Friday, August 28, 2009

5 minutes, 5 questions with anthony barrow

In light of the fact that we've both been majorly MIA these past few weeks, somehow we were lucky enough to score an interview with Avon Fashion Week hair stylist Anthony Barrow.

Anthony is a five-time British Hairdresser Awards finalist. He's a regular at New York Fashion Week and the London ready-to-wear shows.

He recently appeared on Bravo's Make Me a Super Model (which I totally love since they got rid of the incredibly blah Niki Taylor) and is known for his innovative styling and his work with A-list celebrity clients!

Anthony took some time out of his uber busy schedule to answer some questions and here's the result...

What are the hottest hair trends for Fall?

This season is all about loose hair with great texture and movement. Take the path of least resistance and celebrate your natural look. If you aren’t loving the final look, find the right styling products to help.

Can you tell our readers how to achieve the sleekest and sexiest looks step-by-step at home?

One look I am loving for Fall is natural waves. It’s also a look that’s very easy to achieve at-home.

1. Start by using a towel to remove any excess water from your hair. Blow dry hair until it’s just slightly damp.
2. Divide hair into a few sections and apply a pea size amount of Advance Techniques Shaping Gel to each section of hair. Next, twist each section and secure to the top of your head with a bobby pin. Leave in for about 30 minutes or until hair is dry.
3. Remove the twists and run your fingers through each section to tousle the pieces. You can set the style with the Advance Techniques Hair Spray.

What products and tools are essential to create these styles?

The Advance Techniques Shaping Gel is essential to enhance the hair’s natural wave and unique texture. Advance Techniques Hair Spray is a great tool to set the style in place. Bobby pins are also an inexpensive tool to help you create detail.

How can I repair summer hair damage?

At home, the Advance Techniques Moisture Sleek Collection is a great way to restore the lost moisture from the Summer. In salon, Cutler offers Keratin Treatments that repair summer damage for up to four months.

How do you recommend women prepare their hair for Fall?

It’s the little things that can make big changes for the hair. Use warm, not very hot water, when washing the hair. Hot water may be drying to the scalp and hair. Give your hair a break from the blow dryer and flat iron and let your hair air dry to reduce styling damage.

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