There has been a lot of attention given to the big buns at Cannes this year, but we prefer a much more inspiring and complementary style to the amazing gowns; that is the glamorous, side-swept screen-siren style as worn by Lana Del Rey, Eva Longoria and Bérénice Béjo.
Taking their inspiration from 1940s femme fatale Veronica Lake’s peek-a-boo look, all three showed off glossy tumbling curls swept over to one side and left to fall elegantly to the shoulder.
While you need at least shoulder-length hair to pull this style off, it’s pretty easy to do, as Los Angeles hair stylist Shin An explains: “The easiest method is to use hot rollers but you can use velcro rollers or, in a pinch, just roll the hair around your fingers and pin the curls into place. The important thing is to keep the curls large.”
Start by washing your hair with a smoothing shampoo like Living Proof No Frizz shampoo, run some Sachajuan Mousse through to the ends, dry the hair and then part to the side desired.
On the heavier side of your part, take 1 1/2 inch sections of hair and roll backwards away from the face using around 3 rollers. Starting on the opposite side of the part, roll the hair away from the face and continue in the same direction all the way around the head. When you get to the heavier side the rollers should be facing towards the face.
Set with hairspray and let the rollers cool for 10-15 min. If you don’t have hot rollers, leave them in place for anywhere up to an hour if you can. Remove the rollers and use a Mason Pearson type brush to smooth out the curls and mould into place.
Finish it off with some more hairspray.
Sachajuan Hair Mousse Liberty London
Living Proof No Frizz Shampoo Sephora.com