On to Episode 2 of Britain’s Next top Model was partly shot at Patisserie de Bain in Covent Garden London, as stone throws away from our Knightsbridge London location.
When we heard cakes and hair we just jumped at the idea of getting our hands on some gorgeous desserts and flexing our creative minds for some fun hair. The brief and styling was a bit 40s/50s era but keeping the look style luxurious and indulgent just like US!, so not wacky or crazy otherwise we wouldn’t be representing Patisserie de Bain in the right way
Each Girl was based on a different combination, so our biggest challenge was thinking up ways of matching the desert/cake, to the hair the girls would be wearing, alongside their outfits …. No stress!
We used a combination of wigs, hair pieces and temporary colour and a lot of Shu Uemura Sheer Lacquer hair spray, we think they looked great the proof is in the pudding!, no pun intended.
Abby was the Sugared Violet
We used a violet wig (we purchased a white/blonde wig and coloured this to a violet using L’Oréal’s colourful hair), which was loosely tongued and then softly braided, which allows the hair to fall around the face and shoulders
Top tip, when using coloured wigs, apply a bit of hair oil to keep it looking natural and shiny
Alannah was Strawberry Cupcake
We used a soft pastel pink wig (again we purchased the blonde wig and coloured this using L’Oréal’s colourful hair product using a balayage technique to make the wig have an ombre dark pink root and soft pastel pink ends), the hair was tongued and pin curled, into a 40s style set, and sprayed to hold
Anastasia was Crème Patissiere
For Anastasia her hair was firstly spiral tongued the largest size barrel tongues, her hair was then sprayed using a violet colour hair spray and a section of the hair was braided using a lilac hair piece this section was pinned around the top of her head to make it look a bit like a crown.
Bianca was Cranberries & Cream
Bianca’s was all about that red/pink berry colour, so we used a brown wig and prelightened the mid length to ends and then applying the balayage technique we apply sections of pink colour using L’Oréal’s Colourful hair product. For styling we tongued the hair but scrunched the hair to give it a bit of a rougher hair texture and volume.
Chloe was Sugared Violet
Chloe’s naturally long wavy hair was scrunched dried using a mixture of oils and gel, taking 2 blonde hair pieces we dyed them lilac and plaited them into her own hair into a French braid style, from the front sections of the hair round to the sides.
Eleanor was Lemon Bon-Bon
For Eleanor the Bon-Bon idea was like putting something on top aka the Prada show a couple of seasons ago. Firstly hair was smoothed straight and Shu Uemura’s Volume Maker (texturizing powder) was applied through the hair. The hair was then taken up into a pony tail by adding the false hair piece which was dyed yellow to the underneath of the pony tail. As the pony tail was wrapped round on top the yellow section was exposed leaving hair brown hair on the inside not visible. The hair extra hair was clipped and left aside
Jennifer was Orange Crush
For Jennifer we took a long blonde wig and dyed it an orange and tangerine mix of colours so that it had a multi tonal feel to it (tip with wigs to make it look more natural use multi tones of the colour so that it adds depth like your own hair, no one has one global even colour), for styling it was tongued using a large barrel tongue, then gently combed out and using Essence Absolue by Shu Uemura through mid-lengths and ends to give it a shinier texture.
Olivia was Cranberries and Bream
We braided Olivias we gave her a centre parting and created 2 French braids by also adding pink hair pieces through the hair. The two plaits were wrapped round each other to give her a hiking Heidi look.
Simone was Crème Patissiere
For Simone we used her natural wavy hair. Her hair was air dried and tongued round the edges and ends, we then sprayed temporary colour into sections of her hair through the midlength and ends again. A final hair accessory was pinned onto her side parting section to give it a 40s feel again (this look is great for festivals and very wearable)
Tallulah was Sweet as Cherry Pie
Just watch the Get the look, click on Tallulahs image
Tallulah Eve was a Lemon Bon-Bon
For Tallulah less was more, we took a long blonde wig, divided into 2 pony tails and colour the mid lengths and ends with yellow hair colour (in sections), tip here was the hair accessories had little yellow flowers on it to blend it into the look
Victoria was Orange Crush
With Victoria’s hair we wanted to get plaits into the hair, and combine the space buns. Her hair is straight so we tongued the hair to give it texture and then took sections of hair and plaited them, two sections were taken out either side of her parting and pinned into knots leaving the ends out at the back of her hair. The front section was plaited into two plaits and the whole hair was sprayed using an orange hair colour, we doubled up the amount at the front so they stood out.
Here are a couple of pictures of Victoria and Jennifer getting ready for their shoot
The sugar rush paid off and we got some fun styles, the cakes were to die for!
Which ones your favourite?