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Glamour (May 2011) – “The Big Easy”

“Soft, playful and pretty, this is the best summer hair you’ve ever had. And yes, its the simplest too!….” By Vicki Norton

Glamour asked the master of easy-looking-hair, Sam McKnight, to show how effortlessly sexy hair is done. “I always like looks that are a little more lived in, that have life to them”, he says. “Soft, loose hair with a relaxed texture is perfect for summer. It’s sexy, it’s a little bit ’70s – so relevant this season – and it’s practical. It doesn’t just look easy, it is easy”.




SEXY HAIR STARTS HERE: Tips from Sam McKnight 

1/ Start with freshly shampooed hair. You won’t get that unforced lift and healthy sheen if it’s gunky. 

2/ Massage some Pro V Volume and Body mousse through the roots and lengths, then blow-dry hair smooth using a large round brush (if your naturally curly) or paddle brusj (if your hair is straight) 

3/ For the body, you can use hot rollers or Velcros, but I like a big curling tong. You randomly twist slices of hair around the barrel and carefully pin it up until it’s cool.

And here is some of Sam McKnight’more ‘alternative’ hair looks!




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Elle Beauty (May 2011) – “The 50k woman”


“From BOTOX to peels, LIPO to lip implants, Avril Mair’s done it all. But was it WORTH it?….”

ON TEETH – £6, 550… veneers, whitening 

ON SKIN – £6, 1O3… consultation, ipl, red light treatment and peel, facial 

ON BODY – £7, 290… macrolane boob job, ultra lipolyse, sports massage, deep tissue massage 

ON HAIR – £4, 599… colour and cut, soprano xl laser hair removal extended bikini, phillips luea hair removal system

ON GROOMING – £3, 117… medical pedicure, eyelash extensions 

ON FACE – £15, 165… eyebrow reconstruction, vaser lipo, permalip implant, botox, filler, restylane vital, sculptra, clinic facial rejuvenation, perlane, juvederm

ON EXERCISE – £3, 740… virgin active membership, personal training, nike training club app 

ON WEIGHT – £1, 523… juice detox, new you boot camp, face reading 

Ok so Avril Mair is ELLE’S Beauty Extremist and has spent the last 2 years spending 50GRAND on the above treatments. 50GRAND!

In this article Avril talks about what she has spent her money on and what she considers (out of the treatments she has tried) the things she cannot live without, these include;

The haircuts and colour (fair enough), the tooth whitening (again, fair enough but def a luxury), the elaborate skincare routine (at a cost of £6, 103?!), the filler and the Sculptra (which is £400 for 3 sessions!), Botox and eyelash extensions….

Really!! This makes me wonder how I live on my Nivea Facewipes, foundation, powder, blush and mascara. Maybe because, if I had the money, I would rather spend it on other things.

How much does your beauty routine cost you? Do you think its acceptable to spend so much money on trying to look good?

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Grazia Health & Beauty (March 28 2011) – “Digital perm anyone?”



hI-tECH new hair treatments to give your spring hair style some added oomph!

Words by Lauren Murdoch Smith








The All New Permanent Blow Dry – Do it if – Without a blow dry, your hair is hard to keep in check and demands a serious amount of styling product. Straight, shiny and kink free is your pleasure —–>










Dip-Dyeing into Summer – Do it if – You’re a colour trialler and love a change with the new season. Experiment with pink, purple and blue and keep your roots light. Check out hot new model Charlotte Free – and of course, Gaga – for inspiration —–>









The Digital Perm – Do it if – Tousled waves are top of your wish list but body building doesn’t come easily to your hair. You’ll be pleased to know the digital perm adds guts to any hair type —–>









The Cherry Wash – Do it if – You’re a red head looking for a boost or you’re stuck in a colour rut —–>





Which one are YOU going to try this spring?!


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