Summer is almost over, but the arrival of fall is a great excuse to encourage your clients to refresh their beauty look. Below, Jill Marcordes, Executive Director of Cosmetology & Nail Technology at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture, highlights two hot hair trends for Fall 2014.
1. "‘Off-duty’ ballerina buns were popular at the Fall 2014 fashion shows," says Marcordes. "If you want to achieve a sleek finish, start with clean hair and use Redken Rewind Styling Paste and a boar bristle brush to achieve smoothness. Or, if you're leaning for more of a textured finish, I recommend using Redken Pillow Proof Two Day Extender to prepare the hair prior to styling. Try back-combing the hair in the center after it has been put into a high ponytail for added volume and a larger bun. To add a twist to the bun, braid a section of hair to wrap around at the end for a unique finish.
2. "A soft, sleek middle part is another emerging fall trend," adds Marcordes. "Middle parts are more ideal for those who have long layers rather than short layers - you can still make short layers look sleek but sometimes the hair may look slightly choppy.
"In order to create this look, I recommend using Redken Smooth Lock shampoo and conditioner. This product line works well with the hot tools that are required to achieve a sleek look - a blow dryer with a boar bristle brush, as well as a flat iron. The Smooth Lock product line also reduces fizz for up to 48 hours (72 hours if you apply its leave-in conditioning treatment). Consider applying Redken's pillow proof, too – it reduces drying time by 20%, is a heat protectant and acts as a primer.
"When you’re using a blow dryer to pull the hair smooth, use a comb to do what we call ‘truck and trailering’ it. Your comb is the truck and the blow dryer is the trailer following behind it. The comb will help to give your client shiny, frizz-free, smooth hair. Remember, don’t force a part - it's okay to have the middle part a bit uneven."
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