Cumberland News/'Me' Magazine

Just look at these beauties modelling clothes from House of Fraser, make-up by Benefit & hair by La Moda!

The three models Nikki Little, Gemma Rawlings & Debbie Ingram were modelling for 'Me' Magazine in the Cumberland News. La Moda stylists doing their stuff included Suzi Styth, Cheri Brett & myself.

Blonde beauty Nikki Little was my model & I thoroughly enjoyed doing this hair-up. She looked gorgeous when she came into the salon on the morning of the shoot, no make-up & hair undone but she looks absolutely stunning below, as do all the models. It's not fair is it?!

Hair by Louise Waugh

Hair by Louise Waugh

How To:
It's important to build a good foundation when doing a hair-up & that's exactly what I did with Nikki's hair by setting it with large tongs. Securing each section with grips & spraying lightly with fixing spray.
Next I released all the back section (from ear to ear) brushed out the set curls and secured in a pony tail just above the occipital bone.
After releasing the front section of hair from the set curls & brushing lightly through, I back combed the top section to give slight hight & body. Brush the top section forward to form the big swoop at the front and spray lightly.
Twist the hair at each side to give swirls & swoops in smaller sections, flowing round to the pony tail in the back, secure with pins.
You could leave the pony tail down or section it as I did and twist round in the same fashion as the sides, secure with pins
Fix with a strong hold spray.

Hair by Suzi Styth, Louise Waugh & Cheri Brett

Hair by Louise Waugh

You can find more photos and read the article on the Cumberland News website by clicking HERE!
There's also a video showing you snippets of the models on the day, from getting their hair done to modelling the clothes on location! Just follow this LINK!

Summer Sizzlers

Multi-tonal Tresses
Whatever shade you're currently stepping out with this summer make sure your colour is on trend by adding depth . Us hairstylists can achieve this look by adding varying shades of the same colours, graduating from light to dark. Clever eh?


So here's the rules this summer/autumn for us blondies...
Darker Blondes: You lot should be asking for an array of lovely caramel tones, no more than 2 levels difference between the colours. Huge contrast is a no no if you want to be down with the cool kids this summer!
Light Blondes: Go for a lavender blonde (sounds scary but trust me it's very subtle!) or oatmeal and honey depending on your skin tone. Also beiges and strawberry pinks. Yum yum!


Ok, you know you lot are my fave. Even to the point I've tried to pass myself off as one of you beauties by weaving a few copper tones through this barnet of mine! So here are the rusty rules this season...
Darker Reds: Weaving 3 or 4 different shades of copper will look just swell, keeping the hair looking natural but with plenty of depth.
Strawberry Blonde: My my, aren't you fashionable lately! Well if you're lucky enough to be sporting this trendy tone, you don't need to do much! Maybe just enhance your locks by getting a few slightly different tones weaved through. Or opt for a clear natural gloss which will give your barnet a big shiny boost! Ooo la la!


Brunettes are faaaaaaaar from boring if you stick to the golden rules this summer/autumn...
Medium to light: You lovelies need to keep your tones rich and chocolaty or warm and chestnutty ( I realise that's not a word!), with dark honeys weaved in throughout.
Medium to dark: Right then, darker brunettes need to keep it cool and deep! Think dark cocoa browns with hints of heather and grape. You'll be looking all the more alluring and glam like this little Fox (who is far too attractive for her own good, and did she change her name to that just to be clever? Who knows?... I digress.).

Megan Fox

Dress To Impress...

Your hair that is. Wear what you like further south of your bonce I couldn't care less, I'm no Gok Wan (although sometimes we do look the same when I'm wearing similar spex).
But the way you dress your hair...I DO CARE!!
Still going strong is the dishevelled fat plait or the herringbone plait or the fishtail plait??!! Choose one you like and stick with it! I quite like 'Fat Plait', its got a ring to it!

Have a look at my earlier post: 'Go Mad For March Hair'
Which teaches you how to do a 'fat plait' in all its glory! Once you've braided you're hair massage the braid outwards, even pulling strands out to make it look dishevelled and there for super trendy!

Total Texture

This is so simple to do yourself at home, to create the 'unkempt, lived in look', do the following:
Plait the hair in large sections while it's still damp, then blast dry and undo. To give the hair that distressed look, use a matt paste on the mid length and ends. Simples!

Go Mad For March Hair!

(See what I did there?!)

Well I'm not just talking March trends, the following updo's will be making you grin like a Cheshire Cat (cough) from Spring into Summer this year!


Ladies, forget about buying new jewellery, accessorise with bits 'n' bobs in your barnet! Hot trends at the moment go from the ridiculous: Bunny ears & MASSIVE bows! To the more subtle: Butterflies, buttons & hair combs. We can thank Marc Jacobs
in a Louis Vutton Runway show for spurring on the Bunny Ear Boom!

Hot For Herringbone Hair

Messy plaits are a must have this spring/summer. Herringbone braids especially are turning up left right and centre on the runways & in magazines.

Hair By Alexander Wang

Need help achieving this look? Here's a little lovely that will show you how!

Nice Buns!

This is a great look that doesn't take all day to achieve, just backcomb your hair and secure it high on top of your head with a band. Then roughly secure the remaining hair round and underneath by the base of the band with curby grips.

This is how I achieved the following look for this months Carlisle Living magazine.

Hair by Louise Waugh
Modelled by Suzi Styth

For The Fellas

Be Versatile This Valentines
Get ya glimmers around this edgy cut. I love how versatile it can be, giving two completely different looks, quiffed or slicked!



If you fancy something a bit more unique have a goosey ganders at this...

Yes he's poncing about in shades & boxing gloves, but by jove what a hair cut!
Gents cuts from £12

Je t'aime - Février!

St Valentine's Day is looming, so to get us in the mood here are some photos I've fallen in love with.
Lady Gaga

She can do no wrong in my opinion! Pushing the boundaries of fashion & hair trends, this one being one of my favorite so far! The peachy tones running from the root blending through to the platinum ends. Yum yum yum!
This colour fusion looks great teamed with curly or short textured hair.

Be My Valentine

Just look at this trendy bunch! These 1960's Mod influenced hairstyles have been brought right into the 21st century.
I especially heart these rascals above, looking smug 'cos they've got nice barnets or summet?! The short textured crop with the heavy fringe is really striking, especially as a ladies haircut.

Ladies cut £27.50

Ooo La La

Here we have a couple of beauties with luscious locks!

Katharine McPhee

I love Katharine's loose curl in her above the shoulder hairstyle. Her hair & make-up has that timeless feel and would look the part in any era!

I think the following updo ties in beautifully with our Valentine theme...

The romantic updo reminds me of roses & looks bloomin' lovely on this bonny bird!!

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