Hair Up Do by Marc Coates with Bumble and Bumble at Boots Press Day

Ok, so that was like the longest blog post title ever. Hopefully, this post does what it says on the tin! Ok, so yesterday I headed to the Boots Give it a Go press day with blogger chums Gemma from Flutter and Sparkle and Fei from Peonies and Lilies. Part of the event featured a pop up hair salon featuring stylists creating on trend looks using Ojon and Bumble and Bumble products.

Boots Press Day Give it a Go Bumble and Bumble Products in a Bowl

And now is when I hand over my DSLR to rookie professional blog photographer, Gemma, who I’m pleased to say did not drop my camera. Anyway, teasing over, Gemma did an awesome job and I’ve been spoilt for choice with great photos to use. So, here’s me in the chair with hair stylist Marc Coates, who had apparently dressed to match me and was super, super lovely.

Marc Coates Hairstylist with Bumble and Bumble Jayne J Read at Boots Give it a Go Press EVent

I’m not going to reveal what look we were going for until the end of the post, just to give some mystery to the whole thing (that is, if you haven’t seen my tweets already) Step one, Marc applied Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hairspray, normally this would be applied to wet hair, but in this instance Marc applied it and blow dried my hair to add volume and texture. I was really impressed with the results purely from applying this spray, a little ruffle gives hair a good lift at the roots and shape with very little effort.

Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hairspray at Boots Give it a Go Press Event

To add further texture, Marc added the Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray, a sea salt spray, which adds more texture, another perfect quick fix product for texture and volume and something I’ve never tried before. Marc applied this just before back combing, so this would be a great product for pre-backcombing too.

Marc Coates Bumble and Bumble Hair Stylist Boots Give it a Go Press Event Jayne J Read Jayne's Kitschen Blogger

Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray Sea Salt Texturising Spray Boots Give it a Go Press Event

Marc then sectioned my hair and backcombed with a short bristled backcombing brush, another thing that I really should buy as it’s the quickest way to back comb and is the root of a lot of styles that I could learn to do myself. For the style we were going for, Marc back comb all but the top section of my hair to create volume and also something for the style to stick to.

Bumble and Bumble Boots Give it a Go Press Event Marc Coates Jayne J Read Jayne's Kitschen Blogger

Jayne J Read Jayne's Kitschen Blogger Back Combed Hair by Marc Coates of Bumble and Bumble at Boots Give it a Go Press Event

For the 40s inspired hair do, Marc started the up do by twisting a section from one side of my head, around the back to create a roll. Looks complicated, but because the hair is back combed and full of product it helps it all stick together. I used to create a style similar to this when I worked in a vintage style apothecary in Leeds, so I can vouch that this is possible on yourself too.

Marc Coates 40s Style Up Do Tutorial with Bumble and Bumble at Boots Give it a GO Press Event with Jayne J Read of Jayne's Kitschen Blog

As Marc got to the end of the roll, her loosely plaited the end around the back of my head and secured with a clear elastic. To create a 40s style roll around the back of my head.

Marc Coates Bumble and Bumble 40s Style Vintage Up Do with Bumble and Bumble by Marc Coates with Jayne J Read of Jayne's Kitschen Blog

Marc then used hair grips (just eight by the way, which I’m super impressed at!) to secure the style into place, to loop the hair roll around the back and side of my head. Here’s what it looked like from the back…

Bumble and Bumble Marc Coates Hair Style Up Do Vintage Style on Jayne J Read of Jayne's Kitschen at Boots Give it a Go Press EventThe end of the plait at the front of my head was curled around into at loop, to create the vintage style Victory Roll style. The whole look was then secured using Bumble and Bumble Does it All Styling Spray, because you can’t finish an up do without a good spritz of hair spray!

Bumble and Bumble Marc Coates 40s Vintage Style Up Do Jayne J Read Jayne's Kitschen

And here’s the finished look, complete with diamante comb for a touch of glam to the style. What do you think? There’s tons of great photos from this experience, so I’ll add these to my Facebook page, so pop over there to see more of Gemma’s photography skills.

Finished 40s inspired up do by Marc Coates using Bumble and Bumble at Boots Give it a Go Press Event with Jayne J Read of Jayne's Kitschen

What do you think of the results?

Would you try out this style on yourself?

Do you use Bumble and Bumble products?

Comments always appreciated or tweet me to @JayneJRead

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10 thoughts on “Hair Up Do by Marc Coates with Bumble and Bumble at Boots Press Day

  1. Looks fab and so easy to do!

    1. Yes, does look fab. Not sure if I can do it myself yet, I’ll have to report back on that one.

  2. Oh wow, this is so pretty and glamorous. I’d love to wear something like that for a special occasion, only I struggle doing a basic plait at the back of my head, let alone something fancy!

    1. You could do something very similar without the plait bit, just scrunch up into a roll or twist instead of plait. I love it too.

  3. I think it looks superb Jayne – love 40’s theme. Unfortunately I don’t have enough hair to even attempt something like this! I’m dying to try out Bumble and Bumble products – have heard good things about the thickening spray so that will be first on my list. Slightly off topic but I recognized the Ojon hairdresser who was working alongside you – he presents for Ojon on QVC!

  4. This really suits you…and actually looks not too difficult to do!

  5. It looks just as amazing here as it did in real life! So relieved I didn;t muck up the photos! xx

  6. lovely!

  7. Wow looks fab, not something could try myself as my hair isn’t long enough but would if I could. Not even heard of the products myself, but not really into beautifying myself theses days, so way out of touch

    Great photos well done x

    1. When my hair was shorter I used to use a piece of nude coloured fishnet stocking to pad out my hair, it’s possible to do it that way if you have less hair.

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