HOW TO: 70'S BLOW-WAVE
Since cutting my bangs, I have one had countless comments from you all about how much you love it and two, struggled quite a few times with how to style it. I teamed up with Dani from Toni and Guy in South Yarra, Melbourne, to learn a few tips and tricks on how to emulate the 70's blow wave. Queue Farrah Fawcett.
We started with wet hair, and blow dried my fringe first in order to shape it with heat so that it stays in place for days after. Once dried forward, we used a GHD straightener to flatten and give shine, before blow drying around a round brush to give the perfect rounded shape.
Onto the crown of hair, Dani, blow dried around a round brush to give the perfect height to set the rest of the blow dry. A good trick, if you're impatient like me, if this is all you can handle, then amazing, because this will set your hair, give you volume and you can just blast the rest of your hair with the diffuser.
When it comes to volume, bigger is better when it comes to hair, I always find even when I walk out with crazy curls, give it an hour and they'll have dropped into the perfect do. Dani recommends blow drying with your head upside down, but make sure you comb the bottom upwards so that it doesn't dry flat. Once you've blasted it all dry, flip it back, give it a shake and va va voom you'll have volume.
To style from here, create curls and waves (messy is best) using a GHD. If, like me, you can't reach the back, thats ok, just flick the pieces you can reach at the ends with your iron, and properly curl the top pieces that fall over it, it creates the illusion of curls, without having them be perfect.
To finish, brush out as much as possible, add a texturising spray and shake. I always sit in the salon and mess up my hair as much as possible (sorry stylists) but that is just how it sits best.
Voila, you have a 70's volume blow wave.