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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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Introducing: The Lee Stafford Treatment For Hair That Never Grows Past A Certain Length

I have self-inflicted ‘problem hair’. After months of being a homemade blonde breakage is finally happening. Right at the crown of my head is an unattractive tuft. I’m not proud of myself. Pre-tuft days, I did do a lot of masking – you know how blonde is; But clearly, deep moisturising was no longer cutting […]

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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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Testing the Treatment – The Bardou Blow-Dry

Blow dry bars are no longer novel for Londoners so it takes a pretty special one to stand out from the crowd. When I visited  Bardou they were still located at their High-St Kensington pop-up but have now settled in at a swanky central spot, in London’s Covent Garden– which is fast becoming the number one […]

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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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#BlushBoard – Bob Styling Inspiration

So you’ve been rocking your bob for some time now; and you’ve probably had to make the choice whether you will trim and continue – or face the awkward midi length as it grows. Either way styling a bob, (or lob) can be tricky; it looks great when it’s just been cut, but as the […]

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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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The Top 8 AW15 Beauty Trends

There’s nothing like a beauty roundup, to get you ready for the season ahead. Unlike seasons before, Autumn/Winter ’15 was neither minimal nor extreme, but somewhere safely in between. As always kohl liner featured heavily, as did fashion’s penchant for purity – with perfectly prepped faces and groomed and full brows, taking centre stage once […]

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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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Blush Asks…Holly Swayne

Name Holly Swayne Occupation Fashion Journalist Where do you buy your beauty bits? Boots/Selfridges What product are you loving at the moment? Topshop Glow Pot (£9, Topshop) Which spa or salon do you have on speed dial? Blue Tit in Dalston What product can’t you live without? Boots own hair serum (£2.59, Boots) What do […]

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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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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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Beauty Backstage – Chanel Couture AW15

Karl Lagerfeld has made us want trainers and backpacks and now he’s making us want Mohawks. For yesterday’s Chanel Couture show, Karl Lagerfeld and hairstylist Sam McKnight refashioned the hair of fashion’s top girls into 80s boyband stars, with slicked back sides and mega quiffs. Models Sam Rollinson, Ming Xi, Kendall Jenner and Malaika Firth […]

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Cindy Crawford Swears By…Klorane Dry Shampoo. #BudgetBeauty

Dry Shampoos remain as popular as ever; The perfect antidote to limp or greasy hair. And it seems that it’s not only us mere mortals who use it, Supermodels do too. The ultimate Supermodel and my all-time 80s hero, Cindy Crawford, swears by Klorane’s Dry Shampoo. Her hair is low-key perfection and the super has […]

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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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It’s official. Ginger is cool

Gingers are cool , it’s official.  Admittedly I have always thought gingers were cool. I never wanted to be blonde or brunette, instead for some reason freckles and amber hair were my life’s greatest beauty ambition unrealised.  In truth, redhead women have always been cool. Jessica Rabbit, Julianne Moore, Jessica Chastain, Florence Welch, Geri Halliwell […]

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When the sky gives you rain, just rock wet hair

Over in London, the weather has taken a turn for the worse and it seems that autumn is finally upon us. Thankfully Miuccia Prada has thought of what to do when you find yourself in rainy climates; just run with it and rock wet hair.          The Prada show was one of […]

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How to get Side-Swept Hair, as seen on Cara Delevingne

We saw Joan Smalls do it at Paris Fashion Week and Blake Lively mastered it on the Gucci front row. Cara Delevingne did it at the Met Ball and she’s done it again.  It seems the go-to look for downplaying a sexy look these day is side-swept hair. A chignon or a bun, despite the latter being […]

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Beauty Backstage – Giles solves your winter hair woes with the plait

British weather can tend to be a bit of a bugger. You spend ages tending to your locks, only to be greeted by a gust of wind as soon as you leave the house.  Wherever you live you are always likely to face weather-induced woes, such as: shrinkage with humidity, hair drying-out in the sun […]

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Look of the day- Miranda Kerr doing Rihanna – How to get poker straight hair

Miranda Kerr was pictured looking stunning last week in a printed tangerine tea dress by Wes Gordon  and has rightly been on the best dressed lists of magazines the world over. Last week M-Kerr was also on Blush’s Look of the day list, wearing a black tank and printed chiffon maxi skirt; and in our […]

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Get your head in the game – It’s festival season

  The sun is out once again, and no doubt it’s got you itching to hit the fields and the many festivals you’ve bought tickets for.   Festivals have long been a staple of British summer, so much so that Croatia, Barcelona and Miami, have all had a cack.   Yet with great power comes […]

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Get the look- Big Hair- Bottega Veneta vs Marc by Marc Jacobs

Super hairstylist Guido Palau, is the man behind next season’s mega-curls.    Choosing to embrace the havoc-wreaking weather conditions of the season, Guido created big and bouncy curls for both Marc by Marc Jacobs and Bottega Venetta.   For Marc the look was more dishevelled, whilst at Bottega he left the top sleek for a […]

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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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