Hair: Joanne O’Neill – UK
Collection: Future Folklore
Ph: Jim Crone
Make-up: Paddy McGurgan
New Year, new ‘do? There’s no better way to celebrate new beginnings than with a style makeover.
Taylor Swift posted a pic on New Year’s Eve with a flirty fringe framing her long bob. The pop princess lead the celebrations in New York’s Times Square – what better match to those sparkles than a new cut?
Rosie Huntington Whiteley joined the lob brigade for 2015, sharing a pic of her new shoulder-skimming style freshly cut by George Northwood. With hair as beautiful as Rosie’s, it’d be no surprise if she opted to keep it long and luscious forever. This cut proves it’s worth taking a risk as she looks even more glam than ever with her new volumised ‘do.
Actress Lucy Hale also joined the lob lovers, with a cute cut that brings out the wave in her hair. Having gone shoulder-length last year, this even shorter cut brings her bang up to date.
The leader of the lob pack for 2015 is undoubtedly Lauren Conrad. The girl whose life we all want to have went short in 2014, but kept getting shorter and shorter over the festive break. The woman behind the cut is her faithful stylist and HJ favourite, Kristin Ess
Khloe Kardashian couldn’t resist the call of the bleach – despite the fact that au natural Kardashian brunette is such a desirable shade. The reality star thanked superstar coloursit Tracey Cunningham for her transformation.
Katy Perry upgraded her shade to the must-have look of 2015: Marsala. This earthy, wine red has been named Pantone’s Colour of the Year and it’s one we can see being copied across the country. It’s also the perfect choice for Katy, who seems to have put the fantasy shades on the back burner.
Here’s one celebrity style upgrade we really hope doesn’t happe. Jared Leto – he of the lustrous, ombre waves – posted this picture of his younger self with the ominous caption ‘haircut 2015′. Don’t do it, Jared!
Hairdressers, barbers and beauty therapists competed to prove they were the best in their fields at this year’s Britain’s Best competition. Britain’s Best, run by the National Hairdressers’ Federation and now in its third year, took place at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon, Warwickshire, 16 November. The competition featured industry talent showcasing their work across 11 categories. Samantha Walker, a stylist at Eric Jon in Worcester and winner in the Glamorous Night on the Town (students and trainees) category, said of her win: “I’m very proud. It’ll create a lot of buzz, especially among the juniors, who’ll see what you can do if you work hard.”Giap Le, of Toni & Guy in Islington, London, who won in the Fantasy Total Look category, said his inspiration for his winning work had been this year’s centenary of the First World War. “I was inspired by the poppy. I am very proud to be British and very proud to have won”. It’s really going to help my portfolio and it will also really help the salon.”Clark Butler, of Gareth Clark Hair for Men in Didcot and winner in the Male Fashion Look (On Trend) category, said it was “absolutely amazing” to have won on his debut in the competition. ”It’s just a massive boost,” he said. “It’s great to get an award like this from the experts in your industry,” he said.Attiq Azam, of Park Lane Hair Studios in Burnley, who won in the Blow Dry Consumer Fashion Style category, said: “By coming to competitions you gain so much experience in styles and trends. This will definitely help my career; customers recognise you more for your awards.”NHF president Paul Curry thanked all the winners, runners-up, competitors and supporters for making the day such a roaring success. “My congratulations go out to all this year’s winners,” said Paul. “The competition was intense and the skill and creativity on show from all the teams was truly breath-taking. Britain’s Best has once again showcased the very best of British hairdressing, beauty and barbering talent “I also wish to thank this year’s sponsors, Sleek, Revlon Professional, SalonGenius, Nanokeratin System and Coversure Insurance Services, for the ongoing support and commitment they have shown to the NHF and Britain’s Best.”