Fall/Winter 2009 Hair Trends from Redken

I know what you are thinking. It’s not even officially summer yet and I’m about to dish to you what the hair trends are going to be this upcoming fall and winter. Well, consider it a head start. At least you can sound like you are ahead of the trends having this information so far in advance. Redken has put out their hair trends report that I am just going to give you verbatim (no point in reinventing the wheel.)

Classic ’dos including French twists, chignons and menswear-inspired quiffs are returning to the runway. Far from being retro, these looks are thoroughly modernized with unexpected, softly subversive touches.

• Revolutionize the classic French twist with height and texture worthy of Marie Antoinette, as seen at Louis Vuitton. Apply thickening lotion 06 body builder, rough dry, curl, backcomb and then pin into a messy French twist.

• Defined shapes require maximum hold. At Marc Jacobs, Guido used forceful 23 super strength finishing spray to keep his ’80s-inspired ’dos in place. Layer it on for the extreme, over-lacquered finish seen on the runway.

• The newest chignons feature a strong side part, with one side swept over the eye and the other tucked behind the ear. Mist on vinyl glam 02 mega shine spray and quick dry 18 instant finishing spray for the look seen at Miu Miu.

From modern pompadours to extreme updos, there’s nothing shy about the exaggerated fullness seen on the runways this season. Fortunately, adapting these looks for everyday is simple—just turn down the volume.

• Achieve the extreme height seen at Pollini with NEW rootful 06 root lifting spray. Mist on damp hair, blow-dry upward using a paddle brush, backcomb and pin into a twist.

• Full-volume updos need a strong foundation. The look created for Jean Paul Gaultier was achieved by dividing hair into two sections, top and bottom, to maximize lift. Hair was sprayed with spray starch 15 versatile ironing spray, crimped and sculpted into place.

• Want a less extreme take on this season’s high-volume looks? Mist NEW layer lift 07 length elevating spray-gel on damp hair, then air-dry or rough dry for tousled, full-bodied layers.

Think of it as dual-personality hair: Classically feminine styles toughened up with a slick finish, or a mixture of sleek and soft textures on the same head of hair.

• Seen at Versace, the cheeky combination of sleek up front and wild in the back was another nod to the ‘80s. Slick on hardwear 16 super strong gel from roots to above the nape of the neck, curl and backcomb the remaining hair to add fullness, then mist on quick dry 18 instant finishing spray.

• Jet-black feathers gave a tough edge to the slick ponytail seen at Lanvin. Start by applying the appropriate straightening product for your hair type—NEW sheer straight 06 lightweight straightening gel for fine hair, align 12 protective straightening lotion for medium hair or NEW power tame 16 intense straightening balm for coarse hair—blow-dry smooth and pull into a low ponytail.

• Create a high-shine knot that’s decidedly un-demure, like the one seen at Roberto Cavalli. Apply glass 01 smoothing serum, twist hair into a sleek knot at the nape of the neck, and layer on vinyl glam 02 mega shine spray for extreme gloss.

Whether hair’s natural texture was enhanced or extreme texture was created with the help of products and tools, this season’s looks featured unique finishes to complement every style.

• The disheveled cloud of hair seen at Prada was created by “rick-racking” the hair: Wind sections into figure-8 shapes around a hairpin, mist on fabricate 03 heat-active texturizer for heat protection and added texture, and lightly press with a flat-iron. Unwind and brush for fluffy, airy finish.

• Try a textured knot, like the one created at Calvin Klein. Apply blown away 09 protective blow-dry gel, blow-dry hair straight, then create a ponytail. Backbrush the tail to add texture and pin into a knot, leaving some strands loose. Add a black headband to emphasize the minimalist effect.

• Loose, textured waves like the ones seen at Chloé are flattering and easy to create. Apply full frame 07 protective volumizing mousse to damp hair, rough dry and curl section by section. Gently brush through and blast roots with your blow dryer for added volume and texture.

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8 Responses to Fall/Winter 2009 Hair Trends from Redken

  1. Sarah

    I love all of these great styles, especially the first one. It’s one of those great modern hairdos that’s still a little edgy but definitely has that sleek, high-fashion feel. Thanks for this update!



  2. Anna S.

    i had a volumizing spray that was supposed to be really good but i could never achieve that sexy big poofy hair, no matter how i sprayed it. damp hair, or dry hair it was not doing much. maybe i need another brush.

  3. Jennifer C.

    I like using volumizing root spray for volume, since I have fine, straight hair!

  4. Daphne

    “Traditional styles
    with a modern twist”
    are gym-glam classier
    and a look that I’ve missed!

  5. Tina

    That last do made me laugh! I think I’m getting tired and silly!

  6. Tina

    I also use a volumizer on my roots! It makes a difference!

  7. kerry

    Oooh, it all looks so fugly ugly!

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