Love Island’s Harriet Blackmore Had A Pre-Villa Makeover And The Results Are Mega

We are obssessed with the transformation

by Renee Washington |
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Love Island is in full swing, providing a much-needed dose of sunshine in this dreary June. Now in its eleventh series, the show has firmly established itself as a goldmine for beauty recommendations, sought-after trends, and emerging icons. Just look at Molly Mae and the cult-favourite Sol De Janeiro perfume to see the show's influence.

But this season, fans arefixated on Harriet Blackmore and her hair. Thanks to the internet, we’ve got the inside scoop on how she achieved her pre-villa bouncy bronde blowout. Her hairstylist, Ellie Lock, recently shared a video detailing the process using Beauty Works 22" Slimline Tape Extensions.

Ellie uses tape extensions in shades Brond’mbre, Espresso Brown, Mocha Melt, and St Tropez, strategically placing them to frame Harriet’s face. 'Keeping the darker tones towards the back and using lighter tones in the front creates a pop of colour,' Ellie explains. After installation, she cuts inlayers for a seamless blend, so you can't even see where her natural hair ends and the extensions start.

The real magic happens during the blow-dry. Ellie uses theRevamp Progloss™ Perfect Blow Dry Volumiser Hot Air Styler, £60, to create gorgeous body and shine. By rotating the brush and bringing it forward, she achieves that signature voluminous look.

Even though the video is sped up, this style looks achievable in just 10 minutes—perfect for a quick, easy, and fire pit-ready. Ready to recreate Harriet's stunning look? Here are the products you’ll need below.

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Harriet uses the celebrity choice tapes 22” in shades: Brond’mbre, Espresso Brown, Mocha Melt and St Tropez.

After cutting layers Harriet's stylist Ellie, uses this hot tool to achieve Harriet's bouncy blow-dry look.

Renee Washington, Grazia's Digital Fashion and Beauty Assistant, lives online. With a penchant for wispy lashes and streetwear, she writes about the worlds of fashion and beauty from the viewpoint of the modern fashion girlie.

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