Guido’s Fall Hair Trends Portfolio

So who is Guido you all ask?  He is the hair guru at Redken.  What he says we listen.  He has released his fall/winter 2008 hair trend report and it is beautiful.  Guido designed and executed the hair at more than 30 shows including Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Versace and Louis Vuitton and has put together his top trends for the coming season inspired by the shows.

Guido takes us to the back of the head, where we will be seeing knots, twists, ponytails with a spice of 1960s glam, 1920s sophistication and a touch of the future. This in addition to glam finishes and streamlined silhouettes creates Guido’s top four trends for the Fall/Winter season: Intense Shine, Chic Twists, Modern Knots and Ponytail Perfection.

Intense Shine
Shine returns to the runway in full force the Fall/Winter.  In these glamorous styles the hair stays close to the scalp, in a sedate slicked-back style.  What happened to the big hair of the summer?  Get those flat irons out.

Chic Twists
Want to make a French twist look modern?  Check out Guido’s ultra glamorous Chic Twist for the Fall/Winter.  The more disheveled the better.  Guido’s tip:  When doing a French twist, bobby pin the back of the head and leave the ends sticking out- definitely edgier.


Modern Knots
It’s not often that glam and practical come together, but the new chignons do just that.  Wear the knots low or high it will definitely exude sophistication.  Remember it doesn’t have to be perfect to pull off a fab look.

Ponytail Perfection
The ponytail is ageless.  This season’s ponytail is sleek and full of shine.  The ponytail can land anywhere from the middle of the head to lower.  Keep it simple.  I love this style!

Is Natural Beachy the New Look?

Kate Hudson's Beachy Hair

Kate Hudson

So I have to admit I have been tempted to put my flat iron aside and let my hair go au natural wavy!  What has gotten in to me.  I always tell my bff’s that I can feel the trends.  I guess it comes with the territory.  So my quoted on next hair trend is the au natural beachy look.  How to get this look is as easy as waking up in the morning.  I have been using some incredible beach curl enhancing sprays that really work in creating a very subtle wave that is very natural.  My top picks:

David Babaii Bohemian Beach Spray

 Frederic Fekkai Luscious Curls Wave Spray

Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray

Although the summer is almost over your hair will look fab in its au natural state with a little pick me up.  Very sexy and very now.

Behind the Lens: The Look of Fall 2008 Vogue & Redken

Behind the Lens Vogue & Redken

Behind the Lens Vogue & Redken

OMG!  Are you an inspiring hair dresser or stylist?  The Behind the Lens: The Look of Fall 2008 four-part series is the answer for you.  Honestly anyone and everyone would be interested in this series!  I was invited to the premiere of Behend the Lens: The Look of Fall 2008 last week, sponsored by Vogue and Redken.  Vogue TV has created this series which follows top Redken Creative Consultant, Guido around the globe at various fashion shows and shoots including, Peter Som, Jean Paul Gautier, and Roberto Cavalli.  The series offers an insider’s view into the creative fashion & hair collaborations behind preparing a runway show, highlighting the impact major designers will have on the season’s fashion and beauty trends. I love the ease as to how Guido styles.  It is awe inspiring. 

Other Behind the Lens episodes include the behind the scenes at the GAP fall collection photoshoot and Estee Lauder’s Sensuos photo shoot with Gwenyth Paltrow and Elizabeth Hurley.  This is a must see so go to Vogue TV and check it out.  Block out at least an hour as these episodes are quite addicting.

Eva Longoria New Hair Style!

Eva Longoria Goes Short!

I know I am way late on commenting about this but what do you all think of the new Eva Longoria do?  I personally think Eva looks fabulous in everything and anything.  I believe the goal was to age her a tad for the next season of Desperate Housewives.  Comment and let me know what you think!

 

 

 

How to Get Beyonce Inspired Updo

beyonce updo fighting temptation

I love love love Beyonce.  One of my favorite Beyonce updos is the one she wore during the Fighting Temptation premiere way back when.   Ford Artists’ Johnny Lavoy shows us how to make this incredible Beyonce insired Updo!  All you need is some inexpensive synthetic hair, hair pins, comb, and hair spray and you are on your way!  Glamorous! 

Big Hair Makes a Comeback

sarah jessica parker anjelina jolie big hair

From Sarah Jessica Parker’s June cover of Vogue to Angelina Jolie’s July cover of Vanity Fair the celebs and supermodels are sporting big vavava voom hair.  Think 80’s without the aquanet.  Do we really want to go down that road?  Celeb stylists, like Ted Gibson, are saying yes!  Stylists are saying yes to the big hair but a way no to the stickiness.  Now with fantastic new products women are able to got the volume and build of the hair without the the flakes and dried up gel.  Check out our steps to getting incredible big hair.

  1. Apply a volumizing product to the roots, like the CHI Volumizer.  Next apply a controlling foam or gel, like the Davines Firm Hold Foam, to your hair.  After applying assure that you brush or comb through your hair.  This will allow for even distribution of the products.
  2. Blow-dry your hair until it is completely dry.  Make sure to blow dry your hair upside down or assure roots are lifted.  A nice medium size round barrel brush does the trick.
  3. Once hair is dry start with the hot rollers.  Wrap 2 inch sections of the hair around Jumbo rollers.  Leave rollers for about 10 to 15 minutes.  Remove the rollers
  4. Your hair should now have long waves in it.  Brush out, tease at the roots and brush out in the back.  Spritz with a light hair spray all over your hair.  Throw your hair upside down and brush underneath and style.

Voila big hair in a matter of minutues.  Enjoy! 

No Fuss Party Hair, Faux Bob and Modern Updo

Looking for no fuss party hair? Look no further. Celebrity stylist Chris form the Chris McMillan Salon demonstrates how you can get two easy party hair looks the Faux Bob and the modern updo. Don’t we all love that look!

Amy Winehouse Hair Gone Wild

Amy Winehouse beehive hair

Amy Winehouse’s hive has officially gone wild!  This beehive is way too out there for me.  I guess it makes sense that it is our one and only musical sensation Amy Winehouse.  I love her complete independence and whatever attitude but come on.   This is a complete mess.  Comment and tell me what you think.