Blonde wig

Hair style from Robert Bava


Classic finger waves + a little hairspray and you can achieve a little extra hold for your hairstyle

Pic Lee Preston


Blonde hair style based on a bob with long under layers


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There are more and more styling and finishing products on the market each week to cater to every hair styling need. We have tried to simplify them into six main categories but these are only ment as an aid to understanding there use they are gels, mousses, hair sprays, waxes, pomades and oils/drops.

As a general guide hair styling products go into wet hair to give hold and help retain style. Hair finishing products go onto dry hair after you have finished blow-drying or between shampoos to recreate your style daily. Some products can be used for both. We have listed the use (styling or finishing) next to each product type when you click on a selection below you will get more detail on each:

Hairspray (Finishing)

What's it for? For hold, smoothing the surface and moisture protection against the frizzes. Also a great styling aid when tonging, crimping or flat ironing your hair.

How's it used? Spray over your finished style or onto each section of hair just before you use your tongs etc. When using hair spray as a finishing spray for hold go easy as it will date your look if it "moves as one"!

How does it feel in your hair? This depends on what you have used the spray for; if used during the styling process it makes the hair feel thicker and less flimsy, if used as a holding spray at the end it feels like a fine film on your hair. Good quality sprays brush out easily leaving a less coated feeling while still helping to protect the style. Poor quality sprays leave white flaky residue in the hair when brushed out and the hair looking dull.

Alternative ideas: Use on dry hair before tonging, crimping or flat ironing to protect the hair from the heat and to give a long lasting effect. Brush the hair through after it has cooled off.


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