Stylish and contemporary yet utterly accessible, this hairstyles collection from the Protégé team successfully takes what they see emerging as fresh fashion trends and translates them into wearable, gorgeous commercial haircuts for the salon clientele.
Working with the natural texture of each model's hair, the team has styled and finished the hair in different ways to create on each girl two looks that are at once eminently wearable and at eye-catchingly beautiful. It's all about being a thoroughly modern girl!
Megan Corby - Blunt Bob
Stylist Megan Corby of Sheffield's Vanilla salon brings us these two hairstyles based on the same blunt bob cut. The cut features a sharply-edged fringe that curves around the eyes and razor-softened ends on the sides and perimeter back.
In the first photo we see the hair styled for maximum energy and volume as the hair is kinked with a very finely-tuned wave pattern and directed out and forward into a halo. The look is edgy and exciting, but not for the faint of heart.
Photo two shows us the same haircut styled smooth to emphasize the clean edges and lines of the style. The smooth styling shows off the gloss and shine of the hair as well as the natural depth to the color.
Sarah Webb - Wedge Shaped Hair
The styling of this ginger-haired beauty was the purview of Sarah Webb of Gillis Rowland Hair in Wolverhampton, UK. Ms. Webb's model was cut to create a wedge shape in her naturally curly hair to control the bulkiness.
In photo one the wedge shaped hair is styled to balance the volume and create a horizontally focused shape. There's a soft parting down the center of the head and the hair is diffuse-dried to maintain some integrity and definition in the curl.
Photo two is a reworking of the hairstyle directing the hair to the left side of the head in order to create an asymmetrical and almost topiary effect. Again, the hair is diffuse-dried and effort is made to keep the integrity and definition of the curl.
Pete Burkhill - Sassy Short Hair
From Leeds' Headlines UK, stylist Pete Burkhill brings us this very short, sassy set of hairstyles. The base cut features a hard-edged fringe with a horizontal cutting line, wedge-cut sideburns and contour-cut nape and back sections. The hair builds to a weight line along the parietal ridge and emphasizes the upper portion of the head.
In photo two the pixie is textured to show off the versatility of the cut. Structuring paste adds volume, definition and hold to the hair allowing it to be molded as desired. The look is edgier, yet more feminine in many ways.
DJ Clover - Feminine Looks
In photo one we see the hair styled simply. The natural wave is enhanced by diffused-drying and the application of a smoothing product to keep the wave intact the frizz to a minimum. The hair is center parted and the lengths frame each side of the face.
The second and third photo show the same cut styled into a carefully shaped topiary. Backcombing and maximum hold products take the natural wave and create two hemispheres that join at the nape to form a partial up-style that defies description. Two loose tendrils on each side of the face frame the features and maintain a vertical focus.
Fadima Yesildal - Chin-length Bob
Stylist Fadima Yesildal of Laurence Charles in Whetstone, London shows there's more to versatility than meets the eye with this lovely haircut which is dramatically displayed in two distinct looks. Based on a chin-length blunt bob cut with razor-cut texture, Ms. Yesildal uses a brow-length fringe and flair for color to her best advantage.
Photo one is a sharper view of the classic bob. The ends are styled straight and flared out slightly to emphasize the cutting line along the perimeter. The deep-right parting is swept forward and across the forehead in a smooth arc to merge with the lines of the opposite side. The color is a cool black with light reflectiveness and high-gloss finish.
Photo two shows the same cut styled for a soft effect. The hair is kept glassy smooth but curves inward in a highly-organic fashion. The parting is a small point just right of center at the top of the head and radiates outward in a smooth flowing line. In this incarnation the hair has been given a warm rinse of color in a shade reminiscent of burgundy wine.
Wayne Daws - Short Contour Cut
Our final Clynol Protégé hairstyles come from Wayne Daws of Laurence Charles in Whetstone, London. The basis of these styles is a contour cut with mouth-length fringe and an almost mop-top quality to the cut. The sides of the haircut fall to the bottoms of the ears and lower and the back tapers down onto the neck in a smooth line.
The First photo of the pairing shows the hair styled smooth to emphasize the sleekness and shine of the golden color. With a deep right-side parting, the top section is swept forward and drawn across the forehead at a smooth angled line to merge with the left side.
Photo two is amped up with curl. The hair is pumped carefully into a mass of tight, coiling curls that rests easily in the top and crown sections. The use of a pomade and or misting of hairspray helps to ensure definition in the curls and give extra hold and stability to the look.
More Information: Clynol Protégé Team
Stylist: Clare Frith
Make-up: Liz Rochford
Photography: John Rawson