The only thing better than festival season is festival hair! In this article, celebrity hairstylist Dominic Seeley shows you how to create 4 Instagrammable festival looks as modelled by Love Island Winner and West End star, Amber Davies.
Amber’s hairstyles, including a bohemian scarf look and space buns, were created using the latest BaByliss and Remington hair tools available on the Argos website and app, as well as in-store.
To recreate Amber’s looks, follow Dominic’s step-by-step guide here:
Look One: Space Buns
Step one: Dry the hair with the Remington AIR3D Hairdryer to smooth out the hairline and make it easier to style. Prep the hair with L’Oreal Elnett Normal Strength Hairspray
Step two: Using the BaByliss Curl Pro 210 Curling Tong, smooth out the hair and create a beachy wave. Do a twist wrap, curling away from the face. Try to avoid a repeat pattern by alternating the wave direction
Step three: Brush out the beach waves and add more Elnett Hairspray for extra texture
Step four: Tie the hair in two ponytails. Use Phil Smith Big It Up Dry Shampoo to add grit and volume, and back-comb
Step five: Take each ponytail, twist round and secure with a bobby pin into desired shape
Step six: Use L’Oreal Xtreme Hold 9 Gel to detail the fine hairs around the hairline
Step seven: Use a light spritz of Schwarzkopf Got2b Glued to set the look.
Look Two: Chain Ponytail
Step one: Create a concealed braid just below the crown ear to ear. If you can’t create the braid, it could be best to buy chains with clasps
Step two: Straighten hair with the BaByliss 2179KU Keratin Shine Wide Hair Straightener
Step three: Attach chain to the top of the concealed braid using clasps or rings. Cut the chain to your desired length, mixing and matching lengths to add texture and interest
Step four: Gather the rest of the hair, including the chains, and connect into the ponytail to bring it all together using L’Oreal Elnett Extra Strong Hairspray to spray the roots for a sleek finish
Step six: Wrap additional chain around the base of the ponytail for a clean, concealed look
Step seven: Use L’Oreal Xtreme Hold 9 Gel to create detail using fine hairs around the ear.
Look Three: Boho Scarf Bun
Step one: Dry the hair with the Remington AIR3D Hairdryer
Step two: Prep the hair with L’Oreal Elnett Normal Strength Hairspray and curl with the BaByliss Keratin Shine Wave Curling Tong for a relaxed, lived-in wave
Step three: Brush through the waves and gather the top half of the hair on the head, leaving tendrils around the face. Knot the hair into your desired shape at the back of the head
Step four: Loop a scarf around the bun and then double knot to secure and position. Fix the look with L’Oreal Elnett Hairspray
Look Four: Festival Glam
Step one: Wave the look with the BaByliss Keratin Shine Wave Curling Tong
Step two: Use the Remington Keratin Protect Volume and Smooth Brush through the top section for volume
Step three: Continue to wave in alternating wave pattern for added volume
Step four: Braid the hair in different places for a casual look, tying off at varied lengths to give a bohemian vibe
Step five: Add in braid detailing with hair jewellery and rings, creating some fun looks and textures
Step six: Finish the look with a spritz of Got2b Glued.
Celebrity hairdresser Dominic Seeley said: “When it comes to festival hair, more and more people are being bolder with their choice of style, whether that’s experimenting with eye-catching hair accessories or taking inspiration from the singers they’re seeing on-stage. There’s no magic secret to creating a stunning festival look – all the tools you need are available at your local Argos.”
Products used to create the looks:
BaByliss 2289KU Keratin Shine Wave Curling Tong – £24.99
Remington CI83V6 Keratin Protect Styling Wand – £22.99
BaByliss 2287BU Curl Pro 210 Tong – £19.99
BaByliss 2165BU The Crimper – £22.99
Remington PROluxe Ceramic Hair Curling Tong – £29.99
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