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I cut Alexandra’s long bob and finished with cutting a side-swept fringe. This haircut is definitely low-maintenance when you have straight and thin hair. All you have to do to make it look more “now” is mess it up with your fingers a bit, make it look more grunge-y. When you want to style it differently, the extra effort could be applying a sea-water type of spray, a.k.a giving the hair more volume and texture. Simple, fuss-free summer hair.

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Petros’s new haircut is really short at the front and at the back of the neck. The rest I kept longer because I like the fluffiness/indie feel of it. You can always tame and texturize such a haircut with a little matte/invisible wax. Always on dry hair though. Think of it more as giving your hair an I-washed-it-two-days-ago look, rather than styling it.

I cut Christine’s hair and then styled it. I first curled the fringe so it rolls inwards and has that pin-up roundness. This way the fringe will look a lot shorter, a look that is really hot this season. After that I did waves with my curling tong and then wet the hair with some liquid silk, preferring beach hair (from mid-lengths to ends) to perfect waves. By infusing elements of the current trends into this vintage look you can update it and keep it fresh. Marina Stat did the make-up. I finished the look by using a wire hair band (and making a bow rather than the usual application).

Spyros S. (above) and Tassos T. (below) are the founding members of Ice Eyes, a band with electronic sound. They both get their hair cut by me. And since their sound has a 1990’s nostalgia to it, I find it very fitting that their haircuts reflect that too.

I cut, coloured and styled Lida’s hair having Tilda Swinton as an inspiration. The really short back and sides (done with clippers – that short) don’t mean that you’re stuck with a short haircut that can’t change until it grows longer. This is a really flexible haircut and there are lots of ways to style it (and look totally different). Combined with this colour, I think it looks amazing. It all comes down to what you wear with it. You can go for the perfect androgynous look when styling the hair as above and wearing a suit jacket and a shirt but you can also wear a dress, make the hair a bit wavier and go for a softer, more romantic look. Needless to say this haircut will look amazing when styled wet with gel. This is easy summer short hair at its most elegant.

Icon Tilda Swinton at the SAG awards in late January this year (couldn’t find photo credit for this picture).

Here comes the barber talk. I cut Vagelis’s hair using clippers. I used the biggest comb for the top of his head leaving the hair on top slightly longer. This takes away the “shaved head” effect as in two weeks, the length of the hair on top will look like it was cut with scissors. This is a haircut for all the boys who would like to try really short hair but are still afraid a bit. I then worked on the beard, fading from the sideburns to the beard and changing the shape of the beard on the neck. A haircut can work wonders on a face shape and everyone knows that, so why should you neglect your beard shape? It can transform your face shape as much.

Klea is obsessed with the length of her hair, so I basically trimmed it and added a few shorter layers in the front. I told her I’ll cut a bit more in September. This is her natural hair colour, which I wouldn’t have at first but it’s true. I then went on to create 3 looks that are definitely quick and fuss-free for a long-haired girl on holiday. Marina Stat did the three make-up looks.

1. Natural: You can’t go wrong by doing this. Remember that after doing this for a while, noone will know how to give you that look better than yourself. You first have to choose  what product to use according to your hair type, be it a thickifier, a curl amplifier, a sea-water type of spray, a leave-in conditioner or a soothing styling cream. Don’t use too much product in the beginning. The second step is to decide at what point you will apply it. Try it as soon as you remove the towel, on less damp and on almost dry hair and decide what works best for you. The third step is the easiest. You simply let your hair dry naturally and avoid touching it until it’s 100% dry. I used a liquid silk leave-in spray to get rid of most of the frizziness which is a common case when it comes to wavy hair. A tiny bit of frizziness is not unwanted though as the hair won’t look too done in the end.

2. The DIY knots bun. So simple and so quick but really interesting looking. Pull your hair up in a ponytail and ignore all the baby and fly-away hair, as they add to the I-did-it-in-1-minute effect. Then divide your ponytail in two sections and start tying knots, working towards the ends. Secure with a couple of pins and you’re done. The three colour eye make-up is the trickiest thing to achieve here.

3. The slick back. The key to this look is the two different textures. It’s been in fashion for quite some years now, most recently seen at the Giambattista Valli s/s 2012 rtw show. If you want to go for the wet hair look but are afraid that boys won’t be too keen on touching your “hard” head, this is for you. And what makes it really easy is that your hair should be left to dry naturally from the mid-lengths to the ends.