At last night’s Billboard Music Awards, Kendall Jenner broke the news that H&M’s next big designer collaboration was with Balmain. That means now all of us can dress like a Kardashian without breaking the bank (remember, Kim wore the French design house twice on her wedding day), and we’ve got your go-to hairstyle hack to wear with the line when it drops this November right here. Who better to take inspo from than Kendall herself?
Not only do her simple, slicked back strands look insanely chic with Balmain’s intricately embroidered garments, but they’re also one of those magic hairstyles that look luxe with barely any effort. Scroll down to learn how to DIY this ultra sleek style in just four steps.
Step 1: Flat Iron
Use a flat iron to straighten your hair from the mid-shaft to the ends. Leave your roots and upper shaft alone — your natural texture will help add volume.
Step 2: Add Volume + Texture
Grab either a dry shampoo or texturizing spray like Rusk Texture Dry Finishing Spray ($20) and spray your roots and upper shaft of your hair as you lift up with your fingers to start shaping the hair upward.
Step 3: Slick It Back
Squeeze a dollop that’s a little larger than a quarter size of styling creme (like Philip Kingsley Straight Hair, $38) into the palm of your hand. Rub the product together, then slick it back into your roots and through the upper and mid shafts of your hair. Shape your hair with your fingers: smooth down the sides and gently run your finger through the top portion of your hair, which you want to stay loose and voluminous.
Step 4: Spray In Place
Spray a generous amount of a strong hold hairspray like L’oreal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Spray ($13) to keep your hair in place.
Can you believe something so fancy looking was this simple? Keep a travel-sized flat iron and the few products you need at your desk, and this just became your new desk-to-date go-to.
What beauty look from the Billboard Music Awards was your favorite? Tell us which celebs knocked it out of the park in the comments below.
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