3 HAIRSTYLES FOR SPRING 2017
By Kasia Hastings, 10 March 2017
March marks the start of spring, which means you can finally say goodbye to winter, and with it, whatever hair situation you’ve let happen while you’ve been hiding under all those hoods and hats. Here are three fresh styles to brood over before your next trip to the barbers.
Bleach buzz cut
A short buzz cut is the easiest way to clean up your crop, so this year it’s time to take your spring cleaning to the next level and add some bleach into the equation. Back in January, we called coloured hair a key trend to consider for 2017, but if a bright-red trim is a little too far on the fiery side for you, an icy, platinum blonde, à la Justin Bieber and Kristen Stewart, is a cooler bet. Once you’ve sorted your cut and colour, this style requires little to no day-to-day maintenance and is a good way to go for receding hairlines. Most barbers will be able to sort you out with a buzz cut (ask for an office-friendly number three), but it’s always best to consult a colourist if you haven’t dyed your hair before.
If you’re lucky enough to have an abundance of hair, then you really should be making the most of it. We’re not talking growing a mosh pit-ready mop here, more of a 90s-style mid-length affair. To pull off this kind of 'scrubbed up surfer at a wedding' look, you’ll need some strong scissor action and good middle management, so regular trims and the right product are key. Cutting your hair every 6-8 weeks will keep the quality up and remove any possibility of a mullet appearing at the back. Styling-wise, work a matte clay through your hair with your fingers and experiment with partings, ponytails and buns.
If you’re actually quite into your current hairstyle, but after a more interesting seasonal update, then an undercut is the way to go. Whether you’ve got a grown-out short crop like Zayn Malik, you’re at more of Lil Yatchy length, or longer Jaden Smith-esque hair, working in a fade will create a clean contrast that’ll freshen things up nicely. Before you take to the clippers, treat the bulk of your hair accordingly: wash and condition dreads, trim hair (especially before getting new braids) and ask your barber for a mark-up for a sharper hairline. Finally, go for a sleek skin-fade.