Quite a while ago, I asked you girlies what hair questions you have for the Celebrity Hairdresser, Lee Stafford. I’ve got the answers for you here – so did you ask a question? Care to know the answer?
Lee has recommend products from his own product range after each question.
Which celebrity do you think has great hair at the moment?
My current celebrity hair crush is Dannii Minogue. (Good choice! – Ed). Few people realise that short bobs like hers can be extremely versatile. Whether you’re going for an edgy rock look, like Dannii’s coiffure quiff or something more feminine like her texturised, crimped updo, short hair is on trend and is going to be huge this SS10.
I love how she works different textures into her look. Hair Putty is the ideal tool for working short hair like Dannii’s and even the tiniest amount will create a sexy tousled effect.
Product Recommendation for Tousled Hair: Messed Up hair Putty (£4.49)
How do you get hair to grow?
Your hair will only grow if you take care of it. Have it trimmed regularly and use an intensive growth product several times a week in between shampooing and conditioning. Eating food that are rich in hair growing vitamins and nutrients is one way of treating hair loss. You need to look for food that are rich in Folic Acid, Biotin, Zinc, Niacin, Vitamin A, Vitamin E. You’ll be amazed with the result!
Product Recommendation: Hair Growth Treatment (£6.84)
How do you get that really glassy shine on your hair?
There are several ways to maximise the natural glossiness of your hair and all of them are easy! Firstly prep you hair with a shine enhancing hair treatment.
Maximise your hair’s shine potential by blasting your locks with cold air when you finish blow-drying- this should make the glass like effect last hours longer.
Product Recommendation: Shine Head Hot Shots (£6.84) is a fab way to boost the natural shine of you locks whilst not leaving your hair to greasy.
What’s a great way to get natural tousled ways?
Curling tongs are a great way to get luscious curls but if you’re after something slightly less structured why not try using a curl enhancing serum or spray on slightly damp hair and then scrunching your hair slightly in your fists.
Your hair should dry in natural, tousled waves. If it’s the beach babe vibes you’re after try a Sea Salt Spray. This spray gives you that I just got back from holiday hair (except without the frizz of course!) Your hair will feel soft to touch but with an added bounce, definition and body.
Product Recommendation: Beach Babe Salt Spray (£5.86)
How do you get big volume hair like Cheryl Cole?
Hair is best at its biggest isn’t it? But that fat, glamorous volume is hard to achieve if you have fine hair. This season volume is synonymous with thick matt textures a la Pixie Lott and Fearne Cotton.
Try rubbing some of a Matt Powder into the roots of your hair. This will achieve an instant voluminous texture with a matt finish.
Alternatively crimping is an edgy alternative to create volume. Prep your hair with some anti-frizz serum and crimp random sections and layers of your hair increase height and depth of your locks.
Product Recommendation: Matt Fat Powder (£8.80)
How can I feminise a short crop?
It is a huge misunderstanding that if you go for a short cut, your look will no longer be feminine. This is far from true. Look at Victoria Beckham, Dannii Minogue and Pixie Geldoff.
They keep their hair soft and feminine with tousled waves to avoid a harsh appearance. Or why not try accessorising? There is an abundance of shimmering and glamorous pieces in shops at the moment. Or simply tie a ribbon in a bow, round your head for a cute girly look.
How to I deal with frizz if I have short, thick, wavy hair?
Firstly, don’t panic! Frizz is annoying but it is always avoidable. This time of year the moisture in the air means that our hair is especially prone to frizz.
Fight back by using an anti-frizz serum both before and after you blow-dry, this should smooth out your locks and settle down fly-aways. For added protection why not try my Climate Protection Spray? This wonder product uses ‘liquid umbrella technology’ to fight off the damaging effects of the climate, come rain, come shine.
Product Recommendation: Control Protection spray (£5.37).
What are the cheap methods to nourish your hair?
After the new year party season it is highly likely that your hair is going to need a bit of TLC. It’s hard to cut life’s damaging elements out altogether, such as rain, dry winter air, heated styling tools etc. So instead protect against them.
This doesn’t have to be tiresome or expensive. Invest in a nourishing, reparative intensive hair mask or conditioner that you can use once or twice a week.
Product Recommendation: The Lee Stafford Hair rehab Intense Conditioner (£6.99)
Can you do blonde hair with a darker skintones?
As a general rule it is important to make sure that your hair complements your natural skintone. There are, however, exceptions and rules can be bent to a degree.
If you have darker skin, a blonde bleach is going to look unnatural so I would advise discussing your colour change with an experienced colourist. Subtle ash toned highlights mixed in amongst your darker shades will lighten up dark hair without appearing brassy and tacky.
The look is sunkissed Jessica Alba or Halle Berry as opposed to clashing Jodie Marsh!
How do I get the 60s Volume look?
The classic 60s beehive can be reworked to give a modern stylish look. This is a fantastic look which incorporates volume and sophisticated style.
1. Mix together some root lifting mousse and hair serum in the palms of your hands and then rub through your damp hair before blow-drying. This will give super hold and a long-lasting volume to your hair, without frizz.
2. Sweep back the central section of your hair, backcombing it with a wide toothed comb.
3. Pull back the two side sections of your hair and join them with the central top section.
4. Push the central section forward and pin all three sections, using Kirby grips the same colour as your hair, into place at the crown of your head.
5. Smooth away any flyaway hairs with a tiny bit of serum on the palm of your hand and finish off with a generous spritz of hairspray.
Product Recommendation: Hold Tight Hairspray (£4.49).
Hope you guys enjoyed that Question & Answer session and picked up some tips too!
The Lee Stafford range is sold in Boots and is pretty affordable (on 3 for 2 at the moment in Boots) but also be aware that there are some good value gift sets (yes, I sometimes buy myself the Boots Christmas giftsets. Discount, plus 3 for 2, plus Boots special evenings = winner).
Thanks to Lee Stafford for answering all our hair queries!