Lessons from Charles Worthington: The glamorous up-do

06 February 2009


With BAFTA excitement reaching fever pitch this morning – two days to go, fashion watchers – we decided to stop by the styling suite at The Dorchester to catch up with Charles Worthington for a lesson in the glamorous up do. He's the hair guru behind A-lister looks at the Oscars and premieres the world over, and on Sunday night he'll be holding residency right here on the doorstep of the penthouse suite with every curling tong, hairdryer and kirby grip he can get his hands on. ‘It's important to look at the actress's face shape and consider the neckline of the dress she's wearing when you're creating the look,' he reveals. For the BAFTA Film Awards, Charles tends to go for up-dos because you can never rely on the British weather – and because he thinks it's easier for the stars to relax if they know their hair's safely in place. So how can you get a piece of the action? Well, it's easy. Honest. In this two-part mini-video Charles talks preparation first and then shows you how to do the up-do from home. His handy trick? To keep the hair secure, bend one side of a large hairpin up on one side to create a fish hook and twist around the hair. Plus resist going overboard on the hairspray. A light mist of Charles Worthington's Salon Shine Results Max Hold Hairspray (£4.49) will suffice! Watch and learn...

PS: If you missed the experts at Lancôme demonstrating the red carpet-worthy smoky eye, teach yourself here.


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