Nail the hottest hair trend straight from Paris Fashion Week
From femme fatale waves to quirky twists and cool-girl buns, Paris Fashion Week this month was awash with hair styling inspiration. The good news? These high-energy, urban jetsetter styles are practical as well as beautiful. The great news? They're also super easy to re-create at home, with the right styling tools and our expert tip-top tips!
“Our favourite, hands down was the fresh and youthful twisted up do at Issey Miyake's autumn winter show in Paris, last week. An ethereal, romantic vibe was combined with a heady dose of urban attitude punk.
“The collection contained some amazing printed textiles showing aerial views of landscapes,” revealed Eugene Souleiman, Global Creative Director, Care & Styling, Wella Professionals, backstage at the show last week. “This inspired me to create a look that was incredibly light and organic.”
“The Issey Miyake collection is famed for being very conceptual which made me want to create a contrasting hair look,” added Eugene. Dubbed The New Realism, get set for a season of not-too-obvious hair.
“It’s about seeing beauty in imperfection, such as using static to create movement and interest,” Eugene told us. Sounds good right? Luckily superstar session stylist Sascha Breuer is on hand to share his secrets to looking like a supermodel.
1. ”Start with clean, freshly washed and conditioned healthy hair,” says Sascha, “to keep the look fresh and not too punk.” Then roughly blow dry the hair using Braun Satin-Hair 7 Dryer
with IONTEC for damage-free, frizz-proof locks.
2. Next, section off the hair and starting from the back, spray Wella Professionals Create Character Texturizing Spray into the root sections and blast with the dryer.
3. “Using a soft brush gently back brush the root sections at a 90 degree angle from the head,” says Sascha. Then clamp the root section with Braun Satin-Hair 5 Multistyler
and run the straighteners through to the ends.
4. Once the hair has cooled, take each section and gently brush through with a soft bristle brush.
5. Tie the hair in to a ponytail right above the crown of the head. “Leave pieces of hair loose at the front of the head and then fold the pony back on itself, pinning hair into place,” suggests Sascha.
6. Take the ends of the pony and backcomb. “The front sections can then be gently teased back towards the back of the head,” Sascha adds. Finally blast the hair upwards with the dryer to create a messy, cool effect.
Author: Isabel Dexter