New season equals fresh new hairstyles and the classic up-do in particular has undertaken a rebellious makeover for spring. Messy up-dos, boho braids and edgy ponytails all bounced their way down the SS14 catwalks and are key hair looks for this season. These classic hairstyles, with a brand new fun and flirty twist, are cool ideas to style hair for summer festivities such as holidays and weddings. Explore the brand new hair trends for this season below.
Pretty and messy up-dos reigned the catwalks at Erdem, Rochas, Giambattista Valli and Michael Kors this season. Elegantly twisted, yet with fly-away strands framing models faces, this hair style is the perfect inspiration for formal summer events such as weddings and garden parties. Keep the look a touch dishevelled to avoid it looking a bit too 'done'. You can do this by keeping volume at the roots and pulling random strands out, to create a look that's feminine yet rebellious.
The ultimate relaxed, boho summer look, a beautiful braid is perfect for all occasions and is a cool alternative to classic up-dos for formal events. From medieval braided crowns at Rebecca Minkoff, side swept braids at Giles and skinny single loose braids woven into the hair at Karen Walker, pretty plaits are a refreshing and creative way to style long hair this season. For a twist on the look, be inspired by the hair at Nicole Miller and use a pair of hair grips to style a braid into a twisted chignon for a more formal take on the boho style.
For the cool and urban style girls out there, the ponytail is the perfect minimal hairstyle. This simple style can be worn in a variety of ways, making sure ponytail lovers won't get bored this season. Cushnie et Ochs pulled models hair into ponytails at the nape of the neck and kept a deep side parting; striking eyeliner was added for a retro sixties style. For an ultra-modern and minimal look, at Helmut Lang models' hair was tied with a piece of leather, or contrastingly ponytails were relaxed and messy at Derek Lam and Edun.
How To Prep Hair
For all up-dos, hair must be prepped in order for the style to have shape and dimension. When wet, add hairspray to the hair before rough drying to create the perfect texture and volume - this will enable the style to stay put, without looking too styled. Adding dry shampoo to the roots can also help with the volume and desired dishevelled bedhead look.
In order for these up-dos to stay secure, stock up on all essential hairdressing tools such as hair buns, grips and pins. Staple styling tools are also important: butterfly clips, section clips, curling clips are all essential in the creation of intricate up-dos. At Coolblades we stock a range of hairdressing equipment in fun designs such as funky animal print, glitter, metallic and colour pop shades, perfect for showing off individuality and style!
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