Go your own way! At New York’s Spring fashion week, Eugene Souleiman — Lady Gaga’s go-to hair stylist — summed up the entirety of 2016, both in fashion and beauty, with his four word description: “celebration of the individual”. Say goodbye to rows upon rows of volumizers, hairsprays, mousses, creams and the like and celebrate your natural hair. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to ditch your hot tools, now is the perfect time!
Another hot trend making its way off the runway and into the streets is ease and individuality. Fussy, over styled locks stayed back in 2015, and real women are creating fun looks which can easily translate from day into night. Twists, half up-dos, braids and unkempt buns are easy to do at home and embrace the vibrancy of youth.
Far from add-ons, accessories have been promoted to full on main attractions. Balance this year’s boy inspired outerwear looks with sweet tiaras, retro-inspired barrettes and clips, or try your hand at weaving thread through your updo to create a unique and playful look.
A decade ago wigs were considered taboo — in 2016 they’re simply known as hair accessories! Bangs are incredibly versatile and vary from jagged baby bangs, to straight blunt bangs a la Katie Holmes. The beauty of bangs is that they let you change up your look — and with affordable fake bangs widely available, you don’t have to chop your hair to get them.
Remember the time when the “cool” kids used to tuck their hair into their coats and turtlenecks? 2016 brings a new version of this style — perfect for warmer spring and summer weather. Simply take an embellished choker, a strip of lace, ribbon, or even a zip tie and wrap it around your neck without moving any hair out of the way. If that feels a bit too claustrophobic for you, just take a page from the Oscar de la Renta playbook and simply wrap your ponytail or French twist. Hair decoration made really easy.
Get on the dance floor with the Carmen Miranda inspired look! Simply tuck a cluster of bright tropical flowers in your hair, or opt for a feathery showstopper headpiece. This look calls for a bit more skin and lots more dance moves!
If you’re more of a low key kind of gal, then simply update your old ponytail look! Today’s pigtails, when worn low, close together pair perfectly with a nude eye and a dramatic lip. So much cooler than the ones in the school yard.
Here’s a look at some of the styles making waves in 2016.