Trend Forecasting: Straight Strands

By September 30, 2010 6 Comments

Trend Forecasting: Straight Strands

Straight strands are the new wave. I’m not saying waves are passe, I’m just forecasting that we’re going to see a lot more celebs prancing down the red carpet with pencil straight manes. And I LOVE IT!

I’ve been wearing my hair stick straight for the past few months — I felt it was a nice change from the curly, bed head thing I had been sporting for far too long. Now, it seems that others are taking note.

At the Roberto Cavalli show in Milan, hippy straight hair was all the rave. Redken’s Guido was there to tame the tresses.

“This is Roberto Cavalli’s 40th anniversary in the business, so it’s a big show for him and likewise, for the hair.  The Collection has a 1970s feel to reference Cavalli’s start in Fashion in 1970, so we came up with a retro style for the hair to complement the sexy, head turning designs and innovative hemlines and fringe, but still making her look modern and cool,” says Guido.

Get The Look:

  • Create a messy center part, wet hair and apply align 12.  Blow dry for stick straight strands that have added protection from heat and damage.
  • Run through hair with flat iron.
  • Section off crown section of hair
  • To cut down on volume, scalp braid hair horizontally from the occipital bone down to the nape – add a layer of extensions that skin the lower back to create length, securing them in where the scalp braids began (if hair is already long, extensions wouldn’t be needed)
  • Flat iron all hair together to the very ends

It’s quite simple to achieve and only requires a blowdryer and flat iron. But the look (as seen on Rebecca Hall at the Town premiere in Toronto) is tres tres glam. 

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