2010’s Top 3 Hairstyles
Getting bangs is a quick way to update your ‘do, but remember that maintaining your new fringe takes time and money. Bangs need to be trimmed every 2 to 3 weeks, depending on their shape. Mini bangs, for example, will need more frequent trimmings while long, layered bangs allow for more time between visits to your favorite salon.
Curly haired girls aren’t immune to the allure of bangs, nor should they be. The key is to sport long, angled bangs with those curly locks. Then, use a blow dryer and a round brush to lengthen bangs without flattening them out.
And for those who want to get bangs but can’t bear to commit, try Warren Tricomi’s Instant Bangs, clip in bang extensions made of 100% human hair and available in 14 shades (although bangs can also be customized by you colorist to perfectly match your hair hue).
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Deep Side Ponytails
If your go-to hairstyle happens to be your only style, you’ll love this easy to replicate ‘do from celebrity stylist Sam Brocato.
Brocato created messy yet modern side ponytails for the NIMA Fall 2010 NYFW show, and gave us step by step instructions for making the model-perfect hair seen on the runway a reality.
First Brocato and his crew used large barrel curling irons to curl hair in sections.
Next, they created a chic hair knot (pictured) and set it with Brocato’s Moveable Hold Hair Spray ($12.95 at upscale salons)
“The hair knot was achieved by pulling the hair from the back of the right ear diagonally across to the left nape where it was put in a small elastic for control,” explained Brocato.
“From a deep right side part, the entire front left section of the hair was draped over the left ear and into the back nape area where it was wrapped around the first pony tail beginning to create the folded look to the shape."Finally, the hair that was left out in front of the right ear was brushed back creating a very close flat effect. This remaining hair was put into the pony tail and bobby pinned in place for the final effect,” said Brocato.
At NYFW, the models at Tibi and Tracy Reese wore wild, untamed bed head ‘dos that boasted ringlets, waves and the like.
If you’ve got natural curly hair, the look is easy to achieve: just finger comb hair and allow curls to air dry. It’s essential to use a high-quality styling product, such as Moroccan Oil Intense Curl Cream (available at upscale salons). This curl cream defines curls while setting your style of choice, enhancing shine and hydrating traditionally dry curly locks.
But even those with pin straight hair can get the look without a perm in sight. Start by applying mousse to damp hair; we like Brocato’s Swell Volume Full Body Gel Mousse. Next, to attain volume at the root, allow hair to air dry while pinned on top of your head and then, using two different sized curling irons, curl the hair in sections, randomly alternating curling irons to create curls of different widths throughout the hair.
The final look is carefree and confident, an of-the-moment style for women willing to put in the time to go beyond the typical daily ‘dos.
After all, as always, looking like you just rolled out of bed takes work.