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Introducing… IGK’s Thirsty Girl – Coconut Milk Leave In Conditioner

Cool Girl Hair is a timeless ideal. Even without describing it, I think you know what I mean – hair that falls just so, is perfectly somehow both soft ‘n’ shiny, yet texturised ‘n’ tousled, and most importantly, hair that is totally effortless, requiring no product or styling. After years of extensive research, I’ll go […]

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Introducing… Kevin Murphy Bedroom Hair

For those who may fall into the category of ‘stylistically challenged’ when it comes to hair, such as myself, a good texturizing spray can be a total godsend. They can take hair from “messy by accident” to “messy on purpose” – which is a huge distinction. Plus, the effort is minimal, and the skill required […]

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L’Oreal Oil Precieux Vs. Davines OI Oil

The realest versus in life, is that of expensive vs. cheap. Think about it – aren’t we always wondering where is best to treat one’s self, and where frugality is in itself the best reward? And nowhere is this more prevalent than in beauty. It’s really the only place where a product can cost £500 […]

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Testing the Treatment – Charlotte Mensah’s Hair Lounge

If you have Afro hair, you’ll know how hard it is to find a good hairdresser in London. Well one that you won’t spend half the day waiting to be seen anyway! I’d already had the opportunity to visit the Hair Lounge when I interviewed its owner, the immensely affable Charlotte Mensah. It’s not often […]

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Get the Look – French Braids

Summer is upon us and that means: fields, beaches and hair issues. Whilst I love the idea of beachy waves, we all know that the heat soon takes over and you end up wrapping your,  promptly frizzy do up into a bun, wishing you’d done it in the first place. Let’s be honest, holiday hair […]

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Get the Look – SS16 Festival-Ready Hair Accessories

The flower crown is officially dead. Let’s be honest, it’s been done to death. The only way to get away with it now, is with natural flowers and single buds placed insouciantly just so. With the start of Coachella last weekend, (which is back again this weekend for round 2,) festival season is officially upon us. […]

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Get the Look – The Chelsea Blow Dry

As the Sloane Ranger rides back into fashion , thanks to this season’s penchant for a pie crust collar, Blush show you how to get that other Chelsea signature, the blow dry. – The Chelsea Blowdry mastered by the master that is Richard Ward, oozes sexiness and polish in equal measure. No small feat. The look which has become […]

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Get the Look – The Pun

If 2015 was the year of the half up half down ‘Hun’, this year it’s all about the Ponytail moonlighting as a Bun, or Pun as we’ve decided we’ll be calling it at Blush. Blush show you how to Get the Look. – As we finally get ready to wave goodbye to the cold, dark wintery nights and welcome the […]

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Blush Loves… #Fringespo (Bangs are Back for Good, or at least until mine grow out!)

Sitting at home this Christmas, I found myself flicking through old Vogue magazines in the TV’s absence. Whilst I adore print and promised myself I’d never be lured in by the bright backlights of a tablet; every month I watch myself open the rather undesirable, but always enticing grey mail bag my monthly Vogue comes […]

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Look of the Day – Rihanna’s Blue Bun

In a recent Daily Mail online binge (I’m the worst type of person I know) in which I was doing some detective work on Rihanna and Travis Scott (also very sad- yep I know), I thought I spotted what looked like a blue bun poking out of the back of her baseball cap. I’ve wanted […]

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Testing the Treatment – Unruly Curls, Notting Hill

Unruly curls are standard procedure if you have Afro or curly hair, so I was delighted to discover a hairdresser that celebrated them. Tucked away on a residential street in Notting Hill (about a 5 minute walk from Latimer Road station) and across the road from Stella McCartney’s HQ, is unruly curls- a salon dedicated […]

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Blush Loves: Skinny Scarves, Hair Ties and Chokers

My favourite season is upon us and I have to say I’m rather happy to see my 15 deniers again. Autumn/Winter, for me is the time you can have the most fun with your style. My Autumn style tends to be a twist on old classics. Silk blouses, skinny jeans and fur coats never fail […]

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Trending: Curly bobs

Maybe it’s because it’s that dodgy time of year when it’s not quite cold yet, but it’s definitely windy and rainy enough to undo the most resistant of blow-dries, but everyone from the A-list at New York Fashion Week, to the office girls still having to de-robe on the tube, seems to be working the […]

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Get the Look – The High Pony – inspired by Prada AW15

Weddings, festivals, raves and beach days, summer calls for a host of hairstyles, but there’s one that’s seen a resurgence this season- the humble high pony. A schoolgirl favourite, the high ponytail is the perfect low maintenance look. For day or night, nothing is more nonchalant. So versatile is the easy up-do that Lily James […]

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Blush Loves…Bangs

Researching for an upcoming shoot, I found myself repeatedly pinning pictures of brunette girls with blunt bobs and fringes. I’ve always been a fan of the fringe- mainly because I can’t have one. I did try to cut one when I was about six, but an afro fringe doesn’t really work, at all. There are […]

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Blush loves… The Balmain sidey

If you’ve ever watched the Kardashians– and let’s face it, if you read Blush- you probably have, you’ll have also marvelled at the power of a parting. Whenever Kim, Khloe or Kourtney take to the camera to have their way too rational revaluation of whatever drama they’ve overcome that episode, you will often have gasped […]

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Blush Loves…Ojon

If like me you’re a brown chick with a penchant for luxury goods, you may find shopping for hair products somewhat exasperating and if nothing else, a bit samey. The idea of trudging down to some market or other, or braving the journey to Paks once a month is not particularly glamorous or perhaps in […]

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Blush Loves – Holiday Hairstyles

It’s holiday season. Which means Balls, dinners, work parties and New Year, all requiring you to elevate your beauty look from the standard low ponytail/bobble hat vibe you’ve adopted since the weather became too ridiculous to give a damn. We’ve hunted down our favourite (achievable) hair looks from our favourite girls to hopefully inspire this […]

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Get the Look – Slicked-back Hair at Balmain

It’s Friday and you’ve got approximately twenty minutes to transform from exhausted desktop affixee, to decent looking member of society. Being eyed up in a bar when you have the morning’s make-up smeared somewhere along your temples, is never a nice feeling, so we’ve taken inspiration from the SS15 show of the new Tom Ford, […]

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Get the Look – Retro Modern

Perhaps I’m being inspired by my new sixties bob, or the AW14 shows of Paris, Milan and London have sub-consciously infiltrated my brain, but either way, I’m feeling very retro. And it seems its not just me. The High-St is playing host to more polo necks than I’ve ever seen; and what better to pair […]

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Testing the Treatment – Colour at Andrew Jose with Salon Science

I’ve got very fond memories of Andrew Jose‘s Charlotte St salon, mainly because they rather graciously fixed my friends hair after I’d attempted an at home highlight job that went unsurprisingly wrong. So when I was offered the opportunity to try out the salon for myself I jumped at the chance. The purpose of my […]

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Blush Asks… Lee Stafford

Since opening the doors to his first salon in Essex 30 years ago, Lee Stafford has become one of hairdressing’s household names. In 2011, amongst the countless awards he’s been collection since 98, he was voted Most Influential Hairdresser of the year, by his fellow hairdressers; quite the accolade. You’ve probably seen his best-selling signature […]

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Look of the day – Emilia Fox at Jaeger

Last night I met the lovely Emilia Fox at the launch of the new Jaeger store on the Kings Road. The event was attended by campaign stars Jasmine Guinness and Jodie Kidd as well as the Chelsea elite. The swanky affair, was a celebration of the new store and the brand’s collaboration with children’s charity […]

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What to pack for a weekend away.

So, you’ve organised yourself a cheeky weekend away somewhere fancy and are looking forward to totally relaxing, turning on the ‘Out of Office’ email bounce-back and hitting the spa. That is, until the dreaded Product Panic sets it. What will you take? How will you fit it all in to your dinky weekend bag? Will […]

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Blush loves…Balmain Hair

When the weather is playing up, it’s pretty difficult to gauge what to do with your hair. A sleek straight look, blow dry or waves will all fall victim to rain, heat or humidity. Thankfully Balmain have come up with the chicest of offerings – a slick centre-parted bun. Take your cue from Jourdan and […]

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Bedhead Pops Up at Boxpark

Last night saw the launch of the new Bedhead salon, in London’s buzzing Shoreditch. In true Shoreditch style, we celebrated the launch of the new salon and store with a party on the terrace of Boxpark. The party co-hosted with Vice saw the worlds of fashion and hairdressing collide as we all sipped on Bedhead-inspired […]

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The heat wave is here, SPF your hair

We all know that SPF is the key to longer looking and less wrinkly skin and though CC creams and summer lotions are loaded with the sun protector it’s a bit trickier to get it into your hair. Hair gurus Paul Mitchell and creators of the best hair drier I’ve ever used have got protecting […]

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Gigi does a Jerry for Tom Ford

I started out as a fashion writer and whilst Campaign Trailing and Backstage Beauty both have fashion at their core, their are so many shoots, campaigns and looks I love that I wanted to share. Model Looks will be a wall of inspiration; a look at shoots, models and looks to inspire or that I’ll […]

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Look of the day – Chanel Iman, Blake Lively, Rihanna and Naomi at the CFDA Awards

The CFDA Awards took place last night and we were all very excited to see what ‘Fashion Icon’ award recipient Rihanna, was going to wear. The superstar didn’t disappoint, harking back to an old age of glamour in a champagne coloured, sheer, embellished, Adam Selman halter gown, matching beaded headscarf and nude fur stole. Rih […]

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Freida Pinto Swears By…Argan Oil. #BudgetBeauty

Blush understands that the best beauty products don’t have to cost £100. Although the odd splurge (or five) is always nice, we’ve enlisted the lovely Sadia to recommend the best budget buys and the A-list beauties that swear by them. First up is Freida Pinto. If you’re after soft and beautiful hair like Freida Pinto’s […]

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Blush’s Top 3…Hair Masks

If you’ve ever been offered a treatment at a salon you’ll understand the importance of that extra step after a shampoo and conditioning. Hair masks are in effect an at home treatment and the key to restoring strength and shine to your weather battered, heat damaged hair. Blush contributor Gosia reviews her favourite frizz fighters. Kerastase […]

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Best Dressed at The Met Ball 2014

The 2014 Met Ball was a return to glory. After the A-list struggled to get to grips with last year’s Punk theme, this year’s Charles James inspired-dress code was easy, it was all about gowns. The models did seem to take the crown this year. Naomi Campbell was out in Givenchy, Lily Donaldson in a […]

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Look of the day – Amber Heard & Rosie H-W

When it’s cold and rainy outside, it’s hard to look chic, yet somehow Amber Heard makes it look easy. The American model and actress was pictured out in New York yesterday in skinny jeans and front-zipped ankle boots, a grey and white chunky scarf and a belted, wool trench coat. Heard kept the look effortless […]

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Get the Chelsea Look – Paul Edmonds – Testing the Treatment

      It’s monday, it’s rainy and the week has only just begun. However there is one thing to put a smile on our faces this evening and that’s the return of Made in Chelsea.   Yes the Sloanes that we’ve grown to love, are back for Season 6 and though we can’t predict […]

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Xiao is the time for big hair.

    With last season’s penchant for blunt bobs and sleek buns, an uprising was always inevitable; it was only a matter of time before we needed to let it all hang out for a while and let go.    Like those days where you don’t want anything on your face, there inevitably comes a […]

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