Perfect Spring Hair
After years of practise, I have finally achieved the ability to style my hair into a Kate Moss-y undone look with ease. This look in particular jives well with spring vibes; see: Chloé, Valentino, Alberta Ferretti and Chanel’s (just to name a few) Spring 2015 beauty looks. Apart from channelling that Parisian It Girl that never seems to stray from alluring beauty pages and stylistic how-to’s, sexy, tumbling tresses are a piece of cake to achieve. Thanks for letting us hit the snooze button one more time, Chanel!
Step one starts fresh right out of the shower. Wash and condition with your favourite combo, and grab some paper towels to gently squeeze out excess water — more absorbent and less abrasive than rough drying with a towel, this is a trade secret to cutting dry time in half while keeping hair cuticles smooth.
After combing out tangles using a wide tooth comb (this prevents snags and strands from snapping) finger-comb a generous amount of Living Proof’s Prime Style Extender from roots to ends. This lightweight gel-cream primes, perfects and extends the life of your style and creates a foolproof foundation for styling. Longer lasting styles and less touch ups = hair that does itself. A win in our books.
This look achieves the perfect balance between an undone quality, yet still looks a little polished; you don’t want to look like you actually just rolled out of bed and haven’t shampooed in five days. Enter Kérastase PARIS Cristaliste-Cristal Sculpt: this dual-pump serum-in-gloss hybrid creates supremely smooth strands and mirror-like shine. Delivering the perfect amount of each product in their innovative two-in-one dispenser, a couple of pumps is all you’ll need for manageable, free-flowing lengths and ends so smooth you’ll look like you just had a trim. Hair looks supremely glossy and tumbles just so.
Now for the tousle: lightly spritz on Shu Uemura’s Art of Hair Liquid Fabric Mineral Texture Spray. Coaxing out and emphasizing a wave, this fine-misting spray creates a beautifully natural-looking pattern while adding a bit of that undone texture. Never sticky, gritty or heavy, this mineral-infused formula imparts that elusive wavy, beachy look while moisturizing locks. It’s frizz-smoothing, humidity-resitant and heat-styling protection abilities make this an all-around overachiever, and we’re thrilled about it.
Once hair is dry, either naturally or with a blow drier, add a little oomph into roots, around the crown and into lengths with Kérastase PARIS Spécifique Soin Densitive GL. This feel-good micro-spray invigorates and soothes the scalp while stimulating hair production and micro-circulation, resulting in a big boost of real volume. Tiny mineral particles densify each strand, adding texture and instant volume. Drying invisibly into hair, this leave-in treatment is bar none the best way to achieve a full, happy head of hair.
As a final finishing touch, flick a tiny bit of Kérastase PARIS Solid Serum in Oil through the ends. An innovative solid serum infused with beautifying (and beautifully scented) oils, this balm can be tossed in your bag for a mid-day pick me up — it’s like a solid perfume for ends that scents, smooths and boosts shine. Define ends with a small dab warmed between fingers; it instantly melts, making it a perfect anytime, anywhere hit of hair nutrition and definition.