If you’re feeling the winter doldrums, here are some amazing hair trends to help lift you up

July 26, 2016

They say a change is as good as a holiday, and I don't know about you, but as a mom I often feel like I need a holiday. Since I can't go all the time, I try changes – whether it's a new red lipstick, a new nail polish, or something more "dramatic" like a hair change. Last year for example, I had very dark hair, a bob with a fringe, and this year it's a lot longer, with blonde streaks. The change makes me feel good, and it's always fun to update.

If you're looking for a change on the hair front, read what's hot at the moment, via my hairdresser Shelene Shaer of Tanaz. Shelene is a brilliant cutter and colourist, and has her eye on the following winter/spring trends.

 

Lobs n bobs – lets be blunt

From texturized lobs to disconnected shags it’s all about choppy, mid-length, low maintenance styles. New and improved the bob has another incarnation – trendy rock-n-roll, low maintenance this time its slightly shagged, assymetrical and texturized worn with a tousled curl and layers framing the face that can be tied back

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Making a comeback – big hair

It’s happened the Afro is emerging once again… big, voluptuous, voluminous curly hair is here in all its glory. Big and messy are the catch phrases, this is big in more ways than one for those who don’t have natural curl it’s time to consider a perm – add a blunt or wedge cut and say yes to frizz.

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Fringe benefits

The never-ending popularity of the fringe continues. This season's latest sees a glamorous contrast of a softer fringe offset by long hair, and the edgy pairing of a blunt fringe combined with short cropped styles.

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The parting

Definite partings are the real deal, partings are very exact, and must be clean and precise, smoothed down with gel or hairspray. It has to be a solid line. Use clips to soften the look.

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Style trial

Half up do’s are allowing the ultimate compromise between up styles and down do’s. It's the ideal way to contain your hair yet not altogether. You can combine this with another hot trend – braids, giving a combined effect.

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Band aid

Headbands or headpieces are the ‘it’ word in hair accessories, plain or embellished they give the whole look extra charisma and pazazz. Headband mania made its way across the catwalks with a selection of varied materials from minimalistic to embellished and everything in between.

 

 

Colour techniques

Stylists are finding new ways to reinvent colour and add dimension.

Whatever your shade, colour for 2016 must not be flat there is always some level of movement whether its sombre, babylights, tortoise or ecaile. Hair strobing is a true leap to the future – highlights are placed where light would naturally hit your hair and are customized to enhance your features with shading created to frame the face and improve your face shape.

The season sees a move away from the cool grey trend to warmer tones that include warm golds, rose golds and peaches, a hot favourite is Ronze – a mixture of copper red, rose blonde and bronze brown less orange tones make way for cooler copper tones.

Who's wearing it? Julianne Moore, Beyonce and Emma Stone. Ronze suits most skin tones the shade can be adjusted to suit your skin tone – warner skin tones need cooler undertones while the reverse is true for cooler skin tones.

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Hairstyle images via L'Oreal Professionel

 

 

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