The Great Gatsby is one of my favorite books — with all the glamour and drama of the 20’s — I just love it. I love the book. I love the original film — Mia Farrow and Robert Redford are just, ahhh. And I can’t wait for the new Baz Lurhmann film to come out on May 10th (mark your calendars!). In anticipation, I’ve been really feeling the 1920’s vibe. Lucky for me, Oribe Hair Care stylist Tom Gallagher shared with us some tips for how to get that gorgeous Mia Farrow as Daisy Buchannan look, with just a few modern twists. Here are the steps:
Step 1. Gel and Part: Apply gel to hair at the roots (Gallagher suggests Oribe Rock Hard Gel, $36). Then give hair a deep side part and curl, using your fingers or a hairdryer, create a wave on either side of the part. Clip the waves in place and let them cool down.
Step 2. Blow Dry: Apply a serum for coarse hair (he recommends Oribe Gel Sérum, $58) or styling cream for fine or softer hair (he suggests Oribe Créme For Style, $35), then blowdry the rest of your hair.
Step 3. Create Mock Finger waves: Spray hair with a heat-protecting spray like Oribe Soft Lacquer Heat Styling Spray, $33, and using a medium-barrel curling iron, create horizontal waves in alternating directions down to the ends of the hair. To do this, take horizontal sections of hair in the iron, leaving the ends out, and rotate the iron one turn. Then flip the direction of the iron and create another wave below the first. Continue this pattern of switching directions all the way down to the ends.
Step 4. Loosen the curls: Remove the clips from your hairline, then use your hands and cold air from the blowdryer to loosen the set and give the style a more modern feel.
Step 5. Texturize: Spray locks with a texturizing spray (Gallagher suggests Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, $39) to set and add texture.
Step 6. Decorate: Use an old broach or barrette from a vintage store to finish off the look.
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