03/11/2014 at 12.00

HAIR CARE 101


As we put away our Halloween costumes for next year, and relax after a terrifyingly good weekend one thing will still be screaming out for help…our hair!

With the hours of backcombing, styling and hair spraying we’ve put our hair though this Halloween it is essential to give our damaged and unruly hair CPR, bringing it back to life! We suggest a full nourishing treatment... the works!

Step One – Shampoo

Any good hair revival starts with shampooing! It is essential to remove oil, dirt and environmental pollutants that have been allowed to build. However do you NOT want to strip your hair of essential oils otherwise it becomes unmanageable. To achieve this Kérastase Paris', Resistance Bain de Force Shampoo is perfect! This shampoo reinforces and strengthens weakened hair by gently cleansing the hair whilst adding body and shine.  The end product will leave your hair stronger, glossy and importantly improve hair health.

Step Two – Treatment

To put back important nutrients into the hair it is essential to add a treatment into your regime! Kérastase Paris’, Discipline Maskeratine Masque For Unruly, Rebellious Hair is an intensive mask with an added pro-keratin formula, which is perfect for all unruly hair types. Apply to cleansed, towel dried hair and leave on for one to two minutes and then rinse thoroughly. Using this mask will repair the hair from the inside, which leaves the hair restored and easier to control.

Step Three – Conditioner

To finish off the washing process using a conditioner is a must! Try Kérastase Paris’, Discipline Fondant Fluidealiste Conditioner For Unruly Hair. After this product is left in damp hair for two minutes the hair will be left instantly transformed, stronger, shinier and frizz-less.

Step Four – Thermal Protector

This step is one of the most overseen in a hair care regime though is also one of the most useful in protecting the hair from further damage. Now that the hair has been restored try Kérastase Paris’, Resistance Ciment Thermique Reconstructing Milk. This heat-activated reconstructing milk works with each hair fiber in order to protect the surface of the hair. Before using any heat styling tools work a hazel nut size blob of product into the mid and end lengths of your towel dried hair. When using hot styling tools this product will activate in order to provide any weekend hair with full protection.

Step Five - Finishing Product

Now that your hair has been revitalised and rid of any signs of your 'Halloweekend' work Kérastase Paris’, Elixir Ultime Versatile Beautifying Oil through your ends. When applied after styling, this finishing product will add the needed finishing touch that will beautify the hair. A dash of this elixir, which is enriched with luxurious oils will nourish the hair and make it glossy, smooth and manageable in any situation!

20/10/2014 at 14.21

INSPIRATION YOU WILL ‘DYE’ FOR THIS AUTUMN

Updating your hair colour has always been tricky business, but this autumn its time to go back to basics and take inspiration from nature.

This season's hair colours take on natural tones typical of Autumn to create a vibrant look for all shades. Whether you rock blonde, brown, black or something in-between this trend will take your look to the next head-turning level.

 From golden blondes, to hazelnut browns or coppery reds these Autumn hues are easy to emulate and have the power to transform your look in the most unexpected ways. Using natural Autumn hues to enhance your hair colour will compliment your natural features whilst reinventing a new you.


HOW TO ACHIEVE: THE NEW BLONDE

Whether you're an icy blonde or a strawberry blonde, add tones of light brown and golden blonde throughout your hair. These hues will add a natural highlighted effect and a dash of colour, creating an authentic but new look. Why not add volume and length to your new look? It's simple! Try using Hershesons Original Clip In 100% Human Hair Extensions.


HOW TO ACHIEVE: THE NEW BRUNETTE

The hardest task for any brunette is finding the right blend of chocolate, chestnut and burnt auburn hues to suit your haircut and natural features such as skin tone. The creation of natural highlights will produce the effect of healthy, shiny hair even when under the pressure of Autumn’s elements. Compliement your new shade with a true style chameleon, Hershesons Chunky Braided Headband.


HOW TO ACHIEVE: THE NEW BLACK

A fitting look for anyone with dark hair this Autumn relies upon the combination of vibrant crimson and burnt auburn tones. These hues will add a bold highlighted effect that perfectly reflects tones typical of Autumn. 

As a new season rolls over its only natural to want to change your look with it, so why not try this seasons easy trend! The key is to keep it natural and pick tones, which suit your features and natural undertones.

This trend has recaptured our imagination and provoked a new attitude towards achieving a natural look with a pop of colour. Instead of a person’s haircut, hair length and face shape influencing the outcome of a ‘successful look’ this trend proves that any look can be achieved with the right hair colour.

15/09/2014 at 15.24

DAY 3: LONDON FASHION WEEK S/S'15

Michael Van der Ham



Location: Topshop Show Space

Van der Ham’s collection of mixed fabrics and conflicting textures thread down the runway against the blank canvas of Topshop Show Space. Despite the stark surroundings, layers of sheer silk in pastel hues illuminated the walls and embodied a timeless femininity. Van der Ham’s signature collage style was ever present throughout this investigation of new materials and incredible textures. Dresses were layered with metallic embellishments, asymmetric hemlines and shredded edges for a modern and romantic twist. The ability to mix media has resulted in a beautiful collection that creatively captures the freshness of springtime.

Extravagant accessories were not spared; in fact they were the standout feature! Van der Ham created round-mirrored sunglasses with scalloped ‘eyelash’ embossing in collaboration with eyewear brand Lunettes Kollektion. Truthfully the van der Ham woman likes lots of pretty things in shiny prints!



“Michael’s clothes are so detailed, you just want to throw the hair up in a messy bun,” said Luke, matching a ‘DIY’ bun to the rougher edge of the collection. Running with the concept of material and textures, hair was muted to emphasize the beauty of both model and clothing.

So how do you re-create the look? Just throw it up literally!

A matte, lived-in texture was created using L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni Art Fresh Dust. Think shower hair when effortlessly pulling the lengths back with your fingers and tying in a messy bun level with the occipital bone. Tecni Art Air Fix Spray manages flyaways, let them reign for an ethereal and romantic texture!


The key product: L’Oreal Professionnel Tecni.Art Fresh Dust

15/09/2014 at 15.23

DAY 3: LONDON FASHION WEEK S/S'15

ROKSANDA ILINCIC



Location: 33 Davies Street, London

Roksanda Ilincic proved that it’s definitely cool to clash in SS’15. Hyper-neon colours such as hot pink and electric blue outlined her signature asymmetric cuts and oversized silhouettes that stood in plush folds. The collection revealed sporty shapes in bright neoprene and geometric detail, resembling modern sculptures swamped in button-less coats. Despite the impactful colour palette everything was reduced to minimalism and simple primary shapes.



Graphic and modern minimalism continued from the clothes to model’s hair as Luke created a ‘natural’ looking straight. Starting from a deep side parting hair was pulled forward from the crown to form a graphic ‘faux fringe’. Lengths were then tucked behind both ears to hang in straight and clean lines.


The Key Products: L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni ART Pli; Tecni ART Air Fix

15/09/2014 at 15.22

DAY 2: LONDON FASHION WEEK S/S'15

JONATHAN SAUNDERS


Location: The British Museum

This delicate collection in blue, white and nut-brown was juxtaposed against the chilly enormity of The British Museum to depict the turn of the spring season. Barely-there fabrics dusted with sheer chiffon and angular prints represented tactile folds of paper, while tunic tops and dresses were laced together with little more than gauzy strings.

As the collection continued to stalk the great hall, new and progressive textures were revealed from tissue-like waifs to fully adorned tops and appliqued tailoring. Work-wear pieces such as crisp shirts and jackets were shaped with over-sized bows, until simple embellishments were completely morphed by 3-D abstract shapes. Petite pencil skirts and cigarette trousers simplified voluminous silhouettes whilst the quirky colour palette that bordered on sickly seventies created a subversive edge. The girly but graphic finish had a strong rebellious appeal. 



Hair zigzagged in haphazardous 2-D waves to create an illusionary effect, as layers of different textures snaked over each model’s head revisiting the idea of tactile materials. Anything but romantic, this ‘S’ shaped wave is coined texture of the season; “it’s one you want to achieve when you braid your hair overnight but never get quite right” said Luke.

Hair was prepped with L’Oreal Professionnel Tecni.Art Constructor to ensure the shape would hold, whilst the zigzag effect was the result of piecing equal strands through a flat iron - an arduous and heated affair!

The key product: L’Oreal Professionnel Tecni.Art Constructor.

Most over-used term: Flaves (meaning waves) or Furls (for curls).

Watch the tutorial here.

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