The Curly Quiff

Messy up-dos are being worn by every fashionista this season with top-knots, messy buns and rockabilly quiffs being the hairstyle of choice! You may have also seen the style on the LifeStyle YOU program Frock Me with Alexa Chung.

Hairstylist Paloma-Rose Garcia from Oscar Oscar Salons her own version of a curly quiff at this year’s 2010 Australian Fashion Week so read on to see how she did it!

"I wanted the hair to be modern, slightly androgynous and directional but still quite soft so that it suited the fashion direction of the collection,” says Paloma Rose Garcia. “The key to ensuring this style had a modern edge was to create lots of texture through a combination of backcombing and using great products such as Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion."

How-to with Paloma:

1: Prep hair with Aveda Volumising Tonic from roots to ends.
2: Create horseshoe section on crown and prep with Aveda Phomollient Styling Foam at the roots.
3: Rough blowdry with hands to create natural texture.
4: Section hair starting at nape of the neck and gently backcomb each section, then spray with each section with Aveda Air Control and smooth over with a straightening iron to create a light frizzy hair.
5: Repeat this process for all of the hair – excluding horseshoe section
6: Now with the backcombed section create a French roll and secure with bobby-pins.
7: Next use a medium curling tong to create loose bends in the horseshoe section.
8: Pin the horse shoe section to create a loose quiff, with the style and movement depending on texture and length of hair.
9: Finish look with Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion for added texture.

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