Tuesday, December 09, 2008


Here are the main hairstyle trends os this season Winter 2008-2009 seen at Donna Karan, Rachel Roy, Zac Posen, Viktor & Rolf , Phillip Lim, Yves Saint Laurent and Oscar de la Renta.

Deep Side Part:

While there was no shortage of center parts on the fall runways, it was the side-swept version, artfully accentuated with romantic and soft curls and flapper-girl styles that topped our tress list. And the deeper, the better: A side part minimizes a large forehead, plays up pretty eyes, and gives rounder faces the illusion of an oval shape. Which direction you swing toward, however, is entirely up to you.

Seen at: Donna Karan

Trend: Woven Braids:
Whether piled high or loose and low, braids caused quite a commotion on the autumn catwalk. Lead stylist André Rodman at Frédéric Fekkai SoHo got inspiration from the Native American theme. Giving the traditional braid a modern twist, he incorporated a hand-woven fishtail technique: Start by spritzing dry shampoo or hairspray all over to give workable texture. Then pull hair back and divide into two sections at the nape of the neck. Take a small section of hair from each side, crisscross them over the gathered strands, and add to the opposite side. Continue loosely braiding, then secure with an elastic.

Seen at: Rachel Roy

Trend: Slicked-Back Strands:
There is no hiding behind your hair with this look! But while this pulled-back style puts your face in the spotlight, Palau promises it is totally wearable. To get this look at home, Palau suggests using “loads of gloss” to create a “patent leather texture.” Gel and hairspray could not hurt either!

Seen at: Zac Posen

Seen at: Viktor & Rolf

Trend: Twisted Tresses:
Variations of the French twist ruled the fall runways. To achieve the side-swept twist created by Aveda stylists at 3.1 Phillip Lim, blow-dry hair straight, then part on the side. Take a lock of hair and, starting from behind the right ear, create a French braid running left to right (this will serve as an anchor for your twist). Fasten braid with an elastic behind the left ear. Slightly twist the hair and sweep it over to the left side of the head, securing in place with bobby pins along the braided base.

Seen at: 3.1 Phillip Lim

Trend: Choppy Layers:
Of course YSL’s mod mushroom cut might be too severe for your au naturel sensibility, but there is something to be said for chunky locks! “Choppy layers enhance bone structure, especially cheekbones,” says Guido Palau, who styled hair at Ralph Lauren. After applying a thickening lotion to damp hair, he blow-dried sections using a paddle brush and finished with a flat iron, creating “an even texture with absolutely no frizz.”

Seen at: Yves Saint Laurent

Seen at: Oscar de la Renta

Monday, December 01, 2008


Fashionable Hairstyle:
Classical volume hair styling has returned and became fasionable again. But the techniques of backcombing has changed and become simple and modern. We can see that kinds of hairstyle at Moschino Cheap and Chic, the Autumn-Winter 2008/2009. The main hair cosmetics of this season is L’Oreal Paris.

Step 1.

When hair styling your hair remember a couple of easy rules: you souldn't make a backcombing on dirty hair as well as on too clean hair. Using conditioner will complicate backcombing too. All you need is to shampoo your hair and to put mousse for volume, it will make your hair dense. When drying hair hung your head and throw your hair over. And, shaking up your hands blow dry your hair. If your hair is curly try to make it even with a brush.

Step 2.

Modern backcombing differs from ones that made our mothers and grandmothers. Years ago it looked like a "bird's nest" now it doesn't. The techniques reminds beating up. "Beat up" your hair with a brush from the roots to the points of your hair. Backcomb one lock and spray it with a modelling spray. Then the next lock. Make the maximum volume on the bottom part of your head. Then smooth it a little but do not comb completely. However points of your hair should be combed so that they look tidily. Fix the result with a hair spray.