Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Hands-on Hairstyling Workshop

Excerpt from "We Buzz Weekly" - my company HR newsletter where my name appeared:
Mirror? Checked, Hair spray? Checked. Curling tongs? Checked.

40 staff of the “Y” gender hailing from various departments and locations were treated to a hands-on hair-do workshop on Wednesday evening from 6.30pm to 9.00pm. Participants were taught how to create various hairstyles for different occasions, from sassy to classy and elegant to bold. Participants with nimble fingers did their own hair while others, partnered with a fellow colleague to help create a new look for themselves.

Amidst the tingly scent of hairspray that consumed the room, the atmosphere was fun and lively as ladies in giggles (and some in occasional groans of pain from partner’s manhandling) took turns to work on each other’s hair, sharing personal tips and ideas on the different types of hair-do.

The session ended with a mini hair-do competition where all participants had to pair-up to create a winning hair style. Following a vote, the duo comprising of Jerlynn Ang & Winnie Yen from E&T in Alex emerged as the winning team, beating 7 other participating teams. All participants went away happy though with a bottle of organic shampoo each as a take-home gift.

Check out what’s in style for Fall 2010.

The Award-Winning Hairstyle
How it is done:
1. Tie up 3 quarters of the hair into a high ponytail, leaving some at the sides and the bottom for the twist later.
2. Use hairspray all over the ponytail and backcomb thoroughly. This step must be done thoroughly so that the bun can stay upright later.
3. Lightly comb your bun and pin into place with bobby pins. Remember to choose those with rounded edges to protect your client's scalp!
4. Started the twist from the right using the hair we have left alone earlier, do the double twist all around the head and pin the ends into the bun.
5. Hair spray all over to finish. You can add flowers or any other hair accessories to decorate the bun in anyway you like. This is very Audrey Hepburn and can look very elegant for brides.

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