Rudy Prevost O2 Hair Salon, Lan Kwai Fong The style: Long, natural and lively hair. The look is moving away from the recent dead-straight trend. It's easy to do at home with velcro rollers, which don't require pins or heating. Put them in dry hair for that flyaway look. The colour: Put back the highlights. Winter is for darker, more conservative locks. Spring sees the return of hair that's had just a lick of sun. The products: Prevost prefers Kerastase shampoos and conditioners, especially for people with dry hair. He also suggests keeping an eye out for L'Oreal's upcoming techni-art gel. The original formula has been improved, he says. The advice: Don't wash your hair every day. Wet it if necessary, but washing reduces the natural sebum in the scalp and will dry out hair. Washing hair every second day is better, and shampoo twice before conditioning. Eddie Wong Il Colpo-Triple Edge, Lan Kwai Fong The style: Long and curly, with up-lifting, flowing curves will be the most popular look this year for women of all ages, Wong says. Multiple soft and natural waves should frame the face. He also says unstructured shapes with strong, textured short hair are a big trend this season. The colour: Technical director Marek Wan says fashion is moving towards bright and vibrant colour patterns that have a soft and feathery sensation. So, hair colour should be sharp, such as sparkling patterns with strong contrast. Copper with different intensities (dark/ medium/light) is the most suitable. The products: Wong recommends L'Oreal's Cosmic Mud, which helps create radical texture with a cushioned control and matte-finish. He also likes Kerastase Oleo-Relax, a smoothing mask for dry and rebellious hair with optimal nourishing ingredients. Hair is left soft, silky and easy to manage. The advice: Wash hair daily to rinse out the grease and dirt that accumulates in the humid and hot seasons. Rough-dry your hair with medium heat and avoid brushing it to retain moisture and keep the shine all day. Fernando Viseu Toni & Guy, Central The style: There are three key elements - more texture, strength and movement. There are middle-length styles, short but mostly easy-to-look-after cuts and curly hair with lots of movement. It's very avant-garde, Viseu says. The colour: It will be more subtle this year. There'll be a lot of browns, with a lighter shade under the base. Last year, there were a lot of brights and a few colour pieces. This year will be much more classic. The products: Toni & Guy's own products are in store, but Viseu also likes Innovia from Britain as a complement to their line. The advice: Look natural and go for something easy to manage, whether it's curly or straight. Always apply styling products (volumisers, leave-in conditioners) before you blow-dry. Technician Angie Fort advises protecting hair from the sun. Catwalk collection is best for colour-treated hair. Paul Gerrard Paul Gerrard Hair Salon, Central The style: Gerrard likes to look at each client individually, regardless of trends, but the latest look is moving away from the poker-straight hair of recent years and people are now embracing waves. Fringes are also back this spring/summer. Hongkongers are practical, he says. They wash their hair regularly in the humid summers, so it needs to be versatile. They follow trends, but fairly loosely. Each client has a different need for their hair and this should be discussed with their stylist, Gerrard says. Permed hair isn't in fashion, although natural hair is. Use heated implements for a better wave or curl. The colour: Gerrard says the key factor is conditioning. If your hair is in beautiful condition, the colour will shine through. The look is moving away from big blocks of colour towards hints of tone. The products: The best for control during the summer is 3plus1 from Japan, an in-salon treatment that restores hair and is good for long hair. For fine hair, Nioxin works well. It promotes hair growth by keeping the scalp healthy, Gerrard says. Clients should be able to trust the person selling the products. If clients don't like a product Gerrard's salon has sold, they can bring it back. The advice: Be honest with your hairdresser, Gerrard says. It's like building a relationship. Louis Leung Ken Qi, the Central Building The style: For men, the cut is a little shorter and spiky. For women, a little shorter, as well, but with movement, such as a slight wave. For those with straight hair, Leung cuts layers inside the base cut, then adds mousse before blow-drying. The colour: As the hot weather approaches, Leung is adding some deep purple tones - but just a hint. The products: To get some wave in your hair, he recommends the Milk range of mousses because they leave a matte look rather than the shiny hair of last season. He also likes Sebastian because of its waxes and its hair spray for humid weather. The advice: Keep up regular moisturising treatments, says Leung - once a week, at least.