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The biggest hair trend predictions for 2016

By Asgar Saboo

1. Baby-lights

This is the new term for highlights in 2016 and is a technique which includes applying colour to very fine strands of hair, helping it to look multi-dimensional and more natural than regular highlights. We've seen this look on celebrities including Allison Williams, Jessica Alba and Eva Longoria, and you can also ask your stylist to handpaint the colour on for an even more natural effect. Baby-lights are a subtle but gorgeous hair trend which is great for anyone who wants to try highlights for the first time, or someone who wants to tone down their colour and go for something natural.

2. Let's twist again

We've seen hair twists slowly making their way into our trend radar, and they're set to be one of the biggest hair looks for 2016. These are surprisingly easy to do too, and their versatility means that the hair twist is perfect for any occasion. Start by brushing any tangles out of your hair and then place both hands where you want the twisted bun to be. At the nape of the neck looks elegant, or go for a top knot if you want something fun and modern. Simply twist the hair in one direction into a bun and then fix with hairspray and Kirby grips.

3. Crimp it

Crimping is a fun look which feels fresh and funky for 2016, as seen on Gigi Hadid. This is perfect for straight hair and will look good for a night out or day of shopping. Hair crimping irons are not expensive and are so simple to use – simply section the hair and place the irons on the hair for 5 to 10 seconds at a time, making sure you don't go too close to the root to keep the look modern rather than dated. Just crimp random parts of the hair for something more subtle but just as quirky. You can also cheat your way to this look by plaiting your hair before bed. Releasing the plaits will give your hair a kink which is very similar to crimping.

4. Go for grunge

Grungy hair is surprisingly easy to wear and is reminiscent of style icons like Kate Moss. Of course it will suit a casual fashion look, but it also makes a great contrast to a glam or very elegant look, as seen on Rita Ora. This looks best on hair which hasn't been washed recently, which is perfect for anyone feeling lazy. You can use a dry shampoo to add body, or gently backcomb at the crown of the hair for some extra volume. I then recommend using a salt spray or texturising product through the mid ends and bottom of the hair, which will add texture and attitude to your look. Your hair will look great down, or tie it up for a sexy, tousled style.

5. Accessorise your locks

Accessories are going to be the main attraction for next season, and this can make your hairstyle more versatile than you might initially think. To tone down a masculine look, add a fun tiara or sparkly slide, or add a vintage inspired hair-band or grip for a classic and glamourous feel. You can also modernise your locks with a slide in silver or rose gold or a metallic hair tie, as seen on catwalks including Chloe and Lanvin.

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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