Here we go again asking the same redundant question; what’s new? There is nothing new under the sun, but there are some really cool creative inspirations for your hair this season.
Let’s start with this first; just because it is new or so they say doesn’t mean you should wear it whether it be clothes, hair, makeup or color. We are all unique, what may look great on a model making 5- 10,000 dollars a photo shoot may not suit your needs. When it comes to a new look for you let’s look at you and do some reinventing.
Let me start with what seems to be almost out, retro hair and makeup, 80’s accessories and clothing. For years fashion magazines were pushing ash browns and dark hair not so much this spring. The good news is color across the board, from your darker browns to lighter blondes are warming up. Blondes are more strawberry and golden; browns have more flecks of ginger in them and finally dark hair is not that dark with casts of violet browns and burnt sienna reds.
For my clients spring has traditionally been a time to start coming out of deep rich colors to something a little softer and lighter. This could mean adding diffused high lights into the hair or just simply brushing on some sun throughout the mid lengths. Watch out for bad hombres, which seem to be in abundance! Listen folks hombre’s are nothing new; been doing them for a year or two now. The problem with hombres on Long Island is; it is new to many who are trying to do them. A hombre is not meant to look like a solid line of blonde all around the head about 4-5 inches down the hairs haft. Hombres were meant to be diffused color throughout mid-lengths transitioning into bold bright tones. It was not meant to be brushed on natural color to introduce a client to color. Hombres were created to give colored hair dimension that looks grown out without looking grown out.
Ok, enough of that let’s talk about haircuts If you were to look to the runway for haircuts you would think that long hair down to your waist parted in the middle all one length is what is going on. Well it isn’t unless you are six feet tall and weigh 90lbs. So for the rest of us we look to the movie stars for inspiration. Scary right?
My clients ask me is short hair in or is long hair coming back or the other way around. Another famous question is, are bangs in? Whether the hair is short long or mid length, bangs or no bangs there is a place for each look in every season. My clients tend to do drastic haircuts in the fall and let their hair grow longer in the summer, some wear bangs some don’t. When it comes to a haircut your height your weight and your features are the most important deciding factors not what is in. There is always at least one movie star or supermodel cutting their hair off every season and one growing it in. During the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s there were signature looks that you could describe the decade with but since the year 2000 it seems like anything goes.
That being said curly hair is soft and wavy not big and frizzy like the last few seasons. Retro 40s and fifties hair is losing its impact on trends replacing itself with soft flowing less structured looks. The shorter haircuts that I have seen are just chop jobs and not flattering at all; Halle Berry should have kept her longer hair. No sense in having a short haircut on a woman if it doesn’t look feminine. Tousled waves and undone hair is still going strong and is not just for women with long hair we are doing these looks on women with mid length to short hair. Flat irons are out unless you are 14 to 18 years old and in high school where the girls are addicted to straight hair; a great look but detrimental to the condition of your hair. Time to trade the flat iron for the curling iron and use a protective shield spray before you start curling.
Happy spring see you next blog!