Big hair don’t care

Christmas season is upon us and Carlton’s hottest stylist, Kalpesh Dave, dishes on the sexiest styles to rock at this year’s office party.

‘With summer coming up it’s all about texture!’ says Kalpesh, who is all about those sexy beach curls. When it comes to summer beauty, packing a million things is exhausting, so Kalpesh’s suggestion? Leave the blow dryer behind. ‘Pack a leave in conditioner, moisturizing mask and sea salt spray! My suggestion would be the Davines Oi Milk as a leave in, Vegetarian Miracle as a mask and the more inside Sea Salt Spray for texture (all available at Carlton Hair branches)’.

He’s also all about celebs who embrace the natural movement of their hair. ‘Celebs like Selena Gomez and Alicia Keys are doing this and it’s totally fab! Plats are also all the rage! Having just worked back stage for South African Fashion Week, braids are back and making a statement! Inspiration can also be taken from celebrities like Blake Lively. This is also great for your summer vay-cay. This will keep your hair out of the way and when you let the braid loose you’ll end up with a sort of crimped wavey look (totally ideal for the humidity).’

Kalpesh might be all about the  waves and plats but he’s still all about big ass curls too. ‘A great look is also a strong haircut (worn by Lucy Hale) and a middle parting with a super loose wave. This has been in for a while and is here to stay! Strong shapes make your hair look fuller and the texture makes your colour pop more as the light hits your hair at different points. A textured wave can be achieved by just curling the mid shaft of your hair (leaving the roots flat and the ends straight) with a large barrel tong. Celebs such as Eva Longoria and Kristin Cavallari are rocking this look. Middle parting not for you? Side works just as well and creates a more dramatic look.’

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