If your ‘do is feeling like last year’s news, you can mix things up with a new cut or a simple change in your go-to styling. While your brush is in hand, consider one of these 10 hot spring hair trends straight from some of the industry’s most celebrated stylists.
6 Spring Hair Trends
The Messy Bun
Low buns in particular make for easy, on the go styling.
Never underestimate the power of a nonchalantly chic bun — and never take messy to mean “sloppy.” If anything, it’s a relaxed interpretation of a tried-and-true style that has always conveyed no-fuss elegance.
The Effortless Cut
Very straight, simple cuts will be popular for spring and summer for no-nonsense style in the warmer months.
Take your pick: there are pearls, gemstones, rhinestones and all kinds of fun elements that add a little character to your hair.
If you’re committed to a particular cut but wouldn’t mind a fresh style, consider adding a braid to the mix. The hottest interpretation right now, according to Depriestre, is fairly simple. “Not the extended braid like we’ve seen a lot these past years but the tight, regular braid,” she says.
You can wear it any number of ways — on its own, incorporated into a ponytail, or affixed tightly to one side of your head for a chic, runway-fresh look.
The Natural Wave
Just in time for a more relaxed time of year comes the natural wave. It’s key that your waves don’t look too “done,” stresses Depriestre.
Last thing you want is for [your waves] to seem like they have been made with a curling iron. This is good news for your hair health as heatless waves are totally in!
An easy way to achieve this laid-back look? Try braiding your hair overnight and releasing it in the AM. Run some light product through your strands for a look reminiscent of gorgeous beach waves.
Stylists David Babaii and Melissa Peverini agree that textured layers will be prominent this season. On both long and short cuts, Babaii uses a technique called “shredding” to layer the hair. This creates a look that’s the opposite of a blunt finish.
Peverini likes the textured look combined with a neck-baring length.
I’m loving haircuts that show off the neck, they make you look taller and are suitable for all textures, including curls. I add invisible layers for movement that can be done with texture shears so there are no hard lines.
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