How to Give Your Clients A Fetch-ing Mean Girls Hairstyle

Published 08th Jan 2024 by Sian Jones

The highly anticipated Mean Girls the Musical is set to hit screens on January 12th 2024, bringing back the iconic characters and high school drama that captured hearts – and hairstyles – in the 2004 film.

In celebration of its release, Marie Nieuwoudt, CLOUD NINE Ambassador, has shared her top tips on how to give your client the Mean Girls look, with three timeless and iconic styles.

Regina George’s New Big Bouncy Curls

Regina George, the undisputed “Queen Bee” of the Plastics (who wears pink on Wednesdays), exudes confidence and has undergone a transformation for the musical, boasting big blonde bouncy curls.

Give your clients this glamorous look by creating small sections and applying a deep conditioner through the mid-lengths and ends, to de-frizz and smooth, before misting with a heat protection spray. For each section, glide the your straighteners through hair, Marie recommends the CLOUD NINE Wide Iron, curling away from the face as you go. Make sure to add a slight bend through the ends. Pin curls with clips to set and make your look last longer. After 20 minutes, take out the clips, flip your client's head upside down and shake out for extra volume and texture. Spray with your favourite setting and texture spray to suit your style and finish – et voilà, the perfect Regina look.

Karen Smith’s Sleek Perfection

Karen Smith, a Meteorologist in the making because her breasts can “always tell when it’s going to rain”, is known for her highly-quotable, ditsy one-liners and long, straight, sleek hair.

Embrace this classic look by straightening the hair from root to tip, section by section. Patience is a virtue for this style – rushing will only mean repeating sections or going over multiple times. So take it slowly to minimise damage and ensure the style really lasts.

Gretchen Wieners’ Playful Half-Up Do 

To achieve Gretchen Wieners playful curls which are “full of secrets” use a curling wand and heat protection spray. Once sectioned, point the curling wand downwards and pull free. Then hold the curl and lightly “scrunch” in your hand before allowing it to drop to secure the curl. Spray each curl with your favourite setting spray and allow curls to cool before drawing an imaginary line going to the back of your head on both sides. Bunch the two sides together, secure with a hair tie, and you have created this gorgeous, effortless look!


Sian Jones

Sian Jones

Published 08th Jan 2024

Sian is Deputy Editor on HJ and supports Editor, Charlotte, in the delivery of content for the HJ print magazine, website and social media, she is also Editor of Modern Barber magazine. Sian has over ten years’ experience writing for print publications covering Youth & Children, TV & Entertainment and Lifestyle. She graduated with a degree in journalism, and whilst studying was nominated for the Guardian Digital Journalist of the Year award in 2011.

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