Hair Tips To Celebrate the Season
Bouncy curves full of body, edgy rock and roll, and beautiful tiny horses crop cuts comprise three of this summer's top hairstyle trends, according to an art director of a leading hair fashion house. After visiting the fashion shows in Paris, notable international ad campaigns like Gucci and Calvin Klein, and high-impact celebrities like Rihanna and Pink, he says, "Today's hairstyle cuts are always meant to be changed. Adapt them to your age, your hair type, your personal style. That, I believe is the most refreshing approach to beauty."
40's pin-up models like Betty Grable balanced perfectly between sexy cat-like allure and girl-next-door , and that's the overall effect of this hair trend, says the artist. Start with soft body, created with a classic rollers, then brush through with a firm brush like a Mason Pearson to loosen the curls. Next, gently pull the top portion of the hair to the top of the head and secure loosely with plenty of volume on top. "This look should be interpreted casually," notes the hair stylist, "otherwise it can look a bit too retro."
Tip: Prep hair for roller sets with a hair care product that gives hair "grip" like Thermal Design Foam. "This product is always in my tool kit," says the artist. "It contains a very good setting agent that gives you control, but it also lets you manipulate the hair." If hair is fine and needs even more "bite," try Texture Spray. It's lightweight, so it won't cause fine strands to collapse, but it provides plenty of style support. "Feel free to layer it on," adds the artist, "if you need more style strength."
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"Many runways this summer featuring simple looks", said the celebrity hairstylist . "When the hairstyle doesn't block the face," he says, "it instantly creates a fresh, young, youthful, 'I slept well' effect. Whenever I want to put some spark to a hairstyle, I lift it off the face" Currently, he loves youthful, groomed ponies and buns, and what makes them particularly modern, he says, is the foundational texture. "Make sure the hair is dry so it looks polished and smooth with tons of bounce and body," he advises. Want to know another trendy touch? Use a small tail hair comb to create a deep side part before gathering up the hair. "Low parts off to the side are totally hot right now", he declares.
Hair Tip: Tame flyaways with K-PAK Protect & Shine Serum or Smoothing Balm, followed by K-PAK Protective Hairspray. Rub the serum into palms and run hands lightly over the surface of the hair.