warm weather is here and it's time to tame those tresses! spring is a great time to refresh your look whether it be by updating your hairstyle, makeup routine or adding a few new pieces to your wardrobe. getting a haircut instantly revives my interest in styling my hair. i get lazy with my hair if it gets too long and just blah. adding some highlights, a glaze or a new cut will make you feel so much better and rejuvenated!
if you're on the fence about changing your look (as i often am) maybe these styles will give you the inspiration and nudge you were needing.
wondering what in the world a lob is? it's essentially a long bob. this look is great if you're somewhat conservative about chopping all of your locks off. it gives your hair shape and body, but leaves those longer pieces in front so that's it isn't too much of a change too quickly. image via brit + co.
to style this look add a root volumizer and texture spray to damp hair. rough dry with blowdryer and use a 1" curling iron or wand to add waves. take random sections and curl midshaft leaving out the ends for 3-5 seconds. remember, any longer and you'll have curls not waves.
bob + bangs
ahh, i love this so much! if only my cheeks weren't so full i would totally rock a bang. if you're going for this look just ask your stylist for a textured shoulder length bob and bangs. just really be sure that you're on the same page with your stylist. explain you would like the bang and bob textured as opposed to a blunt cut. also, talk to your stylist about bang length. this looks best if they fall just below your eyebrows. image via nasty gal.
to style, use a root volumizer applied to damp hair along with a texture spray. rough dry hair and use a 1" curling iron or wand to curl the midshaft. be sure to take randomly sized sections and only apply heat for 3-5 seconds. to get the messy look just scrunch hair with your fingers while spraying with a light hold finishing spray. tame any crazy hairs with a wide tooth comb.
why not just go ahead and take the plunge? this cut is so stylish and modern. it would be great for a lot of face shapes and hair textures as well. image via pinterest.
to style add volumizing mousse to roots of damp hair. use a vent brush to lift hair at the root while drying. barely wave the ends of hair with a 1-1/2" curling iron or wand. lift hair at bang area and crown and spritz a dry shampoo on the roots. tease slightly for messiness and lift.
long + layers
have long hair that you're unwilling to part with? ask your stylist to throw some layers in there. for this look, request face framing layers that start at chin-length. image via pinterest.
for volume, add a root lift to damp hair and style with a ceramic round brush. apply vanishing oil to midshaft and ends while hair is still damp. section your hair into three horseshoe sections and begin drying from bottom section upward. finish with light hold hairspray.
this cut is a little more preppy and polished, but still lovely. for this style you'll just really want to ask for a one-length cut just below your shoulders. image via pinterest.
to style, start by adding a smoothing serum to midshaft and ends of damp hair. if you'd like a little oomph add some volumizing mousse to your roots, but it's not a necessity. rough dry turning your head over and focusing at the roots for some natural lift. flip hair back over and finish drying with a paddle or vent brush. smooth ends with a flat iron and spritz a shine spray to finish.
want something really different? opt for a chin-length asymmetrical cut. talk to your stylist about adding texture and a side bang. this look is best with a mid-length side bang hitting just below the eye. image via keiko lynn.
to style, start with a texture spray on mids and ends of damp hair. spritz a volumizing spray at root area. turn your head over and rough dry focusing at root area. use a 1" curling iron leaving out the ends to get the barely there wave. tuck one side behind your ear to focus on the asymmetrical style of this cut. finish with a light hold texture or finishing spray.
this haircut takes us back to the 70s, but in a good way. let your stylist know that you'd like to keep the length, but add lots of layers and textures to achieve a modern version of the shag. your bangs should be long and textured for this look. ask for the length to be just above your eyelids. image via brit + co.
to style just spritz a texture spray on damp hair and rough dry. start waves closer to the root for this look using a 1-1/2" curling iron or wand. spray dry shampoo at roots for lift and finish with light hold finishing spray.