We know we can’t be the only ones who have abandoned all other TV shows in favour of playing The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on repeat. Who needs Netflix when you have the world’s most gorgeous women strutting their stuff on the catwalk in the most jaw-dropping outfits imaginable?!
This year, the Victoria’s Secret Angels swapped Paris for Shanghai and took Chinaby storm with one spellbinding outfit after another, and perhaps the most gravity-defying, voluminous hair we’ve ever seen.
Despite getting off to a rocky start (several VS Angels including Gigi Hadid had to drop out due to China’s strict visa laws) the show was absolutely sensational. The hair, the outfits, the performers, the hair, the sparkles, the bodies, and did we mention the hair?
Now it wouldn’t be a Victoria’s Secret how without the annual ‘’Victoria’s Secret ex-partner run-in’’.
Last year it was Bella Hadid and The Weeknd,and this year it was Harry Styles (who performed at the event) and Georgia Fowler. How awkward.
And we know we say it every year, but 2017’s prestigious Fantasy Bra might just have to be our favourite one of all time. Lais Ribeiro got the privilege of wearing the $2 million ‘Champagne Nights’ Fantasy bra, which this year was handset with diamonds, yellow sapphires and blue topaz. Bejewelled, bedazzling, and absolutely breath-taking.
If, like us, you’ve had dreams of being a Victoria’s Secret Angel, then you’ll know that getting the perfect hair is the very first and most important step. Sure, you might also need to have your personal trainer on speed dial and vow to spend your entire pay packet on jewel encrusted underwear, but getting the hair right is the first step in the right direction. And probably the easiest step once you find a high qualityset of human hair extensions.
Surprisingly, it doesn’t take much to get VS Angel hair once you find hair extensions that match your colour. (Although – pro tip alert –hair extensions in a lighter or darker shade is a great way of achieving an instant ombre or highlighted look. Shhh, it’s the industry’s best kept secret!)
A barrel curling wand is going to be your best friend for instant Victoria’s Secret waves. Tease the hair at the roots where you’re going to apply the hair extensions, add a generous amount of hairspray, and attach the hair extensions carefully.
Section the hair into 2cm pieces and curl in an upward direction with the barrel wand to create tight curls. (We would suggest curling in the same direction for soft waves, although you can alternate directions every other strand for a more voluminous and wilder aesthetic.) Brush out the curls with a paddle brush, or use your fingers to maintain a curlier style, add some smoothing serum to the mid-lengths and ends, and you’re good to go.
Now if only getting a VS body was that easy…