There are few people with hair as covetable as the iconic Brigitte Bardot. Totally glamorous, voluminous and sexy, but with an easygoing irreverence that transcends decades.
In this tutorial video, Sine Qua Non Salon’s David Noll shows how you can get the classic Bardot look at home with a few Bumble and bumble products, a blow dryer and Mason Pearson brush.
Step One: Spritz wet hair with Bumble & bumble Tonic and Thickening Hairspray
Step Two: Section hair horizontally so you have four parts- the nape of the neck, middle of the head, highest part of the head and a “mohawk” section at the very top.
Step Three: Begin blow drying 1.5-inch sections at the nape of the neck with a round brush. Angle the brush and dryer downward while working on the lowest section. Be sure to start at the root- when the root is dry, move to the mid-shaft and finally the ends.
Step Four: Work on the next-highest section. Dry in the same manner you did when you dried the nape, but this time, pull hair straight outward with your round brush instead of downward.
Step Five: Dry the top section in the same manner you did the other sections, but angle the brush and dryer upward.
Step Six: Dry the entire mohawk section straight up and backward, to get the ultimate Brigitte Bardot volume at the crown.
Step Seven: Grab your Mason Pearson brush and tease! A modern-day Brigitte keeps the volume more at the back of her crown and just teases the very back of the mohawk section. For a more authentic Brigitte Bardot look, begin at the middle of the mohawk and tease the back 2/3 of the section, pulling strands backward. Keep the front pieces flat and center-parted.
Step Eight: Using a pea-sized bit of Bumble & bumble Sumo Tech, tame the tips of hair and the front layers, so the pieces near the front come flat against the face.
Step Nine: Zhush the back with a little Bumble & bumble Spray De Mode to keep that signature messy volume the focus of the ‘do.
Note: Be sure you keep your nozzle on your blow dryer for the best results!
To book a Bardot Blowout with David Noll, call 773.871.2280. To learn more about David, check out his Q&A here.