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Barrie Blogs: Strictly Come Dancing Vs The X Factor

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With The X Factor final looming and the homecoming gig over at The Athena this week for Sam Bailey, it’€™s no wonder my thoughts have turned to the hair and beauty of Saturday night TV rivals The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing!


This season of Strictly Come Dancing has raised the game tenfold in the hair stakes, taking inspiration from the themes of each episode.

It’s amazing to see hairstyles taking inspiration from all the eras, from 20’€™s flappers to 60’€™s beehives. The key is always in the detail and the guys working hard behind the scenes of Strictly in hair and makeup are clearly not cutting any corners.

Unfortunately the X Factor hasn’™t produced the best quality hair this year. Nicole’™s faux bob didn’™t look great and her styling from week to week on the current series of the X Factor has been a little hit and miss all round, personally I love her hair when it’s down with voluminous curls.

nicole bob

I have to admit. I am really rather liking Sam Bailey’€™s hair lighter! I always admire someone trying something new.

After seeing her live this week at the Athena in Leicester she can count me as her biggest fan. I will certainly be voting for her this weekend and I hope we have the opportunity to roll out the red carpet for Sam Bailey one day!

For me, this series of Strictly Come Dancing wins on the hair front over The X Factor, showcasing diversity and glamour at its finest week on week.

Sam Bailey

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