Supermodels or not, we all love having sleek, poker-straight hair. The polished, ultra-feminine look was one of the most common women's hairstyles seen at New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016. We loved the simple and youthful look carried off by models walking the runway for Japanese-born American designer Tadashi Shoji. Although smooth and silky straight hair best complements sexy red carpet gowns and elegant evening wear, we truly believe that this hairstyle is for all occasions – whether work or a glam night-out.
So we sought some inspiration from the drop-dead-gorgeous looks created by the show's master hairstylist, Rodney Cutler, and have created an easy, step-by-step tutorial for you to execute without paying a visit to the salon.
Note: This hairstyle is best created with medium-length to long, naturally straight or slightly wavy hair. But you can try it out even with chin-length bobs or shoulder-length blunt cuts. Also, this hairstyle requires using a whole bunch of products to create a perfect finish.
Here's how you can get sleek straight hair as seen at NYFW Spring 2016:
To create this look, you'll need:
- A flat iron
- A blow dryer
- A flat brush/a tail comb
- An iron straight heat spray
- A volume inject mousse
- Strand smoother serum/Frizz vanishing cream (if you have very dry, frizzy, tangled hair)
- A quick-dry hair primer
- A fine hold hairspray
Time Required: 20-40 minutes, depending on hair length and volume.
Got everything? Let's get started!
Mist your hair with the iron straight heat spray to prep and protect your tresses for extreme heat styling and lock in shine
Smooth in a dime-sized amount of volume inject mousse (you don't need to use a lot of it, just go with one coin-sized dollop first and add a little more if you have very long hair)
If you have frizzy hair, now is the time to rub in some frizz vanishing cream to detangle knots and moisturize dry hair strands. Remember to work the cream through the roots all the way down to the shaft.
Using the end of your tail comb, create a neat part to section off your hair. You can go for a middle part, an off-center part or a side part, depending on whichever style suits you best.
Step 4 (Optional: If you have wavy hair, it's best to blow-dry it first rather than hitting the flat iron straight-away)
Spray some quick-dry hair primer to prep your tresses for quick blow-drying.
Step 5 (Only for wavy hair)
Blow-dry your hair vertically and run the flat brush to straighten the tresses.
Spray a couple more pumps of the blow dry primer and using a flat iron, straighten your hair in sections to get a perfect, salon-styled sleek finish.
Spritz some fine hold hairspray to tame any flyways and you're good to go!
(Psst: Those with straight hair can ignore Steps 4 and 5 and jump right to Step 6!)
If you're going to a party this weekend and want your hair to be the center of attention, give this sleek straight hair tutorial a try. Don't forget to tell us how many compliments you bagged!