The new season is upon us and it’s time to let down those locks and embrace the latest hair trends we’ve seen coming through this year. Spring is about fresh starts and trying something new so there’s no time like the present for adopting a new hairstyle for the coming season ahead. Don’t worry if you’re stuck for ideas - we’ve selected some of the key trends spotted on catwalks that will suit however daring you’re willing to go…
Whether it’s smooth and sleek or full of volume, the ponytail was all over catwalks from Oscar de la Renta to Jason Wu. Both practical and on-trend, it’s a simple style that can be adopted by everyone, no matter the occasion or hair type. Add some texture and embellishment by including flowers and decorative slides for the perfect spring style.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, the bob is this season’s must-have style that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere fast. With so many ways to wear this look and different lengths to be chosen, it’s a classic ‘do that will be sure to flatter any wearer. Seen on high fashion catwalks such as Givenchy and Chloe, and not to mention almost every celebrity on the red carpet, it’s important to choose the right style for you before you go for the chop!
The Tousled Waves
Carefree waves are the sign of brighter days to come and this is the traditional look that’s fresh off the beach. Adopt a wanderlust, free-spirited stance for the new season and go for a tousled look. Spotted on runways from Valentino to Burberry Prorsum, this style can be achieved with either curling tongs or salt spray, depending on the type of waves you’re after.
The Platinum Shade
If you’re happy with your hairstyle as it is, why not update your look with a drastic colour shade? Light nights and sunshine calls for a brighter hair colour and blonde hair is still the leading look for this season. For 2016, a platinum colour is all the range, as seen on catwalks such as Vera Wang and Tom Ford and of course, it’s the chosen colour to show off that sunkissed skin.
We’re obsessing over buns here at DreamStyle, and no, we don’t mean the white icing kind! It’s the perfect updo to flaunt those faces and you can mix it up between tight, topknots or softer twists. On the catwalk at Nina Ricci, buns were formed in a neat sphere whereas Philip Lim chose a laidback, flyaway style to showcase his collection.
It’s all about the plaits this spring with braided hairstyles taking centre stage. This daring style has been formed in various ways over spring catwalks, from low braided buns at Dolce and Gabbana to edgy fishtails at Suno. Undone, loose braids at Mara Hoffman and Michael Kors also channel the bohemian hair trend we’ve seen coming through.
The Wet Look
Now this might not be the style you want to take up when you’re going to work, but who’s to say this isn’t the perfect look for when you’re away in a hotter climate? This glossy, wet look ‘do is a fashion week phenomenon that swept the catwalks from Balmain to Zac Posen, proving that now is the time your fresh out-of-the-shower look is bang on trend.