Experiment with low maintenance, high volume styles with a dramatic impact.

Guy Cammarano, creative and education director at Regis Salons, provides some tips and techniques on how to achieve the look of the season:

“Following on from the twists and braids we saw everywhere this summer, the new look has evolved into grown up sophisticated messy chic for the party season. This means it’s perfect for those who want to look fab all day and night but have little time to spend on getting ready. Seen everywhere on the catwalk, the trend has attracted a crowd of dedicated followers including Victoria Beckham, Rachel McAdams and Nicole Kidman. The very essence of this look means you can do almost anything to your hair before pulling it back into a messy ponytail or bun. However, to make sure your style is more sophisticated than rolled-out-of bed, it’s important to get your hair in great condition first by using a hydrating shampoo and conditioner to give it shine”

Step 1
The style works best on hair that has been washed the day before, so if you have just washed your hair and need to create an extra bit of texture to hold the style, spritz your hair with a quality texturising spray before styling.

Step 2
Then, start by backcombing the roots of your hair at the crown of your head, sectioning off inch sections with a tailcomb. Be careful not to backcomb the top layer as you will it to smooth over the volume at the end.

Step 3
To create the pony tail, pull the hair to the nape of your neck, leaving an inch-piece at the bottom to disguise the hairband. Hide the backcombing with the top layer of hair and finish off with a quality firm-hold hair spray.

Top Tip: Remember to treat your hair afterwards with a deep conditioning mask to counteract all the product and backcombing.

Regis Salons are available in selected Debenhams stores. To find your nearest call 08445 616 161. Plus, with a range of beauty treatments and services also available you will always leave a Regis Salon feeling completely pampered and transformed.