“It’s finally fall,” the seasoned style guru Simon Doonan warned me a few months ago, as I hung onto his every word at a Barney’s book signing. Our colorful, maxidress-filled summer of psychedelic groovitude has ended, and it’s time to embrace the LBDs of autumn.
It’s also time to talk hair – the ultimate accessory.
Between the beach, pool chlorine and endless ponytail pullbacks, summertime can take a real toll on the hair and scalp. Attention must be paid. Dallas society stylist Perry Henderson recommends taking a two-step approach in the form of French botanical hair care line René Furterer (Complexe 5 Regenerating Concentrate and Karite Intense Nutrition Oil). “It’s like a scalp facial,” exclaims Henderson, who coifs some of the city’s most fabulous moms.
Even better, he says, is that the treatments are ideal for unwashed hair. “It’s the best thing in the world for a busy mother,” Henderson notes. “Before she leaves home she can put a scalp treatment on, pull her hair back or put on a ball cap and she’s conditioning her hair while she’s doing carpool.”
But a great cut is also key and stylist Courtnee Huff says the über face-flattering Rihanna and PoshBob (or Pob) will stick with us for at least another season. Hair must be healthy, sleek and shiny – but not necessarily your own, says Huff, who own Hair Weave Masters in downtown Dallas.
That’s good news for glamamoms who want to avoid harsh chemicals and heat styling. But there will be one hairdo wild card this season, she predicts: “Don’t be surprised if elegant buns are worn to accentuate fashionable, yet comfortable, fall trends.”