One of our favourite things about a new year is using it as an excuse for a beauty overhaul. As 2015 kicks off, there is no better time to be brave and try out something new with your hair look: Sure, we’ve all heard about the New Year, New You, but right now we’re talking about New Year, New ‘Do.
What is it about the click over of the calendar that makes us want to rush to the salon? Maybe it’s that a new style is one of the least daunting things on the resolution list. Or perhaps updating your hair is the perfect visual cue to get you going on some of your other new year promises… Going to take the plunge into a career change? Polish up your look with a sharp cut. Vowing to cut back on your wardrobe spend? A great hairstyle is the lowest cost-per-wear item in the market. Or have you just resolved to make 2015 your year to be bold and a dash of colour is your tresses is the easy first step.
Renee Robbie, co-founder of LookBooker, has made the rounds of Singapore’s hottest salons to give the inside scoop on the top 5 hair updates you can make to kick of 2015 in style, you can head to the LookBooker site to instantly schedule in an appointment for whatever takes your fancy!
Be brave and bob
No surprises here, lopping some of that length off will give your hair a new lease on life and have you feeling like you’ve squarely taken the plunge into hair update territory. In 2015, blunt geometric cuts are poised to make a big comeback – think straight and even ends, at both ear and just-above-shoulder height.
Cutting a fringe is the number one sure-fire way to have all your colleagues and friends commenting on a new ‘do. Lucky for those of us living in Singapore, where a humid climate can make for a sticky sweaty forehead, the fringe trends for 2015 are moving away from last year’s heavy straight-across cuts, to much lighter and sweepy feathered looks. This is a style that most face shapes can pull off, but you need to be committed, this look does require some styling love each morning.
For those of you who do not want to cut those hard-worked-and-waited-for long tresses off, invisible layering is a great way to add volume and life to long hair. Seen on the likes of Jessica Alba recently, the secret to this look is to ask your stylist to forgo the traditional face-framing layers and instead add varying lengths throughout your hair. Most stylists do this using a dry-cutting technique, allowing accurate layering and shaping. Update your look and keep your long locks, a win!
Fun pastel colours are around to stay, having somehow successfully crossed the line from being reminiscent of schoolgirl nostalgia to now being actually chic. There’s no beating around it, this trend is bold and will require some new year attitude (and a very trusted stylist) to pull off, but expect to see shades of subtle purple, faded pink, and tinted blues around in 2015. If you’re really looking to shake it up entering 2015, this is our call.
Pick up your braid game
Ok, so this doesn’t strictly involve doing anything to change your hair’s cut or colour, but embracing braids can transform your daily hair look in a variety of ways. 2015’s braid trends are all about the structured fishtail braid and the enduringly poplar crown braid. If you’re not sure how to do this yourself, ask your stylist to give you a quick lesson and never look back!
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