If you have a supply of sea salt spray, you are ready for the trendiest Spring 2017 hair styles. Texture is the word on every stylist’s lips, and you’ll need product to define your natural texture. Fresh takes on last season’s bobs are in the news, and our lasting love affair with bohemian hippie hair rocks on. Here’s what you can expect.
Shorty McShort Cuts
Millie Bobby Brown’s Buzz Cut in Stranger Things was an update of the shorn head made famous by Demi Moore in “GI Jane.” Opt to drop it back a notch, and you have the ultra-feminine Pixie Cut of Michele Williams. Ask your stylist to soften the edges to emulate Michele and leave your hair longer at the top and crown.
This Spring’s longer cuts are all about transitioning last year’s shorter versions into more modern styles. The Layered Lob brings last year’s lob forward into the future with soft, choppy layers and a length that moves from shorter in the back to longer in the front. The Soft Shag grows out the 2016 version into a boho vibe.
Bardot Bangs that are light and wispy will help girls who want to transition their long bobs. Ask your stylist to cut a length slightly below your cheekbones for the most versatility.
The Textured Cut is another look lets you grow out your hair with style. Ask for a square, layered cut with piecey ends falling just below the shoulders. From the opposite end of the salon comes The Box Bob, which shuns layers in favor of a clean, chin length with side bangs. Think Emma Stone.
Here’s an update if you’ve been wearing your bob for a while but want to keep the same length. The Slick-Back will freshen up last season’s bob or disguise your one-week-past-shampoo locks. Tuck your ‘do behind your ears and smooth the sides with styling cream for a look that sails on into the evening. Kirsten Stewart started it; you are rocking it. Ask your stylist to thin out the ends of your hair if your growth is too thick.
The choice lies between the Hadids’ long and sleek or Cara Delevingne’s boho layers. While the lack of structure in bobo layers makes them easy peasy to maintain, the sleek cut will drive you back the salon every six to eight weeks for regular trims.
Versatility is the name of the long-length game. Try a high pony tail, and wrap hair around the base of the tail to give it a fancy edge.
Plait a few micro braids in your locks to increase your boho vibe. Accent braids take a simple down ‘do all the way to chic. Use a chopstick curling iron to create skinny spirals that you loosen by misting with water. Stock up on smoothing hairspray if you want to experiment with the ultra-sleek, half-up origami style hair. Keep your half-up bun current by softening the style and pulling out extra wisps of hair for a softer take on the style. Give yourself a wet look style for the first pool party, and dollop on mousse for scrunched, beachy mermaid waves.