Spring 2016 hair trends brought a literal breath of fresh air to the high fashion runways. Styles are fun and flirty with something for everyone, from long to short hair, thin or thick, straight or curly. Read on for our favorite looks that are truly ready to wear.
1. Braid On
Braids have become the new beachy wave with different versions gracing almost every runway. Bring your braid into 2016 with a double French braid or a Mohawk-style version to amp up your center part.
2. Deep Side Part
By far the easiest trend to replicate at home, this style is super versatile. Style it with romantic waves or straightened sleek hair for a casual vibe. Make sure to volumize and back-comb, as this style is about lift.
3. Retro Fringe
Bangs are back, along with the casual romance of 70s-inspired fashion. Ask your stylist for eyebrow grazing bangs that are tapered at the corners, and angled layers from the chin down.
4. The Blunt Lob
This cut is beloved by many for its ability to elongate the face and neck. It is perfect for anyone with fine, damaged hair as you can return your hair to health without being tied to a shorter style.
5. Polished Pixie
This sharp and tailored style accentuates facial lines and natural beauty. Ask your stylist for a rounded layered technique; the hair should hug the shape of your head, and should be blunt, not choppy.
6. The New Half Up
This partially pulled-back look is everything you want in a hairstyle: stylish and easy for every length. Have dry shampoo, a blow-dryer and a few bobby pins on hand to anchor the half pony.
7. Bleach Blonde
This is a new twist on Old Hollywood with really dark brunettes sporting fake, bleached blonde hair and black eyebrows a la Marilyn Monroe. Proceed with caution and lighten slowly to prevent damage.
8. The Bends
Long hair, don’t care? Ditch the beachy waves (or at least save them for the beach) and adopt this glossier, more polished look starting your waves from the chin down. Use a flat iron for a more modern “bend”.
9. Natural Texture
White, black and mixed race models are rocking their natural hair texture, off duty and on the runway. First stop: repair and restore. See your stylist for an updated trim and product recommendations.
10. ‘Clip’ It Good
For those in a professional environment, hair accessories are an easy way to access the season’s trends without a style overhaul. Go fuss-free with a minimalist barrette in an on-trend finish like gold.