Hair-raising: Fix your noggin with hair-styling know-how!
January 27, 2017
Amy Cartwright of Stafford Hairdressing shows us how to get our barnet in order at Hobbywhores #2!
Amy Cartwright has been at Stafford Hairdressing for 4 years where she has honed her skills on all types and styles of hair whilst assisting the lovely Paul and Leisa on creative projects in Dublin, London's Royal Albert Hall and even in Vegas! You had all kinds of hair conundrums for Amy including 'Sometimes my hair looks like pubes' and the old classic 'I have cut my own fringe whilst drunk.' She jumped straight in with lots of tips.
Having plucked Dawn from the audience to demonstrate on, Amy got to work showing us how to properly backcomb, first creating a casual ponytail and then a more dressed-up braided style. Behold!
Here are some of Amy's top tips!
How do I make my thin, flyaway hair look thicker and more volumous?
Try a product like Joico Har Shake (a texturiser), Joico Flip Turn (a hairspray) or Joico Structure Beach Texture Spray.
How do I make my fuzzy, mad, over-treated hair look more sleek and healthy?
A good treatment will help. I like two of the Alfaparf Semi De Lino products - Reconstruction Reparative Mask or Diamond Extraordinary All-In-1 Fluid.
How do I blow-dry my hair properly?
Get your hairdresser to show you how - they will be able to advise you what kind of brush and technique will work best.
Here's Amy and Paul demonstrating some drying techniques using different Denman brushes:
How do I properly backcomb my hair for a classic Bardot (or to hide the fact it's not that clean)?
You need to get a dress-out brush; they're under a fiver. They are long and thin with stiff bristles so you can section your hair with one end and tease with the other. Split your hair out into one inch sections, hold it taut (but not tight!) and move the brush against the direction of your hair, starting a couple of inches from the roots. A product like Joico Structure Glamtex Backcomb spray will help.
How do I cut my own fringe?
You don't. Wise up.
If you need hair help you can book in with Amy by contacting Stafford Hairdressing. She will have you looking splendid in no time, unless you have actually cut all your fringe off in which case, hell slap it up ye.
Hobbywhores salute you, Amy! Thanks for visiting us!