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The return of the Fifties


L’Oréal Paris’s UK hair stylist Peter Gray on the retro looks from the catwalks

Burberry Porsum's take on the preppy look

The clean-cut haircut echoes the collection‘s Fifties styling. With graduated short back and sides, this perennial favourite is updated with the introduction of choppy rounded layers through the top. Starting with freshly shampooed hair, apply a small amount of L’Oréal Paris StudioLine Go Create Sculpting Spritz (£3.56; 0800-0304 032) or Bumble And Bumble Styling Lotion (£20.50; bumbleandbumble.co.uk) and use a wide-tooth comb to blow dry forward and into a loose side parting.

(Image: Burberry)


DSquared2’S Beach boy-meets-James Dean quiff

This is an iconic men’s hairstyle that gives a polished and groomed finish to any look. The volume and hold is best achieved by using a product like Shu Uemura Ample Angora Mousse (£16.75; shuuemuraartofhair.com), worked through damp, towel- dried hair. A hairdryer and vent-brush are the best tools to achieve volume through the front area. Aim the dryer nozzle vertically up the forehead to dry upward and pull back with the brush – this will ensure lasting root lift. Models sported a golden glow, achievable using L’Oréal Paris Men Expert Hydra Energetic X-Treme Instant Healthy Look Moisturiser (£9.99; 0800-0304 032). This tinted gel adds instant glowing colour and radiance to skin.

(Image: DSquared)


Saint Laurent's authentic rock’n’roll

To achieve this retro Fifties greaser look, start by using L’Oréal Paris StudioLine Architect Shine Wax (£3.56; 0800-0304 032) or Redken For Men Grip Tight Holding Gel (£15; redken.co.uk) worked throughout the hair, then separate off the top area with a side parting on both sides. The top section is then combed towards the centre into a duck tail; twisting the hair in the comb towards the centre of the forehead creates the folds and fringe. The same look can also be achieved at the back by combing and folding the hair towards the centre of the nape area.

(Image: Yves Saint Laurent)


Valentino's Mad Men executive aesthetic

The slim-cut suits and restrained perfection in this collection call for ultra-groomed hair with a slick side parting. This look can be achieved by applying a product such as L’Oréal Paris StudioLine Dirty Clean Matte Paste (£3.56; 0800-0304 032) or Oribe Original Pomade (£32; spacenk.com) through towel-dried hair prior to combing. A good tip is to warm the product by rubbing it between your palms before putting it in your hair. For a clean parting, comb all hair back off the face, away from the hairline, then push the hair forward gently from the crown. Then the hair will fall into a perfect natural parting.

(Image: Valentino)



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