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Tonight is the night that we potentially say goodbye to Nina Proudman and Offspring for good.
I’m not sure I’m ready. I really do hope they sign on for another season. You?
This season has all been about Nina’s grief after losing Patrick and joy at giving birth to baby Zoe. Oh and she also returned to work.
Many people have contacted me or commented about her hairstyle this season.
She has worn it pulled back in EVERY episode.
I know this has been a polarising First World issue. You either love it or just want to jump through the TV screen, pull out that hair tie and let her locks roam free.
Anyone who’s ever been a new mum, however, will understand that that hair tie represents a saving of valuable morning “get out the door” time.
It’s a lifeline to a few more precious minutes of sleep, making it to work on time or just ensuring that you have time for more than just a takeaway coffee for breakfast.
I get that. I do.
I now have only one kid to get out the door these days and I still look for any possible short cuts to make that work for me – ensuring that I still look vaguely presentable. Some days the emphasis is very much on the vague.
To help me from straying into the vague, I turned to ghd ambassador Jayne Wild for some tips for how to get the Nina Proudman new-mum hairstyle – plus some tips for busy mums to speed up their hair styling routine.
The key tool in all of the tips below is the ghd eclipse hair styler.
Keep on reading for a special trade-in offer that will save you $40 (ends August 31) should you have been umming and ahhing about making the switch. Oh and get excited, I’ve got one to give away to a busy woman in need.
The Nina Proudman new-mum hairstyle
If you have naturally curvy or wavy shoulder-length hair then Nina Proudman’s hair style is as easy as scrunching it back with your fingers and securing it with a hair band, letting front sections fall loose.
If you don’t – like me – then it will take a little bit of effort to achieve a similar look.
These simple steps from ghd ambassador Jayne Wild below will help you play at home to create the Nina Proudman new-mum hairstyle.
Take note of Step 1 – the addition of foam at the beginning of your styling is crucial to achieving an end look that will stay in place.
- Prep damp hair with ghd total volume foam ($22) from roots to ends and comb through using the ghd detangling comb ($12).
- Create volume and texture with the ghd ceramic radial bristle brush ($32-$34) while drying with the ghd aura professional hairdryer ($250). Lift the hair away from the head to give extra volume at the roots.
- Section the hair starting at the nape of the neck. Using the ghd eclipse styler ($260 until August 31 with the styler exchange offer – see below), take vertical parts and rotate the styler 180 degrees gliding through the hair from mid lengths to ends to create a soft natural movement.
- When you’ve reached the front section, part the hair where desired (Nina’s falls in the middle) and use the ghd eclipse to direct the hair as required.
- Apply a small amount of ghd smooth and finish serum($22) to the hair focusing on the mid-lengths to ends and then brush your hair with the ghd oval dressing brush ($34) to create a relaxed look.
- Gather the hair into a ponytail at the centre of the back of the head and secure with an elastic.
- Gently pull at the hair surrounding the elastic to soften and relax the look, giving it an ‘undone’ affect.
- Glide the ghd eclipse using the same 180 degrees motion over any pieces of hair around the face or in the ponytail that might look too straight.
- Finish with ghd final fix hairspray ($20) to encourage texture and set the look.
Hair styling tips for busy women
Jayne also has some fantastic hair-styling tips for busy women who want their hair look as good as possible but who don’t have a lot of time to fuss.
- Using the ghd eclipse will no doubt speed up your styling routine – the innovative tri-zone technology allows you to take larger sections of hair when styling. Six quick thinking sensors in each of the plates mean that outstanding results are achieved from the first stroke.
- Rather than using a brush when drying your hair, try finger drying instead – flip your head upside down and use ghd air or ghd aura (this is ghd’s newest hair dryer – it combines styling and drying) to blow dry. This will help to create volume in a fast and effective way.
- A great hair cut that works well with your natural hair texture will also work wonders in helping to reduce your styling time.
ghd eclipse exchange
If you’ve been thinking about upgrading your old styler, listen up. Until August 31 2014, you have the chance to do so and save $40.
It’s as simple as exchanging your old hair styler (any brand) at a participating ghd salon – use the salon locater to find one near you or phone 1300 880 209.
It’s the first time ever this offer has been made in Australia in respect to the eclipse styler.
I first blogged about the eclipse as it launched here 18 months ago. It’s still a crucial part of my hair styling tool kit because the patented tri-zone technology used in the styling plates ensures that hair is styled at a consistent temperature from roots to tips. This means a greater ease of styling as well as a better result for your overall hair health.
Hair is heated at 185 degrees Celsius throughout each stroke and you do really get good results from that first stroke. For me, that means my hair is exposed to heat for less time. Over time that’s a very good thing.
More information: ghdhair.com/au
Styling You has one ghd eclipse styler to give away to one lucky reader.
THE COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED
Why are you long overdue for a change of styler?
Entries open on Wednesday, August 6 at 5am (AEST) and close on Wednesday, August 13 at 5pm (AEST). Australian entries only, sorry. The winner will be judged on originality and creativity (photos can be included and uploaded with the comment). The winner will be emailed and their name will be published here. Entrants must include an email address when the filling in the commenting system below to be eligible to enter. Full terms and conditions here.
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Photo credit: Nina Proudman Offspring image courtesy Channel 10