Monday, February 13, 2012

Tips and Tricks - Hair trends 2012

This is part two of Tips and Tricks for hair.  We have been talking to Beautiful You about trends for 2012.

It's important to remember that just because it's trendy it doesn't mean you should have it. When considering a new colour it is important to take into account your skin tone and eye colour, and when considering a cut think about your face shape, hair type and styling time.

Ombre colour was huge in 2011 and will remain big for 2012 but you'll be seeing bolder choices of colour.

Another big trend for this year is Grey hair...yes it's true, grey is in. Don't be mistaken and assume this trend is only for the over fifties, in fact it's the complete opposite. Kelly Osbourne from Fashion Police has been flaunting this colour. She talked about her colour in a recent interview "...I've always wanted to be young and have grey hair....". Kate Moss has also been seen with grey. She had her blonde hair highlighted with contrasting grey streaks. Highlights and lowlights of white and grey will be the biggest (and possibly most innovative) hair colour trend of 2012. I might need to be convinced but this trend is growing on me.
Blondes remain popular with the blurring of darker roots out to a sunkissed light ends, think Giselle. Blondes also will have highlights of creamy vanilla blonde with shades of honey and cinnamon give a softer option.
Brunettes are cool this year with hints of violet and blues or they can have more natural highlights of toffees and caramels for a lighter option.

Redheads are bright and brighter in 2012. Thank you Christina Hendricks from Mad Men and the Easy A girl, Emma Stone.

Rainbow styling, pastel pinks, lilacs and teals and jewel tones add options to any style. However the biggest trend is definitely pink thanks to Katy Perry.

The modern bob is back along with curly or afro hair. Also, go for textured uneven cuts, a modern version of the 90's asymmetrical do. Put away your straightener and release your natural curls or waves.  If you don't have them, you can create some yourself. Another big look is the Wet look, like Australian actor Rachel Taylor, she has rocked this on the red carpet a few times recently.
Retro faux bob, wet look buns, piled up and pinned. Also, the short fringe is making a comeback, I think it has something to do with "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" trilogy. But beware, the short fringe is tricky to pull off.

Centre parts, long and bouncy, home made curls or waves (as mentioned here in our last style section), french twist, looped under ponytails, beehive bouffant hair and side pinned waves.
These are huge, head bands, flowers clips, feathers or even pin necklaces in your hair. Combine them with braids and twists.

Also, remember to have fun. Hair will grow back, make 2012 the year of fun and adventure.

I would like to give a big thank you to Toni Hilton from Beautiful you for your time and help with our hair articles.