Lily James’s hair at British Fashion Awards by Halley Brisker, using ghd

On Monday night, at the British Fashion Awards, ghd worked with incredible celebrity hair stylist Halley Brisker to style Lily James’s beautiful intricate updo using exclusively ghd tools.

For information on how Halley created the look please see the step-by-step listed below.

  1. Beginning with your prep, work through your favourite blow-dry balm from damp before creating a pin sharp centre parting, using the ghd Tail Comb and Detangling Comb.
  2. Blow out the hair using ghd Helios Hairdryer and with the brush type best suited to your hair taking medium size sections – for Lily I used the ghd Paddle Brush. I also like to maximise shine over the hair at this stage using the ghd Gold Styler.
  3. Part your hair from ear to ear across the top of the head and using ghd Perfect Ending Hairspray pull the back section in to a tight ponytail to ensure the hair will follow the angle of the cheek bones, and lock in with a hooked bungee elastic.
  4. Take one side of the front section and using your hairspray saturate the hair and pull it back, securing this section on to ponytail with an elastic bobble; repeat on the other side. You should now have a really tight, centre parted snatched look with a ponytail left to work with. If you have particularly straight hair I like to take the ghd Curve Soft Curl Tong to give some natural movement to the ponytail and help you work in to shape.
  5. Take a 1-inch section on the underside of the ponytail and create a braid (I chose a fishtail for Lily). Keep this separate for now, and secure with a small elastic. Separate the rest of the ponytail and twist each section around in to a shape that feels aesthetically pleasing before pinning in place. You can then take your braid from earlier and snake through your twists to your liking.
  6. To elevate this look I made a bow from hair extensions but you could swap this out for a velvet bow clip for ease. A perfect look for party season! Finish with a misting of ghd Perfect Finish Hairspray.

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