Fresh from the catwalks of New York, London, Milan and Paris we bring you the six hot hair trends you cant get through spring withoutMore
There’s no escaping the fact that wet heads were everywhere this season and whilst you might not think you can pull off this high fashion look, we reckon it’s the perfect poolside style for ELLE girls everywhere. Take the lead from Max Mara, Hussein Chalayan and Marios Schwab and pair glassy heads with dry, beach-textured lengths for the ultimate style contrast. ‘I call this glam-wet, think Lauren Hutton coming out of the shower – so sexy!’ says Luigi Murenu, hairstylist backstage at Max Mara, ‘it’s the mix of a hard masculine head with softer feminine lengths that make this so modern and so now for summer’. We couldn’t agree more and will be stocking up on Frizz Ease Spiral Style, £4.79, by John Frieda to get it just right.
An update on the bun, we saw twisted styles emerge everywhere from Paul Smith to Matthew Williamson and Antonio Berardi. Whether it was a row of tight coils at Richard Nicoll or a cluster of hair woven with coloured ribbon at Zac Posen the key to the look is strong hold shine to keep the twist in place. Hairstylist Malcolm Edwards (maestro of the twist) swears by Fix Design, £9.90, by L’Oreal Professionnel and so do we – it makes hair brilliantly pliable yet gives a rock solid finish. We watched him saturate models’ hair in the stuff at Antonio Berardi before twisting into rope braids that wrapped around heads like graphic, geometric halos. ‘Twists can be strong and sharp but the intricacies you can add mean they can also be polished and feminine too’ enthuses Edwards.