I am quite open to experimenting when it comes to my hair colour but when it comes my hair style, I'm rather boring. I'll throw my hair up in a bun or braid it occasionally, but more often than not you'll find me parading my freshly curled mane. So last month during Lakme Fashion week, when I had the opportunity to spend some time with the stylists from Bed Head by TIGI, I knew I wanted to try something different. I not only got them to style up three of their iconic looks on me but also got a step by step break down, so that you can recreate these looks at home!
1) Vertical Set
- Prep you hair with a good cleanse and conditioning, using products of your choice.
- Then start with some Superstar thickening spray & the After Party smoothing cream to get a sleek yet tactful hair texture.
- They then suggest that you start by taking pivoting sections; which are nothing but sections that resemble a pizza slice, all through your hair.
- Curl the section vertically, using a tong to create a spring shaped curl. You could even spray some of the Head Hard spray in each section before curling it, to get a better, long lasting curl.
- Now, clip the section to the scalp to help retain it's shape.
- Repeat the curl & clip process through all of your hair.
- After 5-10 minutes, remove the clips and use a flat brush to open up the curls and then set them the way you like. Don't forget to spray some of the Headrush shine spray to add a finishing touch to this glamorous do.
2) Rope Braid
- Start my parting your hair as per you liking.
- The stylist used the primping technique to get that voluminous, textured look in my hair. You could absolutely skip this step and just use a volumizing shampoo and conditioner for the previous wash or alternatively, you could even use the Dirty Secret dry shampoo to add that much needed volume.
- Before you start, prepare your hair with the Totally Baked meringue, for a better grip while braiding.
- To the achieve the rope braid, start by splitting the hair into two 1 inch chunks on either side of your parting.
- Then go on twisting the two sections separately while switching them from left to right and vice versa, adding 1 inch chunks of hair as you go.
- Once done with one side, secure the end of the braid on the back with bobby pins.
- Now continue this process on the other side, creating a wreath like design with the rope braid along with hair line.
- Secure the lose end of the other braid and spray some hair spray to help hold it all in place. You could even use the Wax Stick to smooth-en the fly aways.
3) The Faux Bob
- For this look again, make sure you start with big, voluminous hair.
- Now, if you have shorter hair, you probably don't need to even bother with this step but for those of you who have long hair like me, start by taking a horse shoe section of hair and clip it away.
- Separate the length below the horseshoe by twisting your hair into small tufts, pinning them away close to the scalp, to aid the illusion of short hair.
- Once done with the bottom length, start vertically curling pivoting sections of the top hair, using a tong and clip them to cool off. Use the Masterpiece spray shine spray for to give a good hold and add more body. This spray also works brilliantly against humidity so it's definitely a must do step for anyone from Mumbai!
- After 10 minutes, take the clips off. Begin separating the curls to create volume and backcomb using your fingers. Repeat this step on smaller sections of hair to create this shabby chic, faux bob!
I hope you guys found this useful and easy to follow! I had a lot of fun shooting this and I won't lie, it was a nice change too. My favourite was definitely the Faux Bob but do comment below and tell me which of these looks is your favourite so that I can recreate it for my next outfit post shoot!
Images by Jaina Kumar