The Season’s Big Blow Out with Blown
It’s that time of year when party season is in full swing and a sea of glitter and sequins make their way out from my closet. Most notably though my hair becomes a top priority this season and my normal flat lacklustre hair just won’t cut it – someone call in the hair SOS please. Luckily for me, I sat down with Creative Director Yogesh Kumar (YK) (and a champagne cocktail) in the ever so chic Blown hair salon.
Interviewer: Kay Reynolds (KR) from Styled by Kay Reynolds
KR: What sparked your interest in hair?
YK: When I was 18 years old, I chanced upon the hair industry when I visited a hair styling training academy with a friend who was already studying there.
Yogesh Kumar, Creative Director of Blown
KR: What are the biggest trends of the season?
YK: This season we are seeing a high demand for long bobs with layers and highlights. Balayage is also a big hit this season for medium to long hair.
KR: Which celebrity style is everyone asking for these days?
YK: The most followed celebrities right now are Kim Kardashian, Deepika Padukone, Kareena Kapoor and Virat Kholi.
KR: Which hairstyle do you recommend for winter events?
YK: Definitely go for an elegant red carpet look like a French or Dutch bun. A Messy bun is also good for a more edgy look. If you want something more fun and pretty then I would recommend a waterfall braid or loose side braid.
KR: What products do you use to achieve these looks?
YR: We usually go for pre-styling products like a good volume shampoo and conditioner from a professional range. Post that, we use a good volume mousse and spray from Balmain.
KR: Which hair accessories are perfect for this season?
YR: Pearl hair clips, anything with glitter, polka dot pattern hair clips, floral hair pieces, leaf designs and colourful ribbons – these accessories will really help to add to that festive look.
KR: What hair trends to do you predict for 2020?
YR: The prediction for 2020 is going back to short hair. So shorter styles with point cuts, inverted bobs and geometric cuts with lots of layers.
KR: How can we replenish hair after the Christmas and New Year party season?
YR: A good hair spa every fifteen days is a must as well as using products like Olaplex will help strengthen the bonds of your hair, which could be damaged due to excess heat or chemicals.
For more beauty trends, head to Blown and let one of their stylists do their magic!