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It's the news we've been waiting for - Léa Seydoux has been confirmed to play a Bond girl in the next insallment of the blockbuster franchise, provisionally entitled No.24 and due for release in 2015. (Sorry, Rihanna.)
There are many an attribute that maketh a good Bond girl: glamour, sass, wit and, not least, damn good hair. With the latter in mind, we’ve rounded up the best ever Bond Girl looks - and asked hair guru Adam Reed to help us recreate them.
Big and bouncy
• Prep damp hair with Percy & Reed Abundantly Bouncy Volumising Mousse, £12, on to roots before blow-drying to boost body and lift.• Set your hair with heated rollers, try Babyliss Thermo Ceramic Heated Rollers, £30, and spray each section of hair with Sebastian Professional Shaper Zero Gravity, £14.50, before winding the roller.• Let your hair totally cool down before moving on to the next step.• Remove the rollers and spray a
Sexy twist• Apply Percy & Reed Quite Wonderfully Wavy Texturizing Spray, £14, and Volumising No Oil Oil, £14, to damp hair and blow-dry into using a large barrel brush. This will work volume into the roots.• Once your hair is dry, spray a Pro Tip Dressing brush £8, with Oribe Dry Texturing Spray, £38, and backcomb through the roots of your hair. • Next, brush the front of your hair into a side parting and brush the rest towards the back of your head, rolling it into a messy, vertical French plait and secure in place with b
Classic updo• Warm a small amount of John Frieda Secret Agent Flawless Finishing Crème, £5.49, in your hands and pull your hair back into a high pony tail. Tie with a fabric covered hairband, then work the polish over the hair of to smooth any flyaways.• Spray your hairbrush with Pantene Ice Shine Hairspray, £2.99, and gently backcomb the ponytail to add soft volume.• Wind your ‘fluffed-up’ ponytail into a loose, large spiral at your crown, and fold the ends up and under, tucking them into the hairband. Secure with a couple of kirby pins once you’re happy with the shape. • Finish the style with Oribe Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray, £37, to reduce fluff and frizz.
Soft and wispy
• Separate your hair into sections and smooth with a straightening iron such as the Babyliss Boutique Salon Control 235C Straightener, £99.99, working from the mid-lengths to the ends only. Spray each section of hair with Percy & Reed Reassuringly Firm Session Hold Hairspray, £12, to protect and add hold.• Once you have worked the irons through your hair, pull the top section back to below the crown and secure using a barrette clip.• Let a few whisps of hair fall loose at your temples to soften the style and finish with
• Apply Percy & Reed Superstar Supersized Bodyfying Cream, £14, to damp hair and dry into the hair using a barrel brush, try Acca Kappa, £19, make sure that you add a strong centre parting before drying.• Once dry, gently backcomb your hair through the crown section to add a light padding and then pull into the nape of your neck and secure with a hair elastic.• Take a small strand of hair and wrap around to disguise the band, spray a bobby pin with an ultra-firm hairspray such as Sebasti
Smooth and glossy
• Part damp hair into a centre parting and work Percy & Reed Abundantly Bouncy Volumising Mousse, £12, through your hair and blow-dry to keep it smooth but with a little volume.• Once dry, spray all over with a texturizing spray, try VO5 Give Me Texture Dry Texturising Spray, £3.49, then using a heated curling tong such as Babyliss Boutique Soft Waves Tong, £29.99, gently add a soft curl into the front of your style, taking large sections and winding the hai
• Add body and shine by applying Oribe Volumista, £28.50, to damp hair and separating into sections. Blow-dry each section of hair, focusing on the roots, to work in lots of lift. Finish your blow-dry by brushing your hair towards the back of your head so no defined parting is created. • Once dry, smooth a small amount of Wella Professionals Mirror Polish Shine, £7.50, through your hair to add definition and finish with a blast of hairspray at the roots.
Windblown pixie• Work a small amount of Sebastian Professional Stylixer, £14.80, through damp hair and finger dry, making sure that you really work the product into your hair.• Once the hair is dry, warm a pea-sized amount of Bumble and Bumble Styling Creme, £6.50, between your fingers and work into the roots of your hair to add texture and volume.
Sultry bun• Pack dry hair with a firm-hold hairspray before setting with heated rollers. Once your hair has cooled, take a section through the top and secure out of the way.• Smooth the back section towards the crown with a Mason Pearson Popular brush, £50, and secure into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck with a hairband. Gently backcomb the tail and, using a hair net (try Patrick Cameron Hair Net, £6), wrap your ponytail up into a low bun and secure behind the band with bobby pins. • Take the top section of hair and gently pull back and wrap over the bun, keeping it a little loose to maintain a soft femininity. Secure this piece of hair behind the bun and finish with a little
Not officially a ‘Bond Girl’ but her amazing femme-fatale lyrics for Skyfall have most definitely skyrocketed her into the Bond hall of fame – plus we just love her super-groomed hair...
The award winning ‘do’
• Blow-dry your hair upside down to get as much volume as possible, when your hair is fully dry, wind sections of your hair around a medium sized curling tong.• Once your hair is all set work a smoothing brush (try the Babyliss Smoothing Brush, £9.49) through your hair to brush out the curls. Next, backcomb the roots to add lots of volume. Keep smoothing and back-brushing until you get the right shape. • To keep the volume you’ve created, finish with a light but firm ho