Hair Trends for Spring and Summer
The go-to hair trend for spring and summer is the beachy, tousled wave look that connotes holidays in the sun, sea and surf. However, for spring/summer 2013, the hair styles on the catwalk were still relaxed, but had a grungier feel- even extending to the up-dos. Texture is the order of the day, so stay away from those straighteners for the time being. Think Kurt Cobain, Kate Moss and Alexa Chung and you’ll have the right thing in mind.
Long loose locks were seen at Stella McCartney and Roberto Cavalli’s spring/summer collections, looking glossy but mussed up with rough centre partings. Derek Lam went for a sexier vibe and parted the hair deeply on one side. Casual ponytails tied loosely at the nape of the neck were seen at Jil Sander, Christian Dior, and Chloe, who looped the hair around so it was still contained within the hair-tie. Braids were also loose and textured, creating a pretty but lived in look to the model’s hair.
Dual texture was used to add depth to a simple hairstyle, with Giambattista Valli slicking hair back to the crown and leaving the remaining hair loose and glossy. Versace’s models had a similar hairstyle, but tied into a ponytail that was left naturally wavy.
Up-dos were messy and undone ballerina buns, as seen at Paul Smith and Marni. The minimal aesthetic for hair, the simple, glossy but grungy bed-head feel isn’t going anywhere fast.
To get this look, you need movement and texture in your hair. There are several ways to achieve it, but you must make sure your hair is in good condition to begin with by using hair treatments such as masks and serums. Clip in hair extensions are great for adding body. Embrace your kinks and plait your hair before you go to sleep. When you wake up and brush it out you’ll have a mussed up quality to your hair. Use dry shampoo on unwashed hair and you’ll instantly have a grungy look. If you don’t like leaving your hair unwashed, then apply a volumising mousse to your hair and rough dry your hair using your fingers. When it is dry, curl your hair with large barrelled tongs, and separate with your fingers. Spray with a sea salt surf spray, and either allow to dry naturally or set it with a diffuser.