Whether you are heading to a simple gathering of friends, a cocktail party, the office party, charity ball or a night out clubbing you want your hair to reflect your change from day to night to make the most of the rest of your look. Our red carpet celebrities have a team of hairstylists for such occasions but what can the rest of us do for a quick hair style fix
in the toilets at work or with an hour in the bathroom when trying to
add a bit of glamour to our every day look?
Virtualhaircare put this question
to some of the top professionals in the hairdressing world:
Gary Latham from Wild Life
Hairdressing came up with:
these few simple styles so you won't be caught out when unexpected
drinks get sprung on you".
hair is layered with some length you can hide the underneath
of your hair for a quick shorter look, a la Nicole at the Golden
- Take the
top section of your hair above your ears and clip it up out
of the way.
- Take the
underneath section and, smoothing hair from right to left, pin
your hair behind your left ear placing pins vertically, leaving
you with a flat side pony.
- Take that
section of hair and again smooth over the section that you have
just smoothed and pin vertically behind right ear.
folding your hair keeping it flat to your head until no length
top section of hair and now you have a funky shorter look.
with a little bit of product like Aveda Custom Control adding
texture by 'shoe shining' the ends.
hair is long but want to leave it out with a point of difference.
- Take a
smooth section from your underneath and wrap it across your
- Pin hair
on the opposite side underneath with bobby pins.
- Let your
hair hang out over this "head band" of hair. This is especially
effective if your underneath color is different. If you have
had your hair in a ponytail all day this is a simple yet effective
look to transform it to.
- Take a
centimeter section from underneath the "pony" and wrap it around
the elastic as many times as the length will permit and fasten
with a bobby pin underneath the "pony".
- Pin vertically
under the elastic hiding the pin under the pony.
- Tuck the
ends of the "pony" underneath to keep it clean. Finish your
hair with gloss or spray shine such as KMS weightless spray
Or to create
a smooth chignon (bun shape)
your pony and on the last twist of the elastic don't pull your
hair right through.
- Tuck the
ends up under the elastic with a bobby pin, leaving a stylish
"knob" shape. · To smooth in any "fluffies", try KMS shine serum.
- For a more
"cheeky flirty" look leave the ends out and piece them out with
some KMS styling grit.
wilder look for those with shorter hair.
take sections around head.
- Roll around
your hand and pin hair, fanning out the ends.
- Hold with
some Aveda Self Control to give texture.
is a little harder than it sounds so it is only for the more creative
or those with a patient friend.
Nader of Raw Hair, Oxford Street has also come up with some great
inspiration for you:
long hair look for this season is 'sexy wavy', and to achieve
this, all you need is a little Sebastian Primer. This makes your
hair feel almost dirty or as if you have had salt water in it
and is therefore more easy to work with. Simply hot tong large
sections of your hair to create movement rather than traditional
short hair it's all about texture, and lots of it. Sweep
some of your layers onto your face and over one eye. Keep the
feel of the style cute yet sexy for the ultimate in current flavors.
Products like Wella's Crystal Styling lotion will help support
and add sheen to this type of look.
all of those with mid length hair, go for the 'Rock Chic'
look. Use products like Sebastian's Laminates Gel to achieve a
very straight shiny end result. Blow-dry your hair free hand (no
brushes) in every direction to achieve root lift. Finally finish
the look with Sebastian Spritz Forte.
Creative team came up with these 4 ideas for you:
no fuss style is perfect for girls on the go, heading straight
from work for cocktails at a funky bar", says Desley, Principle
stylist at Tremayne. Hair is pulled back into a low ponytail,
then the hair is teased and tucked under. The top section is smoothed
and wrapped over the remaining hair and pinned to secure the style.
Great for those used to wearing their hair out.
Waves, 20's influence.
"this look is very chic and perfect for curly hair".
Hair is parted very low on the one side and waved using curling
tongs, held in alternating directions to define the large waves.
The back section is simply scrunch or diffuse dried to enhance
the natural curl. The hair is then pulled to one side and secured
in a low ponytail. Shine is of optimum importance with this look.
back to the glamour of the 70's Disco Diva's with a gorgeous blow
wave to give body, bounce and movement", comments Adam, salon
manager at Tremayne. Hold the front sections of your hair a 45
degrees from your head and place the blow dryer underneath to encourage
the flicks. Work your way around the perimeter of your hair. When
finished smooth over and outwards with hot straightening irons
to take away any frizz. Finally spray with a light hair spray holding
your hair out and spraying from underneath.
Fun and Funky.
"this look is perfect teamed with a sexy top and pants for
a fun party". The back section is twisted upwards and secured.
The front panel is sectioned into 3 with zigzag partings and twisted
upward again securing with bobby pins. A low side parted fringe
section is swept across the forehead and tucked behind the ear.
If you would
like to know more from any of our features stylists you can find
Hairdressing: Milsons Point, NSW.
Raw Hair: Darlinghurst, NSW.
Salon: Toorak. VIC.
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