The Great British Blow Dry

jo hansford great british blow dry kate middleton
Disclaimer: This was a PR event.

A few nights ago I was invited along to the Jo Hansford salon in May Fair to test out my lack of hair skills and attempt a few Royal Inspired looks. We were shown how to do all the hair styles and then were asked to take part in a competition, whoever got the most voted for their hair style won a tiara. Inititally I wanted to try the Kate Middleton Blow Dry. What I would give for that look of effortless middle-class locks! However I can't blow dry my hair to save my life despite having a excellent tutor to help me along the way. I just couldn't master it! I've got the basic movement of how to blow dry my hair down and some excellent help from my stylist, I just need to keep practicing! It's all about getting the ends tucked in the brush and a lot of heat in the correct areas.

As I was getting nowhere fast, I decided to have a go at another style inspired by Princess Eugenie, but put my own "LLYMLRS" spin on it. I can't do sleek, sophisticated hair at all! The up-do is basically a poofed up beehive bit and then the rest pinned into a bun. I hardly ever wear my hair up because I'm not really a fan of how I look with it up. I find it odd having hair off my face when Im so used to having it down. However the style was achievable in the end after alot of tips and hints from my stylist Nicole. The main thing I learned from trying this hair style was backcombing the poof section, Nicole advised the best way to roll the hair into a beehive is to roll it forwards. Rather than backwards and then secure with pins rather than kirby grips! I think my final hair do got a mix between my hair icon Bridgitte Bardot and Princess Eugenie!
The Great British Blow Dry is exclusive to Jo Hansford salons. Great British Blow dry comes in three styles The Duchess (Inspired by Kate Middleton), The Royal High Nest (Inspired by Princess Eugenie) and The Royal Rebel Roll. The price includes hair wash, The Great British Blow Dry and a manicure.  Each session includes refreshments of Pimms and scones or London themed biscuits and English tea, all adding to proper British Experience! TheApprox 1hr bookings. To book and appointment call Jo Hansford on 020 74957774 www.johansford.com. £100.

21 comments

  1. I really like the way it worked out, looks great. x

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  2. I love the way yours turned out. It looks great! :)

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  3. It looks gorgeous, you should wear your hair up more often :)

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    xxx

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  4. I wish my hair was thick enough for the Kate Middleton style, you should definitely wear this updo more often, it really suits you :) x

    josieowen.blogspot.com

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  5. sounds fun, your hair looks great!! (the pimms doesn't sound too bad either) I would kill for kate middleton's hair *sigh*

    http://amyelizabethmartin.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. I love your hair in the poof! It looks lovely on you! But I know what you mean- sometimes when all my hair is out of my face I feel like a different person is looking back at me in the mirror!
    xxx

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  7. Aww i think it looks great! So lucky to be invited.

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  8. it looks like it was a great experiance!

    http://kellinasthoughts.blogspot.com/

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  9. Wow, Lily your hair looks awesome in the last few photographs! Such a cool style :) x

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  10. I lovee your hair like thatm you should wear it up more often - show off that lovely face of yours x

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  11. It looks amazing ! I like it better like this, than all nice and sleek !

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  12. This looks like so much fun and your finished style looks great, very pretty. I think it is fab that in the end you went for a style so alien to you. If you can't do it at an event like this then when can you?!!!

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  13. Your hair look so lovely! Looks like it was a really great event xx

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  14. I love your hair like this, looks gorgeous xxx

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  15. You hair looks amazing. I need something like this too teach me... I'm the worst person ever for blow drying.!!

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  16. That looks a great event, I really need to learn how to blow dry my hair, I literally just blast it, then moan when it's too flat and boring!! I think ur beehive looks great :)

    Allaboutthegirlblog.blogspot.com xx

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  17. Awesome experience you had, you look lovely!

    http://juffielovesstyles.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. I also really suck at blowdrying my hair - the only real reason I do messy is because I can't bothered doing anything else to it!

    Morag x
    moadore.blogspot.com

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  19. roll it forwards rather than backwards? What does this mean? I'm the same with my hair, though I also hate having my hair up because i look like an elven bloke (legolas perhaps) with my hair up, euch. xx

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    1. lie when you roll your hair to make a poof you do it towards the front of your hair and secure, not towards the back

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  20. Wow...! Your hair looks awesome... :)

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