Hair Style Trends

Here are some of the latest hair style trends for the season:

Plaited & Braided Hair

  • Great w/ any hair color
  • Side braid can be paired w/ slicked side edgy style
  • Side braid can only be worn w/ a side part and the part must be on the opposite side of the head to the braid
  • Fish plait can be worn w/ a centre part

Long Waved Hair Inspired by the 40’s

  • Waves should be firm, but not curly
  • Suitable for all hair colours, though less effective on black hair
  • Wear it w/ an off-center or side part, not a center part
  • Length wise, it must fall below the shoulders
  • Pair w/ classic make-up and styling

Long Hair Inspired by the 70’s

Straight Long Hair, Naturally Styled

  • Slickly styled, but not so slick that it feels overly styled or straightened
  • Should be voluminous
  • Predominantly styled on the Spring 2010 catwalks w/ a side part, but will work equally as well w/ a center part
  • Definitely a style that works for super-long hair, i.e. hair that falls to the midriff

Flowing Textures

  • Different from the waved hairstyle inspired by the 1940s, this flowing, textured, (and sometimes) waved hairstyle trend in 2010 relies instead on natural-looking waves that border on bed hair
  • Suitable w/ both a center part and an off-center part
  • As with straight and naturally styled long hair, flowing waves also work well when very long

Slicked & Gelled Styles

The Slicked Back

  • Slicked back w/ gel, w/ fingers or a wide toothed comb providing the texture
  • Avoid the dry combed back look and stick to a wet look as seen on Alexander Wang and Thakoon’s Spring 2010 catwalks

The Slicked Side

  • The side slick is the strongest of the three slicked hairstyle trends for 2010
  • An overall wet and tousled look w/ a side part

Masculine/Androgynous Slicked Hair

  • Work great for short hair cuts
  • Look to men’s hair styling products, but not the heavy waxes and pomades. Rather, invest in a tub of Brylcreem
  • Strongly define the line of the part, and wear it as far to the side as is suitable for your face shape

Hair Buns, Chignons, & Hair Twists

The Chignon

  • An elegant low bun or twist that sits at the nape of the neck
  • Easy and chic style for day or night
  • Avoid the over-styled, over-hairsprayed wedding look. Even a sleek, tidy chignon should feel natural and sophisticated
  • Try a highly textured low bun like those seen on Karl Lagerfeld’s Spring 2010 catwalk. Rough pieces of hair are pinned in place for a messy, textured look
  • Another unique version was seen at Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2010 show – low chignons were entwined w/ strands of silver and bronze beads for an embellished effect

The Top Knot

  • Conveys a young and playful look
  • Best in two forms: the sleek and the messy top knot
  • Sleek top knots best sit dead center of the head, but can also work slightly off to the side
  • These types of topknots work best on straight hair
  • Hair should be neatly brushed upward and slicked into place; then the top knot twisted around neatly and fastened
  • The sleek top knot works well in an elegant ballerina-esque way – so in don’t be afraid to add a ribbon or some embellished clips to accentuate the femininity of the style
  • You can also try plaiting the hair first, then twisting it into a top knot, for another variation on the look

Messy Top Knot

  • For a messy top knot, sweep the hair up and fasten haphazardly. The effect is one of nonchalance and effortlessness
  • Volume is key: teasing and hairspray will help create the look
  • Works well w/ hair that has some soft waves and texture to it
  • Works best on hair w/ subtle highlights and lowlights – raven black or rich brunette colours can be too blockish

Twists & Rope Braids

  • Twist hairstyles can also take the form of strands of hair twisted and then pinned to create interesting shapes
  • This style is simply achieved by twisting two strands of hair, then winding the strands around each other to form a ‘rope’
  • Rope braids can be left to cascade down the shoulder much like the side braid above; tied up into buns; or twisted around the head like a milkbraid
  • Rope twists work well on any hair colour, but are most effective when hair is straight and long

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