Springtime is one of my favorite seasons of the year the snow melts, the colors come out, and
our energy shifts to a new high. At the salon we see the biggest changes happen during the
Spring, clients are ready to evolve with the season. So it’s no surprise that I have been studying
up on hair trends that will be on both magazine covers and walking down the street. Let’s take a
look at three inspirations you can use to jump start your warmweather style.
Color Inspiration: The Color Block
Spring's hottest trend in color will be the Color Block a close cousin to the ombre color that we
all love. The color block features two tones that compliment each other, but you can easily spot
the transition from one color to the next because it’s slightly less blended than the traditional
ombre. In the photos, Coco opted for a horizontal fade just below her cheekbone from brown into
a warm copper color. While Rihanna and Kate chose vertical sections around the face to place
their secondary color as an accent. Rihanna’s accent is darker through her bang, while Kate’s
accent is lighter just in front of the ears. Both options add interest and dimension. The key with
this look is to choose only two colors; pick one as the foundation color, and add the second in
‘blocks’ or panels as the accent color around the face. Gorgeous right?
Style Inspiration: The Roll Up[Do]
While tousled topknots were all the rage last year, Spring 2013 brings back all things sleek. Low
buns and sophisticated ponys will be a staple right along side your new wardrobe. For a fun twist
on this look (I love a good pun ha), try adding a polished roll to your up style like the ladies
pictured here. The roll can be onesided for a casual daytime look, or try a doublesided roll like
Olivia Palermo wore during Fashion Week. You’ll want to invest in some over sized bobby pins
that will have the strength to hold the roll in place. And of course finish with a spritz of hairspray
and shine mist to really add that finishing touch. For added luxe, add a vintage brooch or pearl
hairpin at the base of the roll.
Cut Inspiration: The Shag Bob
In my honest [hair stylist] opinion, the shag bob cut is the most universally flattering cut out there.
It works with every hair type and is age appropriate across the board. It works well with or without
bangs, it’s great with a center part or a side part, AND it can fall anywhere between the jawline
and the shoulders. What more can you ask for? Vanessa, Nicole, and Karlie, pictured here have
varied lengths and curls but the concept is still the same. The cut should be slightly Aline with
longer textured layers. Natural curl and wave add to the undone style, so it’s perfect for warmer
weather. Use a moisturizing oil to smooth frizz, then scrunch in a curl creme or mousse to aid in
forming your natural curls. Got straight hair? Simply blow dry upside down for some big volume,
then wrap surface pieces around a 2 inch curling iron to create tousled waves.
Which trend are you going to rock this season? Let us know in the comments below, and be
sure to enter our giveaway too!