Here are three fabulous summer looks based on the iconic beauty and hair looks of Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe.
As a stylist I am a world expert at discussing holidays. It’s one of the first things you are a taught as a trainee. ‘Going anywhere nice on your ‘olidays?’ can be heard in every salon the length and breadth of the country, every day of the week.
So, if you’re planning a holiday on the Riviera (Italian or French), here’s my guide to how you can create three hot looks for sunny days by the sea.
I love mixing classic shapes with contemporary trends, and who better to take your style cues from than Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn?
Simplicity was the key then and now. From soft curls and smoky eyes to a sleek chignon and statement collar, it doesn’t take a film star’s fortune or wardrobe to look a million dollars.
You can create the Princess Grace of Monaco easily, just pull your hair into a low bun before giving it a quick toot of hairspray to tame any flyaway strands. Keep your eyebrows defined and wear minimal make-up, but add a dash of bright colour with a silk scarf tied at the neck. Wearing ‘statement’ sunglasses will not only keep you feeling comfortable in the sun, but you’ll also look fabulous.
To perfect your Monroe look you need bouncy curls, I recommend wrapping hair your around a downwards-facing curling wand, then pinning each curl in place at the scalp to keep the twist in place. Sweep to one side and wear as bold-as-you-dare red lipstick. As sunglasses always add style and glamour, sashay down the esplanade in a pair of cat-eye sunnies.
Blending Breakfast at Tiffany’s with a dash of Roman Holiday, the ‘Hepburn’ simply requires taking a thick section of hair from the front of your head and pinning it behind the ear to frame a high bun. Holly Golightly’s signature makeup was softer, with fresh tones. However, apply lots of mascara – or, if it’s a date-night, add some falsies. Finish the look with a glossy but neutral lipstick, some statement jewellery and, naturally a pair of oversized sunglasses.