Damien Carney Fall Hair Trends

Fall Trend #1: OUT OF MY FACE

OutOfMyFaceSuper-sleek hair is a hallmark of fall, with styles punctuated by the straightest of parts, and coifs that put your face front and center. This ultra-glam look—healthy, highly sophisticated, and sporting a mirror-like shine – adds a clean, graphic look that pairs beautifully with the reflective, metallic collections seen on the runway, explains superstar stylist, Damien Carney. You can wear this refined style in a neat pony or chignon, or let loose with flowing locks that literally bounce light off each gleaming strand. Either way, says Damien, you’ll be showing off the dynamic hair color we’ll be seeing this cooler season – a perfect counterpoint to the intensely textured fabrics of fall. To net an extra day of style without resorting to a fresh wash, try Joico’s Instant Refresh.


Fall Trend #2: UP AND AWAY

UpAndAwayBallerinas have always had the inside scoop on tightly pulled-back hair coupled with a generous chignon. So when Dior’s similarly-coiffed models hit the runway for fall, the message was clear: This face-lifting look is back in a big way for the rest of us. Superstar stylist, Damien Carney, explains that the key to this fiercely feminine ‘do starts with deeply nourishing products–like Joico’s Smooth Cure Leave-In Rescue Treatment – that create shine, light, and texture while imparting moisture to the hair. Using his favorite Mason Pearson brush, Damien pulls strands into a sleek pony, secures it with a matching elastic, then twists the pony into a bun held in place with a few discreet bobby pins. “Just remember not to make things too “tidy” – a bit of undone, messy texture is what makes this updo modern and major.” To keep things in place, try Joico’s Fast Dry Power Finishing Spray.



WomanlyCurvesHollywood had it going on in the Forties, when the most glamorous stars (think: Veronica Lake) showed off their feminine, carefully-curled coifs cascading with miles of style. Fast-forward a few decades and that side-parted, “pretty-woman” look (seen on all Diane Von Furstenberg’s models) is back, says superstar stylist, Damien Carney; this time, featuring body, volume, and bounce that can only be achieved with today’s most sophisticated styling products.

After applying a generous dollop of Joico’s K-Pak Thermal Design Foam to freshly-washed and conditioned hair–the key to adding tremendous shine and volume–this signature look gets replicated with a large, round brush and a blow dryer. (Straight hair requires a few heated rollers to set those recognizable “S” curves). “Movement and bounce is what sets the updated look apart from the earlier renditions,” says Damien. “But the end result is the same: pretty and gorgeous!”


Fall Trend #4: 50/50

5050Movement and hold… swingy and slick… framing and free: That’s what you get with the season’s most unique look, says superstar stylist, Damien Carney of this half-and-half combo. A graphic highlight on the Gucci runways, hair at the front is face-framing and razor-sharp (thanks to Joico’s Power Sculpting Gel); the lower half is blow-dried, and drapes down into a smooth, sleek, natural cascade of healthy shine. Carney coins it “divine contrast” and explains that this duo ‘do works on any hair length, texture, or face shape. A truly versatile choice.



SixtiesSophisticateWhen Fendi sent mod stripes, belted sheath dresses, turtlenecks, and leather down the runway at fashion week, there was no question that the Sixties is having a full-on renaissance. This happily includes a return to those trademark “pouf” updo’s, made famous by the likes of Brigitte Bardot and Grace Kelly, explains superstar stylist, Damien Carney. It all starts with a part… but only a mini, front-and-center version, which sets the stage for back-combing at the crown to create that classic retro height. A quick spritz of Joico’s JoiMist Firm Finishing Spray, and you’re ready for accessories galore – from cocktail tiaras to the most subtle of headbands. Adds Carney, “It’s utterly easy and instantly glamorous!”