Winter 2015/16 Hair Color Trends

Looking for some inspiration on how to get your hair Winter-2015-ready? It’s time to greet the cool, cool temperature with some of these hot, hot hues.

If you’re interested in changing your hair color and you want something that’s an overall wash instead of just color accents, here is my pick of the top five hottest hues for winter 2015.


#bronde Winter 2015/16 Hair Color Trends

Yep, the marriage of blonde and brunette hues is back and it’s bigger than ever. Can’t decide whether you want to go dark or light? No problem! Go both! The best part about this particular hair color trend is that it involves a lot less effort than your usual dye job. If you’re already wearing your hair blonde or brunette, all you need to do is add highlights or low lights of the other color. You just want to make sure that it’s all blended in well together and looks warm and inviting. Look for neutral blonde/brown dyes that are the perfect fall-to-winter transition shades.


#buttercream #Winter2015/16 #haircolortrends

This soft, creamy yellow is just the thing you need when you’re looking forward to winter but aren’t ready to bid adieu to the summery shades just yet. Channel your inner fairytale princess with honeyed, spun-gold locks and get ready to beat the winter blues off.

#Champagne Red

#champangered #Winter2015/16 #haircolortrends

The perfect medium between dark and light that’s neither? Copper! If rich reds and rusts are too striking for you, but you’ve always harbored a secret desire to see yourself as a redhead, opt for this glorious champagne red instead. It’s a more muted take on the hue so you don't have to worry about leaving the salon as a whole new person. Ask your stylist for a copper dye that’s got subtle strawberry tints to warm the look over.

If you’d like a softer effect, ask for a dye that’s got a gold/blonde undertone; for a more dramatic result, you’ll want something with deeper brown/marsala undertones.

I personally love the champagne red hair color trend because it’s a new spin on the ever-fabulous autumn-winter red hair color trend. If you’re tired- or afraid- of the usual cinnamon or mahogany hues that start doing the rounds around this time of the year, the champagne-copper color is just what you need. 

#Dark Auburn

#darkauburn #winter2015/16 #haircolortrends

If you’re looking to embrace the dark side, here is an absolutely fabulous color trend for Winter 2015. Ask your stylist for a deep, chocolate brown that has a soft, reddish cast to it. If you love sophisticated brown hues but want to add a touch of something special to it, the dark auburn trend is perfect. It lends a fiery undertone to an extremely classic hue. The best part? This is a hair color that will suit just about every skin tone there is. It wears really well as an overall wash but you can also ask your stylist to work in some low lights or do a really subtle, diffused ombre to add some extra dimensions.

#Soft Black

#softblack #winter2015/16 #haircolortrends

This is the darkest color trend for Winter 2015, and while it may not seem particularly striking or unusual at first glance, it is a fantastic bet. For a variety of reasons.

For starters, it’s a classic. You can never go wrong with a true, warm black. Secondly, it is a shade that suits every skin tone, face type and all features. Third, a softer, more diffused black is a lot less jarring than a jet, blue-black.

So, if you’re looking for a change of pace but you don't want anything too dramatic, just a touch of elegance, consider opting for a deep black. You can go for a flat, warm black or pick one with dark, chocolaty undertones depending on the kind of look you’re going for.

If you try out any of these Winter 2015-16 hair color trends, be sure to Tweet me your photos or tag me on Instagram. Have fun! 


After this look was published on the Maneaddicts website I received so many questions about the sewing technique I have used to create this look that I wanted to get back to you and show you a more in depth step by step breakdown.

#jaimeking #hair #hairbysaschabreuer


After seeing her chic outfit choice, I wanted to create a look that emphasizes and elongates Jamie’s neck as well as adding strength and a real fashion-forward feeling. It was a true collaboration between all of us working together to work out the total look

I decided to work her hair into a clean, polished, energetic high ponytail and add graphic lines, edge, and contrast to reflect the mixture of her French chic [taste] and the Asian shape that I saw in her dress.

To recreate the style, just follow the steps below…



1) Apply Mousse or blow dry spray to towel dried hair.

2) Blow dry all the hair from the hairline and neck toward the crown area using a soft brush such as the Braun Satin Hairbrush  to get it as close to the head shape as possible. I used Wella EIMI Perfect Setting blow dry lotion as it gives great hold and grip.

3) Spray Wella EIMI Stay Essential hairspray directly onto the brush and brush the hair neatly to the top of your head into a high sitting ponytail and secure the base with an elastic. I used a 20-inch long piece of sewing elastic to tie, secure and wrap around the base of the ponytail to add height and lift to the tail (but you can use a bungee elastic instead). 

#jaimeking #hair #hairbysaschabreuer
#jaimeking #hair #hairbysaschabreuer
#jaimeking #hair #hairbysaschabreuer
#jaimeking #hair #hairbysaschabreuer
#jaimeking #hair #hairbysaschabreuer

4) Play with the shape and position of the tail, and secure it  by tying the tail close to the scalp using a 5-inch piece of the elastic. It sounds more complicated than it is, as you just use a large pin to pull / feed the sewing elastic through the hair that you have secured in the tight ponytail to create a loop and tie a knot (you can use a barrette, large clip or hair accessories instead to secure the tail close to the scalp if you feel that the elastic sewing technique is not for you). 

#jaimeking # Hair #hairbysaschabreuer


5) Mist more hairspray onto the brush and remove any frizz or flyaways, as the look is supposed to be clean and shiny. The Wella hairspray is perfect for this as it allows you to rework it again and again, staying flexible while giving great hold and a nice shine to the hair.


Best Hair Trends From Milan Fashion Week Spring Summer 2016

Hi everybody! I know this post on the best hair trends to come out of Milan Fashion Week Spring Summer 2016 is a little overdue, but we’ve been so swamped around here with so many exciting events and developments and great ideas. And really, is there ever such a thing as an end date on fashion? Trends come and go, for sure, but if you want a sneak peak on what Milan taught us about the hottest hair trends for 2016, keep on reading!

Antonio Marras

Boy, I love a complex, intricate braided hairstyle and this one from the Antonio Marras Spring Summer 2016 really takes the cake. Now, this isn’t a hairstyle that you can just throw together at home- not unless you’re something of a styling whiz, that is- but there are a couple of ways you could use some of the styling elements to recreate your own version of this braided updo.

The hair is basically divided into three segments and each of these has been crafted into a braid. But what makes this particular hairstyle so unique- and so tricky- is that all the braided segments come together and join up. You have three sections to work with: one in the center, and one on either side. To recreate a slightly modified (read, simpler) version of this look, just follow these steps below.

Carve your hair out into the three sections and pin them out individually to keep from overlapping. To separate the sections, take a rattail comb and draw a line from the highest point of one eyebrow right to the neck. The hair that falls under this line is one of the side sections. Repeat on the other brow and you you're your other side; all the hair that’s in the middle forms your central section.

Starting on either of the sides, move from the hairline to the nape by creating a waterfall braid. The braids have to lay above your ears, on the side of your head and not on top. Now, unlike other braids like the Dutch braid or the French braid, the waterfall braid is a bit of a ‘one-sided braid’ because the ‘upper’ side of the braid actually sort of dissolves into the ‘lower’ side: as a result, only the lower side really pops out and you manage the blend the upper layers in while creating really interesting grooves that ‘fall’ into the braid. Take the waterfall braid till the nape and then continue on with a regular plait, securing your hair with a transparent elastic band when you reach the end. Repeat this step on the other side.

Now, here’s where things would normally get tricky, but we’ve got a great shortcut that lets you rock the look without overworking your biceps! Style the middle section by creating a Dutch braid that goes from the back to the front. In the original hairstyle, all three braids join together and weave in and out of each other. Instead of attempting that, create the Dutch braid till the nape, continue with a normal plait till the end and then, once the central braid is secure, just roll it in and up a little tuck its ends under the main braid. This might not be very easy if you have very long hair because the Dutch braid sits like a raised spine on the head, so you don’t have a lot of room for tucking more hair under it. Another way to secure this hair without distorting the braid is to take the plaited section, gently fold it and pin it in over the Dutch braid.

Once you’re satisfied with how neat (or not!) the median braid is, take the ends of the two side braids, loop them up in ‘U’ formations and pin them into the main braid using, creating a swoop on either side.

I know this is a little more complex than your usual how-to, but the end results really are fabulous!

Cristiano Burani


I absolutely love the triangular, radial cornrows of this hairdo and the skinny braids at the end. If you aren’t comfortable creating the triangular braided slices at the crown, just braid the top into ‘faux rows’ in parallel lines. You could create the faux rows by either tightly twisting tiny columns of hair in on themselves or actually braiding the hair in really tight, skinny Dutch braids that lay completely flush on the scalp. Take the braids till the nape of your neck and then continue down in regular skinny plaits. The overall effect is very street chic. If you’re looking for a spot of garage glamorous, in the words of the inimitable Lady Gaga, this hairstyle is sizzling hot.

Dolce & Gabbana

There are very few brands in the world that do opulent, unapologetic glam quite like Dolce & Gabbana. By the time the models hit the runway at the D&G Milan Spring Summer 2016 show, their hair was decked up with printed headbands and [faux] fruit-laden accessories. Now, unless you’re gunning for some farm-glam, I doubt you’re going to go the whole hog with this look, but I did think that the base hairstyle was worth a mention in itself.

If you’re looking for a soft, understated look that wears well with just about every imaginable hair accessory, outfit and makeup look- here’s the one. It’s basically something of a high bun, but instead of an actual solid topknot, you’re going to pile your hair in on itself in soft layers, giving the structure shape and form as you go along.

Ever treat yourself to those swirly ice-cream cones as a kid? Remember how that soft, cold, gooey goodness would flow out of the machine and the ice-cream man would slowly twist the cone around creating waves and folds? Let that be your inspiration for this particular hairstyle!

Let some strands fall loose and frame the face- but instead of the usual practice of curling them slightly, wear them straight for a more polished effect.


Another faux bob, another fantastic trend. We’ve seen the asymmetrical bob grace runways and magazine covers for quite a while now, but there’s something a little different about this version. You could always choose to get your hair chopped into the style but if you’re not ready to make the cut just yet, just use the usual techniques to faux it. What’s different here is the straight side part (instead of the usual angled one) because it creates an almost square-like frame around the face. You might not think boxing your face in is the best idea but done right- like it was at the Fendi Spring Summer 2016 show- it can look quite arresting. By adding a pin or a clip right above the brow on the other side you can not only keep the hair out of your face but also create some strong structural lines and add that curtain-like effect with the asymmetrical edge. I love that instead of the graduated length that most asymmetrical bobs have, this one has a sheer, abrupt change in length. It’s startling and almost a little uncomfortable and that’s what makes it so sexy.

Stella Jean

This is such a cute look for those of you who enjoy the half-up-half down hairstyles. I recommend wearing this hairstyle in wavy hair because the more texture you’ve got going on, the better it’s going to look. The central focus of this hairstyle is, obviously, the massive bun on the top. It looks like the love child of a Cornish pasty and a crescent role!

The first step is to separate your hair into a top half and a bottom half. Usea rattail comb to trace a line from the top of one ear to the other, moving in a straight horizontal line on the back of your head and not in an arc around the crown. Use the line to divide the hair into two sections and secure away the lower section.

Now, we start working on the top section. Divide the hair into about five equal segments. Take each segment and start rolling it in on itself, lengthening and flattening it out a bit as you go along. You basically want each roll to take on a hollow cylindrical shape by the time to reach the end. When a section is completely rolled up, secure it in place using bobby pins. Insert two pins through each ‘open end’ of the roll, crossing them over in an ‘X’ shape and fixing the roll onto the scalp. Repeat this move with the other sections. Pay attention as you go along because you want the mouth of every subsequent roll to begin where the previous one ended. That’s how you’re going to get a complete circular tube-like shape around the head. Once you’re satisfied with the top, let the bottom loose. You could even add a half ponytail in the open section if you want to really emphasize the top bun: just brush the sides back, slick down with a little product and secure in a skinny ponytail at the back. Then carefully brush all the hair in the lower section together, ponytail and all, to blend it in without tugging on the new ponytail or disturbing the bun. You can also go over the open section with a curling wand again to really amp up the texture.

I hope you enjoyed reading these mini tutorials on how to recreate the Milan Spring Summer 2016 Fashion Week hairstyles. We saw some really fabulous hair trends for 2016 and it’s been a great ride.

Best Hair Looks From Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2016

I’m so excited to bring the best hair trends from the Paris Spring Summer 2016 Fashion Week to my readers. So, let’s just jump right into it, shall we?

Bernard Chandran

Now, granted, this is not the most wearable look of the lot but if you are looking for inspiration and you’re tired of everything that’s “normal”, I really recommend giving this hair trend a shot. And even if you don’t go all out, you could use the look to brainstorm some hair trends of your own!

I, for one, do love the look from the Bernard Chandran Spring Summer 2016 show because it’s so unusual and futuristic but at the same time there’s an almost-Victorian effect to the whole thing. Credit it to the impeccably neat ‘swoop’ accent or the gently undone face-framing locks- something about this particular hairstyle is at once ultramodern and vintage.

Side profile shots from the runway show just how unusual the hairstyle is: the crown accent was created by securing the hair in a high ponytail and then flipping it on itself to bring it forward and then artfully arranging the ponytail in the ‘swoop’ at the forehead. We’re talking about very interesting raised planes and angles and while you might not be able to pull this off on a regular work day, it is a fantastic choice for an occasion where you need to dress it up a bit or even pull off a costume! Hint: Halloween anyone?


I picked this particular shot from the Chloé show because just look at that hair! I love when designers and labels decide to embrace their models’ natural beauty and mix it in with an overarching theme. Even though we see a lot more experimentation and self-expression in style today, there still isn’t enough being done for the curly-haired woman. If you’ve got an unruly mop, don’t fret: it’s a good thing. No, scratch that. It’s a great thing.

The look from the Chloé show proves how sexy and feminine and arresting natural volume, messy curls and short hair can be. Perfect for when you’re looking to wear your pixie in a new way or you want to add some impish charm to your short crop. And if you’ve got naturally straight hair, there’s nothing a curling iron or even leave-in curling rods can’t help with.

I know that my readers are always on the lookout for new styling options and inspirations for short hairdos and when something so effortlessly chic comes along I can’t wait to share it here.

Guy Laroche

The look from the Spring Summer 2016 Guy Laroche show was centered on some strong individual statements: a deep side part, retro-esque waves to one side and a slight height at the roots. I personally loved the shorthaired iteration of the look but if you like to wear your hair longer you’ll be glad to know that the combined effect of all these trends looked just as great in medium-to-long hair as well. If you do wear your hair short or are open to the idea, I give this look a thumbs-up. There’s something so Swinton-fabulous about it.

When you’re recreating the look and styling the front section just remember to add some lift at the roots and style your hair up and away to the side: it creates a ‘break’ from the rest of the hair and draws focus to the point, which is what sets this particular hair trend apart from your usual cascading retro waves.

You could set your hair in curlers to add texture throughout the length or use a wide-barreled curling iron for the waves. Alternatively, you can always try using some styling paste and simply arranging your hair and shaping it with your fingers for a less structured, more pliant effect.

Pascal Millet

The moment I saw the models walk the runway for Pascal Millet at the Paris SS2016 Fashion Week I knew we had a major hair trend on our hands. Braids have been huge these last few seasons and while you’ll hear no complaint from me on revisiting the classics, braided updos are great for when you want to take your look to the next level.

Don't be thrown by how complicated the style looks: it’s actually much easier than you’d expect and you don't need to bread around the crown in one go; instead, we've got two braids that go back down from the front and meet at the bottom at the back. The overall effect is much like the halo braid, except at the back and bottom and not the top and center.

Part your hair down the middle to create two sections for easy styling. Pin/ clip one side away so you can work easily on the other. Now, brush the entire section backwards without disturbing the part. By changing the fall of your hair you’ll make it easier to braid front-to-back. Start a Dutch braid at the hairline (position it above the highest point of your eyebrow) and braid downwards. Don't braid straight down in a sharp line; follow the contours of your head instead and create a braided boundary. Depending on the length of your hair you might have to finish off with a regular plait once you reach the nape of your neck.

Unpin the other side and create another braid that meets the first one at the back. Once both braids are in place, just take the ends and tuck them under the braids to hide them. Insert a few bobby pins to keep everything secure. Push each pin vertically into the braids and when you feel the pin against your scalp press it sideways and slip it into place- doing this will give your braids extra support.

If you’re new to braiding, don’t worry. The good news is that you don't have to target a perfect finish: the slightly messy texture, little ends sticking out and loose strands are all part of the look. When was the last time you saw a runway hair trend that encouraged static-y hair and unfinished ends!

Vanessa Seward

Another braided accent, another fabulous hairstyle. This is, hands down, one of my favorite hair trends to come out of the Spring Summer 2016 Fashion Weeks. Very slick, very polished and very, very Parisian.

The elements that make up the look are quite easy to deconstruct as of themselves. You’ve got a sharp side part, straightened hair with a glassy finish and a diagonal front-to-back Dutch braid. To achieve the graduated thickening effect with the braid slowly increasing the amount of hair you pull into the sides while you’re braiding; just make sure that you maintain symmetry at every step and add the same amount of hair to the outside strands while you braid. This will make sure that you get an even braid that lays flat against the scalp.

Do take a minute and note that both the side part and the braided accent travel from the front to the back at an angle and almost create a ‘V’ as they do so.

I do recommend getting some practice in with this particular hairstyle because the entire point is to keep everything very perfect and polished and let the braid be something of a surprise edgy accent. 

As for the rest of your hair, you could wear it in a ponytail or a braid or a low bun. My advice would be to wear it low because you want all the attention at the crown to be on the braid.

If you enjoyed these hairstyles and can’t get enough of 2016’s hottest hair trends, be sure to come back for more on hair trends from Milan Spring Summer 2016. 

Best Hair Trends From London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2016

London is one of my most favorite cities in the world, and as some of you may know, I used to live there until sometime back. London Fashion Week is always an exhilarating experience because this is a city that has essentially perfected the balance between posh, classic styling and edgy, personalized fashion. Watching that dichotomy manifest and play well together is one of the things that make the streets of London so beautiful. And usually, the runways from London reflect that enchanting quality.

While the fashions on display boasted some interesting styling and new trends, I was surprised to see that a lot of the designers went with very simple hairstyles- usually loose flowing waves or open, straight hair. On some level, it makes sense: you might want to highlight the clothes and keep everything else minimal. But from a hairstyling perspective, we always crave the new and unexplored. In that way, the London Spring Summer 2016 Fashion Week didn’t really push the envelope. But I did spot a few that I liked and think can make for some lovely hair statements in the coming months.


#Giles #LFW #SS16.jpg

Braids are always welcome. That’s the motto we live by around here. Models at the Gilles show sported two braids, running from the front to the back, one above each ear. You want the braids to be positioned high enough to show while maintaining some distance from the part. Add a middle part to create more lines in the look. I recommend Dutch braids because those will sit on your head instead of being braided into your hair. Dutch braids are basically reverse French braids and they’re great for when you want a 3D effect. Once you secure the braids you can leave the rest of your hair loose, combine it into a single plait or ponytail, wear it in two separate ponytails or pigtails or even twist into bun. The options are endless.

Paul Smith

If you are a fan of hair trends that incorporate buns, you’re going to love this one. This coiled, low bun is a lot longer and ‘flatter’ than the usual chignon but that’s exactly what makes the look so interesting. And it is very easy to style too. For the simplest, quickest take on the hair trend begin by parting your hair down the middle and securing it into two ponytails behind your ears. Pick one ponytail and twist it in on itself to create a tightly wound column. Then pin this onto the back of the head in an elongated, sideways ‘U’ shape. Repeat the same step with the other ponytail, fitting the second one into the first so that you basically have two interlinked ‘U’ coils weaving in and out of each other. Crisscross your bobby pins for added support. You can arrange the coils anyway you like, looping one over the other, intertwining them or even working on both sections together so you can keep pinning them into more intricate patterns as you go along.


While the super wide, tri-paneled headbands from the Sibling show at LFW16 make for a solid hair trend by themselves, what really caught my eye was the short, choppy fringe. If you enjoy experimenting with bangs and are done with all the usual styles, this new trend is a great way to revisit an old favorite. The bangs are super short at the center but a little longer on the ends so they frame the face nicely. I love the slightly unfinished edges: it’s very cute without trying too hard. If you’ve got a very long face or a round one, you might want to stay away from this trend because it will only serve to exaggerate those features and won’t balance out well against them. You want to play to your strengths and bangs can be tricky in that regard. That said, people with smaller faces, heart-shaped faces and diamond-shaped faces should definitely give this hair trend a go. And if you're blessed with an oval face, you already know that bangs of all varieties work well on you.

Simone Rocha

Another Dutch braid makes its way into the top picks from the Spring Summer 2016 London Fashion Week. I’ve picked a photograph detailing the hairstyle from the back where all the impact really is, but the front was pretty interesting too, with lots of volume and little sections slightly tugged upwards to create low peaks around the crown. You might not want to go that far with the styling on a day-to-day basis, but the USP of this look is that it’s a messy braid.

As I’ve mentioned before, Dutch braiding is a great technique for when you want the braid to really ‘pop’ on the head. It’s a fantastic way to add more life and character to the braid. It really is the same as the French braid, except you braid ‘under’ the central segment instead of over it. Every time you add a little more hair to your outside sections you need to take them under and across instead of over and across. It’s fairly easy with a little practice. Once you reach the nape of your neck just continue on with a normal braid and secure the ends with a hair elastic.

If you want some more volume just tug very gently on the loops of the braid. Do this one by one if you’re new to the technique. If you are pulling on two loops, make sure you choose two that lay side-by-side and never yank two diagonal loops at a go because you’ll end up unraveling the braid. 

Topshop Unique

There were so many different hairstyles on the runway from the Topshop Unique Spring Summer 2016 showcase that I was tempted to add in a few more. But this particular look really caught my eye. The bold, blunt fringe and the shoulder length pageboy-like bob are fantastic but what really takes this look to the next level is that hair color. The ‘Granny Hair Trend’ is one of 2015’s biggest hair color trends and if you’re looking for a more sophisticated, more grown-up take on the silvery hue let this look from Topshop be your cue. A dark granite dye will look striking against every skin tone. It’s a color that’s seen on the ‘natural hair color’ spectrum so it’s appropriate for all occasions and yet it’s so sexy and powerful that you’re going to wonder what took it so long to catch on!

I hope you like this selection of the best hair trends from the London Spring Summer 2016 Fashion Week. Milan’s already given us some fantastic new trends to look forward to and I can’t wait to bring them here to you.

Best Hairstyles From New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2016

Can you believe we are already looking at hair trends for 2016? Where did this year go? The Fashion Weeks are always the best events of the year for anyone in the styling industry- yes, the Oscars are pretty fantastic too but the Fashion Weeks are dedicated to fashion. For a hairstylist, it really doesn't get better than that.

New York Spring Summer 2016 Fashion Week brought with it some of that trademark New York gritty edginess and topped it off with a dash of some elegant, classic styling. If you are looking for some inspiration for hairstyles that are exciting, unusual and flat-out fabulous, look no further. Here is my pick of the best hairstyles from the New York Fashion Week, Spring Summer 2016 edition.

Cushnie et Ochs

#CushnieetOchs #NYFW #SpringSummer #2015

Sometimes the smallest styles can be the most impactful, as is clearly established by this photo from the Cushnie et Ochs showing at NYFW SS16. We are looking at super-straight, super-sleek hair, which may not seem all that interesting at first, but one look at the accents and you’ll be a convert. The look is really easy to achieve and a great way to spice up your everyday style.

Diane von Furstenberg

#DianevonFurstenberg #NYFW #SS16

Look, Jourdan Dunn can make anything look stunning but you’ve got to admit, the smooth-to-curly do is one of the best retro hair trends ever. The fluffy curls, the major volume and the Seventies styling is all about women embracing their natural hair textures and celebrating real beauty. The hairstyle was a tribute to the designer herself, and is being called ‘The Diane’.

To get the look, begin with freshly washed hair and allow your hair to dry naturally until it is about 70% dry. Add a curl-enhancing product and then work a styling cream/ paste into your hair. Preferably something that lets you sculpt the hair while also giving it some support. Create a deep side part, separate your hair into two-inch sections and create small buns with each of these and pin them onto your head. Go over each bun with your hairdryer and make sure your hair is properly dry before you undo the buns. Unravel each bun and run your fingers through it to loosen the curls up a bit. Use a boar bristle brush to add more fluff and volume to the look. Add a hairspray once you’re satisfied with the results.

Hervé Léger

#HervéLéger #NYFW #SS

If you’re looking for a braided hairstyle that will dress up your daily university look or date night outfit, here is a fantastic option. Tired of the milkmaid braids and the braided headbands but not ready to give up on braids just yet? The forehead framing braid accent is just the right amount of old and new to become a styling choice that’s both striking and wearable.

Just remember to brush some of your forward over the forehead and braid from one ear to the other. You will need to follow the French braiding technique on the side closer to the crown, adding in bits of hair to your uppermost strand as you go along so that your hair gets woven into the braid. A few errant strands here and there can help complete this offbeat look. Wear with a sleek ponytail or wrap the rest of your hair into a chignon for a more glam hairdo. The braiding technique is also a nifty way to dress up your bangs (and keep them off your face for those unbearably hot days).

Karen Walker

#KarenWalker #NYFW #SS16

If you’re like me and you think of the pill-popping, bling-flashing lady from Will & Grace when you first hear the words “Karen Walker”, the hairstyles from the actual Karen Walker- the New Zealand designer- will delight you just as much. Megan Mullally’s TV character sported some spectacular voluminous updos throughout the sitcom’s run and I quite enjoyed the elegant updos we saw on the New York runway. A deep side parting makes way for a low, side-swept front while the back has been rolled into a high, crown-framing twist. Think of it like the classic French twist, only instead of twisting your hair in vertically down the head, you roll up and twist it in horizontally, creating a sort of crescent at the back of your head as you go along.

This was one of the most elegant hairstyles we saw at the New York Fashion Week and I think it will be especially lovely for Spring 2016 brides.

Nicole Miller

#NicoleMiller #NYFW #SS16

Dreadlocks may not be everybody’s cup of tea, but a lot of people are tempted to try them out at some point in their lives. However, the commitment involved in creating and maintaining dreadlocks- and the fact that your hairstyling options can get pretty limited afterwards- causes most people to shy away. However, you can try the hair trend out with faux dread locks. The best thing about modern hairstyling is that there’s a ‘faux’ version for just about everything. And the models at the Nicole Miller Spring Summer 2016 show sure did make the dreads look hot. Could be the perfect look for the next beach season, right?

Faux dreadlocks are actually pretty easy to achieve on your own at home. It’s best if you start out with second day hair that’s slightly grainy and then add some texturizing paste. Run your fingers through your hair a couple of times to muss it up a little. Take a little bit of a styling cream or mousse, pick a small segment of hair and add the product to it and then just start twisting the strand in on itself. Work from the roots to the tip and keep winding tightly (not too tight or your scalp is going to start hurting). Repeat this all over the head and spray some stronghold hairspray and you’re done! From city-chic to hippie-hot in less than fifteen minutes!

Tanya Taylor

#TanyaTaylor #NYFW #SS16

Topknots and high buns always make an appearance at New York Fashion Week and are basically staple fare now. But this particular iteration is so quirky that I really can’t wait to see people try it off the runway. Even if you are not particularly keen on having some pointy ends jab out of your bun (though why not!) you must try the twisted cornrow-base accents.

Choose where you want one of these ‘faux rows’ (didn't I tell you this is the time for faux everything?) and use a pintail comb to carve out a really straight line. Pick the hair falling behind the line (go with tiny sections) and start twisting it really tightly in on itself; focus on keeping the ‘row’ you create as close to the scalp as possible. Choose another point at a distance from the first ‘row’ and repeat. You can keep these as close to or far apart from each other. For a more intricate affect, you’ll want to keep them closer together and more tightly wound. To recreate the look from the photos you can space them apart and create looser twists and even go with messy parting lines.

Notice how the bun is slightly off-kilter? You can wear a classic topknot or a slightly off-center one for a jauntier effect.  

Victor Alfaro

#VictorAlfaro #NYFW #SS

The warrior braids from the Victor Alfaro show were one of the best hair trends to emerge at the New York Spring Summer 2016 Fashion Week. Why do I call them warrior braids, you might ask? Well, for one thing, these are fierce! For another, don’t they remind you of the traditional warrior hairstyles from what we do know about the lives and practices and traditions of ancient armies like those of the Viking warriors?

Now, I admit that this isn’t a look that you are going to be able to recreate to perfection in one go: it will take some practice and effort. But the efforts, as this photo clearly establishes, are completely worth it. For a simpler version (yes, ‘simple’ is relative here!) you can opt for a Dutch braid and not bother with the ‘triple triangle’ sectioning of the crown. Do use the braid-on-ponytail effect though, because that is what makes this hair trend especially cool. In the beginning just section away a bit of your hair at the bottom and pin it into a bun that is out of the way while you get the braid ready. Once your braid is all done you can unroll the bun and secure it into a ponytail that originates and falls under the braid.

There were a lot of other really cool hairstyles at the New York Spring Summer 2016 Fashion Week as well; shout-outs are due to the ‘twisted bun bands’ at the Jsong Way show and the ‘8 bun’ at the Naeem Khan show and the wacky volume from the Jeremy Scott runway. Be sure to check them all out and make notes on the hair trends you will be trying come Spring-Summer 2016.

Best Hairstyles From The 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards

So, the 2015 Emmy Awards just happened- and I had some great behind-the-scenes time styling Morena Baccarin for the same. We saw a bunch of other great hairstyles on the red carpet last night and I’m pleased to say that September is shaping up to be such a fun time for the fashion and style industry. What with the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, the Emmys and now the Fashion Weeks, we’re seeing so much great styling and such fantastic hair trends.

There were A LOT of really fabulous hairdos at the 2015 Emmy Awards so narrowing down the list to my usual five was impossible. It’s so interesting to see that the majority of last night’s hairstyle choices involved a deep side part in one way or another: looks like the side part is 2015’s hottest hair trend for sure.

Claire Danes

The Homeland star’s faux-bob was very 60s and very, very fabulous. The movement at the hairline with the hair swooping up and away from the face- a stroke of genius! It’s just the kind of look you want to go for when you have a couple of very strong styling elements that you’d like to tie together- but without wimping out on making a hair statement. The sleek texture, the spun-gold hue and the short length really helped offset Claire’s sequined gown. When you’ve got unusual pieces like the chain-link straps you might be tempted to play it really safe, but like Claire shows us here, there’s a way to keep things harmonious without making them boring!

Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts’ buttery blonde locks last night were sheer perfection. On the face of it, the hairstyle is one we’ve seen several times already: loose waves pulled over to one side. Old Hollywood glam never goes out of style. But with the high side part and that stunning color, a classic hairstyle has been turned into one that’s undeniably chic and striking. Emma’s hairstyle is all about perfection, so you will have to spend some time getting your texture just right. This is a look that won’t scream off the rooftops about its trendiness but it will lean in close and whisper it to you- and have you listen.

Gwendoline Christie

Gwendoline Christie wears retro really well. The curls are a serious throwback to the Roaring Twenties and if you want to treat yourself to some vintage glamour, look no further. Gwendoline is fantastic as warrior Brienne of Tarth on Game of Thrones and it’s nice to see her step out of character and trade in the sword and shield for the Giles Deacon gown and that breathtaking hair. 

Sarah Hyland

Sarah Hyland’s messy, undone bob is one of the most talked-about hairstyles from the 2015 Emmys. This is a great length to opt for if you’re worried that a chin-length bob like Claire’s might be too short for you. The piece-y texture, messy side part and natural volume make for a great hairstyle if you want to make a statement without trying too hard. And while this is a hairstyle that would suit women of all ages, I think it’s especially fantastic on someone young- it gives you a chance to experiment with edgy fashion without making a hair faux pas that you’ll look back on and cringe about for years to come. 

Taraji P Henson

Taraji P Henson is an absolute treasure. From Person of Interest to Empire, this is a woman who sets the small screen ablaze and steals every scene she’s a part of. And she killed it last night with her new look: a razor-sharp angled bob. The jet-black color, the strong middle part and a finish you could cut glass on: only a superstar can carry all those trends together and Empire’s Cookie is the fiercest fashionista in town.

Uzo Aduba

Yesterday was a big night for Uzo Aduba- the actress won her second Emmy for her portrayal of Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on Orange Is The New Black. If you haven’t seen Aduba’s performance you’re missing out on something truly magical. She’s so convincingly shocking and yet endearing on the show that it’s almost impossible to associate the glamorous lady on the red carpets with Litchfield Penitentiary’s wackiest inmate. Uzo’s look was one of more traditional red carpet elegance- a low side bun with a side part. By arranging the hair in a wave over the forehead you can add girlish charm to an old-school updo. I’d also recommend braiding your hair first and then pinning it into place for a more intricate bun.   

Zoe Kazan

We’ve got another bob making it to the list here. The almost-wavy texture is kind of quirky and unusual. Wearing a ‘single wave’ in short hair is a smart way of adding an element of surprise to an otherwise simple style. Bobs- whether they’re even or angular- are usually a hair statement on their own, and so dressing them up can be difficult. But you do want to be able to style them every once in a while.

You can achieve the look by parting your hair deep on one side, flipping the hair over to the other and adding a singular, deep wave right in the lower third of your length. These days you’ve got a lot of styling tools that come with very large wave-making plates so you don't have to worry about loosening up smaller curls or ending up with frizzy hair. Just remember to keep the upper two-thirds of your length smooth and straight; you can even use a flat iron to work out any accidental texture you may have added!

Hope you’ve got tons of style inspiration from the 2015 Emmys for the coming weeks. We’re going to dive right into the Fashion Weeks now, so be sure to come back for more.

Morena Baccarin At The 2015 Emmy Awards

I had the great opportunity of working with the absolutely gorgeous Morena Baccarin for her red carpet appearance at the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards. This is the first time I’ve worked with Ms. Baccarin but I’ve been a longtime admirer of her work and her compelling performance in Homeland.

#morenabaccarin #emmys #2015  #hairbysaschabreuer
#morenabaccarin #emmys #2015  #hairbysaschabreuer
#morenabaccarin #emmys #2015  #hairbysaschabreuer


Morena experiments with styling a lot, and I’ve seen her sport a lot of very funky short haircuts and daring styles. She always manages to look graceful and edgy and so I wanted to choose a style that complimented her fun personality and the occasion.

The side-swept quiff is a hair accent that you can wear in any number of hairstyles but we kept Morena’s hair slicked down on the sides to really emphasize the volume up top.

The side-swept quiff is a unique iteration of your standard pouf. If that’s a look that you’ve done or seen too many times and the classic quiff feels a little too severe for your liking, pinning it over to one side is a really neat way of creating angles and motion while softening up the overall effect.

Much as I love face-framing hairstyles and bangs, the occasional pull-away look is great too because it really allows you to draw attention to the face and it works especially well with outfits that have striking necklines, such as Morena’s fuchsia-red gown.

Morena was an absolute delight to work with and I’m so happy with the results we achieved. I hope you like the look; send me photos if you decide to try it out yourself!

Top 5 Hairstyles From The 2015 Toronto International Film Festival

The 2015 Toronto International Film Festival has been the best experience ever. It's always such fun- and so humbling- to be a part of all the red carpet action at the major events but every now and then you have an event that’s just full to the brim with exciting fashions and very interesting style choices and to be at the frontlines of it all and watch the trends begin is exhilarating.

We did see a lot of the usual hairdos and some of the favorite classics make their way down the red carpet, but I’m really pleased to note that the 2015 TIFF events were marked by tons of really funky looks that hit just the right note between wacky and wearable. I’ve picked five of my favorites from the festival. Enjoy!

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain was at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival for the premier of the Ridley Scott film The Martian. Her look here may be the simplest one of the lot, but that doesn't make it any less fabulous. What you have here is essentially a medium-length bob that skims just past her shoulders, but the way the cut has been styled is what makes all the difference.

The side part is making an appearance but it’s been drawn somewhat higher than usual. If you want to recreate the look just trace a straight line up from the highest point of your eyebrow to your hairline: that’s where you want the part to begin. Normally with a side part what most people do is flip the hair over to the side favored by the part. We’re doing the same thing here, but at an angle. Instead of all the hair ‘landing’ squarely on the other side we’re drawing it slightly to the front to create a sharp angle on the face and create the illusion of an asymmetrical bob.

The thing that makes Jessica’s look so striking here is the hair color and the texture. You can easily achieve a sleek, shiny base at home using my tips on how to get a bombshell blowout at home. As for the color, it’s the perfect hue if you want to warm things up for autumn-winter 2015.

Kate Mara

Kate Mara Tiff 2015

Kate Mara’s short crop was one of my two favorite looks of the night (the second one’s coming up soon!). This is a hairstyle that a lot of women are afraid to try out because they worry it might be too severe or mannish, but if you’re looking to go short, here’s a great example of what to ask your stylist for. The crop is short, no doubt, but by adding wispy layers and keeping some volume at the crown and a slight length in the form of a fringe at the front, the overall effect is feminine and pixie-like. With the right outfit and makeup, the hairstyle is just what you need to bring out your inner goddess. Kate wore it especially well, pairing it off with a strong lip and making a statement that complimented the gown instead of clashing with it.

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Steward Tiff 2015

Kristen Stewart’s always had a very distinct style and even if the edgy, almost-punk vibe isn’t your cuppa, it is refreshing. So many of celebrities end up reflecting the style sensibilities of their stylists and in some cases you see a marriage between stylist and celeb that may not be the most natural pairing but it ‘sort of works’, while in other cases the union results in something discordant. Kristen Stewart always looks like she’s representing herself, albeit in an haute couture, styled-to-the-skies way, of course.

You’ve probably guessed that Kristen’s look was my other favorite from the night. The slicked back, super-sculpted bob is the kind of hairstyle that’s undeniably funky but it’s also very wearable if you like to add an extra kick of glam to your look every now and then.

Slicked-down sides, a swept back crown with volume at the roots and sleek, straight texture make for a strong, structural statement. Perfect for a night of clubbing or a glam event.

Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams Tiff 2015

Another strong showing at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival from Rachel McAdams. Rachel’s wearing her hair short these days and if you check out her appearances at TIFF 2015 you’ll get some great insight into all the fantastic effects you can achieve with a short bob.

For this particular look, Rachel’s stylist has emphasized her natural texture. The hairstyle is all about a tousled, wavy surface that’s still polished. Volume at the roots helps add some lift while the piece-y effect allows you to frame the face and create that slightly rakish impact. The side part- this season’s hottest hair trend- makes an appearance here as well.

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock Tiff 2015

Sandra Bullock really killed it with her appearance for the Our Brand Is Crisis premiere. Just like Jessica Chastain’s style, this hairdo might not be reinventing the proverbial wheel; instead, it shows us why there is every reason to keep it going.

From a stylist’s perspective there are two extremes that always make for an interesting study: the totally outré hairdo and the timeless one. And Sandra’s heavy fringe and the long, straight locks are as timeless as it gets. A lot of you may already have experimented with the haircut but not gotten the same results: the secret is in the hair color and making sure your hair is healthy.

To make a simple hairstyle really pop you should consider adding highlights and lowlights to your hair. Always stick to the ‘rule of threes’: only go up to three shades darker and lighter than your base color. Multi-tonality can add a lot of dimension to the hair and can make even the most basic haircuts look frisky and fun. You may notice that Sandra’s fringe also sports a couple of different hues and while that’s a bold move, it really helps warm up her face and play up the natural gradient of her eyes.

If you’re looking to switch styles without going too far, this hair trend gets my vote.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival hair trends as much as I have. We’re going to be moving to the Fashion Weeks soon, so keep your eyes out for more on the hottest hair trends.

Emily Browning At The "Legend" Premiere Toronto Film Festival

The 2015 Toronto International Film Festival is shaping up to be such a blast. Today I had the absolute honor of working with Emily Browning for her red carpet appearance. She’s in town to walk the carpet for Legend. The film also stars Tom Hardy and is generating quite a buzz.

Working with Emily is an experience unlike any other. She’s a real pro, but she’s also so real. If you’re looking for someone who tells it like it is and has a presence that simply sets a room ablaze, Emily’s your girl.

I love her style- it’s generally a mix of classic, slightly vintage hairdos with a somewhat sexier, ‘modern messy’ take. She wears a lot of the middle part too, so I knew that I wanted to take some of her trademark style elements but build it into a look that went a little beyond- just like her performance in Legend.

#emilybrowning #hairbysaschabreuer
#emilybrowning #hairbysaschabreuer
#emilybrowning #hairbysaschabreuer

We went with a 60s inspired half-up half-down do, complete with a beehive and some serious volume. Since I love the middle part, and I wanted to preserve some of her characteristic style, we created a soft middle part (try not to be too exact with this since you want it to have that ‘sexy by accident’ vibe) and used it to split the front layers into face framing bangs. While most retro hairdos usually carry a side-swept fringe, the cheek-length, split fringe was the perfect accent to the mod hairdo.

To modernize the look a bit, we went with very soft, smooth texture instead of the typical teased-to-the-nines effect you get with most retro-inspired looks. We kept the loose hair super soft, with just the merest hint of a wave. I wanted her hair to have body and movement without adding actual curls to the look. We did flip out the ends to finish off the style with a spot of edginess. The entire effect is very Brigitte Bardot, 2015 edition.

I kept the ‘down’ portion of the HUHD fairly simple because we wanted the volume at the crown to be the center of the look. The simple ends also compliment the high neck and strong lines of Emily’s honeyed caramel Miu Miu dress.

The film hits cinemas next month, so be sure to see it! Emily’s performance already had insiders raving about the Aussie actress. If you’re a fan of strong female characters in gritty themes, you’re going to love Emily’s vulnerable-but-fierce portrayal of Frances Shea, the ill-fated lover of gangster Reggie Kray (essayed by Tom Hardy).

I hope you enjoy the look as much as I enjoyed creating it. Watch this space for more on TIFF 2015.

Rachel Weisz At The Lobster Premiere During The Toronto Film Festival

So, the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival is off to a grand start and I’m having the best time ever. Today I had the opportunity to style the inimitable Rachel Weisz. She’s here for the premier of her film The Lobster and I feel so honored to have been a part of the team that worked with her today.

#rachelweisz  #thelobster #premier #tiff #2015 #hairbysaschabreuer
#rachelweisz  #thelobster #premier #tiff #2015 #hairbysaschabreuer



Apart from being one of the most gifted actresses to have graced the silver screen, she’s also truly one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever known. The best part about working with someone with such a presence is that styling them is less about making a statement and more about just letting the person’s natural grace and loveliness come through. And so we opted for soft, loose waves to emphasize, and not embellish.

If you’re a fan of Rachel’s work like I am you’ll know that she always brings a certain mysterious quality to all her performances; no matter the role, she’ll play it to perfection but you always get the sense of something deeper going on with the character, something that you can feel but not quite put a finger on. She makes you wonder. And I wanted to add a little bit of that element to her look today as well, and so we went with an ever so slightly fancied-up middle part.

At first glance, you see a classic, clean hairstyle but there’s something about it that will have you look again. You’d be surprised at how much of a difference a small detail like this can make to the look: we’ve added just a hint of volume at the roots along the part and it creates the most interesting effect. The hair drapes around the face and instead of falling flat down the sides it really frames the face and it’s got character of its own.

You can curl the ends inwards for a more symmetrical and more polished effect or wear them in a more feminine, relaxed vibe like Rachel’s sporting on the red carpet at TIFF 2015. This is a great low-maintenance, easy-to-achieve style that will wear well with the hours and is basically occasion-appropriate no matter where you’re headed! 

Ellen Pompeo For Entertainment Weekly

Hey everyone!

Had the absolute pleasure of working with Ellen Pompeo for Entertainment Weekly.

#ellenpompeo #hairbysaschabreuer
#ellenpompeo #hairbysaschabreuer
#ellenpompeo #hairbysaschabreuer

We went with a really sexy, wavy, tousled bob. Lots of texture, lots of dimension and movement and some truly glorious curls.

Naturally curly/ wavy-haired women will just need a texture-boosting product to amp up their natural hair to achieve the look. If you’ve got naturally straight, sleek or fine hair you’re going to have to go to work with a 1-inch barrel curling iron, some curl-enhancing texturizing paste and a setting spray.

Once you’ve got your curls ready, just create a side part and flip your hair over. For that added oomph, tease the roots and break the curls up with your fingers once they’ve cooled.

For either case, the look will work best on second-day hair. If you don't like weighing your hair down with a lot of product or spending a lot of time on styling it, this isn’t a look that wears well in freshly washed locks.

If you are working on freshly washed hair, I recommend using a diffuser to dry your hair instead of a blow dryer. As you work the heat through your hair, hold sections of it in your palm and scrunch it together and ‘push’ it upwards. This is a great trick for prepping your hair before you add more defined curls to it.

Remember, the look is all about rough, grainy texture and real-girl volume. You don't have to get it perfect: Meredith is all about being true to her real self and you should be too!

For the insider scoop on the latest, jaw-dropping developments on Grey’s Anatomy, w and all that’s hot right now in Shondaland, make sure to check the piece out. 

Hair Extension 101


Don’t like your natural length, thickness, texture or volume? Alarmed by the aggressively short haircut your stylist’s unveiled on you? Longing to try out a new color but don’t want to actually dye your hair? Need something a little more ‘more’ for a special occasion? Hair extensions are the perfect solution to all these problems.

I recently wrote a post discussing the teal hair trend and we touched upon the topic of hair extensions a couple of times. And it hit me: this is not the first time that hair extensions have come up in conversation, or popular media, in recent times. In fact, hair extensions seem to all the rage right now: from YouTube gurus and bloggers to everyday folks- just about everyone seems to be talking about or asking about hair extensions.

It’s a really interesting development because up until very recently hair extensions were considered the dominion of celebrities and models: everyone else sort of made do with their own natural hair. However, with the skyrocketing popularity of the blogosphere and access to a lot more information than ever before, the average consumer is now exposed to tons more options.

In fact, hair extensions have become some of the most researched, most talked about and most purchased styling products/ items of recent times.  Gone are the days when trying out a new look involved the risk of getting stuck with something disastrous until you could grow it out. The styling industry has evolved to a very sophisticated place: the everyday enthusiast can now enjoy experimenting without paying too heavy a price for the same.

If you’re new to the hair extensions idea, it’s really important to do your groundwork first. Most women go through a hit-and-miss period before they can zero in on a brand/ range they really like. More reasonable than many other hair care and styling products, hair extensions are still something of an investment. Here’s everything you need to know for choosing and using the right set:


Different Types

There’s no end to the kinds of hair extensions you get in the market: these vary in terms of material, length, type, application style and so on. I’ve included some of the most common kinds of hair extensions based on the application method involved to help you choose your pick:

·      Clip-in Extensions

Probably the most common variety, clip-in extensions have little clips at the mouth and these can simply be clipped into place at the roots of your natural hair. They’re definitely the most inexpensive option on this list because you only have to pay for the extensions and can apply and remove them yourself. You also get more wear-time out of these: human hair extensions can be used for around a year. They’re a great option if you’re new to hair extensions and/or you want to experiment with lots of different styles, lengths, colors etc.

·      Skin Wefts

Your natural hair is inserted between the extensions and each section is pressed and locked in together using a straightening iron. These last about 5-6 weeks before they need reapplication. This type works well with short/ fine hair. They’re rather inexpensive because the application isn’t particularly technical.

Skin_Wefts picture.jpg


·      Weaves/ Braided Sew-ins

Involves braiding your natural hair to lie flat on the scalp and then the extensions are introduced to the braids using a thread and a needle. You can weave in all your hair, or only sections of it. It needs to be done by someone with a certain level of practice and expertise. A weave can stay in for about 2 months. It works best in hair that is thick, stiff or coarse.

Weaves/ Braided Sew-ins

·      Beads/ Braid-less Sew-ins

Your natural hair is inserted into tiny micro-cylinder beads that rest against the scalp and act as a cushion. This is done strand-by-strand. The beads act as a base for the hair extensions to be sewn into. You’ll have to have your extensions tightened every 4-6 weeks. It works well with medium-long hair that’s pretty manageable on its own and just needs more length or volume. It’s not exactly cheap, but is a more affordable option than the two techniques coming up next.

·      Keratin, U-Tip/Hot Fusion

Has to be added in by a trained professional. Heat is used to fuse your natural hair with the extensions, strand-by-strand. They can be left in for about 6 months, though it is recommended that you have them removed every 8-10 weeks to keep your hair from breaking and to allow new hair to grow healthily. This technique requires a professional to apply as well as remove the extensions to prevent damage, and so it can be quite expensive.

Keratin, U-Tip/Hot Fusion

·      Micro-Link, I-Tip, or Cold Fusion

These have to be applied by a trained stylist: each extension is affixed to a strand of natural hair through bead-like micro-cylinders. You need to get them tightened every 8-10 weeks. These are recommended for all hair types. They’re especially great if you want to add highlights/ colored streaks to your hair without using actual dyes. They can be expensive.

Washing and Drying

#1: You don’t need to wash your hair extensions every day, or even every time you wash your natural hair. Because they’re not actually attached to your scalp, they won’t get dirty as quickly as the rest of your hair. This is especially true if you wear clip-ins and you take them out and keep them away after a few hours of use. Over-washing will only strip the extensions dry and ruin their texture and softness.

#2: Buy a shampoo and conditioner that’s specifically engineered to care for hair extensions. The needs of your natural hair are greatly different from what your extensions need; so using a regular daily shampoo might do more harm than good. There are products particularly formulated for hair extensions and these are a lot gentler on them.

#3: When you do wash your extensions, gently build up a lather and work it through the extensions. Cover every bit but don’t rub your extensions roughly between your palms and don’t try to scrub them clean. Just apply the product through the extensions and then run water over them and let it wash the cleanser out.

#4: You should let your hair extensions air-dry as much as possible. All the same wisdom about heat styling applies to hair extensions as well: the less you indulge in it, the longer you can enjoy happy, healthy hair. And since hair extensions are a product, they’ve got a shelf life.

#5: Use a wide-tooth comb to ease out any knots and tangles that might have develop in the extensions. I also recommend using a looper brush with hair extensions. When you’re combing them, always start at the bottom and slowly move up the shaft. Use small strokes and brush in a downward direction.

Choosing By Need

#1: You can choose hair extensions based on your need.  The most popular choice, of course, is that of the full-length extension sets. If you’re just looking to experiment with styling, this is the best way to go.

#2: However, if you’re looking to address a very specific need, hair extensions can come in handy there too. For instance, if you’ve got short hair and you want a thick, long ponytail you can buy an extension ponytail. Simply clip it into place and mask it in with your natural hair by twisting some of it around the mouth of the ponytail. Longing to get a cute flirty fringe but can’t forget the horror of the last try gone wrong? We’ve all been there. And waiting for bangs to grow out is torturous experience indeed. The answer: clip-in bangs. Fix them in and greet a whole new you. Switching looks has never been so easy.


#1: Try not to clip the extensions in at flat, horizontal lines all the time. This might work well at the back of your head and near the neck, where the hair falls heavy, but it can show up really plainly towards the front and the crown where the hair is finer. Instead, place the clips at angles so that the hair extensions also fall along the natural contours of the head. This way, instead of straight sheets of hair just falling flat from the head (and looking fake) you’ve got a more diffused, much softer effect.

#2: There’s no denying the fact that hair extensions add weight to your own hair, and can tug at the roots and scalp. However, there’s a way to keep this from becoming a problem: just make sure you place the extensions at the roots where your hair is the strongest. We all have (and know of) patches where our hair is stronger and weaker; all you need to do is use this information to your advantage.

#3: Here’s a pro tip to get really natural looking results from your hair extensions:  teasing the roots where you clip in the extensions helps blend it all together. The teased sections will cleverly camouflage those telltale gaps and raised bits where you put in the extensions. You also want to tease the hair right above where you clip the extensions in; the teased hair will rise over the clips and keep them hidden.

Styling Tools

#1: Avoid using heat-based styling tools on your hair extensions, unless they’re made of 100% human hair. Hair extensions that use synthetic hair do not hold up well against heat styling.

#2: if you do decide to use heat styling tools make sure you invest in ceramic tools with ion-boosting and conditioning properties. Hair extensions don’t come cheap and you shouldn’t ruin them with inferior tools. For that matter, you shouldn’t be using anything but the best on your own natural hair either.

#3: Don’t over-style your hair extensions. Excessive heat styling is not recommended for natural hair either, but at least natural hair responds to care and can be nourished with a good diet, sleep, strength-boosting products and home treatments. You can also always trim your natural hair to keep it healthy and damage-free. Hair extensions, once damaged, can’t be revived.

#4: Never use a heated tool on an entire set of extensions all at once: you must check to see if it works well before going the whole way. The idea of doing a patch test applies here as well. Style a small section first, and let it cool for five-ten minutes. Proceed with the rest only if you’re happy with the results.

Make It Last

#1: We talked about teasing the hair to help blend in the extensions; it also prevents the extensions from moving around. Tease the roots in one-inch sections wherever you plan to put the extensions in. Also tease the areas directly over the clips. This added bit of body gives the hair extensions more support and gives them a little something extra to latch onto.

#2: Once you’ve teased your hair, but before you put the extensions in, spritz some stronghold hairspray into the roots for some serious lasting power.

Make It Match

Look, there’s no shame in using hair extensions to add that extra bit of oomph to your hair, but if when you’re putting them in you might as well make them look as natural as possible. A lot of people have a hard time blending in extensions with their own hair, but it’s fairly simple once you get the hang of it.

#1: For starters, it always helps to straighten your hair before you add the extensions. And once you get the extensions in go over all the hair with the flat iron to really merge it all together. Straightening helps create an even, uniform texture and is a favorite trick of stylists all over the world. This is an essential step even if you’re ultimately going in for curls or waves or braids. Getting the base to look the same is the key to a really natural look.

#2: Give your hair some time to cool down before you continue styling.  Wait at least ten minutes before you pick up that curling wand.

#3: Another trick is to add a shine-boosting serum to your natural hair. Hair extensions are usually quite glossy, and your own hair can often look dull in comparison.

#4: If you’re using the straightening trick, avoid a serum as it can combine with the heat to fry out your hair. Instead, use a heat protectant spray that also adds shine and silkiness.

These little tricks can go a long way in matching your natural hair to the extensions.

Product Advice

#1: Volumizing products can be really great with hair extensions. Look for powder products that you can sprinkle into the roots before you tease the hair. The added volume and grip helps to blend hair extensions into natural hair and keeps them in place until you choose to remove them.

#2: Whenever you’re shopping for products that you know you’ll be using with your extensions, look at the ingredients list to check for alcohol content. Using styling products without alcohol helps extend the life of hair extensions.

#3: Try minimizing the amount of products you use with your extensions. Product buildup is as real with extensions as it is with natural hair. You don’t want to have to worry about clarifying your extensions next!

Short Hair Stressors

#1: Adding hair extensions to short hair can be stressful, because most people don’t know how to make them look natural. If you randomly place extensions all around the head your own hair is going to jut out and ruin the overall look. Instead of following traditional placement techniques, take your own length and cut into consideration.

#2: Clip in the wefts as close to one another as possible: this way you create a whole new mass of hair without leaving any spaces, gaps or lines peeking through. The closer the extensions are clipped together, the more densely the hair will fall together and the easier it will be to blend it all. Doing so will also disguise the disparity in layers, thicknesses and planes between your own hair/current haircut and the extensions.

 Workout Worries

#1: Don’t worry about hair extensions getting in the way of a proper workout: all you need to do is arrange your hair into a secure ponytail or a bun, using bobby pins to make sure it holds up while you sweat it out in the gym.

#2: Adding a headband also helps keep everything in place and prevent slipping.

#3: If your hair is prone to frizzing, use a humidity-combatting leave-in product to protect your extensions.

A final word of advice: it’s great to get used to doing your own extensions, especially if you plan on sticking with the clip-in variety, but I do recommend going to a stylist the first time for best results and a smooth beginning. 

Teal Hair Color Trend

You know how every year/ season is remembered by that one unforgettable trend that comes to define it? 2013 was the year that the ombre craze really took off. 2014 was the year we saw the pastel trend and mermaid hues raise their pretty heads. For a while it looked like the granny trend in all silvery-grey glory was going to be 2015’s contribution to the hallowed halls of hair trends. But if there’s one that trumps the pale moonlight goodness of the grey hue, it’s the teal trend.


#teal #hair #trend

Made famous by Kylie Jenner, the teal hair trend has found takers all around the world- from the avant-garde avenues of New York and the chic cobblestones of London to the bustling boulevards of Tokyo and the spice-scented streets of New Delhi.

What is it about the teal hue that’s got everyone raving? Why would a color that is so unmistakably bold and a wee bit wacky find takers all over the world?

The way I see it, fashion is finally getting to a place where it is well and truly personal to the wearer. For years and years we’ve been talking about fashion being a means of expression and an outlet for creativity, but how many people actually step out of their comfort zones to try something daring? And even when something a little bit different comes along, it’s gone in the blink of an eye because it’s “too crazy” or “unwearable” or “impractical”. We’ve seen celebrities sporting outré colors and cuts for ages now, but how many times have ordinary folk actually committed to a crazy color or cut? Not many, right? The teal hair trend proves that individual fashion and uninhibited expression are finally coming into their own.

In the last couple of weeks I’ve seen so many people from so many different parts of the world wearing teal and owning the look. As a stylist, it’s so exciting to see audiences open up to taking risks: and the move paying off!


#teal #hair #trend
#teal #hair #trend
#teal #hair #trend

Another factor that has contributed heavily to the trend’s popularity is the fact that the color is surprisingly universal.  In fact, this is what sets the teal hair trend apart from most other color trends:  I’ve had a lot of readers and clients talk about how most color trends only suit people with naturally light hair/ fair skin. This is where the pastel trend took a serious hit: it only showed up properly in light hair and looked washed out against anything but the fairest of complexions. Experimenting with color is a lot harder if you have dark hair and/ or medium-to-olive and deeper skin tones. And that is why the teal trend trumps all the rest: it is truly universally flattering. It sparkles on the fair folk and is arresting on darker-haired beauties.

It’s not often that a look sported by one of the Kardashian-Jenner clan invokes such widespread enthusiasm. But the youngest of the brood has undoubtedly made her mark on the fashion industry with her now-signature teal-tipped locks. You can credit it to Instagram or to Kylie’s undeniable chutzpah but either way, the real winner here is the regular, everyday fashion lover.

Kylie Hair Kouture, the result of Kylie Jenner’s collaboration with Bellami Hair is possibly the brand’s most well-known and popular product line till date.

I personally think that dip-dyed extensions are a fabulous idea: you’ve got a quality product from a recognized brand and a chance to shake things up. If you’re uncomfortable about dying your hair such an unusual shade, worried about the cost or giving your over-treated hair a break, the extensions might be just the thing you need to get in on the best Summer 2015 hair trend.

You don’t have to go the Bellami route, obviously: you can use your own preferred brand of hair extensions and have your stylist dye the ends for you. Ask for the dye to be applied at different heights across the length of the extensions to really get that gradient effect. And if you’re feeling particularly fierce, go ahead and get a direct dye. You won’t regret it!

When you think about it, the teal trend actually combines the most essential elements of all the hair trends we’ve seen in recent times: you’ve got the dip-die, you’ve got the ombre gradient, you’ve got a splash of unusual color and most of all, you’ve got some serious unapologetic style.

It’s really heartening to see that women of all colors, races and age groups have embrace the teal trend happily. I’ve seen those tantalizingly shimmery ends peeking out of low buns or curled loose in ponytails on middle-aged women and teenagers alike!

Kristen Wiig At Met Ball 2015

Kristen Wiig looked spectacular last night at the Met Ball 2015. #kristenwiig #metgala #hairbysaschabreuer 2   #kristenwiig #metgala #hairbysaschabreuer 1 Her angular, one-sided bob is a very edgy style but you can still keep the overall look delicate by playing up your natural features and keeping most of your makeup simple. You can easily recreate this look at home. Just follow these steps:

1.     Apply some volumizing or surf spray  to the root area of your towel-dried hair, then blow-dry using a fish bone / skeleton brush to create the perfect foundation and loose volume that this style needs.

2.     Once your hair is completely dry, divide it into smaller sub sections and and create soft wave on each section individually, starting from the back.  Feed each strand through the straightener, gently bending the hair in ward & out wards  using the rounded edge of the straightener to create  “ S - Waves “ whilst working from the roots to the tips of each strand  working each section in a different direction to create a natural looking resultI would recommend using a straightening Iron that lets you adjust the temperature to the needs of your hair and work on a low / medium heat setting.

3.     Work your way in horizontal sections until all hair is waved.

4.     Apply a small drop of a light hair oil or shine serum into your hands and run your fingers gently through your hair to break up the waves, leaving a few loose strands around the face to create a slightly messy texture so it has a “lived in,” unforced  feeling.

5.     Once you are happy with your shape & texture, mist with a flexible hairspray to ensure that your style will last.

Karolina Kurkova Czech Elle Special Edition

I am so happy to be able to share my latest pictures of  KK for this issue of Czech Elle with you.

KK guest edited this issue, and we had a lot of fun collaborating and transforming her into four different looks.

Two days in Miami, and two stories! 

The dream team :

 Photography : @branislavsimoncik

 Styling : @kralicek

Make Up : @steffiwillmann

Hair :  #hairbysaschabreuer  @swartists

#karolinakurkova #hairbysaschabreuer#karloninakurkova #hairbysaschabreuer#karloninakurkova #hairbysaschabreuer 14#karloninakurkova #hairbysaschabreuer 1#karloninakurkova #hairbysaschabreuer 7#karloninakurkova #hairbysaschabreuer 11#karloninakurkova #hairbysaschabreuer 2#karloninakurkova #hairbysaschabreuer 6#karloninakurkova #hairbysaschabreuer 10#karloninakurkova #hairbysaschabreuer 17#karloninakurkova #hairbysaschabreuer 19#karloninakurkova #hairbysaschabreuer 22#karloninakurkova #hairbysaschabreuer 20 #karloninakurkova #hairbysaschabreuer 16