Beauty Base - Get the Gatsby Look

Get that Daisy Buchanan bob!

As Gatsby fever grips the nation, followers for fashion and beauty are replicating the looks of the roaring twenties.

Poppy Watt looks at the catwalks, inspired by the twenties hairstyles from the short box and sleek bobs to intricate finger waves.

Gatsby is full of iconic female hairstyles, including the Daisy Buchanan bob. However, if you want to achieve the twenties look without having a drastic haircut, the finger wave is the easiest way to achieve it.

Celebrity stylist Leo Bancroft and Headmasters art director Ollie Blackaby explain how to achieve glam hair with a little help from Tesco.

1. Rub Headmasters Salon Experts Big Glam Boost Mousse, £4.99 into your roots and rough dry.

2. Using a heated wand, twist two inched sized sections of the hair away from the face and pin.

3. Concentrate on the area around the face, as this is where the finger wave will appear.

4. Using a bristle brush smooth the remaining hair and pull into a loose ponytail and twist the ponytail back on itself, tucking it under and pin in place.

5. Once cool, undo your pinned curls and brush out slightly so they are more of a wave than curl and pin into place with a sparkly hair accessory.

6. Finish off with Salon Experts Big Glam Hair Catwalk Hold Hairspray, £4.99 and Headmasters Salon Experts Colour Brilliance Frizz-Free Glossing Serum, £599

In the 1920’2 skin was all about a flawless fair complexion, here are some tips to achieve the look.

1. Start with a skin primer to smooth the skin’s surface, even out the skin tone and reduce the shine before adding a base – whether a light coverage foundation or BB cream. Finish with translucent powder to set and highlight.

2. A touch of a pale rose blusher, adding a hint of colour to the cheeks is perfect and of course the smoky eye look is a must. Opt for a dark brown or grey eye shadow, rather than anything too intense, and blend, blend, blend!

3. Finish with lashings of mascara.

4. Lipstick really came into its own in this era with flappers colouring their lips to symbolise their independence. Choose dark reds and russets and define your cupid’s bow with lip pencil before applying a glossy finish lippie.

Poppy Watt.

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