HOW TO: Achieve the best hair for a winter wedding
08 Dec 2020
Creative Director of Centred., Kieran Tudor, shares his top tips to achieve the perfect winter wedding hair
It's not just your skin that suffers from the cold, dry winter weather - your hair is under seasonal assault too.
Kieran Tudor, Centred. Creative Director and Principal Stylist at Josh Wood, says: "Taking good care of your hair is paramount all year round and the key to getting healthy, glossy hair is to look after your hair correctly and avoid damage. The combination of cold temperatures, central heating and a few common habits, can leave your hair dry, brittle and prone to breakage. To maintain strong, healthy, hydrated hair, all year round, avoid these common winter haircare mistakes."
"The dry, cold air outdoors and the central heating indoors can strip the hair of its moisture, leaving it dry, dull and open to damage. Double down on your hair hydration using an intensely nourishing conditioner to seal in moisture, soften and strengthen."
"The biggest shift for hair in the winter months tends to be more to do with colour, with most people opting for deeper, richer and warmer tones through the autumn and winter months before choosing more lighter and brighter tones come the spring.
"I love a rich chocolate toned long style with A-line bangs and choppy layers as a go-to winter style as it offers lots of versatility with styling options. A-line bangs also look great with hair up or in a ponytail as it keeps the style soft and face framing."
With winter frizz and blustery weather, how do you make sure your hairstyle stays in place all day?
Kieran says: "It is important to use a styling product such as a blow dry lotion like Oribe Maximista before blowdrying, as this will help whatever styling you do with heat last longer by giving the hair memory. Another amazing product I use on shoots for giving all day styles is the Oribe Soft Lacquer. Spraying a little bit on to a dry section of hair before you use a curling iron helps the curl or wave last longer as the product is heat activated, making the style last longer.
"For curls, hold a section of hair in its curl, or pin it in its curl, after you have used the curling tong until it cools down before releasing. This is a key, professional way of making curls last longer. When styling with heat always use a heat styling protection product. The Centred. Unwind Detangling Primer adds a superfine mist of moisture enriched with vitamins for adding natural shine to your blow dry and also offers protection up to mid temperatures by helping to keep the cuticle layer smooth and protecting the inner part of the hair from heat. Always finish with a light spray of an anti-humidity spray for damp days as this will help protect your hair from the elements and falling flat.”
Kieran's Top Tips
1. Try to avoid excessive temperatures (above 185 degrees) for longer periods of time on the hair.
2. Avoid silicones where possible as too many silicones on hair can build up over time and actually dehydrate hair in the long run.
3. The scalp often gets overlooked when it comes to haircare, but a healthy scalp is the foundation needed to grow strong, beautiful, healthy hair - incorporate a weekly scalp treatment to deeply nourish and detoxify.