Must-Try Hair Trends for Spring 2012
Bumble and bumble Stylist Amy Farid crafted this look to line up with designer Steven Alan's ethos—casual, done yet undone.
Styling methods: Start with damp hair and layer on a lot of Thickening Hairspray. Using a round hairbrush, set the hair with a slight bend. Once cooled, shake out the set your with hands and create a center part. Pull hair off to the side and create a messy chignon/knot. Pull out pieces around the face and finish off with a light hairspray like Does It All.
This easier-than-it-looks style was inspired by a girl traveling through the desert, says Bb.Stylist Allen Wood.
Styling methods: Wet hair with Surf Spray and then rough dry (use your hands, not a brush) with a blow dryer. Section hair into panels and then backcomb each section, flat iron, and brush out to create texture.
Next, create two rope braids at the hairline and braid them to meet at the back of the head, where the rest of the hair is braided and shaped to achieve a basket woven effect.
Backstage at Alexandre Herchcovitch, Bb.Editorial Stylist Rolando Beauchamp was inspired by the different materials and textures in the collection. He wanted the hair to reflect the clothes with sleek, dry, and perfectly blown out textures.
Styling methods: Wet hair with Prep and add Thickening Hairspray and Styling Creme before drying. Section the top of the head into a square and pull everything else into a low ponytail. Use hairspray on the sides of the head to slick back the hair and create a shiny texture. Blow out the ponytail so it's soft and straight.
Spray the top of the head with Thickening Hairspray and rough blow dry to create texture. Use a 1-inch curling iron and comb out the hair if necessary for additional texture. Lay the top section over the head and secure to the bungee on the ponytail.
We all know her: She's that pretty, young girl with an edgy dark side that makes you want to be her friend. That girl was the inspiration for Bb.Stylist Sabrina Michals' look for Wes Gordon.
Styling methods:Create a middle part then saturate hair with Thickening Hairspray and layer on a bit of Surf Spray. Rough blow-dry (just hands, no brushes) to get a straight texture with a slight bend. Finish with a bit of Does It All Styling Spray or a similar light hairspray.
It may look like a simple, sleek ponytail, but Bb.Editorial Stylist Neil Moodie constructed this style as an architect does a building. The final engineered shape is just as fitting for a day at the office or dinner out as it was on the runway.
Styling methods: Wet hair with Prep and Thickening Hairspray and then use a round hairbrush to blow dry the hair smooth. Create a deep side part with a rattail comb, making sure it is started from the deepest part of the hairline (the recession).
Gather hair into a ponytail just above the nape of the neck and secure with a bungee. Take the front section of hair and loosely create a side bang that wraps around the side of the head and around the ponytail to conceal the bungee.
This look by Bb.Editorial Stylist Laurent Philippon is all about contrast. Models hit the runway with "harsh but shiny hair" as they showcased Behnaz Sarafpour's latest collection
Styling methods: Thoroughly wet hair with Prep. Hand-rake hair into a ponytail at the center back of the head. Apply liberal amounts of Bb.Gel from hairline to ends, heavily coating the entire head. Secure ponytail with a bungee, keeping loose tension on the head.
Split ponytail in half and tie the two sections together so that it looks like a link of knots. Pin the ponytail into an organic chignon at the back of the head. Use your hand to define ridges from the hairline to the chignon using hairspray to give definition. Finish off by saturating the head with Shine On Finishing Hairspray.
This style is perfect for the sporty girl who prefers a more natural look.
Styling methods: Spray Prep and Styling Lotion (at the roots) then blow dry the hair. Separate into 1-inch sections and curl, pointing the curling iron down/vertical and wrapping hair loosely around the barrel. Make sure to curl from the top of hair shaft to the ends. Loosen the curls by brushing lightly with a flat hairbrush. Finish off with a light mist of Shine On Finishing Spray.
At Naeem Khan, Bb.Editorial Stylist Laurent Philippon gave the classic French twist a modern edge, saying he wanted the style to feel "as if it was done in one try."
Styling methods: Part the hair down the center and spray hair with Thickening Hairspray. Blow dry, combing down the sides and spraying Hair Powder at the roots. Section the back of the head and blow dry it very smooth in sections. Backcomb just the roots at the crown and mist with a medium-hold hairspray like Spray De Mode. Pull Styling Wax through the hair then mist Hair Powder all over. Finally, twist up into a French twist, pulling at the front hairline to create softness.
This is what we call a high-fashion, anyone-can 'do. Bb.Editorial Stylist Jordan M was going for a utilitarian look complete with lived-in texture.
Styling methods: Wet hair with a spray bottle filled with water. Layer Prep, Styling Creme, and Brilliantine to achieve a tendril-like texture to the hair. After blow drying, re-apply Brilliantine and mist Hair Powder all over to create a matte, messy texture.
Tie the hair into a low ponytail with an elastic. Wet the top of the head with Thickening Hairspray and let it dry to give a messy texture. Create more dimension on the ponytail by backcombing a few sections, flat ironing, and crimping specific pieces. Finish by misting hairspray.
Bb.Stylist James Pecis was inspired by an adventurous, free-spirited girl for this style spotted backstage at Honor.
Styling methods: Wet hair with Prep and Thickening Hairspray, create a center part, and then rough blow dry with your hands. The hair shouldn't be too wavy. For the front sections, create a slight bend by using your hands to curl pieces around your eyes.
What was Bb.Editorial Stylist Neil Moodie's inspiration for this look? "A rich British girl from the city visiting one of her many country estates." Who doesn't love playing that role on occasion?
Styling methods: Apply Thickening Hairspray or Styling Creme to damp hair. Rough blow dry to smooth, and then create a part slightly off to one side. Using a 1/4-ich curling iron, create tight spiral curls all over the head. Let cool to set, and then brush out with a paddle brush. Tuck under and pin to create a faux bob. Create a few finger waves at the front on each side of the part. Finish with a spritz of hairspray.
Bb.Stylist James Pecis describes this look as having "architectural elements but organically done." In other words, it looks fancy but it's super easy to do at home.
Styling methods: Create a clean middle part. Wet hair with Thickening Hairspray then rough blow dry with hands to achieve texture in the hair. Section the front of the head into two vertical sections starting behind the upper ear and backcomb lightly, misting a light hairspray like Does It All to create more texture. Gather the hair into a low ponytail. Flip the hair up into a loop and secure it with a black elastic.
This style is a little more runway than everyday (Bb.Editorial Stylist Jimmy Paul designed the look to mimic the hat in Ohne Titel's new collection), but you can get a similar, more natural 'do at home by skipping the heavy gel or including all of your hair in the low, braided ponytail
Styling methods: Create a left side part and section the top front of the hair diagonally. Wet hair all the way through by spraying from roots to ends with a combination of water and Thickening Hairspray. Do not comb through so that the hair will dry shiny and slick. Pull the rest of the hair (not the top section) back into a low ponytail and tie with a bungee. Braid the ponytail to the bottom. Saturate the top section in Bb.Gel and drape it like a circle over the forehead, pinning it into place. Finish with hairspray for hold.