Whilst looking through thousands of shots and twirling my hair and thinking about a fresh twist, I happened upon this… it’s from John Rocha and reminds me of a surfer girl who’s emerged from the sea and has wrapped herself in drifting seaweed, kind of perfect for this weekend as it’s warm enough for surfing. I love everything about this picture so I thought I’d give this hair look a try at home. That’s right, I’ve been twisting and wasting a huge portion of the afternoon trying to make my hair behave like this. Here’s the kit and the skills used…

The look was created by Samantha Hillerby (she’s well known in fashion circles for transforming a host of heads including Adele’s hair on that famous October 2011 vogue cover. Remember that?). Anyway her tricks for this look are first using L’Oreal – Professional Tecni. Art Volume Lift Root Lift Spray-Mousse which when applied to the root give volume where needed. The nozzle of this mousse can is small so you don’t get that attack of the killer blob of mousse when you press the top and another secret with it is to use a low setting on your hair dryer (blasting the hair too high can make it all a bit too voluminous). Next spritz Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray (3 or 4 spritzes is enough) and twist the hair into random rope-like sections, then holding the the twisted ends. gently dry each twisted piece. When you release them, it looks as if you’ve just emerged form the surf. Then a tiny amount of L’Oreal Professionnel Techie. art A. Head Clay warmed between the palms of your hands gives a very matt beach hair finish. this product is also good for calming flyaway hair without giving it that shine that distinctive shine that Frizzease gives to frizz. And of course the kit contains L’Oreal Elnett Hairspray and a Mason Pearson brush. I’m sort of semi-loving the smell that goes along with this suffer’s mussed up hair and having tried it this afternoon would suggest having a good Kerestase shampoo on standby to clean off the build-up of product after experimentation. (Trust me it takes two washes). Oh and of course I have a long love affair with my Maison Pearson brush, it takes a little care to keep it looking nice (like a little pet) but it’s my secret weapon for healthy hair so I don’t mind caring for it too much. I’ll introduce it to you tomorrow, it has served me well over time and kind of deserves a little post all its own.