Have you been tuning into The X Factor this year? If so, you’ll no doubt be familiar with Rai-Elle Williams, the 16 year singing sensation with the dulcet tones and adorable smile. Unfortunately, Rai-Elle was sent home yesterday, narrowly missing out on a place on the semi-finals.
But she definitely left making a splash on the style front. Over the weekend she performed wearing the cutest of Afro puffs. We managed to get some time with Rai-Elle’s stylist, Lorraine Dublin, the London based celebrity stylist who has tended to the locks of Serena Williams, Eve, Kelly Rowland and Sarah Jane Crawford, and is also co-owner of central London salon, My Hair Bar. Lorraine revealed the inspiration behind Rai-Elle’s look for this weekend’s show and the products used to achieve it.
Lorraine says: “This week we wanted to go with a look that was cool, fun and youthful to match the Crazy In Love theme. Rai-Elle has natural hair and we worked on giving her a hairstyle that showcased her natural texture, and opted for some Afro puffs. To achieve the look, I started by cleansing Rai-Elle’s hair with KeraCare Hydrating Detangling Shampoo.”
“Next, I conditioned with KeraCare Humecto Conditioner. To make Rai-Elle’s puffs nice and smooth, I added KeraCare Leave-In Conditioner before slightly blowdrying her hair, and applied KeraCare Natural Textures Hair Milk for added moisture. Using two black hair bands, I put Rai-Elle’s hair in two bunches and added Afro textured hair extensions to give her more volume and fullness (try allshadescovered.com for a good selection of clip in extensions). Edges were smoothed by adding a soft gel.”