Tangle Angel’s Top 10 Wedding Hair Tips!

With wedding season approaching many brides will be planning last minute touches to make their day perfect. They need planning tips, decoration ideas the list goes on but more importantly the bride’s hair!

Tangle Angel has put together our top 10 wedding hair tips just to make planning your day that little bit easier.

Pre-wedding:

• Start prepping your hair with deep conditioning treatments – both in-salon and at home – at least 6 months before the wedding so it’s in tip-top condition for the big day.
• Take inspiration from everywhere – magazines, Pinterest, catwalks – and make a collage of your favourite looks so you have a variety to choose from.
• Try out lots of different styles at your hair trial and take photos so you can look back and choose your favourites.
• If you want to create the illusion of longer, thicker hair, use clip-in hair pieces – they’re versatile and easy to use, and you don’t have to wait months for your hair to grow!
• Remember your hair must work with your dress neckline – bring a photo of your dress to your hair trial so your hairdresser knows what type of style they are working with.
• Complement an intricate up-do with beautiful delicate accessories or a tiara rather than a veil, as this could hide or weigh it down.
• Bring any hair pieces, veils or accessories to your hair trial to make sure they work perfectly with the look you have chosen for maximum impact on the day.
• Don’t have any major colour appointments too close to the wedding – have your last full appointment about 4 weeks in advance and touch up with a semi-permanent gloss or vegetable colour in-salon just before the big day to really refresh your look.

On the day:

• If you’ve chosen an updo or structured curls, wash your hair the day before to give it more grip – freshly washed locks can be harder to style and keep in place, and can drop more easily; spritz some dry shampoo into the roots for extra volume and texture.
• Keep a small bottle of hairspray, pins and a comb with your chief bridesmaid for any last-minute touch-ups, to ensure your hair stays looking perfect for photos even after a long day of dancing!

Richard’s top product recommendations:

• The Chelsea Collection Argan Hairspray, £5.99
• The Chelsea Collection Argan Elixir, £5.99
• L’Oreal Professionnel tecni.art Super Dust, £13
• The Chelsea Collection Argan 10-in-1, £5.99

Here are some of Tangle Angel’s favourite bridal hair looks:

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Bank Holiday Style

Update your hair look this bank holiday weekend!

Whether you’re being whisked away to the countryside, going on a city break with the girls or partying all weekend, Tangle Angel have got your hairstyles covered.

City Break Blow Dry – A Blow Dry is all about bounce, shine, and lots of volume and movement through the ends. Products are important but having hair that’s in good condition thanks to regular trims, as well as a decent hairdryer with a nozzle and real bristle round brush are essential for it to look fabulous. Here’s how to get the look:

• Apply a golf-ball size amount of volumising mousse to damp hair and brush through for even distribution.
• Rough dry hair in a controlled way, lifting and heating roots with your fingers – don’t shake the hairdryer about.
• Use a medium-size round bristle brush to blow dry the hair smooth, then section and roll up into large heated rollers.
• Allow the hair to cool for about 15 minutes and remove the rollers, raking through with fingers to break the curls up.
• To finish, mist a lightweight hairspray over the hair for invisible, flexible hold.

Top tips:
• A quick rinse with cold water after conditioning can make a big difference – it helps seal the hair cuticle shut for extra glossy, shiny locks.
• Point the nozzle down when drying to concentrate the airflow and flatten the hair cuticle, helping to smooth the hair and reduce frizz.
• Use the ‘cool shot’ button on your hairdryer when dry to help set the style in place, ensuring a longer-lasting blow dry.

Product recommendations:
• L’Oreal Professionnel Tecni Art Full Volume Extra Mousse, £11.50
• Medium Round Boar Bristle Brush (shine angel)
• The Chelsea Collection Argan Hairspray, £5.99

Credit: https://www.louiseadolphson.se/blow-dry-guide/

Country Casual Chignon – The un-structured up-do is a fabulously modern take on traditional red-carpet glamour – think sophisticated and glamorous! Hair is tousled and natural, randomly (but expertly) placed and pinned to look fresh and groomed without trying too hard.
Here’s how to get the look:

• Take a section from crown to nape and twist into a low-slung chignon (where it sits will depend on the length of the bottom layer). Secure.
• Scrunch front, sides and crown and texture into place with hair clay which will enhance your hair’s sculpting capabilities.
• Tuck behind ears then loosen some tendrils each side and sculpt into place.

Top tip:
Best on day-old hair (not freshly washed).

Product recommendations:
L’Oreal Professionnel Techni Art A-Head Clay £12.60

Credit: Ong Oaj Pairam LFW AW16

Party Perfection Ponytail – Ponytails are easy and versatile styles yet can have a dramatic impact. Whether worn sleek and low at the nape or tight and high on top of the head, they can be tailored to any occasion – and will always look like you’ve made an effort.

Pony Tail Top tips:
• Add instant glamour to a ponytail by wrapping a strand of hair around the elastic and securing it with a pin. It’s quick and easy but pulls the whole look together.
• Emphasise your eyes and cheekbones with a high ponytail at the top of the head.
• Use bobby pins to stop your ponytail from sagging down. Secure them to the elastic, underneath the hair, to keep your hairstyle perky and upright.
• To avoid those annoying bumps and lumps, blow dry and brush your hair in the direction of where your ponytail will sit. This helps your hair sit smoothly scalp and removes any knots or tangles which could create an uneven shape.
• Once you have created your ponytail, mist your fingers with hairspray and gently smooth over your hair to get rid of pesky fly aways and frizz.
• Add interest to a simple ponytail with a pretty accessory, like a headband or delicate clip.

Product recommendations:
• L’Oreal Elnett Hairspray, £6.70
• Tangle Angel Pro, £18.95

Credit: https://stylecaster.com/beauty/cool-ponytail-ideas/

International Women’s Day


The ‘Can I speak to the Momager please?’ Haircut

Everybody’s favourite reality star mum, Kris Jenner, rose to fame in Keeping up with the Kardashians. Kris is manager to all 5 of her daughters, one son and a grandmother to 9 – soon to be 10 – grandkids. Celebrating her 12th year in showbusiness, Kris has never changed her hairstyle; her haircut screams #BOSSLADY and that she most certainly is! Shorter styles mean business and power – it’s a tricky look to pull off and only a woman with confidence will go for this haircut.  GO KRIS JENNER!

Beyonce

Business woman, mum, fashionista and international superstar.

What a role model Beyonce is and an inspiration to the black female community as well as women overall. Beyonce is a total chameleon when it comes to her hair throughout her career. She’s always explored different styles, isn’t afraid to be experimental and has even championed her own natural afro which is our favourite look of hers at Tangle Angel as we are all about embracing your natural hair and looking after it.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga hit the true heights of stardom in her most recent project, ‘A Star is Born’, receiving 14 nominations and becoming the first person to win an Oscar, Grammy, Bafta and Golden Globe in ONE year! In her early career, Gaga was constantly put down because she didn’t have the ‘typical’ superstar look – well look at her now. She’s always been super creative when it comes to fashion and hair and is willing to try anything and everything to stand out from the crowd. Because of this she has a massive following, especially with the LGBTQ+ community, and is known for her exaggerated and eccentric looks. In A Star is Born, Gaga is completely stripped of all of this and shows the world her natural self which we LOVE and think she should totally embrace from now on.

Tangle Angel’s Date Night Looks







Look 1
The Chelsea Blow Dry

Richard Ward’s (creator of Tangle Angel) top tips.

A Chelsea Blow Dry is a perfect date night look! It’s soft and feminine and all about bounce and lashings of gloss, with lots of volume and movement through the ends. Products are important, but having hair that’s in good condition thanks to regular trims, as well as a decent hairdryer with a nozzle and real bristle round brush are essential to making it look fabulous!

Here’s how to get the look:

  • Apply a golf-ball size amount of volumising mousse to damp hair and brush through for even distribution.
  • Start rough drying hair in a controlled way, lifting and heating roots with your fingers – don’t shake the hairdryer about.
  • Use a medium-size round bristle brush to blow dry the hair smooth, then section and roll up into large heated rollers.
  • Allow the hair to cool for about 15 minutes and remove the rollers, raking through with fingers to break the curls up.
  • To finish, run a lightweight serum through the mid-lengths and ends for extra shine.

Hair essentials:

  • The Richard Ward Chelsea Anti-ageing Argan Elixir (£5.99, Waitrose.com)

Look 2
Romantic Undone Waves inspired by Gigi Hadid

Richard says – Soft, undone waves are the ultimate date night look – they’re effortless and pretty while still looking stylish, and work well with practically any outfit!

To create gorgeous loose waves:

  • Spritz damp hair with Richard Ward Chelsea London Anti-ageing 10-in-1 Styling Spritz for added body and shine, and blow-dry smooth using a medium-size round brush.
  • Once hair is dry, start at cheekbone level and wind random-sized sections of hair away from the face around a medium-barrel tong; hold in place for a few seconds and release.
  • Once finished tonging, rake your fingers through the waves to break them up for an undone, loose feel.
  • Finish with a blast from the cool shot on your hairdryer to set the style in place, and lightly mist hair with Richard Ward
  • Chelsea London Argan Hairspray for light hold.
  • For a more textured, beachy look, once hair is dry spritz in L’Oreal Professionnel tecni.art Beach Waves Texturizing Salt
  • Spray and lightly scrunch in to the hair.’

Hair essentials:

  • Shine Angel Brush (£15.95, tangleangel.com)
  • Richard Ward Chelsea London 10-in-1 Styling Spritz (£5.99, waitrose.com)
  • Richard Ward Chelsea London Argan Hairspray (£5.99, waitrose.com)
  • L’Oreal Professionnel tecni.art Beach Waves Texturizing Salt Spray (£14.99, lookfantastic.com)

Look 3
Middle-Parted Milkmaid Braid, Inspired by Nicole Richie

Richard says – Braids are a huge trend and add a romantic, flirty twist to the most low-key of styles – they can also be a lifesaver if you just haven’t got time to wash and blow dry your hair!

  • Prep damp hair with a spritz of Richard Ward Chelsea London Keratin Bulking Spritz for extra volume, and blow dry with fingers to encourage natural movement.
  • Use fingers to create a rough centre parting and split the hair in two. On one side, take three sections from the front of the head at the hairline and begin French-braiding backwards towards the nape of the neck, adding pieces of hair to each section as you braid
  • Repeat on the other side of the parting; where both braids meet at the back, combine into one plait and secure the ends with a clear elastic
  • Roll the plait up and tuck under itself, securing in place with a pin
  • Finish by massaging the braids lightly to release flyaways, and spritz with L’Oreal Professionnel tecni.art Beach Waves for a slightly dishevelled look.

Hair Essentials:

  • Richard Ward Chelsea London Keratin Bulking Spritz (£5.99, waitrose.com)
  • L’Oreal Professionnel tecni.art Beach Waves Texturizing Salt Spray (£14.99, lookfantastic.com)

Party Season: Desk to Dancefloor Hair Tips

  1. After a long day at work, hair often feels flat and lifeless. A simple, effective way to revive limp locks is with a generous spritz of dry shampoo into the roots – this creates instant volume, body and texture.
  2. A sleek ponytail is a fab way to look polished with minimal effort involved – all you need is a hairbrush and shine spray or serum. Brush hair back and gather into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck. Secure with an elastic and wrap a piece of hair around to hide it, securing with a hair grip; to finish, slick down any stray hairs or frizz with a spritz of shine spray or a pump of serum.
  3. Adding an accessory is a really easy, striking way to take your look from day to night. Alice bands, jewelled pins and brooches are all effective ways to transform a simple look into something party-ready.
  4. For loose waves in the evening, apply a leave-in conditioner or curl setting product to the lengths and ends of damp hair in the morning and sweep back into a low, loose bun. The product will help set the wave during the day; take the bun out after work and run your fingers through the curls for undone waves. Apply a little serum to tame any frizz.
  5. A super simple way to change up your look for the evening is to change your parting! If you usually wear it in the middle, flip it over to the side for instant lift and volume – set with a mist of hairspray to keep it in place.
  6. Clip-in hair pieces are amazing for making a statement with minimal effort! For a striking party look, part hair at the side and smooth into a ponytail at the side of the neck. Add a clip-in hair piece (we love Hair Rehab London’s The Wrap Ponytail) for a perfect night time style in under five minutes.
  7. Keep a Tangle Angel Baby key ring brush in your bag for on-the-go touch ups. It’s the perfect size to fit into a clutch or small handbag and will keep your hair looking fabulous during party season!

Halloween Hair Looks

Halloween is almost here! You’ve decided on your costume, but have you thought about your hairstyle? Follow these simple steps to recreate two of our favourite spooky Halloween hairstyles at home.

Wednesday Addams plaits

  1. Smooth, sleek hair is key to this look – brush hair through with a Tangle Angel Pro to remove any knots or tangles.
  2. Apply a couple of pumps of a lightweight serum – like Richard Ward Chelsea London Argan Elixir – to the lengths and ends of your hair to smooth down any flyaways and add shine.
  3. Create a sharp centre parting in your hair and split into two sections on either side of your head.
  4. Start plaiting your hair from mid-way down, just below your ears.
  5. Plait to the ends of the hair and secure it in place with a clear elastic.

Tip: use clip in extensions for added length.

Slicked back / wet-look hair – perfect for vampires or dramatic face makeup

  1. Brush through hair with a Tangle Angel Pro to remove any knots or tangles.
  2. Take sections on top of your hair and lightly backcomb them to create some volume. Spritz in some hairspray like Richard Ward Chelsea London for extra hold.
  3. Lightly brush over the backcombed sections to smooth them over.
  4. Using a wet-look gel with hold, like L’Oreal Professionnel Extreme Splash, apply generously all over your hands and rake your hair back.
  5. Use your hairdryer on a low setting to encourage the gel to set into shape.
  6. Avoid putting any gel on the ends of the hair – keep it to the top of the head only.

Tip: Before applying the wet-look gel, blow-dry your hair backwards and away from your face to encourage roots to sit back from the face.