NATASHA TYNAN on the hottest hair trends inspired by catwalks this summer
THE weather might not be sizzling but that doesn’t mean you can’t spring into style with some of this season’s hottest hairstyles.
With a melting pot of catwalk-inspired looks to choose from, this season hair is spoilt for choice, which is why help is at hand!
From the glam to the grunge, the sleek to the sporty and everything in between, this season, whatever your guilty pleasure, make it a hair affair to remember!
THE POWER PLAIT
This season’s ultimate hair accessory, the plait was one of the most spotted styles on the spring/summer 2012 runway.
Inspired by Jennifer Lawrence’s The Hunger Games alter ego Katniss
Everdeen, the side plait is a firm favourite in the style stakes. However, with a
variety of different styles to choose from — messy fishtails, milkmaid styles, sleek to low slung and romantic — the choice is endless.
The bob is a key look this season. From Paris Fashion Week to Hollywood’s red carpet, the bob makes the cut every time.
One of the most versatile and flattering hairstyles, the bob can be tailored to suit almost any face shape, of any age! From chin grazing, long, short, blunt, flirty or face hugging, getting the chop is the latest celebrity craze.
Tip: The perfect cut takes into account your face, body structure, hair type and lifestyle.
The balayage colouring technique is huge and is used to create one of the biggest back to back season trends, the ombre look. A trend that has take the fashion world by storm, ombre colour is where the tones shade into each other, usually from dark to light and it can work with any hair colour that uses a two-tone look.
The new ‘bed head hair’ takes inspiration from the likes of Kate Moss’s glam grunge hair days. At catwalk shows like Felder and Felder, models’ hair fell into loose waves to create a purposefully ‘undone’ look.
Tip: After blow-drying hair wrap the midends of hair, leaving out the tips, around heated irons for a loose, unstructured wave. Then comb through with your fingers and add some hair dust for the perfect finish.Tip: This is the perfect solution for easy maintenance summer colour.