Nicole Richie Hair How-to

By Amy Lawrenson

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This picture of Nicole Richie attending a launch party at Sephora dropped into my inbox yesterday and I just had to know how to recreate her hairstyle. Luckily, I managed to track down the stylist she has on speed dial Andy Lecompte, who gave me a step-by-step guide to share with you. Andy, take it away...

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‘To get Nicole's 1960s inspired fringe and pony...

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To start, I used Wella Professionals Dry Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray, £7.60 (feelunique.com), on each section of Nicole's already dried hair, before I ironed it. The spray protects the hair, gives it shine and a great texture to work with.

Next, I pulled out a 'Mohawk' section of hair and clipped it out of the way for later - this is the fringe (to frame the face) and a bit of the top hair to wrap around the pony.

I pulled the rest of the hair into a super high pony at the crown of the head with two snag-free elastics. Using two elastics helps to give the pony more volume.

Next, I released the 'Mohawk' section of hair and lightly blasted it with the hairdryer to find a parting and to blow out any kinks that may have been made while it was clipped away.

Then, leaving the face framing fringe, I took the rest of the hair (the long bits) into two sections on both sides of the head and one at a time wrapped them around the pony to hide the elastics. I then secured with pins.

I finished off with a mist of Wella Professionals Finish Super Set Finishing Spray, £8 (feelunique.com) to smooth flyaways and add shine.’

Et Voila! Nicole's perfect sixties ponytail - give it a try this Bank Holiday weekend and let us know how you get on.

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