Jennifer Wilson for Essensuals Hairdressing
As a part of the Toni&Guy Group of salons and salon professionals, Jennifer Wilson brings us her collection. The hairstyles presented combine textures and finishes to bring us both smooth, sleek and soft looks, and voluminous, natural curl and definition.
Long Layered Haircut
The Cut: We see here a long, layered haircut featuring razor texture and long or no fringe.
The Color: The hair color here is a rich, dark mahogany with natural highlighting that becomes only truly apparent when the lighting reflects off of the hair's natural sheen and luster.
The Style: To create this hairstyle, you must start with naturally wavy hair or roll the sides and back with large rollers. The hair is dried and back-combed to create a mane of fullness around the back and sides of the head, framing the face. The hair at the top of the head is styled smooth and possibly flat-ironed if necessary to create a contrast to the bulky mass of curls.
Smoothed at an angled across the top and forehead area, the straight locks are secured back into the side as a counterpoint to the rest of the style. The curls are given added definition through the use of a spray or spritz and scrunching with the fingers. Long curling tendrils are trailed down the neck and back to add softness and additional movement to the style.
The Cut: The hair in this photo is razor-cut in an asymmetrical style to give deep texturing and maximum visual interest, with chin-length fringe.
The Color: Our model sports light golden-blonde coloring with dark patterning to create additional interest and texture in the look. The hair color pattern mimics the pattern of certain feathers or animal skins, bringing the wild to the urban.
The Style: Our model here has sleek straight hair that is blown straight and finished using a flat-iron to further enhance the sleekness of the hair. For additional definition in the straightened locks, use a pomade to smooth and add substance to the hair.
Modern A-Line Bob
The Cut: What we see in this hairstyle is a modern variation on the classic A-line bob. The cutting line is angled high in the crown area and follows to different points at the face for an asymmetrical look. The ends are razor-textured and the fringe is cut at an angle toward the longer side of the cut.
The Color: Here hair color is used to define and accentuate the style by using a darker color to emphasize the fringe. The hair on the top, back and sides is pale golden blonde, which when layered upon the darker fringe creates a tremendous depth to the look.
The Style: What is traditionally a short, sleek style is given softness and a twist with the addition of targeted color and razor-texture. To create the style, the hair is blown straight and parted with an angled parting.
The fringe is smoothed using a flat-iron to create a sleek curtain over the eyes, while the pale blonde cap of hair is kept softened and given extra definition through a light application of pomade to create some structure in the textured style.
Long Hair with Tendrils
The Cut: The hair here is in a long-layered style with maximum length in the upper layers, and razor-texturing on the ends of the hair.
The Color: Our model here has a rich, fiery haircolor with soft, coppery highlights to give more depth and dimension to the color.
The Style: Again, we begin with hair that is either naturally wavy or rolled to create curl. The hair is styled to smooth the upper lengths and create maximum volume at the lower 2/3rds of the style. The hair is parted in an off-set, angled parting and the long fringe is given lift to arc over the forehead and sweep back into the mass of curls.
The curls are backcombed to give volume and defined using spray and scrunching. A light application of pomade or smoothing serum can be used to soften and define the tendrils which trail over the shoulders and down the body.
Hair: Jennifer Wilson - Essensuals Hairdressing
Make-up: Margita Skrenkova
Styling: Anna Slezakova
Photography: Thomas Beran