The Hair Stylist Tricks You’ve NEVER Heard Before

Think you know everything about hair? We discover new tricks every time we trawl the backstages of Fashion Week. It’s like a month-long masterclass from the world’s top hair stylists – and we’ve got the lowdown on the very best tips and tricks for you. Get set to boost your hair styling regime for good.

Effortless Day-Old Texture

“Saturate your hair all-over with a nourishing mousse, scrunch it a bit with your fingers and then just let it air dry to get that light, messy texture.”    Guido, hair stylist

De-Volumise Thick Hair

“If you want a super-sleek look but your hair’s really thick, use braids underneath to remove around 30% of the volume. Just pin the braids above your neck so that they hide under your hair length.”    Anthony Turner, hair stylist

Avoid Flat Hair Curtains

“Open up hair where your eyes are to create extra interest. Just tuck your hair behind your ears after blow-drying to create a natural bend in just the right place.”    James Pecis, hair stylist

Instant Face Lift

“Create a very fine braid about half an inch thick either side of the face above your ears. Join in the middle under your hair to cheat a fresh-faced look.”    Eugene Souleiman, hair stylist

Rock A Grown-Out Fringe

“Try a modern day Teddy Boy quiff at the front of your hair. Backcomb and keep it textured so it doesn’t look retro.”   Luke Hersheson, hair stylist

True Beachy Waves

“For an authentic beachy wave, aim for a much looser, lived in wave. Tong in random waves and spritz on a product like L’Oreal Professionnel Beach Waves salt spray to add lived-in texture.”    Sam McKnight, hair stylist

Instant Root Volume

“Instead of backcombing your hair which can be damaging, spray a dry shampoo like Toni&Guy Glamour Sky High Volume into the crown for an instant backcombed effect.”    Mark Hampton, hair stylist

Cool Girl Plait

“Keep the top of your hair really flat then work in a French plait about halfway down your head. Pull out random pieces of hair at the front and through your plait for a modern, lived-in look.”    Sacha Mascolo-Tarbuck, hair stylist

Modern Day Curls

“Use a medium barrel BaByliss wand to create curls and then set it with dry shampoo for a powdery feel. Brush a Mason Pearson through the ends to make it loose and feathery.”    Alex Brownsell, hair stylist


By Lisa Haynes