The perm is back! “It’s ideal for fine hair,” says
Angelo Seminara, Trevor Sorbie’s International Creative Director, who styled
these looks for Fabulous.
Step 1: Wash your hair the day before. Take a 2cm wide section and
tightly twist it in a figure of eight over and under a hair pin. Cross over
the ends of the pin to secure.
Step 2: Apply straighteners for a few seconds to make it curl quicker.
Repeat the process until all your hair is pinned up, then spritz with
hairspray, such as L’Oréal Elnett Satin Diamond Hold & Shine,
Step 3: When hair is cool, remove the pins. Put your head upside down
and brush out the curls. Hold in place with Trevor Sorbie Professional
Beautiful Volume Hair Spray, £4.99.
PILE IT HIGH
For a retro party vibe, step back to the ‘60s
with an up-to-date take on the beehive. ”This works really well on
shoulder-length hair,” explains Angelo. “It’s all about making a beehive at
the back and creating a sweep at the front to stop it from looking too
severe. Remember, the bigger the better!”
Step 1: Leaving the front section of your hair free, section the back
in half vertically from your crown down to the back of your neck. Backcomb
each section until it’s standing on end. (Yes, you’ll look silly, but bear
Step 2: Take one half and fold it under itself towards the parting line
and pin into place with kirby grips. Do the same on the other half to create
what looks like a French pleat. Spritz on some Trevor Sorbie Professional
Beautifully Moisturised Humidity Control Spray, £4.99 (left), to hold in
place and eliminate frizz.
Step 3: Rub Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS Dust It Mattifying Powder,
£10.45, in the front section to rough up the hair slightly – this gives the
look a rockier effect.
“This classic party look is perfect for long hair,”
says Angelo. “You need time for the curls to set, so grab a glass of
champers while you wait.”
Step 1: You don’t want dry ends ruining your look, so wash hair with a
shampoo that tames frizz, such as Kérastase Nutritive Bain Oléo-Relax
Shampoo, £13.90, and Masque, £24.90. Blow-dry hair with a large round brush
for a smooth finish. Denman Large Thermo Hot Curl Brush, £10.28, is ideal.
Step 2: Wrap thick sections of hair around tongs until the hair is hot.
Spray with Pantene Pro-V Perfect Curls Bouncy Hold Hairspray, £3.27. Instead
of unwrapping the hair, remove the tongs but keep the curl in place and pin
it up with a kirby grip. Spray again with hairspray.
Step 3: Remove the grips and gently separate using your fingers, but
try not to touch the curls too much as this will create frizz. Finish with
Trevor Sorbie Professional Beautifully Straightened Lightweight Serum,
£5.99. This party must-have will keep your style frizz-free and fabulous,
however hard you rock around the Christmas tree.
Volume is key this party season, but have you
thought of getting your hair to go backwards instead of upwards? “By using a
hair doughnut, you can make hair look instantly volumised,” says Angelo.
“These are available from all good pharmacies for a few pounds. They’re made
from netting and are the shape of a doughnut. Hair can be pinned into them
to make it look thicker.”
Step 1: If you have a natural curl, apply some Trevor Sorbie
Professional Beautiful Curls Curl Constructor, £4.99, into damp hair and dry
naturally. Stuck with straight hair? Apply the Curl Constructor to damp
locks, roughly blow-dry, then tong all over for a natural wavy look.
Step 2: Halfway down your head, section your hair horizontally and pin
a hair doughnut on the parting line. Starting from the top, take sections of
hair and pin into the doughnut. Do the same from the bottom so it’s totally
Step 3: This style works best if it looks a little messy. For party
sparkle, spray on Bumble And Bumble Bb.shine, £27.50.
PUMP UP THE VOLUME
Love spending all night living it up on the
dance floor? Then this is the ideal style for you. “The volume at the roots
will keep your hair bouncy, while the rest will be gorgeously straight –
perfect for flicking around mid-dance move!” says Angelo.
Step 1: The key to getting straight hair that doesn’t fall flat is
using the correct shampoo. Trevor Sorbie Professional Beautifully
Straightened Protection Shampoo, £4.99, will encourage your hair to stay
sleek and straight all night without losing its body.
Step 2: Apply a small amount of Samy Silk Anti-Frizz Smoothing Serum,
£4.99, from the roots to the mid-lengths of your hair. This gives added
oomph at the roots but will keep the ends smooth. Tip your head upside down
and blow-dry your hair to create total va-va-voom!
Step 3: Flick your hair back – the party look you’re going for is
beautifully straight but ultra-volumised locks. Finish off by spritzing with
Trevor Sorbie Professional Beautiful Volume Dry Shampoo, £4.99 (left). It
will act as a hair spray as well as giving your roots that final boost of
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