Angels may come and go, new performers may take to the stage, and new lingerie styles may be dreamed up to fit each year’s glitter-filled spectacular; but the one thing you an rely on at each Victoria’s Secret fashion show is the trademark hairstyle. Voluminous, bouncy, and come to be associated with all things glamorously feminine, these particular flowing waves are as much a defining part of an Angel as are her push-up bras and wings.

With the Victoria’s Secret 2013 show having just graced the runway, we’re again getting asked the question of how to achieve that ridiculously perfect Angel hair. We turned to our resident hair guru Annika Bowen for the complete step-by-step guide.

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How to: Victoria’s Secret Angel hair.

Note that to achieve this look you’ll need medium to long hair. If you’re really set on making it happen and don’t have the length, you might like to try for extensions.

Prep hair with a volume product – mousse or root lift sprays will work best.
Blow wave hair with a round brush lifting hair up to create as much volume and bend into hair as possible.

victorias secret angel waves hairstyle how to

Either pin curl each section after blow drying or use rollers to help set the hair.
Once you’ve finished blow drying and pin curling each section of hair, leave it to cool down (now’s a good time to apply your makeup while you wait).
Take the rollers or pin curls out and using a curling wand take diagonal back sections from centre part to back nape area and curl hair outwards (i.e. when curling, turn the hair away from the face).

victorias secret angel waves hairstyle how to

Spray each section with a light hairspray and continue until you run out of hair taking diagonal back sections.
Tip your head upside down, using your hands to loosen curls and scrunch hair up. Tip: a light matte wax can be used for extra hold.

victorias secret angel waves hairstyle how to

Tip head back up and perfect desired look with fingers and a light spray of hairspray.

victorias secret angel waves hairstyle how to

Images: Victoria’s Secret.

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