Pastel and pop hair requires a generous amount of upkeep to ensure your colour remains fresh and vibrant, so it is important to be realistic about how much time you have to invest in maintenance
An all over colour required allot of upkeep, where as pastel balayage ends require much less
To achieve this trend hair may need pre-lightening, so the existing quality and health of your hair play a factor in whether this trend is suitable for you personally
Seek professional advice to ensure your home maintenance system is suitable to ensuring the longevity of your colour.
2. SHORT BOBS
Style wise short bobs are seeing a big come back, with celebs such as Lara Bingle recently having the chop. Whether your bob has a soft wavy texture or a sharp precise finish this trend is set to continue well through summer.
- A bob is not for everyone, nor will it work with all hair types, so be sure seek professional advise as to whether this trend suits you
- Shorter hair is great on people who want to accentuate facial features, not a great option for those wanting to draw attention away from the face
- For those of us not game to have a dramatic cut, go for a heavy blunt edge on a mid length style
- Wearing mid length hair in a textured wavy style will shorten your overall style creating the illusion of shorter bob
- Have your stylist show you how to style your new do at home so that you can achieve more that one look from your shorter crop
3. THE QUIFF
This summer we are set to see to the return of the quiff in all its forms and variations. Height at the crown will be seen worn in both up styles and hair done looser looks. With a little know how and the right styling products it is a versatile trend that can be worn by almost every hair type.
HOW TO WEAR A QUIFF:
- Hair out, quiff to the side
- Hair out quiff hair up and back
- Quiff ponytail
- Quiff bun
HOW TO 'QUIFF PONYTAIL':
- Take a rectangle section from top of the hair across the crown
- Leaving this section out and clipping it to the front, sweep the remaining hair into a high ponytail at the back of the crown and fasten with an elastic band
- Taking the loose rectangle of hair tease the hair to create volume and then pull it back into the ponytail
- Twist it around the ponytail and pin into place with bobbypins
- Taking a tail comb lightly comb the front teased section of hair to your desired finished style
- If extra volume is required gently use the tail end of your comb to run underneath the front section of hair and lift it to create extra height
TIP: Depending on what end finish you desire in the ponytail itself, curly or straight, style the hair to this finish before beginning the steps above.
Images: Courtesy of Paul Mitchell