|[Image from Ultimate Ashley Roberts edited by me]|
Last week Immediate PR tweeted asking if any beauty bloggers would be interested in recreating Ashley Robert's plaited hair look from last Sundays Dancing On Ice using Osis hair products. I've seen a few bloggers do these posts before and jumped at the chance as it looked really interesting (and I love Dancing On Ice and Ashley). I also really love the Osis products, especially Dust It. I received the products on Friday and have been practicing all weekend as it looked quite tricky.
The products I got sent to create the look are Schwarzkopf Silhouette Color Brilliance hairspray, Osis Curl Me Soft curl cream, Osis Magic anti-frizz serum and Osis Sparkler shine spray. Here are the steps to follow to recreate Ashley's gorgeous hairstyle:
Step 1: Apply Curl Me Soft to damp hair and blow dry.
Step 2: Curl hair using tongs or large rollers to add bounce (I improvised and used my GHD's).
Step 3: Put your hair into a center parting from the front of the hairline to the nape of the neck.
Step 4: On each side, French braid the hair from the nape of the neck up to the front hairline and finish with a small amount of Silhouette Color Brilliance.
Step 5: Cross over the two braided ponies at the front and pin into the already French braided hair.
Step 6: Pull and loosen braids to get more of an edgy feel and run some Osis Magic through the hair to stop frizz.
Step 7: Finish off the hair with Osis Sparkler to get that red carpet look.
I absolutely love the finished look, obviously it doesn't look as amazing as Ashley's as I'm not a professional hairdresser and I did find it difficult to do the French braids from the bottom up to the front of my hairline so I got my Mum to help me out (thanks Mum). If you aren't very confident with French braiding, then I suggest you get someone to help you too. I also love all the Osis products that I was sent and will continue to use them in my hair routine.
Thank you Immediate PR for giving me the opportunity to recreate Ashley's hair, I'll definitely be doing it for a special occasion soon. What do you think of this braided look, is it something you'd think about trying?