By ghd creative artist Samantha Cusick
ghd creative artist and all round hairspo goddess, Samantha Cusick, is your go to when it comes to insta-worthy hair. Here she shares her top tips for creating enviable shine and on-trend styles and how to share the perfect pic on Instagram.
“We all want to look like we have our life together (well at least on insta!) so having gorgeous, enviable hair in your pics is half the battle. After all it is 50% of your selfie!”
– Samantha Cusick
Samantha’s top hairdresser hacks for that #InstaGood Hair:
1. PORTRAIT MODE
" If you really want to pull focus to a hair then portrait mode on your iPhone is perfect! By blurring the background your followers attention is directed exactly where you want it – your fabulous head of hair!
You need to keep your hair in the best possible condition for maximum shine and gloss. With repeated heat styling and torturous brushing, your hair needs constant TLC to shine bright on your feed! Weekly treatment masks will rehydrate life back into your locks and keeps it shining online! Try the ghd advanced split end treatment - activated by heat, this wonder treatment works instantly to fortify ends, leaving hair feeling sleek, smooth and shiny for up to 10 washes.
3. BANISH BRASS
If like me you colour your hair, it can be prone to projecting unwanted brassy tones back down the camera lens. One of the main culprits for fading your hair colour is hot tools that get too damn hot!! Upgrade your straighteners to the new ghd platinum+ styler The technology in ghd’s latest styler monitor the heat 250 times a second and heat to 185 degrees (the optimum temperature for the most extra results) so no extreme heat and more protect hair colour! #HairGoals.
Lighting is everything! The right lighting can transform your hair, so try a ring light and show off that shine to help make your colour pop!
The insta gods gave us filters - who are we not to us them? I Love to sharpen my hair images usually by 10% to really add detail to the hair and make any accessories pop!
6. TRANSFORM NEXT DAY HAIR
Embrace next day hair: today’s beachy wave can be transformed into tomorrows textured pony with a little seas salt spray and a wide tooth comb, giving you the perfect change up for your insta feed. (you can finally show off those perfect Missoma hoops you’ve been hiding under those waves!)"