Hair & Beauty

My Wedding - - CONTENTS - By An­gela Re­nee

THE GREAT GATSBY HAS IN­SPIRED FASH­ION­ISTAS EV­ERY­WHERE TO RE­VISIT THE GLITZ AND GLAM­OUR OF THE 1920’ S. STYLE DE­TAILS SUCH AS TAS­SELS, FEATH­ERS, LACE AND LASH­INGS OF BLING HAVE MADE A COME­BACK AND FIT PER­FECTLY WITH THE RO­MANCE AND WHIMSY OF TO­DAY’S BRI­DAL STYLE. WHY NOT ADD A HINT OF DECO CHIC WITH

SOME OF TH­ESE STYLING IDEAS It’s all in the cut with a flap­per bob or, to be his­tor­i­cally cor­rect, a shin­gle bob. Cute and sassy, it hugs the jaw­line and scoops into the neck. Team it with a short feath­ered fringe or a sweep­ing front with low side part­ing. Your hair­styl­ist can ad­vise a length and shape tai­lored for you, but don’t lose out on the de­fined an­gles that makes it truly Daisy.

If a new cut is too much com­mit­ment, the faux bob could be a win­ner. This lit­tle hair-up tech­nique could be mis­taken for a classy long Bob. Take a 1-2 inch hor­i­zon­tal sec­tion at the nape of your hair and twist close to the scalp from one side to the other. Bobby pin in place and tuck un­der any un­wanted ends. Hot tong curl the top lay­ers; back­comb un­der the crown and di­rect back to the nape; bob­bypin un­der the ends of the hair at the back. The un­wanted hair un­der­neath will give you a nice full bob shape at the nape. At the sides, softly pin the hair up and un­der, leav­ing a longer look at the front. A hair­cut with­out the scis­sors!

Mar­cel waves are per­fect for those with long hair who wish to cel­e­brate the era. Use a 1” hot tong and take large sec­tions ver­ti­cally around the head. Be care­ful to curl the hair per­fectly in the same di­rec­tion, hair­spray­ing as you go. Set with slide clips and let cool. Let it all out and softly comb with a wide tooth afro comb to bring the curls to­gether. Repin with slides hor­i­zon­tally at the hair­line and in the crest of each wave to cre­ate a soft fin­ger wave ef­fect. If your hair is shorter, set with gel and long wave clips, pinch­ing at the cen­tre be­tween each wave clip for a su­per styled look. Your hair stylist could also cre­ate a fin­ger­wave ef­fect with a hot tong and care­ful ma­nip­u­la­tion.

Pin curls are a favourite, time­less hair styling tech­nique and, with a lit­tle prac­tice, can be mas­tered at home. Use a set­ting spray to dampen the hair and take 1” squared sec­tions (or smaller de­pend­ing on the de­sired size of your curl), and gen­tly twist and wind the hair around two fore­fin­gers, then bobby pin flat to the head. Leave hair to cool or use a hood dryer or dif­fuser hairdryer at­tach­ment to set quickly. Pin curls look beau­ti­ful in any area of a hair-up: try above the ear or at the nape placed on top of a sim­ple bun. Leave de­fined or brush out for a soft wave, de­pend­ing on your mood.

There were, alas, no foil high­lights in the 20’s! Veg­etable dyes of Henna were the only op­tion and were won­der­ful if you wanted a choco­late or auburn re­sult. Thus glossy rich browns and shades of cop­per reds are the flavour of this year’s win­ter colour trends. The non-blonde can be true to Gatsby with a deep, warm, blocked hair colour. Try a semi-per­ma­nent - when it fades you’re free to try a dif­fer­ent colour with­out any long term dam­age to your hair.

Any jew­elled or feath­ered head­band will take you in­stantly to the deco pe­riod. Or how about a lit­tle nod to Gatsby with a cute dia­manté hair slide.

With the right clip­per cut, and a fair amount of wax or po­made, your hus­band to be can look as stylish as Leonardo on your wed­ding day. En­list your hair­dresser or bar­ber to mas­ter a close fade at the back and sides. By leav­ing a mop top with some ex­treme grad­u­a­tion be­tween the two, your man’s cut will be a suit­ably dap­per, on-trend style that will make you swoon! Hope­fully you don’t mind a bit of slick be­cause prod­uct is key for keep­ing this cut look­ing swanky.

Some­thing old, some­thing new, some­thing bor­rowed, some­thing blue!

Treat your­self to the film for some bri­dal in­spi­ra­tion - T-bar shoes and fur abound. But don’t for­get to flick through Nan’s wed­ding al­bum - chances are they graced a drop waisted gown and fur stoll on their wed­ding day.

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