Let's forget the fashion for one minute and think about the hair trends that we'll all be rocking come autumn/winter 2014. We asked Siobhan Jones, Colour Ambassador at Headmasters, to talk us through the hairstyles that are bound to make waves next season - and the ones you're gonna want to know about.
1. Vivienne Westwood’s touch of glamour
Why is it wearable: This look works well on mid-length hair and is a great way to add a touch of glamour to an undone style.
How to achieve the look: Work a product like L’Oreal Professionnel tecni.art Pli Thermo Fixing Spray through damp hair for maximum hold. Direct the hair backwards while drying, and once dry, set the hair with hot rollers and pin in place. Once the hair has cooled, rake through the curls with fingers to soften, then pin at the back for an easy, Monroe-inspired look with a touch of glitz.
2. Topshop Unique’s centre-parting
Why is it wearable: This centre-parted, ultra-straight look works best on oval face shapes but can be adapted to suit everyone by softening the way the hair is straightened.
How to achieve the look: Using a heat protector like Kerastase Nectar Thermique, and an oil like Kerastase Elixir Ultime, part hair in the centre and blow-dry with a flat brush. Use straighteners through the lengths and ends of the hair instead of root to tip for sleek, shiny locks without looking too harsh.
3. Mulberry’s effortless wave
Why is it wearable: This look is timeless – it suits all face shapes and will always be a classic look. Pairing with a centre parting creates a more youthful look while opting for off-centre softens the style and is more wearable for all face shapes.
How to achieve the look: Blow dry the hair using a heat protector and Kerastase Forme Fatale for added volume. Using a medium-size tong, hold vertically and wrap sections of hair around it away from the face; use the cheekbone as a starting point and leave the ends out for an undone feel. Once the whole hair is tonged, shake out.
4. Alice Temperley’s double braid
Why is it wearable: Temperley uses a double braiding technique with a hint of 1940s detailing for a glamorous touch to a youthful plait, paired with a deep side-parting for high end glamour.
How to achieve the look: Using a medium-size tong, hold vertically and wrap sections of hair around it. Using a flat brush, brush out the hair for a 40s-style wave, and create a narrow French braid from the parting to the hairline just behind the ear. Gather the remaining hair to one side and continue braiding, securing the ends with elastic.
5. Bora Aksu’s boarding school ‘do
Why is it wearable: This style has a very youthful, angelic feel inspired by a 1950s boarding school, so avoid if you are looking for a more mature style.
How to achieve the look: Part the hair in the centre and create two low bunches on either side. Take one bunch and split into two, twist each section, and then twist the sections around each other. Repeat on the other side and lift both bunches to the top of the head, securing with pins.
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6. Felder Felder’s high-shine look
Why is it wearable: This is a very sleek, high-shine look, so avoid if you do not want to expose particular facial features.
How to achieve the look: Create a deep side parting and work L’Oreal Professionnel tecni.art Fix Move into damp hair with a flat brush. Blow-dry and add more serum to the roots for extreme high-shine; tuck hair behind the ears and secure at the ends with elastic to achieve a loose pony. Pull hair above the elastic apart to achieve maximum width.
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