Old Hollywood siren Veronica Lake was known for many things — her smouldering screen presence, pin-up model career and rebellious reputation — but one trait that continues to live on is her trademark peek-a-boo hairstyle. This sophisticated and flirtatious look of cascading waves and a deep side part has experienced a resurgence with actresses Amanda Seyfried, Megan Fox and Blake Lively all wearing the style on the red carpet recently. If you want to bring out your inner femme fatale for your next night out, then use the following tips from Alain Larivee, John Frieda Creative Consultant.
Veronica Lake's Iconic Look
Blake Lively Channels Veronica Lake At A Film Premiere
1. Prep wet hair with John Frieda Luxurious Volume Always Stylish Gel-Creme for maximum coverage, ideal style-ability and major volume.
2. Brush hair to remove any tangles and then wrap hair around magnetic rollers taking care to place them in the direction you want your hair to ultimately fall. Allow hair to dry thoroughly.
3. Once your hair is dry unwind it from around rollers and carefully brush through.
4. Finish with John Frieda Frizz-Ease 100% Shine Glossing Mist to achieve a glistening finish and John Frieda Moisture Barrier Firm-Hold Hairspray to hold your finished look.
John Frieda Luxurious Volume Always Stylish Gel Creme, $10.49 at drugstores
John Frieda Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray, $10.49 at drugstores
— Jodi Goulart
Maybe it’s the fact that I’m an Aquarius, but when I saw photos of go-to glamour gal Katy Perry performing at the Vienna Life Ball in a starfish and glitter encrusted dress with strategically-placed seashells, I couldn’t help but feel an urge for the life aquatic.
Katy Perry Performing at the Life Ball in Vienna
To channel your inner Ariel, Too Faced‘s Mermaid’s Treasure Beauty Collection inspired by the sea comes with a treasure trove of goodies in a metallic aqua blue makeup bag with mermaid decals. In the bag, you get the Sun Bunny Bronzer, Lip Bronzer in Sun Bunny, Mini Lash Injection in black and a Flatbuki Brush for only $40.50 at Sephora.
Too Faced Mermaid's Treasure Beauty Collection, $40.50 at Sephora
If you’re looking for something a little more intense then pick up Urban Decay‘s new Liquid Liner and Eyeshadow both in Minx (a rich metallic teal) and Ecstasy (a deep metallic violet).
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in "Ecstasy", $19 at Sephora
Urban Decay Liquid Liner in "Minx", $22 at Sephora
And don’t forget your hair. To get soft and sculpted glamorous waves, use Sunsilk’s Waves Of Envy Gel & Cream Twist. I like the combination of the two formulas for a nice soft hold. No one wants a piecey mess of hair, no matter how much it makes you look like Daryl Hannah in Mermaid.
Sunsilk Waves Of Envy Gel & Cream Twist, $3.49 at Shopper's Drug Mart
— Jodi Goulart