Does Hair Styling Get Easier Than This? (Clue: No)

best hair tools for curling

We need to talk about Mark Hill’s Wicked Waver. Because although it looks a little…unconventional…it’s actually one of the easiest hair tools I’ve ever used. No moving parts to tangle up your tresses, no complicated sectioning rituals; just easy, relaxed waves requiring the absolute minimum in terms of effort and skill. It’s hair styling at its best: foolproof, fast and no … Read More

Ruth CrillyDoes Hair Styling Get Easier Than This? (Clue: No)

The Brit Awards with VO5: Crimping, Spanx and Celebrity Hair.

brit awards vo5 hair styles

Last night I was lucky enough to attend the Brit Awards as a guest of VO5*. I had a brilliant time, as you can probably see from the photograph above! My mission at the awards was to keep an eye on the celebrity hairstyles, but I have to say that I did indulge in a few glasses of champagne at the “Diamond … Read More

Ruth CrillyThe Brit Awards with VO5: Crimping, Spanx and Celebrity Hair.

The Transitional Blonde / Patience is a Virtue.

tips for dark blonde hair

I am officially in Hair Transit. I have left the realms of Near-Brunette-dom and am now en route to my true hair home, the Kingdom of Blonde. I don’t know what possessed me to go quite so dark in the first place – I always go a little darker in the winter, but this year I think I stepped over … Read More

Ruth CrillyThe Transitional Blonde / Patience is a Virtue.

Retro Hair Waves and Natural, Glowing Makeup…

babyliss pro curl waves

I’m rather pleased with my latest video – I’ve mastered the art of the loose curl using my Babyliss Pro Curl! With the accompanying glowy, sunkissed skin I’ll admit that it’s not very Christmassy, but I am in Dubai and it’s about twenty seven degrees here so it just felt wrong to go ahead with my original look… (Glitter, pale … Read More

Ruth CrillyRetro Hair Waves and Natural, Glowing Makeup…

Where do all the Hairbands Go?

bright no snag hair bands

Where do all my hairbands go? I have no idea! They’re like pens – I must buy about 40 Bic Medium Biros every year and can I ever find one? No. I end up writing shopping lists with lipliners and signing cheques with my own blood. (Last bit was a joke, obviously. Though it would be brilliantly dramatic, especially if … Read More

Ruth CrillyWhere do all the Hairbands Go?

Naughty: Another Purchase-Based-on-Scent

sulfate free shampoo

Ah. Another product purchase motivated entirely by scent. The scent in Pureology’s Essential Repair Shampoo is supposed to be “Jasmine, Ylang Ylang and Rosewood” but to me it smells almost exactly like fig. I know we’re not supposed to choose our shampoo (or any beauty product, really) based on fragrance but this is amazing! By a stroke of good luck, it just … Read More

Ruth CrillyNaughty: Another Purchase-Based-on-Scent

New Hair Colour: Blondes, Bleach and Balayage

trevor sorbie hair ruth crilly

I decided on a whim (saw some pictures of Gisele on the tube, thought “I want that hair”) to take my hair darker. Being an impatient soul, I wanted it darker – dark! as dark as blonde can be! – right away. But thank goodness for John (Spanton – regular readers will know him by now) who convinced me to … Read More

Ruth CrillyNew Hair Colour: Blondes, Bleach and Balayage

Trevor Sorbie: a Cabinet Re-Shuffle and some Instant Root Volume

haircare review

Trevor Sorbie has launched its new Salon Approved Collection. A proper “cabinet re-shuffle” with loads of new formulations and different, more up-to-date packaging. Fear not if you have firm favourites from the old Trevor Sorbie ranges – you’ll still find them in the new re-organised system! If you have any problems locating your old formulas then leave a comment below and … Read More

Ruth CrillyTrevor Sorbie: a Cabinet Re-Shuffle and some Instant Root Volume

Imedeen Hair and Nails Review

supplement model review

I don’t know whether to thank Imedeen or cry. For the first four weeks that I took their Hair & Nails supplement absolutely nothing happened at all, but since then I have slowly been turning into Wolverine. Hairs have been sprouting from places previously hairless and my nails are so strong that I could probably use them to whittle small trinkets from … Read More

Ruth CrillyImedeen Hair and Nails Review

Review: Philip Kingsley No Scent No Colour Conditioner

haircare review

I love this conditioner! I cannot believe that I have only this year discovered it – I think that it is definitely right up there with my most favourite haircare products ever! It’s very light, so perfect for finer hair like mine, but also very very conditioning, so great if your hair is coloured, chemically-treated or a little damaged. If you’re looking … Read More

Ruth CrillyReview: Philip Kingsley No Scent No Colour Conditioner