Break out your hair rut

Friday, 1 June 2012

A new season means a new beauty routine. Include your hairstyle in that routine as well with these tips and tricks from the latest fashion runways.

Big Bang TheoryBig Bang Theory

From wispy and sideswept to pin-straight and full, the flirty fringe stole the spotlight at John Galliano, Hermès, Marc Jacobs, and Miu Miu.
GET THE LOOK: Forgo perfectly blunt ends – choppy, layered bangs are more flattering for most face shapes and easier to trim yourself.

Firzz forecastFrizz forecast

The ’80s are having a moment – as evidenced by the recent Debbie Gibson Tiffany Reunion Tour. Also making a comeback: crimped hair (with a softer touch this time), as seen at Costume National and Viktor & Rolf.
GET THE LOOK: Break out the crimper if you kept one from back in the day. If not, crib the styling trick used backstage at Oscar de la Renta: Zigzag one-inch sections of hair around U-shaped bobby pins, then set the wave by clamping down on it with a flatiron. Brush out to lighter-than-air perfection.

Plaits pleasePlaits please

Oversize, slightly mussed braids – fashioned across the crown or cascading down the back – transformed manes at Valentino and Ruffian for a sophisticated (not schoolgirl) vibe.
GET THE LOOK: ‘It’s a woven look, not a perfect braid, says Kayley Pak of the John Barrett Braid Bar in NYC, who suggests applying pomade to fingers before braiding to ensure a good grip on hair.

Originally written by Maureen Choi, this article appeared on MarieClaire.com.

Images: Shutterstock.com

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Megan Kakora has helped launch the websites of, and been the online editor for, some of South Africa’s biggest glossy magazines. She believes in less-is-more, except when it comes to her collection of nail polish colours.
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  1. Sue1N

    A change is as good as a holiday! Who does not feel good when your hair looks great?!

    10 months ago •

  1. Riekie

    I love the bangs, however I cannot handle it when it gets a bit too long

    2 years ago •

  1. Ting

    Love the bangs, but you really need the face shape for it and need to have the time and patience to maintain it!

    2 years ago •

  1. BeautyBloggess

    Have recently started practising some new braiding techniques. Never used to be able to do it myself but I’m getting there.

    2 years ago •

  1. Maria Meyer

    My friends think I am a chameleon. I have had every colour hair you can think of and all of them look good with my skin colour and bright blue eyes. I have also had numerous styles and love doing something different each time I enter the salon. Love looking like a new sixpence each time I leave there

    2 years ago •

  1. ODENDAAL

    Wish I had longer hair….that’s why I love my wig…

    2 years ago •

  1. Varsha

    Thanks for the inspiration.. Been rocking plaits for a while now and love it for winter :)

    2 years ago •

  1. Kersop

    I found that a braid stays in best about two days after you have washed your hair. If you do wash your hair every day use a dry shampoo after you have dried your hair on the part you are going to braid, it will keep your hair for falling out.

    2 years ago •

  1. Kennelly

    Plaits look good. I have tried this but can’t get the pait to stay where I put it. Not very successful with styling hair.

    2 years ago •

  1. Guccigirl

    I have curly hair and am loving the plaits! The slightly messy look suits the curly hair really well.

    2 years ago •

  1. The Ferosh 1

    I’ve done bang! Didn’t suit my features :(

    2 years ago •

  1. ricebunny

    love plaits ever since i was a young girl. it reminds me of princesses

    2 years ago •

  1. The Ferosh 1

    Love the oversized braids,looks great

    2 years ago •

  1. Visagie

    Great article. I hate bad hairdays

    2 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    Nothing changes your mood and get your spirits up like a new hair cut! I love trying out different styles and colours.

    2 years ago •

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