As Christmas gallops towards us Fraser McInnes, colour director, Sassoon Salon, Edinburgh, gives you inspiration of what you can do to make your hair look that little bit different to your normal style for the party season.
The former Belmont Academy pupil has returned to Scotland after spending four years in Sassoon’s San Francisco salon.
“This month I have asked Sassoon Salon Edinburgh’s brand new creative stylist Danielle Owen to give us some inspiring ideas, for easy to do at home hair ups, “ said Fraser.
“For a simple up-do pull hair into a ponytail at the back of the head, either to the side or in the middle and secure with elastic and split the ponytail into two or three separate fishtail pleats .
If you don’t know how to do these there are loads of tutorials on youtube, and the scruffier this looks the better because it adds to the texture of the finished result.
“Then arrange the pleated ponytails around the elastic to create a textured chingon.
“Another idea is to take a small section at the crown and back comb lightly.
“Tie the hair in a low side pony tail just behind the ear on the side of your choice so it falls nicely over one shoulder, curling the ends with curling tongs or straighteners.
“Once the hair is curled, spray with a little hairspray and then brush the curls out very lightly to loosen after the hair has cooled down.
“Softly, back-comb a couple of the curls to give more texture, but not all of them.
“Spray again with hairspray to give the hair good hold.
“For a more simple version of a ponytail, take inspiration online from fashion designers such as Nicole Fahri, who regularly uses ultra sleek ponytails on the catwalk.
“After washing your hair, smooth or straighten it after drying, using a dressing brush, grab all the hair in your hand.
“Brush and smooth the hair up to the desired height of the pony tail at the crown, tie with a small hair bobble or dressing elastic which is readily available.
“ From the pony tail itself, take a small piece of hair from underneath and use it to wrap around the elastic/bobble to hide it and secure underneath with a kirby grip.
“Use a light hair spray or light gel to smooth over the sides, back, and top of the head, and whatever is left smooth it over the pony tail to create an ultra slick finish.
“And you can also use hairsprays ranging from soft to ones that act like concrete on the hair for a failsafe hold.
“Well, I hope these will give you some ideas as to what you can do at home this season over the next month”, added Fraser.
“Hope you all have fun”.
If you would like to contact Fraser for an appointment, please call 0131 558 2849.