Remember hairstyles in the 90s? Everywhere you looked, there were Jennifer Aniston/Rachel Green as far as the eye could see. No haircut (except the mighty Farrah Fawcett’s) had ever been copied by so many women. Will we see that kind of hair phenomenon happen again in spring 2011? Fashion week has long been but spring and new hair trends are just around the corner.
Lift Me Up
Sleek, smooth and flat have reigned too long. Or so say the fashion hair trendsetters like Derek Lam and Nicole Miller. Long hair with lots of lifted volume took center stage at Fashion Week. Medium length tresses were worn back in a low ponytail while the top of the hair was lifted like in “Mohawk” fashion. Some styles lift the root section flat and smooth by allowed plenty of waves and curls at the ends. Whichever way you choose to wear, it looks like a teasing comb will be necessary this spring.
Mussy, Not Messy
Thick wavy hair flounced down the runways and women everywhere gave a collective sigh of relief. Straightening hair can take forever but this hot for spring mussy look is perfect. Hot rollers and wide barreled curling irons make the perfect tool for getting fabulous waves. Arrange the hair with your fingers and avoid over brushing away those must-have curls. Apply a fine misting of hair spray to the finished product to keep your tresses in place. Make it mussy, natural look but not sloppy or messy.
Bring on the Braided Hair
Most of us, including myself, do not think about braiding our hair. I have not regularly since middle school. Spring 2011 hair fashions highlighted braided hair that was feminine and easy to copy. Begin making a small braid at the left temple and work the braid across your brow. Small braids weaved into your loose flowing hair will make a flirty, fun to wear look. Use braided hair extensions and wrap braids around a bun or ponytail.
Parting Is Such a Sweet Look
Parts were everywhere at fashion week. Extreme parts to the left and right were used in free-flowing styles and up-dos. Invest in some root styling gel and try getting a deep part in your hair. Parted hair looked fabulous with lots of waves, braids and even pulled back in a chignon. While the hair may look tousled, the part should be cleanly made and perfectly straight.
How Low Can You Go
The ponytail is a classic look that generations have worn. Teeny boppers in the 50s and valley girls in the 80s all wore this cool hair do. As the seasons and trends change, so do the ponytails. This spring, wear your ponytail with a part and cinched at the base of the neck. Your trendy ponytail should be low but near. Fashion week got whimsical with the ponytail and came up with a look you could easily imitate. One stylist added a half dozen wooden clips to the ponytail, cinching it in different places. This style impressed and inspired designers so expect to see hair accessories everywhere this spring.
Fashion week didn’t forget those busy gals who stay on the run. Textured and tousled hair was piled up in a loose band at the back of the head with bangs pushed back with a fabric headband. Stretchy, stylish bands slip on to the head easily and don’t squeeze like plastic ones can. Pick a handful of colored bands to wear with casual clothing this spring 2011.
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