Short hair guru, British Hairdressing Awards finalist and milk_shake showman, David Baker has a sharp eye out for the latest celebrity hair trends, especially those about to hit the streets.
Have some guests who are ready to jump for the chop? milk_shake ambassador DB has the do’s and don’ts of the Shorter Styles of Fall/Winter.
Who and what are the key influences this time around for short hair?
I’m drawn to a few faces at the moment. Rita Ora is starting to become an iconic artist, not only in pop, in fashion. Her hair is perfect for shorter and softer styles. I think we’re going to see a lot of Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansen and Anne Hathaway sporting trendy short hair styles.
Is there a statement short hairstyle that we can expect?
In the last year or so, we have been moving towards softer, longer and more versatile hair shapes that encourage waves and movement in the hair. This isn’t going to change. My advice is to keep the length short and the cut sharp with lots of structure. And balance it off with plenty of texture and softer outlines.
There is a real influence from classic 60’s style short hair coming in, with an 80’s softer finish. Look out for it!
What about variations for different face shapes?
This season, styles are short, they are softer shapes. To flatter each and every face shape, this season’s short hair styles mean the hair is so versatile that you can really create signature style to compliment each individual’s features.
Firstly, define the face shape before adapting the style to work bone structures, foreheads and width and length of the face. Staying flexible and bespoking your hair work will do this.
What should we recommend for guests?
A shorter shape, with length in areas: on the top, to be like actresses Scarlet Johansen and Lilly Collins, short and feminine. Let guests in on the secret: the beauty and attractiveness of a “long texturized crop,” as this covers all bases.
Where can we find inspiration?
Inspiration is everywhere. Check out relevant hashtags on Instagram, browse gossip mags and glossies. Find inspiration on Pinterest and Google images. Try to take lots of ideas from lots of images.
Take a few seconds to show your collection to guests. Recommend what you see and believe to be the best styles for them. Listen to what the guest has in mind. Guests appreciate our interest and expertise. They come to us as a personal advisor and confidant. It’s our time, and a very special time at that.
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