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Hair Clinic; Hair Clinic with Sonya Williams, Creative Director at Be Ba Boom.

Byline: Sonya Williams

Q Plaits are so now but I'm all fingers and thumbs. Tips?

A Practise on someone else first to get your technique and, if that fails, get your hairdresser to show you. French plaits are a lot harder to do on yourself, especially tight ones, so I would suggest you visit your salon if you're wanting something eye-catching for a night out. Plaits looks great incorporated into a blow dry or hair-up.

Q How do you pull off the 1970s hair band trend without looking like an extra from Starsky & Hutch?

A I think it only looks good when the band is positioned in the middle of the forehead not up at the hairline, then it looks like a bad hairnet line! Using a good quality hair band will also help.

Q I've got long hair and loads of split ends everywhere. I don't want to lose any length so what can I do to get rid of them?

A A hair cut is the best conditioner in the world. Conditioning treatments and natural drying will prevent split ends but only a haircut will take them away. You're unlikely to get rid of them in one appointment but make sure that you go back regularly, at least every six weeks, to keep your hair in good condition. Otherwise, the only thing I could suggest would be to get out the scissors and tackle split ends one by one yourself.

For an appointment at Be Ba Boom, 37 Leith Street, Edinburgh call 0131 556 999.
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Oct 7, 2008
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