Friday, 27 June 2014
GHD Aura Challenge!
I have never ever in my life used straighteners to curl my hair, let alone a hairdryer, so when ghd challenged me to use their new aura hairdryer to style my locks, I was apprehensive to say the least!
I made my way down to their HQ in Soho last week and was taught by a stylist how to use the brand new ghd aura to create a style of my choice. I obviously opted for a voluminous blow dry with a soft curl and I can't express how glam I felt afterwards. My hair hadn't felt that soft in yonks and also Andrew (my boyf who was meeting me afterwards) had never seen my hair so perfect so I felt like an absolute babe.
The next opportunity I had I washed my hair and tried to re-create! See the end result and how to below!
To create this look, follow the steps below:
1) Wash hair & towel dry.
2) Then follow with some heat protector or volumizing spritz. I used the ghd style Heat Protector Spray.
3) Roughly blow dry your hair so its more manageable.
4) Next, attach the nozzle to your hairdryer and take sections of your hair and with a round bristle brush, blow through your hair until you reach the ends, where you slightly twirl and spin the brush to create a curl at the end.
This sounds hard to explain and does take a bit of getting used to (especially as hairdressers make it look so damn easy) but it's very do-able and just takes practise. I found that it's best when I twirl the ends on a high heat, and then switch down to the coldest setting on the hairdryer and give it another blast!
5) Backcomb roots and finish with hairspray - voila!
I wanted to shout about a few things that I LOVE about the hairdryer. Firstly is that it has 'Cool Wall technology which means it has a ring of cool air around the hot air blowing out, meaning you can literally rest the hairdryer against your scalp and it won't hurt or burn. It also means you can get closer to the roots for more volumized look. It's also lighter and more quiet than any other blow-drier I've used and has a 'Cool shot' button allowing quick blasts of cold air to lock styles into shape.
The new ghd aura™ styling hairdryer has been designed to give you the good hair day that you deserve. It’s the first tool to offer exceptional styling benefits whilst it dries, making it easier than ever to achieve salon results at home. Innovative Laminair™ and Cool-Wall™ technologies developed by a team of ghd scientists will leave you with super-shine and luxurious volume. It’ll revolutionise the way you dry your hair!
The new ghd aura hair dryer is available from today for £145!
Do you use a hairdryer to style your locks?
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by ghd via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of ghd.