Posts Tagged ‘hair trend’

  1. April 15, 2011 by Beauty Booty 411


    Hot Summer Hairstyle: The Cropped Bob! Plus, Tips on How to Manage It

    I actually have never cared much about Emma Watson. And then she cut her hair and I fell in love with her ‘do. Now she’s one of my favourite celebs ever! I love how she rocks this amazing cropped cut. Truly one of the first celebs to get on this trend, Emma pulls off the hottest look of the summer perfectly and she looks absolutely gorgeous.

    Lucky for you, Nhi Tran, Creative Director at Sassoon Salon Toronto has given me some great tips on how you can pull off a short ‘do this summer, too. Before we get into maintenance, remember to discuss which style bob suits your face best with your hairstylist first: layered, extra short, or fringed. Here are some of my favourite bobs for summer to get you thinking.

    Sassoon Photo credit: Lachlan Bailey, Spring/summer 2011 “Demi-Monde” collection


    The Fringed Bob: This extra cropped cut, just like Emma’s, is among the easiest to maintain but it’s definitely a trend for the bold and daring.
    Sassoon Photo credit: Lachlan Bailey, Spring/summer 2011 “Demi-Monde” collection
    The Asymmetrical Bob: This longer version of the cropped cut is ultra-hot and super chic for summer 2011. I love the smooth, straight texture of it and the asymmetrical shape makes it both elegant and modern.
    Sassoon Photo credit: Lachlan Bailey, Spring/summer 2011 “Demi-Monde” collection

    The Extreme Side Part Bob: Parting hair on the side is out and extreme side parts are taking over. The separation being all the way to one side makes the cropped hairstyle edgy and rock chic. I recommend this look for the gals who aren’t shy to make a statement.

    Once you’ve got your bob in place, Nhi Tran has three fab product choices you’ll need to maintain your new trendy hairstyle. She recommends Davines For Wizards Sea Salt Primer No. 14 for the messy, beachy look Emma’s got going on. This sea salt-based styling product will give your hair texture, volume and the perfect messy look.

    For evenings when you may seeking a little more of a smooth look, Nhi recommends Davines For Wizards Mat Forming Ground No. 13. This product will give your shorter hair structure and body even though it promises strong hold.

    If you have coloured cropped hair, Nhi suggests Kérastase Elixir Ultime Serum. This new nourishing product will keep your coloured hair, soft, smooth and healthy, no matter what you do to style it.

    The cropped hairstyle is super easy to maintain for summer is definitely a huge trend for 2011. Will you dare to try it this season? If you do, send me pics to post on the blog!


  2. January 24, 2011 by Beauty Booty 411


    Celebrity Trend: Ombré Hair

    Ombré hair came out last year but no one was really sure whether or not it would catch on. This spring, we know for sure: ombré hair is in. Looking at celebs like Jessica Biel (one of my favourite examples of the hair trend), it’s easy to see why it’s set to be on our radars for the next little while. Not only is it a more natural look, but it’s super easy to maintain. Who knew letting your roots grow out could be such a fabulous thing?

    Nikki Braithwaite, senior colorist and owner of Salon Escape in Toronto says the two-tone look is fashionable and easy to pull off. “Any colour will work and most lengths, too,” she says.


    Lily Aldridge, Rachel Bilson and Whitney Port are also great examples of how to rock ombré hair. They manage to pull off that tousled look that seems effortlessly chic. Lighter ends are definitely hot for the summer season (which I am desperately waiting for, by the way). The key is to make sure you keep your ends hydrated and smooth to prevent it from looking like it’s just poorly maintained. I recommend leave-in conditioners and hair masks once a week to keep your locks soft, smooth and hydrated.

    “For the younger, fashion-forward generation, this trend is here to stay,” Nikki says. Will you be trying out this look for yourself this spring?

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