S/S hair updates
Hair trends are a tricky business, after all if you've gone for a pixie crop what are you supposed to do when a ballerina bun is in style? Thankfully Spring/Summer 15 has something slightly different on offer, as we have been reliably informed that this season the state of your hair is what's really vita.
"There will be a key focus this season on natural looking hair. In order to reach the 'best version' of your natural colour then conditioning is key - do not go for oils and serums in hotter weather, instead try balancing products such as Joico K-Pak 4-Step System," Harper Gill, Salon Director at McQueen Gill, told Cover Media.
And while stars such as Hilary Duff might be going hard for the bright-colour look, we say it's time to give it a rest. Pale pink, sea green, bold blue - it doesn't matter, it's the quickest way to look passé this season.
"The fashion catwalks have been very neutral on colours this coming S/S15, and hair follows fashion so really clean smooth platinum blondes will look great, or reds with a neutral over-tone bringing them close to natural would be a good look," Harper explained.
But that doesn't mean it's time to ask for a full head of highlights. Apparently that is also a sure-fire way to make you look old fashioned, so instead ask for free hand versions. This means the eventual look will be less uniform, and so more modern.
"Highlights will be based on factors such as hair style, face shape, skin tone etc, so less of the one style fits all approach," Harper explained. "With free hand each hairstyle will be different from another, so S/S15 will bring with it a sense of individuality."
If you're happy with your colour but would like to spruce up your style without going too wild, we have some other tips. Janelle Chaplin is the creative director of Australian hair brand Original&MineralTM and assures there are some easy ways to modernise your look.
For one, middle partings are big news. Labels like Anna Sui, Donna Karan and Tommy Hilfiger embraced this look and let's be honest, it couldn't be easier.
In fact, easy is the word of the season because the other look Janelle suggests is 'undone chic' which is also known as second day hair. Versace and Narciso Rodriguez went for this on the runway and just sees tresses gradually hanging down with some product making sure it's not too fluffy.