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Celebrity stylist Ben Cooke's Digital Spy blog: Autumn colour & twists

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He's the man behind Victoria Beckham's pob, Leona Lewis's fishtail plait, Amanda Holden's chop and Sarah Harding's revamp - so when we wanted someone to offer their tips for Digital Spy readers, the award-winning Ben Cooke - co-founder of Lockonego hair salon based in Chelsea - was the only man for the job.

Stay ahead of the fashion pack this Autumn/Winter and brush up with the season's hottest hair trends. From Manga-bright colours and delicate braids, to wet look finishes and creative crops, we've got a look to suit all your style needs. So get ready beauty troops and update your look instantly with these keys styles that have arrived just in time for the festive party season!

Autumn/Winter Hair Trends

Ombre Rainbow

Take the dip dye phenomenon to the next level with this fierce and fun look. Celebs such as Demi Lovato, Lauren Conrad and Jessie J have all been spotted sporting this on-trend style that's cool without being too crazy. And if you don't fancy pink then opt for bright purples, blues and even yellow slices of colour.

Combine this new bold dye technique with voluminous, curly locks to make an all over statement. Gently backcomb the roots of each section to add volume and texture to the hair and spray with Sebastian Professional Shine Define Spray to keep the locks looking healthy. Make sure you use a pre lightner to begin with so the colour comes out nice and vibrant. Go fairly wide with the dip, starting mid way up your hair from the ends.

Lauren Conrad at the signing of her new book 'The Fame Game' at Barnes & Noble bookstore at The Grove
Los Angeles, California - 24.04.12
Mandatory Credit: Apega/WENN.com

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The ombre rainbow hair look

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Bardot Rouge

This season is all about colour! The key colour trend is 'tonal' and we are seeing a return to a more premium look, yet this time a touch of 'cool' has been added to the mix. Think classy jewel tones, glowing chestnut and glistening garnet shades.

Blake Lively has recently been seen rocking the copper toned look as a vivid alternative to her usual blonde locks. Show off your colour by opting for a style that is simple and elegant like this side swept ponytail. Bring the hair into a ponytail at the centre of the left side, but make sure the right side is still full of volume.

Back comb the fringe and brush it out to sit comfortably on the face. Wrap a section of the hair around the ponytail band and secure with a pin to disguise the hair band and make the look more natural. Finish off with a touch of Sebastian Professional Texturizer for a gentle halo gloss. This look is guaranteed to warm up pale skin and spice up your look for winter.

Cast member Blake Lively arrives at the premiere of "Green Lantern" in Los Angeles, Wednesday, June 15, 2011.

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The bardot rouge hair look

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Twisted Tiara

Messy updos are always the most sought after hairstyle during the party season and the plat/braid style is here to stay. This time the overall look will be severe, think 'warrior' not 'princess'. Texture will be matte whilst the detail is kept intricate.

This style, favoured by celebrities like Glee's Dianna Agron, is actually really easy to recreate. Start off by taking two sections of the hair and twisting in an anti-clockwise direction before securing with clear elastic bands.

Bringing the twists upwards over the head and pinning at the front will create the desired tiara-like effect. Make sure you finish with a spritz of Sebastian Professional Shaper Zero Gravity Hairspray to hold the style in place.

Dianna Agron arrives on the red carpet at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday Jan. 29, 2012 in Los Angeles.

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The twisted tiara hair look

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Twisted Knit

In keeping with the braid/plait theme is another fabulous style known as the 'twisted knit'. It's an easily created style which is high on impact. Braids appeal to so many women, including Miley Cyrus, because they are easy to achieve no matter what your hair type.

They are also a chic alternative to throwing hair into a traditional ponytail. To achieve, gently back comb each section to give the hair some body and texture. Gather the hair at the side of your head and roughly split into three sections. Plait the hair to the side all the way down, keeping it fairly loose and uneven. Secure the hair with a clear elastic band to keep the plait in place.

Gently tug at random sections of the plait to loosen it, making it wider and giving more of a 'fresh out of bed' tousled look. The more you pull, the wider the plait. Finish by applying a generous amount of Unite Control Max Hairspray so the style stays in place.

Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth
at the CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at The Shrine Auditorium.
Los Angeles

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The twisted knit hair look

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Check-Mate

Last but not least are the guys! For an on-trend high fashion look opt for a slick side parting. It's a timeless look that oozes sophistication and charm. Moreover it's a really easy to recreate - so you too can look like George Clooney with minimal fuss.

Start by dampening the hair and comb over to a severe side parting. Take the small Lockonego round brush and blow dry each side backwards so the hair sits away from the face. Finally comb the hair backwards with a wide-toothed comb and apply a dash of Hanz de Fuko Gel Triq to sculpt the hair.

George Clooney poses for photographers during a photocall to promote 'Ocean's Thirteen' during the 60th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France.

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