Up the drama by adding shine to linear locks / Rex

Pin straight strands are finally back again, so time to bust that hair straightener out of storage again

With fashion and beauty’s enduring obsession with the 90s it should come as no surprise that straight, shiny and centre parted locks have become one of the biggest hair trends for 2017.

Until now, when it came to the warmer months, us girls had a tendency to opt for loose, tousled waves in an attempt to channel our inner surfer-chick. But, it looks like that could be about to change.

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GHD Platinum Tropic Sky Styler, £175, ghdhair.com

Like most trends, poker-straight hair staked its return on the runway with designers like Victoria Beckham, Versace and Oscar de la Renta all opting to give the nostalgic look a much needed upgrade.

But it’s not just the style that’s had an overhaul. Finally, hair straighteners are hot again and they too have come a long way since the bulky, hair-scorching flat irons of the 90s.

Life before GHD’s; was there one? A brand that revolutionised the way we style our hair back in 2001 with the launch of their very first styler, GHD has continued to influence the industry ever since. 

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Lee Stafford Heat Protection Shine Mist, £6.49, boots.com

And, its latest offering is the most high-tech yet. The GHD Platinum Tropic Sky Styler is a tool that uses the brand’s Tri-Zone technology to ensure an optimum temperature is maintained across the entire plate from root to tip.

Which, in other words, means you no longer have to compromise the health of your hair in your quest for super-sleek tresses.

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Sachajuan Straight & Shine Spray, £22, feelunique.com

To recreate this look, start by prepping your hair with a heat protectant spray, choose your parting and blow-dry using a natural bristle brush for a smooth finish.

Follow by gliding straighteners from root to tip and apply a little smoothing balm to temper any flyaways. Finish with a spritz of glossy shine spray.

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