2 Essential Looks You Have To Try For Summer 2022
This year, there’s no denying that we’re all looking forward to the Summer months ahead. That’s why it’s the perfect time to share the Sugar Crush collection from the team at Elizabeth & Giovanni. And of course, two step-by-steps to go with it!
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Sugar Crush collection look one by Chelsea Bate, Elizabeth & Giovanni
Chelsea says: “I absolutely love this image and I had so much fun creating it. Colour is a chance to express yourself and make a statement and I wanted to do just that. We had an overall candy style theme for this shoot, which gave me the perfect opportunity to have some fun. I wanted to play with multiple colours and sharp lines to really make the colours pop. My aim was to create a bold image that was all about the hair and for me, the contrasting colours combined with the precision cut is the perfect example of that!”
- Before we started there was around 3-4inches of regrowth and a build-up of pink on the mid-lengths and ends. To get the base more even, I lifted the root with Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME 6% for 30 minutes and BLONDME 4% on the mid lengths and ends for the remaining 15 minutes.
- Once developed and rinsed, I did bleach cleanse. For this I used Bonacure Clean Performance Repair Rescue Shampoo with BLONDME bleach and 2% in equal measure and left this on for a further 10 minutes. This helped to remove some of the stubborn pink tones that were remaining.
- I then sectioned a wide face framing panel and partly dried. I then took small sections of the panel and used a splatter and smudge technique in foils with Schwarzkopf Professional CHROMA ID in pink and blue shades.
- Next, I primed the rest of the hair using the Fibre Plex Hair Primer to even out the porosity before toning using Schwarzkopf Professional Vibrance 9.5-1.9+1.9%, which gave that gorgeous pearly finish.
- I then did a precision cut with 0 projection to achieve a blunt one length bob, with no graduation whatsoever. For a sharper finish I used mini clippers to ensure no straggly hair was present.
- Before drying I used OSIS+ blow and go as a light blow-drying spray and teamed this with OSIS+ Tame Wild to tame any stray, unruly strands.
- I then blow dried using a Denman flat brush for a sleek blow dry with no body or volume.
- Next, I styled using sing the ghd original straighter and ghd heat protector, taking very small sections to straighten with a very slight bend towards the ends of hair.
- To finish I used OSIS+ Keep it Light hairspray for hold and the OSIS+ sparkler for a soft shine.
Sugar Crush collection look two by Becky Brown, Elizabeth & Giovanni
Becky says: “I absolutely loved working on this photoshoot as it gave me the opportunity to bring my ideas to life. For me, the candy style theme was all about having fun with my client’s hair and making the finished look, look fun and playful. I really enjoyed doing something a bit different, creating lots of movement in the hair with more shapes and styles that we don’t normally get to create in salon. What I love about the finished image is that it’s got movement, it’s got shape, it’s bright and it’s fun – the perfect look for this summer!”
- We started with a cleanse using the Schwarzkopf Professional Bonacure Clean Performance Volume shampoo, which is perfect for removing any dirt and impurities but isn’t too heavy on the hair.
- I then used Schwarzkopf Professional Silhouette Colour Brilliance mousse before applying the Session Label THE THICKENER spray and Bonacure Clean Performance Repair Rescue Sealed End, this combination helped to add volume, shine and to smooth out the ends, giving me the perfect base to create my look.
- I then partially dried the hair before going in with a blow-dry brush. I focused on getting lift at the roots, smooth through the middle and then a bend in the very ends of the hair. I didn’t want to curl the hair, but instead to get a dramatic flick throughout the ends. I used the medium to hot setting on the hairdryer to smooth out the hair as much as I could, then switched to cool to set the hair.
- Once set, I pinned the ends up to help keep their shape whilst I finished the rest of the look.
- I then worked on my deep side fringe. I sectioned with my pin tail comb before below drying it very sleek and without much body. This gave the fringe a smooth finish around the side of the face.
- Next, I left the hair to cool for a good hour or so before I started taking the pins out. Once they were all out, I went through with a soft bristle brush to release the hair, giving it lots of body and texture.
- I then began work on the pig tales. I created a zig zag parting at the top so you couldn’t see a straight line on the photo. Then sectioned into two pig tales before tying the bobbles high and tight. This helped to bring hight and drama to the finished image.
- Once everything was in place, I went through with large tongs to define the ends and used OSIS+ Keep it Light hairspray for strong but moveable hold.