Award winning British hairdresser and ghd ambassador Charlotte Mensah recently released her debut book, Good Hair, and ghd supported the launch with an evening of hair, education and conversation. Charlotte discussed her own journey into hairdressing, her extraordinary career to date and the importance of education, consultation and conversation when it comes to Black hair.
As well as sharing her story so far and anecdotes on her celebrity clients, salon life and the dos and don’ts of DIY hair routines, the evening also saw Charlotte demonstrate a series of styling techniques built around traditional African hair threading: three threading styles incorporating ghd tools. A reimagined mohican, a modern flattop and 70s style bunches.
Here are the steps for Look 3 – 70s Style Bunches.
Look 3: 70s Style Bunches
- To achieve this 70s style, prep the hair with oils and butter to seal in moisture, creating a two-strand twist to lock in the hydration as prep.
- After untwisting the hair when ready to style, use the ghd helios and comb attachment, working from the mid lengths to the roots to stretch out the texture slightly while retaining the hair’s natural look.
- Go over the hair using the ghd glide to smooth, while maintaining natural texture and volume.
- Use edge control on both sides to create a flat base, before a small section either side of the head is threaded to produce two matching twists.
Charlotte’s top tips for threading:
”Maintain tension as you twist, working clockwise and securing the end of the thread with two or three knots. To undo, simply untie the knot and unravel the thread.”
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