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How-To: Side-Sweeping Up 'Dos

How-To: Side-Sweeping Up 'Dos

OK, ignoring the less-than-flattering makeup that Mel B and Tori Spelling were sporting at the recent NBC Universal's Press Tour Cocktail Party in LA, they look good, right? Which says a lot for this hairstyle if it can draw your attention away from blush overkill and mismatched face/neck colours. But back to the hair . . . The off-to-the-side style offers a quirky twist to the traditional up 'do and it's set to dominate as we head into awards season as it's universally flattering on those with mid to long strands.

Keep reading for step-by-step instructions. . . Begin by prepping clean, towel-dried hair with a volumising spray and heat protectant like evo® Mr Fantastic Texture Spray ($29.95) which acts as both. Handy. For ultra-fine hair, go right ahead and add some volumising mousse for extra measure (and volume). Frédéric Fekkai Full Volume Mousse ($39) is totally life-changing.

Blow dry your hair straight with a barrel brush and then give a generous misting of Bumble and Bumble Classic Hairspray ($47). Once you're finished, use a 1/2 inch curling iron, starting from your mid-lengths, and curl hair in medium sections. If you're not sure how to do this, I've got some tips here.

Pull all of your hair (gently) into a side ponytail, twisting it ever so slightly into a loose knot/bun/chignon (let's not be pedantic here) and secure with plenty of bobby pins. Then you'll need to carefully smooth your crown with a natural, boar bristle brush such as Brushworx Ebony Radial Boar Bristle Brush ($19.95) and pat it softly so that it blends into the style. Finish with a final coating of hairspray.

Stockists: Brushworx (1800 251 215)

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