Saturday 3 December 2016

Three ways to runway ready hair, with top Irish stylist David Cashman

Published 27/05/2015 | 14:20

Models backstage at Chloe S/S 15
Models backstage at Chloe S/S 15

What is it about a good hair day that instantly makes you feel put together? Here are three ways to ensure your locks look salon-styled, with minimal effort.

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It turns out having runway-ready hair is within every woman's power. Top Irish stylist David Cashman, who has recently teamed up with TRESemme, tells us how to recreate three of the summer season's most coveted styles - which can all be done from the comfort of your dressing table.

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1. The Perfectly (un)Done Look

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This season’s hottest trend is hands down the undone look, perfect for hanging out near the sea or rocking it out at a festival - think Alexa Chung, Emma Roberts and Blake Lively.

Prep the hair with a shampoo and conditioner specifically designed to create body. Then apply a salt spray to damp hair which will help create those effortless tousled waves. 

Once dry, take the top section of hair and clip away, leaving the back and sides free.

Next, take a curling tongs and wrap large sections of hair around it, no need to be too careful here, a bend in the hair should be created, more so than a curl.

Once the bottom section is done, take down the top section and repeat.

Finish by flipping the head upside down (to create volume at the roots) and spraying hairspray into the hair, to add that subtle texture that every girl wants this S/S 15.

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2. The Straight and Braid

This style combines two major trends for S/S 15 -  straight middle parting at the front and tucked behind the ears with an oversized braid at the back.

Add some smoothing treatment to wet hair and then dry as straight and flat to the scalp.

Once completely dry, section the hair and run the straightener through– this activates the product and transforms unruly hair into salon-smooth hair that lasts a whole week.

Next, take the back section, split into three, lightly backcomb to give the hair a fuller texture and braid loosely.

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Add an elastic band at the bottom of the braid to hold in place and finish with some hairspray.

3. The Textured Upstyle

The textured upstyle is this summer’s must-have look.

It’s a major trend on this season’s runway and works perfectly for a stylish summer wedding, or just as good for a casual BBQ.

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Apply mousse to damp hair to add long-lasting fullness and spritz heat defence spray through the hair to provide heat protection up to 230°. Then, flip head upside down and dry, no need to brush, just blast with a hairdryer.

Once dry, split the hair into four big sections and wrap the ends of the hair around medium heat tongs to add a soft texture.

Using a wide tooth comb, place hair into a high ponytail and lightly backcomb.

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Split the pony into two sections and wrap around each other to create a rope effect, pop an elastic band at the end to hold it together and then wrap the pony into a textured bun.

Use hairspray to secure in place and defend against frizz and fly aways.

(Top tip; pull loose strands of hair down to soften your style.)

Follow David on Instagram @CashamDJMC

 

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