There are plenty of things in life that I am good at. I can read and write, score the odd goal at netball, hold down a job and fold an excellent origami prawn.
There are other things that I’ve just had to accept that I can’t do. Roast beef is one of them. Style hair is another. When I was asked then to review a pair of the new limited edition peacock ghd hair straighteners, it was not without a sense of impending doom that I accepted.
This is my hair normally. You can see that I could use a little help in the volume department.
First things first, I got out my new peacock ghds, which come in a rather gorgeous box and satin bag, and are embellished with lovely peacock designs. I have a bit of a penchant for peacocks, which was what swung me to say yes to the review in the first place. Here they are:
Then I had a look on YouTube and found this video to show me how to look like Anne Hathaway from the comfort of my own home. Looks so simple doesn’t it?
Then I set to work.
Twenty minutes later, feeling rather flushed from the close proximity to such efficient ceramic plates, I didn’t really feel I had quite captured the catwalk look.
“How’s the hair going?” asked Belle, bounding into my bedroom and stopping dead when she saw me. “Oh, I see, not so good is it?”
“No, not really,” I said.
“It does look better from the front than the back though,” she added trying to be comforting. “Would you like me to get a mirror so you can see?”
“No!” I shouted. “I mean no thank you,” I said more quietly. “I think just the front view is enough.”
The trouble was that the more I tried to fix it, the worse it got. I just can’t explain it. I’m not stupid, and the ghds are fine – they are beautiful, they heat up in seconds, they’re easy to use – hair just always goes wrong when I touch it.
Here is my finished style:
*sighs and resigns self to a lifetime of sloppy buns*
I was sent these to review by Regis Salons.