Autumn/Winter Hair Inspiration ….

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Autumn/Winter Hair Inspiration ….

After a scorching summer, the UK is going to start settling down into the cooler autumn months.  These months of fabulous sunshine have bared witnessed to fantastic festival line ups, a stunning royal wedding and sizzling long weekends… its safe to say it was an all round great summer had by all.

IMAGE - www.anglotopia.net

IMAGE – www.anglotopia.net

 

At Gaudi we have witnessed some great summer hair changes, from brunettes wanting to add a little depth and blondes looking to cool things down. The spring/summer hair trends have showed us pops of colour and icy white blondes ….. not to mention vibrant coppers and reds to match the rising temperatures. But now we are slowly moving into the autumn some trends are set to change.

Autumn/Winter Trends 2018/19

Crossing over into the cooler months we will start to see blondes warm up and coppers deepen … but just because the sunshine is gone doesn’t mean the pops of colour and braids should be tucked away until next year. Check out these next few looks for some huge style inspiration!!

Coffee Balayage – Coffee or Toffee Balayage as it may be known consists of the usual freehand technique, blending and mixing colours together to create the most seamless of finishes. Changing up the tones and working with shades such as dark espresso to the soft lattes. The perfect shake up to your usual tones – fully embracing the warmer colour.

 

Over-sized Braids –  During the recent fashion weeks we saw lots of deep side partings, tousled waves and low ponys. At the Simone Rocha show over-sized braids took center stage, tied with a ribbon and lace. This look is ideal for the winter months and can be perfect for all hair types and textures. Check out this great tutorial on an oversized pull through braid, its a really great technique that can be used on all hair types and textures.

 

Natural Curls – More and more curly haired queens are moving away from weaves and relaxers to embrace their natural curls and we LOVE it!!! Mizani’s True Textures range is perfect for all textures and curl types, with products suitable for freshening everyday curls, deep conditioning treatments and curl defining creams – what is not to love.

 

 

Rose Brown Hair – Elaborating on the original rose gold hair for lighter bases, this is finally something the brunettes can too get involved in. Creating this soft hue is simple to achieve and may not even involve lightening!!

 

Ballerina Bun – Forget the bun rings and over sized messy buns, its now all about the slick precise finish of a ballerina bun. Also a version of the top knot we are seeing these stunning buns all over the catwalk and on celebs alike. The higher the better and tighter on the sides secures sophisticated glam .. and we are loving it!

 

Soft Fringes and Undone Layers – This seasons must have style is the done yet undone look, soft fringes and grown out layers will give you the perfect look. From Victoria Secret to Runway models this look is a sure fire way to become a autumn fashionista. For more fringe inspiration check out these top celeb fringe ideas.

 

Don’t forget that your stylist will have a huge amount ideas to inspire you in these coming months .. whether it be a change in cut and style or a new change of colour, remember all change is good!!

Contact your stylist to arrange a consultation today on 01179298009 or Book Online today.

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Winter Fashion Forecast

Winter Fashion Forecast

Winter Fashion Forecast

So what’s new this season? Padding, protective lines and cosy knits came together on the catwalks. Getting us ready for the miserable British winter. Whilst many of the trends are truly heading for more and more comfort, fashion is still retaining its sense of fun, its colour and glamour.

This season is well and truly about celebrating individuality!!!

Feathers

IMAGE - Vogue (L-R Sonia Rykiel, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen)

IMAGE – Vogue
(L-R Sonia Rykiel, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen)

Ostrich feathers were hugely showcased during the recent fashion shows. White only feathers, styled and neat for a touch of couture. Light feather replicas have been spotted in many high street retailers. As you can imagine they are slightly watered down and more everyday appropriate.

Feather like texture has also broke into the hair world. With subtle blends of feathered texture styled into smoothness. ghd have launched their newest product, ghd CONTOUR® PROFESSIONAL CRIMPER – creating effortless texture and movement instantly.

Winter Fashion Forecast

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ghd have recently showcased an easy to create look with the Contour  Crimper.

Winter Fashion Forecast

IMAGE – ghdhair.com

The ghd Freestyle  Feather is subtle yet effective, feather like panels throughout the hair, creating stunning and elegant texture.

The Contour Professional Crimper is £95.00.

 

Double Denim Takeover

Heading to the top of the winter trends list is Denim Overload. Revisiting the 80’s, catwalks went into meltdown with this denim takeover.

Winter Fashion Forecast

IMAGE – Vogue (L-R: Dior, Calvin Klein Collection and Stella McCartney)

From deep, dark denims to paler, pastel tones – the classic jeans and t-shirt combo is no more. It is all about double denim, whether you combine matching colours or clash your shades it all works.

With the denim trends still huge within fashion, hair trends are as always, following suit! Ash, Steel, Blue and Teal tones are all still in high demand. With L’Oreal Professional launching their Metals Collection, this is a hair trend we are sure is here to stay!!

Winter Fashion Forecast

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5 NEW HIGH SHINE SHADES

  • Silver Star – For a pastel grey look or an on-trend ash colour
  • Crystal Ash – For a fashionable result with a sophisticated iridescent blend
Winter Fashion Forecast

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  • Ash Gold – For a desirable champagne blonde
  • Pink Ash – For a beautifully soft pink result, a mix of ash and iridescent
  • Hi-Lilac – For a neutralising yellow and leaving a balanced iridescent hue.

Speak with your stylist at Gaudi to discover endless metallic opportunities. Remember you can maintain your look with L’Oréal Professionnel Silver Shampoo.

Sportswear/Sports-luxe

Winter Fashion Forecast

IMAGE – Vogue.com
(L to R: Miu Miu, Chloé and Sacai)

The fashion world is feeling more and more intrigued by sportswear. Think spiced up ski jackets, rainbow tracksuits, retro gilets and cosy fleeces. Totally modern with no holds barred.

Winter Fashion Forecast

IMAGE – Pinterest (Kim Kardashian-west)

As spotted on many celebs recently, sportswear has moved on from the gym. Combining heels and sweat pants – anything really does go!

When ‘sporting’ this look the key for your hair is to keep it simple. With clothes and accessories speaking for themselves, the minimalist approach is the way forward.

Winter Fashion Forecast

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Naked Beauty, as it has been described was spotted heavily throughout most shows this season.

Soft, effortless looks, showcasing natural beauty and gorgeous glowing skin.

 

 

 

Hair buns and sleek ‘dos were the main focus during many of the fashion shows this year. However glam waves and romantic hair twists also shone through.

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And it’s not just fashion that makes  a change during the winter months. Hair colours and styles are ever changing too. Whether you wish to tone down your summer blonde, or blend through your Balayage. This winter colour trends tick boxes for all.

Ask your stylist to recommend what would be suitable for you. All of our stylists are trained in identifying each individual clients needs. They will look in detail at your skin tone and complexion, deciding what tones and depths suit you best. They will also assess your hairs condition and make a decision on your hair care plan for the future. Putting plans in motion to create a bespoke colour, for each individual, creating a colour true to you. Prices start from £60.00, depending on hairs length and thickness and level of stylist the price may vary.

New to colour?

Every colour client will need to be Gaudi Colour Safety Tested. Whether you are new colour client to the salon, or new to the exciting world of colour. The Colour Safety Test needs to be at least 48 hours before any colour takes place. It only takes a few minutes and is included in our colour consultations.

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Fashions Hottest Month – Hair, Fashion and Beauty!!

Altuzarra (NYFW)

We are deep into fashions hottest month with New York Fashion Week concluding last week and London Fashion Week currently in full swing, Who doesn’t love fashion weeks? As the most creative people in the world of fashion, hair and beauty collide, we are showing you some of our favourite looks from the recent shows.

Altuzarra (NYFW)

Altuzarra (NYFW)

NYFW ’17 kicked off with a bang, huge shows from the likes off Tommy Hilfiger, Yeezy and Victoria Beckham. The front rows were all filled with A-list celebs all after a piece of the fashion pie!!

Whilst some designers opted for toned down, simplistic hair and beauty looks; others went for strong, bright lips and heavy wet look hair. Here is run down of our favourite looks and moments from NYFW.

Image - Alexander Wang (NYFW)

Image – Alexander Wang (NYFW)

Image - Alexander Wang (NYFW)

Image – Alexander Wang (NYFW)

Alexander Wang debuted wet look, beachy waves on his catwalk, with most models colouring their hair blonde.

Styled by Guido, their inspiration came from the impact the sun and sea has on hair – beachy, dry, light and salty.

His clothes designs were an array of summer-inspired and genderless neon sportswear, criss-crossing shirts and bulky chained bags.

Wang also debuted his fresh collaboration with Adidas. Models took their final walk in his Adidas tracksuits, which in true Wang style, featured their logo upside-down.

Not unlike the hair, make up looks were very minimalist; soft blushed cheeks and a slight lick of mascara these bear faced and beautiful looks are stunning.

Image - Alexander Wang (NYFW)

Image – Alexander Wang (NYFW)

 

MARC JACOBS wowed the crowds teaming his mismatched patterns with bright coloured dreadlocks. To close down NYFW ’17 Marc Jacobs show brought 90’s raver to life.

Image - Marc Jacobs (NYFW)

Image – Marc Jacobs (NYFW)

Spun into messy top knots, the multicolored dreadlocks brightened up the already colourful show. The models walked wearing teetering platforms and boots (some lace-up, some covered in glitter, some decorated with emojis).

Images - Marc Jacobs (NYFW)

Images – Marc Jacobs (NYFW)

Many of the party-ready looks — short, ruffled skirts and sweet baby doll dresses in silk, sequins, lace, brocade and patchwork leather, as well as metallic hot pants — were styled with thigh-high socks, either candy striped or embroidered with pearls.

The dramatic outerwear was a focal point, and incorporated everything from fur and feather-adorned shoulders, pinned and patched denim jackets, varsity-style coats with sequined collegiate stripes, military parkas, metallic and suede trenches and even a tangerine ruffled bomber.

Hairstylist Guido Palau and his team gained their inspiration from a long list collated by Marc Jacobs himself, including Boy George, Marilyn Manson, Ravers, Acid House Music, Fantasy and Harajuku Girls to name but a few. Meanwhile the Make-up lead François Nars and his team of MUAs created beautiful, pastel and watercolour finishes that were absolutely breathtaking.

Image - Monique Ihuillier (NYFW)

Image – Monique Ihuillier (NYFW)

At the Monique Ihuillier show models wore a simple yet sophisticated ponytails. All teamed with black ribbon, the hair wasn’t gathered too high or too low. Softly pulled back off the face this look could of almost been created by the models themselves.

Image - Marchesa (NYFW)

Image – Marchesa (NYFW)

The hair elastics then covered with the black ribbon, but not tied in a bow just simply knotted …. perfection!!

 

At Marchesa it was completely different, with tight sleek hair brushed off the models face. Some hair was left tumbling along the models back and some models was secured tightly in low ponytails. This sleek strong look really accentuated Marchesa’s stunning gown collection they debuted for NYFW ’17.

 

Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy created a twist on romantic collection for this season, a gothic twist. In the parade of dark bases were ruffles and frills, using sequins and lighter materials to soften the otherwise harsher looks.

Image - Rodarte (NYFW)

Image – Rodarte (NYFW)

And what’s even more outstanding, hairstylists Odile Gilbert created beautiful  hair accessories from scraps of materials and fabrics from the collection.

Image - www.popsugar.com

Image – www.popsugar.com

The accessories were made from a jumble of Tulle, Sequin, Organza and String, fastened randomly at the back of the models heads. This simple yet effective look certainly turned heads and whats more they created this look on the day!!

Even models nails played a huge part on the runway, many designers wanting models nails to be as big a deal as the clothes, hair and make up. This fresh nail art will inspire your manicures for the forthcoming seasons. There were electric-orange colors, detailed line work, colorblocking, and trend-forward metallic shades.

 

 

Image - Victoria Beckham (NYFW)

Image – Victoria Beckham (NYFW)

Victoria Beckham’s runway consisted of beautiful statement pieces with satin tailoring and lingerie references plus lush wallpaper florals.

Image - Victoria Beckham (NYFW)

Image – Victoria Beckham (NYFW)

Her models hair was sleek with a high shine finish and bold statement ‘Amy Winehouse’ inspired eyeliner. Makeup artist Pat McGrath created 3 different looks for Victoria Beckham’s SS17 show using Victoria’s own makeup range with Estee Lauder. All of the models have beautiful luminous skin and lightly groomed brows with the focus on the eye. Blue, green or nude the look whichever of the looks the models had, each was non-geometrical and abstract. The blue eyes were applied with fingers, the green shade with brush and the nude eye was a mix of two different shades; a soft brown and a taupey colour creating 3 very different styles.

Image - Yeezy (NYFW)

Image – Yeezy (NYFW)

Kanye West debuted his 4th YEEZY collection at NYFW, and it certainly isn’t for the faint hearted! From unitards to cut out crop tops, collaborated with clear perspex knee high boots, The Yeezy collection got heads spinning!

Image - Yeezy (NYFW)

Image – Yeezy (NYFW)

The show colour palate cycled through whites to blacks, with a concentration

on pale colors that looked bleached or sun-faded. With very natural and personal looks each model showcased their own personality with hair and make up, all in keeping with the nude and soft colour theme.

So as the biggest month in fashion continues keep an eye out for influences following through in the hair and beauty world…

Once Fashion months concludes we shall give you our very own hair forecast for the forthcoming season!!

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FESTIVALS – Fashion & Fun

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As the warmer months roll in, and the sound of music gets louder it can only mean one thing… festival season is upon us. Across the continent the biggest music festivals open their gates to millions of fashionistas, looking for the next fix of music through their veins and to of course debut their latest festival fashion collections. Whether it is Glastonbury, Coachella or Benicassim, or even Bristol based festivals such as Love Saves The Day & Tokyo Dub, style is the forefront of all festival goers’ minds.

Glastonbury festival

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Whether its comfort, fashion or for fun here are some hints and tips to keep you looking your festival best.

Pretty much all festivals in this day and age have hair and beauty salons on site, so if styling and make up is not your thing, let someone else do it for you. Most festival salons will have running water so wash and blow-dry’s are a great way to create the ultimate festival glam. Be aware these pop up salons can be a little pricey however will be worth it for some indulgence and pampering.

 

IMAGES – lorealprofessional.co.uk

IMAGES – lorealprofessional.co.uk

If you are happy to style out yourself, dry shampoo is a must!! L’Oréal Professionals Morning After Dust is the go to festival product. It helps to revive your style and release a delicious perfume scent for up to 24 hours. It ensures a long-lasting fresh feel, with no visible residue after brushing. Hair feels and smells like freshly washed hair. Spray 15-30 cm away from the roots and shake fingers through hair.

Other great hair options are accessories such as headbands, flowers and clips, perfect to hide the 3+ days of dirt. Flower crowns can be found in most high street stores and online, however if you want something truly special wait until you get onto the site. Most big festivals have amazing gift shops where you can pick up all of your hair and beauty must haves. Hats and scarfs are also a great way to mask the horror of festival hair.

 

Don’t be afraid to try something different, plaits and twists will help to secure your hair into place, keeping it out of the way whilst creating a fashionable look.

PHOTO – thatsoyoo.com

PHOTO – thatsoyoo.com

Ask your stylist to show you how to achieve a simple braided or twisted style.

A huge look this festival season is Glitter Roots, now unless you have been living under a rock; you must have seen or heard of this!! It’s a huge trend that swept across the festival scene last year and is back bigger and better this year. It is an ingenious way to hide the greasy roots and to create something sparkly. It can be as ambitious or simplistic as you wish. To achieve this you will simply need a pot of glitter (or glitters) of your choice and either a wet hair spray or gel. Simply spray or lightly gel the root area and sprinkle to your hearts content.

IMAGES – Glamour Magazine

IMAGES – Glamour Magazine

Now you are all set in the hair department lets cover a few other areas of festival fashion. Of course the most important part of the experience is the music however you must look good whilst watching the headliners, correct?

Remember most British festivals can’t predict 100% sunshine so be prepared with some waterproof clothing and sensible footwear. Just because you are being sensible doesn’t mean you can’t be stylish. Wellies and ponchos come in all sorts of styles and colours so you can dress to impress whatever the weather. Don’t forget some warmer clothes (just in case) jumpers and cardigans are your best bet. Also a number one Gaudi top tip is to pack a pair of tights in your bag so you can easily slip them on at any time. Remember this is your time to shine and anything goes, bold prints, tassels even rubber – festivals are the perfect excuse to think outside of the box and let your fashionista run away with you.

Looking your best at a festival is hard going especially when the lack of sleep and mud catches up with you, in this situation make up is your saviour. We are not suggesting a full face of contoured perfection however these few tips may help you feel less festival freak and more festival chic.

Look at the check list below to help you pack the ultimate festival make up bag.

  • Waterproof mascara – essential for those tears of joy (or to help when the rain falls)
  • A bold lipstick – nothing says festival like a bright lip colour
  • Concealer – perfect for when the bags start to appear under the eyes
  • Glitter, glitter and more glitter – whether its eyeshadow, liquid liner or loose powder, glitter is perfect for covering every blemish and brightening up your whole look.

So there you have it the ultimate guide to festivals and fashion the Gaudi way. For more hints, tips and advice and to keep up to date with all things Gaudi follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.