On Monday, I hopped on a train into central London and from the depths of the underground, suddenly popped back into daylight and onto the lovely streets of Hampstead. This isn’t just any old town, this ones posh; they have proper black and gold sign posts and everything.
After I had established that yes, it is indeed a lovely place and it was time to stop Instagram-ing everything, I had a quick coffee with the lovely Lil from A Storm in a Teacup before we made our way into the Trevor Sorbie salon across the road for a very exciting event.
A small group of bloggers were invited to an evening with Cloud Nine, where we could see their styling tools in action and learn how to recreate 5 celebrity looks at home. After hearing lots about the brand and lusting after their waving wand in my recent haircare post, I couldn’t wait to try out their products.
After a quick go on their ‘decision tree’ to find out the ideal heat for my hair (you can try it out here and find out your recommended temperature), we were talked through the products in the range and it became clear that Cloud Nine are all about healthy, happy locks and knowing exactly how to look after it. Armed with a glass of the fizzy stuff and a handful of Percy Pigs, it was time for the tutorials…
Look one was a Kate Middleton inspired up do which is surprisingly easy to recreate. With the top section smoothed out with their Wide Irons and then lightly back combed, it was pinned back in small sections to create the main structure of the look.
The left over hair was then plaited, rolled up and tucked in on itself. With a few cleverly placed pins and a spritz of hairspray, it was done!
Here I am pretending 7 people aren’t staring at me:
And the finished look!
Very beautiful and easy to do, head here for step by step instructions.
The ‘Adele’ was created using The O, an innovative heated roller set where the rollers are magically cool in your hands and then expel their heat once in their place (again, a step by step guide can be found here). All the bounce of a blow dry but without achy arms!
This Jessica Alba look was created using the Waving Wand (my tool of choice!) and creates soft, relaxed waves rather than tight curls. You get all the shine from a wand but a less structured look. So beautiful.
If tumbling curls are more your thing, this Cheryl Cole inspired do with The Wand is really easy and looks great. These are also the most natural looking hair extensions I’ve ever seen!
This Anne Hathaway inspired, sleek do created with the Micro Iron is really easy and looks so beautiful on tightly cropped and coloured hair. You can find out how to get this look here.
Last but not least, was a Kelly Rowland showstopper using the Micro Wand. This gives beautifully defined curls, perfect for naturally curly hair that needs taming. Learn how to emulate the look here.
After a wonderful evening stuffing my face with gelatine based foods, drinking fizz and getting pampered, we were kindly given a jam-packed gift bag to take home, including a tool of our choice. Thank you, Cloud Nine!
I have no doubt that this would win the ‘Most Links In One Post’ award but it’s worth having a click and then a roam around Cloud Nine‘s site and try to resist buying something. Good luck with that one…
If you’re local to Hampstead, I fully recommend popping in to see Salon Director, Bree and her team. A calming atmosphere and a friendly face makes this a lovely place to relax. You can find out all their details here.