Hair styles to watch out for in 2015
BBLUNT Creative Director, Avan Contractor
Celebrity hair stylist and creative director at BBlunt, Avan Contractor has been tailoring hairstyles to perfection for two decades. Winner of the Vogue Hairstylist of the Year award, she is known for her skill in effortlessly crafting stylish hair with professional precision and care. Her passion for hairdressing has made her one of the leading hairstylists in the country and the person behind some of the most iconic looks in Bollywood. In a chat with Nykaa, Contractor shares some insider knowledge on all things hair!
What are the trending haircuts and styles for 2015?
It’s all about one length hair this year so say goodbye to face framing layers. Even if you need to layer your hair to combat density, a clever way to do that would be to work with invisible layers.
The hero this year is clearly texture and disheveled elegance. Fuss-free hair is the need of the hour!
Learn how to master the look from our Carefully Careless collection.
Take a small amount of Climate Control Cream and apply evenly, focusing on mid-lengths and ends. Keep the product away from the scalp.
Attach the diffuser to your hair dryer, change the setting to slow speed and medium heat. Gather the lengths of your hair into the diffuser and continue drying section by section until your hair is almost dry
Power dry your hair by constantly moving the dryer around the head with a circular motion to encourage the hairs natural movement and body. Continue, until your hair is completely dry.
You can use a fine mist of Spotlight Spray followed by the hair dryer on a cold air setting for added shine and texture. With the use of your fingers settle your hair into place.
Can you share some summer hair tips?
During the hot summer months it’s important to keep your hair hydrated and pack in the moisture by nourishing your hair with the right shampoo/conditioner. Take our BSYSTEM questionnaire to make sure you have the best shampoo/conditioner for your hair type!
For added moisture, add a dollop of BBLUNT Intense Moisture Conditioner to your regular conditioner and work it into the ends of your hair. Leave it to soak for five minutes before rinsing. An additional tip is to wrap a hot towel around your head after washing to help the hair retain its conditioning.
Further protect your hair from the sun with a leave in conditioner. we recommend using BBLUNT’s Climate Control which enhances your strands’ natural movement, smoothens and leaves your hair in charge, whatever the weather.
Most importantly double your intake of water! That is essential for healthy summer hair!
How can frizzy hair be made smooth and shiny?
Summertime equals hotter, humid air which can wreak havoc on defenseless, frizz-prone strands. The solution is to use a product post shampooing that’s specially formulated to repel moisture from the humid air. If you have curly or wavy hair we recommend HD Curl and if you have straight to wavy hair we recommend Climate Control for tress-smoothening.
You can apply generous amount of either product to towel dried hair and let you hair dry naturally or you can blow dry your hair with a brush and hair dryer. Another tip to help reduce frizz is to not over shampoo your hair! Reduce the frequency of your washes but keep your scalp clean. Over-shampooing strips strands of natural moisture. If summer sweat is unbearable soak up excess grease by using BBLUNT’s Dry Shampoo for instant freshness!
How often can one safely use dry shampoo?
Dry shampoo is not a substitute for shampoo. It’s a quick fix. That being said, it’s absolutely safe to use it a couple of times a week when you’re in rush and need to use it on the go. It’s a great product to keep in your hand bag for those unexpected rendezvous!
Can you suggest haircuts/styles for different face shapes such as oval, round, square and heart?
Here goes! Oval shapes are the ideal face shape and any hairstyle/cut works well. Anyone with a round face needs to add fullness on the crown to create an illusion of length to the face. Square shaped faces look best in cuts that frame the face and shape the jawline. Lastly, heart shaped faces need a hairstyle that enhances the cheekbones and opens up the jawline. A fringe works perfectly with this face shape.
How can one nourish hair?
The best way to nourish your hair is by eating a protein-rich diet, that’s also rich in Omega 3 and Fatty Acids. Don’t forget to drink tons of water (double your water intake) as well..
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BBLUNT Creative Director, Avan Contractor