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Choosing and Using Hair Products - Made Simpler with Infographics

Posted by Donnie Morissette on Sunday, April 19, 2015, In : Products 

One of my aims with both hairdressing and writing this blog has always been to simplify dealing with hair to its end user (that's you, by the way). So when I came across these infographics I was delighted to see how starightforward they make approaching products, which can be confusing at the best of times and downright overwhelming at the worst.

Unfortunately, the X-Y graph*, which looks at product choice, is aimed at men; and the product usage guide** is aimed at women. I might actually deve...

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RED CARPET REPORT: The MTV Movie Awards 2015

Posted by Donnie Morissette on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, In : Red Carpet 

This years MTV Movie Awards red carpet was a plethora of eclectic style that did not disappoint. Here's a rundown of my favourite moments...


Hailee Steinfeld and Maia Mitchell keep it simple

There once was a time when the slightest sniff of an awards invite would have celebs heating up their curling tongs and reaching for the extra-hold lacquer. But the 2010s have lightly ushered in a return to simplicity, and these ladies embody that simplicity perfectly.

Interestingly, both have opted for cent...

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NEW Surf Infusion from Bumble and Bumble

Posted by Donnie Morissette on Friday, March 20, 2015, In : Products 

Ask a panel of hair product addicts what salt spray they use to achieve beachy waves and at least one (if not most) will say Bumble and bumble, whose Surf Spray is a cult wonder-product that has inspired imitations since its launch in 2001. A shampoo and conditioner came into the fray over a decade later but Bb didn't stop there...



The surf spray itself lends a just-from-the-sea, dried-on-the-sand quality to the hair, which gives it a kind of crunchy, tangly feeling. Not by any means, does it ...

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A-Z Of A Generation by i-D Online

Posted by Donnie Morissette on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, In : HedRock Happenings 

In this new video directed by Willy Vanderperre, hairstylist Anthony Turner looks at the diversity of London's up-and-coming style from fabulous freaks across the realms of goth, drag and beatniks.

Not only is this an insight into the amazing grassroots style of my favourite city, but it features yours truly and a few of my close friends too. Check out the video and description below.

(I'm 'V', by the way!)




Which way to the party? Directed by Willy Vanderperre, i-D’s latest alphabet soup mixes...

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Celebs Usher In a New Era

Posted by Donnie Morissette on Monday, March 9, 2015, In : Trends 

In the past week celebrities have decided to literally buck the trends we've all grown accustomed to achieving for the past decade. In short; long hair is out.

As a hairstylist, the number of times I've had a client or model whose hair needed to be coiffed into big, bouncy, shiny waves is practically uncountable. It got to a point in many a stylist's head that this was just accepted as the norm. Kim Kardashian and Cheryl Cole-Tweedy-Fernandez-Versini-Jones-Bloggs [sic] were die-hard reference...
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RED CARPET REPORT: The Grammy Awards 2015

Posted by Donnie Morissette on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, In : Red Carpet 

Compiling this one really took it out of me! There was no shortage of notable 'dos at this years Grammys. Join me on the red carpet for the highs, the lows and the plain bizarre.

Everybody's talking about... Iggy Azalea's statement braids





As a hairstylist, I can assure you that this takes some skill and patience. I love it! It has certainly garnered the most attention of the Grammys hair parade. (Well, almost. There's one ostentatious duo that certainly took the poll position, which you'll see ...

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RED CARPET REPORT: The BAFTAs 2015

Posted by Donnie Morissette on Monday, February 9, 2015, In : Red Carpet 

Despite the rather more conspicuous Grammys happening across the pond, this years BAFTA Awards remained a glitzy and star-studded event. Here's a run-down of the hair trends we saw on the red carpet...


The outcome as predicted - side-swept glamour!

If you missed my red carpet season predictions (see it here), easily the most obvious trend for the season across the couture runways and the red carpet is an easy asymmetry, achieved by pushing back thew hair on one side:


Amy Adams


Charlotte Riley



Hayl...

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RED CARPET 2015 PREDICTIONS

Posted by Donnie Morissette on Friday, February 6, 2015, In : Red Carpet 

Awards season is upon us (okay, I missed the Golden Globes ...oops... moving on). For the first time this year, I've decided to have a crack at making some red carpet hair predictions. Ahead of the BAFTAs and Grammys on Sunday, the couture runways have barely cooled down and celebs are tracking down their frocks as we speak. But will their hair go hand in hand with their gowns? Here are the most likely things to appear at the ceremonies...


1. Side-swept


Atelier Versace


Elie Saab


Jean Paul Gaultie...

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RED CARPET REPORT: The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards

Posted by Donnie Morissette on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, In : Red Carpet 

The glitz, the glamour... this years Emmys red carpet was a wonderfully sparkling affair with wonderful, well-coiffed hair!

Here's my top 10 favourites, (in no particular order).

Kelly Osbourne's mohawk



This girl seriously knows how to give us variety. Over the past few times I've blogged her red carpet looks, the only thing that seems to stay constant is that signature lilac hue. This time she flaunted a freshly-shorn mohawk and the fairly recent 'stories' tattoo. This was fabulously femmed-up ...

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10 BuzzFeed Posts About Hair You Should Read Right Now

Posted by Donnie Morissette on Saturday, July 26, 2014, In : News 

Okay, you don't have to do it RIGHT this minute, but you're already here, right? So you might as well.

These videos and articles range from funny to useful to simply quite interesting - but mostly funny. We all love a good BuzzFeed list, and if you're here on the HedRock blog, my guess is you love hair, too. So here's the definitive top 10 BuzzFeed hair lists, (in no particular order).


1. 17 Things You Don’t Say To A Woman With Short Hair



Newsflash: short hair can be stunning on a lady. You do...

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Behind The Cover: Victoria Beckham's Vogue Shoot

Posted by Donnie Morissette on Friday, July 11, 2014, In : News 



August's cover star for British Vogue is the one and only Victoria Beckham, in an shoot encompassing an unusually less-than-pristine setting for the lady, messing around in a garden and looking more laidback and playful that we're used to. But it works.

Last week, hairstylist Tina Outen spoke to Vogue.co.uk about her behind-the-scenes experience with Victoria, working with a crème de la crème creative team comprising of Vogue Fashion Director, Lucinda Chambers; powerhouse international makeu...

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Paris Couture Week AW14: Valentino

Posted by Simon Pinder on Thursday, July 10, 2014, In : Runway 



The theme at Valentino for this show was Pre-Raphelite. The mood was one of pared-back and effortless elegance, with a kind of virginal purity. Despite the billowing fabrics, draping and gladiator flats the girls still looked slender and statuesque. The natural colour palette circulated around whites and greens with the odd print or motif. All in all, it could be summed up as 'divinely pretty'.




Guido Palau for Redken made yet another appearance, this time creating a very classic but laid-back ...

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Paris Couture Week AW14: Armani Privé

Posted by Simon Pinder on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, In : Runway 



Armani took a step away from the comfort of his usual grey-anchored palette to a much bolder black, white and red for this show. However, this bright colour infusion was strict, completely untainted by anything else from the spectrum, allowing him to focus on his strengths in craftsmanship. But there was a difference here, too - rather than the clean, sophisticated and grown-up aesthetic we're used to, Armani instead took a more youthful approach, playing with a melange of silhouettes and tex...

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Paris Couture Week AW14: Chanel + Kristen Stewart's New 'Do

Posted by Simon Pinder on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, In : Runway 



The first thing guests attending the Chanel show noticed was its minimalist environment. Karl Lagerfeld usually has a spectacularly extravangant thematic set that is an extension of the collection's aesthetic. This time, however, a fireplace and large gilded mirror were the only adornments to an otherwise bright, airy space in which his collection could speak for itself. And volumes it spoke. 1930s and Baroque influences coupled with a palette of fiery and ash tones (save the odd pop of blue)...

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Review: Schwarzkopf Got2b

Posted by Simon Pinder on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, In : Products 

I haven't bought a non-professional hair product in years, but since I'm not currently under employment I can't really spend on salon price tags. However, I did need a new hair product recently, having spent most of the past year using whatever was to hand in the salon and not actually using anything at home. So I decided now was the time to budget shop, get over my snobbery (at least for now) and buy off the high street.

I wanted something that would allow my hair to get some volume and textu...
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RED CARPET REPORT: The Academy Awards 2014

Posted by Simon Pinder on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, In : Red Carpet 

Ah, is there any red carpet more glamorous than the Oscars? I mean sure, it was saturated with rainwater  and Jennifer Lawrence fell over (again), but it's almost guaranteed to be dripping with diamonds and satin, hair up in classy buns and more A-listers than you can shake your proverbial at. This red carpet was a real mixed bag of hits and misses, but for the most part our leading ladies looked fantastic. Let's see how it all went down...


#10: Liza Minnelli



There's a reason Liza is at number ...

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RED CARPET REPORT: The BRIT Awards 2014

Posted by Simon Pinder on Thursday, February 20, 2014, In : Red Carpet 

The BRITS isn't a formal occasion, it's a party. As I said for the Grammy's red carpet, musicians are ostentatious creatures, and like to make an impression, as such, the BRIT Awards red carpet was full of a fair few yeas and nays. However, as it's Fashion Week and I'm swamped with runway stuff to do, and had the BAFTAs the other day and the Oscars next week, I'm just going to keep this one short and go with the best five.

#5: Fearne Cotton



Let's be honest, this isn't very inventive, but I'm gi...

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RED CARPET REPORT: The BAFTAs 2014

Posted by Simon Pinder on Monday, February 17, 2014, In : Red Carpet 

It's red carpet time again! This week we're on our own turf, with the BAFTAs and Brits within days of each other! Here's the 10 best looks from last night.


Michelle Rodriguez

A lovely beachy wave, but does it really go with that Emilio de la Morena dress? Not really... her hair says 'laid back' but that leatherette bodice is anything but. Of the two, I prefer the dress, so a little more polished on the hair would have been better!




Gillian Anderson

The low-slung loose pony is all over London Fashi...

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Couture Hair at the Schiaparelli Revival

Posted by Simon Pinder on Thursday, January 23, 2014, In : Runway 

Many things struggle to be iconic in the fast and competitive world of fashion, so it takes a lot of force to make a real impact. Say, the kind of force that comes with taking the creative director from Rochas, putting him at the helm of a house bearing the name of one of the most influential designers that ever lived, and presenting the comeback collection after 60 dormant years at Paris Haute Couture. No mean feat.

And when you're on a knife edge like that, you have to pull out all the stops...
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RED CARPET HAIR: 2014 Golden Globes

Posted by Simon Pinder on Monday, January 13, 2014, In : Red Carpet 

The Golden Globes was certainly an eventful occasion this year - the red carpet got waterlogged, Emma Thompson strolled onstage with a Martini in one hand and her Louboutins in the other, and Diane Keaton received an award for Woody Allen... as Woody Allen.

I'm going to run down my top ten now, but before I do, a couple of girls who didn't make the shortlist: Jennifer Lawrence, because she looked stunning top-to-toe but her hair was news three months ago; and Sandra Bullock, whom I love but lo...
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I am in LOVE with Bebe Black's new hair!

Posted by Simon Pinder on Monday, August 26, 2013, In : Celebrity 
This could come as a surprise. To the untrained eye, this might be seen as a pixie cut, a simple short hairstyle - nothing special, really.

But it's not simple, it sensational. When I say HedRock is about boundless freedom of expression, it usually means 'take that extra step, go a bit nuts and do something "edgy" - whatever that word means - so that you stand out'. But it also means you should be wearing something that suits you and your personality to the dot, and THAT is why Bebe Black's ha...
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Rihanna's Urban Style and Ombre Hair

Posted by Simon Pinder on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, In : Celebrity 

Rihanna rocked her urban street style during her LA day out yesterday.




Papped (above) applying her makeup at an LA Lakers game, she donned a hip-hop/metal mashup complete with dark lips and topped with a backward cap, her luxe tumbling waves loose beneath it. It was a particularly candid moment for RiRi as she enjoyed a courtside seat in a crowd that also included will.i.am.

But it was later that she showed every girl how it's done and transitioned effortlessly from day-to-night for an evening ...

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