Hello, I’m Robin. This is my The Great Gatsby hair how to. I’ve taken inspiration from Leonardo DiCaprio’s character, Jay Gatsbty. The
film’s set in the 1920s. He’s got this great comb over, high side parting, volume at the front, into this cow lick wave. Everything’s perfectly in place. So what you’ll need for this how to is… styling paste or a wax. I’m using got2b iStylers hyper define wax, a comb, a hairdryer, a roller brush, and a hairspray. I’m using TRESemmé Ultimate Hold and Platinum Shine. It’s the shine that I want from this. To start, make sure that your hair is clean and dry. Now you need to decide which way you want your hair to go. In the film, Leonardo DiCaprio’s hair goes from left to right, but I’m going to go from right to left. I’m going in the opposite way that my hair grows because it will give it volume. It sits just across my face, but if I push it across the other way, I’ve got instant volume and I’m also going to be able to create this cow lick. Get your hair product, stick it in all the way through your hair – from root to tip. Get your comb to add in the parting. You’ll see that he’s got a really high parting, so I’m going to add mine in higher than I would normally go. Just pushing your hair away from where you want that parting. Don’t worry about any of these bits that are sticking up because we will sort them at the end. Now we need to add the volume into the front for this cow lick, which is going across my face. Get the curling brush and hairdryer. curl through and pull down across your face. See that I’ve got this curl coming down the side of my face. Up and over like a wave and down into a curl. Now that we’ve got the basic shape, you can add a little more product, to the back and to the sides. Don’t overload it, but use the product to keep it all in place and neat. Get your comb to make sure that your parting is still in place. Before you hairspray your hair, you need to sort out the fly-aways. Spray the hairspray directly onto your comb, not into your hair. You’re just stroking the top of your hair to catch those fly-aways. You can use the back of the comb for the sides. Do the same with the top. You can also hairspray your hand. When it’s all sitting as you want it, you’ve got all those fly-aways and you’ve set your parting, grab your hairspray. I’m using the hairspray to give it shine, rather than the product that I’ve initially used. This is my Leonardo DiCaprio – AKA Jay Gatsby – inspired hairstyle. We’ve got this high side parting, this volume ledge that comes straight up, and then this cow lick wave that comes straight across and down. And that’s it. It’s so easy!