Start with freshly washed hair blow-dried smooth. Using a fine-tooth comb, part strands straight down the centre of your head, then tuck behind ears and secure with pins.
If cowlicks or curls prevent a sleek result, run a straightener lightly over the roots to mid-lengths. Add movement through the ends by taking a curling wand to random hair segments. Set the style with a strong-hold hairspray.
For a glossy finish McCowan suggests spritzing with a shine enhancer, such as Evo’s Love Touch Shine Spray. “It helps to protect from humidity and fights frizz.”
GET THE LOOK:
Silver Bullet Titanium 230 IR Elysium Infrared Hair Straightener, $179.95: at i-glamour.com
Mr Smith Hairspray, $37; mr-smith.com.au
Evo Love Touch Shine Spray, $34; at adorebeauty.com.au
Iles Formula Haute Performance Hair Mask, $85; at morphhaircare.com.au