Doing The Chelsea Blowdry Step By Step
With John Vial
Duration20 minutes
Skill levelBeginner
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John Vial’s hair styling tutorial guides you through the essentials of product use, together with hand, brush and dryer positioning to achieve this full editorial friendly blow-dry, based on the famous Chelsea blow-dry often seen by Kate Middleton and her sister Pippa Middleton.  This is a look producing glorious healthy curls and hair shine befitting the newest Royal family members and Kings Road social set.

John demonstrates all the styling techniques needed to achieve this in-demand shape, including adding barrel curls to creating curl, volume and movement, brush use and hand positioning to provide direction and smoothing techniques combined with the blow drying techniques for shine and health.

The final result is evocative of La Dolce Vita - an editorial romantic look reflective of Anouk Aimee, muse to Helmet Newton.

Along with the video, you can also download our guide to the Chelsea Blowdry hairstyle.

Technical skills

  • Barrels Curls
  • Blow Drying
  • Brush Use
  • Creating Curl
  • Creating Movement
  • Creating Volume
  • Hand Positioning
  • Round Brush
  • Smoothing


Contributor: John Vial
Model: Emma
Make-Up Artist: Clayre Sodeau
Photographer: Jamie Harrison

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