Summer Hair from A-Z

Summer Hair from A-Z

look no further for your ultimate guide  to the key hair trends, miracle products and celebrity idols that should be on your radar this summer




Air-dried texture

An effortless, woke-up-like-this mane is highly coveted this year. The trick is to resist brushing after washing and leave it to its own devices.

 



Blunt cut

Hailed as the haircut that works for everyone, a straight blunt cut is clean, uniform and oh-so-modern. Tame unruly ends into submission with label.m Hair Glue, £13.50.

 



CC Cream

Hair - like skin - is vulnerable to the elements so protect yours with the new CC creams flooding the market. Kérastase Soleil CC Crème, £20.50, combines linseed oil with polymers  to repair and illuminate.

 



Disco Curls

We’re embracing the curl with open arms and the tighter the better. In typical Mossy style, Kate caught on years ago (seen here celebrating her 30th).

 



Elliptical

The pixie crop has shapeshifted into something altogether more fluid: behold the elliptical cut. Its flattering curved lines  are like an Instagram filter for the face.

 



Fragrance

The latest hair scents are formulated to improve  the condition of the hair as well as making it smell divine, and label.m’s new Hair Perfume, £19.50, does exactly that. Its magic formula contains Argan Oil to nourish and add shine. 

 



Glitter

A liberal sprinkling of sparkles perked up partings at PPQ’s show. Keep in place with label.m Extra Strong Gel, £10.75

 



Halo Braid

As Beyoncé once sang,‘I can see your halo’. Bring yours to the fore with an eloborate halo braid plaited around the crown. It works even better on hair that hasn’t been washed in a couple of days - hurrah!

 



Irregular Parting

The spotlight shined heavily on the humble parting at the S/S 15 shows, with each one quirkier than the next. The grungey-Victoriana centre-parts paraded at Giles are pitch-perfect.

 



Jewellery

Hair adornment is a key trend for summer. The new accessories range from Toni&Guy has 21 different items to suit your mood and every occasion.  From £7, available from September 2015.

 



Keratin

Kérastase Discipline Maskeratine Masque, £28.50, contains keratin – a protein found in hair – which is ideal  for repairing damage. 

 



Low-Slung Ponytail

Neck-grazing ponies gave their perky cousins a run for their money at Lulu Liu. Wear yours sectioned off, Samurai-style, and knotted at the nape.

 



Modified Chignon

The up-do  is given an update for the new season with a sleek sculpted chignon. Add  a nice shine with a lick  of label.m Hold & Gloss Spray, £12.25

 



No water required

With festival season  in full-swing, only  an amateur would omit  a can of label.m Dry Shampoo, £11.95, from their arsenal.

 



Oats

How do you like your oats in the morning? Ideally on your hair.  The gentle formula in new label.m Honey & Oat Mask, £15.75, will quench thirsty tresses.

 



Powder Spray

This unassuming little can is the answer to every colour commitment-phobe’s prayers. Spray  on label.m Powder Blue Spray, £9.95; wash out. Simple as that. 

 



Quiff

Tilda Swinton can do no wrong and her gravity-defying platinum quiff is a visual case in point.  Swept skyward, her hair is the envy of men and women alike.

 



Root Cover Up

Color WOW Root Cover Up, £24.95, is a revolutionary product that will keep dreaded roots at bay in-between salon appointments.

 



Sunset Hues

Take your cues from nature with this new multi-tonal colour trend that will only get cooler as the colour fades. Lily Allen, Chloe Norgaard  and Alison Mosshart are the poster girls to emulate.

 



Two-in-one

Master the art of multi-tasking with Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Oil£32, which can be slathered over both hair and body.



UV Protection

Shield your hair from harmful sunrays pronto with label.m Protein Spray, £13.75, and its inbuilt UV filters.

 



Volume

Whether hair is left long and loose or backcombed into a Bardot-style beehive, volume is big news. Climb to greater heights with a generous helping of label.m Volume Foam, £13.50, which will beef up locks without weighing them down. Dream.

 



Wet-lock locks

Wet-look hair comes in many different guises:  moist at the crown, dipped at the ends or drenched all the way from root to tip. Wear yours out-of-the-shower messy like Amber Heard or super-sleek  and chic à la Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

 



Xiao Li Style Gloss

The holy grail of hair is healthy- looking sheen. Make like the Xiao Li models with a liberal spritz of label.m Shine Mist, £13.50.

 



Yellow

Brassy used to be a dirty word. Now yellow hair is hot, with popular shades ranging from saffron to chartreuse.

 



Zest

Add zingy lemongrass  to your lather to transform locks from limp to lustrous.  Try label.m Organic Moisturising Lemongrass Shampoo, £13.95.

  • Words: Catriona Taylor

  • Photography: Scott Goldsbury, Aaron McPolin, David Westing, Getty images, Chenche Kai, andrew o’toole, tom bunning, karolina krasuka, Kris Mitchell, Rex Features, Akihito Igarashi