X Factor Auditions: Manchester

Yesterday saw the kick off of this year’s X Factor auditions in Manchester. With the biggest shake up to the team since the show began over ten years ago, we can’t wait to see the dynamics between the new judging panel and presenters!

We’ll have to wait to see how everyone gets on (or doesn’t!) until the show airs in a few months time. In the meantime we’re keeping a close eye on their style choices throughout the auditions. Check out what everyone chose for Wednesday’s auditions…


Cheryl Fernandez-Versini looked incredible. With her glowing skin and super glossy hair, she was the epitome of laid-back glamour. She complemented her effortless beauty look with stylish wide-leg trousers and eyelet Mugler crop top – all in black of course to make a very chic ensemble. It wasn’t too long ago that she chopped off her long locks, so we love seeing her play around with her new grown-up bob. If you want to recreate her look at home, plenty of texture is the key. Prep damp tresses with a volumising mousse like Paul Mitchell Extra Body Sculpting Foam before blow drying. Mist over a heat protection spray such as EIMI Thermal Image before taking 3-4 inch chunks of hair and curling away from the face using the ghd Curve Classic Curl Tong. Rake through using your fingers for a choppier texture and set with a firm hold spray like Redken Control Addict.


Never one to shy away from a statement look, new judge Rita Ora amped up the glamour for her X Factor debut. To nail this look, it’s all about keeping hair super-smooth. A dollop of TIGI Bed Head Blow Out applied to damp hair will help add shine and sleekness to your blow dry. Take a large barrel tong like the ghd Curve Soft Curl Tong to create Rita’s loose curls through the front sections. Keep it smooth by working through some DESIGNLINE Silk Drops serum to finish.


Caroline Flack opted fir a poker straight ‘do – our must-have tool for this is the new ghd Platinum styler! While Xtra Factor host Rochelle Humes coordinated with Rita, choosing loose, luscious curls.


The boys meanwhile took their quiffs to new levels! To steal their dapper style, pick a firm hold yet flexible styling product like TIGI Bed Head For Men Matte Separation Workable Wax to make sure there’s still plenty of movement in your style.


Fancy winning a TIGI Bed Head Blow Out to help you get X Factor-worthy hair at home? Head over to our Facebook page and cast your vote for your favourite look – Cheryl or Rita? You decide!

(Photos from top to bottom: Cheryl Fernandez-Versini: Picturematt/REX; Rita Ora, Caroline Flack + Olly Murs: Beretta/Sims/REX; Rochelle Humes: Picturematte/REX; Nick Grimshaw: MCPIX/REX.)

By: Supercuts HQ

On: July 9, 2015

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