Holiday hair tips and trends, new looks inspired by retro styles

High fashion runway looks have trickled down to hot ‘haute’ hairstyles for the coming Holiday and Award Season.

Hair care lines – like made in the USA Bosley Professional Strength – have released a line of new shampoos and conditioners such as their BOS + REVIVE volumizing and nourishing line.

These targeted products add the right level of clean and repair for thinning, color treated and damaged hair.  Bosley is highly recommended by Monsters and Critics, for being paraben and sulfate-free and effective in their claims. The pale orange shampoo and conditioner each has a cooling, tingling feel and do an excellent job to make hair feel and look stronger.


For hairstyles this late fall and winter, look for sculpted, sleek, braids, big and managed waves to define the season’s must-do looks.

On the list for the must have hair? The look for the season requires a bit of texture, perhaps a chignon or bun and some height to a sleek ‘down’ hairstyle.

Hair and makeup are heavily influenced by retro looks at the moment, but with a modern twist.

How to achieve this, according to Los Angeles salon Studio DNA, is using Sebastian hair care products to help with destructing solid, sleek styles and breaking them down a bit by adding texture and simple imperfections.

Studio DNA’s Aubrey Loots collaborates with Emmy award winning-makeup artist Melanie Mills – in Los Angeles and New York – as the creative team in charge of hair and makeup design for Concept Fashion week.

Their combined efforts turned out breathtaking models who wore the latest collections of the hottest new designers in the world of fashion.

Hair trends this winter include:

If hair is straight and down – it will be polished but fluffy in texture and soft with volume.

If hair is worn down and bouncy – it will not be over curled – just a little movement but with some height in the crown.

Up do’s will feature buns/chignons with braids to give it a boho feel or it will be kept very classic. Imperfections like teasing for texture or deconstructed will be added to appear soft and disheveled.

The iconic, California based Studio DNA Salon (, directed by Aubrey Loots, and celebrity make-up artist Melanie Mills and team have also signed on to key the Concept Fashion designer’s shows providing full hair and make-up needs which will be supported by Sebastian Professional products. Both Studio DNA and Ms. Mills are international favorites of A-list celebrities, popular television shows, red carpet events, award shows and advertising and editorial photographers.


April MacIntyre is Monsters and Critics’ smallscreen and people/celebrity editor who loves to visit and celebrate small American businesses when she can. You can contact her on Twitter


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