Voluminous locks are a 2013 hair trend for the season, with designers including Henry Holland channelling the trend on the catwalk. This laid back style is pretty simple to achieve, here are some pointers from hair guru Adam Reed.
1. Give the hair a bold centre parting and spritz texturising spray through the hair to add volume and give a dry, matt texture.
2. Spray the top sections of your hair with hairspray, then use the Babyliss Boutique Soft Waves Tong (£29.99, Babyliss) to give the hair a kick of volume.
3. Smooth the roots and crown of the hair with a hair gloss to add an extra sheen.
4. Finish the look by pinning it either side of the head with bobby pins and secure it subtly at the back of the head to give lift at the crown.
Fringes are a fab way to update your look and you dont necessarily have to get one cut to work the trend. By creating a deep side parting, like at the Chloe SS13 show (pictured), you can give the illusion of sweeping bangs without making it permanent. Frankie Pullen, Style Director at Daniel Galvin tells us how to get the look.
1. Spritz a light texturising spray through the hair.
2. Part the hair from the crown forwards and rough dry forwards onto the face. Take the back section (from the crown back) and dry. Leave your hair to relax.
3. Using a tail comb draw a low side part as you wish to have it. Drag part of your hair across your face and tie all of it into a pony tail with a band.
4. Use your fingers to lightly tease the hair up on the crown and to slightly loosen everything up till youre happy with the shape. Twist the ponytail into a messy bun and fix with kirby grips.
For a sophisticated style, give this glam low bun a try. Variations of the look were seen all over the spring catwalks, so it's a must for the season. Hair stylists Percy and Reed explain how to achieve this oh-so-sleek do...
1. Firstly apply a couple of pumps of No Oil Oil for thick hair (Percy & Reed 3 Piece No Oil Volumising Collection, £18.25, QVCUK.com) and comb through wet hair from roots to tips. This will make the hair silky, smooth and give plenty of shine.
2. For added volume, comb a golf ball sized amount of volumising mousse through the hair, again from root to tip. The hair is now ready to blow-dry. Make sure you use a round bristle brush to keep the hair as smooth as possible.
3. Braid three sections of hair at the back of the head and secure with a clear band. Make sure it is tight as you want the bun to be small in size. Roll back into the nape of the neck and secure with some kirby grips.
4. Spray the remaining front section of the hair which has not been braided with a heat protection spray and use a curling wand to create a gentle wave in the hair. To finish, secure sides with some grips.
‘This look is reminiscent of Jane Fonda in Barbarella. Inspired by the iconic Bardot style – it is a modern twist on a very retro 60’s feel seen all over the catwalks,’ says Kevin Moss, co-creative director of John Frieda. Here’s his step-by-step guide to creating this season’s runway-to-red-carpet style.
1. Start by applying a thickening hair treatment to wet hair. This will add body, gloss and guts without leaving it sticky or weighed down. Next blow-dry hair until it is completely dry.
2. To create the tumbling waves use barrel curling tongs – this will add volume and texture to your style.
3. Create a side parting and apply a styling product that will tame frizz and fly-aways. Try Color Wow One Minute Transformation (£16.50, Colorwowhair.com), this is great for replenishing natural oils and gives the hair a supple and shiny look.
4. Section off the front of the hair (from the front of the ear to the fringe). Grab the back section of hair from the crown and backcomb from the root to create height. Use a Mason Pearson Paddle brush to smooth the hair at the crown gently, so as not to lose the volume. Then secure at the back of your head with some kirby grips.
5. Gently run your fingers through the sides of your hair, leaving small sections loose to tumble down each side of your face.
6. This fringe is very modern because it is flat – create the shape by gently pulling it across the forehead and securing again with a grip at the back of the head.
7. Tong any pieces left down that need defining and run a bit more One minute Transformation through the pieces to smooth and give flexible bounce.
Possibly the easist hair trend to recreate? We think so! But here are some tips from John Vial, Creative Director of Fudge.
1. Apply Fudge Hot Hed Style Whip (£12.20, Fudge.com) generously to wet hair
2. Blow dry smooth, brushing hair back away from the scalp
2. If you would rather part your hair, use a thin comb to create a middle parting
3. Apply a generous amount of Fudge Ends through the mid-lengths to the ends of your hair- this will add moisture and give hair a matte, soft finish
4. Using a flat brush, smooth and tuck hair behind the ears, centring at the nape of the neck
5. Using a black hair grip, secure hair in place and brush the ends using a Mason & Pearson to avoid static
For a laid back, simple style try this look from the Pucci SS 13 catwalk. Super staight locks can be updated by twisting front sections of hair and clipping them at the back of the head. Here’s a step-by-step guide from Remington session stylist, Chris Appleton.
1. Apply a heat protection spray to hair and part in the centre. Using a round barrelled brush, section off the hair and blow dry it as straight as possible.
Top tip: When drying, direct the nozzle of the hairdryer down the hair shaft - this ensures the cuticle lays flat and helps hair look shiny and sleek. This will also help to cut down static.
2. Secure the top section of hair on the top of the head with a clip. Using the Remington Colour Protect Straightener (£26.99, Remington), straighten each section of hair until perfectly smooth. Release the clip and repeat with the top layer.
3. Finally, take the top section of hair from the ear to the crown and fasten at the back of the head with kirby grips. Carefully pull out a small section of hair at each temple and leave to fall in front of the ear for a relaxed look.
Plaits are massive this season and this chic style, sported by Taylor Swift, is the perfect spring/summer style.
1. Brush your hair into a centre parting, and then starting from the nape of your neck, begin to plait the excess hair. You can create one, long plait to wrap around your head, or, if you have shorter hair, create two plaits which cross over at the crown. Secure the plaits into place with pins and kirby grips to prevent your style from moving during the course of the day.
Tip: If you have short hair, use a plaited hair piece.
2. To finish off the look, use a tail comb to pull out small sections of hair to create a dishevelled finish. Now spritz with Couture Hair Stabiliser Hairspray (£18, Richard Ward) for a super glossy, flexible finish that will last all day.
Sleek hair is definitely a key look for the spring, and by adding a plait you can instantly give more detailing. We love this style from the Herve Ledger SS13 catwalk, so Bumble and Bumble’s Laurent Phillipon gave us some top tips on styling the look on ourselves...
1. Part hair into a deep side parting on whichever side you prefer.
2. Take a small amount of hair from the slimmer side of the parting and plait back in a cornrow style, adding small pieces as you go. Keep going until the plait is just behind the ear and then continue with a standard plait technique until just before the end. Secure with a clip and leave to one side.
3. Part the remaining hair into two sections, one to be at the back and one on the opposite of the head to the plait. Take a small amount of Bumble and bumble’s Semisumo (£21.50, Bumble & bumble), warm between fingers and smooth from roots to ends of both sections for light control and glass-like shine.
4. Pull the plait across the back section of hair and pin to secure, then let the remaining hair fall over the top to cover the join.
5. Finish with a good spritz of hairspray to hold in place.
Not only are curls a great way to add volume, but they're a trend that keeps on going from season to season. Hair stylist Jamie Stevens tells us how to get the look.
1. Give your hair a middle parting and apply volumising mousse. Blowdry with a medium round brush, maximising as much volume as possible.
2. Section the hair into small and manageable pieces, then using a medium tong curl the hair – spraying each section first with a workable hairspray.
3. Pin each section up in the same direction it was tonged, pinning it at the roots into a barrel curl ready to cool down and set. The longer you leave it the more the curl will stay in.
4. Apply hairspray over whole head of hair and once your hair has cooled down take the pins out, put your head upside down and brush though the hair with your fingers from root to tip, misting in hairspray at regular intervals to give internal hold.
5. Flip head up and check in the mirror for any stray hairs you would like to fix to suit you!
Inspired by romance meets rebellion, this look is a composed yet unkempt dual texture twist. It combines a few of the key trends for spring, from plaits to dual texturing, so is a great style to try. James Pecis for Catwalk by TIGI expalins how to get the look.
1. Take a radical parting from ear to ear at the top of the crown For the back section, start at the top and take diagonal pieces, spraying a strong hairspray onto the roots.
2. Brush all the sections at the top right side in to a ponytail then braid the rest of the hair and secure witha hair tie. Twist and pin the braid at the top, flat to the head.
3. For the front section, apply Catwalk by TIGI Curlesque Strong Mousse (£8.71, Lookfantastic.com) and dry it into the hair.
4. Put in a natural side parting using the fingers, and then use a large comb to backcomb the hair very close to the roots, to create a base for the pins and grips.
5. Spray hairspray on to the hair in large sections, using curling tongs to create waves.
6. Softly brush back all sections and pin at the top of the head, keeping the volume but ensuring the shape stays flat at the front. Secure the entire look with hairspray.