Last week I started getting all your little lovelies prepared for next summer, by filling you in about one of the big hair trends for summer next year, the ponytail. So you have plenty of time to practice (cooped up in doors over the winter months – rain, wind and hair don’t go well together), it’s time for the next instalment in the Hairbomb guide to summer 2012 hair trends.
I know this next trend is going to be very popular with all fans of Hairbomb out there – the statement painted style. If you want to stand out from the crowd next summer and have a fondness for bright colours then this is the trend for you. It might not seem like the kind of look that is suitable for everyday, but it was certainly all over the catwalks of the Spring Summer 2012 fashion weeks. I’m talking, of course about the painted statement style.
My favourite painted style, has to be the pastel up-do’s seen on the Thakoon catwalk show. Created by Odile Gilbert for Kerastase, the inspiration came from a hair technique commonly used in India that involves lots of pink clay. The look was created by sprinkling clay powder into the hair and then painting on wet clay in a variety of candy colours including, blue, green, pink, lavender and violet.
On the catwalks of Julien Macdonald, hair was slicked back before being painted in white, black or red paint. I must say that the effect was astoundingly beautiful, gibing the models a strong, almost sci-fi vibe. While over on the catwalks of Top Shop unique, the hair was covered in gold leaf for a super bling look that reflected the lights from the catwalks, giving the models an extra sparkle.
Although these looks may seem like they are hard to achieve for yourself at home, there are plenty of coloured hairsprays out there that can give you a taster of the looks created for Thakoon and Julien Macdonald. And although they are harder to come by there are coloured powdered clays that can be used to add some colour to the hair. Additionally, you mix some of your favourite powdered eye shadow with some light hair gel or clay to recreate the look on a more subtle scale.
If you are feeling extravagant you can recreate the gold foil look from Top Shop Unique, by slicking back the hair with honey and applying actual gold leaf to the hair…ritzy stuff. If you are of less extravagant tastes then you can slick back your hair in whatever manner you deem fit and then apply a glitter eyeliner in gold (or another metallic shade if you choose).
But beware, considering the calibre of the summers we get here in Britain, there is a big chance of rain, so if you do choose this look and don’t want to appear like a deranged clown, keep an umbrella close by.
- This is Gems, Signing off!