Proenza Schouler, Mugler and Oscar de la Renta SS17
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When wearing your hair down it’s often the more modest alterations that offer the most impact. Crisp, 70’s-style centre parts have ruled from the Spring/Summer 2017 runways through to red carpets and the street style-set with one nimble move giving the look a hit of newness – the double ear tuck. Could the calculated middle move be this summer’s answer to the side hair flip that has ruled these past few seasons?

Rosie Huntington-Whitely has the double tuck on high rotation
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We saw sleek, centre parted strands, intentionally tucked behind both ears across the SS17 runways from Oscar de La Renta and Proenza Scouler to DKNY and Mugler. And away from the catwalk the double tuck has dominated on the red carpet, proving to be the perfect hairstyle partner to this season’s statement earrings.

Statement earrings + middle parts for Lily James, Chrissy Tiegan and Elizabeth Olsen
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Chrissy Teigan and Rosie Huntington-Whitely have the face-framing look on high rotation, while Jourdan Dunn and Lily Aldridge have been forgoing their go-to tousled waves for glossy, middle parts too.

Ashley Benson, Jourdan Dunn and Lily Aldridge opt for the double tuck and winged eyeliner equation
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Making this look count goes beyond knowing your way round a hair straightener – subtle volume at the root is essential. Symmetry is key so use a tail comb for a crisp part, then prep your ends with light oil or styling lotion before blow-drying smooth. For little lift at the crown, use a round brush to directional dry the front section forward, lifting at the roots. Brush your hair behind both ears, lightly spraying the crown with hairspray for a smooth finish. And if your hair struggles to behave, slide a large bobby pin behind both ears to keep your double tucked strands put all evening. What better way to show off those shoulder-dusting earrings this weekend?

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Title Image: DKNY SS17; Instagram @DKNY