Monday, 28 July 2014

Summer styling tips from Daniel Galvin

Finding a great hairstylist is no mean feat. So, I was delighted to discover Emma, at London’s renowned Daniel Galvin salon.  She knows my hair’s texture and works with it to produce a really good blow-dry which keeps for a good few days.

“This summer is all about natural movement,” she says. “Think width and not volume. You want your roots smoother with some wave at the ends. We are also seeing a lot of people ask for “shattered ends” when they have their hair cut.” Though she quickly hastened that would not work on my hair.

Another trend being seen this summer, according to Emma, is the rise of hair accessories. Think ornate headbands or flowers.

To keep hair in good condition over the summer, Emma suggests using your hairdryer and heated appliances as little as possible. “Rough dry your hair until it is almost dry and then smooth it out with a round brush, if you have got the type of hair that you can’t leave to air-dry,” she advises. “Start at the back and work forwards. If you are in a hurry, rough dry the underneath and just smooth out the top. 

Alternatively, leave it to dry naturally and then quickly run tongs through pieces so you get a lovely tousled look.  

After being in the hands of Emma my hair looked absolutely amazing. There is nothing like a trip to the Daniel Galvin salon to make you feel glam.

By Daralyn Danns

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