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I TRIED THAT VICTORIA’S SECRET HAIR CURLER FOR YOU

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Every year, there’s two things that get me with the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. One – those perfect bodies (I actually tried to commit to all the booty/ab exercises they do this year, but instead I ended up addicted to The Crown on Netflix). And two – can someone just give me those damn perfect hair waves? PLEASE?

I have a lot of hair and it’s long, so I figure of the two life goals, the Victoria’s Secret hair waves are the most achievable. I’m actually pretty decent at waving my own hair with a hair straightener, but it’s pretty unpredictable as to how good I can get them. I did pretty well on the weekend (that’s me in the middle):

Girls girls girls. #sundaysundown #diveintosummer

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I like when the waves are loose and natural-looking, and I felt like that’s how they did them this year at Vic Secret.

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Like, bit less glamour-queen, bit more chilling-at-the-beach, you know? Anyway. If you didn’t get bombarded with backstage Victoria’s Secret pics yesterday, you would have missed the constant references to this hair curler, which was as present at the show as those iconic pink robes.

The curler was created by celeb hairstylist Sarah Potempa, and its unique selling point is that it rotates, looping your hair around the barrel for you.

Obviously, if it was hailed as the reason all the Victoria’s Secret models had perfect, low key waves, I had to try it. It’s available in Australia now via Sydney Salon Supplies, so I hit them up for one to trial.

I’ve struggled with hair curlers in the past. I have a LOT of hair and minimal patience, so the process of separating small amounts and wrapping them around a wand, then WAITING (waiting is the devil) for them to set is torture to me. I much prefer taking larger chunks and running them through my straightener. But the whole rotating curler thing did intrigue me.

I started with the bottom section of my hair. You basically clip the base of your hair piece into the curler, and then hit “go” on the handle. The Beachwaver PRO rotates and wraps your hair around the barrel, and when you release “go” is when it stops. There are three ways to do your hair with the curler – waves, curls and vintage, tight curls. It’s all in how you hold the tool, and for waves, you hold it vertically. This is probably the biggest plus of the tool besides the rotating business. It can be really hard to get the exact look you want using ANY heat tool, let alone a curler. Having a foolproof method for achieving your ideal style is great – and the vertical holding thing definitely gave a wave over a tight curl, as you’ll see at the end of this.

Here’s the bottom section of my hair after using the Beachwaver PRO. Note that I haven’t actually brushed these out yet hence why they’re tight and weird looking.

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I kept going, doing sections the same as I would with a straightener. I burnt myself once, but I’d probably attribute that to the fact that I rush through everything and take on heat tools with the kind of devil-may-care attitude you really shouldn’t have around 210C items. Speaking of heat – the Beachwaver PRO has a heat adjustment, which is great because you shouldn’t go at your hair with 210C unless it’s very thick and coarse. It also tells you which heat will suit your hair type in the instructions.

Another benefit, and an important one if you want a natural finish – the Beachwaver PRO can rotate right OR left. You just hit the specific buttons to change its direction. I tried to remember to alternate so every second curl was the opposite direction – this is key to getting waves that don’t look too “done”.

When I finished, the instructions were to separate the waves with my fingers. I didn’t think this worked for my style so I did what I normally do and brushed out the waves. Here’s the final result.

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Obviously they’re not heavily styled – I didn’t want that kind of finish and I think I could have gotten it if I did the curling “hold” from the instructions. I wanted loose waves and I got them!

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Would I use it again? Look I’m pretty set in my ways and because I can do straightener-curls, I like to stick with that. Using a hair curler – even a fancy, rotating one that heats up really well like this one – does take longer than straightener curls if you’re a pro at straightener curls. But I would highly recommend this guy to anyone who struggles to curl their hair. The rotating function is easy to use and takes the guesswork out of things. It’s powerful and it only takes a few seconds to get each curl. And it does what it says on the box, which is give you the style as per how you held the wand. Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2017 – meet your new angel. Me.

By Melissa Mason for primped.com.au

WHAT IT’S REALLY LIKE TO WORK ON A VICTORIA’S SECRET SHOW

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Behind all the lingerie, supermodels and barrel curls, there’s a whole lot of hard work

Hairstylist Anthony Nader has his “Carrie Bradshaw”moment come true when he was booked in 2000 to work on the Angel’s hairstyles under the the direction of Orlanda Pita. Gisele Bündchen was the hot-ticket super for the millennium year.

We begged him for the details on what it was really like and he very kindly spilled the beans …

ALL THE PICS FROM THE VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW

IT WAS REALLY HARD PACKING FOR THE SHOW

“I made sure my hair kit was packed correctly then I pulled it all apart and packed it again. I think I had every shape and colour of rippled bobby pins in my kit and could have opened up a hair supplies shop, just from my industry go-to, large black Burton bag, that gives us away on the street.
I think a touch of my OCD had me in full swing and let’s face it, when you’re working with these VS famous models you need to be more than prepared to pull out all the stops and tricks to please them and pray you might even get the slightest cheeky grin from the Gisele Bundchen’s or Heidi Klum’s of the world!”

THERE IS SOME SERIOUS TRICKERY THAT GOES INTO THOSE BEAUTY LOOKS

“VS models [have] up to a metre… Yes, a metre of hair pieces stuck onto their scalp to get that trademark, VS look that we all want. I was amazed at all the variations of colours and hair lengths on offer. I was in heaven!”

ANGELS COME OUT TO PLAY AT THE VS AFTER PARTY

VS MODELS AREN’T THE PRINCESS TYPE

“I didn’t have any bad experiences with any of the models being princesses at all and they were all really quiet humble and grounded funny enough. They know they’ve won the big lottery ticket … and most importantly they know where it can and will take them.”

HOT TONGS ARE ESSENTIAL

“A variation of different sized hot tongs are used to create that undone/not contrived trademark hair, taking big sections of hair for a natural look. Remember it’s about a sexy movement in the hair and not curls.”

IT’S JUST AS CRAZY BACKSTAGE BEFORE THE SHOW AS YOU IMAGINE IT IS

“The chaos backstage is the best and the energy is crazy – it’s hard to explain.
The models are looking so incredible and when those iconic wings went on … that for me was gold.”

BUT IT’S AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE

“When the show was over and I left the side door exit, I remember I had the biggest smile and thought ‘wow what a dream come true and how fortunate am I to have worked on this show!?’ … Then my real-life kicked in only minutes later when, I caught that overcrowded E train back down town again to a thing called ‘reality’.”

Adriana Lima

As seen on elle.com.au 

HOW TO GET VICTORIA’S SECRET HAIR

This is how you can get Victoria’s Secret Angel hair at home.

Victoria’s Secret models are known for their luscious, shiny locks and now you can re-create the look.

Candice Swanepoel's hair looked beach chic on the Victoria's Secret runway.

Candice Swanepoel’s hair looked beach chic on the Victoria’s Secret runway.

We spoke to Australian stylist Anthony Nader from RAW hair in Sydney for his tips on nailing Victoria’s Secret volume and bounce at home.

1. Build volume
The first step to achieve the Angels’ sexy undone hair is to apply a foam (or mousse product) instead of a sea salt. “A sea salt spray which will make your strands look dull and fluffy,” Nader says. “A foam will keep your strands more polished and smooth”.

Pureology Colour Stylist Silk Bodifier - $34.95

Pureology Colour Stylist Silk Bodifier – $34.95

2. Always use a bristle brush
When your blowing out your hair use oversized radial boar bristle brushes. “These brushes ensure a smoother finish, give more body and will make even the frizziest of hair controllable because of the bristles,” he notes.

Lady Jayne Essentials Radial Brush - $5.99

Lady Jayne Essentials Radial Brush – $5.99

3. Add shine
“When clients want this famous hair style I always spray a light weight shine spray on the mid lengths and ends only and skip the roots,” Nader tells us. “By adding in the spray on damp hair, it absorbs into each hair strands far better than on dry hair.”

Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine Medium - $24.50 (30ml)

Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine Medium – $24.50 (30ml)

4. Invest in two hair curling irons
To achieve the Angels’ signature bounce you’ll need two different large sized barrel tongs. “After drying your hair, take haphazard chunky two to three inch vertical sections and wind each away from your face,” he says. Apply the large tong to every second section. “When your done shake the curls out to become large rippled waves,” he says.

Remington Perfect Curls 2-in-1 - $49.95

Remington Perfect Curls 2-in-1 – $49.95

4. Backcomb
This is the key step for added volume and height! “Back comb the top area around the part-line and crown and give them a light spray,” Nader notes.

Kendall Jenner gets her hair curled backstage at the Victoria's Secret Show.

Kendall Jenner gets her hair curled backstage at the Victoria’s Secret Show.

5. Add more hair
For even more bounce, try adding volume with hair extensions. “Visit a wig store and match your own colour,” Nader suggests. You can personalise hair pieces with baby clips so you can easily add them any time you want, giving the illusion of thicker hair. “Trust me this is what all the Victoria’s Secret Angels have on the runway!”

6. Refresh your colour
“Ask your hairdresser to lighten up a few block pieces around the face,” Nader suggests. A different variety of colour tones and highlights can create the impact of thickness and added texture.

By Sarah Carty for Lifestyle, Yahoo7