Monthly Archives: February 2015

Behind the Scenes… Fairytale Hair and Make up

Join us behind the scenes on the spring/summer campaign shoot as we take a look at the beautiful hair styles and make up inspired by fairytales. bloglydia

Lydia Warhurst, a successful hair & make-up artist was responsible for the beauty department on our lovely new campaign shoot. With a brief of ‘magical’ and ‘ethereal’ Lydia was asked to provide fairytale hair with a modern twist.

For Spring/Summer ’15  Lydia kept the make-up minimal and the hair loose and natural with some romantic plaiting and braids to add a fairytale touch. Lydia also introduced loose side buns and side plaits also known as dutch braids. Scraps of material from the Spring Summer collection were ripped up and woven into plaits for a really pretty, artfully-messy effect.blog8blog1blog7

The highlight of the shoot was the super-sized Rapunzel-inspired plait. See pic below. Lydia achieved this by buying very long lengths of hair, joining the pieces together and weaving them in together – plaiting the long sections of hair into a dutch braid, this was attached to Ellis’s own hair and miraculously she didn’t topple over – as you can see below!

Have a look at this tutorial if you would like to learn how to do the perfect dutch plait! See link: