Wednesday, July 16, 2008

fall trends for hair from guy riggio

With Fall right around the corner, we figured that we would get you one step ahead of the trends in hair.

Here are some great looks and tips on how to achieve them, by Guy Riggio...stylist at the Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon in Los Angeles.


BraidsBraids are going to make a comeback this year. But don’t envision Little Bo Peep—these braided up-dos are chic and bohemian all in one. The great thing about braids is that most girls can do them on their own. I recommend making random mid-thickness braids in the back of your head and a few from the side, leaving the front pieces straight. Then twist and wrap the braids around one another in a bun, making sure you intertwine the straighter pieces from the front and sides in with the braids. Secure the bun with bobby pins and remember to leave the style a little messy.

The Low PonytailThose girls who know they look great with their hair pulled back should definitely rock this look for fall. Before you gather your hair and pull it all back, section out a piece of hair at the nape of the neck. After you pull your hair away from your face, brush it with a Mason Pearson brush—every woman should invest in one. This will ensure that the hair visually moves backwards and remains uniform. Tack slicked hair into place with light hairspray to prevent flyaways. Fasten the ponytail with a clear hair band, then take the hair that’s sectioned out and wrap it around the ponytail, using a bobby pin to fasten.

Sleek Flat Ironed HairTo get this look, start by blow drying using a small amount of your favorite relaxing cream. If hair is too stubborn to go straight, use a brush that is part plastic and part boar bristle. A ceramic flat iron is the best choice for straightening, as it’s very forgiving on the hair. After ironing, use a light application of your favorite glossing drops as a finishing touch.

Full HairBouncing, full, sexy hair is a great look for women who have wavy hair and don’t normally wear it down or flat iron it. There are many ways to achieve this look—use a brush and blow dry, or use a large barreled curling iron. Even though roller sets can be a little time consuming, they do wonders for achieving this luscious look.'s official...we're in love with him!

If you're in LA, or planning on visiting any time soon, make a beeline for the Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon in LA - 8440 Melrose Place, Los Angeles, 323.653.4040.

With love (always),
Jennifer and Christine
photos of hairstyles courtesy of harpers bazaar

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