Perfectly tousled: hairstylist Jaye Edwards on the style of the season
Hint: think texture
He's tamed the manes of celebs like Lara Bingle, Whitney Port and Kate Waterhouse (to name a few) - now hair stylist Jaye Edwards from Edwards & Co. in Sydney's Surry Hills takes a break from his packed schedule to fill us in on the season's key look.
Salt-spritzed, fresh-from-the-beach waves may be the ideal accessory for summer, but winter calls for something sleek and chic. At least that's the message this season. "Texture is still important, but keep it to a minimum - a more polished and shiny look is what's trending right now," says Edwards.
That salt spray you relied on for the last three months? Relegate it to the back of the shelf - while summer hair was all about maintaining sexily tousled grit, now we're heading towards a look that's altogether more romantic. "Focus on creating soft texture rather than dry texture, with maximum shine to create that expensive feeling," says Edwards.
For that you'll need a good shine spray - Edwards favours the EVO Love Touch - and a hydrating product to nourish hair back into tip top condition. "Treat your hair as you would your skin - you have to hydrate, particularly in winter," he explains. "Christophe Robin moisturising lavender oil is a must have."
Christophe Robin moisturising hair oil with lavender, $51.72, net-a-porter.com
The look to master? "Wavy hair with a smoother texture and deep side part," according to Jaye. "You want soft loose waves, with minimal texture, and nothing too structured."
Apply volume spray (Jaye's current favourite is the Christophe Robin instant volumising mist with rosewater) then blow dry hair, "straight if you have frizzy or curly hair but if not just rough dry." A round boar bristle brush will be your best friend here - Jaye's pick is the new EVO Bruce. Next up, tong in waves and finish off with a misting of shine spray.
EVO Bruce natural boar bristle brush, $39.95, adorebeauty.com.au
If your current cut is more Montana than Kate, Jaye recommends a smooth finish with a deep side part to create volume and height in short hair.
Feather Jet hair dryer, $149.50, edwardsandco.bigcartel.com
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