Shelve the straightening irons girls! The new hair trend on the block is all about matte texture and huge, cartoon proportions. The Spring catwalks featured hair-do’s that were big and backcombed - from dishevelled up-do’s at Roberto Cavalli and Marc Jacobs to whispy knots and exaggerated piles of hair at Moschino and Peter Jensen. See
http://www.vogue.co.uk/shows/photos/Default.aspx?ShowID=5063 and http://www.vogue.co.uk/shows/photos/Default.aspx?ShowID=5351
Admittedly, this is not the easiest look to pull off – but think Amy Winehouse with her trademark bee hive or cool girl about town Peaches Geldof with her masses of matte bleach blonde hair. Even the Olsen twins have been spotted working this messy, slightly grungy style. For how to get the look read more…
We’re so used to seeing shiny, glossy straight hair as beautiful this can be a bit of a learning curve. But it’s a fantastic way to experiment with your look without chopping or colouring. “The idea is to challenge what people think beautiful hair is.” Says celebrity hair stylist Guido who has created beautiful do’s for the likes of Kylie and Sophie Dahl. “The shapes are classic, yet the texture is matte”.
Get the look:
1 – Start by working a volume-infused mousse into damp hair, getting your fingers into the roots and shaking your hair as you blow-dry. This will give you a super-volumised look. Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam (£11) is great for adding bulk without weighting down the hair.
2 – Once hair is about 90% dry, add a generous amount of texturising product, such as L’Oreal Professionnel Paris techni.art Texture Spray (£8).
3 - Tease the hair out from the roots and gently back comb. The Goody tail comb (£1.50) is ideal.
4 – Use kirby grips and bobby pins (from £2 at Boots) to pin sections of hair to the scalp. Don’t be too precious about it – keep it messy.
5– For extra fuzz, rough up the surface a little with your palms for a modern, dusty finish.
6 – Spray in a little James Brown London Hairspray – the man behind Kate Moss’ hairdresser and best friend. It gives a firm hold without being sticky.
7– As an easy alternative, pull hair into a simple top knot, and pull out random strands with the sharp end of a comb.
Sugar spin sisters - our Bella Donna inspiration:
Helena Bonham Carter
The Olsen twins
What do you think? Scary hair or uber-cool? Is this a move away from super-polished hair styles or just a BIG mistake?
(note I have used UK prices and brands but you can get most of these in the U.S too)
Amy Winehouse's trademark beehive kick starts the trend for Candyfloss Hair