Friday, 5 December 2014

Get Faye Ready With Me¦ Part 1- Hair.

Hello Lovelies.
This week, my cousin went on a night out with her friends and I did her hair and make- up for her. I decided to blog this process and split it into two separate posts. This is how I achieved Faye's curly hair do using pin curls. Enjoy!

Step 1- Products:
The best way to achieve curls that last is to use products such as mousse. Before you begin you should wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner and dry it lightly with a towel. While the hair is wet,  disperse some mousse or setting spray through the wet hair using your hands and dry this into the hair using a hairdryer, until the hair is completely dry. On Faye's hair, I used the Urban Fudge Iced Raspberry and Vanilla Styling Mousse and my Parlux 385 Powerlight Hairdryer.

Step 2- Curling:
Depending on how thick you want the curls, take medium square sections of hair starting from the bottom of the scalp, no bigger than your curling wand/ tong. Taking each section, wrap it around your wand/tong, leaving it for 5-8 seconds. Release the hair from the wand/tong and let it fall straight into your hand without letting it drop freely. This will prevent the curls from dropping. Hold each curl in your hand for 5 seconds until it has cooled slightly. Then collapse the curl so that it is a flat and pin it to the scalp using a Lady Jane pin (you can buy these online or at your local salon wholesalers). Remember to pin the curl to the base of the section that it stems from so that you have enough room for all of your curls. On Faye's hair, I used the Babyliss Medium Pro Curl Wand and a Pro Tip Comb to section the hair.

Step 3- Cooling and Dressing:After curling and pinning all of the hair you must leave it to cool in the pins for a minimum of 1 hour. The longer you want your curls to last, the longer you should leave the pins in. When you are ready to take out the pins, you should take them out individually starting from the bottom of the scalp. As you take out each curl, smooth it out with a backcombing brush and wrap the curl around your finger before you let it drop. Spray each curl with a little hairspray as you do this. On Faye's hair, I used a backcombing brush from Primark and Urban Fudge Iced Raspberry and Vanilla Hairspray. Then you're good to go!


Will you be trying pin curls this Christmas?

Leave any comments below. They really are appreciated.

All my love


  1. Aah you have such lush long hair! Wish I didn't start dying mine at 13, it's so short and brittle now! Great tutorial anyway! Xx

  2. its actually my cousins hair that i done haha :) it is lovely though xx