hair was red, it withstood me being drunk on Zombie cocktails and trying to crab under a limbo pole, hairstyles that withstand trauma are always memorable ones. 

Today’s Follow Friday is about Hairball Alley, a blog specializing in recreating the best looks from 1920s to 60s. If you ever wondered what rollers to use, how to set finger waves or channel your inner Christina Hendricks, then wonder no more.

Tell us a bit about you

Hairball Alley: I’m Kay, the face behind my blog. I’m a genuine beauty school dropout, who has no interest in cutting or colouring hair but I’m fascinated by styling. I work in both a vintage boutique (Miss Dixiebelle) and do freelance session work. My blog is somewhere to channel my inspirations and to give people a little styling advice, I’m not a fan of prescriptive advice, so I try my best to keep things simple so that readers realise that there’s no “right” way to do things, it’s all about experimenting with your own hair.

Where do you get your hair inspiration?

Hairball Alley: The internet is a never-ending source of inspiration, google image search is a gem, I have an HTC Desire HD phone specifically because it has a big screen for looking at images online. But inspiration comes from everywhere, I talk about films a lot in my blog and I’m obsessed with programmes like Boardwalk Empire and Madmen, the hairstyles blow my mind. 

What’s your most memorable hairstyle you’ve had and why? 

Hairball Alley: Probably the beehive I had in about 3 years ago when my hair was red, it withstood me being drunk on Zombie cocktails and trying to crab under a limbo pole, hairstyles that withstand trauma are always memorable ones. 

How cool. I want one of these to keep the rain off my locks! 
www.25togo.com

How cool. I want one of these to keep the rain off my locks! 

www.25togo.com

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