// Visiting Pinterest is like going to a psychic, only more accurate, and instead of predictions about your future, it gives spot-on prophecy on almost anything from trendy food and fashion to beauty and hair. Fashionistas all over the globe gather around and pin their favourite looks and ideas, because sharing and caring, and Pinterest definitely takes the lead when it comes to the most caring and positive platform. If you see something on the runways, chances are Pinterest showed it first, and that is why this is our Holy Grail when it comes to endless inspiration and guidance, so let’s dive in and see what this magic platform has in store for us this year.
A FAREWELL TO OMBRE
To ombre hair we say goodbye and good riddance! The previous season we have witnessed balayage’s win over ombre, and thankfully, this trend in hair-colouring will still be number one in 2017. The only thing that is changing is the colour palette – instead of the caramel and honey hues, cooler, ashy and grey tones will take the stage. Aside from cool metallic and silver hues, there is plenty of room left for playing and experimenting when it comes to warm tones, because rose-gold balayage, endless pastels as well as glistening chocolate mauve and cherry Coke shades take the stage. This is a time to experiment, go with your instinct (and skin tone). Of course, let us not forget about the increasing popularity of red hair, for whose rise we probably have Emma Stone to blame (or thank).
Gingers are totally in, so if you were mulling over the idea of crossing over to the ginger side, now is the best time.
THE UNBEARABLE GORGEOUSNESS OF WAVES
After careful inspection of this season award shows and film festivals, and a quick consult with Pinterest, of course, the verdict is in and waves and curls hold the title of the undefeated champion, on both the red carpet, and on the streets. Again, Emma Stone is here with her signature old Hollywood waves, followed by Amy Adams (another gorgeous redhead), as well as some well-known sworn blonds like Reese Witherspoon, and of course, our eternal source of hair envy and inspiration, the one and only Blake Lively. If you are ready to get your glam on, follow a simple tutorial and snag some of that glitz and glam on. If natural curls are what you’re currently rocking, keep up the good work and carry on as superstars like Alicia Keys, Kerry Washington and Zendaya give you their full support.
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING HEALTHY
Regardless of what colouring technique you decide to try and which style you want to give a go, your hair health should always come first. This is why you must always remember to show your hair some love and devotion. Use everything at your disposal - choose high quality products such as the ones from Alive Skin + Hair. Discover hair masks, serums and hair vitamins that are fitting your hair type. With exposure to heat, these are essential for keeping those strands healthy and silky. Plus, they do wonders for enhancing faster hair growth. Aside from vitamins, a trim every now and then is highly encouraged – no amount of length will elevate your look if your split ends take over.
CUT OR LET IT GROW?
Yes, it seems that bob and its slightly longer sister, lob, are ‘it’ when it comes to length, but long hair has not been cast aside. This is the season that welcomes everyone on board, from cute and breezy lobs, to awe-worthy ‘I woke up like this’ Blake Lively strands, and Gigi’s silky perfection down her back.
HEAT BE GONE
If you’re not particularly keen on damaging your locks with curling wands, rejoice, because there are dozens of heat-free, stunning hair styles out there. The braided topknot is here to give a makeover to the simple messy bun. Zoe Kravitz is here with a message that higher is better, with this high braided top knot that is almost larger than life in terms of sophistication and elegance, not to mention the levels of cool. As always, Pinterest never lets us down, so make sure you explore all the shapes and forms this super-creative updo can take, and of course, how to achieve the looks all by yourself.
STORY BY MIA TAYLOR