Wednesday, 7 May 2014

What I Wore Wednesday: Paul Mitchell Intelligent Styling

I love my hair. I fully own up to the fact that my state of mind/mood is impacted by whether or not I'm happy with my hair. And I'll be honest I've never been the best at styling my hair. I tend to wear it down and straight or down and wavy--that's all I got. I blame my Mom who used my sister and I like Barbie dolls and braided and bowed our hair but never really taught us how to do it ourselves. So I was really excited to head to the Paul Mitchell Intelligent Styling event at Hely Hair Studio in Hyndland.

The event was the launch and learn about Paul Mitchell's new Neuro Intelligent Styling toolsThe Neuro®, precision instruments include the Neuro® Dry, Neuro® Smooth, Neuro® Unclipped Rod, Neuro® Unclipped 1.25, Neuro® Unclipped 0.75 and Neuro® Curl. I personally fell in love with the Neuro Curl which creates waves and curls. It has a premium titanium barrel to ensure fast, precisely regulated heat in seconds and the clip grips hair for better style control and a smooth finish. I like my curling wand but this makes curls and waves so much quicker and easier!



The talented staff at Hely Hair Studio were on hand to create a variety of looks using the new Neuro tools as well as new Paul Mitchell express dry products. I opted to try a braided or plaited look because it is something I've never been able to execute myself.


Flirty Fishtail Braid Plaited Crown

First up I tried a flirty fishtail braid with a plaited crown. It's hard to tell but there is a teeny, tiny braid wrapped around the braid bun! This looked so amazing from the back and is definitely something I could never do myself but I was a bit self-conscious about how it looked from the front. Basically I was all face and I have A LOT of face!

Plaited Fringe Braid with Curls

So next we tried braiding just the front from my part to behind my ear and then I played with the Neuro Curl to create some waterfall curls at the end. We also kept that teeny, tiny braid I mentioned before (see it on the left?). I loved this look and it would be perfect for a day at the beach as your hair would be out of your face but not scraped back into a ponytail.

I got some great tips from the team at Hely Hair Studio on how to recreate this look myself but I've not given it a try yet. When you braid or plait your hair like this yourself you need to work upwards rather than downwards--otherwise you end up with what I have had in the past which is just a random braid hanging in your face!

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52 comments:

Melaina25 said...

I don't think your childhood hairdo of pigtails with giant ribbons would work for you now. With that being said I couldn't live without my mousse ( oh and diffuser for my blow dryer).

Melaina25 said...

Pretty! I'm growing my hair out and have completely forgotten how to style it now it's shoulder length - I'm taking notes!

Melaina25 said...

Hair looks gorgeous chick, I'm the same completely useless at doing anything with my hair!
Lauren
livinginaboxx

Melaina25 said...

Paul Mitchell is the king of hair - thanks for sharing. I am awful styling hair. LOL


I have a special collaboration post on the blog today - check it out.


Happy Hump Day! Ada. =)

Melaina25 said...

Your hair looks gorgeous - love those curls. Looks like a great event.x

Melaina25 said...

Love that first look - the braid is beautiful! :)

Thanks for the linkup!

Away From Blue

Melaina25 said...

Love the braids. Just found your blog and I love it, I'm linking up today.
effortlesslady.blogspot.ca

Melaina25 said...

I am the same way....If my hair doesn't look good, I am grumpy. Haha.

Melaina25 said...

Gorgeous braided updo! Fun yet feminine and classic all at the same time. I agree, my hair affects me too. Yours is beautiful!

Melaina25 said...

Oh yes I agree 100%....hair can make or un-make a day! Thanks for sharing images from the PM event!


Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Melaina25 said...

Thank you for hosting!

Melaina25 said...

That looks great. I love the hair up style x

Melaina25 said...

Love the braided undo. Hair does make a big difference in my mood too. What a great event!


Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Melaina25 said...

Haha hair can seriously make or break a day, great post.


xoxo
Jasmin
www.jasmindaily.com

Melaina25 said...

Love the braided do...nice change up!

Melaina25 said...

That sounds like such a fun event! I love the the braided look. So chic!


Nicole
www.nicoletothenines.blogspot.com

Melaina25 said...

OMG, I love the braided do! Wish my hair was long enough to try it. Thanks for hosting the link up!
Monica
GlamVolution.blogspot.com

Melaina25 said...

I love the 2e look the waterfall curls, you look gorgeous.


Catherine
Joly Look

Melaina25 said...

I love the braid! It looks really complicated and intricate.

Melaina25 said...

The braid looks gorgeous! I need to give that a go. Thanks for the inspiration! Rachel x

Melaina25 said...

The fishtail braid looks great!


Chrissi
fieryfinishvintage.com

Melaina25 said...

Love both of those hair styles! Looks like such a fun event. I also usually just wear my hair down. I'm always impressed by people who know how to do intricate styles!

Melaina25 said...

How fun, that braid is SO cute! When my hair was longer, I loved fishtail braiding it.

Melaina25 said...

I love the first hair style!

Haley
haleyvalerie.com

Melaina25 said...

I've ALWAYS wanted to be able to do a fishtail braid.... I need lessons! It looks so good on you :)

Melaina25 said...

Thank you :)

Melaina25 said...

Thanks!

Melaina25 said...

I'm so rubbish at doing my own hair!

Melaina25 said...

I'm the same-- my hair is usually just down!

Melaina25 said...

It was really cool I was just self conscious about my face!

Melaina25 said...

Share the results :)

Melaina25 said...

I'm pretty sure I could never recreate it lol!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks! I'm a sucker for curls!

Melaina25 said...

There was a blogger there with short hair and they braided hers, too!

Melaina25 said...

It was fab!

Melaina25 said...

It is totally different from what I'd normally do!

Melaina25 said...

It TOTALLY does!

Melaina25 said...

Good hair makes me happy :)

Melaina25 said...

It was really intricate but I was so self conscious of my giant face!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks for linking!

Melaina25 said...

Hair can break or make you :)

Melaina25 said...

Aw thanks Amy!

Melaina25 said...

I can slip into a good funk when my highlights are overdue!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Diana! Hope to see you back again :)

Melaina25 said...

Thanks!

Melaina25 said...

The NeuroCurl is amazing!

Melaina25 said...

PM products smell so good, too!

Melaina25 said...

I've just about mastered making it wavy....that's it :)

Melaina25 said...

Let me know how you get on!

Melaina25 said...

I do own a giant pink glitter bow....

Melaina25 said...

I agree, you look gorgeous and I want to learn how to do my hair like this, such pretty pictures! Thanks for linking up to #fashionfriday on Mummy's Got Style x

Melaina25 said...

Your hair looks fab in both pics, and what a lovely to get your hair done.