Hair trends for 2013

Monday, 21 January 2013

The nape of the neck

The real focus of hair for 2013 will be the nape of the neck: ponytails, chignons and buns will all be gathered low on the head and accessories will draw the eyes there. It’s all happening in the vulnerable, deeply sexy nape of the neck.

Hair trends for 2013 - The nape of the neck and Sixties Retro

Sixties retro

We’re still with the sixties retro look it seems. The beehive was seen in all four fashion capitals at the recent Fashion Weeks, with side-partings and teasing on the crown providing a slightly subtler take on the look for those who don’t want to go all Amy on us.

Easy ponytails

The humble ponytail is back, thank goodness. Tie it low, at the nape of the neck for a no-fuss on-trend look that is so easy and so sexy.

Hair trends for 2013 - Easy ponytails and Sweeping fringes

Sweeping fringes

Long sweeping fringes are going to be huge. Wear yours long enough to tuck untidily behind one ear for a girly, pretty look.


Accessories can take any outfit from average to sensational – and the same holds true for hair accessories. Whether you wear a sporty neon headband, pearls in your low-slung bun, or a flower in your low pony, it’s your opportunity to wear statement hair. Our favourite though, has to be the printed scarves that were spotted at the Dolce & Gabbana and Marc Jacobs’ shows.

Hair trends for 2013 - Accessories, Criss-crossed braids and The Farrah flick

Criss-crossed braids

There is something so appealing about braids – so easy to do and so versatile! This season, look to criss-crossed braids – simply make a couple or more thin braids and loop them across your head to add interest to long hair. Add an accessory or two for a double whammy.

The Farrah flick

The ever-popular Kate Middleton has updated her do with a flick a la Farrah Fawcett so be ready because where Katie goes, the world follows!

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  1. Caythe

    Sweeping fringe…that’s what I wanna ROCK!

    6 years ago •

  1. Candice

    Love all the new ideas. Love the criss cross braids!

    6 years ago •

  1. KimmyC

    I especially love the easy ponytails and the sweeping fringes. The easy ponytails-look will NEVER go out of fashion and is an all time classic! And the sweeping fringes-look is just so sexy & elegant.

    6 years ago •

  1. Carlene

    Yay! More ideas for my long hair (aside from just sweeping it up into a ponytail)!

    6 years ago •

  1. CandidMissT

    I have medium length hair… The only thing I can really do is the side swept fringe which I have had for a year already now *sad face*

    6 years ago •

  1. Natasha#mommalicious

    Love the ideas as I have long tresses!

    6 years ago •

  1. DebbieT

    Love the easy ponytail and making the little plaits. Just adds something simple yet fun to your do.

    6 years ago •

  1. Sammy

    Loved the Farrah flick and criss-crossed braids

    6 years ago •

  1. SpiceY

    Chignons an buns are so classy. Creates the perfect elegant look.

    6 years ago •

  1. Botes

    always been a fan of the side swept fringe, very feminine

    7 years ago •

  1. RJ

    i used the low pony today ………really nice

    7 years ago •

  1. Vermeulen

    sweeping fringe – looks classy and neat hairstyle

    7 years ago •

  1. Megs

    love the criss-cross braids – can’t wait to try it

    7 years ago •

  1. Lady-T

    Would love to see my doctor in sweeping fringe,…she will definitely be cute.She has fully gorgeous hair

    7 years ago •

  1. Annemarie

    These are a few nice ideas to do with long hair.

    7 years ago •

  1. foreverGLAM

    I love the printed scarfs from the D&G show.

    7 years ago •

  1. Sharn

    the lown bun and cross braids are so me!!!

    7 years ago •

  1. Nuuh

    Wow nice trends I see some styles I would like to try

    7 years ago •

  1. Cat

    love the nape of the neck, so casual but pretty at the same time

    7 years ago •

  1. Leana

    I love this! And the Farrah Fawcett is my go to!

    7 years ago •

  1. Chocolates

    i love the low bun and pony tail in the nape of the neck, it looks so sexy and romantic……;)

    7 years ago •

  1. Glamorous Glitter

    Wow! Al these girls look like they have pixie faces. Love it! Maybe I will try the bun.

    7 years ago •

  1. may-may 22

    interesting .. i’ll give this a go

    7 years ago •

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