Behind the Scenes at the Elle Style Awards

So a few of us here at Lookfantastic were lucky enough to attend the fabulous ELLE Style Awards, an evening full of celeb spotting, prosecco drinking and incredible style. We were even allowed a little sneak peek behind the scenes with Paul Mitchell to find out their hair styling secrets, and watch them get creative. So have a read below to find out how you too, can get big Farrah Fawcett style waves or a slick back, wet look with Paul MitchellPaul Mitchell - Elle Style Awards Sign

The team on the day was made up of fabulous stylists, Nicole Hewitt, Evie Davies, Josh Denholm, Kiri Constantinou and Amy Russell – and they styled around 110 people; waiting staff, dancers, musicians and front house staff.

So how did they do it?

Find out how to get curly hair styles with Paul Mitchell in just 3 easy steps!

Step 1: Spray hair with Paul Mitchell ‘Hot off the Press‘ to speed styling time and protect your hair from the heat!

Step 2: Dry your hair and roll sections using the Paul Mitchell Ion Round Brush (size, XL).

Step 3: When unraveling your hair, brush through carefully and spray with Paul Mitchell Extra-Body Firm Finishing Spray. This will give your curls a firm hold, while also fighting frizz, flyaways and flatness.

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Next, find out how to successfully get a slick, wet look hair style with only one Paul Mitchell product!

Step 1: Use a liberal amount of Paul Mitchell Slick Works on dry hair and brush in with a soft bristle dressing-out brush.

Step 2: Pull back the finer hairs around your hairline and secure them using a little extra drop of slick works gel.

Step 3: Finally, pull the slick works back on to the ends of your hair and tie tightly in to a bun.

This was the stylist, Nicole’s, favourite style of the night.

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How classy and fabulous are these Paul Mitchell hair styles? We’ll definitely be trying them in the coming weeks. If you’ll be giving them a whirl, let us know in the comments box below and tag any pictures on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with @lookfantastic! 




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Major fan of scented candles, Make Up brushes and Highlighter. I’m always on the hunt for those Holy Grail products and my dressing table is covered in more beauty products than I like to admit. As an adopted Northerner originally from Brighton, I spend most my days wondering what all this rain is about. My hair isn’t grateful for the move. Currently loving: NIOD Photography Fluid