THE TRENDS for this spring and summer
will be lighter. The sun and good weather bring out the natural
need to party and everyone knows that blondes have more fun.
This doesnt mean that everyone should head directly
to get a peroxide blonde colour treatment. Depending on your skin
tone, you could have anything from a strawberry blonde with shimmers
of copper red to gold that creates a natural look with a lot of
depth. Goldwell has created the first non-ammonia bleach that gives
the hair a lovely warm blond look that is very natural and soft.
If you feel like pushing the boundaries a bit, you could
go for a real clean pearl blonde. It is an all-over block colour
suitable for people with paler skin tones. Having short hair is
more suitable for this look, and regular trims need to be kept up
since this treatment tends to be a little harder on the hair.
There are some key cuts that you should consider this
season. I find in my salon that a lot of my clients look to make
big changes in the spring and summer. Warmer weather means they
like to get their hair off the back of their necks and they tend
to go for the shorter cuts. With styles ranging from a real cropped
pixie cut to a nice classic graduated or even asymmetrical bob,
this short haired look can suit almost anyone. Depending on your
mood, you can go for an elegant, classic, smooth look, or get a
feathered fringe with soft wispy-ness coming over the ears.
In summer, a lot of people grow out the heavy fringes
that they had during winter and spring is the perfect time for a
beautiful sweeping fringe. I like to call it this cut a non-committal
fringe. It can go with a short bob from cheek to chin level and
also softens up long hair by framing the face. A lot of my clients
request this style specifically because of its versatility to blend
into the rest of the haircut as it grows out.
For the women who love their long hair and cannot bear
the though of chopping it all off, I suggest they go for the fresh,
textured, beachy look. This just-got-out-of the-ocean look is created
by a layered, textured haircut which provides body and movement
for the hair, creating a feeling of energy that works well to create
messy curls. These curls can be easily pinned up at the end of the
day, allowing the wearer to translate almost effortlessly from a
day-time to a night-time look.
If you have decided you are ready to make a big change,
always have a thorough consultation. Most stylists will not charge
for this and it is useful to discuss practicalities such as how
regularly you expect to visit the salon, the upkeep you desire and
what has or has not worked in the past for you.
If you have photos of celebrity styles that you like,
bring them in as most stylists think visually and it is easier to
show someone a photo than to describe the exact shade of blonde
that you are after.
Overall, it is most important to find yourself a good
stylist who is creative because they will have as much fun finding
the right cut and colour for you as you will have wearing the style.