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National Television Awards Round-Up

Last night the cream of the British television crop treaded the red carpet in London for the 17th National Television Awards hosted by Dermot O’Leary. This year’s NTA’s made winners out of popular period drama Downton Abbey as well as Coronation Street for Most Popular Serial Drama and I’m A Celebrity... for Most Popular Reality Programme. ITV’s The X Factor pipped the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing to the Most Popular Talent Show award, whilst individual awards went to the likes of Doctor Who‘s Matt Smith and Karen Gillan and Coronation Street‘s Katherine Kelly.

On the red carpet itself, there were some stunning dresses – for both the right and wrong reasons! – and some great hairstyles. Little Mix, the winners of The X Factor, were looking bang-on trend as they continue to amaze everyone with their colourful style and big and beautiful hair. Anna Till, stylist and a member of our Artistic Team at our Brent Cross salon, says, “Big curly hair, smooth rock-chick-look with accessories in their hair is what it’s all about for them right now. Big on personality, big on style.”

Many of the gents were looking particularly dapper in their sharp suits and clean-cut images. Mark Wright of TOWIE appeared with I’m A Celebrity… and wore his hair neatly tapered with a good helping of gel to complete his smooth suited and booted look. This can be easily achieved at home by using our Regis DesignLine Whipped Wax defining cream. Gary Barlow was also a winner in the style stakes with a modern take on the 1920’s look. A short, neat cut that was both modern and stylistically retro, Mr. Barlow wore the sides and back short whilst keeping the length on top and styled to the side.

Claire Palmer, a stylist at our Deansgate Manchester salon, says that “this can be achieved by asking your stylist to taper the side in short whilst leaving the weight throughout the top. It can then be sliced in to reduce excessive weight but avoid the temptation to go with thinning scissors or too short layers. This style is all about the smooth! Style this using Refined Texture by Wella Professionals SP styling range to create this suave do”

For Jayne Dempsey, a stylist and member of our Artistic Team at our Trafford Centre salon, the best hair of the night went to Fearne Cotton. Complimenting her 1920’s-style dress to perfection, her slick-back hair and understated, quirky style looked amazing and complimented her personality down to a tee.

Congratulations to all the winners and commiserations to the runners-up. Perhaps next year will be their year? Either way, we’re looking forward to some fab new trends this time in 2013!

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