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Hair With That X Factor

While most of you are glued to X Factor each week to appraise the singing potential, we, at Sixth Sense, only ever have one thing on our minds – THE HAIR, it’s always about the hair! This year, the contestants are certainly on-point for style (present company excluded, Honey G) and here is our recap of the styles most likely to be replicated in salons all around the country.

Gifty Louise

X Factor Hair

While Gifty’s music career came to an abrupt end this weekend, her hair legacy will live on forever. This girl is proud of her natural fro, keeps it short on top and opts for a bleach blonde (christening herself ‘The Blond Girl’ on Instagram). The short length means that Gifty has a lot of fun donning wigs and sending Twitter into meltdown with speculation that her hair had grown a whopping 8 inches in a week (true story, this actually happened after Gifty donned a blonde wig during the live shows). Such a short do demands high attention to make-up and accessories – which Gifty nails (natch) with her statement oversized hoops.  One thing’s for sure, we’ll miss this girl’s golden halo!

Sam Lavery

X Factor Hair

Sam Lavery is like a totally different person from the girl who first did her audition. During her stay at the judge’s house, she was ordered to undertake a ‘make-under’, where she stripped back her make-up layers and over-styled hair to reveal something more much more fierce. For Sam, her signature is most certainly her locks and she works to add as much volume as possible, unashamedly back-combing and spritzing. The look is the nemesis of the power blow-dry, it’s messy, it’s frizzy, it’s wild. In debunking the idea that pop-stars have to be perfectly groomed, Sam is slaying it.

Matt Terry

X Factor

Still the favourite to win X Factor, the Louis Tomlinson look alike has had to work hard to pull away from any One Direction comparisons – both musically and aesthetically. Matt Terry did his best to not bench march his doppelganger with a hairstyle that was shorter on the sides and high in height, a modern day quiff if you will. This was good, Louis was still stuck with shaggy hair paying a belated tribute to Liam Gallagher – that was until Monday night when Louis stepped out to the Pride of Britain with the exact same hair-style as Matt!! We say, take it as a compliment.

Ryan Lawrie

X Factor Hair

Ryan Lawrie is the boy every one of us just wants to mother, cheeky and loyal to his girlfriend (contestant Emily Middlemas), Ryan is also flying the flag for boys with curls. Once upon a time, guys with kinks used to crop them into oblivion but, thankfully, times are a changing and we’re getting savvier in how we chop boy’s mops. Ryan’s hair  is short on the side and the curls are teased over to the left and held with lots of product. Ryan Lawrie, proving real men wear curls.

Only time will tell who will scoop the coveted X Factor winner 2016 award but, when it comes to best hair, these guys are all worthy.

The Curl Comeback

Curls Comeback

We could probably thank both New York and London, for their Fashion Week throwback homage to the era best forgotten (pointing the finger at you, 1980s!). Because it was only after their interpretations of the 80s power blow dry that curls starting cracking through. Don’t worry though, curls are subject to a pretty wide interpretation from the loose and undone, to the tightly wound 80s perm. Hairstylists were summing up their collections with keywords like “unique” but, in all essence, what is means is – it’s time to let curls be curls.

Here is the low down on everything you need to know about the curl comeback.

Retro Waves

Charlotte Olympia choreographed a visual extravaganza of a show. Think models and dances in gold sequin swimsuits, dancing with giant fruit. The theme was Tropicana and the mood was wonderfully nostalgic, with a nod to 1930s ShowTime. Hair was styled by thee Sam McKnight and locks were set in heated rollers and then lightly tonged to give a classic 40s wave with a contemporary feel. The joy of this look is, it seems effortless but it’s actually subject to some pretty intensive crafting and setting – we’d predict it’s Bridal Hair penetration by Spring next year.

Curl Comeback

Crimp and Curl

The Topshop Unique show was one of the highlights of London Fashion Week, not just because of the clothes (think zebra and high waist pencil skirts) but because of the hair. Locks were fresh and funky, a homage to that roller boot Barbie you had age 5. That’s right, we are talking brushed out girls and crimps (yes, they still make crimping irons – just with less frazzle potential). A side ponytail and a scrunchie wouldn’t be out of place either – not sure if that’s sold it or made you just want to take cover for a few months?

Curl Comeback

Tousled Waves

We’ve already given the lowdown on the ‘Surf’s Up’ hair trend, and here is an interpretation of the same undone trend. Think uber long hair, towel dried and then teased and twisted into natural curls with a texturizing paste. Unlike the ‘Surf’s Up’ trend which requires a bleached blonde base, the tousled look is one for the brunettes too. The vibe is all about being a bit undone, think pool sides and beach parties – boo hiss, be gone winter, we are all over this already.

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Off Duty

It’s not just the runway that commands attention, muses of the moment are papped just as much off the runway as on!  And on the street, curls were fighting for attention. Model Alanna Arrington was photographed dressed down (in a ‘Never Trust A Crusty’ Tee) and beautiful curls that just hover above her shoulders. The message was simple, if you are blessed with natural waves – don’t fear the Weatherman, just let your locks do their thing.

Curl Comeback

Curls For Boys

Tom Ford always succeeds in being totally on-point, whilst still giving a classic nod to previous eras. During Fashion Week, it was evident the Fashion House was having a bit of a 70s moment with a homage to the one and only afro fro. We’re talking about male models with a mop on top, like the model Yassine Rahal whose curly locks has constantly earned him the appreciation of men and woman alike. We can see why #swoon.

Curl Comeback


If you are local, and this trend is for you, pop by to Sixth Sense Salon (your number one hair salon sutton coldfield) to learn more about how to get this look.

Love, as always the 6S Team


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