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Sam’s Super Hair Trends
Winter hair trends from Fantastic Sams, the largest hair salon franchise with more than 1,300 salons across the country.
Styling Trend: Modern Classics
Inspired by the classic tailored looks of the 60s and 80s, hair this season features combined textures, timeless beauties, real curls and voluptuous volume.
Big hair is back in a big way for Winter 2005/2006. It was Lord of the Ringlets meets Valley of the Dolls as thick, touchable hair complemented winter’s fitted shapes and diverse textures. Bigger was better at Tuleh, Richard Tyler and Vivienne Tam, where waves were created with large barrel irons and thickening spray, and a gloss for shine.
“Backstage artists took hair to new creative heights, taking advantage of fullness and length to create touchable texture and twists on modern classics,” says Sherrie Booth, Director of Education at Fantastic Sams. “Whatever the occasion or personal style of the clothes, they showcased an updo or tousled look to fit the bill.”
Just like some classic fashion essentials, some hair styles are timeless. Straight hair is one of them. This season, hair is not perfectly slicked-back and blow-outs are not silky-straight. Long layers matched the straight lines of classic fitted suits at Ralph Lauren. Subtle bends and flips with height on the crown and minimal fringe complemented the 60s fashions. To get these looks, use fantastic hair careTM Spray Shine, Smoothing Gel and Shaping Spray, said Fantastic Sams Educator, Judy Bray.
At Ferragamo, models sported chic side-parted styles with combined textures – smooth on top with cascades of curls down the back. To get this look, Booth recommends prepping damp hair with a dollop of fantastic hair careTM Curl Defining Creme to add body and definition, with hold and shine.
Color Trend: Subtle Definition
With the focus primarily on cut and style, color was shown as subtle enhancement to both.
“Warm tones in rich and subtle shades were the only enhancement observed on the runways for both men and women,” notes Sherrie Booth. “It is elegant and well blended, enhancing the base color.”
Booth recommends: tone on tone for light-to-medium brunette shades; deep auburn or chestnut highlights for medium-to-dark brunettes; honey, chestnut and golden caramel highlights for dark-to-medium blondes; golden blonde highlights on lighter blondes; and auburn or medium blonde highlights on all shades of red.
To keep hair color vibrant, Booth suggests caring for locks with a color-locking system such as fantastic hair careTM Color Care Shampoo & Conditioner. This regimen was created to enhance all shades of color and helps maintain richness and vibrancy.
Special Occasion Trend: Red Carpet Ride
Big, sexy, holiday blow-outs and off the face knots and up, up and away updo’s showcased the high collars and low cut gowns on the runways. The chignons a la Lindsay Lohan and big, tousled blown out hair, a la Penelope Cruz, that we saw on the runway this fall and on
Long, full and sexy big hair is back, with lots of volume, but more glamorous than ever. “Use Penelope Cruz as a model,” says Judy Bray. “To tousle sexy hair like Penelope’s work in fantastic hair careTM Styling Foam for extra body then blow dry and scrunch to make it fuller. Put a little back combing at the base in the crown area for volume and a bit of a modernized 60s go-go girls style.”
For ladies with a shorter style, a good reference point is Jessica Alba’s sleek graduated bob, says Brittany Justice.
To get Alba’s sleek, chic style, Justice recommends applying fantastic hair careTM Smoothing Gel and fantastic hair careTM Styling Glaze together in your palm. Then apply to damp hair from roots to ends and blow dry 80% of the moisture from the hair before directing the ends under with a large round brush. Heating and cooling each section you turn under will make a firmer, bouncier style. Curl sections under and over direct at the crown for more volume using a vent brush and lock in the style with fantastic hair careTM Finishing Spritz.
For gals with longer locks who don’t want to go totally over the top, the side-parted shoulder-length wave (held in place with a barrette) or loose chignon shown at Diane Von Furstenberg is a winner.
“Both these looks have a retro, classic beauty feel, but they’re styled a little looser than the original to give them a modern woman edge,” Justice explains.www.fantasticsams.com