How-To: Airy Curls

This wild textured look is inspired by hair artist Odile Gilbert’s design for Jonathan Simkhai’s Spring/Summer 2018 show.  Here we share step by step directions to achieve this whimsical half up, half down hairstyle.

hair profile

  • straight
  • fine
  • long

products & tools

  • Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo
  • Oribe Superfine Strong Hairspray
  • Paul Mitchell Hot Off the Press
  • Hot Tools (3/8”) barrel curling iron
  • brush
  • hair pins


    1. Lightly spray damp hair with Paul Mitchell Hot Off the Press and rough dry with hands.
    2. From bottom to top take 1″ square sections and tightly wind hair around a thin (3/8”) barrel curling iron  to create those tight ringlets.
    3. Break apart curls with fingers and lightly spray hair with Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo.
    4.  Take two sections one on each side from the ear to the temple and twist across each other in the back creating a knot and secure with hair pins.
    5. Wrap the ends of the hair from the knot and pin them around the head like a crown.
    6. Pull some tendrils free to soften the look all over exaggerating the hair around the hairline at the fringe and set with Oribe Superfine Strong Hairspray.

photographer ANGELA MARKLEW  ×  model KLAUDIA BULKA  ×   makeup BROOKE HILL  ×  hair ASHLEY LYNN HALL