Rihanna’s edgy cut is perfect for a/w09’s tough fashion vibe. Ursula Stephen who masterminded the look explains that ‘this cut is perfect for oval shaped faces’ however ‘it can be universal, it just needs to be tailored for each face shape and personality.’ Ursula advises you ask for ‘the sides and back tapered and length left at the top and front’. The length means you can style the hair in different ways and, she adds that your hair doesn’t need to be straight, ‘it’s cool to see this cut in different textures.’ Finally she tells us ‘maintenance is easy! Use heated rollers to create curl, volume and texture. After, mix a molding paste and serum together and use to separate and style, finally spray with shine mist.’
Alexa takes her hair inspiration from 1960s actress Jane Birkin. We called her stylist George Northwood to found out how he recreates this look for her with an essential modern twist.George tells us ‘this is a simple, one length bob, but it’s cut into for a shaggier feel’. It tends to suit all hair types and face shapes. The colour is subtle ‘ask for a balliage technique, it focuses colour through the ends of the hair rather than at the roots, giving a natural sun-kissed look.’ To style, use ‘a light crème like Kérastase Oléo-Crème, £14.65, for lived-in texture, and rough dry or use a diffuser.’ Luckily this is ‘a low maintenance look – perhaps a trim every eight weeks to maintain it, but the colour should last well as it’s only on the ends’.