Crisp edged cuts, saturated hair colors, and sleek black jackets define the looks of the latest Scruples collection. The models gaze seductively from behind thick fringe. Their sleek strands tousled just enough to reveal playful bits of internal texture. The looks are feminine and powerful, strong and elegant. Learn more about these inspiring styles in the style notes. –Laura Martin
Step: Achieve a strong color palettes like the ones shown here by blending warmth and coolness to create dimension and balance. The brunette features a violet brown accented with bits of golden wheat. The vibrant copper look has ribbons of maroon for depth. The ruby shade is accented with indigo and persimmon. The icy blonde is accented with soft gold.
Step: A precision cut with blunt edges and internal layering produces a strong look that has movement. The cuts shown here use square layering and tight graduation to create strong, lean structures. Straight, crisp ends add geometric structure.
Step: The achieve the gloss, yet fluffy texture pictured here mist hair liberally with protective thickening lotion from roots to ends, then run a dime of defrizz serum through from mid-lengths to tips. Dry with a paddle brush, wrapping around the head to encourage soft movement and smoothness. Refine ends with a straightening iron. Finish with holding spray to create style memory and subtly emphasize texture.
Special thanks to Laura Martin for this post. Laura is a professional hair stylist, former senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, and a creative non-fiction MFA student at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA. Follow her inspirations on twitter.