Whether you are going straight to an event after work and have little time to get changed and ready or want a glamorous evening style without paying a fortune at the salon, look no further than the shiny, side sweep, one shoulder “do”.
From Eva Mendes, Blake Lively and Jessica Alba to Rita Ora, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Beckinsale and Jamie King, it seems everyone is a fan of this hairstyle regardless of hair colour. However, two things these ladies all have in common is naturally straight/slightly wavy hair and most importantly ……. SHINE. You need to have both of these in place before attempting this style as well as pair of tongs and some hairspray.
Ok, before I hear you groan that you weren’t blessed with silky, shiny hair, get yourself to the nearest Boots or Superdrug and buy a shine spray or oil. There are so many variations of products for shine these days, most of which are inexpensive.
A cheap way to create shine without adding product, is to rinse hair in cold water after shampooing and adding conditioner. Another great way to make your hair as silky as possible to blow dry the hair downwards which keeps the shaft of the hair flat.
This style will take very little time as I said but will depend on the thickness of your hair. A good way to save time is to tong individual lengths of hair (approx 2/3inches thick) up to the ear and let them sit in ringlets while you apply make up and get dressed. This allows the ringlets to “drop” very slightly. Once everything else is in place, run your fingers through the ringlets to form loose curls. If they are still too tight a curl, lightly brush the curls through with a boar/nylon bristle brush or a simple paddle brush (do not use a comb as this will frizz the hair). Pull and smooth the hair round so it rests on one shoulder and lightly hair spray into place. Do NOT overload with hairspray, this style is supposed to look soft and have a slight bounce to it.
This is how I did it (blonde on the left)! Such an easy hairstyle to do and it keeps an evening look fresh and young!
This particular style really suits a statement ear ring and of course a Belle Dress Hire gown will totally complete the look!