Here’s the secrets to an iconic hair look

Lisa Haynes seeks advice from the biggest names in hair to discover the timeless styles still turning heads.

seeks advice from the biggest names in hair to discover the timeless styles still turning heads 

“Hair is your ultimate fashion accessory,” says top hairdresser Charles Worthington. “Take time to learn all the tricks of the trade from your stylist to maintain and change your look.”

It’s the enduring styles that underpin the kind of hair we request at the salon time and time again.

The secret of an iconic hair look? Last year’s winner Akin Konizi believes it has to be “beautiful, suitable and well-executed – these three factors will make sure that your hairstyle looks good in any decade”.

TREVOR SORBIE

Ultimate timeless hairstyle: “The bob – every year it comes back in a slightly new way. I think the reason for its popularity is that it suits most women, be it short, mid-length or long. Gwyneth Paltrow, Kiera Knightley and Lily Collins have all looked amazing with bobs.”

TOP HAIR TIP:

“Always invest in a good haircut. .”

ANDREW COLLINGE

Ultimate timeless hairstyle: “The bob, without doubt. From ancient Egyptian times, Vidal Sassoon’s 5-point cut, right through to Victoria Beckham’s Pob, the bob in some form will always be in fashion.”

TOP HAIR TIP:

“I always show clients how to quickly and effectively dry the roots of the hair first. Using a vent or paddle brush, smooth away difficult kinks and frizz by moving the brush from side to side whilst applying heat.”

NICKY CLARKE

Ultimate timeless hairstyle: “As much as I admire signature looks like Anna Wintour’s bob, for me, a freer, movable haircut works better.”

TOP HAIR TIP:

“Get the best haircut for your hair type, aspiration and lifestyle.”

CHARLES WORTHINGTON

Ultimate timeless hairstyle: “The Bardot has remained a current look throughout the decades. Kate Moss carries off the look with effortless style.”

TOP HAIR TIP:

“Always go with a style that works with your hair texture and face shape, but above all, go with a style that fits your personality.”

MARK HILL

Ultimate timeless hairstyle: “The new wave is a twist on that classic Lauren Bacall and Rita Hayworth look from the Hollywood golden years. .”

TOP HAIR TIP:

“Have fun with your hair. Look good, feel great!”

ANDREW BARTON

Ultimate timeless hairstyle: “It has to be the bob – constantly in fashion but a timeless classic that never dates. The vibe changes with each era, but it’s like the hair equivalent of the LBD.”

TOP HAIR TIP:

“Use a deep conditioning mask at least once a week to nourish and care for your hair.”

AKIN KONIZI

Ultimate timeless hairstyle: “The pixie haircut created on Mia Farrow by Vidal Sassoon in 1968.”

TOP HAIR TIP:

“Put down your magazine, madame, and watch how I dry your hair – because you have to do this for the next six weeks...”


Lifestyle

Put provenance first this season and make 'Made in Munster' the label to be seen in. With outstanding craftmanship and commitment to quality, these homegrown designers are making Munster-made fashion wish list worthy around the world. Shopping local has never looked so good. Carolyn Moore reports.Made in Munster: Shopping local has never looked this good.

Karen Cunneen-Bilbow Owner, Fabricate IrelandMade in Munster: ‘I turned my hobby into a business’

An invitation is extended to all to pay a visit to Bride View Cottage, writes Charlie WilkinsSeasonal cheer will spread early in Co Cork as an invitation is extended to all to visit Bride View Cottage

After a week of Fortnite Chapter 2, we think it’s fair to say Epic lived up to their name with the game’s ‘re-launch’.GameTech: Happy after a week of Fortnite Chapter 2

More From The Irish Examiner