Though the winds of seasonal change tend to make hairstyle upkeep a challenge, Nick Penna, the Creative Director of Be Styled, makes falling into autumn a breeze!
Be Styled, the European technique blowdry lounge, has locations in Wellesley, Lynnfield and now Chestnut Hill. They keep it affordable with most styles at just $35. I asked Nick his take on Fall 2013 hair trends.
1. Please tell me what you’re seeing for Fall 2013 hair trends.
The deep side part is hot right now. Just recently I saw Selena Gomez sport the look on the VMA red carpet. Also, the short, wavy bob is another popular trend for the fall. Jennifer Lawrence rocked the do on the cover of Vogue and looked flawless. The hairstyle is very easy to maintain and style.
2. How can women do it themselves day to day?
For the deep side part, begin by applying Kerastase Nectar Thermique to wet hair from mid-shaft to ends before starting to blowdry. At Be Styled, we call this look the "be sleek."
Section hair to a deep side part and start blowdrying in sections using a round brush. Start at the back of the neck and work your way to the front, creating a smooth and straight look.
To finish, use Kerastase Laque Dentelle hairspray to hold the part and sleek look in place.
For the wavy bob, apply Kerastase Mousse Bouffante from root to end. Blowdry the hair using a large round brush. Smooth from roots to end and roll ends to create the tousled look.
When the hair is blown dry, spray the hair with Kerastase Laque Dentell hairspray, then use your fingers to break up the ends and create the tousled look. This look is carefree and easy to style, but adds bounce and volume.
3. Which products do you use and recommend?
For these looks, I recommend the following:
- Kerastase Nectar Thermique, which adds smoothness and shine to hair. It also protects hair from heat styling tools and drying out.
- The Mousse Bouffante adds fullness and structure without weight. It's not stiff and allows flexible movement, which is great.
- Kerastase Laque Dentell hairspray is flexible and holds a long-lasting finish. It also protects against frizz and humidity.
Check out other newer products for your fall look:
Toppik Hair Building Fibers are great for anyone looking to give hair an instantly fuller appearance. The 100% natural keratin in colored fiber form are so safe that even pregnant women and those undergoing treatments can use! It blends naturally with hair and conceals the scalp. In addition, it’s used as an oil-absorbing dry shampoo, a root touch-up, to blur the look and damage from extensions, and to give intricate updos and braids an airbrushed finish. The wind- and rain-resistant formula comes in nine shades. (Available at toppik.com)
Ouidad introduces their new Wave Create Collection. The Sea Spray contains natural seawater and sea salt to help with volume and create a tousled texture. Sea kelp adds shine, and Panthenol Vitamin B5 adds moisture. The Texture Taffy creates sexy waves, leaving a matte finish with no sticky residue. It moisturizes with algae extracts and Milk Thistle Extract. (Available at ouidad.com.)
The Aquage SeaExtend silkening oil treatment gives shine and silkiness without any added weight. The lightweight formula is infused with sea botanicals, argan oil, and almond oil to protect against heat damage and seal in haircolor. The uplifting foam is a medium-hold volumizing and maximum spray foam. It holds style in place without any stiffness and has the added benefit of being able to be used on wet or dry hair. (For locations go to aquage.com.)
The new ALTERNA HAIRCARE Bamboo Style Cleanse Extend Translucent Dry Shampoos come in two yummy scents - Mango Coconut and Sheer Blossom. The spray absorbs oil and product buildup to extend the life of your blowout (and allows a few more minutes in bed in the morning!). For the rest of October, ALTERNA will donate 15% of proceeds to Look Good Feel Better, an organization helping those with cancer look good and improve their self-esteem. (Available at Sephora.com.)
Alba Botanica is known for their 100 % vegetarian ingredients. The new Hawaiian anti-frizz serum contains Argan oil and their plant-sourced keratin to seal hair cuticles and weightlessly smooth locks. The frizz-free control helps with a sleek, polished look. (Available at albabotanica.com.)
Color Wow is a new collection of professionally-formulated products to address issues associated with color-treated hair such as roots, fading and brassiness. Color Wow was developed by Gail Federici, John Frieda, and Dr. Joe Cincotta. Root Cover Up contains a variety of pigments and reflective properties to ensure shades look natural. Color Security Shampoo is the next generation of sulfate-free shampoos. Its formula produces a rich lather (unlike typical sulfate-free shampoos) and an amino-fortified complex to help prevent breakage and keep hair nourished. Color Security Conditioner contains Aquamino Emulsion Technology™ to improve texture and the Proprietary Sealicon™ color shield complex forms a weightless, protective sheath around each hair fiber for a gloss finish. Pop & Lock Crystallite Shellac seals the cuticle to trap color and moisture to lock out dryness and give a mirror-like shine. (Available at ulta.com.)
Garnier Fructis presents their newly reformulated Triple Nutrition line. The line includes Fortifying Clear Shampoo, Fortifying Creamy Shampoo, Fortifying Conditioner, 3-Minute Undo Dryness Reversal Treatment, Miracle Dry Oil for Hair, Body & Face, and Nutrient Spray. They include nourishing avocado, olive and almond oils that strengthen and restore hair with a lightweight, non-greasy formula. The new golden yellow bottles are made out of PET – the most widely recycled plastic available and contains 30% recycled plastic. (Available at drugstores.)