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Here’s how to make the top hair looks from the AW17 shows work for you

Irish Examiner - Feelgood - - Beauty -

IF there was one word to de­scribe the over­ar­ch­ing theme of the hair on the AW17 cat­walks, it would be pretty — but, make no mis­take, that doesn’t mean bor­ing.

From the sleek­est, chicest pony­tail you’ve ever seen (a mas­sive hit at the New York shows) to beau­ti­fully messy braids in Mi­lan and the re­turn of hair rib­bons in Lon­don, th­ese ver­sa­tile looks work for day or night — the only pre­req­ui­site is that you have long enough hair.

We asked three Fash­ion Week hair stylists for their guide to recre­at­ing the ma­jor cat­walk hair trends at home, and the prod­ucts you’ll need to get the job done. Here’s what they said...

The sleek pony tail

The look: A su­per-shiny, side­parted pony­tail tied low on the neck. As seen at: Carolina Her­rera, Os­car de la Renta and Ja­son Wu in New York, Eudon Choi, Mark Fast and Shrimps in Lon­don. Get the look: By Odile Gil­bert, New York Fash­ion Week Am­bas­sador for Tre­semme at Carolina Her­rera.

1. Start­ing with freshly-washed hair, cre­ate a deep side part us­ing a rat tail comb to en­sure that the part is straight. Use hair straight­en­ers, sec­tion by sec­tion, en­sur­ing that it’s poker straight.

2. Put chin down and se­cure the low pony­tail with an elas­tic, then wrap a oneinch sec­tion of hair around the elas­tic and pin un­der­neath with a bobby pin.

3. Fin­ish the look by ap­ply­ing TRE­Semme Botanique Hy­drat­ing Mist to the pony­tail to cre­ate a smooth, silky look and tame any fly­ways.

Key prod­uct: TRE­Semme Botanique Nour­ish & Re­plen­ish Hy­drat­ing Mist, €7.99, Boots

Half-up with hair rib­bons

The look: Tak­ing in­spi­ra­tion from the Nineties, this half updo is ac­ces­sorised with a black vel­vet rib­bon. As seen at: Emilia Wick­stead and Tem­per­ley at Lon­don Fash­ion Week.

Get the look: By Luke Her­sh­e­son, John Frieda cre­ative di­rec­tor at Emilia Wick­stead.

1. Ap­ply Frizz Ease Orig­i­nal Serum to the lengths of soak­ing wet hair and blow-dry straight. Once the hair is com­pletely dry, run through with straight­en­ing irons to en­sure the hair is poker straight.

2. Take a square sec­tion of hair from [level with] the mid­dle of each eye­brow back to the crown. Pull it back quite tightly so you can see the graphic part­ing lines, and se­cure with elas­tic.

3. Ap­ply Frizz Ease Mois­ture Bar­rier Hair­spray to fix fly­aways and give hair a man­nequin­like shine.

4. Fin­ish with a long length of black vel­vet rib­bon, tied once (not a full bow) with the ends left long down the back. Key prod­uct: Frizz Ease Orig­i­nal Serum, €5.99, Boots

The ‘ro­man­tic rebel’ look

The look: Braids and pony­tails were given an art­fully messy, re­bel­lious twist. As seen at: Mark Fast, An­to­nio Ber­ardi and Bora Aksu in Lon­don, Al­berta Fer­retti in Mi­lan. Get the

look: By Maria Ko­vacs, TIGI Euro­pean ses­sion di­rec­tor.

1. Be­gin by ap­ply­ing Cat­walk by TIGI Trans­form­ing Dry Sham­poo, fol­lowed by Cat­walk by TIGI Bod­i­fy­ing Spray to smooth hair back and cre­ate a sleek and clean look.

2. Leave an inch of hair loose at the front for cre­at­ing the re­bel­lious fringe, then part hair in a low side part­ing fol­low­ing the in­side of the eye­brow, us­ing Cat­walk by TIGI Root Boost to keep con­trol for the part­ing.

3. Blow-dry the hair down­wards to keep the shape clean.

4. Us­ing the front inch of hair, cre­ate the re­bel­lious fringe with Cat­walk by TIGI Work It Hair­spray, a hairdryer and a roll hair­brush to add vol­ume. 5. With the lengths of the hair used to cre­ate the fringe, wrap the ends around the pony­tail, then straighten the pony­tail to cre­ate a su­per shiny fin­ish.

6. Set the look with Cat­walk by TIGI Work It Hair­spray for a nat­u­ral, ef­fort­less fin­ish.

Key prod­uct: Cat­walk by TIGI Bod­i­fy­ing Spray, €9.78, re­duced from €19.14, Feelu­nique.com

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