Schiaparelli Couture SS14 show (Style.com)
With Haute Couture Week well under way, there’s no denying that us beauty ladies are in total heaven. After all, what’s not to love about extravagant beauty trends, jaw-dropping make-up creations and stunning hairstyles? Point exactly. So when we spied the textured creations on the heads of the models at the Schiaparelli show [above], we were intrigued to see frizz has truly gone fashion.
But should we be embracing our daily hair dilemmas rather than battling against them? We caught up with A-list hairstylist Luigi Murenu to talk all things haute frizz. So if you're ready to work your natural texture, read on and learn…
1. Couture Frizz
Who would have thought the day would come when we could forget frizz fighting and embrace our fluffy hair instead? A little sporty, a lot ethereal and with buckets of chic, this season’s couture frizz is all about working high-impact hair- but with a serious point of difference. “From soft leather to angora knits and animal prints, texture is so prevalent in this season’s catwalk collections, and this has been reflected in the way hair is being styled,” explains Luigi. “This look embraces the natural fluffiness many of us naturally have in our hair, and is a fabulous way of expressing a little bit of you in a fashion-forward way.” The key thing here is to maintain a contrast in texture between the sleek, high-shine top section and graphic candyfloss-effect ponytail by crimping only the lower lengths of your hair.
TOP TIP: “Always use a heat-protecting styling product when working with crimpers or straightening irons. It’s an absolute must,” says Luigi.
2. Catwalk Kinks
Glossy meets grunge in this modern take on groomed hair, favoured by A-listers Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Leighton Meester. “As backstage beauty areas have swapped straight hair for looser curls and kinked waves, we have started to embrace hair’s irregularities, which is great because natural texture is very beautiful,” says Luigi Murenu. Want in? Blow-dry damp hair, then add irregular waves with a waving iron. Brush the kinks out and add extra oomph with a blast of Kerastase Powder Bluff Dry Shampoo, £23.
TOP TIP: “Leave the ends of hair straight, for a modern, graphic finish,” says Luigi.
3. The Great Unwashed
There’s a good reason why we love second-day hair: come day two, there’s no denying that it has a far superior texture and hold than before, giving the perfect starting point for trying these glossy, glamazon waves. What’s more, this look is easier to create than you think. Luigi recommends using a volumising mousse like Kerastase Mousse Bouffant, £21, and says not to be afraid of a wayward wave because “free hair with movement is huge right now- and what will be will be.”
TOP TIP: “A curling iron, like BaByliss PRO Wand, £25, is just the thing to create loose, bouncy curls.”
See the top textured hair looks from this season's shows in the gallery below...