February is almost over and hair stylists and runway models and the public and dreaming of Spring.
What will Spring 2012 look like for hair?
Salon Magazine.ca provided some great previews that we’d like to share:
1. Water babies?
The “Fresh from the Pool” look is hot! This look was created for the biggest fashion houses across the globe. It’s a new spin on the wet look, with added texture.
To achieve the look, saturate hair with mousse after wetting it, apply a generous amount of volume spray foam from roots to ends. Scrunch to create a wavy texture, then pull into a low pony tail, leaving out some pieces around the face. Finish with a glistening mist, to give your hair some shine.
Spring 2012 is all about natural beauty, which is reinvented in novel and modern ways. On the fashion runways, each city had its own distinct personality, in New York, more casual and sport hair was seen and in Milan, hair had a very rich feeling. Paris hair really pushed the envelope.
Braids were big, especially French braids.
To get the look, divide hair into three sections and French braid, starting in the middle and continuing counter-clockwise around the hairline. Crimping might come in handy to add texture to fine or limp hair.
3. Big bouffants?
Big hair, big success. Jean Paul Gaultier, Diane von Furstenberg and Fendi shows, Fifties styles set the mood. Volume, volume, volume and faux bobs were seen! Styling tips: Lots of “back-combing” and hairspray with staying power!
4. Bouncy curls
Perfect blowouts- full of volume and shine. That is what stole the show at Dolce & Gabbana. Give long hair a groomed, elegant yet easy going finish.
Perfect for prom too!
5. Super texture?
If you’re going for an urban, touch and chic look, this one’s for you. At Balenciaga, casual-cool hair ruled the show. Models walked the runway with roughed-up waves. Side parts or messy centre parts were seen. Cream waxes were used for texturizing. The key is to blow dry hair until it is 80% dry and then air dry the rest.
Pro styling tips? Spray wet hair with volumizing spray and blow dry it around the crown of the hair to thicken and add texture. Then brush the top section back, create a twist in the centre of the head to prepare the section for loose waves. After, separate the hair into layers and spray again.