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Festival waves

Festival waves

Festival season will be here before you know it, so start perfecting those Bohemian waves now.

This laidback style has been popular since the 70s and it’s been given an update for Spring/Summer 15. Stylist Neil Barton of Neil Barton Hairdressing has given us the lowdown on why this look keeps making waves on the catwalk.

“Bohemian waves are a really simple look to create on trend festival hair. It is very natural and relaxed, with only a little volume and a soft cascading wave,” Neil told Cover Media. “This is a great hairstyle for festivals as it is effortlessly chic and looks great with a fedora hat. Infused with the effortless sex-appeal best describing the 60s and 70s, but maintaining their aura of nonchalance, the boho waves saw an update for Spring/Summer 2015, to better work with the half romantic, half decadent silhouettes inspired by the hippie movement on the catwalks.”

Neil says the style needs to look “imperfect but refined” and should remain soft, feminine and messy.

“The waves for spring have bohemian written all over them. Deconstructed, loose or barely there, they are easy to create and leave hair looking effortless,” he added.

If you want to try your hand at this hot trend, Neil has shared his simple step-by-step instructions.

Step One:

Lightly spray the hair with a heat-activated texturiser for added hold, texture and heat protection. Hold the hair straight out from your head, with your hand about halfway down the length of your hair. Hold the curling iron in your right hand, bring your right arm up and over your head so that the iron is pointing straight down towards the ground on the left hand side of your head.

Step Two:

Holding the iron still and with the barrel pointing straight down and the blade closed, wrap your hair around the iron and allow it to twist naturally as you go. Start winding a few inches away from the scalp to allow the wave to fall more naturally and leave an inch or so of the ends straight – this helps to elongate the shape and make if feel more bohemian than glamorous.

Step Three:

Continue around your head, working in similar-sized sections and spraying each section with heat-activated texturiser as you go until you reach the right-hand side of your head, then swap hands and repeat as per the left side.

Step Four:

Once you have finished curling your hair, simply run your fingers through it to break up and relax the curl. You can also give it a light brush to make it feel even softer. Blast the hair with a spritz of hairspray to hold the waves.

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