14/08/2014 16:32 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Autumn/Winter 2013 Hair Trend: Heroine Chic

The words 'heroine chic' have been used to describe one of the biggest fashion trends from the Autumn/Winter 2013 catwalks - but what does this mean when it comes to beauty? In a nutshell, neat little updos - beehives, bouffants and buns - are in.

Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's greatest heroine, Tippi Hedren, Temperley London's 'Byrds' show was all about immaculate elegance. As for the hair? It was slick, structured and sturdy. However - if cans of hairspray just isn't your thing, it's not the only chic updo option for the season.


At Carolina Herrera, Forties-inspired rolls and ballerina buns looked effortlessly glamorous while Dolce & Gabbana's bouffant updos added a soft, seductive edge to their romantic A/W collection.


So - a hair trend that's here to stay? "For the past few seasons there's been a real retro revival, epitomised by the growing demand for backcombed, bouffant beehives, typical of the Sixties era", Cos Sakkas, International Artistic Director for Toni & Guy, told us.

Best of all, the classic Sixties updo isn't as difficult as it looks. Here's how to get the look at home:

1. Prep the hair with mousse, then proceed to dry the hair with a large hot brush for root-lift.

2. The hair is then sprayed section by section with hairspray and tonged through using large barrelled tongs. The curls are then secured using grips.

3. Hair is brushed through using a label brush. A section is pulled from the top of the ear, to the temple at either side of the head into a halo section and secured with elastic.

4. Sprinkle Label.m's Resurrection Style Dust into the roots of this halo section and rub in to create texture. The section is then backcombed to create height and smoothed down to create the final shape.

Need more inspiration? Look to these A-lister red carpet styles below: