Backstage beauty tips: Playing cards for keeping bumps at bay

While backstage at London Fashion Week last night there was a lot of talk about all the models walking around with pin-straight hair and clipped playing cards strategically placed all over their heads. What, you may ask, were models doing with decks of cards pinned to their scalps? Well, it’s not a fashion statement for the show. Actually, it’s an old trick used by hair stylists. Metal clips can leave horrible unsightly bumps in the hair. So to keep the metal clips from digging in and leaving marks, stylists use cards to act as a “buffer” to keep the hair pinned back, yet as straight as if it were freshly ironed when the hair is ready to come down. Definitely a trick to take from backstage to your home dressing table.


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