T rends come and go, but festive hair should always be three things: party-ready, glamorous and oh-so seductive. Our talented Westrow Artistic Team recently collaborated with Hot Tools Professional, to dream up a fantasy shoot of styles that are exactly that – and this was the result. Blending two ridiculously hot autumn/winter 2019 trends – old-school Hollywood waves and wet-look roots – we created an uber-glam style that manages to straddle the line beautifully between on-trend and classic. Look at it as this season’s LBD of hairstyles: subtly sexy and yet powerfully eye-commanding. To recreate the look, prep damp hair with Revlon Professional Style Masters Modular Mousse – this will create that requisite volume, hold and texture.
Next, on blow-dried hair, use the Hot Tools Pro 24k gold 1.25 inch Curl Bar to create those glamorous Fifties Hollywood medium-sized waves through the mid lengths and ends, leaving the curls to cool before running through with fingers for a loose, dishevelled, almost feathered finish. Complete by sculpting a little height, working some texture into the roots, and creating that oh-so-slightly wet-look finish with a tiny smidge of Revlon Professional Style Masters Defining Gel. Everyone knows that Christmas is the one time of year when you can get away with pushing the barriers a little, so go for a look that’s a little more daring than you’d usually plump for.
Now’s the time to wow, not shy away, and with this seductive little number, you can do exactly that.
Hair by the Hot Tools Education Team in collaboration with Westrow, headed up by Hot Tools European Education Director, Steve Rowbottom
Make-up: Olivia Watson
Photography: Paul Gill
ICE ICE BABY
At Iceberg’s AW19 London Fashion Week Men’s Show the brand’s design archives provided the inspiration behind the collection
– a bright synthesis of primary colours and 80s neon, with a distinct apres-ski style aesthetic. Hair reflected the bold, outdoorsy and punkish attitude of the collection, worn long and roughed-up, with straight wefts added for extra length and texture.
Get the look:
What the styles boasted in texture they lacked in height – hair was worn head-hugging flat. Nail this same effect by using American Crew Fiber Grooming Foam on mid-length and long locks to slick hair down, and then brush wrap it round the head for that same shape. Add shine with American Crew Superglue before setting in place with a blow-dryer. The addition of extensions and headband is optional, of course!
Texture is key to recreating this trend. Aim for a finish that says you’ve hit the slopes for a few hours, with no time for more than a little hand ruffling for styling. American Crew Fiber Grooming Foam is great for adding volume, but try a little American Crew Matt Clay too, for plenty of malleable texture, grit and some ski’s the limit style.
MERRY + BRIGHT
Keep your colour bright and beautiful during the party season with the help of Revlon Professional’s Eksperience Color Protection line. Fusing science and nature, the range helps revitalise, brighten and maintain your salon colour – ensuring you’ll shine this season. RRP: from £20. Visit your nearest Westrow salon to find out more.
HUE DARES WINS
Hot hues are big news this season, and with partying at the top of every agenda, you need a hair colour that will help you stand out from the crowd. Westrow’s now a Revlon Professional affiliated salon, which means every time you visit you’ll benefit from one of the brand’s innovative and expert colour formulas. It also means that you will reap the benefit of our Westrow Colour Mixologists being expertly trained in cutting-edge techniques using unrivalled products that really set the tone. Isn’t that something to celebrate this season? Pop into one of our nine salons for your complimentary colour consultation or visit
westrowhair.com to find out more.