Give Me Salon-fresh Hair

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Health and Beauty Magazine

'Give Me Salon-fresh Hair'

Charles Worthington hairstylist Chloe Ascot gives a Boots Health & Beauty reader some expert tips and styling advice on getting great-looking hair.

Lucie Tobin

Lucie Tobin

Health & Beauty Magazine Online Editor

Published March 2009

Charles Worthington hairstylist Chloe Ascot gives a Boots Health & Beauty reader some expert tips and styling advice on getting great-looking hair.


‘I want my hair to look fabulous’

Janis Boyce, 55, is divorced with two sons. She lives in West Ham, East London and works in computer training for a local government office.

The problem
‘I spent nine years looking after my mother, who had Alzheimer’s until, sadly, she passed away. I haven’t had any time for myself for a long time, and I’d love to do something with my hair. I can never get it to look as good as when I’ve had it styled professionally. I’d love to be able to blow-dry my hair properly.’ 

How Chloe got the look

  • ‘You can’t achieve in five minutes what takes 20 in a salon. The key is to spend a little more time and use a few key professional tips.’
  • ‘Rather than drying her hair all at once Janis should divide it into manageable sections.’
  • ‘Blow-dry down the length of the hair shaft using Charles Worthington Blow Dry Volumiser barrel brush (available instore) to add lift and keep the hair smooth.’
  • ‘There is no easy way to do the back of your own hair, so adding volume at the crown then checking it with a mirror is best.’
  • ‘Using the right styling products is also key to getting the effect you want. I recommend Charles Worthington Time Defy Style Memorising Mousse, to help add shape to Janis’s fine, flat hair.’


Get great hair with these fab products

Shiny luscious locks are only a squirt away with Mop Glisten Shine Drops.

Boots Essentials Large Sectioning Clips (available instore) will make blow-drying a doddle.

Vidal Sassoon’s Hair Hydration 60mm Radial Brush offers fast and effective drying and styling. The ceramic coated barrel means the heat is absorbed and distributed evenly.

Nutriheat Hair Nutrition Dryer has three heat and two speed settings as well as silk proteins to nourish hair as it's dried.

 

The verdict

‘I’ve made a real effort to find the time to put Chloe’s tips into action,’ enthuses Janis. ‘The more I practise, the easier it gets, and I’m thrilled with the results. I’ve had lots of compliments about my hair, it’s been such boost.’

Chloe’s haircare tips

· Buy a professional quality hairdryer with variable settings so you can have more styling options.

· Section hair into a fringe and side sections to make blow-drying easier.

· For extra volume, dry with a barrel brush.

 

Writer: Caroline Brien

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