Tips! Tricks! Techniques!
Mon, 9 May 2011 1:20PM
Reese Dubya rarely puts a beauty foot wrong, don’t you think Primpers? Here’s pretty shot # 36, 578 of her at the Sydney premier of her new flick, Water For Elephants, where she decided to team bouncy, old-school curls and soft makeup with a laser-cut-looking dress for contrast.
RW looking mighty fine on the red carpet in Sydney…
- For more bouncy, less beachy-looking waves, we suggest you take your Nan’s hot roller set for a spin. Rollers do a stellar job at distributing the heat evenly throughout each section for uniform waves. If rollers are out of the question, don’t stress! All you need to do is pin each section into a coil after tonging and leave it to set for ten minutes before spritzing with hairspray.
- To keep the curls looking wispy and soft, you want to avoid overloading the hair with too much product. Blow-drying a curl-enhancing mousse into damp hair before you set the rollers is a must to give freshly-washed locks just the right amount of texture to keep the curl in place. Our vote goes to: Tigi BedHead Foxy Curls Extreme Curl Mousse, $27.95. For medium-sized curls like R’s, stick to 8-10 rollers, max.
- Once you’re ready to let your hair down, gently release the curls by raking your fingers through each section before sealing the deal with a body-building spray, like Schwarzkopf Volume Styling Hairspray, $6.79, through from the roots to the ends.
Part B: Pulling Back
Now, for the pieces de resistance, the pulled back front section. Pinning the front layers back is clever for a number of reasons: 1) It’s great for fine hair, as it creates extra volume in at the roots where you need it the most, 2) The front layers are usually the first to drop, so pinning them back equals less touch-ups on the night, 3) It instantly frames the face to play up your eyes. To copy Reece’s style, gently tease the roots with a comb before securing the section with a couple of bobby pins and a hit of hairspray. Too easy!
Note: Part B is completely optional, but totally worth trying.
What do you think of Reese bringing back the old-school spring curl?
Are you a fan of her makeup?
Are you planning on seeing the movie?
Words: Eliza. Pic: Getty.
Posted by: Eliza Ashe