Soft Yet Strong by Headlines Elite
Mussed up, soft textures meet structured styling. This collection beautifully juxtaposes softly created hair with strong shapes. The combination of gorgeous hair with unusual silhouettes, black leather and metal touches create this soft yet strong collection.
Hair with Crimping
Starting with a head full of long, straight, medium-fine hair in a warm, ginger shade, the stylist departs from tradition by creating movement in the hair using non-traditional methods.
Like the previous look, we have here a long-haired, ginger lass whose hair has been wrapped onto two-dimensional tools creating a sharp bending zigzag in the hair.
However, this time, the hair is gathered gently at the nape of the neck to form a loose up-style and shift the visual focus from the vertical ovoid to the horizontal.
The two loose tendrils draping along the sides of the face help to frame the features and prevent widening the face too much.
Dark Curly Hair
Start with a shoulder-length blunt cut and add razor texture for a choppy effect and a handful of interior layers. Follow it up with the liberal application of medium-sized curls throughout the length and comb out the result carefully to keep as much integrity as possible in the individual curls. The finished result is an edgier, rougher look, without a lot of polish and "finished" feel.
This style shows a dramatic twist on a mop-top cut. Starting from a base cut with a squared off perimeter around the ears and down along the nape of the neck, the interior lengths are styled for maximum lift and volume to form a pseudo-beehive style with an up-swept fringe.
The rich, dark-coffee color is accented by caramel tips in the fringe lengths. The inner layers at the top and crown areas are backcombed and puffed up for volume while the surface layers are drawn over for a smoother finish.
Short Dark Hair
This photo shows us the basic structure of the short haircut used to create the style in photo four. As you can see the hair is blunt cut following the perimeter of the hair's growth zone on the sides and back with a long, tapering fringe area. Shown here, the hair is styled for smoothness and to accentuate the edges of the cut.
Ravishing Long Hair
Long layered locks in their full-bodied glory best describes the look shown here. The style features short lengths that brush the chin and additional lengths draping to mid-chest. The tiers of layering are defined in stages to emphasize the look. For styling, the hair is curled into massive sweeping curls for volume, and fullness with loosely-flowing tresses.
This is hair at its most romantic, free-moving and ravishing. Use a smoothing serum lightly spread over the hands and passed through the hair to add a little definition and smooth away any frizz.
In what has come to be called an inverted bob, we find a new softness and feminine quality. This haircut is executed with a razor tool for soft edges and a light, airy finish. With pale, buttery-blonde, finely-textured hair we see the use of flat-iron styling to emphasize the glow and shine of the hair.
The sides follow a definitive cut line and a tapered nape counterbalances a long angle-cut fringe. The side parting is hidden by the blow-dry styling designed to give the whole head a "soft-focus" look.
Ripples and Waves
Of course, even the softest girls can have edgy days, and this restyling of the previous cut shows how you can take a soft look and add some strength and a whole new attitude.
To achieve this look, the hair can be wrapped on oblong tools or crimped in places along the lengths using a large-barrel iron to create the rippled effect.
In this style the waves are created to emanate from an angled side part on the left side of the head. The lengths wave across the top of the head to fall down the opposite side in tendril wisps.
Hair By: Katrina Ashton & Lisa Shaw @ Headlines Elite, Sheffield
Make-up: Aleesa Hall
Clothes: Rachel Fanconi
Photographer: Andrew O'Toole