This season is set to be an exciting one when it comes to hair trends. It seems to be a case of just about anything goes, with texture and fringes making a high-profile return.
But don’t assume that embracing texture means depriving hair of some KeraStraight love. Long gone are the days when a KeraStraight treatment only applied to those seeking perfectly straight hair. Whatever look you decide to make you spring/summer style, ensuring your hair is in optimum health will mean you grab attention for all the right reasons. Hair that has benefited from a KeraStraight KS Ultimate or Intense Boost treatment will be far easier to manage and style, whether you want to enhance natural curls, create rock star texture or crank up the volume.
And when it comes to maintaining your on-trend look, the KS Style range has all the go-to products you will need, to create and refresh styles throughout the day.
Creating those voluminous looks will take lots of blow-drying, so opt for Rescue Crème, a treatment and blow-drying crème in one. Its concentrated formula will repair and protect, but its lightweight enough not to hinder that volume and bounce.
To create and maintain texture, keep Glossing Texture Crème in your handbag (or man bag). This versatile style companion is perfect for creating frizz-free textured looks. If you want to change your style later in the day, simply apply heat and manipulate any way you want.
If you need inspiration, look no further than our very own Canvas collection. Here Trevor Sorbie artistic director, Tom Connell, reveals how he and his team achieved two key looks from the collection, which are bang on trend for spring/summer 2018.
French Girl Fringe
Referencing Jane Birkin, this haircut is all about the delicacy of the fringe. A shallow triangle section is taken from parting to the centre of the eyebrows and a blunt line is cut using the points of the scissors. This creates a soft French girl fringe which hides under the longer hair.
We added a drop of Ultimate Oil to the lengths to tame any fly-aways which can ruin this look. It’s the softness of the fringe which gives this look its cuteness.
This look is a definite move away from the wide heavy fringes people struggle to maintain and grow out. We used a wrap drying technique with a wide tooth comb while adding a small amount of Rescue Crème to give the fringe a natural forehead-hugging shape that moves in line with the soft layered lengths of the hair.
To ensure maintenance is kept to a minimum, use a Moisture Mask once a week to keep the hair's natural texture in its best condition so you can air dry and go.
The Rock Star
Using everyone from Patti Smith to Mick Jagger as an influence for this look, we wanted to take the next step on from the shaggy bob.
A blunt collarbone length combined with flat razored layers and fringe create this recognisable shag look. Before taking a razor to the hair, book yourself in for a KeraStraight treatment to make sure the hair is in its best condition to avoid any 'fraying' from the razor cutting. Having a good canvas will give your stylist freedom when cutting using this technique.
Where this goes a step further is its disconnected section. Taking a triangle section from the recession area to the top of the ear, we used a razor to create a line on the jaw which sits independently from the length. In the profile, it creates a step which frames the face and is what we are predicting to be the evolution of this haircut.
To style add a spritz of Moisture Mist to keep ends hydrated and looking their best.