Leave it to Chanel to make the most simple hair looks unequivocally chic. At the Parisian fashion house’s Haute Couture spring/summer 2021 show on Tuesday, which creative director Virginie Viard likened to a “family celebration”, the models’ hair was suitably polished.
Below, five easy styling tricks to transform your post-2020 locks now.
Move your parting
Possibly the easiest hair styling trick there is, switching your parting to a centre or deep side part can totally change your look. Keep yours ultra straight and regimented, a la Chanel.
Dig your straighteners out
What goes better with a regimented parting than poker-straight hair? To emulate the look – with barely a flyaway or trace of frizz to be seen – seek out a pair of GHD’s Max Stylers, and be sure to apply heat protector spray beforehand. To really finish the look, Chanel-style, requires a take-no-prisoners blunt bob.
A high-shine finish is everything when it comes to Chanel couture hair; whatever your texture or style, make it pop with a glossy finish. Look to R+Co’s Trophy Shine and Texture Spray, which smells great and holds the hair in place, minimising frizz for the ultimate sleek silhouette.
Go low on the ponytail
A precision ponytail is just what the doctor ordered after months of neglecting to brush our hair in 2020. Find the right parting for you (a centre part works especially well), brush hair into place and secure low on the nape of the neck with a clear elastic. Polished and perfect, ready for your next Zoom call.
If in doubt: add a flower crown
They can take music festivals away from us, but the good news is that old festival favourite, the flower crown, is going nowhere. In fact, it’s had a high-end rebrand. Simply place over your (high-shine, freshly-washed) hair, and fantasise about actually being there.
Originally published on Vogue.co.uk