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Wedding season requires hairstyles free of frizz and fuss. Hair genius Harry Josh has six ideas you’ll love so much you’ll want to marry them
Hairstylist Harry Josh has been creating an awful lot of silky-smooth looks for his high-wattage client list recently—Olivia Wilde, Deepika Padukone and Kate Bosworth have all hit red carpets looking sleeker than a seal. "It's veryregal," says Josh, who is John Frieda's creative consultant. "I thinkit'svery polished and pulled together and really chic—you look very expensive, and it elevates everything" Josh cites 1970s icons Ali MacGraw and Cher as inspiration for the look, as well as his client Gwyneth Paltrow, who has curly hair but always likes to wear it straight and centre-parted with a silky satin finish, no matter the trends. And the trends have not swung this way for a while—the sleek look is a departure from the tousled waves Josh has perfected on his longtime clients Gisele Bfindchen and pretty much every Victoria's Secret model of the past decade. was so over the beach waves," he says. "All the girls were tired of that, so I was like, 'Let's go straight!' They weren't sure, but I thought it would look so elegant. I think it was time for the pendulum to shift." Not just for the A-listers among us, smoothed-out hair is an elegant choice for anyone attending a party, wedding or reception where photos are likely to be taken—i.e. everywhere, these days. 'When a flash hits it, it looks like glass," explains Josh, adding that if you're attending with a date, there's a romantic element, too. 'It's lovely that guys can run their fingers through your hair and it feels really nice!" Whether you're thinking of wearing your hair down and straight or in a slicked-back ponytail or bun, the secret is in the heat-styling and product prep. And if you put in the time, you'll be able to count on your style to hold all day and night. 'I've done the Golden Globes when it was raining and their hair didn't move," says Josh. 'You just have to do it very mindfully."
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