How to master a side-swept hairstyle

/ 05.07.2014
"Is this my best side?"
"Is this my best side?"

Creating the perfect side sweep can take a little practice but, once you've done it a few times, you'll be able to style your tresses without even thinking about it. It's the kind of hairstyle that has an undeniably glamorous edge, reminiscent of silver screen sirens and modern Hollywood icons. Blake Lively, anyone?

Side-swept hair always looks effortless but you might be surprised (not to mention happy and/or smug) to know that some effort is required. The good news is that it's not a difficult style to achieve and, like we said, practice makes perfect.

What you need:

Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream
Tail comb
Bobby pins
Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray

Step one: Prepare your hair by washing with a sulfate-free shampoo then rehydrate with a nourishing conditioner. You should also make sure to treat your locks to a deep conditioning mask once a week or so to replace moisture lost to heat styling or even just dry air.

Step two: Apply Frizz Vanisher Cream evenly through the hair and leave it to air dry if you have time. This will help the strands to dry without forming flyaways, giving you a sleek starting point for this hairstyle.

Step three: Once dried, part your hair to one side. Use a tail comb for accuracy then comb your hair through to fix the part.

Step four: On the side with less hair, take a section of hair from behind your ear then French braid it to the nape of your neck and pin underneath the rest of your hair. Throw it all over the opposite shoulder when you're done with the braid.

Step five: Mist the hair all over with Fine Control Hairspray to finish.

Happy styling!

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