Be it a classic bun or sleek edgy vertical roll, hair up gives an instant touch of glamour.
We asked some experts to give their view of some of the stylish updos that have graced the catwalk and the red carpet this season.
|Heidi Klum Classic Updo||Paul Smith Catwalk style||Cat Deely Modern Updo|
International styling director, Michael Van Clarke, London
The autumn/winter 2008 catwalks saw the return of Hollywood glamour, with elegant, sleek hair updos complementing the chic, sophisticated clothes and mirror-shine fabrics.
Celebrities such as Heidi Klum and Cat Deeley have embraced the trend, with large sculptured buns and sleek curls adding the finishing touch to red carpet looks.
Updos are always popular as they can be adapted to suit any face shape. Round faces will benefit from a fringe or looser tendrils, whereas oval shapes are able to wear almost any style.
To create a glamorous hair up creation that will stay in place all night long, I prepare the hair with a versatile lotion with firm control, and add products for a high-gloss finish.
Art director, Errol Douglas, London
Hair up can dramatically change a woman’s look and emphasise her best features, elongating the neck and slimming down her face.
Here, Heidi is sporting a classic, Audrey Hepburn style. It’s very simple and very beautiful.
Cat has gone for a far more modern approach, combining an Alice band laced over the crown with her hair loosely coming away for a chic but slightly mussed-up effect.
The Paul Smith model is a great example of a multi-textured updo – sleek and pinned in at the sides with a front section back-brushed for texture and volume and swept over the top like a giant quiff, finished into a roll at the back of the head.
International artistic director, Toni & Guy
The perfect hair up is all about personalising it to the individual’s face shape, hair texture, what they will be wearing and where they are going.
The Paul Smith updo here is a modern interpretation on the vertical roll and is a typical fashion show solution, as it is firm and won’t fall out as easily in between outfit changes.
Cat‘s look is heavily influenced by the 60s, updated with a modern summer vibe, and Heidi‘s style would suit both oval and heart face shapes, with medium-to-thick hair types. For finer hair, padding could also be used to add volume.