Beauty and Lifestyle Expert
As a beauty insider, I can be quizzed on anything to do with the follicle texture of an Oscar winning actress to the fringe width of an Indy movie ingénue.
But in a bid to share my wealth of wisdom with you all, here are four of the finest hair secrets I hold dear. Genius right? (Just don’t hold your breath for the Doctorate!)
Fringe: The Fastest Fashion Statement
Emma Stone has reinvented herself with one and Alexa Chung’s makes international headlines almost daily. The fringe is one of the simplest and chicest ways to change up your look without major commitment. Richard Kavanagh, author of Love Your Hair and stylist to Delta Goodrem, Arizona Muse and Robyn Lawley says that everyone should absolutely try it. Even for a day. “Try a clip in fringe,” he suggests. “Colour match it with your hair and have a stylist fit it for you, and no one will ever know it’s not real… this gives you a real chance to feel what it will be like to live with a fringe.”
Ick V’s Slick:
Kevin Murphy is a contradiction in himself. He has given us Luxury Rinse and Super.Goo. The former is to absolutely clean hair within an inch of its life, and the latter is for adding the greasy gorgeousness. But both types of products actually work hand in hand for the hottest slicked hairstyle. “There is a fine line between great hair and grungy hair,” he says of the look favoured by Karolina Kurkova. “It’s best to wash any Goo or gel out after each wear and start again. Too much build up of product will flatten and dull natural shine, so shampooing and cleansing becomes even more important everyday.”
Your Best Haircut Is In Your Jaw:
And no, I am not talking about growing a beard here. What I have learnt is that the shape of your face – particularly around the jaw – will determine exactly whether a haircut works for you. So consider your mandible as a beauty oracle suggests Barney Martin, celebrity Stylist and Pantene Ambassador. Jennifer Aniston is the poster-girl for oval-shaped faces and fabulous hair he enthuses. “But even she has come up short with some unsuccessful cuts. As applauded as ‘The Rachel’ cut was, it over-enhanced her stronger features.” Heart-shaped faces (think Reece Witherspoon) wear thick fringes well as it takes focus off the pointy chin, and square face-shapes – like Sandra Bullock – are flattered by longer lengths (past the jawline) to soften the squareness.
Go Bold. Go Brunette
(Longhaired) Blondes do not have more fun when it comes to commanding attention, according to TRESemme Scissor Free Salon Stylist, Troy Thompson, who is an Australia’s Next Top Model regular. For him, getting the chop and colouring it in a chocolate shade is the new ‘long blonde do’. Troy thinks there is nothing better than having a strong, sharp colour to accentuate a short, sharp hairstyle. It is undoubtedly the New Sexy Style. When it comes to colour, he advises staying away from foils and choosing rich browns and intense reds to make a shorter style stand out, like English actress Felicity Jones has mastered with aplomb.
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