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How to: do the ‘Wavy Side-Do’
Mon, 2 April 2012 11:07AM
You may have noticed a new kind of up-do making an appearance on red carpets over the past year or so. A little softer, a little more skewed to one side. For example, these gorgeous looks recently modeled by Elizabeth Olsen and Ashley Greene:
Los Angeles stylist Robin Watson Hamilton calls it the ‘wavy side-do’. “My celebrity clients are moving away from the traditional up-dos, which can be really severe and ageing, in favour of this wavy u-pdo which is still pulled together but is so much fresher and softer,” she says. Here, she shares her tips for how to get the look, using the new VS Sassoon Wave Envy, $52.95, from departments stores.
- Wash and blow-dry hair, making sure to leave in some natural texture for body.
- Divide hair into 3 tiered sections.
- Clip up your crown and mid sections. Starting on the bottom tier of hair, place the VS Sassoon Wave Envy close to the root. Press down with hair between the ceramic plate and barrels for a few seconds then release. Repeat this all the way down to the ends of hair.
- Next, release the middle section of hair and, starting a few inches down from the root, press hair between your tool all the way to the ends.
- Once the bottom and middle sections have been styled with a natural wave, unclip the top layer of hair. This time, start styling half way down the hair, working right to the ends. This will leave the hair at the crown of your head sleek and smooth.
- Run fingers through hair to break up waves and create a less uniformed, more beachy feel.
- Next, twist hair into a loose ponytail somewhere between the back and side of your head, just behind your ear. Continue to loosely coil hair into a bun, pinning securely in place with bobby pins as you go. Leave an inch of ends free for a messy look.
- Finally, gently loosen pieces of hair from part line around the face to create face-framing waves.
- Mist over with a flexible-hold hairspray.
What do you think of the style, Primpettes? Sounds pretty easy, huh?
Is it next on your to-try list?
Posted by: Katrina Lawrence