Tag Archives: fall trends

It’s time for some hot air!

2 Sep

The seventies are back, baby.

This fall, fashion is going glam with trends that are tweaked from the seventies. In the summer, we saw the emergence of maxi dresses and skirts, platforms, sequins, jumpsuits and rompers, big floppy hats and statement jewellery. Well, this fall is no different and adds fur trims and vests, the return of flared pants, and earthy tones. And the hair is beautiful.

When the humidity dies down, consider retiring the high buns, braids and beach hair to go retro – pin straight hair with a middle part and voluminous, soft blowouts are in… and we couldn’t be happier. The spotlight is on long, shiny and bouncy hair that is easy and manageable for everyone.

If you already have straight hair, this is easy peasy – just part your hair in the middle, use a frizz-fighting, high-shine serum and you’re done! If you have a slight wave, it may be time to embrace the flat-iron. But don’t worry. It’s not scary. Make sure you apply a heat protecting product before using your hot tools and go by small sections. And to limit damage to your hair, it’s better to turn the heat up on your flat-iron and run it over your hair only once rather than over and over again at a lower setting.

If straight is too boring for you then consider the bouncy blowout. Use a round brush and mousse to get lots of volume when blowdrying. You may also use a flat-iron or hot rollers to add some curls and oomph to your do, set with some hairspray, and voila! Instant glam.

Considering the deliberately messy and low maintenance hair of the spring and summer, adding some style to your tresses is a welcome change and it looks fabulous with the colours and textures that will be seen in the next months. So bust out those hot tools, brushes and rollers… we promise you’ll feel gorgeous.

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Once you go black, you never go back!

31 Aug

We touched on this last week, but fall is just around the corner. I know.. I’m sorry to keep rubbing it in, but it just can’t be ignored. However, as we also mentioned last post, fall is a great excuse to try a fresh look and get rid of tired looking summer hair. It’s time to consider going darker!

As a blonde myself, I sometimes feel like I don’t give enough love to gorgeous, dark tresses. But with fall’s fashion trends including a throwback to the ’70s, with rich colours and textures like fur, darker hair couldn’t match more perfectly!

If you’ve decided to go darker, you need to figure out which dark shade suits your skin tone best. Just like there are endless shades of blonde, choosing a dark colour isn’t as simple as just black or brown. You also have to consider your make-up routine – the same make-up looks different on blondes than on brunettes and depending on your colouring, you might need to wear more to prevent looking washed out. And don’t forget your eyebrows!

But it’s not all a hassle! Colouring your hair dark requires a lot less maintenance than light hair, especially since beach season is over and you don’t have to worry about the sun fading your colour. It’s also less damaging, so say hello to amazing shine!  The favourite thing about dark hair according to the Haartek ladies, though,  is that it’s more exotic and mysterious than lighter hair. And nothing makes your eyes pop quite like a rich, dark hair colour.

The most important thing to consider before you go dark, however, is how dedicated you will be to the new style. You need to remember that it’s much harder to switch to a lighter shade from a dark colour, so transitioning back might take a longer time. But that’s if you want to go back. Because as Carla, an Associate Stylist and lover of dark hair, says, “Once you go black, you never go back.”

Here are some of our favourite raven-haired ladies that make blondes drool with envy at their shiny, exotic manes:

Get me to the nearest haberdashery!

25 Aug

It’s the end of August, and as much as it pains me to say it – summer is coming to an end. (Please, don’t hurt me.)

The plus side, however, is that fall weather and fashion happens to be some of the best (unless of course you are a beach or ski bum). With the fall comes crisp air and perhaps a few more rainy days, and thus, some style adjustment! Maybe you’re thinking of going darker or getting an edgier cut to go with the fall fashion trends, or maybe you’re growing out a shorter summer style for the winter. Regardless, you may want to add that “it” accessory to go with a chunky sweater or tailored jacket. You may want to add… a chapeau.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen. A hair blog is recommending a hat. And no, hell hath not frozen over. We must emphasize that a hat is no excuse for bad hair. A hat should complement your hair, not hide a lack of effort! (Although, we must admit, if you can’t help a bad hair day, a cute hat can work wonders…)

From fedoras to cloches, there are so many fashionable alternatives to a baseball cap for covering up your tresses. And if you’re looking for that statement piece for a special event, look no further than the pill-box or fascinator that are back in the spotlight because of the recent royal wedding.

Whether you’re going for pin-straight or soft curls, adding a stylish hat can make your hair look even better – emphasizing your style, if you will.

Here are some stylish chapeaus that we wouldn’t be angry to see on top of beautiful hair for the end of summer and fall:

So unless you are actually participating in something active like a marathon or the gym, you have no excuse for wearing a baseball cap and hiding your hair. From the casual to the super fancy, there’s a stylish hat for everyone if you need to cover those roots before your next hair appointment!