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Asian twist to global hair trends

Here's an easy way to change your look: Play with your hair.

Clairol Professional's new ambassador, Mr Thnagorn Chuawiwat, the art director at swanky hair salon Thnagorn by Ketvadi- Gandini in Bangkok, was in town recently.

He gave an inspiring talk to hairstylists at Taiwah Studio & Showroom. He also showcased four hairstyles that he created based on Clairol Professional's global trends for this year, which included blunt fringes, ombre hair and precision layers. The styles are Sophie by Day, Sophie by Night, Lynn by Day and Lynn by Night.

The twist? He modified the looks specifically for the Asian woman.

His collection of looks, called Tokyo Jade, drew on Asian heritage, and wowed the crowd at the seminar.

It was just what one would expect from Clairol, which aims to reveal the beautiful in you.

For information on Clairol Professional's Spring/Summer trends this year and for a list of salons, call 1800-289-5509.


The jade tips and blunt fringe are a great solution to giving blonde hair an on-trend look without being too bold.

"This look was inspired by the delicate colours used by Asian porcelain painters," said Ms Margaret Macdonald, global education manager for Clairol Professional.

Must-have products: To achieve this look, get Clairol's Satin Anti-Frizz Serum ($12.84 for 40ml) which helps with frizz and adds shine.

Also use Clairol's Sleek Smoother Conditioning Balm ($27.82 for 200ml), which is a cream conditioner that smooths and releases tangles and frizz.


With origami-style crimping and a jade peak, Sophie's blunt cut is transformed into a textured updo for a night out.

"The crimps and folds of origami and the traditional sumo bun inspired us to create this very original look," said Mr Bert Kietzerow, a stylist for Clairol Professional.

Must-have products: This look is all about volume. Clairol's Volumation Heat Protection Lotion ($17.12 for 150ml) contains micropolymers, which help keep tresses bouncy and light. For hold, get Clairol's Lock Finishing Spray ($25.68 for 500ml), a nourishing hairspray that delivers lasting style retention and extra-strong hold.

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