Australia’s iconic Bondi Beach turned up the heat this morning for The Iconic Swim event. The first event of it’s kind held on Bondi on November 30th 2016, models showcased The Iconic 2017 Swimwear to over 100 media, influencers and celebrities.
John Frieda® exclusively in conjunction with Glamazon created two hair looks that will be the must-have looks of the summer, led by hair stylist Isabelle Jackson and makeup artist Samantha Symonds for Glamazon.
John Frieda’s award-winning Beach Blonde® Ocean Waves Sea Salt Spray was the hero product that transformed 16 models to Bondi beauties. “Everyone’s loving braids and wild messy texture. It’s a raw and undone look, girls have stepped from the festival to the sand, typical of Bondi” Isabelle Jackson for John Frieda & Glamazon.
The makeup is all about the glow as “given the location the models need to look fresh and luminous with that gorgeous Aussie beach girl glow. A natural look that doesn’t look like you are wearing any makeup” Samantha Symonds for Glamazon.
Look 1 – Hair – Statement Curls
Curls of all kinds from tighter to spiral to brushed out and wild.
For naturally curly hair apply to damp hair the Frizz Ease® Dream Curls Perfecting Spray, to restore definition and elasticity to curls. Dry off naturally or with a diffuser.
For tight spiraled or brushed and wild curls, prep damp hair with Frizz Ease® Heat Defeat Protecting Spray, to condition and protect hair against heated stylers. Follow with Beach Blonde® Ocean Waves Sea Salt Spray for texture and movement. Dry hair off loosely and use a small curling tong, about the size of your index finger. Divide the hair in to small sections and wrap the hair tightly around the tong, from top to tip Leave for 8-10 seconds and release.
For the tighter curl look, leave curl in until just before parade then separate loosely with your fingers. For the wild curl pull apart or brush the curls out and spray finely with Frizz Ease® Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray,Tease around the forehead if required.
Finish all looks with the Frizz Ease Perfect Finish Polishing Serum to add shine and protect hair against humidity and fly-aways.
Stylist tip: For extra volume use two different sized curling tongs and alternate the direction in which you curl.
Makeup – Peachy Keen
Start with an illuminator mixed with foundation for an all over glow. Brows are brushed up and filled with natural colour. Bronzer is applied to all areas the sun naturally hits.
A wash of peach eye shadow taken all the way to the inner eye, finished with lashings of black mascara and a natural glossy lip.
Look 2 -Hair – Tribal Braids
Tribal girl meets Bondi babe.
Volume is key Start with the Luxurious Volume® Root Booster Blowout Spray which boosts your hairs volume at the roots. Follow with Beach Blonde® Ocean Waves Sea Salt Spray through strands, crunching hair as you blow dry. For extra volume part hair on opposite side to normal and section blow dry.
Leave front halo of hair pulled out, teasing from the crown, into quiff. Lightly spray with Frizz Ease® Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray. Start braid over one ear to base of head then bring in more strands for a fuller ponytail.
Stylist tip: For best results recreating this look work with two-day-old hair.
Makeup – Bronze Metallic
Similar to look 1, start with an illuminator mixed with foundation for an all over glow. A highlighting bronzer is applied all over the face, around the cheekbone and outer eye. Brows are messy and brushed up.
A metallic bronze eye shadow is swept to just under the brow bone and carried down under the lower eye rim. A super fine black liner is used for definition followed with loads of black mascara.
A soft and subtle powder peach blush. The entire lip is coloured with a peach lip-liner, blotted and then touched up with a peach matte lipstick.
*Photography by @latessaphotography