Monday, 12 December 2011

Babyliss Root Boost Tutorial & Giveaway!

I don’t know about you, but if I’m having a bad hair day, its mostly because of my hair looking lank, flat and not having enough volume.  Enter the Babyliss Root Boost!

This hair product is a genius idea and I don’t know why it hadn’t been thought up before.  Its basically a really slim crimper that allows you to crimp your roots as close to the scalp as possible, which gives the same effect as backcombing just without all the tangling and saves a lot more time! 

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I’ve filmed a video to show you exactly how to use it, which you can watch below to see how I create a hair style full of volume!  Again, this was my second attempt at filming this video, sorry for being so awkward.


I have a few more things I’d like to add that I forgot to say in the video – I think this will really suit and look amazing on girls with shorter hair.  Because my hair is so long it weighs down my roots, but I think girls with shoulder length hair would really benefit from the volume this tool gives.  Also – do watch out for burning your scalp – because the crimp is so thin it is very easy to accidentally touch it to your head and it has taken me a while to get used to not burning myself!  Other than that, I think its a really good product for helping add texture and volume to any hairstyle.

Now I have the chance to giveaway one Babyliss Root Boost to one of my followers!  All you have to do is be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post telling me your hair icon for some hair inspiration PLUS your email address so I can contact the winner! 
The giveaway ends on Friday 16th December and I will choose a winner via a random generator.

Good luck everyone!

GIVEAWAY CLOSED!

To choose the winner, I deleted all the double comments and was left with 101 entries.  I used random.org to choose a number between 1 & 101 and was given the number 54, which is Whimsical Wolf!

winner 54

CONGRATUALATIONS!! Keep an eye on your email inbox!

Thank you to every one that entered – I’m getting together a few treats for my own personal little giveaway in the New Year so stay tuned for that!

Please note this is a sponsored post courtesy of Babyliss!

112 comments:

  1. Wow great giveaway! Hmm one of my hair icons is Alexa Chung, I loved her messy short hairdo with a fringe and tried to recreate that on my hair!
    cbsg5861@gmail.com

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  2. Jennifer Aniston!

    burroughskatie@hotmail.co.uk

    x

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  3. I want one! I'd love to enter. My e-mail is elissiam88@gmail.com

    :)

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  4. Oh yeah and my hair icon is Kristen Stewart lulz. Should probably have mentioned that.

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  5. amazing giveaway! my hair is shoulder length and fine, so i reckon the root booster would give my hair some much needed volume!

    my hair icon is fearne cotton. she's had a few styles over the years but her blunt bob atm is so lovely... want to get it done after xmas when i get paid.

    jerneeny@gmail.com
    xxxxx

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  6. Fearne Cotton! She has had so many hairstyles, and I've loved all of them :)

    maj.warren@hotmail.co.uk
    x

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  7. Adele! And Grace Kelly too!
    freeeedz@yahoo.com

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  8. I have seen this on TV and it looks awesome! Can't believe no-ones thought of this before! :) My hair icon has to be Jennifer Aniston. Simple, classic and always the perfect colour!! :)

    lglithero@hotmail.co.uk

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  9. Daphne Guinness!

    unejolielaide@hotmail.co.uk

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  10. that looks amazing! i didn't expect to see such great results from a little bit of crimping! :)
    blake lively is definitely one of my hair icons, she's got such long, healthy-looking beautiful hair, i'd love my hair to be like hers..

    mona xx
    glitzerrr@gmail.com

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  11. My hair icon is Blake Lively!

    k.nikkancs@freemail.hu

    Thank you so much :*

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  12. great giveaway:) generic i know, but my hair icon is probably the kardashians! my hair pretty much replicates them every time i go out:)xo
    eeevc.blogspot.com

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  13. Jennifer Aniston is a first one on my mind. Her hair coloure, lenth and fullness of the hair do.... Just beautiful.
    Great giveaway!
    a.zasto.a.zato@gmail.com

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  14. i love this!
    my hair icon is alexa chung, who doenst love her?

    chloe.wittyxo@googlemail.com

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  15. Viola Holmgren. ^^
    emberjelmez@gmail.com

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  16. Loved your video! Thank you soo much also for this giveaway.. My hair icon has to be Lauren Conrad she always has the most amazing hair all year round - bo.yeexox@gmail.com

    Thank you :)
    Holly,xo

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  17. Awesome giveaway :) my favourite hair icon is Dita Von Teese, she has such beautiful and glossy black hair that I am extremely jealous of and always manages to look jaw-droppingly stunning all the time! iselilja@hotmail.co.uk

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  18. ooh I've seen an advert on TV for this, it looks really interesting :)

    My hair icon is Jessie J, her hair is always so sleek, i'd kill for hair like that!

    Laura
    xx
    choux_pastry_hearts[at]hotmail.co.uk

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  19. Lauren Conrad
    jecaneca1@hotmail.com

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  20. Hi Katie, this is such a great giveaway!

    My hair inspiration is currently Caroline Flack, I think she's been looking amazing on Xtra Factor!

    tornumber9@hotmail.com

    Tor @ Thats Peachy Fashion Blog

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  21. Zooey Deschanel :D
    andreajelicic@gmail.com

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  22. Wow what a brilliant tool. Wasn't expecting it to work that well!

    I love Jennifer Aniston's hair, always looks perfect!

    Email honeygo_lightly@yahoo.co.uk x

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  23. My hair icon has to be Lauren conrad - her hair always looks amazingly perfect :)
    jess.rowland@hotmail.com
    GFC: JESS

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  24. Pixie Lott!

    aengelmeier@web.de

    xx

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  25. Lauren Conrad. She has gorgeous hair! vickieloves@gmail.com

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  26. My hair icon is probably Sienna Miller as she always has such an effortlessly beautiful look and it's always a bit messy!

    Bel' xx
    belrse@live.co.uk

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  27. Please enter me in your giveaway :)

    Wow I can't believe how well the root boost works, thanks for sharing this!!! I will definitely be buying one of these when I have money again as my hair goes so flat at the roots if I don't blow dry my hair upside down.

    Dita von Teese is also my hair icon, I love how her hair always looks so polished without a hair out of place. Love her hair styles too, wish I had her patience!

    beautyfiend@live.co.uk

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  28. My hair icon is Alessandra Ambrosio, especially how her hair is done at VS fashion shows.

    orchidea8627@hotmail.com

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  29. my hair icon is Lily Aldridge, i just love her ombre hair. Great giveaway my friend has this and loves this!

    Sophia x

    maltesers629@hotmail.com

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  30. My hair icon has to be scarlett johansson, she is just so effortlessly beautiful.
    xbabii-abix@hotmail.co.uk
    taylorandtails.blogspot.com
    Bisous xx

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  31. Rihanna!

    tolmurullike@gmail.com

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  32. My hair icon is Mary Kate Olsen.. I love the grungy look!

    charlie5906@hotmail.co.uk

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  33. I love Keira Knightley's look in the Chanel adverts, so classy! I'm growing mine out which is a bit of a contradiction but if I still had short hair I'd totally style mine like hers.
    x_poprocks_x@hotmail.com (I used to love the sweets haha)

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  34. my hair icon is cheryl cole, even though she's not been round much, her hair always looks amazing!
    kirstyrawrr@hotmail.co.uk :) xx

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  35. Wow amazing giveaway!! I always struggle with getting my hair big enough without tons of backcombing and hairspray.

    Although I have short hair, my hair icon would probably be Lauren Conrad, I have always had major hair envy of that girl!

    jess@rafflesbizarre.co.uk
    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  36. MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!! I Love Pixie Lott's hair and Selena Gomez's hair <3 <3 xxxxxxx
    email:
    mumbrown@hotmail.co.uk
    xxxxx

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  37. Britney Spears is my hair inspiration!

    No matter what she does with it, it ends up looking beautiful!

    x.x_jemma_x.x@hotmail.co.uk
    xx

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  38. my hair icon is Cheryl Cole, she always has amazing hair, and it always looks totally volumised and gorgeous and I wish I had her hair! xxx

    islay_xx@yahoo.com

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  39. Britney spears always has amazing blonde hair
    whokilledlola@gmail.com
    x

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  40. My hair icon at the moment is Kade Hudson, especially in Bridewars. Her full fringe is beautiful! I'd love to be entered, my email is meldaviesx@hotmail.com
    xxx

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  41. Wow, your hair looks amazing :)
    My hair icons have to be the Olsen twins!
    dearjoy[at]live.co.uk

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  42. My hair icob is Kim Kardashian. I'm a sucker fro gorgeous, feminine curls. :)

    farzana_101@hotmail.com

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  43. I struggle with flat hair as my hair is so straight, so this would be a great prize to win!

    My hair icon is drew barrymore as she can pull off any style weather it be short or long, her hair always looks full and and shiny.

    O to have hair like that!

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  45. this sounds class, i can never get great volume in my hair. My hair icon is Leighton Meester, she can never do wrong in my opinion. www.jessica_mc@hotmail.com . hope this is international.x

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  46. Hi!
    My hair icon is Adora BatBrat (and everybody who has mega long mermaid hair). My email: szexiscsoki@freemail.hu
    Thank you!

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  47. Wowsers sign me UP!

    Scarlett Johansson & Rachel Bilson have incredible hair in my opinion. I hate 'overdone' hair. x x

    raggle89@hotmail.com

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  48. This give away is amazing I suffer with flat hair and this would be an amazing tool to help.

    My hair icon is Drew Barrymore as she can pull off any style wearther it be long or short! Her hair always looks full and super glossy.

    Would love to be able to get a look like that.

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  49. This looks great! My hair icon is Kelly Osbourne. ponychopsshop@gmail.com

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  50. Been really wanting to try this root booster!
    my hair icons definitely has to be the Kardashians!

    marieelton@live.co.uk
    x

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  51. Enter me please :) my current hair icon would have to be, surprisingly for me, Kate Middleton (errr Catherine Windsor?!) simply because her hair always looks so healthy and shiny.

    gottaloveatrier@hotmail.co.uk

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  52. I love Jennifer Aniston's hair!!

    caroll-souza@hotmail.com

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  53. My hair icon is definitely Jennifer Aniston or Zoey Deschanel, I love how they both do their hair and am forever attempting the voluminous messy styles!

    jessicah89@hotmail.co.uk

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  54. Big fan of yours. I love katy perrys hair :)
    xcarlyyy@hotmail.co.uk

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  55. Kate Moss.
    I love her messy hair look just prior to her more refined days.

    farquharson.sarah@gmail.com

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  56. My hair icon is definitely Marilyn Monroe. Although I'll never have hair as fabulous as hers, I do like to try and get mine as white!!

    What a great giveaway! monkeyfacebananas@gmail.com

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  57. This is an amazing giveaway :D I have quite short hair, and it has lost a lot of volume as I dye it, so something like this could really help. One of my hair inspirations is Fearne Cotton. She always manages to pull off different styles, and I can remember looking forward to seeing her on 'Celebrity Juice' as she is stunning :)

    stacey.bone@hotmail.co.uk

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  58. My hair icon is Miranda Kerr (and most of the other Victoria Secret models for that matter - LOL)

    The Babyliss Root Boost looks great...what a fab giveaway Katie!

    Kat E.

    kittikatya (at) aol (dot) com

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  59. This would be an absolute LIFE saver for my hair! Enter me please! At the moment one of my hair icons is Dianna Agron and her latest choppy haircut, I absolutely love the fringe and how great it looks all mussed up.
    aoife.loughman@hotmail.com

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  60. I love ferne cottons hair. Especially now shes cut it.

    spaghettihoops2@googlemail.com

    x

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  61. I follow via GFC (collifornia)
    My hair icon is Miley Cyrus.

    holliister at gmail dot com

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  62. This is H-AMAZING! I want one haha!!
    Hair inspiration-I love Penelope Cruz her hair is so glossy and has volume and waves and she also has lovely up does :-)

    Followed and thanks for the tutorial

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  63. Thanks for this tutorial I love this!!

    Hair icon is Penelope Cruz

    bakingmakingetc@hotmail.co.uk

    Followed!

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  64. Mine is Lauren Conrad, her hair is just ALWAYS so perfect - major envy!
    sarahlouisew@live.co.uk x

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  65. amazing giveaway!:)
    my hair icon is Kristen Stewart and Blake Lively

    a.freivoltova@gmail.com

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  66. My hair icon would have to be Blake Lively when she has it in natural waves and braids. Love that!

    p7s2d@hotmail.com

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  67. My hair icon would have to be Sarah Jessica Parker. My thick dark hair is a world away from her gorgeous do, but I love how she embraces and enhances her natural colour and curl.

    To avoid burning your scalp with styling tools, slide a comb between your head and the barrel/plate.

    My email is lhwilliamson@hotmail.co.uk x

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  68. I'm going to hunt down this babyliss for sure. In the meanwhile, might as well try to win it :p

    My hair icon... Well, her type of hair doesn't really suit my face type, BUT Amuro Namie has easily (one of) the best hair in the world. So sleek, so silky. <3

    My email is the one I'm commenting from, imcarvalho88 [at] gmail dot com

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  69. Cheryl Cole :)

    mctaylor92@gmail.com

    x

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  70. My hair icon is Lily Allen. She has a classic style that she knows how to make fun. It always looks so healthy as well

    demonicsmurfette@googlemail.com

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  71. miley cyrus!!!

    xpolly_bx@hotmail.com

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  72. This is amazing, im so fed up of back combing!
    I guess my hair icon is Taylor momsen, i know shes a bit OTT with the whole grunge look, but i LOVE the long blonde wavy tousled hair!

    amyloud92@gmail.com

    xxxx

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  73. My hair icon is ether Lauren Conrad or Blake Livley , I can't decide they are both beautiful :)

    Clairabelle0306@hotmail.co.uk

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  74. My hairstyle icon is Olivia Palermo! Her hair is always so extraordinary and stylish!

    sport-coms-kras@mail.ru

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  75. Wow, I've never heard of a tool like this. Looks interesting. My hair goes flat even with backcombing so this would be fun to try.

    And I would love to have hair like Adele's!

    kkeck448@gmail.com

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  76. OMG Kat Dennings has amzingly full and curly hair. I aspire for my hair to look like hers some day *le sigh*

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  77. my hair icon would be Nicole Scherzinger

    thanks for the the giveaway (i hope it's international)

    gintare[dot]amber[at]gmail[dot]com

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  78. I love any person with long boncy hair....Victria Secret style :)

    Emma x.x.x

    emmadazzle.com

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  79. My hair icon would have to be Zooey Deschanel. Lovely thick brunette hair with a full fringe!

    callthembryden@hotmail.com.

    Bryden x

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  80. hi, how are you? i don´t know if your giveaway its for international too but I'll try :)
    I have a lot of icons but i really like pixie lott and cheryl cole.
    have a good day !!!


    catarina_oliveira22@hotmail.com

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  81. Love this! it looks great, One of my hair icons is Audrey kitchen, i love how she experiments with colour and styles!
    rebeccarobinson_555@hotmail.com
    xx

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  82. Loved seeing this in action, btw I'm new to all this bloggin stuff, so would love any new followers to get me started?

    Hair Icon- Bridgit Bardot
    Love the big blonde look, cant always achieve this though as my hair is pretty limp, hint the Root Boost

    xxx

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  83. (wrote this again with email inc)

    Was great to see this in action! I'm new to the Blog world so would be great to get some followers to help me get started :)

    Hair Icon- Bridgit Bardot, love the big up doo! would love to do the same with my hair buts its a little limp no matter how much back combing is used, hint why the Root Boost would come in handy

    Email- littlemissdizzy87@hotmail.com

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  84. this looks amazing! my hair icons Caroline flack, i love the sweepy curls!

    ashleyrose@hotmail.co.uk

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  85. Charlotte free :) creepychan@hotmail.vom

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  86. Well, being a guy, since seeing him at a show, since 1997 my inspiration for hair has been Morrissey. Even though I can't mimick the tall style, but with what I have I do my best. But if I win, my wife will get this lovely product for her longer hair! :)
    scottericlacy (at) gmail.com

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  87. hair icon lauren conrad :)

    email - princesspinkx@hotmail.co.uk

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  88. Oooh, I'd love to win one of these!!
    My hair icons are mostly people with hair I will never acheive (i.e. Beyonce, haha) but possibly attainable icons are Kate Beckinsale and Ashley Greene :)

    tilaerion@gmail.com
    twitter/terrijane
    twoninethree.wordpress.com

    Terri-Jane xx

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  89. I hated the look of this product until I saw you using it...and the results!! I now feel like I need one!! :)

    My hair icon is Lauren Conrad...those gorgeous long loose waves, wow!

    kirstiesarah51@hotmail.com

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  90. I'd love to get it:)
    Drew Barrymore- her hari alway look great.

    Have a lovely Christmas x
    tiniaczek@vp.pl

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  91. My hair icon is Debbie Harry :-)

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  92. Cheryl Cole. I love big hair, like my heels the bigger the better.

    beautyshewroteblog@gmail.com

    xx

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  93. Katie you are so cute! =D I want one! I hate backcombing my hair too! It's made my hair fall out despite me wanting it to look fuller! Lol! Entry e-mail - diane.r.he@gmail.com

    xoxo

    http://lovelyinrandom.blogspot.com/

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  94. great stuff! would love this to boost my ultra rubbish hair. michelle williams hair always looks stunning and healthy and often edgy.
    amyknowsbest@hotmail.co.uk x

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  95. Oooh I've been eyeing these up since I saw the advert! My email is lauren_ella@hotmail.co.uk And my hair icon at the minute is Dianna Agron because she cut her hair to the same length as mine so I can copy all her looks! (apart from the pink!)


    xxx

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  96. Really would like to try out this product I love backcombing!

    My hair icon is Blake Lively and/or Kim Kardashian! I would kill for their hair!

    taniceleonard@hotmail.co.uk

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  97. LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!!
    I have such limp hair and have been trying for years to add volume! Extensions, back combing to the point of breakage! Scrunch/ diffuse drying my hair! All with pure fail!

    This product holds the answer to my burden!Always wanted big Beyonce hair!

    Great video, great look! Lots of love xxx

    tiffanybaron@hotmail.co.uk

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  98. This is absolutely amazing! My hair icon is probably Lauren Conrad! I love her hair haha

    my email: dagmara.d@hotmail.co.uk

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  99. Gah, I love Zooey Deschanel's hair, but doesn't everyone? Here's a weirder one - there was a contestant on America's Next Top Model called Laura, she had luscious shoulder-length punky blonde hair & oh, I want it.

    octoberish@gmail.com

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  100. i would love one of these!
    my hair icon would have to be... holly willoughby her hair is always so perfect and with plenty of volume! like you i hate backcombing my hair!!
    emsylou82@yahoo.co.uk

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  101. This product looks amazing! I'd say my hair-spiration would be mary kate olsen - i love the whole messy/undone kind of look she pulls off really well!

    charlotte.core@gmail.com
    http://firstdoortotheleft.blogspot.com

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  102. Great giveaway !!

    hair icon = kate hudson,
    that woman can rock any look
    major hair jealousy :)

    nutkase22@hotmail.co.uk

    www.kasielovescake.blogspot.com

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  103. I can't help but love Alexa Chung, her hair is always amazing! Love the omber and the messy waves!
    holol88@gmail.com

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  104. Hi Katie, this is such a great giveaway!

    I follow via gfc as Sadi

    My hair inspiration is currently Caroline Flack, I think she's been looking amazing on Xtra Factor!

    email : sadia.latif10@gmail.com

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  105. Oh great giveaway <3 One of my hair icons is Lilith >> http://www.youtube.com/user/lilithedarkmoon?feature=watch

    Thanks ;)

    Erdmute

    Erdmutchen@gmx.net

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  106. I've just got my laptop working eventually so I hope I'm not too late for this! But I would absolutely love one! I don't have a certain hair icon as such i just lust after different peoples at different times, but at the minute I think Kourtney Kardashians is just so healthy and shiny looking!
    shonafrance9@googlemail.com
    xox

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  107. I love your hair it's gorgeous!!!
    I think that it's a great give away i would love to enter:

    olivia72@rocketmail.com

    thank you:D
    xxx

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  108. Jennifer Aniston

    tmprince@hotmail.co.uk

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  109. Unable to find Ink norway ofcourse :(

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  110. So many remedies and tips for your hair so fab . And very beautiful but be careful of your hair with those things you use.


    Hair Loss after Pregnancy

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  111. BaByliss products are very popular among many hair stylists and also they are very easy to use. Thanks for this wonderful post.

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