After Christina’s awesome experience with ghd, I was kicking myself for forgetting to check out the salon experience when the brand approached us initially. (What can I say? I am extremely good with emails but when it comes to actual physical letters, I have an extremely delayed reaction.) So when ghd approached us recently to spread word about their campaign Catwalk Me ghd (more details on that later but it’s a good one!), I leapt at the chance.
I headed to Alpha Omega in Causeway Bay for my experience and managed to catch Robert, the ghd education manager who was around to give me plenty of intel on how to curl hair and make my hair awesome. We settled for some soft curls and the stylist quickly got to work. What struck me about the experience was how quick it was. The whole styling session took about 30 minutes with my hair being sprayed with the ghd Heat Protect Spray first and then small sections were quickly curled by twisting the ghd eclipse 180 degrees (for looser curls, 360 degrees will give tighter curls) and gliding it down the hair.
So what tips did I learn from Robert? Always make sure your hair is completely dry before styling. Protect your hair with a spray first so the heat doesn’t damage the hair. Ghd stylers can curl, wave or straighten hair (wohoo, I’m all for multitasking gadgets) and because it has sensors in each plate, the styling temperature is optimized at 185 degrees C. Practice with the styler without the heat on first to get the hang on twisting and gliding. Oh and the stylers can last for ages. Robert’s mom has been using the same styler for 8 years on a daily basis!
As you can see from the video, each section really didn’t take that long to do and I came out of it with gorgeous wavy hair. Unfortunately, my hair is super straight straight straight and in about two hours it reverted to its natural state but according to the stylist, curls normally can last until the next time you wash your hair.
When I tried to replicate the curls myself the next day, it was not as effortless as it looked at the salon but as Robert says, practise practise practise and I did find myself getting the hang of it a bit more towards the end of the practice session. Unlike Robert's mom, I probably won't be able to style my hair every day but methinks I'm going to have a lot of fun with the styler on weekends and have girlfriends come over to play!
Interested in trying out this styling session? That’s what the Catwalk Me ghd campaign is for! ghd is offering this styling experience for free for anyone who visit Alpha Omega, Paul Gerrad and Lane Crawford. All you have to do is upload a selfie of yourself with the hastag #catwalkmeghd on Instagram or Facebook. Additionally, all participants will be automatically entered for a chance to win a ghd professional photoshoot session for the winner and two friends worth $30,000. Check out the hairstyling session dates and locations at http://www.ghdhair.com/hk/catwalkmeghd