Brighton stylist releases Step-by-Step book

Hayley Mallinder – Love That Hair; Head Turning Styles for Every Occasion.

Love That Hair, published Autumn 2017 by Octopus/Ilex Books, is a beautifully illustrated step-by-step guide to hairstyling and updos for teens to ‘twentysomethings’.

Hayley Mallinder, Senior Stylist and Colourist at Simon Webster Hair in Brighton, was approached for the collaboration by the publisher, a regular client impressed by Hayley’s vast repertoire of styling ideas and inspiration.


The brief was to create ‘a diverse collection of looks that could be practiced at home and recreated on your own hair or on your friends’. The easy-to-follow instructions by Hayley and intricate illustrations by Emma Leonard set it apart from the usual hair how-tos online and in publication. There are thirty-two looks that can be styled in minutes, with minimal accessories and product needed.

Hayley’s selection was inspired by the trends and styles she saw around the streets of Brighton and was perfected with hours of practice on models in-salon at Simon Webster Hair. Each look was meticulously photographed and then broken down into key stages, which were then interpreted by top fashion illustrator Emma. Once complete, Hayley wrote out the steps from the perspective of a non-hairdresser to ensure the looks are easily achieved, with little fuss and ultimate impact.

‘I’ve been in the hair industry for a long time and often my clients say they have trouble styling their hair at home’ says Hayley. ‘They would also love the confidence to wear their hair a different way, if only they knew how…In this book I’ve chosen 32 styles, beautifully illustrated by Emma, for you to try out.   We start with some really quick everyday ‘dos and work up to style that are more intricate and time-consuming, suitable for a special event or a party.

‘Styling hair takes practice, but take your time and try doing it with friends until you’ve got the hang of it.  You’ll soon be adapting and combining the styles, and I hope this beautiful book will help you wear your hair a little different every day.’

Officially launched at Simon Webster Hair’s Big Hair Do event on 27th September, Hayley was on hand to offer styling tips and advice to clients, as well as signing copies of the book.

Love That Hair is priced at just £9.99 – that’s over a month’s worth of styling for under a tenner, making it the perfect stocking filler for Christmas. Available to buy in salon at Simon Webster Hair or online at amazon.co.uk, it’s the ideal gift for anyone wanting to expand their styling repertoire or looking for tips from a professional to enhance their own ideas.