Get The Look: Over-The-Shoulder Waves

BATD ON Feb 11, 2013 AT 1:54 pm

Over the last month of awards season and across the red carpets from L.A to London, a hair trend has been making waves.

Jessica Chastain | Chrissy Teigan | Elizabeth Olsen

Jessica Chastain | Chrissy Teigan | Elizabeth Olsen

Channelling their inner Veronica Lake, stars including Isla Fisher, Jessica Alba and Jennifer Lopez graced the red carpet with a range of retro-inspired hairstyles. Whilst all include a curtain of glossy, bouncy side-swept waves, the curls range from tight pin curls to softer, blown-out blow dries and defined, glossed ringlets.

Jennifer Lopez | Isla Fisher | Jessica Alba

Last night at the British Academy of Film Awards, Elizabeth Olsen, who was nominated for the EE Bafta Rising Star Award deconstructed the look with a day-old grungier version of the style, whilst Zero Dark Thirty actress Jessica Chastain opted for full-on glamour, tonging her flame-coloured hair into a mane of  uniform shiny over-the-shoulder curls. Meanwhile at the Grammy’s over in Los Angeles model Chrissy Teigan showcased a modern version of the retro-inspired hairstyle with her highlighted chestnut hair tongued into tumbling oversized waves.

To recreate the over-the-shoulder look, start by adding a volumising mousse to freshly washed damp hair – we love Aveda’s Phomollient Styling Foam, £14 for pumped-up but not sticky locks – before blow drying smooth using a round brush. Using a fine-tooth comb, section your hair along a side-parting from the front back to the crown, and sweep hair across head. For Jessica Alba-style loose curls take a curling tong such as WAM Revolving Iron, £75 and tongue hair in one direction around the head. For more uniform, Veronica-Lake style waves, try the Enrapture Amplify Jumbo Waver, £60, clamping the hair from root to tip in even sections. Mist L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Sleek Perfection hairspray, £6.60 over hair to finish. Combing the underneath of the hair using a vented hairbrush will help to loosen the curls without causing them to fall out.


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