What's up in hair cuts, styles, and colour for spring? Harpers Bazaar brings us a nifty slide show of trends fresh off the runway. Frankly, there's nothing too groundbreaking this season, just re-hashing and tweaking of seasons past, but still very pretty, and best of all, mostly wearable for us mortal women! Here's a look:
Pretty Boho waves are back again for another spring/summer
l like big buns and I cannot lie!
Channel your inner Daenerys Stormborn, First of her Name, Queen of the Andals, the Unburnt, Mother of Dragons, etc... with some gorgous braids this summer
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Bobs are back in a big way, baby! Well actually they've never really gone out since like...1920, but there's a reason for that. The bob is one of the most versatile looks out there, almost universally flattering, and works with most hair types including very fine. Last season's Lob (a name I have always hated with a white hot buring intensity aka "long bob") is getting a shorter update this spring/summer. We are seeing more blunt-ish, classic looks now a la Vanessa Hudgens:
One thing's for sure, this season's bob has gone a bit shorter - definitely above the shoulders! Lauren Conrad also bobbed her hair, but in a less blunt, more choppy/textured way:
Uh, we are seriously hoping those are stunt scissors and that she is not advocating doing this cut yourself! Please, leave it to the pros or you will end up with a MOB (messed up bob) or a COB (crooked bob) or a IASHMOB (I'm a sobbing hot mess bob).
We will be more than happy to help give you the bob of your dreams! Bring pictures so we can discuss what you desire, and we will help make the call as to whether or not texture (ranging from a little to a lot) or bluntness is the best way to go for your particular hair type. We'll also discuss your perfect or preferred length, taking into account your face, neck and shoulders as well as your comfort level with above-the-shoulders hair. Bangs? Maybe! Sure! But we agree with Kristin Ess that this modern take on the bob looks coolest without them and we should be careful that there's not too much hair overwhelming your lovely face.
Give us a jingle at 604-560-5360 or book online (just scroll up and to the top right for the link) to book your spring cut, whether it's a new bob, a long bob, or just a trim to freshen your ends. See you soon at Sin 7!
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Wow, Kim Kardashian has gone platinum! Admittedly not our favourite look for her, but it's definitely a gutsy move. You might be inspired to do the same, and that's great! Snarky picture aside, change is good and as hairdressers we totally encourage experimentation with your look. In the interest of full disclosure and giving you the information you need to make a wise decision, here are some facts about going from very dark to very light.
- It very well might take 2 - 3 appointments, at about 3 hours each. And you will be charged for each of them. Pricing depends on the stylist and their experience. Being a platinum blonde is perhaps not for the budget conscious.
- This process is damaging. No matter what kind of gentle lightener we use, removing that much pigment is going to beat your hair up. In fact, for several weeks it won't even feel much like hair - it'll be stretchy and feel a bit slimy when it's wet, rough and dull when it's dry, and need a ton of product to calm it down and add shine.
- High maintenance. The highest. You'll need a root retouch in 4 - 5 weeks, absolutely no longer than 6. And for double process (bleach and tone)/global blonding, it usually costs double compared to a regular retouch.
- Proper home care is ESSENTIAL. As mentioned above, your hair will not be feeling that great and you will 100%, absolutely need to lovingly tend to it at home. This means using a salon-quality colour safe shampoo/conditioner/deep treatment and being very gentle while styling.
- It might not be that flattering on you. Look at Kim up there, looking a bit washed out. If you are naturally very dark haired, your skin tone might not agree with being blonde. Plan on replacing almost all of your current makeup to look better with your new hair. Yes, more expense.
- One more thing. If you go for it, if and when you decide to go back to a darker color, do not - I repeat DO NOT - grab a box from the store and attempt this at home. Unless you like mossy green hair. Trust me on this. Seek professional help so you don't make a mistake that will end up costing you much more than a $10 box to fix. The hair needs to be filled with all the missing pigment before it will look like an actual hair color and not something out of a swamp. Confused? Again, that's why we get paid to do your color, because we are not. ;)