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Our Guide to Spring 2013 Hottest Hair Trends

Jessica Alba: Long bob haircut with chocolate brown hair

Spring Cleaning: Clean Up Your Look; Reinvent Your Style with These Hot Hair Trends

As we welcome a new season, as always, we also welcome (or sometimes dread) what comes with it. While I love freeing my toes again in the spring’s cutest sandals, I don’t always enjoy the allergies and spring cleaning. But one of my favorite parts of spring is the opportunity to refresh my personal style; going shopping for cute clothes and makeup (or revamping my old stuff) and experimenting with a new hairstyle! Fortunately, there are some adorable hair trends to pick from this season. To give you some hairspiration, we’ll give you a low-down of some of the hottest hair trends this spring!

Heidi Klum long bob with side bang and blonde highlights

Long bob with soft waves and warm brown

Make The Cut

One of Spring’s Hottest haircuts is The Long Bob. The long bob is perfect for all hair types, and goes great with most face shapes (oblong faces might want to avoid it). But what I love best about the long bob is it’s versatility. Straight and sleek, loose and wavy, or even half-up, this haircut is super easy to style and gives you a ton of styling options.

 

 

Avril Lavigne pop of pink hilight

Pop of red orange hi-light on strawberry blonde hair

Pop of blue long bob with full bang haircolor

Color Your World

This spring and summer we’ll be seeing Bright Pops of Hair Color. Unlike the pastels of past seasons, spring 2013 hair colors are going bold, from hot pink like Avril Lavigne to jewel tones like purple and blue. If you don’t want to commit permanently, consider hair chalking, semi permanent color, or colored extensions for a fun (temporary) change.

 

 

 

runway models wearing low pony tails

Add Some Style

The “it” hairstyle of the season is an easy Low Pony Tail! This classic hairstyle looks great on everyone, and can be translated to appear flirty and sexy with big volume and rough texture, or chic and elegant with a smooth clean style. For full effect, the low pony works best on medium to thick hair types, but those with fine (or short) hair can get this look with a pony hair extension (available at most drug stores and beauty supply stores).

 

 

 

Head scarf with french twist retro hairstyle

Head scarf with sleek bun hairstyle

Wrap it Up

Rock one of the hottest spring 2013 hair accessories with a Flirty Head Scarf. Louis Vuitton got me excited about this look with his flirty retro runway style. Not only are head scarfs adorable, but they’re also practical, serving as a great way to keep hair out of your face on a hot day or conceal messy hair for a morning walk or errands.

Whether you’re just wanting to add a punch of color with a fun floral head scarf, or you’re looking for a more dramatic change like a sexy new haircut, spring is the season to have fun with your style and reinvent yourself. So while you’re busy sneezing and dusting, and stretching your toes, take some time to revamp your own style to welcome in spring.

Hairstyle Blog contributing author Lindsay Hausch
Contributing author Lindsay Hausch has provided clients with professional cutting edge color and cutting techniques at exclusive Paul Mitchell and Bumble and Bumble Signature Salons for the past seven years. She co-founded Sedona Beauty Team, which represents a team of artists that offer luxury, on-location beauty services. She enjoys writing articles that share her expertise. You can follow Lindsay on Twitter and FaceBook.

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Tabatha Coffey On 2013 Spring Hair Trends

Long Voluminous Waves

Hot 2013 Spring Hair Trends

I must say I’m looking forward to spring for many reasons. Sure the obvious “no more heavy layers” and “I can finally wear my favorite shoes without salt ruining them” are high on my why list, but what I love is how spring brings forth renewal and rebirth. And even though this can apply to personal life, nature and spirituality, I let it rejuvenate a beauty regimen. Hair starts getting lighter in color and in weight and makeup palates transition from bold to natural.

When it comes to hair trends for spring I always take note of what I’ve seen at global fashion weeks, especially New York Fashion Week, and I will tell you this, it’s not about uptight, taught tresses like high ponytails and sleek chignons—hair this season is all about being natural and looking “undone.” Here are my three favorite spring hair trends for 2013

Rock ‘N’ Roll Waves: I feel like most people tend to refer to textured, wavy hair as “beachy waves” and I’m growing tired of that term so from now on we’re going to call the look Rock ‘N’ Roll waves. Sounds harder, edgier don’t you think? It’s less 90210 and more CBGB.

These easy-to-achieve waves were seen at Diane von Furstenberg and J. Mendel. All it takes is a flat iron, a rotating hand motion and a great texturizing spray. Actually, I love using a spray that contains sea salt because it really helps “roughen” up the hair.

Messy Updo Hairstyle with a Wide Headband

Undone Updos: Remember when I said hair was looking undone this season? This applies 100 percent to updos, especially when it comes to bridal hair. Two of my favorite looks were seen at the Vera Wang and Chloé shows. This trend is being used more frequently by spring brides who want their hair to look more romantic and ethereal. It’s kind of like “heaven hair”—dreamy, wispy and a bit angelic.

Deep Middle Part

Deep Middle Parts: At Blumarine, the models worked the catwalk with hair parted straight down the middle. But it wasn’t just any part made with a simple tail comb. These parts were pronounced and bold—parts made with wide-toothed combs and defined with shine serum on both sides. It’s the kind of part that makes the eyes look alluring and seductive. Definitely a great “night out” look.

No matter which sexy spring hairstyle you choose, just remember to have fun. Each of these hairstyles shows personality, don’t forget to embrace yours.

Tabatha Coffey
Guest Author: Tabatha Coffey Trained in Australia and London, Tabatha was a salon owner, platform artist, editorial stylist and educator for 25 years before gaining global fame on her television show. Her honest no nonsense approach to achieving self-acceptance, letting no one else define you and believing in yourself is why she is a globally sought after beauty authority. Her passion for fashion-forward style, advocacy for the power of women, and belief in putting the client first come to life in LUXHAIR and her new HOW wig line for women.

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Spring Hair Styles – Meet the New Shag Haircut

Spring Hair Style Shag Haircut

The shag haircut is almost boyish

Spring hair styles this year are all about messy, roughed-up hair like this new shag haircut. I think we’ll be seeing more ladies taking the plunge this spring into shorter hair styles like this shag haircut with lots of tousled, sexy layers and thicker, heavier bangs.  Spring hair styles will have a messier, roughed up, textured look whether short, medium or long.“Spring Hair the
New Shag Haircut”

This new take on the shag haircut is here just in time for a new spring hair styles look!  Spring is one of the busiest seasons in hair salons. Customers are ready for a change and most creative hairdressers are eager to update their client’s looks.  Spring hair styles like this shag haircut, are the perfect no-fuss do.

Allure magazine debuted hairdresser Sam McKnight’s new shag haircut in their February edition. Sam says,” The new shag haircut has a definite rock and roll feel to it. It’s almost boyish, more messy than pretty, like the shag haircut of the 70’s.” He also adds the style looks good at every length and every face shape can wear it!

Shoulder Length Shag Haircut

At the 2011 Spring Paris Fashion Week at Balmain, Sam McKnight did his magic on fashion model Carman Kass . . . what a cool transformation, don’t you think?? The shag haircut is all he says it is, sexy, wild with a kind of boyish look.

Freja Erichsen’s March 2011 cover shot for Vogue Brazil shows a long shag haircut with heavy fringe is in-vogue!

A little side story on the 70’s shag haircut . . . it relates . . . I remember cutting the 70’s shag haircut on a girlfriend in high school. I wasn’t a hairdresser yet, but I figured after reading about the shag haircut, I could cut it!  And, actually I didn’t do badly! My girlfriend loved it (which may have, on a subconscious level, encouraged me to go into this profession.)  All that the 70’s shag haircut required was to pull it straight up and chop it off. The shag haircut was after all, what it said it was, shaggy . . . not perfect.  This relates to Sam’s recommendations on how to get the cut below.

Get the Cut

See if you can find the humor that I did in Sam McKnight’s tips on how to get this shag haircut;

  • Bring in a photo – as the word ‘shag haircut’ means different things to different hairdressers.
  • Ask your hairdresser to cut like an amateur – tell your hairdresser to make it look like you took a pair of scissor to your hair yourself.
  • Seriously consider bangs – full bangs aren’t mandatory but do think about having at least a few brow skimming bangs which can be swept to the side.

I think the shag haircut works best on wavy hair or soft curly hair types. With natural wave, a shag haircut will take on an easy, messy, unkempt look without doing a thing to it. And, the shag haircut grows out well.  A bit of mousse may be all you need for more definition. One I like is Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam with Conditioner. Scrunching your layers with mousse, will put a little more staying power in the shape you want and still allow for movement.

For more great mid length looks check out our Pinterest Medium Hairstyles board.

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