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How To: Miranda Kerr’s Bouncy Runway Blow-Dry, Courtesy of Renya Xydis
Wed, 15 August 2012 4:39PM
Miranda Kerr is back in Australia this week for the David Jones spring/summer ’12 season launch, hitting the catwalk last night with her enviable bikini body and one killer blow-dry, courtesy of über hair stylist Renya Xydis. While the rest of the models donned sleek low ponytails and soft centre-parted straight strands, Miranda’s hair was styled in smooth voluminous waves, a wearable take on her Victoria’s Secret bombshell curls.
We caught up with Renya on the secret to recreating the style at home.
First and foremost, says Renya, Miranda has “really good hair. It’s beautiful, bouncy and glossy, and so healthy. So it’s really easy to create that sexy, expensive beautiful wave.” Moral of the story: make sure your hair is similarly in tip-top condition; good quality haircare and a super-healthy diet will get you there.
As for the styling, here’s the how-to:
- Wash your hair at night and roughly blow-dry before you go to sleep. “This way when you wake up it already has natural body at the roots, and won’t take up all of your time in the morning. Miranda always comes in with dry, clean hair,” Renya says.
- Saturate the hair with Wella Professional Ocean Spritz $24, 1300 885 002, to create volume and texture at the roots, then divide it into centre part.
- Section the hair from the centre part down to the ear on either side of your head, and then separate the back section in two tiers and clip up out of the way. Using a round bristle or ceramic brush, begin blow-drying the front sections of the hair for added body, pulling the hair forward and curling around the ends of the brush. Then move to the back section, beginning at the bottom and continue blow-drying, working on the bottom section and make your way up the crown. “The reason why I leave the crown of the hair until last is because it dries up and gets body in it, so while I’m blow-drying the bottom, by the time I get to the top it’s already half dry,” Renya explains.
- After you have finished blow-drying, pick up your curling tong or wand. Renya uses the Cloud Nine Wand, $270, from Cloud Nine. Separate your hair into 3-inch sections and, as Renya puts it, “the chunkier the curl, the better. Thinner sections make the curls too thin and it looks dated. Also, you should only curl from the mid-lengths down, not at the roots. You want to keep the top section flat so it looks at little more ‘70s.”
- Hold your wand horizontally at the mid-length, and then wrap the hair so it goes over and around the wand. Hold for a few seconds, then drop the hair and run your comb through the section with a wide-toothed comb. Spray the curl with Sebastian Professional Shaper Zero Gravity Hairspray, $9.95, 1300 728 333, and then repeat the process on each of the sections. Renya recommends repeating the process on each section of hair three times, to get the effect of layers of curl to makes it really full on the bottom, yet flat on the roots. “By running the comb through the section of hair you are preventing it from looking curly, and achieving a natural, bouncy wave with a shiny finish.”
- To finish, Renya suggests spraying a little hairspray on the palms of your hand and rub them together, then smoothing out any stray hairs or flyaways.
What do you think, Primpettes? Amazing, no?
Do you love Miranda’s blow-dry? Ever tried the Cloud Nine Wand?
Or attempted this style of wave?
Posted by: Hayley Bennett