Cruise into carefree hair

07 Dec 2010 12:00 PM | Posted by Editor
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Ok, so you may not be able to afford the clothes (or even the bag for that matter!), but you can certainly recreate the cool and carefree waves sported on the latest Chanel Cruise collection catwalk.

Created by Jon Pulitano, Creative Director of Sydney’s Headcase Hair and ambassador for Cloud Nine, this laid-back summer hair look is perfect for a day at the beach or an evening of casual cocktails.

“The look was very soft and natural looking but also very polished – exactly what you would expect from Chanel,” says Jon. “It’s a style that looks totally luxurious but is relatively easy to achieve – exactly what you want for summer.”

Even better, this stunning summer style can be achieved without scorching the hair. Cloud Nine has six heat options, with a temperature to suit all hair types and styling needs. This Chanel look can be achieved at a 100° degree setting for fine hair, a 150° setting for medium hair, and a 200° setting for thick hair.

Here's how to do it...

1.) Starting on clean dry hair, use a thickening spray to add body and bounce. Bh likes: Paul Mitchell Lemon Sage Thickening Spray.

2.) Once the hair is wet through, dry with a hairdryer.

3. Give the hair a light brush but don’t over do it – the aim is to leave the hair with a fluffy texture. “It’s important to leave the hair with texture and a bit of fluff – this really helps to make the hair sparkle and glisten in the sunlight,” says Jon.

4.) Split your hair into a middle part and bring each section of hair over each shoulder.

5.) Using a Cloud Nine Wide Iron (set to the appropriate heat setting) and starting at the roots, clamp your hair in the iron and curl it under 360 degrees. Next, move the iron down the hair and reverse the curl out 360 degrees the other way. “This will emulate the way hair curls naturally at the beach – but with a much more polished finish,” says Jon. “The black ceramic plates in the Cloud Nine irons will give added shine and sparkle to the hair.”

6.) Continue until there is an inch or two left to go, then leave the ends unironed.

7.) To finish, use your fingers to gently tousle your hair, before giving it a final spritz with a wax spray. Bh likes: KMS California Hairplay Dry Wax.


How do you prefer to wear your hair during summer? Do you play around with different styles?