Friday, 7 September 2012

Autumn/Winter 12 - Hair Trends

So here we go with the hair trends, I figured it would break up the last of the AW12 trends with some hair trends for you to start thinking of trying some out to wear with your new seasons outfits.

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

Ponytails dominated the catwalks this season but all had one thing in common, the hair was straight and sleek. Worn either with or without a parting sleekness seemed to be the theme, with hair being pulled onto the head rather than the wispy romance of the Spring catwalks, although the occasional catwalk did allow for some height to the crown. Ponytails were wrapped with either strands of hair out of the tail or leather ribboning.

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!

Emmie xo


  1. Well I've been doing all these, I must be mega on trend haha! But in all seriousness I went from a side parting to a centre parting which I've not had for years and I feel a lot more confident. I think with fine hair like mine if you have a side parting for too long you get that horrid comb over look.

    1. yes, that is true. Good for you wearing the trends early! the only one i can claim is the messy waves, but thats my hair naturally. Though i did go all SS12 the other day and wear 40's waves inspired by Michael Van Der Ham models.


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