by Viviscal Hair Expert, originally posted on February 15th, 2012
Thanks to Adele, big hair is back!
While it was her big voice that first got her noticed, at the BRIT Awards, it was Adele’s fabulous hair that we couldn’t stop admiring.
Her magnificent oversized mane harks back to the stylised volume of the Sixties, but with a modern twist. And Adele isn’t the only one to have adopted big hair — Mulberry and Diane von Furstenberg also showed off bouffant and teased hairstyles in their spring/summer collections.
Michael Ashton, Adele’s hair and make-up artist, describes the look he created for her at the BRITs as a modern take on the classic English Rose. ‘It’s Susannah York meets Marilyn Monroe over high tea,’ he says.
He achieved the style by working a volumising serum through Adele’s damp hair, applying a root-lifting spray, then blasting with a hairdryer while Adele had her head flipped forward, creating instant lift at the roots.
He finished drying it using a medium-sized round brush, then curled sections with a hot tong and finally set the style with strong-hold hairspray.