Back to School | By Marisa Perrault
Whether you are going back to school or well beyond your school days, it is instinctual for us to crave a fresh start once the summer starts to give way. This back to school season there are a lot of cool hair trends, but most important is that you are playful with your look, try something bold, keep it effortless, and wear it with confidence!
For the lil' kids:
We are seeing two things this fall for girls in elementary school; either cutting their hair off, or holding onto their extra girly long locks. For the short styles, it's either a chunky bob with cool bangs, or a mod-textured short cut. For the long look, girls are wearing it natural and wild, definitely messy with those perfect natural summer highlights.
For the boys:
The style is a little messy, a little long, and a little shaggy. Sooo cute and easy for everyday and on the go.
High Schoolers and College (oh and everybody else too):
Don't be scared to try the blunt yet soft bob sitting below your chin and above your shoulders. Give this look a little edge by adding a bang. There are many versions of bangs/fringe that your stylist and you can really personalize. Ask your stylist to analyze your face shape and consider your personal style (it’s ok to break some face shape rules if it works with your personal style).
You can try chunky, choppy, pixie, or blunt bangs; whatever you want but just TRY IT! Not into bangs, NBD! This length is so fresh no bangs are required. Don't wanna go too short, you don't have to. In order to get this ultra cool girl hair you can have it cut anywhere between the collar bone and the chin. It will still work!
Another fun fall look is the “pixie” which encompasses most short styles for women. As scary as the pixie may sound it is having a revival. And this revival has never been less scary, and more sexy! It's all very much part of this 90's thing that has been happening. You want this to be cut with a lot of texture and an element of shagginess, or blunt and heavy. Once those elements are part of the haircut foundation you can style it in multiple ways. Messy and edgy, soft and sweet, or classic and polished. The new pixie is extremely versatile and feminine with the perfect touch of 90's. This is and easy transition if you’re the badass that shaved your head this summer.
And if you are not feeling ready to do the chop chop. Maybe its time for a fresh new color or an enhancement of your natural color.
If you have been having your highlights done with foils, try Hair Painting or Balayage. It’s a perfect way to balance the natural look you are looking for with a "less done” feel and no line of demarcation in between salon visits. Perfect to tone down the bleached out summer blonde highlights.
On the other end of the spectrum for fall looks we have the bold colors. If you are naturally a brunette, try a deep blue or dark green for a little moodiness. But if you are naturally a little lighter than a brunette, try anything on the red spectrum, for example: orange, coral, peach, yellow, or red/orange.
Commitment-phobe and just feel like richening up your color? Try a semi-permanent color. It adds a ton of shine and and washes out within a few months. Perfect for fall so that once spring rolls around again, it’s so easy to just pop some balayage pieces right back in without having to lighten through permanent color.
Now as for styling your back to school hair.
After you've hit snooze 15 times and you literally have 5 minutes to get ready these are your must haves to get you looking good super fast.
-Shower Cap (jump in the shower but no need to wash your hair!)
-Dry shampoo (thank god for dry shampoo!)
-Micro fiber towel (if you must wash your hair this will speed up the drying process, with way less frizz)
-Silk hair wrap (wear this to bed to keep hair clean and tangle free while preserving your blow out)
-curling iron (just remember less is more; you want your curls to be barely there)
If you have long hair try hair accessories; tie a black ribbon or a metal hair clip around a low ponytail or at the end of a braid. This is the time to let your natural texture shine, so try not to use as many styling tools on your hair.
If your hair is curly use a little Davines Curl Serum and let it air dry. Then really shake it out or even delicately brush a few of the curls to have a super soft beachy texture.
If you have straight hair (short or long) use Davines Dry Texturizing Spray or Sea Salt Spray to rough it up a little. This will give you that messy undone vibe.
As you can see the main trend for fall 2017 back to school is to have fun with your hair! Chop it. Crop it. Grow it. Color it. Keep it EAZY!