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How to: Cara Delevingne’s Coiled Curls
Thu, 26 April 2012 10:32AM
In my eyes, model and Burberry face, Cara Delevingne – like her big sister Poppy – can do no beauty wrong. The bold brows, those long, golden locks, the tawny skin …. We spotted the blonde beauty this week at the recent Vogue Festival cocktail party. While her look was traditional Cara, we loved her glamorous addition of coil-like curls:
So I turned to one of PRIMPED’s go-to hair gurus Barney Martin – from Barney Martin salon – who shared his top tips for how to recreate Cara’s hair at home. For those with shorter hair, never fear! It’s one you can easily replicate, too.
Your shopping list
- Volumising shampoo and conditioner
- Tail comb
- Theraml protectant and mousse
- Flat paddle brush
- Flexible hold hairspray
- Velcro rollers
- Bobby pins
- Large Barrel Curling Iron
- Glossing spray
Without further ado …
1. This look is best styled from freshly washed hair. Use a volumising or lightweight shampoo and conditioner – Pantene’s Clinicare Fullness-Charge Revitalizing Shampoo and Conditioner, $14.99 each, from pharmacies, are a dynamic duo – then carefully squeeze any excess moisture from your hair and gently towel-dry.
2. Using a tail comb, create a side part starting right above the middle point of your eyebrow. Apply a mist of thermal protectant followed by a golf ball size of volumising mousse (try Schwarzkopf Extra Care Volume Styling Mousse, $4.99, 1800 022 219) to the roots and massage in with your fingertips.
3. Next, blow-dry your hair using a flat paddle brush to smooth out your hair cuticles so as to retain your hair’s natural shine. Quick tip: while blow-drying, ensure you lift the hair from the roots to create added volume.
4. Separate your hair into two-inch sections and lightly spray with a flexible hold hairspray.
For those with long hair, continue reading. If you have shorter hair, head over to step 9 …
5. Then, wrap each section around large velcro rollers, like Scunci Grooming Velcro Volume Rollers, $24.95, Scunci. Roll up until you reach your eyeline, and secure in place with a bobby pin.
6. Lightly spray the rollers all over and leave to dry. If you have fine hair, switch your hairdryer onto a low setting and apply heat. This will ensure the waves will last longer.
7. Unwind the rollers and, to avoid frizziness, shake the curls out from the roots. Stay away from the brush!
8. To finish, spritz with a glossing spray like John Frieda FRIZZ-EASE 100% Shine Glossing Mist, $16.99, from pharmacies and supermarkets, for added shine.
9. Curl each section, up to about brow level, with a large-barrel curling tong; hold the tong vertically, as this will encourage the coil-like effect you want, and wait about 30 seconds before unwinding. Once you remove the tongs, resist the temptation to touch or brush your hair – this will cause the dreaded frizzies and mess up all of your hard work. To finish, go back to step 8.
Posted by: Hayley Bennett