Sugar spun hair-ups
Sugar spun hair-ups
Lady-like and out of the way, elegant, sugar-spun French rolls and neatly pinned buns have stepped out of the manor and onto the catwalk...
It's the combination of clean, silky, shiny hair and nonchalant teasing that makes this look so chic – and we adore it as it transforms from catwalk to real life so well. Modern candyfloss texture and a traditional style makes for a sassy, jaunty look.
Look we love:
Directed by Lorna Evans for Redken, the candyfloss-textured, prim and proper up do's at the Ready to Wear #1 show at RAFW took our breath away. Inspired by the classic French roll, the look was relaxed with a slept-in vibe.
Make sure you have clean, shiny hair. Spritz the roots with a volume-creating spray before you blow-dry. If your hair has a natural curl, blow-dry it straight. Tease it from the crown through to the lengths and then use a soft brush to smooth the top of the hair down.
For a French roll, hold the teased hair in a low ponytail at the nape of the neck with one hand. Use the other hand to twist the ponytail around its self up towards the top of the head and then roll it under. Tuck the end in, and pin. Don’t try to be too tidy – a flossy mess with a classic undertone is what the look is all about.
Using the soft brush, brush the hair at the front back slightly and hold in place with a fixing spray and a spritz of shine.
Belle du Jour:
Stephen Marr created this look for their Belle du Jour campaign - a series of fashion forward looks created for the school ball season.
Rebellious top knots with frayed edges match beautifully with Juliet Hogan florals. Smudged eyes and lips finish the look off for classic romance with a twist.
Product love: Wella SP Shine
The ultimate in shine creating sprays.Spritz on to finished styles to create glossy shine and hold your hair in place. A handbag essential that brushes out easily.
Product love: GHD Fat Hair Lotion
Fat hair is good hair - especially when creating voluminous up do's that need a bit of drama. Apply a few drops of GHD Fat Hair Lotion before blow drying. This kind of weight gain is the kind we love.
Fragrance match: Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb
The ultimate in floral fragrance. Perfume does not get any better, or any more luxe than this exclusive scent adored by fashion lovers everywhere. Elusive and highly sought-after, don't be put off if you don't see it on the shelves at your fragrance retailer - once it was so exclusive it was only available to those who asked - but now you can get it at selected retalailers.