Tracey Hughes @ Mieka Hairdressing
Three consecutive trends taken from global influences including, geisha chic, the geometric lines and monochromatic tones of the 60's, and the elegance and corsetry of the 40's see us revisit the past to see the future.
Haircuts will see the return of the classic bob and geometric shapes. Shapes will be smooth with minimal texture. Longer lengths display simplicity within the layering and is well nourished. Curls big and voluptuous, yet soft and sexy. Blondes will no longer look icy or too sun kissed, but instead, rose pink, mushroom and caramel tones dominate.
Up-Style with Billows and Waves
This is a sculptured creation that celebrates texture and wave in a Victorian-inspired up-style. Soft masses of curl are piled on top of the head to create billows and waves. Gently winding tendrils spill out and over the body of the hair and cascade down the sides to add interest and balance, as well as to frame the face.
The fringe is cut long and styled in a sweeping curve across the forehead and around the eyes to draw focus. The hair color is a carefully-crafted blend of golden blonde and soft faun color, evenly dispersed, that increases the interplay of light off of the curls and waves in the style.
Angled Eye-Framing Fringe
Groovy mod meets hard-edged modern in this short asymmetrically cut style. Crisp, bold and sharply-angled fringe combines with a daring perimeter cutting line to create an edgy look that commands attention.
The angled fringe frames the eyes, while the elongated side lock follows the curve of the face. Adding further interest is the interplay between the spiky layers in the crown area and the warm cinnamon brown highlighting throughout the hair.
Long Hair Look
Another bold style, this long hair look, features a light amount of layering in the lower ends of the hair and a sharply-defined, heavy, horizontal fringe line. Styled to lie smoothly over the head with an angled center part, the ends are treated to give definition and a hint of shape to the layers.
But the biggest surprise here is in the almost-hidden splash of color in the otherwise sable mane. The blue-black hair is given a rich, aubergine rinse that literally shines in a vibrant purple where the light strikes it.
This smoothly-rounded short bob style features an elongated and angled forelock in the fringe area as a key styling element. With a perimeter cutting line that follows the bottoms of the ears and curves down and gently cradles the nape of the neck.
The styling is sleek and glassy to create clean lines and sharply-defined edges. Adding visual excitement to an otherwise simple hairstyle is a splash of bold highlights in a fuchsia pink all along the forelock.
Peek-a-Boo Style Bob
This short, bob-style cut is brought into the new century by an asymmetrical fringe cut to break up the otherwise bowl-shaped mop-top cut. Styled with a side part and smooth, clean edges, the angled fringe creates a pie-slice wedge revealing the face in a peek-a-boo effect.
The hair color is soft and subtle, with a soft, neutral blonde base and high and low-lights in frosty-cool and neutral tones. The overall effect is one of a soft, but defined look.
Gypsy Look with Curls
Dark, rich color reminiscent of black cherries and chocolate set the palette for this long layered cut. With a clearly-delineated horizontal fringe and deeply-textured layers, the hair is styled to showcase the color to full effect.
The glossy, defined curls refract the light into glowing color and shadow patterns to emphasize the visual interest of the look. This is a case of the gypsy look created using "real" hair magic.
Hair Styling: Tracey Hughes - Mieka Hairdressing (Using Wella High Hair)
Colour: Tracey Hughes (Using Wella Koleston Perfect)
Photography: Taras Mohamed
Make-Up: Nathalie Pallandre
Stylist: Aaron Love