We’re finally free! Winter is over.
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I've broken Spring Trends into Haircuts, Haircolor, Hairstyling and Make-up. I've even included some fresh at home hairstyling tips for you to play around with. I'll also breakdown the biggest trends in Fashion and Shoes, because it's the whole package that counts!
Spring Hair Trends
Hair is lightening up in color, shape and texture.
Long hair is much lighter by adding sliced up blended layers that allow the hair to move and activate it’s natural texture.
Medium length “Lobs” are becoming fresh by shortening them and adding lots of soft layers.
Short hair is less heavy as well by lightening up the interior with softening techniques such as razoring and texturizing. Long floppy tops are even becoming less heavy with sliced diagonal angles and shorter face framing bits.
My favorite Bangs of the season are cut into a deep concave V, which leaves sexy longer pieces around the cheek bones.
Put the flat iron down! Put the curling iron down! Run out and get a curl rod. We carry them at HAUS and at Blowdry! Blowdry Bar. Rough dry your hair with your hands, at the last minute, bend the ends with a round brush, and then use your curl rod just in the very middle of the hair strand. That way, you’ll get perfectly imperfect waves, every time. If you insist on using the flat iron, twist big sections of your hair and slide the flat iron down those- it will end up being beachy perfection.
Day 3? Ok, I know you. Day 5? Where your hair up! Last year.was all about braids, this year it’s going to be more about twists- not like in the 90s where they’re tiny and on top of your head. This years twists, are larger, softer and lower on the head.
Sad, parched winter hair is nourished at home with things like vitamin E, jojoba, almond, coconut oil and even olive oil. Simply put a whole avocado in your blender, add 1 tsp of your favorite oil, blend it until it’s a whipped cream consistency. Work it into dry hair, starting ponytail down and massage whats left towards the root area. Wrap your hair up in a hot towel leave for 10 to 20 minutes and shampoo and condition like usual!
Moisturizing your hair this way will help to bring out any natural wave and curl you have and replenish the moisture that the harsh winter has frozen out of it!
From our lead colorist at HAUS, Marlee Southam.
Ladies, ombré was fun while it lasted but can your poor ends survive the dip-dying trauma any longer? We didn't think so! So what now? Lets talk purposeful balyaging. What does this mean? Soften the blow of the drastic ombré by still having that beachy Gisele Bundchen look with intentional "rooty" balyaging, which is a way colorists paint the hair to give fabulous dimension, along with totally low-maintenance care. Instead of having to visit the salon every 6 weeks to keep up the blond, you can go 8-10 weeks with the more natural look of balyaging. Summer is short in Minneapolis but so very good to your hair if you take care of it! Make sure you get regular trims every 6-8 weeks, and clarify your hair if you swim a lot with gentle shampoos that rid your hair of chlorine and other yucky chemicals found in pools. A moisturizing mask is encouraged on a weekly basis. My favorite is the reconstructing masque from number 4 (idk if you want to push product lol). Can't stay away from that true blue blonde? Icy bleach tones are white hot this season, and look great against a tan! Bleach and tones can be harsh on hair so make sure to consult with your colorist about maintenance.
We're (still) loving the statement necklace, and the antiquey touches tons of brands have put on the look. J. Crew has a fabulous series of statement necklaces this season, paired with a simple white Tshirt and jeans-voila!
Anti-color blocking. We're loving all of the absence of color this season. Blocking jet black and bright white pieces are great for a clean, crisp look. I'm loving the idea of a perfectly tailored white peplum top with a fitted black leather skirt. Geometric patterns are all over the place-houndstooth, stripes, checkers and more in black and white sharpen up any look. There is a flawless black an white checked jumper from Vuitton I'm using as inspiration for summer wardrobing.
Not leaving much to the imagination: Looking to make a statement at the pool or a white hot summer party? Sheer tops as a swim coverup or with a blank tank or bandeau are fabulous with short shorts and a strappy heel. Want to keep it modest? Put a bodycon dress (always found in the basics section at H&M) with a sheer button down and a cute pair of gladiator sandals.
Strappy strappy strappy! Goodbye chunky wedges, hello elongating sky hi strappy heels! Looking to stay on a budget? I always say be frugal with super trendy pieces, as they won't be around forever like an LBD. Zara has a lovely collection of strappy sandals and pencil-thin heels out this season-who's with me on petitioning for them to open a store here?