2014's main theme seems to be rustic, unpolished romantic hair. All these looks are easy to recreate because they don’t need to look perfect and don’t take a lot of time to achieve. They can be combined to make you into a hair trend powerhouse. Runway trends can come across as inaccessible and too over the top for everyday life, but runway looks should be thought of as a concept to an idea that you can draw inspiration from and then fit into your life and personal style.
Up-dos aren’t just for weddings anymore! This trend is letting us take the up-do out of the ballroom and into everyday life with its refreshing unpolished quality. It can be dressed up or worn as the focal point for a casual, but head turning day look. Recreate this look by loosely curling hair and then apply Redken Powder Grip texturizer to help give volume and a matte finish. Then pin hair in sections in the back or twist and pin. Leave loose curls in the front for extra impact
This trend lets you have the best of both worlds. Smooth texture transitioning into beautiful soft waves. Or if you are feeling more high fashion, you can create a wet look on the top of the head with a clean center part that changes into dry straight hair. Use Redken Forceful 23 finishing hairspray and then set with your blow-dryer to give a crisp clean finish for the wet look style on top.
Old World Braids
This look evokes images of love struck mild maidens and Edwardian socialites at a grand ball. The more texture in these braids the better! And even if you’re not the best at braiding, don’t fret, the messier the better. You can crisscross atop your head or mix textures using different heat tools before creating a large loose braid that flows into your true love’s heart.
The two big trends for hair accessories this season are flowers and gold detailing. Both of these items can go from bold to subtle depending on your taste and comfort level. Wearing one small flower placed in just the right place can have just as much impact as wearing a flower covered headband as seen at Coachella music festival. Gold detailing should be just that, a detail. A stream lined gold hair clip for every day or for a more sophisticated going out look, use gold leaf in clean deep side part as the focal point of your look.
Use these trends as jumping off points for your own creativity. Hair should be fun and make you feel great. Good luck this year!