Celebrity hair guru, Asgar Saboo, gives his expert take on avoiding the dreaded kinky frizz that comes with hat hair, with a rundown on how to style a range of different hair types this summer.
As the scorching summer heat arrives, along follows the hat season. Whether it be devout racegoers enjoying a day at the races, wedding guests revelling in the sunshine or a summer soirée with friends, the vast array of millinery on show is always rife in the summer months. However, avoiding hat hair is also top of the agenda when it comes to planning your look for events.
Straight hair – A look favoured by many, the straight style is a simple yet effective way to exhibit your luscious locks under a vibrant hat.
Admittedly those with straight hair have it the easiest, as they already have the ideal texture. Using a comb, centre part your hair and remove any kinks with straighteners. Simply wear down or create a low pony tail using a mixed bristle cushion brush. Finally, apply a smoothing anti-fizz product to wet hair before styling to eliminate any frizz.
The Low Bun – This is one of my favourite looks, allowing you to make a statement while simultaneously oozing elegance and sophistication. Every year I look out for this style at various events, and every year it doesn’t disappoint.
Create a zigzag part from the front of your hairline that extends to the middle of your scalp, using a rat-tail comb. This is best on unwashed hair. Apply a mattifying gel to slick, then comb hair back into a tight low ponytail for a sleek summer ‘do’. To achieve the bun, simply twist the strands and secure with grips.
Curly Hair – Embrace your natural curls this summer by using Frizz Ease styling foam to create natural movement
to the hair. Upon removing your hat, run your fingers through your locks, lifting the hair from the root. Alternatively, texturising spray is also a good tool to help maintain volume.
Shoulder-length Hair – For this length hair, I would recommend a traditional blow dry. Or to add some flow and movement, opt for straighteners to create a flat wave. This can be done by clamping sections of the hair and creating the letter ‘S’. For added texture, a little salt spray goes a long way.
About Asgar Saboo
A renowned figure among celebrities and a regular on red carpets, the name Asgar Saboo is synonymous with headline-grabbing, style-worthy hair. He is trusted by supermodels Cindy Crawford and Twiggy, Hollywood actress Eva Longoria, as well as A-list stars including Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone and legend Rekha. He is known for cutting-edge and sophisticated hairstyles and his creations have been showcased at glittering premieres, showbiz events and multiple awards ceremonies.
The UK-based stylist is also famed for the headline-grabbing hairstyle he created for Bollywood heart-throb Hrithik Roshan, which has been the inspiration for the star’s waxwork figure at London’s prestigious Madame Tussauds.