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Style icons; Susan Lee talks to city stylist Barbara Daley about the celebrity looks we all want to follow.

Byline: Susan Lee

WHERE the celebs lead we regularly follow and no more so than here in Liverpool.

City girls know that A listers have their eyes firmly on the fashion ball so why not emulate their style - with a twist of our own, of course.

And it's not just about what those red carpeters wear. Their hair and beauty looks are also top of our wish lists.

"Some people describe Liverpool girls as high maintenance but so what? I think we just care more and if that means spending an extra hour or two getting ready for a big night out the ladies of Liverpool don''t mind putting in the work," says Barbara Daley of Barbara Daley Hair and Beauty on Lime Street.

"They know exactly what''s going on in the celeb world and on the catwalks - and they want a part of that."

We asked Barbara what the five most requested celeb looks are in the salon right now.

? The Frankie This haircut seems to change on a weekly basis but The Saturdays star Frankie Sandford's short style has convinced many women to get the chop. It's the haircut everyone wants at the moment.

"It's best suited to people with small features and those who want their hair to make a statement," says Barbara.

"It''s all about the cut with this look so it''s important to keep on top of your style with regular six week trims but with the right cut for your hair type and texture and a little bit of product this style is one of the most manageable and easy to wear."

? Fearne Cotton's 1940s finger waves Fearne went all Marilyn at her show for London Fashion Week and Kelly Brook also rocked the look at a party for designer Karen Millen recently so this vintage inspired style is the new hot look for Liverpool's fashion conscious.

"It can work for most mid-length or long hair types but is best for those with a natural kink or curl. The key to his style is preparation. The hair should be tonged vertically, directed on to the face, allowed to cool and then brushed out; finally it should be pushed back into waves, sprayed and set with long clips to define the shape.

"If this sounds like too much hard work for you visit your salon before that big night out.

? Megan Fox eyebrows It seems that it's not just Miss Fox's gorgeous figure that has everyone talking but women all over the city have noticed how her defined brows give that sexy 'sm-eyez'' that drive men wild.

"Some women will need to grow their eyebrows a little bit for this look as the shape is thick but defined and needs to be done by a professional.

"An eyebrow tint will help add to the thickness but keep it natural and avoid going too dark with the tint for your colouring."

? Cheryl Cole hair extensions Whether they're wefted or bonded, for thickness or length, for a one off occasion or a more long-term look, it would appear that Liverpool ladies still crave those long luscious locks, a la Cheryl.

But this big hair look, part of an ad campaign for Elnett, isn't for everyone.

"Our girls always advise the best way to wear and care for your new hair. Most people think of extensions as long manes but we do a lot for thinness and to add to short hair with a few micro-bonds.

"You should always be prepared to have your extensions cut, though, to blend with your own hair and make them look as natural as possible."

? Katy Perry Shellac nails This long lasting, chip resistant nail polish, worn by all the celebs, is made with the same high shine varnish used to spray cars. So for the Ferrari of French manicures it has to be Shellac!

"It''s great for those who want their nails to grow, have their hands in water a lot and like the high shine look every day - not just for weekends."

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Date:Oct 12, 2011
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