2015 Hair trends forecast
Today we’re talking about the forecast for new hair trends for this year. I’m taking cues straight from the runways, magazines and red carpets so that you can all look like stars this year. Literally stars. You’ll twinkle and everything.
Looking back at 2014:
Last year I predicted pastel hair colours, rainbows and bright balayage for 2014 in this post: “3 Bright Hair Colour Styles to Try Out in 2014.” And looking back over the hair colour styles last year I’d say it was spot on! In April Nicole Richie rocked her new pastel lilac hair on the cover of Paper magazine. Rita Ora flaunted bright balayage style rainbow extensions in July and then went pastel pink all over in November. Ke$ha showed off her full rainbow hair on the red carpet at the 2014 MTV VMAs. Katy Perry kicked off her world tour wearing the technicolor Valentino gown with rainbow hair to match! Demi Lovato rocked bright teal and aqua balayage for magazine Nylon in January 2014, and then again for the cover of Seventeen’s August issue with pink, purple and blue. And that’s just to name a few. Yes 2014 was awash with colour.
Kesha’s rainbow hair
Katy Perry’s rainbow hair
Demi Lovato’s aqua balayage
2015: The year to sparkle and glow.
With so many awesome colours in 2014, what will 2015 have to offer? Looking forward we are taking our cues from the catwalk. This year is about light. 2015 hair trends will glow, reflect, illuminate, shine, light up, sparkle, and shimmer.
Here are two hot trends to try out in 2015…
Glitter is the new Chalk.
So everyone remembers the hair chalk craze right? Easy to apply, washes out fast, great for a party, but best of all its DIY. Well let me introduce hair glitter… Easy to apply, washes right out, great for a party, but best of all its DIY.
Earlier last year I went to the L’Oreal Professionnel “IT Looks” show in Sydney, where they launched their latest colours, showing us the inspirations behind these new looks. Most of the inspiration came from the catwalk, and the fabrics and colours designers in London, Paris, New York and Milan are are using. There was a constant theme of shine and light reflection. Outfits that reflect different colour’s under different lights and sparkled with sequins. Some designers even used different lighting effects on the runway to show off the fabrics sparkle and light reflecting qualities.
The L’Oreal session stylist at the “IT Looks” show demonstrated on stage how they brought this theme to the hair with hair glitter. And its so EASY to do! But this is not a new idea. Back in 2011 L’Oreal Professionnel where doing this exact same technique at the MYER Spring Summer 2011/12 Collection.
Shine bright like a diamond.
This thing with both fashion and hair trends is that it can take some time to go from the runway and to reach the streets. But now what was on the runways has come to the high street at the end of 2014. Now you can see a lot of sequins, and glittery fabrics in high street shops. So it’s a good indicator that hair glitter is soon to follow.
As bright colourful hair becomes more mainstream we are looking for new ways to push the boundary of what we can do with our hair. We want something fun, but we also want something thats easy to do. Hair glitter ticks all the boxes.
As bright colourful hair becomes more mainstream we are looking for new ways to push the boundary of what we can do with our hair.
Better still you can make hair glitter yourself at home so it’s super cheap. But unlike hair chalk, hair glitter is NOT messy and doesn’t rub off on your clothes! Yes you heard me right. You’d think you’d be covered in glitter right? Wrong. If you do this the right way you can even sleep with it in and not get a spot of glitter on your pillow.
Want to know how? I’ll be covering how to make and apply hair glitter in my next post: “How To: Make your own hair glitter tutorial”. Now let me wet your appetite and spark your imagination…
Seriously sparkly new looks for the new year!
Neon is the new Pastel
Pastel has been popular for a long time now, and I’m not saying it’s over. I believe it will here for a long time to come. For those who are trying unnatural colours for the first time pastels are a gentle way to test the water. But for those who have done every pastel shade and then some are hankering for something new, neons is the answer. Where pastel is all about being subtle, soft, mature, Neon is all about being loud, young and vibrant.
Neon hair colours have been around for a while, since the 90’s rave scene and cyberpunk days this hair colour has been perceived as grunge and alternative. Retail brands like Manic Panic hair dye have had the ‘electric’ neon shades for a long time.
But like all fashions neon is back, and it’s gone mainstream. It’s been upgraded from rave club to catwalk. Blumarine was one of the first in 2012 to shower the runway with neon Mongolian lamb coats and matching bags. Designer Jeremy Scott built his signature style on pop art neon colours. Vogue even featured fluorescent neon hair colours in a full editorial “Her Brilliant Career“.
However the best way to tell when a hair colour has transformed from cyberpunk to high fashion is when a professional salon only brand starts making those colours. And that’s exactly what happened July last year when Pravana launched it new NEONS colour range. Check out the ‘Behind the Scenes” video for the new fluorescent colour range here…
One of the coolest things about neon hair is that these colours will glow under fluorescent UV/Black light. yep you heard me. Not only would you have amazingly fluorescent hair by day, but at night (under UV light) your hair will literally light up. Manic Panic’s ‘electric’ shades are also UV responsive, along with some of the colours from the brand Special Effects.
We are brighter, we are brighter. Let’s show ’em how we light up Tonight. We will glow.
One of the keys with neons is making sure your hair is a good clean bleach blonde base to start with. To find out how to get neon hair and how to apply Pravana NEONS check out this tutorial: Pravana Chromasilk Neons.
So what neon shades will you be rocking in 2015? Here is some inspiration to make you hunger for these highlighter hues…
So will you Sparkle or Glow in 2015?
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