January 20, 2011

2011 is here!

Happy New Year fans!

I have let the blog slip over the last few months, which have been crazy crazy months for me, but here I am. Instead of guaranteeing a weekly blog, I will be aiming for closer to monthly, or bi-weekly if I can swing it. Also, I will be making the blogs a tad bit shorter. I realized that I ramble a lot and keep going on about things that have nothing to do with what I am talking about. Just like that last sentence there.

It's a new year and with a new year come new fashions, trends, and hairstyles. What we will be seeing a lot of for the rest of the winter is practical colours and hair cuts. The bob is making another surge in popularity but this time, it is a longer version of what we have been seeing. Colours are still very rich and strong, but still subdued and mysterious. Men's styles have begun to grow out a little, in anticipation of the lazy summer months but still in keeping with the clean cut, 1960's option.

Jessica Alba is currently sporting the longer bob. She has chosen to pair hers with a short fringe. Although a fringe of her length is not practical in everyday life, as it hangs in the eyes, the idea behind the fringe is to accent the eyes and give the cut an edge.
The other option for this cut is to get rid of the fringe and opt for some shorter layers in the front, what I call Psuedo-bangs. Sandra Bullock had a great version of this option a while ago and it is still one of my favorite styles on her.

In both options, the ends are left quite blunt. There is a distinct movement away from the texture and pieces we have seen in the last couple years. Although still maintaining layering and internal texture, the overall look is clean, polished and a little bit heavy. This is not to say that you can't have the texture if you want, but make sure it is being placed internally and that the outline of the cut is left solid.

Ryan Reynolds' look
Moving on to men. First, I would just like to say that if you men are ever lost on what to do for your hair or even your basic style, just look up a recent picture of Ryan Reynolds and go with what he is doing. That man is never far off the trends and he always looks impeccable, whether in jeans and a t-shirt, a winter coat or a suit. That being said, he is a prime example of the direction in men's hair styling right now.

Don Drape, AMC's Mad Men
Slightly longer lengths are going to be the trend for men in the coming year. Last fall we saw a decidedly Mad Men, 1960's business man look and this year continues the trend but with a softer, more laid back flair. Think of a laid back Don Draper. A style and length like this can be worn pulled to the side or messed up a little bit more. However, the option is still there, a totally on trend, to slick the hair a bit more for that very dapper look.

That's all for now. Hope this helps you plan out your hair for the next few months. The questions have slowed down over the past few months so lets start them up again. You can find me on facebook @ Victoria, Ph.D or drop me a message here.

Comments and suggestions are always appreciated.

Happy Hair Day!