Yes, it is true. Yet another fine summer has come to an end and although the days are still
long and hot, it is time to go back to school. While you are out hitting the mall looking for that perfect
first day of school outfit, don't walk too quickly past your salon. A new school year is a great time to
try out a new look. Start the new year with new clothes, new supplies, and maybe most importantly, a new hairstyle.
From preschoolers to high schoolers, everyone deserves a new style, even the moms! So what
are the new hairstyles that are as hot as those long August afternoons? Start with short haircuts. Whether
they are spiky or soft, make sure that they have a lot of texture. Remember that texture adds interest
in ways that can only be seen in short hair. It is also fun to play with color to help add more interest
to a great cut. Most likely you will need to use a little more product to help keep you style in line
now that it is shorter. Also, don't rule out headbands and clips. Be creative and have fun with your hair.
Try a layered bob with the shortest layers starting at about eye length.
This will accentuate your eyes as wispy pieces fall near them. This style is
very versatile and can range in length from just covering the ears to almost
shoulder length. Don't be too strict about how it lays. This year's hairstyles are
all about freedom. Put away the straight iron and straightening balm, let
hair fall where and how it wants to fall. This is also a great shake and go
style. What is shake and go you ask? Allow me to enlighten you all.
I just got one of these cuts and I must say, I am in love. A shake and
go style is not necessarily any certain length style, it can be long or short.
Mine happens to be about chin length and pretty much all the same length
with a lot of texturizing and thinning (my hair is very thick). The hair is cut in such a way that, after
the application of some product whether it is mouse or gel, it can be styled simply by shaking it.
I literally shake my hair upside down, flip it up and walk out the door. I usually let it air dry and end
up with great big curls. If, however, it needs to be dried I dry the roots shaking my hair as I go.
This leads to a slightly tighter curl.
Enough about me and the best ever fall back to school hairstyle, I promise I am not at all
prejudice, if you have longer hair I have some ideas for you too. Be sure to stick with layers. Layers,
layers, layers. That is unless your hair is in perfect shape with no split ends or flyaways that never
gets frizzy or flat and stringy. If you fall into the 0.4% of the population who fits the previous criteria
get a beautiful blunt cut to show off your great hair. For everyone else ... layers. Don't forget to add
color as well. Go for some warm highlights concentrating them around your face. And once again, let your style do its own thing.
Curls are big this season as well. Big ones, little ones and sometimes even just the illusion
of them. Whatever, as long as there are curls. If you are not sure about how you will like your hair
in curls, have your stylist, or a friend, give you a curly style with hot rollers or a curling iron.
If you absolutely love it then take the plunge and get a perm. Perms can be done to achieve almost
any type of curl in just a few hours and are quite gentle on fragile hair. It is a time saver if you want
curls everyday, if not stick to the heavy manual labor and tingly hands that come with curling your own hair.
I guess the words of the season are layers and freedom. Hair should not be stiff and straight.
It should look like it can actually move and would be even better if it actually did. Enjoy the pretty
feminine back to school hairstyles that are popular right now, because rumor has it, the mullet is coming back even for women!