Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Summer Hair Trends

So with my Summer holiday to Malia and TITP getting closer and closer (exciting!), I have been thinking of ways to style my hair for both the hot weather and the festival season. My inspiration came from the key trends on the catwalks for Spring 2013 - some of which I will be embracing a bit more than others...

1. Tying the Knot

This is a simple but quirky way of getting your hair off your face (perfect for on holiday) where you twist your hair into a tightly wound knot. Seen on the runway by the likes of Givenchy, and sported by various celebrities such as Whitney Port (seen below), this provides a chic, five minute style. The following link gives some guidance on how to create your knotted style (http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-create-a-hair-knot). Definitely will be trying this myself!

2. The Braid

The braid is a well-known classic hairstyle, but this year it's all about bringing a fresh, creative twist to the braid - being shown in a number of different ways on the Catwalks. 

Small, intricate braids throughout a straight or wavy hairstyle can instantly make it more interesting. Perfect for a laid back holiday or festival look!

Or try a classic French braid with the ends pinned up to create a more interesting and chic style. 

3. The Modern Ponytail

This season the ponytail is to be worn low, straight and just above the nape. This is obviously quite a simple look and I think if I did this myself it would just look like I couldn't be bothered doing my hair... but it can be made more interesting with the use of hair accessories (seen below). 


Using a wide hair band, inspired by Michael Kors and Ellie Saab, creates a more feminine, interesting look!

Adding a pretty ribbon can again create a more feminine look. This ribbon accessory which I purchased from River Island a while back is perfect for a ponytail (see below). 

River Island
£6 (I think...bought it a while back)

4. Slick Back

Very similar to the "wet hair" look of last Spring, this style basically involves slicking your hair back off your face. This is not something I think I can pull off, but give it a try!

Carolina Herrera

Christopher Raeburn

Rag & Bone

5. Adding Something Extra 

Every Summer hair accessories are seen in abundance on the catwalk from sporty hair bands by Fendi to oversized fabric flowers by Rochas (seen below). This has been my main focus for my holiday/TITP looks, so I have picked out some of my favourite hair accessories shown in the following pictures. 


Fendi and Rochas


This is a head band from boohoo.com that I really like! Aztec is a key look this Summer and it's perfect for a quirky festival look.
£5 - boohoo.com

Image 1 of River Island Bright Floral Garland Head Band

A pretty floral headband is great for Summer or during the festival season. This a favourite of mine as I like the train of flowers which would look perfect with wavy, beach hair!

Asos - £10

Toughten up the classic floral headband with this cute version from Topshop, complete with metallic spikes - love this!

Topshop - £8.50

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