Spring Hairstyles: Waves and Curls
Shades of Color Spring looks are all about color and shine. New this
season is a multi-tonal hair coloring technique, which balances several
shades of complementary hair colors to project rich depth and
dimension. Color extending and protecting hair care products will no
doubt play a starring role because it prevents color fading and infuses
moisture to protect against the damaging effects of heat from hot
rollers and hair dryers.
Show Off Your Fringes
Bangs are worn slightly longer for the
new season, with lengths ranging from cheekbone down to the chin.
Longer bangs will also suit this sexy, flowing new look.
Layer It On
Layers will go longer this spring. The best
cutting technique is to point cut and add texture to ends, as opposed
to blunt lines. This delivers a natural, softer finish.
more natural looks will be easier to achieve at home than the styled,
polished curls of the past. So this year has seen many new additions
that largely focus on updated technology to achieve various looks, such
as volume, curls and long-lasting hair color.
1) Wash: Shampoo and condition with products that cater to your
hair type and desired look. Redken's Fresh Curls, a line specifically
formulated for the special needs of curly hair, such as control in
humid environments. Forty-five percent of women in the U.S. and 27% of
women in Europe reportedly have wavy or curly hair. And the catwalks
have recently starred naturally curly-haired models. The comprehensive
line includes a shampoo, conditioner, Spin Control curl-defining
leave-in treatment and Curl Boost scrunching spray gel. Fresh Curls
features the interbond conditioning system, a technology that delivers
definition, control and moisture to curly, frizzy hair using coconut
oil, calcium and honey. Other ingredients include protein, cationic
polymers and silicones.
2) Treat: Apply a few drops of conditioner to damp hair to
extend the life of your color while protecting against the damaging
effects of the blow dryer or hot rollers. Sebastian International's
citrus-scented Shaper line added a Volume Boost shampoo and Volume
Boost conditioner to make hair soft, volumized and manageable.
3) Dry: Before blow-drying, apply moisturizing treatment from
roots to end. As you blow dry, you want to achieve a smooth, sleek
surface that's prime for styling with curling brush, so you can get the
shiny soft curls of the season. Schwarzkopf & Dep's L.A. Looks
brand offers shampoos and conditioners featuring Flexan, a styling
polymer that gently washes away buildup by bonding to styling residue
and promotes volume. The products also contain hair strengthening
compounds with thermal protection, anti-static, humidity-resistant and
4) Set: use heat-activating Pli spray from the new Fundamentals
line by tecni.art (L'Oreal) for maximum root lift and volume with
intensifying film-forming polymers.
5) Style: To set the look, add a few drops of Pure Gloss shine
mist (tecni.art) and finger through the waves to help infuse moisture
and achieve the pretty, windblown effect with maximum shine and color