For the past few seasons, I have loved seeing soft, romantic waves and braids. Although this look is beautiful and sure to stick around, smoother styles are taking over.
This look reflects a change in fashion. Some of the most talented designers sent their models strutting down the runways during New York Fashion Week earlier this year wearing shiny locks devoid of all volume. "It" girls like Daisy Ridley and Rooney Mara looked incredibly elegant wearing smooth, polished hair at the Oscars In February.
Designers have been exhibiting clothes with cleaner lines and light-weight fabrics; smooth hair is a beautiful way to compliment that look. Just like the fashion, this modern hair trend has structure and clean movement.
Smoother styles keep hair from falling in the face, great for anyone with a busy schedule or a no-fuss lifestyle. Because this is no over-styled, voluminous bouffant, you can get it out of your way and use products that keep it there all day.
This change in hair from messy to sleek is fun because it is different. It’s both sophisticated and very cool. So, as any hair dresser would, I had to get my hands in some hair and create some of these smooth looks myself.
To create this look at home it is very important to prep your hair with the proper products. I have included here a list of my favorites for this look:
1. Clean the hair with Côte Hair Hybrid Shampoo and Conditioner.
2. Prep hair for blow dry with Côte Hair Hybrid Cream Gel.
3. In dry hair to smooth down fly-always apply a bit of ColorProof Power Sculpt Hard Hold Gel to hands- smooth over hair.
4. For Finishing: use ColorProof Wicked Good Weightless Shine Spray and Côte Hair Quinoa Hair Spray.
5. And, if you live in Ohio (or anywhere else with high humidity) you should finish off every style with ColorProof Humidity RX
If you don’t own these products and would like to try the sleeker look, using a great holding gel that doesn’t get crunchy and a light hairspray are a must. I use CôteHair and ColorProof in the salon daily, and I love these products!
Good luck, and happy styling!
Post By Sarah!