1. What are the major hair trends for Spring/Summer 2013? This Spring the style for long hair is straight and flat with strong parts to create an edgy look. Angular and fresh shaped updos are also having a moment - think Cara Delevingne and Karlie Kloss at Oscar S/S 2013. Through Spring/Summer and into Fall the short cropped style Gatsby look is on its way back (the new version of the classic film is being released in May!). Elements inspired by the 1920's were all over the runway at Oscar de la Renta's Autumn/Winter 2013 show. And, in terms of colour we will see lots of muted colour tones and pastels.
2. What is your hero hair styling product? My hero product is Louise Galvin's Sacred Locks Volumising Spray
. You just use the smallest amount on wet hair to give it some extra volume and hold that lasts all day without any product build up. I also apply it on dry hair before using a hot roller or tong to hold curls in place while also acting as a heat protector for the hair.
3. In your opinion, which brand has the best product range as a whole? L'oréal Tecni Art Pro
is an amazing range. It has every product you could possibly need for all hair types that have been adapted over the years to create a pretty much untouchable range. A new comer to look out for is Davines
. We now stock this product range at Daniel Galvin and I am beginning to replace some of my classic L'oréals with the new Davines. The products have interesting bases including extracts of tomatoes, hazelnut, rocket, spinach and pistachios - quite literally food for hair!
4. What is the most popular hair style your clients are requesting at the moment? There are 2 key cuts clients are requesting: Super short 'Parisian bobs' (think Amelie), or styles inspired by the 1920's (think Great Gatsby), which are great on angular faces with strong jaw lines. Another popular request is super long one length hair with a little shape around the front. I am growing out a lot of my clients layers to do this. It's all about powerful yet low maintenance cuts.
5. What are the key tips to perfecting a blow dry? First, start with a good base by using the right shampoo and conditioner for you - this should be recommended by a professional stylist in a salon. If you splash out on expensive good quality products, but don't have the right ones for your hair type you will get absolutely no benefit! Rough dry the hair until its 80-90% dry before you start blow drying. If you blow dry from soaking wet you will over work the hair and end up with a floppy do! And finally, use a natural bristle brush to get great shine. Then blow dry away!
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, 020 7486 9661, 58-60 George St, London W1U 7ET