Bella Hadid’s silky, espresso-brown hair is always on point, but especially during this past fashion month. Recently, however, she sported two very different yet equally jaw-dropping looks that made us stop and say - wait, how!? Take notes because these are two looks you’ll definitely want to wear to every wedding you’re attending this spring.
Half-Up and Wavy
Wedding attire can be tough. You want to wear something flattering and appropriate, you want it to be dance-floor compliant and you don't want to drop too much cash since chances are, whatever you choose won't be in heavy rotation in your closet. Unless you have a killer accessories collection, standing out from the rest of the guest list and showing off your unique style can present a challenge. That's where this half-up-half-down style comes into play. Easy to do yourself and super cool, it adds the perfect edge to that Reformation dress you bought at the last minute. Learn how to get Bella's look below.
Prep damp hair with R+Co Aircraft Pomade Mousse or OUAI Soft Mousse.
Spray with OUAI Wave Spray to add memory and increase natural wave.
Rough dry hair using a Dyson Dryer with a diffuser attached until about 70% dry.
Finish the drying process by taking one-inch sections of hair and folding them like an accordion, bending the bottom inch upwards and then bending the next section the opposite way. Jen details how-to-do-it in this video. Hold the one-inch sections of folded hair over the diffuser to complete the drying process.
Once hair is dry, comb the roots into an even center part and then take the top half into a ponytail and secure it with an elastic at the crown of your head. Pull the two sections of the half-pony apart for added height.
Now it's time to tackle the baby hairs. Spray Christophe Robin’s Intense Regenerating Balm to prep and then add a small amount of gel to small hairs along the forehead.
Part hair in the center and then, starting about a centimeter off the part on either side of the head, brush baby hairs (or a thin layer fresh growth along the hairline) into waves by making a swooping motion with a toothbrush.
Princess hair is back and it's better than ever. Elegant, understated and surprisingly easy to do at home, this look is the perfect compliment to an off-the-shoulder dress or retro silhouette. Start channeling Bella and popular girls at prom in 90's movies by following the steps below.
Prep hair with OUAI Hair Oil from mid-lengths to ends. This will protect strands from heat and keep your style smooth.
Blow dry hair smooth with a blow dryer. Jen used the Dyson Dryer on a medium heat setting for Bella's hair.
Create an even center part with a comb
Separate hair one-inch sections and slowly flat iron each piece, paying careful attention to the pieces at the front of the face. You'll need them later.
Take hair on either side of the part and tie it into a pony, leaving about a half inch tendril out of the pony on either side of the face. Twist the pony to create a bun just below the crown of the head. Tie the bun in place with a BLAX elastic hair tie. Secure with bobby pins.
Spray with Balmain Hair Spray to keep it looks fresh all night long.