Ky Wilson of Electric Hairdressing talks summer trends

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Electric Hairdressing London’s Ky Wilson talks us through some of summer’s hair trends.

Somerset breeze
As seen at Giles Deacon, Burberry Prorsum, JJS Lee, and House of Holland.

We all know that the British summer is never quite what we dream it would be. Hair still wind swept from the spring, fly-always soften our locks unintentionally and the world of hairdressers tells us to let it be and that this ‘undone’ look is a key trend for Summer 2013.

The natural look is one of the hardest styles to achieve, the key is to start with a great foundation; cleansed, shiny and healthy locks and then build your style from there. This look can be achieved with mid-length to long hair.

Get the look

Step 1: Prep your hair when damp with some volumising spray to add volume at the root and throughout the waves and a little Electric Smoothing Cream to protect your hair for heat and spilt-ends.

Step 2: Blow dry your hair using a Denman Headhugger medium to large depending on the length of your hair to create large soft curls.

Step 3: Use tongs or straighteners, we are loving the new GHD Eclipse – the cool outer-body makers it really easy to style and curl with, they look and feel amazing – available May 2013, from the mid-length to ends to define your waves, run your fingers through, shake it out and your new season!

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Bringing Sexy Back
As seen at TopShop Unique, Thomas Tait, and Jonathan Saunders

This season is all about the nape! Anything you can do to make the nape look sexy, do it! From the low pony to wearing accessories (micro trend) nestled under the occipital bone.

Get the look

To maximise the nape keep it straight. Hair is parted to the side and worn long and straight – and in shades of cool brunette. This look is achieved with a great blow-dry not with straightening irons, but don’t be afraid – it is achievable with good preparation with a ceramic round brush and a Denman Electric Paddle Brush. Gently towel-dry hair, apply a little straightening balm and Electric Smoothing

Cream on dry ends – this will protect your hair from heat and give a smooth weightless finish, section your hair ensuring you have divided it to give you a deep side parting, place the large round brush at the base of the hair section close to the scalp, and situate the dryer so that the brush is parallel to the nozzle. This will ensure that the heat hits the hair evenly. Run the brush down the length of the hair, following with the dryer. Once your hair is dry add a tiny amount of Electric Serum to your palms and rub them together to heat the product – lightly smooth over your hair. You are ready to swish!


Electric Hairdressing London is located in Marylebone’s Thayer Street, just off Marylebone High Street. Ky Wilson is a stylist and art team member.

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