Mabille model
It was one of the cutest and most feminine hairstyles of the Spring/Summer 12 runways.

French couture designer Alexis Mabille, who once worked for Galliano, juxtaposed the somewhat masculine cuts of his light, summery womenswear with mussed boho hair scattered with petals.

Perfect for garden parties or weddings this summer, here’s how to do it at home.

1. Instead of reaching for the tongs to create texture, add some texture cream to newly washed hair and blow-dry it with your head upside-down. Blow dry the roots first to maximise volume.

2. When the roots are dry, use a diffuser to allow the natural waviness to come through. Or use your hands to scrunch your hair, thus creating movement and shape.

3. When it’s completely dry, use a small dollop of matte paste or mud and massage it onto your palms for even distribution. Gently press it onto the lengths of the hair to create a matte finish. If you find it hard to get the paste/mud on evenly, try turning your head upside down.

4. Fasten miniature flowers with hair pins. A clever trick is to ask a florist to put string loops on the flowers to make them easier to pin. © Cover Media