The naturally pretty, thoroughly modern looks of spring and summer 2012 hairstyles according to the experts at Redken.
Hold on to your hairpins! It’s that time again when we dig up what’s new in spring and summer hair trends and we’re here to say: HOT, HOT, HOT! We’ve rounded up what you’ll be seeing this spring in hair “do’s” according runway stylist and Redken creative consultant Guido along with the how-to’s and must-have Redken products to create the looks.
This spring, wet hair looks aren’t just about slicked-back hair. The styles have texture, body and movement for style that’s anything but watered down.
One of our personal faves, the low ponytail, is still going strong this season but with a slight twist. Ponytails are a great go-to style for days when you are running late but don’t have to be frumpy. To create a textured pony, wet hair and apply a generous amount of guts 10 root targeted volume spray foam from roots to ends. Scrunch to create a wavy texture, and then pull into a low pony, leaving out some pieces around the face. Finish with shine flash 02 glistening mist.
Take texture one step further with a chic fresh-from-the-pool knot. Apply All Soft Argan-6 Multi Care Oil to hair, pull back into a low ponytail, then wrap the tail around the base and secure to create a messy bun. This elegant style is good for those last-minute cocktail parties!
As anyone who follows fashion knows, braids are here to stay and we aren’t complaining! The tousled French twist is always a girly addition to any look. Apply satinwear 02 ultimate blow-dry lotion to damp hair and rough dry to add texture. Create a left side-part, then pull hair into a French twist and secure with bobby pins. Spray on forceful 23 super strength finishing spray for lasting control.
Casual-cool is the name of the game this season. Think of it as texture with a point of view – dangerous, chic and utterly cool. To style roughed-up waves, create a messy center or side part, work in tousle whip 04 soft texturizing cream-wax, then blow-dry hair until it is 80 percent dry. Then, leave your hair to dry naturally – this brings out texture. Once hair is completely dry, apply a small amount of powder grip 03 mattifying hair powder to the roots for added texture and volume.
Whether wavy or straight, hair that’s worn down has indisputable sophistication. Sometimes, nothing but the perfect blow-dry will do. Get a bouncy blowout by applying velvet gelatine 07 cushioning blow-dry gel to damp hair and blow-drying with a round brush. Then smooth on a small amount of All Soft Argan-6 Multi-Care Oil.
Essential Hair Tools for Spring
- Vent brush for a rough blow-dry (or simply use your fingers)
- Round or paddle brush for a smooth blow-dry
- Blow dryer with nozzle
- Flat iron
- 1-inch curling iron
- Ponytail elastics
Essential Redken Hair Products for Spring
To add volume:
- full frame 07 all-over volumizing mousse
- aerate 08 all-over bodifying cream-mousse
- guts 10 root targeted volume spray foam
To boost texture/enhance curl:
- powder grip 03 mattifying hair powder
- tousle whip 04 soft texturizing cream-wax
- hardwear 16 super-strong sculpting gel
To enhance a blowout:
- satinwear 02 ultimate blow-dry lotion
- velvet gelatine 07 cushioning blow-dry gel
To add shine:
- All Soft Shampoo and Conditioner
- All Soft Argan-6 Multi-Care Oil
- shine flash 02 glistening mist
To finish any style:
- fashion work 12 versatile working spray
- pure force 16 non-aerosol fixing spray
- quick dry 18 instant finishing spray
- forceful 23 super-strength finishing spray
For more spring and summer hair trends along with helpful tips and steps, visit redken.com.