Hair Trend Watch: Spring 2011

Hair trends for the Spring 2011 season vary from punk rock highlights to sophisticated up-dos.  Much like clothing trends for the season, hair trends cover a lot of different looks and attitudes.  As much as I’m drawn to sleek ponytails and Jane Birkin bangs (pictured above), I’m also intrigued by pink highlights and buzz cuts.  Here are a few of my favorite hair trends for Spring 2011.


This model for Tracy Reese’s Spring 2011 Collection is rocking pink highlights throughout her pixie cut.  Looks like this inspire me to chop off my locks and play with color.  The haircut and color is edgy, but paired with dressy attire, it gives off more of a sophisticated look.  I love mixing dressy elements with punk rock elements.

Theyskens’ Theory Fall/Winter 2011 line pairs gothic undertones with 90s style.  With her purple highlights, hair parted down the middle, and flannel shirt, the model brings back early 90s fashion associated with grunge.  Although this look is for the fall/winter season, highlights are huge for the spring 2011 season as well.

These models showcasing Pamela Love’s latest jewelry line also sport cotton candy highlights.  I love the bright highlights paired with intense eye makeup and messy braids.  Also, the jewelry is gorgeous.  I’ve been searching for statement pieces and these necklaces and/or pentagram hoop earrings would certainly do the trick!

Buzzed Hair

This photograph, taken backstage at Preen, shows one of the many hair trends that emerged during Fashion Week this year.  While many models rocked hair and makeup from the grunge-y 90s, a slew of black models sported buzzed cuts.  The cut, buzzed all over, makes a bold statement by being extremely simple.  Grace Jones and Sinead O’Connor rocked buzz cuts in the 80s and 90s, and the trend is making a comeback on Fashion Week runways.  Think of the daily up-keep!  Apply product and go!

Full Bangs

For Doo.Ri’s Fall/Winter 2010 Collection, models donned pin-straight ‘dos with full, long bangs to create a youthful, sharp look.  Models also wore smoky, dramatic eye makeup.  This is one of my favorite looks.  I always attempt to rock longer bangs, but I always end up pushing them to the side.  Sixties sirens Nico and Francoise Hardy sported this look, and now it’s just as popular among indie rock fashionistas from fans to performers such as Jenny Lewis and Zooey Deschanel.

Sleek Ponytails

At this year’s SAG Awards, Amy Adams and Angie Harmon arrived on the red carpet looking elegant with sleek ponytails.  Frizz-free, smooth tails can be achieved by using a straightening serum (a la Aveda Smoothing Fluid) before blow-drying or getting a blow out at your local salon (e.g. XEX Hair Gallery in Chicago, IL offers keratin complex express blow outs and smoothing treatments).

How are you wearing your hair this spring?

February 15, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
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