With the season three premiere of the hit Netflix series Emily in Paris, it’s likely that some of your clients will want to recreate some of the show’s most memorable hair moments. Since each character has a very unique personality and sense of style, hairstylist Gabriella Agrusa from Blushes Cheltenham salon in the United Kingdom provides a breakdown of the hairstyles you can recommend to your clients.
Emily’s symmetrical face, skin tone and facial shape are all complemented by her hair colour and shape, which sits best in a middle part. The tone of her hair is a natural-warm brown, which perfectly complements her pale completion and hazel eyes. Her hair allows the focus to be on her eyes and allows the angularness of her facial structure to be softened.
How-to: Emily’s Hair
- Blunt lines, chunky and uniform ends and no layering all contribute to how easily Emily’s hair can be styled. Prep the towel-dried hair for smooth waves with a pre-styling product, such as L’Oréal PLI thermo modelling spray.
- Add some light layering throughout the hair to evenly distribute the weight of the heavy ends. Give the client a big, bouncy blow dry with very little root volume.
- Accentuate the shine and health of the hair with a blow dry product, such as Kérastase Incroyable Blowdry, which will protect the hair from heat and smooth flyaways.
Pro Tip: A collar-length lob will suit this hair texture, too.
Camille’s hair is the definition of Parisian chic: relaxed, casual and not too try-hard. She has a creamy blonde tone, which works perfectly with her peach skin tone. Her haircut is very soft with carefully sliced ends that provide a “lived-in” look and feel.
How-to: Camille’s Hair
- Allow hair to air-dry and flick hair back and forth out of a parting for a wearable look.
- Scrunch a mousse, such as the L’Oreal Rebel Pushup Powder Mousse, into the mid-lengths and ends of towel-dried hair. Brush hair with a paddle brush or wide tooth comb and allow the natural hair texture to shine through.
- For Camille’s classic low bun, apply an anti-frizz product to your palms and smooth down flyaways in the hair (eg. the L’Oreal Air Fix Anti-Frizz). Secure hair into a low ponytail and smooth down the ponytail. Twist hair to create a bun and secure at the nape of the neck.
For clients with fine hair like Sylvie, recommend a scalp-specific, anti-fall shampoo and conditioning routine, such as Kérastase Genesi range, to help prolong the resting phase of the growth cycle.
How-to Sylvie’s Hair:
- Give your client invisible layers to dry hair after you’ve done a basic cut and shape. This will create subtle movement in the hair by adding invisible layers that won’t take away too much of the weight.
- Apply a heat protectant (and encourage clients to always do the same) before using heat on the hair. Also, encourage clients to use products that promote density and volume in their hair. Apply mousse and root volume spray to hair and apply rollers into the hair. Apply a hairspray such as the L’Oréal Air Fix, and shake hair upside down for extra bounce.