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Great Hair: Elegant Styles for Every Occasion [Paperback]

Davis Biton
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Book Description

1 Jan 2008
Going to a hairstylist before every special occasion can be both expensive and time-consuming. Its much more convenient, and very easy, to create the perfect hairstyle right at home! Here are 100 classic, salon-quality styles that any non-professional can handle, all shown with full-colour photographs that detail every step, as well as information on essential supplies and basic techniques. There are dos for any length, mood, and occasion, from a night out at the hottest club to the fanciest wedding. Select from elegant chignons, waterfalls of curls that cascade down your back, or loose, playful tendrils that frame the face. Some have jewel or flower adornments, while others feature braids, twists, and hair weaves. Every look is beautiful and unique.

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling (1 Jan 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402747365
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402747366
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 20.7 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,249 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!! 24 Jan 2008
Format:Paperback
This book is well worth the money... I've been buying loads of hair books online and this one has been by far the best and cheapest, I cant believe it's less than 7. The step by step instructions makes doing fancy hairstyles easy!
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64 of 67 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Bit Sketchy 1 July 2008
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
There's no doubt that the styles in the books are fabulous, really beautiful and elegant. It's a good source of ideas. But, in terms of D.I.Y hair styling, the step by step guides are quite vauge. Some styles start with instructions such as 'blow dry into curls', which is actually very difficult to do with most hair types, and no instruction is given in the introduction on how to achieve this. A basic explanation of commonly used techniques wouldn't have gone amiss. For example, saying 'disguise hairband with hair from ponytail' doesn't tell me how to do that, and the pictures don't help.
I was also hoping for a range of styles which dealt with different hair lengths (most off the models in the book have exceptionally long hair), which makes eighty percent of the styles irrelevant to girls with medium or short hair.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 27 May 2008
Format:Paperback
By FAR the best value for an upstyle book I've seen in a long time. Patrick cameron is the most well known and I have all his books too. Davis Bitton ( this stylist ) is on par with him and this book is a great investment
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great 18 Dec 2009
Format:Paperback
I am studing hairdressing at college and this book has been really helpful. All the hair styles have step by step guides so it is alot easier to do the designs that you like.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Every hairdresser should have this! 1 Nov 2009
By Karen C
Format:Paperback
This book is fantastic for hair up designs. In easy to use step by step picture and text instructions you cant go wrong!Lots of different designs, some good some crazy, theres something for every occasion in here. I was particularly impressed with the hair extensions being incorporated into the designs on the shorter hair wearers. Although for some you could use an extra pair of hands!
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Hair.....???? 9 May 2010
By Lauren
Format:Paperback
I am studying hairdressing part time at college and got this book as I thought it would inspire some new styles for hair ups.

I thought there would be a bit at the start that might show you how to do 'loops' and 'figure of 6' which seem to be used quite a lot but there isnt also the author using 'tail combs for support' a fair bit....in one step by step picture there are 6 tail combs stuck in the models head at once! Also the step by step pictures and descriptions are good but some times it seems as though he just skips a major part of the styling and then....ta da, finished!!

Most of the styles require really long, think, one length hair and in reality who actually has that!? Quite often you can see all the pins and grips in the hair which doesnt look very professional and in one 'finished result' picture you can see a kirby grip right on to the models forehead!...they could have just hair brushed it out!!

Some of the styles lap over one an other a fair bit and a few look pretty tricky to manage, there are a lot of styles in the book I've never seen (some for a good reason)but I will be able to take bits and peices of some of the styles into a nice hair up.

Over all the book is not too bad for inspiration but the fine tuning of the print needs some work!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! 5 Jun 2008
Format:Paperback
I recieved this book this morning, and even though I had been waiting a while for it, it was definately worth the wait. For less than 7 theres 62 hair designs, each with photo step-by-steps.

With some hair books, I find that they have very few styles that brides/bridesmaids/prom girls will go for because the majority are catwalk styles. This book is very different. Most of the styles can be worn and the rest can be adapted slightly.

Definately well worth the money.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars From a Hairdresser 29 Dec 2009
Format:Paperback
I bought this book thinking it would give me new ideas as i dont like to produce the same hair style twice, but the styles look like they have had no thought put into them. The stylist who wrote this book ( Davis Biton ) has a academy and travels the world doing exhibitions, so i am guessing he has alot of experience, but this book does not show that atall, it looks like he is just starting training now. The styles are a mess and in most of them u can see the clips. And there is no way anyone could do these themselves. Also this book was published 2008, so why are most the styles from the 80s. And i have never seen anyone hide hair pices so badly. This book is good for hairdressers training to show them how to do and not to do things, not for a experienced stylist and deffinatly not for do it yourself what this book states its for.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice book
This is a nice book, with good illustrations and lots of ideas for hair up. It was well priced too.
Published 7 days ago by Sally
5.0 out of 5 stars Great styles.
Excellent book, very inspiring styles with easy demos and instructions given to aid easier practical application. I would definitely recommend this book.
Published 18 days ago by julie jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful
I purchased as a Xmas present for my daughter, a hairdresser. She wanted to get more ideas and practice 'put ups' and has found this book extremely helpful.
Published 3 months ago by Sakky
3.0 out of 5 stars Seems like a good book.
Brought it for my Mum at Christmas. Seems to like doing many hair styles and this looked like a good book for her to have because she has had more interest and been trying change... Read more
Published 5 months ago by kallumsmart
3.0 out of 5 stars Great for Hair Stylists
There are some fab hairstyles in this book some quite tricky but if you enjoy hairstyling you will enjoy trying the hairstyles
Published 8 months ago by rajpal nagra
3.0 out of 5 stars Hairstylist
Good Book, gave plenty of ideas for adaption and easy to follow

May be ok for beignners to use though
Published 8 months ago by diana
3.0 out of 5 stars nice ideas...
nice ideas throughout the book, but as with all books of this ilk, there are only so many styles you would wear. bought for the salon so does exactly what it was for!
Published 9 months ago by C Prisic
4.0 out of 5 stars good
good book really happy with it, arrived on time, well boxed, excellant service and will be shopping with again in the near future
Published 10 months ago by allie
2.0 out of 5 stars Outdated
The variety of hairstyles lacked: I only saw 2 or 3 hairstyles in the entire book that I would want done. Fairly disappointed.
Published 11 months ago by Adele1992
1.0 out of 5 stars not worth it
not much in there that you would actually want , explanation not great - you are much better off looking at internet videos !
Published 12 months ago by SBP1
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