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Here you have it, the ‘How-To’ you have all been waiting for… How to achieve Lara Bingle’s famous tussled, beach hair as seen in the latest COSMOPOLITAN Magazine, celebrating the launch of Lara’s swimwear range for Cotton On Body!

It’s all about playing with textures and the layering of different products to create this ever-desirable hair. Don’t be shy, no way is wrong, it’s all about experimenting to find the right texture and products for you!

Step 1; Start by raking KMS  Hair Play Messing Cream through damp hair. Start as close to the roots as you can and work the thick, gritty cream through to the ends. The key is to start building the same texture as you see on the ends as close to the roots as possible. Spend some time making sure you get the Messing Cream consistently through the roots. It’s well worth that little extra time I assure you.

Now with your fingers, start lifting and drying the product and the roots, flipping the hair and your head from side to side while you rake the hair, up and away from the scalp to give you maximum texture and volume. By now you will start to feel the Messing Cream taking action, causing hair to feel volumized, thick and gritty.

Step 2; I randomly flicked the hair to Lara’s left so there was no real part. This will give you the opportunity to flick your hair to the right later in the day – or night – when your hair starts to flatten. With a medium sized tong start rapping the hair around the tong – going away from the face. Start tonging from the bottom of the hair around your ear or nape of the neck and work your way up. The secret is to do this in a really random way, so the hair doesn’t look too done or styled. Allow to COOL!

Step 3; Once the hair is cooled, start shaking Shu Uemura Art Of  Hair Volume Maker through the roots. This magic space dust – as I call it – is a micro-fine, rubbery powder that wraps around the hair helping hair to stand up off the scalp, while adding a super-sexy texture.  Start  just above the ear and work your way over to the other side of the head. Don’t forget to concentrate the powder around the crown area and down the back of your head where you  may also want a little texture and volume.

Once you have lightly – and when I say lightly, I mean lightly-shaken the products through the roots, start shaking the excess product – with your fingers – down through the hair while loosening up the curls. As the product falls down through the length of the hair, the magic begins. You should by now be feeling and seeing the gritty texture that you see here, come to life!

TIP; If hair gets a little too fluffy, warm a little Bumble & Bumble Grooming Creme – a matte smoothing cream that defines and separates without weighing hair down – through the ends and where absolutely necessary.


Hope you got some great styling tips! Looking forward to seeing this great style on the wide world web. Don’t forget to tag me! Enjoy x MM

Special Thanks to COSMOPOLITAN Magazine for a great day, and a big congratulations to Lara!

Photography; Kane Skennar, Fashion Director; Nicole Adolphe, Hair; Max May, Makeup; Vic Barron

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