2000s: How to get stunning soft curls by The LDN Diaries

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Always dreamed of rocking model-worthy curls? Even better, wouldn’t it be great if you could get them at home, without having to trek to the salon to see an army of professionals? Well, now you can: simply by watching the quick and easy hair tutorial by beauty vlogger The LDN Diaries (AKA Paula Holmes)!

Following on from Zoella’s ’90s-inspired hairstyle, The LDN Diaries is tasked with recreating an iconic look from the noughties, for the latest decade in our 100 Years of Party Hair series. And the ‘do that she’s decided to bring us, is an oh-so-stunning set of soft curls!

So, if you want to learn how to get this gorgeous party-ready hairstyle, just watch the video above, or read on for our full step-by-step guide, below.


Prep your hair.

Before you start styling your noughties hair, start by washing it with the Dove Advanced Hair Series Pure Care Dry Oil Shampoo and Conditioner.

This wash and care set is a great base for party hair, as it gives your locks a luscious sheen, as well as a huge moisture boost!


Apply mousse and blowdry hair.

We bet you’ll want to know how to make your party curls last, right? Well, the secret lies with a volumising hair mousse, like the VO5 Volume Mousse!

Apply a golf ball-sized amount to the palms of your hands and evenly distribute it through damp hair. This will give your tresses the fabulous bounce and volume this curly hairstyle needs, as well as a light hold.

Once you’ve done this, blowdry your hair to activate the mousse.


Section and curl.

Then take your curling tong and a 2-inch wide section of your hair, and curl it away from your face. Remember: since you’re creating soft curls, you only need to hold it on the iron for about 5-7 seconds.

Continue to curl your strands in 2-inch sections, until you have a head full of soft curls!


Set with hairspray.

When you have finished curling your tresses, run your fingers gently through your hair to loosen the curls, before setting the look with the TRESemmé Ultimate Hold Platinum Hairspray

This nifty hairspray will instantly ramp up the shine factor of your strands, as well as make your ‘do dance-proof!


Final look.

And there you have it: your noughties-inspired curly hairstyle is complete!

Now all you have to do is top off the look with a sparkly hair accessory, and get ready to make a grand entrance at every party you attend.