The Age of Opulence
Brooke Le Poer Trench
March 1st, 2020
The interplay of sleek locks and statement jewels conjures a world of decadence with a rebellious edge. Take a moment to revel in it.
PLAY IT STRAIGHT
“Smooth styles require healthy hair,” says hairstylist John Pulitano, creative director of Headcase Hair. “While heat styling and serums help with that high-shine finish, keratin-packed at-home masks, like the one from Virtue, repair and hydrate strands while ensuring a glossy finish.”
“The return of sleek, poker-straight hair calls for a little more strategy than usual. Eliminate flyaways from the get-go by always pointing the dryer in a downward direction. Then mist hair with a light-hold hairspray before straightening for an ultra-smooth finish.”
“Don’t overlook your ends — they are quick to dry out and reveal damage. Get into the habit of using cream-based thermal styling protectors, which are formulated for achieving this silky-smooth style. And ditch your old straightener for one with the latest plate technology, which seals the cuticle quickly without damaging the hair.”
“Always finish with a shine spray. Place one hand over your part and spray from a distance, creating a light mist across hair. This gives your style longevity by keeping oil off the roots while giving a reflective shine everywhere else.”
WALK THE LINE
“A centre-part adds strength and symmetry to the face and makes a stylish statement when combined with sleek hair pulled back into a bun. It doesn’t need to be perfect, either — simply secure into a neat pony and then twist and pin.”
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