UPCOMING TRENDS FOR HAIR FOR 2013
Runway & Catwalk Looks
So what next for hairstyles in 2013?
This season of 2013 will emphasize on wearable, causal, relaxed, carefree and textured effect looks. These looks have feminine approachability which glides from the runway to real world. Depending on your hair type and face shape, different ways of ponytail, braid, tied knot / chignons, Wet hair effect, French twist, 60’s inspired looks, parted glossy and many more accessorized with pins, hair ribbons, hair bands, feathers, brooches, scarf’s, hats, flowers, different types of head pieces etc. can be worked on. Even colourful highlights or extensions with a bold colour like pink will rule the trends of 2013.
The ponytail look this season is placing the ponytail low on the nape of the neck. It can be done with either natural texture a straight blowout, but should look effortless as all the styles on the runway looked just that.
Work with natural texture or start by blow drying your hair to a smooth finish. Then, part it deep on one side or centre and brush back the hair with part into the ponytail. To add some texture to the bottom. While your hair is still a bit hot from blow drying, twist the bottom half into a chignon; secure low on the neck and leave for a while; when you undo the chignon your hair should have a simple wave. Use any shine product to create a sleek finish.
Spray ironing – Spray on the hair and blow hair out straight leaving volume at the roots. Loosely back brush hair no visible part or the centre part, and secure in a low ponytail at the nape of the neck, leaving volume at the crown. Leave front flyaways out framing the face. Pull ponytail to create slight poof in front. Finish with a light spritz working spray.
Ponytail with braided Headband
Start with slightly damp hair and use a comb to brush the hair towards the back of the head. Apply mousse or gel throughout the hair. Create a straight middle part and comb through the hair. Separate the hair into three sections by dividing the hair from the top of middle part down to the top of the ear on both sides. Brush the middle section of the hair and apply shine serum to add shine. Tie the middle section of the hair into a tight ponytail low at the nape of the neck. Take the section on the left side of the head and divide it into two sections (top and bottom layer). Tightly braid each section into two separate braids that are flat to the head. Repeat this process on the right side of the head. Take the two top braids from each side of the head and criss-cross them over the ponytail. Secure with pins under the ponytail. Take the two bottom braids and pin them in a U-formation that meet at the top of the ponytail. Wrap the ends of these braids around the ponytail and pin. Take the middle section of each U-braid and pin up to the side of the head creating a 90-degree angle. Using a comb, tease the ponytail and spray again with Sparkle soda spray. To complete the sleek look, spray Sheer Shine spray through-out and smooth out the ponytail with your hands.
To start, dampen hair with water and apply mousse generously throughout the roots. Blow out hair using just your fingers over directing the hair at the crown to concentrate on natural volume. Once the hair is completely dry at the base, emulsify home wax combined with mirror shine sized amount from mid-shaft to ends for flexible hold and smoothness. Create a side part and a create triangle section off of the parting. Round brush top triangle section and pin curl after each section. Remove pins, brush hair and flip up to create a soft roll. Secure with pins. Gently brush remaining hair back to the bottom center and create a low ponytail. Twist the ponytail and wrap it around to create a soft, loose chignon. Secure with natural-coloured bobby pins and fine pins. Pull the chignon into a pretty shape and secure with a few more pins. Finally, spritz the hair with Taft fixing spray for a soft natural hold and beautiful shine.
Prep hair by spritzing lightly with volume mousse and blow-dry with fingers or a brush, parting in the middle or side part. Spray working spray all-over and rake through with fingers. Beginning at the front and working backwards, divide hair into one-inch horizontal slices, rolling each section around two fingers as if to create a loose pin curl. Press the curl with a flat iron for just a few seconds, then release to let hair fall into easy, relaxed bends. Rub through with fingers to create unaffected texture, finishing with a mist of Elnitt satin spray if needed.
LOW KNOT/ CHIGNON
Blow-dry hair straight. Create a clean centre part if wanted, and secure hair into a firm ponytail at the nape, spritzing with shine mist. From there, you can wrap the tail into a loop with the ends pointing up or tucked under the ponytail. Or make the classic knot.
Make-Up Trends for Spring/Summer 2013
- Red Lips– If there is one word that majorly describes the trend for spring 2013 , then that is red lips! From velvety scarlets, bold corals to vibrant fuchsia, the only way to wear bright lips is in the matte form.
- Seeing Blue and Green – Dab your make-up brushes in shades of turquoise and vibrant aqua. The look is not supposed to be too wild or extreme for every day wearer. Try a thin streak of green eyeliner or a smear of sapphire or a colour blocking royal blue/teal. To add glamour for the evenings, place a few sparkles around the eyes!
- Simple proves to be most striking – Fresh, natural skin provides the perfect backdrop for the season’s best looks. Good skincare goes a long way. Put a light primer underneath makeup and dab a highlighter on the high points of your face. Rim your eyes with a glossy lip treatment. Just dab it around the perimeter and finish with properly defined eyebrows and mascara for a lush glow. Light pink blush on the cheeks and shined up lips with clear gloss.
- Silvery teal over the lids and up to the brows. Lips left soft and almost nude with just a pat of light pink shadow.
- The eyeliner effect – Ever since the cat eye trend hit last year, eyeliner has become essential. While they can be retro flicked up, there is a new trend, a tight outline, softly smudged. This look can be worn during the day. For the evenings, swipe a platinum shadow over the lids, to create a contrast (similar to Look 4). An easy way, which gives inspiration for how to dress up in a few simple strokes for day to night.
- Lush Lashes – Its time to have fun with your lashes, from twiggy lashes to curled and combed lashes with the waterline filled in white.
- Colour emerges for spring – Pink, in all its permutations makes its mark for the spring 2013.
(i) Magenta coated over the lids and lashes is one look.
(ii) Fuchsia pink, pretty rose shades and girlish shell pink lips.
(iii) Bubblegum pink cheeks and lids.
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