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#HQGirlCrush: Karen O

Karen O is probably the cult indie-rock icon the average pop fan would never have heard of…. But with her debut studio album ‘Crush Songs’ released in 2014, it would be criminal not to include Karen O in our #HQGirlCrush series. Granted, we should have sung the praises of this style goddess sooner, but hey – better late than never.

#HQGirlCrush: Hannah Pixie Sykes

As far as the word multi-talented can go, Hannah Pixie Sykes has definitely exceeded all expectations of success. Over the past year her fame has grown immensely and has to be included in our #HQGirlCrush series. She portrays her passion for creativity in such a way that you’re destined to be left feeling inspired.

BeautyCon London 2015

Saturday saw the first ever BeautyCon London, and the HQhair girls just had to go down and check it out! For anyone that hasn’t heard of BeautyCon before, it is an annual conference for beauty fanatics, digital creators and influencers in the beauty industry… basically our dream event!

#HQGirlCrush: Marina and the Diamonds

Wales isn’t often known for it’s connections with ultra cool, sassy females. Apart from Tom Jones and the Stereophonics, we can’t think of many other singers, songwriters or bands off the top of our heads! But that’s why Marina and the Diamonds stands out from the crowd, and is the first in our #HQGirlCrush series. Not only is Marina absolutely stunning, with her unique sense of style and quirky good looks, but her pop-indie songs are packed full of feel good lyrics and one liners to live…

Skin Care Essentials from

Here at HQhair, you’ll often find us talking about the make-up trends and hair styles we love, but it’s not often we talk about skin care. When it comes to taking care of your skin, it’s important to remember that it is, after all, the base for your make-up and the better condition it’s in, the more ah-mazing your make-up will look! Whether you’re new to skin care or a fully fledged expert, we’ve put together our Skin Care Essentials.

How To Get Lush Hair Extensions with Beauty Works

This week, we caught up with hair extension experts Beauty Works to find out their top tips for keeping your hair extensions lush! We compiled a list of our most asked questions and took to Twitter to quiz the girls on the best way to care for our extensions. Take a look at the Q&A below!

and ISWAI Get-Away Giveaway

Summer is upon us, and we are so excited to announce that HQhair and ISWAI have teamed up to provide you with all you need for the perfect summer get-away! We’re going to take a look at our favourite essentials for summer, and give you the chance to win our get-away giveaway!

Q&A with Fake Bake

At lunchtime we had a big catch up with the lovely Fake Bake team over on Twitter, and they’ve been answering all our questions about the mind-boggling world of fake tan. In case you missed it, we’ve got all the answers here. So if you’re worried about applying your fake tan or removing it, or just want to avoid the dreaded ‘orange palms’ read on for all the tips, tricks and advice you need.

Q&A with NARS Cosmetics

NARS is a brand famous for it’s bold and beautiful colour range, iconic packaging, cheeky names and stunning formulas, and it’s certainly a big favourite in the HQHair office. We were lucky enough to meet with NARS National Stylist, Helena Kastensson, to ask her a few questions and, of course, play with some pretty makeup! Helena very kindly shared some of her top beauty tips and gave us plenty of advice on how to wear the latest trends in 2015. Read on to find out what she said…

LFW Report

On Friday, we headed to London Fashion Week and sneaked backstage at the Bora Aksu AW16 show to see how our friends over at KMS California were styling the models’ hair. Head stylist James Pecis led the team to create the look, named Romantic Folk Braids which was inspired by the story of Queen Olga of Russia. He said that the look is ‘a mixture of 19th century Russian aristocracy mixed with Amish farm girl.’ Read on for a lowdown on how the look was created and some pictures from the show!