When Daisy Ridley made her grand entrance at the Los Angeles premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, she wowed style critics and fans alike with her bespoke Chloe Atelier gown, natural makeup, and wavy retro hairstyle.
The good news is that Daisy’s show-stopping waves are easy to copy and look amazing whether you’re wearing Atelier or Asos. Read on to learn the method behind the magic and start turning heads of your own.
Fans of Charlie’s Angels reruns might recognise Shelley Hack as the inspiration behind Daisy’s soft, loose hairstyle. Unlike some retro looks, this one is compatible with practically all hair types, provided the right tools and product are used.
The secret to this particular style is volume, and plenty of it. After washing your hair, apply a volumising styling mousse such as Neal & Wolf Elevate Volumising Lotion to give it some extra body and apply a heat protective spray to prepare it for the hot tools (I know we are biased but Neal & Wolf's Guard heat protection spray is on of the best around). This step is especially important if you have fine, easily damaged hair and don’t want your waves to look like they survived a windstorm.
Once your hair is adequately fortified, blow it dry for a smooth texture. For best results, hold your head upside down and use a round bristle brush to create the waves, all the while applying the blow dryer on low heat to add some extra volume.
Now that your hair is dry and full of bounce, add a deep side part and use a 3/4 inch barrel curling iron to create loose curls all over your head. Work your way in small sections to create an abundance of waves, and lock them all in place with your favourite holding spray. You can then finish off your stunning new look by combing, brushing, and lightly teasing the fixed curls into looser waves, all the while applying a hair fixative to keep their shape intact.