Tousle Hair Tips

 

                                         How to do the Tousle

                                    Pro hair styling tips and tricks

(NC)—Today's wavy 'do is a lightly polished version of beachy waves, says New York City celeb stylist Charles Baker Strahan. The look works for shorter, bobbed styles and shoulder-length or longer hair. Natural waves or slight curls are a bonus. “It's about touchable sex appeal, a softened unstructured look,” says Strahan.

Start with a gentle shampoo, and a conditioner that protects against heated appliances. Strahan cites Herbal Essence's aptly named Tousle Me Softly line, a new, wallet-friendly collection of hair products.

On wet hair, apply mousse. Strahan likes the one from Tousle Me Softly for its non-sticky texture. “If you have fine hair, you want to work it through the roots of almost-dry hair before you finish your blowdry, for a little extra control,” he advises.

Medium to thick hair will benefit from the line's spray gel on damp hair to set the style. For frizzy, unruly hair, the collection's finishing touch conditioning cream smoothes and adds shine.

Work the waves with a narrow flat iron. Strahan says to squeeze the iron closed over a two-inch section of hair about midway up the shaft and wrap the lower part around the barrel. Hold for a few seconds, release; repeat on random sections. “The key is imperfection,” stresses Strahan.

For additional texture, Strahan also makes “pincurl sandwiches” -- he fashions a pincurl shape with a section of hair then clamps it flat with the iron. “A mix of textures gives a rock'n'roll sexiness,” he says.

Finish by combing through hair with your fingers and misting lightly with Tousle Me Softly's flexible hairspray.

Treat your hair to a luscious new look with new Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly collection, a line of products designed to work together to achieve a luscious, touchable, tousled look from wet to set. Check out herbalessences.ca for product recommendations, tips and tricks on how to achieve the look.

- News Canada

                                    Everyone do the Tousle

                                Why waves are the all the rage

(NC)—Sure, mom counselled you with that “if everyone jumped off a bridge would you do it too?” bit. But she wasn't thinking about the power of soft, tousled, wavy locks. The beauty trend hit runways several seasons back and shows no sign of letting up thanks to Hollywood's love of anything that makes women look effortlessly sexy and young.

“When I work with celebrities, the look is about a mood and feeling, the whole package,” says Herbal Essences celebrity hair stylist Charles Baker Strahan. “Today's soft, unstructured texture has a sensual, lived-in feel that celebrates a woman's appeal.”

Inherently youthful -- think sun-soaked sand, salt-tinged breezes and the last gasp of summer vacation -- easy, beachy waves are a carefree beauty boost for any woman, especially for the better-than-35 set. Relaxed healthy hair is a hallmark of youth, and one of the reasons we hear over and over that “40 is the new 30” and “30 is the new 20.” The stiff hair in photos of “older women” from decades past is a beauty-180 from the longer, looser styles we see on many of today's style icons in their 40s, 50s and even 60s.

“This trend looks good on women of all ages,” Strahan confirms. “Plus, soft tousled waves are the 'little black dress' of hairstyles. They go with every outfit, from a tank top and jeans to red-carpet gowns.”

Who wouldn't want to do that?

Treat your hair to a luscious new look with new Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly collection, a line of products designed to work together to achieve a luscious, touchable, tousled look from wet to set. Check out herbalessences.ca for product recommendations, tips and tricks on how to achieve the look.

- News Canada

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