What’s cool in coiffure this spring? As with every season, the range is vast, providing a hairstyle or color for every taste, from low maintenance to high.
Keep it natural
Last year showed an appreciation for natural texture and thankfully this continues this year. Natural waves are to be celebrated, as featured on Emporio Armani’s catwalk, and more extreme corkscrew curls should also not be shunned. Spring 2018 is about embracing your natural look so give the straighteners, and your hair, a rest.
Instead of the relaxer, reach for salt sprays to scrunch up some texture or sleep with a wet braid overnight as the models for Sonia Rykiel, Anna Sui, Alice + Olivia seemed to have done.
Spring 2018 is looking to be an easy season for hair trends if the catwalks were anything to go by. As well as the natural textures, expect low slung ponytails with minimalist ribbons, or unfinished half-up/half-down dos, and double bound ponytails harking back to school days. All easy to do, but create an impression.
Hair accessories are also on trend this spring, whether a single bobby pin holding back the hair above the ear, or more embellished accessories serving the same purpose. Nineties fans can rejoice as another revival occurs in the form of scrunchies. Yes, they’re back!
When it comes to partings, center partings are being left in 2017; instead, part your hair deeply to the side, either slicked back as seen at Pamella Roland, Sachin & Babi and Jason Wu’s shows, or in a messy side chignon a la Emporio Armani’s models.
Those looking to go for the chop are in luck. Boyish hair trends were featured in many Spring 2018 shows such as Moschino and Prada, and those who just want the style for a day can choose a faux chop instead of the real deal.
In terms of color, brunettes could add a hint of it to their dark tresses. Allure.com noted rose brown as a color to look out for this spring – “an all-over brunette base with touches of blush seamlessly woven throughout.” These understated red highlights on darker hair are increasingly popular, even Meghan Markle looks like she’s added some recently.
Those with blonde ambitions have a few trends to choose from. Butter blonde is coming back – think of ‘90s stars such as Alicia Silverstone and Sarah Michelle Gellar. And that platinum blonde seen on Kim Kardashian and Michelle Williams? It’s not going anywhere. But remember, it’s important to protect your hair when attempting a dramatic color change such as this, or gravitate towards a sandier, and less damaging, version such as Saoirse Ronan’s.
Blondes can also join in on the hint-of-red trend with slight strawberry blonde or even go full-on copper like Jessica Chastain.
If you’ve been a fan of the balayage trend, take it down a notch this season. Instead of all-over balayage, spring is calling for just a few face framing sections, making it even lower maintenance and still making an impact.
For those who really want to make a statement, look to the most recent pastels. The pastel color has been very popular, with every color of the rainbow appearing in hair over the past few seasons and has now graduated to a rose quartz shade, as seen on Alexander Wang’s Spring catwalk.