Trend - Waves
L-R Burberry Prorsum, Balmain, Burberry Prorsum, Proenza Schouler
Waves are still rocking the catwalks from last season however for AW12 we are looking at a more natural texture than the Vintage Vixen style seen at SS12. Think bed-head, windy day hair and naturally dried and your halfway there. Loose tonging on the ends for a flick and uneven texture is key and investing in a good sea-salt spray (or DIY-ing your own) will end up being your best friends.
Personally I adore a natural texture to waves as it is how I wear my hair 80% of the time. Mix in a bit of the new seasons parting trends and you are set to go!
Trend - Partings
L-R Dior, Lanvin, Roberto Cavalli, Rag & Bone
Partings will always be something to have but for AW we are losing the soft blown out ideal and going for a neat straight part slicked to perfection, no fly-aways here! So whether you will wear yours centred or to one side, make sure it’s neat. If you are wearing a side part exaggeration seems to be key. So don’t just go half-hearted most seem to be pushed as far as where your eyebrow starts to bend down again, just make sure your face shape can handle it.
Trend - Ponytails
L-R Anna Sui, Jason Wu, Ralph Lauren, Chanel
Trend - Twists
L-R Gucci, Fendi, Valentino,Rick Owens
While braids were all the rage at the SS12 catwalks twists have taken over this season, with everything from a simple twist to keep the hair out of your face to halos and buns. It is the easiest (and simplest) way to update your style for the season.
Trend - Accessories
L-R Rochas, Rodarte, Gucci, Oscar de la Renta
Barrettes, Hair jewels and Head bands adorned the hair and heads of the models for AW12 and is the easiest way into the Opulence trend if brocade and patterned silks are not really your style. Make a head band with a silk scarf and antique broach, turn the same broach into a hair pin to clip some locks off your face or into a barrette for your own bespoke look.
Hope you like the trends. Show me how you wear them!