A new hairstyle is the easiest way to update your look for the New Year – and everyone knows that a good hair day can make you look and feel on top of the world.
Whether you want to experiment with a new colour, go for a Brazilian Blow Dry or a whole new cut, we have five favourite hairstyles to choose from to make sure that you have luscious locks every day for 2013.
The award-winning team at Rush Hair salons have shared their top picks for New Year style with quotes from in-house professional artists to help you choose a style that matches your personality and how to maintain the freshly-styled look at home.
Dip-dye was hot in 2012 and it looks like the warm ombre-tinted palette is set to stay a favourite amongst the fashionistas far into the New Year. Talk over the process with your hairdresser before your appointment to pick a shade that suits you. Colour can be matched specifically a few shades lighter than your natural hair tones to create a seamless effect of natural post-summer highlights but for the more bold, deep pink is the perfect shade to enter Spring with a pop of confidence.
A smart chop is a bold move that will bring out your facial features with radiance whilst remaining easy to maintain and suitably chic from the office to the bar. Wear it slicked back in vintage style like the stunning Les Miserables star Anne Hathaway, or chopped up and messy for a laid-back weekend do which oozes effortless cool.
Without a doubt, the salon’s ‘The Showstopper’ will turn every head this January. Big, bouncy and beautiful, this hairstyle brings warmth and vitality to the curliest of hair, just click on our full gallery of hairstyles to find out how to keep the moisture out of frizz-prone winter tresses…
‘Ask your stylist for a dip-dye. This soft, feminine colour technique blends seamlessly from a darker shade at the root to a lighter shade at the ends. Ask your stylist to use a shade similar to your natural colour at the root for a low maintenance colour.
This look works best on wavy hair but can also be done on straight or curly styles. Lightened ends will need conditioning treatments to keep them feeling and looking healthy. I’d recommend a Fiberceutic treatment by L’Oreal Professionnel in salon along with a take home fiberceutic conditioner to keep your hair feeling great.
Remember that if you are going to have your hair cut, tell your stylist so the colour’s not all cut out!’
THE SHOW STOPPER
‘Big, bouncy and beautiful. This curly stunner has been enhanced with a natural red glossing, this visually expands the curls and adds tremendous shine to every perfect curl. The warmth of the hair is transported to the skin giving the model a youthful glow.
Curly hair loves moisture! So to achieve this look at home on naturally curly hair feed your hair with moisture. Start with the shampoo and conditioner, the better quality product you use the better the result, with this hair type we would use a conditioning mask every time. Curly hair does not like to be disturbed too much so squeeze hair dry, do not rub with a towel, if you need to comb the hair use a wide tooth comb not a brush. Add a generous amount of a smoothing curl cream, squeeze in to the hair and allow to dry naturally. My favourite curl product is Oleo curl cream from Kérstase.’
THE STREET CHIC STAR
‘Fun and chic whilst being an everyday wearable style. The clever placement of chocolate and honey tones around the hairline adds texture, depth and highlights the focal point of the cut, thus giving versatile styling options. The short choppy layers around the crown bring this style to life and create effortless texture.
To achieve this at home wash and condition hair, add a volume product to the roots and smoothing oil such as Kerastase Elixir Ultime to the ends and blowdry with a small paddle brush; the front section may need shaping with a round brush depending on the hair type. Finish the hair with a light pliable paste or spray wax.’
‘”The Princess” is such a stunning look as it’s a long style with lots of character. The blend of blonde tones adds the feeling of expensive-looking hair and they beautifully compliment the choppy graduation around the face. This smooth sleek look has been brought to life with a bouncy turned-under blowdry.
To achieve this look at home wash and condition hair with a moisturising shampoo and conditioning treatment. Add a smoothing heat protector to your mid lengths and ends, apply L’Oréal Professionnel Volumizing Leave-in Spray to the root area. Taking sections, blow-dry the hair with a large round brush, roll each section loosely around your fingers and pin under until cool.’
THE CITY GIRL
‘”The City Girl” look has an amazing shine and flawless finish. The rich dark tone in the hair really compliments the models’ colouring and makes the most of her beautiful brown eyes. The sharp graphic line of this very on-trend bob strengthens the jawline and by dressing the hair back on one side lifts the cheekbones and opens up the eyes.
This look can be achieved at home by using a shine enhancing treatment, blowdrying the hair with a light volume spray and finishing with straightening irons and shine serum.’