When it comes to the essential up-dates for our hair this spring, it’s all in the detail; sharp partings, surf-textured hair, low ponytails and so on. Here is our guide to the easy way to get the looks you love this season by Dena Mohamed.
For that clean, sharp centre parting use a skinny comb (try ghd’s Tail Comb ) for that precision look and finish with a gloss spray for a mirror shine finish.
Get this glam Sixties inspired retro look by simply moving your parting low down.
Pro Tip: Backstage at Acne, hairdresser Eugene Souleiman, used a slick of gel (try Wella Professionals Flubber Gel ) just before the models hit the runway to ensure maximum shine
Day-old hair is better for this look than clean hair, or cheat and prep damp hair (lengths and ends, not roots) with a salt spray or texturing mousse such as L’Oreal Professional Techni Art Constructor , before blasting with the hair dryer. Skip the brush and use your fingers to scrunch and add texture. You can also lightly tong a few random sections and tease them out using your fingers to give that slightly dishevelled look.
Nineties minimal hair makes a comeback with hair that looks like it has been slept on rather than freshly styled in the salon.
If you have a sharp fringe then start growing it now, and if you don’t have a fringe, don’t panic because you can still
get the look; think Sixties low-set
parting with a sweep of hair swept
across the forehead. Pre-blow dry,
prep hair with a volumising mousse to
give it guts (try L’Oreal Techni Art Full
Volume Extra Mousse
) then create a
low parting and, while blow-drying your
hair, use a flat paddle brush to pull hair
across the forehead.
Pro Tip: Backstage at Lanvin, hairdresser Guido Palau sprayed Redken Quick Dry Finishing Spray on hair before gently clipping hair low across the forehead so it dried in place – only removing them just before the models hit the runway.
Whether pulled back in a bun or a ponytail, worn clean or messy, it has to be secured low at the nape of the neck. Get that catwalk finish by spritzing hairspray over palms before smoothing hands over the head, then blow dry the length of the ponytail with a round brush or use straighteners to get that perfect finish.
Definitely a look that works best on holiday, with sleek wet-look hair slicked back into a messy, frizzy volume in the lengths. Make sure hair is sleek and straight before starting, and prep it with a frizz control spray – you want to control the frizz, not the frizz control you. Use a wet look gel (try TIGI Catwalk Wet Look Gel ) to slick hair back from roots to where you secure the ponytail. Then use salt spray on the ponytail to give the lengths a contrasting matte, messy finish – scrunch it up for added texture.

Your Comments (7)

  1. Louise wrote on Apr 11th, 2013 ...

    Louise on Apr 11th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Great article, love the ‘tips’ sections.

  2. KB wrote on Apr 11th, 2013 ...

    KB on Apr 11th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    LOVE THIS! Will definitely be trying to create ‘The Fringe’ look this season.

  3. Natasha Davies wrote on Apr 11th, 2013 ...

    Natasha Davies on Apr 11th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    These are brilliant tips, I always try and create texture but it never works. Definitely going to try some salt spray and tongs!!!!

  4. Bhav wrote on Apr 11th, 2013 ...

    Bhav on Apr 11th, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Love this article, especially the lower bun tips! Gonna give this a try this weekend :)

  5. Nathalie wrote on Apr 12th, 2013 ...

    Nathalie on Apr 12th, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Brill article, really helpful. Looking forward to trying them out this weekend!

  6. sarah wrote on Apr 15th, 2013 ...

    sarah on Apr 15th, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Can we have some tips for mid-length curly hair please?

  7. Kim Burgess wrote on Apr 15th, 2013 ...

    Kim Burgess on Apr 15th, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    What about older women with grey hair. I am 55 not ready for scrap heep yet, neither do I want to look like a teenager


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