In need of some hair-spiration for medium to long length hair? You’ve come to the right place, as we’ve gathered together some of our favorite catwalk and celebrity approved hairstyles. From high-gloss slicked back to extreme side partings and messy braids to sporty looks, it’s all perfect for casual and formal occasions. It’s time to try a fashion-forward new look.
Braids are the hairstyle that never goes out of style, and we’re not complaining. This season they’re either matte or glossy, but always messy, basically the messier the braid the better. It’s handy for those who aren’t perfectionists.
Whether you opt for fishtail braids, braided ponytails, French braids or side braids, whether for work or the weekends, this hairstyle is easy to master and extremely easy to wear. It’s one of the trends that suit literally everyone.
When plaited and secured, pull on each piece throughout the braid to loosen and texturize it. To finish off pull pieces out around the face to give your hair that undone/messy feel.
Extreme Side Parting
Wear it left, right, up, down, wet or dry, short, mid-length or long hair, the side parting works perfectly on all types of hair, even the tightest of curls provided the right hair products are used.
Whether you choose to go simple, casual, glam or androgynous with the side parting hairstyle, it’s all about texture – add waves or curls for maximum impact.
The side parting is not only 2014’s statement parting, it’s also it’s universal one. There are endless ways to work the extreme side parting within an updo or a sporty low ponytail worn to the side.
To create your extreme side parting, simply place your index finger or use the tip of a comb if easier, and trace it upwards through your hairline.
A ponytail as we all know will never go out of style and suits absolutely everybody. Many of the 2014’s hairstyles are worked around the ponytail, and the one that stands out the most is the low ponytail. From daytime to evening, the sleek low ponytail are one of the main hairstyles to master this Spring/Summer 2014.
Slick hair straight back away from the face, choose where you want the parting to be (either side or middle), and secure your hair into a ponytail at the nape of your neck, to complete it smooth your hair with a soft bristle brush.
Don’t underestimate the power of a simple, sleek low ponytail, if you practice bad hair days this hairstyle will not only be your life-saver but it will also give you a fashion forward finish to your look too. Add a hair accessory for an edgy, flirty feel.
Victoria Beckham has proven that you don’t have to wear sneakers and sporty clothes to nail the sports luxe look, all you simply need is just a black stretchy headband. The workout hair accessory is much more chic than you think, and mega affordable too.
To sport this trend, the headband looks best positioned close to the front of the head and just worn over the tips of the ears. It looks particularly cool when worn with sleek and tidy hair, or if you prefer to try something more simple, wear the headband with messy hair, up or down – a hassle-free and quick hairstyle is just perfect.
Slicked Back High Shine
This slicked back high shine hairstyle is almost wet but glossy and not greasy. From gelled sides to slicked-back roots, this wet look hairstyle works particularly well when it leads to a sleek low ponytail or with loose lengths displaying a contrasting matte texture.
The secret to the lasting gloss effect is to apply some shine serum and styling cream from the roots to tips.
The high shine gloss style gives any look a polished and refined touch and works for any hair length. Straighten your hair with the straighteners, use a comb to brush the oil into the hair to keep the hair nice and sleek, apply gel and hold it all in place with hairspray.
So ladies, it’s time to grab the straighteners, slick back your roots and keep your hair super shiny this Spring/Summer 2014.
The catwalks have spoken and these are our top five hottest hair trends to try not only this Spring/Summer 2014 but all-year round.
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