A hair stylist doles out his advice.
Spring has officially sprung and, with the likes of the previous months’ New year’s Resolutions and good intentions having been neatly swept to one side, we are ready to welcome the next season and all it has to offer. Namely, a new hair do.
Yes, the season of stylin’ is upon us and it can be seen across celebs and plebs alike, even our latest issue has been given a makeover. In particular, our March issue fashion shoot is as slick as can be and that’s partly down to the lovely handy work of our amazing hairstylist, Aidan D’arcy, stylist at Clarendon Street’s Sugar Cubed. Sitting down with the STELLAR team earlier this month, Aidan talked us through Messiana’s stunning editorial look and how he aced our model’s gorgeous texture.
“Today’s look was all about polished texture with a polished finished,” he explains. “It’s edgy meets elegant.” Aidan starts with a spritz of Tigi Bed Head Superstar Queen For A Day and then blow-dries the hair into a middle parting. “I used a cushion brush to smooth away any frizziness. Then using a regular barrel thongs I waved the band of the hair.” Creating that stunning laid-back curl, Aidan finishes by adding a little bit of Sea Salt Spray for that extra bit of texture. “This look is all about working with your hair rather than against it,” says Aidan, “Sea Salt Spray really helps to bring out your hair’s natural wave.”
Well that’s our do sorted for the season, but what other hair trends are set to be big in spring/summer? Taking inspiration from the SS17 runways, Aidan says to embrace boho chic as the year goes on. “Braiding details were huge on the Christian Dior catwalk, it was a Bad Ass Ballerina type vibe which will be perfect for this summer’s Festivals.”
Speaking of festivals, Aidan also says that that hair accessories are here to stay, gracing all the major the SS17 shows. “It’s all about thinking outside the box,” he explains. “Lace and embellishment are huge this year.”
Words by Sinead O’Reilly