Beauty news: L’Oréal Professionnel unveils Autumn/Winter 16 inspo

On days like today there is no doubt that autumn is here, soon to be followed by the Great Winter Snuggle Down. I actually love the cooler months in a beauty sense, with new cuts and colours lending exciting possibilities once sun damaged ends are chopped off and winter collections make an entrance.
L’Oréal Professionnel has just unveiled its Autumn./Winter 16 It Looks trend collection, and this year it is a beauty. This is in no small part due to their choice of faces, with Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper Vintage blog fame and Joséphine de La Baume lending their beauty, style and tresses to the latest campaign.
Putting themselves in the hands of hairstyling and colour professionals, they have taken the plunge to transform their look by adopting a variety of styles. These go shoulder to shoulder with the trendiest fashion accessories – the messy braid, glamorous waves, baby hair and the ‘wob’ (wavy lob, for want of a better description!).
As one of the most influential bloggers in the world with her famous Gary Pepper blog, Warne has collaborated with prestigious names such as Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana and Roland Mouret.  In the hands of celebrity hairstylist Sam McKnight, her hair has been transformed into three looks for A/W16 that optimise its depth and shine; a modern ‘20s bob, the aforementioned wob and wet look. L’Oréal Professionnel’s master of colour Frédéric Mennetrier experimented with Nicole’s dark hair using L’Oréal Professionnel Majirel Vibrant in Violet - almost like an accessory.
Actress singer and model, Joséphine de La Baume is an accomplished woman, and most definitely major inspo fodder with her striking strawberry blonde locks. Sam McKnight created three looks for her: fresh and natural wild copper contouring, ultra-glamorous Hollywood Waves and a messy braid.
Frédéric Mennetrier worked with L’Oréal Professionnel Majirel Vibrant to add the copper shade and lighten sections around the hairline to enhance Joséphine’s skin tone. The technique makes it possible to sculpt the cheekbones, give depth to her curls and add texture to her mane of hair.
“Joséphine’s fresh and natural locks are so versatile and can be worn on all face shapes. The look is very low maintenance and easy to achieve also. Using L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Wild Stylers Next Day Hair (RRP$34.00), spritz into the hair as you run curling tongs through the lengths to give you texture,” says Olivia Noble of Auckland salon, Protege Hair Design.
 “The wob worn by Nicole is also versatile as it is still long enough to tie up, pull to the side in a twist or coiffed towards the front. The style does suit those with oval and heart face shapes and fine to medium hair. The rich chocolate colour with a subtle violet hue definitely gives the hair a healthy looking shine. To achieve the softness in the front, apply L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Pli (RRP$34.00), curl the front sections using curling tong, then brush through using a large round brush.”
The key looks reflect the Parisian heritage of L’Oréal Professionnel, showcasing the global colour house as a trendsetter in the hairdressing industry. Feeling inspired?


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