Today is the final day of the World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto, bringing to an end a stunning run of shows focused on homegrown, Canadian design. But before the runways are rolled away and the backstage dressing rooms are sadly dismantled, we still have work to do!
October 21 saw the Pink Tartan Spring/Summer 2016 show bring a colorful array of interesting angles, bright stripes, floral skirts and lots of 1970s-inspired designs to the runway, including these gorgeously soft retro waves! Here's how to copy this high-volume, high-shine hairstyle for yourself...
Get the look
Swap your regular shampoo and conditioner for a high-shine, nourishing range, like the L'Oréal Paris EverCurl Hydracharge collection. Get rid of excess moisture by wrapping your locks in a jersey cloth rather than a towel, and apply a leave-in conditioning cream, focusing the product on your lengths and ends.
Give your hair a generous mist of heat protection spray then blowdry. Detangle your locks with a comb then give your hair another spritz of heat protection before you move onto using any more heat: this is for your hair's own good!
Next step: bring on the heat styling! Start by using a flat iron to get the 3 to 4 inches of hair around the crown of your head straight and smooth, stopping just above your ear.
Once this is done, it is time to switch to the curling iron. Separate your hair into a top layer and a bottom layer, and pin the top layer out of the way. Hold a medium-sized strand of hair against the barrel for around 10 seconds, then gather the curl into a short coil in your hand before it cools. Flatten the coil and push a large bobby pin up through the center to hold it in place while it cools.
Repeat this step with the entire lower layer of hair. Once all of the coils of hair have cooled, release each one and tease them together with your fingers or with a wide-toothed comb. Continue to repeat step 4 with the top layer of hair, taking care not to curl the straightened section of hair around the crown of your head. Finish by teasing your waves together with your fingers then add a mist of hairspray to fix your retro waves in place.