GET THE LOOK: Summer Trends

With the summer season upon us, the team at Nicky Clarke have bring you an exclusive Summer Hair Care Guide with the latest summer trends, unique hair care products and step-by-step guide to help create the looks at home yourself. The creative team at Nicky Clarke including Senior Colour Technician Emilie Ventirini have come together to offer their top tips and personal advice for creating this seasons trends. For women the ‘Simple & Straight’ day time look is ideal for summer days spent in the city perfected with the Nicky Clarke Great Body Ultimate Mousse. The ‘Low Slung Knot’ is an easy transformation from the day time to evening for that simple, glamorous feel. Finally, Summer 2013’s hottest hair colour trend is all about ‘The Boho Sun Kissed Hair’ which will have you feeling like a summer goddess.

The Nicky Clarke Team have taken inspiration from the alluring look which has braced the runway at Giambattista Valli to bring to you an ultimate summer day time look. This summer is all about simplicity. The hair needs to be straight but not poker straight and has the whole feeling of being off the face and tucked behind the ears exposing the hairline. This hair style is ideal for city summer days and we are giving the finished look attitude.

How to get the look…..
1. To complement the hairs natural textures, work a generous amount of Nicky Clarke Great Body Ultimate Mousse into the hair, starting from the hair line working your way backwards and drying into the hair.

2. Split the hair into two sections down the middle of the back. Holding each section behind the ear, run Nicky Clarke Desired Wide Plate Straightener quickly through it. This will flatten the hair while still allowing its natural movement to come through.
3. To give some more attitude to this seasons ‘Simple and Straight’ look comb some gel through the hairline to the top of the head to create a contradiction on texture.

Senior Colour Technician Emilie Ventirini has been a since 2010 and started to work with Nicky Clarke in 2007.
The Boho Sun Kissed Hair….The hot colour trend for summer 2013 is the ‘Boho, Sexy, Sun Kissed Hair.” With gentle flashes of light, this fantastic colour creates that ‘just walked off the beach’ effect. With this new trend it is essential never to veer too far away from your natural base colour so you stay clear of that ‘two tone’ effect.

How to get the look….
To achieve this balayage look you will ideally need at least shoulder length hair. It is best created freehand with simply a bat and a paint brush using a high lift tint or a very soft bleach if more of a lift is needed. For an even stronger look, alternate the two and place strategically. Less is definitely more with this look as too much colour can ruin the whole picture, while too little will prevent you from making enough of a statement.
Top Summer Hair Care Tip….
To protect the colour under the damaging summer rays, pat down your wet hair with a towel gently and spritz in some Bumble and Bumble Sea Salt Spray to add nourishment and give the hair a lift. Leave to dry naturally.