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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spring 2011 Hair Trends

A bad hair day can turn a seemingly nice day into a drab, unpleasant and sometimes disastrous one. Note that this is not an exaggeration. True, it may seem a little shallow and minuscule compared to other important things going on in our lives and around the world, but if you're not comfortable with the way you look, then you're not comfortable with the way you feel and this discomfort, unfortunately becomes very evident in the way you carry yourself. So to spare everyone around you the horror of having to tolerate your bouts of frustration, let us get to know what we can do to keep your hair trendy and fabulous this spring. Presenting to you some of the most awesome 'Spring 2011 Hair Trends'. Have a look!

Hair Trends this Spring

Spring brings with it a flurry of new colors, styles and textures, both in fabric and in hair. There's so much that can be done with hair that is inspired by the spirit of spring. Whether it's a simple haircut or a complete transformation, everything screams life and bounty. This is what hair trends are all about this spring. Here's a comprehensive summary of some of the best hairstyles predicted to be in vogue.

Big and Beautiful
The one hair trend for women that has made a big comeback, whether on the fashion ramps or on the street, is the 'big is beautiful' look. By big, we don't mean a hair turban at the top of your head. Big, in terms of the volume of your hair. This spring, go all out on flaunting that bushy mane of yours. Style it like it was supposed to be styled. Do the volume of your hair complete justice by giving it a fashionable height. Here are some tips to make sure you have a glorious head of hair, all through spring.
  • Just wash, condition and leave your hair. Let the wind do the rest. Fluid, voluminous waves is what you'll be left with. Try to avoid using a brush or a comb through your hair. If you want to get rid of hair knots, then use a leave-in conditioner and finger comb your hair.
  • For women who are not blessed with naturally thick hair, you can accentuate the volume of your hair by using this method. After you wash your hair, towel dry it a bit. Then simply hang your hair down and blow dry it just a bit. Then, flip up your head and see the difference it makes. Wavy hair will best complement this volume based hairstyle.
  • If something formal and tidy is what you're looking for, then you can never go wrong with the classic bouffant. A medium height bouffant that is suitably adorned with pins and clips is a hot and happening hairstyle that is making a speedy recovery from its retro years.
  • The out of bed look will never go out of style. And more so, if you have really thick and bushy hair. Make it look strategically shabby by using a good hair spray and just your fingers. The overall effect will be quite interesting, not to mention, extremely stylish. So try out a fancy big hairstyle and enjoy the attention!

Sleek and Sexy

If you're not the 'big and bold' type, and if you're looking for something more docile as far as your hairstyle this spring is concerned, then go in for some sexy, sleek and sultry hairstyles, that will grab the attention of onlookers. Let us take a look at some of the most sought out looks that are definitely in vogue this spring.
  • Being sleek is all about reduction of the aforementioned volume. To do that, one idea is to make a severe bun using all your hair. Since we're aiming at sleek, the bun must include all you hair. Use a nourishing gel to keep your hair moisturized. Comb it through your hair and pull all the hair severely behind your head. Now, you can either opt for a low bun or a high bun. With a high bun, you run the risk of making it look too over the top (literally). So, just give it a tight twist and fasten it using a band that is the same color as your hair.
  • Another sleek and suave look this spring is the pulled back style. For a semi-casual outing this is the hairstyle that you can opt for. If you have straight hair, then nothing like it. If you have wavy hair, then you might want to iron it out. Use your hair iron and gently but firmly, iron your hair. Begin with the crown. As you iron it, pull it to the top and let it fall flat behind at the nape. Don't let it fall on your face. Clip this portion behind until you're done with the rest of your hair. Use a styling gel to ensure that it remains in place.
  • A low, tight and tapering ponytail is another fabulous hairstyle that is being well experimented with. All you have to do for this is get a haircut that gives your mane a very distinct V shape. Spray or gel your hair after you wash and dry it. Then comb out all the knots and gather them in a strict ponytail taking the hair straight backwards without any partition. Use a round clip to tie up the hair, very low at the nape. The front looks neat and tidy and the back looks very simple, yet elegant, as the tail begins in a slightly thick mode and tapers towards the end.

Messy and Mesmeric
For all those women who are yet to discover the discipline of sleek hair, the messy look is a perfect in-between hairstyle. It appears not to have the finesse and style of a sleek pulled back hairstyle, but sneakily does. And that's what makes messy hairstyles a favorite as a trend not only for spring this year, but for any season and any occasion. Here are the three classics that are sure to be a hit this spring as they have always been.
  • The first one in this category is the evergreen naturally messy hair look. Out of bed, with a further accentuation. This one is strictly untidy with a detailed elegance to it. You can do it yourself after every wash by just finger combing your hair and scrunching it while it is still damp. Don't forget to use a wholesome leave in conditioner for it. Once you have the desired effect, just let it dry out on its own. Then you can either just let it loose or tie it up in a ponytail.
  • The second of the top three messy hairstyles is the messy bun. This hair style for long hair works wonders for any type of occasion. Whether it's a wedding or a formal dinner party, a school concert or a fashion show, the messy bun has been and continues to be the rage. This hairstyle involves scrunching the hair and tying it up in a loose, but firm bun at the nape of the hair. After the bun is done, you can pull out tendrils from the sides and the crown and just give them an exaggerated wave using a rolling iron.
  • For all the short haired beauties, this third hairstyle on this list is a no brainer. If you have thick or thin hair, all you need to give it a glamorous twist is some good hair gel, your fingers, and a vivid imagination. Tousled cropped hairstyles rule the ramp and if that's what you're on the lookout for, then gel your hair and let your fingers run through the short hair on your head and simply massage the scalp. Don't bother if your fingers don't really touch the ends of the hair. The roots get the desired massage and the effect of this short hair style is seen on the tips.

Kempt and Classy
Another trend that is fast gaining popularity, and for good reason, is the neat and tidy look. Don't confuse this with the sleek look mentioned above. While that involved sternly pulling back the hair, this one is a slightly relaxed version of it. Given here are the three very popular hairstyles that can be used everyday.
  • Braids are something that any girl can carry off. And there's no shortage when it comes to different types of braids that can be tied, even depending on the hair quality and quantity. This spring give the traditional braid a twist. Begin the braid at the crown of the hair and take it diagonally across the head. Clip it once you reach the other end of the head. Then, take it across the other side, and clip it there. Continue this in a zig zag fashion until you reach the nape of the head. Use a brightly colored band to tie up the hair that remains for a dazzling effect.
  • Side buns may seem passé, but don't underestimate the level of oomph and glamor that they can add to your overall appearance. A side bun is that one hairstyle that can work well with any kind of clothes and for any occasion. The kind of side bun, though, is a matter of personal choice. You can keep it simple and elegant with just a small band for a semi-formal occasion or you can jazz it up a bit with some fancy sparkling clips and a satin ribbon for a formal occasion.
  • Another hairstyle that simply cannot be ignored, is the fringes and bangs look that adorn almost every woman's head. A great way to keep the fringe and bangs looking fabulous as ever is to accessorize them. Simply pull the bangs to the side and fasten them with a clip that complements the color of your hair, the outfit you're wearing and the occasion. The rest of the hair, you can leave it down loose or use any of the hairstyles mentioned above to come up with a creative combination.

Partitions in Vogue this Spring

Now, we're sure that you're wondering about the most basic element of hairstyling, i.e. the partitions. Well, this spring, the hottest partition trend seems to be the side partition. Whether it is for a bun, a ponytail or even just to leave your hair down loose, the best way to do it seems to be the side way. Deep side parts for a sleek hairdo, a subtle one for a messy hairstyle and a slightly more pronounced one for a wavy, bushy hairstyle are your safest options. Sure you can experiment with the other types and styles of parting your hair as well, but a side part is what will work best. Bangs, curls, straight hair, any type of hair you have will fall perfectly with a side part. If you think your current hairstyle will not look appealing with a side part, how about giving yourself a makeover with something as simple as a brand new stylish haircut?

Just pick up any look you think will suit you from the ones mentioned above and have a wonderful time trying out different styles using your hair. Don't be afraid to try something new. Just enjoy the admiring glances that you'll get by following the hair trends for spring 2011. If you're still not convinced, here's a little secret: the supermodels are doing them too!

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