We partnered today with Elan Hair in Nashville, TN, to discuss hair trends for spring and summer 2012. Thank you to Jason Facio, Managing Director of Elan, for sharing his expertise with us! www.elannashville.com
Spring Trend #1
Braids are the new-yet-old trend making their way back onto the heads of women everywhere. This is our biggest hit at every event we host at Elan HAIR. Feather extensions are so 2011; so out with the feathers and in with the braids! We are showing two different options here: a messy braided updo style and a messy side fishbone braid (aka: fishtail or herringbone braid). The look we are going for is an effortless “undone” look. Sleek and clean do’s are out. These braids have a hand-crafted quality to them that we haven’t seen before, except of course on every red carpet!
MESSY FISHBONE (AKA fishtail, herringbone)
Spring Trend #2
Ombre color is still going strong, but with a more natural twist. Instead of a contrasting line of demarcation, try a gradual change of color from root to tip. You can go from dark to light, or vice versa. The key is to keep the color graduation subtle, in this look we included beach-y waves and big blow outs, à la Victoria Secret Hair.
Spring Trend #3
Red hair color and bangs are big for spring and summer. From Ashlee Simpson to Marcia Cross, red is the new blonde! Little known fact: there has been an advance in the molecular structure of hair color in the last couple of years that allows for reds to last longer and maintain their vibrancy from one salon visit to the next. Due to the cost, some companies have incorporated this technology and some have not. At ELAN, we partner with an exclusive company from Milan that helped develop this new technology, and now we can honestly say: reds are here to stay!
Even if your hair is shorter, embracing your natural texture, having a good cut, and experimenting with fun and messy styles will have you on trend for the upcoming months! Remember, there is a difference between “messy” and “un-kept.” The key is to look like you tried, but that you didn’t aim for perfection. If you feel you are too old for braids, call up Elan or your favorite salon, as we’ve seen braids on many ages! Ultimately, like all things, you just need to decide if it’s “you” or not. Have fun!