Our bombshell of the month, Jayne Mansfield was often called a poor man’s Marilyn Monroe. Certainly the blonde bombshell from Pennsylvania lived up the ditsy blonde stereotype, but she was far from that. With an IQ of 163, and excellent comedic flair to her acting, busty Jayne was her own woman – and all woman!
Her look, whilst similar to Marilyn’s, varied throughout the years, and her hair was generally longer. We’ve chosen a bright beautiful image of Jayne to ‘get her look’ from.
As with most of our bombshells it’s all about mascara and lipstick – Jayne’s lashes here are most likely false, but you don’t need to stick on the falsies if you use Revlon’s wonderful Double Twist Mascara (£8.99, www.boots.com), which has volumising and lenghtening properties.
For Jayne’s gorgeous coral lips we’ve stuck with Revlon – try the Peach shade from their new ColorBurst Lipstick (£7.99, from June) range which is available in June. We’ve had a sneaky preview, and the lipsticks are gorgeous, as is the packaging. If you want to gloss your lips up a bit, then Revlon’s newest Coral Lipgloss (£6.49, www.boots.com) which is the perfect spring shade.
In this Get Her Look, we think the most important part is Jayne’s gorgeous, glossy, well groomed and glamorous hair. So, we asked two different stylists to give their tips on how to achieve this classic 1950s style.
First up, Paola Fattorusso, Advanced Academy Manager, RUSH London toldus how she would recreate Jayne’s curls.
“This look works better with on hair that has a natural curl, as the style will hold for longer,” says Paola. “However, those with straight hair can recreate this look by using heated rollers or tongs with a holding spray to keep the style in place – it just needs a bit more effort.
“To start with we need volume, so I’d use something like Kerastase Volumactive Expansion Spray (£14.65, www.HQhair.com) which will help to set the curl.
“To begin styling, split the hair into sections starting at the nape and working the way up to the crown and hold in place with grips until you are ready to apply the heated rollers. Using medium heated rollers, roll round inch wide sections making sure the ends of the hair are wrapped in to avoid bends and kinks. Make sure you work up the hair in a brickwork formation to avoid any partings.
“Once the rollers are all in place, let them cool and then remove them. Release them all and then get ready to brush the hair out. I would recommend using a Mason Pearson brush (www.masonpearson.com). This is an essential part of the styling process. The natural bristles on the brush willavboid the hair from ‘frizzing’ up and won’t take out the curl. Then it’s just a case of finishing with a good hairspray, like L’Oreal’s Elnette (£3.99, www.boots.com) to ‘set’ the style. If it’s too voluminous for you, you can slide in some Kirby grips in a similar colour to your hair to pull in some of your curls,and create your desired style. Certainly the 1950s hairstyles were pulled in at points with grips.”
We also asked Toni & Guy Artistic Director Indira Schauwecker for her style tips for Jayne’s look.
“This is such a fabulous cool retro look that is easily achieved at home,” says Indira. “If I was doing it, I’d start by preparing the hair using label.m Volume Mousse (£10.50, www.lookfantastic.com)) and then blow-dry the hair smooth using a TONI&GUY Extra Large Round Brush (£10.00, Toni&Guy) encouraging volume into the hair.
“After that I would place heated rollers in large sections in the hair, up to the mid lengths to leave the roots smooth. I’d add some label.m Hairspray (£10.75, www.lookfantastic.com) on to the rollers to help them set and leave them to cool. Once cool, I’d remove the rollers, then brush through very gently using a TONI&GUY Cushion Brush(£8.00, Toni&Guy) to open the curl up.
“Then finish with some more label.m Hairspray for hold and label.m Shine Mist (£11.50,www.lookfantastic.com ) for that glossy retro-glam lustre!”
So, there you have more than enough tips from the experts to get the perfect Jayne Mansfield hairstyle!