Hair Trends 2011 – 2012

Hair Trends 2011 20121

We’ve discussed the full spectrum of Make-Up Trends for S/S 2012, but what about hair? In this piece we highlight some of the key styles seen on the catwalks and give you a few hot tips on how to achieve that runway look yourself with some amazing products. So get ready to wear your hair with flair this winter and stay on trend right through to Spring and Summer 2012.

Embellished Hair
Arizona Muse and Candice Swanepoel Chanel Spring 2012

From L to R: Arizona Muse, Candice Swanepoel backstage at Chanel Spring 2012

We saw a lot of adornment in hair on the runways for spring summer 2012. By adding a headband, stylish clip or some other chic accessory you can take your hair from plain to fashionable in mere seconds (we like that!) Dress up an unraveled, slept-in look or a pristine ponytail with a headband from Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Braiding
Valentino Spring 2012

Frida Gustavsson backstage at Valentino Spring 2012

Its certainly not a surprise that braiding is still very much on-trend. From complex precision to the messy fishtail, this look is constantly evolving over the seasons. Create texture, body and grip by adding Bumble & Bumble Surf Styling Spray or Frederic Fekkai Au Naturel Dry Shampoo.

Big Blowouts
Versace Spring 2012

Lindsey Wixson and Lucette van Beek backstage at Versace Spring 2012

Big ‘expensive’ hair is taking on a 60’s look with backcombing and volume a must. Add plenty of Michael Van Clarke Volumizing Mousse to damp hair and blow dry in with a rounded boar-bristle brush. For extra curl – section hair and mist with GHD Curl Hold Spraybefore working with large barrel tongs. For extra longevity clip the curls to you head with flat pins and spray with hairspray and leave to cool before lightly brushing out. Backcomb at the roots and smooth over for extra height at the crown.

Wet & Dry Look / Combination Hair
Fei Fei Sun and Aymeline Valade for Alexander Wang

Fei Fei Sun and Aymeline Valade backstage at Alexander Wang Spring 2012

From hair that looks straight out of the shower, to a more stylized wet and dry combination, this look is a departure from anything we have seen lately. If aiming for the wet look over the winter months use a gel and let hair dry naturally or loosely blow-dry with fingers before leaving the house (don’t get sick for the sake of fashion by braving the outdoors with wet hair please ladies). During summer use this as an excuse to treat hair by applying Moroccan Oil Treatment, a nourishing formula receiving rave reviews.

Ponytail
Aline Weber Balmain Spring 2012

Aline Weber backstage at Balmain Spring 2012

Never out of fashion and a go-to whenever in doubt the Pony is a fail-safe for any occasion. Whether you wear your pony-tail high with pride or low and chic make sure hair is smooth and in pristine condition. Give hair (and body) a festive treat with Philosophy Old Fashioned Eggnog shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath and smooth down with Oribe Gel Sérum -Radiance, Magic and Hold.