I was recently contacted asking if I wanted to take part in the TONI&GUY Hair Meets Wardrobe Challenge, which I was delighted to accept! The concept of the challenge was to find a hairstyle that suits your personality and to suit your wardrobe style.
There were four core collections which matched up to different hair styling tools... Casual - Reverse Conical Wand, Classic - Professional Straightener, Creative - Twist & Crimp Styler, Glamour - Jumbo Tong. I was sent a quick questionnaire to fill out, my answers were then reviewed and I was matched up to the Casual Collection and I was sent the TONI&GUY Reverse Conical Wand to try out.
"The Casual Styling Collection is all about a relaxed and chic style that is sexy but doesn't try too hard. Discover unique styling products that will help you re-create the vibe and create loose, textures and carefree looks. With a lived-in feeling. Feel inspired and let your imagination run wild"
"The TONI&GUY Reverse Conical Wand offers a unique Reverse Conical Barrel which heats up to 200 degrees centigrade. It has a Ceramic Tourmaline Barrel and is salon tested for a professional performance"
Hair style - I decided to go for a tousled look rather than neat, tight curls. To do this, I sectioned off my hair and sprayed with a heat protection spray. I started from the bottom layers and about halfway down the length of my hair before curling with the TONI&GUY Reverse Conical Wand* to give a looser effect. I wrapped my hair around in small sections and held for about 10 seconds (the heat proof glove included comes in really handy for this part). I then sprayed each section with hair spray to give a bit of extra hold and volume. As I worked up to the top sections I started from about a quarter of the way down to get some curls closer to the top of my hair for more volume. Because the wand is reversed, it means you get smaller curls towards the top of your hair and larger more natural looking curls at the ends. After I had finished, I gently brushed through the curls to separate and loosen them up a little to give the final look.
Outfit style - Onto how I styled my outfit to my hair... All I ever care about lately is warmth and comfort when I'm getting ready, not to mention I don't really go "out out", so I don't feel the need to get glammed up (OMG. I sound like I'm in my 80's not early 20's!?) I went for a super basic, comfy and casual outfit, which included a pair of skinny burgundy jeans, black Ugg style boots from Primark, and this cute Fashion Union Black Rose Print Jumper* I accessorized with a Tan shoulder bag which I bought from a Charity Shop last year (originally from New Look) and painted my nails with Barry M Raspberry Nail Paint. I kept my make up neutral, and natural looking, but I think I could have worn a berry lipstick to add a real A/W feel to the look.
I hope you've enjoyed this post? I enjoyed taking part in the challenge and I'll certainly be styling my hair more often with my new wand!