Jed Hamill, Managing Director at GWI outlines the top hair trends emerging for spring/summer 2012.
:: Long hair is classic and chic and it’s a length that never really goes out of style. A thicker, bouncier vibe à la Kate Middleton will be very much in demand for 2012 –blown straight, with luscious curls or barely-there waves.
It’s a much more statement outline structure with little layering. Gorgeous and rich are some of the words to describe this voluminous, bouncy blowout. It’s a return to elegance that doesn’t require much in the way of high-tech tools either.
Simply apply a generous amount of mousse, set hair in rollers or pin into curls, then release and tousle.
:: The pairing of length and simple cut looks fabulous on Demi Moore. For a similar style just ask your stylist to trim your strands straight across at the bottom, which creates a single length that can be styled a number of ways, and seal in lots of rich, glitzy shine with a weekly hair mask or gloss treatment at the salon.
:: For youthful energy and bounce think Chloe Moretz’s effortless waves. These can work wonders on long hair, especially if yours is on the thick, dense side. Ask your stylist to cut in rounded layers for a softer outline and to encourage movement all over.
:: Mid-length hair will be moveable and dynamic and it’s in the little details that the lob (long bob) keeps fresh and modern.
Whether it’s wispy soft layers, bold fringes or angled ends, these subtle shifts take hair to the next level. For added impact and to highlight your cheekbones and eyes go for a bold graphic fringe like Jessie J, and couple it with a sharp cut for a really captivating look!
Even if you’re not born with amazing bone structure, this cut creates that illusion for you too!
:: The beachy wave will morph into more of a cool mess – to the urban bend (as shown on the Calvin Klein catwalk) —a loose curve in the hair that’s effortlessly cool. The street-ready style only requires a rough blow dry, subtle curl with the iron, and raking through with the hands to create the right amount of undone-ness.
:: 2012 unquestionably will see the return of the Jean Seberg/Mia Farrow crop. Obviously this look is not for everybody but when the haircut is performed correctly (think Michelle Williams who chopped off her long hair), always taking into account suitability, face shape and hair texture, this very short crop will look strikingly beautiful.
And for anyone thinking short hair is boring, all you need is some gel or mousse to take this cut in endless directions—messy, slick, tousled, you name it.
:: For the more daring hair aficionado, glistening locks are the new big thing. It might be the most low-maintenance look of the season - wet, barely-wrung hair, but when paired with bold eyes or lips, it creates a youthful and glamorous innocence. Saturate strands with argan oil products such as Clynol Style Silky Smooth Oil Serum (£10.00 150ml) to arrive at a glossy finish all over or just at the roots.
:: Ponytails are also back in favour either worn low and flat, tucked under or super slicked back and damp, as seen at Donna Karan.
:: It’s the season to get creative with embellishing hair, so dig out the craft box and let your imaginative touches find expression in your hair. The designers used decorative hair pins, clips, feathers to make a statement on the runways.
:: Sophisticated Braids and Twists
Braids and plaits are the styles that will ooze romance this Spring. Create a beautiful feminine feel by swooping pretty plaits around the head, playfully exposing the neck, or letting it cascade down the full length of the back.
Try a messy plait and pin it up without much thought – effortless can look all the more stylish. Or instead of a braid, take sections of hair and twist and pin it to create an unusual up do.
Book in for your new you appointment today. Visit GWI on London Road, Sevenoaks or call 01732 459479 for your nearest salon.
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