Planning 101 1st March 2015

Hair Trends at the Oscars for Spring / Summer 2015

OK, it’s still pretty cold and we’re all ready for a bit of sun now, so to lift your spirits and get you into Spring mode, let’s take a look at what spring/summer 2015 holds in store for us hair aficionados!

With the winter months leaning heavily towards structured styles and deep, bold colours, the gentleness of spring is always a welcome respite. This year we’re set to see pastels of all shades taking over (think pale pink lips, rosy cheeks and mint accessories) and to keep in with the lighter theme, long hair is out and the ‘power bob’ is in! Curled tight, tousled or poker straight, you name it, this new do is hot to trot! A favourite on the red carpet, already seen taking the celeb world by storm at the Oscars, this chic, feminine crop looks fantastic and is very easy to style.

Naomi Watts absolutely nailed the soft, beachy wave, which is a killer when teamed with baby blonde locks. For a sexy, sleek finish, look no further than Nicole Kidman for inspiration – her perfect blowout just oozes class! This new length is also ideal for tight, vintage curls and musician Joanna Newsom wore just that at the Oscars and looked super cute, especially with that gorgeous floral dress to match. Vintage and retro styles are still going strong, so embrace it while you can – think 1930s pin-curls and waves modernised for the contemporary bride.

If you’re more of an ‘up do’ kind of girl, don’t fret! There are plenty of striking new styles to get your heart racing. My favourite on the Oscars red carpet has to be the understated, rolled look sported by the rather beautiful Marion Cotillard. Give it a go yourself by securing your hair into a low, side ponytail over your ear (left or right, depends on your natural parting!). Then, simply roll your hair behind the ear and pin in as you go.

But remember, no hairstyle is complete without having strong, healthy hair to start with, so be sure to get prepping before your big day!

Keep heat styling to a minimum, if you can help it. You may struggle to fight the frizz on a daily basis, but over time your hair will thank you for it and by the time you need to look your best, your hair should be in good shape.

Treat yourself, once a week to a luxurious oil session. This doesn’t have to be expensive, coconut oil is relatively cheap and works wonders for dry, damaged hair. In fact, you’re way better off avoiding products containing alcohols and perfumes and going the natural route.

Don’t overwash your hair – I cannot stress this enough! If you’re used to washing your hair daily then you will, inevitably, be a bit greasy for a while, but persevere. Ideally you don’t want to be washing your hair any more than 2-3 times per week. Max.

So many of my favourite trends are popular this year and with a few bridal trials already under my belt, I can’t wait to get styling my brides!