Browsing Archive: September, 2013

The Wet-Look Redhead - A Stylist Special

Posted by Simon Pinder on Thursday, September 26, 2013, In : Trends 

This post isn't really about a single topic, but every now and then an issue of Stylist will be very hair-focused and this week's is one of those. There's a fabulous feature on redheads (famous ones, no less) and a Trend On Trial using the wet look seen on Prada's AW13 runway, (look out for the Hair In The Campaigns blog on that later this week).



So I decided to fuse the two and kill a few birds with one stone, by trying out the wet look on my own (unintentionally*) copper locks, then I'll twe...

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RED CARPET HAIR: The 65th Annual Emmy Awards

Posted by Simon Pinder on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, In : Red Carpet 

As it's been an age since I did a red carpet blog, I'm quickly going to post my top 5 moments, which in itself on this tablet has taken a couple of days to compile. Still, it's worth it...

Zooey Deschanel's Voluminous Blow dry

The full fringe is back following my last red carpet analysis of Zooey at the Met Gala in May. But this time she's got a look that I've been giving a lot of clients lately; gorgeous shiny, tumbling waves.



To get this look, use a non-tacky mousse or root-boosting foam and d...

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Hair In The Campaigns: Balenciaga AW13

Posted by Simon Pinder on Sunday, September 22, 2013, In : Trends 

This is a bittersweet one for me - the first Balenciaga collection following Nicolas Ghesquière's departure and replacement with Alexander Wang. I adored Ghesquière's vision, his exquisite eye for style always excited me, so I was a little dubious when Wang was named his successor. That said, the collection this season is immensely good. It settles somewhere in the region of austere and luxurious - almost matronly. And then, the campaign...





...it's just so up my street. Dark, evocative, stun...

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Hair In The Campaigns: Tom Ford AW13

Posted by Simon Pinder on Sunday, September 22, 2013, In : Trends 

If you're wondering who Tom Ford is, you're probably a fairly recent inductee to the fashion world like myself. He hasn't shown on a runway for seven years, mostly due to his view of the whole show scene as a rat-race circus. The only thing forcing his work back under the spotlight is his own brand's magnitude, which kinda gives the impression that the rebellion thing works.



And rebellion this is, but in a different way to the habit of the season. Whereas other designers put out tartans, leath...

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Hair In The Campaigns: Louis Vuitton AW13

Posted by Simon Pinder on Friday, September 20, 2013, In : Trends 

Here's a double feature. Louis Vuitton always closely match their print ads to their runway, and this season is no exception, but the have an additional campaign featuring Michelle Williams to sell a particular bag.





They almost seem to be giving the option of dual identity. On one hand, there's the boudoir runway look, sultry and shadowed, echoing the hotel hallway we first saw the collection gliding through back in February. This campaign features the same cropped black wigs that transformed ...

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Hair In The Campaigns: Lanvin AW13

Posted by Simon Pinder on Thursday, September 19, 2013, In : Trends 

The second in my Hair in the Campaigns featurette (and last before my busy little head hits the pillow for today) comes from Lanvin, whose slogan accessories have become a staple feature in editorials showcasing the season's free-spirited, rebellious side. So this image comes as no surprise...



O hai afro!

The hair for Lanvin's print ads was styled by session legend Guido Palau, and I chose the above image to exemplify the series because of its amplified drama and equally amplified texture. I do...

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Hair In The Campaigns: Versace AW13

Posted by Simon Pinder on Thursday, September 19, 2013, In : Trends 

'Hair in the Campaigns' is a featurette I'll be doing in the absence of this season's runway reports. You might not get fully-studied trends but you do get some gorgeous imagery!

We start with Versace. Why? Kate Moss is why. She wasn't the only model in the shoot but her hair looks staggeringly good...




Yes, you're seeing it right. That is a gorgeous auburn-tinged brunette shade in place of the flowing golden waves we saw in her Kérastase campaign earlier in the year. Known mostly for her dishe...

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#YHLA - Salleh's Perm

Posted by Simon Pinder on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, In : Your Hair Looks Amazing 
I've held the opinion for a couple of years now that the perm is ready for a comeback, and considering the bad reputation it's gained with the aftertaste of the 80s (despite being one of the best decades there ever was for personal style), that's an opinion often met with uncertainty and a slight edge of disdain.

So I had to stop myself from squealing with glee when friend and collaborator Salleh Sparrow revealed her tightly-coiked mop top. Completely adore it! And that made her the very first...
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YOUR HAIR LOOKS AMAZING: What's It All About?

Posted by Simon Pinder on Monday, September 16, 2013, In : Your Hair Looks Amazing 

#YHLA is the new way to put you in the spotlight. If you have amazing hair - that being, hair that's well cared for, well groomed and makes heads turn - then you're deserving of recognition. Too many people leave their hair to do its own thing, neglect the right products, cover up with a hat and render the money they spend on having it done effectively wasted.

But if that sounds disparaging, that's not the idea. The idea is that you, the everyday person, will now contribute to showing everyone...
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Cocamide DEA: Friend or Foe?

Posted by Simon Pinder on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, In : Products 

In the past week or so news in the US has been rife about the Centre for Environmental Health (CEH) research finding an outlawed ingredient in California present in 98 products including a large number of shampoos carried by major retailers - an alleged carcinogen called Cocamide DEA.

As an avid product enthusiast I've seen this ingredient listed on the back of shampoo bottles a lot in the past, and this is the first time I've ever seen any mention of it being potentially harmful, so I decided...
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Kim Kardashian Lets Ombré Live On

Posted by Simon Pinder on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, In : Celebrity 

Kim Kardashian stepped out last weekend with a new partner - a gorgeous high-contrast blonde ombré.



Ombré, balayage or dip-dye has been on trend - especially with celebrities - for a couple of years now. More and more of you are going into salons and asking for it in varying effects.

This particular look is incredibly executed, because her roots are very naturally dark and the ends very light, but despite the strong difference, the blend between the two is perfect and the hair is in immaculat...

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Poll Reveals Attitudes To Tipping Hairdressers

Posted by Simon Pinder on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, In : News 

A poll on Irish news website thejournal.ie is showing that only 17% of clients always tip their hairdresser, whereas 36% never do. The majority of the respondents - almost half at 46% - answered 'sometimes'.

But thanks to the website's strong angle on user interaction, there is also no shortage of comments on the article giving valuable consumer insight into the reasons people decide whether or not to tip.A very common opinion is that hairdressers already earn at least minimum wage and that th...

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The Piranhas That Steal Your Hair

Posted by Simon Pinder on Sunday, September 1, 2013, In : News 
You might have caught the widespread news reports in the last day or two about Venezuelan gangs who have actually been stealing women's hair in a series of personal attacks.


The purpose is to turn the locks into human hair extensions which are then sold on to hair salons. In Venezuela's socialist economy, gang activity is rife, particularly in Maracaibo near the Colombian border. In particular, smuggling is the crime most renowned - and not just for drugs but also basic staple foods such as ri...
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