With Oscar buzz still in the air, I can’t help but crave Old Hollywood Glam. Most of the red carpet’s hair and makeup styles are so simple and straightforward. What you see is what you get. However, there are a few tricks that can help make the look last.
My favorite trick (shown in the tutorial above) helps to achieve side swept Veronica Lake waves.
First, make a deep side part. The deeper the more dramatic.
Next, focus your attention on the side with the least amount of hair. Section off a piece of hair that runs all the way from the part to the base of your neck. Twist it tightly running behind your ear, and secure with bobby pins. Spritz your work with hairspray to keep it smooth and polished.
Pull all of your hair to the other side of your head. Tease the hair that sits at the root and crown of your head to create volume, and drama.
Next, go through your hair with a 1”-1.5” barrel curling Iron. Curl away from your face. Once you’ve gone through all of your hair comb out your work to make it feel more retro.
Finally, spritz with smoothing spray and/or hairspray.
Now start practicing your acceptance speech because, honey, you are fabulous!