Hot on the heels of New York Fashion Week (NYFW), Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW) started on Monday with the main event venue located in the heart of Chinatown. International designers are forecasting hair trends at NYFW and VFW for this Spring’s hottest fashion looks and, of course, these looks need to be finished off with great hair design. Many of us might assume that we would see ponytails in every show, but it’s definitely not the case. Designers work with hairstylists to create a look that is both fresh for the runway and for everyday. Most hair styles are influenced by what is being seen everyday on the street. Take the topknot (or half-up) for example. It was seen in many shows this year, sleek and light with soft braids and texture. The low pony and knot was also seen with centre and side parts with tight sides.
Another widely seen look was the ‘wet look’. This is a style that is a very cool look for all of you with bobs and short hair. This slicked-back look had some designers using a deep side part with some height in the front. Some of them had the fringe glued to the forehead, but most had the front and sides slicked all the way back, finished with tousled, textured ends.
Trends to try at home this Fall, through Winter and into Spring include the half-up knot and slicked back and tousled beach waves. Second day hair that hasn’t been flat ironed will be the best way to start. For the half knot, start with a bit of teasing right on the top of your head. Gather up half your hair and tie off with an elastic band, then twist the ends around the elastic and secure with pins. To get that slick look, start with a styling gel mixed with some pomade. No water is needed for this look. Smooth the product in your hair- but not all the way through to your ends. Use a wide tooth comb to set your hair in place and finish with a good amount of hairspray to set. Tousle your ends, or finish with some beach waves using your flat iron.
Remember that hair is supposed to be fun! So try something new this winter and have confidence with it!
Blog contributor: Elissa Wolfe, JCI HAD Instructor
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