It’s no secret around here that I have a crush on Ellie Goulding’s hair. I’ve always loved the side-shaved look, but it requires a lot of commitment and a hefty amount of grow out time. So.. An alternative.
The great thing about this style is that it will work on just about any kind of hair. Long, short, curly, straight, thick, thin, clean, dirty. The faux side-shave doesn’t discriminate, y’all.
I started with clean straight hair with a deep side part and added some volumizing powder to give it some texture and some oomph. I always pour a little in my head, flip my head over and spread it throughout my roots, then sprinkle a little right on my part and work it into the roots there.
Use a comb to tease your hair nice and big. Take a crazy photo. Continue doing your hair.
Section off a piece of hair, I usually start behind the ear. French braid or twist the hair back and secure with a small clear band or some pins.
Work your hands through your hair, fluffing and de-fluffing where needed. Add some hairspray to set!