Ready for a new look? Fortunately for you, the hottest hairstyles of the season offer something for every different hair type and length. Here are the top spring/summer 2014 hairstyles for women…
Okay, okay… the bob was big in 2013, but it isn’t going anywhere this spring and summer thanks to designers like Balmain, Burberry Prorsum, Marc Jacobs and Jason Wu sending models down the runway sporting the striking ‘do. For a more daring, bold look, follow Marc Jacobs’ lead and go for eye-catching cropped fringe, or keep it model off-duty chic by opting for a sleek, ear-tucked blunt cut like at Jason Wu.
The Low Ponytail
All hail the low ponytail. Long gone are the days when reaching for an elastic meant you weren’t going to even bother looking stylish for a day. This year’s ponytails are look-at-me low and sexy. Whether you opt for a super sleek ponytail with pin-straight locks (with optional hair extension fabulosity) or go for a messy bedhead chic low ponytail (like at Derek Lam), ponytails for 2014 look best when secured low at the nape of the neck. Try parting your hair on the side (as seen on the runways at Lanvin and Altuzarra) for a S/S 2014-specific low pony.
Beach waves always seem to come back in spring/summer (this year on the runways of Diane von Furstenberg, Versace and Christopher Kane), if only because effortless looking waves and kinks seem California surfer girl gorgeous even when you don them in the middle of a mid-July Canadian heatwave. Ladies with natural curls love this look because all it takes is a little salt water spray to give existing curls added oomph; but even girls without natural kink can create waves by going to bed with damp hair in two large braids and brushing out hair with fingers in the morning.
Old World Braids
One of the easiest high fashion looks of the season? The side swept loose braid at Giles was one part ’80s throwback and one part Downton Abbey dressing room fabulous. From Calla Paris to Nicole Miller, braids were all over the catwalks for spring/summer 2014. Whether you go for milkmaid braids with a rock n’ roll twist or opt for a feminine halo braid decked out with floral accents in your hair, you can’t go wrong with a braid for a formal event or just a kickback-casual affair.
The Wet Look
The best answer to a bad hair day or insane humidity? The wet look. Models rocked the sexy greased style on runways at Rag & Bone, Gucci, Jason Wu and Mulberry. At Gucci, models wore slicked back rock star fabulous ‘dos. At Jason Wu, bobs got center part slicked down. Whether you opt for a just-out-of-the-shower coif or a slicked back Grease-inspired hairstyle, the wet look is the ultimate way to tame an unruly mane on an otherwise out-of-control hair day.