Just as fashion trends and styles comes and go each season, so too does hair. With Summer slowly fading away and Autumn fast approaching here in Australia, I invited two hair experts to share their views and predictions for 2017 hair trends so you ensure you are one step ahead of the game.
Sam James-Cockayne, Creative Director of EVY PROFESSIONAL Thermal Styling Tools and Salon Director at Orbe North Adelaide shares “this coming Autumn, be prepared for retro fun, volume and bangs as well as a touch of classic and timeless. For those always searching for their next seasons’ look, there is so much choice. Choose to be daring with either a rockin’ super mini choppy fringe or the “XXLong in my eyes but I love it” look. Ultra volume with mass texture, even crimping is making a comeback with the likes of Jeremy Scott and Gucci creating 80′ inspired hair looks for the runway. Also try a popular wet look on occasions to amp up those cool glam feels.
For the classic fashionistas, effortless long lengths and long fringes with subtle layering will be key to best complement new fashion trends, as seen on the runways of H&M and Elie Saab. Lobs are gaining length, and introducing bangs or soft texture will revamp the old favourite styles into 2017 hot trends. In styling, super elegant retro rolls and waves as well as hair embellishments have also been favourites spotted at Marc Jacobs, Gucci and Alexander McQueen.”
Travis Bandiera, Salon Manager, Principal Stylist & Colour Specialist at Royals Hair Hornsby (NSW) – who can also claim title to 2016 Hair Expo New Creative Force Finalist – said that “as the seasons change from the warmer into cooler months we are going to see people become a little more experimental with colour. We’ll start seeing strawberry blonde tones shine through. I imagine they will be less traditional and have more variation with soft pinks and rose golds subtly hidden within the colours.”
As we go forward in 2017 Sam & Travis, what hair trends can we expect to see become popular?
“Colour is nowhere near as questioned as it used to be. With more and more companies using ammonia-free products everyone wants in. This season’s key technique will be revamping the ombré where one colour merges into another. We’re taking it next level with numerous colours being blended into each other throughout the length of the hair. The trick is to keep a harmonious colour palette so there is hardly any contrast and you can’t see where colours stop and start. The darker root won’t be quite as contrasting this season and and overall seamless result will be the demand”, said Sam. “Key fashion shades are still very much pastelized with white being the new grey and blorange being the new pink. Imagine cutting open a blood orange then pastelising it – #amazing. With tamer palettes you can expect to see warm blondes and cool brunettes. Darks are getting darker, choosing shades closer to black for extra depth and intense shine. Undertones of cool auburn and matte chestnuts will also feature. Blondes are becoming brighter with peekaboo strands of extreme lightness framing the face and overall tones of honey, caramel and roses golds making an appearance.”
Travis says: “As the seasons change from the warmer into cooler months we are going to see people become a little more experimental with colour. We’ll start seeing strawberry blonde tones shine through. I imagine they will be less traditional and have more variation with soft pinks and rose golds subtly hidden within the colours. I think in 2017 we are going to see people embracing their own natural colours again; balayage and ombres have been at the forefront of trends for the past two years and now I’m seeing colours returning to their rich natural colour. One technique I predict which will be huge throughout 2017 is foilyage – an advanced version of balayage which incorporates a root area that is still highlighted and than subtly softened giving a natural blend whilst still enhancing the natural hair colour.
I’ve actually come across a new hair product that’s worthy of a mention, that is Dessata Detangling Brush. This pretty little guy detangles your hair quickly with no effort or pulling, on all types including fine, brittle or coarse hair. It’s the perfect size for your handbag, gym bag or to pop away in your bathroom and protective cover ensure it’s always safe and ready to use. Plus it’s oh-so-cute! Oh, and if you pick up the Summer Collection as pictured, you’ll enjoy delicious coconut scented bristles!
What’s your plan for your hair this year, any big updates? Share with me in the comments!