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    Summer Hair: Catwalk to Sidewalk

    Maria Kovacs doing a hair knot updo summer hair style

    Summer Hair How-To’s from TIGI Top Session Stylist!

    Want to know what catwalk hair trends are hot this summer? TIGI Session Stylist Maria Kovacs, shares with us these catwalk hair style how-to’s! Maria originates from Australia but has worked in London for the last 5 years. For the last 6 seasons she has worked backstage at New York, London, Milan and Paris fashion weeks and travels all over the world demonstrating and teaching in hair shows. Maria loves femininity and loves translating catwalk hair into wearable hairstyles that hairdressers and their clients can emulate.

    The Plaited Ponytail Perfect Summer Hair

    We ask Maria for her best summer hair ideas: 

    “We did the hair for Mara Hoffman’s SS12 show. The hair was inspired by Frieda Kahlo and is a great summer look for long hair. The first thing to do is to create texture in your hair. We used crimping irons to first crimp all the hair and then we put it into a high ponytail. We plaited (braided) this ponytail and pinned it into a knot. You could just do this and it would look fine, but we then had a fake ponytail which we plaited together with a length of fabric. We wrapped this around the natural plait to create a larger shape. The whole effect is a really fun look but is also very pretty.”

    Summer Hair Chignon

    Little chignons and knots are also big news in summer hair. Don’t just think you can just brush your hair back into a knot. Preparation is key. Apply a volumising product, such as TIGI Catwalk Root Boost to damp hair. Blow dry the hair smooth, back comb the crown area to get additional volume and gently brush back into a low ponytail at the nape. Split the ponytail into 2 and twist each section, then ‘tie’ and secure with pins.

    The perfect Pontail

    How-To: Go from work to cocktail hour?

    “The perfect ponytail is a great way to go from day to evening.” Says Maria “The sleekest of ponytails, perfectly executed on very shiny hair looks fabulous with metallic fabrics and leather as well as lace and satin.  Blow-dry hair super-straight and the key to glamming up this look, is to keep it smooth with products. I use Catwalk by TIGI Session Series Styling Cream. Part hair on the side or sleek straight back and ensure there isn’t a hair out of place. Finally add some statement making earrings and you’re ready for a cocktail.”

    What’s your favorite summer hair tip?

    “Have you discovered dry shampoo? If not, do so!  It’s our backstage must have product at all the fashion shows. I’m in love with Catwalk by TIGI Session Series Transforming Dry Shampoo (but, of course there are lots of different brands around). Obviously they’re designed to restyle hair when there’s no time for a wash and blow-dry, but do you know that dry shampoo adds amazing volume to fine hair, gives lank hair extra vitality, and revitalizes hair when you want to go straight from work to a date. It’s a product no one should be without!”

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    2 Comments »


    1. Thanks for the comment Monica! Want to learn more about dry shampoo, and discover great emergency hair fixes? Check out the article When a Daily Shampoo is Not an Option. It’s fantastic!

      Have a great hair day!

      Comment by Michelle Skye — July 18, 2012 @ 7:54 pm

    2. I agree about the dry shampoo! My hair is naturally curly and takes 2 hours to style, so needless to say I hate to shampoo it! Dry shampoos are awesome!!!

      Comment by Monica Johnston — July 17, 2012 @ 1:53 pm

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