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Helena Christensen's Boden hair

(39 Posts)
nomoreminibreaks Thu 06-Sep-12 10:43:35

Does anyone have this style?

If so, does it take a lot of styling to get it looking dishevelled but lovely at the same time?

I booked an impulse haircut for next week and wondering whether to go for it. I have fine hair but lots of it and it's kind of wavy but in a crap, frizzy way rather than cool and dishevelled.

Also my styling routine is: wash hair, leave to dry, brush...

Idohaveoneofthese Thu 06-Sep-12 10:44:27

Post the link.

nomoreminibreaks Thu 06-Sep-12 10:48:09

Will do when I can get on my laptop!

Caerlaverock Thu 06-Sep-12 10:50:57

her hair looks quite thick tbh my hair used to be like this before it went all grey

nomoreminibreaks Thu 06-Sep-12 10:55:00

here it is

divingworldchampion Thu 06-Sep-12 11:08:12

Funnily enough, I took the picture to my hairdressers a fortnight ago and have had it, I am really really happy with it, and its easy to do.
My hair was quite a lot longer and so now it feels much bouncier. I would say my hair is just medium, neither thick nor fine, but I do have a lot of it!
Have had loads of compliments. Felt a bit silly taking the picture in, but I'm glad I did.

TheBirdsTheBirds Thu 06-Sep-12 11:21:44

Her hair looks great, but the actual cut is just a long bob with a fringe - the niceness of it is all in the texture and styling of her hair.

nomoreminibreaks Thu 06-Sep-12 11:27:12

I thought that birds - last time I had a long bob with a fringe I just looked like a 90s newsreader...

Diving do you have to style it a lot to get those compliments? What do you use? If its something I can squirt in and scrunch or twiddle on the ends then I might be able to cope with that smile

divingworldchampion Thu 06-Sep-12 11:53:32

well, I have really greasy hair so I wash it every day anyway. I then put a bit of mousse in, then dry it using one of those cylindrical brushes that warms up with the hair dryer, just roughly curling pieces around that.(Twiddling I guess!) Quite easy (I am generally crap at hair) but the one day I left it to dry natually, it looked rubbish.

TheBirdsTheBirds Thu 06-Sep-12 12:06:58

You should take a picture in like diving and the hairdresser can tell you what you'll need to do to make it work. My hair texture sounds like yours - just looks flat and frizzy if I don't style it, even though there's quite a lot of it. I use sock buns, curling wands etc to give it volume and texture and it really doesn't take too long. Or I just put it up in a messy bun.

auldspinster Thu 06-Sep-12 12:31:53

My hair is sort of like that, i've got fine hair but loads of it so I get layers cut in. It's also pretty wavy so that adds texture. I had long one length hair for ages and saw Freja Beha Erikson on the cover of Vogue here and took it into the hairdresser, haven't looked back since.

auldspinster Thu 06-Sep-12 12:38:51

Here's a pic, it's still damp in it but it gives you some idea of the style hair

nomoreminibreaks Thu 06-Sep-12 20:42:35

Thanks everyone! Will take the picture in and ask for an honest opinion - and hope that if it's not going to work for me they don't charge for the full restyle I've booked!

Elizabeth22 Fri 07-Sep-12 20:34:08

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MidnightinMoscow Fri 07-Sep-12 21:04:08

Hi there. I have hair like this. Have had a Helena cut for a couple of years now.

My hair is thick, but quite flat.

I have perfected the art of styling it with the following:

Tigi Blow out balm - this stuff is amazing
rough dry with a parlux me lots of volume
Babyliss big hair all over.
Good swoosh of Elnet.

Now, it takes me 10-15 mins in total. Its a really easy style to have.

SwedishEdith Fri 07-Sep-12 21:07:50

Oh, I want this style next I just want to look like HC really though

nomoreminibreaks Sat 08-Sep-12 07:10:19

Thanks Elizabeth that would be great to know which one you use.

Midnight thanks for the tips too. I guess I'd need to try a few things to see what worked. Although to be honest 15 mins is loads longer than I spend on my hair now! No wonder it looks crap... <expects miracles>

nomoreminibreaks Sat 08-Sep-12 07:12:43

And yes Edith I envisage this haircut will transform me into HC with her high cheekbones and dewy complexion. Oh, and I'd be a size 8 too.

noddyholder Sat 08-Sep-12 08:03:30

I love her! Gutted she is bodened though. I think yo need thick hair for that otherwise it would take a lot of work to get it bouncy. Freya hair is lovely too but agree both are in the styling

thisoldgirl Sat 08-Sep-12 08:08:23

I adore Helena Christenson. She is my number 1 girlcrush of all time.

I haven't bought any Boden since the century began with a '2', but I've spent a lot of time swooning over the current catalogue. DH is worried grin.

stillwaitingforthesummer Sat 08-Sep-12 13:44:50

Mine is like this but without the fringe (although liking Helena's cut and now inspired to try a fringe). I just put some serum on and blast it with a parlux hairdryer, that's all (my hair is thick and naturally quite wavy - but in a slightly frizzy way, rather than a nice way, but the parlux dries it straighter and just leaves the ends a bit "flicky").

nomoreminibreaks Mon 10-Sep-12 08:28:04

Think I'm going to take the plunge. My hair can't get much worse as it is, and if I can still tie it back then I have a back up if I need it.

I'll ask the hairdresser lots about styling and products and no doubt get flogged lots of them

CornishKK Mon 10-Sep-12 08:31:50

I took the Boden catalogue with me to the hairdressers last weekend blush It's a good cut, I also bought Mythic Oil.

I have the scarf.

I am turning into a 100% Mumsnetter.

nomoreminibreaks Mon 10-Sep-12 08:47:45

Oh no Cornish will this be the new MN haircut?

MN swears by will be full of HC, parlux hairdryers and sea salt spray!

CornishKK Mon 10-Sep-12 09:26:57

I think it might be. I'm wearing Crocs as an act of rebellion.

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