They say fashion repeats itself, and as I’m getting older I am definitely starting to see this consistently happen. Things I never, ever thought would come back in fashion (and for good reason!), have been glimpsed amongst the London Fashion Week goers and on the catwalk itself. We’re basically going to be having a nineties resurgence, which I know apparently is what we’ve been having solidly for the last five years but this time we’re embracing all sides of it, even the icky. The icky being Trustafarian DREADLOCKS.
Bluergh, I hate them so much. I simply don’t understand how this look is coming back in as it’s so.. ugly. But alas I personally have spotted a couple of people at Fashion Week with the ‘do, and have also noticed various shows styling their models hair in a similar fashion for the upcoming season.
Thankfully, not all hair trends for the next season are as drastic and unkept; although unkept is a big theme for many of them. Extreme side partings were plentiful, and hair was kept messy, textured and unstyled with added ‘natural kinks’ to give authenticity. For the bohemian in you, messy fishtails and cutesy braids placed strategically in an up-do were also key hair looks, and when it comes to accessories – headscarves are back! Little, cute handkerchief ones or simply a length of material rolled around the hairline, it’s all there. Thankfully the large flower trend is ready to stay for at least another season (yay, my beautiful flower crowns won’t go to waste!), with the addition of them being placed in the hair individually also.
For those who aren’t feeling grungy, don’t panic! The other more vanilla side of the nineties was also being showcased with clean, minimalist, slicked side buns and general uber-groomed wet looks.
If you’re hesitant to let go of your dip dye or ‘funky’ colour (eugh, hate the word funky), you can probably still squeeze another season out of it! Whilst kids on the street are opting for punkier, intense colours, on the catwalk was still very much pastels, silver-aquas and washed out.
Which reminds me, I need to get mine re-done. I am so tempted to do it myself after seeing countless other brunettes (not quite jet blacks, though!) do the home DIY job and it looking ACE. But that orange brassiness in my hair is too dangerous to tempt out with bleaching myself; I think professional is my only feasible option to avoid all potential calamities. Obviously it’s more costly, but for the peace of mind I’ve discovered it’s worth it if like me you fall apart over any hair disasters.
Trying to book an appointment in is a bit tricky at the moment as my diary is constantly changing and updating, I’m finding it really hard to stick to appointments planned far in advance. Apparently there’s this thing called salon software which is coming more widespread amongst hairdressers in London, allowing you to view appointment availability directly online so you can see at a moments notice if a salon has any free slots for that day/week/month. Pretty handy, eh? FYI, I’m going to be boring though and just get the ends lightened again.
So which Fashion Week SS13 hair trend do you see yourself rocking next season?
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