Errol Douglas chooses his favourite MOBO looks

Celebrity hairdreser Errol Douglas MBE picks out his favourite red carpet styles at the 2015 MOBO Awards and gives a short step-by-step guide on how to recreate the looks






Sarah Jane HRSARAH JANE CRAWFORD  Complete sophistication from this glamorous MOBO host.  I love the length, shorter than usual and perfect to really show off Sarah-Jane’s stunning fresh complexion. The vintage loose pin curl/wave combo, the slightly lighter very subtle hues hand painted through the hair and the high shine finish.  I love everything about this.  Condition is everything, see a colorist that knows both hair type and skin undertones to get this right, invest in a good hydrating routine that’s consistent inside and out (Viviscal Professional supplements, potent weekly masks – I like the Kerastase and Phyto options- and a good hydrating cream whilst wet).  Blowdry in sections with good tension roots to end, pin up and under as you go, allow to cool for as long as possible (take out literally just before leaving), rake through gently with fingers, place and join the sections to face frame, lightly tong ear to ends to really define the roll before walking into a mist of shine spray (Keracare and Moroccanoil both have great options) don’t spray ONTO the hair, it’ll weigh it down and potentially dilute the gloss in the finish.



Ella Eyre HRELLA EYRE  It may be her signature look, but it lights up every red carpet she walks on, so it’s another pick from me! Drama in the colour contrast, in the perfectly tonged ringlets and a hint of a 70s inspired flick instead of a fringe to frame the face.  High maintenance but worth it.  Treat yourself to a salon visit for this one.







FKA Twigs sideFKA TWIGS  What I love about this edgy lady’s look is that she wears it, it never wears her.  The avant garde hair element of my own work is very special to me and I love it when a break out star takes it to the red carpet – it’s an exciting but equally glamorous addition to an awards night.  This mix of  dreads, twists, braids and loose hair, non-linear and different size sections give body, intricacy and softness whilst the placement of the safety pinned beret offsets this to bring the edge.  Not for everyone, but I love it.  Keep to non-measured sections, make the side sweep first with a natural bristle paddle brush after rough drying, prep the hair with a good conditioning and styling oil before the braiding and twisting. Lightly tong the loose sections from ear to ends.  Place the beret slightly back from the point where the side sweep begins, and pin with same colour pins, secure the other side just back from the forehead, so that additional accessories (go for it!) can be placed to suit.



Corinne Bailey RaeCORRINE BAILEY RAE  Stunning! Local Leeds Lady Corrine shows just how glamorous and dramatic natural hair can be.  Beautifully cut for shape, volume and curl definition, hydrated to minimise frizz and perfectly placed to the side to build volume at the crown.  This is how you rock natural beauty.  It’s also very easy to add pieces for volume and still maintain a natural look, choose texture wisely and nobody will know!



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