This Season's Hottest Hair Trends
Avant Garde Hair Styles
A model is seen wearing a headpiece from hairdresser Joey Scandizzo. Photo: Mick Tsikas
1.The Pretty Fringe
As seen at: Marni and Versace
Why you’ll love it: Think less Rooney Mara, more Felicity Jones, (the gorgeous star of Like Crazy) and you get the pretty picture. Word of warning: adding a brow-skimming fringe instantly shifts the focus to the nose, so ask your stylist to cut in stages, starting with longer layers around the face or curtain-style bangs to help you ease into the look.
What you’ll need: Dry shampoo. Use it to soak up excess oil and boost volume in at the roots in-between washes.
Felicity Jones works the new season's fringe like a boss.
2.The Show Pony
As seen at: Calvin Klein, Chanel and Christian Dior.
Why you’ll love it: Perfect for stretching an extra day or two out of a blow-dry, it’s all about slicked-back hair, gathered into a pony, either at the nape of the neck or higher up on the head like Amy Adams, for maximum impact.
What you’ll need: Hat elastic. Unlike a straight up hair elastic, hat elastic allows you to tailor the amount of tension to suit the thickness of the hair to keep the crown bump-free.
Amy Adams works the show pony like a boss.
3. The Great Divide
As seen at: Jil Sander, Lanvin and Nina Ricci.
Why you’ll love it: You can go down the I-mean-serious-business road and make like the models at Jil Sander with a super shiny, deep side part, or you can follow Rachel Weisz's lead and leave the hair to fall naturally to one side.
What you’ll need: Sea salt spray. Spritz it through the roots on damp hair and leave it to air-dry before messing up the ends with your hands for a slightly disheveled finish.
Clever tip: If you’re new to the full-on part, use the arch of the brow as a guide to where the part line should start.
Rachel Weisz works the side part like a boss.
4. The Romantic Roll
As seen at: Gucci, Rodarte and Vera Wang.
Why you’ll love it: Nowhere near as stuffy or time consuming as last season’s French roll, it’s all about windswept hair that’s twisted and loosely pinned into place. Think Charlize Theron at this year's Golden Globes.
What you’ll need: Hairspray, a tail comb and bobby pins. The more texture you have in the hair, the better the hold, so backcomb from the roots to the ends and finish with a light mist of hairspray before pinning.