Trendlooks 2016

Amber Heard’s Quick and Easy Hairstyle

Creating Amber Heard's Hairstyle
We love Amber Heard’s long side-swept waves with playful braid.
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Amber Heard loves to add interest to her look with surprising hair elements, making each style bespoke to her. We show you how to create this beautiful hairstyle with eye-catching braid element.

  • In her career, actress and model Amber Heard has played roles in movies starring Nicolas Cage, Harrison Ford and Johnny Depp. Amber Heard made her movie debut in the well-known sports drama 'Friday Night Lights'. She also appeared in episodes of the US TV series ‘Californication’. The young woman from Texas is certainly ambitious and like so many young women, she became an actress via her modelling career.

  • Amber Heard’s Hairstyles

  • Creating Amber Heard's Hairstyle
    Amber Heard looks great whether her hair is styled in a chignon, quiff or braided updo (from left to right).
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    The actress, Amber Heard loves to express her personality through different hairstyles. Whether she’s sporting elegant or playful updos, she’s sure to look fabulous. She teams her hairstyle with simple yet appealing makeup.

    In 2014, Amber Heard attended the opening of Two Days, One Night (a movie by Luc Dardenne starring Marion Cotillard). She wore her hair in a side-swept fashion with curls and a braided element. We show you how to create this hairstyle.

  • Required tools for creating the side-swept hairstyle made popular by Amber Heard:

    Volumising mousse, a thin hair tie, heat protectant, curling tongs (with a large-diameter rod) and salt spray.

  • Creating Amber Heard's Hairstyle
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    Step by Step Styling Instructions for Amber Heard’s Hairstyle

    1. After washing your hair, apply volumising mousse and heat protectant spray before blow-drying your hair.

    2. Create a side parting and sweep your hair over the shoulder (opposite your side parting).

    Tip: If you regularly part your hair on the left, switch to the right side or place the parting a little lower down your head. This will give your hair more volume and bounce.

    3. Start to curl 1 inch sections of hair using curling tongs. If you prefer undone curls use your fingers rather than a brush to shape the large waves.

    4. Separate a section of hair near the parting into three sections and French-braid your hair towards the neckline towards the back of your head.

    5. Continue the messy French braid until you reach your neckline and then continue braiding your hair to the ends. Secure the end of the braid using a hair tie.

    6. Finish the style by applying salt spray for a tousled look.

  • In his video, Schwarzkopf hair expert Armin Morbach demonstrates how to create magnificent curls.

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