A/W hair inspiration with GHD

When Best British Bloggers challenged me to create my own take on an a/w hairstyle using products from the GHD range I puffed my chest out and racked my brains.

I'm not the most amazing at creating hairstyles but I can do simple and chic. I hope. After spotting side braids across the Valentino catwalk I decided this was the direction I wanted to go in. It's a little something out of the ordinary (for me anyway) and can work from day to night if you're hoping to paint the town red after you've finished work. It's also perfect for freshly washed hair or day-old hair you're trying desperately to hide and make look presentable.

After a giving your hair a rough towel dry, apply 4-6 sprays of the Straight & Smooth Spray before drying it fully. The pins really help to give you a sleeker finish as it's so much easier to blow dry in sections especially when you have a lot of hair like me - the big paddle brush was a god send! Give your hair a good ruffle at the roots and spray evenly with hairspray to give it some oomph.

Divide your hair into three even sections and plait to the side keeping it nice and tight. It might help to use some gum/wax if you have layers to keep the plait in tact. Simply run a little through your hair before you start. Tie the end with a snag-free hairband and give it a few squirts of the Final Shine Spray to give it the perfect shine and keep away those pesky flyaways. Add any colour ribbon to fancy - I don't think you can wrong with red!

Have you tried any hairstyle from the catwalk?


  1. you look fab Sophie, love the ribbon!x

  2. Gorgeous braid, I need to incorporate more ribbons in my hairstyles. x

    Živa | Nothin' Fancy. Really.

  3. You look gorgeous! You should wear your hair like this more often!

    - Elodie x


  4. aww this turned out so well!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

  5. I wish my hair was long enough to braid - yours looks gorgeous! x

  6. You look lovely! I miss braiding my hair since I cut it!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com


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