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23 Jul



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Ponytail Style – A Quick Guide

13 Sep

Simple, yet stylish:  the ponytail is practical and sassy.  It’s one of the main hair trends this autumn/winter and you can DIY with this easy-to-follow guide.


  • Easy to wear
  • Secure
  • Comes in a variety of styles
  • Can style it in a number of ways
  • Can use over and over again

Synthetic ponytails can give you instant length to your hair. They come in many different styles, from curly, wavy, kinky to poker straight!  Here’s an example of a romantic-curl style available in-store now!

Just find one that matches your haircolour  and fix it either by drawstring of using a butterfly clip:

Voila – a ponytail in seconds! But that’s not where it ends – the attaching of the ponytail is just the beginning of the different looks you can have if you just dare to desire.  The real fun begins when you style your ponytail to suit you!  Let’s have a look at some celebrity inspired ponytail styles:

Get a ponytail with curls at the bottom and place high on your head like Katy Perry.

Follow the lead of Glee star Dianna Argon and go for a loose wave look.  You can have a similar style using a synthetic ponytail, which are especially popular for going out and can spruce up an outfit without the extended effort of using curlers.  Also, synthetic ponytails have the advantage of retaining the curl or wave not only through the night but for months and years depending on how well they are maintained and used.

Another way of wearing a ponytail is just below the middle of your head so you can bring the ponytail across your shoulders, as Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks as done.

Lauren Conrad wears a wavy ponytail with style and ease, showing you can wear it however you desire.

To sample some ponytails before you buy, visit: Desire, 92 Academy Street, Inverness, IV1 1LU.

Tel: 07958 673353

Email: desireinverness@gmail.com

Get the Look: Gossip Girl’s Serena van der Woodsen

10 Sep

Played by Blake Lively, Serena van der Woodsen is the Upper East Side’s reformed wild child and a style maven.  Here’s how you can get her look as featured in the upcoming Series Four Episode ‘Belle du Jour’:

Blazer:  Grey Block Blazer Jacket from River Island, £49.99

Dress: Nude Shirred Hem Dress from Miss Selfridges, £50

Shoes: Brogues from New Look, £30

Bag: Oasis Roxy Leopard Chain Across Body Bag from asos.com, £28

Hat:    for a more autumnal look, Floppy Fedora in Chocolate from Topshop, £25

Make up:  Favouring the more natural look, go for some transparent lip-gloss, dark brown mascara and a lightweight mineral foundation.

Hair: What would Serena be without her signature locks?  Adding length and volume,  you can also achieve the same look with hair extensions.  Given the different colours and tones of blonde in her hair this might seem difficult at first, but with a FREE consultation, Desire can match the different hues of your hair to create a blendable and natural look.

Hair extensions also give an added volume which can be fun to play around with and create different styles as the individual wishes.  You can create the loosely waved look by twisting your hair before going to bed at night.  In the morning, keep your hair sleek by using some Motions Oil Moisturiser for a healthy shine.

At Desire, we can give you Serena’s Upper East Side look, without the Upper East Side price tag.

For more information visit us at:

92 Academy Street, Inverness, IV1 1LU (opposite Farmfoods)

Call: 07958 673353

Email: desireinverness@gmail.com

Dare to Desire

9 Sep

Hello world!

Welcome to the first blog from Desire Hair Extensions!  Located on 92 Academy Street, Inverness, we are the only specialist hair extensions salon in the Highlands.  From Professional (and affordable!) hair extensions, clip-ins, ponytails, braids dreadlocks and more, we provide a service that is personal to each individual.

We wanted to get interactive with people near and far which is why we’ve started the blog.  You can look forward to exciting articles about hair, beauty and much more!

Why dare to desire?  It means you’re one step closer to achieveing the look you want!