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Where do you spritz your perfume?Your wrists, your décolletage, the nape of your neck… your hair?When it comes to feeling heaven scent and perfectly perfumed, there’s nothing nicer than a delicately bouquet-ed barnet.However, the high proportions of alcohol in most fragrances means they’re not entirely mane friendly.Is perfume really bad for your hair?Trichologist Anabel Kingsley, daughter of the late ‘Hair Doctor’ Philip Kingsley, recommends you avoid spraying perfume directly on your hair or scalp. “It could be drying for the hair if the chemicals are harsh and mostly alcohol,” she explains. Instead, she recommends you use “a product specifically designed for your hair type and texture with a nice smell – a spray that has heat protection, a cream to smooth flyaways or a deep conditioning hair mask.”But what if there was a product that could do both? Enter, the hair perfume.A hybrid product with fewer drying ingredients than your regular scent, many of the best hair perfumes contain conditioning actives and nourishing oils to rejuvenate, protect hair and fight frizz... all while letting you top-to-toe in your favourite floral. Some, like Sachajuan’s Protective Hair Perfume, even protect your locks against harmful UV rays.“Scenting your hair is such a luxurious way to experience your fragrance, as its beauty trails behind you on the breeze,” says Roja Dove, founder of Roja Parfums, who has recently transformed six of his Roja Parfums creations into a collection of scented hair mists. “The idea of bringing these to the market is to enable fragrance-lovers to indulge in a new and elevated method of wearing scent.” Hair perfumes are also a far more affordable way to spritz your favourite fragrance, without the heavy price tag. Roja Parfum's new hair products, for example, cost £95, while a bottle of same-scent Roja Eau de Parfum will set you back £375. On July 1, Jo Malone also launched its first Hair Mist in two of its signature scents; Dewy Wild Bluebell and mellow English Pear & Freesia, both of which cost just £38 and contain Argan Oil and Vitamin B to protect and nourish locks.“The Hair Mist is a totally different formula that we created, the mist is very respectful to the hair,” explains Celine Roux, Global Head of Product Development at Jo Malone. “It’s filled with nourishing and conditioning ingredients yet is very lightweight, leaving your hair with a slight sheen and a delicate scent. You can wear the Hair Mist on its own, combined with any of the Colognes or your signature scent – anything goes!”And given that Net-a-Porter has seen sales of hair perfumes grow 41 per cent compared to last year, it’s clearly an increasingly popular step in our spritzing routines.So how should you apply hair perfume?“The best way to ensure you are beautifully scented is to first apply your normal perfume: apply to wrists and neck from a distance of about six inches,” says Dove. “Never rub your wrists together as this can crush the scent molecules and affect the way they project. Follow your perfume with a scented body lotion – this locks the scent in and gives it an added layer of loveliness. Finally, finish by spritzing your Roja Parfums Hair Mist through the layers of your hair, spraying from a distance of six inches.”For Tamara Eccleston an allergy to ordinary perfume inspired her to include a hair fragrance in her first ever SHOW Beauty haircare collection when it launched back in 2013. “I wanted to create a Hair Fragrance when I launched the SHOW Beauty collection because it’s a lighter way of wearing it and I missed the luxury of a beautiful fragrance,” she explains. “You just spritz it on the hair and it lasts until you wash it again. People are always commenting on how great my hair smells. I like to use it on the days between washes and it keeps it smelling fresh - it’s particularly good to throw in your gym bag or to take on holiday.”You can double down on your favourite cologne with a matching hair perfume or layer different scents (Jo Malone recommends you create ‘a sensuous and mellow pairing’ with a spritz of English Pear & Freesia Hair Mist over their flirtatious Peony & Blush Suede Cologne), but a really great hair perfume should be lovely (and long-lasting enough) to be worn on its own. The mane event, if you will.Click through the gallery above for amazing hair perfumes to spray all summer long.
The teenager sports retro bouffant style hair reminiscent of 1950s icon Brigitte Bardot in the campaign video.
Activist, actress and model Yara Shahidi has done a stunning unretouched beauty shoot for Harper Bazaar’s August issue, a 'Real Beauty' special which also features tennis superstar Serena Williams. Shahidi has activism in her genes – her grandfather befriended the Black Panthers, her aunt was the first Iranian-American woman to go to the International Space Station and her grandmother founded an animal shelter. Now Shahidi is continuing their work by using her platform of more than three million Instagram followers to advocate for women, immigrants and people of color. In the accompanying interview, Shahidi says her decision to take the role in recent movie The Sun Is Also A Star was cause-driven. “It’s not often that we see a story that humanizes immigration for a young audience,” she told Harper’s Bazaar. Shahidi is also a new face of Bobbi Brown, which has just diversified its shade range. “I love that more brands are doing this,” she told Harper’s Bazaar. “There have been times when I got out of the makeup chair and my skin looked gray. It’s why I think every single person of color usually brings their own makeup kit to set.”The actress has gained the support of Michelle Obama for encouraging voter registration and taking a stand for the causes she holds close to her heart. The former First Lady even wrote a letter of recommendation for the actress to attend Harvard, which she did while working on Black-ish and Grown-ish.Shahidi says she even makes a statement with the tracksuits she wears off-screen. “By not showing skin, I’m making a statement,” she explained.
Socks with sandals, dad sneakers, and crocs have returned to our feet and feeds, so it may come as no surprise that daring printed shirts are one of the most coveted style staples this summer.Over the years, these statement-making shirts have ping-ponged across the oh-so fine line of tacky and cool. But this season, forget subdued monochromatic colour palettes, this season bolder is better and more is more.These not-so classic designs are no longer reserved for dads on vacation. With botanical designs, tie-dye and animal print, they have come a long way since their Tommy Bahama predecessors and are now offered for every type of gent.Effortlessly cool and packed with a carefree attitude that will last long beyond your holiday—this year is all about the patterned shirt.Pair with neutral bottom halves for a more subtle and slightly easier way to style or go all out with the coordinating shorts when available.Shop our favourite shirts with eye-popping prints. Best Patterned Shirts for Men Prada Camp-Collar Printed Cotton-Faille ShirtThis super charged shirt from Prada is printed with bold lightning bolts with an added bolted heart detail. It is made from 100 per cent cotton with a camp collar and side slit.£640 | Mr Porter | Buy it now Pearl Fluoro Cuban Collar ShirtTake a traditional Cuban collar shirt silhouette but give it a highly colourful fluorescent effect and you will get this covetable shirt from Reiss. Style with neutral toned jeans or chinos to ensure the shirt stands out in its own right.£85 | Reiss | Buy it now ASOS DESIGN viscose relaxed fit shirtPutting a playful twist on a button down style, this shirt from ASOS is adorned with a colourful heart design. Ensuring you look good without harming the planet, it is composed of a lightweight trademarked fabric that comes from renewable sources and is responsibly made.£25 | ASOS | Buy it now YMC Floral Malick Short Sleeve Shirt Inject fun into your formal wear with this shirt from YMC. It features a multi-coloured floral outline design with a button down front and open collar. £129 | Article | Buy it now Hawaiian print shirtGiving us all the summer feels, your holiday wardrobe is not complete without this pineapple print shirt from Mango. The piece has bright yellow fruity design with a regular fit and bowling collar. Forget all associations with Brits abroad, it is all about the bolder, the better this season.£35.99 | Mango | Buy it now Paul Smith Camp-Collar Printed Tencel And Linen-Blend ShirtEnsure all eyes are turned to you at your endless stream of summer arrangements with this shirt from Paul Smith. It features a hibiscus and bird design with a bold orangey red hue. The statement-making shirt also has a camp-collar and a relaxed cut.£215 | Mr Porter | Buy it now Borneo ShirtAllSaints has long been a go-to for printed shirts with an extensive offering of botanical designs and stand-out prints. While the shirt features a detailed design with a Japanese-inspired motif, it still offers a fairly muted alternative to some of the other shirts on this list due to the light pink backdrop.£85 | AllSaints | Buy it now Wacko Maria Short Sleeve Hawaiian ShirtTake a fierce approach to your summer dressing with this animal print top in line with one of the season’s biggest trends. Anything but subtle, this bold design provides instant attitude to whatever you style it with. May we suggest some equally bold leopard or baroque trousers – clashing prints are in right now…?£335 | Goodhood | Buy it now Silk bowling shirt with jousting printTaking inspiration from vintage silk scarves, this bowling style shirt brings that a super luxe touch to your look. Made of 100 per cent silk, it has a Jousting print with knights and horses alongside mother of pearl buttons – it’s the little things.£850 | SSENSE | Buy it now Lilac & Yellow Palm Tree Print ShirtTaking you from your summer BBQ, to an al fresco lunch, it’s all about this palm tree shirt from Tu to shake up your typical wardrobe choices. It features a lilac and yellow design with a loose fit and button front.£16 | Tu | Buy it now Stussy Leary ShirtWe are inclined to let this Stussy shirt speak for itself because the psychedelic print is as loud as it gets. The tie-dyed design has an almost trippy-like effect with camp collar and relaxed fit.£159 | END. Clothing | Buy it now Hawaiian print shirtGiving us Havana vibes all day, this shirt is synonymous with warmer climates. Set to transport you beach side whether you are going abroad or not, the bowling collar shirt has a casual look with a regular fit.£35.99 | Mango | Buy it now Chain Print Short Sleeve Revere ShirtNo doubt influenced by the opulent Versace prints, this option from Boohoo is anything but understated.£15 | Boohoo | Buy it now