Hair Raising: Side Swept Waves

This year’s Oscars had its usual share of jaw-dropping beauties. My favourite look was Kate Hudson’s who looked smoking hot in her gorgeous Dior dress and side swept waves. This is actually my go-to hair style when it comes to special occasions. Here, I will show how I achieve this look. As I always say beauty starts from within so my first step to nail this look is to have healthy, happy hair.

Oscar 2014 fashion

Mama leggings, cardigan, jacket: H&M, Boots: Timberland, Lipstick: Mac Rebel, Earrings: New look

As I have mentioned previously, my hair is wavy, rebellious and with a mind of its own. So, to calm it down and to make sure I don’t have any frizz, I washed my hair with John Frieda Smooth Start Shampoo and conditioned it with John Frieda Smooth Start Conditioner. As the name suggests, this range gives you a smooth gloss without weighing it down. To keep frizz at bay and protecting my hair whilst blow drying, I applied a pound size amount of Frizz ease serum on soaking wet hair. You don’t need a lot of this product; a small amount goes a long way and it gives your hair a nice gloss. After towel drying my hair for a bit, I applied a good amount (about 2 pound coin size) of Frizz Ease Unwind Curls Calming Cremeย to define my natural waves. (After testing John Frieda’s range I am mighty impressed by what these products offer). Next, I divided my hair into five to six sections and blow dried it with a round brush.

John Frieda curl products

My hair is naturally wavy/ curly, so blow drying is enough for me but if you need bigger and tighter waves you can always use a curling iron. Next step, is to create a deep part starting from the arch of your eye brows and parting it to whichever side you prefer. Take all your hair to one side and discreetly pin any loose strands with a small bobby pin. Ta-da! Your red-carpet worthy hair is now ready.

Oscar 2014 fashion

Oscar fashion 2014

I definitely love this look; it looks great for a night out and can jazz up a simple ensemble (as I have shown here). Will you be trying it out? And Who do you think rocked at this year’s Oscars? Would love to hear your thoughts.

PS: This post was sponsored by John Frieda but the opinions are my own. Thanks for reading; feel free to subscribe or like me on Facebook.ย 

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