STRAIGHT TALKING

This month I am going to be giving you a sneak peek at the hottest new hair trends for the new season. Ladies, you better start growing out your bobs and lobs because longhair is BACK and it’s cooler than ever; think the ‘Black Swan’ actress Mila Kunis or model, Kendall Jenner.Sleek and pin-straight styles with a centre parting were among the most prominent looks from the Spring 2015 shows, so dig out your straightening irons, you’re going to be needing them. I still love GHD Eclipse(€245,00) for achieving this flawless look.

Please take note, ratty split ends are a no-no, (yes, I am talking to you Lindsay Morgan Lohan,)so I want you all to remember my motto: Length=Strength. The longer you grow your hair, the stronger it needs to be. I always recommendKérastase Fibre Architecte(€36,20)to any of my clients who are trying to grow their hair. This product reconstructs while intensifying strength from roots to ends.Also, everyone and I mean EVERYONE should have a tube of Kérastase Ciment Thermique (€27,00) in their hair kit. This is definitely my Number One product. It is basically a heat-activated blow-dry primer for weakened hair which protects from all styling. A total must-have.

COMING UP SHORT

If long hair isn’t for you, thenplease let me introduce you to the WOB.The ‘wavy bob’ has now topped the ‘long bob’ (aka the LOB) as the most sought-after hairstyle. Favoured by the likes of Beyoncé and Taylor Swift, I really adore this look because it’s such a modern take on femininity. My favourite WOB was sported by star of ‘The Hunger Games’, Jennifer Lawrence, who made it her ownby adding a bit of bounce and body, creating a more contemporary and youthful look. The WOB would suit someone who prefers low-maintenance styles or who wants a short hair look without the commitment, as it can be grown out quickly.

When it comes to styling the WOB, there are a huge variety of options available, from tousled, choppy waves to a more sleek and glamorous curl – and all can be easily achieved with just a handful of tools and products. The first step to any great hair look is making sure it is at its healthiest, but not over conditioned which can weigh it down. New from Kérastase is theDiscipline Protocol(€30,00 – €40,00 depending on hair length),an in-salon, non-chemical, hair smoothing treatment designed to restore and repair hair, while making it easier to style – and it also reduces frizz. What’s not to love? The results are immediate and blow-drying is much easier,giving you that salon-fresh chic finish at home. I have to say your hair will never have been so well disciplined as after Discipline!

Product-wise Redken Powder Grip (€16,00)gives volume without going crazy, while the hair powder Redken Pillow Proof(€22,20) absorbs oil, extends the life of blow-dries, and instantly refreshes hair, making it perfect for those on the go. Finally, a sea salt spray such as Redken Fashion Waves(€22,20) is an ideal product for those eager to create a more messy WOB, as seen on the likes of Emma Roberts. All Redken Products are 3 for 2 when purchased in-salon.

GOING BRONDE

Okay, before you think I have finally lost my mind let me explain. This is an in-between blonde and brown shade and is totally ‘the new blonde’. Think Miss Minogue and the ever so stylish Sarah Jessica Parker. Not only does bronde flatter everyone, it also has a lifting effect, and we ALL love anything that is anti-ageing, don’t we? This look is all about giving the hair a youthful glow and brightening the skin tone.I like to use bleach very sparingly, preferring natural tints which are very similar to the client’s true colour, while the light reflecting particles leave the hair with an amazing glow. Yum!

 

All products and treatments are available from:

Reflections Hair Nails & Skincare

Centro Plaza, Nueva Andalucia, Marbella

+ 34 902 325 324 / + 34 952 906 524

www.reflectionsmarbella.com

 

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Daniel Boardman
Daniel Boardman, Senior Hair Technician at Reflections Hair, Nails and Skincare Salon in Marbella trained under the multi-award winning Errol Douglas, MBE. Daniel cut his teeth working on shoots for the likes of Cosmo and Elle, while his Fashion Week experience gave him the skills to tackle any hair type or problem...