Victoria's new look proves short hair is no barrier to versatility

by hellomagazine.com Since debuting her super-short pixie style last year, Victoria Beckham has managed to ring the changes by using lots of styling products and accessories to create a variety of looks.

And none more so than her latest style, a super-sleek updo with something of the geisha girl about it.

It may appear as though it has taken ages to construct, but Daniel Galvin's star stylist, Lino Carbosiero, says it's a surprisingly simple style to recreate. And again it's thanks to those all-important accessories and styling products.

Even if hair's short and layered, Lino, who takes care of Anna Friel and Amanda Holden, says the secret is to mix extra-strong styling gel with hairspray.

Apply it to hair with a fine-tooth comb, smoothing hair tightly back towards the crown but leaving a section looser at the front so the effect isn’t too strict-looking.

As Victoria's hair isn't yet long enough to build into an updo, a thick hairband has been incorporated into the style to hide the ends.

After that you can secure a clip-on hairpiece – available already formed as a ponytail from department stores, Topshop and, Lino's personal favourite, www.paks.co.uk – at the crown, folded over and pinned into place at the join.

Finish by mixing serum with more hairgel and smoothing over the surface of the real hair, with a quick blast of hairspray on top to create glass-like glossiness.