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James Corbett’s tips for big, bouncy hair

Verity Douglas
Writer and expert13 years ago
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We asked our man in New York, A-list hair stylist James Corbett, to give us the inside track on achieving the gorgeous big bouncy hair seen on the Chloe catwalk. And here’s what he had to say...

"Ok to achieve this look you must set the hair. To achieve a set with a brush, you must think ‘hot/cold’. Heat the hair up, roll with a round brush and hold it. Now let the hair cool for a quick bit before un-rolling the brush.


Also when rolling the front section. Keep your brush vertical and roll the hair back away from the face. Hence the term ‘fly backs’!

For some hair you may need to use a curling iron instead of a brush. Then spray spray away!!! Also for extra hold you can use a flexible hold hair spray like Philip B jet set or Paul Mitchell Soft spray -spray the section first, then wrap the hair.”

James Corbett Studio, 32 Union Square East Suite 311, 212-388-1296,

Verity Douglas
Writer and expert
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Cult Beauty’s Content Editor and a Cult Beauty OG, Verity loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm. A quintessential Libran, she’s a self-professed magpie for luxury ‘must-haves' and always pursuing the new and the niche — from the boujee-est skin care to cutting-edge tech. Balancing an urge to stop the clock with her desire to embrace the ageing process (and set a positive example for her daughter), Verity's a retinol obsessive and will gladly share her thoughts about the time-defying gadgets, masks and treatments worth the splurge...