Hair Today…

19th March 2010

According to celebrity hairdresser and colour expert Daniel Galvin Jnr, reports Mary Linehan, the buzzword for Spring/Summer 2010 tresses is Contrasts.

"For blondes, two tones of honey and cream lights are going to create the look of naturally sun-kissed hair, while shorter layered hair will see contrast created using buttery and caramel tones.
If you’re brunette, cooler, ash tones will prevent hair from going red and orange in bright sunshine. More nutty shades such as hazelnut and almond will create very subtle contrast and movement as well as a natural sun-kissed look. Chocolate tips on darker brunettes will help accentuate layers for rich, luscious locks. And, for redheads, it’s strong bold shades such as terracotta."

Sunny honeys, caramels, hazelnut, rich chocolate and terracotta bring with them the promise of bouncy sun-kissed highlights à la Jennifer Aniston. In fact, Daniel Galvin Jnr had a hand in creating the look that Aniston has become best known for. He calls it Tipping.

With DG Jr’s working life spent perfecting colour techniques, Tipping was devised to create subtle sun kissed blonde highlights, without causing damage or compromising the condition of the hair.

Daniel explains: “The treatment involves taking 1-2 inches of the tips of the hair and applying a bespoke tipping formula, followed by wrapping in specially crafted butterfly foils and infusing high gloss ingredients to lock in final moisture, thus creating the effect of instant sun kissed locks.”

What’s extra special about this treatment is that it’s usually much more difficult to create shine in blonde or mousy hair. This does just that, perfectly. If you want to keep those film star locks in tip-top condition, though, caring for your hair doesn’t end as you walk out of the salon. You’ll need to check out products that will help prolong your treatments.

The colour master himself has also developed his own range of colour specific shampoos and conditioners. Unhappy with the long list of chemicals present in so many hair products, Daniel formulated the King of Colour collection using plant-derived ingredients and certified organic essential oils and plant extracts.

The range includes Glossy Blondes with lemon peel and chamomile; Glossy Brunettes, with cocoa bean and walnut; and Glossy Reds with red clover and wild cherry. This is but one of a raft of great colour-protective ranges all readily available from salons, supermarkets and chemists and all recommended to help your colour last and keep hair shiny.

Hot New Looks…

Award-winning Karine Jackson is one of London’s top hairdressing talents. Her salon in the heart of the West End is an oasis of calm sophistication, and offers a wide range of treatments, as well as expert cuts and styling.

She predicts

"It's all about cuts with texture this season – shaggy, sliced, layered, something to give a lot of interest and movement. It's a lot more sophisticated than the Boho looseness of past seasons… there's a lot more swing and chic to haircuts in Spring/Summer 2010."
How To Get Karine’s Key Look…

"The key… is to get a little bit of root lift to create volume.  Use spray gel on the roots and ruffle your fingers over the root area to confuse them. Tip your head upside down, and, using a vent brush, brush it all forward. Concentrate on the roots the whole time.  When you tip your head back up again, use a round brush to smooth it all over."

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