After a winter of bomb cyclones, thunder snow and bitter cold temperatures, we are ready for spring and all that it holds. We look forward to longer days, warmer weather, buds and leaves on trees and drab colors giving way to brighter ones. As the city takes on a new look, it's time to think about your own beauty transformation.
Sleek, straight hairstyles may have ruled the red carpet recently but when it comes to everyday beauty for your lifestyle, we’re seeing a little more body and texture. Embrace those natural curls and waves and find a cut that will enhance them. Soft waves look great with longer layers and we’re loving curly hair with bangs, a trend that just keeps on climbing.
Even if your hair doesn’t naturally have a ton of body, your look doesn’t have to be flat. Start with a solid silhouette and build in some light layering which will give you movement and volume. Whatever your hair type and texture, make sure you talk to your stylist to find a cut and products that work with your face shape and lifestyle.
If you’re feeling nostalgic for the 90’s lately, there’s a reason. New York Fashion Week saw models for Alexander Wang sporting claw clips and Prabal Gurang models rocking comb headbands. Snap clips are also making a comeback on Instagram and we’re spotting celebrities wearing chunky velvet elastic bands (a/k/a scrunchies). Whatever accessories you choose, remember to keep it simple. Accessories should complement, not overwhelm your hair.
In general it’s time to start warming up your color as we head into warmer months. Address any unwanted brassiness with a toner and get your hair shades back in harmony. It’s a great time to get a gloss color to give your hair an added glow.
Balayage-inspired looks continue to dominate the color scene. Starting with a realistic base and adding a vibrant color on top means you’ll see less regrowth and won’t have to rush back to the salon for a touch up. Blondes have been rocking the Rose Gold look for awhile but we love the and we love the brunette version of this trend - Chocolate Rose. With a rich brown base and reddish pink highlights painted on top, this look is both fun and elegant.
If you’re feeling a little more bold this spring, the spectrum of shades is really as endless as your imagination. So don't be afraid to live in color!
If you spent the winter taking hot showers & pumping up the heat, chances are your hair will need some help to repair and recover from moisture loss. A recent New York Times article recommends Oribe Gold Lust Pre Shampoo Intense to replenish moisture and we have to agree. This rejuvenating pre-shampoo treatment balm melts into hair, moisturizing deeply and repairing as it protects against harsh aggressors such as washing, styling and pollution. Restores strength softness and shine and are restored. Apply to dry hair (mid-shaft to ends) and leave on 20 minutes before shampooing. Use once a week for best results.
Since spring is the rainy season, we also recommend a product to protect your hair from the elements. If you regularly blow-dry your hair, you’ll want to pick up Kerastase Discipline Keratine Thermique. This hair-smoothing leave-in styling treatment smooths frizz and fly-aways with humidity protection and restores inner flexibility. Apply it to towel-dried hair and then detangle before heat styling.
Hot product tip for men - use a gel based product in the winter and spring and switch to a clay based product in the summer. You don’t want to use a gel in the summer when you’re adding sweat to the mix but it adds a nice shine in the winter months Be sure to run fingers through the gel to break it up before it dries. A clay isn’t quite as stiff but will still give you the control you need.