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Catwalk Summer Style with ghd Azores


Want to perfect your Summer look now that the sun is beginning to shine? We’ve scoured the SS16 catwalks for inspiration, and one of the key trends is long locks with natural straight gloss. Whether it’s long and loose or a sleek high ponytail, this season is all about embracing the super-straight look.

For a striking ponytail that’s more Parisian nights than gym-ready mornings, look to the Chanel and Balmain runways.


Chanel’s catwalk hair looks were all about exaggerating natural textures. While textured hair girls wore flawless twist-out curls, those with naturally straight hair were taken to the next level thanks to a glossy, flat-ironed look. Snap up one of the new ghd Azores collection to get this look for yourself, whatever your texture.Chanel SS16

For girls who want to switch up naturally curly or coarse textures, reach for the Serene Pearl platinum styler and get sectioning to create an all over straight sheen on even the toughest to style hair types. The ghd Platinum has been proven to give exceptional straightening power on all textures from straight all the way to tightly coiled, kinky or course. It’s the best ghd yet for girls with afro-textured hair, so you can switch it up without using chemical straightening or hot combs. Great news for natural hair girls too – the tri-zone technology means the irons only get as hot as they need to, so there’s no unnecessary drying or extra damage to your strands. Our stylist tip? Take thinner sections than most video demos show, letting you keep that straightened result for days longer.

If your hair is all but straight naturally, take it to the next level with the Marine Allure  or Atlantic Jade stylers. Simply pass large sections through the straighteners with a light grip for a sleek and straight effect that doesn’t look overdone.


Once the hair is straightened and you’ve given it time to cool, use a bristle brush to gather hair up into a high pony that’s close to the head and gives that model-esque high cheekbone effect. Wrap a strand of hair around your hair tie and pin it to create a sleek finish and hide those decidedly not-couture elastics.


Not feeling the ponytail look? Go for sleek that’s so 2016, channeling the runways at Jonathan Saunders. Making glossed hair look effortless, it perfectly modernised the Saunders collection’s Riviera inspiration. Eschewing 2015’s favour for the middle parting, the Saunders runway looks went for a heavy side parting without a fringe, letting the look feel more youthful and ultimately natural. Get that healthy gloss when you use your straightening styler with the ghd Smooth and Finish Serum. This stylist favourite adds a little luminosity to your hair, as well as banishing flyaways so that hair appears healthier and smoother (even on split ends!)


So you’ll now be an expert in straightening, but if you still want to switch it up then you’ll be glad to know it’s easier than ever. Now that you’ve got your ghd Azores collection stylers, the possibilities are endless. Check out this video for more ideas on putting your stylers to their best use this summer, with a natural wave that’s effortlessly chic.

At Regis, our stylists are always here to give you the best advice and find your perfect products (plus give you the most stunning colour and cut of course!) Pop into any of our UK-wide locations today and get a free consultation to find your next new look. Find your local salon using our salon locator.

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