It’s out with the old and in with the new as we send these play-it-safe celebrities to the new-season salon
Cheryl Cole’s barnet just screams: “I’ve just walked out of the salon, pet.” Very glam, granted, but her go-large look has been her trademark for a bit too long.
Say bye-bye to big hair and hello to glossy long layers, as seen at Burberry’s A/W ’12 show (above). Wash your hair with Pantene Pro-V Repair & Protect Shampoo, £2.69 (1), and avoid towelling dry as it roughens follicles and causes frizz. Split hair into five sections and apply a drop of L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil Milk, £15.95 (2). Smooth hair with a GHD Paddle Brush, £20, as you blow-dry each section using a hairdryer with a nozzle. Next, spritz Mark Hill Get Gorgeous! Turn Up The Heat Extreme Heat Protection Spray, £5.49, all over, before taking two-inch-wide sections of hair and then working straighteners from root to tip.
Gossip Girl’s Blake Lively always looks preppy and polished with her tidy mid-way ponytail. But now’s the time to shake it up.
For a perfect A/W look, rock a pony at the nape of your neck à la Dior (above). Fix your ’do with a bungee band – try Leo Bancroft Ponytail Bungee Bands, £3.50 (3). These work better than normal circular hairbands, as you twist them into place, rather than battling to make another loop. To fight flyaways, spray a make-up brush such as the Body Collection Dumpy Brush, £1.49, with Tresemmé Freeze Hold Hair Spray, £2.69 (4), then gently sweep over the top and sides of the pony. For a super-slick and shiny finish, brush the ponytail with Kent ST6 Cushion Brush, £30.
Kate Middleton is all about classic hair, and often reverts to the old faithful – The Bridesmaid (a simple half-up ’do). A look that can be a little dull, TBH.
Make like Prada (above) this season and work a cooler version of Kate’s half-up style. Her locks are swept back, but for this rockier style, section off your hair from the outside corner of your eye in a diagonal line to the crown on both sides, letting the rest of your hair stay down. Pull the hair back into a solid “panel” on top of your head, and comb with Michael Van Clarke 3 More Inches Professional Comb, £14.50 (5). This is a bit like a quiff, but instead of your hair coming to a peak, it forms a smooth bump. Fix the section into place at the back of your head with an Accessorize Basic Slide, £3.50 for set of six. Spray Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier Style Primer, £7.50 (6), then smooth your hand over the top of your head for a sleek finish.
Kim Kardashian has one hair solution for a red-carpet event: the pile-it-high bun. It’s a good style for Miss K, but sometimes it can look a little too perfect…