How To Style Hair for a Rock Concert
Dream of being a punk rock princess? Even if you’re not performing on the stage anytime soon, you can still get the look. You can make a statement with your outfit, and the other piece of the puzzle is the hair – it’s where you really bring the rock look to life. Depending on the act, hairstyles can range from basic to a little OTT. Without a little know-how, it’s often easier to fantasise about your dream look than it is to create it. But the one thing we know for sure is that hair can impress. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up three of our favourite hairstyles with fierce rock vibes.
Nothing screams glam rock like sky high volume. This look will elicit a devil-may-care attitude in equal measure to super-sleek style – all in four simple steps.
Step 1 – Section your hair
Using a rattail comb or your finger, section out the top portion of your hair from each temple to the crown of the head. Secure the lower section of your hair out of the way as you work on the top.
Step 2 – Begin the backcomb
To create the volume that this look craves, backcomb your strands in 1cm sections from the front of the hairline. To do this, simply hold the section at the top and drag your comb down towards the root in a repetitive motion, until it all looks a bit tangled. (Don’t worry, this will start looking sleek very soon!) Spray with L’Oréal Paris Stylista The Big Hair Spray to hold.
Step 3 – Create the volume
With the full top-of-head section backcombed, brush from front to back lightly with your comb to smooth and shape your style, then roll the ends of the section underneath to create a barrel roll that will hold up the voluminous look. Pin with hair grips to secure.
Step 4 – Polish and go
To finish up the glam rock half-up do, pull the sections from the left and right sides tightly towards the back of the head. Smooth with a brush as needed. Fold one section over the other, just beneath the barrel roll and secure in place with grips.
From here, you can either head out the door with a softer style, or you can spray with L’Oréal Paris Stylista The Big Hair Spray and backcomb the hanging parts of the sections you just added, tucking and pinning them up to cover the point where your barrel curl and cross sections meet. Tease the lower sections as well for full volume the whole way through.