Information & Advice
Ready yourself: the new season hair trends are in! We’ve gathered the need-to-know from the industry’s best so you can stay one step ahead. Introducing our top 5 tips for hot hair this spring…
The hair colour watchwords this spring? “Natural, warm and soft,” according to Sibi Bolan, Head Colourist at Daniel Hersheson’s Harvey Nichols Salon. “For spring, blondes are golden and burnished with a hint of strawberry blonde whilst brunettes are light, natural browns with golden caramel tones towards the ends,” says Sibi who uses a specially created Uplighting technique in the salon to weave lighter shades through the mid-lengths to ends of hair. If in doubt, take a look at model Edita’s light golden colour, which Sibi says is “the perfect example of hair for spring/summer 2009.” At home, glossy colour is key so invest in the best hair colouring system you can afford. We like Clairol Perfect 10; the revolutionary colouring system delivers covetable colour in just ten minutes, without compromising your hair’s condition.
The side-part has been Queen of the runway for many a season, but restaking its claim is the centre parting. Wear it with the smart new polished pony a lá Versace, or long and loose as seen at Burberry and Moschino Cheap & Chic. “To get it right and avoid greasy-looking hair, it’s essential your hair is freshly washed,” says backstage hair guru and Pantene Pro-V Global Ambassador Sam McKnight. His tip? Wash first with Pantene Pro-V Volume & Body Shampoo. “Then, for the perfect parting, use the tip of a steel tail comb (try Vidal Sasson Pintail Comb) to draw the line from front to back. Finish with Pantene Pro-V Volume & Body Magnifying Hairspray (available in store) to smooth any flyaways down.”
It’s sleek, it’s glossy and it oozes high maintenance; meet the Power Pony. Reassuringly, this look (spotted at D&G and Versace) is surprisingly simple. “You just need a powerful hairdryer and good holding products,” says Stephen Low. To start, “Spray a holding product (try Charles Worthington Heat Defence Styling Spray) over your hair and part it in the centre. Next, blow-dry hair straight, but wrap the ends around a round brush for that quirky kink. Then, spray some Elnett Hairspray onto a brush and use to work hair into a low pony at the nape of your neck.” For an extra high-shine result, work a tiny amount of MOP Glisten Shine Drops through your pony. Promotion here we come…
This season’s indispensable hair product? Styling spray, say the pros. “Waves that are swept off the face were a big look for S/S09 features in shows such as Vivienne Westwood and Dianne VonFurstenberg, and strong styling spray is ideal for this look,” says top stylist Zoe Irwin, Creative Director of Hari’s hair salon in London. “Work it through the hair, section by section, and blow-dry away from the face with a large bristle brush (try Trevor Sorbie Professional Radial Brush -available in store). Then use the spray again to set the style and create a wet look.”
Which styling spray is right for you?
If you want super hold…Shockwaves Strong Control Styling Spray
If you want weatherproof style…TommyGuns Climate Control Styling Spray
If you want, volume, softness, hold and shine… MOP Liquid Mousse Styling Spray
If you want to control flicks, spikes and curls, invisibly…Lee Stafford Flick Tease Styling Spray
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