Spring is around the corner, says Sharon Zagni, so it’s time to look at the latest hair trends for the new season
Styling advice from Sharon Zagni
I DON’T know about you, but spring is my favourite time of the year; I just love the slow transformation of everything becoming prettier! Here in the salon we’re busy getting ready for the new styles of the season, with all the indications leading in two distinct directions.
Two trends are emerging; the first a fresh, natural looking, almost ‘wash and go’ slick look, achieved by a combination of oils, creams, gels and mousse. This natural-looking ‘glam’ hair trend is going to be sophisticated and very luxe!
The second style is for hair that is curled, waved or straightened, where texture and shine is the key, as recently favoured on the red carpet by celebrities such as Mila Kunis, Ellie Goulding and Rita Ora. Braids and hair accessories such as ribbons and bling are making a comeback too, with a variety of styles available to express individuality.
Most women prefer a subtle and natural-looking hair colour and it’s crucial to pick colours that feel natural against your skin tone and eye colour. In the salon we’re increasingly using a variety of delicate contouring techniques, bespoke to each client, to create the deception of light and shade. By using a combination of freehand and highlighting methods we can avoid harsh lines or artificial looking colour placements and create depths and tones around the face, enhancing the client’s best features.
Left: Long straight hair can be softened with a hint of texture and some volume to give it more life. Use flat irons to create soft waves then rake through the hair with a wide tooth comb to give minimalistic waves
Right and far
right: The look is modern and understated, styled by Amy using GHD flat irons. To give the hair a glossy finish, she used Wella oil reflection