Celebrity and fashion industry hair stylist Gabriel Georgiou took some time out of his busy schedule that now finds him in Bollywood, to share some of his tips for achieving these fresh and glamorous hair styles.
Gabriel Georgiou: Obviously this is a bob—it’s cute, it’s girly. The bangs and the waves soften the look. Use a medium curling iron, take small sections from the sides and curl toward the back. Then spray it and open the curls up with your fingers, you can flip your head upside down to get a lot of texture. You can also use sea salt spray to give it that beach-style, windswept hair.
1940s With a Modern Twist
Gabriel Georgiou: This is a beautiful hairstyle. Eva Green always looks glamorous. It is a 1940s hairstyle done in a more modern way. To achieve this at home is to use a classic roller-set with medium to large style rollers. Following the outline of the face, start rolling the hair from the top of the forehead all the way down toward the back. The waves can also be achieved with tongs and then pinned into place for them to set. Use a good quality boar-bristle brush to brush out the waves to the desired effect—the more brushed out the lighter the waves will be. Finish it off by setting it with hairspray, and you have a beautiful, simple, glamorous look.
The Slick Bun
Gabriel Georgiou: The slick with the bun in the back. I like this a lot. Slicked back hair always looks glamorous and it’s very simple to do. Choose the side of your hair and do a side part. You can do a wet gelled look, or just use water and then use hairspray on top of that. Brush your hair back and tie it into a low pony tail at the nape of the neck. You can wrap some hair around the hair band so that it covers it and all you can see is the hair. To achieve a neat bun, you can use the tongs to curl it, if the hair is short. For long hair you can do a classic ballerina bun.
1960s Textured Updo
Gabriel Georgiou: This hairstyle has a little bit of a 1960s feel to it, done in a modern way, so that it is very textured. There are many variations of this style. It’s not too difficult to achieve but to make it more glamorous I would use a curling iron and then texture it, spray it, twist it, and pin it to create the interesting shapes at the back. Find the parting and tease the crown area and at the back. After you’ve pinned it in the desired way, create a little texture by lightly pulling a few pieces out and keeping the fringe a little bit loose. Pull out a few strands near the cheekbone area to create an interesting wispy texture to make it look a lot more modern.
Loose and Wavy
Gabriel Georgiou: This is a versatile style that looks great on Kerry Washington and is not so formal. Use medium tongs, curl toward the back. Open up the curls with your fingers rather than using a brush, and spray it at the same time so that it creates a more textured look.
Gabriel Georgiou: A variation on Kerry Washington’s style but more glam, more formal. To achieve it use medium tongs, curl towards the back. Then use a boar bristle brush to brush out the curls until you achieve the desired effect. Jennifer’s hair is really brushed out to create these really loose waves. Finish with hairspray.
Gabriel Georgiou: I like the fact that it’s short, but the soft bangs make it a very feminine style. This is a very simple short bob with a fringe that has been straightened. Use a product that created texture without weight on the bangs—especially effective for very fine hair. For someone with long hair, it can be pinned back or tied in a bun leaving the front part loose to create the look of bangs.
Australian born Gabriel Georgiou trained as a hairdresser in London and later began working as a hairstylist in the fashion and entertainment industries. Drew Barrymore, Jessica Alba, Cate Blanchett, Jessica Biel, Freida Pinto, Robert Downey Jr., Joaquin Phoenix are just a few of the long list of celebrities that he has styled over the years. His work with photographers includes Herb Ritts, David Bailey, Mark Seliger, and many others.