“This season there’s a return to more ladylike dressing with glamorous hairstyles to match.”
Drawing inspiration from style icon Audrey Hepburn, this season’s take on the classic french twist is an up ’do that’s soft, sexy and contemporary.
This look is best achieved with shoulder-length hair or longer. Forming a soft side part, pull the hair into a high ponytail and move it forward and over your head as you twist it to create a vertical roll. Tuck the ends into the roll and secure with crisscrossed bobby pins (QVS Bobby Pins, from RRP $7). Keep the look soft with a few loose strands around the hairline. Set in place with a lightweight, high-shine hair spray that won’t weigh down the hair (Redken Vinyl Glam 02 Mega Shine Spray, RRP $36).
TIP: up ’dos are easier to create when the hair isn’t freshly washed.
“Instead of poker-straight hair, opt for long layers full of movement, volume and shine.”
Say goodbye to texturised, feathered hair and embrace strong, layered lengths that are kept solid at the ends. The look is all about hair that is big, voluptuous and full of bounce.
Before blow-drying, apply a volumising spray to the roots (Matrix Vavoom Take Me Higher Root Riser, RRP $24; Kérastase Resistance Volumactive Volume Expansion Spray, RRP $38) to give the hair added lift. To give movement to long, layered hair, apply heated rollers to large sections of the ends only, rolling away from the face for maximum volume. Once the hair is cool, shake the loose curls free to give bounce. Smooth fly-away strands with a smoothing serum.
TIP: to create volume add subtle golden highlights around the hairline.
“Big and bold or soft and cascading, curls can be both feminine and playful.”
Moving away from beach babe waves and tousled locks, curls are polished and well formed this season. Don’t be afraid to wear curls with maximum volume, provided your hair has plenty of shine.
Apply a moisture-based cream (L’Oréal Professionnel Hairmix Spiral Splendour, RRP $31) to damp hair and then twist three-inch sections into ringlets and allow to dry naturally or blow-dry with a diffuser. Shake hair at the roots to free curls. If you have straight hair, create the ringlets using a straightening iron or curling tongs. Finish with an anti-frizz hair spray (Redken Fresh Curls Curl Boost, RRP $38) designed to protect and hold the curl.
TIP: if you want your curls to last until the next day, tip your head upside down and tie your hair in a loose bun before you go to bed.
“No longer concave or assymetrical, the bob is back as a striking one-length style.”
While a bob can be worn numerous ways, this season’s trend is directed towards a more classic shape that embraces style and grace.
Apply a heat-protecting cream or serum before softly blow-drying to help smooth the hair strands and to enhance shine. Use a medium-sized round brush (QVS Ceramic Round Styling Brush, RRP $17) when blow-drying; start at the roots, stretch the hair downwards and curl the ends under slightly. Finish with a gloss serum for added shine.
TIP: keep your hair in good condition by applying weekly treatment masques (Matrix Biolage Age Rejuvenating Intensive Masque, RRP $30) that will add moisture, strength and gloss.