wanted to know how Cheryl gets so much volume, how Pixie gets her
shiny locks or how to achieve Kesha's messy 'dos? Then follow our
top tips and make your own glamorous hair statement.
I’ll show you step-by-step how to achieve the most talked about celebrity
hairstyles from glamourous red carpet updos to the hottest catwalk
Glee star Lea Michele hits the top notes as the show's loveable
geek Rachel. Her fabulous and glamorous up-do also hits the
height notes in the style stakes at a Fox event in New York.
When you wash your hair use volumising products like L'anza
Volume Shampoo and Conditioner.
While it's still damp use a light mousse (e.g. Davines
Defining Volume mousse) and brush through to ensure
- don't 'drag' your brush through your hair.
This style will work really well if you get as much
volume at the root as possible. If you have longer hair
(past your shoulders) forget the rounded brush for blow-drying
- just tip your head upside down and blast from the
For shorter hair - use your rounded brush (e.g.
The Brush) and get as much volume as possible
Pro PowerLite dryer is perfect - you can use the
cool shot to set the lift and the concentrator nozzle to get
to the root.
Now tame that volume by using Therapi
Shaper Styling Creme, rub it in the palm of your
hands until it's warm and work it through and brush gently
- keeping the volume - with a soft bristle brush.
Pull all your hair in to a high ponytail. If you don't
want to make a bold statement you can lower it slightly.
If you have a fringe, leave it out of the ponytail,
if not - it's decision time here. You can gather all your
hair in to the ponytail or for a softer look, pull some loose
tendrils of hair from around your ears.
Split your pony tail in half - clipping away the top
With the remaining hair, lightly back comb through,
repeating with the top half.
Now spritz with hairspray Alterna
Life Volumising Spray Mousse which helps create
precise volume at the base of the hair while providing a flexible
hold. Comb it all together with a soft bristle brush. (If
you haven't invested in a bristle brush you can use a paddle
brush but very lightly)
Hold the ponytail in your hand at the top near the
hair band and, while sliding down the hair, loosely twist
When you get to the bottom of the hair start twisting
it around the band to form the bun. Clip the ends under the
bun. It's worth adding a few grips around the bun to ensure
it stays in place.
If you have thin hair don't fret. You can buy a sponge
ring and do the same steps. When you get to the bun, just
pull your ponytail through the ring and clip your hair around
it. A perfect look without extensions.
For those who have a fringe, dampen it again with some
water and use a large rounded barrel brush to blow-dry it.
The bigger, the better.
Finally, finish your Gleek look off with some shine
spray (e.g. Neäl
& Wølf Glow Super Shine Spray) and you're ready
Mlatem is a stylist based in South Wales. She specialises in artistic looks
and originality and has had a passion for hair since receiving her first
barbie doll! A trained journalist, Hannah’s day job is writing for daily
and weekly papers but her true flair is for hair. Her work has been featured
in fashion shows, model shoots and weddings. Hannah also works alongside
renowned celebrity stylist Phillip Mungeam at The Room in Usk, South Wales.