Victoria Beckham's former hairstylist says this is going to be the biggest look this year
Victoria Beckham's former hairstylist has revealed the biggest hair trend for this year.
Ben Cooke, who is responsible for Posh Spice's infamous 'Pob', knows a thing or two about hair. He styled our very own Saoirse Ronan's gruaig for the BAFTAs in 2016, and lists Vanessa Kirby, Nicole Scherzinger and Carey Mulligan among his clients.
Speaking to Independent.ie at the launch of Herbal Essences' bio:renew range, Ben shared the biggest hair trend for the coming year - and it will surprise you.
Say goodbye to your straighteners and curlers because natural, untouched hair is set to take over.
"Natural, pared-back hair is only set to become bigger over the coming year," said Ben.
"It has been popular on catwalks this year, and more people have started to embrace their natural texture. Even if you're not a fan of your natural hair, give it a chance. Air dry your hair and learn how to work with its natural texture."
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Ben said that dying hair unusual colours is set to increase in popularity.
"I think going outside the box with colour will continue to be a trend. Pastel pinks and blues are nice hues to choose from.
"However, going for a bold colour is a massive look and requires dedication. If you're feeling braver, you could go for a crazy colour. It's important to use the right products and look after coloured hair. It's much easier to achieve brightly coloured hair than it used to be, but it still requires care to be shiny and healthy."
If you're heading to a festival this summer and don't want to sacrifice having a stylish 'do, fear not. Having nice hair at a festival is all in the planning, said Ben.
"On the first day of the festival, do you best with your hair because you'll be working with it over the coming days. Tong it and make it last, or get it done professionally before you go.
"For the rest of the festival, make the most of the undone look. Go for braids, space buns, create a mohawk with three buns, put glitter in your parting and just be creative - it might be the only time during the year that you get a chance!"
The Herbal Essences bio:renew range, which features naturally derived ingredients, is available in stores now.
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