14 March 2011

Is Your Hair Cutting It?

We've had that sweet spot in the beauty calendar recently. That magical time of year when award season fuses with fashion month; in other words, it’s a fashion fest of hot new looks. Naturally, my beauty radar is on high alert. One thing I’ve noticed? It’s time to sharpen up your hairstyle. Bye bye Boho.

It’s showing up in many forms. Long hair has made the shift from flower-power to power-player, with Riri, Jennifer Hudson, Ciara and Kelly Osbourne all working this season’s sleeker hair looks at the Grammys. I’m also feeling January Jones’ scissor-sharp side sweep at the Unknown premiere.

Then BAM! Jennifer Aniston cuts her hair into a slick meant-for-business bob, which she debuted at the Spanish premiere of her film Just Go With It. Now when the queen of ‘Playing It Safe’ cuts her hair, you know you’ve got to sharpen up your look fast. Heh, even Justin Bieber’s traded his famous floppy mop for a choppier, fiercer style. Kerching!

A former Boho girl myself, I’ve recently succumbed to the wiles of a good blow-dry and shine spray. But I feel it’s time for a radical hair revamp. If you, like me, isn’t feeling now enough, check out these 3 new ways to get your hair on.

That 70’s Bob
So chic. Think Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface and Lauren Hutton in American Gigolo. It may look like it requires some velcro rollers and some serious blow-drying action but if Olivia Palermo’s fabulous front row hair is anything to go by, it’s worth the effort.

The Superheroine Slick
Put down the tongs already, straight and sleek is where it’s at. So, if you’ve got long hair quit with the hippy look already, it’s time to dust off those straightening irons.

Banging bangs
The easiest way to transform your look without committing to a full-on crop, fringes are everywhere from catwalk to red carpet. Just think of its wrinkle disguising powers.

 

- Annabel Jones


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