TOP-HEAVY HAIR

Time to take your hair­style sky high

Cosmopolitan (UK) - - Contents -

1 THE PRET­ZEL DIF­FI­CULTY: 1/3

These twisted buns were seen a lot in the ’90s, and James Pryce, mas­ter stylist at Larry King, says it was Kate Moss’s go-to look for back in the day.“It’s so easy, es­pe­cially if hair is nat­u­rally straight or slightly wavy,” he says. Turn your head up­side down and gather hair into a re­ally high pony­tail, pulling it to­wards the side you want the bun to sit on. Ap­ply hair­spray as you go to tame fly­aways, then se­cure with a band. Twist the pony tightly around the base, pin in place and fin­ish with one more blast of hair­spray. De­li­cious…

2 SKY-HIGH BOUFFANT DIF­FI­CULTY: 3/3

This per­fectly messy up-do isn’t for the faint-hearted. The key, ac­cord­ing to Pryce, is height. Start by us­ing a tonne of tex­tur­is­ing spray, then back­comb. “Be me­thod­i­cal and don’t stop un­til hair is stick­ing out in all di­rec­tions.” Next, take the top front sec­tion and clip out of the way. Smooth hair back be­hind your ears on ei­ther side and se­cure with kirby grips. Fi­nally, go back to the top sec­tion, back­comb some more and shape into a messy, high quiff, us­ing more grips to hold. Fin­ish with a gen­er­ous blast of strong­hold hair­spray – you’re go­ing to need it.

3 COIFFED CROWN DIF­FI­CULTY: 2/3

This re­laxed quiff has some ma­jor ’80s vibes go­ing on and, as Pryce says, “The main fo­cus is at the top, mean­ing it can work on al­most any length of hair. Take a large, tri­an­gu­lar sec­tion, from the tem­ples to the back of your head. Spray it with dry sham­poo for ex­tra grip, then back­comb to make it eas­ier to mould into shape. Smooth the front sec­tion with a mixed-bris­tle brush, then push your hair for­ward to cre­ate the quiff, let­ting it col­lapse over to one side. Se­cure the tail in place with hair­grips and keep the sides tucked be­hind your ears to em­pha­sise the height. One for when you can’t be both­ered to wash your hair, maybe?

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Ma­son Pear­son Handy Bris­tle & Ny­lon Hair­brush, £65

Ghd Nar­row Dress­ing Brush, £15

Liv­ing Proof Full Dry Vol­ume Blast, £25

Co­lab Dry Sham­poo in Uni­corn, £3.49 Red­ken Con­trol Ad­dict 28, £15.50

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