Gwen Stefani wore her hair in many different ways throughout
the Cannes Film Festival, however this was my favourite. A
distinct nod to the 70s disco era fusion Studio 54 with contemporary
Hollywood glamour: 70s Throwback. A key look on the runway
for Spring Summer 2011 seen at Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc Jacobs
and Sonia Rykiel.
The look is made to look more contemporary by leaving it flatter
on top. Dont discount the relevance of the deep side part
and the twist just off the front. They subtly blende the harshness
of the top with the freeness at the sides whilst adding a
point of interest.
Load the hair with Nicky Clarke Great Body Ultimate Mousse,
combing through to distribute evenly.
Blow dry the hair using a medium round brush.
Once you reach the sides leave enough root drag, drying the
hair away from the face a little flatter.
The top section is very important. It must be flat but straight.
Blow dry using a larger brush. All the ends should be turned
Using the brow of the eye as a guide, make a parting back
to the crown area
Section off the back by creating a radial parting; crown
area to top of ears.
Using a small curling iron take two inch sections beginning
at the bottom and curl; making sure the ends are caught in.
Wind the curl around one finger and grip into a barrel curl
Continue to the ear level
Once above the ears and working on each section, a further
one inch of root drag is needed to keep it flatter on top.
When working on the sides, pull the hair back and again curl
On the opposite side to the parting take the curls up to
the recession area and set across leaving only the top of
that section with root drag.
Comb the rest of the top to the side and begin curling.
Pin in and curl
Comb a triangle section about two inches from the hairline
and parting across, this will be for the twist.
Starting at the back, remove the pins and back brush the
roots of each section.
Continue this to the back of each ear.
Continue removing the grips but this time you are only gently
teasing the roots with one or two pushes back then leaving
the last section without backcombing
Use fingers to separate curls
Using a bristle brush, smoothen the top section to eradicate
Use Nicky Clarke Hold and Shine Ultimate Hairspray on the
lower side to brush back.
Twist the section and grip in either side of the twist to
Comb out the remaining curls
The opposite side again requires back brushing at the roots
and more gentle the further up you go.
Hairspray the top of the head and comb out. Light gel is
also good to use on the top section if used sparingly and
To get the twist at the front, use the pads of your fingers
and thumb and begin twisting from the front twist into a knot
that stands on itself and grip in.
Finish with Hairspray and shine spray without touching too
much. Just make sure the top section is clean.