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New Year, New Hairstyle

With 2014 a thing of the past, ladies are looking for new hairstyles to try out for the New Year. No matter what your age or hair colour, or the style and season, now is the time to experiment with a new look to kick start the year. To help you choose what style is perfect for 2015, celebrity hairstylist Asgar Saboo, the hair maestro and Style Director at the Daniel Galvin Salon whose work has graced the fashion and style sections of national UK newspapers, such as The Observer, The Times, The Independent and The Daily Mail, shares his favourite hairstyles and how to achieve the look.

· The Bob

After being hugely successful in 2014, the bob's popularity is growing stronger and is showing signs of being the number one hairstyle for 2015. With celebrities such as Rosie Huntington-Whiteley showcasing, there can be no doubt this hairstyle is perfect for every occasion.

Length: Start with having shorter layers on the crown of the head with long side swept bangs flowing past the length of your choice. If you are aiming for a completely new look, have the hair cut to just below chin length.

Style: While the hair is still damp, use a volume spray and coat the hair – this will keep the shape of your hair throughout the day while showing off the texture of the bob. A quick five minute blow dry should be all it takes to complete the look.

Know your hair: For those with curly hair, ask for added layers to be cut into the bob, this will ensure the hair does not gain unwanted volume. If you have naturally thin hair, ask for fewer layers to be added to the crown to give the illusion of volume and lift.

Top Tip: The bob can be a huge change for women who have had long hair all their life. A popular precaution to take before having the bob is to pin up your hair in the shape of the desired bob, then using pins matching your hair colour for a natural finish.

· Fringe

If you want a change but don't feel like going for the full-on chop, then a fringe is the way forward. Even though it's an easy hairstyle, it works wonders if you want to get out of your everyday style. Plus, it looks great with all hair lengths.

Length: One of the best things about a fringe is that it can highlight different parts of your face. Wearing a thick, heavy fringe can help you to hide a longer forehead, whereas a face-framed fringe helps to create the illusion of more defined cheek bones.

Style: For the best results make sure you trim your fringe regularly. Nothing looks better than healthy and shiny hair.

Know your hair: If your hair tends to get greasy quite quickly or you just didn't have enough time to wash it – simply use dry shampoo. After spraying, brush your hair and fringe thoroughly and you are ready to go

Top Tip: If you suffer from blemishes - make sure to use a large round brush whilst blow drying your fringe – it will help to keep your hair of the skin as much as possible. A tiny bit of hair spray would be useful too as it will keep the hair from soaking any excess oils.

· Slick centre-partings

Looking for super simple and cheap ways of getting a makeover this year? Well, you can stop right now – all you need to change is the way you part your hair.

Length: If your face is oval or heart-shaped a slick centre parting will narrow it significantly. Just like the fringe it works beautifully with both long and short hair.

Style: A centre parting will always help you to look smart and elegant. It will also freshen up your look instantly. For a more playful look create light waves to go with your new centre parting.

Know your hair: Centre partings have been making a comeback over the past couple of seasons and this year it will be huge. There are so many ways to wear it – from a natural look to a more defined style; the Bohemian look to smart and neat. If you're not a fan of the slick look, try lifting the roots with your fingertips whilst blow-drying for a more lived-in finish.

Top Tip: Heading for a few cocktails straight after work? Just tie your hair back in an elegant low ponytail and you're ready to go!

Author: Asgar Saboo

Hairstyles of the Rich and Famous – Internationally Renowned Celebrity Hairdresser Asgar on his Brush with the Glitterati

From supermodel Cindy Crawford to Bollywood supremo and one of the world’s most beautiful women Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the name Asgar is synonymous with cutting edge and attention grabbing hairstyles. The UK based hair maestro has worked his magic on scores of celebrities and dignitaries the world over, making the front covers of several leading fashion magazines and item publications with his show-stopping and inspirational coiffures.

As well as having styled top models for the front covers of high-end fashion magazines such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, Asgar’s work has also graced the fashion and style sections of national newspapers such as The Observer, The Times, The Independent and The Daily Mail. Imparting his words of wisdom on good hair care, Asgar has also been a regular columnist for the UK’s leading national newspaper targeting the South Asian Diaspora Eastern Eye since 2005. Asgar has appeared on several top TV and radio shows, including the BBC’s Clothes Show and the Asian TV Breakfast for three years.

A regular on red carpets around the world, Asgar’s hair creations have been showcased at glittering premieres, showbiz events and Awards ceremonies, and he is sought after by the top names in the film, Royal and fashion fraternities.

Asgar’s distinguished celebrity clientele includes supermodels Cindy Crawford and Twiggy as well as Bollywood A List stars Karisma Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Hrithik Roshan and legend Rekha. He is also pivotal in the styling of business moguls, ultra-high net worth individuals and royalty such as members of the Sultan of Brunei’s household.

Asgar is famed for the headline grabbing hairstyle he created for Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan, which has been the inspiration for Hrithik Roshan’s wax work figure at London’s prestigious Madame Tussauds.

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