Keep it fresh with some easy tips

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It’s of­fi­cial, the ubiq­ui­tous top­knot won’t cut it any more, when it comes to pil­ing your hair up: this sum­mer, up-dos come with an added twist. At the SS16 shows, it was all about ‘proper’ ‘dos. But you don’t need hair­styl­ist skills to ride the new up-do move­ment. The sea­son calls for a more re­laxed vibe, so im­per­fec­tions, fly­aways and way­ward strands are all pos­i­tively en­cour­aged (phew). It’s the per­fect time of year to ex­per­i­ment with the up-do, ac­cord­ing to Indira Schauwecker, Toni&Guy’s in­ter­na­tional artis­tic di­rec­tor: “Up-dos keep hair away from ar­eas like the fore­head and neck, that usu­ally get hot and sticky in sum­mer. The messier it gets, the bet­ter.” Time to up the hair ante for sum­mer...


Bling is the new thing when it comes to el­e­vat­ing a plain bun or chignon twist in sec­onds. Just add shiny brooch-like ac­ces­sories in ran­dom places. “Go­ing heavy on over­sized jewels is a great way to transform an easy up-do into a state­ment look,” says Schauwecker. “Add height to the crown of the hair and keep the sides sleek and mod­ern so it doesn’t look too fussy.” HAIR KIT: Use La­bel.m Hold & Gloss Spray (from Toni & Guy), twist your hair into a high bun, and add some bling.


Braids are your no-fuss style for sum­mer, be­cause they won’t budge. Take a French plait to the next level with a dou­ble-sided braid start­ing at your tem­ples. Wear both braids down or pin them up com­pletely us­ing grips, so it’s more of a halo style. “Full braids will see you through swim, sleep and ev­ery­thing in­be­tween - it doesn’t frizz or spoil when you per­spire, and looks even bet­ter when it’s worn in,” Schauwecker ad­vises. “Try pulling the braid apart slightly with your fingers af­ter styling, to create the il­lu­sion of fuller hair.” HAIR KIT: Rub some Red­ken Braid Aid 03 Defining Lo­tion ( into your hair prior to braid­ing - this will help man­age the braids and keep your hair smooth. Se­cure with Her­sh­e­son’s hair bands for a long-last­ing look (avail­able from


No mat­ter whether you re­mem­ber it from first time around, Nineties half-up, half-down hair is well and truly back - and it’s ideal if you don’t like your hair pulled off your face com­pletely.

“This look is cool and fun, but also re­ally easy to recre­ate at home,” as­sures Schauwecker. “Faux side burns are another trend at the mo­ment so leave hair fall­ing in front of the ears for a lived-in, re­laxed look.”

Keep things play­ful for sum­mer with bold, bright hair ties that punc­tu­ate your look.

HAIR KIT: Use La­bel.m souf­fle for body and hold - then sweep your hair up into a top-bun, use la­bel.m Tex­tur­is­ing Vol­ume Spray for tex­ture.

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