This vintage look is making a comeback in a big way. Adele rocked it at this
year’s Grammys and models at Matthew Williamson bounced down the S/S ’12
catwalk sporting full, luscious, wavy locks.
This modern twist on a classic style was seen on the Diane von Furstenberg
runway, and is softer than the traditional beehive. We’ve got bets on Gaga’s
’hive getting even bigger this year.
The Bardot bouffant
Mulberry took tousled beach hair and super-sized it to create this season’s
must-’do – backcombed at the crown and textured at the ends.
Fabulous cover girl Kelly Brook copied it for her shoot with us last month.
Try the trends
Step 1 We washed hair with Aussie Aussome Volume Shampoo, £5.99
for 500ml, and Conditioner, £5.99 for 400ml (right). Aussie
ambassador and celeb hairstylist Liz Taw says: “Don’t rub roots with your
towel – this pushes cuticles the wrong way and creates frizz.” Then we
started drying locks with a hairdryer.
Step 2 We tipped our model’s head upside down and blasted until just
damp, then spritzed Living Proof Full Root Lifting Spray, £20
(right), on roots and brushed through. We finished drying hair and split it
into five-inch sections, rolling in Cloud Nine The O Ultimate Set Rollers, £179,
which cleverly heat up in the hair. They’re our top beauty investment! But
you could also try normal heated rollers.
Step 3 Once the rollers had cooled, we removed them, and brushed the
hair. We then finished by misting over Aussie Dual Personality Aussome
Volume And Gloss Spray, £4.99. For taming flyaways, Liz advises:
“Take a cheap blusher brush, spritz with hairspray and use it to
lightly stroke away wisps.”
Step 1 We washed hair, dried it, and combed Aussie Dual Personality
Aussome Volume And Conditioning Mousse, £4.99 (right), through
the mid-lengths to ends. “Or try two days after washing, as dirtier hair
helps it hold,” says Liz.
Step 2 Next, we sectioned off hair from the middle of the head and
pulled the back into a high ponytail. We bent the pony back over the band,
pinned it to the top of the head, and used Paul Mitchell Pro Tools Teasing Brush,
£9.50, (right) to backcomb the front section to create volume.
Step 3 The look was finished by taking small sections from the side and
pinning into the folded-over ponytail, then repeating with the backcombed
front section. Once hair was in place, we spritzed with Sebastian Re-Shaper
Strong Hold Hairspray, £11.50.
The Bardot bouffant
Step 1 We started by spraying Frédéric Fekkai Coiff Oceanique Tousled
Wave Spray, £17, (right) through the mid-lengths of damp hair,
then turned our model’s head upside down and dried with a diffuser. Liz
recommends you hold it gently over the hair for best results.
Step 2 We divided hair at the crown and found the natural centre
parting, then took two-inch sections – working from the front – and
backcombed. If your barnet needs more of a boost, Liz suggests using a strip
of cheap hair extensions. “Choose one as close to your hair colour as
possible and cut into three. Make into five-inch rolls and fasten under your
hair with kirby grips.”
Step 3 To finish, we applied Aussie Dual Personality Hi-Hold And
Hi-Shine Hairpray, £3.89. This holds the style without weighing
it down or making it look dull. Avoid overloading with products, as this can
flatten natural waves and make your ’do look greasy.