HAIR CARE

Win­ner of TV’s Great Bri­tish Hair­dresser on the hottest trends

Belfast Telegraph - Weekend - - FASHION/BEAUTY -

As party sea­son gets into full swing, I’m fo­cus­ing this week on some dif­fer­ent looks that will take you from of­fice to party in style. The key is that you can do these very sim­ply your­self at home or at the of­fice be­fore you go out, in min­i­mal time and with in­ex­pen­sive prod­ucts.

The main trends at the mo­ment are for slickly pulled back hair or ca­sual, messy styles. And the Nineties theme, which was prom­i­nent through­out au­tumn, is con­tin­u­ing right up un­til Christ­mas. We can take in­spi­ra­tion from Ken­dall Jen­ner who looks great with her hair in a messy updo — just scrape your hair back and fix in a croc­o­dile grip. It’s re­ally that sim­ple.

Or look to J-Lo who rocks the slicked back look with aplomb. This look de­fines her and she does it per­fectly. The Duchess of Sus­sex, Meghan, also car­ries this look off very well.

If you want to copy this look, put your hair in a low pony­tail, and then if you wish to put it in a bun, twist it around and se­cure it with a few pins.

This style is all about the fin­ish, so use a wet look gel to achieve that slick look. If you use hair­spray or smooth­ing spray with this style it won’t look as slick. But with a wet look gel your style will look as good as the celebri­ties in the mag­a­zines.

Why not try your hair in a half bun? This is when you put the top half of your hair in a pony­tail, wrap it around and fix with a few pins.

The rest of your hair will be hang­ing down, and keep it quite messy to be right on trend. Spritz some spray to en­hance this messy look.

I have to say that I’m not a fan of the curly blowdry. It’s dated and, along with back­comb­ing, it can make you look older.

Try­ing to get peo­ple out of their com­fort zone can be dif­fi­cult for hair­dressers but I would sug­gest HEAD START: try­ing beach waves in­stead of a curly blowdry. This is a more mod­ern and youth­ful look. Even some­thing as sim­ple as chang­ing your part­ing can up­date your look, or go for a dif­fer­ent blowdry. Most sa­lons have a blowdry menu and you can choose one, or your stylist can rec­om­mend one. An­other strong look at the mo­ment is the flat ironed bob or midi-length hair. Kim Kar­dashian is the queen of this look and it’s great if you have thick, glossy hair. If you have finer hair, you need to go for tex­ture and a great tip is to use dry sham­poo. This is an ex­cel­lent way to build vol­ume into your roots — turn your head up­side down and give the hair a good blast of dry sham­poo. Also, the crimper is back and this is a great way to be ex­pres­sive. It’s a great Nineties look and it’s quirky and fresh. Have a look at how Ari­ana Grande does it — she is of­ten seen with a crimped, braided pony­tail. Af­ter all, party time is the time to go for some­thing dif­fer­ent. You can go a bit crazy with your hair at this time of year. Ex­per­i­ment a lit­tle, try some­thing dif­fer­ent and you may well love it! ÷ Keris Weir, MG Hair Bou­tique, 153e Union Street, Lur­gan, tel: 028 3832 5543

singer Ari­ana Grande and (be­low) Meghan, Duchess of Sus­sex and su­per­model Ken­dall Jen­ner

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