How to get sexy bed­head

Step one: roll out of bed. Step two: wake up. Be­cause you’re clearly still dream­ing if you think this kind of gor­geously lush bed­head comes nat­u­rally.

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“I woke up like this” hair, step by step

Wash and con­di­tion your locks with a thick­en­ing sham­poo and con­di­tioner. Al­low the con­di­tioner to sit for two min­utes be­fore rins­ing. Then sat­u­rate damp hair from root to tip with a vo­lu­mis­ing spray. Then rough-dry the roots, lift­ing and shak­ing them with your fin­gers for a max­i­mum height, be­fore you dry and tou­sle the lengths.

Once your hair is 80% dry, turn your at­ten­tion to the hair around your fore­head. (This is the most im­por­tant area to style for that sexy, hair-fall­ing-into-your-face look.) Di­vide it into five even sec­tions – one on top and two on each side (that’s one sec­tion above the other, not next to each other).

Tie back each sec­tion and start by dry­ing the sides in 3cm-wide sec­tions. Hold­ing a medium round boar-bris­tle brush ver­ti­cally, wrap your hair to­ward your face. Blast the sec­tions with the noz­zle of the dryer, pulling the hair down as you fol­low with your hairdryer.

Next, dry the top sec­tion, hold­ing the brush hor­i­zon­tally this time, and again wrap the hair to­ward your face. “This makes the hair swoop in, so it looks sexy and mys­te­ri­ous,” says stylist Matt Fu­gate. Fin­ish at the back, work­ing in large sec­tions. “It’s all about the sexy move­ment around the face.”

Now for those cas­cad­ing curls. Work­ing with the same two sec­tions on each side of your face, hold a 2.5cm curl­ing iron ver­ti­cally and wrap hair around the bar­rel from root to tip for five sec­onds (10 if your is thick). Each time you slide the iron out, se­cure the curled hair to your scalp with a flat metal clip.

Re­peat with sev­eral large sec­tions at the back. Then deal with the top sec­tion, hold­ing the iron hor­i­zon­tally and wrap­ping the hair for­ward. Let hair cool for 20 min­utes, then un­clip and shake it with your fin­gers.

“Lightly tease your roots by back­comb­ing with a fine tooth comb and mist hair all over with a shine-re­flect­ing hair­spray. If the curl is too curly or a weird crease forms, just dampen the hair slightly or spray it with a light­weight con­di­tion­ing prod­uct and do it over,” adds hair­styl­ist Jimmy Paul.

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