Sunday 24 March 2013

Recreate Ashley Roberts' DOI Look With OSiS

A couple of weeks ago Immediate PR tweeted asking if any beauty bloggers would be interested in recreating a looking from Dancing on Ice using OSiS hair products. The look they were asking us to recreate was Ashley Roberts' plaited hair look from the DOI Sunday semi-final and I immediately expressed interest in this challenge. It's taken me a little while to be able to master this look but now that I've perfected it I am huge fan of this braided crown and think that it looks very sophisticated, although not so much with flashes of bright blue running through it, but it is the perfect way to make an up-do look a lot more interesting. 

I was sent the following products to use to recreate Ashley's look:

- OSiS Curl Me Soft curl cream
- OSiS Magic anti-frizz shine serum
- OSiS Sparkler shine spray
- Schwarzkopf Silhouette Color Brilliance hair spray

How I Recreated The Look:

Step 1: Wash hair and apply the Curl Me Soft curl cream whilst the hair is damp.

Step 2: The look works best on lightly curled hair, however I am on a heat styling ban so made the best with my natural mane; it still worked fine.

Step 3: Split the hair into two equal sections and starting from the nape of the neck, begin braiding the hair in the style of an inverted French braid (plait it under, not over), working from the bottom of the head and around to the front.

Step 4: Once braids are complete, secure with a clear elastic and run Magic anti-frizz serum over to smooth down any frizz and flyaways.

Step 5: Cross the braids over the front of the head and secure in place with a couple of kirby grips.

Step 6: Hold hair in place with Silhouette Color Brilliance hair spray.

Step 7: Complete by spraying all over with Sparkler shine spray for the ultimate dazzling look and you're ready to go.

I'm a huge fan of hair braids and my styles of choice are most often a plain and simple fishtail or French braid, but after speaking to Melissa (from Pretty Little Obsessions) about the best way to complete this look she gave me the tip to use a Dutch braid instead (an inverted French braid), and also to enlist your mum for a bit of help getting it started! I'm so glad my mum and I have learnt how to do this look, I can't wait to wear it again! I've also loved using the products too and will continue to use them as well as trying more things from OSiS; I have my eye on their DustIt powder.

Thank you very much to Immediate PR for the chance to be able to recreate Ashley's DOI look!

What do you all think of this braided style? 
Is it something you would recreate yourself?


  1. yay it looks gorgeous! I couldnt have done it without my Mum either haha xx

  2. I will definitely try this style this summer! Great pics.

  3. Oh, it's gorgeous! Love it.


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