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International Artistic Director Daniele De Angelis introduces three key new season looks and explains how these are translated from the runway directly to the Toni&Guy salon chair
The classic bob has a millennial makeover for Winter with clean lines and an ultra-short silhouette, as seen at Esteban Cortazar and J JS Lee. ‘One of the key points is to keep the outline really sharp and create minimum internal layers, which is what gives this style an air of simplicity,’ says Daniele. Fringes are inspired by a wide-framed, 1970s shape and expose a lot more of the face. ‘This is very easy to maintain as there’s not much styling left to do – the haircut does it all,’ adds Daniele. Face shape will determine fringe length but to stay current, go as short as you dare.
As fashion continues to celebrate the individual, untouched texture reigns supreme with the shaggy crop that was championed at John Galliano and Lacoste. ‘For the past few seasons, designers haven’t wanted to tamper too much with the natural texture of their model’s hair,’ explains Daniele. This cut is ideal for those who aren’t quite brave enough for a close crop and because we all have a natural kink to our hair, it’s the ultimate lo-fi style. ‘If you add colour, the front is the ideal place to do this – a couple of shades lighter will pronounce that texture even more,’ he adds.
Actresses such as Zooey Deschanel, Kirsten Dunst and Emma Stone have brought the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope to life. Cue a slew of blunt bangs and tousled tresses that designers such as Bora Aksu and Roberto Cavalli have been keen to parade. ‘For longer hair, we’re moving away from that undone effect. It’s still very natural but a bit more polished and grown-up,’ says Daniele. For a dreamy, powdery finish look to label.m Resurrection Style Dust, though product is secondary, as Daniele explains. ‘Tools, such as the label.m Advanced Pro Wand, are key to giving this ethereal style its essence.’