Melburnian’s mourn the passing of summer this month, walking the streets in their monochrome diggs, bitching about down jackets and the state of their hair.
Making a beeline for the nearest Kathmandu and the cheapest shampoo, they wonder why their style isn’t quite there – babes, we’re here to reveal Rakis on Collins’2017 Winter Trends for fashion forward hair – so listen up!
A Cut For the Cooler Months
Our lives are completely overhauled when winter comes knocking every year. It is SO DARK AND COLD! – changing what we do with our days, what we wear and what we choose to eat. Why does this change for many people not extend to their hair? Winter is cold, tough and abrasive (our bubbly Colour Director before her morning coffee really, let’s be honest!) – it separates the strong from the weak, the stylish from the bleak – so make sure your hair cut’s it this season!
Long Shaggy Rock Layers
Long hair is classically B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L, but Winter’s decrease in temperature takes its toll leaving your hair appearing flat and lifeless. Don’t just leave it lying there! Get down and dirty to keep that bounce in your step and those eyes on you babe, by turning up the volume of your long summer loving locks. Think the long shaggy rock layers of Lara Fawcett, Rosie Huntingtonand 2017 Katy Perry at the Grammy’s, to transition your classic elegance into these colder months. A scrunch blow dry with Shu Uemura Art of Hair’s Straight Forward Blow Dry Oilwill be all you need to burn your way down the streets of Melbourne CBD like the fiery beauty you are.
Sharp Chin Length Bob
A summer tan may have once had you in demand, but to keep your style chic and sharp we need to take the all too trendy bob up a notch! Whilst celebrities far and wide are playing it safe or going bare without a care, we know you’ll be bounding into 2018 ahead of the pack by simply raising your hairline to the chin. Adding precision placed cuts to texturise the hair, give your look the seasonal spritz it needs to transform that flirty summer babe into a sultry winter woman demanding attention. To style, simply work Shu Uemura’s Kaze Wave Texturising Foam into your hair before blow drying to activate your hair’s natural contours, bringing bold volume to complement your edgy winter wardrobe.
Sharp Chin Length Bob with Pearly Rose Balayage by Creative Director Danny Puopolo
Super Short Sex Appeal
Let’s crop the B.S! Miley Cyrus, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence, Cara Delevingne and now Katy Perry, have all dared to go short and DAMN! – if only they channelled these jaw dropping style choices into their work – no tee babe, we’re just playing. The Pixie Cut, once feared and often labelled unfeminine is back with a vengeance, appearing in some of the world’s most edgy arenas – Coachella, MTV Music Awardsand the Met Gala – also sported by our resident colour powerhouse Alex Cordell.
It is hard enough to get out of bed in winter, let alone spending hours blow drying and straightening your hair when you don’t need to. Although not recommended for every face shape, going super short allows you to expose the bold radiance of your often hidden facial features, striking a chord with those that catch your eye, exuding raw sex appeal with ease. There’s a reason SEX is a three letter word – you don’t need the whole alphabet to blow someone’s mind!
Alex Cordell’s 2016 HBIA Overall Junior colour champion & Junior Bombshell Blonde Winning entry
Shake the Cold with Warmer, Richer and Bolder Colours
Winter can be bleak and sullen enough without you taking your summer glow down a notch with blunt neutral colours. We’re here to tell you go warmer, richer, and bolder with your colour, to not only ignite a flame within your own personal style but to radiate warmth wherever your day takes you. Being one of Melbourne’s Top Salons For Hair Contouringwe not only bring bold beautiful tones to your style, but can strategically highlight and lowlight your best features to make your 2017 Winter one for the books!
This winter L’Oréal Professionalhas launched their custom colour range aiming to bring passionate pops of colour globally. Powered with intense colourful pigments and conditioning properties #COLORFULHAIR will leave you with vibrant, soft, shiny hair. Many think colourful hair is a summer fling, but to truly bring the heat this Winter there’s never been a better time to go brighter and bolder – warm up Melbourne’s Winter with your electric colour choices!
L’Oréal Professional’s #ColourfulHair range launching June 2017
In Summer We Sashay, In Winter We Smoulder!
Forget those that are escaping the cold, it’s time to dust off your winter wardrobes as Melbourne’s coolest months are our favourite times of the year. The crème de la crème of fashion appears in London, Paris, Milan and New York Winter Fashion Week, with Melbourne being no exception! Think Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Dior and Louis Vutton as you make your way to the Paris end of Collins to update your winter style and to experience excellence in hair
Louis Vuitton on the Paris end of Collins