Picture the scene: it’s a typical March morning, spring is in the air, the sun is shining and blossom is falling from the trees. Suddenly you realize, that this isn’t your typical March, that blossom is actually snow, and although for a second there the sun did appear to have his hat on... he most certainly will not be coming out today.
Whether the weather agrees or not, spring is due to arrive this week and while we’re not holding our breath for a heat wave, we’re not letting winter weather dampen our spring spirit either. We’re celebrating some of the other aspects of the season like new life, renewal and – most important of all – new hair trends. We've even combined them all in one handy blog post. Whether you’re after a whole new look or a reviving treatment, if you fancy breathing some life into your locks this season, step right this way…
We all know the fastest and simplest route to a whole new look is a drastic haircut. So now that winter’s over (technically at least) and you won’t be needing the added insulation that long hair provides, why not go for the chop? Sheep have been doing it for centuries and, more recently, celebrities like Charlize Theron and Anne Hathaway have shorn off long locks in favour of short, chic pixie cuts. If you’re not quite brave enough to go for the crop then why not try another of this season’s most popular trends, the long bob. Also known as the ‘demi-bob’ or ‘lob’, the long bob has become something of a cult favourite over recent months. Ask your stylist for a graduated bob to the shoulders for a simple spring do that suits all.
After months of blustery winds, central heating and all manner of anti-frizz products, our poor hair is crying out for a bit of TLC. Post winter hair seems to fall into one of two categories. Either it’s acting out (splitting ends and breaking off at the mere mention of a hair brush), or it’s given up the fight and resigned itself to a lifetime of looking dull and lifeless and never getting invited to parties. No matter how badly your hair is behaving, now is the time to show it some love. The first step to healthy, glossy hair is a trim. How much needs to go depends on the condition of your hair, but getting rid of split ends will encourage hair to grow faster, look sleeker and transform the way it moves. In desperate situations a treatment like Jo Hansford’s Split End Solution can repair damage without weighing hair down. By coating the ends in keratin, the Split End Solution focuses on fixing frayed lengths without straightening your curls like other keratin treatments do.
If you tend to style your hair to complement your wardrobe, there’s a good chance that at some point over the past few months you’ll have swept it up into a topknot or some kind of intricate braid. The bad news is, if you want to stay ahead of the game you’re going to have to switch it up a bit. The good news is spring 2013 sees hairdos get simpler. Go for messy (‘undone’) updos, simple girlish plaits and the low maintenance relative of the top-knot; the low bun. As always, beachy waves are set to be big news for the warmer months. Bring out your inner surfer chick with a spritz of the legendary Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray. Now all we need is a bit of sun, sea and…sand.
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