Hair fit for a Queen

Guess what? It’s only a flipping four day weekend this weekend! Hoorah! It’s not just because we’ve all been good this year, it’s actually for one very special lady celebrating her 60th year on the throne. If there’s one signature look of Her Highness it’s most definitely her barnet. London Hairdresser of the Year, Richard Mannah, takes a look at Ma’am’s signature style on behalf of Toni & Guy: “Elizabeth Royal favoured a version of the ‘Three Inch-cut’ forming a halo of natural curls from the centre-back of the head, brushed away from the face without a parting. Hair was cut to three inches all over and set or permed on rollers. Not only was this a practical style as women went into service, but the cut was also stylish and remained in fashion throughout the war, and for Elizabeth, her reign so far.”

This weekend I’m off to a fancy dress party and will be attempting to re-create the ‘Liz’ look, but if you’re a little more sensible then you may want to give the more modern curl a try. The look above is straight off the catwalk. Richard says: “Pin curling has always been an integral hairdressing technique; with the recent vintage revival we’ve also been using incorporating pin curls onto the Spring/Summer catwalk. For the ‘Issa London’ show we pin-curled the models hair and brushed through to create a soft feminine wave.” If you want to create a Right Royal Razzle, then here’s a step-by-step guide to help you along the way. I’m sure I’ll be sharing my fancy dress after this weekend too, so here’s hoping I pull it off!

Are you planning any Queen Liz inspired hairdos? 


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