Just when you were feeling good about yourself, up pops the Victoria’s Secret fashion show to give you a reality check. Grrr. Yes, as Gigi, Alessandra and Co prepare to strut their stuff in Paris this week, we felt it only right to pay homage to the real star of the show – the hair. If you can get past the sexy lingerie and rock hard bodies, then you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about. Those waves, that volume, the way it bounces effortlessly off each Angel’s scantily clad shoulder. It’s the hair we all secretly dream of but never quite manage to achieve. Mostly because it requires a degree in hair wizardry.
The woman responsible for this year’s Victoria’s Secret hair is celebrity hairstylist Sarah Potempa who perfectly fuses beach waves, with a body-boosting blow dry. Careful analysis (slash stalking) of the backstage beauty area has revealed to us a three prong approach to creating the look;
1) A smoothing blow dry to begin
2) Hair is then set in large rollers to create body and volume
3) The rollers are taken out and tongs (Potempa uses her own Beachwaver Styling Tool) are used to create the trademark, face-framing tousles.
The sad fact remains that no amount of dry shampoo and backcombing in your bedroom can achieve such levels of glamour…#thestruggleisreal.
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