Tress talk has topped the beauty agenda as of late thanks to hair guru Kevin Murphy’s whistle stop trip to Dubai.

Having styled the locks of Cate Blanchett, Naomi Watts and Miranda Kerr to name a few, alongside working his magic on countless photo shoots I couldn’t wait to meet the man himself as he waltzed around the salon giving out his secret style tips.

I sat down with Kevin Murphy’s Style Master Massimo Morello, for a one-on-one chat on how to create a Great Gatsby retro look.

Get the look: 1920s Waves

For a wave with staying power always start with damp hair and work the Anti Gravity product through the ends and mid-lengths of the hair.


Lock the product into the hair with a blast of your hairdryer. The key to this look is to have your tresses sitting flat at the top of the head, no backcombing required!

photo[3]Massimo Morello does some precision styling

Start at the front and work in nice big sections. Roll each section of the hair around a curling iron and hold in place for at least 30 seconds.

Release the hair and wind it around a small roller. Leave to set.


After the rollers are removed, use a barrette hair clip to keep hair in place. When you’re ready to go, remove the clips and mist with hairspray

photoWith Kevin Murphy – ready to debut my new locks

Tools1. Hydrate Me Wash Dhs110 Kevin Murphy

2. Born Again Masque Dhs160 Kevin Murphy

3. Anti Gravity Dhs120 Kevin Murphy

4. Hair Curlers Medium Dhs12 each Kevin Murphy

5. Session Spray Dhs50 Kevin Murphy


All products are available at Salon Ink, Beach Park Plaza Centre, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai