Put down the volumising mousse, step away from the backcombing brush: the S/S16 trend for weightless, flyaway hair means you do not have to fake thickness. Here’s how you style it out.
WEAR IT UP
I think airy, light hair is so spring-summer – it is all about movement and feeling free, says top session stylist Stephen Lowe. “And it is easy: at Eudon Choi we prepped hair with Tecni Art Pii [£14.99 L’Oreal Professionnelj. It builds texture but keeps hair soft and floaty – and rough-drying upside down with the hairdryer pulls the hair off the scalp to let the air in. Then some of the girls had their hair loosely pulled back into a low ponytail, with the ends flipped over and spread out upwards. A few strands of hair were left to fall around the face for a natural finish.’
WEAR IT DOWN
At Erdem, Anthony Turner’s super-airy hair floated down the runway. So much so that models with thicker hair were given a faux undercut, taking the bulk of the hair back into a hidden plait beneath the crown.
I handled the hair to reflect the result I wanted – going lightly for light, airy hair, says Anthony. Spray Dryspun Finish £22 bumbleandbumble.co.uk through the hair in big sections, sprayed from as far away as possible so it is a light mist. Then dry with your fingers so it is not poker straight. Create a messy centre parting, then lift the hair up and drop it in a web, spraying on Wind Blown 05 £16.30 Redken. If you spray your finishing product inside the hair rather than on top, you get that static, windswept hair with air,” says Anthony.
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