2013 Hair by Leigh Keates

Leigh Keates gives a piece of his mind on the SS13 looks and some insights on the upcoming AW season!

What are the five hairstyles you think will be most popular this year?

Over the last two seasons there have been some very strong recurring trends. Spring/Summer is offering us effortless loose and wavy down do‘s of natural texture seen at Derek lam, Stella McCartney and Roberto Cavalli S/S 13.

Stella McCartney Cloud Nine

In contrast, A/W 13 saw Chanel, Mulberry and Gucci sporting the straighter look, not quite poker glassy straight but an obvious skim through with the irons.

Chanel and Mulberry Hair Styles

60s-style Bardot  beehives stood out for me for S/S ‘13, showcased by Louis Vuitton, Moschino Cheap & Chic and Marc Jacobs.

60s beehive hair styles

The strongest trend for me for A/W ’13 were the 'swishy' pony tails worn high with movement at Moschino, DSquared, Michael Kors and Iceberg.

Swishy Ponytail

Braids were present for both seasons, with messy scalp braids at Mulberry for S/S and Chanel D'arts Metier but heading for longer braids at Fendi, Valentino and Vivienne Westwood Gold Label for A/W.

Braided Hair Styles

What’s your favourite hair look of this year and what are your top tips for wearing it?

My favourite look was the 60s Beehive. Set your hair with Cloud Nine The O heated rollers and allow to cool. Remove and back comb for extra padding and secure at the back with pins, maintaining height but concealing lengths. This looks great in either a side or central art and can be accessorised with a bow or ribbon for an extra chic, feminine touch.

60s beehive hairstyles with Cloud Nine

Which type of products are proving popular this year?

My product of the year is definitely Cloud Nine’s Waving Wand, it is perfect for recreating that S/S effortless wave trend.
Another great tool is Cloud Nine’s Wide Iron (awarded best straighteners of 2013) to recreate the A/W's luxury straight finish.

Achieving these trends is all about good quality hair so the best product I know to help achieve this is undoubtedly Philip Kingsley's pre shampoo hair treatment, 'Elasticizer'.

What dye-related trends do you think we'll see this year?

Colour trends for me this season are definitely punk inspired, from mismatched coloured wigs at Jean Paul Gaultier to pink buns at Moschino Cheap and Chic and multi coloured hair on model Chloe Nørgaard.
On the celeb scene I've definitely noticed a trend in blondes going over to the dark side and opting for the more condition friendly browner tones.

Punk Inspired Hair Styles

Which do you think will be more popular - long or short - and why?

Long will always be most popular among women purely for comfort and versatility but I am still loving the Chanel 'Bob' from the Cruise Show in Versailles and hope more women are brave enough to adopt it this year.

Popular long hair styles
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