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HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY

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The best way to celebrate at the weekend? I recently went to the coolest, most stylish first Birthday party – HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY LINTON AND MAC!! Last weekend, I went on behalf of HJC Styling to help Linton and Mac celebrate their first year of a very successful business. The fashion forward hair salon based in Aberdeen is owned by two young hair stylists who have many years of experience within top salons. Why so successful? Their hair salon is completely unique and high quality, they even hand pick their creative team, so you’re definitely in for a treat. They have won many awards including ‘2016 Best Business’ award in Scotland which to those of you who don’t know, is one of the toughest business competitions to win…GO ON GIRLS!

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Whilst celebrating, we got the chance to see their new and exclusive hairstyles for the Linton and Mac style bar (which is wonderful by the way). These hairstyles were demonstrated on models who were styled by HJC Styling. This A/W16, it’s all about cool braids and slick waves, and L&M have hit this spot on. They brought in make-up artists who completely took things to the next level – A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. From bright pink eyelashes to green lips, what more could you want?

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Moving onto outfits – I was extremely happy when Hayley (HJC Styling) asked if I would be available for this special occasion and of course I replied with a YES. Many of my friends go to Linton and Mac for various treatments and are over the moon with the results so I was extremely honoured to be a part of L&M’s first Birthday celebrations. Here are a few of our styled outfits…

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I picked out and styled several outfits from Brands such as Jigsaw, Topshop, Next and Superdry to get a good variation. I tried to stick with the theme of brights and pastels which at this time of year was proven to be quite difficult but luckily, these brands were ready for me and were full of bright whites and pastel pinks.

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This sculpted jumper is an absolute thumbs up, push up the sleeves to create a sculpted shoulder for an ultimate statement. (It also comes in ink). I teamed it with this stunning plum, boiled wool, flippy skirt for a more autumnal vibe but keeping it fun with these lizard and insect brooches BIG TREND, AW16 is the time to shine with bold opulence, customise everything! I kept it subtle with this oh so sweet powder blue clutch to add a touch of softness (Italian suede!!). This look would also be super chic paired with lace-up pumps or keep it warm with these beauties!

Layering is a MUST this season, especially under your summer dress. I wanted to show Linton and Mac clients how you can turn your favourite summer dress into a transitional piece. This dress has been seen on celebrities such as Caroline Flack who pulled it off well with her holiday tan but like me, not everyone can do so (by that I mean the tan). Layering has always been a comfort spot for most women so this trend can work for everyone.

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This multi-striped dress is extremely flattering as it hits just under the knees and crosses over at the stomach. It’s a solid statement for your wardrobe due to the contrasting colours  – fit for summer and winter. I layered the striped dress with a speckled grey bodycon to add lightness and texture.  You could easily layer with a polo neck as this look is all over the catwalk at the moment. Rucksacks are also a STAPLE STATEMENT, keeping this look young and fresh. I picked this Rucksack to tie in with the navy from the dress just to keep the outfit flowing. Paired up with a pair of ankle boots and you’re ready to go.

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One of my favourite looks of the night, I CAN’T STOP OBSESSING! Ignoring the fact that she could probably pull off anything…This dress is THE ONE for Autumn. Knitted dresses are everywhere and this one just particularly comes in the most beautiful colour – petrol. 3/4 length sleeves, v-neck, midi length…whats not to like? It even contains silk which makes it super soft. I wanted to keep this look simple and all about the dress, so I layered it with this crisp white shirt. I pulled the sleeves through and opened the cuffs up to create a flared sleeve to add a youthful edgy look. Teamed with a striped funnelneck and a simple white trainer would also be the perfect combo…try it out. Adding a pop of colour, I found this cross-body bag which is a super cute alternative to a basic black bag.

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A BIG thank you to the lovely Linton and Mac team and well done to everyone who were involved.

 

Love Erin x