For those trend-setting, fashion-conscious women looking to make a statement with a head-turning style, Curly Hair Solutions unveils the Jonathan Torch Collection for Fall/Winter 2006-2007.

Whatever the occasion – weekend brunch, business lunch or a night out on the town – the Jonathan Torch Collection showcases the hottest hairstyles that capture the latest trends and suit everyone’s personal style. It draws on the hottest fashion and beauty trends for the season, emphasizing luscious curls, texture, and lots of movement. The styles emphasize looseness, and a new take on a classic, timeless look, often blending both modern and traditional techniques.

"No matter how busy your lives get, it’s important to pay attention to your hair and the impression it makes about you. Regardless of the occasion, event or location you’re headed to, choose a hairstyle that fits your type of hair and one that makes a personal statement about yourself,” says Torch, owner and creative director of the Curly Hair Institute. “A woman's hair is just as important as her makeup or clothing in making a great impression, and it will be one of the first things people notice.'"

The Collection is made up of six distinct looks encompassing different parts of women’s lives, and include: weekend-playful, corporate professional, elegance, messy-sexy, Cultural, and ethereal-angelic.



Curly Hair Solutions’ Fall/Winter 2006-2007 Collection

Many of these looks begin with the Skip Curl technique:
The Skip Curl styling technique provides ringlet style definition. Use a water-based style product like Curl Keeper from Curly Hair Solutions to control frizz and achieve maximum curls and volume.

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Begin with wet, clean detangled hair.
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Take a section of hair (the larger the section, the looser the curl) and comb it through with a generous amount of Curl Keeper™.
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Twist it around the finger.
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Slide your fingers down the hair shaft sealing the cuticle but stopping and holding at the end.
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“Skip" the hair like a skipping rope in the same direction as you previously twisted the hair. Voila! The ringlet is formed.


Weekend-Playful

Whether window shopping, boutique hopping, or having an eggs-benny brunch, the weekend is all about relaxing after a long week, and spending time on yourself. Your weekend hairstyle should be simple and natural looking, with loose, flowy curls to match your relaxed state of mind.

Get the look:

1. Begin with gorgeous frizz-free curls using Curl Keeper and the Skip Curl styling technique.
2. Allow a small section of bangs to gently fall over the corner of the eye. Make sure the curls are loose, so they don’t block your vision.
3. Begin drying the hair using a hairdryer and diffuser. While drying, use your hands to scrunch hair upwards.
4. Create added volume by lightly placing a section of hair from the left side of the crown over to the right side and vice versa.


Corporate Professional

With the time constraints of getting ready in the AM, a weekday hairstyle should be styled close to the face, with structured, yet fluid and natural movement. Choose a style that makes you look and feel professional, confident and ready to impress everyone you encounter during the day.

Get the look:

1. While hair is still damp, begin at the bangs and comb hair towards the back of the head.
2. Begin with gorgeous frizz-free curls using Curl Keeper™ and the Skip Curl styling technique.
3. Begin drying the hair using a hairdryer and diffuser. Use a hair band to keep hair off the face while drying.
4. Finish drying hair by flipping head over forward by bending from the waist to let hair hang downwards. Diffuse hair in an upward motion to create volume and speed up the drying process.


Elegance

Create a seamless transition of graceful style from your toes all the way to your head with very defined curls. Tonight’s the night to tame your curls into a look designed with timeless, elegant sensuality in mind.

Get the look:

1. Begin with gorgeous frizz-free curls using Curl Keeper and the Skip Curl styling technique.
2. Starting at the top of the hair crown and working downwards, slowly pin up one curl at a time.
3. Use a bobby pin in the middle of the curl so it is loose going up and the ends hang down.
4. Continue pinning up as few or many curls as suits your style. Use hairspray to keep the style and curls in place.


Messy-Sexy

Grab your girlfriends and head to the swanky club everyone’s been talking about. Tonight’s the night to create a lasting impression on the dance floor, and a head full of messy-sexy curls will set the right mood. Let your curls hang loose around your face and shoulders and think flirty, fun and feminine.

Get the look:

1. Begin with gorgeous frizz-free curls using Curl Keeper and the Skip Curl styling technique.
2. Bend over from the waist and flip your head over to let hair hang downwards. Begin drying the hair using a hairdryer and diffuser.
3. Diffuse hair in an upward motion towards the hair roots to create bounce and volume control frizz.
4. Run fingers through hair to play with the curls to create a look that is loose and uncontrolled.


Cultural

Different cultural backgrounds add a unique aspect to your hair colour and texture. Don’t shy away from your own natural beauty; instead, find ways to enhance the unique elements and make it an individualistic part of your identity.

Get the look:

1. Begin with gorgeous frizz-free curls using Curl Keeper and the Skip Curl styling technique.
2. While hair is still damp, twist or braid the front section (from bangs to crown) towards the back of the head. Make sure to keep it tight and neat. Secure with either a hair band or clips.
3. Scrunch the remaining free hair to create lots of curls on the sides and back of head.
4. Create volume with the hair by playing with the curls to loosen the strands and curl definition.


Etheral-Angelic

Femininity is fashionable again, so put it to use in achieving this hairstyle. Make a bold statement about your softer side with a style reminiscent of innocence, freshness and purity. Think of soft winds blowing through luscious long curls, weightless, and moving freely in the fresh air.

Get the look:

1. Begin with gorgeous frizz-free curls using Curl Keeper and the Skip Curl styling technique.
2. Dry hair using a hairdryer and diffuser. Separate hair into thick sections to create ringlets and achieve the maximum effect.
3. Shake head often to soften the hair and loosen the curls.