Intent on making 2017 your Best Year Ever? We can help with that, thanks to our 2017 Coach of the Month series. For May, Heidi Klum and her beauty team break down how to get some of her most memorable hair and makeup looks—with minimal effort, to boot.
For a look versatile enough to fit in at a beachside cabana or backstage at your favorite band’s next concert, go with waves so voluminous and easy that even Klum’s mastered the photo-ready look herself. Here, her hairstylist Wendy Iles explains how she gets the look.
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I start with damp, shampooed and conditioned hair, then I apply my Iles Formula finishing serum section by section all throughout. This serum is great: It has added heat protection to keep her hair from damage from heated tools and also protects against humidity—not to mention that silky lustrous texture it delivers. I just love that on Heidi’s hair.
Using a medium size round brush I start blow-drying at the nape, moving upwards to the top sections. I like ionic brushes that prevent static and I use a Dyson hairdryer.
I use a Babyliss hot curling tong—it’s ionic to prevent static. I roll the hair from the front with vertical sections toward the back; about five sections on each side from center front to center back. I keep the sections big as I don’t want curl, just slight movement. And I keep the sections clipped until the hair has cooled back down.
Once the hair has cooled, I drop down the hair from clips without combing or brushing. For now, I allow the hair to organically fall into place while her makeup is being done.
Taking a comb—never a brush, and actually mostly my fingers—I shake Heidi’s silky locks into place. With a small amount of Iles Formula finishing serum in the palms of my hands, I wipe over the outer surface of Heidi’s hair to settle down any “fluffies.” Boom. Her hair is instantly camera-ready.