New hairs!

New hair from Barney Martin

You know how your hair can be all ratty, you make an appointment for a haircut, and then just before your appointment your hair suddenly comes good? That normally happens to me, but not this time. By the time I made it into Barney’s chair at Barney Martin Hairdressing, my hair was a shittacular mess.

I’m a low maintenance kind of girl, so the brief was ‘something I don’t have to do anything to’. I mentioned perhaps I could for a long side-swept fringe again, but Barney talked me out of it. Smart man. He took a solid 3 centimetres off the end, tidied up the front bits, and chopped in a whole lot of layers. We also made an appointment for new colour in a couple of weeks time, but I’ll tell you about that once it happens.

SO when Barney was done cutting, he grabbed a curling tong and did these crazy, wiry curls all over. It was haphazard and messy, but totally perfect for me and my style. A while back, BabylissPRO sent me a Conical Curling Iron to have a play with and, to be totally honest, I never got around to writing about it because I didn’t quite understand how to use it. But now I get it! Finally! Took me a while, but after seeing Barney do my hair I now know exactly what products I need to use and how to hold the iron to get this crazysexycool tousled mess.

FYI – if you want to create this exact look, my hair was prepped with KEVIN.MURPHY ANTI.GRAVITY.SPRAY for body building and heat protection. After it was curled it was sprayed with HAIR.RESORT.SPRAY, which is basically coconut scented sea salt spray (swoon), and it was finished off with a spritz of SESSION.SPRAY which is just a fancy Kevin Murphy name for hairspray. To get the curls, you grab a chunk of hair, wrap it around the iron, hold for a few seconds, and release! I can’t believe I didn’t get it before…what a special kid. Next time I wash my hair I’ll do a video to show you just how easy it is (and once I get my voice back – I have a seriously nasty flu right now – literally hours after the above photo was taken I was in bed with a fever). I don’t own any of the Kevin Murphy prodz, but I’m thinking I need to buy the resort spray just because of the coconut smell.

Barney Martin Hairdressing – prices vary depending on who you see, but a cut and blowdry with Barney is $180. Disclosure: I get a small discount, but I still pay over $140. Seems like you can put a price on beauty.

PS – new sunnies, you like? House of Harlow Chantal sunnies from styletread. I have just done a cool collaboration with styletread (which you may have seen me mention on twitter a couple of weeks ago) and I can’t wait to tell you guys about it.

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  1. Sher

    July 26, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Firstly, I love it! I can’t wait for you to do the video cause as you know I’m hopeless with curls. I def need to know how to do these loose curls!!! I have a GHD. Ut can’t seem to do anything other than poker straight (snooze).

    Secondly! I’m getting balayage on sat for the first time!! So excited, I haven’t had my hair colored in over a year! I hope it turns out as good as yours!!

    Oh and I love the sunnies 🙂 x

    • Elise @ Stuff That I Bought

      July 26, 2012 at 7:55 pm

      Sher! You will look AMAZING with balayage.
      I did a video aaaages ago on ghd curls – refresh your memory here and as soon as I get my voice back and stop sneezing I’ll film a new one. x

  2. Kimberley

    July 28, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Your hair looks great! I’m also dying over those sunglasses!

    • Elise @ Stuff That I Bought

      July 29, 2012 at 12:38 am

      I LOVE the sunnies! They look tortoiseshell in the pic, but they are actually purple with bits of blue…so kind of a purple tortoise, if you will. Different to anything else I own, very fun. Can’t wait to wear them with a maxi in summer.

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