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W&h beauty director Rosie Green on how to make sure your style is sexy not stiff
Special occasions call for special hair, right? But often all that effort (and if you’re going to the salon – expense) leaves us with tired, stiff hair instead. Whereas what we really want is Cate blanchett’s effortless waves, yet we somehow end up with astronaut’s wife circa 1960. an ageing look that’s both over-styled and overblown.
as a beauty editor and beneficiary of a million styles over the years, I’ve learnt that the trick is not to get too fixed on “special” hair. If it’s overworked, it won’t look modern – it’s that simple. Keep the “special” element to investing in luxe products and taking your time over it rather than going for an elaborate style. “Don’t overcomplicate it,” agrees Kiki Koh, creative director of John Frieda’s aldford st salon and the man behind my styles. “to look chic, it needs to look effortless. Even if you went to a salon, it needs to look like you could have done it yourself.”
Cate rocks the wave