How to: Get a Head Start on Autumn Hair Trends
Wed, 6 February 2013 1:03PM
Happiness is… whiling away precious home/work time reading about hair trends. Which is what you’re doing now (sprung!). Which should in turn mean you’re pretty darn chuffed, right?
Well, want to get even cheerier? Read on, because hair trends for the coming cooler months prove to be edgy, irreverent, inspiring and outright pretty. Now if that isn’t joyous news, I’ll take up the tambourine. Professionally.
Here are a few shortcuts (overused pun intended) towards getting the hop on the hottest looks in hair.
Don’t Play it Safe with Short Cuts
Ears are big this autumn. Well, not literally. Prince Charles won’t be gracing the cover of Alllure anytime soon but hair is short so ears, napes and jawlines are being celebrated – and displayed.
Haircuts are short, geometric and hark back to a groovier, beatnick age. Far from conservative, the most on-trend cuts are quirky and bold, with clean lines, even lengths and strong silouhettes. As for fringes? Don’t even get me started on those. They are popular in colossal proportions. Blunt, heavy and brave.
Whether loose and textured or straight and more severe, look to beauties like Arizona Muse (above) and Ruby Jean as references on both ends of the trend spectrum.
That Doesn’t Mean Long is Wrong (in Most Cases) …
Some of us clutch to our lengths like a toddler does a teddy. Hopefully your tresses don’t have as much spit and snot on them as the well-loved bear, but you know some of you could do with a trim, right? Am I right? Not all lengths are good lengths. This season, emphasis is on glamour, so lose the straggly bits and call on your inner screen siren for a more cascading – rather than catastrophic – look, says Emiliano Vitale, Creative Director of the award-winning e SALON. “We’re noticing a definite return to big screen beauties of the past,” he notes, “yet with a twist to modernise the look and give it a 2013 influence.” Think Bérénice Bejo (above).
Crack the Colour Code
Rich, deep auburn reds, deep, dark yet golden brunettes and dirty blondes are the themes for autumn/winter in 2013 with a focus on colours that give rise to hair’s natural texture and movement, and of course colours that these strong ‘Look at Moi’ styles. .
Top tones include …
Deep Rouge: Think Emma Stone’s as she appears in Gangster Squad. This is set to be on high-rotation with aspiring redheads this autumn, overtaking flame or copper tones.
Deep and Dark Brunettes: Rich, shiny and lush is how brunette burns brightest. Don’t go half-hearted with darker hair, instead, embrace the dark side but make sure it’s also heavy with shine. You may want to try a good treatment to do so, such as Clairol Colour Radiance Intensive Mask, $13.95, pharmacies.
That’s it from me, Primpettes. I’m off to source some serious Autumn hair cut and colour inspiration. A change is as good as a holiday, even if it is just for my hair.
Posted by: ecb