The Quiff: For hair of any length, this is hot right now. Auckland stylist Grant Bettjeman says you can achieve dramatic height at the front, like Nicole Kidman, by spraying in some of the new Kérastase Lift Vertige $42, a gel with an ultra-fine texture. Then, lift the hair with your hands as you blow-dry it. Hold the style with Kérastase Laque Couture $39.

Spring hair tips

Spring is in the hair

By Nicky Pellegrino

A visit to the salon is the quickest way of updating your look. Michael Beel of Wellington’s Buoy Hairdressing gives us the lowdown on the latest trends.

Micheal says:

• It’s all about being groomed. Even a “wash and wear” style still needs a few minutes of care to make it look good.

• The messy top knot is over – unless you’re cleaning the house or at the gym. But if you’re addicted to your donut, it’s time to soften this look around the face to make it a bit more carefree.

• When it comes to colour, lightness and warmth are key elements for your hair. Balayage and ombre are still trending, but in a less dramatic way than seen previously – and with much more natural tones.

• The celebrity styles to be inspired by are Anne Hathaway’s longer crop and Nicole Richie’s “lob”with blunt bangs.