Christmas is the perfect time to push the boat out and shine. In fact, it might be the only time of year when women over 40 are expected to! It’s the time for all-out glamour, starting with a drop-dead gorgeous vintage hairstyle straight out of Hollywood’s golden era.
This was created by the team at celebrity hairdresser Tony Odisho. He is best known for the most amazing hair extensions. If you haven’t seen them, check out the website (there’s lots of handy “How to” hair tutorials there, too).
I love it. I’d already been playing with the idea of growing out my pixie cut – now this is stuck on my fridge for inspiration.
With all the planning for Christmas, it’s hard to make time for ourselves. But the key to everything running smoothly is to make sure we’re happy and content first. And when better to do that than with a good pamper session to look uber-glamorous for a Christmas party (or even just a trip down the pub on Christmas Eve)?
You’ll need: Flexible Hold Hairspray, an Infrared Curling Iron, 3-in-1 Mist, a Paddle Brush, Smoothing Serum and clips. There are only five steps and this is one of those styles that gives you time to do your make-up at the same time.
Step 1 – Section your hair
Divide your hair into four and lightly coat it with the Flexible Hold Hairspray for a workable style and heat protection.
Step 2 – Begin curling
Start with one of the lower sections and begin curling your hair into a big loop. Pin each curl with a clip and give it another blast with hairspray. Then leave it to cool.
Keep going until all your hair is a mass of loops!
Step 3 – Unpin and brush
Once your hair has cooled, spray 3-in-1 Mist onto the paddle brush. Unpin your hair and brush out the curls. The Mist will add a beautiful shine.
Step 4 – Apply serum
Rub some Smoothing Serum onto your hands and rake it through your hair. This will make it look sleek without loosening the curls too much or weighing down your hair.
Step 5 – Make waves
Finally, use your fingers and two clips to gently mold some waves. Give it another blast of hairspray and then, when it’s dry, remove the clips.
After that, just get out there and ooze some Hollywood glamour.
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2 thoughts on “Get an Old Hollywood hairstyle in 5 easy steps”
That’s a pretty style. I grew up with pin curls, electric rollers, and those horrible prickly spring things that I absolutely hated to wear. Oh, I forgot the teasing comb and hairspray. I disliked all of it and as a consequence never really learned how to "do hair." I keep mine short but there are times when I wish I knew how to style it differently.
Electric rollers! I’d forgotten all about them. They were such a nightmare. The little red dots at the top would fall off so you’d never know if the roller was hot enough or not and then you had the elements waiting to give you a lovely burn… I have short hair too (I think my hairdresser liked Peaky Blinders because I had a Tommy Shelby special!) but that was mainly because I never knew how to style my hair when it was a bit longer. This has given me hope that I can try! x