In the blink of an eye New York fashion week has come to an end. An array of fresh fashion and beauty trends have been set for spring/summer 2016. In particular, a hair trend that has definitely been around for a while, a soft polished wave and although Carolina Herrera’s models have worked it in a fresh and modern way, let’s be honest almost anything could compliment her immaculate, pastel hued SS16 collection well! (clearly obsessed)
Hair director Orlando Pita explains the look for the show;
“We wanted the hair to have a very ethereal and angelic edge but with a modern feel. Its about creating a soft, ‘barely there’ look that has lots of gentle movement and celebrates shiny, healthy hair!
This look is one of my favourites to create on my own clients. It’s polished enough to wear for a night out, but understated enough to be worn as an everyday look when your get up is casual, and if anything adds a really cool edge to a simple outfit.
So now for the important part, how to create this look yourself at home and feel as if you’ve just stepped of the runway at NYFW….
1. Start with freshly washed hair. If hair is fine, when washing run the conditioner through mid-lengths and ends only – this is to avoid weighing the hair down too much at the roots.
2. Apply a leave in treatment (ideally with a thermal protectant component, this is to keep hair in optimum condition when using thermal tools.) I love Kérastase Ciment Thermique for fine hair types, as well as Kérastase Spray À Porter to give touchable texture and volume without stickiness – This is actually one of my all time favourite products. For thicker more unruly hair types a smoothing cream to tame as well as protect is most appropriate, try Kérastase Keratine thermique.
3. Take horizontal sections a few inches apart or however you feel comfortable with when sectioning to blow-dry. Using either a ceramic or bristle round brush, smooth sections directing the hairdryer down onto the brush to encourage a smooth finish.
4. Once all the hair is dry and smoothed out, use a comb to create a straight centre part.
5. Separate hair into sections about 2 inches wide. Then with a large curling wand I would recommend ghd soft curl tong wrap the section around the tong directing it horizontally, leaving out a a few cm’s of length at the ends. This once all finished will enhance the S bend look.
To give you a visual, here is Orlando Pita working on a model backstage at the show;
6. Once you have finished tonging all the sections, use a brushable hairspray to give hold but to also allow you to work with it, L’Oréal infinium is a really beautiful product and ideal for this style. Using a bristle brush, finish with a gentle brush over. I love the Janeke small pure bristle brush.
Lily Aldridge with the finished look;