Winter Trends Turn Heads at Paris Fashion Week

 As we all know, the looks that the best fashion designers are showing on the runway will always be paired with the latest trends in women’s and men’s hairstyles. One of the best times to keep your eyes peeled for this is during Paris Fashion week. I was lucky enough be in Paris for the Mondial Coiffure Beauté (Paris Hair Show) at the beginning of this annual affair with Pino our artistic director. Since we definitely felt a buzz in the air, I wanted to look into what was really going on with hair and fashion in Europe. One of the big trends for fall/winter this year is skirts paired with sweaters. Designers like Nina Ricci, Bottega Veneta and Ralph Lauren all sported these different combinations of textures. The hair varied from each designer but what we saw were very simple looks. Nina Ricci showed loose ponytails that were tied back with a black ribbon. They were styled mainly with a center part to create a small amount of volume around the crown, and the looks were very smooth with long layers. This is a soft feminine look that is easily wearable for all age groups.

Nina Ricci swept ponytail

Nina Ricci swept ponytail

 

Bottega Veneta pays tribute to German actors Hedy Lamarr and Marlene Dietrich with this fall/winter collection. Hairstylist Guido introduced a modern take on this inspiration: “I kept thinking of Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver–disco hair, shoulder pads, power dresses. The 1940’s and the 70’s get interchanged.” He wanted to create a cloud of curls that was going to show off the silhouette of exaggerated collars and high necks. Guido made a detailed hair part that was right above the models’ highest point of the eyebrow. The part was combed over which followed an explosion of frizzy curls on both sides…definitely not an everyday look for the office.

As we look over to Ralph Lauren, Guido from Redken says that 90% of the models are in hats because of the designers’ idea of the American classic beauty this winter. The other 10% are showing an un-done pony tail with a small section of hair wrapped around the elastic. This is definitely a quick and easy look for the office!

This winter gives us a lot of ideas to play with (some of them easier than others). Possibly the hardest look to translate into everyday life was from Prada. In their display the hair was in tangled wet-looking waves with dark roots; similar to an ombré. To re-create this out-of-the-shower proposal, all you need to do is scrunch a wet-look gel (such as Moroccanoil Styling Gel) through your damp to wet hair and twist the ends with your fingers. This style was one of the most popular looks in Milan’s fashion week in September.

Check out some of the pictures below for all of the new styles for the season!

Moroccanoil

Before I begin to give you all the amazing benefits of this product, I would like to explain some differences between professional Moroccanoil products and the drugstore or mass produced products. The Moroccanoil product line is strictly available in professional salons and has a totally separate formula to all of the other products that call themselves Moroccan Oil, Argan Oil, etc.… This is important to know because all of these products are formulated differently and in turn do not have the benefits of the brand we are focusing on.  Most drugstore products have a very small percentage of active ingredients, if any.  Therefore, you will notice a price difference.  You know the old saying “you get what you pay for? “  Well, it applies to this example perfectly.

The tree is extremely well adapted to drought and other environmentally harsh conditions of southwestern Morocco.

Moroccanoil is the actual product line name and Argan oil (also known as “liquid gold”) is the vital ingredient found in this formula. Argan oil is found only in southwestern Morocco through to Tindouf in Algeria. The Argan tree contains almond-like kernels which are traditionally roasted and grinded into a paste, which is later squeezed by hand to extract the oil. This rich fusion has many cosmetic medicinal and culinary properties. Moroccan women use this for salads, bread dipping or in their customary dip called amlou. Traditionally, argan oil has also been used to soften skin and cuticles, heal acne blemishes and scars, reduce wrinkles and fine lines and restore split ends.

As professional hairdressers, we always strive for the best products for our clients’ hair. We have noticed a significant improvement with the health of our clients’ hair like spit ends, over porous/processed hair and dry hair/scalp. I have also personally tried this product as an after shave in the mornings and I no longer have irritation from shaving.  The vitamin E and omega-6 fatty acid that it contains is also amazing for your skin. The Moroccanoil Treatment will completely transform and repair as its formula transports lost proteins for the strength of the hair. It will absorb into the hair to fill in gaps created by hot styling tools and environmental damage. The best way to use it is to apply a small amount (the size of a dime) and work throughout damp hair from mid length to ends. You can blow-dry or let it dry naturally. You can add it after your hair is dry to tame fly aways or frizz and it also adds more hydration and moisture. There is also a “light” Moroccanoil Treatment that has been made for fine hair. Check out the video in the link below for a step by step instruction to healthy hair with this amazing product! INSTUCTIONAL VIDEO