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David Gillson - Hairstylist to the Rich & Famous shares this season's hair trends with Baroque Lifestyle

David Gillson - Hairstylist to the Rich & Famous shares this season's hair trends with Baroque Lifestyle

David Gillson is the hairstylist to the rich and famous. David keeps on trend by travelling the world every season to find out what’s happening when in the hairstyling industry. He attends Cosmoprof, the largest hair and beauty fair in the world, which is held in Bologna every year, as well as various events in New York, London and Paris.

What are David’s inspirations for the next six months? Here’s what he has to say…

There are four big hair trends for the coming season, and each of them offers something for everyone. Each trend can be adapted depending on how creative you want to be. 

K-Pop

A-List celebrities and Haute Fashion Houses are drawing fashion inspiration from the K-Pop cultural phenomenon.

A-List celebrities and Haute Fashion Houses are drawing fashion inspiration from the K-Pop cultural phenomenon.

K-Pop is literally a new brand of pop street music in Korea, but this inspiration also comes from Japan. Inspiration from this trend is a selection of pastel colors, already seen on many international stars and celebrities such as Katy Perry with her green tips, and Kylie Jenner who also chose green, as well as Nicole Richie who added lilac to her tresses and Kelly Osbourne who has chosen a stunning pale purple look. It was also evident in Chanel’s resort show in Dubai, where a few of the models’ bouffant hair were a candy pink color.

50’s Honolulu

The '50s Honolulu' style is all about glamor and strong colors.

The '50s Honolulu' style is all about glamor and strong colors.

This stylized look is also very glamorous, reminiscent of Fifties American model Betty Page with her bright red lipstick, and indigo black hair. The color is strong, also in ruby red and burnt copper. Singer/songwriter Lana del Ray epitomizes this look, and it’s also very evident on the red carpet and in the latest fashion magazines. It’s a very versatile look that can be embraced by young and old.

Surfer girl

The 'Surfer Girl' style features the 'Sombre' styling technique, which gives a softer, and more subtle low maintenance look. 

The 'Surfer Girl' style features the 'Sombre' styling technique, which gives a softer, and more subtle low maintenance look. 

This windswept look reminiscent of hair at the beach features grown out color with a difference. It’s ‘Sombre’ which has replaced ‘Ombre’ – in fact, it’s a direct backlash against Ombre, which had a very hard line. Sombre is more of a natural, grown out feel. The look is softer, very subtle, very low maintenance. Surfer Girl has an undone quality. The look can be created with Davines Seasalt Spray or any spray that gives the beachy, bedhead look.

So ‘90s

The 'So 90s' sees the return of the very straight minimal hair (left) and rougher and looser Grunge look 

The 'So 90s' sees the return of the very straight minimal hair (left) and rougher and looser Grunge look 

This trend sees a return to the ‘90s. There are two very different aspects to So Nineties. The first is a return to very, very straight, minimal hair with a minimal amount of product on. It’s created using the straightening iron and has been created as another backlash, this time against the trend of Kardashian curls. The color is flat, evident in the ads for the latest Marc Jacobs collection as well as the new Prada campaign. They used 10 different models, with 10 different hair colors in that campaign, but all of them sported hair ironed dead straight. The entire look is fuss-free, clean, with sharp lines, and very little layering.

The second aspect is also part of the ‘90s, but it’s very different, concentrating on Grunge. Worn with plaid shirts and torn jeans, the hair has a rougher, looser feel. It is undone hair – neither curly, nor straight. 

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