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SPOTLIGHT: Hair Stylist Kieron Lavine

SPOTLIGHT: Hair Stylist Kieron Lavine

Hair Stylist Kieron Lavine on the FashionBiteAfter a morning spent tonging and tousling at FashionBite’s ‘London 2012’ fashion shoot, we chatted to hair stylist Kieron Lavine about his trade secrets, summer hair-care tips and Elle Macpherson’s luscious locks!

How have you tried to echo the British Summer theme of today’s shoot in your styling?

“I’ve tried to create easy wearing looks, not too structured just cool and relaxed. Very British, finishing a couple off with a loosely placed crown for a bit of fun.

Kieron Lavine at the FashionBite shootWhat hair essentials do you always bring to a shoot?

Everything! [Kieron gestures towards a large suitcase] I don’t like to be restricted. I bring extensions, wigs extensions leads…in terms of products…You’ll laugh [Kieron produces a can of Boots Extra Firm Hold Mousse] this stuff’s great. For shine, I love Lee Stafford Shine Head Spray Shine. Frizz Ease Secret Agent is great for taming frizz and Bumble and Bumble Classic Hairspray. Something for shine, taming, volume and a hair spray, they’re the four things you really need.

And if you didn’t have the suitcase and could only bring three things what would they be?

You always need a hairdryer and a good brush, I use Shu Uemera’s paddle brush and something for styling…a pair of tongs.

Can you give us any tips you’ve picked up over the years?

One thing people don’t seem to know is when you brush your hair always start from the ends and gradually make your way up to the scalp.

Any faux pas you notice that bother you?

Incorrect back-combing!

What’s your top look for the summer?

Anything easy-wearing. Natural blow-dries, nothing too structured.

And any tips for looking after hair this summer?

UV products that protect from the sun. Kerastase has a good Soleil range. I really like their UV spray – and it’s small enough to fit in a handbag!

kieron Lavine and Mila Victoria at the FashionBite shoot

Kieron Lavine And Make-Up Artist Mila Victoria

And finally – we love a bit of name dropping – any celebs you’ve worked with?

Yeah there have been a few. Sophie Ellis-Bexter, Louise Redknapp, Naomi Harris …Elle Mcpherson – she has great hair.

We bet she does! For more information check out Kieron’s website

FashionBite xx

Emily Seares is an award-winning magazine editor and journalist and the founding editor of FashionBite. She was featured in VOGUE's Digital Powerlist Top 100 and is a quoted style expert for most national newspapers and magazines.

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