Although this has been the year that hairdressers and celebrities reinvented long, flowing and wavy hair, North Western Hairdresser of the Year Gary Taylor says there’s a party look for everyone, whatever the length of your hair.
“If you have short hair, for instance,” he says, “then give it an edgy look by scrunching it quite vigorously. Use a paste – not a wax – to get some real texture.”
Anyone who wants long hair but has failed to grow it for themselves can easily mock-up the look.
“You can use hair extensions for a quick, simple way to get long hair,” explained Gary.
“This year we have been doing a lot of loose waves and curls – use a heated wand and let the curls cascade down.”
An alternative to wearing long hair loose is to adopt a simple pin up. “Don’t go for anything too structured,” says Gary, who has his own salon, Edward & Co in Brighouse. “Allow the hair to be soft and casual.”
For mid-length hair he suggests using curling tongs to achieve a soft curl but tousling the hair afterwards so that it looks more natural.