Sunday, March 4, 2012

New Hair

Languid, polished and relaxed are just a few words to describe hairstyles in 2012. At Jil Sander, "the most couture ponytail" was seen on the models. Hair was brushed backwards together with short, side parts and long blunt-cut extensions to create a done-up look and finished with spray to impart a "lacquered" effect. 

Hair at Jil Sander

At Burberry, the hairstylists "undressed" the hair rather than ramping it up. To create an effect of "a big blow dry come undone", damp tresses were prepped with thickening spray before diffusing heat throughout the lengths and breaking up the ends with fingers. A large curling iron added loose texture at random, while shine cream created additional separation and an expensive-looking sheen.

Hair at Burberry

The rise of "skinny hair" continues at Proenza Schouler. 'Kate-Moss-like' hair was achieved by ensuring that each models' roots were flat and that there was a slight kink through the lengths, achieved by twisting two front sections and tucking them behind the ears. 

Hair at Proenza Schouler

There was a similarly subdued approach at Lanvin when the show's hair look was conceived. Simplicity was opted over elaborate structure, by taking the weight out of the back of the head and creating smooth strands with a light blow-dry. As a finishing touch, the front sections of hair was tucked behind models' ears for a slight bend. 

Hair at Lanvin

2012 is also the year in which I get myself a new hairstyle. I chose to chop off my curly locks and opt for a blunt cut with long layers. Then I straightened my hair with soft rebonding to get a natural softness and relaxed look. I really like this new look because it is much fresher, and much easier to style. 


It's a new year, and this haircut of course symbolizes something more than a new look. Chopping away my locks is a way of telling myself that its time to make way for new and better things.



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