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Hot Hair Trends for 2015

As we move through January and the festivities of the Christmas party season feel like a distant memory, we’ve been searching for ways to brighten our days and we’ve found our mood-lifting fix in looking forward to the exciting trends that await us for Spring/ Summer! We had an insight into the key looks back in September last year and we think it’s time we delve a little deeper into those styles so we can have our favourites ready and waiting come spring.

We’ve managed to get some expert tips on the upcoming season’s hottest trends from none other than Redken‘s Global Styling Director, Guido Palau. He talks us through some of his must-have styles…

“A running theme at all of the S/S 15 Fashion Weeks was this concept of the modern day woman. Hair was focused on natural movement and embracing nuances with beautiful texture and a few flyaways to convey a relaxed and nonchalant take on modern luxury and this infiltrates all of the season’s styles.”

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(Natural-looking textured styles at Alberta Ferretti S/S15 Milan Fashion Week)

Force of Nature: This look dominated the catwalks of Dior, Christopher Kane and Alberta Ferretti. The key is to make sure hair doesn’t look too ‘done’ – it’s all about keeping things natural. That doesn’t mean skipping on the products though! For the perfect finish, Guido advises “the difference is in the details. Add a little quirk to your look like a messy parting or a few stray strands around the face to make it feel special. For best results, leave your hair to dry naturally before using your fingers to create an off-centre parting then spritz Redken Fashion Work 12 over your locks to add plenty of texture and lift at the roots.”

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(Relaxed chignons on the S/S15 runaway at Alberta Ferretti’s Milan Fashion Week show)

Effortless Chignons: From ultra-modern and slicked back to loose and undone, an array of chignons were on display at top shows including Alexander McQueen and Nina Ricci. We loved Bottega Veneta’s relaxed take on the style. To recreate the look Guido suggests prepping hair with Redken Mess Around 10 disrupting cream paste before styling your hair loosely at the nape of your neck and misting over Fashion Work 12 to create plenty of texture. For more tips on creating an effortless chignon, take a look at our step-by-step guide.

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(Effortless buns were out in force at the Dolce & Gabbana Milan Fashion Week show)

One of Guido’s favourite looks of the season is the romantic easy bun as seen on the Dolce & Gabbana runway in Milan. Soft, pretty and feminine, this look is so wearable and will flatter most face shapes. Follow Guido’s top tips to steal the style:

Step One: Spritz Redken Pillow Proof Express Primer over towel-dried hair and comb through.

Step Two: Work a dollop of Redken Satinwear blow dry lotion throughout the lengths before blow drying using a round brush.

Step Three: Create a centre parting using your fingers before spraying Fashion Work 12 over your locks to give extra texture.

Step Four: Scrape your hair back over your ears and secure in a low ponytail.

Step Five: Twist the ponytail to create a messy knot and pin into place. Let a few strands fall out to soften the look. Mist another layer of Fashion Work over your style to finish.

(Images: PixelFormula/SIPA/REX)

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