Beauty: Simplicity is key as hair goes back to basics

From the Sassoon Salon Torque collection.

From the Sassoon Salon Torque collection.

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Sassoon Salon once more brings a fresh simplicity to summer hair styles. Stephanie Smith checks it out, plus favourite products of the week.

Torque is the name of the spring/summer hair collection of cool styles from Sassoon Salon, perfect for those who are considering a makeover for the new season.

Jo Malone London Nashi Blossom Cologne - a playful, radiant fragrance from the white blossoms that become succulent nashi fruit, with the sweetness of pear plus the crisp bite of apple, a touch of mouth-watering lemon, voluptuous rose and softest white musk. It's �85 for 100ml, �44 for 30ml, at Jo Malone stores and online.

Jo Malone London Nashi Blossom Cologne - a playful, radiant fragrance from the white blossoms that become succulent nashi fruit, with the sweetness of pear plus the crisp bite of apple, a touch of mouth-watering lemon, voluptuous rose and softest white musk. It's �85 for 100ml, �44 for 30ml, at Jo Malone stores and online.

In 1963, Vidal Sassoon took hair down to its absolute basics and went on to create the world’s most iconic haircuts including the Asymmetric Geometric. Those same graphic lines inspire this new collection with the same purity, simplicity and utility in design.

“Good design always remains in demand,” says Bruce Masefield, Sassoon UK creative director. “Torque highlights the beauty in simplicity and showcases undercutting as this season’s tailoring technique.

“To maximise a polished, glossy finish, ensure you blow-dry the hair in a downward direction and wrap the hair around the head shape to create a sleek, high-gloss shine.”

This season Sassoon’s colour technique takes cues from the jewellery house of Cartier as Sassoon translates intricate colour through a fine “slicing” technique.

Revlon Love is On eau de toilette - 
Italian Lemon with sweet raspberry, luxurious magnolia flowers and timeless rose mingle over an intriguing core of spice with plum blossom combined with sliced ginger, hot cardamom and exotic sandalwood and bottom notes of Madagascan vanilla infused with amber and musk. It's �14.99 for 50ml at Amazon.

Revlon Love is On eau de toilette - Italian Lemon with sweet raspberry, luxurious magnolia flowers and timeless rose mingle over an intriguing core of spice with plum blossom combined with sliced ginger, hot cardamom and exotic sandalwood and bottom notes of Madagascan vanilla infused with amber and musk. It's �14.99 for 50ml at Amazon.

“We use colour to complement the shape of the haircut and create different dimensions within one look,” says Edward Darley, Sassoon UK colour director. “Our colours have a natural looking, fibre-optic iridescence that give vibrancy and shine to a haircut.”

Effortlessly dishevelled bobs are another key look with a basic strong shape given the mussed-up treatment. “What’s wrong is actually really right at the moment and this look is easy to achieve,” says Bruce. “Add a small amount of Sassoon Professional Texture Refine evenly through your hair and mould into the desired shape”.

For an instant update, sweeping side fringes were seen in SS16 shows such as Fendi and Markus Lupfer. “This look works best on hair with very gentle natural movement and adds drama to the classic bob,” says Bruce.

To try these looks for yourself, the Sassoon Salon is on Albion Street in Leeds, call 0113 244 8813.

Sainsbury's Boutique Eyeshadow in Out of the Blue - 
Boutique is a great make-up range available at Sainsbury's with lovely colours and textures but at bargain prices. It's by Boutiques creative consultants Jo Saville and Sophia Price and well worth checking out. This blue shimmer eyeshadow costs �4.

Sainsbury's Boutique Eyeshadow in Out of the Blue - Boutique is a great make-up range available at Sainsbury's with lovely colours and textures but at bargain prices. It's by Boutiques creative consultants Jo Saville and Sophia Price and well worth checking out. This blue shimmer eyeshadow costs �4.

Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo - 
Infused with the Shampure aroma of 25 pure flower and plant essences, this 99.8 per cent naturally-derived powder is a great solution for caring for hair at festivals or on holiday with a quick poof of natural powders cassava and oat to make your hair look and feel freshly shampooed, while instantly reviving and extending your style. It's �22, on the Aveda counters.

Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo - Infused with the Shampure aroma of 25 pure flower and plant essences, this 99.8 per cent naturally-derived powder is a great solution for caring for hair at festivals or on holiday with a quick poof of natural powders cassava and oat to make your hair look and feel freshly shampooed, while instantly reviving and extending your style. It's �22, on the Aveda counters.

Dr. Hauschka Night Serum - 

In bed asleep is a crucial period of renewal and regeneration for the skin. Dr. Hauschka oil-free night care supports the skins essential nightly processes and allows it to breathe freely. Cleanse, tone, then apply a thin layer to the face, neck and decollete, for a renewed look on waking It's usually �39, but now �31.20 at the moment at Marks & Spencer.

Dr. Hauschka Night Serum - In bed asleep is a crucial period of renewal and regeneration for the skin. Dr. Hauschka oil-free night care supports the skins essential nightly processes and allows it to breathe freely. Cleanse, tone, then apply a thin layer to the face, neck and decollete, for a renewed look on waking It's usually �39, but now �31.20 at the moment at Marks & Spencer.

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