The holidays are coming...

Shag - the next hot look!

Let our expert stylist at Dakotah Salon and Spa send you off in style!  Low-key, effortless and just-so-cool, the 'shag haircut' is the chop du jour. Chloë Grace Moretz is leading the trend and all it requires is a quick trim and a volume-boosting, thickening and beach wave-building, texture spray.

Bows. Bows. Bows.

If you only buy one item for the upcoming season, make it a bow. It can be bold, neutral, oversized or mini - whatever it may be, just make sure you've got one to hand - and in hair. Just. So. Pretty.

It's all about the Fringe.

Tempted to experiment with a fringe but not sure how to pull it off without resembling your mum in the 80s? We feel ya. That's why we're loving this fresh new take on the classic fringe: the baby fringe. Tempted to grab the scissors?  Don't!  Let us do it for you!

Oversized Braids

We're almost at the end of fashion month, and it's fair to say that this season hair was kept simple on the catwalks - we've seen a lot of side partings, tousled waves and low ponys. But at the Simone Rocha show oversized braids took centre stage, tied with a black velvet ribbon, the romantic 'do is perfect for the colder months.

Statement Middle Parts

Changing your part can change your life (well, your hair look at least). This year it's all about splitting it straight down the middle. The more dramatic, the better.
Read our guide to choosing your parting based on your face shape from our friends at https://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/gallery/hairstyle-ideas-pictures

Straight Up Luxe

We're going back to 2001 when ghd first launched and the only way to wear your hair was super straight.
Need a new tool to do the job? Here are our list of the best hair straighteners to suit every budget.

Ballerina Buns

Ballerina buns are back, only this time we’re keeping them smaller (RIP donuts), sweeter and slicked back. Add a braid to your lengths before twisting into a bun for a little something extra.
Love a good 'updo? Check out our favourite hair updos of the season.

Wet-look Waves

Finally, a look that won't be ruined in the rain! But it does take some talent to perfect – start by curling your hair in different directions, then run a generous amount of treatment oil through your lengths and finish with a soft wax for hold and shine.  Ask your stylist for the perfect products for your hair.

Soft Fringe/Undone Layers

Is it just us or did all the Victoria’s Secret Angels immediately head to the hairdresser after Tokyo to have a fringe cut? We're looking at you Taylor Hill and Romee Strijd... but we all know Vanessa Moody (pictured) got there first.
Need more fringe-spo?

Choppy Punk Fringe

A little more edgy and a little less hair in your eyes. Both Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski rocked faux versions last year, but the truly badass will make it a permanent change.

Glossiness = Greatness

Want your hair to be as blinding as your highlighter? Amal Clooney and Kate Middleton have been giving us glossy blow wave envy for years, and it ain't going to stop any time soon.
Here's how to get your shiniest hair yet.

Buns Undone

Lazy girls, we got you. Matte, textured, “I don’t give a shit” hair is the look we’ll all be spending 20 minutes trying to make it look like it took us only two to whip up. Think bed hair in a bun – simple!
Check out these effortless top knots for more inspiration.

Bringing back the Bowl

If Zendaya can do it, you can do it. Despite what you might think, a bowl cut can been adapted to suit any hair type and face shape. “It can be classy or edgy, it can be androgynous or ultra-feminine – it’s all about choice.” says Melissa Timperly, owner of Melissa Timperely Salon in Manchester, UK.

Embellish a Little

Add a little glitz and glamour to your ‘do with hair jewellery, perfect for pixie cuts. Pop some bling in your braids, sparkly studs in your hair updo or simply slide in a headband for easy elegance.
Here how the A-list wear hair accessories.

Beachy Waves, always...

Have your sea salt spray and curling wands at the ready because beach wave hair isn't going anywhere. You don't need to live by the sea to look like a bronzed beach goddess, just add some fake tan and you're good to go.

Cool Coppers

We adore red hair, whether it's bright and fiery or a muted strawberry blonde. Most will abandon granny chic in favour of warmer pallets. 2018 will see more and more copper tones, from brunettes and golden copper balayage to full on vivid coppers.

Go for Gold!

Blondes in particular will be steering away from silvery platinum tones and going back to their golden roots.
Keep it classy, not brassy by popping a blonde toning shampoos in your shower.  Ask our professionals for their suggestions to keep your blonde locks in great shape and always looking healthy!

Crimped & Primped

Crimped hair has been biding its time in the style sidelines, but we're ready to welcome it back with open arms. Those with thin hair will find it particularly handy for creating volume and the illusion of thicker hair. Andrew José recommends prepping with Thickening Serum £15 Salon Science to hair before styling for extra bounce.

Touch-Me Texture

A little texture here, a little kink here and a freshly washed finish that's hard to fake. Those who are lucky will be able to wash and wear, but for the rest of us: blow-dry straight, but leave your lengths slightly damp. Twist and pin into place while you finish getting ready, and then release just as you walk out the door.

80's Perm

Curls, curls, curls. Big like the 80s, but tighter tendrils and more frizz control thanks to today’s smoothing products.
We absolutely love curly hairstyles here at GLAMOUR HQ but know the frizz can be a struggle. Try taming your strands with these shampoos for curly hair

It's the New Wave

Not straight and not quite curly, but something in between. This new wave isn't overly styled, but isn't messy either. Kaia Gerber is leading the pack with this one.

70's Vibe

Get your groove back with by chanelling your inner hippy. “70s hair is going to be a huge trend for this year. The loose, bouncy curls with dishevelled edges that made the decade so memorable, have now returned and are guaranteed to be seen everywhere.” says Andrew José.
Here are the best curling wands for nailing that tousled wave.

Sleek & Low Ponytails

The perfect second or third day hairdo, channel J-Lo's effortless ombre hair. Use your natural oils to sleekly comb back your strands and tie tightly at the nape of your neck. Smooth your ends with a serum for an extra glossy finish.

High Retro Ponytails

Sleek in the front and volume in the back. The higher and more voluminous you can make your ponytail for this look, the better. It's an ideal style for getting extra wear from your curls or blow-dry.
Want more inspiration? Here's our favourite ponytail hairstyles as seen on our favourite celebrities

Inspired by N Y C!

it takes a west village

a light mauve purple nail polish banded with subtle gray tones (cream)

stop, drop & shop

a metropolitan mulberry red nail polish (cream)

booties on broadway

a dark navy blue nail polish (cream)

fall for nyc

a mustard yellow nail polish with marigold highlights (cream)

empire shade of mind

an asphalt metallic silver nail polish (metallic)

say it ain't soho

a metallic copper nail polish dripping in crisp amber tones (metallic)

Gem Lights

Gem Lights

2018's hair dye trend for all the crystal lovers out there, gem lights is the latest way to add a wash of muted rainbow tones to your 'do. From rose quartz pink to amethyst purple, gem lights are all about working multiple crystal tones into blonde hair for a subtly colourful finish.


Dye It Blue

From Kim Kardashian's outfit-coordinating XXL navy, to Hailey Baldwin's sci-fi electric shade, blue hair is making an unexpected return to the red carpet for 2018.

One for the more experimental hair chameleons out there, be warned, blue does not wash out easily. Commitment phobes avoid.

Keep The Curls

With 2017's obsession with curly and natural textured hair not going anywhere, 2018 is all about upping the ante and getting those curls bigger and even better. Leave the relaxer at home and embrace your kinks and coils - curly girls this is your year.


Dirty Blonde

From Selena Gomez to Lily Collins, dirty blonde is the new A-list hair colour trend du jour. Keep the roots dark, and the lengths a warm golden blonde to get the trend bang on.

'It used to be about getting your hair whiter than white because it was so unattainable,' says BLEACH creative director and rainbow hair pioneer Alex Brownsell. 'Golden shades with warmer tones all over is the new platinum.’

Big And Bouncy

Hold the press! The big, bouncy, blowdry has had a triumphant return to fashion week shows and celebs everywhere. No longer, 'uncool' , glossy, glamorous hair that looks seriously healthy is back in.

'Fashion's nod to 80s heritage brands is bringing back our beloved early 80s disco vibe and hair naturally has to follow,' says Margot Robbie's go-to hairstylist Paul Edmonds. 'Think Cindy Crawford in her white T and jeans.'

Headscarves

A little granny chic, a whole lot riviera cool, head scarves are back. Working their way down the runway at Derek Lam and Marc Jacobs, nab your aunt's printed silk head scarf to look oh-so SS18.

'Ideally to be worn with an Italian luxe feel seen at D&G SS18 rather than 40s landmine vibe.  Wear it tied flat around the head with a low chignon with bounce at the crown and embrace the flyaway texture to keep it young and cool. Antique patterns and textures make it a real feature.'

Undone Wet Look

Wet look hair might not be anything new but there's a 2018 twist on the look you need to know about. Once poker straight and stuck to your head, wet look hair has been set free and given an injection of texture. Leave it loose and tousled for this year's update.  'Wet look curls are great', says hairstylist Larry King. 'Scott Ade at Larry King recently styled Arizona Muse's wavy hair for the serpentine ball, it's a softer version and less harsh than poker a straight finish.'

School Girl Plaits

2018's take on the braid, school girl plaits hark back to the undone, messy 'do that took you two minutes to achieve before your first class. The good news? This time they're Ports 1961 approved and still take no time at all.  'You want to keep this lose and a bit untidy - think the opposite of last years boxer braids. Use super simple hair elastics so they are hardly visible - hair bobbles may be fun but there is no way you are going to look sophisticated with a plait/bobble combo, leave that to kids.'

Hairbands

Whether golden and embellished at Dolce, accessorised with oversized bows at Delpozo or had an athletic twist at Miu Miu, there's no denying hair bands ruled the runways. The easiest way to update your hair for 2018, it's time to get yourself a hair band.

'Hairbands are a great way of making any style look preppy like the look at Anya Hindmarch SS18,' says celeb hairstylist Aaron Carlo. 'The bolder the print, the better and they work really well with a fringe or a low ponytails as well.'

Silver Hair

Last year we were obsessed with dirty pastels and grey hair, but for 2018 it's all about adding a little luxe to the situation. Enter silver hair. A super shiny, metallic finish transforms matte grey hair into something a little more magical.  'Silver is the new grey because metallics are really hot right now, from make-up and clothes, right through to hair,' says award-winning colourist Jack Howard. 'Silver is the shiner incarnation of the flatter looking grey. To work it for 2018, you can either do a tempting gloss to give you a gorgeous shimmer or go full throttle and have it super extreme.'

Bobs With Fringes

One of the scarier trends to try in 2018, we guarantee you'll be seeing bobs with fringes everywhere. Round face? Never fear, the look is surprisingly wearable, just avoid a blunt cut block fringe and opt for an undone situation instead. It looks way more casual.

'I like to keep my own fringe on the longer side, below my eyebrows which is a lot more versatile,' says Kim K's BFF and hairstylist Jen Atkin. ' If you decide you don't like it anymore you can just tuck it away behind your ears. Also, always go for a lighter fringe, a block fringe can feel heavy with a lob.'

Barrettes

The hair accessory to get your hands on in 2018, barrettes are back. Channel your inner Margot Tenenbaum-meets-Simone Rocha and wear a pearl embellished version on each side of your head for the lazy girl's ideal going out out look.  'Barrettes are going to be big in 2018 and the coolest way to wear them is to slide in almost level with the top of your ear,' says celebrity hairstylist and Herbal Essences ambassado Ben Cooke. 'Keep the texture natural and almost undone to let the barrette do the talking.'

Top 20 Colors to try this summer!

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With love from TeenVogue.com

Sandal season is fully upon us, and with your fingers and toes on full display until further notice (see you never, boots and gloves), why not show them off with some fun summer nail colors?


One of the best aspects of summertime beauty (second only to letting your hair air-dry on a daily basis) is letting your creativity run wild when it comes to fun nail polish shades — and this year's latest have us tempted to try them all before Labor Day. 


While bright pinks, oranges, and corals are always on-trend for the warmer months, some of this year's chicest options have an entirely different vibe altogether. "This season we're seeing a lot of blues, light grays and light pinks," Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa manicurist Manana Shenanglia tells Teen Vogue. "Sheer pink colors are also very trendy."


Between beach days and far-flung vacations, it's also important to make sure you're doing everything you can to make your mani last as long as possible. The easiest way to achieve exactly that? "Use a gel top coat!" Manana says, who name-checks The Gel Genius Top Coat by Londontown as a go-to. "This will extend the life and shine of the polish and prevent chips and fades. You can also reapply this product at signs of wear." 


Scroll through for 20 of our favorite summer nail polish colors — from light pink to sunshine yellow to holographic purple — all of which will be sure to make your summer 2018 nail selfies ("nailfies"?) absolutely pop on your feed.

 

https://www.teenvogue.com/gallery/summer-2018-nail-polish-color-trends

Big Hair...Don't Care!

Harpers Bazzar: People Are Freaking Out Over Kaia Gerber's Massive Hair Moment at Valentino!

There's big hair, then there's the hair at Valentino's latest couture show. Seven models— including Kaia Gerber—walked the Parisian runway wearing sky-high and ultra-thick hair crafted and shaped by the legendary hairstylist Guido Palau and colorist Josh Wood for Redken. Needless to say the entire state of Texas is shook.

https://www.harpersbazaar.com/beauty/hair/a22059376/valentino-couture-hair-kaia-gerber/

Check out these trends...

Balayage

Balayage is a hair coloring technique designed to create very natural-looking highlights that grow out without developing a noticeable and obvious root. This method of coloring emerged in Paris in the 1970s.  The name is French for “to sweep,” a reference to the way in which the color is applied. The word is sometimes spelled “balliage.”  When hair is colored with the balayage process, the highlights are painted on by hand in a sweeping motion that moves from the base to the tip of the hair. At the base, the color is applied very lightly, while at the tip, the color is very heavy. The result is a chunky highlight that looks naturally sunbleached, and as the hair grows out, the root will be concealed for the first few months by the thinner color applied to the base of the hair.

Ombré


Ombre hair is a hair color that is usually a darker shade from the roots through to the mid shaft and gradually fades to a lighter color from the mid shaft to the ends. The word "ombre" is of French origin and means "to shade."

Ombre hair is usually achieved using a balayage technique to apply hair coloring to lighten the hair from mid-shaft to the ends. The technique uses a brush to apply lightener in a free-form manner to give a more natural appearance. The technique provides a similar look to that of a naturally darker haired person who is growing out a lighter hair coloring.

Bronde

Bronde hair color is one of the most beautiful and popular hairstyle trends currently. This hair color is achieved by painting your hair at exactly the right points along the top of your hair with 2 different types and volumes of creams designed for color lifting.  Bronde is basically a shade of natural brunette hair that has been expertly highlighted with many different streaks in order to maximize their appeal and luster. The best part about having bronde hair color is the assumptions people will tend to make. When you rock this style many people may simply assume that you spent a weekend at the beach. With an experienced stylist on hand to make things go perfectly, these color changes will look exactly like sun-streaked blonde highlights.

The bronde hair color style is one that works well for many types of people. You can acquire a cool new blond look without the appearance of having dyed your hair. There is a bit of a social stigma attached with “bottle blondes” that some people unfairly deal with. There is no stigma attached with being a bronde.

Babylights

The application process for babylights is very similar to highlights.  The difference between the two is the amount of hair in each foil and the separation between. For babylights, your stylist will collect a little bit of hair and create small sperarations between foils so the highlights blend with the base color.  Just like the ombre hair color trend, babylights are low-maintenance for clients. Since the highlights are so fine, as the hair grows out the overall style looks softer, more subtle, and there is no heavy line of demarcation. The process can be done in any shade to match any skin tone.  The effects vary on different hair colors but are fabulous!  On blondes because their base is lighter the results are fabulous, brunettes and redheads can have fun with highlighting and babylighting as well but it may be a more tedious process.  The service itself is very time consuming.  The process is rather simple, you are separating hair into small and fine sections, while then applying hair color to small groups of strands.  The overall process is lengthy because there is more work to be done.