How to be the girl with the (big) curls

Last updated 10:43 19/06/2013
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LET YOUR HAIR DOWN: Tumbling, textured curls are big on the international catwalks.

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Super-luxe curls are where it's at this season.

Textured hair has never been more on-trend with tumbling waves taking centre stage throughout the Fall/Winter 13 runway shows.

At Marc Jacobs, hair was voluminous and full-bodied, at 3.1 Phillip Lim curls were perfectly polished, meanwhile waves at Rodarte had more of a boho vibe.

"You see a lot of big, glamorous curls on the red carpet," says celebrity hair stylist Mark Trinder.

"Rollers are brilliant for adding volume, even if you don't want curls. For a gorgeously voluminous look, lift each section as high as you can before rolling.

"Once you've mastered the basics, you can play around and get creative. And don't forget that different sizes and types of curlers will create different effects."

Here are Marks's tips for tumbling curls.

1. Firstly, prep your hair by spraying it, section by section, with a light coat of heat protection spray.

2. Now it's time for the rollers. Bear in mind that a soft, or foam roller will usually give more curl as the foam shrinks when the hair is wound around it. Steam rollers will also produce more curl, as the steam helps to mimic a wet-set style.

3. For a more natural curl, alternate your rollers as you move down the head, setting one row forward, the next back and away from your face. This will create a more organic curl, rather than a polished-and-perfect spiral.

4. Shake out your hair with your fingers to tousle and break up the curls even more.

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