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Get Hetti Bywater’s Award Hair: Vintage Side Bun

Hetti’s hair was based on a cross between a very sleek look worn by Keira Knightley and a loose curl up-do worn by Taylor Swift.  This look works best on medium to long hair, and a curly bun hairpiece can be used to add more volume.  Bobby Glam reported this as one of their favourite hairstyles from the British Soap Awards 2012, so here’s how you can rock Hetti’s Vinatge bun too…

You will need:

Heat defence spray, a decent hair spray, a soft bristle brush, a strong snag-free hair band, curling tongs or wand, hairgrips and fine hairpins.

1) Make sure hair is pre-washed the night before leaving your hair more pliable and less slippery.

2) Apply a good heat defence spray all over your hair protecting your luscious locks from the heat appliances.

3) Create a side parting, giving it a vintage feel.

4) Curl hair section-by-section, starting from the nape of your neck upwards. You need a full head of curly locks for this look.

5) Section off front of the hair from the crown to the top of each ear in a horseshoe shape section, keep this hair separate from the back.

6) With the remaining hair at the back, dress hair loosely into a ponytail placing behind one ear, creating a side pony.

7) Now take 1-2 inch wide sections of the ponytail and literally tie the hair into a loose knot and pin onto the base of the ponytail, continue to do this until you have pinned all the ponytail hair into a messy bun.

8) Next carefully brush the remaining curled hair at the front of your head to create a soft ‘S’ shaped wave, spray with hairspray to set the wave.

9) Gently dress the set curled hair back into the bun loosely, securing with hairgrips and pins. Be careful not to pull the hair too tight, as you will loose that sexy vintage wave… Viola, now you have a sexy vintage side bun.

See similar looks I’ve created on vickilord.co.uk

Look Magazine: Shona McGarty and Hetti Bywater



I had a fab time meeting up with Shona McGarty again, in order to create another hair masterpiece for her red carpet look for The British Soap Awards 2012.  Shona is close friends with Hetti Bywater, who plays Lucy Beale in Eastenders, and so I did her hair too on Saturday the 28th April.  Emily Rose was on the makeup, and Nina Sobers was the girls’ stylist for the event, choosing dresses from Tina Lobondi, who actually made each girl a bespoke dress.  The girls had heaps of red carpet coverage, and Look Magazine chose both of their looks in their top-five.  I created a high bun up-do for Shona, to add to her sophisticated Angelina Jolie inspired look, and for Hetti, I went for a 1920’s inspired up-do, with finger-wave detail and delicate curls.

Aunty Vix thinks you rocked the red carpet girls!