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Spring/Summer 2014 hot hair trends

Spring/Summer 2014 hot hair trends with Motions

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For Summer 2014, Nthato Mashishi, renowned celebrity hairstylist and brand ambassador for leading Afro hair care brand, Motions, is inspired by sources as varied as the drama of the 16th century French court, the glamour of the Red Carpet, architectural structure and the sassy attitude of South African street style to develop four looks that will allow local divas to express the season’s four big themes of Sleek, Hold, Volume and Curls.


Style 1:                  The Sleek Braided Bun

Inspired by the braids of Louis 14 and the 16th century French court as well as contemporary South African plaiting, The Bun Queen is a fabulous blend of historic precision and street style joie de vivre.

The key product is Motions Shine Enhancing Pomade.

Hair trends 1

Get the Look

Step 1:                  Wash hair with Motions Neutralizing Shampoo and blow dry.

Step 2:                  Comb hair parting into two sections from the one ear to the other.

Step 3:                  Braid the bottom section from the bottom towards the crown.

Step 4:                  After braiding take the top section from the front to the center and slick it down. You can use a hair piece to achieve a larger bun.

Step 5:                  Slick your hair down with the Motions Shine Enhancing Pomade making sure it holds to give a finishing look.

Step 6:                  Spray with the Motions Light Hold Working Spritz to finish it off.


Style 2:                 High Volume Glam

Eccentric and bold -  a structured and architectural style that is exceptionally easy for the high fashion diva to achieve. The key product is the Motions CPR Treatment.

Hair trends 2

Get the Look

Step1:                   Wash hair with Motions CPR Treatment Shampoo and then leave the Motions CPR Treatment Conditioner in for 10 minutes before you wash it off.

Step 2:                  Apply Motions Nourish Leave-in Spray according to the length and thickness of your hair

Step 3:                  Blow dry your hair.

Step 4:                  Apply Motions 3 in 1 Dry Scalp Treatment which has mint that soothes your scalp.

Step 5:                  Take your comb and section your hair into two sections one on each side leaving enough hair at the back.

Step 6:                  Braid each side starting at the bottom and working your way up.

Step 7:                  The hair you left at the back is used to create the quaff. The front part you tease to build body with a Motions Light Hold Working Spritz. Leave a piece in the front to give curl, grip with pins. If you want to exaggerate the look you can us extensions.

Step 8:                  Tuck the back sectioned hair under the teased hair to create the quaff. The trick of this look is to balance the quaff.

Step 9:                  Spray hair with a combination of Motions Light Hold Working Spritz and Motions Oil Sheen & Conditioning Spray to give shine, spray from an arm’s length away from your hair, ensuring to not use too much product.

Style 3:                 The Hold All On Trend Bob

A style inspired by the new Red Carpet trend towards a shorter, more structured mood for women who want the look without sacrificing their hair.
For the bob to work, hair must be well-hydrated, bouncy and shiny. The key product is Motions Marula Natural Hair and Scalp Oil.

Hair trends 3

Get the Look

Step 1:                  Use curling tongs or rollers with a good hair dryer, or if you use rollers it is best to leave them in overnight, curl your hair.

Step 2:                  Use your hands to dismantle the curls

Step 3:                  Use a comb to section your hair, starting from the ear and moving towards the front while holding your hair up.

Step 4:                  Apply Motions Light Hold Working Spritz and tease the bottom of your hair to create volume. You can also use hair extensions and tuck it in. Ensure use of Motions Marula Natural Hair
and Scalp Oil for a glimmer.

Step 5:                  Part the hair in the front and slick using a cushion brush by smoothing it over the teased hair and lock the style in at the bottom of your ears.

Step 6:                  Finish with Motions Oil Sheen & Conditioning Spray and Motions Light Hold Working Spritz spray from an arm’s length away from your hair, ensuring to not use too much product.

Style 4:                 Veil Queen Curls

A look that is all about celebrity and movie star glamour yet toned down enough to fit effortlessly into the on-the-go woman’s everyday lifestyle.

The key product is Motion Extra Firm Hold Foaming Wrap Lotion.

Hair trends 4

Get The Look

Step 1:                  Apply the Motions Extra Firm Hold Foaming Wrap Lotion and blow dry your hair on a medium heat.

Step 2:                  Curl your hair with tongs from the bottom ensuring a tight curl.

Step 3:                  After curling each lock use a clip to hold it up to help it set.

Step 4:                  Release the hair and use your hands to comb out.

Step 5:                  Use a curl comb to create a middle path and sweep one side of your hair to the other side, hold it with Motions Light Hold Working Spritz or clip it.

Step 6:                  Set it with spritz then apply the Motions Oil Sheen & Conditioning Spray to give shine.

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