08 Apr Hairstyle Trends, Spring, Summer, Fall 2015, 2016: Best Cuts, Looks For Working Out, Gym, Yoga, Running To A Date Night
Spring has finally sprung and it’s time to change up your look with some fun new hairstyles. From messy updos to sleek buns, spiraled coils to pretty braids, Devin Toth at Salon SCK in New York City has got you covered. His expert tips and easy to follow steps will keep you looking fresh and oh-so-fashionable!
- The Top Knot – Make a tight pony tail on top of the crown and secure it with a Hair Bungee. Twist the pony until it coils onto itself and then secure it with bobby pins to the base of the ponytail. Throughout the day, pull out a few pieces of hair away from topknot to loosen up the style and make it more fun.
- The Fishtail Braid – Brush the hair back into a sleek ponytail at the bottom left or right side of your head and then secure it with an elastic. Divide the ponytail into 2 sections. Start the braid by bringing just a little piece of hair from one section over to the other one. Now take a little piece of hair from the other section and bring it over to the first one. Repeat this process and create a criss-crossing fishtail braid. After your work, break off, or pull off, the elastic from the ponytail and gently pull out a few hairs from your fringe to soften the look.
- The Ballerina Bun – Tightly brush your hair into a high ponytail and secure it with a bungee. Pull the ponytail through a small foam donut. You can find at Claire’s. Tightly wrap it around the donut while you simultaneously roll the donut to downward to the base of the crown. Secure the ballerina bun with a couple bobby pins for extra support. You can keep it clean and perfectly in place all day!
- Triple Ponytail – Brush all the hair above your ears into a ponytail at the crown and secure the ponytail with an elastic. Then brush the hair above the nape of your neck, add that hair to the previous ponytail and then secure it to ponytail by adding another elastic to the new ponytail about 2 inches lower than the previous elastic. Now take the remaining hair below your nape and add it to the ponytail with another elastic, again about 2 inches lower than the previous one. This cool stylish ponytail will stay secure, unique and last all day.
- Rope Braid Ponytail – Create a side part and rake you hair back with your fingers into a ponytail. Either at the nape of your neck or right in the back of your crown. Divide the ponytail into two sections and then simultaneous twist one section clockwise and the other one counter-clockwise. Gently coil the two sections around one another to create this style and then secure the very bottom of the ponytail with an elastic. This will not be a basic ponytail and will look stylish anywhere.
- Bantu Knots – This is great for curly hair. Apply a cream and gel to all of your hair while its damp, (or wet if it’s really curly); I recommend using Curl Fever by Kerastase, $37; kerastase-usa.com. Take tiny sections and twist them tightly until they coil onto themselves. They should stay in place without even a bobby pin. Once the workout is done and the mini coils of hair are dry (either air dried or blown dry) gently pull out the twisted coils with your fingers. Lightly break up the hair. Your hair will have soft clean waves for the rest of the day once you perfect this styling technique.
- Twisted Halo – Start from one side of your head by your front hairline. Tightly twist the hair downward around your hairline and continue adding and twisting hair by your ears. Repeat the same technique down the hairline towards the bottom of your nape. When your finished twisting one side, repeat the same steps on the other side of your part and continue adding and twisting hair until you reach the nape area at the back of your head. Tuck in all of the hair from both sides up, over and then into the twists in the center of the lower nape. Secure the whole style with bobby pins. Keep the style tight for the workout and later, if you want to, you can pull the twist out just a little bit for the rest of the day to make the style more casual. You can even massage your scalp with your fingers to roughen that up as well if you’d like.
- Messy Twisted Roll – Brush the hair up towards your crown and twist it all into a really messy inverted or figure 8 roll. Only secure it with bobby pins. To tighten the style, help it defy gravity and keep it off your face, try adding a tight decorative headband, you can find them at Lululemon. After the gym, lightly pull up some of the hair between the twist and the headband (on top of the crown) to make a really fashionable bouffant. This style will look soft and feminine all day!
- Side Braid – Section off all of the hair below your ears and brush it into a high ponytail towards at the center of the crown. Secure it with a bungee. Now, starting from around where the eyebrow is located, braid the hair on each side of the head towards the top of that centered ponytail. Add both braids to the ponytail and then twist and coil them all together, upward into a high bun and secure it with bobby pins. After your work out, pinch the bang section of hair upward to make a cool asymmetrical bouffant for the rest of your night on the town. This is the style I gave Georgia May Jagger for a Rimmel London event, photographed by Cosmopolitan, Allure and Into The Gloss.
- Rocker Hair – Flatiron your hair really straight before you go to the gym. For a quick and efficient pin-straight result, I recommend using the Straight Express Iron by Rowenta. After your work out, scrunch just a little bit of sea salt spray or light gel into your hair to make it look more edgy and to enhance the imperfections that that were made by your gym routine. This rocker style will look great with lobs or blunt bobs, especially lighter colored ones.
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