Photo Essay
Free Your Frizz
Photo Essay
Free Your Frizz

Most of us will be familiar with the struggle against a frizzy hairline on a humid or windy day. Our usual tricks for taming hair are off the table. We watch as the minutes tick by and our best attempt at a sleek blow wave becomes a halo of fluffy flyaway baby hairs, expanding into an uncool, unkempt, unhot-mess of a do.

Well turn that frown upside down and embrace your frizz. Own that boardroom with your big hair. Sit back and soak up the envious side glances of your mates. Make like Lou Doillon and be that impossibly chic gal in the supermarket aisle with the IDGAF attitude and the cool frizzy hair.

Check out our guide for making frizz A LOOK

Also our gift to you this ace clip of Lou Doillon covering the Pretenders:



COLLEEN'S GUIDE TO FRIZZ

INGENUE
Let’s start with the basics: Natural frizz looks great with strong brows + lashes. Go hard on brow gel and mascara but most of all love your natural frizz.

OFF-DUTY MODEL
Work some curl into your baby hairs, pick up a tong if you need to. Scrape your hair into a knot at the back, add some great hardware and you have your look.

BALLET CLASS
The trick to this look is getting a clean, tight, ballet bun at the crown using a gel or mousse then whip those hairline wisps into shape with a dry texture spray.

BOBBY PINS AND COUNTING
Wrap loose rope braids around your head for a figure-hugging frizz fest, pin in place using as many bobby pins as you might need. The absolute worst is one or two bobby pins, make it a LOOK.

SHORT HAIR DON'T CARE
Give your blunt bob an edge by taking that 2-day texture up a notch. Use a tong or flat iron to get those extra cool kinks, throw your head upside down and go hard with a spray wax.

NATURAL BUT EXTRA
For naturally curly hair frizz come naturally – YAY. A little bit of work goes a long way. Comb out the ends of your curl for pretty fly-away hair then get your fingers up in there. Slide your fingers along your scalp and VIGOROUSLY rub out your roots for beautiful, natural volume.

BEDTIME BRAIDS
Speaking of braids… section your hair into 8 or nine sections, braid from roots to ends, sleep on it, comb it out in the morning then enjoy the glory of big frizzy hair.

SHORTCUT: If you don’t have time to sleep on it then run a flat iron over each braid to heat set it, let them cool and comb out.

PILE IT ALL UP
Just a classic TBH. It’s minimal effort for maximum effect. Pop your hair in a high ponytail, slide the elastic hair-tie towards the ends then twist your hair into a high loose knot. Secure it with a couple of bobby pins but remember, it’s the loose, dropout vibe that makes this look a winner.

GROWN UP
You can play this look up or down depending on your outfit of choice for the day. It will ALWAYS be chic. Use a dry texture spray to add, well, dry texture. Make a low pony, slide the elastic down low, then back up again to your top vertebrae. Take half of the ponytail and loop it up and wrap it around your hair elastic.

HALFWAY UP
Up What makes this look soooo good? Frizz and a centre part that’s what. It’s a killer combo. Take your top section and split it down the middle and pile it up into a knot at the crown. Actual dream.

SPLASH
This is the absolute perfect style for long hair, post swim or post-show when you really don’t have much time on your hands to glow up but you gotta get to a meeting/party. Blast it dry with some sea salt spray in the roots then braid it. Pull out the edge of each ‘bubble’ to flatten the braid. Literally a 10-minute look.

CINCHED
Easy and breezy. Give your hair a thorough brushing with a shine product and cinch it into a high messy bun with a hair claw.

CAMDEN TOWN
Give yourself a curly hair flash up & take some inspo from the inimitable Amy Winehouse with a loose beehive and pull out some loose curls for a killer silhouette.

DOUBLE DUTCH
Slouchy space knots look so great with fluffy hairlines. Be sure to let your ends hang loosely from your knots and add a generous layer of texture spray.

PRIMA BALLERINA
The key element in this look is a very high sleek architectural knot so get some gel up in there. Use a blow dryer or your fingertips to create a whimsical cloud of baby hairs to frame your face.

BOARDROOM
This is power dressing for hair. Maximum volume, maximum texture, maximum presence.

SHORT HAIR KNOTTED
A bob looks great in a top knot when the texture is frizzy and full. Add some wave with a hot tool or blast in some sea salt spray to fatten up your hair before it goes up in a knot.

BRAIDS IN
Putting a simple braid into frizzy hairline is a quick and easy way to step up your on-the-go style for long hair. It looks cool left to hang loose or swept into a pony.

BRAIDS OUT
For the day after a braided hairline or for a special evening out, comb your braids and fasten into a low half-pony at your nape for this super dreamy 70’s silhouette.

TOO COOL FOR ART SCHOOL
Want to look slightly posh and a little bit intimidating? This look is for you. Gather the top layer of your hair into a flat half-pony, pull the frizzy front pieces of your hair forward, give them a little tease with your fingers and set them with hairspray then tuck everything else behind your ears.

FAUX CROP
Curly hair is great, it is pliable and mouldable and holds a silhouette so beautifully. Give yourself a faux short haircut for the day. Starting at the top use bobby pins to pin up your curls lock by lock, leaving the ends to fall forward and all about in a cute faux crop.

MET GALA
Haute Couture Frizz! This looks like it’s gonna be ultra-hard to achieve but actually, all you need is a comb, a flat iron and some bobby pins. Backcomb sections of your hair and then run over them with a hot flat iron. When you brush the backcombing out you will get this wild kinky texture! From there you can create whatever shape you want with just a few bobby pins.

BRUSH IT OUT
Not much to it if you have curly hair but if you’re not blessed with gorgeous waves, try braiding your hair and sleeping in them overnight. In the morning all you need to do it brush your hair out. A centre part is required to pull this look off, and extra marks if you are a redhead.

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SALT SPRAY