Time to take your hairstyle sky high
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?
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