When it comes to seasonal hair trends, the runway plays a crucial role in determining what styles will become the go-to’s for the seasonal ahead. Celebrity and editorial hairstylist Sheridan Ward, who has worked with Lake Bell, Chanel Iman, and Angela Lindvall, says that this coming fall we can expect to see “classic looks getting a modern twist and a big play on texture and structure. Simple, minimal, fuss-free beauty.” Inspired by Fall/ Winter 2015 fashion week runways, Sheridan examines three distinct trends that emerged: Pool glam, boyish glam, and the staple red carpet glam. Here, he explains how to recreate each look for a wearable fall style:
From the pool to the runway or straight onto the cover of a magazine, wet raked through texture, with a clean, chic finish; easy, no mess, no fuss.
1. While hair is damp, apply a generous amount of thickening spray through the entire front of the hair and rake through with fingers to create interesting texture and movement.
2. Secure with a hair band or hair tie at the base of the neck.
3. Allow the top to air dry or to speed things up use a diffuser.
4. Rough dry the pony tail and apply a heat protecter spray. Use a flat iron to smooth the ends and finish with touch of hair spray and a drop of serum.
5. Add a hair accessory or some hair jewellery to personalize.
Bumble and bumble Thickening Hairspray ($29); Paul Mitchell Express Style Hot Off The Press ($18); Suave Professionals Touchable Finish Extra Hold Hairspray($3).
The girls are in charge; soft waves with a masculine front. Structured, cool, and strong with a feminine finish.
1. Apply mousse to the first 3-4 inches of hair around the face, and blow dry away from your face with your paddle brush.
2. Get your part right, then apply a light dusting of texture powder at the roots of your hair around the face where you want the volume and hold to be.
3. Lightly tease your hair 1-2 centimeters at the roots where you want volume and hold, then smooth over with a soft bristle brush (taking care not to brush out that teasing). Set with a little hair spray.
4. Once you have the soft shape and structure you desire, clip it into place behind ears to secure. Using your styling iron, set the rest of your hair into 4-5 large curls at back of the head; pin into place and allow to cool.
5. Without disturbing the top of your hair, gently brush out your curls into soft waves, and mist with hair spray to finish.
Red Carpet Glam:
Whimsical texture with an unexpected detail; putting the glam back into glamour.
1. Take a 1cm wide strip of hair directly back from the hairline to the crown to create your part. Spray generously with hairspray and use your hair dryer on low speed and medium heat for 15-20 seconds to dry the parting into place. Finish with a cold blast of air to help seal it.
2. Spritz the remainder of the hair with a heat protector spray and set the hair with a large styling iron.
3. Pin warms curls onto the head as you go, mist generously with hairspray and allow to cool. (Note:this would be a great time to apply your makeup and put on a gorgeous frock.)
4. Unpin curls and with a brush or two of your paddle brush you’re almost done.
5. Lightly spritz waves with a dry texture spray, finish with a mist hair spray and you’re ready for the red carpet.
T3 Twirl 360 Motion-Sensing Auto-Rotating Curling Iron ($230); T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i Dryer ($250); Mason Pearson brush ($105); pintail comb ($6).
Label.M Heat Protection Spray Unisex by Toni & Guy ($10); Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray ($42); L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Extra Strong Hold ($11).
*Follow Sheridan’s mane musings here.
*All photos courtesy of Sheridan Ward; model is Zoe Aggeliki, makeup artist is Stephanie Cozart Burton.