Redken ambassador and owner of Cutler Salons, Rodney Cutler takes a look back at 2015 to share his top trends for the coming year. Hot off the red carpet, these looks will be the most requested, most Instagrammed styles in the coming months.
CUT: Bangs / Textured Lob
Growing out last season’s hot short shag cut? Ask your stylist for a bob outline with interior layers that will add texture to the lob shape, creating a more versatile cut and style. The soft, separated veiled bang was a big trend on the runway and red carpet this past year and will continue to dominate in 2016.
Prime hair with Redken Pillow Proof Express Primer, below, before blow-drying to protect the hair from the heat and styling tools. Work towards smoothing the root down slightly – you want a little bit of volume at the crown but not much. A little Redken Guts 10 directly on the root should do the trick! Using a flat-iron, twirl small sections of the hair starting from below the bang line to create a ribbon curl with straighter ends. Finish with a light working hairspray like Redken Fashion Work 12.
CUT: Slick Sweepback
The intention for this haircut is a chic, strong silhouette that is ideal for showing off your beautiful face. Tucked, smooth hair behind the ears to keep the focus on your features – strong cheekbones, stunning eyes, full lips. This cut is ideal for the stylish girl who doesn’t need to hide behind her hair!
Apply a small amount of Redken Diamond Oil Glow Dry Serum, below, and blowout hair in root direction with a Mason Pearson brush while creating a strong side part. Tuck hair behind ears and finish with Redken Triple Take 32 for maximum hold and all-day control.
STYLE: Top-Knot Updo Style
This easy top-knot updo is the perfect hairstyle for the girl-on-the-go, requiring minimal effort and maximum beauty!
Start with a great dry shampoo like Redken Pillow Proof Two-Day Extender and spray throughout the hair. Brush through removing all knots, but not too smooth – you still want a disheveled starting point. Create a high top-knot at the very top of your head, wrap around and secure knot with long bobby pins for maximum security. Leave out a few inches and smooth down this tail. Spray hair generously with Redken Triple Take 32, below. For a special touch, add a small accessory to add a little sparkle or shine to this effortless style!
Coined “chocolate chip cookie hair color” by Cutler Soho colorist Ryan Pearl, “bronde” highlights have been creeping into the hair lexicon for much of the past year. Expect this low-maintenance color to continue to populate on Instagram feed and Pinterest boards throughout 2016. This is the perfect color for the indecisive fashionista – the ideal mix of light and dark with minimal damage to the hair allowing for future changes without compromising the integrity and health of your locks. Plus, it’s gorgeous!
Redken Blonde Idol Custom-Tone for Warm/Gold Blondes – This toning conditioner is perfect to maintain the warm, golden hues while minimizing brassiness between color appointments.
After the Rainbow-Brite Technicolor dreamscapes of 2015, expect avant-garde hair color to take a softer, more iridescent transition in the New Year. Opal color with its blend of pearl, light pink, blues and purples will be the go-to trend on the red carpet and front row at the hottest fashion shows. However, this color trend is definitely NOT for everyone. Expect your initial appointment to run anywhere between 3-6 hours depending on your existing color situation. We suggest seeing an experienced colorist for a complimentary consultation first to review their portfolio (most great colorists will have an Instagram feed featuring their recent work) and gain some professional insight from them. This is a big step and you should have a trustworthy relationship.
If your hair is in a distressed state after all of the bleaching, try Redken Extreme Strength Builder Plus Masque, this protein-based masque to restore strength and vitality to your thirsty locks.
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What was your favorite hair trend of 2015?
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