How to achieve glossy, wavy hair for a per­fect party look

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Stellar - - Front Page -

Beachy, tex­tured hair is a sum­mer sta­ple, and tak­ing it into the evening for a fes­tive cel­e­bra­tion re­quires only a lit­tle ex­tra ef­fort. Start with su­per-clean, ex­tra-smooth hair. “Sham­poo your hair twice – scrub for one minute the first round, then for two min­utes dur­ing the sec­ond sham­poo – and con­di­tion just the mid-lengths and ends,” ex­plains stylist and sa­lon owner Paloma Gar­cia. “Then blow-dry straight and once hair is com­pletely dry and sleek, switch the hairdryer to the cool set­ting and blast the en­tire head to help close the cu­ti­cle and make hair shiny.”

Work a tex­tur­is­ing cream through the hair (spar­ingly at the roots), then grab a curl­ing wand. “Hold the wand ver­ti­cally and wrap hair around the tong twice, leav­ing the last inch of ends free. Re­peat all the way around the head, al­ter­nat­ing the di­rec­tion – to­ward the face and away from the face – for an un­done ef­fect,” says Gar­cia. Don’t tong or cre­ate waves above your eye­brows as “this makes hair look curly, not bendy”, she notes. But if you do find your strands are more coiled than curvy, “Hold the sec­tion of hair straight and run the tong over it swiftly, al­low­ing the heat of the tongs to quickly soften it.”

When fin­ished, use a wide-toothed comb to gen­tly rake and brush out hair un­til the bends look soft and nat­u­ral, and fin­ish with a dry tex­tur­is­ing spray through the roots for lift, avoid­ing mid-lengths and ends to keep them pol­ished. Get­ting the same spot in the same spot is both com­fort­ing (it’s consistent) and ex­as­per­at­ing (why is it consistent?). Dr Mccaf­fery’s Acne Treat­ment aims to banish stub­born blem­ishes via se­ba­ceous gland abla­tion. A nee­dle is in­jected in the spot and blasts it with heat to de­stroy the over­ac­tive gland – which is prob­a­bly pro­duc­ing too much se­bum or skin cells – and stop the acne cy­cle from start­ing up again. You may re­quire more than one in­jec­tion (our large blem­ish re­quired three nee­dles to ad­e­quately cover the sur­face area), but it’s over pretty quickly. The pain fac­tor is low to medium, and the treat­ment ends with an LED light ses­sion to heal and calm the skin. There’s no down­time, but it is sug­gested you stick to min­eral make-up for at least 24 hours. Six to 10 monthly ses­sions are rec­om­mended for mild break­outs, and there have been claims of a 95 per cent suc­cess rate. It’s been eight months since we last spot­ted our friend.

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