#HQGirlCrush: Marina and the Diamonds

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Wales isn’t often known for it’s connections with ultra cool, sassy females. Apart from Tom Jones and the Stereophonics, we can’t think of many other singers, songwriters or bands off the top of our heads! But that’s why Marina and the Diamonds stands out from the crowd, and is the first in our #HQGirlCrush series. Not only is Marina absolutely stunning, with her unique sense of style and quirky good looks, but her pop-indie songs are packed full of feel good lyrics and one liners to live your life by. Continue reading

French Manicure Ombre Nail Tutorial

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Time for a twist on the classic French manicure! Everyone loves a good French mani – they’re elegant, sophisticated and they make your nails look beautifully healthy. But doing a traditional French manicure yourself is more than a little tricky, and they can get a bit boring after a while. So in typical HQHair style, we’ve decided to change it up and go for an ombre version. It’s super simple to do so we’ve got a little nail tutorial for you as well…

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Nail The Nude Nail Look

A nude nail will never go out of fashion. It’s a timeless look that screams elegance and suits every skin tone and nail shape. Perfect for the office, a dinner party or a weekend away; nude nail polish will compliment any outfit or sense of style. The only tricky part is finding the right nude nail shade for you. Here’s the HQHair shortlist of the top nude nail colours, from creamy caramels to peachy pinks…

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Summer Glow Makeup Tutorial With Pixi

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Hi! I’m Milly, and I run a blog that goes by the name of Mini Adventures (www.mini-adventures.com), where I talk lots of beauty as well as sharing my favourite things and ‘mini adventures’ around London and beyond. HQ Hair have kindly let me share one of my favourite summer looks for this guest post – a golden, glowing face that’s perfect for everyday summertime wear. For this makeup tutorial, I’ve used products from Pixi – a great brand that bloggers are raving about!

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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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