Steal the scene with massive curls, whirls, and volume. By Aisha Hassan.
What do Marilyn Monroe’s bombshell curls of the ’50s and Madonna’s untamed perm of the ’80s have in common? Big personality, sex appeal, and of course, attitude. Maximalist hair has entered loud and clear this season, from full curlicues tumbling down faces to sky-high ringlets piled liberally upon themselves. The models’ natural hair textures ran wild on the runways and the message was distinct: the bigger, the better. Enhance God-given goodness with curling creams and a hairdryer diffuser, or cheat your way with a perm or a semi-perm. A head of curls isn’t just for the disco; now, big hair and even bigger styling dreams are for every occasion. Use a roller brush to boost your blow-dry, multifunctional stylers to get the twirl of your choice, and hot rollers for a vintage touch. With such enviable bounce and sass, keep the make-up tuned down so people can admire the volume of your hair. Strong arched brows keep the look modern, and while polished, flawless skin is a must, accentuate just a little with neutral shades for a naturally alluring finish. Then whip it, baby, whip it.
Madonna-worthy curls made a gravity-defying statement at Manish Arora Autumn/Winter ’16
Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation, RM150 Julia SarrJamois and her signature untamed fro Nars Melina Contour Blush, RM159
Simonetta Ravizza Autumn/Winter ’16
Big hair as the perfect style statement at Copenhagen Fashion Week
Soft ’50s curls at Stella Jean Autumn/ Winter ’16
Naturally textured attitude at DKNY Autumn/Winter ’16
Kérastase Discipline Masque Curl Idéal, RM160
L’Oréal Professionnel Curl Contour Leave-in Cream, RM60