We believe that 2021 is all about embracing your natural hair’s texture. With curly hair growing increasingly popular we have decided to turn to one of our experts, Kelly May, to get all the tips you need to get your best curly hair yet.
Firstly it’s important to understand that Curls can change over time, says Kelly May. You can go from having soft waves to tighter curls. Your hair goes through cycles that can change every several years. Pregnancy has also been known to change a woman’s hair. This can be due to post pregnancy hormones and the loss of hair. Post pregnancy your hair can grow back with a different texture and sometimes much curlier.
Whatever your type of curl or its cyclical changes, it is important to protect them. May, recommends sleeping on a silk pillow case or wearing a silk head turban at night. “ This will help reduce breakage and cause less friction when you are sleeping” adds May. To ensure healthy curls, it’s important to wash your hair in a certain way and ensure you indulge in regular conditioning treatments. Curls require a lot of hydration.
May advises, hair be brushed before it is washed and again when you apply conditioner. This helps eliminate the frizz. Use clarifying shampoo first, followed by a moisture based curl defining shampoo. The thickness of your hair will then determine what your curls need whether its moisture, protein, frizz control or volume. Curly hair has a tendency to require more moisture than most other hair types.
So what is the best brush to use for curly hair? At Neville, we recommend using a flat paddle brush or a denman brush. These are gently on your curls and great for tangles. Always remember to brush your hair when it is wet with conditioner or alternatively prior to washing it.
For those of you struggling with your curls and looking into potential treatments to help reduce frizz, we recommend Tanino Therapy, a chemical free smoothing treatment that will maintain your curl at the same time.
When it comes to styling using the right products is paramount. For rebellious curly hair, May recommends using the Kerastase discipline range which is great for managing thicker curls and frizz for a smooth and shinier finish.
If you are looking to embrace your natural curls or alternatively achieve a smooth blowdry, we recommend using L’Oreal Professionnel Tecni Art Liss control.
If you are opting for a curly style, it helps define the curls. Liss control is a light weight product with maximum effect. Alternatively, if you wish to smooth your hair liss control will help you achieve shiny and smooth hair.
Recommended products for curly hair:
How to achieve the look:
- Prep hair using L’Oréal Tecni Art Pli.
- Create a centre parting and smooth out hair using big brush, leaving the hair natural at the roots.
- Once smooth, continue centre parting down to baseline and clip one side away.
- Make a plait with length of one side starting at occipital bone and continue down to end of length making sure the plait sits on centre line.
- Secure with elastic.
- Repeat on opposite side so that the two plaits sit side by side.
- On the underneath of plaits, thread elastic between both sides and secure plaits together.
- Pull some loose strands of hair around front hairline to leave softness and finish with a light spritz of l’Oréal Infinium hairspray for hold.
Lead Stylist : Jack Merrick-Thirlway
How to achieve the look:
- The Jimmy Paul x Hello Kitty was inspired from the 60’s with a key focus on volumes. Each model was given an individual look that best suited their face shape.
- All models were prepped using L’Oréal Tecni Art Pli to give hold and allow us to mould the hair into big voluminous shapes.
- Bridgette Bardot inspired most of the hair looks.
- Each look required loads of backcombing at the roots.
- We used L’Oréal Tecni Art Super Dust to secure the shape and allow us to manipulate the hair.
- To finish the individual looks, L’Oréal Infinium hairspray was applied as a subtle mist to give shine and hold.
- Red Ribbons were then added to each look to tie in the looks together.
Lead Stylist : Jack Merrick-Thirlway
Emma Weymouth for Tatler Cover shoot January 2021
- Hair by Jack Merrick-Thirlway using Davines Official
- Makeup by Mary Greenwell
- Styled by Sophie Pera
- Photography by Simon Emmett
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Whilst most years normally fly by, 2020 has been rather different. Many of us are still trying to understand what this “party season” will consist of … One thing is sure, we hope to dazzle from the waist up regardless of the circumstances. At Neville, we believe that even the most intimate of gatherings deserves the very best of beauty. Fearless haircuts, show stopping colour and knockout nails are the ultimate mood lifter, we all SO deserve.
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To commemorate Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Neville Tucker recreated Queen Elizabeth II ‘s iconic look. He has paid homage to not only the Queen, but also Charles Martin who was the Queen’s hairdresser for a large part of her sovereignty. Neville worked with Charles for many years at his salon, Neville Daniel on Sloane Street during the early 90s where he held the Royal Warrant.
Here is a step by step guide of how to recreate Her Majesty’s iconic look put together by Neville Tucker, owner of Neville Hair and Beauty and Jack Merrick-Thirlway, creative director. The true beauty of this look stems from true, authentic, old fashioned setting and dressing using only hair brushes, rollers and a hairdryer and no heated tools.
Begin by washing the hair as normal, using shampoo and conditioner. Ensure to use plenty of setting and blow-dry lotion throughout the blow dry process to provide hold. Using a hairdryer, a small brush and small rollers for maximum movement, split the hair into small sections for ideal positioning. Once the rollers are in place, the model is then put under a hood dryer for around half an hour to achieve heat through all the rollers. The elimination of tongs and straighteners at this stage is vital for the iconic, vintage look - going back to basics is the key. Once the hair is completely dry and set, the rollers are removed, and the hair is brushed through. Using a wide tooth comb, the hair is moved into the desired place and silver clips are placed around the curls and waves to keep them in place. Around the back, the hair has been carefully back-combed to achieve volume and hold. Small pins keep the hair tightly in place. The crown is then added at the front once the silver clips are removed around the front and hair covered part of the crown towards the back. Use hairspray to complete the look at to add shine and dynamism.
Cannes Film Festival is all about the glamour with a sprinkle more of glamour, where the world's acting elite gracing the red carpet in all their finery and wearing the most sophisticated hair and make-up looks.
From the designer gowns, to the A-list guests, and the insane amount of diamonds adorning them, Cannes is the place to go if you feel like being next level swanky.
No better stylists to call upon is the Neville Hair and Beauty who are a dab hand creative elegant artistic hair with the wow factor. From side swept chignons to effortless hair from the supermodel era, the team worked tirelessly to tame the tresses of celebrities, Royalty, Ladies, Miss Universe and actresses and actors.
The Neville Hair and Beauty team returned to the Croisette after a 3-year hiatus to celebrate the Festival de Cannes’ 75th edition in partnership with Chopard.
For this year’s edition of the festival, the Neville Hair and Beauty team supported by Philip Martin’s have expressed the quintessence of glamour through the creation of unique hairstyles.
Amongst the list of attendees, the Neville Team have had the pleasure to look after:
- Lady Amelia & Eliza Spencer
- French Actress Josephine Japy
- French sisters Milla and Kookla Lapidus
- French actor Vincent Elbaz
- Turkish actress Meryem Uzerli
- Miss Universe Urvashi Rautela
- TV host Diala Makki
- TV host Joelle Mardinian
- Zara Martin
- Catrinel Marlon
- German actress Emilia Schuele
- Jordan Grant
- Emma Weymouth
- Amy Jackson
- Anastasia Barashkova
- Did the nails for Candice Swanepoel
- Madalina Diana Ghenea