Beautiful, confident and fabulously kick-ass – we'd all love to be a Bond Girl. Not least for their hairstyles, which have become as legendry as their tongue-in-cheek names.
From the blonde bombshell waves of Dr No's Honey Ryder (aka Ursula Andres), to the dark, sultry updos of Eva Green’s Vesper Lynd, outwitting Mr Bond is an impossibly glamorous affair. So 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