How to get the new wave hairstyle and three of the best body nurturers
The close-up The new wave The words 'natural' and 'undone' are often bandied about as the new way to wear hair, but this season they actually mean something if the 'non styles' we saw on the catwalk for Isabel Marant (pictured) is anything to go by. Salon stylists have been taking a different approach to blow-drying hair too, so it looks done but not overstyled. At Josh Wood's salon, stylists have done away with the brush and are twisting chunks of long hair as they blow-dry it to create natural-looking movement and wave, a technique that is certainly easier to do at home. The foundations for this look are products that deliver volume, shine and texture. Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil deeply conditions hair without weighing it down. £42 for 100ml, uk.spacenk.com. A smudge of Bumble and Bumble SemiSumo worked into hair with fingers defines waves. £21.50 for 50ml, liberty.co.uk. Davines Volu Shampoo delivers healthy, manageable bounce. £13.45 for 250ml, cultbeauty.co.uk.
Three of the best Body nurturers Battered by sun and sea, the body often needs a bit of TLC at this time of year. These three nourishers restore suppleness: Aerin Amber Musk Body Cream (£40 for 150ml, esteelauder.co.uk ) was made for sweet scent fans - think coconut and rose. Aveda Beautifying Composition (£22 for 50ml, aveda.co.uk) is a light jojoba oil with rosemary and bergamot, and absorbs quickly to hold moisture in after bathing. Nourish Protect Nutri Rich Body Butter (£18 for 150ml, shop.nourishskinrange.com) is a smooth, non-greasy butter rich in toning orange and mandarin.
The scent Ginsberg is God The fashion designer Bella Freud worked with the perfumer Azzi Glasser to create this unisex scent, which evokes the spirit of spring, of green leaves and freshness. They achieved this by fusing accords of black pepper, tomato leaf, fig, elemi (extracted from a Philippine tree with a spicy, incense-like scent), sacred woods, resin, wormwood, moss and leather. It is mysterious and unique - the kind of scent that sets the wearer apart as a fragrance connoisseur. £65 for 50ml ( harveynichols.com).
The novelty Sarah Chapman Skinesis Spot Stickers Infused with active ingredients such as vitamin C, p-Refinyl, grape seed, soy oils and salicylic acid that release over time, these stickers are a great way to target the odd spot of congestion or aggravated clogged pore, reducing redness and speeding up recovery. They are transparent, so once you have applied one to your skin it's invisible. £19 for 16 stickers ( sarahchapman.net).
The book Dior: The Perfumes Christian Dior was a keen gardener - as a child he planned the garden of the family home in Normandy with his mother, and he used to stitch flowers into the hemlines of his runway dresses for good luck. In this book Chandler Burr, the curator of olfactory art at New York's Museum of Art and Design, explores Dior's relationship with his fragrances. Published by Rizzoli International Publications on October 7, it is a beautiful book and a worthy celebration of such iconic perfumes as Diorissimo, Miss Dior and Poison (£70, wordery.com).
Ask Kate What's the difference between cleansing with a cloth and an electric brush? While both methods will gently exfoliate skin and encourage cell renewal, an electric brush will also tone skin by stimulating blood flow to the surface, and clarify and brighten it. Fans of the Magnitone Lucid brush (£69.99, myshowcase.com) say skin looks like it's had a facial every time you use it, even for a few minutes, so it becomes almost addictive. The bristles are gentle enough to be used on sensitive skin.
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