Recently we’ve seen The ‘Relaxed Textured Up-do’ seen on Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Richie, Vera Farmigia and Rachael McAdams. The textured up do is going to become more prominent this season due to its versatility and off the cuff texture that creates individual drama. It’s also perfect for quick styling. Use a Nicky Clarke Straightener curl for organic movement and separation within the shape, Nicky Clarke Ultimate Hairspray is essential for any ‘messy dressy’ to give the look hold whilst allowing the woman to have the ability to re shape at any moment. When creating the Relaxed textured up do stick to these rules: • The face shape and dress are the most important things to consider, use your hair as an accessory, it is there to compliment a look not dominate it at such an event • If the neckline on the dress is really high and you have a low hairline, hair should be kept up • If you have a heavy eye lid, I would do a tight up-do or ponytail to give a mini facelift .
CHIC - OLD HOLLYWOOD
Not only is fashion week having a say in this seasons spring/summer consumer looks, the awards are too. This look is perfect for glamming up a holiday simple outfit and works perfectly for beach looks. It encaptures the romance of the current 50’s trends and colours. This look points towards Old Hollywood Glamour to stars such as Veronica Lake. It’s no surprise most recently is has been seen on Kate Winslet, Julianne Moore, Cameron Diaz and Sandra Bullock. It isn’t going anywhere and rightly so, yet this look can so often be reworked and re dressed to give it another point of view. It’s how we style it with finesse and product that gives this look a constant rebirth. This look can be achieved in 6-15 minutes with Nicky Clarke Flexi Stylers, set the hair using Nicky Clarke Hair Raising for substance and control and works perfectly in humid heat when using the right product. (Nicky Clarke Instant Calmer). (This is the perfect look to accompany this season’s current trend in 50’s style bikini’s and swimsuits). When creating that old Hollywood style made timeless by Veronica Lake it’s important to stick to these rules: • Hair needs to be clean before prepping • Prep with the Hair with a volumising product, Nicky Clarke Hair Raising is my product of choice • Spend time putting in a clean parting • Use the corner of the eye as a start point for your parting • Vary the direction of the parting, i.e. straight or diagonal” .
This year we will see lots of ponytails, they have dominated the season’s catwalks and are a huge look for spring summer 2012, as we saw on the runway at Gucci, Louis Vuitton recently. 60’s Volume at the crown and the ponytail mid length at the back will become a favourite, Use Nicky Clarke Tease me and the sensor dryer for immediate impact volume at the roots and mid lengths. There was something beautiful and seductive about the way the girls wore their ponytails, it was simple and girly but elegant and decadent at the same time, a look all women should aspire to. I was fond of the really sleek ponytails we became accustomed too at Louis Vuitton; they were powerful and beautiful full of shine. Try my Allure straightener which has tourmaline coated plates that offer shine to the hair and a variable heat settings, the high temperature of 230° makes these straighteners suitable for any hair type – from fine to thick. This look works well from beach to night out and for those with unruly frizz on holiday as it is such a simple look. Dry the hair and brush through with a paddle brush. Work a small amount of product from the crown and smooth into your pony tail, catching any stray strands along the way. Brush they hair back and using a good elastic band, fix in place. Using straighteners, run through the end of the pony tail with a curved action to give a more girly flick to finish the style.
I often look at this way, summer holidays are a great opportunity to dress up and show off your tan and your figure. There is something beautiful about a woman with her hair up, the exposing of the neck, the bare shoulders and top of the chest are all seductive, flirtatious parts of the body, this is hair working at its most powerful, creating a mood by not doing anything. I think we will even see glossy hair almost bordering on being wet; this will be the stand out trend for 2012 so expect somebody adventurous like Diane Kruger to experiment with the idea, Nicky Clarke Instant Calmer on dry hair is ideal for this. Big over styled hair, over hair sprayed looks simply aren’t working anymore and as I mentioned earlier you need to be able to touch the hair .
We can do how to tips too.
Defrizzing- Instant Calmer - Perfect for defrizzing summer styles
Mend and protect beached locks - Stop Fad Moisture Mask- Keeping coloured locks in tip top condition .
The perfect evening summer styling product- Voted Styling Product of the Year in Hair Magazine - Tease Me- Back Comb in a bottle.