HAIR stylist to the stars Paul Labrecque has tended the tresses of celebrities including Renee Zellweger, Reese Witherspoon, Hilary Swank and Naomi Watts.
Now we mere mortals can also benefit from his expertise with the super stylist’s tips on caring for summer hair.
How do you minimise static and frizz when you fly?
Before getting on a plane leave hair slightly damp with a leave-in styling product/conditioner such as Paul Labrecque repair Style Hydrating Hair Lotion.
This will help condition hair and retain much needed moisture lost from an airplane’s dry stale air. This is a light leave-in conditioner that will leave your air-dried hair feeling soft and manageable without weighing it down.
How do you minimise airplane trauma?
For longer hair pull back then slick back with a light styling gel or smoothing balm into a high pony. Smooth ends with a polishing serum to eliminate frizz.
A fresh, simple and always stylish look perfect for a business meeting or just a casual day shopping and sightseeing. Use Paul Labrecque Daily Style Alcohol Free Holding Gel (£16.00) and Paul Labrecque Color Finish Polish and Seal Droplets (£15.00).
Shorter hair styles should just go with the messy tussled look. A quick brush or comb through your hair with the right products will give you a look straight off the runway.
Paul Labrecque Color Style Fade Prevention Foam (£18) will keep your hair fresh and give you body and shine with a light touchable hold. Follow with the Paul Labrecque Daily Finish Matte Pomade (£18) for texture and definition. Scrunch a small amount in hair, concentrate on the ends and mess it up.
Add a touch of lip gloss and you’re ready to go! If all else fails pull hair back with a stretch headband!
Summer style – Choose a natural-looking style that suits your face and personality. Healthy hair that moves is always in style.
This summer work with soft fringe and longer layers for movement and a sexy sophisticated look.
Pre-holiday hair – If you are preparing for a beach vacation, start by preparing your hair with a treatment that will keep its vitality while away. Try the Daily Condition Dead Sea Mud Mask. Used as an intensive treatment wrapped with a steaming towel you will restore your hair and add lustre.
* Paul Labrecque’s luxury haircare range is available at Selfridges stores nationwide and online at www.beautyexpert.co.uk.