Top 5 Holiday Essentials

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Tickets have arrived, passport checked, and you’ve packed enough bikinis to last you 6 months, but what about your beauty bag? It’s very easy to panic and bring absolutely everything with you on your trip ‘just in case’ but do you really need all those eyeshadows and 3 types of conditioner?! If you’re trying to pack a little lighter, here’s the HQHair guide to holiday essentials; so you’ll have all beauty and skincare you need to have fun in the sun and look fabulous while you’re doing it!

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HQhair and ISWAI Get-Away Giveaway


Summer is upon us, and we are so excited to announce that HQhair and ISWAI have teamed up to provide you with all you need for the perfect summer get-away! We’re going to take a look at our favourite essentials for summer, and give you the chance to win our get-away giveaway!

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Graduation Makeup Tips

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Graduation season is fast approaching, and now that you’ve conquered all those brain-busting exams it’s time for a new challenge – what to wear for the ceremony? As if it wasn’t hard enough to pick an outfit, you also want to have makeup that will look flawless in the thousands of photographs being taken on the day – and believe me there will be thousands! So read on for the HQHair guide to graduation makeup, and find out what products you need to stay looking fresh, radiant and bright (in every way) ready for that photo that will sit on the mantelpiece for years to come.

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Tutorial – Perrie’s Braided Crown Hairstyle at the Glamour Awards


The 12th Annual Glamour Woman of the Year Awards were held on Monday night, and plenty of stars flocked to the red carpet, wearing some fun and fabulous outfits. Girl-band-of-the-moment, Little Mix, caught everyone’s attention with their coordinating red outfits, but it was Perrie’s cute braided hairstyle that really stood out for us. The pretty, romantic style looked lovely with her long, red ball gown; but we think it would look just as good with denim shorts and a cropped tee. Here at the HQHair office we’ve had a go at recreating this braided crown, read on to find out how we did it…

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Q&A with NARS Cosmetics

NARS Cosmetics Q&A with Makeup Artist Helena Kastensson

NARS is a brand famous for it’s bold and beautiful colour range, iconic packaging, cheeky names and stunning formulas, and it’s certainly a big favourite in the HQHair office. We were lucky enough to meet with NARS National Stylist, Helena Kastensson, to ask her a few questions and, of course, play with some pretty makeup! Helena very kindly shared some of her top beauty tips and gave us plenty of advice on how to wear the latest trends in 2015. Read on to find out what she said…

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Q&A with Fake Bake

Fake Bake Q&A with

At lunchtime we had a big catch up with the lovely Fake Bake team over on Twitter, and they’ve been answering all our questions about the mind-boggling world of fake tan. In case you missed it, we’ve got all the answers here. So if you’re worried about applying your fake tan or removing it, or just want to avoid the dreaded ‘orange palms’ read on for all the tips, tricks and advice you need. You can find all the products mentioned are available at with free delivery options. Plus we’ve got a very special giveaway too!

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Taylor Swift Bad Blood Music Video – Get The Look!

Taylor Swift Bad Blood Music Video as Catastrophe - Get The Look at

While we Brits were tucked up in bed last night, across the pond music royalty had descended on Las Vegas for the Billboard Music Awards 2015. There were some epic live performances from Kanye West, John Legend, and Ed Sheeran, but there was one lovely lady who stole the show. Continue reading

Celebrating 35 Years of Paul Mitchell


This year the fabulous hair care brand, Paul Mitchell is celebrating its 35th anniversary. The company was founded in 1980 by entrepreneurial super-duo, John Paul DeJoria and Paul Mitchell himself, who started off with just $700 to fund their idea. In the beginning, their revolutionary hair care line consisted of just three simple products: Shampoo One, Shampoo Two and The Conditioner – all of which are still popular today on HQHair!

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