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The X Factor Makeovers...Get The Look

The finalists were selected, the judges were ready, the songs had been chosen and the makeovers were complete….Saturday night was X Factor time.  This weekend saw the return of the live shows  to our screens, with the final 16 ready to battle it out and with the new judges determined to impress.

Now, I know the X Factor is all about the music, but for me one of the best parts is the finalist makeovers.  On Saturday night the contestants took to the stage, styled and groomed to within an inch of their lives and working their new looks.  The question is…who looked the best?

It’s a tough one because they all looked so very different, and that’s down to one thing: hair colour.  It seems they had all been hitting the hair dye to go from drab to fab in an instant, and it worked!  Just consider Janet Devlin, who was transformed with a flame-haired make over.  It’s not an easy look to pull off but Janet had it down to a tee, teaming her new hair with her vintage, indie style to match that quirky voice of hers.  I’ve always thought she’d look amazing if she stuck to her roots and went for a funky gothic look, a la Florence Welch, and she didn’t disappoint.  On Saturday night she was flaunting her new look in a cream lace number, and Sunday night’s results show saw her working a ‘Florence’ inspired dress of black, lace and big sleeves. 

It wasn’t just Janet who had been hitting the (hair dye) bottle to complete their makeover.  Amelia Lily, the Christina Aguilera of the competition, took her locks from platinum white to a rosy pink ahead of the live shows on Saturday.  Pink…it’s an interesting one I know, but it seems to work, not only on Amelia but on a fair few celebs who have been working the trend too.  Fearne Cotton, Sienna Miller and Katy Perry have all stepped out sporting the look.  I was really disappointed to see Amelia go, especially because I thought she was the one to watch on the style front, she had a touch of a Lady Gaga about her, didn’t you think?  Even her song choice of Michael Jackson’s ‘Billy Jean’ was a risky one.

I thought it was a great idea for Amelia to go down the pink route; she’s always stood out in the auditions for having her own style.  It’s just a shame that we won’t see her funky sense of style again on the shows.

Feisty girl group Rhythmix were flaunting different colours and styles too.  They had a mix of platinum blondes, honey and caramel extensions, and that ever-famous Rihanna red.

So, X Factor was all about the hair colour this weekend, and thankfully the enormous selection of hair dyes available in the stores makes it easy for us to stay on trend and rock these colourful celeb looks at home.   There are some great accessories out there too that make the whole hair dying process ten times easier, and with very little mess. Enter Refresh PR’s new client: Tie Towel!

The Tie Towel is a brilliant investment for anyone who is a fan of colouring their own hair; it’s the perfect home hair colouring towel that drapes over your shoulders, with a toggle that you can pull up at the front to keep your clothes and neck from getting a colour change too.  It’s bleach and tint resistant and machine washable, so there are no more towels ruined when you fancy a hair change.  It’s a must have for any hair obsessive.  The Tie Towel is available at Boots and Superdrug now for just £9.99.

I hope you enjoyed watching the X Factor as much as I did.  Roll on next weekend so that we can take in the styles and transformations once again as they’re sure to be the must have looks for winter 2012, and I haven’t even started on the judges yet…. 


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