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Spring hair special

Elle Canada
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Spring hair special

The spring and summer runways brought the updo to new heights. Here are some of the best looks that will add some sophistication to your spring and summer looks.


Twisted tale
The look
“I wanted to contrast the feminine collection with a boyish, groomed updo,” says T3's Orlando Pita of the look he created for Carolina Herrera. “It's the perfect classy yet sweet updo.”

How to get it
Apply a volumizing spray to wet hair, comb it through and blow-dry. Create an off-centre side part and then, on one side, take about half an inch of hair from the front of your head and twist it inward, taking half-inch sections and incorporating them into the twist. Secure the twisted hair with bobby pins; continue until you reach the middle of the neck and repeat on the other side. At the back, pull hair into a ponytail or wrap it around and fasten with bobby pins for a polished bun. Finish with a medium-strength hairspray.



Pretty punk
The look
The hair at the spring 2009 Oscar de la Renta show was a study in contrasts, says Justin German, a Pantene Pro-V consulting stylist and co-owner of Shagg Salon in Toronto. “It's pretty, soft and hard at the same time,” he says.

How to get it
Apply volumizing mousse to wet hair and blow-dry upside down. Add a few Velcro rollers to the top section of the hair. After five minutes, remove the rollers and backcomb hair from the roots. Gather hair at the sides and nape of the neck and twist it in an upward motion, securing with bobby pins. Pull out a few pieces of hair around the face. Blend the hair at the crown into the twist. Set hair with finishing spray and use gel to smooth the sides.

Check out our videos on how to create these looks at home!

   
 


Crown jewels
The look
Jewelled clips and pretty pins add polish to spring's updos-it's this return to glamour that is responsible for accessories moving north, says Ben Skervin, a
celebrity stylist for Head & Shoulders.

How to get it
“If your hair is up in a pleat or twist, you can place clips and pins in the folds of the hair,” says Skervin. “If you have a side part, you can use them to help pin the hair to the side.” To find the perfect clip, look no further than your jewellery box. “Earrings and brooches work best as hair accessories,” says Skervin. “Keep the look simple by using just one accessory and placing it far back from the hairline.”



Come undone
The look
The models at the spring 2009 Lanvin show looked like chic ballerinas. “The mood is classic, but the untidiness makes it modern,” says Marc Anthony, stylist, president and CEO of Marc Anthony Haircare.

How to get it
Blow-dry hair upside down. Once it's dry, use your fingers to comb it out and place it in a ponytail. Add a bit of shine serum to the ponytail, then gently twist it into a loose chignon and secure it with bobby pins. Finish with hairspray.

Check out our videos on how to create these looks at home! 

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