Hair Hiro: Supermodel Neelam Gill's stylist on the styles for spring

Mayfair hairdresser Hiro Miyoshi gives his top tips for achieving the looks of the year

Neelam Gill
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When Neelam Gill wants to get her hair cut in London, there is only one man to see - Hiro Miyoshi.

Indeed, so pleased was the Burberry model with the result of a recent trip that she shared the results on her Instagram.

Neelam is not the only person impressed by the Mayfair-based stylist. Hiro has won fame for styling the likes of Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon, several members of Middle Eastern royalty and US President Donald Trump's first wife Ivana Trump.

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His trick, he says, is to treat customers as individuals, with the stylists at his salon listening carefully to their client's wants and adapting them to suit.

Here, Hiro shares his top looks for spring and explains how you can achieve them.

Super sleek

"Break out your flat iron – straight, shiny and centre-parted hair is one of the biggest trends for 2017. But this style only works if your locks looks healthy, not fried. Be sure to mist a heat protectant through your hair before touching it with a straightener. I recommend Philip Kingsley Daily Damage Defence and Oribe Gel Serum, they are perfect for holding the parting in place, while Oribe's Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil will give the super sleek effect and shine."

Line side-parting

"From London, comes the line side-parting. As seen on the catwalks for Sportsmax and Jil Sander, it's worn with smooth hair and accentuated by gel. As before, Oribe Gel Serum is perfect if you are in need of a stronger hold, while for gents, I recommend Oribe Hard Rock Gel."

The high pony

"Slick your hair up - all the way up – and then let it tumble down in a ponytail. Done in rumpled texture like Beyonce or Emmy Rossum slick-straight, the high pony adds both elegance and ease to every ensemble."

Tousled Waves

"Neither beachy nor bouncy, flat-iron waves are the new curling-tong waves. Seen on Kendall Jenner, they are created with a straightener but are more subtle and a little less glam. Philip Kingsley Daily Damage Defence and OribeApres Beach Wave and Shine Spray are great to add before tonging to add texture and light hold. To finish, I recommend the Oribe Superfine Hairspray, which is incredibly light and enables you to run your fingers right the way through your hair."

Growing-out shag

"The short shag was a surprising hit haircut in 2016 but of course, those layers and fringes have to grow out sometime. In 2017, we'll see the beautiful result of that. Featuring hair past the shoulders and fringes long enough to be split down the middle, the grown-out shag is the haircut to keep an eye on this year - but make sure to have regular haircuts to ensure your hair grows down evenly."

Going natural

"More and more models went down the runway sporting their natural hair textures over the last two seasons. Not everyone has time to blow dry their hair so follow Solange Knowles's lead and go all out natural (above), making sure to look after it with the right products, of course. My go-to product is the Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray; which creates a 'bed-head' effect with root lifts. The Oribe's Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil is perfect for moisturising ends and superfine hair."

Supplied by Hiro Miyoshi at Hiro Miyoshi Hair & Beauty, 63 Curzon St, Mayfair, London W1J 8PD.

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