Photo credit: DKNY

Photo credit: DKNY

SLEEK, SHINY AND SUPREMELY ELEGANT -

Versace - Hair Trends Summer 2017

Versace - Hair Trends Summer 2017

Photo credit: Versace

With more than a nod to the minimalist styles of the nineties, straight hair is undoubtedly having a moment. Forget boring, straightlaced locks though; there’s a diversity to the new do. Options ran from Preen’s sharp, shiny bobs to Victoria Beckham’s flawless flowing manes. Pin-precise power partings in the centre or side featured heavily too – see VB, Versace and DKNY, to name but three. Even ponytails got in on the act, with sleek lengths of glossy hair spotted at Jill Sander and Tibi. The look might appear effortless enough but some prep work is needed if you want great results.

A SMOOTH FINISH -

Carolina Herrera - Hair Trends Summer 2017

Carolina Herrera - Hair Trends Summer 2017

Photo credit: Carolina Herrera

Why? There’s no faking it; hair needs to be glossy, healthy looking and frizz free with as smooth a finish as possible. As Wella Professionals’ Eugene Souleiman explains: “There’s no room for error with this kind of simplicity, and there’s a purity about that.” Thankfully, good haircare can go a long way to making this happen. Step up with nourishing, hydrating conditioners and masks to restore parched tresses and don’t forget the heat-protecting products. They’re essential for keeping hair in good condition. Apply prep spray and blow dry hair in sections, smoothing as you go then finish with straighteners if needed.

ESSENTIAL HAIR PRODUCTS -

Soleil CC Crème, €25, Kérastase;

Soleil CC Crème, €25, Kérastase;

Soleil CC Crème, €25,
Kérastase;

Fusion Intense Repair Shampoo, €16.90, Wella Professionals;

Fusion Intense Repair Shampoo, €16.90, Wella Professionals;

Fusion Intense Repair Shampoo, €16.90,
Wella Professionals;

Phytokeratine Extreme Cream, €33, Phyto;

Phytokeratine Extreme Cream, €33, Phyto;

Phytokeratine Extreme Cream, €33, Phyto;