Patricia says: What could be more flattering than a cascade of tumbling waves falling about the shoulders? It’s a look I often turn to, but while I tend to keep my curls loose and boho, this particular style challenged me to tuck my locks behind my (sticky out) ears and neaten up my go-to rough parting.
Get the look: prep hair with VO5 Heat Defence Volume Whipped Mousse, £3.69 (at boots.com), before tonging with the Babyliss Curling Wand, £19.95 (at John Lewis) from mid-lengths to ends. Pin the front sections of hair behind your ears with a couple of Kirby grips and finish with a generous mist of TIGI Catwalk Sleek Mystique Lock Lock hairspray, £10.95 (at Look Fantastic).
The verdict: I loved the result; a prim, polished look that marries perfectly with this season’s ladylike mood, but getting it right did try my patience somewhat. Despite the tedious tonging, I’ve already earmarked it for one of the many weddings I’m attending this summer.