New times call for new trends! According to celebrity hairstylist Tom Smith, “fluffy hair” is the 90s blonde trend that will be all the rage this year. Here’s why:
What is fluffy hair?
Coined by none other than the Gen Z, “fluffy hair” is best visualized as a modern take on big, blonde blowouts. This 90s look is highlighted by a “cushioned and airy volume with a soft, blended contrast” for fluffy and effortless glamour. Contrary to techniques that weigh down the hair, its recommended to use products that lift and smooth your tresses to get that fluffy texture.
How to get fluffy hair?
Let’s start with the color. If your hair isn’t blonde yet, request for a ‘Nectar Blonde’ color when you visit your hairdresser. This exact shade was described by Smith as luxurious, golden and warm - perfect for that depth along with bright and soft contrast highlights to frame the face.
“The key here is to lighten the hair’s base colour to a dark golden blonde, adding warm vanilla cream highlights through the layers and to the face frame area. Ask your hairstylist for a beige or golden-blonde base colour with chunkier, hand-painted highlights around the frame of your face.”
As for the blowout, remind your hairstylist to keep it fluffy and light. If you want to do it yourself, check out this quick tutorial below:
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Now, if you find that your hair is starting to get a little bit frizzy, try using a leave-in hair smoother for softness, straightness, and shine. Davines LOVE Hair Smoother: Lovely Taming Smoother for Coarse or Frizzy Hair ₱ 1,350 is designed for just that - with its invisible and weightless formula improving overall frizz control. Another similar option would be a lotion-type smoother like that of AVEDA Smooth Infusion™ Style-Prep Smoother™ 100ml ₱ 1,900 which preps hair for long-lasting, smooth results while making styling faster and easier.
It is also possible that while you’re blow-drying your hair, it can start getting weighed down or turn flat altogether. L'Oréal Serie Expert Primrose Oil Liss Unlimited Blow Drying Oil 125ml ₱ 1,300 solves this problem in a flash with its long-lasting, anti-humidity shield and light, water-soluble formula that controls your hair and keeps it frizz-free and fluffy.
Last but not least, you will need ample hair protection against heat. After all, it’s not just the bombshell hairstyle we are after, but overall hair health as well. With that, Kérastase Discipline Keratin Thermique Blow-Dry Primer 150ml ₱ 1,900 has got you covered. Its taming, heat-protecting, blow-dry milk was made for unruly hair in need of discipline. The thermo-protective agents in this milk seal the scales of the hair fiber protecting it from blow dryers and heat styling tools for up to 180°C.
Now that you’ve got the fluffy hair essentials down, what are you waiting for? If you think this revived 90s hair color and style is for you and you would like to get it done professionally, you can book an appointment and visit the NEW HairMNL Studio at Unit 204, The Vantage at Kapitolyo in Pasig.