CUPIDS WORKSHOP DAY 1 – Learn to create the perfect feminine dinner date hairdo.

Valentines day may be over for this year but this year I had the honor to play cupid for fashionistas in Hong Kong.  Ever since I became a fashion blogger I’ve always wanted to collaborate with Hong Kong fashion designers to bond hair with fashion.  The idea began during happy hour drinks in the beginning of the year with my dear friends Walter and Jessica- founders of Hong Kong Fashion brand Blind By JW and there was a conversation with the stress to buy the perfect gift for Valentines Day.  Working with that idea, we decided to do a 2 day Outdoor Workshop and Markets which promotes Hong Kong Design and targets fashionistas who needs to do last minute shopping for Valentines Day or Chinese New Year.

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Cupids Workshop is an outdoor markets which features Hong Kong Design Brands – Blind by JW , R1476 , Pomch and BTW-Workshop at Hong Kong creative hub – PMQ .  We are lucky to have the support from the stylish Hair care brand – AMIKA to sponsor us the latest Hair products and tools to use.  Amika’s products are amazing because their mission is to provide products which create Healthy hair with the least amount of time using beautiful stylish printed product.  For BTW-Workshop I ‘ve decided to do a Hair Demonstration Workshop for a semi formal evening dinner date which features these amazing products by Amika.

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Without further Doodahs here is a step by step guide to My Hair Demonstration for Day 1 of Cupids Workshop.

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STEP 1 – Prep the hair by applying Amika’s Obliphica Heat Defense Serum with your hands and blow dry using The Power Cloud Pro Dryer in low heat setting. This provides a layer of heat protection to your hair from the hot styling tools we will use later on.
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STEP 2 – In small sections apply Obliphica Blow Up Spray from roots to ends and blow dry using a round brush.  This brings volume for your roots without the need to back comb the hair.
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STEP 3 – Section the hair by tying the hair in 5 ponytails. This helps us shorten the time we need for curling the hair especially for girls with super long and thick hair.  If you don’t have alot of hair you can skip this step.
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STEP 4 – To curl the hair using a flat iron, pull 1 inch section from one of the ponytails at the back. Using the Fusion Titanium Styler , slowly run the styler down the strand of hair, flipping and rotating the styler as you go. You may need to repeat this step several times depending on your hair type and how well you prepped your hair- Watch the official tutorial here.
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STEP 5 – Repeat this step until all the ponytails are curled. This may take time and practice for first timers.
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STEP 6– Release the ponytails and lightly spray the hair with the Undone Texture Hairspray.  This holds the curls without making the hair too hard, making it easier to work with during styling.
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STEP 7– To create a messy braided side bun, take the section from the smaller side your side part to the top of the ear and create a diagonal french braid stop the other side stopping below the ear. Tie the ends with an elastic to create a mini ponytail. Make sure to loosely pull each strand out to make the look loose and fresh.

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STEP 8– Create a loose french braid with the larger section of your parting , pulling out random strands as you go, this time braiding till the end. Secure the end with a bobby pin.

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STEP 9: Create a loose french braid with the remaining section of the hair. Secure the ends with a bobby pin.LRStep9

STEP 10: To create the bun, wrap the fringe braid and the back french braid around each other to combine them in to one. Loosely create a spiral effect pulling out strands of hair out randomly and place the bun on the nape of the neck. Secure with bobby pins.LRSTEP10

STEP 11: Finish off with Amika’s Touchable Finish Spray likely scrunching bits of curls and pulling random strands of hair out to create a messy yet romantic effect.
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Dazzle off this hair style with your favourite hair accessory- Jasmine is wearing “Pins of Romance” hairclips from BTW-WORKSHOP X KOITE  accessories collection.

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Here is Beautiful Jasmine Wu wearing a collaboration between 3 of our local brands
Jacket, Dress and Clutch by Blind by JW
Belt by R1476
Hair By BTW-Workshop

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Once again special thanks to Amika for The Support with the amazing products and everyone from all the labels involved for this event. Also a big thank you to the most amazing model- my dear friend Jasmine for being our wonderful model during the workshop. Its such an honor being able to work with you again. Looking forward to working together soon.

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Thats it for now. For the latest updates of each of all the different brands involved, don’t forget to follow our facebook pages by clicking on the links above or follow the following Instagrams for instant updates.

AMIKA | BLIND BY JW | BTW-WORKSHOP | POMCH | R1476

Sorry for much for such a long post.  Feel like I need to make up for it since I’ve haven’t updated in a long time.  Don’t forget to follow my personal instagram for my latest photo updates.

Until Next Time
xoxo
TimTim Wong

Luminous Elegance -~ Classic Party Hair Styles with a twist.

As a hair stylist , One of the most frequently asked questions is what is the trend for hairstyles this fall?  It is a very subjective question because there are so many hairstyles presented both on the runways, editorials and hair shows.  There is also the questions of the translation from runway to the every day runway so I never really have an answer for that question since in Coco Chanel’s famous words “Fashion fades, only style remains the same” .

However, every season I try to bring a twist to few classic styles so my clients don’t get bored. That’s why my team and I decided to do a photo shoot using those classic hairstyles but bringing a new twist to the styles we know and love.

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The theme of this series is “Luminous Elegance”.  For the past decade one general hair trend for women all over the world is for the hair to look healthy , smooth and shiny without too much or too heavy product. We also want to keep the hairstyle relatively simple (apart from one avant-garde style) so we chose a model with beautiful jet black hair for this shoot.  So without too much chitchat, here are the results.

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MODEL | Gisele P | Calcarries Models
HAIR | Tim Wong | BTW-Workshop
MAKEUP | Teresa Ng | Teresa Make Up
PHOTOGRAPHY | Victoria Chan | Victoria Chan Photography
LIGHTING | HARRIS HUI

LOOK 1~ THE PONYTAIL

The Pony-tail could be one of the first hairstyles which a girl have ever had in their lives. Its a classic style which is good for both day and evening.  To update this classic, the front section is swept to one side, braided and wrapped around in circles to create a mini bun. The rest of the hair is straightened tied back into a ponytail to create this classic with a modern twist.

LOOK 3~ THE CHIGNON
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The  Chignon is one of the most classic hairstyles for evening hair dressing. One of the problems I found in this style is the fact that it never looks good from the front.  To solve this problem I’ve decided to put the hair in a side part then pull the hair into a ponytail on the nape of one side of the neck.  The hair is then braided into a 4 strand round braid then pinned to the opposite side of the forehead to hide the side part.  It is an elegant chignon style which looks good from all angles.

LOOK 3~ THE HAIR DOWN
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One of the most requested hairstyles especially for asian girls is to have their hair down. We wanted to make it look more polished by keeping the hair straight. The hair is styled in 3 sections. The side sections are swept back in a small, tight ponytail. The top section is swept back to keep the focus on the face making it look super clean and elegant.

LOOK 4~ THE AVANT-GARDE
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As a hair stylist, sometimes we try to push our creativity and to experiment with new techniques ,silhouettes and products to create hairstyles which may not be every day women but looks amazing in editorial photo shoots.  This hair style is created with hair extensions transformed into the form of fabric. Really want to try to create a style which looks like a hairpiece created out of hair.

So thats the end of the shoot. Hope you enjoy the photos my team and I created for you this week.  For more photo shoots by me and my team, follow my blog  for future posts for behind the scene post of the concept of the photos.  For my daily post of our editorial work, check our BTW-Workshop facebook page.

Until Next Time

XOXO TIMTIMWONG