Spring is finally upon us and while we are no doubt updating our wardrobes with the latest fashion trends, what hair looks can we create to finish off that perfect Spring outfit?
With Spring in full swing, it’s time to lighten your locks. Warm golden browns are replacing darker chocolate tones for a more relaxed and natural effect. When choosing a brown hue, be sure to pick a colour that will not wash out your complexion and for a hint of that summer glow, look to honey-coloured highlights to complement a warmer brown.
Last year it was all about platinum blond locks on the runway, but this Spring lighter hues are being welcomed for a more natural and believable look. Experiment with different shades of lighter tones rather than one solid colour. Light champagne strands will compliment more pale skin tones, while dark blonde ash will highlight a bronzed face.
The ‘it’ cut for the season will be an in-between length just resting on your collar bones, more stylish than longer styles and not as structured as a bob. A-listers have jumped on the middle length style bandwagon such as Alexa Chung as well as local celebrities such as Lara Bingle. This style is versatile in the warmer months and you can style it many ways, from relaxed and wavy, to sleek and straight.
Melbourne Spring Fashion Week hair director Kevin Murphy offered his on-trend insights into upcoming spring hair trends, showcasing them on the MSFW runways in September.
Click here for coverage of the Designer Series Runway shows at MSFW 2012.
For the Designer Series Runway One, Murphy was inspired by the Japanese Edo period, which encapsulated clean lines and simplicity.
An edgy mohawk shape was created on the top of models head with Kevin.Murphy Body.Builder ($34.95) and was then combed back and smoothed using Session. Spray ($29.95). This trend was used in two various ways on the runway, an up style as well as worn down.
Runway four, which saw Alice McCall, Gorman, Alpha60 and various other designers featured on the catwalk, paired the collections with hairstyles that were inspired by the first ever Bond girl. Kevin Murphy used Ursula Andress’ famous entrance in ‘Dr No’ to style the models and sees this look as a massive trend for spring. Murphy created a look that appeared as if the models just emerged from the water as the white bikini-clad Andress did in the film. “Rather than being windswept we wanted it to look water swept” he said.
This look was achieved with the help of Texture. Master ($34.95) and Hair.Resort ($32.95). These products give the appearance of the hair having a wet and dewy finish.
The styles Kevin Murphy has created over MSFW will be on-trend and easily transferrable from the runway to the streets as they are easy to achieve at home. With this in mind, try a new style this season as we finally welcome back the Spring sunshine in Australia.
Click here to read more about Spring hair with Kevin Murphy.
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