Hair ideas for 2014

subota, studenoga 22, 2014

Good hair day? That's so 2013. These new hairstyles—gorgeous blowouts, braids, curls, ponytails, and more—are your ticket to a good hair year.

perfect ponytail

PERFECT PONYTAIL

When you want a smooth, sleek style like this one, place a flat nozzle on your blow-dryer and blast the strands at your hairline straight back, using your fingers as a guide. This helps the roots lie flat. To keep the pony in place, try a bungee. This kind of elastic has a hook on each end, meaning you can adjust the tightness before you secure it.

side-swept blowout

SIDE-SWEPT BLOWOUT

When it comes down to it, there are basically two kinds of blowouts: stick-straight or bouncy-wavy. This in-between style combines the best of both. Sleek from the crown to midlength with a pretty sweep at the ends, it's polished but not too perfect. To get it, blow-dry hair straight with a boar-bristle paddle brush, then follow with a flatiron, turning it away from the face at the bottom to create soft bends. That hint of wave gives the look an easy, effortless appeal.

marc by marc jacobs spring 2013 turban hair

URBAN TURBAN

You don't have to be Kate Moss or Eva Mendes to pull off a turban. Exhibit A: the bright, summery, totally unposeur-y scarves seen at the Marc by Marc Jacobs spring 2013 show.To get the look, prep dry hair not with gel or mousse but with texturizing spray. You need that dry texture to give your look a messy nonchalance—and also to keep the scarf from slipping off. Twist your hair into a bun at the crown, then fold your scarf into a three-inch-wide strip and place the middle against your nape. Pull the ends forward, crossing them above the center of your forehead and just behind your hairline. Bring the ends back to the nape—partially overlapping the fabric to create a turban effect—and knot them.

jennifer lawrence topknot

EFFORTLESS TOPKNOT

Leave the perfect donut buns to YouTube (and 2013).  First, prep hair by misting a flexible-hold hair spray on a flat brush and gliding it through your hair. To reach the bottom layers, spray the brush again, flip your head over, and brush the underside. Flip your head back up and gather your hair into a ponytail at the very top of your head in the center. Twist the ponytail around the base, tuck the ends under, and slide in bobby pins. To get a windblown look, let down your bangs or free a few loose hairs around your ears and face.

grecian gold headband

UNEXPECTED HEADBAND PLACEMENT

An elaborate updo is the hairstyle equivalent of a fruitcake: old fashioned, unyielding, and not exactly tempting. A soft, unstructured bun paired with a cool accessory worn in an unexpected way is a million times more appealing. And it couldn't be easier: Gather your hair into a low, loose chignon, then place a decorative headband just above it for a slightly Grecian effect.

half-up hairstyle

HALF-BACK AND SLEEK

The problem with most half-up styles is that they're literally half up, leaving a skimpy-looking portion down below. A more flattering ratio is 30/70. To get it, draw a line from ear to ear over the top of your head, like a headband. That front section is your 30 percent. For this look, flatiron hair to get it straight, then pull it back and secure it with a black leather ponytail holder. Mist with a shine spray for a glossy finish 

karlie kloss wavy hair

GLOSSY WAVES

To get smooth, shiny waves like these, you need a styling product that encourages the curl and holds the set. It thickens the cuticles and alters the texture slightly, so hair responds better to heat. Curl sections all over (try  Curling Iron), then deconstruct them. Use a wide-tooth comb to break curls into waves, if you want softer curls, use a brush.

bohemian waves

BOHEMIAN WAVES

These piecey waves manage to be pretty and messy. To get started, apply a baseball-size mound of mousse  to dry hair, coating it from the roots to the ends until it all feels saturated. (Using a wet product on dry hair produces a slightly uneven, matte finish, which is exactly what you're going for here.) Blow-dry the hair roughly until the mousse is fully absorbed, then wind sections around a one-inch curling iron, starting at midlength and leaving the bottom free. Make the ends sharp by running a flatiron over them.

wavy low ponytail

WAVY PONYTAIL

Upgrade your average ponytail by adding texture: While your hair is still loose, flip your head upside down, spritz your roots with a light-hold hair spray, and think happy thoughts for about 30 seconds. It takes that long for hair spray to dry and set a style. The minor head rush is worth it: When you flip your head back up, your roots will have a soft, airy texture and plenty of height. Rake your hair back with your fingers and gather it into a low ponytail.


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