New Year, new hair
2015 was the year of the low-profile ponytail, as seen on the Alberta Ferretti, Hervé Leger and Carolina Herrera catwalks, and the new bob, as sported by Adele and Emma Watson. And while we're still lusting after these lock ideas, it's now time to welcome in the class of 2016. Zoe Irwin, ghd UK Ambassador, talks us through the hottest new hair trends for this year.
Freshly Washed Glunge Hair
"The glunge hair trend is based on an undone texture but with a glamorous quality, moving away from the salty, dishevelled beach waves into hair that is more premium and luxe," Zoe explained.
Creating the glunge couldn't be easier; you just need a pair of straighteners, tongs and the all-important styling products.
1. Blow out wet hair with ghd Smooth & Finish Serum - a few pumps from mid lengths / ends, then use a root lift spray and dry the rest of the hair, making sure it's dry all over.
2. Lightly pass straighteners over hair. If using the ghd Platinum Styler, do so with just one stroke to create optimum shine and smoothness from root to tip.
3. Wrap hair around a tong to create the effortless waves.
"This will create a look of ‘dream hair’ but with a grunge silhouette as seen at Roberto Cavalli, Emanuel Ungaro, Versace, Gucci and Felder, Felder," Zoe said.
Blow Out is Back
"Big bouncy blow dries with volume are back but with a slightly less pristine twist," Zoe noted.
1. Blow out your hair as normal using a vented round brush to create volume.
2. Once the hair is dry, spray your hands with hairspray and rake through giving it amazing structure, volume and lift.
I’m calling this the Supermodel Blow but with a lived in and modern feel - moving away from Chelsea blow dry into something much cooler and sleeker," the hair guru smiled.
Just One Night Hair
"As most recently seen on Gigi Hadid with her faux bob, we are seeing a lot of celebrities wearing styles that are temporary and can change their whole look instantly," Zoe said. "Custom made wigs and hair pieces are becoming much more common and being embraced not only by celebs but by the general public – people are not embarrassed to be seen with fake hair. Take inspiration from Japan and the Harajuku girls, especially in terms of colours woven into your own hair colour and vibrant accessories including fun pompoms in a very obvious and statement-esque technique."