How to get rock star hair

July 7, 2016

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We love their music. We really love their hair. Choose your icon and try her ‘do!

There’s no doubt that each of these lovely ladies is a major style and beauty icon of their time. These are the women who weren’t afraid to rock the boat (excuse the pun) in both their music, and their personal style.

Whether you love retro curls that make you feel nostalgic, or messy strands that make you want to rock and roll, these celeb snaps will really inspire you to up your hair game.

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Go platinum: Madonna

Where else to start but with Madonna, an icon for three decades? Her most widely appealing look: the blonde-crop, red-lip combo. Apply a mousse at your roots for volume. Considering platinum? It’s not one-dye-fits-all, so consult your colourist (or the back of the box).

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Go long: Alanis Morissette

Get the ’90s rocker’s long, loose waves – now popping up on runways – by liberally spritzing a texturising spray into damp hair.

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Go wild: Tina Turner

Legs for days and untamed hair: ’70s icon Tina Turner had it all (and still does!). So how to get the Grammy winner’s layered mane? Add some extensions in varying lengths and colours to build texture, and create even more of a boost with a volumiser.

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Go wavy: Donna Summer

With giant bouncy waves, the ‘Hot stuff’ singer embodied disco-era glamour like no one else. For the look, you’ll need hot rollers and hairspray.

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Go punk: Patti Smith

The poet-rocker is the epitome of cool: read her 2010 memoir, Just Kids, for a taste of her life. Meantime, that look! Patti’s dishevelled fringe and smudgy eye makeup are edgy perfection. To get her layers, work texturiser into air-dried hair.

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Go sleek: Diana Ross

For the singer’s sleek style, apply a smoothing serum to your hair. And for her amazing volume, use a strong styling mousse.

Source: Glamour Magazine, SA

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