This year the runways of Paris, New York and Milan were packed with new haircuts, cool colours, plenty of accessories and styles that have a retro vibe. Luckily for busy mums, many of the looks are pretty laid back and completely achievable with minimal effort. Sleek hair is definitely back in favour once again and the updated version is so shiny that it’s almost reflective. Pony tails also got the smoothing treatment, making a big impact at the Chanel show and well as Balmain.
Other designers chose to stick with the relaxed, loose waves than we’ve come to love. Alexander Wang and Stella McCartney sent their girls down the catwalk with bohemian tousles that can be copied at home easily. At the other end of the spectrum, complex plaits and binds were preferred by established brands like Valentino and Gucci, with cute bobby pins keeping the hairdresser’s work in place perfectly.
Artistic accessories were also big news at this year’s shows with little bejewelled crowns and tiaras topping off boyish denim outfits. Meanwhile, New York based couturiers Alice + Olivia opted for a crown of golden leaves, giving their 1970s inspired collection a playful edge, with a touch of modern goddess chic. We also learned that ‘choker hair’ will be hot this year, so tucking strands of hair into a choker, embellished necklace or collar could be something we’ll all try.
Mums can often feel rushed off their feet, but spending time on your hair is a great way to boost your confidence. When we look good, we often feel good as well, so it’s worth making the time to pamper yourself each day. You might not have a team of stylists to ensure you’re looking polished before leaving home, but by treating yourself to a few extras now and then, you can really create something incredible on a budget.
If you love the new season’s tousled looks but don’t want to wait for your shorter hair to grow, a set of beautiful hair extensions from Hair Planet can give you the look right now. They only supply the best Remy extensions available, made from the highest quality real human hair and their prices are kept surprisingly low. As well as permanent solutions, they offer clip-in extensions and a range of professional tools for creating stunning results every time.
Many catwalk looks are possible to recreate at home with a few good products and quality accessories. Straighteners are ideal for calming down frizz and creating a mane of super sleek locks in minutes. Many can also be used to add relaxed waves or long lasting curls, and better still, they work on any hair type. A quick slick of oil afterwards will add an enviable sheen and keep your hair looking and smelling great all day. Accessories make a good finishing touch and this year it’s all about slides or clips in gold, silver and diamonds, use them as you please, for special evenings out or off-duty chic.
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