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October 08, 2020
Frizzy hair can be problematic. Unfortunately, it’s made much worse by poor haircutting. This will mean more fiddling with your hair, taking too long to blowdry your style, which then doesn’t last, and generally looking way below your best. If you’re resigned to thinking you’ve got bad hair, help is at hand. We have the techniques and the products to banish frizzy hair. What makes a great haircut?The cut is the most important part of your hairstyle and should do most of the work. If it’s not cut well you will work harder and feel less confident.
Lindsey’s haircut was typical of the corrective work I do for new clients. It had an incoherent outline shape with clunky stepped layers hacked into it. This pulled all the energy into the wavy roots and left the thin wispy ends swinging in the wind, making the whole effect look both leaden and frizzy. A lazy ten minute haircut. Unfortunately, becoming the norm.
Correcting Lindsey’s hair didn’t involve taking away much length. But it needed a distinct outline and proper layering to blend the layers, strengthen the ends, and eliminate the heavy, ageing and wig-like effect. Youthful hair moves - a leaden hairstyle adds years.
Rocky our Senior Colourist, did an amazing job of balancing out the colour and introducing contrast with warmer and lighter highlights, followed with a golden gloss toner.
So Lindsey’s finished hairstyle doesn’t overwhelm her. It blends seamlessly, whilst beautifully enhancing her features. A refined, elegant look that’s simple for Lindsey to style at home.
A great haircut is a feat of structural engineering. It balances the different lengths, textures and thicknesses of 100,000 plus strands, so the hair wants to fall into the desired shape; naturally, effortlessly, even after being windswept.
In fact, at the end of a haircut I’ll often give a ‘Tornado Test’. By blasting the hair around in all directions with a hairdryer, I can see how it behaves under pressure and how easily it wants to fall back into style. This test can highlight imperfections in the balance of weight, which helps in fine-tuning the haircut.
For Lindsey’s hair we used LifeSaver Prewash Treatment to rehydrate, then UV Protective Shampoo and Conditioner. A little Thicker Quicker blowdry spray and Volumising Mousse helped give body and control. We used the Large Round Brush to smooth. Then finally a little Ten Second Transformation to feed and smooth the hair giving a little shine and texture too.
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